2020 Christmas Gift Guide (Discount Codes Enclosed)

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Good Morning,

We’ve entered November and I’m excited to start planning and getting organised for Christmas. Now that Halloween is over, the full focus is on the big day and it won’t be long coming around. I’ve created a MEGA Gift Guide for you this year and included more ideas than ever before. There are options to suit all budgets as well as all of the ladies in your life whether that be your mother, sister, grandmother, friend, daughter, in laws or acquaintance. I hope it will give you some food for thought or different ideas if you’re struggling to know where to start. I’ve also included a few discount codes as every little helps.

If it’s not already obvious, I’m a big festive fan. I adore the build up, all the get togethers, celebrations and general cosiness of the season. It brings me great joy to select gifts for my nearest and dearest and I take time and put in the effort to ensure they get things they genuinely love. This year will for sure be different to every other however I’m really focusing on the things we can still do rather than the things we can’t and the gift of giving is very much still on the cards.

I always start by building lists of ideas for each individual. I’ve found this to be the best way to stick to a budget and get high quality and well thought out gifts. It’s very easy to get carried away and buy a lot, as well as spend a lot then find it isn’t very cohesive or well thought out. I work out what I’m getting before I start shopping and it helps me rule out things that won’t be suitable. It also avoids panic buying which never really results in a thoughtful or well rounded gift.

Having lists is particularly helpful if you save your shopping for Black Friday. We all know how stressful it can be to try and bag a bargain in the Black Friday sales however if you have a list of ideas, you can quickly search for each product whether it’s in store or online and have a better chance of getting it. If you simply wait until Black Friday and are then bombarded with all the different options, you’ll end up wasting time trying to decide what you want or need and whether it will be suitable for each individual.

This year I plan to be cosy at home, drinking hot chocolate while browsing for gifts and compiling my lists. When I’ve got a fair idea of what each individual is getting, I’ll try and get what I can discounted as it means I can buy more for the budget I have for each person. It’s always good when you can make your money go further and if saving on some things makes room for others then it’s a win win for the giver and the receiver.

I know some people can be difficult to buy for (my friends & family say I’m one of them) however it’s important not to overthink it. The most appreciated gifts are generally the most affordable. Making a photo album of all your favourite memories is one of the best gifts you can give someone and it’s generally a suitable for everyone. It’s certainly one of the best gifts I’ve ever received and I’ll never forget that moment of opening it in a restaurant in Paris of course and being completely overwhelmed with emotion. In other words I CRIED like a baby and yes there is photo evidence of that too which is yet another memory for another photo album in the future. The value is in the time that someone has taken to compile all those photos and comments or noted the places and dates of when the photos were taken. I know I truly appreciated that someone had spent time and done that for me and I’m sure your loved ones would too.

Another good idea is to curate a hamper with lots of little gifts inside. You can make it work for any budget as you can usually pick up a basket for a few pounds from Dunelm, The Range, TK Maxx/Homesense or even Primark. You can fill with it magazines, books, chocolate, a poignant photo in a frame, pyjamas, a candle, jewellery, skincare, makeup, a purse – the list is endless really. It’s a great way to home in on their interests and show how well you know them as well as demonstrating a bit more effort in terms of pulling it all together.

It’s difficult to give more specific advice for gifts without knowing the person but my best tip would be to listen when they are talking about things they like, enjoy, would want to indulge in and that’s an all year round process. Sometimes I have ideas for my friends in February that I hold on to until their birthday or Christmas. Some examples could be getting them tickets to see their favourite musician, taking them for a spa day or  giving them a voucher for a full body massage. You could make a booking to get their nails done or shower them in their favourite skincare products. Do they have a particular animal or symbol they love? You could get them a piece of jewellery with it on or perhaps a beautiful piece of artwork for their home. Attention to detail is everything and if you know the person well enough it shouldn’t be that difficult to come up with a few ideas.

In any case, I hope this post will give you a starter for 10. I’m also in the process of compiling some more specific gift ideas by budget which I hope to share very soon.

Until then, happy shopping!


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Book
Frame
Pyjamas
Body Blur
Top
Bag
Jumper
Bracelet
Chocolate Gift Set
Silver Kensington Bag
Honey Bee Pot
Book
Mugs
Chocolate Penguins
Set
Device
Joggers
Trainers
Timeless Gift Set
Gift Set
Skincare
Socks
Socks
Trousers
Boots
Jumper
Book
Scarf
Jumper
Fragrance
Set
Wash Bag
Trousers
Gift Set
Brow Kit
Shoes
Large Kensington Tote Bag
Gift
Blanket
Robe
Bowl
Chocolates
Cardigan
Bedding
Trousers
Device
Palette
Hamper
Cardigan
Purse
Boots
Jumper
Gisou Set
Wash Bag
Bag
Mask
Bag
Blazer
Pyjamas
Set
Top
Moisturiser
Pillowcase
Bag
Camera
Hot Water Bottle
Set
Heart Kensington Bag
Kensington KGL Bag
Candles
Skincare
Pyjamas
Socks
Notebook
Candle
Platter
Bath Caddy
Lip Balm
Set
Bag
Crackers
Skincare
Pyjamas
Gift Set
Book
Mug
Bag
Blazer
Umbrella
Book
Bag
Tray
Body Lotion
Eye Mask
Boots
Set
Hot Water Bottle
Gift Set
Book
Pyjamas
Set
Bag
Vase
Book
Eye Mask
Coat
Bag
Keyring
Set
Tray
Bag
XXL Kensington Bag
Gloves
Gift
Umbrella
Jumper
Gift Set
Robe
Perfume
Hoodie
Robe
Notebook
Gua Sha
Necklace
Jacket
Notebook
Slippers
Socks
Lipstick
Incense
Set
Set
Robe
Fluffy Trousers
Set
Slippers
Gift
Trousers
Mugs
La Mer
Kensington Bag Mixed Hardware
Book
Set
Cleanser
Hermes Sketchbook
Gift
Trousers
Bag
Top
Timeless – Gift
Book
Heat Pad
Mask
Set
Bag
Lip Balm
Set
Gift
Scarf
Hermes Pop Up Book
Trousers
Jumper
Candle
Joggers
Candle
Candle
Boots
Dress
Red XXL Kensington Bag
Timeless Candle
Gift Set
Robe
Book
Socks
Gift Wrap
Set
Croc Richmond Bag
Phone Case
Set
Camel Mini Kensington
Set
Jumper
Book
Bag
Timeless – Gift
Gift
Notebooks
Wrap Top
Plate
Book
Gift Set
Timeless – Gift
Gift Wrap
Makeup Bag
Cardigan
Coat
Candle
Skincare
Book
Book
Shorts
Chocolates
Set
Necklace
Cross Body Kensington Bag
Robe
Slippers
By Terry Eye Palette
Niacinamide
Photo Album
Trousers
Book
Flowers
Set
Shorts
Set
Trousers
Aldo Bag
Top
Jumper
Velvet Kensington Mini Bag
Pillow Kensington Bag
Gift
Eye Mug
Pyjamas
Gift
Jumper
Pot
Set
Candle
Belt
Purse
Coat
Set
Makeup Bag
Hand Wash
Jumper
Camel XXL Kensington Bag
Blanket
Letterbox Biscuit
Set
Pouch
Pyjamas
Bag
Skincare
Hamper
Basket
Book
Teapot
Dressing Gown
T-Shirt
Candles
Timeless – Gift
Mug
Mug
Boots
Keyring
Teapot
Bag
By Terry Mon Amour Paris Palette
Set
Vase
Cardigan
Candles
Jumper
Drawstring Kensington Bag
Beauty Box
Book
Chocolate Cracker
Brow
Set
Candle
Candle
Makeup
Scarf
Olaplex
Jumper
Book
Pyjamas
Boots
Macro Kensington Bag
Bag
Shorts
Book
Hermes Washcloth
Coat
Hand Cream
Jumper
Healing Crystal
Bag
Dyson Corrale
Cracker
Boots
Book
Bag
Set
Pyjamas
Hair Oil
Studded Shoreditch Bag
Airpods Holder
Mug
Bag
Gift Set
Chocolate Macarons
Set
Hot Water Bottle
Bag
Book
Belt
Necklace
Set
Set
Gift
Pyjamas
Gift
Cardigan
Skincare
Gift
Bag
Pyjamas
T-Shirt
Socks
Card Holder
Set
Pyjamas
Jumper
Masks
Book
Cardigan
Gift Wrap
Mask
Olaplex Set
Purse
Chocolate
Bag
Candle
Notebook
Gift
Book
Top
Olaplex
Trousers
Bag
Pyjamas
Boots
Pyjamas
Egg Cups

xo!

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