Doesn’t absolutely everything about that title just sound perfect?
Practical? Gifts? Her?
(Who, by the way, I have crazy love for at the moment, but I’ll tell you
all about that in a second.)
(Pin me, Pin me!)
Although Christmas and birthdays are a time for celebration and happiness, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to waste money on frivolous and ultimately useless gifts for people. In fact, some of the best gifts are actually really practical things that people can enjoy after they’ve unwrapped on Christmas Day.
I wanted to make something similar for you.
Tonight, I bring to you
another gift guide for this Christmas season. This gift guide is full of things that the women in your life can use in their day-to-day lives, but are cute enough that they’ll still be excited to open. I’ve teamed up with Etsy to bring to you an amazing gift guide full of helpful and cute gifts. Now, this is something that I was going to do already – but then.
An affiliate newsletter dropped into my email. And I swear it was like angels singing in my head. Etsy – my very much adored Etsy – were running a
competition. On gift guides.
Isn’t it a match made in heaven? Aren’t gift guides pretty much what I live for? Combine this with the allure of winning an Etsy gift card . . . and I knew what I had to do.
So I am very happy to present to you something I’ve been working pretty hard on for a while. I hope you love it as much as I enjoyed creating it; I hope you find some great gifts for the festive season. A massive thank you to Etsy for this challenge!
A weekly planner is a brilliantly helpful gift! Planners ensure that you’re organising your time and it helps productivity! Calendars are an essential – because, let’s face it, who knows the date on their own? These rose gold clips are gorgeous – and will look great on your office desk! These cute notebooks are a great gift. Notebooks are brilliant because they’re so versatile; the recipient can use them as diaries, to do lists, address books or any number of practical things! And calendars don’t have to just be helpful – they can be cute AF! Now, you’re always going to need a pen, right? I mean, you need a pen to write in your notebooks, to doodle, to sign very important papers and more . . . so why not a cute pen? This three-print-set is absolutely gorgeous! It’s the perfect way to class up a bedroom. These marble mason jars are to die for! Stunning and useful storage devices. Another cute and positive pin! These rose gold makeup brushes are absolute perfection. They’re luxurious and gorgeous – and, well, makeup brushes, which is always helpful. This print is a perfect addition to any home. It’s welcoming, re-affirming and adds a really positive atmosphere to a room. Real pressed flowers in glass? Both gorgeous and perfect for the kitchen! Enamel pins are all the rage for me at the moment. They’re tiny, cute additions to any outfit and a great way to express yourself without being ostentatious. I’m absolutely loving the postivity in these bags! Make-up bags are an essential for many girls (hey – makeup is fun!) but this lovely, positive bag is the creme-de-la-creme I love this cute little enamel pin. It combines two of my favourite things – pins and black and gold. These cute seasonal candles are perfect for Christmas. This cute ring is a must for any book lovers. These beautiful crystal coasters are a stunning way to bring some bohemian to your home. Planters are a cute little decoration, perfect for bringing some life into your home – without needing to take much care of it! This cute ring dish is a perfect place to store your rings! Ring dishes (or trinket dishes) are great ways to make sure you never lose your junk! This acorn bracelet is cute and festive! Earphones are a total essential – and these gold ones are cute AF! Jewellery is always a great gift as it can be used everyday – these minimal earrings are no exception! Minimal rings are cute and versatile pieces that are perfect for everyday, work and dressed up occasions. Jewellery displays are a very practical way to avoid clutter – and they’re cute! Terrariums are a great way to display plants and store jewellery – and they’re very in at the moment! This custom phone case is cute and floral. This personalised phone case is chic and cute! Protecting your laptop – and making it look amazing at the same time? What a great gift! I love this cute delicate bracelet too! This cute bracelet is simple and elegant – which means it can be worn with anything! A custom tote-bag is the perfect cute accessory for carrying around your stuff! I want this for myself! This cute pouch would be great for storing makeup. This cute personalised key-ring is great for helping your favourite dog-lover keep track of their keys. Handbags are a necessity – but pretty ones are hard to come by. This bag? Takes care of both! Phone cases are a great practical gift to protect everyone’s essentials! This gorgeous gold sequin pillow is festive and practical! Cushions don’t just have to be for you to lay your head on – you can also look at and love them! These glitter push pins are an essential for any #GirlBoss office. Clocks are an essential for any house – and this unique wooden clock is a great one! These cute table linens are a great addition to any dinner table! This enamel pin is a gorgeous addition to any denim jacket! These earrings are cute and perfect for everyday wear! And Kanye really loves Kanye. These wall-mounted mason jars are total shabby chic cuteness – and great storage ideas! Every household needs somewhere to hang their coats, but this has the added functionality of a chalkboard! This mug is a total essential – everyone needs to know that before this mug of coffee is finished you need to just. Shut. Up. A cute addition to any kitchen! Backpacks are a practical way to carry your rubbish around – and this pattern is the perfect way to sweeten it up! This gorgeous bag is perfect for both work and everyday! Scarves are both cute and cosy – essentials for Winter! This pastel pink heart umbrella is ADORABLE! And perfect for rainy weather – or, as we like to call it in Britain, weather. This scarf is not just pretty – it also has a secret pocket! This watch is both cute and functional. This pink, minimal watch is cute – and perfect for everyday wear. This cute little necklace would be perfect over a jumper. I love tiny beaded bracelets! Bath bombs are an essential for those luxurious bath nights! Notebooks are a great place for people to write their thoughts! Crystal necklaces are beautiful and full of meaning. Coaster are an essential to protect any dining room tables! Want to add a little edge to your look without the needles? Try a fake septum! FLUFFY SLIPPERS! Cute. Cosy. Pink. RABBITS. Black velvet chokers are so in – and so effortlessly chic. This rose gold hair comb is luxurious, but a great everyday accessory. This cute passport cover is a perfect gift for those with wanderlust! Heart shaped bath bombs are a great way to show someone you love them! These blueberry bath bombs are delicious! This bohemian beauty is gorgeous! I’m loving enamel pins at the moment! They’re gorgeous additions to denim jackets! This layered necklace is elegant and timeless. If you live in a house like mine where everything gets broken, this cute glass would be a great gift! How gorgeous is this rose quartz crystal lamp? Everyone needs lipbalm – so why not step it up from the generic Vaseline with this cute little festive tin? What’s better than a mug of hot chocolate to curl up with on Christmas Day? Nothing. Brownies are delicious – so give someone the gift of a brownie-in-a-jar. Pink silk eyemask. Absolutely luxuriously decadent. This cute nail polish set is a great gift – and it comes in some totally festive colours! Although maybe not the most glamorous gift, this cute glasses case is very practical indeed. In this life . . . we are all totally winging it. So why not wing it in this comfy sweater? What’s better than a cosy dressing gown? YOUR cosy dressing gown – with your name on it. … And this one went straight on my wishlist! Satin hair scrunchie – because hair bands don’t have to be dull. This cute mask will make you want to go to bed for your eight hours! I love backpacks – they’re comfortable and pretty damn useful. This one is perfect because it’s luxe enough to dress up but still comfy enough to keep casual. These custom glasses are totally cute! Another cute hot water bottle to bring a little bit of tropical to this arctic weather. Hot water bottles are an essential in this freezing weather – and this one is adorable. Hydration is so important – so this motivational water bottle makes a great gift. Rose gold bracelet? Count me in. A perfect gift for those who like to cook or bake! A hair tie bracelet is an amazing idea! Not only is it totally practical (never lose a hairband again!) it’s also crazy cute! I love this slightly more edgy take on the crystal necklace. These rose gold paper clips are a cute way to keep your office organised! This floral lunchbox is a cute approach to a practical item – and it’s personalised! These fridge magnets are gorgeous – and will add a touch of luxury to any fridge.
It was honestly so much fun to make this. With working full time, I don’t really have much time to do creative work . . . well, ever anymore, so I loved the opportunity to create something fun and pretty. (Oh –
if you want some design inspiration for cool blog posts of your own, I shared inspiring web design in this post for you.)
Once again, a massive thank you to Etsy for this challenge! I love how appreciative they are of their affiliate team – if you’re a blogger, I would definitely recommend signing up for it. (Pay’s pretty good too, wink wink.)
I hope you all loved this post – tell me what you thought. Would you be happy if you received these gifts come Christmas day? Do you think practical gifts can make exciting presents?
Don’t forget to check out
Etsy’s Editor’s Picks – the editors collect the creme-de-la-creme of Etsy in one easily-accessed place and . . . it’s beautiful!
All the love,
Twitter // Insta // Pinterest