It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! The Lady Writes Gift Guide 2016 has arrived with an amazing bundle of gift inspiration to help you buy for everyone on your list this year. From your Grandma, to your Mum, Sister and bestie, this guide has a list of goodies to take the confusion out of shopping this Christmas. I’ve hand picked every single item on the list, and can personally recommend each and every product. Meaning that everything here has the Lady Writes seal of approval, and will make an amazing gift for your friends and family to find under the tree this year.
Chlobo Star Bracelet
Perfect for: the girlie girl, the jewellery lover, someone special
Jewellery. The way to a girl’s heart. And there is no better way than with a stunning Chlobo bracelet. Their stacking bracelets are BIG on social media, everyone seems to be sorting these beauties and it’s easy to see why – and you won’t go far wrong with this beautiful 3d star charm bracelet. Delicate and handmade, it contains 925 sterling silver and it comes in the most gorgeous gift box, which makes unwrapping it a really exciting and luxurious surprise. The star charm symbolises bringing wishes to life – I made a wish on mine the first time I put it on, and I’m holding on to that wish… It gives it a really lovely and thoughtful edge. There isn’t a woman in your life who wouldn’t adore a Chlobo bracelet (or two!) for Christmas. I’m already planning on my next addition!
From Santa With Love Gift Box
Perfect for: the bath fan, the person who needs to relax, Mum’s who deserve some ‘mummy-time’, career girls, the person who’s hard to buy for
You can’t go wrong with smellies at Christmas. Us women LOVE smellies, and I for one am a huge fan of anything and everything for the bath. The From Santa With Love Gift box from Imperial Candles is a lavish smelling tube filled with indulgent bath products straight from Santa’s workshop. Containing two bath bombs and a bubble bar, each deliciously scented product is guaranteed to give the most relaxing bath time experience. Perfect for women who need down-time (I’m thinking busy Mum’s and career girls) as well as for those of us who don’t get quite enough time to ourselves during the hectic 9-5. What’s more is that hidden in each Gift Box is a piece of jewellery up to the value of £2,000. So you could end up making the recipient even happier than planned. Get it here.
Fresh kicks from Keds
Perfect for: the fashion lover, the shoe lover, students
A fresh pair of kicks this Christmas will be perfect for the fashion lovers among us. Keds are the perfect brand for combining comfort with high-end and girlie style. They have sparkly ranges, quirky ranges and of course the classics too – so there’s a style to suit every lady in your life. I’m loving the metallic and glittery ones – perfect for the festive season.
Kiss The Moon Sleep Goodies
Perfect for: the sleep deprived, insomniacs, people struggling with stress, bath time lovers
As someone with major sleep issues, I can 100% say that if some of the wonderful goodies from Kiss The Moon ended up under my tree this year, I’d be a seriously happy little elf. Nothing is worse than tiredness, especially as the result of insomnia, new parenthood or stress. All the amazing goodies from Kiss The Moon are created to help encourage a better night’s sleep, and help you get your sleep life back on track. Every single thing smells divine, relaxing and indulgent and my top picks would be the Glow Candle which is created to brighten your mood and help you go to bed content, and the matching Glow Bath Oil with uplifting orange and healing myrrh. The Glow collection is relaxing and indulgent and really helps to calm you enough for a lovely and peaceful night’s sleep – I can personally vouch for this too.
Create Your Own Nail Paint Collection from Palette London
Perfect for: the nail lover, the beauty addict, the creative one
I have had so much fun playing with the Palette London Create Your Own Nail Paint Collection. I’ve rarely got naked nails, as I like to wear nail varnish all the time. But how annoying is it when you’ve got the image of that perfect nail shade in your head – but you can’t quite find it anywhere? Now you can create it with your own custom nail shades in a variety of finishes thanks to these nifty kits. Perfect for anyone who paints their nails, loves beauty or loves to be creative, these sets are perfect gifts. Containing five colours to mix with and empty bottles to store your new shades – there’s everything you need to get started. Not only that, but you can buy individual shades and tones directly from the website to help mix even more colour variations. There’s every colour you can think of under the sun. This is a cool one for the beauty lover who’s got everything.
Perfect for: the candle lover, the scent addict, the jewellery lover
If there’s a candle lover in your life, they’ll adore an Imperial Candle. These 100% natural soy wax candles have been some of my favourites for years. Not just because they smell absolutely divine (they do) and not just because they last for ages (they do) but because each candle has a hidden piece of jewellery inside ranging in value from £10 to £2,000 – which means you can give these candles to jewellery lovers as well as candle lovers alike. I’ve tried many of the Imperial scents but personal favourites are Wild Passion Fruit and Black Raspberry Vanilla. But why not try something from their Christmas scent range too? It’s the perfect way to give a really quirky gift this Christmas.
Prosecco Goodies from Hearth and Heritage
Perfect for: the Prosecco lover, the foodie, the girlie girl
Christmas is the season for…Prosecco! Yep, it’s that time of year when you can indulge the inner (and outer!) Prosecco loving friend and family members with some amazingly scented and flavoured goodies from gift favourites, Hearth and Heritage. I love their alcohol flavoured collections (also check out their Gin and Tonic range!) but Prosecco seems particularly seasonal, right? You can pick up Prosecco and Strawberry scented Bath Oil, Prosecco and Strawberry Natural Lip Gloss, Lip Balm and Bath Bombs too. Not just content with this awesome line up, you can also get Prosecco and Strawberry flavoured popcorn – which I can 100% tell you is purely indulgent and fully delicious. Great stocking fillers, and for the ultimate Secret Santa gift to beat all others.
Mugler Miniatures Coffret
Perfect for: the perfume lover, the beauty fan, the city girl
This collection of cute 5ml miniatures of your favourite Mugler scents is the perfect gift for those who love perfume. Whether they’ve tried the Mugler perfumes or not, this is a sure fire hit for Christmas because these little bottles are just so handy. Perfectly sized to keep in your handbag for on-the-go sprays, or even for the desk at work before those big meetings. Not just that but these sets mean you can get a sniff of all the best Mugler scents without having to buy full sized bottles of each – so it’s great for variation and it’s cost effective too. Get the Miniatures Coffret from Boots and you can collect clubcard points too. Win/Win.
Liz Earle The Botanical Collection Soothing Lavender
Perfect for: the beauty lover, the skincare lover
What would Christmas be without a good old skincare/beauty box set? Liz Earle have been one of my favourite skincare brands this year and their reputation means women of all ages will appreciate this Soothing Lavender gift set. Because there’s nothing for the face (which is often more targeted and personal, and usually better if bought for yourself dependent on your preferences) and the set focuses on the hands and body, it means there isn’t a female in your life who wouldn’t be able to use and enjoy this. Plus it’s great value too at £32.50 and it comes with a beautiful gift box and card.
Urban Apothecary Food Scented Home Fragrances
Perfect for: the foodie, the home lover, the interiors fiend, the candle lover
Word’s can’t describe how amazing these candles and diffusers smell, so get yourself down to Boots pronto and check out the amazing range of Urban Apothecary candles and diffusers. Scented like your favourite sweet treats, they are SPOT ON in scent. Usually when you smell a candle with a themed scent, you can resemble something similar, but with these, they’re exactly the same – just maybe even more delicious! My favourites would be Chocolate Brownie, Carrot Cake and Bakewell Tart – but there’s loads of yummy ones available. There’s a whole range of products from candles, to diffusers and several sizes available too. There’s also gift sets AND they’re all on the Boots 3 for 2 offer! GO, GO, GO!
Busy B Calendars
Perfect for: the organiser, the stationery lover, the unorganised one (!) ,the family gal
Until this year I’ve always had a calnedar to help me see (visually) where I need to be and when. I stupidly decided that this year I could manage with the calendar on my phone – by the time I realised that I was so, SO wrong, they’d sold out in most places of proper calendars. It’s a mistake I won’t be making again! Everyone needs a good calendar, whether it’s a wall one, a handheld one or a mix of both. Busy B have some lovely designs that are perfectly created for the busy mum, the individual and the families who need one altogether too. Their stripey 2017 mini diary is perfect for the handbag and their Family Wall Calendar is so well priced at only £9.99 that it’s a great way of getting organised in a pretty way. Although they have so much cute stationery, you might find yourself ordering a few extra’s – like their matching sticky notes, pens…etc!
Being the person who’s obsessed with giving the perfect gift, I hope you’ve managed to find some wonderful gift inspiration here for all the women in your life. Let me know if you’ll be buying these during your Christmas shopping sprees, or likewise if they’ll be making your wish list for Santa!
Happy Christmas shopping!
This posts contains gifted items, but as ever all opinions are entirely my own. Please refer to my Disclaimer page for more details.