Christmas Gift Guide

I thought I'd jump on the gift guide bandwagon this Christmas.

In all honesty this is just a selection of things I love and/or would recommend, but maybe this will help anyone lacking with a bit of Christmas inspiration!

For the lipstick-lover: Lush Santa's Lip Scrub (£5.50)
If you know someone who loves a bold lip then they need this in their stash for the colder months. A mixture of sugar and other good stuff, this little pot is enough to bring chapped lips back to life and it tastes so good... seriously.

For the coffee addict: Tea and Sympathy Double Latte Candle (£16.00)
I don't even like coffee yet every time I'm in Anthropologie this very nearly makes it into my basket. It smells just like a latte and not to mention the packaging is adorable. Much to my dismay I can't burn candles in my uni halls so I guess this won't be in my stocking this Christmas. *sobs*

For your secret Santa: Anthropologie Alphabet Mug (£8.00)
Mugs are always good gifts because they're so practical and these gorgeous offerings from Anthropologie definitely hit the spot. If you're not entirely sure what to get someone then this would be ideal as you can make it personal without going OTT.
                                          Muji Berry Tart Tin Candle (£3.50)
If those haven't tempted you then Muji tin candles are a good shout. They look great on their own but can be stacked to make a cracker if you have a more flexible budget. My favourite scent has to be 'Berry Tart', although a special mention has to be given to the appropriately-named 'Winter Berry and Black Tea'... mmm.

For the beauty junkie: Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette (£38.00)
£38 may seem extortionate for four eyeshadows (and, to be honest, it kind of is) but if you're splashing out this year then let it be on this. My sister bought me this for my birthday and I still use it weekly. Charlotte Tilbury products are expensive but the quality is always amazing and this palette has everything you need for day or night looks. Not to mention the packaging is next-level amazing. Swoon.

For the bookworm: Kindle (£49.00)
I have to admit I was skeptical when the Kindle-craze first started but this year I jumped on the bandwagon and I'm so glad I did. I'm pretty sure it even makes me read faster. I have the original version but having compared it to the Paperwhite I don't think the latter is worth the extra £50.
                                    Literary Transport Notebook (price varies)
I love a gift with a personal touch and these fit the bill. If you know someone's favourite book but want to be a bit original, these are perfect.

For her: Longchamp Le Pilage Bag (£68.00)
If you know me then you'll know that I am a huge fan of Longchamp. In fact, between my mum, sister and I we own an eight-strong collection of Le Pilage totes. My favourite has to be the black for versatility purposes and these are the ideal bags for anyone who travels or has to carry a lot around on a day-to-day basis.
                    Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia Perfume (£40.00-£82.00)
This is my favourite Jo Malone scent although there are so many to choose from there is definitely something for everyone. I can think of few people who wouldn't be excited to see a Jo Malone bag under their tree this year.

For the sweet-tooth: Personalised Nutella (£3.99)
If you go to Selfridges this year you can get your very own personalised Nutella. Seriously. This would make an amazing stocking filler or another great secret Santa present for someone that you don't know so well but want to make an effort for. Just check that they're not allergic to nuts...

For the fashionista: Kate Moss by Mario Testino (£19.00)
I spotted this in Topshop a couple of weeks ago and spent a good ten minutes flicking through it. Anyone who's interested in coffee table books/Kate Moss/Testino/fashion in general will love this.

For the Londoner: V&A Membership (£35.00-£64.00/year)
Even though the V&A is free to visit, it regularly holds what I think are the best temporary exhibitions of all the London museums, particularly if you're interested in fashion. Next year the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition will open at the V&A and is almost guaranteed to sell out after it's success at MoMa, 2011. Membership gives you free entry to all exhibitions without having to book in advance. I couldn't recommend it enough.

What's on your list this year?