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Selecting thoughtful gifts is something that I pride myself in so when John Lewis got in touch to ask if I’d like to collaborate on picking thoughtful gifts for another blogger, I  jumped at the opportunity! I was paired with the blogger The tales of Annie bean who is a Lifestyle, fitness & travel blogger. As Annie has a very active lifestyle & a zest for adventure, I knew that I wanted to pick gifts that would revolve around her passions.

The first items that caught my eye were the Gaiam Premium Yoga Mat & the Gaiam Pressure massage roller. Annie loves to practice yoga to nourish her mind, body & soul and I thought the message roller will come in handy to release muscle tension from her active lifestyle. Next, I went for the Barts Claire Beanie to help keep her head stylishly warm through her outdoor workout session…. Plus, who can resist a gorgeous knit beanie that sports a cute fluffy pom-pom?

To help give Annie some inspiration on her travel plans  I added the Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist Book which features 500 most unmissable sights & attractions. I thought this would be a helpful read during a cosy, winter’s night in! Lastly, I chose a gift for her gorgeous new puppy Winnie. I opted for the Rosewood Cupid & Comet Luxury Slushy the Snowman Toy which is just super adorable! I hope Winnie enjoys her first Christmas with her new Slushy the Snowman friend:)

Yoga Mat 2Massage roller 2Beanie hatUltimate Travelist Guide



I was super excited when I saw a John Lewis package waiting for me. It truly felt like Christmas had come early:)

The first thing that caught my eye was the gorgeous Dusty pink cosmetic case. My makeup collection is getting slightly out of hand (makeup addict problems) therefore, this chic storage case will definitely come in handy:) I was pleased to receive bits from Clinique which included the Clinique Cheers To Chubby Makeup Gift Set & the Clinique chubby lash gift set. If you’ve been following me for a while, then you’ll know that I have a slight obsession with lip products so I was super excited to get the chubby lipsticks to play around with:)

I’m the kind of person who likes to make to-do lists and generally write down my thoughts. When I saw the beautiful Kate Spade notebook sporting the initial E in gold foil… My heart just melted! I adore the gorgeous detail of this notebook & feel this will make a wonderful & a thoughtful gift for any stationery lover. It’s the perfect size to pop in my handbag too! Another thing that I’ll be popping straight in my handbag is the Sara Miller Flamingo Compact Mirror. I love the fun and vibrant flamingo print and also enjoy that it has its own Sara Miller Flamingo pouch to keep it safe.

I am extremely overjoyed with all of my gifts as I can tell there was a lot of thought and care put into them. I will definitely be making use of every single one. If you’re stuck with gift ideas or just want to get started on gift planning early, then check out the John Lewis website for ideas and inspiration… After all, what’s Christmas without John Lewis?

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