Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas Gift Guide 2014.

With Christmas next month (next month, guys!), I thought it was time to provide you with the Lux Life Christmas Gift Guide, 2014 Edition. There's a great selection of products for all sorts of different budgets, and every member of the family. Some of them I already have or they're on my own list, and others were voted for by my friends. I hope it's helpful and gives you some ideas :)

Astley Clarke Labradorite cadenza pendant

At the very top of this list is something very special, and the ideal gift for a girlfriend or wife. This beautiful Astley Clarke necklace is absolutely stunning! I have a stacking ring with a similar stone from Astley Clarke, and I always get so many compliments on it.

Alex Monroe Bow Ring

If your partner is more of a 'ring' girl than a necklace girl, how about this gorgeous Bow Ring by Alex Monroe?

George Foreman compact grill

For the student in your family, maybe a brother, sister, or child at University, the George Foreman Grill is a classic! You can literally cook everything on it; from french toast, to burgers, to a full English breakfast! I don't know what I'd do without mine.

Remington vacuum beard and grooming trimmer

For the brother, Dad or husband/boyfriend, the Remington Vacuum Beard & Grooming Kit is the men's grooming choice for 2014! It's a magic little piece of kit that collects the hairs as they're trimming their beard or moustache. Magic I tell you!

harvey nichols seasons eatings hamper

What about the grandparents? Naturally everyone has to give them the traditional framed photo of themselves. But for something a little more special, the Harvey Nichols Seasons Eatings hamper is just perfect!

Florian London Vienna handbag

For mum or sister, I'm totally in love with Florian Handbags, they're so gorgeous! This Mini Vienna handbag is a beautiful red colour. They're a little pricey but so worth it for the extra quality. And Christmas is a time for treats after all, right?

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle perfume

For your daughter, mum, or girlfriend/wife, this is my favourite perfume this year. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. It. Is. Heavenly. It smells sophisticated yet youthful and fresh. It is firmly at the top of my Christmas list.

Monty the penguin face cloth

Ideal for every child's Christmas stocking, is the Monty the penguin magic face cloth. I used to love these as a kid and had loads of them! Plus, who doesn't want a reminder of that *sniff* oh so perfect advert?

Savile rogue harlequins rugby scarf

If one of the men in your life is a Rugby or Football fan, then the Savile Rogue cashmere scarves will make them very happy indeed. A classy way to show your fan colours, they're so much more sophisticated than your average football/rugby scarf.

Ah Skincare body scrub souffle

If one of the ladies in your life is a fan of natural skincare, I'm so in love with Ah Skincare right now, and this Body Scrub Souffle is just divine! It's a brand started by a mother in her own home, after many years of selling skincare products but not being satisfied with the ingredients in them. Every product I've tried smells bloody amazing.

Wilko childrens baking kit

For the child who loves to bake. I love how this Cupcake Baking Set from Wilko is gender neutral. I hate it when brands stereotype things for kids into blue and pink.

vintage 1950's style pink weighing scales

Whilst we're on the subject of baking, if you're like me and love testing out new recipes, this pretty set of pink scales is also at the top of my Christmas list. and they're such a bargain at just £8!!

Another fashion jewellery brand I love is aMuse Fashions, I'm totally in love with their cute and quirky pieces, and this Blackberry Bracelet is the ideal gift for any fashion lover! They also do a cute set of Blackberry earrings and a Blackberry necklace - a gorgeous seasonal statement that's for sure!

Zara checked scarf

Ahh, the infamous Zara Scarf, a bargain at just £19.99. Perfect for friends and family members. It was sold out last winter but is back with a bang for AW14. I have the red and cream checked one myself, however it's so warm and snuggly I really want this multi-coloured checked scarf now as well. So pretty. And the colours are the perfect winter colours!

Russell Hobbs espresso machine

Every coffee lover would appreciate waking up to this beauty on Christmas day. The Russell Hobbs Espresso machine.

Hedgehog coasters

For the animal-lover is something a little quirkier, these Hedgehog coasters from Iris Boutique are seriously cute!

Best friend pyjamas

I think we all know how much I love check and plaid, and the colours in this ASOS set are too cute. I have so many check and plaid pyjama sets it isn't even funny. But you can never have too many, they're just so wintery and christmassy! Also everyone needs new pyjamas for Christmas, it's like, tradition. Plus, you need the Best Bitches PJ Set for you and your bestie.

Yankee Candle Black Cherry

And finally, the must have for every one at Christmas. A new yankee candle. My personal favourite this year is Black Cherry. Oh. My. Gosh. It smells so delicious I could eat it.

Oh, and how could anyone forget man's best friend!? Your dog will love chewing on this penguin bone on Christmas morning! Pets Pyjamas are fantastic for dog treats, toys, and collars, they have such an amazing selection for all budgets.

And last but not least, if you're looking to impress someone, and someone who loves cooking, how about sending them to the Raymond Blanc Cookery School for a day!? Truly Experiences have the most amazing gift experiences for a huge range of budgets, from spa days to overseas photography trips to a space encounter!

It's not just about material gifts.

Also, please do remember those who don't have anyone to share Christmas with. Those who have absolutely nothing, who won't have a roast dinner, gifts, or even a hug and a 'Happy Christmas' wished to them. This Christmas as well as buying your family and friends gifts, please also make some time to donate to Crisis, an amazing charity who do so much for the homeless. Just £21.62 gives a homeless person a Christmas day.

That small amount will buy a homeless person three hot meals including Christmas dinner, the chance to shower and change clothes, have a haircut and get a health check, receive expert advice on life-changing issues like housing and employment an introduction to Crisis year-round services for training and support for the future. I've already made my donation, will you?

Question time.

So tell me, what's on your Christmas list this year, and what are you planning on buying your friends and family?

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  1. So many things in this post made me go 'oooooh!' I love Astley Clarke - those pieces are beautiful.

    I'm local to Surrey and discovered ah skincare at a stall this summer... Amazing products and loved the candles too.

    Great post! 😊 xxx

    1. Ahh I'm so glad you've discovered 'ah skincare' as well, they're fab aren't they!

      C x

  2. I love this! I really want to get my shopping done before the start of Advent. Now I’ve got some great places to shop..!!
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