Friday, 7 November 2014

Christmas Gifts Guide 2014 - Adults


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

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Beauty

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Beautyboxes - Especially Memebox (non affiliate link)

If the lady you are buying for (including yourself) loves to try out beauty products and don't mind surprises, a beauty box subscription, or even just for the one month would make a really lovely gift. I especially recommend Memebox, not only because I love it, but they are fairly clear about whether a box is filled with Skincare and/ or Makeup, which is great for those who prefer one or the other. Memebox also provide mostly full size products, and proper deluxe size samples, so you can guarantee that you will be getting a lot more products for your money. It's non subscription theme boxes so you don't even have to bother yourself with cancelling subscriptions. Just create an account and choose the box you want! Oh and you can pay less using my discount codes, which you can find in the second blue link above.

Do make sure that you give at least 20 days on top of the standard shipping for it to be delivered, and approximately 5 working days for DHL express shipping. Also note that if you live in the EU, there is a restriction regarding shipping flammable liquid, including nail varnish. So I would not recommend any of the nail varnish boxes.


Memebox Giveaway - I'm giving away a Memebox on the main post, don't forget to pop back over there and enter!


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Shupette - shu uemura x Karl Lagerfeld 2014 Holiday Collection

shu uemera, one of the first Japanese beauty brand that is widely known (even before Korean beauty went global), has launched another collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, this time based around his favourite pet Choupette. For those who love to have more control of the amount of pigments that goes on their faces, and/ or are cat lovers, I highly recommend shu uemera's eyeshadows, especially from their Shupette range, which features some of their most popular colours. I absolutely love their quality and packaging, so do check them out if you haven't already. The limited edition is definitely worth buying, especially the palette that comes with a fluffy Choupette-like pouch, which would make a gorgeous gift!

For more details, you can check out my review here.


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Kiehl's x Craig & Karl Holiday Season Limited Edition 2014

For the past 5 years, Kiehl's has been collaborating with different artists each year to create a holiday limited edition for their most popular products. They call it the Annual Artist Collaboration for Holiday, and this year they have partnered with international well known artist duo Craig & Karl for their 6th collaboration.

The packaging is quirky and festive, and will make a great gift for those who love collecting limited edition products!


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Walk Mill Botanics Handmade Soap and Bath Salt

Towards the end of the year, what is better than pampering yourself to wind down a year's worth of stress, and get ready for the new year to come? If you love handmade, you should give Walk Mill a try, as the owner Vicki grows most of the ingredients for her handmade soap in her garden and her self-catering holiday cottage. She would then wrap the soap she made with paper that has seeds embedded in them, how lovely!

Her Christmas hanging soap (£11) is decorated with dried orange and cinnamon stick that will certainly get you into the Christmas mood, and the stars and angel shaped soaps (orange and cinnamon) look adorable too! Apart from actually using the soaps, you can hang them in the bathroom as a Christmas decoration.

Vicki's hand crafted soap bars are £7.95 each, and as mentioned above, comes wrapped in a lovely wrapping paper that has flower seeds embedded in them! I adore the Marigold Petal Soap's smell and it's great for dry or irritated skin.

They also have a good range of other quality products, including this really cute jar of Himalayan Pink Bath Salts (Stimulating) for £15.75, that also comes with a wooden scoop, perfect for a spa experience at home! You might thing it's a small jar for that price but a small amount goes a long way as they've added a good amount of essential oils to the bath salt.


 Fashion

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BuyaKilt Cashmere Macduff Natural Tartan Tammy and Scarf Set   £69

Cashmere is a luxurious material that makes whatever it is made of a worthy gift, especially for Christmas when it's cold. The scarf and hat set is made from 100% Cashmere and it felt gorgeous against my skin! They are very lightweight but kept me warm enough. I started loving this natural tone and it works really well with different outfits and colours, but they have other tartan choices too. While writing this up, I noticed that the above set is on backorder, which proves that it is very popular, so get yours before it's all gone!


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Endless Jewelry Bracelets and Charms

When I came across this charm bracelet range, I was more excited about it than the first time I saw Pandora! They look so pretty and sophisticated! I might not have the patience to collect the charms, but if you or someone you know do (or can afford to buy them in one go!), this will make a really special gift, and they would definitely stand out. I think that they'll suit both professional and casual looks, especially the 3 combinations in the picture!


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

What the Blazers

I found this company really interesting. Apart from pre-made products that they made using quality upcycled materials, they also offer a bespoke service where they can turn a precious garment of yours into something you will use (to wear or decorate the Home with).

This could mean some really special and unique gifts for someone worthy, but since it's bespoke you might want to give them plenty of time to finish your project before Christmas,


Gadget

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway


Funky Brilliant Gadgets Retouch Blush (rrp £39.99)

When I was sent a press release on the Retouch range, I just had to have it! How quirky is this? A boring portable battery charger in the disguise of a pretty lipstick (Kissable, rrp £29.99) or compact. Imagine the look on people's faces when they see a cable connecting them with your smartphone or tablet!

They aren't just about the looks either, the Kissable (weighs 73g) uses 2600 mAh lithium ion Samsung battery, which is capable of lasting over 500 cycles. The standard recharge time is only 2 to 3 hours too. Apart from the micro-USB cable (short cable means that you don't have to walk around with a long dangling one!) that comes with both Kissable and Blush, Blush also comes with a compartment to store the cable, and it comes with a mirror too, so you can easily replace your compact mirror with the more useful Blush without having additional clutter in your bag. It has a 4200 mAh A-grade lithium polymer battery with 2100mA charging speed, meaning that you can recharge over 2 to 3 smartphones from a single full battery!

Just to give you an idea how powerful the 2 products are, a Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 2,800mAh battery, iPhone 6plus with 2,915 mAh and iPhone 6 1,810 mAh. The Blush is better for me as I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which uses a 3,100 mAh battery.

I showed my Blush off to 2 person already and they both found it really amusing! I'm so going to find more people to entertain come Christmas time! Who said that beauty and gadget (geek) doesn't work together?


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Poundland Tablet Stand £1

Stocking filler! Sometimes men just prefer something useful instead of fancy, and although this tablet stand is really cheap, it works really well at holding the tablet up without toppling over! It can only support our 7" tablet when it's laid on the side (landscape), so it's more suitable for 10" tablets.


Home

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DotComGiftsShop Set of 6 Coloured Souk T-light Holders (£14.95)

Aren't these beautiful? I absolutely love the colour combination of pink, blue and grey! They are decorated with silver foil colour birds and flower, making them look so delicate and pretty! I only had 4 LED lights in hand when I took the pictures and the effect looked amazingly realistic as the patterns disguised the fake candle lights really well! You can also use these lovely glasses to hold trinkets or flowers too. For someone who's redecorating their house, changing style, or love candles everywhere in the house, these would make really lovely gift (or 6 lovely gifts that holds some other little stocking fillers inside!)


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Heat Holders Snuggle Ups in Antique Silver £25

I'm really impressed with Heat Holders. Every time I check on their site, they have launched something new and really useful! This year they've launched their new Snuggle Ups Heatweaver fur-like thermal fleece in a very generous size (it can act as a throw on our 3 seater sofa), and we absolutely love the colour they've sent us! Not only that, it is also one of the softest, lightest and warmest throw we have! It's so nice that I didn't want to share haha, but the kids really love it too. I heard that they are running low in stock, if you are looking for a luxurious throw for this winter, or as a lovely gift for someone who'd appreciate the cosiness, do act fast!


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway


Another pretty shop discovered that sells really pretty things, especially for decorating your home with! We fell in love with a jewellery box we saw at a sale home, but this one looks even better, and it comes in the colour that I'm in love at the moment!

The jewellery box is crafted out of wood with a very smooth finish, and looks great on any dressing table. It is perfect for holding little precious things.

I've also included a few other items from their shop, to give you an idea of what else Miss Pretty London sells. It's another lovely shop worth checking out!


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway
Sorry about the picture quality, it's getting harder to take good pictures in this weather!
Poundland Trinket Box £1

Sometimes you can find little treasures from Poundland, and to me this trinket box is one of them. It's really cheap but it doesn't look or feel like £1 at all! I lack trinket boxes and this is another fab one to add to my little collection, if Abby doesn't end up stealing it from me that is!

It's definitely worth having a stroll in one of the bigger Poundland stores, you'll never know what treasure you'll find there that will make a perfect yet affordable gift!


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Paul Lammond Pintoo Goldfinches 3D Jigsaw Puzzle Vase (160 pieces) rrp £14.95

This is not just a 3D puzzle, this is a 3D puzzle vase that can actually act like a vase after you've put it together, how amazing is that?! The puzzle is made of plastic pieces, so you don't have to worry about melting it with water. I would recommend using a funnel to pour the water into it though.

There are many other antique designs as well, and it took me a while to choose this beautiful Goldfinches one. It is a fantastic gift for those who love Chinese traditional antique and jigsaw puzzle too.


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Flamingo Gifts Log & Squirrel Magical Plant Pot £22.50

This is perfect for those like me who always forget to water their plants! This adorable plant pot has a simple yet clever design that allows the squirrel to tell you when you need to water your plant (when the squirrel is hiding low in the log) and when there is enough water (the squirrel will be fully seen through the hole). It's really unfortunate that the only plant in this house has wrapped its delicate roots around its plastic pot already so I can't transfer it over, but I'd certainly plant something in this fun and cute plant pot once we've moved house! I do hope that you can tell the difference between the before and after pictures.

Flamingo Gifts website also have a lot of other lovely and fun gifts for everyone, so do check them out too! We've also reviewed something else from them on the Gifts for Babies and Early Teens post and we all love it a lot!


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway


For the beauty lovers who ran out of space on their desks and storage like me! These display cabinets look really nice on the wall and great for displaying the girls' favourite beauty products such as perfume bottles  and nail varnishes. 


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

4 in 1 Multifunctional Cake Stand £12.99

A house party must have, especially for Christmas dinner! This will make a really nice gift for a party host/ hostess, but I would most likely buy it for myself for Christmas for the dinner. There is a 24 months guarantee on this, and it being light weight plastic instead of the heavy glass means that it's much more portable, and you don't have to worry about dropping the heavy but gorgeous pud on the floor!


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

Dad's BBQ Menu Chalkboard £9.50

I chuckled when I came across this chalkboard. Most gift for dads are either boring or uselessly quirky, so when I saw this, I thought that it would make a much better gift than the usual gifts for dads. I love the hidden humour "Burnt to Perfection!", but also love how useful it can be when it comes to entertaining the kids and even guests! I just noticed the stamp "King of the Grill" haha!


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Now TV Media Box Limited Edition rrp £9.99 (Available from 24th November, 2014)

I've never heard of limited edition media boxes, but these look really nice, and they'll definitely add some festivity to the otherwise boring TV cabinet! If you know someone who is a Now TV user, maybe they will like this as a gift!


 Toys


Christmas Gift Ideas 2014, Christmas Gifts for adults, Christmas Giveaway

LEGO Star Wards At-At (rrp £109.99)

I told a lovely blogger friend of mine that it's best that our other half are into LEGO than into video games. This playset will be perfect for the geeky Star Wars/ LEGO fans and it will sure keep them busy for a while, but not long enough to make us ladies feel neglected!

LEGO is an all time classic toy, yet not really a toy, and will make great gifts for both young and old. I'm tempted to get a Christmas set for myself, but just noticed that the LEGO Santa's Workshop is out of stock! *sad face*


Don't forget that I have 3 giveaways running on the main Christmas Gifts Guide post. Do pop back over there to enter for a chance to win a bonus Christmas present!