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04 December 2013

A little Christmas gift guide

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Ho ho holy crap, Christmas is here *inhales sharply*.
So, you've got more loved ones than numbers in your bank account and maybe you're panicking a little, here are a couple of my tips to survive and simultaneously make your cousin/mother/best friend/hairdresser light up like the Christmas tree you haven't actually had time to buy/decorate yet.

1) Personal: While it's important (and helpful) to keep in mind what you like when buying for others, try to step outside of that as much as you can. Think about a specific thing your loved one likes, do they love animals? bright colors? do they need bits and bobs for a new apartment? It's gifts that seem to come from the heart that mean the most, and taking into account the little details that make someone who they are is an excellent thing to wonder when you're heading to the till.

2) Cheap and cheerful: So you've got £20 to spend on a friend/boyfriend/cat and you know you can't get a whole lot for that (without running to the deathly hallows of Primark...please don't). I know that I prefer to open lots of little gifts as opposed to one medium thing, so go on the hunt for a couple little bits and bobs to pop in a pretty Christmas themed box. Fill said box with sweets and tissue paper as well as maybe a pair of cute socks and little coin purse and voila! More for less without breaking the bank.

3) Plan: While a little box filled with smaller treats is a great gift for anyone, sometimes you want to go the extra mile and splurge on something a little more expensive like a mini Polaroid camera, or shoes for a loved one that you really love. I always think about how much I want to spend on each person beforehand to avoid overspending on one person and not leaving enough for the next.

Above is a little collage of all things wonderful (for girls...I may be single but I know you shouldn't buy guys nail polish or lipstick) from a range of price points. Scroll through the slideshow just below and click on any pieces that take your fancy.


14 comments:

  1. Me encanta todo ;)
    Besotes
    by LALY

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  2. give me any of these and I'll be happy :)

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  3. I love the idea of a little box filled with a few smaller items - that sounds so christmassy!

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Wonderful items, I really want the camara

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  5. what a great list with awesome items! :)

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  6. I got the Fujifilm Instax Mini for my birthday this year and it's awesome! :3 So fun to play around with. The only annoying thing is the film being pricey. Buying in bulk can help though.

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  7. love this post! I'm hopeless with christmas gifts, I just leave it to the last minute and then freak out. thankyou!
    x

    frockled.blogspot.com

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  8. Loooooooove the tips lady! Needed those muchly! xx

    www.satinandsouffles.com
    www.satinandsouffles.com

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  9. This is just what I need haha! I am freaking out about chrimbo shopping this year!

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  10. That cute pup phone case is so sweet & I am loving that pink camera.
    Lovely gift ideas
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  11. Notes taken! Thanks for sharing! xx

    blancheneve.blogspot.com

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  12. this list is so amazing <3!

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