Last Minute Gift Ideas

Finished your Christmas Shopping yet? Don’t worry, I haven’t either. Today is the day for me and the only reason I’m marginally looking forward to it is down to the Bens Cookies stand I’ll be passing by. Did someone say three triple chocolate cookies please?

In celebration of the fact that the present buying madness starts today (and the fact the tree is going up tonight) I’ve put together a little gift guide for last minute ideas. Containing both online only purchases and in store buys, hopefully there’s something that will inspire you – regardless of whether it’s for your own Christmas list or not (we don’t judge here).

STOCKING FILLERS FOR THE LUXE BEAUTY LOVER: *Waves hands around in the air* This is for the girl who loves Space NK as much as I do. For stocking fillers for multiple mates, the Space NK Christmas Crackers*, are genius. They come in sets of five or singular (if you have lots of friends the larger set works out better for your wallet) containing some of the stores best sellers. They’re beautifully presented and can be used to decorate your tree before making their way to their rightful owner. Then you have my number one gift that I will never have to pretend to like. The Diptique mini candles, Epice is my current favourite (and everyone else’s apparently – get thee to a store asap)! And finally, for the luxe bath lover, the Aromatherapy Associate oils* are always a winner, they last for ever, aren’t too bank breaking if a repurchase is required.

BEAUTY MINIS: You can never go wrong with beauty minis. They allow your loves ones to try out a product with minimal commitment or fear of never using a product up. Lush is always a great one for mini shower gels and theres a scent to suit everyone. Topshop have also hopped on the beauty mini bandwagon with their beauty minis that can be hung off the tree. The proof that these are gold is in the fact that I am now obsessed with the matte lip bullet in Get Me Bodied as a result of buying this mini gift (and have now purchased the full size)! And then we have the Phillip Kingsley hair ministotally inexpensive and a lovely way to sample high end hair care with a sample of the cult elasticizer. 

FOR THE YOUTUBE FAN: The Tanya Burr Nail Polishs* and Zoella Beauty* range are super easy to get hold of and make a lovely little gift for the little sister in your life who’s obsessed with YouTube.

THE BIG BEAUTY GIFTS: Bigger beauty gifts are always risky at Christmas, but for those that are new to makeup or love something a little more luxe and pinterest worthy, the Zooeva Rose Gold Brush Set is an incredible gift. Brushes aside, you can’t go wrong with a palette, whether it’s any (or all) of the Naked Palettes or the recently released Clarins Palette*, a more subtle version of the Naked 1 palette that my mum will be itching to get her hands on. For the girls who love amazing bath and shower products, the Deck the Halls Lush Gift Set* is stunning, and contains both full size and tester products that will be a hit on Christmas day (hello festive glittery baths on Christmas morning). Your living room will also smell incredible with this under your tree.

For the skincare starter, Clinique* and Origins do amazing gift sets around this time of year, but for those who like something a little bit more luxe, the Neals Yard* gift sets are incredible and have a little something for everyone.

For The Girl Who Loves To Be Plugged In – the Urban ears headphones are amazing whether you’re editing, watching videos or just need to drown out your noisy desk buddy. The grey are my favourite, but there is also a coral colour and moss grey/green colour that I love!

For The Camera Lover – the Canon EOS M is great for filming and photos and has an interchangeable lens feature. This means that you can still use your favourite lens whilst out and about without breaking your back carrying round a huge camera.

For The Stationary Nerd – Liberty Notepads are awesome, and their Frenchie and Cat notepads that can be found in store are the bomb. Paperchase notebooks are always beautiful and are a guaranteed winner.

For The Book Babe: I’ve been reading Leandra Medine’s book, Manrepeller recently, and if you’re buying for a blog lover who loves witty tales of fashion mishaps and life experiences mixed together, this will go down a treat. For your kick arse friend who appreciates the whole girl power vibe #Girlboss is awesome and I’ve promised this to multiple mates over the past few months but just can’t bear to part with it.

The Going Out Out Girl: Or, any girl. Y’know? I love a clutch and this Cos Leather Clutch is such a beautiful luxury gift. For those who are a little more trend focused, the New Look Faux Fur Clutch is an affordable clutch with a whistles vibe to it that will be well loved over the New Year festivities.


Some of these products are gifted samples.

This is because Gift Guides are hella expensive.

None of the brands featured are paying me for this post

and I hand picked every item that has been featured

based on what I would recommend.


  1. Nia
    12 Dec 2014 / 11:44 am

    Great post! I personally would be chuffed with any of these gifts – especially Manrepeller and the Zooeva set.

  2. nueyork
    12 Dec 2014 / 12:01 pm

    You really covered all bases here! I really love the Urban Ears and would love to receive some high quality headphones for christmas.

  3. Kiara King
    12 Dec 2014 / 2:08 pm

    LOVE beauty gifts for Christmas! They're the perfect excuse to try something new!

  4. rebekah maryx
    12 Dec 2014 / 2:10 pm

    really after those rose gold zoeva brushes love the urban ears too such a good post!

  5. Jenny
    12 Dec 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Ghank you for your honesty with the samples – my word this would be an expensive post to provide for otherwise! Some fab picks here, I love the mini Philip Kingsley sets – such good value!x

  6. Saan Lee
    12 Dec 2014 / 2:32 pm

    This has definitely helped a lot.

  7. Vanilla In November
    12 Dec 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Great Post Suzie, Love it. Kate x

  8. Katie
    12 Dec 2014 / 3:20 pm

    GREAT suggestions! It's always nice to have a few more ideas in your back pocket! xx

  9. Amy Liddell
    12 Dec 2014 / 4:12 pm

    I would be over the moon with absolutely anything here!

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  10. Katie Males
    12 Dec 2014 / 4:46 pm

    There are some great gift ideas here 🙂 x

  11. Sílvia
    12 Dec 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Great gift options. In love with the zoeva rose gold brushes. kisses

  12. Nathalie Van Hauwe
    12 Dec 2014 / 4:55 pm

    I have those Zoeva brushes! Made a post about them!

    Nathalie | THE COVETING

  13. Chloe Rhodes
    12 Dec 2014 / 5:15 pm

    Love this idea, always leave my gift buying till last. All these products sound great x

  14. Daria Petrova
    12 Dec 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Great ideas! Really helpful post! I love your blog! <3

  15. 。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚ I v v y 。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚
    12 Dec 2014 / 6:10 pm

    The photos are lovely!! Makes lists of gift ideas more attractive, gifting can be so rough but oh well christmas is here!! 🎁🎁

  16. PWhiley94
    12 Dec 2014 / 8:00 pm

    Great ideas, I really want to try to Zoeva brushes they are so beautiful.


  17. Lauren S
    12 Dec 2014 / 8:08 pm

    I really need a camaera that size for filming and pictures, my back kills me walking around London for events!

    Lauren x
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  18. Margery Ho
    12 Dec 2014 / 8:20 pm

    The Zoeva brushes are beautiful! x

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  19. Lizzie Gines
    12 Dec 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Such great gift ideas! I've been wanting to try the Zoeva brushes for a really long time…the little bag they come in is so nice too!

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic // Beauty Giveaway

  20. Maisie E
    12 Dec 2014 / 8:38 pm

    This is such a good gift guide, thank you! So many ideas! I am doing blogmas at the moment so would you mind checking it out by clicking the link.

  21. Tanya Golubeva
    12 Dec 2014 / 10:24 pm

    Great post. I love your blog<3
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  22. Ana Mafalda Osório
    12 Dec 2014 / 11:39 pm

    Such a great post! ♥

    Blooming Flowers in July.

  23. Nicole Teo
    13 Dec 2014 / 3:41 am

    Love the mini gifts! They are so cute! and the big beauty gifts are gorgeous as well! I like how you break it up into so many convenient categories!

  24. Libby
    13 Dec 2014 / 7:03 am

    Haha best disclaimer ever! I would love to get a naked palette (or two… or three) but don't think it's going to happen. xxx

  25. Alice Elizabeth
    13 Dec 2014 / 9:36 am

    so helpful, lovely post!

    That Fashion Victim / Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle x

  26. Saturdays Girl
    13 Dec 2014 / 10:20 am

    Love the variety of gifts you've picked out! I agree with you on the minis too, I'm going to try and get my hands on the Sarah Chapman Discovery Range to try them out before taking the plunge and buying full size!

    Also, how amazing does that Zoeva brush set look?!


  27. Kate Wilson
    13 Dec 2014 / 2:06 pm

    I so want the Zoeva brushes!

  28. Maddy
    13 Dec 2014 / 2:46 pm

    Great gift guide, and I love how you divided it up into categories!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  29. Jane Heng
    13 Dec 2014 / 4:02 pm

    These sound like such lovely gifts! I would love to receive the Canon Eos M and Zoeva brushes! xx

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  30. Daisy Candle
    13 Dec 2014 / 4:19 pm

    Lovely selection of products, I would love to get my hands on the zooeva brush set, and I am now quite interested in the camera (although I am considering both options as a christmas present for myself hehe)


  31. Marie Sanderson
    13 Dec 2014 / 7:34 pm

    Wow what a great post, I would literally have everything in this post lol.
    I got the clinique set off my hubby never tried any of their products before xox

  32. Lily
    13 Dec 2014 / 8:04 pm

    This has definitely helped. Some lovely ideas for presents x

  33. Jennifer cheetham
    14 Dec 2014 / 10:45 am

    Well now I know what I'm getting! the brushes look lovely | UK Lifestyle & Beauty Blog


  34. Danielle
    14 Dec 2014 / 6:47 pm

    awesome ideas, i'd love to receive all of these 🙂

    xx fameliquorlove // bloglovin // instagram // youtube

  35. ChampagneLifestyle TeaBudget
    15 Dec 2014 / 10:20 am

    Great ideas I love the pug note pad!! 🙂

  36. Blizzard Girl
    23 Dec 2014 / 2:46 pm

    Great gifts:)

    Check out my favorite concealers post! xoxo

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