My friend Sarah Standing gave me the idea for this blog when I was standing in Marks and Spencer’s changing room, in Rhyl, back in October.
I loved the idea, not only do I get to be nosy and find out out exactly what’s on everyone’s most wanted list, but it’s also a useful gift/idea guide for those who leave Christmas shopping until a last panicked moment.
Here are the Christmas wishes of some of the people in my life!
India Standing –
Moroccan Oil Treatment £30.45
Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner £13.34 and £14.65
Breville Juicer £79.99
Sarah Standing –
Bobbi Brown Beach Fragrance 50ml £38 (currently including reduction) Sarah is raving about this fragrance.
Chanel Tan de Soleil Bronze Universel £30
Elizabth Arden Eight Hour Body Treatment Megasize 530ml £27
Kelly Brook –
Ina White Gold Detoxifying Crystal Bath Salts £46.50
Boudoir Candle by Kiki Montparnasse £56.00
Smythson Fashion Diary £200
Leah Jackson –
Nigella Lawson Cookbook – ‘Nigellissima’ £11.00
Ugg Gloves £100
Creme de la Mer 30ml £100
Lucy Beadle –
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick 24 Karat £35 (brand new for Christmas)
Hermes Eau des Merveilles Eau de Toilette 50ml £64.50 (I wore this as my character perfume in my play during the year I absolutely love it – elegant and rich)
Bridesmaids DVD £4.75
Tilly Standing –
Baume De Rose SPF15 by Terry £35 (this is extremely high on my list too)
Diptyque Scented Candle Baies £38
NARS Cream Blush £20.50
Claire Marlowe –
Kitchen Aid £386.10 (Claire has a food blog marlowesmouth so this choice didn’t surprise me!)
Jo Malone Fragrance English Pear and Freesia 100ml £76.00
Palmers Cocoa Butter Lotion £4.25
Gethin Jones –
Latte Mugs £1.70 (I really like some of the Ikea ones Geth, as you didn’t specify!)
British Lions v Australia Tickets 2013 £122.22
Becky Corbin Murray –
A Waffle Maker £36.18
Boat Driving Lessons P.O.A. (I adored this suggestion, and I have found a perfect place to satisfy Becky’s nautical desires)
Grace : A Memoir by Grace Coddington £20.00
Vicky Silverthorn –
Leica Camera £375+ (I have one of these German-made cameras they are fantastic, I bought mine on ebay)
A return ticket to Tulum in Mexico £650 – Cancun is the nearest airport!
Creme de la Mer 30ml £100
James Bundy –
Tom Ford for Men £45.00
Ipad Mini £269
Dyersville Blue Quilted Jacket £290.00
And here are my own ideal stocking fillers –
June Ainscough Mint Green Hairbrush £49.00
The most beautiful brush that I can’t take my eyes off every time I’m in Selfridges.
Laura Mercier Scarlet Lip Stain £16.50
One of the make up artists at ‘The Wright Stuff’ used this on my lips earlier in the year. It lasts and lasts – fabulous colour, but there are other lip stain colours if ‘Scarlet’ isn’t your thing!
Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother £46.00 –
I used this every day at my friend Sadie’s and it became my favourite possible thing. Make hot milk for coffee with it – hot chocolate, or hot milk and honey. The only place to buy it’s sensible to buy this from is directly from Nespresso, amazon was £30 more expensive.
Please let me know what is on your Christmas list. I was so organised this year, and now with eight days to go feel terribly unorganised, I don’t even have my Christmas tree up yet!