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Christmas Gift Guide for Him

November 28th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

Christmas Gift Guide For Him

Today’s post is all about gift ideas for all the men in your life! I know for a fact that buying gifts for men is one of the most dubious yet fun thing to do, but finding something they would really appreciate is a whole other thing, isn’t it? That’s why I asked for the help of a man to put this gift guide together – so that I knew either me or any of you won’t be wrong! Most of these are super cute yet very inexpensive, some great if paired and others just perfect stocking fillers, but there’s something for any men here! So hopefully this will inspire your shopping (especially now that most things are discounted!) ;).

H&M Flannel Pajamas + H&M Deer Socks Set – Friend/Brother

You can’t really go wrong with nice, soft, high quality pajamas especially if paired with a nice festive-themed socks set, don’t you? I’ll be honest, this is one of my picks for the gift guide, but I’m sure anyone wears pjs and socks! Especially if they’re cute and have some snowflakes and deer printed all over them. They will appreciate, I’ll tell you!

Woodbuds iPhone 6 Phone Case – For his stocking

If you’re looking for a great stocking filler, you can’t really go wrong with a phone case! Now, everyone has his own tastes on the subject, but chances are most men will love a handmade wooden phone case like this one from Woodbuds. It makes for a very unique and different gift idea that your man will surely appreciate!

Kahuna WatchLush Lord Of Misrule Shower Gel – Boyfriend/Dad

These can be both great as stocking fillers or just gifts on their own! The Kahuna Watch is just a great casual gift idea for both boyfriends and dads, while Lush Lord Of Misrule has just the perfect warming unisex scent men will love (a mix of sweet and spicy, vanilla and patchouli with a touch of black pepper!) – and it’s actually one my boyfriend adores and uses all the time, so I’m not making this one up! ; )

Nespresso Capsules SetIndependent Coffee Book: London – For Coffee Lovers

Lastly, if you know someone that loves coffee as much as we all do (right?), it’s the perfect excuse to buy him coffee related gifts! I love the Independent Coffee Book, as I love a pretty café when I spot it, and if I don’t spot it I want to know where to find it! And the book contains a very huge amount of beautiful independent coffee shops in London – and it can be an excuse to visit them together as well! While if know someone who loves Italian coffee I bet it would appreciate a set of Nespresso Capsules a lot (it’s always such a treat to try out new flavours!).

For more gift ideas make sure you check out my ‘Click-n-Buy Gift Guide’!

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

November 26th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

Christmas Gift Guide For Her

With Christmas less than one month away (anyone else excited?!), and the sales just around the corner, it’s definitely time for me to share some gift ideas, if any of you need some inspiration! I know for a fact that a gift guide is just the best thing ever existed when you need some Christmas shopping ideas, so I’ve put together a couple of ideas for girls today (and guys in the next days!), whether they’re mums, girlfriends, friends, sisters or even your grandma!

One Line A Day Memory BookGingerbread Christmas Phone Case – Friend/Sister

Great for friends and sisters are gifts like the One Line A Day dairy, the cutest present to store five year worth of memories, or a cute phone case if you fancy! The latter is also perfect as stocking filler for literally anyone!

We have our own Casetify line of phone cases if you’d like something very unique and hand-drawn, that you can check out here! And with the code PRESALE20 you can get a juicy 20% off discount code on everything too at the moment! ; )

Tiger Wall Sticker (similar here & here),
Kirstie Allsopp Fabric Covered Notebook Kit – Creative Girls

Anything cute that can involve trying their hands at something new or sticking something somewhere, it’s just the gift any creative girl would want to unwrap! All the Kirstie Allsopp DIY kits are super lovely and would be great gifts for something a little different (maybe you know someone who loves notebooks and to stay organized and think a DIY notebook kit would be the perfect thing for her?!), but for something smaller and a nice one as stocking filler, Tiger has a lovely selection of the cutest wall stickers at the moment that you want to gift to any creative in your life ASAP!

Diptyque Baies CandleLush Rose Jam Shower Gel – Mum/Grandma

Even though everyone has his own preferences, I bet most mums and grandma’s would love a little rose scented gift, whether it’s a candle or a skincare item! I love the smell of the Diptyque Baies candle and Lush Rose Jam myself, and would love to receive them as gifts – but with anything floral-scented (maybe bath products?) you can’t go wrong!

Pattern Top/Shirt – Anyone!

And if you lack of ideas, a cute pattern top, shirt or even sweater is always the answer. This H&M dragonfly top’s print had me at hello, and I bet any girl would love a great layering piece!

For more gift ideas make sure you check out my ‘Click-n-Buy Gift Guide’!
And don’t forget to come back in the next days for gift ideas for all the men in your life!

Lush Christmas haul

November 24th  •  Posted in Beauty

Lush Christmas Haul

I wasn’t even finished with my spooky Halloween bath products that I was invited to join the lovely people at Lush to get to know a few of their new Christmas products. As a lover of the Holiday season and all things festive, as well as being I already a huge fan of a few limited edition Lush products they only bring out at Christmas time, you’ll understand how excited I was to learn more about every product and gift box they’re selling at Lush this year!

As a result, I came out with a huge goodie bag that smelled as heavenly as you can get! Between their all time best sellers, Lush has brought out a few new products and scents that I was so excited to try out and it goes without even saying that those have quickly become my new favourite bath and skincare natural products of the season; that’s why I need to share them with you!

Lush Christmas Haul

Lush Christmas Haul

I had already spotted Salt and Peppermint Bark before and had already put my eyes on it, so I was as excited as ever to be able to give it a proper try. Aiming to both scrub and hydrate, this little bar jam-packed with peppermint oil, sea salt and Fair Trade cocoa butter is the best scrub-y thing you’ll ever try. Being I a fan of very harsh scrubs, I’m not always satisfy with creamy scrubs you usually get in pots, but this bar is just perfect: you can totally feel it scrubbing away any death skin while also re-hydrating it with its natural oils and butters. Lush has brought out a mint line this winter, trusting in the heating power of mint – great for any winter evening’s hot showers!

Rose Jam is one of their shower gels I’ve always wanted to try: I’m a fan of rose-scented beauty products and this one is a rose bouquet even at your first sniff! I wasn’t surprise to discover it contain Fair Trade vanilla pod infusion due to its sweet scent – plus I love vanilla and I spot it everywhere! It also contains repairing and antioxidant argan oil to condition the skin, Sicilian lemon and goji berry juice to cleanse and brighten and obviously rose oil, for a fragrance that lasts all day on the skin.

Another one I was very excited about since they launched it is Five Gold Rings, a reusable bubble bath smelling of delicious vanilla and moringa oil. Five (or even more to be honest) baths in one single product, that, if you ask me, would also be the perfect little festive decoration for any bathroom if hung somewhere (it makes any room smelling super sweet too!). It’s jam-packed with Fair Trade vanilla and infused with skin-softening illipe butter – to me it’s this year’s best Christmas product!

Lush Christmas Haul

But not only that: I can’t also wait to try out Snowman, a festive and cute shower jelly smelling very close to So White, First Snow, a sparkling dusting powder, and Star Dust a vanilla-scented bath bomb filled with little edible stars (this one sounds very promising, isn’t it?!). Also they have the cutest Christmas gift ideas you have ever seen (can you spot the carousel?).

Have you tried any Lush Christmas product this year? What’s you favourite?! x

** All the products mentioned were courtesy of Lush, but love for all their Christmas range and opinions are all my own!