Joyeux Noël! Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Wednesday, December 2

It's officially December! Which means we don't need to justify listening to It's Magic! and decorating the apartment with fairy lights anymore. It's finally time to stock up on hot chocolate, whipped cream, candy canes, marzipan and start sprinkling everything - and I mean everything! - with cinnamon. The more foods you put cinnamon on, the bigger the chances it actually snows before 2016. Haven't you heard?

The best time to shop for gifts is between the 1st and the 15th of December. This way you manage to get everything you need, but avoid the pre-holiday hustle and bustle - and you still have those 10 days to enjoy all the winter festivities and take a look back at everything you've achieved in the past 12 months. I recommend writing down all the people you need to get presents for and spending a couple hours searching for options online. It will help you to get the idea of what's on the market which will eventually help you shop when you get to the shopping mall. Plus, you may actually find some amazing presents online! My top picks for this are ASOS, Shopbop, RoseRoseShop (Korean cosmetics) and Pichshop (for those living in Russia). Don't forget about small business owners! They usually sell their little treasures on Etsy or via Instagram, and they are not only unique but also heartwarming and soulful.

I divided my Holiday Gift Guide into four categories: presents for dear colleagues, lovely mommies, little sisters and beloved girlfriends. Everything is très chic and still available online (or at least it was when I was typing this!). I hope my selection will give you some ideas. Happy shopping!

Which of the gifts I picked you would actually love to find under the Christmas tree or in your stocking?

Nail Polish - Stockholm Syndrome by Smith & Cult | Scarf - Accessorize | iPhone Case - Ban.Do
Thermal Mug - Ban.Do | Jumper - Oysho | Scented Candle - Extravagance Russe by Diana Vreeland Parfums
Lipstick - Stoned Rose by Charlotte Tilbury | Brooch - Accessorize | Cosmetics Case - Charlotte Tilbury 

Skin Treatment - Good Genes by Sunday Riley | Shopper Bag - Ban.Do | Scented Candle - Roses by Diptyque
Cup - Cafe au Lait by Izawa | Toiletry Bag - Ted Baker | Leather Gloves - Ted Baker | Cuff - Kenneth Jay Lane
Cushion - Sasse & Belle | Cleanser, Mask & Balm - Multi-Miracle Glow by Charlotte Tilbury
Lipstick - Richard by Tom Ford | Eyelash Curler - Le Metier de Beauté

Indoor Grow Kit - Lavender by Rostok Visa | Lipstick - BIR Biratnagar by USLU Airlines
Pencil Case - James & Friends | Slippers - Daisy Street | Lunch Box - Happy Jackson | iPhone Case - Bisous by Sonix
Socks - Oysho | Coin Purse - ASOS | Bucket Bag - ASOS | Book - Hot Guys & Kittens | Notebook - Ban.Do

iPhone Case - Girl Gang by Sonix | Faux Fur Clutch - River Island | Bra - L'Agent by Agent Provocateur
Lip Colour - Eton Moi by Christian Louboutin | Nail Polish - Across the Universe by Deborah Lippmann
Doll - Anna Wintour by KAHRI | Pillow Spray - Sleep Like a Princess by This Works
Sunglasses - Go Go Go by Le Specs | Notebook - Rifle Paper Co x Garance Dore | Book - Coco Chanel Life Portraits
Leather Gloves - ASOS | Two-finger ring - Lulu Frost | Character Mask - Monkey by The Face Shop
Cookie Stamp - Suck UK | Mug - Reiko Kaneko

Cover photo and editing: Sergey Povoroznyuk



  1. Чудесные подборки! Давно заглядываюсь на тот свитер Oysho, и, кажется, мне срочно нужен блестящий зелёный лак)
    В этом году в кои-веки не откладываю на вторую половину декабря и уже скупаю подарки, попробую теперь и корицу везде совать :)

    1. Аня, спасибо большое!
      А мне мама на День Рождения подарила мегакрутой комплект домашней одежды из Oysho, и в кардиган цвета бургунди с бархатным поясом (до сих пор есть на сайте) я с таким удовольствием кутаюсь каждый вечер! ^^

      Ты молодчина! Я пока купила один подарок - и то лишь потому, что ему необходимо быть в Норвегии 25-го декабря :D


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