We are back, did you enjoy my last post on Gender Neutral gift guides?Ive had a lot of interest and emails asking for another list. Secret Santa or stocking fillers seem to stump me every time. Somehow I can manage to drum up ideas for gifts of the bigger kind. But small, cute, thoughtful pressies stump me every time. If you’re like me, you know the agony. I want my stocking filler gift idea to mean something. So whilst I tried to stick to a budget- I may have made one or two exceptions…
My top Secret Santa/ Stocking Filler Gifts for the Person in your life who:
Loves a good mani but also wants to nourish their talons: Nail Kind £9.50 here *
Nailkind grew from the founders belief that beauty goodness, high performance and affordable-for-all CAN be combined in an industry-leading natural nail colour collection . They are free of the toxins routinely found in nail polish, and are thus kinder to nails whilst also being cruelty free and vegan.
These are the definition of Scandi-Chic and do perform as beautifully as they look. At a purse friendly £9.50 and in a variety of chic colours you are spoilt for choice. Pictured here are their iconic shades – Sassy ( a deep Aubergine), French Martini ( a lovely shimmery red) and Flirt Factory ( their exclusive holiday shade a beautiful elegant rose gold) The shades are beautifully opaque with great colour pay off. Assuming you use a base coat and a top coat- you can get approx two weeks wear out of them. please do remember to apply a touch of top coat to your ends to keep them from chipping. I may have been sent these, but I’ve already got a few in my basket ready to check out.
Tween who’s into festival makeup but wants it to be eco friendly – Eco Glitter Fun Sparkle 3 pieces boxed Kit £15 here *
This Bioglitter® Sparkle Mini Box set includes; 3 x 4ml bottles of biodegradable glitter and includes aloe vera gel and an application brush. Glitter has been under fire( and rightly so) for being very harsh to aquatic life and unkind to the environment. So I present to you Glitter 2.0. It’s made from a modified regenerated cellulose film from sustainable sources it is incredibly safe, simple and easy to use. Once in the natural environment the multicolour glitter is metabolised by the presence of micro-organisms present in soil, compost or a waste water/ocean environment.
The glitter is cosmetic grade but can also be used for arts and crafts, candle and soap making , snow globes etc. In addition to this use plastic-free recyclable materials when sending, including recycled cardboard and paper packing tape.
My daughter tried this and it was great fun, didn’t irritate her sensitive 11 year old skin and washed off very easily. And knowing that I am able to wash it off in the sink safe in the knowledge that Nemo is not going to suffer- makes me a very happy mum indeed. It retails for £15 and can be bought here.
Your sister who loves luxe but wants to give back this Christmas – Organic Savanna here *
Organic Savanna is an impact driven skincare brand with a mission to empower people. Our story grew from the simple idea that products should not only be made well but also do good. We want to give consumers the opportunity to shop responsibly.
Soy Eucalyptus Oil Candle from Upcycled Glass (200g) £30.00
Their soy candles are made using upcycled glass bottles from Nairobi streets and nearby landfills. Each one is unique, coming in all shapes and sizes, and cut by hand for a smooth finish. Candles are individually hand-poured by our team and take up to 24 hours to set after being poured. I must say just opening the box is a sensory experience. It smells like you’ve upturned a lovely bottle of fragrance, but not too much. Just enough- so its great but not overpowering. And this is before I’ve even burnt it!
100% of profits from the sale of this product are creating jobs for Kenyan women and funding education for their children.
- Soy wax
- Eucalyptus oil
Handwash: African Cedar + Orange £19.00
Their invigorating & cleansing hand wash will leave hands smelling fresh with a unique combination of essential oils grown at the base of Mount Kenya. Since Covid-19 has us all soaping up more than ever – they’re offering this Orange + Cedar Handwash at a 25% discount in the chic aluminium bottle option.
- Orange Oil
- Cedar Oil
- Eucalyptus Citriodora
- Eucalyptus Camaldulensis
Suitable for all skin types.
WITH CODE RIRL15 YOU CAN GET 15% OF ALL PRODUCTS. ( NOT AN AFFILIATE CODE) THIS PROMOTION RUNS FROM 4TH DECEMBER 2020 – 31ST DECEMBER 2020.
For Your mate who is a fan of Caroline Hirons– Pixi Holiday Sets £20 here *
Pixi Beauty the iconic high street high end skincare brand needs no introduction. It is beauty Guru Caroline Hirons fave skincare brand. Their glow tonic is a cult product. Now ehilst that isn’t my fave Pixi product- I love the retinol tonic so much. Some of my best mates love this and will countenance no other. So for them Ive picked out either-
Pixi Beauty Let’s Glow Gift Set £20 This is a travel-friendly custom bag of Skintreats, which is comprised of four best-selling essentials! Limited edition bag contains: Glow Mud Cleanser 15ml, Glow Tonic 40ml, Glow Mud Mask 15ml and a bonus mini pack of limited edition Glow Tonic Cleansing Cloths for removing makeup.
Pixi Beauty multi toning holiday set £20 Milky Tonic soothes, Glow Tonic exfoliates and Retinol Tonic smooths. This kit contains their popular active tonics to customise for multi-toning or use alone. Also youre not limited by just these toner- there are a lot of sets in their Holiday 2020 collection from all their ranges. This way you get to try before you buy.
For your glam sister in law who’s an elegant magpie: Stila Makeup £22 here *
Stila Two Lucky Stars eye set from their holiday 2020 collection at £22 is a great introduction to Stila’s bestsellers- their glitter and glow liquid shadow in Kitten Karma one of the rare genuinely universal shades out there and their iconic storm proof smudge proof liner in stingray.
Stila Heavens Dew all over glimmer in Silverlake £22 is a fantastic otherworldly cool platinum white highlighter. Its applications are only limited by your imagination. ( not that yer dirty git)
For your hard working mum: Sanctuary Spa Pamper Cracker £10 in Sainsburys here *
The Sanctuary Spa gift collection of sumptuous shower, bath & moisture goodies will leave her wishing for a few more minutes of me time. This gift contains: Body Wash, Salt Scrub , Body Lotion, Heel Balm, Body Wash . It is so beautifully packaged and I know personally I would love receiving it. And I can’t wait to see mum’s face when she receives this!
For your Urban Fashionista BFF: Fenty Duo only £19.50 here
This needs no introduction. Fenty Beauty came in a burst and took the world by storm. And when Boots started offering us Fenty- it basically created a frenzy in most beauty lovers lives. The recent Boots black Friday event had this gorgeous set of Their mini Lip Stunna liquid lip and Mini Kilawatt cheeks
For your activist niece- Eco Warrior Essential Trio £13.50 here *
This gorgeous set is all the things good and great about eco friendly beauty. It contains 3 of their essential Eco Warrior bars, each individually boxed inside a gift box.
HAND & BODY BAR
SENSITIVE FACIAL BAR
Made with the finest natural ingredients and totally free from detergents,SLS, sulphates, alcohol, sorbates, silicones, and synthetic preservatives. Naturally derived ingredients.
✓ Plastic Free
✓ Eco Friendly and Biodegradable (soap and packaging)
✓ 89.5% Naturally Derived, Plant-Based and 100% Vegan
✓ Leaping Bunny Cruelty-Free
✓ Fragranced only with Pure Essential Oil
Blends (no synthetics) so naturally antibacterial with full aromatherapy benefits
✓ Bar eliminates spillages/liquid leaks in wash bags.
And even though they are called shampoo, body etc etc, they are all suitable for face and body. Go on- Live dangerously- I’ll never tell!
I have really enjoyed compiling this list, and I’d really love to know your thoughts, what are you buying for you and yours? Do let me know in comments- love Lav xx
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