Thursday 5 November 2015

What to buy the special women in your life this Christmas

That's right - it's November and it's Christmas gift guide time! My gift guides are all gonna be tried and tested, giving y'all reviews of the products and hopefully some inspiration as you do your Christmas shopping. It's the time of year to spoil your loved ones, which I loooove being able to do, and spoiling the special women in your life is the nicest feeling ever. And I just want to say that when I say the special women in your life - OBVIOUSLY this gift guide isn't strictly for women, because gift guides aren't gendered, it was just for ease of a title and you could buy any of these things for men too of course.

First off is a new handbag - possibly the most generic gift you could buy a woman, but also possibly one of the most special. This one is from Yoshi and it retails at £75 which is a decent, middle of the road price. Not too expensive, but a good amount to spend on yo' mama or your favourite sister. I went for the Mariel Shopper in brown, and I'm in love. It's real leather {sorry if this offends you} and it's so soft and spacious and lovely, plus it comes in a dust bag which is such a lovely added touch making it an amazing and special gift! click here

yoshi brown leather shopper bag

What could be a more fabulous gift than sexy underwear? I've teamed up with My Curves and Me to offer my readers 10% discount and free delivery - I highly recommend you use it because their underwear is TO DIE FOR. They are the outlet for Panache, which means two things: amazing quality underwear, and the prices are always really decent. They specialise in D+ underwear which is fab for big booby'd ladies like myself. I have the Andorra Plunge bra in Tangerine which is my favourite kind of bra - lacy and unpadded - and the Harem Plunge Bra in Black which is sooooo sexy. So sexy. The code is LILAC1 if you want to use it! click here

panache underwear my curves and me

Next up is the pink Fuji Instax camera - I've wanted one for sooo long and now I finally own one and it feels SO GOOD. The pictures are adorable and it would make a lovely lovely gift for any of the women in your life, particularly those who travel or those who like to fill their home with photos of their loved ones. I of course went for the pink, but you can get it in a whole rang of colours and styles. Mine is the 'instax mini 8' which retails for just under £60. It's a bit of a different kinda gift, I reckon, but one anybody would be lucky to receive! click here

pink fuji instax mini 8

Crabtree and Evelyn are one of those brands that you just can't go wrong with - I've tried a few of their hand creams in the past and was thrilled when they sent me some more, along with some of their Christmas pudding flavoured biscuits {which my housemates devoured, obv}. This is the sort of lovely little gift set you could buy for your mother-in-law, your kind next door neighbour or maybe your Nan. So cute and always good quality! click here and here

crabtree and evelyn christmas gifts

Jewellery is, again, pretty generic - but there are some incredibly special pieces out there if you know where to look. And where you should be looking is Nikki Stark - the pieces are so delicate and ladylike and precious; I have the Freya necklace which retails for £45. It comes in silver or gold - although the gold is a lot more expensive - but Nikki has a massive range of jewellery so no matter what your budget, you're likely to find something gorgeous for your fave lady!

nikki stark freya necklace

Perfume, perfume, perfume - it's a personal kinda thing but if you know what the sort of scent your lady enjoys, you can treat them. It's not something I ever buy for myself, and I love receiving it for birthdays/Christmas. The new Jimmy Choo perfume, Illicit, smells literally incredible. Apparently it contains ginger, rose and honey-amber and it's just lovely. It retails for around £54, for the 60ml and the bottle is so so so pretty. It's honestly a really lovely gift! click here

jimmy choo illicit perfume

Busy B are one of the cutest stationery brands around - and who doesn't love stationery amiriteeee? No but seriously, in almost all walks of life stationery is a necessity, and their desk planner is one of those things that I know a lot of people will get so much use out of. It's a practical gift but it's so cute too. We have one on our kitchen table that has appointments, work shifts and nights out scribbled onto it alongside "BUY SOME COTTAGE CHEESE" or whatever else. They also do the cutest sticky notes, which are less of a necessity but adorable all the same! click here

I hope you enjoyed the first in my series of tried and tested Christmas gift guides - this post contains some PR samples kindly gifted to me, but all views and opinions are my own. 


  1. i looove my Instax camera, one if my favourite purchases! the bag and jewellery are lovely ideas for family and friends x

  2. There are some lovely, different ideas here! I really want an Instax Mini this year!

    Tore | xo