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BLOGMAS: CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

It's that time of the year again when everyone is trying to think about what to give people for Christmas, as well as making their own wishlists. I thought I'd do a quick post with a range of ideas because I know I always look for posts like this to get some inspiration!

Beauty:
→ Bath or shower set - I mean you can't go wrong can you, they make a great gift and can be used by anyone. I love this set from the brand Hugg that I got from Waitrose.
→ Perfume/Cologne - Also a super simple idea but it's so nice to get something new to wear. Also Fragrance Direct has 70% at the moment!
→ Bath bomb - A good bath is underrated and of course Lush is the ultimate go-to for amazing bath bombs but of course, lots of places sell some lovely ones.
→ Makeup palette - For the makeup lovers, I feel like a palette is a gift that will be appreciated and you can get eyeshadow, contour, highlight etc. James Charles x Morphe Palette is insane for those who like to experiment with colour but goo…

MY JEWELLERY COLLECTION

I wouldn't say I'm massively into jewellery - you won't see me with an arm full of bracelets and I don't even have my ears pierced but I do have a few minimalistic bits that I love and enjoy wearing so I thought I'd share them with you today!

Pandora Entwined Hearts Ring 

This was a gift from my boyfriend on my 16th birthday and I have worn it every day since, in fact, I can't really imagine not wearing it now! We had only been together for 6 months and after being together for well over 3 years, it is definitely one of my most special pieces of jewellery. It is so subtle and simple that it can easily be dressed up or worn more casually which I absolutely love and I think the combination of the silver and gold is gorgeous. Check it out here.

Pandora March Droplet Birthstone Ring

Another birthday present, however, this one was from my Aunt and Uncle. They gave it to me on my 18th birthday so I've almost had it for a year now, I loved the idea of incorporating a birthstone into jewellery as it makes it seem a little more personal. It is still so minimalistic though (which I love) and the Aquamarine is such a beautiful colour! Click here if you're part of the March birthday gang or if you want to find your own birthstone!

Pandora Ribbon of Love Necklace

So this is my newest addition to my jewellery collection, it was one of my Christmas presents from my boyfriend so I haven't had it long at all. Again, I love how subtle the design is, I think you can probably tell that's the sort of jewellery I'm into right now! I think this is probably one I'll keep for when I go out or special occasions just because it is so delicate, but you could definitely keep it more casual! Head over to Pandora to find it for yourself!

Daisy Dixon Alexa Watch

I'd wanted a watch like this for a while so I was so pleased when I opened this on my birthday (thanks again to my boyfriend). I just think that a watch is a perfect accessory for most outfits and this one just goes with anything, that's the beauty of monochrome things! I did think that wearing a watch with a bigger face might drown out my wrist but it is a perfect size and is actually really comfortable, plus it is always handy to be able to check the time! You can find it here, or why not have a look at other watches by Daisy Dixon?

Rotary Expandable Silver Watch

Ironically, after not owning a watch for years, I also received this one on my birthday as well! This one was from my Great Uncle and is much smaller. What I like about this one is the simplicity of the design, I always like silver jewellery and the stretchy band means it fits really well which is useful if you're going about your daily routine as you don't need to worry about it falling off! Unfortunately I can't find the exact one but you can check out Rotary's other watches here.

Jack Wills Carrock Bracelet

This was a Christmas present from my cousin a few years ago now, accessories like this are a great way to incorporate a bit of colour into a more simple outfit but the fact that is is a very delicate bracelet means that it can still be subtle. I've had quite a few braided style bracelets but this is definitely the best quality and is pretty easy to adjust so it fits you properly. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if you can still buy these, but it is one of those bracelets that I think suits a massive range of ages.

Star Necklace

This was also a Christmas present, quite a few years ago now actually, in fact, it has probably been longer than I think! When I was younger I wasn't a huge jewellery wearer, however, I did keep this for special occasions. I associate most with my prom which was almost 3 years ago now (how?!), the intricate gem detailing on the star made it the ideal accessory for my prom dress which only had one shoulder so paring it with this necklace complimented the more open neckline. This is definitely something I'll keep for years as I associate it with that night and pieces like this are timeless really!

Infinity Bracelet

One of my friends got me this a couple of years ago, again it is fairly small and simple which we all know is right up my street! Things like this are the ideal sort of presents for friends when you get older as it can seem more special and personal. I don't know if it was just my friends but usually, the go to present would be some chocolate and some sort of body spray!

Silver Watch and Vertical Bar Necklace 

These pieces are definitely some of the most special in my collection as it was a present from my Great Grandad. He picked it out for my 14th birthday but unfortunately (at an amazing age of 98) he passed away in the November before. My two sisters and I all were pretty close with him and I have so many amazing memories with him so something like this is obviously very special and I will always keep it safe. Regardless of the sentimentality of it, both the watch and necklace are again very delicate and simplistic, the vertical bar necklace especially as it is so dainty so could be easily worn as an everyday piece.

I do have a few more bits and pieces that I've kept from over the years (a lot of bracelets from school trips and random stalls at local events), however, these are probably the main pieces that I thought I'd share with you today! It is not a big collection by any means but each piece is special in its own way due to them all being gifts. I would love to know what your favourite pieces of jewellery are!


Comments

  1. I used to have this infinity bracelet but I don't know where it's gone, such a shame cause I loved it! Some of my favourite pieces of jewellery I own now are from Pandora, I have so many! Your entwined hearts ring is super cute I've got the one that's loads of infinity signs all the way round as well as many more!

    Jess xx

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    1. Oh no that’s a shame! Pandora is just great isn’t it, yeah I absolutely love it and I definitely think I’ll add more to my collection at some point as they have so many to choose from!xx

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  2. I love the ring your boyfriend bought you, I think it is super cute that it is almost three years on and you still wear it! I am also loving the ribbon of love necklace too! I'm not a massive fan of jewellery myself but I do love a good piece which goes with everything! x

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    1. I feel like something is missing if I haven't got it on as I'm so used to it now! Yeah I much prefer a few simple pieces that you can wear regularly because they work with anything! x

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  3. You have some lovely pieces. I love the infinity bracelet and your watch. I personally prefer smaller simple pieces x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Thank you!! I completely agree with you there, thanks for reading!x

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  4. I am very similar in the sense that I like jewellery but more on the minimalist side! I love small charm necklaces that just add a bit of something different to each outfit! You have some beautiful pieces!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

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    1. Yeah I love that you can wear a really simple piece but it can completely tie an outfit together! Thank you so much!x

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  5. This is a lovely collection 😊 I swear I’m the only person who doesn’t own anything from pandora 🙊

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    1. Aw thanks! Well if you ever feel like treating yourself then you know where to look! - although there are so many places that do equally gorgeous jewellery!x

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  6. All of your pieces are so lovely. I'm like you in the fact that I like to have select pieces as opposed to loads. I really cherish certain pieces. Sentimental value is worth so much more to me.

    Louisa | www.loubeeloublogs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Couldn't have said it better myself, I love that all of my pieces have sentimental value! Thanks for reading x

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  7. Hi, what a lovely collection. I am a Pandora girl my favourite piece are my earings.

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    1. Thank you! Ah yes, the earrings are so lovely!

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  8. Such nice pieces, awesome collection~!


    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. These are some lovely pieces! loving the infinity bracelet! and those two rings are so pretty! xx corinne

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  10. Love this post you've got some lovely items in your collection! I adore the Pandora rings and the star necklace X

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    1. Aw thank you! I definitely think the pandora rings are up there with my favourite pieces!x

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