Lets admit it the time has come!...and every year without fail there's Christmas pandemonium and chaos!
I know in our household, we have a kris Kindle with our Siblings...every time someone gets my name, there is a trail of "what's app" messages slagging the poor unfortunate that has been bestowed my namesake! So here's my problem with this No 1. its not much of a kris kindle if we all know who we're getting .:-) .think we mislead the whole meaning of KK somewhere down the line in the early years!! And No 2 why in gods name is it so hard to buy for me?? I'm easy I love everything.!!!
It got me thinking what do you get someone (a girl in this case) who has everything (no I don't have everything ha!)
I've pulled together a list of things that possibly every girly female likes getting...trust me it never fails!! My favourite gifts I remember receiving for Christmas (Benefit makeup sets, Jo Malone gift set.. & slippers (I never have slippers!!) were gifts I wouldn't necessarily buy myself but would absolutely love, Its luxury gifts that I like but would never buy as I have more other pressing items I have to get, like work clothes or something Id need for every day use...so here's a list that might help any sibling or any man out there who literally does not have a clue what to buy his better half.
The majority of these gifts range mainly from €50-60 and a good few are less than this, I've also thrown in a small few more expensive items in case anyone is feeling particularly generous.
So here we go..............
Personalised Gifts/Unique Gifts
A personalised gift is just fabulous, I always try to get something for my parents and in-laws from the kids with it personalised, not to mention my hubby as its just something they will always have and a lovely thoughtful idea..so here's where I've picked up a few things and a great website for any sort of personalised or non personalised gift...www.Notonthehighstreet.com
Left to right: Hello Beautiful make up bag €29.87, Good friends bracelet also have other ones not just for friends €17.92, For the gym bunnies, gym bag €26.89. Centre row: Personalised Jewellery box €47.80 and there is loads of other fabulous choices, with personalised options. Life is a dream necklace €64.22. Personalised Rose golf ball Slider bracelet €67.22. Bottom row: Silver Zodiac Constellation necklace €50.79. Personalised Make up bag with Gold strips €23.90, Personalised Charm necklaces €28.38 other versions up there too with varied prices.
Next up...Make Up sets
Its the most obvious one in the book, every girl loves to have makeup doesn't matter how much she has she still likes trying out the best ones around or limited editions & every Christmas there is always a newer shiner one to buy and try out plus sets are handy if you don't want to pack your whole makeup kit into a bag when travelling somewhere xx
Top left to right: Benefit Feeling Dandy lip & Cheek Kit gift set €35, buy here, Urban decay Shadow Box €30 buy here, Benefit party like a rockstar set €43 buy here, Benefit get your party on Christmas set €56 (bit more expensive) here, The most obvious one Urban Decay naked palettes, any of them the one above is the Naked 3, Smokey eye €46 available here. Bottom row, Benefit pucker up and party €29.50 available here. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Christmas gift set €75 but Debenhams have a 25% event coming soon! here, Another Urban Decay eye palette this is their newest product called the Vice 4 €49 buy here
Another most obvious one ...Fragrances & Candles sets
I love any sort of luxury lotion and potion, and I'm obsessed with candles! But my all time favourite gift I received one Christmas was from my brother Derek, it was a Jo Malone set, something I would never get myself but was an absolute luxury to receive..
Left to right Blackberry & Bay Body & Hand Lotion €50, Jo Malone Candle €52, Bath & Body Collection Limited edition €58, Center Row: English Pear and Freesia Scent Spray €52, The house of Jo Malone Limited Edition is extremely expensive but put it in there incase €165, there is a cheaper set Pomegrande Noir Collection for €88 and is similar presentation, Far left White Jasmine and mint cologne 30ml €52, Christmas cracker limited Edition €38, but for more ideas on gift sets from Jo Malone click here.
Bracelets; Alex & Ani!
I absolutely love these bracelets, loads of different ones with lots of different meanings. I have two of these and wear them to death. In my opinion you can never have enough of these bracelets!
The majority of these are priced at €36 with some increasing to €49 plus..find them here
This is another gift idea that I love but would never buy any of these for myself..notebooks, diaries and travel holder documentation, I spotted the top left one "Life can be beautiful" in the Kilkenny shop Its by Disaster Designs and they make gorgeous other gifts apart from this....look at the inside the travel document wallet, it was beautiful and in my opinion a gorgeous gift to receive. Its €42.92 and available here. Also similar here. Sprinkle glitter 2016 Diary is from Easons and €16.20, Busy Bee Busy Life A5 Diary 2016 (no 16 on it) is from the Calendar club and €14.99 approx. available here, "She is quick, and curious nad playful and strong"Notebook by Kate Spade €20 available here. Passport travel holder €20.95 available here
Again any girl I know cannot have enough makeup bags I for one don't have enough. My sister Jill on the other hand has an enormous amount of wash bags/Make up bags for all her lotions and potions and I do be envious of her. I love these ones above from Top Left to right; All about that face Make up bag from notonthehighstreet.com (my shining armour has similar ones too) Disaster Designs Pom Pom Tutti Pink make up bag €32.95 available from all Kilkenny stores and here. Middle row: Another disaster designs washbag (im singing in the rain) €32.95 available here. Disaster Designs La Boutique Wash Bag €34.95, available here. Bottom Row: Disaster designs ditsy cosmetics make up bag €24.95. And the last cute makeup bag is from Next for €11.
For me its always lovely to get a fashion type book/ autobiography or a coffee table fashion book. I've a nice little collection, here's some books that I spotted and handy for a Christmas present..love her or hate her Caroline Flack has an autobiography Storm in a tea cup €21 which is becoming a sell out. Millie Mackintosh has brought out a lifestyle book too called Made,€22.99 Obviously the other two books are more for a girl crazy about fashion, but you can get any sort of book as a Christmas present ..these are just a sample of fashion books available from a number of fashion houses, and the bottom left is the "Whowhatwear" by Hilary Kerr €16.50.
Stella and Dot...
Love this brand and their jewellery ..I spend lots of hours lusting after these pieces and they are beautiful. Top left Arrow Chain €54, Silver Inspirational Bangle €49, Eva Ear jacket €49, Renegade cluster bracelet €54 in silver, Beauty bag, tribal geo print €36. The Renegade cluster bracelet in Rose gold €54, Gold Grace cuff €59. Deja Vu double sided studs come in Silver Gold and Rose gold €39. You can buy all these and more from Leona, here
We all love random bits and bobs ...these are my favourite..first up Family Organiser or organiser if you don't necessarily have more than one person to organise! This is a god send in our house..my sister bought me one, one year and now I buy them for myself if I don't get it as a Christmas present. My hubby travels a lot and this is one way we can keep on top of every date birthday, trips etc and obviously important school dates! I love this one as it has a shopping list pad and note pads. I use them all the time! Great gift for anyone who has kids! Next up a coffee travel mug!! Need a 100 cups of coffee a day especially when Im on the go ..this ones from Penneys is €3.50. Oh and what girl doesn't need a portable phone charger..these chargers come in the shape of lippy and and blush compact holder. The lippy charger is priced at €34.99 and the blush compact is €39.99 and you can buy them here. Next up the Wooden box picture frame (I got this for my husband) with your personal message engraved on the top €38.76 available here. Best friend wooden heart plaque €2.50 penneys. And Harvey Norman double wooden phase hearts plaques with messages "Enjoy the little things and Follow your dreams" €2.90 each.
And finally Trinkets..I love trinkets ..the little pressies..heres some ideas for trinkets! (Bits and Bobs would fall into this category too) Top right: Heart Shaped Jewellery Stand €12.50 available here, River Island Faux fur and bow slippers €22, Gift Vouchers because they are an obvious choice and always appreciated. Oasis pearl bow slippers €17 available here. Confessions of a tinderella book €15.80 available here. Copper Flower Jewellery stand €13.24 available here Fur collar Dunnes €20, Black Leather gloves oasis €31, and Oasis Fur Pom sparkly beanie €12.
Now Ladies if you found this helpful/useful..spotted something you want..then you know what to do send this to whoever will possibly buy you a Christmas present this year haha they'll have no excuses!!
Let me know what your favourite gift would be?? Or if you have any other gift suggestions ..that would also be appreciated ..and finally below..what I really want santa to get me!!!
Have a good week