Xmas 2017: Gifts for Him

London has officially seen its first sweep of snow this year! I woke up this morning to a heavy snowflake storm and a beautiful twinkling blanket of white stuff covering the trees outside my house. I’ve been on a winter wonderland high all day!

It’s never felt like a better time to snuggle under a blanket with a coffee and my laptop and work on the second part of my Xmas 2017 Gift Guide – presents for Him.

Every year I struggle to find gifts for guys. I think it’s because I can’t relate to them on an interest level – trying to find a football-related present can feel as foreign as reading a book written in Russian. With girls you can kind of wing it – if you think the rose-scented candle smells yummy, you can usually assume your mum will too (fingers crossed, anyway!).

I’ve exhausted all of the cringey sentimental gifts – there are only so many years in a row that you can give them a photo album or picture frame or personalised mug! 😂

So, as well as trying to remember all of the things they’ve ever mentioned liking before, I’ve been scouring other bloggers’ gift guides for some handy inspiration.

After some in-depth research and a bit of memory time travel, I’ve come up with a little list of the items that have caught my eye this year. Now I just need to order them…!

I hope you enjoy and perhaps find some sort of inspiration from this collection of ideas too 🎁
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  1. Apple Smart Battery Case
  2. Geoffrey Beene Black & Brown Reversible Belt
  3. The Body Shop Shave Away Kit for Kings and Gentlemen
  4. Paul Costelloe Grey Cotton & Cashmere Blend Pullover
  5. Kitsound Immerse Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Wireless Headphones
  6. Simon Carter West End Button Cufflinks
  7. Luckies Large Scratch Map Deluxe in Yellow
  8. Back Scratch Pen
  9. Sekonda Silver Bracelet Watch
  10. Mini Darts Shot Game
  11. Philips OneBlade Pro QP6510 Electric Groomer
  12. Bulldog Expert Skincare Kit
  13. Vans Spicoli 4 Sunglasses

Love,

Ellie

Xmas 2017: Gifts for Her

For me, Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year 🎄 but despite the festive magic that usually dominates the December air, things can still feel a little stressful – the presents to find, the decorations to put up, the food to buy and prepare… There’s lots to think about and lots of money to be spent!

I love shopping and get enormous satisfaction from the smile on people’s faces after they receive a present that they like. You might have the perfect gift in mind for that special someone – a pair of booties they’ve been eyeing up, some cute PJs, their favourite perfume – but sometimes there’ll be that one relative or friend who are really tricky to buy for. This is where gift guides can come in handy 😏

I love finding inspiration from the gift guides and lists other bloggers have made – so I thought I’d try creating my own with the aim of making someone’s present-buying life just a tiny bit easier.

I’ve Googled, and listed, and bought, and browsed for the past week or so, and have come up with a few little present ideas for the homebodies, the bakers, the travellers, the tech lovers, the makeup moguls, the coffee aficionados and the fitness fanatics among us.

Rather than separate into the stereotypical mum-dad-boyfriend-bestie-sibling-etc. lists, I thought it would be most useful to categorise by interest – we’re all unique, and just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you’re going to love a beauty-related pressie! 

This gift guide was created with women in mind but some might still work for guys (or at least inspire an idea!). I’m working on a ‘For Him’ list that will be posted sometime next week.

I really hope you enjoy and *fingers crossed* get some sort of inspiring brainwave if you’re struggling to find a gift for the special gals in your life.

 

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  1. Yankee Candle “Fresh Cut Roses” Large Jar
  2. Very Waffle Throw
  3. Stackers Classic Mini Deep Jewellery Box, Rose Gold
  4. TK Maxx Blue Agate Stone Bookend

 

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  1. TK Maxx Four Piece Pink Cupcake Measuring Set 
  2. Meri Meri Festive Cupcake Decoration Kit
  3. Wilko Cake Carousel
  4. Paperchase Recipe Planner File

 

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  1. Skinnydip Ice Cream Faux Fur Luggage Tag
  2. Therapy Flamingo Travel Pillow
  3. BAN DO Available for Weekends Travel Bag
  4. Calvin Klein Marissa Card Holder

 

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  1. Prynt Smartphone Printer in Mint
  2. Crosley Cruiser Turntable Record Player
  3. RED5 Party Disco Bulb
  4. Kit FRESH Portable Charging Power Bank

 

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  1. Smashbox Create & Transform Eye, Lip & Face Palette
  2. Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Deliciously Nude Lip & Cheek Kit
  3. PIXI Holiday Glow Tonic
  4. NYX Professional Makeup Matte vs. Metals Lip Vault Set

 

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  1. Bodum Copper Chambord French Cafetiere
  2. Grande Kaffe Toasted Marshmallow Ground Coffee
  3. Sass & Belle Black Cat Mug
  4. Cold Brew Coffee – Techniques, Recipes and Cocktails

 

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  1. Fitbit Small Alta Fitness Wristband in Plum
  2. PUMA Velvet Rope Legging in Black & Grey
  3. NIKE Yoga Matt in Pink
  4. Ivy Park Plunge Pintuck Bralet

 

Love,

Ellie