Don't panic but Christmas is literally just over a month away.
Breathe. Don't panic. Don't fucking panic.
Okay - I'm panicking lol, anyone else?
I bought my first Christmas gifts late last night. I realised that most people around me had started their shopping, but I was desperately trying to avoid it this year. I just feel like this year has flown by and even though I can't wait for 2017, I also don't feel ready to get out my Christmas tree & start screaming All I Want For Christmas Is You.
Nonetheless, December 1st is fast approaching and its time to think about the gifts we want to buy our loved ones. I love giving and the high street and online stores are always bloody amazing at this time of year. Discounts, deals & bargains are to be had and although Christmas can be expensive, there are also great gifts to buy that are really affordable.
Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick Set £18
Liquid lipsticks are all the range aren't they? They've definitely been the star lip product this year, cough Kylie Jenner. There are so many on the high street, but this Stila nude set is 100% one of the best, in terms of money. 3 for £18 - yessssss!
Morphe Brushes 35 Colour Neutral Palette £21.75
These palettes are so sort after that they're always sold out online. I'm actually giving one away over on my Twitter page and I've had over 1500 entries. Affordable, good quality and a great gift for any makeup lover.
Pixi Best Of Bright Kit £12.00
Although buying skincare isn't the safest option as you might not know their skin type, I guarantee if they watch Youtube videos, read blogs or enjoy taking care of their skin, then they have probably heard of Pixi and if they haven't, now is their chance. No matter your skin type, a range that boosts your complexion and gives you a sassy little glow, is a must have. This kit is super cute and diddy so perfect for travelling too!
ASOS Christmas Cactus Socks £5.00
Cactus socks. Need I say anymore?
The Little Book Of Meditations £5.99
Meditation is something I do practically everyday. It relaxes me, calms me and also gives me a little positivity in the mornings. I think anything to do with mindfulness is a great gift as the world we live in now is so fast paced. Everyone can identify with stress and this book could really help someone. Its also only £5.99 so great as a stocking filler.
50Fifty Sassy Emoji Mug £5.99
I love this haha! A cute little mug for coffee addicts or typical British tea drinkers. Perfect!
ASOS Mesh Makeup Bag £8.00
I think I'm right in thinking that most 20 something women would love a new makeup bag for Christmas? Mine get so grubby and gross quickly and I'm always on the hunt for a cool one. I don't like girlie makeup bags so this mesh one in my opinion, is fab! Its different, but it does the job. We don't all want pink, glitzy and sickly sweet.
Paddy wax Urban Candle - Bergamont & Mahogany £10.00
Did bloggers create the candle obsession lol? Either way, I don't know anyone who doesn't appreciate a good candle. Bergamont is one of my favourite scents, I find it really calming - I often gravitate towards Lush bath bombs that contain it so I guess that says something. Its also known to help with depression and anxiety.
The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A Fuck £12.00
Because we all need to learn how to not give a fuck.
Vila Tassel Scarf £20.00
A fail safe Christmas gift in my opinion and this one is just a beaut.
Skinnydip Anti Social iPhone 6/6s Case £12.00
Stylish with safety lol. I think 99.9% of the population who owns a phone will also have a case on it. There is nothing worse than smashing your iPhone :( this Skinnydip one is just great lol. A great gift for teenagers going through that 'don't talk to me stage'. (I think I'm still in it at 26 though).
New Look Fluffy Dog Slippers £21.99
Because dogs are the best and that is that.
Calvin Klein CK One Perfume £29.00
An oldie but a goodie. Perfume can be SO expensive, even at Christmas time, so going for an old school one is a sure fire way in saving those pennies. CK One brings back so many memories AND, it smells incred too!
ASOS Lace Trim PJ Set £20.00
I usually love receiving comfy cosy pjs for Christmas but my drawers are already filled to the brim with them. However these ASOS ones are cute, a little bit sexy and can still be worn when the weather starts to get a little warmer. The lace trim really adds a luxe feel too!
You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Yourself £10.99
We all need reminding of this and for those who don't like reading that much, the title alone probably makes them want to delve right in.
Holiday Scent In A Can £12.99
Weird & wonderful. A great novelty gift.
Crabtree & Evelyn Festive Fig Botanical Candle £25.00 (currently now on sale for £17.50)
I chose this because the scent sounds amazing and I think its a great candle for the slightly older, more mature women. Basically your Mum or Nan. With ripe fig & black pepper I just know its going to smell divine, all the way through someones house.
Oversized Wine Glass £15.00
Isn't it obvious?
Justin Bieber Purpose Tour Mug £10.00
Again, isn't it obvious?
Topshop Buckle Crossbody Bag £29.00
Topshop bags tend to always be great quality but super expensive. This one however is affordable and also on trend. Leopard print is everywhere this season and I honestly hope it stays because I am all over it!
Topshop Friends PJ Set £29.00
Because she got off the plane! sobs sobs sobs
Kate Spade New York Pouch £25.00
For makeup, for money, for jewellery, for anything. This gorgeous slogan Kate Spade pouch is an affordable luxury for any young professional or student. I love the gold lettering too!
Laura Mercier Little Indulgences £25.00
I really like Laura Mercier bath & body stuff, but its super expensive. The creme brule scent is my favourite, its sickly sweet, but I love it lol. The entire range is luxurious and a great way to add a little pampering into your life.
Topshop Heeled Sandals £29.00
Because with cute colourful or fishnet socks you'd be the most sassiest, stylish baby at that New Years Eve party, that your ex bf is also going to AND his new bitch ass girlfriend LOOOOL! Im joking, but you get the picture. These are a must.
You Know You're A Child From The 1990s When... £5.99
This book makes me feel all warm inside. Its so nostalgic and at this time of year, its the perfect time to reflect. I pretty much love anything 90s. The music, the style, the makeup. Although I wouldn't rock a bright blue eyeshadow and fuchsia pink lip, there is something so wonderful about reminding yourself of how things were back then. (someone better buy me this lol)
This Works Deep Sleep Night Time £22
A product I swear by, so much so that I have 3x back ups because I cannot live without it. It helps you relax, helps you sleep and also helps with minimising anxious and nervous feelings. Its a great gift in general but even more so for people who get nervous whilst travelling. I had a terrible flight back in August to NYC and it really helped me to relax.
Diptyque Christmas Classic Candle £28
Diptique candles are literally SO expensive, but the Christmas ones are slightly more affordable. I guess you could this for your new bfs mum if she's a snob LOOOL? Or your own Mum because she's badass and totally deserves it?
Aromatherapy Associates My Treat £10.00
Essential oils are a must have in my life. I sprinkle a small amount into my bath when I need to de-stress, or simply because I deserve an extra bit of pampering. At £10 you can't really go wrong and its a nice affordable way to tell someone 'hey, I care about you. Cute!
Copper Photo Frame £17.50
Stick a photo of you and the gift receiver, and you have one of the most thoughtful Christmas presses ever. Plus its copper which means its bang on trend and super instagrammable.
Boohoo Mermaid Blanket £18.00
Everyone loves getting cosy on the sofa with a hot chocolate and a festive film. Upgrade that boring blanket and get yourself a mermaid one because why the fuck not?!
Muglar Minatures Fragrance Gift Set £29.00
Alien is literally a basic bitch fragrance that I owned again and again and again lol and I don't even care. Its such an identifiable fragrance because it smells so damn amazing and different to the usual perfumes you get on the high street. I know that everyone and their mother has it but who cares? Its the best! In this set you get the entire range too.