Following on from the previous two (see here and here), I'm back with the third of my Christmas gift guides this year and this time it's dedicated to all things luxury. Whether you're buying for your Mum, your best friend, your wife/girlfriend/partner or even for yourself, these treats are ones that will surely go down well on December 25th. So let's get straight onto it;
When I think luxury a few brands immediately spring to mind and the first of those brands has to be Charlotte Tilbury. As you will have seen, if you've been reading Ellis Tuesday for a while or follow me on social media. you'll know just how besotted I've become with all things Charlotte Tilbury in recent months. I mean, I even got to meet her a couple of weeks ago, something I've still not fully processed. If like me, your entire Christmas list consists of Charlotte Tilbury goodies, or you know someone who who'd love to try out her range, you really can't go wrong with this incredibly dreamy gift set. It's that dreamy that it's even called The Dreamy Look In A Clutch*.
First of all, just look at that packaging! Why oh why couldn't this be a real clutch? I would honestly tote this stunning leopard print lovely with me everywhere, if it was. But I suppose I do now have the perfect place to store my ever-growing CT collection. In the clutch you'll find the extraordinary Legendary Muse palette (which is basically just the prettiest, golden hued palette that I think I'll ever own), a full size Secret Salma Hot Lips lipstick and three luxury sized minis of the Legendary Lashes, the Legendary Lip Liner in Bitten Kiss and the Legendary Eye Liner in Bedroom Black. You also get the most incredible lipstick shaped USB which comes pre-loaded with the Dreamy Look video tutorial. This means whoever you're gifting this set to will know exactly what to do with each and every one of the components and it will save them from wondering what eyeshadow shade goes with which etc. In addition to being on Charlotte's site itself, you'll also find this gift set and the entire Charlotte Tilbury range in House Of Fraser, John Lewis, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and NET-A-PORTER.
If an entire gift set is a little out of your budget or you're looking for one standout product from CT's range, the universally lauded and applauded Goddess Skin Clay Mask is that product. If you haven't tried it yet, you are seriously missing out! All I can say is get yourself down to a Charlotte Tilbury counter asap to try this out for yourself. It's also a really nice idea for a gift due to the fact that it screams pampering and treating yourself, which is always nice when giving a gift.
The next brand I think of when I think of luxury has to be Kate Spade New York and it's another brand that I've become more than a little obsessed with in 2016. The iconic gold dots design is one that you really can't go wrong with and as a result, they make for such a perfect gift. The thermal mug* would be ideal for anyone who can't go without their coffee or a warm drink throughout the day and at £16 it's not too pricey but still screams luxury to me. Another great gift idea is one of the fantastic notebooks in the range. If the person you're buying for could always do with an extra notebook because they're at college, University or work or they're just a stationery fanatic like I am, why not go for this gorgeous gold dot one?
And talking of stationery, just look at this incredible foldout agenda/desk planner from Kate Spade New York too? It literally has everything you could ever need to get your life in some kind of order, making it a brilliant idea for stepping into 2017 on the right foot. There's a well laid out weekly planner, sticky notes and a to-do list/etc. pad and it all comes housed in the stunning gold dot design that you will have seen in the top photograph.
And when I think of going into the New Year feeling more organised and ready to conquer the world, what immediately springs to mind has to be a great watch to keep you on track and on time and there isn't one that I've been more obsessed with this year than this one from Lord Timepieces*.
Rose gold accents and a gorgeous grey strap are what make this watch for me and at £70 it's that little bit of luxury without being a ridiculous priced a la Michael Kors watches etc. You can find plenty of women's watches at Lord Timepieces.
Who are you buying for this Christmas? Do any of these gift ideas sound right up your street? And what brands or products do you think of when you think of that little bit of luxury?