Last Minute Gift Guide: Part One

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Last Minute Gift Guide: Part One
How it is almost Christmas! This year has been pretty awful, generally with the world and it has gone by so quickly! Today's post is my penultimate gift guide for 2016 and it features so many lovely gift ideas, most of which are beauty related but there are some fantastic accessories and lifestyle gifts too so hopefully you'll find something for friends and family...or yourself.

*Bodhi & Birch Unwind Set (£20)
In my previous gift guide, the Under £15 Gift Guide, I featured the gorgeous Bodhi & Birch Allure Set which I definitely recommend as a lovely gift for mums, aunties, friends or grandmas but in today's post I have the equally gorgeous 'Unwind' set which contains: Rosemary Chai Bath & Shower Therapy, Rosemary Chai Lotion, Jasmine Falls Bath & Shower Gel and the Jasmine Falls Lotion. All four are 50ml each so they'd be great for anyone who travels a lot or as a trial set for anyone who hasn't tried the brand before. My favourite scent of the two is the Jasmine Falls scent but they're both heavenly.
Last Minute Gift Guide: Part One
Now for a couple of lifestyle gifts including this gorgeous *STM 'Grace' Laptop Case (£24.95) in the colourful but not too colourful option called Coral Dove which is my favourite of the four available. I have the 15" option but there's also a 13" one too. The case is really well padded and cushioned and it has an incredibly soft interior so your laptop is going to be really well protected on the go whether you take your laptop to work, school or travelling. I adore the design and I think it would be a perfect practical gift for workoholics, travellers, commuters or students - you can't go wrong. It can be bought from Amazon or Currys online.
Last Minute Gift Guide: Part One
*GANT Women's Cashmere Blend Gloves (£45)
I LOVE giving practical gifts and more luxurious gifts and these glove tick both boxes! Winter accessories are great gifts for Christmas as they're going to be needed with the gloomy and chilly English winter. These gorgeous and cosy gloves from Gant came in such a beautifully presented box with a ribbon so aesthetically it would make a luxe and fancy gift! The gloves are made of a wool and cashmere blend which makes them feel so soft, smooth and cosy. The design is simple and the colour will go with everything; my mum would love these gloves. If you want to give a practical and useful gift that is also really luxe, high quality and cosy then look no further! They have a lot of other gloves and products to choose from for men and women so I'm sure you'll find one...or ten things that catch your eye.
Last Minute Gift Guide: Part One
*Yves Rocher Ambre Noir EDT Pour Homme & Neroli EDP (£16.40 sale - 50ml, £18.40 sale - 30ml)
I have been lucky enough to try a few Yves Rocher perfumes and I have loved all of them, you can check out my reviews of them if you want more info! They also make gorgeous men's aftershave, the Ambre Noir EDT contains notes of patchouli, vetiver, bergamot, cardamon, lavender and tonic bean absolute. I love the packaging and I adore the fragrance, it's very musky, rich and typically masculine so I think it would be a hit with so many recipients this Christmas! Also the price is amazing!

The Neroli EDP contains notes of orange blossom, neroli, bergamot and orange. Again, the packaging is just gorgeous as is the bottle - they're very photogenic! The fragrance to me is very unique which is an unusual to come across with SO many fragrances on the market. It's sweet, floral, fresh and just gorgeous; I know I'll get so much use out of it, especially during the spring months. I cannot recommend both enough!
*Truffle Shuffle Stranger Things Tote (£6.99)
Is anyone else a bit obsessed with Stranger Things? I know I am! I have watched the series a couple of times already and I cannot wait for the second series which will be released sometime next year. *hurry up!*. I was very kindly sent this amazing tote from the lovely people at Truffle Shuffle. I use tote bags all of the time for blog products to be photographed, books and groceries. I can't recommend it enough and I think it would make a great present or a gift bag for fans of the show!

*Roger & Gallet L'Homme Sport Wash Bag (£22.50)
I love Roger & Gallet gifts, they all look so gorgeous and this offering is no exception. The practical and wintery wash bag comes with the shaving foam (150ml) and the after shave balm (75ml) so it would make a great gift for travellers or for anyone who hasn't tried the brand. I love the wash bag, it's really spacious so it would be perfect for a weekend away. The L'Homme Sport products have a fruity, woody and musky fragrance that I think will be a hit with most, I know my dad will love this set!
Last Minute Gift Guide: Part One
*Warner Bros DVD Set 
I was very kindly sent a range of DVDs from the super generous people at Warner Bros that would be perfect gifts for the men in your life. I received Batman vs Superman, Black Mass, Creed, Point Break and Mad Max Fury Road, none of which I've watched before so I can't wait to have some family and friend movie nights over the festive season to watch these! I've heard great thing about Batman vs Superman. I'm currently hosting a giveaway on my Twitter (@ofbeautyand) with Warner Bros in which you can win all five of these DVDs!

What do you think of my last minute gift guide? Do you have any of these products? Have you finished your Christmas shopping? 


  1. I just LOVE the stranger things tote! Oh my god I need that in my life! I honestly loved everything about that series! I can't wait for the next one, so excited!

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  2. LOVE this post lady - packed full of some super affordable gems for last minute gift ideas! I love the look of that Ambre Noir fragrance!

    Hayley xo

  3. in need of gloves! these sound amazing!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. Love the Bodhi & Birch set - great choices! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  5. Great gift set lovely, the GANT gloves in particular look fab and I'd say they are so soft too x

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  6. Those gloves are exactly what I want right now. That being said, everything looks like it would be an amazing gift!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  7. Wonderful post. All these gift ideas are awesome.


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