Monday, 5 November 2012

Holiday season: Gift ideas

I'm unlucky enough to have both Christmas and my birthday fall within 3 days of each other which results in lots of crap 'joint' gifts. Don't get me wrong a gift is a gift, it's just a bit disappointing getting one instead of two? And having to wait a whole year to get 'one' again!?
The thing is, this year I'm really stuck for ideas when people ask me what I want to both- let alone the one (the people that know me well and my hatred of the dreaded joint gift!!)? I just don't know, so I thought entering this blogger challenge might help me find some inspiration!
1) Hessian Owl Hipflask £12- U.O.
2) Neom Sumptuous Travel candle £15- Neom
3) Benefit 'She's..so Jetset!' £29.50- John Lewis
4) House of Marley headphones £30- U.O
5) Origins 'Let it glow' £25- Origins
As this is a list for me and a bit self indulgent I thought I'd show things I actually want and have since put on my christmas list. Namely the House of Marley Jamaica headphones. I just think these are so cool, with fabric wiring and wooden look earbuds. I've wanted them ever since I saw someone on the tube wearing them and stared at the headphones for the whole journey. I probs freaked them out a bit.. oh well!
The rest I think is pretty self explanatory, I've wanted a Neom candle for aaages and love Benefit and Origins. The hipflask; well that's to hold my alcohol for when I go out drinking as I'm to skanky to buy some- plus it has owls! You can never go wrong with owls....

Thanks for reading, what's on your Christmas lists this year?



74 comments :

  1. Hey! Great ideas, love benefit set and hipflask :D

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    1. Thanks! I love the hip flask, gotta love owls :)
      Daniella x

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  2. great picks! i really want a benefit gift set :)

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  3. Ooh such a lovely post! I'm a huge fan of Neom candles, they will make the most perfect Christmas gifts! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. I know, been wanting one for aaages but couldn't justify the huge cost. Perfect present :)
      Daniella x

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  4. Hey nice blog here! Visit mine and let me know what you think, maybe we could follow each other!
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  5. I know what you mean! My bday falls next to xmas too! :(

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    1. Yeah it's a rubbish isn't it :(
      Daniella x

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  6. Aw no, that's a bit rubbish! Tell any new pals you meet that your birthday is in June. I love that hipflask, I have no need for one but it's super cute xxx

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    1. Yep I should! The only good part about my birthday is that all pals are always here, back from uni or what not :)
      Daniella x

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  7. aaahhh christmas is around the corner again, eh? time flies so fast.. this year, i don't have anything big to wish.. more of just little stuff here and there. probably a nice lipstick, a new perfume or just some decent sweater. :D


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    1. Me too, I usually jut say money or vouchers as I can never think of anything!
      Daniella x

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  9. aw this post is very helpful:D
    thanks!
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  10. Cute gift ideas post, I love the look of no.3.

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    1. Me too- it's gone on the Christmas Wishlist :)
      Daniella x

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  11. I really really really want a Neom candle but can't past with the cash for just a candle. eeeek . Hope santa brings me one :P
    LaceyLoves

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    1. I know me either-they're so expensive!
      Daniella x

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  12. such an adorable posy love it! Looking forward to future posts from you. :)

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  13. I love the little owl hip flask, it's so cute :) xx

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    1. I know, I love anything with owls :)
      Daniella x

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  14. I love the benefit set, I think I'm going to put that on my wishlist! x

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    1. It's gone on mine since doing this post :)
      Daniella x

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  15. I love the benefit set, and I also love the neom candle, I have one at home and they are gorgeous. The only thing is that you don't want to use it so I hardly ever actually light it!

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    Katie
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    1. I really want a neom candle, just can't justify paying for one, so hopefully Santa will bring me one :)
      Daniella x

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog!some lovely gift ideas, I've seen the hipflasks in Urban Outfitters and they are so cute even if they are never used!Now following your blog x

    www.beautifulthings-danielle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! I know they're so nice in U.O. aren't they?
      Daniella x

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  17. great gifts
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  18. thank you so much for the kind commenton my blog- clear bags have become my new obsession (even if people do make comments about it looking like a folder). i have the same problem with christmas- ive learned to just bookmark things on my pc from sort of july and when ever people ask i pick from the list- even then its onlky a fewe small items. a hip flask is a must- i barely drink but mine is in constant use when i do. its a much easier way to balance out your limits (and save some cash) when drinking as i know one flask wont give me a hangover the next day.
    x

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    1. No problem :) That's a really good idea I should start book marking things early on!
      Daniella x

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  19. Aww that little owl hipflask is so cute! I really hope Santa brings me a NEOM candle too :)

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    1. I love the hipflask, and yes hope Santa remembers my Neom candle :)
      Daniella x

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  20. love this post! I sooo want one of those benefit gift sets! x

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    1. Thanks :) It's been put on my wishlist since doing this post :)
      Daniella x

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  21. Aw, that sucks when people do that. My friend's birthday's actually on Christmas day and I always feel really sorry for her when people just gave her one gift, she ended up celebrating her birthday on the 25th June every year! x

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    1. I know some people that do that, I don't think I could, it would feel a bit weird to me :) wish I could get the presents in June too though :)
      Daniella x

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  22. Great list! I would love that Origins set!


    Black&Vanilla
    xx

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    1. Thanks! I really want that set, it looks great doesn't it :)

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  23. That Owl hit flask is amazing!

    Txx

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    1. Thanks! Anything with Owls and I love it :)

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  24. the make up kit seems awesome :)

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    1. I know, it's been put on my Christmas list now
      Daniella x

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  25. Bless you- I think I would be disappointed with a joint birthday gift too! I love the look of the benefit she so jetset!

    Liz
    http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
    xxx

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    1. Haha thanks! I think I was more disappointed when I was younger- it's not fair when you're 8 and only get 1 present lol. ]
      Daniella x

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  27. lovely things <3

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  28. I really want to try out those benefit products xx

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  29. Haha I love the bit about the crap/joint gifts. My aunties birthday is on Christmas day and I feel so bad for her!

    I want the benefit set!!

    xo

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    1. Ha thanks, joint gift suck! That sounds a bit rubbish
      Daniella x

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  30. I'd really like to try #3, I really love benefit and I'm a globetrotter too ;)

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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    1. Ha, the name's really sweet isn't it :)
      Daniella x

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  31. The Benefit set is such a great idea! Love all of these. xo

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  33. I love the little owl hip flask. I saw it in Urban outfitters on Saturday and was lusting after it :D Some lovely find you have here xx

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    1. I love it too, I've bought it since doing this post :)
      Daniella x

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  34. I really want to try out some Neom candles. Everbody seem to love them!

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    1. Me too, hope I get them for xmas :)
      Daniella x

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