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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Some of my family are seriously hard to buy for. You know the type, the ones who either have everything or buy stuff they see the moment they see it. Here are some simple ideas that should help out without busting the bank.

For the alcohol fans you can go small or big with these gifts. The mini bottles by Espensen Spirit are ideal stocking fillers and a quirky idea for someone who likes vodka or gin. The interesting flavours are quite unique and they also sell them with a cute gold string so you can tie them to the tree for £4.90 each. Now that is my kind of bauble!

I rarely by myself a bottle of alcohol so would welcome it as a Christmas gift. Brockmans Gin is my latest favourite, hence why I have included it here. We all have a friend who says they don’t like gin. I am adamant that they do like gin, they just haven’t found the right one yet. Brockmans is one of the smoothest gins I have tried, and I’ve tried hundreds, with heavy hit of citrus and a taste of blackberries. The bottle is classy yet understated and I’d be happy to find a bottle waiting for me under the tree. You can get it in most supermarkets for around £30.

For me, online shopping is the way to go and you can pick up some unexpected yet great offers at Chemist4U. This Clarins Sparkling Lips Collection has everything you could need to keep lips looking good in the winter months. The Instant Light Lip Reflectors are such neutral shades, the lipstick perfect for most skin tones and the oil adds the shot of moisture needed for this biting weather. It is just under £20 on the site which is a bargain. These microwave slippers are genius and a must if you are buying a gift for someone who walks a dog. I am always coming home with freezing feet and these have been a godsend. Pop them in the microwave and curl up on the sofa with toasty feet, who wouldn’t love that? They’re just £4.99 on Chemist4U and they also offer free shipping.

Luxury candles are the perfect gift at Christmas and are the sort of thing people don’t tend to buy for themselves. The Christmas Candle Trilogy from Crabtree & Evelyn comes beautifully presented in festive scents that hit you the minute you open the box. They’re perfect for Christmas Day night and getting cosy in front of the TV. At £42 they are reasonably priced for 3 candles too. The Peacock Candlepots are a bargain at £5.99 from Prezzybox. The intricate gold design on the front is really unique and they come in 4 colours, so you can get one of each and give a beautiful gift that looks a lot more expensive than it actually is.

I once read an article where the writer said they would not dream of giving a gift from a budget brand. The problem with this sentiment is, budget brands have really upped their game in the last 12 months and sharing how much could highlight the perfect product to someone. I am a huge fan of the new room sprays from Primark and this Pomegranate & Black Tea is my favourite. It is just £6 and would make a lovely addition to a hamper for someone. I also love these DW Home Candles from TKMaxx. Similar to Bath & Bodyworks in America or Yankee in the UK, there is so many scents to choose from and they last for ages. I have a different one in each room of my house and the jars are all different. A great way to highlight them to a friend who loves a good scented candle so they can buy more without it costing a fortune.

Last but definitely not least are the new Reed Diffuser Kits from Amphora Aromatics. There are some beautiful scents but this one smells just like Christmas Cake so is perfect for the baker in your life this Christmas. At £13.50 it is at the lower end of home scents and a great introduction to a lovely brand.

If you have your own ideas for the perfect Christmas gift, please do leave your links in the comments below. I hope this has been useful and you have some ideas for those people who are hard to buy for.

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