As a blogger, I get especially excited for this time of year. It’s my personal favourite of all the shopping seasons, I adore helping people find great gifts and gift experiences, and I trawl through everyone else’s shopping guides like the PA of Mr. Claus himself.
Thankfully, clicking through Yahoo’s 15 Snuggly New Accessories For A Cold Winter (without which I would never have discovered my penchant for furry designer shoes – oh, Valentino) reminded me of a blog promise I made to one of my favourite people…
…a showcase of my favourite snuggly accessory; The Complete Collar Shopping Guide*.
Shop the image:
Silver tone draped chain collar necklace
Cream faux fur collar
Jewelled Collar necklace in green
White Cotton Hands Collar
White Embroidered Fauna Collar
Vince Camuto Spring-Hinge Collar Necklace
Flower Pattern Cut Out Peter Pan Collar Necklace
*Of which we know I hold a flame for.
Okay, to be clear: this is a very female-focused list. Last-minute gifts for men are just not my forte; see, Reindeer Beer.
Fortunately, the rest of these gifts are nothing short of amazing and all under £20!
Last Minute, Cheap (and Amazing) Secret Santa Gifts:
Test tube shot glasses from River Island
Snow leopard faux fur cushion from Biba
Handbag headphone jack from Etsy
NW3 Compass Bangle from Hobbs
What Would Blair Waldorf Do pencils from Etsy
Pearl and chain headband from Miss Selfridge
I love giving young moms/mums presents that are a little bit self-indulgent. While their children are obviously the centre of their universe, I doubt that gifting them a designer baby romper is going to be any more enjoyable than a calendar of hot men and a Netflix subscription.
Gift Ideas for Moms (who don’t want baby gifts)
The Boys 2014 Calendar from ASOS
Lexington Triology Watch from Michael Kors
Frida tote from Furla (doubles as a diaper bag – holla)
Violetta rabbit iPhone 5 cover from Moschino (because every baby I know loves to steal a mommy’s cell phone)
Frame Fix cream foundation (SPF 25) from Suqqu
What do you get the girl that has everything she wants (sent to her for free)?
Christmas Gift Ideas: The Blogger
Petite Foret Necklace from Juliet & Company
Dance Your Grave Platforms from Iron Fist
Diana Mini Camera from Lomography
Taupe Colorblocked Leather Camera Bag from Marc By Marc Jacobs
Snakeskin Audio Clutch from Stelle
Totes Ridictionary from Oliver Bonas
Here’s to no more powdery unbranded eyeshadow palettes and lip gloss ‘sets’ that taste like chalk and eggs, Beauty Lover.
Christmas Gift Ideas for The Beauty Lover
Get Started Kit from Bare Minerals (this is an unbelievable buy for the value, and an ideal gift for anyone who wants to experiment with natural/mineral beauty products)
Sequin Shimmer Brick Eye Palette from Bobbi Brown
Cinnabar candle from L’Objet
The Naked 3 Palette from Urban Decay (it’s a given…)
Kate Raspberry 2014 Desk Calendar from Sugar Paper (every beauty lover I know has an ‘area’ they get ready in and this calendar would make that area just a little bit more special)
Replica Funfair Evening eau de toilette from Maison Martin Margiela