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Christmas Gift Guide

8th November 2018

It might only be November, but we’re only 40 something sleeps away from Christmas, and it’ll be here before you know it! In fact, most people will only have one more payday before the big day now anyway; so I’m probably not alone in planning the gifts for people already.

This year I wanted to put together a special, tailored Christmas gift guide specifically with certain niches in mind, to make things easier and more fun for you guys! I’ve been browsing the bargains, making lists, and seeing what different brands have in store. Today I wanted to share all the goodies I’ve been gifted* that I thought should make the cut, and only selecting the best bits to share with you guys. So to be clear, all these items have been sent to me for review; but I’m not being paid at all, and I’ve only decided to feature the products I think you’ll love! 🙂


The stocking fillers:

I’ve put together a selection of gifts that I think would make AMAZING stocking fillers for some lucky people in your life, and I know I’d certainly love to find these on Christmas day.

Missguided Boss Babe Perfume and Pom Pom Keyring Set* – £27.50, The Fragrance Shop

You may remember me featuring Missguided fragrances on here before, because I’ve tried ‘Babe Power’ and ‘Babe Dreams’ – and LOVED both! ‘Boss Babe’ represents strength, confidence and femininity using key fragrance notes such as; grapefruit zest, sour cherry, pink pepper, orange blossom, soft peonies and jasmine for a beautiful and truly unique scent. The perfume is 80ml and comes with a cute pom pom keyring; which is a really impressive bargain for just under £28! 

Korres Little Stars Shower Gel Collection* – £10

I love nothing more than getting some little pampering goodies at Christmas to set me up for the months ahead, and this set from Korres is an extra special treat. This set of four favourites includes Bergamot Pear Shower Gel 40ml, Fig Shower Gel 40ml, Lavender Blossom Shower Gel 40ml and Bergamot Jasmine Shower Gel 40ml. Each smell so pretty and luxurious, good enough to eat! (but don’t..). My favourite was definitely the Lavender Blossom, as I found it so relaxing to use of an evening before bed.

Heyland & Whittle London MYRRH Scented Candle(£30) and MYRRH Reed Diffuser(£30)*

The ultimate luxury is indulging in beautiful scents to fill your home with, and if you fancy gifting someone something really special; you’ll want this duo from Heyland & Whittle. The Myrrh collection features a scented candle and a reed diffuser guaranteed to fill a space with beautiful scents. Myrrh is sweet and sharp with a hint of warm Eastern spices. A rich citrus accord with notes of fresh Bergamot, Jasmine, Geranium, Rose, Oud and Myrrh resting on a base of Patchouli, Musk, and Amber.

Bohemian Chic Minerals Eyeshadow (£14) and Shea Butter Lipstick (£16)*

Bohemian Chic Minerals provide a huge range of beautiful makeup including foundation, highlighters, blushers, eyeliners and SO much more – all vegan, cruelty free and paraben free! The quality of their products is astounding, and even more impressive is the wonderful range of bargains to be found on their site. I was kindly sent the gold glitter parfait eyeshadow and shea butter lipstick in ‘Poppy’. The gold glitter eyeshadow is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, and the pigmentation with just a small touch is truly impressive. Perfect for the holiday season too! I love the red berry shade of the lipstick, and found it applied easily, and lasted for hours making my lips feel soft and nourished.



Of course I knew I’d be featuring products for the stationery lovers out there like myself! Nothing pleases me more than preparing for a new year ahead by getting organised, and even more fun if my stationery is super cute too! I was kindly sent the Danilo Pusheen Slimline Desk Calendar* (£6.99) which thrilled me! I’m a huge Pusheen fan, and this calendar is perfect for keeping an eye on upcoming dates to remember while planning our your month. It has adorable little illustrations on each new month, and it stands upright on your desk to display each perfectly. I was also sent some amazing stationery pieces from Dotty About Paper, including; the Winter Robin Letter Set, Sweet Sherbet Dreams Desk Planner, and the pack of 2 Pink Bee Exercise Books. The exercise books, as you can see; are adorable! They have a sweet bee design on each and read, ‘Bee-rilliant ideas’ and Bee-lieve and achieve’. They are lined paper books, perfect for writing out lists and plotting your dreams! The letter writing set is so perfectly holiday themed, and I was so thrilled to start sending out cute letters to family and friends on this. My favourite item is definitely the Desk Planner though! I just LOVE feeling organised, and this weekly planner helps me do just that. I can plan out my days, what I’ll be doing, meals to cook, things to buy, and anything I need to remember; all in one place.


The Luxe Gifts:

Of course I had to also include two extra special gifts which I’d consider a little more special or luxurious, for those people who have really been on Santa’s good list this year!

First is one of my all time favourite brands, and one I’ve used before – ADEXE. Adexe provide the most beautiful, stylish and unique watched for both men and women; and you’ll be hard pressed not to fall in love with them. I love how they have so many options so that you can truly find something perfect to match your own style, or someone you love. I decided to get the MAC Grande Electric Rose watch* (£119) for my fiance as I knew it’s absolutely stunning design would appeal to him. It has a deep metallic blue stainless mesh band (so you don’t have to opt for leather products if you wish) and the watch face has rose gold accents, which go together so well. I’m getting this to add to his collection, and I know he will love it as he already has a watch from Adexe I got him last year, and he still adores! If you fancy treating yourself or someone else, use my handy discount code – ‘DORKFACE15‘ – and you’ll get 15% off too!



And finally, I have an extra special piece from Melita Latham London. I was kindly sent this clutch bag (£35) which is the perfect company for any cute outfit. This two tone leather bag is beautifully made to the highest quality, with a detachable strap making it perfect as a handheld clutch, or something to pop on your shoulder to finish an outfit off. The bag itself comes in a range of colours, and screams luxury with its unique gold detailing. 


And there we have it; some of my extra special suggestions for what to get your friends and family this year! I’m really excited about the holiday season, and can’t wait to get the tree and fairy lights out! I’d love to know what items are on your own wishlist this year too, so share your suggestions in the comments! 🙂




*Any items sent for review are written about 100% honestly and in my own words. Sometimes collaborative content and partnerships with brands will appear on this blog. Affiliates links are used throughout this blog.

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