I don't know about you guys, but I've already started my Christmas shopping. If you follow my Instagram, you'll know that I was recently in Nova Scotia where I picked up some amazing stuff. One of my favourite buys was a little handmade rattle for my friend Mel, who's expecting her first child early next year. I gave it to her over brunch and somehow the conversation turned into what we're getting our spouses for Xmas - nothing. We're all at a point in our lives where we really feel like we don't need anything and if we do, chances are we just go out and buy it ourselves. So with that in mind, I wanted to create a Gift Guide for the woman who has everything. It can be anyone in your life - your mum, mother-in-law, sister, a colleague, whoever! Just remember the secret to picking a good gift is to get something that will excite the recipient and make her love you a little more. Ho-ho-Ho!
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Both Diana's mother and mother-in-law are big fans of L'occitane and every year they look forward to the awesome gift sets the brand releases for the holidays. I'm obsessed with this five-piece almond scented gift set that contains a full sized Shower Oil and Milk Concentrate.
- Milk Concentrate with Almond Milk, 100ml
- Almond Shower Oil, 500ml
- Almond Delicious Hand and Nail Care Cream, 10ml
- Almond Supple Skin Oil, 15ml
- Almond Delicious Soap, 50g
LAURA MERCIER Crème Brûlée Honey Bath, $60 + Hand & Body Crème Collection, $45
If you haven't tried Laura Mercier's bath collection yet than you have no idea what you're missing. The collection can be pricey (hi, $60 honey bath anyone?), but the products are luxe all of the way and are totally worth it! Diana and I both have the Vanilla perfume and we get mad compliments when we wear it. I have the Ambre Vanilla Soufflé Body Crème and I can honestly tell you that nothing else lifts my mood like it. For those on a budget, LM has released mini's of her infamous crèmes that come in a set of 4 for $45, perfect for gifting as a set or dividing it amongst some of the ladies in your life.
My mother and I are both huge fans of Canadian born Bite Beauty. She's gifted lipsticks to my aunt and her girlfriends over the years and now she's created this little cult following of Bite Beauty loving women in her life. It's actually adorable! This year Bite has released these limited edition Prismatic Pearl lip glosses for the holidays. They might not be appropriate for my mom and her circle of friends, but the younger generation will love the colour diversity - from Lavender to Peacock blue and Cherry Pearl. These smell great, taste like vanilla, and they're super hydrating like Bite's other lipsticks.
Every homeowner I know loves scented candles and New York-based Nest Fragrances makes some awesome, affordable candles that are perfect for gift giving. This trio set contains three of their beautiful holiday scents, Sugar Cookies, Birchwood Pine and my personal fave, Holiday, a sparkling scent of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves, and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber.
BENEFIT Holiday Gift Sets, $29 - $46
For the girl in your life who loves makeup, look no further than Benefit. These sets are available in either mini sizes, like the Cablecar Cuties set, or with full sized products like the Beauty & The Bay set, which contains a full sized Hoola Bronzer and They're Real! Mascara. The minis are not only budget friendly, but also excellent for the woman who travels lots, as she can take them along on her carry-on luggage!