Posted by Kayleigh on 22nd Nov 2021
Christmas can really be such a stressful time. Lovely, the most wonderful time of the year and all that, but still so stressful! One of the major causes of stress is gifting, whether you’re trying to gather hints from your mum without accidentally letting slip that you got her name in the family Secret Santa, trying to convince your best friend not to buy those boots on Black Friday without telling her that you’ve already spent a small fortune ordering them for her for Christmas, or feeling like you’ve really nailed your partner’s Christmas gift, until they tell you in mid December that they’ve gotten you the best present ever and leave you second guessing every decision you’ve ever made. But we really believe that the first hurdle comes with knowing what to get, so aren’t you lucky that we’ve compiled the ultimate GTT Gift Guide?
For the teen…Is it just me or are teenagers almost impossible to buy for? Get it right and you’re their new bestie, but get it wrong and you’ve lost all street cred in a matter of seconds. And let me tell you, the line is paper thin! We like to think that we’re pretty cool (please don’t argue with us here, our egos are very fragile) and have been loving these sweatshirts from Daisy street. We’ve been keeping our ears to the ground in the past few weeks and can confirm that oversized clothing is a major trend and is the perfect way to achieve that relaxed, low effort look that we’re loving right now!
For the makeup lover…This is another tricky one, as it can be difficult to find makeup that these people don’t already have! But believe me when I say that you can never have too many makeup brushes. I would happily spend my wages on lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes (only to use the same 3 colours that I use in every other palette, you know the drill!) but have been using the same makeup brushes for an embarrassingly long time and would be over the moon to get a new set on the regular (if any of the GTT Team see this I would love you forever if one of the Inglot Brush Sets just so happened to find itself on my desk one morning xo). This set contains 3 face brushes and 4 eye shadow brushes with festive red handles. This would be ideal got the girl that’s starting out in her makeup journey as well as for the girl that’s already a pro at winged liner!
For the mum that does it all…I’m about to make a statement that I think you will all agree with: mums deserve more credit. My poor mum ends up with a candle most years and has perfected her fake surprised face (give the woman an Oscar already!) but this year we’re ready to give mums the recognition they deserve! It’s always a good idea to give her the excuse to pamper herself, one of our favourite ways to do this is with the Rosé eye gels and sheet mask from Patchology. Both products contain antioxidants resveratrol (from grapes btw) and Strawberry Extract to help protect from environmental stressors such as temperature or noise, which can lead to early signs of aging (those pesky environmental stressors!) and the real love of our life, Hyaluronic Acid to moisturise and rejuvenate the skin.
For the man…We’ve discussed it at length and discovered that men are 9 times out of 10 (actual real life statistic calculated by the GTT Team) are the most difficult to buy for. I offered up the simple solution of just cancelling Christmas for men (I stand by this statement) but was outnumbered by my co-workers and we have instead found the perfect gift for the man in your life. We’ve been huge lovers of the Columbia brand for years and were so excited to begin stocking it in the past few months. We’ve been able to stock so many amazing styles, but that didn’t stop us from kicking up a stink when we found out that we weren’t able to get the Columbia Down Hooded Jacket in black in women’s sizes! It features a water resistant shell and 650-Fill insulation (when buying a high quality jacket it’s recommended to go for at least a 550-fill power insulation) which offers maximum warmth and will last for years. This is a true investment purchase that can be worn with almost any outfit in years to come.
For the best friend…although your bestie is usually someone that you enjoy buying gifts for, this doesn’t make it any easier! Similar to our mums we believe that our best friends deserve absolutely everything, but usually end up with a bottle of wine and some cosy pyjamas on Christmas Eve (although personally, I couldn’t say no to either. Yet another hint to the GTT Girls!) We kept this in mind when creating our jewellery brand Mo Stór as we wanted to create the perfect gift, something thoughtful and practical yet still super cute. This necklace is one of our current favourites for this reason. It’s delicate and simple enough to become a wardrobe staple and elevate their day to day look, all while knowing just how much you love them!
With this in mind, we’re aware that there are two things that you can never go wrong with: a gift voucher or pyjamas! A little bit of GTT inside info for you: every year our Granny gets new pyjamas for the girls in our family and it’s become the literal best part of Christmas!