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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Not everyone is super duper organised for the holidays so here’s a quick last minute gift guide for all you last minute shoppers.

Framed Photos

I feel like nowadays most people tend to post their pictures on their Facebook or Instagram accounts and no one ever prints them anymore. So one of my favourite things to do is to print a photo of myself and whoever I’m giving the gift to and get it framed nicely. This is a real easy cheap idea but it’s a nice personal gift to give to a relative.

Christmas Decorations

I love buying Christmas decorations as gifts for people. They’re a perfect keepsake and so easy to pick up in a hurry. Newbridge Silverware or The Ornament Shop have lovely ones. I particularly love The Ornament Shop as you can get the decorations personalised for whoever you’re buying them for. This is where we got the McNamara Snow-People decoration from.

Dinner Vouchers

I come from a big family who all love their food so dinner vouchers are a perfect last minute gift for someone who loves their food.

Cook Books

Continuing on in the food theme, cook books or baking books are always a great option for the chef or baker in your life.

Pyjamas 

You can’t go wrong with a good aul pair of Christmas pyjamas! Pennys is your best friend when looking for pjyamas. I love these Grinch ones (have I mentioned The Grinch is my favourite Christmas movie?) they had in stock a few weeks ago.

Grinch Pj's
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Vouchers, Vouchers, Vouchers!

You can’t go wrong with vouchers if you’re really struggling to find a gift for someone. One4All vouchers are the perfect one to get for someone you’ve no idea what to get them! They can be used in so many different places so your gift receiver will be spoiled for choice with this one!

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Stocking Fillers

I always loved my stocking presents, I have a thing for the nick-knacks you get in them. Our stockings were always the only presents we could open before we had our breakfast on Christmas day.

Besides the obvious tube of jelly tots, toothpaste and toothbrushes here’s some inspiration for some stocking fillers this year.

Power Bank

Power Bank
Harvey Norman €19.99

Travel Mug

Asos Travel Mug
 Asos £11.99

Mindfulness Colouring Book

Asos Mindfulness Colouring Book
Asos £4.99

Microwaveable Teddy

Cozy Cuddles Asos
Asos £12.99

Movie Night Kit

Asos Movie Night Kit
Asos £14.99

Phone Case

H&M Phone Case.jpe
H&M €19.99

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Welcome to Blogmas Day 1 – I’ll be posting different posts everyday between now and Christmas day. Today’s post is a gift guide for her. From mam’s to sisters to aunts and grandmothers each gift can be tailored to who you need to buy for.

Pamper Hamper

One of my favourite gifts to give my mam is what I like to call a “Pamper Hamper”. Basically I fill a basket of a load of different bits and bobs to help your mam treat herself.

Chocolates, pyjamas and slippers are a must for this hamper.

Other optional bits to add to this would be movies (newest rom-com or chickflick is always a good option), my mam loves her tea so I’d throw in some fancy tea and a nice mug.

And finally I’d pop in a voucher for a nice spa treatment, massage or even just for a manicure – something as a little extra treat.

Jewellery

Everyone likes jewelry so something sparkly is always welcome at Christmas time. Personally I love getting Pandora charms for Christmas as I am building up my bracelet & their Christmas collection this year is just beautiful! How cute is this little Santa? €45 form Pandora

Pandora Sleigh

Alex & Ani are also a great option for jewelry with lovely collections of bracelets, rings and also the Harry Potter Collection – how could you not love that? This snowman charm bracelet is available from Alex and Ani for $38

Alex & Ani Snowman

Perfume

I know myself I hate spending a lot of money on perfume but I love having nice perfumes, making a nice perfume the perfect gift. Boots & Debenhams sometimes have great offers on perfumes so definitely worth checking them out.

Hymalian Salt Lamp

I got one of these for Christmas last year and I absolutely love it. They’re supposed to purify the air around your room and create a more relaxing environment.

Salt Lamp
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This one is from saltlamps.ie for €25

Weekend Away

Similar to the Pamper Hamper a weekend away is a great treat to give someone. Be it in Ireland or foreign (if you want to go all out), weekend breaks are perfect gifts & there are so many places now where you can get great deals with hotels & activities.

There’s just a small few ideas of possible gifts for the women in your life, tomorrows post will be Gift Guide for Him so be sure to come back for more gift ideas.