A glimpse into my world down here...
Can you feel it ladies and gentlemen? Christmas is just around the corner and approaching at an alarming rate. It is even beginning to look at little festive around the house, the tree is up, the lights are twinkling and the house smells of Christmas candles.
Continuing with the theme I can proudly say that I have nearly completed my Christmas shopping with just three to go; one of my brothers, the boy's parents and the inevitable work Secret Santa which hasn't been organised yet.
And as we are on the subject of gifts I wanted to bring you my next Christmas gift guide, this time looking at gifts under £25. Again if any of my friends and family are reading this, then they would all be greatly appreciated if you are struggling for ideas. So let's begin (side note some of these may seem a little random);
1. Sweaty Betty Pilates socks - £12
I have been doing Hotpod yoga for nearly six months now and I love it, however with my poor circulation in my feet even the cosy pod is making my toes feel a little chilly. So first thing on my list is a pair of Sweaty Betty Pilates socks to keep my warm, plus with the grip along the bottom (like you get on slipper socks) maybe my balance will improve a little.
Not long ago I was invited to visit The Body Shop Bridlesmith store in Nottingham to view their Christmas launches and I fell in love with this palette. Recently I had a big clear out of my eyeshadow palettes detoxing my collection of those containing carmine, so now I am down to one (again from The Body Shop) which is my every day look. This palette would make a perfect evening looking containing everything you would need including this beautiful plum lip colour.
3. Paris: Through a Fashion Eye - £12.99
Do you know someone who loves fashion? Well this book is a beautifully illustrated guide to the fashion of Paris, which anyone with an overflowing wardrobe would love to have. And as it is so beautiful you're not going to want to put it away so why not keep it displayed all year?
4. Pixi Glow Tonic - £18
Why not give the gift of beautiful skin this Christmas, then I would highly recommend the Pixi Glow Tonic. This is one of those products that I can no longer live without, so if someone would like to help keep me stocked up this Christmas it would be greatly appreciated.
5. Double Pom Beanie Hat - £14
If you have been living under a rock you wont know that we have actually had snow already this year, and fingers crossed there will be more on the way. So of course with snow comes the cute accessories, and top on my wish list is this super cute Double Pom Beanie from Topshop.
6. Tangle Teezer Rose Gold Luxe Compact Styler - £13.50
I don't know what I would do without my Tangle Teezer, and yes I really do feel that strongly about a hair brush. I love it so much that I actually own three already, each for a different situation one of which is the compact styler that I keep in my handbag. What I would like is another to keep in my gym bag as I'm always forgetting to swap it over and when I saw how beautiful this one is I knew I had to add it to my collection.
7. Make mine a double thermal mug - £15
For those of us who run on caffeinated beverages it is important that the cup we drink it out of is just as cute and stylish as the rest of our wardrobe. That is why I suggest this beautiful thermal mug from Kate Spade.
9. Black Quartz Coaster - £14
Again with the homewear, Anthropologie is the dream place to shop and for me it has to be these beautiful Quartz coasters. They are actually so beautiful that I don't think I would want to put a drink on it, I might leave them just for candles. Just imagine how beautiful this year's Diptique Christmas candles would look placed on this.
10. Check the Rhyme Nail Lacquer - £19
Finally I had to include a bottle of Smith & Cult because it is my wish list nail polish that I haven't had the guts to splash out that many pennies on a polish. And I had to go with this shade of purple because let's face it, it is my go to colour.
So there you have it ladies and gents, my under £25 gift guide. If you haven't caught up on my other Blogmas posts then it would be amazing if you did.
And until tomorrow, Merry Christmas