Now it's December and less than 20 days until the big day (17 to be exact) I thought it was about time I wrote some properly festive posts, starting with my first gift guide. I know a lot of people get stressed about buying the right present for their loved ones at this time of year so I thought I'd do a little series called 'The Failsafe Five' which will consist of five present ideas that in my opinion any girl/boy would be happy to open on Christmas morning. I've also tried to pick things that can be as affordable or as expensive as you want to cater for all budgets, so I hope this helps to take the stress out of shopping (and makes more time for those Starbucks gingerbread lattes)...
Small Wonders' gift box for only £10 but it's nearly always on 3 for 2 at Boots.
2. Bottles of Baileys: A great gift for tom boys and girly girls alike, even if she's not a big drinker Bailey's can also be used to make delicious deserts and hot chocolates. And with flavours like mint chocolate and creme caramel for only £12 it's like an exciting grown up answer to a terry's chocolate orange (even though they are totally welcome in my stocking too).
3.Pandora Jewellery: Of course any jewellery would put a smile on most girl's faces, but buying something that comes complete with a Pandora box and bag is a particularly good choice as it's a name every lady knows and loves and also offers some more affordable pieces and bracelets that you can personalise with charms like these to make them super special.
4. Benefit Beauty Boxes: You can be assured that on every girl's wish list there will be some form of make up, however it's not always easy to get the right thing without ruining the surprise or spending about £30 on the wrong shade of Nars blusher (Because yes there is a huge difference between 'Orgasm' and 'Super Orgasm', obviously), which is why these Benefit sets are so great because they're from a greatly coveted high end brand and allow you to try out lots of different products. They also work out more cheaply than buying individual bits with this 'She's So Jetset' coming in at a very reasonable £29.50.
5. Yankee Candles: I'm aware that not every lady wants to own enough make up to kit out several faces a day which is why I think Yankee Candles make a perfect gift for almost every girl and the more mature woman too. Because everyone likes to smell nice things right? They also come in lovely glass bottles and come in so many different scents that you could spend all day sniffing their yumminess and still not know which one to get (I've had this problem many a time in Clintons)!
I hope you enjoyed that first gift guide and that your Christmas shopping is going well! Mine isn't going anywhere at the moment as I came down with a horrible sickness bug yesterday and have done nothing since but watch day time tele and nibble at dry crackers. I've already missed two nights out because of it so I'm really hoping to get myself better by tomorrow so I can start enjoying the last week of uni festiveness. I hope you're all feeling a lot better than me!