Penny and Polaroids

by Nuala Gorham

Christmas Gift Guide - For Her

Posted by nuala on Monday, November 17, 2014

Take a look at my ultimate ‘Christmas Gift Guide for Her’. All featured items are listed below with click to buy links for where to purchase with items listed from left to right in the image and in rows of three.

Larsson & Jennings Lader Brown Watch, €265

A Larsson & Jennings watch is on top of my ultimate wish list always! If you’re looking for a superior watch which is classic, timeless and unique then this is the perfect gift. I adore the brown leather strap but there are many choices to chose from.

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Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Black, €159

I’ve certainly got a penchant for good watches! Daniel Wellington is a very trendy brand at the moment and most girls are lusting after a classic black strap. I have the Classic Sheffield with a rose gold face and I adore it. My readers also get an exclusive 15% off  on  until the end of November simply by entering the promo code ‘pennypolaroids’ at the checkout window. The delivery is also very quick with Daniel Wellington.

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River Island Metallic Heels, €60

Heels are always a great Christmas gift for shoes as unlike with clothes, the sizing is very standard so it’s less risky, especially when they’re River Island heels that every girl loves! Metallic heels are also the perfect choice as they’re perfect for the Christmas party season and New Years Eve.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Hobo bag, €324 

If she’s like me, she’ll love a slouchy black Marc Jacobs bag! This is the perfect choice for a designer bag without a huge budget.

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Kate Spade Agenda, €28 

 A 2015 diary is always a fail-safe Christmas gift, but a stylish Kate Spade Agenda is so much better! Most girls adore Kate Spade’s collection of agendas which not only look stylish but are also packed with quotes insides.

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Pretty Honest by Sally Hughes, Book, €27

If she loves all things to do with beauty, skincare and makeup, then she’ll love this book ‘Pretty Honest’ by Sali Hughes. Why not surprise her with this best-selling beauty columnists book and give her  the perfect read for the holidays (and those lazy, hungover days!)

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How to be Parisian, wherever you are, €20 

If beauty isn’t her thing but she loves nothing more than fashion and style, How To Be Parisian, Wherever you are is the perfect read for any stylish girl, particularly if she loves Paris and humour, what girl doesn’t?

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Topshop Lace Trim Skirt, £36 

Every girls loves a stylish skirt, my favourite choice at the moment is this lace trimmed mini skirt from Topshop - perfect with black tights by day and heels for nights out.

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Mint Velvet Sequin Tshirt, €129

What better than a sequin top to wear out over Christmas? I’m very critical when it comes to sequins as I honestly think you have to splash out a little to ensure it doesn’t look cheap or tacky, and this embellished top from Mint Velvet certainly looks classy. (It’s also a great from-me-to-me gift for the Christmas season)

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Mulberry Bayswater Tote, €1,122

If you’re looking for a very special gift, a Mulberry bag is guaranteed to get you some serious brownie points for the year ahead! As far as high-end designer bags go, I adore Mulberry Bayswater bags, they’re a classic and will last a lifetime. I would also choose a muted tone in black or brown when splashing out on a designer bag as you want something that you’ll always love and can wear with anything.

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DKNY wallet, €60

While every girl loves designer, not all designer prices meet the Christmas gifts budget. This DKNY logo print wallet is the perfect designer gift for less. DKNY is surely having a moment and the purses are always of superb quality. This particular style is only €60 on Monnier Freres.

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InStyler Hair Straightener & Curler, €120

 I have a feeling plenty of girls will have the InStyler on their Christmas Wishlist this year. I have had mine a few months and I love it. It’s perfect for smoothing hair and achieving a wavy and tousled yet sleek look. I used to use heated rollers and while I did like them, they were so inconvenient. I love that I can simply pop my InStyler into my bag if I’m going away or staying over somewhere. It can be used to straighten or curl your hair.

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Clarisonic Cleansing System, €194

Everyone is talking about the Clarisonic Cleansing System, the electronic cleansing brush which gives skin a deeper cleanse and gently exfoliates. Dermatologists, facialists and beauty editors worldwide are raving about the benefits of Clarisonic.

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GlamGlow Gift Set, €63

Gift sets are always a great treat for girls, they’re something that most girls get really excited to use yet wouldn’t necessarily buy themselves. I am a huge fan of GlamGlow (my sisters and I are all hooked!) and the hydrating mask is perfect for giving winter skin some TLC. This particular set is such a good bargain. (This is also a really great from-me-to-me gift..)

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Bobbi Brown Eye Palette, €47

Bobbi Brown always has the most perfect gift sets and palettes at Christmas time - these warm brown and gold shades are a very safe option as they will suit most girls. They’re all very wearable, unlike many palettes you see where you’d only wear 20% of the shades!

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Missguided Cape Blazer, €45.49

This stylish cape blazer is perfect for the winter season and a great price for those €40-€50 price brackets. I have this in white and love it!

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Topshop Sheepskin Mittens, £20 

These cosy mittens are the perfect gift stocking filler gift, stylish and warm for those chilly holidays.

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River Island Stacking Ring, €6

This stacking ring is the perfect little stocking filler for any girl

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Asos Faux Fur Collar, €34.12

Another great choice for a lower budget, this faux fur collar is the perfect accessory for any girl who loves fashion.

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River Island Vanity Case, €33

A vanity case is also a great gift for any girl who loves beauty and make up. This stylish one from River Island is perfect for both at home and on the go.

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Caudalie Gift Set, £45

Caudalie is the perfect indulgence for any beauty lover. Their cosmetics are critically acclaimed as one of the best out their and this particular set is a great bargain, guaranteed to make any girl who knows beauty very happy on Christmas morning.

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Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush, €37

A good make up brush is a great gift in my opinion, it’s something that every girl needs. I have this particular one and I love it. While it is a foundation brush I always use it as a buffing brush for contouring and it works wonders. It also lasts really well, if anything I think it has gotten better with age.

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Real Techniques Brush Collection, €38.99 (not pictured)

If she’s in need of new make up brushes, then you can’t go wrong with Samantha Chapman’s Real Techniques collection. Real Techniques are of the best brands out there for make up brushes and it’s rare to find a full collection of great quality brushes for under €40.

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Missguided Box Clutch, €23.39 (not pictured)

A stylish metallic box clutch for under €25 is a great choice for girls. Missguided have a great collection of bags for less.

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Sony Wireless Smartphone Lens, €179

This Sony lens is such a cool gift! Even if gadgets aren’t her thing, I’m sure she would love to unwrap this on Christmas morning. The Smartphone lens can simply be clipped onto your phone (or even left anywhere as it works via Wifi) and you can take the image from your phone but with this lens. So, you have the benefits of a great quality lens but without the bulky camera and all your images are taken and saved on your phone - perfect for girls who love Instagram! It’s also a quite cheaper in the above link than in most retailers.

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Until next time,



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