It’s nothing to be embarrassed about, we all do it. I am probably the worst person for picking up gifts last minute, so I’ve become quite the expert in picking up bits & pieces that are bound to please even the fussiest family member. It’s all about being a savvy shopper and saving time by having a mini list of go-to prezzies that give big impressions. Obviously, each gal is different and we all have different tastes and preferences – however, I can always find a gift for my mum, sister, or friends out of these gift ideas (it’s pretty much foolproof!).
Dainty, simple jewellery is always a gifting staple. If you can throw in something that is personalised, or alphabetised, that also makes a #winner. A fave brand of mine is Orelia London, who specialise in creating a variety of beautiful & minimalistic jewellery designs. I’m loving their Constellation/Star Sign necklaces, the Birthstone Necklaces, and the small Initial Necklaces, which can be worn alone or layered up for more of a statement. The brand packaging is very modern-luxe, and they can also be all wrapped up and ready to go with Orelia’s Gift Box options.
Face Cream L’Occitane is my go-to for a more luxe, high end prezzies, simply because they do it so well. The Cherry Blossom Voyage Collection is perfect for a small, yet thoughtful, gift for a friend or college, whilst the Irresistible Arlésienne Trio is a great mid-range luxury product appeals to a woman’s love of skincare and beauty, as this trio includes a beautiful lil gloss! If you really are splashing out, the Best of L’Occitane Collection is worth £89.00 (a cheeky £21.00 off!) and contains all of L’Occitane’s best sellers, purrrfect for someone who has everything, or someone who tends not to treat themselves! Plus for every gift box sold, L’Occitane will donate £10 on your behalf to Eye Heroes UK, the UK’s first child-led campaign to tackle avoidable blindness in training more children to raise awareness about eye health.
GIFTS FOR YOUNG WOMEN
The cutesy part of Bayliss & Harding‘s Beauticology brand is definitely suited to younger women (I would say 14+) as I would totally pick something up for my lil sis or my uni friends. The scents are so fun and playful, and there are plenty of gifts to choose from. Frosted Sprinkles scented handwash is a bloody gr8 gift for a uni gal (and it’s practical, duh) and there’s a complete Body Pampering set in the same yummy Donut scent too.
THE ULTIMATE LAST MINUTE GIFT
So, what’s the ultimate last minute prezzie for a woman? A candle, obvz. Candles or reed diffusers are not only a gifting lifesaver, they do make genuinely brilliant gifts. For the younger gals, Lily-Flame candles are real cute and sit pretty in a tin-shaped container, which is also perfect for those women who are always travelling and are on the move. Also, these candles are also very affordable and would fit into any stocking or secret santa prezzie! I have my eye on the Pinks Candle Tin Trio which contains three girly, pretty scents and would look lovely on any girl’s dressing table.
Need a more mature scent? I would opt for a Neom Candle, because they’re so damn gorgeous. These are a tiny little bit on the pricey side, however it’s worth it as a special gift for someone you love. Oh, and the packaging is just – woah. There’s a lot of selection, however my fragrance picks have got to be the Perfect Peace and Tranquility candles – spot on for some relaxation time.
What are your go-to products for last minute gifting?
*This content has been sponsored by L’Occitane, however all opinions and views are my own.