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Christmas Countdown Day 7 – 6 of the Best: Presents for Teenage Girls and Young Women (Girlfriends, Sisters, Female Friend, Daughters)

Okay, okay, you got me – this is basically a list of six more things I’d really like to find beneath the tree. I’ve been toying with the increasingly popular idea of an ‘infinity’ dress – a convertible dress that can be worn literally dozens of ways. It’s better than the little black dress because it will never stop fitting you and you can keep making it look like a different new dress. This is a good gift if you want to buy a lady clothes, but are worried about getting an exact fit – because no matter what end of the size spectrum you are, the way clothes fit you always differs between brands. Cocktail kit just looks like wicked fun, and the eyemask has a real Marie-Antoinette luxury about it.

I have a wire mannequin a little like this one that I hang all of my jewellery and ribbons and stuff on, and I love it and it is useful and it is always greatly admired. I also have this eyeshadow kit – I expected it to be a disappointment because you get 180 colours for the price of about three brand name ones, but actually the colours are intense, opaque, and long lasting and in a variety of textures e.g. glittery, metallic and matte. I use it all the time because I like to use at least three colours when doing a ‘party eye’, and because I’m a bit neurotic about matching me eye shadow to my outfits. Silk pillowcases are supposed to be better for your skin and hair, and feel nicer anyway.Henkaa Infinity Dress, Cocktail Molecular Mixology Kit, LoveMeSugar Eyemask (Etsy),
Wire Mannequin (Ebay), Fraulein 180 Eyeshadow Palette, Holistic Silk Anti-ageing Raw Silk Pillowcases

Tomorrow: What to Buy for Young Men and Teenage Boys (Boyfriends, Brothers, Sons, Friends)

Christmas Countdown Day 5 – 6 of the Best presents for Women (Mothers, Grandmas, Aunts, Wives, Friends)

It is hard to generalize any gift guide – obviously the difficult bit about giving a present is matching it as accurately as possible to the recipient. I am also hyper conscious of the possible stereotyping of making suggestions for a group based on their gender and age, but you, my reader, are already smart enough to know that if your mum or wife loves comic books, white water rafting or computers then you have some very specific internet surfing to do all on your own. Failing that, here are a few suggestions for you that hopefully won’t make anyone feel like they’ve caught the afternoon Tardis back to the 50’s by accident. My suggestions this week are often based on something that I have been given or have particularly successfully given to someone else in the past, little things that you didn’t even know you wanted, which is what good Christmas gift buying is all about for me.

The coral shelves are just pretty. The pack of 100 Penguin postcards for the readers amongst us are sweet and can either be used all over someone’s wall for decoration, or used slowly as thank you notes and birthday cards – be honest, how often are you caught out without adequate stationary throughout the year? More often than you’d like to admit I’ll bet. The scarf is an instant shot of colour to ward off rainy day blues, plus I think it looks a bit designer – it looks like Pucci, but it’s priced by Mango, perfect! Every woman should have a perfume atomiser for traveling or for her handbag. They are easy to use, small and light, and you don’t have to worry about breaking your whole expensive bottle on a trip. The Kindle covers are particularly gorgeous I thought – they are cleverly designed for a host of different devices actually, and the embossed dyed leather with a pewter catch gives you back a little of the physical pleasure of reading that you lose on an electronic device. The most unusual (and most expensive) idea though is from a company that turns your child’s drawings into silver or gold jewellery. What you will create with them, whether it is a necklace, brooch, or cufflinks, is a uniquely personal keepsake that you can wear forever.
Wisteria Coral Floating Shelves, 100 Penguin Covers Postcards, AM Jewellery,
Mango Scarf, Bits for Bags Atomiser and Pen Set, Oberon Leather Kindle Covers

Tomorrow: What to Buy for Dads, Grandads, Uncles and Husbands

Christmas Countdown Day 4 – 8 of the Best: Winter Coats

You might be thinking to yourself that it is a little late in the year to be buying a coat. But while treating yourself to a jacket is not a big decision and might even happen a few times a year, investing in a warm coat is something that requires saving, careful research, and an unforgiving appraisal of your current one. With the temperate autumn we’ve had and the tightening of belts all round, your loved one might have decided that their old coat could hang on for one more year – surprise them with a big treat this Christmas and give them something to keep them warm through the bitter days of January, February, and years to come. Here are my favourites, unfortunately I want them all! But I’m particularly keen for a capricious cape, having talked myself out of one last year.
Mango Wrap Coat, Mango Biker Jacket, Asos Swing Coat, Ted Baker Riding Jacket,
My Lolita Dress Capelet Coat, Tobi Shearling Coat, Romwe Cape, SheInside Double Breasted Coat

Tomorrow: What to Buy for Mothers, Aunts, Wives and Grandmas

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