As you might have gathered – I’m a big fan of gifting. I just love ferreting out the perfect gift for loved ones, and I can spend weeks hunting out something special; but I love sharing little gifts too.
I think it’s so important to let people know how much you appreciate them – so little tokens, like these adorable Festive Favourite Crackers are such a seasonal treat! I also love these as little surprises for overnight guests (when they’re allowed) as not only are they cute, but they’re super handy to have too!
The packs come in fours, and each of the crackers contain mini shower gels and hand creams in four of the brand’s iconic scents: Cherry Blossom, Almond, Lavender and Shea Butter. Thanks to the differing fragrances, the crackers are completely unisex, and I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t absolutely love to receive one of these!
L’Occitane Festive Beauty Crackers are priced at £22 and are available here (UK) and similar here (US)
By this point, I feel like there’s no Christmas without a waft of Lush’s iconic Snowfairy wafting through the bathroom. I’ve gone through multiple bottles of shower gel already, so when Lush Buchanan Street sent over a box of some of their festive favourites, I couldn’t have been happier.
The collection contains some of Lush’s most iconic product types, and I love the idea of sending over a care package to someone this Christmas, so they can enjoy some relaxation during the festive madness. I’m in love with the brand’s newest bath bomb – I want a hippopotamus for Christmas – a slow fizzing gem which leaves water fragranced with notes of raspberries and almond. The Snow Fairy Bubble Bar is perfect for bath time too. You can crumble as much of it as you want under running water, and enjoy a candy-scent bath. It’s also great to use as a drawer scented – I’ve currently got it wrapped up in my sock drawer and it smells amazing.
Roasting Chestnuts on an Open Fire is a dreamy way to start the morning – a thick shower gel scented with almond and nut. I love it used on a shower pouffe for the ultimate foamy str to the morning! Last but not least, is the Candy Cane Lip Scrub. If you’re anything like me, winter is spent applying copious amounts of lip balm, so this scrub is perfect for keeping chapped lips at bay. I love the fresh minty scent too!
When it comes to habits, wearing jewellery is one I’ve pretty much neglected for the whole of 2020. If I’m heading to a work meeting, I’m lucky if I remember to wear earrings and a watch, and if I’m honest, I kind of miss raiding my jewellery box. Granted, I don’t have the biggest collection of bits – I can be fussy when it comes to accessories, so it felt like perfect timing when Daisy London sent over their Goddess Medallion T Bar Necklace.
Thanks to the 18ct gold plating, the necklace, like 99% of my pieces is yellow gold, and it’s a piece which easily transitions from day to night wear. Part of the brand’s Estee Lalonde collection, it’s inspired by the idea of the modern goddess – and because of this, I think it would make the loveliest gift this winter.
Presented in a branded gift bag and box, Daisy London have your wrapping covered, and the necklace itself is lovingly crafted in recycled 925 sterling silver, and then gold-plated. It’s a relatively short necklace at 18′, so it feels perfect worn with a shirt or blouse.
If you’re not a fan of anything too bulky or chunky, it’s a surprisingly lightweight piece, and you can hardly even feel it when it’s on. I just love the mix of the medallion and T-bar style, bandits such an easy way to upgrade an entire outfit. I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t be thrilled to open this up on Christmas morning!
Daisy London’s Estee Lalonde Goddess Medallion is priced at £269 and is available here.
I love an annual Christmas tradition – obviously this year we can’t do all of our favourites, but Kiehl’s is making sure we can treat ourselves as normal with their gorgeous line-up of limited edition festive favourites. I always look forward to their annual editions, and this year’s features some gorgeously festive artwork by Maïté Franchi.
If, like me, your skin is prone to dryness, you seriously need to try Kieh;’s Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter. It’s got the dreamiest whipped consistency which feels pretty much like a cloud to apply, and I love to use it in the evenings after showering. It smells absolutely incredible thanks to the Shea Butter and Jojoba in the formula, and Soy Milk leaves skin feeling silky soft too.
It’s one of those products which is a complete joy and a treat to use, so it’s the perfect way to show someone you’re thinking about them this Christmas. Whether you’re adding it into a skincare hamper, or sending it to someone this winter, it would make an absolutely perfect gift!
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter is priced at £37 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
When it comes to gifting, I’m all about finding presents which are a real treat as well as being supremely useful, and I think I’ve found an absolute winner in the form of Eteaket. Not only does the brand produce some of the most delicious teas that you can imagine, but they also offer a range of gifting ideas which are absolutely perfect for Christmas.
Their Infuser Mug (in the most festive cherry red) has become one of my most reached-for items in the kitchen. It comes complete with loose leaf tea strainer and saucer, so it’s a whole experience in one. You can also choose from a range of beautifully cheery colours, and I’m already contemplating treating myself to the baby pink one too! I’m a big tea-drinker since I work at home, and I love Eteaket’s loose leaf blends, and cycle through a few different flavours as the day goes on. I also love the tiny little egg-timer you can pick-up, which lets you brew the perfect cup of tea.
New for Christmas, Eteaket has two, perfectly festive teas, which I have fallen madly in love with. Winter Baked Apple and Almond is pretty much an apple strudel in a cup. With chunks of apple, cinnamon sticks, sultanas, chamomile flowers and orange blossom it’s a deliciously festive treat which I love to enjoy in the evening. It’s caffeine free, so it’s perfect for nighttime sipping, as the chamomile in there is super soothing. The second festive option you can choose is Let’s Mull it Over i.e. Christmas in a cup. Truly one of the most delicious teas you can enjoy – I’ve been treating myself to at least two cups of the stuff a day since receiving the tube! A mix of dried apple, hibiscus blossom, elderberries, blueberries, cranberries and orange peel (among other bits), it’s perfect for using with the infusion cup (it’s probably a bit chunky to use in a teabag) and it really is divine. A few minutes steeping creates a ruby-red tea which is absolutely jam-packed full of Christmas flavour. You can even use the tea as the based for your mulled wine!
Whatever you’re in the mood for this festive season, head over to Eteaket for your Christmas gifts this year. You can find their selection of goodies here.