So it's official, Christmas is just 9 short days away! Any last minute shoppers out there? Not to worry as today's lifestyle gift guide will give you a little hand when it comes to shopping for your favourite girls this season.
Chocolate is of course another Christmas essential and in this category, it really doesn't get much better than Loving Earth. I absolutely love this Australian brand because they focus on using high-quality, organic ingredients and their raw chocolate bars are both vegan and refined sugar-free. Wrap this up for any health-foodies or chocolate lovers on your list and they will not be disappointed. You can find Loving Earth online and stocked in Planet Organic stores across London.
Perhaps my favourite in this gift guide is the gorgeous deep blue gratitude diary that I spotted in T.K. Maxx recently, just how pretty? With the new year approaching, it's the ideal time to refocus and set new goals so whether it's a mindfulness book, a gratitude diary or a yearly planner these will all make excellent gifts for friends and family. And if it makes an aesthetically pleasing addition to a bedside table, that's just hitting two birds with one stone right there!
For home decor enthusiasts, you cannot go wrong with a trip to Anthropologie. I picked up a beautiful white crystal coaster but you can also find candles, printed plates and gorgeous throws here. Just remember what you came for and stick to the list people - do not, I repeat do not get distracted by that embroidered cushion that is just calling your name.
Anyone with an interest in all things beauty will know that the Urban Decay Naked palettes are some of the most highly rated in the make-up department, so if you know someone who has had this on their beauty radar for a while, why not treat them this Christmas? The warm shimmery tones in the Naked 2 palette are ideal for taking you from the party season into the new year.
On the skincare side of things, I picked up some uber moisturising organic eos lip balms on my trip to New York and with the colder weather kicking in, these would be a happy addition to any girls Christmas stocking. Burt's Bees also has a great range if you cannot get a hold of eos!
And if you're really stuck in a rut for gift ideas, have a browse around the tableware departments for beautiful mugs and tea cups. It might seem like the easy route out but who doesn't love a good cup of tea? The one above is again from T.K. Maxx (honestly it's like a treasure hunt in there) and it could also double as a make-up brush or stationery holder, win!
Good luck shopping and let's make this a December to remember,