Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

If you're wondering what to get your loved ones, there's still some time to do your shopping so rest assured! I've put together some gift ideas for those of you who are finding it difficult, or if you fancy treating yourself to something nice! I'm sure you've been good all year?! There is a mixture of some skincare and fashion pieces, something for makeup-lovers, something for your home and some bath treats too! These products are a selection of what I'm LOVING this season! I love everything here, and am planning on picking up some of what's featured here for myself!

Oasis Feather Black Dress €163

For me, this dress is a classic! If you were to buy this for your girlfriend, or for yourself, you're guaranteed to make a classic and elegant entrance into the party! This is quite pricey, but I could see someone wearing this again and again. It's a timeless, beautiful dress which combines lace and feathers, carrying you through from season to season.

Gold Love Bangle €19.50

I've been looking for a bangle or bracelet like this one for ages now. It's such a pretty classic gold bangle that could be worn anytime of the day or night. It's really affordable for €19.50 and if you present this to your friend, she'll love you for it!

REN Bath and Body Discovery Kit €18.95

This REN set is the ideal gift for anyone who is really into looking after their skin. This gift set would suit any skincare-lovers out there (your sister, best friend, Mum, Godmother, or your girlfriend) and it has a really nice selection of products for just €18.95. For someone who hasn't tried REN before, it's a great gift for them to trial out the brand. The products included are from their Moroccan Rose range and their new Invigorating Revivo-Tonic range. A real treat and it's very affordable!

Boohoo Distressed Ripped Jeans €34

I love these jeans and after spotting them on the Boohoo website I fell in love! I love the edgy look with the ripped-knees. I could see myself wearing these with an oversized white t-shirt, that gold bangle and the black shoes here. I think this look would look really nice! You could also make these jeans casual with just a nice pair of flats. These would be ideal to buy for yourself or for your friend.

The Body Shop Glazed Apple Bath Sprinkles €10.95

Glazed Apple is a really festive scent and one I love, especially this range from The Body Shop. This gift is really affordable and ideal for any teenager or friend. It would look so cute in your Christmas stocking or under the tree (or to add along with a larger gift). These are also a great way of adding a little bit of fun to your bath.

Boots 'Florence Anne' Candles €15

This range from Boots looks really great for the price point it's positioned at. This trio of candles would be a lovely gift for your Mum, Godmother, your Aunt or anyone who loves candles. They look much more expensive that €15 and would be a lovely addition to a larger gift or as a gift on it's own for your Secret Santa! This gift is ideal for someone who loves buying gifts for their home. The three scents are Blackcurrant and Fig, Grapefruit and Lime and Patchouli and Clove.

Boohoo Bodycon Dress €25

I think this dress, teamed with some jewellery would be lovely for any outing over the festive season! (How nice would these black shoes be with this dress also?!) It's really affordable and comes in black, cobalt blue or plum. If you are looking for a nice new dress for the party season, check this one out from Boohoo, or browse through their extensive range of party wear- you're guaranteed to find something to suit!

STEAMCREAM Star Gift €12.95

This little gift is so cute and tiny and would look great hanging on your Christmas tree or polking out of your Christmas stocking! I love these little cute gifts that many brands have done- a small generous 'sample' size if you wish, that is packaged so beautifully. For €12.95 you could pick up one of these for your skincare-loving friend and even one for yourself too! This is an award-winning natural skincare product, so for anyone who loves using natural skincare products, this is for them. They are also getting a present that doesn't even need to be wrapped up. BONUS! You can pick these up for your local Beauty Salon.

ASOS Heeled Sandles €60

These shoes. I just love these heels and would love them under the tree this year! If you're looking to treat yourself and get 'bang for your buck', look no further! For €60, these shoes would look great with so many different dresses, jeans, skirts, trousers- anything for that matter! I love the slightly thicker heel, which makes them easier to walk in too. As you can see I've already imagined teaming them up with both these jeans and dress from Boohoo!

Antipodes Skincare €16.63-€34.55

I've recently discovered this brand called Antipodes and I've been really impressed. If you're looking to try out some new skincare finds, that'll keep your skin hydrated this festive season, then I recommend these! These two smaller sets in the image are of their mini-travel sets and are a great way to try out more than one product. You can get a mini set with some hydrating day cream and a face oil. You can also get another one with your night cream and a night oil. I've also tried out their Hand and Body cream (which you can buy here), and it's brilliant. This dries so quickly into your hands, and is ideal for people who are always on the go! This tube would also last you for quite a while.

Urban Decay Black Magic Set €33

For anyone in your life who is interested in makeup, this eyeliner set is a really nice gift to give. This is also a gift set that would be suitable for any age group. You're getting their classic and brilliant 24/7 kohl liners in a range of colours (classic black, brown, purple, navy, khaki-green). Urban Decay is a brand that I love and I'd definitely recommend these eyeliners for those of you who love your makeup!

So, that's my Christmas Gift Guide for 2014 which I think has something for everyone, and all budgets. I hope you get some inspiration from this blogpost and that it has solved some issues you've had with wondering what to buy that special person!

Let me know if you're interested in buying anything from the Gift Guide! I'd be really interested to hear!




  1. I love the steam cream star gift, would be great on the tree!

    1. Thanks Nora! Yes it'd look so cute! Imagine a Christmas Tree full of beauty gifts?