the style and beauty xmas present list

(32 Posts)
GlitKnit Sat 24-Nov-12 09:41:41

ok so i need ideas for presents for relatives/mates please!
Am thinking welcomed lotions and potions, accessories etc

GlitKnit Sun 25-Nov-12 12:51:19

Gap have some lovely little purse/clutches for about $16
think it s like this but slightly bigger www.gap.eu/browse/product.do?cid=60103&vid=1&pid=000246272002

neon pink, purple, acid yellow etc

noddyholder Sun 25-Nov-12 12:42:29

i ordered blue 6 and red 1

noddyholder Sun 25-Nov-12 12:41:52

these are lovely

GlitKnit Sun 25-Nov-12 12:29:09

ive got a diptyque candle for one (chose Baies - is that right?)
and Liz earle stuff

Pinot Sun 25-Nov-12 11:07:14

It smells of my Nanna's bedroom...when I was little and she used to let me use her fancy silver hair brushes etc. Awwww <happy memories>

Prolly does stink in actual fact, though grin

lurkingaround Sun 25-Nov-12 11:03:17

Pinot you are the first person i have ever come across that likes the smell. You should set up a (very elite) fan club!!

I just bought one of those magnetic poetry kits for one of my nieces. This thing. A handy secret Santa gift. A bit dated maybe, but handy gift nonetheless.

Great ideas here. I must smell Clinique Happy shower gel. Nice gift idea.

Pinot Sun 25-Nov-12 10:36:53

I like the smell <weirdo>

Thanks cailin, I'm going to order a few! smile

CailinRua Sat 24-Nov-12 23:12:01

Downbytheocean, IMO they are quite big and you could choose to wear them different ways as a result. They compare to a nice River Island/Warehouse type scarf that can be wrapped around your neck in different ways. They are actually termed as 'stoles' on uniqlo website and you could use them as you would a stole/wrap to wrap around your shoulders.(or indeed 'loosely over a jacket') They all just came back in stock a few days ago and I'm trying to resist the temptation of ordering a few more before they go out of stock again, just as gifts you understand! (some chance!!). I definitely think they would make a brilliant gift for any female.

cailin how big are the uniqlo scarves? Can they be worn wrapped loosely over a jacket or a they more for a knot round neck look? Hard to describe size, hopefully you know what I am asking! They would make lovely presents.

CailinRua Sat 24-Nov-12 20:37:45

Leather gloves or scarves are always a good bet. You can always use an extra pair of gloves or jazz up an outfit with a new scarf. The orla kiely scarves by Uniqlo make a wonderful present IMO. They are only a tenner and I have bought 3 styles of them already - had bought 4 for presents but loved them sooo much I accidently ended up cutting off the labels and wearing them! Have had so many comments about them and people wanting to know where I got them.

MorrisZapp Sat 24-Nov-12 20:33:57

Anything made of cashmere.

Korres guava body butter

Clinique Happy shower gel

Clarins hand cream

Anything from L'Occitane, Kiehls or Philosophy.

Boots Sanctuary is pretty good, and affordable.

Glossynotflossy Sat 24-Nov-12 20:29:59

I do like a naice list! smile

Notebooks and pens - ooh yes please.

REN stuff is lovely but I don't know anywhere here that stocks it.

Neena28 Sat 24-Nov-12 20:27:57

I'm too slow as always! Oops!

Neena28 Sat 24-Nov-12 20:27:36

8 hour cream now comes in fragrance free version if that helps! Ren skincare sets are cute and about 13 ish. Beautiful notebook and pen for my handbag would be appreciated by me!

Glossynotflossy Sat 24-Nov-12 20:27:29

You can get a fragrance free version of 8 hour cream.

lurkingaround Sat 24-Nov-12 20:19:49

Strange folk, or clever folk, depending.

Another great list ^^ up there Remus. You are indeed a great list-putter-togetherer.

Oh I'm sure they did it on purpose! smile

lurkingaround Sat 24-Nov-12 20:08:01

Do you think Aveda knows the name makes people cringe and snigger?!
Or is it just me and your DP Remus?

Hand Relief always makes dp snigger. smile

lurkingaround Sat 24-Nov-12 19:52:56

Don't know why Liz Arden doesn't change the smell of the 8 hour cream. It is vile. I don't know anyone who likes it. It is fantastic cream tho.

Anyone else put off Aveda's Hand Relief cream by its name? It makes me cringe.

Glossynotflossy Sat 24-Nov-12 19:42:09

Boots soap and glory travel sizes on 3 for 2 at the moment and probably other travel sizes like the sanctuary.

Tk maxx for nail varnish sets and scarves

smile I prefer Flextitol: it also smells like old ladies but works better for me. Not a v pretty gift though!

If anybody has a Home Bargains near them, they have lots of perfumes at vastly reduced prices - Vivienne Westwood Let It Rock for 17 pounds was probably one of the best deals.

grin Remus but it's iconic! Not to mention amazing for dry skin.

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