December 20, 2015

the christmas gift guide: stocking thrillers

Mandara Spa Lip Butter Bauble (£4) - There seems to be a definite theme with brands bringing out bauble shaped stocking fillers this year, and apart from the fact they're a pain to wrap up I just love how sweet they look. This version comes with two shimmering lip butters making it a lovely little gift for the party season. 

Sainsbury's Boutique French Manicure Set (£5) - Admittedly I'm more of a high end beauty girl, perhaps even a bit of a makeup snob, but that's not to say I won't give lower end products a go if the packaging is as chic and understated as this set from Sainsbury's. I think this would make a great gift for someone in their teens just getting into nail painting. 

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Ornament Tin Set (£9) - I always seem to find myself giving out hand creams at Christmas time, it's the kind of product that you aren't likely to splurge on for yourself so is always welcomed especially with hands in need of nourishing at winter time. 

This Works Dream Team (£10) - I've been a fan of this duo for years now, mainly due to the fact they are waiting for me on the pillow in most hotels that I stay at. Included is a mini pillow spray and stress less roller ball which is to be applied on your wrists just before bed. 

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Pedicure Purse (£13.50) - This kit includes all of the tools and accessories needed to complete a mini manicure and as I'm renowned for losing things this would make a great gift for someone who's equally as disorganised. 

Lip Smacker Coca-Cola Tin (£9.99) - The prize for my favourite stocking filler of all just has to go to this set of soda flavoured lip balms. I feel so nostalgic thinking back to the days of collecting Lip Smackers as a young'un and can't wait to get stuck into trying out CocaCola Vanilla in particular. 

Rebel's Refinery Capital Vices Skull Lip Balm (£8.50) - This lip balm is fairly similar to those by EOS but instead of the fairly bland packaging that we're all now bored of seeing, the dome shaped balm comes packaged within a grungy looking black skull. 

Molton Brown Festive Bauble (£10) - Perhaps the ultimate luxury stocking filler, these baubles come filled with either shower gel or hand wash and are available in an array of Molton Brown's best scents. 

Japanese Exfoliating Body Towel (£3.50) - Sometimes it's nice to receive a gift that's intriguing and slightly different to all of the rest. This body towel is built to scrub dead skin cells and leave skin feeling baby soft, it's also ideal to buff fake tan marks away too. 

Soap & Glory Bright and Bubbly (£10) - There hasn't been a year gone by that I've been less than hugely impressed by Soap & Glory's Christmas gift offerings, each set always looks just so sparkly and of course they are always priced so well too. This set happens to include four of my favourite products that I repurchase over and over again, so I'm thrilled to now have mini travel sizes of them too. 

Margaret Dabbs Fabulous Cracker (£12) - Another one of my favourites is this mini cracker filled with a nail and cuticle serum. I always find that my cuticles get super dry in the colder weather and reckon this would be such a handy (handy, get it..) gift for anyone who's into their nail care. 

That's it for this year's Christmas gift guides! I really hope you've enjoyed reading through them and that you have a wonderful Christmas. 

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