This is my most favourite time of the year…
My Christmas tree was up the morning of December 1st, I’ve got Christmas carols AND my favourite Christmas movies on repeat; and my gifts are all wrapped up and ready to go!
How about you? Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
To help some of you with your gift purchasing, I have developed a Gift Guide for Her in conjunction with the Canberra Centre’s Christmas Gift Guide.
It goes into detail about gifts for the Fashionistas, Beauty Aficionado’s and Home Entertainers in your life.
So, if you’re struggling with what to buy, or just need a little more inspiration, take a look…
For the Beauty Aficionado
If her life’s mantra is “smell good, look good, feel good,” then here is a run down of just what to buy for the beauty enthusiast in your life: a fresh and floral scent for spritzing, a skin care favourites pack housed in a chic cosmetic bag, or a swanky eye-shadow palette.
We all know how important it is to be sun safe with your skin all year round.
This Rationale product provides luminizing skin perfection, plus protection for fair, rosy skin tones. With three different shades available, it also liberates and amplifies skin’s natural radiance.
This is the perfect gift for those that love Lush, and their body lotions.
This lotion will become a go-to moisturiser with its thickness, and also yummy crisp, fresh and fruity smell. Leaving your skin feeling so soft and refreshed, you’ll walk out with one for yourself too!
What woman wouldn’t love an 8-piece brush set for Christmas?
Featuring the Napoleon Perdis Genius Fan Brush, Success Blending Brush, Manoeuvre Shadow Brush, Complete Angle Brush, Triumph Liner Brush, Master Shadow Brush, Skilful Sponge, and Opportune Shadow Brush; this is a gift that any makeup wearer will absolutely love.
Play around with all the shades between black and white, and blend and create with this Napoleon Perdis eyeshadow palette.
This is the perfect gift for the ladies that love a good makeover!
This Oroton beauty case is perfect for taking all your beauty essentials on a weekend away. The case opens via a zip around closure to a main compartment with two slip pockets, lined with durable nylon to withstand any product leaks.
There are many other colours and sizes available too!
Hydrate and enhance your natural features with this skincare and colour favourites pack from Endota Spa, packaged in a beautiful Carla Dinnage Designed Cosmetic Bag.
– endota Organic Rosehip Oil;
– endota Organic Deep Hydration Face Moisturiser;
– endota Colour Lip and Cheek Tint;
– endota Colour Illuminating Highlighter; and
– endota Colour Lengthening Mineral Mascara Deepest Black.
For the Fashionista
The great thing about trendsetters is they can never have enough to wear. There’s always a new and must-have shoe, handbag, dress or necklace that gets the fashion lover’s heart racing.
Take a look below at what to get a fashionista you know this Christmas.
In Iconic: The Masters of Italian Fashion, internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess explores ten of the best known and most loved Italian designers: Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Valentino, Pucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Missoni, Gucci and Armani.
Megan takes readers on an unforgettable journey beneath the seams of each designer, learning about their history and significance to Italian – and global – fashion culture.
This Oroton jewellery roll is perfect for keeping your precious pieces together. It features two zip pocket compartments, an earring leather strap and a slide pocket with a removable zip top pouch, and seals with a press stud.
The interior is lined with microfibre, to protect jewellery.
A gorgeous pair of earrings, for a gorgeous lady! These Gorman earrings feature a brushed metal sun design, and would hang beautifully on any set of ears.
These are ideal for making a statement over the festive season.
The statement pieces for the season have arrived at sass & bide.
This beaded logo tee is made from 100% recycled cotton and boasts the sass & bide logo front and centre.
The striking zebra print skirt sits flat against the waist to offer a fitted look to the hip, flowing down to a short length and flattering A-line silhouette.
Pointed toe silhouettes are the sleekest shape for summer! Slide into soiree season with this pair of playfully embellished slippers decorated with a chic heart motif from Mimco.
These gorgeous shoes feature printed straw fabric, a leather sole and pointed toe.
This is a a chic, casual clutch.
Featuring a rectangular shape in a chic raffia fabric finished with a top gold clasp opening and removable gold chain strap, this gorgeous accessory is available in both black and natural shades.
This Saba dress stuns with a luxurious silk fabrication, rear cut out detail and sophisticated draped style skirt.
This is the perfect Christmas Day dress!
For the Home Entertainer
For some, hosting friends for a weeknight dinner or Sunday brunch is what they live for. As such, they’ll want the latest cookware, cheese board and throw cushions to make the culinary affair even more memorable.
This is the ideal gift for those that love to bake and entertain!
Donna Hay, Australia’s bestselling, favourite and most trusted cook, brings you one of her most beautiful books yet: Modern Baking, with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes, biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats.
Treat those that love entertaining this season with some gifts from Wheel & Barrow.
Not only do they have a great range of items that you can use for festive season entertaining, but their Mortar & Pestle in Green Marble and Lantern with LED can make great additions to any entertainers kitchen and dining area.
A luxury assortment of classic black teas from The Tea Centre can make the perfect gift for any tea lover!
This velvet-lined box and gold tins are each filled with 50g of French Earl Grey, 50g of Scottish Breakfast and 70g of English Breakfast tea.
I hope that this Canberra Centre Christmas Gift Guide for Her has given you some further ideas and inspiration on what to purchase for the special women in your life this Christmas.
You can find these items and many more on the Canberra Centre Gift Guide page via their website.
Photography by simonarphotography.com.