As we all get in the festive mood closer to Christmas Day, putting up the trees and decorations, we often struggle to find stocking fillers or gifts to put under the tree. So here is a little bit of inspiration to put a smile on those you love 😃
Bobble Drinks Bottle– Filtered water bottle.
Also available in the UK at House of Fraser
This crinkle free unisex sports bottle filters water at the mouthpiece as you drink. The filter at the mouthpiece can be replaced after 2-3 months of usage, and is the equivalent of 300 plastic bottles. Not only does it save money, but it also helps protect the environment as it is reusable and recyclable😃. The carbon filter removes chlorine and other contaminants from tap water. There are two available sizes: 550ml (£10 at Debenhams) and 1 litre (£13 at Debenhams). The filters come in various colours, so adds a bit of brightness to the season.
Essential Burt’s Bees – loving essentials for any season.
This set includes mini trial sizes of the Beeswax Lipbalm, Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Coconut Foot Cream, Mini Hand Salve, and Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream. As mentioned in my previous post ‘My top 5 winter Essentials‘, I love Burt’s Bees products as they are natural and extremely moisturising especially in the wintery months. These mini sizes are great if your loved one is new to these products as it gives them a sample of a variety of items.
Their packaging is ideal as a Christmas Gift or even a stocking filler.
Adorable knitted, animal print hand warmers, with gel warmer pads inside each warmer. Ideal for the winter, to keep in pockets, or to simply hold in your hands. The heat is activated by clicking the metal disc inside each of the gel pads. The activated pads last for 45 minutes, and can be reactivated by placing in boiling hot water for 15 minutes.
They come in many different animal prints: Polar bear, Deer, Owl and Fox (just to mention a few!) and are reusable making it a warm Christmas.
Also available at John Lewis for £14!
Yankee Candle– Scented Candles
These household candles are perfect for the holiday season. Yankee Candles have over 70 scents and sizes. They are perfect gifts for the home. My favourite all time scents are the Christmas Cookie, Black Cherry, French Vanilla and Cupcake Jar. Prices range from £1.80 – £19.99. They are surprisingly long lasting, and dispenses a subtle scent that usually covers the whole room. Check out their website for more options on their scents.
Molton Brown– Bath & Body Gifts
You might think that it may be too much to pay for a shower gel or shampoo, but why not treat your loved ones with something special for the season. Whether buying individual bottles, or gift sets, there are a variety of options. Prices commonly start from £13- £80 for mens gifts. Women gift sets start at £20 up to £74 for gift sets. My personal favourite is the Pink Pepperpod Body Wash, retailing at £18. If your looking for that perfect pamper gift, this is definitely the one to get to treat your loved one, or even spoil yourself over the holidays.
My never ending love for GHD straighteners (Good Hair Day). Yes, we do need an amazing pair of hair tools as these can be used to straighten and curl hair. The joys of winter are the frizzy hair that we get when it rains, or is damp outside. Having owned two different types of GHD’s: ghd IV salon styler with larger plates, and the styler for straightening, curls and waves. I definately think this product is a must have for every girl. They tame frizzy hair down. GHD straighteners are great as they have ceramic plates, swivel cords and long lasting curls. I have owned my GHD Salon Styler for over 3 years and they are still in perfect working condition. The Salon Styler however, does not give long lasting and tight curls, compared to the IV Styler (left picture). Salon Styler is perfect for straightening thick long hair, as it gets the job done fast!