On the tenth day of Giftmas... we're shopping for Nans and Grandads!

Although it can be tricky to buy for your grandparents, I think sometimes something smaller can really go a long way. I've picked out a handful of subtle, yet, special gifts that I think will be perfect for the big day this year...

(Biscuits: Biscuiteers, Bath Brew: Anthropologie, Gloves: Anthropologie, Candle: Floris, Mug: Emma Bridgewater)

Out of all of the things I picked for this category, these Nutcracker biscuits from Biscuiteers must be my favourite! Not only are their biscuits delicious, but if you really want to treat someone with some unconventional Christmas biccies (that will blow them away), these are definitely worth opting for (especially if you can pair it with a personalised mug too- grandchild points)! On top of that, I also opted for some more classic options in the shape of these cosy winter gloves, one of the most delicious Christmas candles I've smelt (Floris always do it so well) and something a little more playful in the shape of a giant bath tea bag (because I'm sure your grandparents have plenty of tea already in the cupboard- haha)!

Check out last years grandparent picks for more ideas, and come back tomorrow for day 11!

On the ninth day of Giftmas... it was all about treating mum!

When it comes to buying a gift for my mum, I'm all about the pampering! It seems predictable, but sometimes there's a reason why certain gift ideas are so popular- and I definitely think a little bit of good TLC comes in the shape of some down time and relaxing products to help along the way...

(Knit: GAP, Perfume: Jo Malone, Nail Varnish: Chanel, Candle: Ecoya, Bath Salts: This Works, Sleep Spray: This Works, Printed Images: Photobox, Book: Waterstones)

...so let's start with bath time! I've loved This Works for a ruddy long time now, and let me tell you they work. If you're after some perfect bath time treats to help even the busiest of ladies unwind- both my mum and I can assure you that these will do the job (as well as a sweet-scented soy wax candle from Ecoya to burn and a good book to get lost in). On top of that (and if you really want to spoil her), Jo Malone are practically the holy grail of Christmas gifts- and if in doubt a Chanel nail varnish will always go down a treat (especially if she loves her beauty products)! I also couldn't do a guide for mum without mentioning my total weakness for GAP knits (which my mum and I currently share)- there is definitely a reason I've seen this striped knit everywhere. Finally- if you want to make things a little more personal, I love getting pictures printed (be it from Instagram or otherwise)- which are great for framing, popping in an album or making small books from.

Check out mum picks from last year for more ideas, and come back tomorrow for day 10!

On the eighth day of Giftmas... it's buying for dad!

Although there's no Alan Partridge this year- I've selected a few bits for dads out there (without any gardening kits or handkerchiefs) in hope you might find something you haven't seen before (bar the tartan PJS, ahem)!

(Book: Where Chefs Eat, CD: Sing Street (and DVD), Skincare: Liz Earle, Fragrance: L'Occitane, Hair Products: Johnny Sheen, PJS: Next)

Without tapping into too many cliches, dads can be pretty hard to buy for! Fortunately my dad's a bit of a skin/hair/face care maven, which makes treating him to some new pamper bits pretty simple indeed. But in case your dad isn't one for a new face wash or hair product- I've also picked out a book I know any foodies will love to get their teeth into (especially for any holidays), the soundtrack to one of my dads favourite films this year (for any music lovers, Sing Street is amazing) and a fail safe fragrance from L'Occitane. Plus, although I tried to resist any Christmas cliches- there's something wonderful about unwrapping some new cosy PJs on Christmas day right? So I'll pop these ones from Next in too!

Check out last years papa picks for more ideas, and come back tomorrow for day 9!

On the seventh day of Giftmas... it's all about interiors!

Whether you know someone who has just bought their own home, or even a student pal moving out for the first time- I've picked a handful of home accessories to perk up any pad!

(Candle: Anthropologie, Oven Mitt: Anthropologie, Measuring Spoons: Anthropologie, Shakers: Oliver Bonas, Tea Pot: Oliver Bonas, Card: Taab)

The one thing that makes it fun buying for someone recently just in their own pad- is that you can pick out things they may not have already treated themselves to! Think kitsch salt and pepper shakers, cutesy oven mitts (a surefire bet of one of those 'forgotten things') and measuring spoons for rainy baking weekends. I also absolutely love this tea and coffee pot/cup combination from Oliver Bonas (marble? Yes please!) as well as a delicious candle from Anthropologie too- because really, what's Christmas without a candle?

Check out last years lifestyle picks for more ideas, and come back tomorrow for day 8!

On the sixth day of Giftmas... we're settin' trends (and buying for fashion lovers)!

Fashion is always pretty subjective when it comes to gift buying- personal style is, well, pretty personal- but I thought I'd select a few things that I know plenty of bloggers would give the big thumbs up to (and make for pretty sweet gifts, also)!

(Scarf: Next, Clips: Anthropologie, Book: Urban Outfitters, Keyring: Kate Spade, Palette: YSL, Charger: Bando @ Anthropologie)

Regardless to whether you're buying for someone who's wholly into their haute couture, or a little more of a high street honey- I personally think picking up a couple of simple accessories is one of your safest (and prettiest) bets. In terms of accessories, bandana's, statement keyrings and party perfect hair clips (how amazing are these constellation ones)- are all spot on present fixes- with a trend led beauty palette being the perfect middle man if you just can't hit their personal style on the head. Other style based gifts include this beautiful book from my friend Navaz- and of course, a totally necessary (and equally pretty cute) phone charger. Because nothing says fashwun like a full battery...

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for day 7!




Hello, you! I'm Olivia, or Liv- a 23 year old girl living in London, spending most of her time blog writing, photo taking, social media updating and occasionally cake baking.


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