Christmas gift guide 2015

It’s that time of year again – gift guide time! I know you’ll all be shopping for presents this week (I know I am!) and if you’re not already ‘all shopped out’ after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I’m sure you’ll appreciate a few ideas I’m sharing today.christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-3 christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-4First up is a gift for everyone – your mum, colleague, friend or teacher. It’s a gorgeous Christmas mug from The Caravan Trail. Available in two styles, including a massive ‘Merry Christmas’ crush mug and cute gift boxed spice mug, with two equally festive designs, these cute cups are ideal for the person who had everything. You can bet that they won’t already have these ‘new in’ designs and will love the Christmas prints! Starting at £6 these are a great stocking filler gifts and would be fabulous as a “his ‘n’ hers” present for couples. The mugs are available to buy now on The Caravan Trail website. Fancy sipping your candy cane hot chocolate from one of these stunning mugs yourself? Well, the good news is that you can win one in my gift guide giveaway! Read on to enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!christmas chattyfeet_christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-15christmas chattyfeet_-3You may have guessed from my previous blog posts over the years that I love ChattyFeet socks as a gift for friends and colleagues. Happily the guys at ChattyFeet have created a fabulous artist gift set, and seeing as my hubby is an art graduate and photographer, I know he’ll love this box. Characters include Vincent Van Toe, Andy Sock-Hole, Frida Callus and Feetasso and I can’t help laughing at their funny faces packaged up in this ‘exhibition in a box’! A lot of their cheeky characters come in tiny sizes for the little ones too so I’d recommend ChattyFeet for cute parent-and-child gift sets this Christmas. There’s a character for every personality – divas, scientists, superheros and famous faces – so you’ll be sure to find a matching sock for your friends, colleagues or every member of your family!christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-11 My top choices for books this year are these home decorating inspiration books published by Jacqui Small. I’ve been swooning over the Vintage Home book for a while so I’m sure it will go down well with the retro fans & interior design enthusiasts in your life. The book offers fantastic inspiration for including 20th century design classics in your modern home decorating projects. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a very ‘me’ book! It’s packed full of gorgeous photos and makeover ideas so really do think that I’m going to be keeping it for myself, haha!christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-2The second book I’d like to recommend is Shed Décor. It’s all about decorating and furnishing your favourite garden room to turn your shed into a peaceful sanctuary. I laughed when I first spotted this title because my husband loves his shed sooo much, so I knew it would be the perfect for gift him. But it’s not just for men and their sheds – it’s great for us girls too. Remember my beach hut style shed I installed earlier this year? Well, now that I’ve gained some valuable advice from this book, I’m going to make it into a pretty, relaxing space for the summer! I bet that someone in your life will love this book; dad, grandma, friend, brother etc so check it out for the shed enthusiast in your life.christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-7 christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-8Now, what about gifts for the women you’re shopping for? I’ve found a one-stop shop for the ladies in my life; I’m doing most of my shopping at Avon. Thankfully, you can now order online so don’t need to wait for the next Avon catalogue to be delivered so I could order everything at once and have it delivered to my home. I picked up this nail polish gift set, which is almost an advent calendar, with 12 bottles of polish for the 12 days of Christmas. It’s so cute and festive, and I know that a special ‘someone’ in my family will love it, I just hope they’re not reading my blog right now, haha! I also couldn’t resist this faux fur gilet, a little treat for myself but that I’m sure your friends will enjoy receiving as a gift too!christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-14 christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-6I also picked up a couple of beauty items this year. Firstly was a bottle of YSL Black Opium for myself from Boots. The brand is currently running a Scent With Love takeover in Boots stores around the country until the 9th December and you can win a fragrance of your choice so its a good week to shop for perfume! I know my friends will appreciate (male and female!) is this Tigi Bedhead catwalk hair gift set. I use Tigi conditioning treatments all year round so I know the products are great quality and I’m happy to pop this in my pal’s Christmas stocking!christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-10 christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-13And now on to what you’ve all been waiting for – the competition! For your chance to win your choice of festive mug from The Caravan Trail simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. There are plenty of ways to earn entries and you could bag yourself an early Christmas gift! We’ve got 6 x prizes to give away; 3  x Merry Christmas Crush mugs and 3 x gift-boxed Festive Cheer Spice mugs – winners will be chosen for each design at random we’ll ship your festive mug to you in time for Christmas! Enter here:christmas gift guide 2015 books beauty fashion homewares-5
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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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