Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Cheap Christmas Stocking Ideas

HI.. long time, no post! I've finally sent off my UCAS application so I can actually get back to blogging!
 I can't believe we're at the end of November and I'm writing my first Christmas related post, so crazy. 

I don't remember the last time I had a stocking, but I thought it would be cool to do a little gift guide/idea post for what I'd like to have in one! So here are the five things I think would be cool to receive in a stocking 

1 : Books
You can never go wrong or have too many books! A book that would be fabulous to receive in a stocking is Lauren Conrad's "Style". I took this book out in the library in January.. and I'm still yet to return it! It's such a good read and probably the best style guide I've ever read (and probably ever will). From mixing patterns to mastering the smokey-eye, this book has everything a girl needs!

2 : Mugs
Like books, you can never have too many mugs! I'm obsessed with mugs and my collection is slowly growing.. I was sent this beautiful Birdy mug from IWOOT! They also have this beautiful Knuckle Duster Mug which is going on my Christmas wishlist! Not only do they have great mugs, they also have lots of quirky items on their site. If you're strugging on gifts for christmas you should check out iwoot! They even have experiencing days like indoor skydiving, Thames Lunch Cruise, Sushi Making! IWOOT is also super affordable, I can definitely see myself shopping for unique gifts in the future!!

3 : Teeth Whitener
Teeth Whitening seems to actually be a thing these days.. I would frown upon it, but after reviewing Pearly's Weekly Teeth Whitening Power and Teeth Whitening Foam I can definitely see why! The first time I used this I could see a massive difference. It's been about a month since I finished it and I feel like a book without words. If you're looking for a cheap way to get them grills white, I've found the answer! I had before and after pictures which I saved it on my laptop but everything (including every photographic memory I've had since 2008) got wiped, but CarlyRowena did a post on it some time ago and the results she got were amazing!

4 : Notebooks, Scrapbooks, Diaries
Notebook are essentials for almost everyone, I have a big collection of notebooks and I just can't get enough of them! I think it would also be cool to give someone a scrapbook, especially for friends; filled with pictures, quotes and all that! My favourite sites for notebooks and photo albums are Urban Outfitters and The Peas Knees - I could get lost in the stationary sections!

5 : Nail Polishes & Lipstick
And finally, nail polishes and lipsticks! Since nail polishes and lipsticks are tiny you could always pop them in a stocking. My favourites are currently the Barry M Matte Nail Polishes, I need to get my hands on one! There will never be a time a girl won't love a lipstick. I bet MAC and Rimmel London will be popular ones this year! I'm loving all those dark colours!