Christmas Gift Guide | Main Gift Ideas

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It’s that time of the year again and I’m back with my annual Christmas gift guides! In this gift guide, I’m going to be sharing some main gift ideas and I’ve got a mixture of beauty, homeware, tech, and cosy clothing as well as a couple of practical gift ideas too. 

First up in my gift guide is the Missguided Babe Heat Fragrance Duo Set which includes the 80ml EDP + a free 10ml Mini EDP RRP £28* I really like the Missguided fragrances, they seem to last well throughout the day and they’re vegan and cruelty-free too. Their latest release Babe Heat has fruity notes of Tequila Sunrise, accords of coconut and pear with floral heart notes and base notes of woody patchouli with vanilla swirls and tonka beans. It smells so nice! I think I’m actually going to pick up the Body Mist from the range soon too. All of their Christmas gift sets are all exclusively available at Superdrug

I also wanted to include the Joules ‘A Tin Full of Happiness’ Body Care Minis Set RRP £10 which contains 4 travel sizes and these are - a Body Wash, Body Soufflé, Soap and Body Scrub and all of them are the Floral Wreath fragrance. I think it’s such a reasonable price as Joules bath and body products are always nice to use and they smell gorgeous. It’s also nice that your recipient can reuse the colourful tin box that the body care goodies come in too. Available from Boots and the set is currently in the 3-for-2 offer. 

Another perfume I wanted to add is Glossier You EDP RRP £49 which is my all-time favourite perfume and it has been for a couple of years now. To me, it’s a fresh, slightly warm comforting scent. But I really like how it smells different on everyone and that’s a big selling point. It has top notes of pink pepper, woody, slightly sweet heart notes of ambrette seeds and ambrox with base notes of iris for added freshness. I also like how the bottle has a thumb indent for You to hold the perfume, get it? 

For a more luxurious gift then you could pick up a 22 Momme Mulberry Silk Pillowcase from Calidad Homethey have a whopping 1100+ 5* reviews and they are the real deal when it comes to silk pillowcases as a lot of them on the market aren’t made from real silk or aren’t made with high-quality silk. Using a silk pillowcase has many beauty benefits including silkier, frizz-free hair, reducing your chance of getting fine lines and wrinkles as well as helping your skin to become clearer and more hydrated because silk doesn’t absorb products like cotton pillowcases do. They’re also cooling which can help you get a better night's sleep. I’ve been using mine for about just under two weeks now and I really like it so far. My skin seems to look more plump and fresh in the morning, which I think is a mixture of some new skincare I’m using as well as the silk pillowcase and my hair also looks less wild and is easier to deal with first thing in the morning. Each pillowcase is RRP £79.95 however they are currently on offer and they offer a 90 Nights Return policy. 

An Absolute Aromas Reed Diffuser RRP £25* would make a great gift for someone who likes their ‘smellies’ as their luxury diffusers are highly scented and presented in frosted glass bottles with natural reeds. The fragrance is made up of essential oils and there are different scent options to choose from on their website. They also sell bath & body care, hair care and well-being products on their website. I have the Relaxation reed diffuser which contains Tangerine, Patchouli and Clary Sage and it smells lovely. I’ve now put it in our living room and you can smell the fragrance as soon as you enter the room, which is great because I hate buying home fragrances that you can only smell when you’re near them. 

The PMD Clean Mini RRP £59* is a great gateway into skincare gadgets with its budget-friendly price tag. The front is for cleansing your skin (I prefer to use a gel cleanser when using my PMD Clean) and the back is for massaging in serums, oils and moisturisers. Like the original PMD Clean it is suitable for all skin types, breaks down oil and dirt at 7,000 vibrations per minute, has 4 different modes and is also antibacterial and waterproof. It’s travel friendly and it just requires an AA battery for use, comes with a 1-year limited warranty and is available in four different colours which are: Pink, Purple, Orange and Yellow. 

The Fenty Skin Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Detox Face Mask RRP £25 is hands down my go-to face mask to use. A lot of clay face masks can leave your skin feeling a little stripped and dry but because of the creamy whipped formula, it leaves your skin feeling super soft and deeply cleansed. It contains Encapsulated Charcoal which bursts when massaging the product into your skin and helps to detoxify pores and absorb oils and impurities, Clay which extracts dirt, oil and impurities, Salicylic Acid (BHA) which exfoliates the skin and Rhubarb & Ginger Extracts which conditions and soothes the skin. It’s cruelty-free, vegan and suitable for all skin types too. 

Books are always a nice gift if your recipient likes reading. The Everyday Self Care: The little book that helps you to take care of YOU by CICO Books is such a lovely book which I think a lot of people would find interesting and useful. It contains lots of content including helpful advice, inspiring quotes, gentle stretches guide and even some recipes. 

I also came across another self care kind of book which is called How to Find Joy in Five Minutes a Day: Inspiring Ideas to Boost Your Mood Every Day by Joanne Mallon and I think it’d be good for someone who you know is super busy and forgets to take time out for themselves as you can easily add something that’s only going to take 5 minutes into your daily routine. 

If you’re looking to buy something more practical then you could get your recipient a new water bottle or a fancy new mug. I recently picked up a 1ltr water bottle from Typo (on ASOS) which was supposed to have been £12 but I got it in the sale for around £7 and it’s definitely helping me to keep on top of my water intake. As for buying a new mug for someone, you could maybe buy a hot chocolate spoon to pop in the mug too. If you’re looking for affordable mugs then B&M and Home Bargains are the places to go, if you’re shopping online then you should check out Sass & Belle and I also picked up some nice mugs from New Look earlier in the year online. I also really like Emma Bridgewater Mugs, however, although they’re lovely, they are quite expensive for a mug but it depends on your budget this year. 

The Biossance Love, Joy And Bestsellers Set RRP £45* contains three of their best selling products which are the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil (travel size), Squalane + Omega Repair Cream (full size), Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum (travel size) and also a Luxe Sleep Mask, the products in the gift set are worth £88 so you’re making a great saving if you pick up this gift set. I’ve only tried the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil so far, which is a lovely, lightweight hydrating oil which helps to revive your complexion. The brand is also cruelty-free and vegan too. I’ll keep you updated on how I get on with these Biossance products in a review/round-up post soon!

Burt’s Bees have some lovely gift sets available this year. My favourites are their Lip Passion Gift Set RRP £15.99* which contains a Passion Fruit Beeswax Lip Balm, an Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment and a Passion Fruit Hydrating Lip Oil. I think this would make a great gift for anyone you know who struggles with chapped lips in the colder months, I can’t wait to try the Lip Oil as I’m a sucker for lip oil these days (I even included one in my last wishlist post). They also have their Kissable Colour Warm Collection Set RRP £11.99* which contains three hydrating Lip Shimmers in Peony: a pale beige mauve, Rhubarb: a warm coral and Fig: a warm red-brown with hints of coral. These are right up my street as they are really hydrating but also give your lips a tint of colour. They’re perfect for minimal makeup days. 

For the makeup lover in your life, you could pick up the Urban Decay Naked Sin Mini Eyeshadow Palette RRP £27* which contains six champagne neutrals inspired by fan favourite shade ‘Sin’. It’s perfect for everyday wear, thanks to the gorgeous blush-toned neutrals but it’s also easy to create a Smokey evening look with this palette too. Like all Urban Decay eyeshadows, it’s long lasting and highly pigmented and with it being a mini palette, it’d be good for travelling too. 

I included the Nintendo Switch in my Christmas gift guide last year, however this year I upgraded to the Nintendo Switch OLED which are currently £304.99 on Amazon right now and I’ve got to say, it’s definitely worth the upgrade if you/your recipient plays mostly in the handheld mode. The screen is bigger, games look more vibrant and ‘pop’ more on the screen, the battery life is better and the sound is clearer too. Amazon also does a trade-in offer where you can send in your old Switch if you have one to get money taken off the OLED.

I always think that buying someone some cosy Pyjamas or Slippers is a fail-safe gift at Christmas (obviously if you know the person's dress size/shoe size). I tend to shop at George at Asda, New Look and ASOS for pyjamas for both myself and if I’m buying them as a gift. FYI - George at Asda have got some lovely fleecy pyjama sets for just £10 at the moment. 

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