Tuesday, 24 December 2013

(REALLY) Last Minute Christmas Gifts!

So, you have one day left to do your Christmas shopping.  Talk about last minute or what?!  I'll admit I have in the past left it this late before to run out and get some last minute treats but I thought I'd pop together a tiny selection of really easy gifts.


Firstly, The Body Shop is one of my favourite places on the high-street for last minute gifts for beauty lovers.  I actually worked in The Body Shop for 5 years and Christmas was always my favourite time as their limited edition Xmas ranges are divine (Spiced Vanilla, Ginger and Cranberry to be exact).  This gingerbread house of miniature body products is super affordable (at £12) and ideal for any gal who likes a pamper.
Barry M have just started creating makeup palettes which would also make a great gift for the younger girl.  I have a neutral shaded palette which contains 6 eyeshadows and a blusher, complete with a mirror and brush for £6.49 – and available on the highstreet.  You also can't go wrong with candles for Xmas.   I have recently developed a thing for Yankee candles, especially the Christmas smells, so I picked up 'Fireside Treats' as a gift from a Hallmarks store the other day.  It was 20% off Yankee so I think I paid £12 for this - it smells delicious and I'm tempted to keep it for myself.  Rituals also have a festive smelling reed diffuser available named ‘Spices from the East’, which is ideal for the slightly older lady.  Simply pop the reed sticks in the top and turn them over every day or so for a new burst of smells!  This retails at around £25 and can be found in selected John Lewis & House of Fraser stores around the UK.

Something quite new out on the market is the Braun Skin Spa epilator, which has two heads; one to epilate and one to exfoliate with (double whammy).  This retails at £99 in Boots stores and is great for a last minute gift.  I will be doing a full review on this very soon!  I've also popped a Moroccan Oil miniatures set into this post as I personally would have adored this as a gift.  I got mine from HQ Hair for a discounted price of £18.65, (usually worth £26.65, link here!)  but they are also available in selected hairdresser stores.

Failing all of this, a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates/ bunch of flowers never fails - (or you can just treat yourselves to these little bits with any Xmas money)!

I'm sorry this post is so late - ideally I would have liked it up last weekend but things have been so hectic here that it slipped.  A new years resolution of mine this year is to become better at organising my blogging time - less time faffing; more time writing! 

Have you done all of your Christmas shopping? 



  1. Great ideas for christmas gifts! I love getting bath products for last minute gifts.


  2. Such nice Christmas Prezzies, would be glad if any of them were under the Christmas tree! I finished mine today, glad the panic and rush is over now and everything is sorted. Gorgeous blog xx

  3. That body shop set looks so cute! Have a great christmas!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

  4. So excited that Barry M are doing palettes! Have an amazing Christmas <3

  5. Great ideas! But srsly guys, don't wait until the last minute to buy your gifts! I had to work a 12-hour shift today for all those last-minute Christmas shoppers, ggrrrrr!!! ;-) *rant off*

  6. Everything looks great! I finished my shopping some time ago...

  7. Lovely post! I just LOVE Yankee Candle's, I have a nice one in mind as my next 'gift-to-self'... enjoy!
    Merry Christmas,

    Bethany ^____^ xo

  8. nice gift ideas !
    I left it late for a few things this year
    thankfully all is sorted now :)
    melissa x

  9. I only picked up one last minute gift, and that was a huge playmobil school on sale that I HAD to have ;) Love your picks1

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

  10. The Moroccan Oil set is lovely. Perfect if you were going travelling

  11. Great post. My favourite idea is the Moroccan Oil set.


  12. I love epilators, they are my favorite hair removal method so definitely I love the braun epilator. great gift!

  13. Katie, I can't wait for your Braun Skin Spa epilator review. I think the rotating brush helps with icky ingrowns and I love how it can be used in the bath.

  14. This is a wonderful gift. You are really luck because you can afford these quality products. I also love Braun epilator and I use it every time I have to get rid of my legs hair.

  15. Personally I prefer Epilator. It ıs the best gift for girls as mostly they need. for avoid unwanted hair it is the best solution.

  16. Wow awesome ideas for gifts. I will look for gifts like this for my loved ones.

  17. it is truly a wonderful gift. I gave it to my sister. she loves product is epilator


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