It is almost Christmas and I have the best gift ideas for the men and women in your life. Guaranteed to land you some well-deserved hugs! Click on for the 2017 Christmas gifts you need to know.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS THAT WILL GET YOU HUGS
If you don’t get hugs after giving any of these presents, the person you gave them to is less affectionate than me (which is saying something, as I am not hugely touchy feely!). As with every year, it is the time I brought you the best selection of gifts for all of your loved ones this Christmas. I hope you find something perfect in here!
BEAUTY LUXURY WITH LA MER
Starting entirely at the top of the line (it gets more affordable below), La Mer has been my favourite beauty discovery all year. Though, it was hardly a discovery, since I had been eying off and wishing to try La Mer for years. The cost kept me away, but I really wanted to see if it lived up to the hype and the price.
Every single product I have tried has been incredible, I talked more about them here. Yes, they are certainly luxurious with the price points to match but they really deliver. Using these, my skin is more plum, even and moisturised. The new colour products have also become my latest favourites, delivering a flawless finish.
These are the gifts for the special person in your life who loves luxury and who wants to look after their skin with the best products.
Crème de la Mer Moisturising Cream – In a short time, firmness improves, lines, wrinkles and the look of pores become less visible. This is my favourite moisturiser, with good reason. Comes in a Limited-edition design by artist All Is Not Lost for Christmas.
The Illuminating Powder – A lightweight, shimmering pressed powder infused with illuminating gemstones, brilliant pearls and colour-true pigments that provide all complexions with a healthy-looking, luminous glow. This is one of my favourite little compacts. How beautiful is the Limited-edition design by artist All Is Not Lost?
Sheer Pressed Powder – Formulated with the La Mer Miracle Broth™ and raw ocean clay, skin stays comfortable and shine-free throughout the day. Light-reflecting pigments create a soft blurring effect for a multi-dimensional look that’s matte—never flat. Perfect for normal to oily skin.
Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 – Blends soft colour, renewing hydration and Miracle Broth. Pores look refined, while imperfections virtually disappear. SPF and antioxidants help to protect a flawless complexion. New colour capsule technology helps colour stay true – even in humidity. This foundation is pure magic.
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SHE WILL LOVE...
Trust me when I say these will be opened with squeals of excitement (cause I squealed when I opened them!).
Michael Kors Sexy Ruby Fragrance – The “it” scent that will likely be this year’s best-selling fragrance. For the confident, outgoing and sassy woman on your gift list.
Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Pure Luxury Lift Firm Prism Cream – Pure 24 karat gold imparts an opulent, radiant glow, locking in moisture and keeping skin firm by maintaining natural collagen in the skin—while colloidal gold helps visibly lift, firm, and restore lost elasticity. A beautiful highlighter.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – My new favourite mask, this one exfoliates and polishes for super glowing skin.
SK-II Pitera Essence Set – I have used the SK-II Pitera Essence for over ten years, this is basically a dream present for anyone who likes to look after their skin.
Jo Malone London Christmas Cracker – Miniatures that are perfect for travel or a handbag.
The Little Book of Lykke – From the author of The Little Book of Hygge, this book explores happiness and will be on the best seller list in no time.
Jurlique 28 Day Radiance Ritual Program – I am currently trying out this skin care program from one of my favourite Australian brands. This will be a beautiful present!
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Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Scent Surround Diffuser – Because houses deserve to smell elegant too!
Jo Malone London English Pear & Fresia Home Candle – These candles are always burning at my place!
Jo Malone London Fragrances – Small but strong fragrances that are handbag friendly, with so many scents to choose from.
Jo Malone London Christmas Ornament – A miniature fragrance and body lotion, perfect stocking stuffer!
HP Sprocket – It’s been a long time since I printed any of my photos out, but this portable mini printer is so cool. You can print photos directly from your phone through Bluetooth and it fits in a handbag. Great for teens or adults alike!
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Cloud Nine C9 Iron – Hair Straightener and Styling Iron – A gift set with brush, clips and the best hair straightening iron on the market.
Murkani Jewellery – Statement jewellery from an Australian label inspired by travels.
Swarovski Baron Necklace – Rose gold plating and clear crystals to create the perfect glamorous look for special occasions.
Swarovski Baron Bracelet – The matching bracelet that is just so beautiful!
Swarovski Sparkling Dance Star Ring – A stunning rhodium-plated ring with ‘dancing crystal’ design, it features a sparkling stone floating inside a star-shaped crystal pavé cage. It’s fun to shake it!
Aje Gift Box – Australian label Aje pair one of their signature leather skirts with a beautiful blouse in a gift box, saving 20%.
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ELEGANT TOUCHES TO COMPLETE HER LOOK
Rosefield Watch and Bracelet set – I have been wearing Rosefield watches over the past year, the quality is beautiful, minimal and chic. The recent addition of matching elegant bracelets are the finishing touch.
The Hexad Statement Earrings – Perfect to dress up a minimal or casual outfit, these earrings are seriously stunning.
PRETTY IN PINK
Polli Jewellery – Dainty Australian jewellery with lots of meaning.
Kela Hair Charms – The world’s first non-slip hair jewellery, perfect for short or long hair, these accessories are bohemian and perfect for summer.
Palm Beach Fragrances – Diffusers and candles to freshen up the house. Great stocking stuffer ideas or for Secret Santas.
Aerin Rose Hand & Body Cream – A lightweight luxurious rose and peony cream for the feminine woman on your gift list.
Jurlique Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Mist – A limited edition facial mist spray that is sweet and so refreshing.
Jo Malone London Green Almond & Redcurrant Cologne – This Christmas release fragrance is sweet and seriously dreamy. It’s the one that I will not be gifting, I am keeping this as my summer fragrance!
Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower Oil – Stocking stuffer gift for the essential oil lover on your list, the festive packaging hides a cute handbag size oil bottle.
The Tea Gardens – The latest paperback from bestseller Fiona McIntosh, I buy my Mum the latest each year for her summer reads.
Dusty Girls Vegan Makeup Brush Set – From the makers of skincare brand MooGoo, Dusty Girls is their natural vegan and mineral cosmetics range. A great stocking stuffer and travel companion.
Dusty Girls Eyeshadow Palette – Natural mineral eyeshadows containing a blend of micas for a highly pigmented, long-lasting colour, along with natural ingredients such a Jojoba Oil and Natural Vitamin E to allow for an easy application and a smooth, flawless finish. Not to mention very beautiful colours.
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One last roundup of gifts for the ladies in your life.
The Book of Dust – Phillip Pullman’s long-awaited new novel, perfect for adventure lovers.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair – One of the best serums on the market.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream 50ml – The luxurious and super hydrating facial cream for anyone who really needs to lock in moisture.
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HE WILL LOVE...
Not to be forgotten the men in our life more than deserve some treats, so last but not least, for the guys. Christmas gifts for him.
I tend to stick to quality accessories and leather goods that will stand the test of time as long as possible. Alternatively, tech equipment, video games and a cologne don’t go astray.
VOID Watches – This is probably the coolest, sleekest minimal watch brand I have seen, the quality is incredible. Just click over to watch a video on these incredible watches. They are unlike any other! Definitely a unique timepiece.
Ted Baker Leather Slim Wallet – A sleek classic card wallet.
Jo Malone London Cologne – This English Oak and Hazlenut Cologne smells amazing!! You can tell by now that our house has Jo Malone all over it.
GoPro Hero5 – We have been borrowing one of these and I have to say, we love it! Mario even starts filming and talking to the camera on his own, clearly excited while we travel.
Randolph Engineering Sportsman Aviator Sunglasses – These are made from hefty Metal frames with Polycarbonate coated with a special advanced coating which delivers a polished anti-glare and scratch resistant design. And oh so cool.
Braided Leather Belt – To add a little extra something interesting to complete his looks.
Sperry A/O 2 Eye Boat Shoe – Crafted from a luxurious stain and water resistant leather, these classic boat shoes with contrast stitching are getting worn every day by Mario.
Lace-Up Derby Boot – You are gifting comfort and style with a pair of leather or suede boots which will be worn for years to come.
Tex-Mex from Scratch – I just bought Mario this cookbook as an early Christmas present, hoping he will get inspired to cook up some amazing Tex Mex for me. This gift gives twice.
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HAPPY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GUYS
That is about enough from me! I hope that this Christmas gifts guide helps you this year. There are always so many amazing brands and products that I am so so so grateful to try throughout the year, so this is one chance I get to share a heap of them with you at once. I will probably soon (if I get time!!) do another roundup blog post of my favourite products in fashion and beauty from 2017 if you are interested.
Happy Christmas shopping all! I will have more of my picks on Instagram in the next week so keep an eye out, including a very exciting giveaway to thank you all for your support this year of one of the AMAZING gift sets in this post. Make sure to follow me @inspiringwit so you do not miss out!