CHRISTMAS 2016: GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Following on from the Christmas Gift Guide for Him (which you can see here), this is the version  'For Her', and it's packed with such amazing goodies that I have either treated myself to or am dying to own! Last year I did separate For Her guides based on age and interests, but I decided to group this one together as all of these things are lust-worthy gifts and items that any woman of any age would appreciate. I have made little notes below each item to let you know the details (pricing and where you can buy it) and why I love it!

Have a Merry Christmas for those of you who celebrate it, thank you for sticking around here despite my erratic blogging :) I will see you all in the new year!

1.  Plenty by Ottolenghi - R553
I love this recipe book. It's vegetarian dishes, which I love as I have a lot of vegetarian friends and often like to eat 'meat-free'. The book is also great for side dishes when you are having a braai and want an interesting salad to accompany your meal. Ottolenghi is hands-down my favourite chef!
2. LUSH Rose Jam Body Wash - R95 - R295
This is limited edition and comes out each Christmas. It is my best body wash from Lush - so feminine and pretty! The large bottle will last you for pretty much the whole year!
3. Witchery Beach Tote - R999
The perfect summer beach tote to take to the beach - it's spacious and neutral so will suit any look! I love the texture of this tote, something different!
4. Copper Salad Servers - R339
These copper salad servers come in the beautiful Christmas packaging from Country Road. I also think the price point is really good and who doesn't love a touch of copper in the kitchen. The perfect entertaining accessory!
5. Clarins Lip Oils - R295
You have heard me harp on about the Clarins Lip Comfort Oils and you can be rest-assured that anyone would love to be gifted with one of these! They come in 3 shades (the shade pictured in Raspberry) and are super hydrating, whilst leaving lips plump and with a touch of colour.
6. Ray Bans - R2090
These won;t be suited to everyone, but are such a classic and popular style. I love the tortoise shell and think it's so flattering on so many skin tones.
7. Morgan Taylor Polish in Rose Gold - R138
Who doesn't love a Rose Gold nail polish for the festive season!?
8. YSL Multi-Usage Palette (Sparkle Clash Edition) - R935 (shop on the South African pop-up store here)
What a beautiful palette to be gifted. It doesn't get much more festive and luxury than this. The perfect gift for those beauty junkies and a lovely collectors item as this is limited edition and part of their festive collection.
9. Mimco Bright Bird Pouch - R649.95
How beautiful is this? I would absolutely love this pouch to pop in my handbag for bits and bobs like make up and suncream. So pretty!
10. Urban Decay Vice Lip Palette - R700 (Urban Decay Sandton & Foschini Eastgate)
This is pretty good value for money at R700 for 12 Vice lipstick shades. The palette is so pretty with shades to suit everyone!
11. NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm - R195
If you don't own a tub of Nuxe's lip balm then you clearly don't know the secret to non-chapped lips. I coat this on every eve before bed and love it! It's a best seller for good reason.
12. Country Road Marble Coaster (set of 4) - R449
There's not much to say here other than how much I love these!!! Who wouldn't want these on their bar cart or lounge table?!
13. Estee Lalonde: Bloom Book - R324
This would be a good option for anyone into blogging or YouTube. If the person doesn't fall into that category then this book will be pretty lost on them. Estee Lalonde is a Canadian YouTuber who has great style and a good sense of humour, Bloom is her life story.
14. CHANEL No 5 Dry Body Oil - R1440 (CHANEL Counters)
The gift for someone who has everything! You can't go wrong with this dry oil - the fragrance lasts so well on the skin, so any No 5 lover would be blown away with this limited edition product.
15. Mimco Cascade Keyring - R549
Quite a steep price for a keyring, but think this is a cute handbag accessory. I got one of these last year and have attached it to one of my evening clutch/pouches, love the added detail.
16. Kiehls X Jeremyville Christmas Collection Creme de Corps - R695 (Edgars)
I love this limited edition, bright, fun Christmassy collection that Kiehl's have done with Jeremyville. Creme de Corps is one of my favourite body creams and would go down a treat with anyone in this fun packaging!
17. Sisley Floral Mist - R1200
This is pricey but oh-so-indulgent. I love this mist for summer; over my make up or just to freshen up! Perfect for your Mum or Mother-in-Law if they are into their skincare.
18. Woolies Cookie Jar - R299
Gorgeous jar that can be re-used once the cookies are eaten. In easy, affordable gift that anyone would be happy to receive.
19. Armani Si La Parfum - R1905 (40ml)
The newest addition to the Si family, this is the Parfum that comes on 40ml only. The juice is concentrated and to-die-for!
20. Country Road Gold Trimmed Wine Glasses - R99 each
How gorgeous are these!! For a smaller gift you could simply gift 2 of these glasses and a bottle of wine!
21. Witchery Bow Trim Fedora - R399
A beautiful hat that can be worn as a fashion piece and used on the beach to protect your face. I love how simple this is and think the price is great, too.
22. YSL Nail Lacquer in Silver Clash - R390
Another Christmassy limited edition nail polish. What an indulgent gift! Any beauty junkie who loves different, fun nail looks would be very chuffed with this!
23. Lush Golden Wonder Bath Ballistic - R69.50
My favourite ballistic - I treated myself to one around this time last year and have another one stored away for Christmas eve. It's a treat and gets you into the festive spirit in no time!
24. Smashbox Contour Blush Palette - R470
I got myself this cheek palette a few months ago and the shades really are lovely and full of pigment. Another treat that most girls would love!
25. Dear Rae Yellow Gold Weave Earrings - R1950
I would love these earrings. Something different. I used these items in my gift guide, but anything from Dear Rae would make the perfect gift. Have a look at their site if you want something more affordable.
26. CHANEL Rouge Puissant nail lacquer - R450 (CHANEL Counters)
A classic red and from CHANEL - win! This nail polish would make the perfect gift for those ladies who wear nothing but red varnish as it would be well worth the splurge!
27. Travel Hello Kitty Tangle Teezer - R290
How cute!? A good idea for someone who travels a lot and someone who loves their girly bits and pieces, no matter what age they are!
28. Espidril - Valenciana - R650
I love this local espadrille brand called Espidril. Definitely treating myself to these {if no one else gets this hint :) }
29. Chocolate Donut Float/lilo - R399
A fun gift for younger girls who will be spending their summer at the pool!
30. Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette - R850
You cannot go wrong with this palette, honestly. It ticks every box and, in my opinion, is the only palette you really need!
31. Havaianas Slim Animals Black & Rose Gold - R399
Understated, yet still fun!
32. Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm - R370
Every girl would be chuffed with an Aesop hand cream. A great gift for those who have everything as this isn't something you would usually buy for yourself.
33. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer - R450 (Sandton)
I know this could be an odd gift to buy someone, but if she's a make up junkie she won't be offended by a concealer as a gift as this one is THE BEST!
34. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - R129.95
Every girl should own one of these, you pretty much won't look back after owning one of these!
35. Country Road Small Bucket Bag - R1999
Stylish and classic, I love this bag!
36. CHANEL Lip Ink Liquid Lipsticks - R610 (CHANEL Counters)
The very best liquid lipstick on the market in my opinion. I own the red and for someone who is into wearing a classic red lip, this will be very appreciated!
37. Alaia EDP - R845 - R1835
This fragrance is something unique, sophisticated and simply gorgeous! I love everything about it.
38. The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Body Scrub - R190
This is from the Christmas collection for The Body Shop. The perfect scent to celebrate the best time of year!

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39. Blush Paper Co Weekly Edit Planner - R450
I absolutely adore these planners. Blush Paper Co has just opened their online store and make these gorgeous planners which will ensure anyone starts 2017 on the right track!
40. Anna-Louise Sleepwear - R500 for a long set
You all know how much I love Anna-Louise pyjamas, I own far too many and can't get enough of them. They make the perfect gift. I've recently bought the newest Leopard Print pair and the fabric is to-die-for!
41. Elizabeth Summer Beach Basket - R700
I love the Elizabeth Summer products - Jess has gorgeous wide-brimmed hats (R750) that can be personalised as well as beautiful baskets that I am dying to get my hands on!



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