I don't mean to get all Miss World on you, but in total honesty- Christmas present shopping is one of my favourite things to do, and there are few things as lovely as giving something filled with sentiment to someone you love- and knowing they'll probably love it just as much. I'm the kind of person that tries to listen in carefully whilst on shopping trips way before the big day- keeping out for the important 'ooh I'd love this!' However, sometimes, as we all know- it isn't that easy. There's always people, who, no matter how close you are- you can never quite hit the nail on the head. But when it comes to trawling the net, or dragging your heels up and down Oxford Street- there's only so many times it can be done. SO! I've tried to do the hard work for you. Ok, this probably won't cure all of your pressie needs, but I've hit my favourite sites (and it's taken a while) to dig out some of my favourite online treasures- and all in good budget! Happy shopping!

ppppp Bestie3
(Afternoon Tea Book, Soap, Pyjamas, Paul & Joe Washbag, Hot Water Bottle, Jo Malone Candle, Alphabet Mugs, Slippers, Diptyque Candle, iPhone Case, Make Up Bag, Pink Bag, Percy Pigs, Necklace)

After looking back on these it seems these are probably just a collection of things I'd treat myself to if I could (hence the, erm pink)- but in all honesty, I'm in love with this selection. With the bag coming in at under £10, and the phone case being one made from my dreams (I like living in London ok?) Plus which girl would say no to a Jo Malone or Liberty Diptyque candle? Exactly.


HERS Hers3
(Orla Kiely Cushion, Body Creme Selection, Dressing Gown, Cowshed Hand Lotion, Cath Kidston Cutlery, Recipe Book, Make Up Brushes, Estee Lauder Gift Set, Chopping Board, Eyeko Gift Set, Birchbox Subsciption, Diffuser)

A mixture of home ware (can you fault it, if it's Jamie Oliver?), pamper basics (there are no words as to how amazing the Real Techniques brushes are) and some general treats (ahem, Alexa Chung for Eyeko) are probably what I'd describe as the perfect picks for any mums, friends, sisters or nans in your life. Additionally, it sounds lame, but last year I received the first dressing gown for Christmas that I've worn since I was about 7- and it changed my bedtimes (it makes me feel like I'm in a plush hotel- EVERY evening) and that feeling can't be substituted at Christmas.

HIS His3
(Watch, Backpack, Personalised Cushion, Gardening Kit, Film Print, iPad case, T Shirt, Film Vinyl, Vinyl Player, Kiehls Gift Set, Headphones, Mini Phone Speaker)

I think it's official that men are the hardest people to buy for. There's only so many pairs of socks one man can own (even though I saw Joe's 'Odd Sock Box' yesterday and was quite taken aback) but sometimes being uber original is hard. Some of my favourite things from the above are the more personal things- like the cushion you can customize (the cutest) and the film posters, and film soundtracks on vinyl (perfect to pair with a frame from Urban Outfitters). Guys also like techie stuff, so anything that requires charging or a battery should be ok too!

meettheparents HisnHers3
(Mini Hamper, Coffee Maker, Mr & Mrs Print, Popcorn Maker, Initials, Mr & Mrs Mugs, Mini Pie Maker, Mum and Dad Mugs, Lamp)

If you ever need to buy for boyfriends parents, your parents, or a newly married pair these are a few of my favourite wee ideas- including a popcorn maker (because I'm pretty sure EVERY household needs one of these), one of the most reasonable and cool lamps out there- and some gorgeous Emma Bridgewater mugs, because everything that lady creates is beautiful.

I hope these have helped spur on some ideas a little! Happy shopping!

x
I don't mean to get all Miss World on you, but in total honesty- Christmas present shopping is one of my favourite things to do, and there are few things as lovely as giving something filled with sentiment to someone you love- and knowing they'll probably love it just as much. I'm the kind of person that tries to listen in carefully whilst on shopping trips way before the big day- keeping out for the important 'ooh I'd love this!' However, sometimes, as we all know- it isn't that easy. There's always people, who, no matter how close you are- you can never quite hit the nail on the head. But when it comes to trawling the net, or dragging your heels up and down Oxford Street- there's only so many times it can be done. SO! I've tried to do the hard work for you. Ok, this probably won't cure all of your pressie needs, but I've hit my favourite sites (and it's taken a while) to dig out some of my favourite online treasures- and all in good budget! Happy shopping!

ppppp Bestie3
(Afternoon Tea Book, Soap, Pyjamas, Paul & Joe Washbag, Hot Water Bottle, Jo Malone Candle, Alphabet Mugs, Slippers, Diptyque Candle, iPhone Case, Make Up Bag, Pink Bag, Percy Pigs, Necklace)

After looking back on these it seems these are probably just a collection of things I'd treat myself to if I could (hence the, erm pink)- but in all honesty, I'm in love with this selection. With the bag coming in at under £10, and the phone case being one made from my dreams (I like living in London ok?) Plus which girl would say no to a Jo Malone or Liberty Diptyque candle? Exactly.


HERS Hers3
(Orla Kiely Cushion, Body Creme Selection, Dressing Gown, Cowshed Hand Lotion, Cath Kidston Cutlery, Recipe Book, Make Up Brushes, Estee Lauder Gift Set, Chopping Board, Eyeko Gift Set, Birchbox Subsciption, Diffuser)

A mixture of home ware (can you fault it, if it's Jamie Oliver?), pamper basics (there are no words as to how amazing the Real Techniques brushes are) and some general treats (ahem, Alexa Chung for Eyeko) are probably what I'd describe as the perfect picks for any mums, friends, sisters or nans in your life. Additionally, it sounds lame, but last year I received the first dressing gown for Christmas that I've worn since I was about 7- and it changed my bedtimes (it makes me feel like I'm in a plush hotel- EVERY evening) and that feeling can't be substituted at Christmas.

HIS His3
(Watch, Backpack, Personalised Cushion, Gardening Kit, Film Print, iPad case, T Shirt, Film Vinyl, Vinyl Player, Kiehls Gift Set, Headphones, Mini Phone Speaker)

I think it's official that men are the hardest people to buy for. There's only so many pairs of socks one man can own (even though I saw Joe's 'Odd Sock Box' yesterday and was quite taken aback) but sometimes being uber original is hard. Some of my favourite things from the above are the more personal things- like the cushion you can customize (the cutest) and the film posters, and film soundtracks on vinyl (perfect to pair with a frame from Urban Outfitters). Guys also like techie stuff, so anything that requires charging or a battery should be ok too!

meettheparents HisnHers3
(Mini Hamper, Coffee Maker, Mr & Mrs Print, Popcorn Maker, Initials, Mr & Mrs Mugs, Mini Pie Maker, Mum and Dad Mugs, Lamp)

If you ever need to buy for boyfriends parents, your parents, or a newly married pair these are a few of my favourite wee ideas- including a popcorn maker (because I'm pretty sure EVERY household needs one of these), one of the most reasonable and cool lamps out there- and some gorgeous Emma Bridgewater mugs, because everything that lady creates is beautiful.

I hope these have helped spur on some ideas a little! Happy shopping!

x

24 comments:

  1. Great ideas! I love everything from the 'besties' section, I always choose things for my friends that I want for myself too, haha :)xo

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  2. Laura Mercier sets are really beautiful aren't they? Although they can weigh a ton!!

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  3. oh, these gifts are really awesome :) especially for him, i always have problem with that :D :) thank you for sharing :)

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  4. very helpful, thankyou. x x

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  5. Love all the ideas, especially from the besties selection! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  6. That London phone case is just awesome! Love it! x

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  7. As soon as I saw the besties I thought that it would be stuff you want yourself Olivia :p I'm going to get my dad that gardening kit he'll love it as a novelty cause he has his own allotment :) xx

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  8. Such a good guide, I'll find something for my bestie now!

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  9. I got a bit wild about Christmas shopping this year and had almost all gift purchased by the end of September.. (please, don't judge me! :D) I only need to buy a gift for my dad and I know exactly what I'm getting him - a book called The Secret Race, it's an inside view to Tour de France/professional cycling :)

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  10. Lovely gifts; this is a really great idea for a post as I always get stuck with presents for certain people.
    Afeeyah xo

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  11. You've got some great ideas here! I love buying gifts too, it's so nice to know that they love and appreciate what you've given them.
    I have been stuck on what to get my boyfriends parents and this has given me some great ideas!
    Charlotte xx

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  12. Awesome gift ideas! I love creating my own gifts for others!

    Madeline - Wonderland In A Wardrobe

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  13. Great ideas, I always knew what to get for everybody, but this year I'm stuck, so thank you this helped me :)
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  14. great guide!


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  15. This is such a great guide, I seriously needed the inspiration!

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  16. this post was literally perfect ;)


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  17. Great Selection! Love the Christmas Guide! It's such a great gift inspiration.

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  18. Fantastic gift guide. I'm loving the pink bag! I'm not sure if it would go with that many of my outfits so I kind of wish they had it available in other colours too haha.

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  19. Love the 'besties' one, I think all my best friends would LOVE them x
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