The big C is approaching which ultimately means shopping stress right? WRONG! I’ve trawled the online stores to find you my pick of the best gifts to get that special someone this Christmas. Kicking off my trio of posts is my “Gifts under 15 Euro/ Stocking Fillers”. So grab a cuppa, sit back and prepare to feel festively inspired!
Teapigs Pick n’ Mix Sample Pack: This is a bit of a sneeky throwback as I included it in my gift guides last year. But can you blame me?! These packs are such a great idea for the tea lover in your life or for someone tricky to buy for! You can select 12 boxes each containing 2 teabags. There are 24 flavours to choose from. I recommend Peppermint, Popcorn and apple and cinnamon! 🙂 http://www.teapigs.co.uk/christmas_gift_shop/gift_sets/mixnmatch.htm
Velvotan Self Tan Applicator Kit: We’ve all been there, its the eve of your night out, you have your Cocoa Brown out and ready to apply but you have nobody to help you to apply to those tricky areas. No fear! This kit has everything you need to apply tan all by yourself with stain free hands, hurrah! It comes with a body mitt, face mitt and an exfoliating sponge. This kit is genius in my opinion and a necessity to any tan-lovers out there! http://www.feelunique.com/p/Velvotan-Self-Tan-Applicator-Kit
Travalo Refillable Perfume Spray: Honestly one of the nifty-ess things I’ve ever bought, the Travalo lets you take a little bit of your favourite perfume around with you wherever you go. Perfect for travelling or for just throwing in your bag for touch-ups throughout the day. http://www.feelunique.com/p/Travalo-Classic-Excel-Gold
EcoTools Fresh & Flawless Brush Set: Okay so I am cheating just a tad with this one as it retails for just over 15Euro but they are such good value that I had to share! The set includes all the brushes you need to get a perfect flawless base; a flat concealer brush, buffing concealer brush, precision foundation brush and a complexion blending brush. The brushes themselves are hard-wearing, wash well and don’t shed … Might have to treat myself! 😉 http://www.feelunique.com/p/EcoTools-Fresh-Flawless-Brush-Set
Tangle Teezer; The Original: This bad boy has featured as one of my “Holy Grail” products for the past 3 years running and is hands down the best thing I’ve ever bought for my hair. If that special someone doesn’t somehow already have one, then its your duty to get them one! They come in an array of different colours and patterns and retail between 10 and 15 yo yos. http://www.feelunique.com/p/Tangle-Teezer-Original-Professional-Detangling-Hairbrush-Pink
Sleek Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes: The Naked palette isn’t to everyone’s budget so a really great alternative is the sleek eyeshadow palettes. Loads of different colour schemes to choose from. My personal favourite is Storm and Au Natural (which is pretty similar to the Naked palettes) The pigment is sensational for the price and all the colours are wearable which is unusual for a budget kit! http://www.cloud10beauty.com/storm-makeup-i-divine-palette.html#.VHnn21V1-uY
This Works “Dream Team”: I think I actually mentioned this set in my gift guide last year but I couldn’t resist bringing them back for a cameo in this years post as well. The set comes with a mini rollar ball and pillow spray. I use these pretty much on a regular basis and placebo effect or not, I really do believe they help me to sleep better. I keep the spray beside my bed and spray a bit on my pillow every night. The roller ball never leaves my bag and has come in handy during some stressful days in work. http://www.asos.com/this-works/this-works-dream-team/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4583178&SearchQuery=This+works+dream+team&SearchRedirect=true
Ciate Tree Trinket: Let’s get real here, what girl doesn’t love nail polish? Exactly, so buying that special girl in your life some for Christmas is always going to go down well. The brand Ciate is definitely a good choice in that department.. These mini polishes come in loads of different colours and textures …throw in a cute bauble and you’ve got the cutest pressie award! http://www.cloud10beauty.com/gifts/christmas-stocking-filler-gift-ideas/ciate-tree-trinket.html#.VHZKLVV1-uY
River Island Faux Pearl Stud Earrings: Jewellery doesn’t have to be expensive to make a statement. Quirky Earrings are in this year and I love these faux pearl ones from River Island. They are bang on trend and will make any girl smile! http://eu.riverisland.com/women/jewellery/earrings/Faux-pearl-stud-earrings-661657
Some additional advice and inspiration:
- YouTuber & Beauty Guru Lily Pebbles’ Gift Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWNOl4s6DSw
- The Girls over on Beaut.ie offer up some gift ideas for under a FIVER: http://beaut.ie/2012/christmas-gift-guides-stocking-stuffers-for-under-a-fiver/#.VHnpvVV1-uY
- Dolly Rouge offers up some advice on last minute gift buying and how to survive the shopping stress! http://www.dollyrouge.ie/the-ultimate-last-minute-christmas-beauty-gift-guide-picks-for-all-pockets-and-situations/
Hopefully by now I’ve given y’all some ideas. Of course these gifts might not be to everyone’s taste but it might serve as some small bit of inspiration for those struggling to come up with gift ideas this year. So go forth and PURCHASE! 🙂
What would you like to receive in your stocking this year? And have you tried any of the gifts I’ve shown above?