If it was just Beauty, it would have been easier for me to put together all options at one place. This year I want to include Non-Beauty Gift items as well which can be a part of Lifestyle, Fashion and more.
I have been a fan of Daniel Wellington watches and cuffs (Post). Their pieces are timeless, chic and very elegant. This Christmas Daniel Wellington is offering a customized gift sets* where you can customize your watch by choosing dial from the collection, size and colour. You can then select a cuff or a strap as second item of your set. This will give you 10% off on your RRP. But you can get an extra 15% off by using code MSTANTRUM at checkout across any purchase on their website. Your purchase will be sent in a beautiful gift box. The watch shown in this picture is the new launch Classic Petite Ashfield in 32 mm and Rose Gold Classic Cuff.
Stack-able watch trays, the perfect collectors piece with the unique ability to stack as high as you want, in any of the colors. Includes 2 trays (12 watch compartments), glass lid, black pebble faux leather and grey ultra suede lining. If someone loves collecting watches, they will definitely love this luxurious watch storage solution. I have started keeping my and my husband’s watches in this box and will soon require another tray (£35) to stack under this one. They do bigger sizes as well and also some beautiful jewellery boxes as well as fold-over pouches which are also on my wishlist.
- Red 5 FX105 Selfie Drone | £59.99
This drone is for someone who is obsessed with photos and selfies Gone are the days when you carry a selfie stick around and look like you’re clicking photos with your arm in an awkward angle. FX-105 has a convenient fold-out design, making it super easy to carry around (it even fits in your pocket!). Once deployed, the 105 has a cool collection of systems designed to make flight easier, smoother & calmer.
The real joy is in the built-in, 720P camera that connects with a WiFi connection. WiFi allows you to control the drone with your smartphone so you can take a high-quality picture that you can then share with your friends with ease. The 3 burst options and timer function mean you always capture the perfect shot at just the right time.
The selfie drone doesn’t stop at photos either. You can record video straight to your phone at 720p and even record in VR mode for playback to virtual reality headsets, this is the 21st century after all!
- Geode & Agate Coasters
Agate Coasters make a lovely luxury lifestyle gift and are also a great gift for Bloggers. These coasters always look stunning in the photos and add an extra oomph to them. They will be loved by anyone who loves gemstones and those who love keeping lovely pieces at their home. You can easily tell if your friend’s house is always looking Instagram-able or pinterest worthy! Etsy sells some lovely agate coasters or you can’t go wrong with the Anthropologie ones (scroll down to the chocolates pic below to see Anthropologie one).
Washbags in Rosegold? Yes! These definitely are prettiest wash bags to let you travel in style! These waterproof , easy to clean bags are perfect to organise your travel essentials . The large bag has big capacity with two large compartments and one pocket section while the small one comes with a hook and can be hanged but the capacity of this bag is surprisingly large and is a foldover bag . I like to store my brushes and makeup in the small bag while my skincare items in the large one.
- Bags & Purses
Though Bags & Purses make a personal gift for most people but if you know their style, you can definitely choose a lovely bag for them. I prefer to choose neutral shades as everyone needs a black, brown, white or grey bag. Even Navy and Taupe works great too. For a gift I would recommend mid price range which should look good and should not be too heavy on your pocket. Here are some of the pieces I like – ALDO Morrison Cross Body bag (RRP £40 currently £26), Carvela Dina Tote (RRP £85 currently £48), ALDO Uliradia Tote Bag (RRP £50 currently £24.98), ALDO Chirade Cross body bag (RRP £40 currently £27.98). If you’re treating yourself or a very special woman this Christmas, the Gucci Disco Bag (RRP £805) is a classic option and will be loved by the recipient.
If you don’t want to take a risk of buying a bag then scarf might be a great option. You may get a lovely piece easily. I really like the Tommy Hilfiger Plaid Scarf I bought recently but if you have higher budget, you may look for monogram scarves from Louis Vuitton, Gucci , Burberry Plaid scarf and more.
- Sweets & Cakes
If you’re not able to decide on anything above, Chocolates and Cakes are mostly loved in every house. These are a great way to add sweetness to relationships. I have two recommendations. Harry Specters Chocolates have some amazing handcrafted Christmas chocolate sets. Desire is my absolute favourite! If chocolate is not your thing, a fruit cake is a wonderful option. I’m loving Betty’s Christmas Fruit Cake in a Tin which is also suitable for International delivery. This classic cake is made with natural glacé cherries and vine fruits soaked in sherry. The cake is rich, fruity and is topped with a tempting selection of glacé cherries, walnuts and Brazil nuts and housed in a keepsake Bettys tin.
Hope you like my recommendations in this category. Merry Christmas xx
Until next time
*Some of the products featured in this post were sent to me as part of PR samples.
**The gorgeous gift image is taken (with permission) from Die Fashionista. Check out her blog at http://www.diefashionista.com/