When it comes to buying presents at Christmas, sometimes it can get difficult to know what to get people. With commercials, sales, celebrity endorsement products and internet ads, it can sometimes get very easy to lose sight of who you need to buy for and what things they may actually like.
I have had a scout of the newest products to hit the highstreet/online and here is the best of the bunch and don’t worry, there is a wide price range so something here will nearly suit anyone.
For thoses who love good skin care products, these new gift packages from Burt’s Bees are idea for the girlies who love quality ingredients. As well as a tinted lip balm in the box, you also get a cuticle or hand cream that comes in a small tin that is the perfect size for your handbag or travel bag. If you haven’t tried Burt’s Bees, their products are really, really good. With natural indigents from Mother nature, these little gift boxes are a great stocking filler and they are only £5.99.Personalised jewellery is a great way to make a special lady smile. Oliver Bonas has started doing personalised gifts including this amazing necklace! Available with a cute tassel that hangs beside it, I love how simple yet special this necklace is for me and I know it will look so cute with a statement dress for the party season and I think I will wear it on my birthday on the 19th too. Leather goods are always a great gift for Christmas and I love this croc style purse from Estados. For only £59, it is a great bargain and I love the bright pink insert inside which looks amazing against the brown. There are products for guys and gals on Estados so check it out, it’s well worth a look!I am a huge fan of Radley and I just fell for this cute Radley dog purse. Available in a few colours including this very festive red, this cute Scottie dog is made of real leather and has a great wrist strap which is perfect if you wanted to wear it out with the girls or even hang it on the tree for someone for Christmas day!
If you are looking for other present ideas, this cute Christmas shopper from Radley is great as a little gift for any girls. As the fairer sex are always trying to carry a million things at once, this cute canvas bag will be perfect to carry any shopping in or a change of shoes and best of all, it could double up as a stocking too! When you think of Police, you probably don’t think about their fragrance package but they have some amazing ones that have just launched! The Sinner is a new fragrance that has launched for both the Men and the ladies. Designed with some cool handcuffs wrapped around the bottle, this fragrance for the girls smells very sweet with a warm musk that feels naughty but nice. It is an ideal perfume for any lady that likes to wear fragrance when they go out and it isn’t overpowering either.
Icon by Police comes in the most striking bottle of what looks like an Eagle and is pretty weighty too. With a strong presence, this fragrance is very refreshing and not at all overwhelming. With a hint of Sandalwood that reminds me of the great outdoors, this perfume is perfect for any man of any age and is very complementary too.Make up is key for the Party season and with New Year’s around the corner, Bobbi Brown have done some lovely palette’s to cater for the women this Christmas. I love these Mini sets that the brand have done including this Eye palette that comes in 8 shades and this sweet Lip and Eye palette which has three lip colours and 3 eye shades. From £25, you get a lot of choice for you money and there are plenty of colour choices in these sets to suit all types of makeup wearers.Cool sunglasses are always needed(especially with hang overs) and I love these Tortoise shell frames from Maui Jim. With a really gorgeous case and lense cleaning cloth, these sunglasses are pretty special when you buy them and the quality is amazing too. I think the little details on the arms and the name printed on one of the lense looks great and these would make a beautiful present for both the boys and girls.Watches are always a good idea for a present and I love Swatch’ themed Christmas watch that has just launched. Available in this silicone, gold-glitter, this watch is great for many ages and I love the cute Christmas tree that changes as time goes by.Being Cosy at Christmas is a must and if you haven’t read my review already, these slippers from Bedroom Athletics are totally needed for the winter months. With a soft layer of sheepskin to keep your feet warm and toasty, these are great for all and come in a large array of colours in time for Christmas. Kooky fragrance bottles are always a good way to get noticed and this new perfume collaboration with Gwen Stefani and Harajuku Lovers is an ideal gift for those girlie teens. With 5 different smelling dolls, the Baby fragrance (above) smells extremely pinky sweet and reminds me of a candy store! As well as Baby there is, G, Music, Love and Lil’ Angel and they all have their own unique smell and design to suit any teenage girl. Ladies can’t be without bags and these two gems from Radley are prefect as a grand Christmas Present!
This gorgeous tan shoulder bag is made from a grained, beautiful leather and I love the straps and sandal inspiration in the shape and style. Available in 5 colours(including NAVY!!!), this bag is a great statement piece for any lady and would score you brownie points big time!
For girls who love their tech gadgets, Radley have produced this X-body bag which has cushioned pockets for your tablet and phone. This would be a dream for those who love their gadgets and possibly any bloggers that you know too! Dove products make amazing presents and as they are uber gentle on your skin, they suit pretty much all skin types too. Dove’s new Winter Care range would be a great gift idea for the girls(and guys if needed) and they smell AMAZING too!! With a cream tub that is pure luxury and a nourishing lotion which is perfect for everyday, these products are great stocking fillers but get them quick as they will only be around for the winter months!Some people(ok, people like me) sometimes want a unusual present for Christmas and Fuud London have produced some cool accessories and clothing including this amazing sequin and faux fur hood. With the choice of either gold or black, I plan to wear this hood with a beaten up leather or denim jacket and I love how the sequins give this hood a real glam feel that could dress up any outfit I decided to wear. As well as being pretty successful as a Singer, Rihanna has now produced some fragrances including this one, Rogue Man. I’m not particularly a Rihanna fan but this fragrance smells really good! With a sweet musk that is rugged but nice, I really love the design of this bottle and I think it will suit any young male teens out there perfectly!Superdry are normally known for their casual hoodies and tees but they have some cosy accessories too likes these festival socks! Made from a thick cotton, these will keep anybodies feet warm and best yet, would look pretty awesome with some ankle boots or high top trainers.
You wouldn’t normally think about Kenneth Cole when picking fragrances but the brand’s new Mankind perfume is gorgeous. Available in a manly bottle with leather wrapped round the edge, this spicy fragrance is warm, husky and really makes my feel the Christmas season! The bottle is the perfect size to through in your gym bag and this fragrance would make an excellent present for any husbands or boyfriends out there!
This maybe a little of a Testie (ha ha) subject but sometimes Men’s private parts may need some help. Below the Belt Grooming have produced some products that specialise in the groin area to help boys when they are doing sports, want to be dry or just need a little cleanser action. I do find when I run that I have rubbing in private places so I’m sure the sports lubricant would do wonders for any male runners. Check out Below the Belt’s site as they have some great product for the men in your life and their sensitive and valuable areas.
So I hope this little guide helped? I know the Christmas rush has just begun but hopefully some of these pieces will give you an idea for a loved ones, family or friends!
All images by Lois Spencer-Tracey