* For Your Gal Pal *
You & Me Print – Urban Outfitters (frame – Amazon) / Instagram wrapping paper – Wrap.Me / Acrylic decoration and glitter bauble – Paperchase / Santa bauble – Rigby & Mac / ‘L’ decoration – Anthropologie
Eep! There’s not long left until the 25th comes around on the calendar and unless you’re superwoman then you’re probably in the same gift-gathering state as me. i.e the majority of the boxes are left unticked on your Evernote list. Ne panic pas! Here are a few last minute ideas for you to swipe up with the click of a button or pop out and grab on your local high street.
The novelty need-of-the-season this year is the incred’ personalised Instagram wrapping paper from Wrap.me. Create your own now and there’s no need to write a ‘From: ‘ tag!
* Festive Threads *
There’s nothing like a new PJ set at Christmas so I’ll be hunting down the perfect pair for my mum. These ASOS floral ones were a cheeky steal for myself but I’m tempted to go twinnies! I’ll be gifting my cousin this cosy alpaca jumper and donning these dancing shoes for the big day.
* Gifts gifts gifts! *
Tray – Anna Viktorsson / Bright Bazaar book – Will Taylor / Adorn Book – Shini Park and Kit Lee / Ceramic egg crate and jar – Anthropologie / Socks – ChattySocks / Gloves – Rose b Brown / Notebooks – Nuuna / Brussel Sprouts – Sainsburys / iPhone case – Gemma Correll at Iconemesis
Give your creative friends pressies they really want (some of these were my Secret Santa gifts from my best friend and I’m smitten!) Choose beautiful crafty and colourful books, cute phone cases from indie artists on Iconemesis or clever ceramic ware to be crowned the greatest giver. If in doubt buy socks: Chatty Feet are the bad xmas gifts you’ll want to receive!
* Cheers! Prost! Santé! *
Pop! If you’re into something a little special to toast with then a sparkling wine is the best way to go (from La France, bien sur!) I picked up these champagne flutes to go with my delicious Cremant de Limeoux brut. Mulled wine? Rosé? Non, I want mine to sparkle!
* Tea for your ma-tey *
You may well know by my previous ‘New Things’ posts that I’m a big loose leaf tea fan so I’m rather excited to give the new-to-the-UK brand T2 a whirl in my double-walled glass teacup. ‘Melbourne Breakfast’ or ‘Gorgeous Geisha’ anyone? They’ll go perfectly with a batch of cute Bees Bakery biccies!
* Treats for your Ma *
It pains me to say this but… my mum doesn’t like tea. Shock! Horror! I know. Terrible. Instead, I’ll be buying her some coffee accessories for crimbo but for those of you who have normal nans and leaf-loving mothers, Whittards have lovely sets that make perfect gifts. Just add water, and an Anthropologie mug!
* xoxo xmas xoxo *
Basket – TK Maxx / Xmas gift box, bath bombs and soap – Lush / Coconut oil – Vita Coco / Glitter nail varnishes – Orly / Nail art wraps – Juku Nails / Sleep Plus – This Works / Lipstick – New Look / Make up bag – ASOS
Last minute secret santa or that cousin you don’t know what to buy? Dash to Lush for handmade xmas-themed bath bits or go glitzy with Orly polishes and Juku nails tips. Sorted.
*** Christmas Giveaway! ***
I’ll be sending out a little gift box to a lucky follower with some of the pieces featured in my gift guide!
Just let me know in the comments below what you wish you could recieve from my gift guide along with a contact handle or address by Saturday 20th December and a ShinyThoughts follower will be sent a package of random bits.