Fashion Daydreams Fabulous Fashion Gift Guide

Twinkly lights? Green & red everywhere? Smell of mulled wine in the air? Yes, it’s Christmas!! I’m one of those psychotic people who thinks about Christmas in November, and of course my presents are almost all wrapped and under the tree. I’m the youngest in the family you see..well that’s my excuse anyway 😉 But…I do realise that not everyone is super organised, I’ve even heard of some people leaving it til *shock horror* Christmas Eve!!! With that in mind, I’ve put together a fabulous gift guide. My top tip is to avoid things that you think they will like and go for the things that love but haven’t got round to buying. Things that make amazing gifts but you wouldn’t necessarily buy for yourself.


This is a no-brainer in my opinion. Every girl likes pjs or loungewear, or at least needs it. I’m a total fiend for the stuff, two bulging drawers and I’m constantly buying more. The best place on the high street is La Senza, they have everything from cute eye masks to cosy pjs and sexy silk nighties. David & Goliath are serious competition though, with their witty slogans and cute cartoons. ASOS and Dorothy Perkins have also got some great stuff, my awesome yeti boots are from Dotty Ps and I love them!

Bags & Accessories

I’m not a bag lady, in fact I am loathed to buy bags. The zip on my current bag is actually broken but I don’t have the time or willing to trawl the shops for a new bag. So Santa take note, bags are a good option! Can be a bit tricky to get right though…so I would generally opt for some nice jewels or a belt. My go-to destination is ASOS, so many different styles and brands in the same place. And I’m still enamoured with all things noir, but perk them up a bit with a touch of gold.


My name for the things that make winter warm and snuggly:scarves, hats, gloves. They’re always a welcome gift come winter. I would go for mismatching and clashy separates rather than a boring matching set. And look out for textures, pom poms, cable knits and the softest wool. The highstreet have great options, from Topshop to New Look, and at the risk of sounding boring and repetitive ASOS!


No wait don’t fall asleep! These are the fabulous books that you really wish you had but can’t really buy for yourself. I’m not sure why you wouldn’t buy them yourself, but my colleague H totally agrees with this sentiment, which is why we’ve bought a couple of these books for other people. H is actually going to receive one of them tomorrow…I had a wee word with her Secret Santa at work to make sure she finally gets something she really, really wants.

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. May Kasahara
    December 17, 2008 / 9:34 pm

    love your suggestions. especially *snugglies*

  2. Juliet
    December 17, 2008 / 9:46 pm

    I LOVE to get books as gift, it is the best I can think of.juliet xxx

  3. Nita-Karoliina
    December 18, 2008 / 11:59 am

    one good fashion gift is also kate moss style book, its really good 🙂

    December 18, 2008 / 2:31 pm

    yummy gift guide! the books are delish and i want all those belts!muahmarian

  5. Sharon Rose
    December 18, 2008 / 2:57 pm

    Hi there-a really inspirational post, some great ideas!! thanks for your well wishes too!

  6. Cate
    December 18, 2008 / 3:56 pm

    Wow, amazing guide! I’m always looking forward to Christmas so much, and this year I’m good! I didn’t leave all my shopping for last minute!I love giving and receiving books as a gift. ‘How to walk in High Heels’ – I need that one.

    December 18, 2008 / 4:34 pm

    I’m reading A Year in High Heels right now and this book is great gift too.

  8. MaryMary-Jane
    December 18, 2008 / 7:11 pm

    i thik a book is the best gift!ps i have read the book of camilla morton twice;-)

  9. Krystal
    December 18, 2008 / 7:19 pm

    you covered all the bases! love your site xx

  10. DaisyChain
    December 19, 2008 / 8:43 pm

    I love this post! Great ideas <3

  11. Fashion Addict
    December 20, 2008 / 5:26 pm

    Oooh! The One Hundred! I so want that book! I loved this post!

  12. Myriam
    December 20, 2008 / 5:29 pm

    How to walk in high heels, I have it and the other book they are so funny!

  13. dapper kid
    December 20, 2008 / 5:59 pm

    How to walk in high heels is an AMAZING book!!! And I do love buying people colourful gloves and knits for winter 🙂

  14. Romeika
    December 20, 2008 / 7:04 pm

    I’d love to get one of those books for christmas! I love your header, the third illustration looks like a pic from CPH street style site, if I’m not mistaken. Did you drew them urself?

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