It’s here! So many wonderful courses, handmade goodies, super stylish clothes and accessories and life changing beauty products that I have carefully put together for yourself, a friend, your mum or any other lovely lady in your life. Please forward to this gift guide to the person who is meant to be buying for you too! I promise they will appreciate the guidance…
These are so pretty and good enough… to believe they are real. Abigail sells beautifully crafted handmade signs and arrangements.
Book a 2 week personal training January kick starter block with the lovely Amanda. She can either come to your home across London (or park if you prefer!) 6 x 1hr sessions in 2 weeks (between 9.30 and 5.30) for £240. I have shed a couple of excess pounds (I am 2/3 of the way through my two weeks) and feel amazing. She has laden me with tips, tricks and recipes and I am ready to conquer Christmas armed and ready. Book her now so you can relax over Christmas knowing you will be in her capable hands come Jan!! firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven’t had a peruse of Monsoon since you were first looking for your VIP ball dress when you were a teen, I urge you to take another look. Tops that I bought 10 years ago are still going strong, the quality is that good, and the fit and style of lots of their clothes are just right. This waistcoat is fab to dress up a casual outfit to smart and more edgy.
These work so well as you can still can still show off your manicure whilst keeping toasty. I have the grey and neon ones and can vouch that they are gorgeous!
10% Discount for The London Mummy readers. USE TLM10 at Checkout!
Every night I whisper a quiet thanks to the friend who introduced me to this oil. If you feel your skin is a bit tight and dry, whack this on after cleansing morning and night and you will feel as flexible as a 2yr old at Gymboree!
A shameless plug for my website but I haven’t done it for a long time! I couldn’t chose one, there are so many lovely pieces. I like the spiky earrings!
This style comes in red & black, electric blue & navy and khaki with black stars. Why not get all three! The top 1/3 is mesh so good for the evening too. As a huge fan of everything Marie & Lola, I can assure you they fit well and wash beautifully. Contact her through Instagram.
PS. If you want to know about my next house sale where Stephanie from Marie & Lola will once again be selling, sign up here to receive the information.
Ok, being a CT fan may soon become a bit of a cliche amongst the London mum’s, but it is popular for a reason as makes you feel fantastic. This cream is above my usual allowance but for Christmas if someone is asking, ask for this – you won’t be disappointed!
Perfect Peace 3 Wick Candle – Neom £45
The smell of this candle is so fresh. As there is only a subtle hint of Christmas, it could also see you through into the NY if you can hold off from having it burning for the whole month of December – it is delicious.
I haven’t taken off Davina Mulford’s Cross Body Bag since I received it earlier in the year and this gold clutch is a firm favourite in the evening too.
Now this is the time to receive new nightwear/underwear! Forward Parasol Rose to your other half and let owner Mim help him out to get you the perfect wear for you.
New brand Arkell & Wills have hit the nail on the head with their personalised beanie service. Choose the colour, pattern, motif and pom pom and I guarantee you won’t look like everyone else in the playground with their uniform pom pom hat on!
Whether you are a complete beginner or a dab hand at Indian cuisine, Meri’s 3 week courses at her home in Southfields will teach you how to cook confidently at home.
Glossy Box Subscription Box 3 month plan £9 per month
Who has time to learn about new make up and experiment with different colours and styles? Not me! (Although I am going to do a ‘What’s in My Make Up Bag’ series next year!) Why not be spoon fed with a subscription box each month!
Clare Haxby Prints £249
The incredibly talented Clare Haxby is selling her fabulous prints for Christmas. They arrive carefully in a robust tube, ready to adorn your wall.
Oh so fun, especially for a harassed mother of young children!
This would be a great present for a loved one who is just starting a business or needs new marketing materials of themselves or their products. I am currently running a competition to giveaway 3 x £50 vouchers for a normally £200 photo shoot, so take a look and enter!
Every room has to have a bit of black in it so why not start with these gorgeous tea towels from new company Happy + Co. All their interiors are black and white and everything is sent in a lovely gift bag, making it all the more special. Gorgeous!
Bottle of ‘Garden’ – Seedlip £29.99
Perfect for a pregnant mama. A distilled non alcoholic spirit. It tastes as good as the real thing (i.e. Gin & Tonic)
I am so over using my phone to tell the time, especially if I want a bit of a tech detox. This the watch I have my eye on. Auree have now expanded into watches too. Watch this space! (Sorry)
These shawls are heaven. Whichever way you put them on, they fall so you look like a ‘shawl’ expert. They aren’t too bulky either. The colour combinations are fab too. They come in a lovely box and would make a gorgeous present.
I have this necklace. It hasn’t come off since it arrived! Here is a snap of me wearing it – it sits perfectly. If you are a fan of stars, check out their earrings, bracelets and necklace range. They are awesome.
Heavy Duty with leather handles and the option to monogram. Yes please!
Trinket Trays – Ibai Direct 3 for £18
Pretty machine washable trinket trays. Perfect to make all our nonsense actually look pretty.
If you think twinning is winning but find it hard to find mother and daughter combo’s, check out this French brand. As they are French they evade being too cheesy so the twin look is more acceptable!
Love this new range and this is my pick if I were lucky enough to receive one… (*cough)
I can’t tell you how amazing this mascara is! I have actually been asked by friends if I have had extensions put on when I wear it. The beauty is, it also comes off as easily as it goes on so no panda eyes in the morning.
I am perfecting my arm candy at the moment and these are an integral part of it. These gorgeous friendship bracelets are made in Singapore and are exceptionally well prices. She also does incredible bright fabric cuffs that I have my eye on…
Everyone needs a new make up bag once in a while and I love this one designed by artist Anna Wright. Fun and Christmasy!
This is a great club to be a member of. If you do clubs, activities and host parties for your little ones regularly, you will the discounts from a variety of wonderful companies that are signed up to Yummy’s to give reader discounts. A great present fro a busy mum.
Alice from Yummy’s has a reader offer for The London Mummy readers. 20% off the normal price of £50 a year membership. Enter TLM20 at checkout.
Oval Overware – Alice Peto Start at £15
I couldn’t decide which dish as they are all so scrum, so I have included a selection of Alice Peto’s amazing ovenware. Imagine being served lasagne and having a little electric blue penguin saying hi half way through! She also does tableware – check out her hot pink palm tree range – MEGA.
I am majorly into cuffs at the moment and at this price, I think I could add this to my cuff collection. A great stocking filler.
I hope this has given you a few ideas for yourself and any other ladies who you have to buy for. Please tag me if you receive any of these goodies – I would love to hear!
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