Christmas Gift Guide

Hey my loves,

With Christmas just around the corner I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about some gift giving. I love Christmas so much, it’s just something about this season that feels so special and full of love. In today’s blog post I am going to talk about the best Christmas gifts for your friends, family and co-workers.

This year I decided to skip my annual Christmas Dinner with all of my friends and instead donate half the money I would have spent instead. I donated it to an organization of my choice. I also put a little bit of money aside for something that needs a little more saving. 

Gifts Under 20 Bucks

I believe that a gift has to come from the heart and does not need to be excessively expensive, but I am also a gift giver who always gives more than I have to. But, there are some great options out there for your loved ones that are under 20 bucks.

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster

This gift is perfect for any movie lover you might now and it’s super affordable, you could even get a nice frame for it and it would still be under 20 bucks.

Game of Phones

In this day and age we all have a phone on us, so why not make a game out of it. This is the perfect gift for one of your friends or your family. You can play it on the day of your gift giving and I know I am always a good sucker for a funny game. My other favorites are: What do you meme?, Cards Against Humanity or Pictionary.

Urban Map Glass

We all know at least one person who loves a good drink. This glass is perfect for those people. Not only can you pick a city they may have been to, but it’s also super cute to look at.

Nars – Gift Set

Christmas is the highlight for any beauty lover. The Nars – Softcore Afterglow Lip Balm and Blush gift set is just one of the many options you can get your makeup and skincare loving friends, family and co-workers.

Himalayan Salt Lamp

This lamp is perfect for anyone. It helps calm you down and is soothing. It also improves your sleep. And it’s really cute to look at.

Books

I love giving books as presents. Whether it being a favorite of mine or a book they mentioned they wanted to read. Or just a simple notebook, where they can write down their thoughts. Here are some great book gift ideas:

Gifts over 20 Bucks

Sometimes you want to splurge a little bit on the people you care about. Here are some great gift ideas for you:

Echo Dot

I bought myself a couple on Black Friday and I just love them. The quality of the speaker is really good and it comes with some great features. Perfect for any tech obsessed person.

Kindle

Sometimes people prefer to read on a Kindle, because it is lighter and easier to transport than a book. It especially great for people who are traveling a lot or a commute to work. It takes little to no space in any purse or backpack.

Essential Oil Diffuser – Humidifier

This one is so cute in its pineapple form. Perfect for anyone who loves to spice up their apartment and loves to use a humidifier.

Fujifilm – Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Perfect gift for anyone who loves to capture moments.

Other Gift Ideas

I also love giving things that cost little to no money at all. Whether it being a self-made voucher or baking some cookies. It’s the thought behind a gift not the gift itself that should matter. I also think a great way to gift a person is by donating money in their name to an organization they care about.

What are your gifting this year? Let me know in the comments. I would love to know.

I wish you all a wonderful day.

XoXo, Jasmin.

Gift Guide for Home Lovers

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am showing you some great gift ideas for everyone who loves to decorate their home. I’ve spent a little quality time on two of my favorite websites and brought to you eight of my most love decorating items I found and loved. 

I also wrote a couple of other gift guide, you can check them out here:

Gift Guide for your Makeup Loving Friend

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Gift Guide for Accessories Lovers

Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffers

Gifts for Home Lovers

  1. Urban Outfitters – Graphic Mug
  2. Urban Outfitters – Photo Clip String Lights
  3. Urban Outfitters – Love Is Love Wall Hook
  4. Urban Outfitters – Quilted Velvet Tassel Throw Pillow
  5. Urban Outfitters – Cat Nap Pillowcase
  6. Anthropologie –  Christine Trinket Dish
  7. Anthropologie – Glimmer Coaster
  8. Anthropologie – Petual Coaster

I love all of these things so much. On Urban Outfitters and Anthropology you can get good deals as students. So try to find the best coupon code.

I also have great site for more furniture and home decor ideas such as beds, rugs, desks and more, check out  furniture.com, they have some great deals.

What are some of your favorite home decor ideas? Tell me in the comments, I would love to know.

Also I hope you enjoyed my 12 Days of Christmas! I was actually hoping to do 24 Days, but it’s just too much with College work too. You will get a few extra ones the next few days, but other than that all will go back to normal. Make sure to check out all of my entries!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffers

Hey my loves,

in today’s entry I am showing you some great gift ideas for your family and friends that are perfect for their stockings. I have created several other gift guide, make sure to check them out:

Gift Guide for your makeup loving friend

Gift Guide for Accessories Lovers

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

  1. Sparkletini Stainless Steel Gold Flask by Blush
  2. Mario Badescu – Drying Lotion
  3. Versace Bright Crystal By Gianni Versace For Women – Eau De Toilette
  4. PopSockets: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets – Blue Marble
  5. Geometric Wire Photo Frame for Desktop or Wall, Matte Brass
  6. AirPods Case Cover, Silicone Protective Case and Skin for Airpods Charging Case with Airpods Anti-Lost Strap/Airpods Hooks
  7. Almond & Vanilla Happy Hands Natural Beeswax & Shea Butter Solid Lotion Bar Pair
  8. Premium Cocktail Kit – Limited Edition Gin Martini – Inspired by The Movie ‘A Simple Favor’ – Makes 6 Premium Cocktails

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Gift Guide for Accessories Lovers

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am going to show you some cute accessories that are perfect for family and friends who love to accessorize. They are from various prices, but they are all super cute.

An accessory can make or break an outfit and adds a little touch of personality to each individual outfit. They can be personalized and used for special occasions only. Check out these cute items I have found:

Those deep red leather boots are GORGEOUS! I love this color so much! What are some of your favorite accessories that you have been gifted? Tell me in the comments, I would love to know. 

I have created other gift guides, check them out here: 

Gift Guide for your Makeup Loving Friend & Gift Guide for Book Lovers

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am going to show you some of my book recommendations that make perfect gifts for your friends and family members who love to read. I personally enjoy gifting and getting books a lot, you are gifting so much more than just a few pages with words. You are given a new world, a new fantasy, an escape from your life risen from your own imagination. 

Books have the power to create a lot more for you. They tickle your inner child, your inner private detective, raise dreams and emotions and so much more. I tried finding a vast variety of books to put into this gift guide, so that there is something for everybody. 

I also posted a gift guide for your makeup loving friends, you can check it out here: Gift Guide for your Makeup Loving Friend

My Top 3 

The Circle, The Girl on the Train & Sharp Objects

When I read “The Circle” I was captivated, I loved the entire story, from front to back and I think I’ve read the entire book in just two days. It was that good! Sadly, the movie version sucked! You can buy it here: Dave Eggers – The Circle

“The Girl on the Train” is one of my absolute favorite books ever! It was truly amazing and Paula Hawkins is a gifted writer! I was so into the book, I actually read it twice! And the movie version is amazing as well, but that could be my love for Emily Blunt. You can buy it here: Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train

Gillian Flynn is a genius when it comes to writing dark and twisted stories. And “Sharp Objects” is definitely one of her best work. I really did not see that ending coming, let me tell you that. AND – the tv series with Amy Adams was truly amazing! Amy was the best choice for it, she shows so much vulnerability, I absolutely loved watching it. You can buy it here: Gillian Flynn – Sharp Objects

Other Great Books & Some that are on my own wishlist include

Paula Hawkins – Into the Water

This one has been on my list ever since it coming out, just haven’t gotten around to buying it! But Paula Hawkins is an amazing writer and I loved “The Girl on the Train”.

You can buy it here: Amazon


Stephen King – Gerald’s Game

Wasn’t the biggest fan of the movie version, but loved the book!

You can buy it here: Amazon


Stephen King – The Green Mile

One of the best movies I have ever seen and one of the many books on my wishlist because of that.

You can buy it here: Amazon


Shirley Jackson – The Haunting of Hill House

I love the TV show on Netflix, it was one of the best shows I have seen in ages and it was truly amazing to watch the story unfold. Highly recommend watching it!

You can buy it here: Amazon


Michelle Obama – Becoming

I mean… how can this not be on any girls wishlist right now! Definitely excited to get my hands on this!

You can buy it here: Amazon


What are some of your favorite books or books that are on your wishlist? Tell me in the comments, I would love to know and I am always open for any suggestions.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Gift Guide for your Makeup Loving Friend

Hey my loves, 

in today’s entry I am going to show you some of my favorite makeup items as well as some of my own wishlist items for gifts. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year and makeup is one of my biggest hobbies, so I thought I bring to you this gift guide!

I’ve divided the items into three categories – face, eyes and lips. I’ve picked some of my all time favorites, as well as some items that I want myself and heard great things about. I also included high end things and more affordable brands. So you can find something for everyone!

  1. The Ordinary – Serum Foundation
  2. Laura Mercier – Translucent Loose Powder
  3. Benefit – Boiing Concealer
  4. Nip+Fab – Blusher Palette
  5. The Balm – Mary-Lou Manizer
  6. Bourjous – Bronzing Powder
  7. Maybelline – The Eraser Eye Concealer
  8. Zoeva – Opulence Blush Palette
  1. L’Oréal Paris – Paradise Mascara
  2. Urban Decay – Naked 3 Palette
  3. Charlotte Tilbury – Full Fat Lashes 
  4. NYX – Lid Lingerie Eyeshadow Palette
  5. NYX – Micro Brow Pencil
  6. Urban Decay – Primer Potion
  7. Hourglass – Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
  8. Urban Decay – Backtalk Palette
  1. Maybelline – SuperStay 24 h Lipstick
  2. Maybelline – SuperStay Matte Ink
  3. L’Oréal Paris – Les Chocolats Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
  4. NYX – Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream
  5. L’Oréal Paris – Color Riche Magentic Stones Lipstick
  6. L’Oréal Paris – Infallible Mega Gloss Cream Finish
  7. NYX – #THISISEVERYTHING Lip Oil
  8. NYX – Land of Lollies Intense Butter Gloss Lip Trio

What makeup products are on your wishlist for this Christmas? Tell me in the comments. I would love to know!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin