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Christmas Gift Guide: Under £30

I tend to spend around £20-30 on presents for family members, having quite a few people to buy for (big family problems!) I have to stick to a budget otherwise my bank balance would go into meltdown! 

I had a bit of a brainwave when planning this post & suddenly thought what a good idea it would be to get someone their favourite magazine subscription. I usually to buy home & interior related magazines the most these days, but there are so many magazines out there to cater to everyones interests & hobbies & they end up being much cheaper than if you were to buy each magazine individiually throughout the year. I'd personally opt for an Ideal Home one, a few years ago I was subbed to Vogue when I was set on being a fashion designer, a girl can dream hey... It's also worth checking to see if there are any incentives when you join a subscription, they usually throw in a free gift too which would be a bonus!

Buying somebody a skincare product can be a bit of a risk, as we all have different skin types meaning we all like to use different things. However Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish is a good all round cleanser which is suitable for pretty much everyone. They usually do gift sets too so if you did know your friend/family members skin type you could always pick one of those up for a bit extra. 

A beauty product I'd recommend for makeup lovers is the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, it's been a makeup staple for most beauty bloggers/lovers this past year. With so many shades to choose from you might be thinking but won't that be difficult to select one for somebody else? There are hundreds of swatches & reviews online, making it quite easy to figure out which one would be most suitable. 

Cookbooks always make great gifts, I mean everybody has to cook so why not give someone a book filled with inspiration that they can use for their next meal? I love the Deliciously Ella one & whilst I'm not Vegan I really like using her recipes when I feel like eating healthily. The Leon cookbooks are really good too, super easy to follow & filled with loads of tasty meals! 

Bath products are a total winner with me & as you know I'm a big lushie but ever since discovering these The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Bath Tea I've been obsessed. Anyone that gets quite stressed needs these in their life, the refreshing scent of Green Tea helps you to unwind & relax. Along with the Bath Infuser it makes a unique but lovely gift as it's a bit different from your usual bath product gift set. 

A gift that is perfect for the party season is the Oliver Bonas Darya Clutch Bag*, a tiny bit over my 'Under £30' budget but who cares when it's so beautiful! Combining the golden metallic & slate suede textures together makes it a versatile accessory to complete any party outfit. 

L x

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  1. I love Oliver Bonas! That clutch bag is gorgeous :)
    Ambar | Her Little Loves

  2. Love Oliver Bonas for gifts, I've actually made up a little 'home hamper' for my best friend from there and managed to keep it under £40 x

    Amy / srslylou

  3. The photos in this post are so lovely! I've heard a lot of great things about both Deliciously Ella's cookbook and the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish... made me think about all the little goodies that I'd not considered :)

    Akino |

  4. I really want to get my hands on Deliciously Ella!
    Trudy x | TrudyJohanna

  5. I really want the Deliciously Ella book, I'm getting so into cooking and eating healthier in the last few months