Christmas Gift Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers


Wow has it been a minute or what? More on that to follow, don’t you worry! Anyway, there is a more pressing matter. Those of you last minute shoppers, that’s what! Look, now I understand getting your shopping in December, but there are people I know only just doing their Christmas shopping, and if I’m honest, I’m plagued with anxiety for you. As a relief, I have put together a few gifts that may just help any Christmas gift dilemmas that you may have. After all, you have two days…

Barrington Watch Winders – Single Watch Winder in Glacier White*

Founded in 2009, Barrington Watch Winders are a brand of watch winders that provide you with a quality product that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, simply to keep your beloved timepieces in great condition. The brand values and is dedicated to their products’ functionality, aesthetic and reasonable pricing. In my opinion, this gift is perfect for the person we all know who’s watch collection is their pride and joy. This is a thoughtful gift that many won’t expect – the art of the surprise, another pro!

Barrington Watch Winders are available at Barrington Watch Winders.

Shine Hair and Beauty – Shampoo Bar*

Tested on humans and contains 99% natural ingredients, this is the way forward with shampoo. Brighton based salon, Shine Hair and Beauty, are the brains behind this little wonder and boy is it handy! No need for worrying about shampoo leaking in our bags on the way to the gym, a holiday or even an overnight stay. The bar comes in the cute packaging (as seen above) and thanks to the quinoa in the formula, coloured hair will retain the colour for longer. Advisable for those with shorter hair, however occasional use on longer hair is possible too.

Shine Hair and Beauty’s Shampoo Bar is available at Shine Hair and Beauty.

C ∙ Y ∙ O – Blending Brush

The American cosmetic brand that’s all about versatility and creating your own look, not the look that others may tell you to adorn. The brand is strictly against testing on animals and responsibly sources the ingredients in their products. The product in question for this post however, is C∙Y∙O’s Blending Brush. For most, they will use this tool to create stunning looks on their eyes, whereas those who perhaps aren’t as into their make-up may find this brush ideal for blending concealer over any unwanted spots. This affordable, little number delivers quality and is a great addition to the kits of beginners and make-up aficionados alike.

C∙Y∙O’s Blending Brush is available at C∙Y∙O and Boots.

The White Company – Lime & Bay Mini Hand & Body Cream

Ahh. The White Company. A longtime favourite of mine. The minimalism, the sophistication, the luxury, not forgetting the quality of their products. Across all of the brand’s offerings, I fall in love season after season. Earlier in Spring, I fell in love with their hand and body cream whilst visiting one of their beautiful stores with my sister. The cream itself is rich and nourishing whilst the Lime & Bay scent is fresh, clean and reminds me of warmer, Spring days.

The White Company’s skincare range is available at The White Company and Selfridges.

Versace – Blue Jeans

Last but certainly not least is Versace’s Blue Jeans. With packaging like this you could easily win at Christmas, but worry not; the fragrance itself is equally as wonderful! The scent is masculine, refreshing, clean and takes me to a sunny, Summer’s day. Opening with top notes of bergamot, citrus and lime, you move to the heart of Blue Jeans, created using freesia, patchouli and vetiver. The fragrance’s base notes are a blend of sandalwood, oakmoss and cedar.

Versace’s Blue Jeans is available Boots, Debenhams, Feelunique and The Perfume Shop.

So to you last minute shoppers, I wish you good luck and I hope this has been of some help to you!

Photography by Jack Bradley

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