Last Minute Gift Ideas

It’s getting to that point in December where if you haven’t got your presents sorted just yet, HURRY! The post will soon be ceasing and everyone will settle down to enjoy the holiday season. I am lucky enough to have pretty much finished my Christmas shopping, however I know plenty of my friends and family (plus Steve!!) aren’t anywhere near.

Here are some last minute gift ideas for the lady in your life:
1.// Why not get a Wonderbra from Figleaves? This gorgeous one is just £30.50. Look and feel absolutely gorgeous on Christmas Day.
2.//Perfect for the comic book girls out there, why not treat her to the Avengers Assemble boxset? Something for everyone and a bit of eye candy, what’s not to love?
3.// A MAC lipstick is perhaps on every girls Christmas list, no? Why not treat her to a few of them? There are some fab shades around right now!
4.// A cosy knit is a must have for this winter! There is nothing worse than freezing in an uncomfortable sweater, look fashionable and practical in this.
5.// Keep that dreaded dry skin away with the Sugar Crush body scrub. This weather plays havoc with the best of us, don’t let it wreak havoc on your skin.
What’s on your Christmas list this year? For more Christmas gift ideas, take a peek here.

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Christmas Gift Guide [2] – Children’s Stocking Fillers

I’m sure this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, this blog being predominantly beauty and lifestyle, however I am hoping to include Jack some more on the blog, reviewing items not only for my benefit but his and Steve’s too. I recently received a couple of items from the Ikea Soft Toy range to review for Jack. The Soft Toy range is fairly new and raises money for the Soft Toy Campaign, which sees 1 Euro donated per item bought. Most of the items in the range are £5 or under and make great stocking fillers for this Christmas for any child in your life.
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We received two items; a book and one of the finger puppets*. I’m not a big fan of clowns personally, so I must admit that Steve took the lead when it came to being the puppet master. Out of the two items, Jack adores the puppet. Steve has been putting on a silly voice when he puts it on and Jack falls for it every time, truly believing the puppet is talking. Today he has been giving the puppet kisses, it’s so cute to see! I am going to try and see if I can get a video of it to show you all!

He has sat down and listened to the book being read to him a couple of times, but his attention definitely favours the clown puppet the most. At such a great price (with a charity donation too!), I’m going to be adding a few more of the items into my basket this evening to add to Jack’s Christmas presents.

What is your favourite stocking filler for children? Find out more about the campaign here.

Christmas Gift Guide {1}

This gift guide has been in the works for a month and a half now – but I didn’t get round to posting until now…shocking, right? Sorry for the shoddy collage too, I just couldn’t get the pictures to fit right!
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[1] The MUA Artiste Collection eyeshadow palette {link} – A gorgeous go-to palette & just £6! Who wouldn’t love this? Plus, you can get this palette for free right now on muastore.co.uk if you spend over £6 on other products! Well worth it! (Yes, I indulged…)

[2] The Paris In A Bottle Collectibles Charm Bracelets {link} – Just £7 and you are able to design your own! I am all for independent jewellery designers and Paris In A Bottle are no exception.

[3] The Santa’s Elves Christmas stocking {link} – I received one of these for review, the Retro Toys stocking – which Steve absolutely adored! There were so many things from when we were young & he loved reliving his childhood with them! Definitely worth checking out if you’re struggling to buy for someone!

[4] aMuse Fashions A Rose Is A Rose earrings {link} – How pretty are these? Perfect for any lady in your life, for the bargain price of £10!

[5] The Great British Bake Off: Learn To Bake book {link} – Who didn’t love GBBO? I think this is the perfect addition to any kitchen & is currently just £6.99 on The Book People!

[6] This is where I offer my apologies to my lovely namesake Bex from Musings From The Pigeons Nest – it took me so long to get this post up that she has shut up shop for Christmas. However, her shop is suitable for presents all year round so be sure to keep an eye out for some great products very soon!

What are you hoping to receive this Christmas?

Christmas Gift Ideas

Having seen this kind of post floating around recently, I thought ‘hey-ho‘ and thought I’d jump on the bandwagon too. Everyone struggles for ideas at Christmas time – there is always the one person in your life that you can’t quite work out who to buy for.
Here are my picks of the best gifts available right now (in short, the stuff that I may just happen to want myself…):
Pretty much a given that I’d have to include the beautiful Sarah (blog/shop). I absolutely adore everything she makes, and the customer service you receive is absolutely fantastic. I recently ordered some jewellery from her (read about it here) and I was more than impressed with my purchases.
Here are a few of my favourite items on the website:











Horse Cameo Necklace & Brooch £16.95/ Cupcake Lip Balm £2.80/ Alice In Wonderland Charm Bracelet £35.00/ Keep Calm and Carry On necklace £22.95/ Lucius Cocktail Ring £16.00 (My favourite item of all!)

 

As you can see, Sarah’s jewellery is absolutely stunning! Still struggling to choose a few things from her website? Why not opt for the 12 items for £20 Lucky Dip to save you the stress?
Massive congratulations to Sarah, by the way, on winning the Look magazine blogger competition – you thoroughly deserve it!!
Hero & Cape are a fantastic clothing company, only recently established, run by Sarah’s lovely other half (blog/shop). They have definitely proved popular with bloggers recently, and I can certainly see why – here are some of my favourite items:

Geek Chic Glasses Tee £21.00/ Temporary:Secretary Scalloped Peter Pan Collar Tee £24.00/ Paris Skyline Acrylic Necklace £25.00/ Rubber Grub Lunchbox Erasers £2.00
What would a Christmas gift guide look like without a touch of Lush? You’re probably sick & tired of seeing these little beauties everywhere, but they’re just so damn gorgeous, I had to include them!


Gingerbread House £2.95 for 100g/ Magic Wand £4.95 for 100g/  Candy Cane £2.75 for 100g/ Snow Fairy £3.25 for 100g/ Baby It’s Cold Outside gift set £18.95
How gorgeous is the Baby It’s Cold Outside gift set? I certainly wouldn’t complain if I received that as a Christmas present!
What are your picks for Christmas gifts this year?
Want some more gift ideas? Check out Fee’s peek at the Boots Christmas catalogue here!
xo
Images sourced from the Temporary:Secretary, Hero & Cape and Lush wesbites for the purpose of this guide.