20 Gifts Your Mates Definitely Want for Christmas
Christmas shopping/pain in the tits. Same thing really. It’s actually really hard to get the perfect gift – which is why I’ve taken the hard part out, and rounded up 20 great gifts your mates actually want in another Christmas gift guide. They obviously don’t have to be just for your mates, you could just buy them for yourself!
Spectrum Marble Makeup Bag £14.49 – Link
You can never have too many makeup bags – especially when they’re as Instagram-worthy as this one! Made of soft faux leather this white marble print pouch is the perfect size to hold everything you need.
Jo Malone Candle £42.00 – Link
These candles are so popular that Kate Middleton even used them to ‘scent her wedding’. Which to be honest I had no idea was even a thing. I’ve honestly never asked a friend how their wedding went and them say ‘it smelled fucking fantastic’ haha! But if it’s good enough for her it’s good enough for your bestie mate. These are the types of thing people really want to buy but feel too guilty spending the money on themselves so it’s a lovely gift. I recommend Pomegranate Noir.
YSL Black Opium Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml £46.99 – Link
The glammest perfume bottle of them all with a glittering bottle of deepest pink housing the most incredible night out perfume for Winter I have ever smelled. This is my absolute favourite perfume and I’ve had so many compliments on it I think it’s one of those ‘loved by all fragrances’ so while picking a perfume as a gift can often be problematic, I reckon there’s no way you could go wrong with this one.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette £41 – Link
House in pink velvet casing with absolutely stunning shades this is almost too gorgeous to use. There are both matte and metallic eyeshadows so it’s perfect for creating dazzling makeup looks from everyday to dramatic. I am not sure who wouldn’t want this (I want one btw, in case you wondered). Not sure who I’m hinting at right now…anyone basically!
Huda Beauty Lip Contour Pencil £16 – Link
I mean it’s a lip pencil, but apart from the name, this is an awesome lip liner that lasts good 5-6 hours without needing a touch-up. With lots of neutral and berry shades, these are great for an everyday lip or a long night out.
Sisley Buff and Wash Facial Gel £59.99 – Link
Another of my TK Maxx bargain finds this facial wash is a scrub and cleanser in one, great for winter to get off that dry skin and bring the glow back. It is pricey but it normally costs £72! All the skincare products I have used from Sisley have been amazing so this is definitely one to get a friend who has been a bit tired or down recently and needs their glow back.
Typo Rose Gold Glitter Diary £20 – Link
Sticking to using a diary can be really hard, the best way is to have a really pretty one that will encourage you to actually use it every day. This is the perfect gift for friends and you can even open it up and put all the dates you know in there or little notes to make it personalised.
Neom Reed Diffuser £24.99 – Link
TK Maxx bargain number two. Neom candles and reed diffusers are my must buy products, they are the same quality as Jo Malone but much cheaper and to be honest the scent throw is better. These are great if you have pets or kids as there’s no naked flames but they scent your house just the same.
Grand Budapest Hotel Collection Book £24.95 – Link
Along with being one of my favourite films of all time this coffee table book is so aesthetically pleasing and would look great as decoration as well as being a really interesting read with behind the scenes photos of the hotel.
Real Techniques Bold Metals Cosmetics Sponge £12 – Link
This is possibly the greatest idea ever. A marble beauty sponge in a rose gold packaging. Everyone always could do with a new makeup sponge and why not gift someone a super pretty one. This would be a great secret santa gift for someone you know loves makeup or a stocking filler along with other presents.
Nails Inc Prosecco Is Always The Answer Gift Set £20 – Link
Despite my addiction to gel polish a lot of my friends still like to use regular nail varnish so this is a great gift for those friends. For the price you get two great quality nail varnishes in a nude pink and a gold glitter which can be layered or used separately. Perhaps even better is the prosecco is always the answer makeup bag which is perfect for popping in your gym bag, handbag or for travelling.
KreaFunk Ahead Headphones £76.95 – Link
I linked to the shop with the cheapest price I could find but you can also get them for £80 in Urban Outfitters. These headphones are some of the most stylish I have ever seen.
These wireless headphones have a cool, minimal design, and come in loads of pretty colours. They are wireless and have a battery life of up to 14 hours. These would be perfect for commuting or at the gym when wires really get in the way.
Slim Marble Portable Phone Charger £25 – Link
Some charging banks are so big and clunky but not only is this marble charging bank pretty, it’s also really convenient. Charge your smartphone anywhere with this credit card-sized phone charger. Includes USB charging cord to charge this slim phone charger in just 3-4 hrs so you’re good to go. Lightning cord (sold separately) required for iPhone compatibility. Charges 2600 mAh input; 1.5 amps/5V output.
Spectrum 7 Piece Smoke Set £34.99 – Link
If you’ve got one of those friends who is still using those terrible sponge applicators that come free with makeup then this is the gift for them. Although it’s really perfect for all makeup lovers! They are beautifully crafted and high quality, and make blending your shadows effortless and flawless.
Avalon Organics Skin Care Gift Set – Intense Defense £34.95 – Link
Intense defense balances vitamin C, white tea and lemon bioflavonoids to defend skin and support its natural renewal cycle. Gift set includes the following skincare products which are all, biodegradable, suitable for vegans and made without the use of synthetic colours, fragrance or GMO’s.
Antioxidant oil which locks in moisture and protects skin. Renewal cream, which is a rich, emollient moisturizer that encourages collagen and elastin production.
Ban.do After This We’re Getting Pizza Water Bottle £16.95 – Link
This cute but hilarious bottle for the gym says After This We’re Getting Pizza Water Bottle of course! We all need to stay hydrated throughout our gym activity and exercise, which is where this water bottle comes into it’s own.
Emma Hardie Moringa Balm Christmas Bauble Gift Set £15 – Link
Emma Hardie’s Merrily Moringa opens to reveal a miniature Moringa Cleansing Balm and Dual Action Cleansing Cloth – perfect for an Emma Hardie addict, jet-set friend or soon-to-be ‘Moringa’ devotee.
Laura Mercier Little Indulgences Hand & Body Crème Collection £25 – Link
Inspired by the aromas of a French patisserie, the fragrances of these four hand and body crèmes – tarte au citron, amber vanilla, almond coconut milk, and crème brûlée, are good enough to eat. Set Includes: 4 x 1 oz Hand & Body Cremes: Almond Coconut Milk, Ambre Vanille, Crème Brulee, Tarte au Citron
Unicorn Makeup Brush Set £14.99 – Link
These brushes are so cute and colourful and are so cheap! For the price they are great quality and would be a great gift to get anyone who loves makeup.
I Know The Queen Monogram Clutch Bag £65 – Link
The I Know the Queen bags are such good quality and I have the rainbow one. But the perfect way to ensure nobody takes your bag is to get a monogrammed one! They do also have a lot of other designs if you don’t want a personalised one.
And that’s it! If you have any other present suggestions let me know in the comments x