If you're like me when it comes to Christmas shopping - no matter how many past years of promised future organisation I've gone through, I'm still always so last minute - you'll be delighted to know there are still nine full days to get your shop on.
And while I agree it's definitely the guys in our lives who prove trickiest to purchase for, there's no doubt our girlfriends prove just as difficult at times - in my experience due to the simple fact that there is just so much cute stuff to choose from. So let’s narrow it down shall we?
First things first though, whether it's for your Mum, sister, girlfriends, or female colleagues, Christmas shopping for the ladies in your life should be all about the little things we don’t need, the luxuries that any other time of year would render a second and perhaps third or even fourth thought before convincing ourselves are far more important to indulge in than paying things like phone bills and rent...Priorities, right?
Well for the real fashionistas in your life, treasures such the La Parisienne agenda or a Christian Louboutin nail polish, fabulous feather clutch or the iconic NARS illuminator in Orgasm are the perfect little Christmas treats to get started with.
And the under €50 list continues with some fun for tech lovers with a Marc Jacobs iPhone cover and the very latest beauty collaboration from Victoria Beckham and Nails Inc. Young makeup lovers will love you forever with the quintessential Inglot travel brush set and giving the gift of a Jo Malone scent is undoubtedly one of the best Christmas morning surprises to wake up to.
Some of my favourite little treasures I plan to give this year include Lena Dunham's book -it's always the little things- and the power of a message on a bag with Charlotte Tilbury's glamorous cosmetics bag. Not to mention every GIRLBOSS needs her own crystal pen to pop in her bag and write her own wonderful tales for the year ahead.
And if you plan to spend a little more I couldn't love Lennon Courtney's Caplet more if I tried; ideal to jazz up any simple black outfit in any ladies life. While a set of Bobbi Brown brushes will remain forever in great use, great skincare is something no girl will refuse to adore you for and Philosophy is certainly one to invest in this festive season.
Sparkles, bling, glamour and a little swag never hurt anyone either so making my gift guide this year are definitely these silver heeled stunners, the perfect little lady gloves and a show-stopping neckpiece from River Island. And the ultimate winter warmers? Why cashmere slippers of course! I know too that many gold jewel loving girlfriends will only love Chupi's love ring.
And for the lady who has it all? Why there's never a a time when a drop of Chanel, a slick and shiny black wallet or some twinkle toes won't make her heart skip a beat!
And so it was that with just ten days to go I figured it must be time to join the Christmas rush and get our chic together.
Are you struggling with Christmas gifts? Has this guide cleared your mind a bit? Do you have any other ideas to add? Let's take it to the comments!