Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide - £20 and Under

£20 and under Christmas Gift Guide!

£20 and under Christmas Gift Guide! by lamey 

I love lush, and at Christmas their gift sets make an excellent present for anyone who loves having long, relaxing baths, or just things that smell good! In this particular bauble shaped gift, you get a 'Shoot for the Stars' bath bomb, a 'Star light Star bright' bath melt, and some Gold fun, which is a new-ish item in Lush. You can use it for many different things, and mold it into different shapes. I think this would make a great gift, and it's pre-wrapped, which can't be a bad thing. As it is bauble shaped and has a string attached to it, you could even hang it from your Christmas tree!

Benefit is another brand that I love - all of the products that I have tried from them have never failed to impress, and although it's quite pricey for a set of lip glosses, it would make a great gift! Anyone who loves makeup will definitely appreciate this, as it isn't something you would buy for yourself. You could even buy this and then divide the lip glosses up between your friends, if you wanted to give them a few little gifts!

Urban Decay Naked Basics Pallet - £20

The Urban decay Naked pallets are beautiful, but also very expensive, do a slightly cheaper alternative is the basics pallet. I would love to receive this as a gift, as it is so versatile, and could be used everyday, and even for a night time look. The majority of the colours are matte, which is a benefit, as it can be hard to find good quality matte eye shadows. This would be the perfect gift for any make-up loving girl, as it's such a talked about product, and everyone knows that Urban Decay products are great!

Topshop Fairisle Snood - £16
It's getting much colder now, and its a great time to buy someone something cozy - in this case, a snood! For me, snoods are so much better than scarfs, as they're so easy to just throw on, and will always look good and effortless. They will also keep you really warm and snug, and are great for on they go. I love this particular one, as the pattern and colours are so cute and the fact that the majority of it is an oatmeal-cream colour means it will go with pretty much anything, but the pink adds a pop of colour that is sometimes needed in a winter look.

Topshop Red Mittens - £14
Another way too keep warm is gloves, and I often find that my hands are what gets the coldest in the winter months. You can never go wrong with gloves, and they always seem to be getting lost, so a new pair can do no harm! The bright red colour of these adorable mittens really makes them stand out, and I love the chunky knit style, as it makes them seem so cozy! If you're not sure what to get someone, or it seems like they have everything, I would definitely recommend gloves.

Paperchase Portable Charger - £12.75
We all know someone who is constantly on their phone, but a lot of the time phones run out of charge; so why not get them a portable charger! This particular one goes with the iPhone 3, 4 and 4s, but I'm sure there are loads out there for all the other phones. For example, if you know that someone is getting the new iPhone for Christmas, you could get one of these for them as a little extra gift. This would be great for someone who's always on the go, as we all forget to charge our phones sometimes, which can be a disaster! I especially like this one as it has a little fox on the front, which is just an added bonus.

Lush 'Candy Box' Gift Set - £19.95
This Lush box looks a bit more like the conventional ones than the other, as its in a pretty box and tied with ribbon, so if that's what you were looking for, I would recommend this one! It includes 'Snow fairy' shower gel, 'Candy mountain' bubble bar, 'Rock star' soap and 'Popcorn' lip scrub. I have smelt all of these products and love them all - all have a very sweet, girly smell, like marshmallows, apart form 'Popcorn', which, of course, smells like popcorn. This is another great gift set, which anyone who likes sweet scents will love!

'Ghost' Perfume set - £19.20
Perfume is something that is very specific to a persons taste, but if you know which one they like, then something like this set is great. My sister loves this particular scent, and it does smell amazing! Perfume is something that gets used up, so buying them one that they have previously owned and loved is great. This one comes with a body lotion too, which means they can match their scents.

Soap and Glory 'Bubble Barreled' Set - £18
This is another bath set, but if lush isn't for you then Soap and Glory is the way forward. The scents are a bit less full on than the ones of lush, and you get a lot for your money in this set. You get lots of minis of popular items, which is good as it means you can try them before you buy a full size. This would make a fantastic gift as it gives them the opportunity to try lots of different products before committing to a full size. Also, if you know they love soap and glory products, then this would also suit them! You could also split the items in this up, like with the lip gloss set.

Urban Decay 'All Nighter' Setting spray - £19.50
The final idea is the famous urban decay setting spray. There are going to be lots of Christmas and New years parties coming up, and no one wants their make-up to slide off their face! I have personally never had the pleasure of trying this, but all reviews I've read have been amazing and positive, and as it is on the pricier side this would make a great gift, as it can seem like a bit of a splurge to buy for yourself!

Sorry this was so long, but I hope it was helpful! <3

- L x


  1. Nice ideas!! :)

  2. Such great ideas for under 20 hun, loved ALL of them they would make amazing gifts! Thank you for sharing! ♥

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  3. Lovely ideas :)

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  4. A portable charger is definitely a Christmas list essential! My phone is always dying and I could use one of those for my purse!

    1. It's so annoying when your phone dies, so I agree; it's an essential!:)xx

  5. This gift guide is one of the best I've seen, i have found some things to had to my list now haha thank you!! :)

    I tagged you in the Christmas tag over on my blog, hope you would like to do the tag :)

    1. Thank you so much, and thank you for tagging us, we will definitely do the tag - I love Christmas!<3 xx

  6. My gift set would be a little bit more Gothic... but I absolutely love your Ghost perfume! Its my favorite. Great list <3 xx

    1. Thank you - and the ideas are only general, so you can change them to be more your style!<3 x

  7. ur blog is soo cute!
    would u like to follow each other? following you now x