By Samantha Jane Holmes
On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love said to me “what would you like under the tree?”. Its early November, there’s no rush! But if you’re wanting to ensure you’re an organised queen this year then keep reading. If you’re looking for something cute and cosy for a special lady in your life, or struggling to think of what to ask Mr Claus, here at Spoiled Nation, we’ve got you covered so that you can focus on the additional stressors of the season. From a stylish speaker to the best rouge lip on the high street, this wish list covers a range of gift ideas for all types of personalities for Christmas 2021.
Starting with the obvious, Pj‘s. There’s no better time to ask for some new cosies to chic up your beauty sleep than the Christmas period. Now that remote working is the new normal, a lavish set of pyjamas more than fits Santa’s bill. Here at Spoiled Nation, a feathered trim is what we’re obsessing over at the moment. Not only can you roll out of bed looking stylish, but you also have the option to wear the set outdoors. Throw on a pair of heels and grab a gold clutch and you’re even ready for that NYE party! From the lively Zebra print pattern to a classic black pair, the River Island feather cuff sets are everything you need.
What’s an essential to go with your cosy comfies this Christmas? With more than a dozen colours to choose from, these beautifully designed Ugg Scuffettes, featuring a luxurious shearling lining and cushioning rubber sole are the perfect choice for feeling comfortable and lavish at the same time. If Rihanna and the Hadid’s are loving them this winter then we are too!
Of course it’s not a Christmas wish list without your favourite perfume added to the list. Now I know you’re likely to be set on your signature scent, but if you’re looking for a special something for the woman in your life or wanting a little switch up during the festive season, then we’ve got you covered. Featuring the classic Eau De Parfum alongside the J’adore body milk to nourish the skin, our top pick the J’adore Dior fragrance “encloses notes of Ylang-Ylang, Damascus Rose, Grasse Jasmine and Jasmine Sambac” (Dior, 2021).
Are you proud of your party playlist? Then why not show it off through this gorgeous ‘Lewis Retro radio’. An exact replica of the Crosley 1958 clock radio but with a modern twist, this stylish speaker includes a built-In Bluetooth Receiver, AM/FM Tuner, an analog alarm clock, and a battery backup. Essential when putting your dancing shoes on to a Christmas classic. Alexa… play All I Want for Christmas Is You!
I don’t know about you but one thing that gets me excited about the winter season is the endless outerwear options. Practical and fashionable at the same time, the oversized puffer is a classic fashion favourite that adds a sporty spice to any outfit whilst also keeping you cosy in the cold. Worn by some of the most renowned models of all time such as Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid, the North Face puffer is one of the trendiest yet durable puffers on the market. Our personal favourite must be the Sherpa Nupste jacket.
Wanting to add a little something to that plain white wall of yours? Maybe you’re thinking about giving your room a NYE makeover? Instead of redecorating, why not incorporate some fresh artwork. Desino prints have a variety of high quality, trendy posters to add a little something to your space this winter. Our personal favourite is this Le Jardin poster which offers the perfect amount of colour, elegance, and character to give you them feel good endorphins when entering 2022.
If you’re already a fitness fanatic or know somebody who is, or maybe your new year’s resolution is to start working out more (don’t worry, I fall off the wagon by February too), then why not add a pair of gym leggings to the wish list? Finding the right fit of leggings can be a struggle, but after a lot of research, we’ve found the sweat proof staples that are ideal for achieving them booty gains. Available in a variety of colours, these seamless Gym Shark leggings, that are said to “feel like second skin” feature a high-waisted waistband designed to support your stomach and ensure no unwanted midriff is on show. The versatility of the leggings allows you to coordinate them with any sports bra or crop top of your choice, providing comfort, contour, and confidence all in one!
Who doesn’t love receiving a candle at Christmas? Exactly, I can’t think of anyone either. Forget the tealights and pillar candles though, we’re talking about another candle craze. Inspired by the candle bending TikTok trend earlier this year, we’re still obsessing over these sculptural candles that add a little bit of quirkiness to your home. From the bubble cube candles to the squiggly shape, Etsy have all the sculptural candles you need to add to your Christmas list this year.
A classic of course, it wouldn’t be a Christmas wish list without a diary on there, right? Some would call it old fashion but for any productive, stationary lovers like me, there’s no better feeling than putting your pen to a fresh piece of paper and jotting your weekly plan down. Guaranteed to keep you organised in 2022, this Papier ‘Joy’ diary includes “weekly, monthly and yearly overviews, plus plenty of space for all your goals, important dates and to-dos. Complete with the smoothest paper pages, a navy ribbon marker (so you won’t lose your place) and a cover you can personalise” (Papier, 2021).
Red Lip Colour
OK, deep breath. Your NYE party is in less than two months. With the festive season coming up, and therefore lots of holiday parties to come, a long-lasting lip is a must have. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint is ideal for the upcoming colder months, available in several shades (our festive favourite being ‘uncensored’), this high-quality long wear liquid lipstick enables your lips to feel soft yet coloured all day long. Retailing at £20, this lip paint is essential for making heads turn this Christmas. Oh, and don’t worry about it rubbing off after a NYE kiss, rumour has it that even an oil-based cleanser struggles to take it off at the end of the night 🙂