Hi hello hi and welcome back to this little space on the web which I call my own, or if you’re new here then hello I hope you stick around. (Please make sure to hit subscribe to have my posts arrive directly in your inbox.) As I’m sure you’re well aware Christmas is rapidly approaching and with things being as they are what with Covid, it seems more important than ever to make sure that gifts are purchased ready for the big day.
If you’re like me then you may have started your Christmas shopping a while ago and if you aren’t then there’s no need to worry, there is still plenty of time left to get the perfect gifts for your friends or loved ones.
I thought I’d write this post a little differently this year by breaking it up into categories that are based on prices rather than item types and by making all links have Pink font. I appreciate due to the fact that we are in a global pandemic, budgets may not be the same as they have been in previous years, what with furlough and pay being a little unusual…
Anywayyyy that’s enough rambling, let’s talk about the gifts shall we? (the bit you actually came here for). Oh and make sure to grab a cuppa as this is a long one…
Stocking fillers & smaller gifts
Whether you’ve got to fill stockings, got to buy secret Santa gifts (if you’re not working from home) or just want smaller gift ideas for tighter budgets then I’ve got some fab ideas for you.
Estrid – Starter Kit (Blush Pink) – RRP £7.95 and case £5.95 (Vegan)
Gifts come in all shapes and sizes and can vary on the person you’re buying them for. I can definitely say that this one is a little different, but in a good way! I have this set in Blush Pink and can confirm it’s the best quality razor I’ve ever used, the replaceable heads last a long long time and starting at £7.95 it’s definitely worth a try or a gift… Oh and if you weren’t intrigued already Estrid is Vegan too. You can learn more and give Estrid as a gift here.
Burt’s Bees – Moisture Duo – Mini Hand Salve and Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint – RRP £6.99 (cruelty free)
Two of Burt’s Bees most wanted products, ideal for any handbag or person this Winter.
Burt’s Bees – Kissable Colour – RRP £9.99 (cruelty free)
This trio of lip balms are minty scented, with a slight hint of colour and a shimmer too to help prevent unwanted dryness. The perfect stocking filler for those who love a bit of colour.
Sanctuary Spa – Hand & Feet Mini Treat – Hand Cream 30ml & Heel Balm 35ml – RRP £6 (vegan)
These Sanctuary Spa minis are a match made in heaven, forget dry skin and treat someone you love to a pamper.
Embryolisse – Lait-Crème Concentré 75ml – RRP £20 (cruelty free)
This moisturiser is well known for being a product with multiple uses; a primer, moisturiser, makeup remover, hydrating mask and aftershave in one. You really do get your money’s worth with this one, a fab gift for those who like a multi use product.
Kat Von D – Vegan Beloved Bestsellers – RRP £30 approximately
This set combines four of Kat Von D’s best selling products; volumising mascara, pencil eyeliner, super fine liquid eyeliner and everlasting liquid lipstick in the perfect shade for every occasion. A great gift for makeup lovers alike!
I always love finding new scents, this one is really fresh (perfect for the cooler months) and is small enough to fit in most handbags and travel pouches and is even available to buy full size.
Only Curls – Tort Speckle Snap Hair Clip – RRP £8
The cutest accessories to complete any look, super affordable and the perfect stocking filler.
MOR – Marshmallow Drop Bauble Gift Set – RRP £8
A pretty bauble with a lovely surprise inside, a 60g marshmallow soapette that smells truly delightful. (If you want to be really frugal you can save the bauble and reuse it next year).
Burt’s Bees – A bit of Burt’s Bees Bauble Gift Set Pomegranate – RRP £11.50 (cruelty free)
A decorative festive bauble complete with a Pomegranate lip balm and Lemon butter cuticle cream. This bauble can also be reused and regifted year after year!
arbonne. – Assorted minis – (vegan)
Speak volumes mascara the perfect size mascara, unlike full sized mascaras you won’t have worry about this one drying out.
Mint moisturizing lip balm does exactly what you would expect whilst smelling super fresh!
The lip & cheek mini stick is two products in one, it’s creamy and allows you to easily add a little bit of colour without the need for multiple products.
All of the arbonne. minis mentioned above come in recyclable packaging which can be hung on your Christmas tree.
Only curls – Pink Pin – RRP £5
An adorable little pin to add colour to any outfit.
Balade en Provence – Assorted Solid Products – RRP £7-10 (Vegan)
If you’ve never heard of or used ‘solid’ bath and shower products before the idea can sound a bit intriguing. But trust me when I say they are one of the best things I’ve discovered in a long while. As long as you let them dry off after use there are many benefits of using solid products, including; less waste as they only come in a small cardboard box, they last longer as they are very concentrated, perfect for travel (as they count as a solid) and have many more benefits that I won’t list here as I could go on forever…
Lulu Guinness – 3 Pairs of Boxed Kiss and Cat Socks Ladies – RRP £10.99
For those of us who don’t want to be ordinary, these socks are anything but that. The Sock Shop has socks for everyone in all colours (and sizes) at affordable prices too.
Lulu Guinness – 3 Pairs of Boxed Kiss and Cat Socks Ladies – RRP £12.99
Now it’s getting colder and boot season is officially here (although I must admit I’ve been wearing mine for a long time) it’s only right that your feet are cosy too. I know I’ll be wearing these Elle boot socks for the foreseeable… and the Elle bamboo socks for warmer days.
Shea Moisture – Fruit Fusion Energizing Bath, Body & Massage Oil – RRP £12 (cruelty free)
If you’re looking to gift an indulgent treat to a friend or loved one then look no further than this massage oil, it smells incredible and would complete any pamper evening.
Burt’s Bees – Hemp Hand and Lip Kit – RRP £12.99 (cruelty free)
With the days getting colder and our skin ultimately getting drier as a result, it’s more important than ever to care for our skin and keep it hydrated. This hand and lip duo is perfect for on the go.
Mid priced gifts up to £40
For gifts where you can afford to spend a little bit more!
Sanctuary Spa – Beauty Treats Bath & Body Gift Set – RRP £18 (vegan)
Why not treat someone you love (or yourself because you deserve a treat) to Sanctury Spa’s signature collection containing body wash, body scrub, wet skin moisture miracle and hand cream this Christmas.
KISS – Falscara – Kit £24.99 / Lash Refill(s) £8.99 / Remover £9.99 (vegan)
Falscara is finally the answer for those of us who are awful at applying strip lashes (myself included). Refill kits are also available with a range of styles to suit all looks.
Manta – Mirror Healthy Hair Brush – RRP £25
This hair brush is designed to minimise breakage, reduce static and literally flex in your hands. Oh and I forgot to mention that the Manta healthy hair brush has had an upgrade with a built in mirror on the handle for on the go use and a travel bag for safekeeping.
Missguided – Babe Night and Babe Vibes Eau De Parfum – RRP £27.50 (vegan)
I recently finished one of Missguided’s earlier fragrances and was surprised at how much I loved it and how many people commented on the smell. Both babe night and babe vibes live up to the earlier fragrances and are extremely budget friendly fragrances. When asked about the two my boyfriend said one distinctly smelt like day and the other like night, so that’s a bonus if you ask me.
Magnitone London – Facial Steamer – RRP £30
Put the bowl, hot water and cloth away and prepare yourself for Magnitone London’s steamahead hydrating facial micro steamer. This product enables the user to have a salon worthy experience from home. (It’s not like we can visit the salon in the current climate anyway.)
Bouclème – Revive 5 Glow (Limited Edition) – RRP £14 (vegan)
Created by harnessing the power of plants this oil is the perfect way to care for your curls or add a dewy glow to your skin whilst containing biodegradable glitter, so you don’t have to worry about the negative effects on the environment whilst looking and feeling great!
Too Faced – Salted Caramel Mini Eyeshadow Palette – RRP £22 (cruelty free)
The Too Faced Salted Caramel eyeshadow palette is a beautiful collection of Wintery shades, all very pigmented with four shimmery shades and four matte shades for both day and night wear. I was surprised to discover that it lives up to the name and smells of salted Caramel.
Lola Rose – Semi Precious Bracelets – RRP £30
Brought to you by Lola Rose London from their bangle bar is a selection of their semi precious bracelets. Available in colours to suit every individuals taste (even those like myself who like to keep things simple).
Ren Skincare – Glow To Go Trio Gift Set – RRP £30 (cruelty free)
Perfect for skincare fanatics, avid travellers (when the worlds borders reopen) or someone who loves to try new skincare brands. These travel sized products including ready steady glow daily aha tonic (vegan), glow daily vitamin C gel cream and glycol lactic radiance renewal mask are fab because you get just enough to form an opinion on the products.
Sienna X – Winter Glow Gift Set – RRP £34.99
Perfect for any skin care lover (without the worry of a ridiculous price tag). This kit literally has everything you need in order to get that ‘healthy skin glow‘ all year round… Included is; the facial oil, the eye cream, the clay mask and five skin care samples!
Funderm – No Drama – Natural red clay mask 100ml – RRP £38 (cruelty free)
This natural Red clay mask has been created to help give it’s user beautifully purified skin in under 10 minutes, with its specially designed prebiotic and probiotic formula.
Bouclème – Curls Redefined – Best of Bouclème Gift Set – RRP £39
Everyone has that one friend or family member with wild hair and as someone with extremely curly hair myself I must say that any curl friendly products are always appreciated, I’ve heard some wonderful things about Bouclème! With four of their curl friendly favourites this set is a must have and comes with a reusable bag too.
Oreilia London – Gold Plated Initial Necklace £15 – Gold Mini Metal Padlock Necklace £15 – Gold Snake Ear Party £30
My favourite pieces of jewellery are simple pieces that can be worn with every outfit. I’ve really got a thing for Gold jewellery and ear stacks. This Snake ear stack is really pretty and is the perfect set to create a unique ear stack . I love that the pave hoop earring in this set is encrusted with Black pieces to match the Snake hoop earring. Dainty necklaces like these are really cute and can be worn on their own layered with other necklaces. Orelia have a wonderful range of jewellery at a range of affordable prices which you can purchase here.
Luxury gifts over £80
These gifts are a little bit more pricey than those that were mentioned before them, but are totally worth the extra money. If you’re feeling really generous then you’ve come to the right place.
Algenist – Secrets of Algae Kit – RRP £90
This gift is ideal for anyone conscious about prematurely aging, with several products designed to combat wrinkles and leave skin smooth and supple as long as possible!
Sensse – Professional LED Face Mask – RRP £129.99
An affordable LED mask designed to help combat multiple specific skin concerns whilst fitting any face shape, almost sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Well think again, Sensse has you covered and if your dubious about the effectiveness of this mask the reviews speak volumes.
So there you have it my Christmas gift guide for her 2020, it was a long one but I did warn you. Hopefully there was at least one item in this guide that will be inspiration for your Christmas shopping this year or for your own wish list!
Anyway thank you for reading (if you made it this far then well done).
Love Saff x
Please note: this post contains gifted products, however all thoughts and opinions are my own (even the poor jokes and yes I will be keeping a selection of these items to myself).
If you enjoyed this post then you may ask enjoy: My approach to fashion in 2020