Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The Christmas Present Buying Guide: On a budget/Stocking fillers from Tesco

Whenever it comes to Christmas time you can bet your bottom dollar that you always need a present to fill a gap, be it a secret Santa at work or a distant relative.  You want to give them something nice but on a budget.  Thankfully, long gone are the days when all you could take them were a bunch of smellies that you were given last year..long gone are the days when the recipient would know this and give you a dignified look of disgust and make a mental note to give you the same sort of "present" next year.

By the time this post is published I will be in Russia, Moscow to be precise.  I'm stupidely excited by it as I have always wanted to go and we are off for a work thingy..anywho, I'll be Russian to my hotel room as fast as my porky legs can carry me as I plan on buying my hat, scarf etc..once I arrive..

Tesco have a massive range of affordable presents which can be doled out in the situations mentioned above. 

The Nivea Beautiful Christmas Gift set is exclusive to Tesco and contains a Nivea shower gel, body moisturiser and a lip balm.  Just what you need when you're getting ready for the many Xmas parties you have over the festive period.

I'm all for practical presents like this, they always get used in my house. I have been working on a backlog of Molton Brown shower gels and I've finally come to the last of beats getting something you will never use and having it sit in your cupboards until it goes all leaky and funny and you decide to chuck it out whilst cussing the person who bought you something so ridiculous.

This retails for £4.00..not often you can buy three products like this and get change from a fiver.

This is a perfect present for teens or those who have to be surgically removed from their lipbalms.  I have a cousin who is 16 and this would be perfect for her.

A very well known balm maker (it comes in a blue tin *ahem*) seems to strive to make all their balms smell the same so you can't help but feel you're always using the same but with this set you get Mango and Papaya, Pomegranate and Fig and Cocoa Butter and Almond so you're actually getting three different balms.  You know what they say..variation is the spice of life.

There is a corresponding body butter set to go with the lipbalms which is perfect for those who always want to smell that extra bit fragrant and you get the variation of having three different butters to choose from.

These babies are the perfect post Xmas treat for anyone.  They'd be great for those who have had copious amounts of overtime, those who have cooked and cleaned for their entire family and those who have behaved well all year and want a break over the festive period.  There are designs to suit all different demographics, they have classic designs and contemporary ones.

You can buy everything for a good old pamper in the same place which is brilliant because you're not rushing around trying to get smells to match, they all compliment each other.

There's something for the makeup lovers too..This set is jam packed full of lipglosses, eyeshadows and nail polishes so you're never rushing around to find what you need.  As you can tell, I'm a big fan of everything being all in one place.  Plus, once you've taken the makeup out, you can use the box to store your nail polishes in.

All their Christmas presents are on a "3 for the price of 2" dealy so you can keep a little treat back for know you do it!  What more could you ask for?

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