Thursday, 5 November 2015

Christmas Gift Guide For Women

Its that time of year again, I can't believe it's came around so quickly this year. I have been a busy bee this past few months searching and gathering all the best items you need to have this Christmas. Rather than have an endless guide, this year I have broken it down into sections. This guide is all about the women in your life, whether your looking for something for your Mum, Sister or Aunt there are some fab ideas here for you to consider.
Do you need a gift for a woman on the go? A personal planner is the way to go, it's more than just a diary! You can personalise it as little or as much as you like, you can add special dates, your own photographs and even mini to do lists. There is a easy design guide as you create you planner online and you can see it being made in front of you. You can fully personalise all the colours and there are options of additional pages, sudoku puzzles and even colouring in pages. I opted for the large planner as I like the layout of the planner, from ordering to delivery took just over 11 days and you can even add a pen to your order. There is a whole bank of designs online if you don't want to add your own. If you don't fancy a planner, you could get a notebook or even a wall planner, check out the design via the clickable link above.
Stratum C complete 4 hand care cream is the ultimate care package for mature hands, providing the essential attributes to protect, nourish and rejuvenate hands and nails. Containing matrixyl peptides to boost collagen, keratin amino acids to harden nails and soften cuticles, TEGO cosmo to fade age spots and brighten skin and finally complete 4 contains FDA approved sun protection, blocking 88% of UV rays. It's got a lovely gentle smell to it and it feels really luxurious on your skin. I also liked how quick it sunk into my skin and didn't leave them sticky after application. A perfect luxury hadn't cream for a much loved older female in your family.
Now every lady needs a brolly, but if your are going to use one they must have one made with style. Love Umbrella do just that make stunning umbrellas to your own specification. Once on the website you can browse the designs and once you choose the one for you, personalise the colours. The umbrella is extremely well made and I love how it looks. I have had lots of compliments on it when out in the rain. They also do a range of stunning wedding umbrellas and also a children's range. Pop over to the Love Umbrella Website and take a look.
This natural wicker 2 bottle wine holder is the perfect get for my little sister. She lives in a lovely little village with a stream and park across the road. The holders are big enough for wine or champagne bottles and it has a strong woven handle so it won't break. Its from The Basket Company and if a wine carrier isn't your thing, how about a picnic basket or a lined laundry hamper? Pop over to The Basket Company Website and take a look.
I love the Bee Good range and would be thrilled to receive any of it this Christmas. I have been sent 2 of the products to be featured in this gift guide. The New Raspberry and Chocolate lip balm is the perfect stocking filler. It smells good enough to eat, I just want to lick it off my lips all the time, but its made my lips really soft! The honey, borage & echium intensive hand cream promises to revive the driest skin. My Mum has been road testing it for me and she said her hands feel really soft after a week's use and she can really see the difference. I'm sure my Mum won't Monday me telling you she is over the age of 50 and she thinks it's the perfect hand cream for an older lady and she says it smells delicious and is non greasy. The 2 in 1 cleanser is lovely and gentle on your skin. It even comes with its own little dedicated face cloth, it leaves your skin feeling really soft and clean. There is a whole range no matter what your skin type over on The Bee Good Website so whether you want a stocking filler or a full skin set up pop on over and have a look.
Now the 5p carrier bag law has come in some people are being caught short at the checkout and My Buddy Box has come up with this fab solution. The My BuddyPress Box is a collapsible box with carry handle that you can keep in the boot of your car. The box closes with poppers and you simply open it, slide the locking mechanism and pop in into your shopping trolley. Its is a great size, comes in some lovely designs and the boxes are stackable. They're great for out shopping or you can even use them around the house, the designed ones are £14.99 and they even offer an eco range for £9.99, both will save you a fortune in the long run, checkout out the My Buddy Box Website.
We are set for a pretty cold winter this year, so why not show your Aunt how much you love her with some thermal tights from heat holders. The tight are soft, cosy and have a 0.53 tog rating, I love how thick they feel and that you don't get to hot wearing them. They keep the cold out and the heat in, they are available in sizes small to extra large and in black, navy, purple and brown. They make the perfect stocking filler, checkout the Heat Holders Website where they have socks, hats and cosy cover ups also.
My Mum is new to IPhone technology and still doesn't have a nice case, so I thought how about a stylish woodback phone cover for her phone, it offers a bit of protection and a lot of style. The cases are crafted from sustainably sourced wood and lightweight polycarbonate, the Woodback case is a beautiful blend of technology and natural wood grain designed to protect your IPhone. There are lots of different design to suit, just pop over to the Cover-Up Website and take a look at the fab designs available.
For the lady on the go you cant beat an Oxo Good Grips travel mug. It features 3 silicone seals to ensure no spills. It has a great one click open and close system and will keep your drink warm thanks to its double walled insulation. The pink silicone grip makes a smooth non slip hold and suitably girly to boot. It holds 400ml of liquid and the outer polycarbonate shell is shatterproof. Perfect for the busy woman on the go.
Sally McKenney, creator and author of Sally's Baking Addiction, is back with a brand-new cookbook chock-full of a whole new host of treats for your sweet-tooth fix. If you're a candy and sweets lover, then look no further. Complete with over 75 brand new recipes, indulge in truffles, fudge, caramels, and marshmallows. And if you like Oreos, Reese's, Snickers, or other candy bar favorites, Sally will show you the best ways to incorporate these into cookies, cupcakes, bars, and more. This is the perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooh or who loves to do a bit of baking. I love some of the recipes and cant wait to give them a go.
I love this matching monochrome jewellery set from How Store, after reading The Fault In Our Stars they were inspired to create this set. The necklace comes on an silver chain and has 2 clouds, 1 black and 1 white, each of the clouds are 23mm in size. The matching earring are both white in colour and come with clear plastic fasteners on the back. Both are made by hand from start to finish in their UK workshop, they're hand glazed when finished. Each comes on a 100% recycled How Store tag, they even offer a gift wrap service, so you can send straight to your recipient. Make sure you pop over to the How Store and see the rest of the fab range.
If you are looking for a cute novelty item for your beauty loving friend this gingerbread lipgloss is fab. It comes in a 3d moulded gingerbread man holder. When you flip off the lid there is a lovely shiny lipgloss inside and it has a beautiful aroma. It really makes you want to lick your lips!
If you have a perfume loving friend who likes fruity fragrances, then this one is for you. Desigual Fun is a fruity fragrance for woman which was first launched in 2004. It comes in a colourful circular bottle that is swirled with colour. It included times of pear, peach, cranberry, passionfruit, sandalwood and peony. I love the smell its really fresh. If you buy it right now from The Fragrance Shop you get a funky tote bag for free.
There is nothing worse than tangled hair when you get out of the shower, the Wet Brush Pro is the perfect brush for combating that. Its soft flexible bristle de-tangle hair with ease and it can be used on wet or dry hair. Its the intelliflex bristles which allow for the pain free de-tangling. The shiny gold colour is perfect for the Christmas Season!
Create Your Own Lip Balm - £15.00
The create your own lip balm tin from Beauty Kitchen is perfect for your crafty friend. The cute little tin contains everything you need to make 4 of your own lips balms. The kit comes with beeswax, cocoa butter plus 4 tins and labels. All you will need on top of this is a little sunflower oil and a small pan.
This is another great set from the Beauty Kitchen team, the chill Me create your own bath bomb kit. The kit comes in a lovely reusable glass jar. Inside you get 2 mould to make your bombs in along with citric acid, sodium bicarb, essential oils and wild flower seeds. The kit makes 2 lovely bath bombs that will be perfect for the friend who needs to relax and unwind.
This little kit from Wilko is a total bargain at only £4 for 3 full sized products. In a stunning butterfly display box, inside you get body butter, body scrub and bath foam , perfect for the relaxing bath. It has a lovely oriental and jasmine scent, its the perfect gift for the lady in your life who needs to relax.
Wild by Binky Felstead is available in a funky leopard print designed two piece and four piece gift set available exclusively from Lloyds Pharmacy. The perfect present this festive season for any Binky fan! The 2 piece gift set includes a 50ml fragrannce and 60ml body butter in a fresh, floral fragrance with essence of jasmine, orchid and freesia and top notes of bergamot.

Do you have other suggestions for the ladies in your life, leave me a comment with your must have or most wanted items this year.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
xx
*The above items were sent to me in exchange for being featured in this gift guide.

8 comments:

  1. Some great ideas here, thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Some lovely ideas. The brolly is fab, I'm always happy to get new cook books, and I'd love heatholders goodies to keep me snug.

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  3. Some great ideas, I love the Bee Good company, I am definitely buying and may treat myself too.

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  4. Some good ideas - I never know what to get my wife as a surprise

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  5. I love the idea of the planner! I usually use a diary, but too many people to organise these days!

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  6. Some lovely ideas, I like the wicker wine carrier especially :)

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  7. Very useful blog post, thank you for sharing xxx (gem cook)

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