All we have to do now is just waiting for this magical time of the year to come to spend quality time with family and friends, chatting, watching comedies, playing cards games, eating too many chocolates and drinking too much bubbles.
In the meantime, we can think about the gifts we would like to offer or receive. Here come my Christmas gifts ideas! :)
I'm not going to suggest you to buy the latest it bag or expensive stuff, you don't really need help for that, plus i don't think most of the readers can afford such things. What is trickier is to find nice things without braking open your piggy.
For anyone a bit of adventurous and curious, you can't go wrong with "Wild swans", that incidentally is also one of my favorite books. It's the story of a Chinese family over three generations and of China itself. Once you start reading this incredible story you won't be able to stop til the end of it and you're gonna learn so much. This book is translated in several languages. It's just great, trust me.
Maxi clutch Marc by Marc Jacobs. Love the color, love the XL size and love the simplicity of it. And I love to use clutches all day long, not only with evening outfits, and this one seems perfect from morning to night to me.
Woody Allen. What else should I say? One can't go wrong with Woody's comedies. Seriously, who doesn't like them? And what's better of a good and funny movie in a cold winter night? And with this dvd's collection you'll get the most of it!
For a ballet lover, I suggest "Center stage". Not the most famous dancing movie, but one of the best in my opinion. And choreography is beautiful! Jodie and the other dancers wait for you at the NYC Ballet!
Shoes...We never get enough of them! ;) And at New Look I found the perfect pair for this holiday season: light blue, high heels and comfortable!
And always at New Look, the sweetest Christmas jumper... I'm usually not a huge fan of Christmas jumpers, they always seem a bit too old fashioned, but this one is absolutely lovely.
For someone traveling a lot, this neck pillow from Etam will be just perfect. Not only it's comfy but it also looks like an adorable, little pet! And I know what I'm talking about: as I take a lot of planes, often early in the morning or late at night after a day full of work meetings, I always fell asleep as soon as I reach my seat...and always wake up with a stiff neck!
In Italy we wear red underwear on the night of the 31st of December for good luck. So why not to offer some good luck to your girlfriends, with this red string and slip from Oysho?
They also have funny socks in nice boxes
And to keep your feet warm during the winter, I also found leopard, fur slippers! From New Look again.
I have the same one in bright pink from a couple of years ago, but I could change them this year for the leopard ones! ;)
"Les petites chaudières" is a young French clothes brand. I discovered it not so long ago and they have nice and original dresses. Plus for Christmas, they've designed three dresses in collaboration with La Halle, they're perfect to sparkle in this holiday season and they're cheaper than the normal dresses of this brand. Here's my favorite one! I'm just sad, my size is not available anymore!
A funny, original, pvc clucth by Diane von Furstenberg
And, a bit more expensive, but still at a reasonable price, the classic, large Hamilton bag from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Just for the record, it exists in several colors. I just select the picture of the one I like the most ;) Also I put a link to Michael Kors website, but for Europe you can shop it on Net-à-porter.
A little, sparkling make-up box form Sephora with all one need to make grey or brown smoky eyes. The essential!
A classic : Nuxe Christmas box.
A beautiful book, to travel the world from home while being inspired for your next journey : "Le patrimoine de l'humanité : 25 ans d'images" .
Personally, I really love candles. I think they immediately create a cozy and warm atmosphere and I always have a couple of them in my living room in the evening. Candles from Papillon rouge are scented and elegant. Here's the red one that I find really beautiful, but you have more on the website.
Mix of mid-finger rings by Asos
Asos jewel earrings, to feel like a princess ;)
And eventually also something for the boys : printed t-shirt from Jack and Jones. I picked up one I like, but obviously they have much more than that, and they're really nice and good quality.
And always from H&M, this essential, perfect for holiday season, white smoking blazer
A sweet skirt for your little princesses, H&M
Let's be fair: here's something for your little boys as well...Or I should say little monsters?! Sweat from H&M, again.
Mariage Frères is a French very good and well-known tea producer. They have so many flavors of teas, all of which smell, and taste, deliciously. Plus, tea is a nice gift idea and they've created a special Christmas tea.
Did you notice that men are really bad in taking care of themselves? ;) and during winter they always have cold, dry hands... So here a nice pair of gloves from Emporio Armani.
Time's up : a funny game to play with friends and family in which one has to guess and try to get his teammates to guess famous characters. The game exists in different languages.
Looking for the perfect pair of sneakers for myself, that I still didn't found... I found this Puma red shoes, that in my opinion are pretty cool!
For your classic men, cuff-links
Well, I hope I gave you some good ideas. I really like to look for gifts for people I love and it's nice sharing inspiration. Actually, what I really prefer to offer, more than material things, is something to share, like tickets for a show or a week-end somewhere...Something to do together. So have a look to things to do where and around the place you live. It's really important to take the time to share moments with your loved ones.
And more than gifts, this is what is really important during Christmas period and all year long! <3