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I’m back again for another year with my Main Gifts and Stocking Filler Ideas Gift Guide, I’ve made sure to include a variety of gift ideas, however, there are a lot of beauty gifts featured as I decided not to do a stand-alone beauty gift guide this year just because I'm behind on content. However, if you’re looking for more gift ideas then you can check out my post about 12 Gift Ideas To Add To Your Christmas Wishlist
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In today's post, I’m sharing 10 gift ideas which I think would be perfect for any beauty lover in your life this Christmas. I’m mainly focusing on main gift ideas but I’ve also included some stocking filler ideas too. Also, the gifts that I’ve featured in this post start from just £5. 

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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. 

5 Unique Christmas Decoration Ideas For Your Home
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There's something so special and joyful about Christmas decorating, but preparing your house for the Christmas season is so much more than just putting up your Christmas tree and hanging a stocking. If you're anything like us, it’s about turning your home into a Winter wonderland full of Christmas lights, bunting and many other fun decorations. 

Now, you may already have a bunch of old decorations in the loft ready to make their yearly appearance downstairs, but if you’re looking for some new, truly unique decorations that are surprisingly affordable, you’re at the right place. 

Keep reading to discover 5 hand-selected unique decorations that will add some Christmas cheer to your humble abode. 

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If you’re still looking for some Christmas gifts which you can pick up easily both online and in-store at places such as your local supermarket and Next then I’d highly recommend Baylis & Harding. There isn’t a year that goes by when I don’t buy at least a couple of gifts from Baylis & Harding for loved ones at Christmas. They are cruelty-free and vegan-friendly and they have gifts for all ages including bath and shower gifts, luxury slipper gift sets, candle gift sets and more. They recently kindly sent over some of their lovely gifts from this year’s Christmas range for me to talk about on my blog. 

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Making sure you’ve got all of your bases covered when it comes to Christmas gift-giving can be stressful. The last thing you want to do is forget about somebody important and experience the awkward one-sided gift exchange. While we can’t help you with that level of forgetfulness, we can offer you some tips on buying gifts for your Bristolian friends and visitors to this fine location. Here, we’ve made a list of 4 of the best gift ideas this Christmas time, so that you can be sure to find something for even the most complicated folks.

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I'm back with my Christmas beauty gift guide which is my final gift guide for this year. I've got everything from beauty gift sets filled with lovely bath and body care products, wellbeing gifts, perfume gifts and even a few subscription boxes which I would 100% recommend. Once again, I'm pretty sure everything in this post is available to pick up online if you're like me and don't really want to risk going to the shops to do the Christmas shopping this year.

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 How to organise a virtual Christmas party 

As we all know, the world is facing a very different festive season this year. You might be continuing to work from home yourself while wondering what your Christmas celebrations will look like amid continued social distancing and self-isolation. 

Well, the good news is that you can still hold a Christmas party. You’ll just have to make it a virtual one! And here are some great ideas for how to organise it, whether you’re planning a party with work colleagues or just friends and family. 

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I can't believe it's been a whole year since I sat down and started writing my Christmas gift guides. I'm starting off with my Main Gifts and Stocking Filler Ideas gift guide this year and then there will be a Beauty Gift Guide coming shortly too. There are quite a lot of gifts to talk about this year, I didn't realise I had so many things to talk about until I started organising everything for the gift guide posts haha. So I hope this post helps you out if you're stuck for ideas this year! I think the majority of the things in this gift guide are available online as well which I thought was handy given the current circumstances.

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I'm not going to lie, I'm really struggling with motivation at the moment. I don't know if it's the weather/season change or if I'm just going through a low motivation spell but I thought I'd talk about why I like Autumn so much to kind of put me in a better mindset and try and get my creative juices flowing again if you like.

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I think it's safe to say that most of us get stressy around this time of the year when you all of a sudden realise we're super close to Christmas and there's still loads of things to plan and buy in time for the big day. In this post I've teamed up with Morses Club who have created an interesting infographic (see below) all about how people save and spend their money at Christmas. I'm also going to be sharing a few of my own tips that I've picked up along the way over the past couple of years.

Make Lists 
I love making lists in general but one thing that really excites me around this time of the year is making lists for Christmas! These lists includes food and drink to buy, people to buy for and also rough ideas on what to get them.  

Save Up and Start Early! 
I'm one of those people who starts buying Christmas presents pretty early. I think this year I bought my first Christmas gift in August because it was something that was on offer so I was like "Okay... it's happening". Obviously this means you might need to start saving up months before depending on the amount of people you need to buy for and the amount of food and drink you buy. However I do find that it tends to be less stressful and easier on my bank balance if I start around 3-4 months early because I can easily take off an amount of money from my monthly earnings without really noticing instead of rushing around at the beginning of December worrying if I have enough money and if everything I need to buy buy gift-wise is still available.

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I also know people who have taken out Christmas loans to pay for the festive season. Obviously only do this if you know you have enough money to pay back the loan in the amount of time the company offers to pay it back in. But I do think loans are a good way to take the pressure off a little and give you a bit more time to get the money together, especially if you're one of those people who are running around like a headless chicken a few weeks before Christmas! Morses Club offer "doorstep cash loans" which you can apply for online.

Stick To Your Budget
I always give myself a budget at Christmas and make sure I stick to it. I usually give myself X amount of budget and then I stick another £50 on top just as back up money and then if I stick to my budget (which I always do) it kind of feels like I've got an extra £50 for nothing which I usually put towards any money I've saved for the sales. It's almost like a "well done you for sticking to the budget" gift to myself haha.

DIY Gifts and Decorations
Lastly is something I've been doing for around two years now which is making DIY gifts and decorations. I enjoy making decorations more than gifts personally but I do find it's quite fun to do in the run up to Christmas and it really puts me in a festive mood. I tend to just stick on a christmas film and crack on with it. I get my ideas from Pinterest and Youtube and my favourite youtuber for Christmas DIY ideas is Hermione Chantal.
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I'm back again with a gift guide and this one is all about beauty! I do love doing beauty gift guides because I love receiving beauty gifts for Christmas (as well as fluffy socks and cosy jumpers or cardigans obvs) I've chosen an array of products that I think would be perfect for any beauty lover in your life which I've personally tried and tested myself either over the past year or recently for this gift guide.

If you're looking for some decent, affordable hair straighteners for someone in your life then I can't recommend the Lily England Hair Straighteners RRP £31.99 from Amazon enough. My old hair straighteners literally went bang one day so I quickly went online and picked up some more and guess what? The Lily England ones work just as well as my old ones, if not better! AND they were a heck of a lot cheaper than my old ones. I also think they look really nice with the white and rose gold and I'm a fan of the digital, easy-to-use display too.

Another gift idea which I personally love receiving myself at Christmas is perfume which I know I've already mentioned in my previous gift guide but I just think you can't really go wrong with perfume if you know what kind of scents the person you're buying for likes or what their all time fave perfume is. I'm currently really enjoying the Calvin Klein Women (50ml)* priced at £38.99 on Fragrance Direct. Another little tip if you're buying perfume/aftershave is to look on Fragrance Direct because you can usually get them at a discounted price on their website.

I think The Body Shop Nicaraguan Coffee Intense Awakening Face Mask RRP £17 would be a fab gift because it's suitable for all skin types and it's a nice in-the-middle kind of price for a face mask. It feels luxurious on the skin as it warms up slightly and just makes your skin look more alive right after using it. I love using it in the morning if I've had a rubbish night's sleep and I feel like I need waking up a bit. It also helps to reduce the signs of fatigue and helps to clear up any impurities too.

For a body care gift set I've chosen to feature the Lavera Sweet Moments Gift Set RRP £15.95* which is a limited edition set which includes a gentle body wash and body lotion which are both scented with organic plum and vanilla - which I think is a great comforting, winter scent! It's also made with 100% natural ingredients, suitable for vegans and cruelty-free too. 

For the skincare lover in your life I've got to mention the PMD Clean Pro RQ RRP £165* because using a silicone cleansing brush has honestly been such a game changer this year. I've found that it's helped with oil control, makes me feel confident that my skin is properly cleansed and I really like the warming Rose Quartz aspect on the flip side as because it's great to use with serums to help get maximum results as well as a relaxation technique before going to bed. You can read my full review here.

Another beauty tool I've been loving over the past month or so is the Magnitone London Fuzz Off 3-in-1 Rechargeable Precision Hair Trimmer RRP £30*. The reason why I love it is because it's so easy to use and it can be used on multiple different areas as well. You can use it on your brows, lip and chin hair, stray underarm hair and even your bikini line. It comes with different attachments for each area too. It's rechargeable via USB and 1 charge = 90 minutes of use. It spins at 300 times per second so that it removes all of the fine hairs and leaves the skin soft and smooth and it's also suitable for sensitive skin types. Highly recommend!

If you're like me and trying to get people in your life to start thinking more about the planet and reducing their plastic waste then the EcoPanda Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads RRP £20.90* which are available from Amazon might be a great gift idea! The set comes with 18 bamboo pads (8cm each), a bamboo storage jar to store your clean makeup remover pads and a cute little eco-friendly laundry bag. The pads are made from high quality bamboo, hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types. They are sustainable because bamboo is not only biodegradable but it also grows up to a meter each day which makes it a great eco material. I have a review with more info available here.

The Tropic Skincare Skincare Discovery Kit RRP £28* is a great way to introduce someone to Tropic Skincare who are definitely one of my favourite brands right now. The kit contains some of their best selling skincare products in a travel-friendly size which all come in a magnetic canvas cosmetics bag. So what's in the kit? You get their Smoothing Cleanser (50ml) which can be used to melt away and remove makeup or as a standard cleanser, a Bamboo Face Cloth, Vitamin Toner (30ml) which aims to soothe your skin and refine your pores, Skin Feast Nourishing Concentrate Cream (20ml) which contains 20 plant oils and extracts to leave you with a healthy glow and their recently released Rainforest Dew (5ml) which is a super hydrating serum. 

Lastly is the lovely Burt's Bees Naturally Beautiful Gift Set RRP £17.99* which contains their Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E and Peppermint, one of their Lip Crayons in the shade Sedona Sands (which happens to be one of my fave lip products right now!), a Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus and their Lavender and Honey Hand Cream and they all come in a sturdy red cosmetics bag. I feel like you can't really go wrong with Burt's Bees because everyone uses lip balms and hand creams, right? So I think this set is a perfect gift for someone you're unsure what to buy for. 

You could also check out Leah's Christmas Gift Guide for Her post for some more gifting inspiration!

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A Baylis & Harding Christmas Gift Guide

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 When it comes to Christmas, I think Baylis & Harding are just a great go-to brand you really need to check them out if you haven't already. I always buy a couple of gift sets from B&H at Christmas just because they're so affordable and easy to pick up and they always go down well with whoever I give them too. There's something for everyone too! They have their Fuzzy Duck range, their Beauticology range and their stand alone scent ranges. They don't just do beauty either, because they also sell diffusers and candles too.

Baylis & Harding kindly sent over a selection of their gifts for this year and in this post I'm going to be talking about what they sent over, what's included in the gift sets as well as their price and where to buy them from. 

For one of your boozy friends or family members you could pick them up the Fuzzy Duck Whiskey Bath Bubbles RRP £8* from Sainsbury's and Asda which is Ginger and Lime scented. I'm not going to lie, I'd trick them and put it in a bottle gift bag just to throw them off a little haha. 

Another fab gift idea from their Fuzzy Duck range is the Sloe Gin Cocktail Candle RRP £15* from Next and Amazon. It smells amazing! I also think it looks more expensive than it really is... right? I love the add touch with the cute "fuzzy" duck on the candle lid too.

The Beauticology Rudolph Festive Treats for Feet Set RRP £8* from Amazon contains some super cosy fluffy socks along with a tube of Vanilla Icing scented Foot Lotion which contains vitamins A, B and C. A perfect self-care kind of gift! I can confirm that both the socks and foot lotion are top notch.

The Beauticology Unicorn Rainbow Fizzers RRP £15* from Asda and Morrisons is definitely one of my fave sets out of the box of goodies Baylis & Harding sent over. It's just so cute! The Unicorn Candy scent is one of my favourite scents from B&H anyway, I currently have the hand wash in my bathroom. It smells super sweet, it's one of those gift sets that you can smell before you actually see it or open it as a gift. I can definitely see it going down well at Christmas for any unicorn lover or sweet-a-holic person in your life.

I think the Fuzzy Duck Cotswold Collection Luxury Wrapped Soap Set RRP £6* from Debenhams looks a lot more expensive than it really is. All three soap bars are wrapped up in different patterns which really sets of the look of the gift set and I think it would make a great stocking filler, secret santa or just something to add to a Christmas hamper. Two of the soaps are Wild Flower Meadow scented and the other is Woodland Bluebell scented. I think it's a bargain set for £6!

The Fuzzy Duck Men's Pink Pepper & Oud Wash Bag RRP £21.24* available from Amazon contains 4 products which are Body Wash (100ml), Shampoo (100ml), Shower Gel (50ml) and an Aftershave Balm (50ml). They all come in a big wash bag which can obviously be reused time and time again. I do think it is quite pricey with it only contains 4 travel products but the Pink Pepper & Oud scent is nice so that kind of makes up for it a little. 

Next up is the adorable Fuzzy Duck Winter Wonderland Festive Bath Bubbles Bauble RRP £6* from Boots which I literally can't wait to use but I'm trying to wait until December before I start using everything Christmas scented. The bath bubbles are Mulberry & Mistletoe scented and although I'm holding back on the Christmas scents, I have had a smell of the bubble bath and it does smell really nice. I think it would make a great stocking filler!

Lastly is the Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Luxury Home Gift Set RRP £15* from Debenhams which comes with a hand wash and a candle which both come in the Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit scent. I would say the scent is more of an uplifting, clean, citrusy scent as opposed to a Christmassy scent if that makes sense. But I do think it's a nice gift set and I'm sure it'll get put to use straightaway by whoever you gift it to.

I think this gift guide pretty much covers everyone but if you're still stuck for ideas for any little ones in your life then you could check out Nicola's gift guide!
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For most people, the Christmas holiday period can evoke a bit of stress and anxiety, both at home and in the workplace. Managing your work-life balance can become more challenging, and there never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done. Paired with dark gloomy weather, those who are susceptible to seasonal affective disorder (SAD) may struggle even more with the winter months. 
But let this Christmas be different? There are many small changes you can adopt, in order to alleviate your own stress and the stress of others.
  1. Plan ahead to help manage your workload
Planning ahead is one of the most effective ways to manage Christmas stress, both in the office, and at home. Make lists that you can work through systematically, and don’t fall into the trap of being over-ambitious! You don’t want to be stressed about present buying during work hours, so plan to start early this year! If you schedule in an out-of-office hour each weekend from the start of November, you will have all your shopping done well ahead of time. This way, the task won’t conflict with your busy workdays. If you get ahead of the game with presents, wrapping paper, and gift tags (you could even consider bespoke gift tag printing online) you’ll avoid the dreaded Christmas Eve last-minute rush.  In addition, you have planned ahead for work tasks as well as present buying, you won’t be as short of time and you’ll be able to enjoy the final few festive days of work stress-free!
  1. Take advantage of flexible working hours 
If your workplace offers flexible working hours or the ability to work from home, then now is the time to utilise these schemes! If this isn’t offered, you should consider raising it as an idea with your manager. Flexible working hours are particularly beneficial for anyone suffering with SAD. The ability to manage your working hours yourself, on days when it is getting difficult to make it into the office, is vital.
  1. Shop for gifts online 
Online shopping can be a lifesaver if you’re short of time and beginning to stress. Whether it’s gifts for the family, or a last-minute workplace secret Santa present, it’s always easier to jump online on your lunch break than make time for a stressful shopping trip. This way, you could get presents delivered to your workplace rather than your home address and no prying eyes will see them! What’s more, you won’t have to worry about missing your delivery at home, as there will likely be someone at work to take your precious parcel. 
  1. Understand your rights to sick leave  
Workplaces are under legal requirements to allow sick leave when needed, whether it be physical or mental illness you are struggling with. Current generations work longer hours than ever, giving a lot to their employers — it is in the best interests of your employer to make sure you stay healthy and happy. You are entitled to up to seven days sick leave after self-certifying your illness. After this, you will need a note from your doctor to confirm the reason you’re not fit for work.  
  1. Switch to decaf drinks
For many, a warm cup of coffee or tea is essential for getting through a gruelling workday. Especially over the winter months, it’s hard to consider getting through the day without these warming vices. However, caffeine can intensely heighten your anxiety levels. If you are feeling stressed and anxious in the workplace, make the switch to decaf — at least over the hectic Christmas season. 
  1. Make time for exercise in your routine
With a gruelling work schedule and a hectic home life, it can be more difficult than ever to make time for exercise over the Christmas period. Dark evenings and mornings, paired with frosty weather, add to this off-putting environment. Despite all this, you should try and make some time to take care of your mind and body through exercise. If your schedule is tight, why not ask your manager about the possibility of arranging a pre-work yoga class? Or, if finances are your main concern, find out if your workplace could get a corporate gym membership — lowering prices for you, and increasing health and productivity for them. It could be the perfect Christmas present for a workplace to gift its employees. 
  1. Enjoy some downtime with work friends 
Work Christmas parties are a great way to alleviate that Christmas stress. It isn’t often that colleagues all find the time to celebrate together, but this makes the yearly work Christmas party so much more special. It’s a great chance to let your hair down and get to know your colleagues out of the ‘deadline stress’ context. Of course, not everyone looks forward to the office party. A recent study from Perkbox, found that over one in four employees don’t enjoy their work’s Christmas party due to various reason. With this in mind, think of other activities you could organise in the workplace that could alleviate stress without conjuring social anxiety. A mince pies and mulled wine evening after work is a great, more low-key and relaxing, alternative to an all-out Christmas party.
  1. Or, don’t… practice the self-care that works for you
We’re probably all familiar with FOMO (the fear of missing out), but have you ever heard of JOMO (the joy of missing out)? This acronym describes the pleasure of taking a break from social activity in order to enjoy personal time, and it highlights an absolute necessity. Christmas time can be stressful enough as it is, so don’t put pressure on yourself to engage with every social activity (both in and out of work) just because you feel obliged. Taking valuable time for yourself is an essential part of self-care, and this doesn’t change over the festive period! 

Different tips work for different people, but if you action even a couple of these ideas this winter, you will feel a weight lift off your shoulders! Give them a try and remember to look after yourself this Christmas.  
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It's happening... My first Christmas Gift Guide for 2019! I thought my first gift guide should be about choosing what to buy as a main gift as well as some stocking filler ideas. There's so many fab things in the shops and online this year and it's been so hard to decide what to feature. But here's a round up of some gift ideas that I think would go down well this Christmas.

First up are some Feather & Down gift sets which I think are really great gift ideas because everyone needs to wind down and relax in the evening after a long day and a lot of people struggle doing so. Feather & Down have been my personal go-to brand for pillow mists for about two years now and they definitely help me when I'm struggling to relax or sleep. (Also just a side note... their Breathe Well Pillow Spray is fab if you've got a cold/flu!). They currently have an array of gift sets available and I'm sharing two of them in this post that I personally think look fab and are also not going to break the bank. These gift sets are the Bath Oil Duo gift set priced at £12* and the Straight to Sleep Set priced at £6* which are both available in Sainsbury's.

The Bath Oil Duo comes with two bath oils as the name suggests. One is the original Sweet Dreams Feather & Down scent and the other is the Breathe Well scent which as I've already mentioned is great for when you've got a cold or the flu. The bath oils turn into a lovely, luxurious milky consistency once added into your bath and they're just perfect to use as part of your winding down before bed routine. I think you get a good amount for the price too as both bottles are 50ml each!

The Straight to Sleep gift set which is priced at £6 features mini versions of their Original Sweet Dreams Pillow Spray and the Sweet Dreams Body Lotion. I think it's a great way to introduce someone to Feather & Down and because they're mini versions they're great for travel too. I really like the original scent because it's not super overpowering like some pillow mists can be. It's just very calming and relaxing. 

I feel like the PMD Clean Pro RQ priced at £165* is a perfect luxury gift for any skincare lover in your life. It really helps to deeply cleanse your skin and the Rose Quartz (on the other side) which heats up is great to use with serums to get maximum results or even just as a relaxation technique before getting into bed. I even use it when I have a tension headache! It's rechargeable, comes with a travel case and is also completely waterproof. I've got a full review on my blog which you can read here if you want to find out more info. 

Another gift idea which I think is really nice and also meaningful is flowers. Infini London offer beautiful, luxury roses which last a whole year(!) via an eco-friendly solution. They have an array of ranges to choose from too, including the Suede Collection, Diamond collection and the White Diamond Collection. They're a great way to make your recipient's Christmas extra special this year! They retail between £120-£200 and they also ship to 190 countries worldwide.

I always feel like buying perfume or aftershave is a good way to go if you're stuck on what to buy someone. Obviously you need to know what kind of scents your recipient likes but I think if the person you're buying for likes floral scents then any of the Marc Jacobs "Daisy" perfumes are a good kind of staple perfume to go for. I'm really enjoying Daisy Dream* at the moment which is why I've featured it in the photos.

Another great main gift choice is a luxury candle which not only smells gorgeous but looks nice too. Sara Miller London have definitely hit the nail on the head when it comes to their candles. There's a good range of scents to choose from Bergamot and Mint*, Cinnamon, Rose & Anise, Grapefruit, Yuzu & Tonca and Jasmine, Lemongrass & Ginger and more. Their candles are made with 100% pure soy wax and hand poured in the UK. The Bergamot and Mint* candle which I chose to feature in this post has such a crisp but winter-y scent and I just can't get enough of it. Even when it's not lit, it still smells lovely but not in an overpowering way like some candles can. I also like that the candles are set in gold lined glass to create a mesmerising hue and relaxing glow for a perfect, cosy winter evening. 

Above: Antique Bookstore Segment Pot
Above: Bedtime Baby Segment Pot

If your recipient doesn't like candles or can't use candles then there's always wax melts! You could even introduce whoever you're buying for to an electric wax burner and buy them some wax melts to use. I personally tend to receive wax melts as stocking fillers at Christmas because I'm a bit of an wax melt hoarder truth be told. I really like Sassy Shop Wax Segment Pots* priced at £4. They're separated into 6 parts so they're easy to break off and pop in your wax burner/melter. There's also plenty of scents to choose from (some of which are dupes of other things) such as Antique Bookstore, Snow Pixie, Bedtime Baby and more. I'm absolutely obsessed with the Antique Bookstore wax melt! They're also really pretty with the added biodegradable glitter and sequins sprinkled on top.

Above: Mermaid Sparkle Wax Melt Bar
Adding to that they also sell Wax Melt Bars too which I think are an great alternative to buy if you really want to buy someone chocolate but they can't or don't eat it. This is because I think wax melt bars kind of resemble chocolate if that makes sense. Again, there's plenty to choose from including Loverdose, Parma Violets, Mermaid Sparkle, Under The Stars and more so there's something for everyone.

If you are looking for affordable but meaningful jewellery to buy for someone then I can't recommend Soul Analyse enough. I'd never heard of them before they got in touch with me regarding my gift guides and after looking at their website there's many pieces that I really like the look of. I may even have to add one or two to my own christmas wish list this year! But for my gift guide I chose the Rose Gold Necklace RRP £25* which is engraved with the words "Strong" from the "I AM" affirmation range. I decided to choose the "Strong" necklace because it's just a nice little positive kind of reminder when I'm having a bad day with my chronic pain that I am strong and I've been through many bad flare ups over the past 18 months or so, so what's one more? However if the "Strong" one isn't to your liking then you can choose from two other options which are "Believe" and "Enough" and the necklaces are available in Silver and Gold too. 

I've been really enjoying Miss Patisserie bath bombs this year and I actually prefer them over LUSH because I think LUSH have gotten so expensive and I think they're being quite cheeky with their prices to be quite honest. Miss Patisserie Bath Balls are vegan and are priced at £4.50 and I just think they are fab for the price! There's different scents to choose from and they always put on a big display once you pop them in the bath. I've never had a dud bath bomb from Miss Patisserie either. You can buy them from their website, ASOS or Boots. I tend to just pop one or two in my basket when I'm running low when I'm doing an ASOS order. They also do other products such as their Bath Melts, Shower Steamers, Bath Dust and more (price may change slightly depending where you buy from). 

Lastly is Chocolate and Sweets because you just can't go wrong with chocolates or sweets as a stocking filler really, can you? You can also make more of a gift out them and you can add them into a hamper or you can add more bits such as bath bombs, stationery etc to make a main gift without spending a fortune. 

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