GIFT GUIDE – FOR LUXURY LOVERS

Following on with my Christmas gift guides for 2019, next we have some gift inspiration for those with an appetite for luxury. These treats are real treasures that would put a smile on anyone’s face, whilst also looking the part in their homes or handbags. Perfect if you have a bit of extra budget for someone special.

First up I think a piece of Pandora jewellery would make the perfect gift for any girl. From charms, to delicate earrings, sparkly bracelets and rings, I think there’s something for everyone from this brand. I recently got the silver Celestial Stars bracelet which glistens on my wrist and genuinely catches my eye when I’m moving around, reminding me it’s there – it’s a beauty! (link)

This year Jo Malone have created a festive range inspired by the ‘Theatre of Christmas’ in 2019 which features their new Rose & Magnolia Cologne. Packaged in the most beautiful navy bottle, this is a floral fragrance with notes of black pepper, amber wood, geranium and patchouli. Even though this is a festive fragrance, it’s not overpowering or autumnal and I think instead would be perfect for wear all year round – a fresh, creamy rose fragrance!

Best to pop into store to purchase this one as it’s sold out online, proving it’s a perfect gift this Christmas. (link)

I grew up with my mum just obsessed with Molton Brown and every year I look forward to their festive releases. Last Christmas I fell in love with their limited edition Muddled Plum fragrance and this year they’ve nailed it again with their new Bizarre Brandy range.

This to me is Christmas in a bottle, with notes of ginger, brandy and incense, it is like being cuddled in a warm, gingerbread, boozy hug. The candle is going to be burning in my home all winter and the shower gel is glittery… need I say more? The perfect present! (link)

Another brand that I spend all year waiting to see what they release for Christmas is Bobbi Brown. I have a real obsession with their winter limited edition eyeshadow palettes (I think I’ve collected one every year for the last 5 years) and 2019’s is a beauty! The whole ‘Luxe Gems’ collection has the most stunning iridescent, holographic packaging which is fun and charming and the eyeshadows in the In A Flash palette are the perfect mix between matte & shimmery making it perfect for day and night.

This retails for £49.50 but is currently only £39.60 from John Lewis (link)!

If you watch my YouTube video you’ll know that I’ve been ‘wowed’ by Charlotte Tilbury’s gifts this year. I almost cried when I opened this Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette, cased in a limited edition case covered with Swarovski crystals! It’s luxurious, glitzy and the perfect gift for any queen. (link)

Earlier this year my all time favourite perfume brand, Diptyque, released two products which are innovative, beautiful and one of a kind – scented bracelets and brooches. Housed in the most beautiful packaging, these are truly unique and wonderful gifts for any fragrance lover. They come in three fragrances – Do Son (floral with notes of orange blossom, jasmine and jasmine), Eau Rose (floral fruity with notes of rose, musk, white honey, jasmine, bergamot) and and Tam Dao (floral woody with notes of cedar, sandalwood, spices, rosewood). (link) (link). When I think of buying Christmas gifts for my loved ones, I immediately think of either perfume or candles, so this is a really easy way to spice things up a bit and gift a scent that you can literally wear around as an accessory.

I also wanted to include something for the men in this post in the form of my favourite male fragrance ever… Viktor and Rolf’s Spicebomb. My legs literally go weak at the knees when I smell this on a man and so I had to get it for my partner this winter (let’s hope he’s not reading this!). It’s the perfect mix of spicey, warm and sweet with notes of chilli, leather, tobacco, pink pepper… it’s irresistibly sexy. (link)

For a touch of luxury in a stocking this winter, I think the Nails Inc ‘Seeing Stars’ is a great little gift set, containing two polishes – a nude and a clear with a gold starry accent. (link)

For chocolate lovers you can’t go wrong with the Booja-Booja dairy free champagne truffles (link) and for skincare lovers, the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm has a cult status because of it’s incredible ability to remove the toughest of makeup whilst leaving skin plump and soft. Perfect for dry, dull, dehydrated skin this Christmas! (link)

I hope this second gift guide has been useful… I can’t wait for you to see tomorrow’s, it’s a little more spicy!

Katie xxx

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