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Experience gift ideas for Christmas - favourites from the Global Makeup Awards team
So, my last blog was about Christmas gift ideas and the one before that was about grabbing bargains during the Black Friday Sales.
Today though, I want to think about alternatives to consumerism! Can we give gifts without purchasing products? I think we can and I’d like to share some of my own ideas while encouraging you to suggest your own! They could have just occurred to you which is great or maybe you have a tried and tested method that you’re happy to share!
So, the first ideas which spring to my mind do still involve parting with some cash! But don’t worry, I have some more creative ideas which won’t cost you much and might give an even more memorable experience!
My first idea is a trip Ice-Skating! It’s Christmassy, fun and a day out you’ll never forget! Yet it’s so easy for the Christmas period to go by without a trip! At the ice-rink in Greenwich, London prices are from £15 for adults and £8.50 for children! And don’t worry that you might not be able to do it! Almost no-one can! But, if you really enjoy it you never know, you could end up going throughout the year then really impressing your friends next Christmas!
If you don’t fancy ice-skating then perhaps a trip to the theatre would make a special day out! Personally, I’m pretty jealous that my Global MakeUp Awards colleague Joanna is booked to see Frozen - The Musical with her family just after New Year! That looks like it’s going to be great!
Or, and this is a little bit more for the grown-ups, you could take a loved one to see Moulin Rouge. Of course over Christmas we are spoilt for choice when it comes to Theatre shows so even if those aren’t your bag you’re bound to find something you and your friends/family will love!
However, personally I’m not going to the Theatre this Christmas. My present to my son is tickets to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in London next June! He’s really excited but it's a long time to wait! I’m a fan too (what a coincidence!!!) so I’m also looking forward to the show, especially after the last two years where we’ve had such a drought of live music opportunities. It's really one of my favourite things to do but I heard Damon Albarn being interviewed on the radio a few days ago and he expects most musicians to be squeezing 3 years worth of touring into one year in 2022 so I’m going to save my money for some shows!
And this brings us to free ideas! Well obviously days out to the museums in London are always a great shout but how about some winter picnics and hikes! Also, I love finding small local festivals and concerts which don’t come with the price tag of big American music acts as well as being really fun and intimate affairs!
So, those are my ideas! But what are yours???
Please let me know!
Ciao for now!
Last week we took a break from writing about winners at the Global Makeup Awards and looked at some strategies for grabbing a bargain during the Black Friday sales. I hope you found a good deal or at least had some fun or inspiration vehicle searching!
Today, I would like to share some suggestions on what to buy for your loved ones for Christmas! I’m going to be looking at this from the point of view of buying for a wife, girlfriend, sister, mother, friend etc. but naturally we don’t need to limit ourselves to gender stereotypes! If you know someone who’d love the gift I'm suggesting then don’t hold back!
My first suggestion is the Splurge - Liberty Beauty Calendar 2021. Bad news though! Just as I’m editing this blog I see that it has already sold out! Disaster! Not to worry though as only the women’s version is unavailable. You can still buy the Men’s version which is full of wonderful products at a great price!
Or, how about this wonderful bamboo reusable coffee cup also from Liberty!
This is a great low cost present that will be loved by your eco-conscious friends/family.
And here is another idea from Liberty London! A fantastic Pine Tree Scented Candle which would make a superb gift for a romantic partner (or future romantic partner!) This is a slightly more pricey gift but if it’s within your budget then it’s sure to go down a treat as well as adding to the Christmas vibe in your home! In fact, this would be a great early present!!!
For a cheaper alternative however, look no further than Molton Brown, famous for their high-quality products, and their Fruity Spicy Christmas Cracker. You really can never go wrong with a Molton Brown gift so definitely take this into consideration!
If you are struggling for inspiration for a gift for your mum then how about another Liberty London option! Their Portrait of a Lady Eau de Parfum is absolutely gorgeous and would make a wonderful gift that your mum would love!
Or, for a cheaper alternative their is the John Lewis Hotel Chocolat Classic Christmas Box. My personal favourite is the Raspberry Smoothie choccie although I also love The Brownie! Save one for me mum!
Let’s not forget your nan! A great option is Naturally by Mary Kay. This is a lovely, simple and natural beauty regime which anyone would love but maybe your nan deserves most!
Now for something a little bit different and very quirky, but you all already know I’m that type of person!
Take a look at this marvellous new MoMA collection from Swatch which features some of my all time favourite artists including Klimt and Rousseau. These designs are just stunning as well as a great talking point plus we all already know Swatch is built on its reputation for quality so no need to worry about being disappointed by workmanship! One of these would make a fabulous gift for your creative friend or family member who loves to express themselves in their own way!
Well, that was fun! Thanks again for joining me and i hope you have fun finding gifts for your loved ones!
I’ll be back again soon so from all of of us at the Global Makeup Awards...Ciao for now!
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