Christmas gift guide

by Faye Knows Best5th December 2015

Yay, the weekend is upon us! And Saturdays in December mean Christmas shopping. Many of us will have already had the last wage packet before Christmas, so there’s a whole load of festive financial pressure on that pay slip. You’re going to need to think about gifts for the family, nights out celebrating, dazzling decorations for your pad, the oh-so-important what to wear, and keeping enough to one side for a turkey too. Seasonal spending is so important to get right.

To help you out here’s some super amazing gift ideas that won’t break the bank. The trick with Christmas gifts is to buy once and buy well. That means stop with the multiple stocking fillers and joke presents, and stick to one, well thought out quality gift. Your recipients (and bank account) will be so glad you did.

1. Alice in Wonderland chocolates

Alice in Wonderland chocs

Celebrate the 150th aniversary of this beautiful and bonkers original tale by gifting this yummy chocolates from Whittard. At just £6.00 they’re great for your secret santa.

2. Delicious Birch scented candle in a tin

Birch candle

Here’s one for Mr Perfect in your office or love life – the guy who oozes style and seems impossibly chic to buy for. The scent is peppery and masculine. Search ‘Makers of Wax Goods’ online.

3. Best for the Bristish Bake Off lover in your office

Cup cake cases

Encourage the baker in your office to spoil your ‘new year get fit’ plans by bringing in more tasty delights encompassed in these cute cases.

4. Cape Daisy polar bear bootie slippers

Polar bear slipper booties

Every lovely lady will want to fight the cold and enjoy these cosy slipper booties. And they’re an absolute steal at £9.99 from TK Maxx.

6. A fun nativity set of nine little eraser characters

Nativity erasers

For just £6.00 you can bring a smile to the office with this nativity arrangement. Far too nice to use as actual erasers though. Get now from Paperchase.

7. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel for men

Kiehls Facial Fuel

If you’ve a little more to spend this is the loveliest of all the men’s moisturisers. Be sure to purchase the one with SPF as we all need sun protection – even in the winter. £33.00 from Kiehl’s website.

8. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir moisturiser and cologne

Jo Malone pomegranate

Keeping on the luxury products theme, your boss will be very happy to receive anything from the unmistakeable Pomegranate Noir scent at Jo Malone. It’s grown up and unisex, and simply divine.

9. Keep spending habits in line with a shopping list pad

Food shopping pad

Lady Jane presents a terribly organised way for us to keep a track on the weekly grocery shop. Ideal for us overspenders who need to keep January finances in line.

10. Sweet kitty hip flask

Kitty hip flask

For those cheeky colleagues who like to sneak their own drink into the work xmas party. Allow them to do it in style with this kitty design by Paperchase.

11. Super stylish straws for the christmas do

Party straws

Add some kitsch cuteness to your Christmas party with these decorative straws. These are by AC, but you can get a range of colours and designs from lots of internet stockists.

12. Get organised with this magnetic sticky notes board

Magnetic board

Help yourself or your fave colleague to get plans into shape with this delightful board of pads inviting you to log ‘ideas’, ‘to do’ and ‘urgent’. Just amazing. By Paperchase.

13. Get your party off to a pop with this fesive red corkscrew

Cork screw

Menu have brought us this blade twist corkscrew. £24.00 from Houseology, and available in other colours. Great grown up gift.

14. Simon’s Cat desk calendar for 2016

Simon's Cat calendar

Bring a smile everyday someone’s desk with this hilarious Simon’s Cat calendar. A great gift for under a tenner which will last all year through.

15. Add some fizz to the celebrations with this super-cute mini bottle

Drink me mini fizz

Finally, noone can get through the festivities without this adorable ‘drink me’ mini bottle of fizz with accompanying key charm. Beyond wonderful. Just £9.00 from the Grays and Feather website.

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