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Saturday 28 November 2015

A #VerySpecialSomething Gift Guide

Hello My Lovelies, 

I hope you are all doing well and are having a fabulous week so far! Long time no speak I know, but the last few weeks have been pretty crazy that I think I needed some space to reflect on everything. What’s been going on? I will have a full blog post explaining all coming your way shortly, however, this will cover my surprise Birthday trip to New York, a personal reflection and the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards! Now, as we are heading into the festive season I love nothing more than self-indulging in a few treats, however, I also love indulging in a spot of shopping and treating all the special people in my life. I have put together a little gift guide featuring an array of products from that I know you are just going to love! The great thing about is that they stock pretty much everything you would need under one convenient website. They stock a huge selection of different brands and most of the time they have some pretty fantastic deals on offer…they currently have a 3 for 2 on a wide range of products at the moment. So, grab a cup of tea and let’s explore the website!

First up we have these Babyliss Thermo Ceramic Heated Rollers and for £29.99 these are an absolute steal! I have my very own set, which I purchased a good 5 or so years ago and *touch wood* they are still going strong. They were the first ever heated rollers I  tried and hands down they are still a holy grail product of mine that I can always turn to as they never disappoint. Give the gift of fabulous hair this Christmas with this easy-to-use heated rollers set! Next we have these gorgeous Tresor Paris Titanium White Crystal Ball Stud Earrings. These are a subtly beautiful design that makes the perfect accompaniment to any daytime or evening outfit. These earrings are set with dazzling Tresor Paris crystals and for £19 they would make the perfect gift or lovely treat for yourself. Yankee Candle is the world's best-loved scented candle manufacturer and with perfectly good reason. Each candle fragrance is carefully crafted to evoke the spirit of each season, or to rekindle precious memories and they are sure to make your home warm and inviting wherever it happens to be. This deliciously creamy Vanilla Cupcake scent will remind you of a tasty bakery with hints of lemon and buttery icing! You may think £22 is quite pricey for a candle, however, these large Yankee Candle jars offer rich delicious scents with 110-150 hours of burning time! Alternatively, you also have the option to choose between a few different sizes, which I think is a great touch. I have a few of the small jars so I can get a taste of a scent before committing to a larger size. 

Next up we have a fabulous personalised gift that will only set you back £10! There really is nothing like a spot of retail therapy, so make sure that special someone in your life is ready to grab those bargains with this personalised lightweight canvas bag. With the new legislation with carrier bags here in the UK, this would make the perfect stocking filler for anyone with a serious shopping addiction. I love carrying around canvas bags in my handbag, you hardly notice they are there and eventually saving on all those 5p bags will add up…plus, it will, of course, help the environment. Ever since I picked up YSL Black Opium Eau De Parfum back in April I have not been able to stop wearing it – it is such a gorgeous fragrance! This is one of the latest released by YSL and is an ultra glam fragrance consisting of floral notes, black coffee, white florals and vanilla. I don’t think I have ever known perfume to be super affordable, so this is another super indulging product within this gift guide – 90ml which I believe is the largest bottle size is £80, however, as the formulation is very potent this is sure to last you a very long time. If you have read my blog for a while then you will know how much I adore rose gold. When I saw that Daniel Wellington created a rose gold toned coloured strap ladies watch I instantly fell in love. Daniel Wellington watches are very much loved throughout the blogging community and, to be honest, they never really appealed to me until now – the rose gold has captured my heart haha. Each watch is a stunning classic timepiece that has a delicate design, which will suit everyone’s wrist. I am a huge fan of watches and I wear one pretty much every day so for £99 this is such a great deal and would make the perfect treat this Christmas.

What would this Christmas gift guide be without a scarf?! I for one absolutely adore scarves and I would love to receive this multi-check designed one this Christmas. For £14 it comes in at a great price and the fact that it is out of stock proves how popular it is this season. It is a great alternative to a Burberry esque design and is currently on a 3-for-2 offer! There is just something so special about Tom Ford and their fragrance line. I for one have always wanted a Tom Ford fragrance, however, admittedly their high price tag has always swayed me away *cries*. This 100ml Black Orchid Woman Eau De Parfume is currently on offer with a £22 saving at £88 which sounds so much better than the original £110 price! This luxurious and sensual scent features rich dark traces of black orchid and spices to complete a modern and timeless fragrance that is sure to leave a mark wherever you go…plus, if that wasn’t enough just look at the gorgeous black and gold design! Treat somebody special to a vintage tea party with this set of vintage chic teacups. The set itself includes two ceramic cups and saucers, which are decorated with a beautiful floral print. I am a huge fan of tea and sometimes using a pretty cup and saucer just adds a special little something. Packaged in a pretty presentation box and coming in at £13 this set would make such a cute gift.

This Ted Baker Glitter Bow washbag would make the perfect gift for any beauty junkie looking for a new makeup bag this season. I have one from a few years ago and the stiff structure and plastic design makes it ideal and pretty much indestructible *touch wood*. This particular design is a gorgeous taupe shade with delicate flecks of rose gold (which of course I had to include) that I am sure anyone and everyone are going to love. If anyone friends or family are reading this post…hint hint! ;) Another Ted Baker to add into this mix is this Oriental Bloom Touchscreen pen which is a fabulous multifunctional product perfect for someone on the go or for someone at the office. If you know me personally then you will know I have an obsession with cute stationary so when I saw this special piece by Ted Baker, I just could not let it go by. At £25 it is definitely up there with pricey stationary, however, you are receiving more than just your average pen. Of course you are paying for the Ted Baker name, however, you are also receiving this beautiful oriental design with the added bonus of a stylus and matching pouch.  Next up we have the second personalise gift within this gift guide…and one Carrie Bradshaw would approve of. When a gift is personal it means so much more, so this sterling silver name necklace would make the perfect gift this Christmas. This necklace is carefully crafted in a scroll type design and can be designed to say anything as long as it is within 10 letters. At £20 this is such a great deal as I know personalised necklaces can cost in excess of £100+ depending on where you go and, of course, the metal you opt for. I was very lucky to receive a personalised 24k gold necklace from my late grandparents for my Communion when I was younger and it is something I will always cherish.

Lastly but certainly not least we have this gorgeous GHD V Arctic Gold Dry and Style Gift Set. This is the most expensive item in the gift guide coming in at £195…but oh so worth it! This gift set includes a hairdryer, GHD V gold classic styler, heat mat and artic gold gift box. The straighteners feature smoother gold plates that glide effortlessly through your hair to make straightening on all hair types and lengths even quicker and easier. Then you can also get gorgeous hair in double quick time with this air professional hairdryer. The perfect gift for any hair styling junkie or for someone striating out their hair styling journey. Either way if anyone is offering me this fabulous gift I would definitely not refuse haha!

Overall, I really hope you enjoyed this gift guide. I wanted to include a variety of different products at different prices so I really hope there is something that caught your eye. I would love to hear your thoughts on the products included and what you currently have your eye on from the website. Make sure you share your wish list via social media using the #VerySpecialSomething hashtag and drop those hints haha! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me via my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to ready every single comment...they really make my day!

Lots of Love

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  1. The GHD set is just stunning and I would be delighted to see that x

  2. Such a great post and so many great ideas here, I also love that the personalised necklace is my name hehe, think I may have to add it to my christmas list! xo

  3. Oh my gosh, there are so many gorgeous items on this list! The Ted Baker bag is lovely, & the tea cups are so cute!


  4. I've just bought YSL Opium, for me this is a winter perfume

  5. Love love LOVE the ted baker makeup bag, SO gorgeous. I have some pink ones and love them xxx

  6. LOve your selection - the scarf is lovely & you can never own too many, especially oversized ones. The tea cups are sweet too

  7. That YSL perfume has been on my wishlist for AGES. I really want it!

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  8. Love everything in this gift guide! I LOVE Yankee Candles and I would love to get a DW watch for Christmas! haha x

  9. i would love all of these! some great choices here!


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