The Best Stocking Filler Gift Ideas For Beauty Obsessives

Should your loved one enjoy beauty products as much as we do, read on. Here is a compilation of the very best beauty stocking filler gift ideas. These amazing presents are certain to be every beauty obsessive’s dream.

1.First Aid Beauty Catch Your Glow Gift Set, £15 (Was £20), www.feelunique.com

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This limited-edition set is guaranteed to bring joy. Included in the gift set is First Aid’s incredible Facial Radiance Pads (serious game-changing product). Also combined is their Hello FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer. Should you wish to gift a loved one radiant luminosity (without spending a fortune) this is the way to go.

2. The Hair Boss Clear Shine Gloss, £14.99, www.thehairboss.co.uk

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Do you wish your hair was glossy and sleek all the time and without the need for frequent and costly visits to the hairdressers? We all do! Why not gift someone the beauty finds of the century with The Hair Boss Clear Shine Gloss? The semi-permanent product achieves amazing results for just £14.99! The gift of beautiful shiny locks may just be magic wand amazing.

3. Pura Cosmetics Revitalising Raspberry Lip Scrub, £4.99, www.puracosmetics.co.uk

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Buy one of Pura Cosmetics lip scrubs or duo gift sets and you will be giving a nod to helping the planet and ensuring the lucky recipient has the smoothest, sweetest smelling lips of them all. We love the Revitalising Raspberry Lip Scrub (£4.99) and the fun-loving Prosecco Bubbles and Lip Balm Duo Gift Set, £8.99.

4.Spacemasks (Pack of 5), £15, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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We can all agree that this year, stress has messed about with our sleep patterns somewhat – making this beauty gift a real treasure for just about anyone. Each mask is infused with jasmine to soothe away your worries. Together, with its air-activated self-heating abilities, the mask ensures you can drift off to your world of happy slumber with ease.

5.Thumbs Up Hollywood Light Up Mirror, £16.99, www.asos.com

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There’s never been a more needed time for a mirror, like this one. With Zoom meetings coming out of our ears, making sure our eyebrows match and the lippy is where you thought you applied it is kind of vital. Worry no more. This awesome Hollywood Light Up Mirror will keep you looking your absolute best before every meeting. Phew!

For further reading check out, “Achieve Salon-Worthy Results with The Hair Boss Clear Shine Gloss”.

Happy shopping and have an amazing Christmas!

The Most Thoughtful Personalised Gifts For Her

Turnaround this year in a flash with some thoughtful personalised gifts for her. A personalised gift is a perfect way to make your loved one feel that extra bit special = and let’s face it = we all need a bit of TLC right now. Read on to discover some truly thoughtful personalised Christmas presents she will love.

1. Personalised Apothecary Candle by Norma & Dorothy, £16, www.notonthehighstreet.com

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Should your friend, mum or sister love a candle (who the hell doesn’t?), this will be the most thoughtful gift of them all. These beautiful natural apothecary candles tick every box. Made from soy wax and featuring pretty lettering with a personalised message of your choice, the caring gift guarantees 25 hours of TLC for your loved one. Hand-poured in the UK; the only dilemma is choosing between the array of scents on offer. A few of the scents include Wild Fig and Cassis, Velvet Rose & Oud and Floral Blossom – to name a few! The sweet blissful aroma of tranquillity is coming your way for Christmas.

2.Personalised ‘Hug Across the Miles’ Locations Cushion by the Drifting Bear Co., £36.95, www.notonthehighstreet.com

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There will be so many people apart from each other this Christmas (for obvious reasons), but you can still make sure they get a huge cuddle! This is the go-to gift to make her smile. Personalise the cushion with hers and your location, and how far the hug cushion has travelled in order to deliver some much-needed love. Add your name to the bottom (so there is no confusion as to whom sent the hug). For extra brownie points, you can even add a photo to the reverse side. Flowers are great and all that – but this gift is like having a hug that will last forever!

3.Personalised Adult Colouring Book, £9.99 (Plus Delivery), www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

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Right now, we are all searching for that go-to way to de-stress. What better way than a bit of colouring? For those of you who are scoffing at the thought – just give it a go. You will be amazed at how therapeutic it is! This year why not gift her something a little different with a personalised colouring book? Personalise the front with a message of your choice. The thoughtful present is a great way to show how much you care.

4.Engraved Silver Heart-Shaped Bookmark, £12.99, www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

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Let’s face it, the majority of us have a book on the go right now! When visiting your loved one is unlikely, the beautifully crafted bookmark will be a great reminder of how appreciated she is. Personalise the heart motif with a message of up to 28 characters. For added joy, the bookmark can come in a luxury gift box too – and for a mere £3 extra it is a total steal.

5.Engraved Silver Compact Mirror, £16.99, www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

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If you know anyone who constantly has their face in the mirror (and I think I might), this will be a fabulous gift. Each time they use the gift they will have a gentle reminder of how much you care. Personalise the front with a thoughtful message of your choice, I love this!

6.Engraved Silver-Plated Heart Trinket Box, £16.99, www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

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Should you have a mum or nan who is forever losing their tiny, yet very important things on a daily basis, this is the ideal solution. With a velvet lining and featuring a message from you, the gift will let them know how much you love them forever more (or at least until it gets lost).

For more reading inspo why not try, “5 Lockdown Gifts Guaranteed To Bring a Smile.”

The Best Black Friday Beauty Gift Sets You Can Buy Now

Black Friday is almost here, and some big brands are treating us to some early deal drops. This means (woohoo) it’s time to grab those beauty gift sets. A word of warning – some ‘deals’ aren’t actually much of a deal. There are brands who put up the prices before Black Friday and then reduce them on the day, so people believe they have a bargain. Having sifted through the deals on offer, the following are the best Black Friday beauty gift sets around that you can bag now!

1.Look Fantastic: Estee Lauder Beauty of the Night Skincare Set, £45 (Was £90), www.lookfantastic.com

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This fabulous brand is one of my main one-stop shops for all things beauty related.  they are treating all beauty fanatics with early access with up to 30% off, using code: EARLYLF. Prepare to be dazzled with 25% off beauty gift sets and 25% of NuFace (yay!!). So, the struggle this year will be having the strength to part with them. Not sure I have the power…

Check out Estee Lauder’s Beauty of the Night Skincare Set worth £123. This is half price at a mere £45 (instead of £90).

Another fabulous find is Illamasqua’s Techno Lip Duo worth £30. This is priced at £12.50 (was £25). Yes!

2. Feel Unique: Givenchy Le Rouge Perfecto Trio Set, £46 (Was £84), www.feelunique.com

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Feel Unique is another amazing online shopping site that offers awesome deals throughout the year. Their Black Friday sales have already begun.

Incredible deals include Givenchy’s Le Rouge Perfecto Trio Set, £46 (was £84) and Liz Earle’s Essentials skin Repair Gel Kit, £39.60 (was £49.50).

3. Debenhams: YSL Mascara Volume Effect Cils Eye Must-Haves Gift Set, £22.40 (was £28), www.debenhams.com

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Debenhams began their deals on Monday 16 November – and boy, they’ve got some bargains to excite. Where to start? Okay, I should mention you can grab the YSL Mascara Volume Effect Cils Eye Must-Haves Gift Set, £22.40 (was £28). For the men, check out the Clinique for Men Skincare Set for Regular Skin, £39.10 (was £85).

Have you found any awesome beauty gift set deals? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. For more reading inspo try, “Discover the Best Camouflage Make-up Around: Estee Lauder.”

Make Your Christmas Tree Extra-Special With These Awesome Beauty Baubles

Looking for that extra-special bauble to make your Christmas tree (and you) dazzle this year? Beauty brands have truly spoilt us this yuletide with these awesome beauty baubles. Is it too much if they all go on one tree? Not this year! Being in a yearlong pandemic means we get carte blanche to totally indulge ourselves in gifts, chocolates and wine.

1.Caudalie Christmas 2020 Beauty Elixir Mini Mist Bauble, £12, www.allbeauty.com

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This bauble is a winner – total luxury that comes in 100% recyclable packaging. The superior face mist reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores, replacing them with a complexion of happy luminosity. The multi-tasking elixir gives your skin a super-boost and set your makeup in place for the day. Oh, Caudalie, how did you know?

2.Tan-Luxe The Glow Bauble, £15, www.cultbeauty.com

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Tan-Luxe gives such an incredible streak-free glow, people will be scratching their heads, wondering how you managed to bypass the lockdown and spend 2 weeks in Mauritius. Their secret is the patented ‘Transparent Tanning’ technology. This sweeps away the stress of streaky tans and ensures you look your glowing best. #Gorgeousness

3. Essie Nail Polish Merry Mani Bauble, £25.72, www.amazon.co.uk

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Why not treat your loved one to nails that dazzle this year? Inside this Essie bauble are two gorgeous nail polishes. Simply apply the Cocktail Bling and cover it with a Christmas magic-like sparkly topcoat. Perfect.

4.Dermalogica Christmas Small Bauble, £11.69, www.essentialslondon.com

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If you are looking for the look and feel of luxury, this year’s Dermalogica bauble will not disappoint. The exquisitely designed limited-edition bauble (get it while you can) offers added surprise as they are comprised with a lucky dip of awesome mini products. This brand is so good – you are guaranteed to be impressed with whichever products you find.

5.Real Techniques Mini Makeup Sponge Bauble, £5.99, www.amazon.co.uk

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This Christmas bauble should be given out to all your beauty-obsessed loved ones. The makeup sponge comes in a handy travel size meaning if you do go anywhere you will be prepared. Seriously, most of us forget to pack it. Either that or lose/ruin the makeup sponge, making this little treat a real-life saviour. Simply pop it in your purse and go (in a socially distanced manner to a socially appropriate setting).

Have you got your eye on any of these baubles? Tell me which one is your favourite in the comments below. For more reading inspo try, “The best Christmas party games that cost nothing.”

Award-Winning Beauty For Every Adult’s Christmas List

This Christmas, most people will have a skincare or makeup product or two on their radar. There is nothing like an award-winning beauty product to make your loved one’s Christmas list complete. A great product that actually delivers on its promises literally can turnaround a blah mood into a day of feeling amazing! With this in mind, check out these award-winning beauty products, guaranteed to this Christmas list the best yet.

1.Weleda Skin Food Light, £7.95 (30ml), www.weleda.co.uk

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Weleda’s moisturiser goes to show you don’t need to spend a fortune for quality products. Particularly effective on dry skin, the multi-award-winning light-as-air moisturiser is immediately absorbed where it sets about replacing the parched look for one of utter radiance. Included in the formula Chamomile, calendula and wild pansy team up to provide super nourishing and soothing qualities, whilst simultaneously strengthening the skin’s barrier. This is an all-round outstanding moisturiser that achieves amazing results!

2.Liz Earle Circa Skin Restore Paste, £24.65 (50ml), www.uk.lizearle.com

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Liz Earle is well-known for bringing us award-winning and natural skincare, but she really surpassed expectations when this one was created. The mask treatment hybrid works incredibly well, diminishing imperfections and providing a massive burst of hydration. The creamy (and other-worldly) formula contains the herb Centella Asiatica (CCICA)This is due to its long-standing ability to greatly rejuvenate and restore the skin to one of utmost health. Paired with this is bilberry and wild plum that greatly nourishes and soothe skin. Simply apply and leave on overnight, then awaken to be truly baffled at its beautifying powers!

3.Clinique ID Dramatically Different Moisturising BB-Gel, £36, (125ml), www.asos.com

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The award-winning BB-gel comes with an Active Cartridge Concentrate for lines and wrinkles. Simply insert the cartridge into the hydration base and use just as if it were a moisturiser.  The reason it’s award-winning is it instantly (and dramatically) improves the look of your skin whilst also packing a hydration punch that diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The formula complements fair to medium skin tones. It achieves a veil of camouflage to match your natural skin tone. Expect an even and flawless complexion you will love!

4.Chanel Chance Perfume Crayons, £49.99 (4 x 1.2g), www.amazon.co.uk

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Now, these are crayons I can get on board with. The crayon sweeps over your skin with ease, providing you with an exquisitely irresistible scent to last all day long. Chic, classy and highly sought-after? The hard part is gifting them for someone else’s Christmas list goals (I’m thinking, nah).

For more reading inspo try: “The best beauty Christmas crackers for that added festive sparkle.”

The Best Beauty Christmas Crackers For That Added Festive Sparkle

Let’s turnaround a crappy year wherever we can, starting with a truly awesome Christmas. For fellow-minded beauty fanatics, here are the best beauty Christmas advent calendars for those festive feelings of added sparkle!

1.Bomb Cosmetics Christmas 2020 Trio, £23.45 (Was £29.97), www.allbeauty.com

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There’s no way you and your family will be able to miss the festive spirit of a super-fun Christmas with these crackers nestled on the tree. Let’s face it – who doesn’t love a bath bomb? Combining 3 cheery crackers, each of which includes 3 tantalising bath bombe, get prepared for some seriously pampered and sweet-smelling luxury. All you have to worry about is the queue for the bath!

2.Benefit Makeup Shakeup Brow, Mascara & Tint Gift Set, £13.50, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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Get some serious feel-good factor into your festive season with Benefit’s awesome cracker. Including 3 hero products – BADgal BANG Mascara, Benetint and Gimme Brow – this treat is all you need to finish your flawless party makeup. Now all you need is somewhere that’s open! Oh yes, and did I mention you are saving 30% too?

3. NUXE Christmas Cracker Gift Set, £10, www.feelunique.com

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Spoil yourself or your loved ones this Christmas with this super-dreamy, uber gorgeous cracker. Included are some of NUXE’s favourites. Featuring:

Very Rose 3-in-1 Soothing Micellar Water (40ml)

Reve de Miel Face & Body Cleansing Gel (30ml)

NUXE Organic Skin Correcting Moisturising Fluid (15ml)

Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil (10ml)

I would buy it just for the dry oil (literally THE best oil out there!).

4.Tiffany & Co. Exclusive Tiffany & Love for Her and For Him Fragrant Cracker Gift Set, £49, www.johnlewis.com

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I couldn’t do a piece on the best in beauty without a shout out to one of my fave brands of all time. Yes, Tiffany’s has gone and given us the gift of true bliss, with their 6-cracker gift set. The set features 3 x, 5ml Tiffany, for Love Eau de Parfum For Her, and 3 x 5ml of Tiffany Love Eau de Toilette for Him.

Should you and your loved ones be fans of Tiffany’s (honestly, I can’t imagine such a strange world in which people disliked Tiffany’s), this cracker gift set will be a hit at your festive gathering (of only 6 of course, so this is perfect).

The delicate floral woman’s scent evokes visuals of the prettiest summer fields in bloom. The man’s eau de toilette, bursting with vitality and lemony zest for life is certain to become his signature scent.

5.Caudalie Vinosource Hydration Minis Crackers, £10, www.spacenk.com

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Bag yourself a real bargain this festive season with one of the most loved beauty brands ever. This gorgeous cracker contains 3 fabulous mini skincare treats. Think pure luxury! Featuring:

Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum (10ml)

Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet (15ml)

Lip Balm

If you are new to the wonders of Caudalie, this cracker is the perfect introduction. Combining treats that combat winter-infused skin, your complexion will be hydrated and plump again in no time!

Have you bought any of these and what do you think? I had great intentions of gifting them….those great intentions are just a distant memory. Pathetic, but happy and pathetic!

For more Christmas inspo read, “Celebrate in Style with These Awesome Boozy Advents.”

5 Soothing Stocking Filler Gifts For The Stressed

Yes, it’s been a somewhat stressful year. Are we going to let it get us and our loved ones down? Hell no! The majority of us are feeling edgy right now, so a stocking crammed with soothing gifts to de-stress is an Einstein-worthy light bulb idea. I don’t know a person who wouldn’t be stoked to receive a bag full of pampering relaxation. Here are the best gifts for the most stressed. And breathe…

1.This Works Dream Team, £10, www.spacenk.com

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No matter how frazzled you feel, a good night’s sleep always helps. Inside this beautifully packaged set is a super-soothing aromatherapy duo. The Stress-Check Roll-on features eucalyptus, frankincense and lavender to ensure an unequivocally blissful night’s sleep.

Next, spritz your pillow with the incredibly calming Pillow Spray. Combined are the specifically formulated ingredients lavender, camomile and vetiver oil. These work together, providing ultimate relaxation. Hello, cosy sleep!

2.Novelty Funny Face Stress Ball, £2.82, www.amazon.co.uk

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That’s right – squeeze any anger or stress right out of the day with satisfaction. It amazes me just how much a stress ball actually works. It doesn’t matter what age you are – if you are feeling the angst, a stress ball is definitely a must-buy.

3.Sleep Headband, £15.99, www.amazon.co.uk

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Why not gift your loved one the best tool for falling to sleep? This multitasking present provides a sleep headband, sleep mask and sports headband all in one. The lightweight and exceptionally comfy band feature advanced Bluetooth technology. Whether you wish to listen on the move, meditate or drift off – this device will block out external noise.  You choose exactly what you hear as you drift off – erm, why didn’t I notice these sooner?

4.Grace & Stella Hot and Cold Gel Bead Eye Mask, £9, www.amazon.co.uk

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Apply the soothing warm mask and let your anxiety and stress melt away. Or, cool the mask and relieve eye strain, eye bags and headaches. This is a perfect gift for every WFH Individual. After a long day staring at the screen and getting stressed, just whip the mask on, sit back and in 5 minutes you will feel like yourself again.

5.Relaxation, Wellbeing and Pampering Gift Set, £27.99, www.amazon.co.uk

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Make way for the ultimate relaxation kit. Inside this box is everything a person may need to totally de-stress and find their zen. Featuring:

4 Relaxation Bath Melts (includes eucalyptus, geranium, lavender and sweet orange). These essential oils are specifically combined to achieve utter calm.

Lavender & Patchouli Bath Salts – unwind and forget anything that isn’t quiet happiness.

Wild Honeysuckle Soy Candle (23 hours burn time).

2 Soaps (lavender and clementine & prosecco)

All of these essential items are cruelty-free, vegan and handcrafted in the UK. This kit will transform anyone’s evening into one of heavenly spa-like quality.

Any of these gifts would be much appreciated by a stressed-to-hell loved one and may just take a tier-3 risk of a breakdown to a more reasonable tier-1 situation. Better buy me 3 of each.

For more Christmas inspo read “Quirky Ideas for Stocking Fillers (On a Budget).

 

Celebrate In Style With These Awesome Boozy Advent Calendars, 2020

Tis no better time to get merry than now. So, get your festive cheer on and celebrate the Christmas countdown in style with these awesome boozy advent calendars. Check out some of the best:

1.Festive Sparkle: Prosecco & Champagne Advent Calendar Christmas Exclusive, £124.99, www.gettingpersonal.com

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What we have here is a very merry countdown. Featuring a collection of sparkly fizz, with champagne, pinot rose and prosecco – you can be sure each day of December is filled with fun. Now, the only choice is whether to team it with a cheese and cracker calendar or chocolate one. Decisions, decisions.

2.Cheer for Beer: Craft Beer Advent Calendar by Honest Brew, £79.90, www.notonthehighstreet.com

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When searching for the mecca of beer advents, respected, renowned and super-tasty are the 3 boxes that need to be checked. Behold, the most prized beer calendars of them all. This calendar has been a sell-out for the past 5 years. Including 24 premium products from the finest breweries in Europe, you can expect some exclusives thrown into the mix, too. With a different brewer behind each door’s hidden treasure, you are certain to discover at least one new favourite. So, sit back, relax and whisk yourself away. The end of 2020 is sure to be a merrier one.

3, For White Wine Lovers: Virgin Wines Luxury White Wine Advent Calendar, £79.99, www.idealworld.co.uk

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White wine lovers, come and feast your eyes on the dreamiest wine calendar of them all. You can expect truly impressive wines from across the globe, guaranteed to set your tastebuds alight with the tastiest type of merriment. Boasting award-winning wines (including the much-loved Senti Prosecco), this Christmas countdown is one not to be missed.

4.Prefer a Jameson? Try Drinks by the Dram Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar, £149.95, www.amazon.co.uk

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Given that Jameson’s is my all-time drink, this countdown has to be my favourite. Boasting an array of delicious Irish whiskey’s, there is nothing quite like the Irish Whiskey Calendar to help you forget your woes and put you firmly in the festive spirit. Should your tipple of choice be of the Irish variety, you are going to go crazy for this impressive calendar. Each drum contains 30ml of awesome Irish Christmas cheer.

I should mention that, due to their fabulousness, these calendars sell-out fast. If you want one grab it while you can.

For more advent calendar inspo, read: “Quirky Advent Calendars That Bring Something Else To The Table.”

Improve Your December With A Luxury Chocolate Advent

2020 may seem excessively crap, but owning a luxury chocolate advent calendar will significantly improve your December. However, rapidly-dwindling willpower is needed to keep your improved December intact. We all know how it ends. A sitting room floor covered in shredded cardboard and foil, with a lone Turkish Delight amongst the remains. Frankly, it looks like your calendar was ravaged by crazed wolves with a serious sugar addiction.

The Christmas countdown is almost upon us. Why not upgrade your loved one’s festive month with one of the following luxury chocolate advent calendars? They are certain to boost mood and inject life with some delicious happiness.

1. Tweak of Luxury: Hotel Chocolat The Everything Advent, £26, www.hotelchocolat.com

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This luxury advent enables all serious chocolate fans to celebrate Christmas and get down to some serious indulgence. Peek behind the doors to uncover the brand’s hero recipes. Including their award-winning Slated Caramel Cocoa Vodka in their Salted Martini treat, and other heavenly wonders – I doubt a person on the planet would still have a door unopened by the second week of December. Improved life? I think so!

2. December Enhancement: Wicked and Wonderful Chocolatier Luxury Chocolate Truffle Wooden Advent, £58, www.yumbles.com

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For me, a good truffle is where it’s at. Nothing on this planet can bring festive cheer like the taste of a truffle’s God-like sumptuousness. Imagine, then, an entire advent calendar boasting an array of award-winning artisanal iconic truffles The Marc de Champagne one is as good as it sounds. Prepare to feel ultra-pampered with these luxe treats. Also – have you seen the insane design that deserves to be on the front of this year’s John Lewis advert? The beautifully crafted calendar even lights up. Yes!

3. Serious Chocolate TLC : Pierre Marcolini Signature Advent Calendar, £49, www.eu.marcolini.com

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Should your loved one be a fan of Pierre Marcolini’s mastermind praline creations, the 2020 calendar is a must-have. Combining signature chocolates and brand-new treats to discover, the calendar is certain to achieve 24 days of awakening to immense joy. After a mouthful of sheer luxury (creamy caramel, hazelnut praline, caramelised nuts), and so much more, how can anyone have a bad day?

4. Happy Days: Godiva Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar, £20, www.amazon.co.uk

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Godiva never fails to impress with their tasty Belgian treats seemingly sent from above. Featuring irresistible flavours like the Raspberry Star and brought to you in fabulous festive designs, December is all set for a significant upgrade! If you prefer a different advent read. “Quirky Advent Calendars Tat Bring Something Else To The Table.”

What advent calendar will you be buying this year? Leave me a message in the comments below. Stay safe xx

Quirky Ideas For Stocking Fillers (On A Budget)

If you are anything like me, stocking filler presents always get forgotten until the last minute. Then I freak out over my poor budget and time management. Panic buying (not loo roll, although maybe this year) on a budget means purchasing all the pointless tat that can be sent via next day delivery. A waste of money and time. This year, I’m starting early to give the stocking filler the justice it deserves. After a year of crap, we need some fun, innovative and quirky gifts guaranteed to bring a smile at the very least. Check out awesome stocking filler ideas.

1.For the Chocolate Maniac: Hot Chocolate Bombes, £9.99, www.prezzybox.com

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OMG, my mouth is literally drooling (Turner and Hooch style) just looking at this. If your loved one enjoys Belgian chocs, hot chocolate and marshmallow, the stocking filler gift will be a hit. The bombes take the classic hot chocolate drink to a whole new level (picture total bliss). A perfect comfort-giving gift.

2.For the Anxiety-Ridden: Calma Llama Stress Toy, £5.99, www.amazon.co.uk

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This gift is perfect for anxiety or stress sufferers of any age. Studies have shown simple techniques such as using a stress toy can greatly alleviate those unwelcome feelings of anger, anxiousness or just stress in general. If you ask me, we could all benefit from having one of these little llamas in our Christmas stockings this year.

3.For the Lockdown-Weary Folk, Moan and Move on Notebook by Bread & Jam, £4.95, www.notonthehighstreet.com

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Another fabulous and quirky gift idea from which all of us would benefit is this notebook. Being in a lockdown for the foreseeable means there are going to a be a lot of fed up folk wanting to say what they think. Sadly, with nowhere to escape to, most of us have to keep it zipped. This is no good – it has to come out. With the Moan & Move on Notebook, you can vent fifty times (there are 50 pages). Then throw your grievance in the bin and – you guessed it – move on.

4.For the Boredom: Magnetic Figure Stacking Game, £3.99, www.findmeagift.co.uk

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There’s nothing like a novelty gift that everyone can enjoy. When the board games get too much and the TV is blah (given you have probably seen everything a hundred times by Christmas), the Magnetic Figure Stacking Game will be a welcome sight. With a variety of balancing acts to try out, the stocking filler with be sure to alleviate boredom (for a while at least).

For some awesome ideas for advent calendars, check out: “Quirky Advent Calendars That Bring Something Else To The Table.”

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