There’s always going to be a budget at Christmas time, but sometimes you just have to treat yourself and your family to something truly special. If you’re running out of ideas and need some inspiration for luxury gifts this season, then don’t fret and read on for my top four suggestions…
1. Fine food and wine hampers
If you have any foodies in the family, then I guarantee they will love nothing more than unwrapping a hamper on Christmas morning, full to the brim with vintage wines, craft ales, foreign cheeses and festive sweets. There are some impressive food hampers online these days, but there are ways that you can make them more personal. If you know of a particular wine or spirit that your family member loves, buy it, pick up a wicker hamper, and then collect a number of fine seasonal treats over the next few weeks. It may take a little longer than simply ordering one, but you know for sure that everything in there will be adored.
2. Fine jewellery
If you’re really out to impress this year then top quality, handmade jewellery is the way to go, and what better way to express the wearer’s individuality than with a ChloBo charm bracelet. You can get unique designs and cool charms in everything from stunning silver to opulent rose gold, with gemstones that can either protect, bring luck or express love, depending on its properties. In case you were thinking this is just for the girls though, they create plenty of men’s pieces too, made from materials such as Black Horn.
3. Give them a getaway
What better gift to give than one of experience? If you have some family members who are in desperate need of a break or some winter sun, why not buy them a 5-star getaway package? Whether it’s a trip to a country manor with a spa treatment thrown in, or the chance to jet off the beautiful shores of Santorini or Dubrovnik, there are some incredible deals to be had right now. My tip is to look out for packages on sites like Secret Escapes and Last Minute over the next few weeks. I just booked one to Cape Verde!!
4. Beauty advent calendars
When you think of advent calendars, it’s probably the little chocolate ones for the kids that spring to mind, right? But advent calendars have become far more sophisticated than that these days! Some of the most expensive brands and well-known designers have created their own version of an advent calendar, so if you know someone who is an aspiring make-up artist, this should be at the top of your gift list. You could pick up full-sized lipsticks and eye pencils in the Charlotte Tilbury beauty calendar, or spoil your sister with her very own Jo Malone calendar, packed with famous scents and lotions – check out a wider range here.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Let me know any more ideas for luxury gifts in the comments section below.
I bring to you a sneak peak of Primark's SS17 (spring summer 2017) collection. I cannot believe their collection just keeps getting better each press day. I am in absolutely in love with the aesthetic due to hit stores. I am especially looking forward to the gingham matching sets, metallics, fur and a whole loada bow.
......to show Avicii I was cool.. (if you know, you know)
Anyway, weird intro - but I took a trip to Cyprus for a long weekend with my family. We stayed in the south side (Agia Napa) but also visited the north. Soo . . . . Napa in November (. . in the 'winter') is surreal. It felt like an episode of Black Mirror; I could imagine the carnage that graces the beautiful town in the summer but the winter was so calm and beautiful. It's as though once the tourists leave, the town regains it's identity. It is VERY quiet and full of the older gen but a perfect getaway for a relaxing, peaceful time and a time with family.
We also visited Famagusta (Magusa) which is on the north Side and to some classed as Turkey but to most, a sad loss for Cyprus. I think time stood still here from the 70s. Also, the fact from the south side to the north takes approx 25 minutes yet there is a time difference of an hour is mind blowing. The security across the border is incredibly tight - so if you plan to go, plan well :)
I made use of 24 - 27 degree heat by getting me legs out. I've acquired some beautiful dresses recently. Dresses I thought would have to wait until summer to see the light but here they are folks....
Okay this isn't a dress but this is my favourite jumper at the moment. I have worn it consistently for a week now and it hasn't been washed once!! I really wanted to showcase it on the blog as i've had a load of questions about it so here is the direct link - 'Drop Shoulder Sweater'
outfit details: belt satin dress - Mango , trainers - Commes des garçons
I bumped into my friend Jaimie and she looked totally fabulous. So much so I've dedicated this post to her. This lady and me have been fashion buddies for a many years - people think I make Primark look good but dolls, she takes it to a whole different level. She makes Primark look Prada!
Staying current, she wore beautiful florals from top to bottom did the whole oriental spin to it.