It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, I feel like being cheesy and shouting…Christmas is finally here!
It’s very easy for me to write up all my Christmas ideas for her, simply because I am a woman and I love Christmas! Not just because of the gifts but because it is a time to spend with family and to create new memories and share in the love and joy that Christmas brings. Christmas is about family and sharing gifts has become a part of that tradition.
So I’ve come up with my top picks for affordable but charming gifts for ‘her’ this season, whether it is Mum, Grandma, Aunt Helen, your sister, daughter or best friend.
Here we go…
Antipodes Heavenly Body Oil
Antipodes is one of my favourite brands because they make high-quality organic products. And all of their products smell so nice! Whether its face or body, they have you covered-literally. So one of their products makes a perfect gift for a woman who likes organic beauty products and eats her quinoa everyday. The Heavenly Body Oil is a luxurious body oil that is great for adding to the bath, using after the shower or as a massage oil. This massage oil smells amazing, with a blend of jasmine petal, lavender, ylang ylang and pure organic avocado oil. I can really smell the lavender coming out of this so it would be great to use before bed to induce a relaxation state of mind. So if you are a guy and looking to give a great gift for Christmas, I would recommend an I.O.U. voucher for a nice massage paired with this oil. Heavenly, indeed-my skin felt like velvet after using this.
Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream
In fact, while you are at it you could get an entire Antipodes gift set. Their skincare products are great because they are based on ‘scientific beauty’-what that means is that they are organic and they also work as shown in scientific studies. Organic backed by science! The Kiwi Seed Oil has been scientifically proven to stimulate synthesis of collagen production by up to 82%. I found this to be a light cream that sank in easily and didn’t make the skin around my eyes feel greasy.
Antipodes Moisture Boost Minis-Joyous Protein Rich Night Replenish Serum + Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream/Divine Face Oil + Rosehip Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream
Antipodes also makes mini-duos which are perfect for travelling – so one of their duos would make a great gift for a travelling friend. The face oils come in a handy 10ml size and their day/night creams come in a 15ml size so this would easily last a week or two if you were travelling somewhere and wanted to pack lightly. Perfect handbag size as well so this will definitely get you through airport security.
I love the Divine Face Oil because of the fresh smell and ingredients of avocado oil and rosehip-no chemical nasties here! The face oil has scientifically shown to stimulate Type 1 Collagen production in human fibroblast cells by up to 51%! I could talk about the amazing effects of rosehip all day long but all you need to know is that it is great for reducing scars (hello acne!), fine lines and also sun-damaged areas on the skin.
The day and night creams come in luxe metal tubes that gives the usual boring jar a run for its money.
Superdrug Inflatable Bath Pillow
A pillow for the bath?! Yes, yes and yes. Superdrug has come to the rescue with a great gift idea for a tired mum or grandmother or (you in fact) that allows a person to actually fully relax in the bathtub. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday evening. And it’s inflatable so it’s perfect to take wherever you are spending the holidays.
Paperchase Magnetic Pads –Lists, Notes and Memo pads
Paperchase has done it again with their adorable magnetic pads. These make a great gift for a busy woman. What’s the expression again? ‘If you want something done, ask a busy woman.’ No truer words were ever spoken and these handy little pads that stick to the fridge make it even easier to organise the day, shopping lists or to-dos.
Paperchase 2015 Diary
I am someone who lives by their diary and looks at it several times a day to be sure I know exactly what I am doing and where I am supposed to be at what time. Again, this makes a fabulous gift for a busy woman. And the fabulous design on the cover makes it something you will definitely want to pull out and write in again and again.
Sweet Snuggles Curl Up Blanket (Superdrug)
Superdrug has some great gifts this year for a wide range of ages – one gift I love (and for only a fiver!!) is this Sweet Snuggles Curl Up Blanket. Didn’t know Superdrug sold things like this? Think again. Everyone loves a snuggly blanket and this is certainly one that everyone will appreciate and that you can also afford to buy.
Sweet Snuggles Comfy Socks (Superdrug)
The Sweet Snuggles Comfy Socks make a great pairing with the Curl Up Blanket – I think this would be a great gift for someone who likes to be at home. I’m thinking a personal heater and a good book would go well with this. And I think if you are at home, you might as well feel comfortable.
Paperchase Metal Photo Frame Pineapple
Paperchase has some great gifts this year and this Pineapple Frame would make a perfect Secret Santa gift for work. It ticks all the boxes: quirky, cute and fun. What more do you need?
Paperchase ‘My Big Mug’
We all know her. She loves, loves, loves tea. She drinks multiple cups of it everyday and she is never far from the kettle. This Paperchase ‘My Big Mug’ is a great gift for an addicted tea drinker. It’s supersize just means less trips to the kettle. And she will appreciate that.