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The Shopping Edit: Christmas 2012 Gift Guide.
Am I late to the party... or just in time? With just over two weeks until the best day of the year, I thought I'd throw a little gift guide together for those last minute buys. If you hadn't already noticed, I'm terrible at a) budgeting, and b) buying for men, so this is a rather biased guide towards best friends, sisters, Secret Santas and yourself. (Because everyone deserves a post-Christmas shop treat, like my ViVi and make-up buys.) Everything is linked throughout the post, bee tee dubz.

Commes des Garcons is easily one of my favourite designers. Simple and practical, I love this polka dot leather wallet that would be a perfect treat for lucky mothers and best friends. This year, I've treated my Mama to a Longchamp Veau Foulonné and two Origins Baubles! Along the same luxury lines is the Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura lipstick - utter perfection with a slightly glossy finish.

For stocking filler-esque gifts, you can't go wrong with festive themed chocolate. I often plump for Hotel Chocolat to bump up gifts to my best friends. Pop some Fairisle socks in (these are from Tesco!) for a cosy/silly/practical extra that people turn their noses up at, but once the Christmas cheer has worn off, I guarantee you'll be in their good books as they cosy up by the fire.

I am a huge fan of Erin's little shop, Sawyer and Scout, for fandom themed jewellery. If you're struggling to buy a special gift for someone who adores Harry Potter/The Hunger Games/Doctor Who, Erin has a plethora of beautiful, quaint, handmade jewellery to choose from. Ever Ours hams up the kitsch with this mushroom hot air balloon necklace too!

Finally, a little Daisybutter tip: DIY hot choc hampers! These are my favourite gifts to send to friends, family friends and boyfriends' parents/sisters. I opt for a medium tub of drinking chocolate, a pretty mug, Lindt chocolate, a little wicker basket (try TK Maxx and Dunelm Mill, or a pound shop) and, this year, a cable knit mug warmer. Cheap and cheerful. 


  1. Oooh I pretty much want everything on this post! The christmas socks are so cute, and I would feel a bit bad nibbling on those Gingerbread men!

    Leanne @ xx

  2. I love the DIY hamper idea, seems a lot more thoughtful than most gifts! x

  3. Oh the DIY hamper idea is wonderful! Tempted to do this for my secret Santa. Also very much with you on Erin's shop, her stuff is amazing xoxo

  4. Oh a diy hamper would be cute! I did a g irls night out one for my besty for her birthday so this could be sweet next year! x

  5. very cute selection! Love the choccy gingerbread men :) xx

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  7. That Diy hamper is such a great idea! You should include those in more posts! All the products are so cute xxxx

  8. Hi I'm drinking Cadbury drinking chocolate right this minute, heh. Cute shopping page. <3

  9. Those socks are super cute! x


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