Once you’ve sorted the kids, it’s time to think of all the ladies in the run up to Christmas! It’s easy to just go for something like a scarf, chocolates or some jewellery for the ladies in your life, but why not mix it up a little this year and go a bit more unique, personal and independent. I’ve got a host of small businesses, eco-friendly and cruelty-free choices, so not only will your gal pal, wifey or main leading lady be treated well, but you’re giving a little back too.
Who says your make-u has to be expensive? Well with Sleek MakeUP it doesn’t have to be, and what’s more is the brand is cruelty-free too. Sleek’s collections over the Christmas period are always a favourite of mine, and I’ve bought a lot of their products over the years as they’re really well made and affordable. Their lip colours and eye shadows have great pigment too. Here we have the Get into the Nude kit which includes an eye palette and mascara for £12.50, and the Lip Line Up kit which includes a liquid lipstick and liner pencil for £7.50.
A true pamper gift for your favourite lady, this Princess Prosecco Hamper contains a full size bottle of prosecco (you can upgrade to the organic and vegan version too) as well as fluffy socks, two cruelty-free bath fizzers and a prosecco scented candle. All this is delivered in this beautiful black hamper. Sneak in a box of chocolates and you’ve got the perfect boozy night in.
You either love them or you hate them, sprouts!! FYI I love sprouts which is kind of incredible as I used to be the fussiest of eaters! Anyway, these Chocolate Sprouts are a win for everyone. Handmade in white chocolate these are a great novelty gift. Add to a hamper, or gift as part of your work Secret Santa.
Every mum deserves a pamper so this mini collection from eco-friendly Kit and Kin is the perfect mum-to-be Christmas gift. Including….. from Emma Bunton’s famous brand. This bundle includes their body butter, breast balm and stretch mark oil, all designed with mum in mind. The entire range is hypoallergenic and certified natural by the Soil Association, as well as approved by Dermatologists which is so important for a mums ever-changing skin whilst pregnant. This P.S. their nappies are also super super cute!
A personal friend of mine and fellow Hampshire girl, Helen, makes the most beautiful handmade jewellery. She made me this raw opal and sterling silver ring a few months back, and I just had to include as a ladies Christmas gift idea. If opal isn’t your thing don’t worry, she also offers, ruby, garnet, tanzanite, peridot, ameythst, emerald and citrine. She also makes earrings in the same style for £18. And if you want something a bit different to sterling silver, she also makes gorgeous copper electroformed rings with the same crystals for £18 as well. As well as jewellery, she also makes enamel pins for £8 if you’re looking for a fab little stocking filler – personal favourites include “plant lady” and “stripey top club”
Another independent lady, Amy Harwood, is my favourite illustrator friend, also based in Hampshire. Her dinosaur enamel pin is the perfect little gift for any boy mama who has become a little dino mad. Alongside her fabulous collection of cards, post cards and prints – think dinos, bunnies and sloths to get you started – she has few new bits including dino skull tees, tea inspired tea towels and a Jurassic botantical 2019 calendar. She illustrates everything herself, and it’s so good to support some local independent businesses!
If you’re looking for further inspiration for the lady traveller or athlete in your life, then look no further than Simply Swim. Filled to the brim with swimwear for every shape and size, featuring a mix of styles and patterns. Plus if you’re so inclined, Christmas swimwear, perfect for any Christmas sunny travels.
So what are you getting the women in your life for Christmas this year?
*PR Sample provided in exchange for review in this gift guide. Opal Ring was a previous gifted item in exchange for social coverage, with no obligation to blog here. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links.
As a mother who loves to travel, I’d love to take Henry on a trip to Disneyland Paris someday. The trip won’t be cheap, but I’ve learned that I can buy or rent a Disney Vacation Club timeshare on the DVC Resale Market at a steeply discounted price.