With only 12 days till Christmas arriving at the speed of light and shopping becoming extremely stressful it can be overwhelming trying to battle through crowds and tick off your gift list and even worse when it's out of stock, there is no plan B gift.  Gift guides are always good when you are stuck on what to buy but when your inbox is inundated with dozens of gift ideas newsletters, ads and posts it can sometimes make it worse.

I hope I can alleviate some of the stress and anxiety that comes with deciding what to buy and trawling through crowded shopping centres.  My No. 1 fail safe gift are gift cards.  They are a fantastic gift idea.  Some may think it's impersonal but I believe it's all about the way you present it  that counts.  So here is my Christmas Guide for you.

Gift Cards
When gifting giftcards my main three are Visa Debit, Coles/Myer and Mecca.  We all know Mecca is literally 'Beauty Heaven'. That in itself is an overwhelming place to visit for myself let alone shopping for someone else! So gift cards are my ultimate recommendation.

Where to Buy?

One of the most prettiest Holiday Collection I've seen this year.  Nutrimetics have released a bunch of lust-worthy gift sets and limited edition products to put a smile on everyone's dial!

Scented soaps and Hand Crémes are the perfect stocking fillers or Kris Kringle gift. They come in three scents - Freesia & Gardenia, Violet & Pink and Magnolia & Lily.

Scented Soaps RRP $12 ea  |  Hand Créme RRP $16 ea  | Duo Set RRP $28

The Fragrance Discovery Collection is a set of three perfume roller ball perfect for travelling and convenient to pop into your handbag. Featuring scents - Floral, Fresh and Floral Oriental. 

RRP $50

Rose Gold love! This Limited Edition Rose Gold Brush Set comes with a beautiful zipped clutch bag.  This set consists of a blush brush, brow brush, fan brush and a wing liner brush.

RRP $80.00

Where to Buy? 

Bobbi Brown
Get party ready with BB's Holiday 2017 Collection.  Known for their stunning Christmas packaging, this year they did not disappoint with a deep burgundy theme and an assortment of gorgeous offerings.  

The Insta Glam set features the Sunset Pink Shimmer Brick, Ink Eyeliner, Eye Opening Mascara and a Neutral Rose Luxe Lippie.  

Insta Glam Set RRP $160

Evening Glow Eye Shadow Palette
This limited edition palette from their Holiday 2017 collection features 5 gorgeous shades that take your look from day to night with neutral to smokey eye shadow shades. Shades include four matte and one shimmer. Also included, a mini dual-ended eye shadow/eye liner brush.

Party of Four Mini Lip Gloss Set 
A set of four mini lip glosses in stunning colours - Buff, Nude, Kir Sugar and Rose Sugar.  These gorgeous lip glosses are perfect for the clutch or handbag.  What I will be doing this Christmas is sticking the lip gloss on the envelope as a bonus little gift. 

Evening Glow Palette RRP $90  |  Mini Lip Gloss Set RRP $75

Where to Buy? 
  • Bobbi Brown Boutiques, Concession store or online.

Natura Siberica
I can't get enough of Natura Siberica products.  The quality of the product, the pretty packaging and amazing scents.  The Oblepikha Siberica Energising Freshness Shower Gel is an invigorating shower gel that leaves skin feeling gently but effectively cleansed, and fresh all day long.  It also stimulates your senses in the shower with it's gorgeous aroma filling the air around you.  The Lifting Hand Cream contains Altai Chamomile Oil soothes irritation and calms and Ginseng Siberian to tone and rejuvenate skin, while improving elasticity.  It absorbs almost instantly and is non-greasy. 

Shower Gel RRP $10.99 & Hand Cream RRP $14.99

Where to Buy? 
  • Chemist Warehouse, leading pharmacies and health food stores, or Online.

Silver Bullet
A new release just in time for Christmas, the Silver Bullet Titanium Curling Wand is available in the oh so luxe Rose Gold. The titanium barrels give smooth, shiny and frizz free results every time, while super-fast heat up allows you to style faster. Comes in three size 25mm, 32mm and 38mm.

RRP $79.95

Where to Buy? 

Crabtree & Evelyn
With an array of delectable treats and luxurious pamper goodness Crabtree & Evelyn are experts in creating special Christmas gifts that speak a thousand words.  My favourite picks for Christmas gifting is their new Home Collection featuring candles and diffuser's.  Warm and inviting fragrances that are modern and chic to suit any home.  The collection below is City Zen.  Oriental & Spice essences help shut out daily noise, replacing it with spiritual calm.

Diffuser RRP $65  | Candle RRP $50

Where to Buy? 
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Boutique stores or online

Stocking Fillers
Real Techniques Baubles Collection
Real Techniques have launched their Limited Edition Baubles Collection of mini makeup brushes and sponges. These bauble-style packaged beauties make the perfect stocking fillers or Kris Kringle as well as Christmas Tree ornaments.  The brushes all have a full size head with a travel sized handle. The brush head is ultra-firm and broad, perfect for buffing foundation for an airbrush finish.

Tweexy RRP $16.95  |  RT Bauble $ 15.99  |  Huda Beauty RRP $59.00

This is something every girl needs. Tweexy is a nail polish bottle holder that slips over your fingers, freeing up both hands while painting nails. It fits all sizes of nail polish bottles. Made from silicone and forms and hugs each bottle securely giving you flexibility.
Huda Beauty
Contains four semi-sheer mini lip glosses featuring a 'unique pearl complex' which can can be worn layered or alone.

Where to Buy? 
  • Tweexy - selected pharmacies, independents and home & giftware stores nation-wide
  • Real Techniques - Priceline or Real Techniques online
  • Huda Beauty - Sephora stores

Have you started your Christmas Shopping List?

Samples were gifted and I chose what I wanted to be included in my post