The What Olivia Did Gift Guide Post!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Gift Guide #1: The boy that has everything (yes, even socks):

I'm a sucker for a novelty gift, but each year I seem to struggle for an imaginative gift for a all the men in my life. With socks, mugs and chocolates becoming the 'go to' striving for something interesting and unique can become quite the challenge. So if you're having trouble thinking of what to get a guy for Christmas, you'd be surprised how entertaining a weird gadget can actually be, and you can almost guarantee they won't already have it. These gifts work well alone or as and 'add on' to a t-shirt/gig ticket/teamed together if you want something a little extra. Additionally, according to my dad, 'blokes just love magnets', so I've thrown one of them in for good measure.

gift guide

Gift Guide #2: The lovely ladies you just can't buy for:

It's undeniable, women are the hardest types of people to buy for. Okay, well, men are tough. But ladies are far harder to please in my opinion. Most know exactly what they like, and on occasion the risk of buying them something without a gift receipt is just one not worth taking. I'm compiled my favourite (pretty much) all under £20 gift buys for the ladies in your life, that you either don't know entirely well or those who are particularly testing in the 'ol gift department.

giftguidelady
(1: Book, 2: Lush Goodies, 3: Manicure Gift Set, 4: Diary, 5: Mug (too cute to resist!), 6: Liz Earle Gift Set, 7: White Company Candle, 8: Notebook)

I hope you find these partially inspiring for getting some gifts this year, let me know if there's any other people you'd like guides for! Happy shopping!

x

21 comments:

  1. Wow I love the fish eye lense for the I-phone. Going to have to be one of those shared "presents" haha xxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love you! I was struggling with my last present and just found something here that's perfect, thank you! xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Got some ideas for my boyfriend he loves novelty gifts and gadgets x

    ReplyDelete
  4. The USB fridge and self stirring mugs are my favs from the lot! Perfect presents for my lazier friends :p

    MonochromeMagpie

    ReplyDelete
  5. Both great and really helpful gift guides...thankyou!! Some lovely ideas that I'll definitely be considering for girls and boys that are tricky

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. iphone cover was exactly had in mind- the camera one's cool. i also really like the cassette one. cheap tooo x

    ReplyDelete
  7. hahaah nice post! :)

    http://munchmecat.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. Aww, I put this notebook in my gift guide too! (Although I'm very tempted to buy it for myself!)
    x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks so much for doing this Olivia, I found it a great source of inspiration! It's always such a hullaballoo trying to find presents for people who always say 'there's nothing I really want', so this is perfect! :) x

    ReplyDelete
  10. That USB fridge is being bought for The Boy. (we're in that awkward only just admitted we like each other and stuff phase were it's too late before Christmas to buy proper couples presents but we still have to buy each other something.) I was struggling so badly -thank you!!!
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth
    xoxox

    ReplyDelete
  11. Gorgeous picks, I love all the Topshop stationary, just unfortunate they all still come with the typical Topshop prices!

    xoxo.

    ReplyDelete
  12. i want that self stir mug!

    ReplyDelete
  13. The men are always so hard to buy for thanks for the tips. I love the diary, think I'll drop some hints for that one!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely! I love Xmas shopping. soaps and bubbly stuff are my go to item for girls - everyone loves being pampered

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ah I love this gift guide! Such good ideas. I've done all my Christmas shopping but I have family members and friends fretting about what to get people so I might have to suggest a few of these ;)

    Lucy xxx

    ReplyDelete
  16. I want to treat myself to the Liz Earle gift set! Eeeek naughty :) I NEED to start Christmas shopping! Loving the guy gifts, especially the self-stirring mug.. so cool!
    Love your blog honey :)
    xxx

    www.inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. i totally nee the mustache straws:))))so cool

    ReplyDelete
  18. Really great post, Thank you for sharing.
    personalised gifts

    ReplyDelete

 
All photographs on this blog were taken by me (unless otherwise stated), please don't pinch them without asking and crediting to my blog

.