5 December 2017

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS LUST: PART ONE


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The silly season is well and truly upon us. From carols softly cooing from sound systems above to festive cheer lining decadent window displays. It is hard to not to notice shopping malls and town centres glistening in shimmery tones of tinsel and holly. While it is the most wonderful time of the year it is also a period teeming with extreme stress. From workload pressures to preparing for the actual holiday season, December can be heavy with burdens.

While I can't assist you with deadlines or organising sleeping arrangements for incoming relatives, I can help narrow down small somethings for loved ones. From sartorial trends to pieces guaranteed to garner giggles, I've prepared a two part gift guide laden with inspirational goodness for Christmas twenty seventeen.



OH MY STARS
Whether you have an affinity for what lays beyond our reaches or a horoscope aficionado, celestial inspired jewellery is assured to enchant and enrapture. The celestial trend is currently a force to be reckoned with. And while at this moment it may be considered a humble trend, all things astral is anything but. A true transcendent style, designs that are as undeniably timeless as a classic Breton stripe. From making a spirited statement with a zodiac pendants to modern celestial charms for your ears, the options are endless when it comes to otherworldly inspired pieces.
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1. Zodiac earrings
2. Interstella necklace
3. Astrology necklace pendant
4. Crescent zodiac necklace
5. Constellation necklace
6. Open moon and pave star ring
BEACH BABY
For those with an affinity for the ocean, a straw bag is an ideal and most unexpected gift. Not only reserved for areas with air thick with the fresh scent of brine or places that leave your toes sandy. Raffia style bags are perfect for year round use. From Farmers Market adventures to brunch with the girls, there are countless occasions for them to carry their newest best friend. All all the while keeping them in a perpetual vacation state of mind.

Shop my edit of woven bags

OH SO HUMEROUS
This type of category is usually featured on copious holiday gift guides and for good reason. While the world may need more hugs, it certainly could use with more laughter too. Mugs or water bottles that we continuously reach for day in and out are indeed a perfect way to bringing joy to that special someone. They are also the most obvious association too. So go beyond the usual and think outside the box. Like amping up the chuckles with a Pusheen colouring book or a make light of their drinking habits with this flask.

And to my dearest friend Liz, this yoga mat has your name written all over it.

Shop my edit of all things funny.




THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
They're big, bold and certainly beautiful baby. Nothing is more memorable than a fiesta for your ears. And no one does such celebrations quite like Samantha Wills (get 15% off here). Think eye catching hues and extravagant tassels. Exotic filigree details coupled with bohemian beading. Vibrant reds and minimalist white stones. Accessories no longer reserved for dinner dates or opulent black tie soirees but ideal for pairing with a simple t-shirt and jean combo. Taking the drab to fab within milliseconds.

Shop killer statement earrings below

SCENTED
A classic gift idea, tried and true. A no brainer really. Every female has a firm affinity for perfume. Be it a preference for fruity to musky florals. Whether you opt to indulge in firm favourites or rather introduce them to something different. From iconic fragrances like Chanel No. 5 to Instagram stars like Le Labo and Byredo, the choices are endless. Best of all their decadent packaging is fit for a queen and makes it the ultimate vanity companion. And a collectable no less.
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From left to right:
Valentino Donna 
Miu Miu EDT
Byredo Velvet
Tom Ford Orchid Soleil
Chanel Noir
SWEET NOTHINGS
Encourage them to take up the lost art of handwritten notes. Or inspire them to compose sweet nothings to loved ones. Take pen to paper and give them an unpredictable but most useful gift. Notebooks are helpful and convenient companions. Varying in degrees of sizing, you'll find pieces perfect for toting in your handbag or some hefty in weight, ready to be scribbled with countless rambles and musings. Go on and inspire them with cover art and suggestive titles like Smythson's "Bright Ideas" or get them ready and rearing for the New Year with Ban.Do's 2018 agenda.

Shop some of my favorite notebooks and accoutrements below.



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28 comments

  1. Love all the star picks.. that moon necklace is so pretty.

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  2. Oh the funny selections gave me a giggle, great gift ideas! :) I really like that gold interstella necklace too, what a beautiful piece! :)

    Hope you are having a great start to the week and are making progress with your Christmas shopping!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  3. Such a lovely gift guide!
    I love perfume selection very much :)

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  4. This is a great list, Sonia:) Something for everyone. I am really loving all the necklaces/pendants you picked out, and also all those statement earrings. But yeah....I wouldn't mind getting anything from this list:D
    Hope you're having a fab day so far.

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  5. I love the categories you organized this guide into! Can I just have everything in the Oh My Stars section ;p Each piece is so eye catching yet delicate at the same time. I'm like especially mesmerized by sparkly baubles lately for some reason. I went into the Byredo shop with a friend the other day and it smelled so intoxicating in there that we didn't want to leave LOL

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  6. Great picks! My fav is the Constellation necklace! xx

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  7. gorgeous selection of gifts idea
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    have an happy day
    kisses

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  8. Very nice suggestions :-) About jewelry - it's never too much ;-)

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  9. Thanks a lot :D

    darling you have amazing choices and nice products sellection :D
    cool ideas!

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  10. Those earrings are so pretty!!! I am obsessed with earrings at the moment, I bought like 10 pairs of tassel earrings lately, love them so much!!

    Yiota
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  11. I'm obsessed with all that constellation necklace!
    Such a great selection!
    Kiss
    Maggie D.
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  12. Such a great guide, I'm in love with the necklaces! <3

    TheNormcoreRebel

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  13. Haha love this! The world definitely needs to laugh more and so many great gifts. Hope you're having a lovely week babe! Xx

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  14. I love humour so that category is my favourite, and who doesn't love to smell good. Byredo is one of my favourite brands aside from Jo Malone. Great selections.
    FASHION TALES

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  15. This is such an informative gift guide, there's something for everyone! I love the jewellery :) x

    amerzwithlove.com

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  16. Tassel earrings are all the rage these days. Cute picks!

    Joy to the World

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  17. So many cute gift options! I'm loving those starry jewels, especially the last pair of earrings.

    xx Yasmin
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  18. Great picks! I love cute notebooks, can never have too many haha

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  19. Love all the picks but I will prefer perfumes... all I want for Christmas is shoes and perfumes

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  20. Great inspiration!
    Have a nice evening!
    Gil Zetbase

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  21. I'm obsessed with all the jewels and perfumes!

    xoxo
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  22. Great selection, I would be very happy of these items:) Especially these bohemain earrings are awesome!

    jointyicroissanty

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  23. Great list! I especially love the delicate jewelry at the top & the statement earrings later on. Gorgeous.

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

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  24. I love that interstella necklace. So beautiful.
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