Gift guides are dull. End.
When i’m looking for presents online I tend to scroll through my favourite websites for cute new releases and then scour the likes of Etsy, eBay and NotOnTheHighStreet for some more original ideas. I never look at gift guides, not ever.
Especially in publishing and blogging, a lot of the products featured are to keep PRs happy rather than because it’s an absolute must-have product (I know, having had to include certain brands in gift guides before).
So here’s a list of 0f 20 things I really want. I could have done more, but turns out the laptop i’m working on is almost too slow to function. I already own a couple of these things, but i’ve added them because I could happily buy them again.
I’ve done this more because you guys seem to like things I wear and Instagram, so if I really, really want them tied up under the tree this Christmas, maybe you guys do too.
And yes, there’s a lot of cat and personalised pieces going on. What can I say? I’m pretty basic.
I’ll have all of the below, plus some slippers, socks, a giant Lindt Santa and a bottle of Malbec, thanks.
1. Etsy sweatshirt, £16.95, 2. Astrid & Miyu rose gold initial ring, £39, 3. C.Wonder trinket tray, £13.28, 4. H&M shirt dress, £30, 5. Alphabet Bags gold glitter initial pouch,£16, 6. Bond and Fox cat lady print, £12.99, 7. River Island lips clutch, £13, 8. Oliver Bonas copper initial, £10, 9. Aldo clock bag, £30, 10. Topshop feather heels, £58, 11. MAC lipstick in Lady Danger, £15.50, 12. River Island wrap robe, £25, 13. Kate Spade notebook, £26.95, 14. Astrid and Miyu gold daisy ring, £16.80, 15. C. Wonder glass decanter, £38.20, 16. Bobbie Brown eye palette, £48, 17. Etsy print, £9.83, 18. ASOS faux fur coat, £85, 19. Victoria’s Secret city print pyjamas, $38, 20. H&M phone cover, £7.99
P.S. I’ve been lucky enough to get a new Pentax K-SI camera this week (insert some sort of mega smiley emoji with hearts and shit and what not). So i’m going to be doing a Christmas-themed diary on my Instagram this week. Think crafts, cooking, shopping and wrapping. I’ll also be doing a round up of all the photos next week, so erm yeah, that’s exciting (more for me than for you, but ey, these things happen).