Gift Ideas

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

2021 || VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM, HER & THEM

The notebook in this picture is from a few years ago (it's from Paperchase).

We are approaching the most romantic time of the year soon, where we like to gift our loved ones with meaningful items. I for one, like to either make something myself or treat others with something small but useful (there's no need to spend loads of money) and I'm here to help you find the perfect gift for your loved one.

Saturday, 14 December 2019

BLOGMAS 2019 || BEAUTY LOVERS' GIFT GUIDE FOR ALL AGES - WHAT TO GIFT A BEAUTY JUNKIE

*This post contains a PR press sample and affiliate links.

Being such a big fan of anything beauty related, I feel like I could be seen as a trusty source when looking for Christmas presents.

The Ordinary has been a brand that I've been wanting to try for a while but never quite got round to researching the right products for my skin type. Some of the products I have bought are 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, and High-Adherence Silicone Primer. The first and third products are great for all skin types, especially for those that are looking for a radiant complexion look. The second item is best for acne-prone skin as it helps to unclog pores and clear the skin from bacteria. It is one of my favourite skincare products I've ever tried. 

Eye Majic World's First Instant Eyeshadow (PR Press Sample) is a press on eyeshadow, giving an instant colourful look on the eye. This product is available in 24 shades, so you won't feel limited to just one eye look. I think these are great for those who don't have much time to get ready in the mornings but want to add a bit of colour to their daily makeup look. Eye Majic is also very hygienic (one-use product), cruelty-free, paraben-free and recyclable which makes it the perfect product for everyone! It retails at £5.99 for 5 applicators or £19.99 for 20. You can find Eye Majic Press On Shadows here.


Lancome has to be a mum's favourite brand, doesn't it? My mum was the person that introduced me to the brand, and even though it might be seen as an "older lady's brand" it definitely has some amazing products for all skin types and ages. The best, and probably the priciest, range from Lancome is Absolue Premium. The ones you can see in the picture are the day cream and the night cream, and I have received them as part of Lancome's Gift with Purchase. These make great gifts to those who are looking for anti-ageing products or really like the brand.

Another great choice for gifting a beauty lover is anything from Morphe. I bought the 25B Bronzed Mocha and 25D Oh Boy palettes to give to my sister this year as they were amazing value at only £12 when I bought them! Whether you're shopping for someone who has "too much makeup" or doesn't wear much eyeshadow, I feel like you can't go wrong with a basic neutral eyeshadow palette especially at such an amazing price.

I hope you can take some inspiration from my post next time you look for Christmas presents for a beauty lover in your life!

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Friday, 15 December 2017

BLOGMAS 2017 || DAY 15 - GIFTS FOR HIM - AFFORDABLE LUXURIOUS SHIRTS FOR MEN FT. MILL NO. 8



I always struggle to buy gifts for my boyfriend or my dad, because who wants to receive tons of skincare products or alcohol every year for all occasions? Not the men in my family, that's for sure... So when I was contacted by Nehal from Mill No. 8 asking if I wanted to try out their service and receive a free shirt, I jumped to the opportunity as I know my boyfriend loves to wear shirts on special occasions and our 5 year anniversary is just around the corner.


First of all, the website is very easy to navigate so it does save a lot of time when you're looking for something in particular. There is a huge variety of different clothes to choose from - the images included throughout the website are very high fashion and almost persuade you to buy the whole outfit thanks to the photographers and models, of course.

I picked out the Roosevelt shirt in Dark Grey Solid colour which I thought would really compliment my partner as he's olive skin-toned with dark hair and eyes. I customised the shirt for the best fit for him and let him pick out the extra details such as the cuffs, neck size, collar style etc. You can see how much attention and care was put into the packaging. It came in a gorgeous box making it look very luxurious and pricey which saved me a lot of time and effort with gift-wrapping - the most perfect gift or what?!


My parcel also came with a cute note from Nehal explaining the materials used to create this shirt and what the return policies are. This shirt - just like all the others, was made from 100% Egyptian cotton and came with Mother of Pearl buttons which are the most fancy things I have ever heard of!

The return policy includes a 90-day no questions guarantee, and free shipping on all orders with no minimum charge. This is especially a great deal for those looking for last minute Christmas gifts and to save a bit of money as Mill No. 8 currently have a sale on which includes many gorgeous pieces including this funky tie, and these cufflinks which would make a great gift for your Dad/Grandad/Uncle. Because of their free exchanges or returns, you can get your loved-ones an item you know they will enjoy wearing, and if they do not like it or it doesn't fit then it'll be very easy to solve.


If you're struggling to find the right gift, you can use their Online Style Consultation and Out-Fitting Service completely free of charge. This is also a fantastic idea for those who are looking for their Prom/Graduation outfits or even for a wedding. You may be wandering about the charges of having things shipped over to the UK, but do not worry - they have it all covered! Not only is the shipping free, but you also don't have to pay any custom charges! In other words, this is the best affordable luxurious brand for men I have ever come across and I know for a fact that my boyfriend will build up his collection of clothes from Mill No. 8 very soon.

What do you think of this brand? Would you use their Online Service?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Sunday, 3 December 2017

BLOGMAS 2017 || DAY 3 - GIFT IDEAS FOR OLDER WOMEN


Do you find yourself running around the shops trying to find the perfect gift for someone who's difficult to buy for? Well, here's a little gift guide for older women that are difficult to buy for!

Personally, I love reed diffusers and can't get enough of them as they make my house smell amazing all year around. This little Linea set from House of Fraser will make an amazing gift for home-makers and those who like scented things in general but not wanting any more candles, haha... If you fancy splashing out a little bit then I would also suggest looking at the Jo Malone or Molton Brown reed diffusers.

Another gift you could look into is high-end accessories. I got these beautiful Erdem knee-high socks from H&M when they did a limited edition collaboration in November, however, I know you can still get these from time to time if you keep checking online. You can find some similar at House of Fraser by Biba if you're wanting to save a bit of money.

This weather has really been horrible the past few days and I've found myself having to apply ten layers of hand cream in order to treat my dry and cold hands when all I really needed was a good pair of gloves. I got these gorgeous Gucci-style gloves from Primark for only £8 and I think they'll make a great gift for those who are always cold! They can make any outfit look very stylish and effortless, and for only £8 you got yourself a bargain.


What will you be buying for your loved ones this year?

Lots of love,
Maya xo
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