Last Minute Easter Gifts

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Today's post is my second and final easter gift guide post for the year and it's featuring so many fantastic brands including Yes To, Funky Pigeon, Bomb Cosmetics, Emma Lomax and Thames and Hudson. I think today's post features a wide range of items for various people you might want to treat this Easter and for a variety of budgets too. Thanks so much to all of the lovely brands! If you follow me on Instagram (@ofbeautyand) then you'll have noticed all of the unboxings.

*Yes To Grapefruit Unicorn Transforming Clay Cleanser (£7.99)
Let's start with one of the cutest skincare products I've received all year, the Yes To Grapefruit cleanser. I was very kindly sent a package from Yes To UK for National Unicorn Day which was a week ago but I was in Edinburgh on that day. The cleanser is part of the Yes To Grapefruit range and it's their first clay cleanser that changes colour from a salmon pink to yellow.

I adore the packaging, it has a lovely fruity scent and I like the colour changing idea. I've only used it a couple of times on my t-zone which is the areas of my skin that needs the brightening claims the most. So far so good and I can't wait to try their Yes To Grapefruit Glow Boosting Unicorn Peel Off Mask!
*Bomb Cosmetics Gold Of Pleasure Carrier Oil (£8.49)
I am lucky enough to be a Bomb Cosmetics ambassador so I am sent wonderfully scented and very colourful packages every so often (which I'm always very happy with). Within my most recent parcel I received a set of four products I haven't tried before including the Gold Of Pleasure Natural Carrier Oil which is a natural oil derived from plants (so it's vegan) and it is high in omega 3 and 6 oils that protects the skin, improves elasticity and softens the skin.

Additionally, Bomb Cosmetics supplies essentials oils that can be combined with the carrier oil to make your own skincare or bodycare products. I was sent the Orange Pure Essential Oil that naturally smells amazing and refreshing for spring. The oils are colour coded so you know instantly which oils match with which carrier oil - I think that's a great idea as not everyone will know which oils to use together, myself included.
*Emma Lomax Large Pencil Case (£18)
Next up is from a brand that I worked with years ago back when it was Sewlomax! Their makeup bags, toiletry bags and pencil cases are just adorable and this one is no different. I still have a few of mine from 2014 and use them when we go on holiday - as someone who's used their bags for years, I can say that the quality is fantastic. I think all of the designs as great but I personally love the more quirky designs.
I think my favourite design of their has to be the adorable Red Lipstick Pop Makeup Bag but coming in as a close second has to be this pencil case. The pencil case would make a fantastic gift for any teachers or students in your life this Easter and you could fill it with new stationery or chocolates! They offer free shipping on all orders and they even have a range of greeting cards too so you're bound to find something for Easter or a birthday.
 *Peter Rabbit Personalised Book (£24.99)
We all know how I feel about personalised gifts by now and this one from Funky Pigeon has to be one of the sweetest personalised books I've ever come across. Peter Rabbit was one of my favourite characters growing up and to me, it's one of the very few childrens films/cartoon characters that is still classic, timeless and loveable. Most childrens TV shows and movies now are all so incredibly tacky so it's nice to find a beautifully designed book with gorgeous timeless illustrations of a beloved childrens character.
The book comes gorgeously packaged within a Peter Rabbit box and you can not only have the recipients name but a free gift message too. I chose the gift for one of my best friends babies as I know that she loves Peter Rabbit designs as well. I thought it would just be personalised on the cover and potentially the inside the cover too but the name is dotted throughout the book which makes it even more special.

I've received a few personalised gifts from Funky Pigeon over the past few months and I cannot recommend them enough, from their wonderful Mother's Day gifts (which you can see in my Mother's Day Gift Guide) and their Easter gift ideas. Funky Pigeon has such a fantastic range of gifts from flowers, personalised mugs, canvases, postcards, wedding stationery photo calendars and more!
*Japanese Style at Home - Thames and Hudson (£14.95) 
Last but not least is a pair of gorgeously designed books from the very generous people over at Thames and Hudson. The books aren't currently available but they will be from the 13th June and they'd make great belated easter gifts, exciting pre-orders or birthday gift ideas for those book lovers or aspiring interior designers. Interior design is one of my favourite genres to scroll through on Pinterest and I love to switch up my homeware, decor and style with the seasons so these reads are perfect for me.
Both books are 'flexibound' so they have the flexibility of a paperback but more of the strength of a hardback - I don't think I have any other flexibound books but I need to search for some. I love the sectioned, easily consumable format as the information is simply laid out and there's a plethora of stunningly gorgeous photographs throughout.

Exploring room by room and explaining various materials, terms and crucial elements to each style, the book lays out a comprehensive look at each interior design style, along with specific decor suggestions, colour schemes and case studies. I resonate the most with the cosy minimalism of Scandinavian design but I do love aspects of Japanese style such as the idea of a room with a view (the outside is so important to bring into each room) and the use of natural materials. I also like the vibrant, colourful bohemian style, in moderation.

Overall, if you're looking for in-depth but interesting and photograph filled guides to bohemian or Japanese interior design and style then I cannot recommend these books enough - make sure you note down the release date. Thames and Hudson also offer an amazing range of quirky non-fiction reads, I personally love their medical history books including The Smile Stealers and Crucial Interventions.

What do you think of my Easter gift guide? 

Check out my first easter gift guide for more ideas! 

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29 comments

  1. The Peter Rabbit book is gorgeous x

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  2. You have included so many lovely gifts in this post. I especially love Peter Rabbit!

    Annie | musingsofamakeupjunkie.com

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  3. I love the sound of the cleanser, I really like yes to products usually. Lots of lovely suggestions here x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  4. I love the Peter Rabbit book! So cute!
    Em x

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  5. I've never really thought about buying gifts for Easter other than an egg but there are some lovely ideas here xx

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  6. I love these ideas, it's nice to get something other than chocolate at Easter x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  7. Oh wow they all look lovely! I love a book for easter too!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  8. The Peter Rabbit book is beautiful and you can never go wrong with a emma Lomax x

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  9. The Peter Rabbit book is beautiful and you can never go wrong with Emma Lomax x

    Www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  10. The Peter Rabbit book is beautiful and you can never go wrong with Emma Lomax

    Www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  11. That Japanese Style book would look so good on a coffee table!

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  12. Love these alternative Easter gifts, perfect for anyone who doesn't like chocolate. 🌸💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  13. I absolutely love that Peter Rabbit book! Such a lovely idea x

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  14. The personalised Peter Rabbit book is beautiful!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  15. Love the Peter Rabbit book super cute x

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  16. The Peter Rabbit book is adorable! My little girl would love that.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  17. I love these, they are so lovely ideas!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  18. Bomb Cosmetics are an old favourite of mine - such cute and affordable products :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  19. Oh I wish I'd seen the Peter Rabbit book! Would've been perfect for Joshua xx

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  20. I really want to try that Yes To cleanser! The packaging is so cute! xx

    Maiya | www.maiyabellexo.co.uk

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  21. The Yes to cleanser sounds fab! Some great alternatives to Easter eggs.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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  22. Oh my gosh that Peter Rabbit book is gorgeous! x

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  23. I have to admit that I'd prefer the chocolate but these look great.

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  24. Such lovely alternatives to traditional chocolate gifts x

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  25. I really want to try that facemask

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  26. How beautiful is that little Peter Rabbit book!!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  27. Great ideas for Easter,i love different gifts,than eggs at times x

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