Christmas time is almost here, and I finally put up my Christmas tree this weekend! I love the holiday season, and personally I can’t wait for it to commence! Malls are a bit of a nightmare during this time of year, but I do enjoy seeing everything that’s on offer and especially the limited edition items. I love spoiling my loved ones with gifts, so in that Christmas spirit I have compiled a gift guide with some recommendations for you. I would be very happy to receive anything and everything on this list, so I hope this gives you some cool gifting ideas!

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For an office friend

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I am obsessed with Typo, and every time I go inside a Typo shop, I end up buying something. They have the cutest and handiest things, whether it’s for your desk, at-home office, or just fun room décor. I would suggest something along the lines of this DIY Desk calendar- that way the calendar can be customized to her/his liking. It also comes with some cool stickers that can be added to any months, and if you want to make it extra special, you can print her some Polaroid’s(I suggest www.nifty250.co.za) to go with the calendar. Starting at R200 at Typo shops.

For the make-up obsessed friend

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Who doesn’t want to sparkle and shine this holiday season? Just in time to get your #GlowGoals on, Urban Decay has released a limited edition Naked Illuminated Trio. This limited-edition set contains three new shades of the coveted Shimmering Powder for Face and Body. If you’ve tried Naked Illuminated before, you already know it contains a sophisticated, microfine Naked shimmer. Still a virgin? You really have to see this lightweight, baked powder to appreciate how insanely beautiful it is!

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Like the perfect quickie, Naked Illuminated gives you a sexy, just-finished flush that will have people asking what (or whom) you’ve been doing. Each shade contains light-reflecting particles that give skin a luminous look. Simply dust on this smooth, silky powder wherever you want to create an instant glow—for a radiant Naked look from head to toe. The three shades- Pyrite, Oasis and Twilight are all different and can be used in many ways. It retails at R650 and is available now at the Stuttafords Sandton and Eastgate Foschini stores.

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For the chocolate lover

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Lindt, Lindit, Lindt- need I say more? When it comes to chocolate there is really no other way to go but to the Lindt Boutique to get your chocolate on! There are a few Lindt Boutiques all over the country, and honestly you can’t go wrong with a Lindt slab!

For your mom

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Another limited edition offering from Giorgio Armani, which your mom will just love, love, love (and you as well!) Giorgio Armani fragrances celebrate a light-filled end-of-year holiday with Sì Night Light Editions. Limited editions of Sì Eau de Parfum and Sì Eau de Parfum Intense offer the magnetic attraction of light painting- a technique using long exposure photography while moving a hand held light source. In movement, light comes to life. Like the artist’s brush creating choreography in space, light captures the beauty of the gesture. The scents stay the same (read my review here) but this gorgeous packaging will remind your mom of Christmas all year round! Starting at R1195(for the 50ml) at all select retailers.

For the fashion addict

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Personally with me, I really don’t like it when people buy me clothes for Christmas because I have my own specific style and I like to pick things out myself. For the past 5 years I have mostly been getting clothing vouchers from friends and family, and for me they are the best. I can go in and pick whatever I like so you can never go wrong with a voucher. Try Forever New or Truworths(or any mall voucher really) and you can rest assured that your gift will be well loved!

For anyone special on your life

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The last thing on my Gift Guide is this limited edition Body butter from The Body Shop in the Frosted Berries scent. Honestly, anyone and everyone loves The Body Shop so whether it’s your besties, your granny or your sister-in-law, I’m sure they would appreciate a little Body Shop love. Their Christmas collections are great, but their usual products are also winners (I am obsessed with the whole Honeymania range). The Body Butter goes for R170 while this Shimmer Body Mist will make any teenagers day(R200)!

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What do you have your eye on from this list? Grab this card from Typo, write down your wishlist and maybe just leave it lying around for someone to see 😉

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Happy shopping!

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