The kids have gone back to school which, in my book, means that it's not too early to mention the C-word now. I hate to tell you this but we're into double-figures - it's only 99 sleeps until Christmas so get dusting off those fairy lights ! OK, I may be exaggerating slightly but companies are already sending out their Christmas gift guides and I always like to get presents in early to avoid last minute headaches about what to buy for the awkward members of the family !
If a special occasion is coming up and you need a gift for a loved one who loves nothing more than something pretty and feminine, a floral-inspired gift can be a good way to go. Here's a round-up of some of the best floral themed gift ideas to get you inspired and to show you some of the lovely things that are out there.
Mugs and coasters
Mugs and coasters are always a lovely gift, and I love the idea of a matching floral set. There are some lovely ones available on the new Zippi website under the ‘Floral’ category, and they’re reasonably priced too with good delivery options which are useful.
There are loads of different options when it comes to flowery jewellery, whether it’s big rose rings, dainty daisy earrings or big statement flowery necklaces. I love this daisy necklace as it makes a statement without being too OTT. Topshop jewellery is usually really good quality, too.
A compact mirror for the special lady’s handbag makes a great gift as they come in really useful but they’re not boring. I absolutely love this black rose Anna Sui compact mirror from ASOS, and although it is a little pricey (£20), it’s designer so it’s a little piece of luxury in their handbag!
Every woman should have a good quality hair brush, and one that makes her feel great when she’s brushing her locks. This is where this little beauty comes in – I love this floral paddle brush as it’s so cute and feminine, whilst also actually being a really good brush. It will look great on her dressing table.
Candles and holders
If you’re after something a little more relaxing and to help her pamper herself, a nice candle or floral candle holder is a great idea. I fell in love with this scented floral candle from NotOnTheHighStreet.co.uk and I'm sure most women would too. Candles always make a great gift, and if you want to bulk it out a bit, stick it in a pretty holder.
Girlie girls tend to love having lots of bits and bobs on their dressing tables and other bedroom surfaces, so a pretty trinket box to take pride of place is sure to be a winner. There are some lovely ones available from Etsy.com, from vintage classic ones to more modern, cute ones.
The great thing about all of these gifts is that they'll last longer than a bunch of actual flowers too !
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