Shiny Xmas Gift Guide!

colourful christmas poster gifts for girls urban outfitters


* 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 Create your own now and there’s no need to write a ‘From: ‘ tag!

Need more fashion inspo? Take a look at my wishlist and my Cyber Weekend picks. Happy Shopping!


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* Festive Threads *

Glitter Shoes – Boden / Jumper – Boden / Floral Pyjamas – ASOS

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.


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* Gifts gifts gifts! *

Tray – Anna Viktorsson / Bright Bazaar book – Will Taylor / Adorn Book – Shini Park and Kit Lee / Ceramic egg crate and jarAnthropologie / 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!


sparkling wine and fine chocolate christmas gift guide flatlay

sparkling wine and fine chocolate christmas gift guide


* Cheers! Prost! Santé! *

Sparkling Wine – Cremant de Limeoux  at Roberson Wines / Glasses – House of Fraser / Bell Jar – / Chocolate – Stach (Amsterdam)

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!


australian tea T2 loose leaf christmas gift guide ideas

australian tea T2 loose leaf christmas gift guide ideas


* Tea for your ma-tey *

Loose leaf Teas – T2 / Glass mug and infuser – T2 / Glass teapot – Ikea / White mug – Ikea / Bamboo tray – Ikea / Biscuits – Bees bakery

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!


tea christmas gifts

christmas gifts tea for your mum flatlay


* Treats for your Ma *

 Loose leaf teas – Whittards / Milk frother – House of Fraser / Orange biscuits – V&A Museum shop / Initial mug – Anthropologie

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!


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* 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.

Good Luck!

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  • Madeline Batch December 21, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Following on all platforms! I would just love the Adorn Book for Christmas! I love little DIY projects! I’d also love some loose leaf tea from T2! I’m yet to try their ever-popular tea and I’ve just been given a glass tea pot with an infuser so it’d be perfect timing!

  • Jo-ann December 20, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    The cute ASOS makeup bag would be my top pick

  • laura redburn December 20, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    i genuinely thought those sprouts were bouncy balls! there’s some fantastic things in here but those glittery boden shoes are just perfect, and the orange crunch biscuits seem like they’d be nice & i love the packaging. you’re bringing the colour as always, lucy! (ps. @cardboardcities on tweeter!)

  • Chloe Wilson December 19, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Oh, sorry! My email address is:

  • Chloe Wilson December 19, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    This is such a lovely idea! I really enjoyed this post – beautiful photographs and gift inspiration. And of course bright and shiny as ever!

    I’d choose the lush products as I adore their range – I’ve even been in for Christmas presents for others so would be nice to treat myself as I can never really justify buying for myself! Thanks for this lively post 🙂

    – Chloe. X

  • Federica micheli December 19, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    I would love to win “Adorn” book,
    so I could make some DIY projects with my mum while she’s recovering home.
    This Giveaway is so cheerful and colorful I can’t wait to get back in Italy to celebrate with my family.

    May I wish you BUON NATALE Lucy? (Merry Christmas)
    and all the best for the new year
    x x

  • Heather Nixon December 19, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    The lush gifts and Christmas bubble bars look gorgeous!

  • Sophie December 14, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Glitter shoes! But I love them all!!

  • Katie December 14, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    those glitter shoes are so lovely yay, i may buy a pair for myself for christmas ^_^ !

  • becky :: accooohtrements December 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Ooh you have the sparkly Boden shoes that I’m dying over! So dreamy… <3

    Becky ::

  • Cindy | pee into the wind December 13, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Awesome ideas for gifts!!

  • Phoebe December 13, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    I would love to give or receive all of these gifts but if I had to choose I would say the v & a biscuits and maybe also the anthropologie mug 🙂 xx

  • Tolly Dolly Posh December 13, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    I love this gift guide! So cute and colourful as usual. Well done 🙂
    I think if I were to pick one out.. it would be the Adorn book! I’ve always been interested by it, it would be perfect for some DIY inspo! <3

    Merry Christmas! Have a lovely one xx
    Tolly xx