The Tab’s Christmas Gift Guide
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….a perfume that smelled oh-so-lovely
Everyone knows that the Christmas shopping season is secretly a stressful time of agonised searches and last minute purchases. Buying Christmas presents for people can be an arduous, indecisive process as you aimlessly roam the streets of central London for the perfect gift without the slightest idea of what to really get for your loved ones. From your secret santa to your best friend, your boyfriend to your mother, this little list contains fashionable gifts for everyone. Let’s celebrate Christmas with the gift of giving without a single drop of dread!
Play it safe with this collection of yummy products any girl is sure to love!
Can you tell your ‘Le Smoking’ from your ‘New Look’? Turn fashion into a fun yet educational game with these Trump cards!
Since launching its make-up range we have seen Topshop cosmetics go from strength to strength with everyone flocking to its array of affordable, on-trend products. These glitter polishes will get you into the joyous Christmas spirit.
These classic Fair Isle socks are perfect for feeling festive and they are sure to keep any toes warm from the frosty weather!
Urban Outfitters stocks a range of fun iPhone cases for the gadget-conscious male.
For the Sister
Launched especially for Christmas is Stila’s limited edition snowflake theme palette of various eye shadow and cheek hues. It also comes with a mascara and look book.
Tim Walker’s much admired retrospective at Somerset House this season is accompanied by this beautiful book documenting his most famous and iconic photographic works.
Iconic British designer Lulu Guinness creates covetable little luxuries such as this pop art lip print cosmetic bag.
For the Brother
The snowflake print and red colour could not get more festive!
Just a fun, light-hearted tee to get into the Christmas spirit!
For the Girlfriend
The girl in your life will adore this cosy on-trend collar!
If Agent Provocateur is way out of your budget, you can still treat your special someone to some girly lingerie without breaking the bank. Cos have a range of pretty, sexy, and minimalist underwear sets that your girlfriend would be sure to appreciate.
Lush always comes to the rescue when you are in need of an emergency last-minute special gift. This gift box is full of some deliciously scented bath and shower toiletries to pamper any girl.
For the Boyfriend
The painted edge belt creates a subtle modern twist to a classic leather belt. Perfect for the stylish man who likes clean lines.
These striped mini car cufflinks are signature Paul Smith designs and will brighten up any smart shirt.
For the Mother
Your mum is sure to relish receiving this indulgent gift set complete with moisturiser, cleanser and booster in a gorgeous white vanity case!
An elegant mother would appreciate something delicate and timeless like an iconic Liberty print scarf.
Leather gloves are in this season and this pair has been updated in a fashionable forest green colour. The zip closure adds a sleek modern touch and the cashmere lining ensures that the hands are kept warm and protected from the harsh winds.
For the Father
The dark brown leather wallet is simple yet practical.
Pull together with your siblings and treat your dad to a luxurious silk tie!
A student budget doesn’t stretch very far during the Christmas season and so I sometimes like to make my gifts instead.
For a few years now I’ve produced my own homemade fudge and packaged it up nicely for friends and family. I also suggest other sweet treats such as brownies or the more festive gingerbread men!
‘Pinterest’ is a great source of personal inspiration for home or handmade Christmas presents. A few of my favourites involve glass jars and filling them with edible goodies or indulgent bath salts and scrubs; these humble little vessels will be good for just about anything!
Remember that Google is your best friend, producing thousands of suggestions for brilliant wallet friendly DIY Christmas gifts that can carry deeper meaning and thought than just your average shop purchases. You could embroider a map, make a leather phone case, bead your own jewellery or create some chocolate liqueur. The possibilities are endless and often these DIY presents are much appreciated by their recipients.
Happy gift buying/making!