Well Christmas came around fast didn’t it?! Purchasing Christmas presents is the most stressful part of this whole time of year. That’s why this year, we’ve told family we’re not giving gifts. Honestly we can’t afford it this year at all. With the house and a giant tax bill to pay in January we’ve decided to just buy a gift for each of the kids in the family instead. We hope perhaps next year we can begin buying gifts for everyone again, but right now it will put us even more out of pocket.
Even though we’re not doing Christmas gifts this year I couldn’t not put some fresh gift guides on the blog for you. Since you all loved them so much last year they’re back, and bigger than ever! Lots more gifts and ideas to help you all buy your loved ones the gifts they deserve. This post is all about those all important ‘little’ gifts that women love. Perfect for stocking fillers or perhaps a hamper if you’d prefer. Girls, send this link to your partners because this guide will help them figure out what bits and bobs they need to buy. I don’t know about you, but I love getting little bits as gifts. Some socks, body sprays, make up and cute stationary, women love it!
A beautiful lipstick goes a long way. If in the perfect shade it will be a favourite for years to come, the Calvin Klien lipsticks from Perfume Click come in a range of beautiful shades and finishes. Meaning lots of choice and you can find the perfect one to match the lady you’re buying for. The great thing about Perfume Click? The prices! These lipsticks have a RRP of £16.00 each, but from Perfume Click they’ll only cost you £5.15. How can you go wrong at that price? You could get three different shades for the same price as buying one from Calvin Klein directly. (Shade pictured is Smooch)
Who doesn’t love a good old candle? Not sure what to buy? Candle. Always candle. Candles and diffusers from Wax Lyrical are my favourite. They smell delicious and actually have a scent that sticks around unlike other candles. This de-stress candle will be perfect to use in a long hot bath after Christmas Day. Once all the craziness of Christmas has died down and you just need to take a moment to breathhhhh this candle will be more than perfect for all that. Like I said, you can’t go wrong with a candle, I think they’re a necessity in a stocking. Just make sure you don’t get one too big otherwise it might not fit in there. Think small with stocking fillers! I also wrote about these products a few weeks ago on this post if you fancy an in-depth read.
Something to go with that pampering hot bath? Some deluging bath oil from Olverum that is beyond therapeutic. It will help you mend that fuzzy Christmas brain that has seemed to emerged over the few days. The parties, the late nights and waaaay too much wine. This oil will pull the stress right out of your bones, a few drops in a bath and you’ll feel like a new woman. Every Mum, Sister, Aunt and Nan needs to experience unwinding with this gorgeous stuff. You can purchase a 125ml bottle for £32.00, which is more than enough for 25 baths. A ideal stocking filler gift, something that will help her de-stress whenever she needs throughout the year.
Just what every woman needs this time of year. Lip balms, it’s so hard to get decent lip balms. I hate when they’re too sticky and the wind blows your hair and suddenly you’re whole head of hair is stuck to your face. They have 15 flavours too choose from but they’ve now got four festive favourites to go along nicely this Christmas time. Spiced Chai, French Vanilla, Mint Chocolate and Hot Cocoa. You can purchase these from LoveLula for £3.99-£4.99 each and they’re certainly worth it. These lip balms are vegan so absolutely perfect for anybody to use without worrying. I’ll certainly be buying more of these in the future. Kind to animals, kind to the environment and kind to my lips.
Money boxes aren’t just for children, especially personalised ones. It’s brilliant if you can make a joke out of it. Think of something that this lady is obsessed with. In this case for my mother in law Sarah who loves shopping at the car-boot sales and markets this is a perfect little place to put her pennies ready for the bargain hunts at the weekend. Making someone giggle with their stocking filler is something you certainly want to achieve at least once within their gifts. This personalised money box is from GiftPup and is only £9.99 and comes in a few colours/styles to choose from. And since it’s personalise-able its perfect for any age group.
A stocking should be full of stuff that a woman doesn’t think of buying for herself. Women are actually notorious for not thinking of themselves very often, and now it’s time for you to help her do that. By helping her achieve a little more sleep. The Magnesium Sleep Lotion from BetterYou is a mix of magnesium oil, lavender and chamomile and is proven to relax tired muscles making it much easier to sleep into a peaceful deep sleep. This lotion will help your overall magnesium levels which will also make you feel better all round. You can purchase this 180ml bottle for £9.95.
Eyeshadow can transform a face. From plain Jane to sexy Sandra, a dashing of eyeshadow can go a long way and a new pallet to add to your makeup collection is exciting. Make up isn’t just make up, it’s experimenting. When you get new bits you just can’t wait to see how it’ll work. I always remember wanting a new piece of makeup to try out on Christmas morning. Did you ever open your gifts as you got older, felt super happy with them but felt like you had nothing ‘to do’. As a child you’d play with your new toys, but now as an adult there’s an ‘now what’ feeling. Well, make up fills that hole. This SunKissed Eyeshadow Pallet from Perfume Click has a RRP of £6.99 but it’s on sale on the website at £3.50. Using this site will save you big bucks, you can literally get double the amount of gifts for the same price can’t go wrong.
An absolute favourite of mine, The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush this is my personal go-to foundation brush. I’ve used these for years (not the same one I must add, I do replace). Perfume Click is the cheapest price I’ve ever found these brushes, at only £8.60 each instead of the usual £9.99. I think everyone has tried Real Techniques brushes, they’re a brilliant lot of brushes at a high street price. They do also have a foundation brush, but after trying that one and the Expert Face Brush this one is certainly a winner. I know any woman would appreciate having one of these put in her stocking this Christmas because they’re just so useful and not something you remember to buy yourself often.
Another brilliant buy from Perfume Click, the Katy Perry Royal Revolution. Although perfume is seen as a ‘main’ gift at Christmas, why does it have to be? Especially when it only costs £12.55 instead of £39.99! This is a childhood favourite of mine, I just love to use it on casual days, as I like to save my expensive perfumes for fancy nights out (who doesn’t!). This fresh floral scent lasts on you all day and always have people asking what perfume it is. I’m also in love with the shape of the bottle, it makes it seem much more luxurious!
Every stocking needs nail varnish. No matter the age nail varnish seems to be an important factor of any woman’s wardrobe. Personally I can’t not have nail varnish on my toes, otherwise I find they look so… odd? (just me?) The only time my nail varnish collection grows is either on my birthday or on Christmas. I just don’t think of buying any new ones for myself through out the year. So I always find it important to buy the women in my life new nail varnishes now and then. These 4 O.P.I nail varnishes came in a gift set for only £7.05 from Perfume Click and make a great addition to anyones collection. A beautiful range of colours to meet anyones taste.
Don’t forget the little stuff. What makes the stocking is the items that seem ‘pointless’ to some eyes, but they are certainly not! But you need to fill in empty spaces with something, so cheap pieces of Christmas themes chocolate, little bits of stationary, funky socks, body sprays, make up wipes, the list is endless. For these bits above I took a stroll around Wilko and Poundland and just picked up some little extras for next to nothing. These filler bits will make any stocking complete, little insignificant bits and pieces will make any woman happy. Everyone is happy with the largest pile of chocolate, the largest piles of smellys and a few pairs of socks thrown in. Because that’s what makes Christmas Christmas.
I’m hoping you’ve got a whole bunch of new idea’s for your woman’s stocking. Remember Christmas is fast approaching and you need to get prepared, especially if you plan on online shopping. You may want to get your orders in because the postal system will be loosing their minds right now on the amount of parcels they’ve got to ship.
Look out for two other Christmas Gift Guides coming your way over the next week, a Babies First Christmas guide and an Adults Christmas guide. Have a search around on Pinterest for other guides from other bloggers because there is tonnes out there right now!