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The Gifts We Want To Buy Ourselves For Christmas

‘Tis the season of sharing and caring. Of course – Christmas is all about spending time with our loved ones, enjoying good food together, making memories and showing them how much we care; especially after last year. But it’s also the season to indulge; to treat ourselves. As someone who’s love language is gifting, self-gifting is my highest form of self-care. It’s the perfect way to brighten up the cold, dark, damp winter and, in all honesty, we all deserve a treat or two after everything 2021 has thrown at us!

Ahead is my personal wish list. From decadent bath time treats to beautifully crafted designed bags, these ___ treats have been waiting patiently in my bookmarks. Pieces that are perhaps a little too expensive, a little too special for everyday splurges. Nothing that I need, but really want. As I said, ‘tis the season!
Ahead, team R29 share what we’re getting for ourselves this Christmas.

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I’m a sucker for anything cosmic related. Stars, moons, planets – you name it, I want it. These crystal-embellished TADA & TOY star hoops are perfect. I’m definitely a gold jewellery girlie, but you can also get these in rose gold and silver if that’s more your cup of tea.TADA & TOY Crystallised Star Hoop Earrings, $, available at TADA & TOY


Designed to fill your room with soothing essential oils, this Oliver Bonas diffuser is also a beautiful addition to any room.Oliver Bonas Sage Green Essential Oil Electric Aroma Diffuser, $, available at Oliver Bonas


The shape! The colour! I’m obsessed! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect, everyday cross-body bag for a while and this C.Nicol half-moon design has won out. It’s deceptively roomy so looks to be big enough for my phone, purse, umbrella and paperback, and gives me 1950s-Enid-Blyton-school-child-on-an-adventure vibes, which is all you could ever want from a bag, honestly.C.Nicol Half-Moon Bag, Hazelnut, $, available at C.Nicol


Lockdown’s daily walks haven’t been kind to my trainers – most of them are now caked in mud, so I’m in the market for a new pair. Specifically, a dressier, cooler pair that dresses up my tracksuits and makes my sundresses look a lot cooler. I love the chunky, ’90s style of these Fila sneakers.Fila Ray Tracer Tr2 Women’s Trainers, $, available at Fila

Now I’m older and (a little bit) wiser, I definitely want to invest in better quality pieces and more ethical brands. Dora Larsen don’t just produce beautiful lingerie that I know I’ll treasure for years, they also source the majority of their materials responsibly and are members of 1% for the Planet so pledge at least 1% of their annual turnover to environmental charities.Dora Larsen Kiran High Apex Triangle Bra, $, available at womanhood


The hype over the OG Roasting Tin has got me excited for this – a book of totally vegan and vegetarian recipes.Square Peg The Green Roasting Tin: Vegan And Vegetarian, $, available at Amazon


Experimental Perfume Club always produce beautiful scents and their winter 2021 fragrance is no different. Knock on Wood is a mix of fresh, green, woody and smokey notes; a deep and warming scent perfect for the season.More-so, also on my wish list is EPC’s in-store blending experience to create my own unique scent.

Experimental Perfume Club Knock On Wood Winter 2021 Blend Edition, 50ml, $, available at Experimental Perfume Club


It’s become tradition to buy myself a new set of pyjamas each Christmas, to be worn all day for dinner, present giving and films on the sofa. This Isla Day set looks so soft and cosy!Isla Day Christmas Tartan – Shorts Set, $, available at Isla Day


Last year was the first time I brought myself UGG slippers and now I’ve never looking back. As I work from home, they’re on my feet almost 24/7 and are so warm and comfy, they make every day just that bit better. This year I’ll be treating myself to a new pair for 2022.Ugg Scuffette II Slipper, $, available at Ugg


Warm and spicy, this is my favourite scent. Far pricier than my usual Yankee Candle, I’ll be splurging for Christmas.Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Home Candle, $, available at Jo Malone


I’m a sucker for a great bubble bath and Neal’s Yard Remedies’ mix of patchouli, geranium, rose and frankincense truly is one of the most relaxing scents I’ve tried.Neal’s Yard Remedies Women’s Balance Foaming Bath 200ml, $, available at Neal’s Yard Remedies


A little fancier than my sweat pants but just as comfy as my PJs, these are a must for working from home.Weekday Orina Knitted Trouser, $, available at Weekday


Ever since Taylor Swift’s RED (Taylor’s Version) dropped I’ve been hunting for the perfect red lipstick, and I think I’ve found it. Not only is HIGHR’s Bravado a gorgeous, warm scarlet shade and is formulated with hyaluronic filling microspheres and organic rosehip oil for a smoother, healthier pout, the brand are more sustainable. HIGHR use solar energy and support projects expanding the use of renewable energy across the world. That means every HIGHR Lipstick saves 5.8 lbs of CO2, and overall the brand has saved a total 43.1 metric tons of CO2. That’s the equivalent of taking 9.2 cars off the road!Highr Collective Red Lipstick, Bravado, $, available at Highr Collective


Yes, I really am keen to invest in some new socks this year – I think maturing is realising that new socks at Christmas is actually an amazing present. These Bombas socks also give back; they’ll be donating to St Mungos for every purchase made.Bombas Women’s Fair Isle Crew Socks, $, available at Bombas


Who doesn’t want a monogrammed scarf in their life?Hades Alphabet E Scarf, $, available at Hades


This gorgeous, linen dress has already got me dreaming of summer days and long, balmy nights.Arkitaip The Gertrude Linen Maxi Dress In White, $, available at Arkitaip


I told you I was obsessed with anything celestial…Soft Dream by LauraGalasso Sky Ring With Blue Topaz, $, available at LauraGalasso


How stunning is this red lace set? It’s also made from 100% pre-consumer recycled yarn! This means its production massively reduces resource use and environmental impact – using 56% less electricity, 90% less waste product, 60% less water and 63% less emissions.Phaein HWC In Crimson, $, available at Phaein


Himalayan salt, lavender, red rose petals, sage and jasmine – perfect for decadent, winter baths.Soak Sunday Rose Utopia Botanical Bath Soak, $, available at Beauty Bay


I’ve had this gorgeous, abstract checkerboard print throw bookmarked on my Instagram for months now. I reckon it would also look amazing as a light rug or wall hanging.clr shop Groovy Grid – Deep Red Woven Throw Blanket, $, available at clr shop


Arguably the best rated bluetooth headphones out there, I’m keen for something chunkier like this on my commute. I’m far too scared of losing an AirPod on the Tube!Bose Bose SoundLink AE2 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, $, available at John Lewis


And the celestial obsession continues… Scrawling my thoughts in here will feel far more exciting then jotting them in my Notes app.Papier Navy Moons & Stars Leather Notebook, $, available at Papier


Monika The Label’s dresses are always exquisitely made. The rich blues and pinks on this design really sold me though.Monika The Label Camille Animal Print Slip Dress – Cobalt Blue, $, available at Monika The Label


Made with Nappa eco-leather and lined with 100% recycled materials, this THEMOIRè shoulder bag is a stunning, vegan-friendly evening addition. For every bag sold, they also promise to plant a tree – all part of the brand’s aim to have the lowest possible environmental impact, be ethical and eco-friendly.THEMOIRè Hera Vegan Nappa Black, $, available at THEMOIRè


Keep Candle design every one of their candles to be refilled or reused as homeware after burning, and all their candles are free from paraffin and soy wax, and do not contain any synthetic oils. How gorgeous is this large bowl candle? It’s perfect for a Christmas dinner setting. Want something smaller? Their new glassware candle is deliciously Negroni scented and it can be used as a tumblr after burning!Keep Candles Bowl Candle – Peacock, $, available at Keep Candles


Just like everyone else on my Instagram Discover Page, I too am obsessed with Charlotte Simone. I managed to score her gorgeous Dolly coat in black during her last drop, but if you sign up now you can be in with a chance of her next. Catch me living my best Peggy Lane life in this soon!Charlotte Simone Dolly, $, available at Charlotte Simone


Ever since testing and writing about the Thin Wild Mercury in my best autumn perfumes round up, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about their Laurel Canyon 1966. One for fans of patchouli and warm, spicy, comforting fragrances.Thin Wild Mercury Laurel Canyon, 1966 Eau De Parfum, $, available at Thin Wild Mercury


Made from the softest organic cotton, I’m convinced this Conscious Citizen set would make my 2022 so much more productive. Or, at least, stylish!Conscious Citizen Pine Regular Full Set, $, available at Conscious Citizen

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