Gifting Ideas: Homeware, Decor, Stationery and More

Gifting Ideas: Homeware, Decor, Stationery and More

How’s your Christmas shopping going?

I know, I know. It’s only October but I wanted to be prepared this year, so I’ve finished (most) of my Christmas shopping early. The only thing I’m missing are the greeting cards.

I was going through some of my wishlists online and boy-oh-boy, are there some really great things online that I thought would make some great gifts. So, wanting to be your personal Christmas Helper, I’ve put all the good stuff on one page for you to shop through!

Although I’m not a proper homeowner yet, I still love me some ✨aesthetic✨ homeware. From golden cutlery to the cutest of glassware, these are the things you’d find in my future home.

Someone broke my tea cup so I may pick one up right now for myself. I just don’t know which one because I like them all! Which one do you think I should get?

I’d be lost without a good planner, so when The Ink Bucket launched their 2022 line, I was ON it real quick! I’ve been using their planners for the last three years and will be doing so for the foreseeable future because they’re so good. This time, I was early enough that I got their limited time bonus with purchase so that meant a sticker book, notebook, tote-bag, picture cards and more and I couldn’t be happier.

I found some other great stationery online so I’ve put them all on the Gifting Wishlist page.

I think that personalised gifts show a lot of thought because they take more time and effort to put together. I’d put together a photobook for my boyfriend before and he really loved it, so it’s definitely something I’d recommend! On the page, you can find where you can get artwork showing a map of where you met your special someone and even a star map of what the sky looked the night you met.

In the Beauty section, I’ve listed some of my absolute favourites including a Tangle Teezer and the Alan Truman 38mm curler. As I mentioned before, I’m really into how things look besides how functional they are, so if you’re anything like me, you’ll be getting heart-eyes when you check out the whole hair-styling range from Alan Truman.

I haven’t had the chance to personally shop from some of the sites I mentioned, but the one I’m really eager to try out is Nook At You. You’ll realise this from the fact that I’ve got a bunch of their pieces listed on the page. I’m running out of wall space in my rooms but you can betcha I’ll be putting together a whole gallery wall in my home in the future.

I’ve also run out of space for any more pots and vases but a girl can enjoy looking at some more, right? The brass pots would go beautifully with the brass flower hook (which I’ve already got and it lends a wonderful touch to my room).

I hope you like what I’ve put together on my Gifting Wishlist! Of course, if you’d like, the items mentioned could be good for someone’s birthday or something else. But anyhoo, if you pick up anything, let me know; I’d love to hear from you ❤️

10 Workwear Inspo Outfits from Pinterest

A majority of my clothes and accessories shopping has been workwear-focused over the last few months. As someone who enjoys styling outfits, I had not foreseen what a challenge it would be for me. Firstly, because workwear tends to call for more restraint; and secondly, because I, honestly, did not enjoy having to spend my money on (what seemed like) “boring” clothes.

These are not real problems, but let me indulge myself here.

My workplace calls for a balance between business casual and smart casual dressing. If you’re scratching your head just as much as I was, here’s an infographic that helped me out. Another big help – as always, when I’m stuck on ideas – was Pinterest. Here are 10 outfits I found on there that I’ve been taking inspiration from:

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White shirts are an all-time staple for me, and this white mid-length shirt dress is a great extension of that. I’ve already styled the knee-length one I have here, but I’d love to get my hands on one just like in the image.

2.

A classic blue button-down shirt is another staple for the workplace, I love this look where it’s paired with the off-white midi skirt. Super chic.

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I have a shirt very similar to the one in the image, which is why I saved it. The trousers are a tad too fitted on the waist for the office, I think. But I do have beige trousers that could work to re-create this outfit.

4.

Another blue-and-white striped shirt, this time paired with something I’m still on the hunt for: a gorgeous black mid-length pencil skirt. For me, good basics should have a really nice structure to them, and I just haven’t had any luck yet with the pieces I’ve bought (and then returned) online.

5.

I love a good pleated midi skirt. Although, perhaps, I might not wear one as sheer as the one in the image to the office, I think the way it’s been paired with the white shirt and stilettos is perfection.

6.

I have definitely worn a combo similar to this in the past; to the point where it’s my go-to uniform when I’ve run out of ideas, and don’t feel like wearing trousers. Midi skirts are always there to save the day time and again.

7.

This look is my kind of outfit. Neutral, minimal, and comfortable with the low-heeled shoes. I do wear my smarter t-shirts to work, sometimes. I’ll definitely try them out in the way this outfit has been styled.

8.

Hello again, sweater vest, my style nemesis. I had to save this image because I have a sweater vest very similar to the one in the image. I’m not sure how appropriate sleeveless pieces are for my office. But, I don’t like sleeveless stuff as much anyway, so I’d pair my sweater vest with a shirt underneath.

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This is my ideal outfit for work. I get bored of wearing trousers but I never get bored of jeans; so it’s quite the saving grace that they’re allowed where I work. Smarten them up with a good ol’ button-down, a nicely cut blazer and some smart shoes and you’ve got yourself another great work uniform on hand.

10.

This outfit is a great example of elevated basics. The scarf and gorgeous handbag have taken this cardi-jeans-ballerinas combo to the next level and I’m here for it.

If you’d like to see more outfits I’ve been loving in general on Pinterest, head over to my Outfit Inspo board!