Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide!

December 20, 2019

Hello my lovelies,

Like me, you might be leaving your Christmas shopping until the last minute! Luckily for you, I have reviewed some present ideas from festive refreshments, decorations and stocking fillers. There’s something for everyone.


Ginger Ray 

Light Up Star Sign – £14.00, Santa Stop Here Bunting – £7.99, Peg LED string lights –£14.99, Santa Hat Place Cards, £3.49

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My favourite go-to place for decorations for all occasions is Ginger Ray! The team always pull it out the bag and think everything you could possibly want to make a dinner party, birthday or Christmas more festive. I’ve picked out some lovely pieces which I think work nicely for Christmas decor and also as fab stocking fillers.


Mermaid Gin – £35.89

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Mermaid Gin comes in a beautiful and striking bottle, inspired by the scales of a mermaid’s tale. The product is also plastic-free and uses entirely recyclable materials which is great. The blend includes the freshness of organic lemon zest, the peppery notes in grains of paradise and a hint of sea air from fragrant rock samphire. I am excited to try this!

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Sanctuary Spa – Ultra Rich Wet Skin Moisture Miracle, £10.00

Enriched with Shea Butter and Cocoa Oils which leaves your skin moisturised for up to 72 hours. Who doesn’t love a bit of TLC from time to time, and over the Christmas holidays this will be lovely for silky-feeling skin.

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ESPA – The Tri-Active Advanced Pro Biome Collection, £85.00

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One of my favourite skincare brand’s ESPA have brought out a limited edition range, with a 3-step routine that is clinically proven to support the skin’s microbiome and create beautiful, age-defying skin. The gift set includes a moisturiser, serum and an eye cream. Hello winter skin hydration!

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Rock Rose Gin – £37.50

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This gin has just been named Gin of the Year at the Scottish Gin Awards and is perfect for Christmas as one of the key botanicals is Spruce Tips, making it a gin made from Christmas Trees!  It’s handcrafted in the wilderness of north Scotland and comes in a gorgeous ceramic bottle which features snowy trees.

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Boe Gin Crackers – £25.00 (set of 4)

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Make your gin festive over the Christmas period with these fab miniature  gins inside each cracker. The flavours are Violet, Peach and Hibiscus, Scottish Bramble and Boë Scottish Gin. Let the festivities be-gin!

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VASO – Premium Glass Straws – £11.99 (set of 4)

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These premium glass straws are a great invention. If you’re still using plastic straws in 2020, why? There are so many alternatives on the market, and these glass straws are reusable, dishwasher friendly and recyclable. Why not add to your stocking fillers for a longer-lasting present which is also helping the environment. Big tick from me.

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Vonshef – Bamboo Cheese Board, £19.99 (Oval Shape)

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So handy for Christmas time, everyone should have a proper cheese board if you love cheese as much as I do. This one is rather fancy and includes a stilton knife, cheddar knife, hard cheese knife and cheese fork – all with strong stainless steel blades and smooth bamboo handles.

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Beautify – Prosecco & Gin Shimmer Set, £12.00

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These drink shimmers come in a cute gift set and includes six flavours including grape, orange bonbon, lychee mist, strawberry sparkle, violet fizz and pink prosecco. Perfect for Christmas cheers and adding something extra to your prosecco glass!

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Beautify – Iridescent Decanter Set, £21.99

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This gorgeous decanter is perfect for those who like to keep a drinks cabinet or serving tray display! The gift box present is a great present for those hard to buy for, or the home-touches obsessed. Pretty Christmas drinks are pending…

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Next – Grey Cashmere Mix Pom Hat £18.00

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I love a beanie and Next have brought out this super soft and luxurious one. You can’t go wrong with Next when it comes to clothing and accessory essentials, and at a great price. This would make a great stocking filler or extra present for someone.

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Next – Collection Luxe Candles, £10.00 

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I love burning candles this time of year… (frankly, all year) but there’s something cosy and festive about having candles on over the winter months and Christmas time. The Collection Luxe candles from Next are themed around locations such as New York all the way to the Amalfi Coast! Notes include  Amber Patchouli, Tuberose Gardenia, Bergamot Orange Blossom and Waterlily Lily and these candles can burn up to 50 hours! Not bad the size and price if I do say so myself.

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Kiehl’s – Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate, £38.00

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Kiehl’s has always been one of my favourite brand’s, and they’re such a good option for Christmas presents and stocking fillers. This calming facial oil is great for blemishes and all skin types. It’s super lightweight and helps to strengthen skin’s barrier function to help our skin protect itself.

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PCA Skin – Ideal Complex: Revitalizing Eye Gel, £80

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This is my premium (and much loved) eye gel that will have you looking re-energised in no time! The light, silky formula strengthens, firms and lifts the skin around the eye giving you noticeable results in just one week. It contains a host of ingredients that help collagen and elastin production to reduce wrinkles and fine lines whilst increasing firmness.

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Illamasqua – Prep & Glow Vault, £55.00

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This gift set contains Illamasqua’s iconic products, Beyond Powder in Deity and Hydra Veil. The gift set is in celebration of the brand’s 10-year anniversary, and is your go-to kit for glowing skin. Perfect for party season and longer-lasting make-up from day to night.

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T-Zone – Glitter Mask Peel Off in Silver, £2.99

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This festive and fun face mask is to be left on for 30 minutes, letting the mask work it’s sparkling magic to refine your pores. A winning ingredient for me is Witch Hazel which is one of the oldest ingredients for problematic skin, leaving your face feeling fresh and glowing.

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Guava & Gold – Coral Beach Body Lotion, £34.00
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This luxury Body Lotion is enriched with avocado and grapeseed oil, shea butter and guava fruit extract. Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you can’t feel like you’re abroad. Scented with ‘Coral Beach’, give yourself hydrated and conditioned skin this Christmas.

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Popcorn Shed – Santa’s Shed, £3.50

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For those days inbetween Christmas and New Year where all you do is watch films and vegetate on the sofa… Popcorn Gifts comes in! Make sure to check out their wide and full range of products available, the brand have something for everyone. All treats are Gluten Free which is also a bonus. It’s also National Popcorn Day on January 19th, I know where I’ll be getting my Gourmet Popcorn to celebrate.

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Thank you for reading my round-up of last-minute gift ideas. I hope you’re ready to tackle the shops, or ready to do some last orders before the big day. Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and and even better New Year!



Gail x

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