If you say that you haven’t had a mental block about what to buy someone this Christmas, you’re probably lying. Whether it be a battle of the budget, a fussy giftee, or lack of inspiration, here is a list of 10 stylish last-minute ideas for those loved ones you might be stuck on!
10. Mim Pouches $49.95 -$69.95
Nothing says “merry christmas” like a cute, versatile, little leather pouch that is perfect for the girl on-the-go who needs to quickly put her phone, keys, money and lipgloss in one perfectly sized pouch that comes in a range of different colours and styles!
See the whole range of Mimco Mim Pouches here
9. Personalised leather accessories from Mark and Graham
Yes, I did just say personalised leather. Check them out, you can customise a monogram that will be laser cut into the leather, perfect for the close friend or relative who loves custom, one of a kind accessories!
8. Glasshouse Christmas candles
Glasshouse candles are a little piece of candle luxury for anyone at any time of the year, but the limited edition Christmas candles are things that only come around during festive season, and only last so long, so take advantage of the beautiful scents “White Christmas” and “Night Before Christmas” before they’re gone!!!
(featured above and linked below)
7. Travel books and city guides of their dream destination
If there’s one thing I love, it’s giving a gift that you know the person will treasure for years to come. When it comes to travelling, people develop emotional attachments to the places that hold beautiful memories, such as the first new city they went to, the town that they grew up in, the building that they baffled them with it’s beauty, the culture that changed the way they saw the world and approached life… You can take them back on an emotional trip with collectable travel books, such as these ones from Taschen ($38.40 AUD) and Louis Vuitton ($65) (without actually leaving home or damaging the hip-pocket!)
Louis Vuitton Paris travel book
Louis Vuitton New York travel book
Louis Vuitton London travel book
Taschen books are featured in the edit above, but you can see the whole range here
You can also take a look at, and purchase the Louis Vuitton books here
6. Personalised metallic prints
Not only are they an awesome, incredibly inexpensive gift idea, but while you’re getting creative for you friends, you can make some for yourself too! All you need is heat reactant foil, a laminator, and some graphics ready to print with a toner printer.
First create/download the graphics, then print them with a printer that uses toner, not ink. Then place the foil on top of the printed sheet, and place another blank sheet of paper on top of that (think like a paper, foil, paper sandwich) then put it through the laminator. The heat from the laminator will make the foil adhere to the graphics. Peel the foil off e voilá!
You can purchase the foil from your local art supply store, and DIY the rest! It’s also a nice idea to frame them so they’re ready for use and so that they don’t get scratched!!!
5. Designer phone cases
Perfect for when you want to make a “I buy designer as presents” impression or for that person who absolutely loves the Kenzo tiger print, but you can’t afford to buy them the sweater! Here are some super cool ones from Kenzo, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and Moschino here, here, here, and here!!!
4. Subscriptions to their favourite magazine
I would die (in a good way) if someone got me a subscription to Elle or Vogue… why? because that saves me from forking out precious $$$ every month plus it ensures that I never miss an issue for the whole year! It’s a gift that never stops giving!
3. Peter Alexander pyjamas
So we all are guilty of unintentionally (mostly completely intentionally) splurging at Peter Alexander for ourselves, but how nice would it be if you could share the PA love with someone else this Christmas?! You can go for the classic and jolly seasonal Christmas collection, or even get a little more personal with their new Disney, Marvel and Breakfast at Tiffany ranges! You can see the full range here
2. Assorted LUSH products
After the stress, preparation, hard work and dedication that goes into the festive season, why not make sure that your giftee can wind down while welcoming in the new year? LUSH have an incredible range of soaps, bath bombs and cosmetics, and what’s better is that they’ve conveniently packed and wrapped them just for you! I know I could spend quite some time in-store figuring out what to buy, so instead the pre-wrapped sets are perfect! You can see the full range here
1. Personalised candles from Candles by Alexa-Rose
Yes, I know, more personalised apparel, but seriously why wouldn’t anyone want a candle that fits perfectly into their space and not only soothes, but reminds them of the things that they love. You can send in photos, logos or choose from Mira, Bec, and Kate’s designs, and they can create a totally unique candle just for you! Now, I’m not being biased or anything, but seriously try and see what you think about the great work of these lovely ladies! I’ve collaborated with them and one lucky winner will receive two free candles which are pictured below! (Competition coming soon!!!)
So there you have it! Last minute gift ideas that can adapt to everyone’s budgets, needs and giftee’s!!!
Yes, I ‘created’ a word. No, I do not care if it doesn’t happen. Did Gretchen care that “fetch” didn’t happen??? Well, yes, but that doesn’t matter!