Festive Gift Guide for… EVERYONE!

November 27, 2016

It’s that time of the year again… Welcome to my 2016 Festive Gift Guide! I thought I’d put all my guides together in one jumbo post so you can get gift ideas for everyone! This post took way longer than I thought it would do to put together but it turns out hypothetical shopping takes time! I’ve split the guide into different categories and hopefully, I’ve helped with gift ideas for your loved ones or even yourself!

For the Ladies

There seems to be a pink and gold theme going on for the ladies gift guide. I’ve found so many incredible gifts for the ladies this year that it was hard to choose what to include. Oliver Bonas has an amazing selection of items perfect for the home. As always, I’ve included a designer bag but this year is actually a backpack from Kate Spade which I think is adorable. If you are a Disney fan, you much check out the Kate Spade X Minnie Mouse collection and also, the upcoming Disney X Cath Kidston collaboration (in-stores 3rd December).

For something, a little unique, Red Letter Days have an array of different experiences from spa days, afternoon tea or weekend aways. There is literally something for everyone on the website, not just the ladies. I’ve been scrolling on the website for ages and I think riding a hot air balloon has gone on my wishlist!


Roberts Revival Radio in Pastel Pink – £139.99

Carat Floral Rose Gold Stud Earrings – £89

Prezzybox Personalised Unicorn Wine Glass – £11.95

Oliver Bonas Rose Gold Sparkle Beanie – £20

Oliver Bonas Kitty Trinket – £12

Charbonnel et Walker Rose & Violet Creams – £14

Burberry Thomas diamonté Bear – £150

Glamorous at MandM Direct Sequinned Clutch – £12.99

Olivia Burton Gold Dial Watch – £70

Kate Spade Cameron Street Small Backpack – £268

New Look Be Happy Boxed Candle – £7.99

Topshop LUNA Jewelled Heels – £45

Oliver Bonas Pineapple Cocktails Shaker – £34

For the Beauty Lovers

When I’m doing my gift guides, the beauty lovers section is always my favourite. It’s also the most dangerous, as I always see my Christmas list double in size! The dreamiest sets always pop up around the Christmas season (Hello, Ambient Lighting Edit!) and it’s also the perfect time to maybe pop a couple of higher end items that you wouldn’t usually splurge on yourself. I’ve found some amazing Christmas exclusives such as the NYX Liquid Lip Vault and the Nars Lip Pencil Collection. The Too Faced Christmas collection is also on point this year!

I’ve also been loving the beauty offerings in Boots this Christmas, I’m so happy to see that Sleek make-up have brought out some amazing gift sets. These include their highly raved about Solstice Palette and their Matte Me lipsticks; Both on my Christmas list!


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – £69

Nars Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Sarah Moon Palette – £45

Too Faced Merry Christmas Melted Lip Set – £22

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Vault – £65

This Works Deep Sleep Night Time Set – £22

Sleek Matte Me Mini Set – £5

Benefit Cheekathon Blush Palette – £44.50

My Burberry Limited Edition Fragrance – £38

Nars Lip Pencil Collection – £32

Diptyque Mini Christmas Candle Set – £60

Cowshed Cracker – £10

For Him

Is it just me that thinks that Men can be quite difficult to buy for? I guess you can’t go wrong with some skincare items from Kiehl’s or even a bottle of Whisky. The latest gadgets such as a games console or the Go Pro Hero 5 could be a good shout!

A really interesting gift I’ve added to my guide for him is the electric bike. I wasn’t really familiar with these but I’m completely fascinated with them now. Fenetic Wellbeing* has a range of electric bikes which can be folded away with stylish light frames so they are great for storing in small spaces such as car boots or even on trains. Not only can they be used like a normal bike, they still have the power capabilities to be ridden in full electric mode with no peddling necessary needed! Pretty cool, right? It actually sounds like my kind of bike! Prices start from £580 and more information can be found here.


Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Gift Set – £29.50

Go Pro Hero 5 – £349.99

Burberry Grained Leather Wallet – £265

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photos by Henry Carroll – £9

Haig Club Whisky – £59.99

Adidas Stan Smith Core Black Trainers – £100

Calvin Klein Socks – £18

Star Wars BB-8 Droid – £159.99

Herschel Backpack – £52

Fenetic Sprint Electric Mountain Bike – £939.99


For The Little Ones

A new addition to my Gift Guide is buying for the little ones in the family. There has been a few new arrivals in my family and friends this year and buying for little ones is actually so much fun. I’m no expert when it comes to the latest toys although I hear that Furby’s are making a comeback. How crazy is that?   It’s so easy to get carried away, especially when it comes to Disney gifts.

I Just Love It have some great personalised Disney Gifts from dolls, placemats and photo frames. They currently have a pretty cool Disney Quiz where if you submit your score you receive a discount code. I hate to brag but I’m basically the queen of this Quiz… 20 out of 20!


Talking Woody Figure – £27.99

Little Rockerz Princess Headphones – £17.95

Furby Connect in Purple – £59.99

Personalised Dumbo Photo Frame – £19.99

John Lewis 2016 Teddy Bear – £15

Jellycat Bunny Soother – £16

My First Christmas Disney Stocking – £12.99

The Gruffalo Trunki – £37.99

John Lewis Checkered Pajama Set – £19


Stocking Fillers

Finally, we are on to the Stocking Fillers. Apart from the emergency beer glass, this is pretty much looking like my Christmas wishlist. I’m not going to lie the Saint Laurent Card Holder is screaming my name so I had to include it somewhere. I’m also loving the brand Ban.do for stationary and how cute is this diary?! You can find more stationary here and here. I’ve also discovered a brand called Kikki.K who recently opened a store in Covent Garden. They also sell such dreamy stationery perfect for stocking fillers!


Ban.do 2017 Diary – £20

Percy & Reed No-Fuss Dry Shampoo – £6

Happy Jackson Tidy Tunes Pouch – £8

Saint Laurent Monogram Card Holder – £150

Emergency Pop-Up Pint Glass – £6

M&S Fizz & Bubbles Lip Balm – £3.50

IWOOT Cat Mug – £8.99

OPI X Breakfast at Tiffany’s Mini Polish Collection – £11.60

Prezzybox Jet Set Travel Wallet – £7.95

Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them Screenplay Book – £8.49

Prezzybox Scratch Travel Map – £14.95

Rocket Dog Slippers – £30

Cowshed Cow Slip Cracker – £10

I’m currently restraining myself in the Black Friday/Cyber Weekend sales as I’ve done most of my Christmas shopping now! I’d love to hear what is on your Christmas lists this year and if anything from my gift guide has helped you or taken you fancy. Do you find Christmas shopping for others easy?


20 comments so far.

20 responses to “Festive Gift Guide for… EVERYONE!”

  1. Erin says:

    I love the Kate Spade rucksack!! So so nice!! Love your ideas though, so good, some people are so hard to buy for, so its lovely to have suggestions 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. Gemma says:

    So many lovely things! The Topshop heels and cat trinket tray are amazing! Lots of your beauty picks are on my wish list already too. Stocking fillers must work differently in your family – I wouldn’t mind finding some YSL in my stocking =)

  3. Some fab items here. Charbonnel are fabulous chocolates and I love the Dab radio too. I’ve been looking for a scratch map as well

  4. stephanie says:

    Fab items here, I’d love to find the pineapple shaker or the pink radio under the tree this year x

  5. That’s a very extensive list which is very handy as i need to get a few gifts still for a range of people. I’d love all those beauty items for me so better pop this post on hubby’s computer so he can take a look. There is nothing like an obvious hint lol.

  6. emma white says:

    oh what a great list, it’s always the men in the family that I find are so hard to buy or so these kind of lists really do help me out

  7. Anosa says:

    I love that you’ve put all the gift ideas into one post, now I am just ticking off what I can get for my family and friends.

  8. I think men are the hardest to buy for! Amazon wishlists work a treat for me! My own choice is the Roberts Radio – so cute

  9. melissa major says:

    Such a brilliant gift guide for everyone! I want to get the too faced gift set

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I know I’m not a lad, but the one thing that stands out for me on these lists is that awesome electric mountain bike! yes please!

  11. My daughter would love those Elsa headphones! And I really like the notebook and cat mug from your stocking fillers section

  12. Izzy Wong says:

    I absolutely love the Kate spade bag! That’s going on my wish list! X

  13. Jess says:

    Oooh I didn’t know Sleek were doing giftsets, will have to have a peek at those! I love the Oliver Bonas kitty trinket dish, that’s super cute <3

  14. Sam Jeffery says:

    Oh I love your gift guide for the little ones! So many pretty things in this post!

  15. Erin Ek Rush says:

    I love that pineapple cocktail shaker! What a fun gift!

  16. Amazing gifts – I love the cat mug in the stocking fillers!

  17. Can I just have all the ladies gifts, especially that Kate Spade bag please!

  18. Miracle Max says:

    Love the unicorn wine glass, so unique. I did a red letter day hot air balloon experience 2 years ago and loved it. Great gift guide. Jo x

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