It is a universally known fact that buying for women is notoriously hard. With just over two weeks until the big day, many of us are browsing shops and online outlets in sheer panic, in search of the perfect presents to gift the ladies in our lives.
Buying presents isn’t easy – we all need a little inspiration from time to time. And knowing that Christmas is the one day of the year you really need to pull out all the stops and get it right, no one really wants to be in the dog house for the festive season. This year there are so many perfect gifts on offer. I have rounded up some of the best gifts on the market, so there is no excuse not to get it right!
Here is a round-up of some of the best items this Christmas…
From left to right: Debenhams, Gucci ‘Bloom’ eau de parfum 50ml, £61.20 (on sale, was £72) | The White Company, Four Season Votive Candle Collection, £32 (on sale, was £40) | M&S Soft Hooded Dressing Gown, £28 | M&S, Raspberry Leather Gloves, £17.50 | John Lewis, Alice Scott “I Can And I Will” Diary, £11 | John Lewis, Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer with Travel Bag, £299.99 | John Lewis, Olivia Burton Mesh Bracelet Strap Watch in Silver/White, £98 | UGG, Scuffette II Slippers, £80 | Fiorelli, MIA Bag in Grey, £65 | John Lewis, Bobbi Brown Luxe Classics Mini Lip Makeup Gift Set, £99 | Spa Day – the best spa days in London via Time Out
Christmas is a time where my artistic flair comes out in full force, especially when wrapping presents.
Whether you want to decorate your gifts in a chic and stylish Scandi style, or a bright and bold colour scheme, it is entirely up to you and your personal preference. My classic go-to wrapping paper style tends to be very simplistic and inspired by elements of nature. By using natural colours and materials, I feel it creates a more personal touch, and adds a Christmass-y style, without having to spend a lot of money.
Each year, I often tend to use brown paper, which you can purchase from most stores – I get mine in Hobbycraft or my local Post Office. I just love the rustic Scandinavian look, and you can easily ‘jazz’ up’ the presents by using your imagination – think textured ribbon, string and handmade gift tags. You can even change up the look by using twine instead of ribbon. To add the finishing touches, you can use pinecones (spray painted in silver or gold, or leave natural), cinnamon sticks, star anise and even green branches.
Here are some examples: