I honestly cannot believe that we are a little over 6 weeks till Christmas, this year feels like it has evaporated into thin air! I am determined to enjoy every moment of the festive period this year after last year's festivities being blighted with uncertainty and restriction. I am also feeling incredibly festive already which is quite unlike me, I normally can't fathom the sight of a Christmas tree or sound of a Christmas song till December.
For me, enjoyment of the festive season is largely reliant on being organised so I am starting to plan early and I am going to enjoy the process.
With Black Friday just around the corner, it is time to start planning gifts so that we can make considered purchases whilst benefitting from fantastic discounts. I have curated some of the gifts that I think will guarantee to impress to help inspire you. I will start with my 'Hers' gift guide but that's not to say some of these ideas wouldn't be perfect for him too!
Pink Marc de champagne truffles from Charbonnel et Walker £16
The utimate sweet treat and wonderfully decadent!
A top up of their much loved makeup products will always be well recieved. Remember that this may require a little investigative work as some cosmetics like foundation can be very personal but if you see a nearing empty bottle or tube of something on her dresser then this is a great indicator!
My absolute favourite makeup brand is IT cosmetics and they have 20% discount currently untill 11/11. I can recommend their Secret Sauce moisturiser or Bye Bye makeup melting cleansing balm as fail safe options.
Drowsy Sleep Co mulberry silk sleep mask priced at £59.95 although sign up for their early black Friday access and I promise you will pick up a bargain.
Is there a gift more sought after than the perfect nights sleep? This silk mask is genuinely a game changer. I have never been an eye mask wearer but as soon as I slipped this mask on I was converted. It feels like the softest silkiest cushion on the face and blocks out ALL the light. It sits comfortably the entire night without digging in.
A hamper from Cartwright and Butler ranging in price from £26 -£425
I adore Cartwright and Butler and think it is the perfect gift particularly for your host over the festive period. It can be tailored to their specific preferences or your budget and they make the most wonderful artisan food products. The presentation is impeccable and the iconic biscuit tins will sit pride of place in their kitchen and be very useful well after the contents of the hamper have been devoured!
Pictured below is The Sweet and Savoury hamper priced at £42
Ugg slippers £64 with code CD20
Great selection available at Seymours Home online and I have a 20% discount using the code CD20 at checkout on all ugg products!
Quality slippers are a great option and such a cosy luxury for the Winter months.
The ultimate luxury loungewear by Prayers and Plans
Slow fashion, local craftsmanship and women empowerment are at the core of their brand. All of their pieces are handcrafted locally by Artisans at their Atelier in Nigeria. When I say the quality of this brand is incredible, I mean it! I was genuinely blown away and really can't think of a comparable. Certainly a special piece to be worn and loved for many years.
Ella silk pyjama set £150
A top up of favourite skincare is always a great gift to recieve but you could also give the gift of a skincare box from Face The Future which gives the opportunity to enjoy new brands and products. Skincare gift sets like this are fantatsic value as they are usually priced considerably lower than the total cost of the individual products. This gift is perfect for someone who is yet to discover a skincare routine or is adventurous with exploring new skincare brands.
priced at £129.99 with £415 worth of products.
A lasting investment which makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Once you wrap yourself in cashmere you will find it difficult to wear anything else. I highly recommend the beautiful array of Cashmere pieces by Brodie Cashmere
They say diamonds are a girls best friend and I tend to agree! A carefully seleted piece of Jewelry transcends time and makes for a spectacular gift.
The selection at The Diamond Store is unparalled and they handcraft the most beautiful pieces ranging in price £90 to £20,000. They have launched their Black Friday sale early with discounts on everything! The earrings featured below are discounted from £919 to £521