Stuck on what to buy your friends for Christmas this year? I’ve put together a quick Christmas gift guide for her to help move things along. Gifts at Christmas time (in my opinion) don’t need to be functional or cost effective or any of that everyday nonsense. Most of the time if somebody needs something they’ll buy it for themselves! Christmas is about getting thoughtful, adorable gifts that are pretty and novel and exciting! It’s about buying things they would not usually splurge their own money on but they’ll be glad you did.
Some pretty much all of these gifts are on the small “stocking filler” side, little gems to supplement other gifts or to be used together in a cute gift pack. Have at look at my top 10 gift ideas.
1. Lush Christmas Inventions; Absolutely adorable Christmas-themed designs that are limited editions for the holidays only. Snow Fairy is always a winner! $5.00 — 30.00 2. EOS Sphere Lip balm or Celebrity Balm from Colette (not as nice but EOS is hard to get in Australia!); EOS lip balms are fantastic and the packaging is just so cute. $2.00 — 4.00 3. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine; I think every girl should own one of these lipsticks, if not for the quality then for the prettiest lipstick packaging ever! It’s so girly and ornate and is definitely a little piece of luxury. $34.00 4. Jewellery! Lovisa’s new Diamond Simulants Collection is amazing. It’s high quality jewellery with lab-grown false diamonds for a fraction of the price of a higher end jewellery store. I own one of the rings and it’s gone through hell and still looks perfect (and no green rings on my skin!) Of course, any cute jewellery is a great gift for girls. $20.00 — 40.00 5. MAC Lipstick; MAC cosmetic products in Australia tend to cost an arm and a leg (and I’m pretty sure it’s no bargain in other countries either!) so surprise her with another great lip product that she might not otherwise splurge on. If you’re unsure of which one to buy, get her a safe everyday pink/nude, or find the perfect shade of red! $36.00
1. Candles! Splurge on a sweet-smelling jar from Yankee Candle or Diptyque, or grab some perfect stocking-filler wax melts as pictured here. Each wax melt is a few dollars each and smell amazing! $2.00 / $30.00+ 2. Novelty items/homewares like this adorable teapot from typo; $29.95 3. Philosophy Shower Gel; So many amazing scents to pick from for luxurious, delicious showers! $16.50 4. Real Techniques Brushes; I love these! The quality is amazing for the drugstore price and even if she’s not a beauty junkie, it’s hard not to appreciate a super soft fluffy brush in place of the usual sponge. Pictured here is the new set “Sam’s Picks”. iHerb is the cheapest place to buy if you’re in Australia. $18.00 5. YSL Miniature Perfumes; Or any miniature/gift sets of perfumes. A bit pricey but the scents are worth it. $69.00
And that’s all for my Christmas gift guide for her. As a beauty blogger I can’t help but centre it around beauty but I don’t need to tell you that if all else fails, chocolate will save the day! Thanks for reading and let me know in the comments what you’re buying your girl friends/sisters/mothers from Christmas!