Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas #6 - Custom Gifts

Instead of buying someone one big gift why not buy an assortment of small gifts. That's exactly what I'm doing for my sister's present this year. It's something that you don't need to spend too much on as it's the thought that counts! My sister, Lisa loves getting glammed up for nights out so I decided to get her mainly beauty goodies.

I got this pink quilted cosmetic bag in Penneys/Primark a while ago so I don't know if they still have these in stock. Any bag will do though. I like this cosmetic bag as it's the perfect size for your handbag but also quite spacious.

The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette in Golden Brown & NYX 5 Color Shadow Palette in I Dream of Jamaica
My sister is alot like me and regularly rocks a neutral eye look. I love these palettes as they both contain wearable shades that would take you from day to night. The Body Shop palette also comes with a eyeshadow brush and eye pencil which would make a great gift on it's own. 

OPI Minis in Russian Navy & Lincoln Park After Dark
My sister wears dark nail polishes all the time. I don't think I've ever seen her wear bright shades. I got these two gorgeous nail polishes in OPI's Best of the Best set. I already own Russian Navy and Lincoln Park After Dark so I decided to pop them in too.

 Charm Bracelet
Like a lot of  people out there my sister adores charm bracelets. I got this one from Accessorize and it's beautiful. With a tonne of charms from dices to wishing bones I think this would look nice with anything. I hope my sister likes it as much as I do!

This is everything I've got for my sister so far! I may pick up a nice mascara and some Soap & Glory products the next time I'm in town and pop them in too. I think a custom gift would be great for a family member, friend, boyfriend, girlfriend as you know there going to find something they'll absolutely love. Plus they'll know you put alot of though into their gift.

What do you think of this gift idea?



  1. this is really nice!
    i will be happy to got this!

  2. I did this too! For a few of my friends I bought all my favorites of makeup and gave them it. I got them my favorite brand of eyeshadows - WetnWild. Favorite mascara - maybelline lots of lashes. Favorite eye primer NYX eyeshadow base in pearl, and blush, and a few eyeshadow brushes. The ones who already got their gifts loved it! They were gushing over them and had me teach them how to do their makeup

  3. @Black Cat I know I hope my sister likes it now x

    @Beauty on a College budget I think it's such a good idea!.. Never used WetnWild heard their eyeshadows are fab!! I hope my sister likes it as much as your friends did!! xx

  4. Nice idea of gift for girls on Christmas eve. Thanx for sharing these ideas. Girls love gifts like beauty products.

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  5. 2nd-3rd grade novel study bundle of all 7 titles for $20.00. I've had a few requests to do the same thing for kinder and first so I will begin working on that soon!
    ........Gift Bags,


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