Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Festive Gift Ideas - for her *

How exciting! This is my first festive post. Working in retail for approximately 4 years; listening to christmas songs on repeat for two months and listening to moody shoppers in the festive period slowly sucked the christmas spirit out of me. That being said, I feel like it might be coming back! This year I look forward to drinking a snowball, eating, opening presents, more eating, dressing up, more eating and obviously giving something.

This year, I've realised I don't have too many to buy for - my mum, dad, a few friends and my grandparents. I can't complain at that! That is not to say that I find christmas shopping to be plain sailing. This year, I plan on getting most things online. So far, I've bought a small personalised gift for my friends from a local seller on the island, who I might discuss in a future post.

Discovering Ezebee was a fun one, it has unique things that you don't find often around with lots of handmade gifts similar to things you might find on sites like Etsy. It's not something you find in your usual shops or typical to marketplaces like Amazon. It's so lovely to find gifts with that personal, handmade touch. This posts show 10 gift ideas for her (whether that is a friend, family member or even girlfriend/fiancée/wife):

1. Personalised Cushion, £35

















This is a wonderful present for an older relative who you struggle to buy for, and feel has everything. Get personal family pictures on and it will mean the world to them!

2. Flirty Berry Soap Gift Set, £5.36













I sometimes find it so hard to find something decent for under £10, sometimes even under £20. It might even serve as a fab secret santa gift at work! This amazing gift set includes: bath salt, a strawberry cupcake soap, oats & honey cupcake soap, 2 strawberry hearts and a loofah. Perfect for those friends who loves beauty products or a nice bath!

3. Liberty Make-up Bag, £12












Crafted Chic design a few lovely print designed makeup bags. This was one of my favourite ones! Lovely for friends, mums and any woman in your life!

4. Personalised Hanging Heart Duo, £8


































Similar to gift number 1, it is a lovely personalised gift for older family members. It would also be lovely for mums to have with cute pictures of their little ones, engaged or newly married couples.

5. Ring Made Con Austrian Crystal, £6.08

















I find it so rare to find beautiful jewellery at reasonable prices. I noticed a lot of lovely Austrian crystal jewellery items to choose from. This was one of them! Only problem is this one I'd rather have for myself...

6. Contentment Jars (Spa day in a jar), £9.57


































Similar to number 2, I believe this would make a great secret santa gift. It is perfect for those that love beauty items.

7. Elegant Tree Pendant, £17.36
















This gorgeous pendant comes in many different colours; this was just one of my favourite. The tree connotation reminds me of family, and the family tree.

8. Silver Leaf Filigree Statement Necklace, £12.72













Again, this might be more of one that I'd like to receive. That being said, no girl can be without a statement necklace to brighten up an all-black outfit or make a day outfit into night! I firmly believe that jewellery makes an outfit so much better and more fun.

9. Trinket Heart Box, £5.21













Another low-cost gift that can have many uses. You can pop other gifts in, and it would make a lovely ornament, keepsake or trinket box. I also love that it reminds me of asian art. I've always loved items from China and something about it has that vibe.

10. Be your own hero frames, £7.14

















I love this picture frame and with so many friends moving into a new home recently, I love it as a gift. I don't think you can go wrong with a home-related gift. This is so quirky too!

This concludes my list. In summary, I think the best gifts are those that are personal and make the person feel like you've really shopped for them. Buy them something they asked for, talked about or something that shows you take interest in the things they care about. If that fails, get those women close to you, some lovely jewellery, something personalised or something beauty-related.

What do you like to buy for gifts? I'm keen to get started properly buying for christmas once November starts! This year I've already got started for my friends. How are you doing with your purchases? Are you more last minute?

*For full disclosure this is my first sponsored post, which I hope will increase my visibility online. I was asked to pick out gift ideas for Ezebee.com. However I hope you can tell that I found this fun to write, and helped me find another great online marketplace, which I can honestly say I will buy from this christmas!

80 comments:

  1. Some lovely ideas. I'm normally very organised but this year, it's the last thing on my mind!

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    1. I feel more organised this year but I usually leave it until last minute to the point I'm fighting through crowds

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  2. I'm an Etsy addict so will have to try out Ezebee for sure, it looks like they have some lovely gifts x

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    1. Definitely! Love how these handmade personalised items make such thoughtful gifts x

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  3. What a lovely sounding website - I will have to head over and check it out.

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    1. I love the idea of having things that are personalised or one of the kind

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  4. Love the tree pendant and the left necklace. What a interesting site. Going to have a look and stock up on Christmas presents

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    1. Yeah it's got some lovely little gifts. I will definitely be buying a few from this list!

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  5. Ezebee sounds right up my street - I love personalised and handmade gifts - great post x

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  6. It looks like a nice website :) You are right, buying for elderly relatives can be tricky!

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    1. I really struggle. Usually get food items but hard to keep on top of things they stop eating for health reasons etc...

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  7. That charm bracelet is cute. You have some well priced ideas here - well done for that

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    1. Yeah I like to buy lots of little things rather than anything extravagant! Most people I don't spend more than £40 on

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  8. That cushion is such a lovely gift idea for a new mum.

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    1. Yeah so cute! Definitely my favourite gift idea :)

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  9. Anything personalised always goes down well with me. It shows that some thought has gone to it, and it's not just been picked off a shelf.

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    1. Exactly my thoughts! Warms your heart lol

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  10. I love the patterning of the make up bag, but I'd be happy to recieve any of those. Personalised items always make great presents x

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  11. Some of these items I will be putting on my Christmas wishlist as well as considering them as gifts for others.

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  12. Some really lovely items here, I like the leaf necklace, that is so different x

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  13. I love the sound of the spa day in a Jar!

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  14. These are some brilliant gift ideas! I bought my mum a personalised cushion

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  15. Fab ideas here - the jewellery is really pretty.
    Alana x

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  16. Great ideas here! I love the leaf necklace - it's gorgeous! x

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    1. I know! Want it more for myself though lol

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  17. I love the idea of the cushion - what a great gift x

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  18. I love the personalised cushion. So cute. Perfect gift idea.

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  19. I have not even started thinking about presents but these are great ideas. I love everything personalised

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    1. Yeah I just keep seeing things rather than looking. Like some of this more for me!

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  20. Great ideas, I especially like the Contentment Jars, looks so cute

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    1. Yeah that is pretty cool and at a low cost!

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  21. That tree pendant is really pretty and unusual it would make a lovely gift.

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    1. Yeah there were a few gemstone colours for it.I just love green most!

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  22. I love all of these ideas. The only problem is I want them all for myself!!! Especially the silver leaf style necklace

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    1. I had the same thoughts especially with the jewellery lol

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  23. Wow, these are gorgeous! Some great ones here - I love love LOVE the pillow!

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    1. Yeah there are a few family members I can see buying this for :)

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  24. I love that Be Your Own Hero frame - we are having a frame area in our living room and this would go perfectly. Great price too!

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    1. Yeah I was impressed with the prices too! I want that frame too but feel I have two big ones anyway and live with parents...

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  25. These are brilliant gifts. Shopping for gifts is not easy especially when you are on a budget. I always try to buy meaningful gifts at a reasonable price. I like the Elegant Tree Pendant the most. It looks so unique and creative.

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    1. Yeah I feel everything is getting increasingly expensive!

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  26. Great gift ideas, thanks for the inspiration! I love the personalised cushion.

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    1. That is my personal favourite! I am definitely buying that one :)

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  27. Some fab alternative ideas to high street stuff here, I love the cushion x

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    1. Yeah I'm definitely going to buy more online this year. Also love firebox and notonthehighstreet :)

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  28. What a lovely selection of gift ideas they all look great.

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  29. Great post, really handy time to post them! I want to treat myself :P

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  30. Aw wow that spa in a jar is such a great idea! I reckon I could make something like that myself :D xxx

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    1. Aww you'll have to let me see if you do :)

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  31. Love this ideas! Especially the spa day in a jar :)

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  32. These are some cute gift ideas here - a bit suitable for everyone.

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    1. Yeah I tried to vary them all a bit :)

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  33. Personalised gifts are always a great idea and it's a lovely idea to have some family photos put on a cushion!

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    1. Yeah think I like that most. Think everyone knows what they're getting for Christmas lol

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  34. These are great xmas gift ideas- I may have to steal a few of these ideas for myself!

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  35. Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons wins it for me without a shadow of a doubt! I love those sorts of presents!

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    1. I know I'd like that myself but nowhere to really put it lol

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  36. This is a briliant idea, love the liberty makeup bag :) I need to make one!

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  37. This is a brilliant post there are some really lovely ideas and I like they are unusual and unique not high street everyone has it.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them :) tried to pick something for anyone so a mixture for different personalities

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  38. I love the makeup bag and the leaf necklace. Such a statement (yet refined) piece of jewellery, and cheap as well! Will add it to my own Christmas list. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I know I might buy them for myself lol

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  39. What cute gifts ideas - love that they're all reasonably priced too. x

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    1. yeah picked out things i was likely to buy x

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  40. I think a makeup bag is such a great fail-safe gift. I love it when people buy me makeup bags!

    www.thesundaymode.com

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