Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Or more like its beginning to look a like the most stressful time of the year! Its the time of the year were we are either super organised or rushing around like a crazy person the week before Christmas. I tend to be someone that chooses out gift wrap before I’ve even bought any gifts to wrap. But what can really stump the Christmas gifting is the lack of inspiration. Trying to find something different from last year, and something unique and personal can leave us pulling our hair out. So thank to blogger and retailers sharing the gifting guides it has made the ideas come a little easier. So this year I thought I would share my own gifting guide with you. Here you will find inspiration for you the people in your life like, your fashionable friend, your beauty addicted sister or maybe your food loving dad.
Gifts for the Fashionista
Fashionistas can be so difficult to buy for. We tend to be picky and rather particular with what we allow into our wardrobes. It can be even harder now with trends no longer making a huge impact. People are developing their own wardrobes with their own style without much care for the trends. Here are a few ideas to pick the perfect gift and impress a fashionista.
StephFinny’s Top Fashionista Picks
So I’ve given you a few ideas that have hopefully sparked a bit of inspiration. But there is a few products I wanted to highlight or add that I believe an fashionista would be thrilled to receive. If you are looking for something special and you are looking to buy something luxury, I could not recommend Strathberry enough! Its the up incoming ‘it’ bag and they create beautiful hand crafted leather bags. Strathberry East/West Crossbody Bag, £445.00, Selfridges. A great add on gift is Victoria Magrath aka Inthefrow’s new book. This is a must have, such a great read! The New Fashion Rules by Victoria Magrath, £16.99, Waterstones. Personalised gifts are also great gift idea. It makes for a unique and thoughtful gift, Aspinal of London have a large range of products that can be monogramed with gold embossing. Slim Credit Card Case, £55.00, Aspinal of London.
Gifts for the Beauty Guru
Beauty guru’s literally have everything beauty related, or so it would seem. You can almost bet they are still after more. So over Christmas the best thing to do is keep looking at is the ‘new in’ pages on all the top beauty sites. There you will get the latest must have products and gift sets.
Gifts for the Traveller
We all know someone who seems to have the jet setting lifestyle or maybe someone is going backpacking next year. Why not buy them something special that they can use every time they make new memories.
StephFinny’s Top Traveller Picks
Travel gifts are the perfect gifts to be personal. One of the best places to look for some inspiration is notonthehighstreet.com. Think about personalised maps or travel journals for wannabe backpackers. Or why not put together a photobook of a trip full of memories or get DIYing and put together a scrapbook. Another unique idea is buying an experience or attraction ticket for a holiday they may have booked for next year.
Gifts for the Homeware Fanatic
If like me, you have people all around you buying homes and starting their new independent lives. You can bet that any homeware gifts will be much appreciated and a helping hand. But again it can be difficult to know where to start. Think small and out the box, usually its all the knick knack things that they need to build up, cushions, throws, glasses and home fragrances are a good place to start.
StephFinny’s Top Home Picks
There are not many areas in this category that you can be truly personal, but you could think about booking a service or consultation. This would be a good idea for anyone who is a new homeowner, John Lewis do a great service for home design. You get the option of a free style advice appointment (which could bring in the option of adding a gift card to your gift). Or you could go for their other option which is a Design Consultation at Home appointment which costs £250 (which is redeemable against a purchase).
Gifts for Him
It can be just as difficult to buy things for men as it can for women. It may be your first Christmas with your new boyfriend or buying for the dad that has everything.