No matter how organised I am with my Christmas shopping and this year I did quite a bit in November which for me is pretty organised, I always find there are a fair few things that need to be bought still in December. With Christmas less than a week away and this being the last weekend before Christmas, I thought I’d share my top present picks to help with any last minute gifts.
Beautiful stationary pieces make ideal stocking fillers, be it cute washi tape, gorgeous note pads from Rifle Paper Co, or anything from the the uniquely lovely Ban.do. Hema have a great stationary range and are really good value, I always leave with something whenever I pop in there, such as these cute pens.
A new book at Christmas has become a tradition for me and with it being the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland this year, there are so many gorgeous editions of this classic to choose from. This beautifully illustrated edition from the Rifle Paper Co would make a lovely gift for both children and adults. The illustrations are wonderful and really bring this timeless classic to life.
If you’re looking for a centrepiece gift which you can have a lot of fun with on Christmas Day then you can’t go wrong with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90. I’m a huge fan of this vintage look instant film camera and you can read my review of it here.
Dune’s Ophelia ankle boots are where it’s at if you’re in need of a statement gift for a fashion loving woman. They come in both Leopard print and black so are a perfect wardrobe update and the kitten heel makes them super comfortable. If you are popping along to Dune, have a look out for the little Jerry Cat Ear Pom Pom. It’s the cutest little bag accessory which would make quite a unique stocking filler gift.
When it comes to beauty gifts for Christmas, Jo Malone won’t fail to please; their Christmas collections are always amazing! The Jo Malone Christmas Cracker is such a lovely idea, it’s filled with 3 mini versions of their best products. The cracker would make a perfect surprise gift at the dinner table if you really want to spoil a loved one. If you want to turn a Christmas stocking into a luxury one then a little Jo Malone travel candle is the ideal addition (my favourite is the Blackberry and Bay). Molton Brown hand creams are a great little treat for hands during the Winter months and another perfect little stocking filler. For fun but super affordable beauty gifts my top tip would be to head down to Lush, their Christmas collection such as the Magic of Christmas Wand and Five Gold Rings are amazing. The perfect gift for some post Christmas pampering! If you’re wanting to impress the beauty addict in your life, the limited edition Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face and Touch Up Brush will be a great hit and for a little beauty stocking filler the BeautyBlender foundation applicator will be another sure fire win!
If you’re stuck for a gift idea for an aspiring blogger, someone who loves home decor or a keen foodie, I would head to Anthropolgie. The homewear range is stunning and filled with so many beautiful pieces such as the Water Flora vase (which is now half price!).
Lastly for those impromptu gift needs, a box of Charbonnel and Walker (one of the few chocolatiers to The Queen) chocolate truffles is ideal. There are many delicious flavour combinations, so there is something to suit all tastes!
I hope that’s been helpful and good luck with the last of your Christmas shopping!