I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the Christmas season. Not only because I receive beautiful gifts, but because I get to buy them for others.
I’ve put together a few things I’ve been given from family/friends or purchased myself this Christmas. Each item is under $100, so there are some great ideas for those last minute gifts.
Storm and India Tea – Sienna Spice $40
Best tea ever!!! I am so glad I finally got my hands on this tea, not only for the taste but the glamorous packaging. This loose leaf tea is organic and comes in these beautifully crafted tins which also make for great decor in your kitchen. Sienna Spice is particularly appropriate for the Christmas season with its base of red bush tea & notes of orange and cinnamon it’s especially festive. Perfect for all tea lovers and those who need a little de-stressing in their life.
Craft Union Rosé $21.95
This stunning bottle caught my eye immediately. I was lucky enough to have received it from a beautiful friend this Christmas. If you’re a fan of Rosé this is one you’ll definitely have to try; with its notes of watermelon and strawberry it screams summer refreshment. If you’re not a fan of Rosé, Craft Union also has a range of other wines to suit you, all of which are gift wrapped as amazing as this bottle. A lovely gift for that person in your life who appreciates a good wine & pretty packaging.
Kikki-K : 2017 Cute Large Weekly Diary $39.90
I’m a sucker for stationary and Kikki-K is definitely a favourite store of mine. After missing out on these cute diaries last year I decided to quickly pick one up. I especially love the Popsicle colour palette they have going on at the moment and at only $3… it’s a great gift to give, to that organised, stationery lover friend.
Peter Alexander Pyjama Shorts $30
I snapped these cute shorts up on sale for $30 down from $50. I loved the bright paisley look as it reminded me of something from Tigerlily without the huge price tag. As soon as I saw these I had to get them for a special friend of mine, and then some for myself as well. I particularly enjoy things with little details, such as the frilled edge and tasseled draw-string. A cute gift that any girl would appreciate.
L’Occitane Festive Bauble: Cherry Blossom $25
I pick these mini gifts up each year for someone as they make for a really beautiful and useful present. I received this from a friend and was surprised to see it in my favourite Cherry Blossom scent from the brand this year. These are also available in the Shea Butter scent, for someone who likes a more neutral body product. Perfect for mothers, friends or colleagues.
Mecca Cosmetica: Diptyque Baies Candle $81
I’ve been lusting over this candle for years now and decided to finally bite the bullet. With its notes of rose and blackcurrant it brings a slightly tangy sweet, yet fresh scent to the room. Diptyque candles have 62hours burning time, and the scent tends to linger relatively well. You can also pick up the room spray as an alternative. Candle lovers beware, you will become addicted to this luxury brand.
Mecca Cosmetica: By Terry Ombré Blackstar Creamshadow Stick $62
After watching Amelia Liana swoon over these magical cream shadow sticks the last couple years I decided I would try these out. When I swatched these stunning shadows I couldn’t believe the staying power of them which sold me straight away. Not to mention the amazing sparkle and tones. I picked up Bronze Moon which is a mid tone bronze taupe colour and Misty Rock which is a dusky taupe pink. These are a must have for any make up lovers out there, you won’t regret it.