Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Personally I love gifting, but I know for most people figuring out what to buy your loved ones can be absolutely mind numbing. To help everyone out (including my loved ones hint hint nudge nudge) I've put together a list of great gifts that are sure to put a huge smile on the receivers face.

There's a little something for everyone here, his and hers included plus a selection of fun stocking fillers. I've really put a lot of thought into this and only suggested gifts that I truly feel people will love. 

I'm so tempted to buy myself one of these for Christmas because in my world this is a bit of a dream come true. I always crave toasted marshmallows but never have a bonfire handy, such first world problems, but this set comes complete with your own mini fire! Seriously what more could you want from life?

Marshmallow Toasting Kit £15 Available HERE
Marshmallow S'mores Kit £20 Available HERE

I spotted these on the Selfridges website last week and they scream Christmas gift perfection! We all know a makeup lover, rather then giving them a few shades give them everything instead. These are also perfect for the budding makeup artist in the family.

Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault £85 Available HERE
Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Vault £65 Available HERE

Who doesn't love a bit of mood lighting? I got one of these for my boyfriend last year and his face when he opened it was so unimpressed lol. He genuinely thought I'd wrapped up a regular light bulb. 9 months later (I'm not even kidding) he finally set it up and has been in love ever since. You can set your lighting to any colour imaginable from an app on your phone as well as set light alarms that naturally wake you, dim it in all shades and much more. It's a great boy gift but I know a few girls who'd love a colourful dimmed room too.

Please be aware that you will need the wireless lighting bridge for the lights to connect to your mobile device. You only need one wireless lighting bridge per home.
Phillips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Bridge £49.95 Available HERE
All Light bulbs, Lamps and Other Accessories Available HERE (Prices vary)

At least one person I love gets one of these every year. They are always great and with MAC being such a well known and respected makeup brand they are bound to impress. They do a variety of gifts ranging from brushes, full face sets, nail varnish sets and more so there's something for everyone. Buy quick though as they tend to sell out.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Bronze Pigments & Glitter Kit £26 Available HERE
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit £26 Available HERE
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Essentials Brush Kit £45 Available HERE

The gift of a warm cosy bed will never go unappreciated. My fave work buddy swears by hers so much that I'm actually going to buy one for myself soon too. Also the one I've linked below has dual control, so you can have one side of the bed warm and one side still cold if your partner is fussy.

Silent Night Essentials Heated Under Blanket £34.99 Available HERE

What do you buy for your overly flash friend who already has everything? Pink vodka infused with real gold flakes in a diamond shaped bottle of course!

Diamond Pink Vodka £40 Available HERE

A gift they will remember forever! The chance to get up close and personal with their favourite animal and take all the Instagram pics of course! Available at ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Meet The Animals Plus Zoo Entrance Gift Sets from £125 for 2 People Available HERE

I am a huge Yankee fan girl so my opinion is slightly biased but I really do believe they are the best candle brand out there. There are so many scents to choose from so you'll find something for everyone plus they have a great selection of Christmas gift sets. Boots do a small selection of their scents with the advantage of the Boots annual 3 for 2 offer, but if you'd like to choose from the full collection go to their official site. For an extra special scent check the special appearances page, it's full of their most coveted limited edition candles!

Boots 3 For 2 Yankee Candles Available HERE
Full Collection of Yankee Candles Available HERE
Special Appearance Yankee Candles Available HERE

Nothing says I love you merry Christmas to your gaming obsessed boyfriend (or gamer girl friend!) like a pimped out controller. Every gamer always needs a spare and it's far easier then trying to chose a game they would like.

Afterglow Prismatic Xbox One Controller £39.99 Available HERE
Xbox One Special Edition Copper Shadow Controller £49.99 Available HERE
Xbox One Dawn Shadow (Pink) Special Edition Wireless Controller £54.99 Available HERE
Sony PS4 Camouflage DualShock 4 Wireless Controller £49.99 Available HERE
Sony PS4 Official DualShock Controller in Gold £49.99 Available HERE
Xbox One Special Edition Dusk Shadow (Blue) Controller £49.99 Available HERE

Books of all kinds make fantastic gifts. Whether they love cooking or colouring there really is something for everyone. Here's a few I've spotted that I feel will make great gifts. From a sassy RuPaul coffee table stunner to a comic book colouring book for all ages.

Comic Strip Colouring Book £9.99 Available HERE
The Little Bacon Cookbook £12.99 Available HERE
Lonely Planet Ultimate Travelist £19.99 Available HERE
The Essential RuPaul Book £8.99 Available HERE

I'm not a fan of most bath sets as gifts at all. Honestly I think they are a bit of a cop out, however I know gifting can be hard and sometimes these are an easy neutral option. If you are going to do it I recommend buying from The Body Shop or Soap and Glory. These are two of my favourite bath & body brands and their gift sets are always great value for money! I've chosen a few of my favourites for you below.
Soap & Glory Soaper Spa £20 Available HERE
Soap & Glory Foam and Fortune £16 Available HERE
The Body Shop Modern Gent's Shaving Kit £20 Available HERE 
The Body Shop Coconut Festive Picks £20 Available HERE



Skip the traditional stocking, get this instead and fill it with wine! Small but mighty this stocking can hold up to 3 bottles of wine at once. If that doesn't get you in the Christmas spirit I don't know what will. The company making these is US based but don't worry, they have international shipping available.

Santa Flask $14.99 (Approx £12) Available HERE

Send them back to uni ready to harass the halls. Everyone loves a game of dares! Take the hassle out of thinking them up with this fun little book I'm sure they will love.

Student Dares Book £5.99 Available HERE

No explanation needed, I'm getting serious Alice in Wonderland vibes from this too! You can open it and drink it or use it as adorable room decor. I'd go for the room decor option.

The Bubble, Worlds Smallest Sparkling Wine £12.99 Available HERE

By reading this you accept that I am in no way liable if you manage to get yourself fired by playing with this. My advice, make sure big boss is wasted and in a totally chirpy mood before whipping this out. Nothing says team bonding quite like a game of dares!

Office Dares Book £5.99 Available HERE

Because someones ego is going to get a kick of of this! Plus if you've got kids it can become a staple part of the fancy dress box after hubby is done stroking his ego for the day.

King For The Day Inflatable Crown £5 Available HERE

Because we all know someone addicted to Starbs. To be fair though their range of mugs are actually quite cute and so instagramable! Some of them are collectors items now too and it comes with a chocolate coin. If that's not a deciding factor I don't know what is.

Festive Starbucks Mug £8.50 Available HERE

If every cracker had a beauty item inside I'd be the happiest girl in the world! These crackers are filled with mini versions of some of S&G's top products.

Soap & Glory What A Cracker! £16.00 Available HERE

I hope this list helps and you find something for anyone you were struggling to buy for :)

Until next time, J xx

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