A bit late but if there's anyone out there still struggling for last minute present ideas, I've put together a little gift guide for ladies!
I mulled over the person I might have in mind when picking out gifts and thought it was actually best if I chose things I know I'd love to receive myself; who do I know better than me, right?
When it comes to gifts, I like to go down the route of quirky, handmade or unique- I generally like to receive and give gifts that are hard to find and that you don't see everywhere. I also think it's best to give gifts that someone wouldn't necessarily buy for themselves too; be that either because they're something a bit expensive or luxurious, or just something they've never come across before.
I've tried to come up with a bit of a mixed bag, so here's my guide below.
1// Chain iPhone Case, £94, Moschino
Now, I don't have an iPhone, but you can bet your ass (or most valuable possessions) that if I did, I'd have a case like this! A bit pricey for a case you might say but a great present, no? I mean, other than a handbag, you carry your phone around and have it on display the most. I've also found a great cheap version of this on eBay, here.
2// Scrunchies, £3 each, Fashiion Friills
I'm a massive fan of the scrunchie- on the cool side of the 90s for me. I came across Fashiion Friills on Instagram (@FashiionFriills) and they have the best selection I've seen recently. These are handmade in so many different fabrics and prints and are just £3 each with free shipping! You can also buy several with a discount. I've not bought yet but thinking of getting a few for stocking fillers (and myself).
3// A3 New York illustration Print, £12, Ella Masters Etsy Shop
Ella is a blogger I've followed for some time so I've seen her amazing illustrations from the beginning and I'm just such a big fan really, I think she's really talented. This New York print is part of her 'city' collection which also includes a gorgeous Paris one- perfect for a friend who loves travelling! I don't know if her position has changed on this but I know she was talking about stopping selling her prints so you should get one fast! You can visit Ella's blog here.
4// 'Tea for Me' Pot/Cup, £49.95, Emma Bridgewater
Emma Bridgewater is a new brand I've come across and they do all manner of cute and quirky vintage-style printed homewares and personalised gifts. The British-made teapots are particularly lovely and come in loads of pretty handpainted designs. This sampler pot and cup style (how cool?) comes boxed so would make a perfect present for a chai-loving friend.
5&6// 'I Love you to the Moon and Back' Ring and 'The Mystic One' Midi Ring in Rose Gold, both £16 each, Dixi
I've long-admired Dixi's magical jewellery collection but it was only recently that I discovered that they are UK-based! Not sure how I didn't realise this but I will definitely be ordering soon now that I do. The rings they do are particularly pretty and are designed to be piled on and stacked together. The script ring comes in Silver, Gold or Rose Gold and the midi ring features an iridescent moonstone. Both great gifts!
Hope you enjoyed my selections; let me know what your favourite piece is and link me to your own gift guides!