Thursday, 16 October 2014

Mega Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is one of my absolute favorite times of the year I love the cosy fires, mulled wine and the smell of lovely Christmas candles! Of course the gifts are a massive part of the attraction. Its very exciting to know that you have a pretty good chance of receiving stuff that has been sitting on your wishlist all year. Another thing I love about Christmas is Gift Guides, I love to look at all the pictures and get ideas for gifts that I can give to all of the different people in my life.

This Gift Guide will like my blog be mostly beauty gifts but It does include some jewelry and housewares too. Like an Advent Calendar this guide has 24 gifts. Every Gift on the list is under €100. Its pretty much a reflection of what I want mixed with what I want to give :) I hope you all enjoy reading It and that It inspires you and makes your gift choosing easier. Let me know in the comments If you find some gifts you love. 
Some of the Items I have in the Guide were PR samples so I have stuck on a little * beside them. 
The currency conversions were accurate at the time of writing. 

Glamglow Gift Sexy €62.68

I figured I would try get the gift guide off to the best possible start and what is better than an unbelievable bargain Glamglow gift set. This gift set is almost half of the retail price for these products! Gift Sexy contains 15g pots of Supermud and Youth mud and a 50g pot of Thirstymud. This is a great gift for any woman or in fact man (men love this stuff too) in your life. There is lots of Glamglow stockists dotted around the country or you can order directly from

DIY Beauty Advent Calendar €31.70+

Beauty Advent Calendars are everywhere this year and so many people are indecisive over which one to get so why not make your own and stuff it full with things you know you will love! 

This *wall hanging advent calendar is perfect for the job Its pretty unique and eye catching and will definitely last for years its from It is priced at €31.70 . I have filled it up with makeup, jewelry, body care, brushes ect mostly in mini sizes but I have thrown in samples of nice things like glamglow and dermalogica. You can make this advent calendar as cheap or as expensive as you like. My plan is to buy lots to fill it with and get somebody else to fill it so I get a surprise not knowing whats i will get each day! This would be a pretty amazing gift for anybody as you can change up the content of the pockets to suit the person you are gifting to. 

Holos Blossoms Femininity Gift Set €44.90

Holos have really burst onto the beauty scene in the last few months and this gift set is definitely one that is on my own Christmas list. This contains Body Oil, Light Exfoliation Skin Polish & Sweet Mandarin Soy Candle. The Blossoms range is made with Neroli Oil, Ylang Ylang and Jasmine. I can just smell the loveliness from here! I think this would be the perfect gift for any lady with the added bonus of supporting an Irish Business x You can find stockists and buy online at

*Fuschia Make Up Sweet Cheeks Gift Set €25 

This Kit contains a mini primer, mini moisture foundation, Mini mascara, Mini Lip lacquer and 2 powder blushes. A great gift for teenagers just getting started with makeup. You can find more info on stockists on

W7 Advent Calendar € 22.50

As I have said already this year seems to be all about the beauty Advent Calendar and this one from W7 is a great budget offering. This one has 24 surprises inside. A great gift for any beauty lovers especially good for teenagers. This can be found on

*The Sticker Family New Baby Boy car sticker €3

What a cute stocking filler to give to new parents! This is a new idea where you can build your whole family right down to your pet on your back window of your car. Its a fun idea and you get to support Irish Business while your at It! The Sticker family have also got an exclusive online offer for you if you type Sparkle Blossom Beauty into the comments at the checkout you will recieve a free set of Christmas stickers along with your order! You can find these at stores Nationwide and at

Penneys Christmas Jumper Mug €2

What a perfect Christmas Stocking Filler! I love getting mugs as gifts especially really amazing quirky ones like this and at €2 how could you go wrong.

*Walk Mill Botanics Peace Decoration €15.68

Isnt this the prettiest Christmas decoration you have ever seen! but wait for the lovely surprise this is handmade soap disguised as a Christmas decoration! This smells absolutely amazing so good in fact you probably wont want to use it but keep it as a room freshener. Its also got a lovely breathing exercise on the label to help with the relaxing. This gift is from Walk Mill Botanics. Such an amazing idea and a bargain gift. These are available here

*The Christmas Boutique set of 2 glass stars €7.53

Good quality Christmas Decorations always make good gifts as they can be kept for years. These ones are made from glass and are really pretty. They are available from

Benefit Goodies a Go-Go €29.50

This set contains mini Theyre real & stay dont stray along with four eyeshadows in a really cute tin.

*Walk Mill Botanics Gift Soaps €20.34

This is another fab gift from Walk Mill Botanics This gift is made up of Cinnamon Scrub Soap and Marigold Soap, packaged in the most amazing gift bag which is made from recycled clothing infused with wildflower seeds. The idea of this is that when you are finished with using this as a bag you plant it in your garden! How genius is that idea, this gift will be perfect for any gardeners out there along with anybody who just loves beautiful things that smell amazing. This brand has jam packed their gifts full of amazing little details that make the gifts into so much more than they appear to be. As with all Walk Mill Botanics product these are handmade. You can buy walk mill products here 

Sanctuary Home Sweet Home €23

This is Sanctuary Spa Home Sweet Home gift set. Im a huge fan of Sanctuary Spa and also of homewares so what a combination.The set includes 2 reed diffusers, 2 candles and a room spray. This comes in at €23. Gifts like this are a perfect treat for people you are gifting to that you might be unsure of what to get maybe secret santa at work ect.

Yonka Pillow Mist €20

For the person in your life who needs a little push in the right direction for relaxing and help sleeping look no further than Yonka Pillow Mist. Perfect Luxurious Stocking Filler at €20.

*Reindeer Draught Excluder €25.12

Continue the decoration of your house with this Reindeer Draught excluder which is not only amazingly cute but will keep your house very cosy over the festive season. This is available from

The Body Shop: Cranberry Bath Sprinkles €10.95

Beautifully Christmas themed bath sprinkles combined with the heart warming thought of knowing that you are also giving to charity with this purchase.This year the body shop has teamed up with War Child a charity for Children affected by war. For every Christmas gift purchased no matter how small The Body Shop will contribute money to fund a class for a child. There really isnt a reason to not include this in your gift list.

*Buy a Kilt Tartan Wool Blanket €32

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is snuggling up in front of the TV and one of the staples for that is having a cosy blanket to snuggle under. This one is 100% wool and has the added bonus of being perfect to use as a picnic blanket in the summer months. A good quality blanket is a really great gift for anybody as they will pretty much last forever If looked after. This blanket is in shade Muted Stewart BlueTartan and is available from There is also a special 10% discount exclusively for you Promo code : Sparkle10.

Alex and Ani Bracelets.

I am a big fan of Alex and Ani bracelets and although I dont own any of my own yet I have gifted them a number of times even using them as my Bridesmaid gifts when I got married. The Mosaic bracelet really caught my eye as its a little different from their usual offering and I think it would be a lovely way to break up a stack of their bracelets. Ive also chosen to include the Thank you bracelet because Christmas is always a nice time to thank people! Alex and Ani are available in a number of outlets Nationwide.

Mosaic Bracelet €41                                                      Thank-you Bracelet €30

Sanctuary Spa Box of Delights €57

For me Christmas is never complete without a Sanctuary gift Set. This years one is such a lovely offering too It contains a monster 9 products. Body wash, body butter, body scrub, hand cream, heel balm, foaming bath soak, luxury bath float, body lotion, radiance exfoliator. Sanctuary Spa is available from all boots stores.

Holos Soy Gifts Candles €51.10

A gorgeous gift set of 6 scented candles. I am a scented candle fiend and these would always be a welcome gift in my house! Available from

Benefit Sexy & Scrumptious  €43

This fab gift set contains CORALista blush, Theyre Real Mascara, Posie Tint & Highbeam, Lipgloss and eyeshadow palette. These are all mini sizes and this set is exclusive to Boots.

The Body Shop Advent Calendar €85 

This is the gift to go for If you dont fancy DIYing your own advent calendar. The Body Shop has It all taken care of here 24 days of beautiful surprises. As with all of the Body Shop gifts this Christmas there will be a donation made to War Child upon purchase. 

Yonka Home Spa €65

Yonka is 60 years old this year and so they have made a massive effort with their Gifts and there really is something for everybody. The hat box gift contains Yonka Phyto bain and a large Quintessence Candle ( squeel!) This will definitely be your pick for your new year relaxing and is the perfect gift for yourself or someone who you really love. You can find stockists on

Holos Love your skin gift €72.30

This gift contains the amazing Love your skin anti-ageing facial oil this product is hands down the best new product I have used this year (and I have used a lot) also included in this gift set are Cleansing cream, Floral Toner and face cream all from the Holos Love Your Skin range. Holos has the added bonus of being handcrafted in Wexford and as always I love to support Irish Business where possible. This is pretty much the perfect gift for the lady in your life and such a bargain price for a complete skincare routine. Stockist information is available on where you can also purchase online. 

Yonka Limited Edition Oils €49.50

There are 3 oils in this gift set
Replenishing Rose & Jasmine Oil, Energising Sweet orange & Mandarin oil and Relaxing Verbena & Petitgrain.
 For those at home pamper nights there is nothing more luxurious than body oils. I can see these Limited Edition oils selling out very quickly! available at Yonka stockists Nationwide


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