I love Christmas and I love shopping so combining the two is my literal heaven. I know that shops are getting crazy busy now and the slow onset of panic of “oh my god I forgot to get Dad’s Christmas present” is about to come on so I thought I would help in organising your life. In fact, I essentially finished my Christmas shopping about a month ago. Yep, I’m one of those. I’ve done some blogging and shop trawling to see what people are mentioning this year and hopefully, I will help in finding some alternatives that other places have already picked up on. Also, this time of year is perfect for bargains so get out there now! So if you’re in a rush, clueless about what to get her or even want some little hints to help inspire your own wish list, here is my Ultimate Gift Guide For Her Under £40.
Handmade Satin Underwear Set from Rock Box Boutique £39
There is nothing like having new and really amazing quality underwear that makes you feel amazing. I always find myself coming across incredible boutique companies on Instagram that handmake their underwear sets and before I know it, I am stalking their model’s pages and websites. I think they’re just stunning and totally different to what you cant usually get on ASOS, Topshop or other places alike. Underwear is something that is so lovely to receive (especially some pricey pieces!) and this is just a great example in my books. Definitely worth checking out some of the other gorgeous collections they have too.
Mimira Mug from Anthropologie £14
There is no doubting that the mugs from Anthropologie are some of the most amazing pieces of homeware ever. What is better than living out your Pinterest fantasy than owning one of these mugs? Their description states that “Each and every only-here piece is inspired by watercolour paintings and finished with a flourish of genuine gold.” I mean come on. How cool is that? They have several different designs that artists and other professionals have helped create and I just think they’re beautiful and a piece of art in their own right.
Solid Copper Photo Print £19
I don’t think it would really be my blog if I didn’t mention some rose gold or copper. All the people close to me in my life are aware of how much I am drawn to copper! I think that personal presents are literally one of the loveliest gifts you can give. It shows a lot of effort and interest in making a gift totally different and unique for that individual. Personal gifts, combined with photos, are therefore the best of the best. Imagine a friend or family member receiving this frame – it’s just super cute! I can’t see why anybody wouldn’t love it?!… I think this is just a Christmas wish list for me at this point.
Clothbound Classics Series: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens £14.99
For anybody that loves reading, I personally think that a gorgeous copy of their favourite book (maybe a childhood classic) is a faultless gift. Even maybe your favourite book that you want to share with them? Sometimes it’s possible to pick up signed copies or first editions and then you instantly have a sentimental gift for someone to treasure. One of my closest friends bought me the Puffin ‘In Bloom’ copy of Little Women and I love it to pieces and Adam also purchased me a gorgeous copy of my favourite book – featured here in my Books That Changed My Life post.
Personalised Coordinates Keyring £12.50
Yet another personalised gift! I have a real thing about coordinates and how special they can be and I think others would generally agree. If there is a precious place in mind that holds a memory, why not get the coordinates printed on something to show someone you care? It could be where someone asked you to marry them, where you had your first child, your favourite childhood place, your favourite holiday, the list goes on…Basically, it is something that means a lot to one individual and is almost secret as it is an utter mystery to everyone else.
Perfume Making Experience £39
Finally, the last present is something that involves a day out. I think, as a society, we are very materialistic and it is incredibly easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of gifts and constant anticipation for the next best thing. I mean take your beloved iPhone. You love it until the next new fancy one comes out with 1 extra gizmo and sure enough, yours no longer means anything. This is why I think experience days, tickets to a gig, anything where you can create a new memory with someone is an amazing gift. This one, in particular, is creating your own perfume which I think is absolutely lovely!
Well, I hope you enjoyed my Ultimate Gift Guide For Her Under £40! Please let me know if you would like me to make any more of these guides and if anything was useful to you.