Pinch punch, first of the month… It’s Advent Calender Day, which means there are just 25 days until my favourite day of the year (even more so than my birthday!) Unfortunately, this also signals the turning point when people, or generally I do anyway, panic about Christmas shopping. For the first time in my nineteen years, I have already gotten most of my Christmas shopping out of the way. So to mark the first of the last month in 2010, I thought I would compile a condensed gift guide for y’all 😉
I haven’t been “familiar” with Yankee candles for a long time, but my flatmate has a couple in her bedroom, that she always burns, and I have only heard good things about them, other than the price. Personally, I think the prices are reasonable for the quality and scent that you get for a Yankee candle! I heard about the Christmas range of candles on Emma’s blog, so popped down to my local Yankee candle stockist, and was pleasantly surprised by a 25% discount offer on the Christmas Cookie candle! I think these would be perfect gifts for your Mum, Auntie, or even your best friend.
Now I don’t know about your mumabears, but my Mumma works six 10am-Midnight days a week, so Christmas is her one, complete relaxation period of the year! Boots’ Soap & Glory ranges never fail to please, and this year there is a huge selection to choose from, coming in at a range of prices that won’t break the bank, or that you can splurge on to pamper a parent! If for some maaad reason your mumabear doesn’t like the retro packaging and sweet scents of Soap & Glory, I also adore Boots’ Sanctuary Spa range and would really recommend their Pamper Heaven Collection.
If my followers and readers are anything as money-lacking as me, I am sure you’ll be stuck for ideas of presents for your best friend. I am a firm believer that presents shouldn’t be about monetal value, but about sentimental value with friends. I am probably going to be buying a selection of these adorable friendship bracelets for my best friends this year: Rock N Rose stock a huge selection of these, in different charms, which are sure to evoke particular memories with your friends. I also like these ones at Dolly Bow Bow!
Got a techy nerd pal? 😉 My Uncle has one of these sound sensor T-shirts, and they are the funniest thing ever, as well a er, “great” conversation starter. They are sound activated, and the graphic is made up of lights that change with loud sounds! Highly amusing, trust me! I always struggle with gifts for guys, but I honestly like the idea of a jacket as a present. Especially these Varsity jackets, I love them on a guy!
Finally, I thought I would mix up my Wednesday Wants a little by throwing a book into the action! Cupcakes are now the food of the generation and blogging population, so what better to purchase for your sister/Mum/baking mad friend than a cupcake recipe book, full of “funny and imaginative ideas” for the kitchen. It’s always good to throw a sneaky hint towards having some cupcakes baked for you as well 😉