Ruth Writes is a 30-something Liverpool based blog covering mid-size fashion, pescatarian food and beauty.
Christmas month is officially upon us and it’s time to start panic-buying presents, wondering when it’s officially time to put the tree up and if it’s acceptable to start singing Miriah in public and spending every spare second outside of work watching xmas fims…well, as the 1st of December I declare Christmas time is officially here!
I’ve decided to participate in Blogmas this December as I have so many exciting posts planned that I wanted to get live before the big day, so it kinda made sense! The majority are beauty/make up related as I’ve got lots of new purchases and gifted products I want to share with you! But, before we really get into it, let’s kick off with a good old gift guide! In my seven years blogging I’ve never done a gift guide before so it’s a first for everything. Here we go…
For The Pampered Pooch
I think Molly, our French Bulldog is the most important member of our household. She rules the roost and so it only feels right to kick off with a cute gift idea for a much-loved pooch. Santa Paws is on his way and this Christmas Mol will be unwrapping Bonio HoHoHo Bitesize Turkey Christmas Biscuits on Christmas Day. She will be able to join in with biting into the turkey, no doubt from underneath the dinner table as we eat our Christmas dinner! If you’re looking for Pet Christmas Gifts , I think Petshop.co.uk are a great shout if you want to avoid getting stuck in your local pet shop on Christmas Eve!
For The Beauty Junkie
If you’re reading my blog, I imagine you’re quite into make up yourself so this could be one to hint to your parents or partner about! I’m such a fangirl over Technic Cosmetics and with so many great palettes, lipsticks and unique products to try, the brand is perfect stocking filler.
No gal can go wrong with perfume either. I was lucky enough to unwrap YSL Black Opium last Christmas and 12 months later it’s still going strong. With so many new releases to try, including Tom Ford, Gvenchy and Dior. Treat her to a bottle of her fave this Christmas!
For The Cheeky Chappy
Christmas is a time for over-indulgence and enjoying a tipple or two. I love hunting down IPA beers and bespoke brands for my boyfriend to try and unwrap. Crafted Warning is a new brand that ticks that very box. With a range of ciders and beers brewed in the Swedish town of Sofiero, this is a brand to watch out for. Stock up on fruity wild strawberry or blackberry flavoured ciders for the man in your life to kick back with on Christmas day once the family madness is over!
Sparkly Stocking Fillers
Looking for something a bit different for your best mate, sister or your Mum? Olivia Divine jewellery can be found in the Met Quarter in Liverpool and I’m loving the truly special yet statement pieces of jewellery they stock. Whether you’re buying for a bracelet fan or someone who never goes without a necklace, I really recommend checking the brand out!
For the Fashion-Forward
Cos every woman wants to unwrap shoes on Christmas Day, right? Daniel Shoes are such a go-to store for heels you won’t have seen on anyone else. Red and leopard print scream party time to me and I would love to wear on Christmas Day with my Christmas outfit. That’s a thing, right?
Or, you might be like me and enjoy buying someone a gift they can look forward to? Spa days are such a lovely gift and it means you can get together again in the New Year. Suites Hotel and Spa in Knowsley have a variety of spa voucher options to choose from –
1. The Girl Who’s Got It All – What do you buy for the gal who has it all? The ‘Renew Me’ half-day Spa Experience includes use of the spa and leisure facilities including robe, towel and flip-flops, lunch at the Spa Bistro and the choice of one signature treatment including Glow Signature Facial, Drift Massage or Twin Souls – perfect for some post- Christmas relaxing and restoration when January rolls around (£69 per person Monday-Friday or £79 per person Saturday-Sunday).
2. The Busy Mum Who Needs A Break – At Christmas time, many mums are just as busy
as Santa Claus himself. From preparing the Christmas dinner to wrapping presents,
the festive season can be non-stop. Why not give her the gift of relaxation with the
Restore Me Full Spa Day, including a 55 minute signature treatment, Traditional or Hot
Afternoon Tea in the Spa Bistro and full use of the spa facilities including robe, towel
and flip flops? (£80 per person Monday-Friday or £90 per person Saturday-Sunday)
3. The Too Hard to Buy For Boyfriend – Treat the man in your life to a relaxing ‘Men’s
MOT’ with a range of boy-friendly treatments at Suites Hotel & Spa. From the Express Energising Face Treatment (£35) to the Deep Tissue Back & Shoulder Massage (£35), your partner is sure to appreciate the chance to unwind and enjoy a well-deserved pamper.
4. The Happy Couple – Loved ones can enjoy some quality time together and some
serious indulgence as part of Suites Hotel & Spa’s ‘Just The Two Of Us’ package. The
experience includes a choice of either Suites Signature Drift Massage or Glow Facial,
Rasul for Two, full use of the spa and leisure facilities with robe, towel and flip flops,