Here at NL HQ, we’re super excited to be working with LOOK Magazine during the festive season to make your gift-buying easier. We grabbed Maxine (LOOK’s Fashion News Editor) and Sarah-Rose Harrison (Senior Fashion Assistant) to talk gifting-from what to get someone you don’t know, to the perfect presents under £10.
The perfect secret santa gift for someone you don't know?
Maxine: “In my experience, a candle always goes down a treat. However, for this year's Secret Santa offering, I've bought a lettered light box that's guaranteed to please. Yep, I've basically won Christmas.
Sarah: “I always opt for practicality over novelty for Secret Santa gifts, either choosing a classic candle or cute cactus. This year I’ve brought mine a terrarium - super manageable it’s great for even the least green-fingered friend.”
Must-have accessory you'd love to find in your stocking?
Maxine: “I'm a shoe girl through and through, so probably a pair of glittering heels. With jeans, dresses or midi skirts, I'll get the wear of them, no matter how fancy they are. ”
Sarah: “I have a serious ankle boot problem, so would be thrilled with a new pair of boots to add to my collection. I’d be so happy with either/both a metallic silver style or statement heel option to wear with everything from party dresses to jeans and a Breton.”
What would you buy for that special someone who loves a personalised gift?
Maxine: “I love adding initial key rings to handbags for a personal touch. Failing that, an engraved necklace is my next go-to.”
Sarah: “Engraved necklaces are a super sweet option, but initial earrings have been my go-to this year as they’re such a subtle way to make everyday jewellery a little bit special.”
The perfect present for him/her under £10?
Maxine: “I'm all about crafty gifts and this year, I've made DIY hot chocolates in New Look's mason-style jars, filled with cocoa, marshmallows and sugar. ”
Sarah: “Cute and cosy a knitted bobble hat is always a hit, I’ve picked up the sweetest style with faux-fur pom pom for my little sister.”
An essential for that beauty lover in your life?
Maxine: “A gorgeous, nude eyeshadow palette. Because, who doesn't want that?”
Sarah: “A sleek new set of make-up brushes, because you can never have too many!”