Hooray! We’re in the final Christmas countdown now, with only a few more sleeps till the big man in red brings us everything our hearts desire (well, at least those of us who’ve been good. Sorry Spencer!).
I’ve actually done pretty well with my Xmas shopping this year, but for any of you who haven’t finished shopping and wrapping, help is at hand. I’ve rustled up a list of awesome gifts for friends and relatives.
Each of these perfect pressies is available at major department stores and online at escentual.com, where you can keep shopping up to 4.30pm on December 23rd and still be sure of delivery before Christmas Day.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s go shopping!
Binky’s Christmas Gift Picks
For Mum: Acqua Di Parma Iris Nobile Eau De Parfum Gift Set Your mum will be thrilled with this delicious pampering fragrance set. Inside the gorgeous purple box she’ll find a skin softening shower gel, a scented body cream and a scrumptious eau de parfum. Iris Nobile combines top notes of bergamot, tangerine and star anise, with a rich heart iris and ylang-ylang. Mummy Felstead is crazy about this sumptuous scent, and yours will love it too. For Dad: Ralph Lauren Polo Red Eau de Toilette Gift Set According to the ads, this fragrance is “an expression of passion, style, speed and performance”. While most dads may have slowed down a little from their “passion and performance” days, they’ve still got plenty of style. A zingy mix of red grapefruit, red saffron and red cedarwood creates a scent as memorable as your old man. I love it. For Your Brother: 007 Fragrances James Bond Eau de Toilette Spray Indulge your bro’s James Bond fantasises with this gorgeous fragrance. A lush combination of English apple, bergamot, lavender, vetiver with full-bodied sandalwood, it’s cool, sleek and masculine. From Binky with love! For Your Sister: Real Techniques Sam’s Picks Gift Set Treat your lucky sis to this amazing collection of make-up brushes designed by make-up guru Sam Chapman. Each ultra plush brush will enhance her make-up routine and allow her to apply, buff, blend, and contour with ease. She’ll be thrilled, and with any luck she’ll stop pinching your beauty kit! For Your BFF: Michael Kors Glam Bronze Powder Remember summer’s awesome Ibiza trip when you and your best mate danced till dawn? Remind your BFF of that happy moment with this luscious bronzing compact. You can both recreate that just-back-from-the-beach look with a mere swish of your powder brushes, before you get down to booking next summer’s holiday. For Your Boyfriend: Gucci Made to Measure Pour Homme After Shave Lotion Give the man in your life a super-stylish treat with this sexy scented splash. Designed to tone, smooth and invigorate the skin after shaving, it’ll have him looking good and ameliorate gorgeous thanks to its mix of lavender, nutmeg, labdanum and leather scents. Just make sure you catch him under the mistletoe before anyone else does! Secret Santa Gift for a Guy: Nuxe Men Survival Kit We all know Secret Santa can be a political nightmare – you don’t want to seem too flashy, nor too stingy. You can’t be too personal or intimate, but equally want to show that you know who you’re buying for. If you pull a guy’s name out of the hat, this little kit is perfect. A compact gift set, it includes everything a man needs to care for his skin. Job done! Secret Santa Gift for a Girl: Stila Striking In South Beach Palette I don’t know a single woman who doesn’t love receiving a fab make-up kit for Christmas, so this is a no-brainer. This mixed compact is a great buy – it’s affordable and the mix of blush, bronzer and vibrant eye colours suits all skin tones. There’s even a little diagram inside the lid, showing you how to apply the shades. Result! Happy Christmas guys! I’ve had an amazing year and hope you have too. Have a great party season and enjoy all your gorgeous gifts. Here’s to a beautiful holiday. Love Binky xxx