Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Hi guys! Sorry for the very late blog post this week but this gift guide is going to be pretty helpful for any of you that are totally unorganised like me these holidays. When you've left it to the last minute, finding a good christmas gift for friends and family can be pretty difficult and stressful. To relieve a little bit of that stress for you guys I put together this post which can cater to absolutely anyone. I think the most important thing to remember when buying gifts is to not just get thing that you would like to receive. Really think about the person you're buying for; do they like music, beauty, books or nice smelling soaps and bath bombs? Once you've got a basic idea of what they're into, it makes them much easier to buy for.

For those who always seem to have their head buried in a book it would obviously be a good idea to head to your local bookstore. A good idea is to look for penguin book because not only do they have an amazing variety of classics (and who doesn't love a good classic) but the prices are really low as well. A couple of my favourite books from the penguin range include The Secret History by Donna Tartt and The Beautiful and Damned by Scott F. Fitsgerald. And while we're on the topic of books, let me know if you guys want me to post some book reviews or start a monthly book club in the comments below!

When it comes to friends and family that love music, there's so many different gift options you can take advantage of. Find out their favourite band and get them a poster or some cool merch, or you could just get them some CD's or vinyl (make sure they have a cd/ record player first though!). If you really wanted to splash on a present you could even pick up some concert tickets or a record player and I'm sure you'd end up in their good books this Christmas.

It's hard to know where to start when choosing a gift for the beauty obsessed, picking makeup for another person can be pretty tricky and expensive at the best of times. A brand that I always find to be great for Christmas presents is colour pop. They're one of the cheapest brands I know that sell such high quality products and they have the cutest gift sets, I tried to buy a fall set for my friend's Christmas gift but ended up keeping it for myself! Otherwise, Kylie cosmetics is an exciting way to go if you want to splurge and you'll definitely earn the title of best gift giver, especially with the new Christmas collection out now. If you need your present to arrive quickly, try looking for legitimate colour pop and lip kits being resold on trade me or ebay.

You always have the risky option of buying clothes or jewellery too. If your friend/family member has a pretty clear style this could be the way to go. When buying clothes I always think that one nice item of clothing is better than ten things you would never wear so try to just pick one really nice item that you know your friend would love. There are so many options when it comes to jewellery and its the type of gift almost everyone loves receiving. You an choose between watches, earrings, necklaces and bracelets and theres a great price variation in stores now day meaning that you can spend as little or as much as you want on a nice piece of jewellery.

Lastly, we've got gifts for those friends that are difficult to buy for or ones that are known to like things that smell good. These are pretty standard ideas but lush is always a safe bet, I don't think I know anyone that wouldn't be stoked with a new bath bomb or soap as a Christmas present and they even do gift packs if you wanted to get a little selection. If lush isn't really your speed, you can always go down the candle path. There are so many good candles out there, my favourites include any Christmas themed yankee candles and the Tahaa candle by glasshouse, otherwise known as the thing that makes all peter alexander stores smell so good (Kiwi's and Aussies know what I'm talking about).

I hope this little guide helped you all this holiday season! Let me know if you use any of my ideas and how your friends and family react! Thanks for reading xx
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