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Gift guide for her | Under £30


Women buying for women has got to be the easiest kind of shopping - for me anyway, it's so simple. Just like buying for yourself except you have to give all your lovely little finds away! Whether they are a beauty lover, body wash hoarder, foodie or wine enthusiast, there's something for everyone. I love to make presents feel personal, rather than buy a box of chocolates and a bottle of perfume, I like to put things together that I know they will love - this way you aren't wasting money on unwanted presents. So the first step is to define which style of gift they prefer, be it some cosy pjs and candles or a new eyeshadow palette complete with brush set. If they like a bit of everything or you are a bit unsure - a great thing to do is a hamper box or basket.


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White washed wicker hamper basket 36cm - £10
Wicker hamper basket 25cm - £7
Set of 12 round glass jars 190ml - £6
Decorative singular glass jar 24 x 17.5cm - £8

These are just a few of the range in the hamper section at Hobby Craft. They have various sized wicker baskets, jam jars, storage boxes etc that are the perfect base to create a personalised gift. This way for example you can add a drink of their choice (make sure it'll fit!), confectionery you know they like, brand of body products they love, a lovely scented candle and a pair of cute cosy socks. Here are a few items I have found perfect for this and even bought myself as little stocking fillers:


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Boux Avenue Bath petals - Boux avenue £5
Boux Avenue socks - Boux avenue (3 for 2 on gifts) £4
Essie nail polish duo - Boots £12.99
Philosophy Vanilla and Nutmeg body wash £14
Sanctuary set - Boots £ (3 for 2 on selected gifts) £14
Honeymania body wash - The Body Shop £4
Chocolate teapot - Notonthehighstreet.com £19.95
Retro sweet collection - Selfridges £12
Personalised name Nutella Jar - Selfridges (in store only) £4.99

Imperial Leather body washes (sold separately) - Asda/Boots/Superdrug £1 each
I've seen these around a lot lately so I had to pick some up myself - they are really cute and smell lovely! A new sweet range from Imperial Leather and a cheaper alternative for stocking fillers, they would look lovely wrapped up!


Body Shop Products

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Honeymania body wash £4
Honeymania body butter £14
Honeymania soap £2
Bath tea infuser £5
Vitamin E set £22
Fuji Green Tea bath tea £6

These are a classic when it comes to gifts, with a variety of delicious scents from body wash to face oils, who doesn't like to be pampered or smell like strawberries? You can buy pre boxed sets of specific products or you can choose items yourself and they will bag or box up for you so it's just that little bit more personalised. The Honeymania products don't actually come in a pre boxed set like the others (coconut, strawberry & mango for example) but you can easily get which ever items you want boxed up nicely.


For beauty lovers

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Chocolate cosmetic set - notonthehighstreet.com £17.95
How to look the best at everything kit - Benefit £25.50
Travel size Full Exposure eye palette - Smashbox £17.50
Dragons Blood fix set - Nip + Fab £19.95


Soap & Glory Glam-o-flage cosmetic set - Boots £20
I love soap & Glory make up at the moment so this is something that is definitely on my wish list. They have a few different sets like this such as an eye box, lipgloss set and 'perfect 10' eyeshadow palette. They make lovely gifts!



Something a little classy

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Earrings - Accessorize £8
Five star favourites set - Estée Lauder £28
Letter cup - notonthehighstreet.com £13.75
Flower clasp bracelet - Accessorize £12