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

xo!

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