I am so excited to be collaborating with Arnotts this Christmas as it has always been a firm favourite place to shop for me and my Mum. Over the past few months Arnotts has undergone some big and exciting changes especially for beauty addicts like me with the recent opening of both a MAC and Charlotte Tilbury make up counters.
I have compiled a list of my personal 'Lust Have Gifts' this Christmas. There are so many gorgeous gift ideas in Arnotts but I wanted to pick a selection of ideas that I think my readers will love. So many of you got in touch with me asking for gift advice as I think we all have someone that is particularly hard to buy for.
First up are some personalised gift ideas from Mr.Men and Little Miss, the reason why I choose to feature this is because you could literally get these for anyone from your grandad to your 6 year old! You can choose from personalised mugs or phone covers at €20 or another really nice gift idea is a framed print of a personalised Mr Men family at €60. There are some more cute options like luggage tags or stationary tins too.
Next up is MAC Cosmetics and I found an unbelievable bargain there and after sharing it on my snapchat so many of you emailed me saying you could believe the price! MAC have carefully selected 15 wearable shades and made a pre-filled eyeshadow palette which is retailing at €59.50, this is amazing value and comes in two options warm neutrals and cool neutrals. The MAC counter in Arnotts is the biggest in Ireland and also has a private make up room for anyone booked in for a makeover. They also have 2 play tables where customers can try on a selection of products themselves.
I think another gift that is always welcomed is a candle, I know I personally can never have enough! A favourite brand of mine is definitely Yankee Candles, when I was getting married a couple of people got me gifts of The Wedding Day candle which I love and always buy for newly engaged friends. I also think the Baby Powder one is a nice idea for a new mum or mum to be.
While I am on the subject of candles there is also a nice option to have a personalised message of your choice printed on a choice of four Max Benjamin candles for €24.
Did I mention that I love candles? Another brand that I love is Neom Organics London, I received a gift of the Sicilian lemon and fresh basil scent and it smells amazing, prices start at €19.00.
Another gift idea that caught my attention were these cashmere scarves from Custom Vintage Dublin, you can have the initials of whoever the gift is for monogrammed on to the scarf. You just choose the scarf colour, the font, the monogram size, thread colours and initials and they can do it for you there. The price of this is €89.95 and it is definitely a unisex option.
'Flowerbomb' by Victor and Rolf is an extremely popular fragrance choice amongst my friends and also a favourite of the brides I look after as their wedding fragrance. It is a very sweet and feminine scent so is a nice option for your friend, daughter, mum. Arnotts have a free engraving service on Victor and Rolf Perfumes at the moment so it is a nice gift idea to make the gift of a fragrance extra special.
Prices start at €65 and the engraving service can be availed of on the day.
Also as part of this weekends event there is a 10% discount on fragrance gift sets. Just incase you are stuck for inspiration i will share a few favourite fragrances of mine :
- Moltan Brown 'Tobacco Absolute' (unisex)
- Chanel 'Eau Tendre'
- Bleu De Chanel (for him)
- Armani Si
- Hugo Boss ' The Scent'
- YSL La Nuit De L'homme (for him)
- YSL Black Opium
- Thiery Mugler Angel
- Charlotte Tilbury 'Scent Of A Dream'
A lot of you said you were struggling to find gifts for the men in your lives, so I found a few things that I think are fun!
Daniel loves a statement sock and always picks up a pack of Happy Socks when we are in Arnotts. They have a huge range of fun statement socks on display for €10 each and also have a nice gift set of 4 pairs of €30.
I also spotted a table of quirky gift ideas in the mens department including this Beard Oil set for €35 and Moustache Kit for €25. They are actually really handy and I love the packaging too!
Arnotts are running some amazing promotions in store over the next few days so be sure to pop in and pick up a bargain!
- Fragrance sets: 10% off fragrance sets this weekend
- Watches: 10% off selected watches in the Arnotts jewellery hall this weekend
- Footwear: Up to 50% off boots, party shoes and other footwear in the Arnotts Shoe Garden from today, 15th December
- Jewellery: 20% off Links this weekend
- 10% off Appleby jewellery this weekend
So that is literally just a small selection of gift ideas that i just HAD to share with you! It was so sorry to decide as there is really so much to choose from. My mum was with me when I was shopping around and we both agreed that you could literally find a gift for everyone in Arnotts they really have it all covered.
This post is in collaboration with Arnotts, As always all opinions are my own.