Monday 20 November 2017

Superb Stocking Fillers | Gift Guide 2017

Hey guys,

Can you believe how close it is till Christmas? Now I'm sure you're all totally prepared and have all your xmas prezzies bought and wrapped already... No?

Well luckily I got you covered!

I've put together three gift guides to give you some Present Inspo for the lovely lady in your life. Whether she's 12 or 72, your bestie, neice or great aunt, I guarantee you'll find something perfect on here over the next couple of weeks! This first post is full to the brim of fabulous stocking fillers, (oh and spoiler alert: if we know each other, you might potentially end up with one of these, so be ready to act surprised!)

 Everything in this guide is under £10, so whether you need a Secret Santa gift on a budget, or just want to buy someone a couple of little extras, I'm sure you'll be able to find plenty of options! If you did want to spend a bit more though, make sure you check back for my Little Luxuries and Vegan gift guides coming soon! (Shameless plug #SorryNotSorry)

You'll see a few products from Mad Beauty in this gift guide, because they genuinely do know how to do gifts so well! These two gorgeous items are from their Christmas collection, and they're almost too cute to wrap up! Both have a strawberry scent that's beyond delicious and I just love the attention to detail with the adorable Xmas packaging! I'm really tempted to use the Bath Salts as a tree decoration and wait until my mum notices it's there.. teehee

You can find the whole Christmas collection here on the Mad Beauty website, and they're also available at ASOS too! I'd definitely recommend their products, as they're fab, cruelty free and they're all such reasonable prices. (Everything in these two pictures cost less then £5!) FYI those teeny tiny little presents aren't just props, they're actually fruity lil lip balms!

There are so many gin lovers out there, and whilst a full size bottle of the old mothers ruin can be quite a pricey gift, there are some fab gift sets and minis that would make the perfect little prezzie. Exhibit A: this adorable baby bottle of Unicorn Tears Gin from the clever kids at Firebox. Made from the tears of humanely raised unicorns, this stuff is basically magic in a bottle. It literally sparkles in front of your very eyes if you give it a little shake! It's £8.99 for this 5cl bottle so you really can't go wrong! (It does come in full size too, so I guess it all depends on how generous you're feeling...)

 I don't know about you, but when I think about Christmas, my mind automatically goes to Boots, cause they have so many amazing gifts! They often have 3 for 2's across the range, just look out for that little green present sticker if you're not sure what's included. This year, they've stocked more brands than ever, from Results with Lucy to Jack Wills, to Superdry! I was lucky enough to be invited to a Boots VIP event last month and was gifted some fab little prezzies from their Christmas range, of which I've picked out these 3 to show you! (I was planning on giving most of them away, but I might just have to keep a couple for myself...)

Liquid Lipsticks are SO popular right now, so what better way to experiment than with this little set  from Sleek? They have a great staying power, and for £6 are an absolute bargain. The set actually contains one of my favourite liquid lippies ever, which is the shade Birthday Suit. It's the most gorgeous dusky neutral pink, the perfect 'Your lips but better' shade, plus it's a dupe for Dolce by Kylie Jenner! (You can thank me later!)

Sanctuary Spa is one of those go-to brands when it comes to gifting, cause they really know how to produce beautifully indulgent bodycare and skincare. I feel like they've upped their game in terms of packaging lately too, I just love how vibrant this Hands & Feet Treat is. They just recently launched the Being by Sanctuary sister brand for their younger customers, so they've definitely got something for everyone now!

Perfumes can be difficult to gift cause everybody has different preferences, but you really cant go wrong with the Body Mists from So...? especially when they only cost £1.99! There honestly is a scent for everyone, from Vanilla to Sparkling Tea, and they're such a fun little present that's guaranteed to go down well. Boots stocks a good selection of these online but you can usually find them in most Superdrug stores if you want to sniff a few of them yourself! (Warning, you might accidentally add a few more to your basket and conveniently forget to give them away, like I did!)

Technic might be a brand you remember using when you were first dabbling in makeup, but they've since rebranded and brought out some cult favourites amongst bloggers and beauty lovers alike! The majority of their products are actually vegan friendly, and the rest cruelty-free, which I think is amazing from such a reasonably priced brand. (I feel like high end brands need to take note as they have absolutely no excuse!) I'd really recommend their highlighters and eyeshadows, including this Colour Icon palette (which I'm gifting to my Nana as she's an absolute makeup fiend!)

 I had to include the Technic Blogger's Haul in my gift guide, as all of the products it contains are favourites of mine. The Mega Lash gives #LashesForDays with no clumps in sight, the Brow Pow is a fab dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and the Skinny liner is so precise, and perfect for those sharp wings. You can't buy it direct from the Technic website, but there are various stockists selling it from £10-15. Absolute bloody bargain.

Cause what's better than giving someone a rose? Giving them the enchanted rose from Disney's Beauty and the Beast of course! Ok so no this isn't the actual one (although I did actually get to see that in person back in March) but it's pretty magical all the same. It's got the most gorgeous understated vanilla scent, that's not too sweet, but lingers around for quite a while. (I kept getting a whiff of my hands and re-falling in love with the smell!) This was created by the clever and slightly mad people at Mad Beauty and is available to purchase here. I really think this such a cute yet perfect present for any Disney or Beauty and the Beast fan, cause it's so pretty to look at and yet it's actually useful too! (Sorry friends, this one is staying put on my shelf for the near future, I can't possibly give it away!)

Well, that's it for my part one of my Gift Guide series; I hope you've got loads of inspiration for fun and quirky little presents for your loved ones! What kind of gifts do you like to buy as Stocking Fillers? Leave a comment and let me know!

Thanks for reading your Dose of Christmas

Disclaimer: The majority of things I feature on this blog are purchased by myself however I do receive products in exchange for honest reviews and potential coverage. Everything featured in this Gift Guide Series is a press sample unless otherwise stated. As always, all opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way by brands/companies. If you are a company interested in sending me something for a review, you can contact me at


  1. Wow this is super helpful! Now i can easily get everyone Christmas presents thanks to your gift guide. I specially am loving those little ornaments to hang on the christmas tree.

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