Yes ok, we’re a nightmare to buy for. Here’s some heavy xmas gift hints…
Xmas Gift Guide 2018: Girlfriend
Inner health and peace – Bellabeat Chakra
Wearable tech is here to stay but some of it is… ugly. Let’s face it. Bellabeat is about to change all this – forget ugly, garish rubber bracelets; this is wearable tech you’ll actually want to wear. The leaf chakra necklace comes infused with either rose quartz (to promote love and self acceptance) or black onyx (to promote protection and strength in crisis – and who doesn’t need that?) and they look unbelievably beautiful. It’s discreet so no one will even know it’s a health monitor but monitor her health it does – specifically her stress levels, sleep patterns and reproductive health.
Why she’ll love it: It shows you really care about her wellbeing
Scouse Bird 2019 Diary
Designed by Scouse birds for Scouse birds, you’d really be a crap fella if you haven’t got one of these as a xmas gift under the tree for the love of your life. There’s space for her to organise her appointments, to-do lists, monthly bills, car insurance renewal and all the other important stuff in life like the wifi code. If you don’t get her a Scouse Bird diary then you’re basically saying you want her to have a chaotic disorganised life. That’s just mean.
Why she’ll love it: There’s a daily quote to make her laugh and she can have whichever colour suits her life.
Nearly everyone in the UK has a low key candle obsession at the moment, but before you go dropping £80 on a Jo Malone you need to hear all about Owen Drew. He uses the vegan soy wax with wooden wicks (meaning a completely even burn all the way down the candle – no tunnelling and wastage) and he uses all the same expensive oils. He has the approval of Vogue and celebs all over the world. By all means stock up on your Homesense and Aldi candles for when you just want the candle glow, but for your ‘best’ candles, it’s got to be Owen Drew all the way. His limited edition scents are ones to look out for but I guarantee, the Rose Velvet and Oud is still his best candle by far and she’ll love it and love your for feeding her candle obsession. Bitches love candles.
I know, you’re probably thinking “nooo my girlfriend doesn’t need MORE jewellery” – but you’re wrong. She does. She always does. Especially as a xmas gift. These simple studs from Mococo in the Met Quarter will literally go with any outfit and it’s just the sort of frosting she’ll be craving this Christmas.
Why she’ll love it: They’re sooooo pretty
Tarte Pro Palette
It’s the stuff of Sephora dreams. Does your girlfriend go all misty eyed when she sees Youtubers unpacking their latest Sephora hall from their recent trip to NYC? While ideally you’d just buy her two tickets to the Big Apple and let her go nuts in the beauty mecca that is Sephora, if that’s something you can’t afford, then bring it to you. The Tarte Pro palette is full of 20 amazing matte and shimmer shades in colours that compliment each other better than drunk girls in the toilets on a night out. Better yet, it’s in stock in the UK and can be with you in a day or two and with no nasty surprise customs charges. Yassss.
Why she’ll love it: She’ll actually think you’ve been listening to her waffle on about shape tape, amazonian clay and perfect cut creases.
Slow cooker chalkboard
We’re not for one second suggesting that she belongs in the kitchen but it’s always worth putting one thing on the Xmas list that may not be the most glamorous but it’s something that’ll actually be used every day. I think I’ve found the perfect balance though – there’s nothing that creates an Instagram moment quite like a personalised light box or chalkboard so this slow cooker combines practicality with prettiness. When she’s doing her recipe or kitchen insta posts, there’s no reason why she can’t get your appliances in on the act. This allows you to write all over it, so whether she just wants to let the family know “Veggie chilli for tea, ready at 7pm” or she wants to create winter vibes with “Steph’s blind Scouse recipe” on her instagram shots – this one is super pretty for the foodie girl in your life.