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 it’s always great to be prepared 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’m hoping that despite Covid we can make Christmas this year unforgettable, and with that said I’ve found some pretty amazing gifts which in my opinion will make this gift guide even better than last years!
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 stockings to fill, secret Santa gifts to buy (if you’re not working from home and your colleagues like festive fun) or just want smaller gift ideas for tighter budgets then I’ve got some fab ideas for you.
Batiste – Dry Shampoo Original 350ml – £4.99 (Vegan)
I don’t need a product that saves my time, effort and transforms my hair in a matter of seconds? Said no one ever. With Christmas and New Year around the corner why not gift a loved one a few spare extra moments to enjoy the festivities with their friends and family.
NEOM Organics – Ceramic Star Natural Diffuser – RRP £5
How adorable is this ceramic star? So cute and it doubles as a diffuser. Just spray it with your favourite scent or Essential blend to make your home and small places smell delightful! You could even pop it on your Christmas tree or door handles if you wish!
Sanctuary Spa – Mini Pamper Treats Gift Set – RRP £10 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
These Sanctuary Spa minis are a match made in heaven, forget dry skin and treat someone you love to a pamper. This set includes: Body Wash 75ml, Foaming Bath Soak 75ml, Body Scrub 50ml & Body Lotion 75ml.
Missguided – Assorted atomisers Eau De Parfum – RRP £10 each (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
Smelling great is really important to me, so being able to take my favourite fragrances on the go is really handy. These Missguided atomisers are super cute and perfect for on the go and come in all your favourite fragrances (they are very pretty too).
Lisa Angel – Personalised Rainbow Pastel Orange Ring Dish – RRP £10
A cute addition to any dresser and customisable too, perfect for a Secret Santa gift or a stocking filler!
The Body Shop – Assorted Body Yoghurt – RRP £11 (Vegan & Cruelty Free) & Fizz & Festivity Bath Bomb Gift – RRP £10 (Cruelty Free)
The Body Shop’s lightweight body yoghurts are the key to smelling amazing and achieving instant hydration without a hefty price tag.
For colourful bubbly fun look no further than these adorable bath bombs that come in three fabulous and fruity scents; Moringa, Pink Grapefruit and Coconut – if that’s not enough, there’s an exfoliating Bath Lily included.
Jimmy Lion – Socks Women’s – RRP £10.99
For those of us who don’t want to be ordinary, these socks are anything but that. Jimmy Lion has some amazing and very quirky socks, I’m pretty sure they offer something for everyone (and in all sizes) at affordable prices too. You’ll find me wearing these to workout because they are SO cool!
Burt’s Bees – Kissable Colour Holiday Set – RRP £11.99 & A Bit of Burt’s Bees Christmas Cracker – RRP £8.99 & Festive Lip Balm 4 pack RRP £11.99 (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.
Forget dry hands and lips this Winter as this cute cracker has the perfect travel sized goodies for nourished skin on the go. Included is a hand salve and lip balm in the well known Original Beeswax flavour.
This Christmas Burt’s Bees brings you the ultimate set of lip balms, in the most seasonally appropriate flavours; Mint Cocoa, Peppermint, Vanilla and Salted Caramel. Say goodbye to chapped lips as these are packed with Bees wax and cocoa butter!
O•P•I Los Angeles – Celebration Collection Mini Nail Lacquer 4 Piece Box – RRP 16.70 & – Celebration Collection Treatment Power 4 Piece Gift Set – RRP £27.90
Treat yourself (or someone else) to an at home mani with OPI Celebration Collection Treatment Power gift set, the shade Bubble Bath Nail Envy is suitable for everyday wear and will glide on top of the 3 in 1 base coat, top coat and strengthener for that salon looking finish. Let’s not forget the Rapidry top coat and Pro Spa nail & cuticle oil, for those who don’t have time to waste waiting for their topcoat to dry and want instant hydration.
The Celebration Collection box includes four of your favourite mini party ready shades; a Bright Pink, Snow White, Dark Grey Glitter and Shimmery Purple shade – these colours are fit for any festive or party occasion!
Lisa Angel – Personalised Gold Starry 2022 Diary – RRP £16
Give the gift of organisation this Christmas with a personalised diary for the year ahead – with your choice of 3 initials it can be made special for any friend or loved one. It’s small enough to fit in most handbags (unless you have a teeny tiny one that hardly holds your phone or keys) and allows you to track a full week at a time!
Paul & Joe – Lipstick Limited Ruban de Noel 2.6g – RRP £17 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
Can you believe how adorable this lipstick is and that it is Cat shaped? Me either, so much so that it would almost be a shame to use it… I almost forgot to mention that it’s the most festive shade of Red…
JoJo Glow – Reusable Makeup Remover Pads – ‘Greens’ Microfibre Cleansing Pads – Pack of 3 – RRP £18
Now I’ve tried my fair share of makeup remover cloths and pads but these are by far my favourite. Not only are they pretty and super soft (how I imagine a cloud would be) but they are a really good size too. So many makeup remover pads are too small, meaning that you can’t remove a full face of makeup and feel truly clean and are a bit flimsy so aren’t that easy to use. These pads do it all and are waaayyy better for the environment than traditional cotton wool pads that are single use. These even come with a cute wash bag – so you don’t lose them in the wash.
Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner 0.55ml – Mad Max Brown – RRP £18 & Epic Kiss Lipstick 1.05g Ecofeminist & Next Wave (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
KVD Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown is as great as could be expected, with its ultra fine tip and amazing sticking power – this is the perfect eyeliner for those that love a bit of drama in an everyday shade.
If super pigmented and hydrating lip colour is what you’re after these Epic Kiss Lipsticks sure do deliver, I was introduced to KVD Beauty several years ago and can confirm the products really are worth the money! Ecofeminist is a festive Red and Next Wave is a very Autumnal shade of Brown (my favourite).
NEOM Organics – Christmas Wish Essential Oil Blend 10ml – RRP £20 (Vegetarian & Cruelty Free)
The festive season can be rather stressful, with lots going on so the gift of calm will be welcomed in any home. The fab thing about this oil blend is don’t need a Neom Well-being Pod to use it, you can even use it in your bath or mix with a base oil for a relaxing massage.
The Body Shop – Lovely & Clean Lemon Hand Care Gift – RRP £20 (Vegan & Cruelty Free) & Shake & Swish Ginger Haircare Gift – RRP £30 (Cruelty Free)
The Lovely & Lemon gift set is perfect at keeping your hands fresh but also really hydrated as chapped hands are not our friend, especially with Covid meaning we are washing our hands more than ever and Winter …
Is there a more Winter appropriate scent than Ginger? I think not. The body Shop have you covered with the most glorious scented set that’s designed to soothe dry and flaky scalps and if that’s not enough this set even includes a scalp massager!
Sanctuary Spa – Cloud of Dreams Gift Set – RRP £20 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
Missing sleep will be a thing of the past when using the products in the Sanctuary Spa Cloud of Dreams, which is proven to help you fall asleep faster. This set includes; Sleep Mist 100ml, De-Stress Bath Salts 150g, Wellness Candle 35g.
Embryolisse – Beautyk Oil 100ml – RRP £24.95 (Cruelty Free)
The fruity fragranced oil that does it all…You really do get your money’s worth with this one, a fab gift for those who like a multi-use product, for use on your body and hair if you wish!
Wild Sustainable Deodorant – Electric Blue – RRP £12-25 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
Why not treat someone you love (or yourself because you deserve a treat) to Wild’s sustainable natural deodorant? I was a bit unsure about how effective a natural deodorant could be until I took the plunge and tried it. If truth be told I’m a bit of of a sweaty person who has always relied on men’s deodorant as women’s has never cut it… I can happily say that after trialling Wild’s for several months I will never go back. The refills last a really long time (if used once per day), I love the selection of cases available (mine is Pink) and that you can personalise them to make your gift extra special. You can also travel with these as they are technically a solid – I went through the airport with mine yay! Oh and if that’s not enough, there are SO many different fragrances to try and their packaging is compostable. Wild were also kind enough to give you money off, you can use my code WILDXMAS for 20% off!
Decoded – fastpad mini wireless charger Pink – RRP £26
If you’re looking for a small device that is multifunctional this is rather great, suitable for charging AirPods, AirPods Pro, your iPhone (or any QI enabled device). Available in Pink, Black and Anthracite with a built in smart LED which lights up when your device is charged!
Lisa Angel – Personalised Mini Square Travel Jewellery Box in Navy – RRP £26 (Vegan)
For those that love to travel or just like to keep their jewellery organised this jewellery box is a perfect gift. It has an extra compartment for little bits, sections for rings and/or earrings and lots of space for other pieces like your favourite watch. To make this gift extra special you can personalise it too (oh and it comes in other colours if you prefer)!
Messiah & Eve – Bath Oil Emulsion 200ml – RRP £26 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
Not only will this product look pretty in your bathroom, but it will give you the most divine bath experience (not to be confused with shower oil). This wonderful emulsion is a combination of Sweet Almond, Borage and Jojoba oils and is designed to soften your skin.
NUDESTIX – Brows & Lash 3 Piece Kit – RRP £28 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
The perfect travel sized set for on the go glam, forget unwruly brows, lacklustre lashes and boring eyes – with this set you can really sparkle with a Nude Gold shimmer that will suit every eye colour.
AQUIS – Copper Sure – Smarter Towel Healthier Hair – RRP £30
A hair towel that not only damages your hair less than traditional towels but is said to cut drying time in half! I almost forgot to mention that there’s no need for rubbing with this towel so less frizz as a result. The Copper Sure technology helps keep your hair turban fresher for longer.
Gifts over £35
For gifts where you can afford to spend a little bit more!
The Body Shop – Sweetness & Sunshine Mango Big Gift – RRP £35 (Cruelty Free)
A gift for that special someone that really lights up your life, this set contains a luxurious selection of fruity and hydrating products! This set includes; Mango Shower Gel 250ml, Mango Body Butter 200ml, Mango Body Mist 100ml, Mango Hand Cream 30ml, Mango Soap 100g and a Ramie Bath Lily.
Bouclème – Curls Redefined – Scalp Soothing Kit – RRP £38 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
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! This kit is essential in order to beat the inevitable dry scalp and frizz that comes with the colder Winter months for that super clean feeling.
The Body Shop – Florals & Frost White Musk® Big Gift – RRP £40 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
A gift that contains everything required to smell delightful in a matter of moments, The Body Shop’s iconic Florals & Frost White Musk® scent. Included in this big gift are; White Musk® Shower Gel 250ml, White Musk® Body Lotion 250ml, White Musk® Eau de Toilette 60ml, White Musk® Perfume Oil Roll On 10ml. This gift is so lovely I almost don’t want to gift it…
Dear Dahlia – Mesmerizing Moment Collection Palette – RRP £42 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
The Dear Dahlia Mesmerizing Moment Collection eyeshadow palette is a beautiful collection of Dusky Pinks, sparkly nudes and sepias, all very pigmented with five shimmery shades and 3 matte shades to take you from day to night. It’s rumoured that this palette has amazing staying power so will last you ALL day.
Maria Nila – The Passionated Mind – RRP £45 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
I’ve always taken a keen interest in caring for my hair, especially after training as a hairdresser. Not only does Maria Nila create the most incredible haircare products but by purchasing their products you help contribute to planting new trees in our world (how amazing is that?). This set is perfect for colour treated hair and will look stunning in any bathroom (because that’s important too) oh and if this set isn’t right for you then there are five others to choose from!
RYTHYM 108 – Assorted snacks – (Vegan & Gluten Free)
Calling all gluten free & Vegan foodies – finally a selection of snacks and treats that won’t cause tummy upset. I’d be sneaky if I didn’t mention that I ate some of these snacks whilst taking the photos for this guide and my goodness they were delicious… I often find gf & vegan snacks a little dry or that they are either gf or vegan – so to find a range of snacks and treats that not only do both but are delicious is a big win!
Neom Organics – Scents of Wellbeing Candles x 3 – RRP £45 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
This wonderful trio of candles is a fantastic gift that I’m sure would be welcome in any home. Not only do they smell pretty incredible but they look pretty lovely too, all three candles are a blend of 100% natural oils – designed with well-being in mind.
Kenzo – Kenzo Flower – Eau de Toilette 50ml – RRP £50
This delightful floral fragrance infused by nature adds the finishing touch to any ensemble, with delicate notes of Lemon, Rosewater, Vanilla and White Musk.
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.
Ren Skincare – Limited Edition Deluxe Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic 500ml – RRP £39 (Vegan & Cruelty Free) & Limited Edition All Is Calm 50ml + 30ml – RRP £80 (Cruelty Free)
Perfect for skincare fanatics, the limited edition deluxe Ready Steady Glow tonic works to stimulate your skin to naturally exfoliate with just a sweep over your skin – the answer to achieving that glowy look all year round.
This set of day and night cream was specifically designed to instantly calm skin both day and night and is suitable for sensitive skin too. Another limited edition set, so make sure to get it whilst you can.
Sensse – Energy Face Cleanser – RRP £64.99 & Microdermabrasion and Dermaplane Duo – RRP £99.99
Sensse’s Energy Face Cleanser uses micro currents to stimulate your skin and activate the movement of deep skin cells, to encourage collagen production – this wonder product is also waterproof and includes a USB charger.
The Microdermabrasion and Dermaplane Duo is a match made in heaven if you’re looking for radiant skin, this multifunctional item is great for removing unwanted hair and dead skin cells to help you look as healthy as possible.
Paul & Joe – Makeup Collection 2021 Advent Calendar – RRP £98 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
This advent calendar is literally the BEST I have ever seen, not only are the products included adorable (so much so you may not want to use them). This is perfect as a gift to someone special or to buy for yourself if you’re after a treat. Inside are several classics and some limited edition treats!
Fresha London – Ozzie Dress Motif – RRP £260
Whether you’re looking to gift someone a beautiful dress or collating a Christmas list for yourself, look no further than Fresha – the items are a little on the pricey side but they are beautifully made and well worth the money. I have two Fresha dresses and they are truly incredible.
So there you have it my Christmas gift guide for her 2021, 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).