Got a few people left on your gift list this year? Give them the big tick by checking out our 2018 Gift Guide in collaboration with Leven in Cambridge - the home of the perfect gift for you and your loved ones! Read More for the details.
The most stressful thing about Christmas (if you're not in charge of organising the food) definitely has to be the gift giving. Which is ironic as it has only the best intentions! However, finding the perfect gift is easy once you have a good idea.
Let this blog post be a place of inspiration and ideas for anyone left on your list. Plus, these range of options fit any budget and can be used as stocking stuffers or secret santa! There are even some DIY's if that's more up your alley.
Most importantly, we're lucky enough to have Leven as the perfect shop to find the perfect give for everyone in a single trip! Let me get into the details...
For the wonderful women in your life:
Think mother-in-law, your best friend, perhaps even yourself?
1. Sophie Khaki Gingham Mini Scarf from Leven
Perfect as a little pop of colour to finish off her favourite summer outfit. I also love tying these little scarfs around my bag handle as something a little bit different!
2. Maraca Candle in Velvet Noir from Leven
This was on my personal wishlist this year. I cannot help but adore this scent every time I walk into Leven. A candle really is the gift that keeps on giving, besides they'll always have you to thank when their home smells so gorgeous!
3. DIY Balt Salt Christmas Decoration
This was one of our most popular DIY's from our Essential Oils Workshop earlier this year. This gorgeous ornament is filled with dried rose petals, pink himalayan bath salts and is infused with frankincense and rose oil for a bath which will leave their skin feeling gorgeous. Check out the full DIY here.
4. Made by Me Pink Clay Mask from Leven
Pink Clay is specifically known as being perfect for dry and sensitive skin types. It is also great for replenishing and restoring the skin with moisture while drawing out impurities and lightly exfoliating. I don't think I've met a girl who doesn't love a little self care night, and the perfect face mask is most definitely an essential.
5. Moroccan Oil Mini from Sephora
Not only does this smell amazing, but it's great for your hair too. This is perfect if you know someone who struggles with dry ends. However, I often just use this for the scent! Besides, this size is perfect for your handbag. A stocking stuffer essential!
6. Ora Peace of Mind Essential Oil Roller from Kaysie Rose
This is a gorgeous blend. If you're not in the mood to make your own, we love the Ora Essential Oil rollers - they also come in sprays! We picked ours up from our beautiful beauty therapist Kaysie Rose. She currently has the essential oil sprays in stock however you are able to purchase the rollers as well directly from the Ora Aromatherapy site. This roller in particular has a rose quartz roller to add to the healing experience. Ingredient include: frankincense, lavender, vetiver, marjoram sweet, clary sage and ho leaf.
7. DIY Rose Scent Sachet
These are yet another DIY of ours, which is beyond easy whether you are an expert sewer or would prefer the 'no-sew' alternative. Check out the full DIY here. These can also easily be 'refilled' with other essential oils required. Perfect as a stocking stuffer which they can pop in their suitcase, handbag, or drawer!
For the meaningful men in your life:
Your dad, brother or boyfriend would love these!
1. Champtaloup Unisex Boxer in Classic Check from Leven
I don't mean to be clique and recommend buying socks and underwear for Christmas, however it's hard to deny that they really are a winner - especially these ones from Champtaloup. They're 100% cotton, have a comfortable loose fit and the bag they come in is totally cute too!
2. The Skin Kitchen Activated Charcoal Body Scrub from Leven
Activated Charcoal is such an amazing ingredient - drawing bacteria, chemicals and dirt to the surface of the skin to achieve a flawless complexion. With natural and organic ingredients this body scrub is the perfect treat for any man in your life!
3. Triumph & Disaster Ritual Face Cleanser from Leven
Even though they don't seem to talk about it much, even men need look after their skin. Do all the hard work for them and grab this amazing face cleanser from Leven. It's the winner of the 2017 Beauty Shortlist Awards Men's Grooming category - so you know it's good!
4. Triumph & Disaster On The Road Pack from Leven
This kit of essentials contains: YLF Wash (an all purpose body, face and hair wash), the Ritual Face Cleanser, the Old Fashioned Shave Cream (for a smooth glide), and the Gameface Moisturiser (for a perfect finish). Is great for a man on the go or the ultimate traveler!
5. Solid State Men's Fragrance in Drifter from Leven
A solid perfume is really such a unique alternative to a spray cologne. Not only does it smell great, but it's the perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift! This scent has blood orange, ginger and mahogany.
6. Happy Pills from Leven
These are perfect for his desk or bedside. When the day isn't treating him too well, these happy pills come to the rescue by containing a little note or positive boost inside each pill. This is the perfect gift which will maintain its meaning and impact throughout the year.
7. Nail Bottle Opener from Leven
These are seriously popular in-store, and for all the best reasons. Unique, creative and endlessly versatile, this bottle opener is perfect for the summer bbq nights and beersies with the boys. They'll appreciate it, I promise.
8. Triumph & Disaster Gameface Moisturiser from Leven
With the warm summer heat drying out our skin, remind the men in your life to look after themselves with this amazing moisturiser. Is great after the perfect shave, or just as part of their morning routine.
Don't forget to check out the full range at Leven, located at 33 Empire Street in Cambridge. If you're not a Cambridge local, the online store stocks a reduced range of the products however is definitely worth a look!
We've been really looking forward to sharing this post with you, and we hope it's given you some inspiration for your last minute gifts! We're on the countdown of blog posts left for 2018 so we hope you enjoy the Christmas season which is finally upon us. Remember, Christmas season isn't always just about spending money and giving gifts. Most importantly, it's about spending and sharing time with the people who have made your year the best one yet. Don't forget to check out our 12 Days of Digital Detox running from the 20th of December until the 31st December! We'd love you to join us.
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