Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas gift ideas for girls!

Hey Everyone!
One of my favourite things about Christmas is buying and giving gifts. I realise this is probably the latest gift guide type post ever, but for those late, last minute shoppers who are unsure of what to buy, I hope to give you a few ideas that may help in the manic array of panicking shoppers in the cities. My suggestions are all for girls so might help when buying for your mum, sister, friend but I'm sure any women would be happy to receive one of these gifts. I know I would! Also these gift ideas are pretty affordable and easily accessible for everyone. 
The Body Shop - Shower, scrub and soften collection 

RRP - £17.00 each.
In each gift set there is -
  • Shower Cream 250ml
  • Soap 100g
  • Body Scrub 50ml
  • Body Butter 50ml
  • Mini Crinkle Lily

  • Firstly, the packaging of these gift sets are so cute! I think this would be a fantastic gift for someone you want to buy something special for  - but perhaps on a budget? The two I bought are the mango and strawberry sets, which both smell incredible - guaranteed! Personally I love anything from The Body Shop, and having sensitive skin, all products are super gentle. I think the products in these sets would work really well with all skin types and for the price, the amount in these sets are fantastic value!

    Next - Sparkle eau de parfum

    RRP - £7.50
    • Price per 100ml - £25
    Such a cute little gift for even the fussiest tastes in scent. A good stocking filler ide, or a last minute purchases for a friend maybe?  Retailing at £7.50, cant go wrong really. Also a really beautiful scent, and the bottle itself decorated with tiny spots of glitter. Think I might have to treat myself to one of these! ;)

    Soap and glory - Clean Get Away

    RRP - £10.00
    • A sampler selection of four travel sized Soap & Glory bestsellers.
    I must sound like a broken record, as I'm sure you've all heard about the Soap and Glory sets in online gift guides / ideas, but I can honestly say I do not know one woman who would not be happy to receive a gift like this one. The set has four travel sized products of Soap and Glory's bestsellers, so this may be a nice gift for someone who does a lot of traveling, you could introduce someone to the brand with this gift, or maybe someone who you know already loves the brand. I basically mean, any female ;)

    Yankee Candle - Mandarin Cranberry

    RRP - £7.99
    • MANDARIN CRANBERRY - Bursting with the vibrant, fruity sensation of sweet, sunny oranges and crisp, tangy cranberries.
    • Burn Time 25-40 hours.
    I love burning candles around my home, especially if it smells good, and I know a lot of people who do too! Personally Yankee Candle has quickly become my favourite brand of candles as they are very fragrant and the jars themselves, to me, have a sort of luxury feel, but at reasonable prices!
    I think this scent is a bit more mature to my taste in candle scent, as I prefer slightly sweeter fragrant candles but I known this is the sort of candle that my gran would like, and I will be giving this to her.
    Also I wanted to show in the picture a beautifully designed gift bag I found in a local gift shop that fits the candle in perfectly, can we just admire how pretty that is?
    Marks and Spencer - Home made hamper
    This it the only gift I have included which is not entirely female orientated. I think this would be the most perfect gift if you wanted to buy for a family this Christmas. It would be a lovely gift to give and share because seriously, a hot drink and cookie on Christmas day, yes please! You could even create a hamper out of something like this and or create a tasty gift set!
    • Here, two reasons to make her smile: the bright scent of Clinique Happy Perfume Spray and skin softening Body Smoother. Both arrive in a ready-to-gift box at a great value.
    I'm sorry, I didn't get chance photograph this gift idea as I gave it as an 18th birthday present and sadly postman pat whisked it away on his travels ;) but I still wanted to include this suggestion in this post.
    I think anyone would be happy to receive this gift as owning products with the word 'Clinique' on, must have to be something special! Retailing at £25, certainly worth the price, and the bright packaging, Ooo so pretty!
    ( If you buy this at the Clinique counter, they wrap it in pretty Clinique wrapping paper! )
    I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, if I don't get chance to post again before.
    Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed!
    - Katie xo