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2020 Christmas Gift Guide (Discount Codes Enclosed)

*contains personalised discount codes & affiliate links

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

xo!

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