I normally don’t bother with gift guides at Christmas. Because, to be honest, it’s a lazy post idea sometimes. It’s easy to trawl your favourite beauty and fashion websites and do ‘for him’ and ‘for her’ gift guides. I know a blog is a space for you to do whatever you like, but at least try and put your own original spin on it – frankly, I know I can get my mum a hand cream set from The Body Shop – so why not use the done-to-death ‘gift guide’ idea and find a more fun and challenging theme? That’s why any gift guides I do here, I’ll try and do something different. And so I present to you…The Sassy Girl’s Christmas Gift Guide. Got a friend who’s so out there and fabulous that those cutesy Cath Kidston florals and sweet smelling candles just won’t cut it? Behold, my gift guide for kick ass girls (and boys!) with attitude!
Urban Outfitters’ drinkware is pretty wonderful – I adore this cup, and it’d be great to take along to New Years house parties – and I pity anyone who steals it and deals with the owner’s unleashed sass. If the person you’re buying for is more of a tea drinker than a partygoer, this Go To Hell mug (2) is just on the right side of offensive for the office. If your chum’s a bit on the gothic side, the Evil Bitch necklace (3) is a great find, and a warning to anyone who encounters them first thing in the morning…
Before I get a telling off for this one, obviously I’m not encouraging you to buy this and then go out and take ALL THE DRUGS – but I’m a little bit in love with this Hugs And Drugs pencil case (4). It’d also make a great makeup case, and I love the cutesiness of the design combined with the rather less-than-cutesy slogan. I also love the OTT tackiness of the Pony phone case (5) – it’ll certainly polarise opinions, but for that friend who likes their accessories to stand out, this is an unusual and quirky buy.
Finally, one of my all-time favourite coffee table reads! Domestic Sluttery began as a blog, and eventually the amazing ladies behind it only went and wrote a book (6). And it’s bloody amazing – less Kirstie Allsop or Martha Stewart, more the lazy girl who has a fabulous home/wardrobe/life and still gets time to party. Full of genuinely helpful tips presented in a fun, tongue-in-cheek and engaging writing style, you need this book in your life.
What kind of gifts are you buying your sassiest pals?