9 December 2018

Christmas Gift Guide

Season's greetings//long time, no see!!! Unfortunately, A-levels and my uni application are slowly taking over my life, but of course, I had to make sure I got at least one Christmas post up. I've come across some incredible brands over the past month and just had to share them with you to help you out with your Christmas shopping!

Muru Jewellery

I've been eyeing up Muru Jewellery for the past few months... their pieces are absolutely gorgeous and have such thoughtful, unique meanings behind them. They offer a wide selection of statement pieces from necklaces and earrings to delicate rings and bracelets that all come complete with luxury gift packaging. Myself and Lucy were kindly gifted the Crescent Moon (symbolic of female empowerment) and Purity Mandala (inspires happiness and health) necklaces in 18ct rose gold vermeil and I have worn mine almost every single day since I received it! The two necklaces also look super beautiful when layered and worn together.

Crescent Moon and Purity Mandala necklaces from Muru Jewellery

Happiness Boutique

If Muru's pieces are slightly out of budget, then I recommend you have a look at Happiness Boutique's website! Like Muru, they offer a large variety of pieces for you to choose from and you're bound to find something you like! I picked out the Moon Star Necklace Set in silver and Lucy went for the Circle Hoop Layered Pendant Necklace, both of which are beautiful and affordable! Even better, Happiness Boutique offer free shipping and a customer reward program so you can collect points to receive surprise packages. If you do decide to place an order, you can use the code 'halesaaw' for a 10% discount on orders over €19 (code valid until 9th January 2019).

Moon Star and Circle Hoop layered necklaces from Happiness Boutique

Pink clay mask from Alya Skincare

Alya Skincare

If the person you're gifting isn't a massive fan of jewellery, then maybe look into skincare products. Personally, I think masks make great gifts, especially if you throw them into a little pamper kit alongside a few more products and maybe a candle, some chocolate, and a movie?

I recently tried the pink clay mask from Alya Skincare and it worked wonders! My skin felt so soft and refreshed after using it and also... it's pink!

Mask Time

Over the past year, Korean skincare has blown up in the beauty world, most noticeably on Instagram. Mask Time offer a monthly (or one-off) subscription service which allows you to try out a whole bunch of new masks. What could be better than gifting your friend multiple opportunities to pamper themselves?! Mask Time sell themed boxes and at the moment there is a Christmas box which looks absolutely wonderful. The photos below are of the October Halloween themed glow starter and glow setter boxes which are still available to purchase on their website if you like the look of them. The glow starter box contains 4 new masks try and the glow setter box contains 10... enough to last you a good month or two! I still haven't gotten through all mine yet, but I can confirm my skin has definitely appreciated the ones I have used so far!

Halloween or Christmas face mask gift box from MaskTime

2019 business planner from Weekview


If you're gifting a student blogger, or just anyone who's obsessed with organisation to be honest, then you could gift them a planner! I have the 2019 business planner from Weekview which I am SO excited to use and I've actually already started filling in the yearly overview with key dates for exams and upcoming interviews. The planner offers an innovative priority oriented planning system which I have never used before so I'm hoping it will help to keep me on track with my revision for my A-levels!

Which gift idea is your favourite?
Many thanks to all of the brands mentioned for making this post possible.