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Secret Santa gifts can be super hard to nail sometimes, especially when there's a cap on the price. 

You want something that's thoughtful but also something that they will use and not throw away after one use. And you also want to make them happy and jump for joy, yes? 

So, to help you along the way, we've found some fab gifts to get your friends/co-workers/family for Secret Santa: 

1. For the pug lover

Most people are bound to love animals, and what better gift than a pug mug! It's super cute and will be the best mug you've ever seen in the house or office.

Biba's Pug Mug, €8

Available at House of Fraser



2. For the one with a sweet tooth

If you have a friend who just loves old-school sweets, they will be delighted with this! And to be honest, you can't get much better than a hamper full of delicious candy.

Retro Sweet Gift Box, €13.50

Available at Hampers & Co. 


3. For the soon-to-be bride

If your Secret Santa is planning a wedding in the next year, this is the perfect gift. It's the only up-to-date guide if you're getting married in Ireland. Handy!

The Irish Bride's Survival Guide, €14.99

Available at O'Briens



4. For the special friend

If you want to get your Secret Santa something they won't expect, opt for this glistening snowflake decoration. It's sure to make an impact on their Christmas tree.

Snowflake hanging decor, €11

Available at Newbridge Silverware



5. For the make-up addict

If you have to get a pressie for a beauty lover, then look no further. This nail polish is not only super chic but it will carry their nails through the festive season and into New Year's. Who doesn't love some glitter anyway?

Lancome Vernis Christmas, €15

Available at House of Fraser



6. For the nostalgic friend

If you have a friend who loves selfies and adores looking back at old photos, then this personalised mug is the way to go. Either a goofy secondary school photo or a glam girls night selfie is the perfect picture for the mug shot. 

Personalised cup, from €7

Available at PhotoBox



7. For the beauty queen

Nivea is releasing a whole range of gift sets and we think this one is top notch. It will please anyone who takes care of their skin and who loves a good soak in the shower. 

Skin Gorgeousness, €12.50

Available at Nivea



You can never be too old for advent calendars, in our opinion. Waking up to a piece of chocolate heaven every morning in December is one of our favourite Christmas traditions. 

And what is the one thing that could get us as excited as chocolate? Make up, obviously. Spoil yourself this festive season with a tonne of beauty treats and opt for a more sophisticated take on a beloved Christmas tradition.

Or, you know, get both. We won't judge…

Benefit Party Poppers Advent Calendar, €46, Debenhams
Featuring mini samples of all of Benefit's top sellers including the POREfessional, high beam, Badgal lash and They're Real!, this is the ultimate beauty buy for any Benefit fan.

House of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar, €28
Includes 30 Colour Couture samples, from lip gloss to nail polish to eyeshadow. You'll be nicely set up for 2016 with all those new shades.



Liberty London Bath & Body Advent Calendar, €211, liberty.co.uk
Buy yourself pure luxury with this tasty bath and body set. Includes a variety of products from top brands such as Nars and Dermalogica. When finished, the box doubles as a pretty awesome display case! 


The Body Shop Advent Calendar, €85, The Body Shop
Never run out of gorgeous body products with this advent calendar. Luxurious soap, body butter, lotion and lip balm – you'll be spolit for choice. 


The 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar, €69.95, Lush
This is a must have for anyone who loves Lush's homemade products – and it smells divine. It's time to start running that bath…





Students, if you need an excuse to stop studying for a few hours, this is the best one you're going to get!

As we all know, House of Fraser in Dundrum is like a fashion and beauty treasure chest. 

So, that why we were so delighted when we found out they are having a student lock-in next week.

Students are invited in-store for a full evening of discounts next Wednesday, October 14 from 6pm to 10pm.

There will be discounts of up to 20 percent off across fashion and 10 percent off beauty – so if you need a few fresh bits for college, this is a definite must. 

Also on the night, you will be served complimentary drinks by Yellow Tail, be able to attend an Urban Decay workshop (so your make-up is on-point) and DJ Alex Donald will also be playing some tunes on the night.

This is something you don't want to miss! 

In beauty, Urban Decay, Benefit, Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Dior and YSL are all offering 10 percent off.

In fashion, Topshop, Oasis, Mango, Miss Selfridge, Whistles and more are all offering 10 percent off, with Label Lab, Biba, Salsa Jeans and Warehouse giving 20 percent off selected lines.

And if you want to bag some bargain accessories, Guess, Karen Millen, Orla Kiely, Calvin Klein lingerie and more are offering 20 percent off too!

Meet you there?!


Get ready for amazing fashion this season!

We just arrived back from the House Of Fraser AW 2015 press preview… and yes, the new season stock is to-die-for. 

The event was held in The Dean hotel in Dublin and was decorated beautifully with gold graphics and pink flowers.

We were welcomed by a number of HoF folk in-the-know, and they happily took us through forthcoming season and what to expect.

Between yummy shortbread biscuits (yes!) and a fruit juice punch (hurrah!), the afternoon got us totally excited for autumn – and what we'll be wearing during the new season.

Labels such as Biba, Therapy, Label Lab and MaxMara Weekend will all be making a comeback with the new stock due in stores mid-September. 

In fact, expect to see the department store full of muted tones from grey to burgundy and green to black. 

MaxMara Weekend is going a bit brighter this AW with cream and white hitting its main stage. But fear not, if you want to be bright for Christmas, Biba and Label Lab are both bringing back colourful sequins with a bang. 

Their home wares and handbags are already in stock (run!). With animal print, leather and fur on offer, you'll basically turn heads on the street.


Here are a few snaps of our absolute favourties… Happy shopping!





Pastel colours are popping up everywhere at the moment and we NEED to get our hands on some for summer-time.

From occasionwear to homeware, pastel has become seriously popular on the High Street.

Here, we have chosen a host of girly pieces in soft shades to keep you looking elegant and up-to-date this season.

1. House of Fraser

This House of Fraser range of 'muted pastels' is sure to be very popular. It's very Kate Middleton-on-a-good-day.

This lilac dress would be perfect for a Summer wedding and is €85 

We NEED this lemon skirt! It's €182 and could be worn with a crop top for any occasion. 

You will be pretty in pink in this subtle shade which comes in at €129


ASOS has a wide variety of pastel clothing for both men and women available on their website. And the great news is delivery on orders over €25 is free. 

This pastel floral print would be perfect for a sunny day with a pair of wrap-up sandals, €117.

How adorable is the bow on this midi skirt? It's €68.50.

This pastel duster coat is on sale at €75 and is the perfect finish to any outfit for an Irish summer. 

3. Missguided

Missguided has a huge range of pastels perfect for a night on the town. 

This powder-blue skirt would be perfect with any white top and is great value at €25.50.

This pastel pink wrap skirt would give you a great shape for only €28.

We know winter is (thankfully!) long gone but we couldn't resist adding in this gorgeous lilac coat. You never know, with our unpredictable Irish summer, it might well come in very handy! It's on sale at €28.

4. Boohoo

Boohoo offers a very reasonable range of pastels, which means you can stay on-trend without breaking the bank.

Off-the-shoulder tops are popping up everywhere and we love this Seventies chic pastel blouse. €24.

This fab lilac dress is €41 and would be perfect for a summer months date night teamed with the right accessories.

This soft coloured plunge play suit would be perfect with a long chain and a nice tan for only €27.