‘Tis the (dreaded) season of Christmas gifting. Some relish in the challenge, others merely ask for a list and click ‘add to basket’, but the rest of us? Well, we usually start thinking about it around now (T minus 5 days!) and then make a panicked dash to the high street come Christmas eve. Not this year. Here’s our quick-read guide on how to pick the right gift this winter, so yours doesn’t end up at the back of the cupboard.
When in doubt, go personal. Monogramming is having a moment. Instagram is chock-a-bloc with personalised phone cases, bags and notebooks. And for a good reason; the most everyday items become treasured accessories, because they’re bespoke. Head to Etsy for cute, low-budget customisable treats.
Back to basics
Bringing it back to beauty, there’s nothing more on-trend than flawless, pore-less, clear bare skin. We’re thinking post-festive season, when skin’s looking a little lacklustre and stressed, she’ll want nutrient-rich serums & a darn good cleanser.
Top tip: We recommend Jane Scrivner’s Nourishing Cleanser for that first cleanse, made with pure organic jojoba & 9 essential oils, it melts on your fingertips and will counteract any dehydration or inflammation.
Get out more
If you don’t want to waste your money on a gift that’s regifted in a heartbeat, then invest in an experience. Make a list of everything they your special someone likes to do, whether that be DIY beauty, cycling across Europe or making a 10/10 turmeric latte.
Top tip: Not On the High Street, not only has great gifts, but an A-grade selection of experiences which range from urban beekeeping to a gin distillery tour. The sky is your limit!
– Hannah Bennett