Gift guides, I have been seeing a lot of them but t’is the time and I felt it was time for me to do one for myself. I wanted to do a gift guide for her first because well it’s like a pinning board for ideas of what I want to get my mum, my sister, my (future) mother-in-law and sister-in-law.
Those who know me know I am not good at getting gifts, I can do personalised gifts no problem but as traditional gifts go I do not do well in that department so I give people gift cards or just money so they can get what they want.
I have mentioned the four women I need to get gifts for so in no particular order:
Mum – Necklace and Spa day
I have been seeing a lot of spa deals on groupon, with the amount of stress she is always under lately she could do with a day off to be pampered and taken care of since I can’t do it myself being so far away from her. I did manage to pick her a necklace from Victoria secret when I was on the states a few weeks back. I have always gotten her jewellery so I wouldn’t stop this tradition any time soon.
Mother-in-law – The body shop gift basket
I am not really sure what to get my future MIL nor do I know what she likes the most but I do know she would love anything from me (she tells me so), as they say it’s the thought that counts but I still wanted to make an effort.
Sister – clutch bag and watch
My sister is the easiest of them all to shop for, she works in (fashion) retail and she is always telling me what’s new, what she likes, so she is easy to shop for. I thought any one of these beautiful clutch bags from Radley would make an awesome gift for her since she can never get enough of clutch bags. I also thought both me and her been talking about Michael Kors and how lovely it would be to own something (this is more for me) from his collection, I thought since she already has an MK bag a watch is the step up.
Sister-in-Law – Virgin experiences
My SIL is another one person I find hard to shop for as I do not know what to get that would have my hearts meaning on it. She is a very creative woman and such an amazing wife to my brother and mother to my nephew, what can I get her that shows my appreciation of the love she’s added to our family? I was thinking a spa day but we did this for her Hen do so I was thinking maybe a meal for two in London with my brother whilst we look after my nephew. Or maybe a night at the theatre or just a night off all together.
So there you have it, my idea of a gift guide for her this Christmas. As I mentioned I love personalised gifts and I think the more personalised the better and for me that includes tailoring the gift to the person’s needs or loves.
**image from The Body shop