13 Dec My 2016 Luxe Christmas Gift Guide
I’ve been shopping again but what’s new?! If you’re anything like me and leave a few presents to the last minute because they’re harder to buy for then look no further because I have got you covered! I’ve spent the last few weeks browsing and adding items to my cart and have narrowed down the list for my top picks for the ultimate Christmas gift guide and all can easily be purchased from the comfort of your home. Keep scrolling to check it out, you may even find a little something for yourself…
The signature Aje Tee is the perfect basic to add to any wardrobe. It comes in a range of colours to suit any style and comes wrapped and ready in the most stylish box that is the perfect addition under the Christmas tree.
From tanning oil to bronzing lotion and moisturisers, Bali Body will help to keep you and your loved ones glowing all summer long. My top picks are the newly released bronzing lotion and BB cream, but if you can’t decide they have also collated a range of packs to suit every budget!
We live in a diversely digital age now where everything is so easily accessible with the click of a button. I love (almost) everything digital but when it comes to reading, nothing compares to an actual book. For non-fiction I’m loving Fashion Is Freedom: How a Girl from Tehran Broke the Rules to Change Her World by Tala Raassi, the inspiring true story of how courage, a dream and some needle and thread can change a life forever. My fiction pick was a no brainer, The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer, is the newest release from the international bestselling author and a thriller based on an ex U.S. government agent that is on the run and takes on one final case to clear her name.
If your friend or loved one isn’t a big reader than a subscription to one of their favourite monthly magazines is always a thoughtful and convenient gift.
When it comes to gift giving it doesn’t get more thoughtful than a personalised wallet, clutch or passport holder. Perfect for him or her, there are so many styles and colours to choose from but personal favourites are the Rose Gold or Blind embossing options.
Fragrance (Chanel & Miu Miu)
Perfume is always something that manages to creep onto the Christmas list but why not purchase a fragrance that is floral and sensual with a modern edge and can become your special someone’s signature scent? For a bold and colourful fragrance choose Miu Miu’s debut Eau de Parfum or for a fresh twist on a classic opt for Chanel No5 L’eau
To be completely frank, Frank Body MUST be on your shopping list. With a diverse range of coffee scrubs and moisturising balms to make your skin feel renewed and for only a fraction of the expected cost. My faves are the coconut collection and the lip scrub!
Phone cases used to be a practical tool to protect your phone from getting damaged but now they’re just as much of a fashion statement as earrings or gloves because they’re basically attached to most people 24/7. If you’re not familiar with the Kenzo brand, you are now, nothing says fierce more than their logo Tiger and it looks even better on their newly released iPhone 7 cases. The benefit is that their cases also fit the iPhone 6 and for a luxury label are super affordable.
Kylie Cosmetics, though only an infant brand has launched to rave reviews and even if you’re not a fan of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, it can’t be denied that it’s a fantastic product with just as great packaging. A lip kit or gloss from Kylie’s collection is a must-have and will make you very popular this Christmas.
What is a Christmas stocking if not filled with some sort of bling? This year, it has to be a Bohemian Bardot ring from Samantha Wills. Rose Gold, Silver and Gold metal options with a range of specially selected stones to suit everyone. My top picks are obviously monochrome beauties; the White with Silver Bardot and the Black and Rose Gold Bardot ring.
If you’ve read my blog for some time you’ll know that I am a big fan of the Slip Silk Eye Mask, a small and simple luxury item with a bargain price tag and a multitude of beauty benefits. This is a must-have for Christmas and every other time of the year.
Every year Tarte Cosmetics releases a holiday collection and this year it included a magnetic book of their bestselling eyeshadows and contour powders, along with a tarteist gloss, eyeliner and mascara. This palette is the perfect introduction for a contouring or eyeshadow newbie and makeup junkie’s alike. But be quick as this palette is limited edition and is sure to sell out fast!
I’d love to hear what you think of my top picks and what you’re buying for your loved ones or keeping for yourself.