As we approach the holiday season, we are getting into the festive spirit, which means presents! For some, the idea of Christmas shopping can be very daunting, but I am here to help! I have put together a list that I hope will be able to make this years shopping a little easier. Listed below is what I believe to be a list:
MAC Retro Matte Kit
This is the perfect gift, it comes with one of their classic lip sticks, which you can choose the colour depending on who you’re buying for. You can go for a bright pink if your sister is a girly girl or there is a darker plum option if that suits her more. The kit also comes with a compact mascara and one of their amazing long wear lip sticks which we spoke about in an earlier article Top 5 Must Have Makeup Items . Plus it comes in a super cute make up bag; no girl can ever have too many bags.
$35.00 USD available at your closest MAC store or online at MAC
There are two options here, you could go for a multi pack of four socks or a single pair. Let’s face it, dads are impossible to buy for and what dad doesn’t love a pair of socks? There are so many different varieties you are sure to find some that suit your dad’s style.
9€ – 35€ available at your local store or online at Happy Socks
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm
If your mum is anything like mine, they are constantly complaining about dry hands and then whipping out their hand cream. I have gifted this to my mum, my grandma and to myself and from our three experiences we think this is the best hand cream on the market. It doesn’t leave your hands oily and the tube lasts for a long time. A must buy for your mum!
23€ available at your local store, there are many around Paris or online at Aesop
BEAUBIEN Store Lambswool Scarf by Norse Projects x Johnstons
If you are based in Paris, Beaubien is the place to go for all your male gift needs ; they also have an online shop for all you foreign shoppers. There were so many different and exciting gift ideas here, however after speaking with the sales assistant we decided the safest and most practical would be the Norse Projects x Johnstons Lambswool Scarf. A warm scarf is a must have heading into the chilly European winter.
85 € available at your local store or online at Beaubienstore
The Daily Edited Accessories
Basically anything from the Daily Edited. They offer a wide range of products including bags, wallets, travel wallets, diaries, phone cases and many more. They are done in beautiful leather and then you can choose to have your bestie’s initials embossed on the product in a stunning gold print. These make the best gifts and it is nice to have a personal touch. Beware, these need to be ordered ASAP, as they are customised and therefore can take a bit of time to arrive. Make sure you get your order in quick so it arrives by Christmas.
Available at The Daily Edited
Triumph and Disaster Old Fashioned Shaving Kit
This product has to be ordered online if you are based in Paris, but some countries have their stockists and stores. The product originates from New Zealand, it uses the best of the countries local resources to produce the most beautiful things that can come in a box. The shaving kit is a little more expensive but I promise you it is worth it, you will be the best girlfriend out. The set is based on an old apothecary box, filled with all elements your modern man needs for the perfect shave.
134 € available at Triumph and Disaster
Grace and Scarpa Bar Necklace
The world’s easiest yet most complicated person to buy for. You want to show you care without spending an insane amount of money. I have the perfect gift for you! These Grace and Scarpa necklaces offer the option for personalisation, to show that you put thought and effort into the gift.They offer the option of having her name, her star constellation or an important date engraved on the bar. They are from an Australian designer, so first brownie points scored for sourcing something from abroad but also they have been worn by the likes of Kendal Jenner and Gigi Hadid, so a few more brownie points can be earned for being up with the latest trend.
You can buy online here Grace and Scarper Online
Happy Christmas shopping readers! I hope this list helps you out!
By Isabelle x
*All images were sourced from the websites listed above