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Quick Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Errr.. can someone explain to me how on earth it's already Christmas? I'm freaking out. I have almost completed all my shopping, and I got some last minute bits to wrap. I know that present-opening time  is less than a week away, but if you're looking for the last odd treasure to find and wrap, thanks to next day delivery and shops being opened until Christmas eve, I thought I would share some last second suggestions. Can't hurt anybody, can it? 

For the skincare lovers 

On the beauty front, you can never go wrong with some skincare.Every year Baylis and Harding release a fun and easy selection of gift bags for men and women, which include everything someone may need. For example, men are notoriously difficult to buy for, but this Wash Bag Set keeps things simple – offering the very best in male grooming.

Another one of my favourites from the same brand is the Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit luxury bag set , made to relax and rehydrate your skin at the end of a hectic day. I love the smell, not to mention you can re-use the clucth the products come in as a beauty bag or night out accessory! 

A cool little stocking filler I wanted to add is also one of my all time favourite clay masks - Vichy Pore Purifying clay maskIt's very gentle but effective, not to mention you only need to leave it on your face for 5 minutes max. My face is clean and calm after using it and the skin isn't dry but feels hydrated and smooth instead. 

For the fellow blogger pal 

Bloggers know what other bloggers would enjoy, and personally if I was to receive an Amazon HD Tablet, I'd be buzzing. It's a little like an i-Pad, only more affordable and with longer battery life. It features a 2 MP rear-facing camera for taking photos or shooting 720p HD video (hey vlogger life). The front-facing VGA camera is perfect for Skype calls with friends and family, I've used it during my time in America and loved it. Obviously you can play games, write, read and watch anything you want, and its pocket-friendly size makes it perfect as a new handbag addition for moments when you're bored or feeling creative. 

Then of course I had to mention this book - Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs - as it's a handy little gem for anyone who likes to improve their picture taking skills for insta or their blog. The writer made different variations of the book, specifically for photographying people, places etc 

For the healthy/lifestyle type 

A book is another amazing stocking filler and Body Wise by Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams is a great gem giving advice on enhancing health and wellbeing through good breathing, working out, sleep, diet, love and purpose. A very interesting read for anyone wanting to start fresh in 2018. 

Scent lovers 

Perfumes are always a safe bet if you know what the person likes. For dudes, the scent I really reccomend everyone to check out is Jaguar's Pace AccelerateThe fragrance opens with bergamot and mandarin as top notes and base notes of vetiver and musk. It's so sexy but subtle, definitely worth having in any collection. 

For the ladies, Ted Baker's Polly is the one, featuring fruity top notes of mandarin, berry and peach with a dash of amber and vanilla. I'm not usually into sweet scents but this one has something about it, as it's not too much and leaves you feeling happy for hours. 

For the special gal/ bff

Does anyone else buy sexy/cute underwear for their bff? I do. I found this brand called Scrumpies of Mayfair and my goodness, their panties are so cute and different! As an italian gal I like to wear red underwear for the holidays so I needed to get my hands on their Cherry Cox number which features tanga shimmers in a cherry red stretch satin with an overlay of sparkling cherry red sequins. One pair for me and one for my main gal. 
Worth mentioning they're comfy and fun to wear when you want to feel confident and sexy. 

So there's that, I hope you found something useful. I'd love to know what you're getting your loved ones this season :) 

Oh and Merry Christmas if I don't end up publishing anything before the 25th. X 


  1. So many great ideas. I think Bayliss and Harding sets are great stocking fillers as they're something people can always use, especially the hand lotions!

    C x

  2. Oh I’m totally with you on the freaking out scene!!! 5 days....argh!!

  3. Ooh my youngest would love a kindle fire. His siblings have an ipad and he gets so jealous!

  4. I would like a tablet for blogging, think it will make it so much easier when I'm travelling. Fab choices :)

  5. There's some great last minute gift suggestions here. I'd love to receive the photography book, it looks right up my street!

  6. Wow what some absolutely fantastic gift ideas, I got a kindle earlier in the year and wouldn't be without it now it has made such a difference.

  7. I love the sound of Body Wise book. I think I'll have to treat myself to that and have a chilled read x

  8. Loads of wonderful ideas there and I really like the look of the Kindle and the Ted Baker perfume.

  9. So many fab ideas. The ted baker perfume looks very nice x

  10. Great post hun, some fab gift ideas and stocking fillers here. I defo like the perfume as an option x

  11. Hope you have a good Christmas too. Yes, it's just round the corner, so thanks for the tips. I like the Kindle as a present. The Baylis and Harding candle smells devine. Bergamot in the perfume sounds nice too.

  12. Oh boy I need this guide - I still haven't finished my shopping yet! I'm such a last minute shopper!

  13. I adore anything grapefruit so the Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit luxury bag set would be perfect. Lovely selection. Aaagh, I have so much left to do / get!!

  14. Oh my gosh it's creeping up so quickly! Lovely last minute gift ideas, I love the Baylis & Harding candles :) Have a lovely Christmas!

  15. I use a fire tablet as work, but being an apple girl at home I find navigation is tricky. Some lovely gift ideas here

  16. The 'Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs' book sounds intriguing and my mummy is going to look into that further. Great gift guide x

  17. This guide is great! I am definitely more of a last minute shopper and ted baker perfumes always win the popular vote!

  18. Quite a few great idea's here. A few last minute shopping things I can get for my wife on this list.

    Thanks for Sharing

    John M

  19. That photography book sounds like a great little stocking stuffer for someone that loves photography.

  20. I have a kindle fire and I love it! I use it so much x

  21. Obviously, I now need to hunt down this special underwear. I love wearing red too haha! Fab gift guide xx


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