So I can’t claim to be a style expert or a representative of what women everywhere might want; everyone is different (variety is the spice of life etc.) but mainly this is a list of things that have caught my eye. Possibly because they are shiny or smell lovely. Anyway, if you’re stuck for ideas there are some things that I hope somebody would find lovely to open on Christmas morning.
1. Shakespeare Literary Quote Art Print
Basically I think this is incredibly cool. At home I like to think I am in charge and i can be a bit bossy at times. This quote from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” shows that Shakespeare’s words can still fit into a more modern context. (Just look at his Sonnets, for example).
2. Lightening bolt hairband
This falls safely into the category of “I like this because it’s shiny”. If your hair is anything like as unruly as mine gets then the glitter will distract from the fact that your hair is sticking out in about 6 different directions. Always a winner.
3. L’Eau D’Issey Gift Set
My parents (in particular my Dad) are absolute legends when it comes to choosing fragrances. Last year I asked for something girly and they surprised me with this. Not only does it smell divine, but I get complimented on it a lot too. It has a spacial place in my heart as I wore it on my first date with D so the smell brings back happy memories.
4. L’Occitane Fabulous Oil
I can’t remember when it was but I was in L’Occitane Harrogate with my friend ED not too long ago and I was sniffing all of the lotions and potions they sell and this one grabbed me. It’s a bit pricey but if you want to give someone a treat, this is the one for you – perfect for women of all ages. Like I said in my previous post, sometimes with Christmas gifts the real treat is more about buying someone something they long for that they would never buy themself.
5. A throw (I like this one quite a lot)
Basically my mother and I are both quite partial to snuggling up under cosy things watching tv in the winter. When I shared with 2 other girls we used to sit watching tv under fleece blankets. It’s an enjoyable part of winter, especially on the coldest days. Plus a pretty throw can update a tired old sofa more than you’d think (something I found out when I was renting).
6. Arran jumper
I love a traditional looking jumper and this red one brightens up any cold january day (plus it is handily baggy so you can hide your post Christmas stomach).
7. Modern Family Box Set
This is genuinely going on my Christmas list this year. It is one of my favourite shows – I think its hilarious and occasionally touches on “issues” but without being patronising.
8. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran and NW by Zadie Smith
Anyone who knows me even a tiny bit knows I have always got a book on the go and spend a lot of my spare time reading. These are two books I could not put down – I recall stirring absent mindedly while cooking with my Kindle in one hand.
9. This Necklace
So frigging pretty! It will go with everything and basically class up any outfit. Plus its a bit of a one off, what’s not to like?
10. This ring
I like cats as much as the next pet affictionado, but I am not one of life’s “crazy cat ladies”. So why can’t I stop looking at this ring? Imagine how happy it would make someone who owned a cat (or 3!)