Christmas gifts I spotted and loved…

This is hardly an extensive gift guide, but here are a collection of various gifts I’ve spotted over the past few weeks and loved – either for myself or someone I’m buying a gift for this year.  So I thought I’d share them for some last min prezzie inspiration! (Fingers crossed not too many of those I’m buying for decide to read the blog…!)

Boots 17 Mini Nail Library

There are a few mini sets of nail varnish out there that tempt me (since I have a problem with mini sets…) but this one really is AMAZING value – 9 colours for £10 (and it’s in the three for two thing at Boots too…). This is a little treat I picked up and split into three sets of threes to give to my boyfriend’s nieces as a little stocking filler.

Jim Jams from Boots

I love these – so this is more of a gift I want for myself! But I do love a good pair of PJs! Hoping to find a pair of these or something similar under the tree this year (I must be getting old!)

L’Occintane Gift Set for Men*

Most of the men in my life are either very fussy with their skincare (boyfriend is totally dedicated to Clinique) or not fussed about what they use (Dad & Brother) but I think this set for Men is nice enough as a gift but still simple enough that they will like it…. I hope!

Yardley Lavender Fragrance Set from Boots

I always think Lavender is one of those ‘if in doubt’ fragrances, ok so not everyone loves it – but it’s not offensive… I think these lovely little Lavender gift sets from Yardley are a nice but affordable little way to gift aunties and grannies….

Jurlique Herbal Recover Gift Set*
This is one of the gift sets I’ve been talking about over on the Jurlique website. I fairly recently discovered and feel in love with their Herbal Recovery Gel – it feels refreshing, especially for tired (hungover) skin. So I’m sure this will go down a treat for a few people…!
Marc Jacobs Daisy Gift Set* (how cute is the mini bottle?!)
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh and Daisy (original) have been my favourite fragrances of 2011, so I have to mention one of these little sets (there’s also a set of Eau So Fresh too) but I absolutely love the little mini bottle in the set – so cute and ideal for having a little bit of Daisy loveliness in your handbag. 
Is it just me, or is there something lovely about opening a gift set of perfume rather than just the bottle of fragrance? I don’t know what it is, but it’s definitely something I love to receive!
So these are just a few bits and bobs I spotted. I also saw some other lovely make-up and beauty gift sets in Boots – including the giant Soap and Glory Box (already ordered one of these myself…) there are some really good ones on the market this year! 
But as a fairly simple person myself, I would genuinely be happy with some nice jim jams, a classic 90s action film DVD (Air Force One is a classic…) and maybe some snuggly Christmas socks!

* = PR gift of this received. 


  1. What Larry Loves!
    December 18, 2011 / 11:12 pm

    I love the look of the 17 nail varnishes!

  2. Melanie Davies
    December 19, 2011 / 12:18 am

    I adore the Marc Jacobs Daisy set – you’re so right about recieving a set, I love them! xx

  3. December 20, 2011 / 10:27 am

    Nice idea to have the mini bottle too – perfect gift

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