Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide '17

Someone asked me if I'd do another Christmas Gift Guide this year, so since I skipped it last year, I wanted to bring it back! So this year I'm back with an extra big one, and a pretty good one if I may say so myself. I've divided the guide into different categories, so whether you're looking for a gift for your travel addicted friend, beauty-loving sister, lover or food-obsessed cousin, I've got you covered in this gift guide. From cheap and cheerful to luxurious, there's a bit of everything in here. When it comes to gifts, think 'quality over quantity'. I think giving gifts feels even better than receiving them, especially if you manage to find something thoughtful! 
Christmas Gift Guide 2017

To go to the product online, click on the item descriptions below the images. Small disclaimer: I handpicked all of these gifts and I'm not getting sponsored to post these links. I wouldn't recommend something I didn't like!  


For that person who loves spending time at home and always tries to make it the most comfortable place on earth. They're the perfect host, and always make sure you feel at home in their home. They deserve a treat! Beautiful coffee table books, tech accessories, skincare and comfortable homewear all make great gifts. 

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Aesop gift set | Native Union extra long iPhone cable | Fornasetti candle | Axel Vervoordt Intuition book | Love Stories fuzzy slippers | Assouline Ibiza Bohemia book | Phaidon Wallpaper City Guides | Tom Dixon candle set

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Sonos speaker | Chinti & Parker sleepmask | Marie-Stella-Maris linen water & candle | Abrams YSL book | Sleepy Jones T-shirt | Vetements socks | Vogue Living one-year subscription


For the one who's obsessed with food, does nothing but baking, inviting friends over for dinner, eating out at the newest restaurants... the foodie is always happy with food-related gifts like kitchen tools, crockery, cookbooks and table-setting items.

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

 Plate with golden drops | Measuring cups | Tumbler glass | Laguiole knife set (sale!) | Rens Kroes Party cookbook | Recipe box | Recipe Cards

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

 Svensk Tenn Stockholm plate | Svensk Tenn jug | Cherry Bombe cookbook | Cheese board | Palmtree bottle opener | Jules Destrooper cookie tin

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Nutribullet (sale!) | Tony's Chocolonely Limited Edition | Easy Vegan cookbook | Svensk Tenn oven mitt | Svensk Tenn Apron | The Good Life Eatery cookbook  | Svensk Tenn candle holder

My personal favorite way to make coffee is with the Bialetti Moka pot (top left), and it's fun to give this together with a bag of coffee beans from our local hipster café. The tortoise spoons are adorable but hard to find, so let me know if you've seen these somewhere apart from New York or Amsterdam!  

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Bialetti coffee maker | Conran Shop Milk jug | Conran Shop Pink mug | Tortoiseshell spoons | Bialetti milk steamer (sale!) | Crate & Barrel double wall glass

She always looks fabulous, and will tell you all about the latest trends and it-girls. The New-Arrival hoodie is a bit of a wink at the fact that she's always on-top of the newest collection. You'll make her happy with some good accessories which she can easily combine with different looks. 

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Missoma x Lucy Williams necklace | Ganni hoodie | Ganni Boots Brixton cap | Prada bag | Ray Ban sunglasses | LV & Me Initials necklace 


The snow bunny is always the first one on the slopes around Christmas time. She takes every opportunity to go skiing, and her Instagram feed is perfectly white from December until April. Treat her to some good winter boots or keep it cheap and cheerful with the apres-ski sweater. 

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

See by Chloé winter boots | Acne scarf | Moon Boots | H&M Apres Ski sweater | Perfect Moment hat | Perfect Moment sweater

The travel addict is constantly on the move, whether it's for work or pleasure. Comfort is key, especially during long-haul flights. Neck pillows, sleep masks, a comfy tracksuit and hydrating skincare are essential. The HP Printer is a really great gift so that she can print out her favorite travel pics on-the-go. Away is currently the hottest suitcase brand, the perfect gift if her carry-on is in need of an upgrade. 

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Ganni T-Shirt | HP pocket photo printer | LS laundry bag | LS sleep mask | LS neck pillow | Ganni hoodie | Ganni sweatpants

Christmas Gift Guide 2017
GlamGlow hydrating mask | Smythson passport holder | Le Labo perfume oil | Egyptian Magic moisturizer | Fjallraven backpack | This Works sleep power kit | Away carry-on

For your fittest friend, who never stops trying out new spinning classes, boxing techniques, sauna therapies etc. She's always on top of her game when it comes to physical health, which is why she deserved to be treated after all her hard work. Items which are a little unusual and stand out are fun, like the P.E. Nation top, the velvet Nikes and the pink gym bag. For the more practical girl, there's the reflective jacket, B&O earphones and the Nike long sleeve. And for every runner who needs a little kick in the butt, I can highly recommend Annemerel's book, I loved it! 

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

P.E. Nation top | Rag & Bone cap | Nike velvet Cortez | Aesop deodorant | Perfect Moment bra | This Works Muscle Therapy | Neat Nutrition vitamin supplement | B&O wireless earphones | H&M reflective running jacket

Christmas Gift Guide 2017 gym bag | Adidas Ultra Boost sneakers | rose cap | Nike reflective running long sleeve | Annemerel 'Ik heb geen zin' | H&M legging

The beauty lover want gifts that she wouldn't necessarily buy for herself, like a gorgeous Nars palette or beautiful Gisou products (they also come in beautiful packaging which is a plus!). Glossier is the beauty brand du-jour, so you can't go wrong with that I think!

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Gisou texturizing spray | Nars palette | Glossier boy brow | Gisou honey infused hair oil | Gisou texture comb 

For your lover, friend or brother it's always good to go for the basics. Things he can wear on a daily basis like a nice hoodie (or shirt, or sweater), sneakers or just a great pair of socks. Tech accessories are also always a good idea, like this Native Union leather cable. 

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

John Smedley socks | Acne hoodie | Polo cap | Native Union iPhone cable | Common Projects sneakers | Lanvin cufflinks | Aesop facial concentrate

I don't mean to put one specific brand into the spotlight, but I can't avoid it. Apple products simply make great gifts. And since the iPhone X recently came out, there's a big chance that the owners don't have all the "necessary" accessories yet!

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

iPhone X | Case Factory case | Casetify ultra thin skin case | Apple Airpods | Native Union extra long charging cable | Mophie wireless charger | Bose Bluetooth earphones 

Hope you liked this guide! I enjoyed scouring every website for the perfect gifts, and I got inspired myself while making the guide, so I hope you did too. If you want some more ideas, check out the guide from 2014 and 2015, they're still good for inspiration. Happy shopping!

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