Christmas is on Sunday and I’m so excited! Being at university means that I don’t always have the time to travel home and see my family, so Christmas is the perfect time to bring everybody together. Christmas shopping is not always easy, especially if you have quite a few extended family members to buy for. You might be worrying about what to get for your girlfriend’s mum or your boyfriend’s sister, or you might just have remembered that you forgot to get something for your grandparents. I know that I’m getting paid just a couple of days before Christmas and if you’re in the same position, then you might be holding out a few days before going out to get those few little last minute gifts. So I’ve put together a festive list of perfect last minute gifts to sort you out for the Christmas season. So if you need some quick inspiration, then just keep on reading! 😊🎅🎄
Any girl will appreciate a lovely scented candle, for any occasion. They’re great gifts because they can be used as decorations and the candle holders can sometimes be recycled and used for storage. I think that candle holders make great make-up brush holders! Yankee Candle mini gift sets are available at Boots and big department stores often do a great range. If you’re looking for something with a little bit more luxury, then you could try Jo Malone, Dyptique candles or something from The White Company.
Beauty Gift Sets
The Body Shop, Lush or any of the beauty gift sets in Boots would make for a lovely last minute present. They usually have lots of different items in them and its a great way to give someone a trial of a brand they haven’t ever used before. You can get bath and body gift sets, make up gift sets, make-up brush gift sets, hair gift sets, skincare gift sets the list is really endless.
Picking up a lipstick from somewhere like Chanel or YSL would be the perfect last minute present for your mum or your sister. The packaging, the luxury, the colour – these are all things that any girl would appreciate. With the recent craze in liquid lipsticks, my favourite picks would be one of the new NARS velvet lip glides or one of the Chanel rouge allure inks!
2017 Diary/Bespoke Notebook
For anyone who loves pretty designs and writing, a new 2017 planner would be the perfect last minute gift idea. Places like Paperchase and websites like www.notonthehighstreet.com offer beautiful designs at a range of different prices, so I would definitely check them out. To go with this, you could also pick up a nice new pen. Sounds simple, but having a good pen to write with is honestly so under-rated and is truly one of the best gifts you can give to someone who loves writing!
Alcohol Gift Set/Bottle
Any alcohol gift set will usually come with some chocolates in it, but if not, a bottle of wine and chocolates would be a great gift idea for any extended family member.