9 December 2019

Christmas Gift Guide: Mums & Grandmas + Giveaway!

Christmas Gift Guide: Mums & Grandmas + Giveaway!


Contains all gifted items and some affiliate links (ad-aff)

For the third gift guide of the year, I'm focussing on the other ladies in your life like your mum, grandma, aunt or mother-in-law etc.

I always love spoiling the people I buy for in this category as they always do so much for me and this is my way of saying thank you at the end of the year. Make sure you read to the end for an exciting giveaway to treat you and a loved one this Christmas and be sure to check out my other guides here:


BOOKWORMS

HOMEWARE


There's nothing better than having a beautiful smelling home, and Baylis & Harding always do fantastic scents be it in their candles or hand soaps. 


BAYLIS & HARDING SWEET MANDARIN AND GRAPEFRUIT HOME GIFT SET


You get the best of both worlds in this set, where you get a full-size hand soap and a mini candle in their Sweet Mandarin and Grapefruit scent. 

The design of the candle is beautiful and would add a touch of glamour to any home with its gold accents. 

Baylis & Harding don't use plastic micro-beads, are paraben-free, vegan, and are trying to reduce their plastic usage by following the commitments of the UK Plastics Pact 2018. 

BAYLIS & HARDING SWEET MANDARIN AND GRAPEFRUIT HOME GIFT SET £15



SKINCARE


For those who love to put time aside for their skincare routine, why not treat them to a set of new products to try? 

 I personally love discovering new brands and BeautyLab is definitely one you should give some attention to. The sets they have on offer this year cater to whatever skin qualm you may have. 


BEAUTYLAB BLACK DIAMOND GIFT SET


If you have a loved one who loves getting out the camera and taking as many pictures as possible at special times of the year like Christmas, then the Black Diamond set would be perfect for helping to get their skin camera-ready. 

Containing a hydrating day cream, repairing night cream and soft-focus diamond dust to give the skin a flawless glow, this trio will help make the skin look party-ready while taking care of it at the same time. 

BeautyLab's products are paraben-free and they are against animal testing. 

BEAUTYLAB BLACK DIAMOND GIFT SET £59


HAIRCARE


Treat your loved ones luscious locks this year to a bit of a pamper with some super hard-working products, perfect for this time of year when they may be styling their hair more than normal due to Christmas parties and celebrations. 


JOHN FRIEDA DETOX AND REPAIR SHAMPOO (£5.99), CONDITIONER (£5.99), MASQUE (£6.99) AND HEAT PROTECT SPRAY


The caring and repairing all starts from the first application of shampoo, and John Frieda's new Detox & Repair range helps to recharge dry and damaged hair. 

The shampoo gets rid of any impurities, leaving your hair ready to be nourished by the amazing ingredients such as avocado oil, green tea and Vitamins A, B and E in the conditioner. It also helps protect the hair from future damage, but you also have the other products in the range like the masque and the heat-protective spray to help keep moisture topped up. 

John Frieda implements recycled materials into their packaging and is cruelty-free. 

JOHN FRIEDA DETOX AND REPAIR SHAMPOO (£5.99), CONDITIONER (£5.99), MASQUE (£6.99) AND HEAT PROTECT SPRAY (£5.99) (ad-aff)



LEE STAFFORD ULTIMATE HAIR MASK COLLECTION £10


For those wanting some hair pampering while travelling, then these mask sachets from Lee Stafford would be perfect for popping into a suitcase without taking up too much room. 

The set contains five masks from some of their most well-known ranges, and so you are guaranteed to find one you like. The sachets are huge too- you could definitely get a few washes out of one. 

Lee Stafford is cruelty-free and has some vegan products on offer too. 

LEE STAFFORD ULTIMATE HAIR MASK COLLECTION £10 (ad-aff) 


BODYCARE


The pampering continues, and what better way to treat them by giving them some goodies from such a classic brand such as Sanctuary Spa...


SANCTUARY SPA JAR OF TREATS


They have some of the most gorgeous products (my mum is a huge fan and has been using them for years) and this Jar of Treats is a true delight, packed with a body lotion, wash, bath soak and a good old body puff for the ultimate bath-time treat. 

As well as the amazing mini's you get, the decorative jar will come in use afterwards too!

Sanctuary Spa only uses sustainably sourced palm oil (which meet NDPE standards) and are against animal testing. Some of their products are also vegan, while all their products are free from parabens. 

SANCTUARY SPA JAR OF TREATS £10 (ad-aff)



BAYLIS & HARDING FUZZY DUCK COTSWOLDS SOAP GIFT SET


Jumping back to Baylis & Harding for a minute, I had to mention this super cute Fuzzy Duck soap gift set from them. 

First of all, this packaging is one of the cutest I've seen on a set this year. Secondly, the two scents that they come in (Wild Flower Meadow and Woodland Bluebell) are ones that I've not tried before but can confirm are beautiful. 

I can imagine these sitting in someone's bathroom(s) for guests to enjoy when they come around, as they are just so luxurious for the price. 

BAYLIS & HARDING FUZZY DUCK COTSWOLDS SOAP GIFT SET £6


Now, Lush is known for their OTT Christmassy sets, but this year I decided to take a step back and appreciate some of the sets that feature some of the less talked about products that are just as good as everyone's cult-faves. Just to let you know though, I will be heading to my local store (my yearly festive tradition) and stocking up on some festive goodies so don't think I've lost the love for their Christmas themed products! 


LUSH SPLASH GIFT SET


The Splash set (like the Hello Gorgeous set in my friends and sisters guide) is beautifully packaged in this koi carp paper which I will definitely be reusing and is packed full of amazing products. 

Inside, you get a Dirty Springwash shower gel in a yummy minty scent, a Seanik shampoo bar (which I've wanted to try for ages), Ocean Salt face and body scrub, Outback Mate soap that looks like the Pacific Ocean, and the Whoosh shower jelly (which has to be my new fave product discovery from them this year). 

Lush is one of the big names in the beauty biz who are making a stand to be more sustainable: they try and use as little packaging as possible with the option to buy single products 'naked', and when they have to use packaging they try and use recycled and biodegradable options, as well as offering a free face mask when you bring back the black pots to recycle. They don't use palm oil and 70% of their products don't have preservatives in them.

LUSH SPLASH GIFT SET £35


FRAGRANCE


With so many fragrances out there to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming to choose the one you know a loved one would like. 

So, why not go for a smaller brand that they may not have heard of before while picking a scent that you know they love? 


LE COUVENT DES MINIMES SMYRNA PERFUME


Le Couvent des Minimes was a brand I discovered this year, and I love how they focus in on certain scents: in this Smyrna fragrance, for instance, the two main stars of the show are Rose (my fave scent) and Black Pepper to create a perfect mix of floral and spicy notes. 

They use natural botanical essences to create their perfumes, and I've found with all their perfumes that I've tried that the scent lasts a long while on the skin without being overpowering. 

Le Couvent des Minimes have vegan products and use natural ingredients. 

LE COUVENT DES MINIMES SMYRNA PERFUME £43.55


MAKEUP


At this time of year, a lot of brands bring out individual limited edition makeup products for the festive season as well as their gift sets, and they are definitely not to be overlooked. 


BOBBI BROWN ILLUMINATING POWDER £25 (ad-aff), RICH LIQUID LIP £28, AND LUXE EYELINER


Individual items can make such a fab gift, especially if you know they already like a similar product or the brand. For instance, Bobbi Brown has brought out some beautiful products for Christmas, like this illuminating powder in a gorgeous golden hue. The baked formula creates a silky smooth powder that can be dusted on cheekbones or d├ęcolletage. 

To match your loved one's sparkly skin, Bobbi Brown has brought out some sparkly finishes to their liquid lipstick formula, and the shade Gold Star would look amazing paired with the illuminating powder. 

If they love a classic eyeliner flick, then the luxe eyeliner in Black Onyx will give them the drama they're looking for. The creamy formula is so versatile, as you can create sharp precision or a smokey effect with this one product. 

Bobbi Brown offer products that are vegan and made with natural ingredients free from parabens and sulphates. 

BOBBI BROWN ILLUMINATING POWDER £25 (ad-aff), RICH LIQUID LIP £28, AND LUXE EYELINER £26


EXPERIENCE


There's nothing like giving the gift of your time, and if you're looking to spend more time with your loved ones this Christmas, then why not gift them an experience you can share together to create lots of memories from!


ITV DAYTIME STUDIO TOUR


If they're a fan of the ITV Daytime shows, then you could gift them tickets to one of the tours to go on the sets of Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women! You can explore the sets, take as many photos as you like, and see how your favourite shows are brought to life. 

ITV DAYTIME STUDIO TOUR FROM £27.50


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Now onto the giveaway!

I've teamed up with ITV Daytime Tours to give away a pair of tickets to the ITV Daytime Studio Tours as a thank you to everyone who has been reading my gift guides so far this year!

To enter, all you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below:



Giveaway details:

The winner will receive two tickets to an ITV Daytime Studio Tour on a day of their choice. 

The giveaway starts from the publication of this post and ends on 16/12/19. The winner, chosen at random, will then be informed by the email they provided upon entry. 

This giveaway is open to UK residents only.

If entrants are disqualified for not following the rules and there no viable entrants left, this giveaway will be moved over to my social media channels to find a suitable winner.

Thanks as always to the PR's and brands who kindly gifted me these items for this gift guide, and best of luck in the giveaway!

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2 comments

  1. Love these gift ideas! That Bobbi Brown set looks super pretty.

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    1. I love the products they've brought out for this festive season!

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