#thebigblogmasproject2014 & #2014BloggerChallenge: Gift Guide for Women/Girls

It's day two of #thebigblogmasproject2014, and today it's a gift guide for the women and girls in your life. This is also a joint post with the #2014BloggerChallenge as this instalment's theme is a gift guide, so I thought I might as well double up and cover both topics!

I must admit that one thing I miss (although my bank balance doesn't) since my family started doing Secret Santa is the present shopping - I love taking that time to think of the perfect presents for people and then seeing their faces when they open them on Christmas morning. But putting together a gift guide like this allows me to do a little fantasy shopping, so here's what I'd buy if I was shopping for everyone...

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Mum: Chanel Chance perfume
This is my mum's favourite perfume so I had to go for this - but you could easily substitute it for any other fragrance your mum loves. It's described as 'A constellation of scents, warmed up by Absolute of Vanilla, where Absolute of Exotic Jasmine and Iris are more pronounced. A mysterious alchemy accentuated by the intensity of the White Musk note.' To me that sounds like a lovely creamy, almost warm floral - perfect for someone who likes flowery scents but maybe wants something warmer at this time of year.

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Gran: Accessorize iris pattern silk scarf
There's something really classic about a silk scarf that makes it a perfect gift for grans and nans, or also for mums. This one from Accessorize - who have loads of lovely silk and chiffon scarves in every colour you could wish for - has a gorgeous iris pattern, almost like an Impressionist painting, and would go with lots of different things whether that's pastels or black. A little bit of luxury that proves you don't have to break the bank to buy a beautiful gift.

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Eldest sister: Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Golden Quartz
My eldest sister has asked for eyeshadow palettes in the past, but as a busy working mum she also tends to go for products that are quick and easy to apply - so these sticks from Charlotte Tilbury are a brilliant option. They come in loads of different colours for day and night wear and for different eye colours, but I don't think you should let that restrict you; if you like a colour and it suits you, wear it! I also like the fact that this is a really easy shade to dress up or down depending on what you're doing so would work for lots of different occasions.

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Middle sister: Tatty Devine horse necklace
This has been on my list of potential gifts for my horse-mad middle sister for some time now. I love the wooden-effect look of this little horse - it's so perfect for autumn - and the slightly childlike look. He's a bit like your childhood fantasy rocking horse come to life! Tatty Devine has loads of amazing quirky jewellery and no matter what your giftee's interests you're sure to find something there that they'll love. (As a side note, I have my middle sister in our Secret Santa but she's not getting this - sorry sis, your real present is still a secret for now!)

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Best friend: Paperchase cupcake notebook
My best friend C is currently in the process of writing her PhD proposal, so what better thing for a soon-to-be full-time student than some excellent stationery? Both of us are also massively obsessed with cake and tea and this bright blue cupcake notebook makes this a perfect gift - though you could take your pick from any of Paperchase's excellent stationery range. I'd also pair it with this quirky owl diary to help her keep on top of her deadlines in the coming year.

What's on your list for your female friends and relatives this Christmas

1 comment:

  1. Ah no way I thought it was just my family that did secret santa, its such a fab idea xxx