This is actually my first Christmas Gift Guide I’ve ever done on my blog, so I’m so excited to share some present ideas with you! Shopping for Christmas presents is definitely one of my favourite things about this time of year, and I love giving someone a present that I know they’re gonna adore!

Not to blow my own trumpet here, but I think I’m a pretty good present-buyer, well, that’s what my family tell me and I choose to believe them. I’ve narrowed it down to each individual to make things a bit easier to follow, so lets go..

 

MUM

My mum is pretty hard at thinking of presents for. She knows what she likes, and I always want to get her something that she can use for a bit of self-care time, as she never gets any. This year L’Occitane have the perfect gift for any beauty lover, the L’Occitane Advent Calendar* . It retails for £49 but the contents inside are worth £87.00, can you imagine getting 24 goodies for Christmas? Their scents are always divine, so hurry and get your hands on this one fast before they run out of stock!

 

DAD

My Dad is actually, not that bad to buy for. He has certain shops that he really likes, Jeff Banks, for example, so I know that anything from there will usually go down a treat. Last year I picked him up an Amazon Fire Stick so he could watch some TV shows that aren’t on ‘normal’ TV and he really loves it! Definitely a good present if your dad likes his TV shows. If not, there’s always socks and scarves?

 

BOYFRIEND/BROTHER

I find Dan (the BF) pretty hard to buy for but I like to think he’s been happy with the stuff I’ve got him in the past. I’ve got him a few new shirts that went down really well, and sometimes I even ask him if there’s anything he wants if I’m in a pickle. I also rely on Not On The High Street for unique little presents that are a bit quirkier.

 

SISTER/GIRLFRIEND

My sister is the easiest person ever to buy for. Which is both a good thing, because I have all her presents before December, but then lol, bank balance is not having a fun time. I’m not sure if it’s because we both like the same things, or the fact that I’ve known her ever since I’ve been alive. We both adore anything from Anthropologie, and in the past have got each other tickets to Taylor Swift or Little Mix concerts. Plus, that way we get in some extra sister time too! Bonus.

 

 

Present Buying Tips

  • Start early. That way you’re not panic buying, and spending more money than you actually need to. It will also be a lot less stressful!
  • Make a list. Don’t be distracted and hunt down only what is on it!
  • Throughout the year, I always make a note in my phone of ideas when a family member has mentioned something they’ve seen. That way when it comes to December you have some an idea of where to start buying.
  • There are some great DIY ideas if you’re on a budget this year. Pinterest is usually the best place to have a gander at.

 

*this post was sponsored by L’Occitane.

Have you started Christmas shopping yet?

 

I can’t believe it’s time for the another instalment of my favourite moments of the month! November seems to of flown by, and I’m so excited for my favourite month EVER to arrive!

 

BONFIRE NIGHT

We started this month by going to a local bonfire, which I always love to go to! This year we experimented by going to a new one that even had a live music set, and although there was a bit of a mishap with the fireworks, thankfully no-one was hurt and we had a good time. Plus it also got me obsessed with jacket potatoes and beans, which has now become a super comforting meal for me!

 

LITTLE MIX

I booked my sister Little Mix tickets for her Christmas present last year, so it’s safe to say we were both happy to see the time finally come around. They were *awesome*, complete girl goals! They’ve released such good tunes that you spend the whole night up dancing and singing till your hearts content. Fab.

 

WEDDING INVITES

This month we decided it was about time to get a ol’ move on and post out the day wedding invitations (will post the evening ones out in the New Year I reckon). I actually felt so relieved when we sent them out, and it did feel like some of the pressure had been lifted. We’re both quite chilled and not the most organised of people, so I’m proud of us for getting them out of the way before the end of the year.

 

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

One of my stand-out moments of probably my entire YEAR has to be receiving a package from the Charlotte Tilbury team. It was such a massive moment for me and I feel so proud of myself and this blog. I’ve only ever been able to try a few of her things before, so it’s such a treat to be able to try out some of the most popular items. I wrote a post here about the products if you want a nosey.

 

GETTING CHRISTMASSY

The day you’re reading this will be my first day of filming for Vlogmas on my Youtube Channel! I’m so excited and really starting to get in the festive spirit. We even saw reindeers last night at our town’s local light switch on and they were so adorable. I’ve also made quite a dent in my Christmas shopping too which feels good.

 

How’s your month been? Any favourite moments?