TEAM ZOELLA NOVEMBER 28, 2021

30 Dirty Santa Gifts The Whole Family Will Want To Steal

Dirty Santa, Stealing Santa, White Elephant, or Switch, Steal, Unwrap- whatever alias it goes by in your household, this classic family game (read: argument starter) is one the festive season wouldn't be the same without.

Dirty Santa, Stealing Santa, White Elephant, or Switch, Steal, Unwrap- whatever alias it goes by in your household, this classic family game (read: argument starter) is one the festive season wouldn’t be the same without. For those who are unfamiliar, this cheeky Christmas pastime involves each guest bringing a gift that can be enjoyed by all, plonking it in the middle of the circle (or into a Santa’s sack for ultimate xmas joy), before drawing a player to go first, selecting a gift on your turn, and then when the presents run out, stealing from your fellow participants. For a full rundown of how to prepare for your own Dirty Santa extravaganza, check out dirtysantarules.com for all the ins and outs you need to know.

Finding the right gift for this free-for-all present exchange need not give you a headache though, as our comprehensive guide has all you could need to cater for every kind of pal or Auntie you see approx twice a year. Think a Mal Paper gratitude journal, bath oils from Gaia, inspirational reads from Matt Haig, delicious sweet treats from Biscuiteers or a Timothee Chalamet candle, just because. If you’re really sneaky you could even attempt leaving with your own present contribution, because they’re simply too good to part with…

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TEAM ZOELLA NOVEMBER 25, 2021

Team Zoella’s Black Friday Baskets

To help you narrow down what to snap up from beauty to fashion, homeware to tech and everything in between, Team Zoella are sharing their BF baskets and the items that will be arriving on our doorsteps in the next couple of weeks.

Get your debit card number memorised and your Safari tabs open because the shopping event of the year is finally upon us, and preparation for nabbing the ultimate bargains and discounted steals is essential, people! That’s right, the Black Friday and Cyber Week sales (aka a shopaholic’s wet dream) are out in full force, and whether you’re shopping for yourself or organising Christmas gifts before December has even hit, avoiding panic-induced ‘add to cart’ moments is always preferable. There will be no buyer’s regret in these parts!

Falling the day after Thanksgiving in the states, Black Friday 2021 is on the 26th of November, and our most loved brands including Olaplex, ASOS, Neom, Love Honey, The White Company and more really understood the assignment when it came to offering a bargain it’s impossible to scroll past…

To help you narrow down what to snap up from beauty to fashion, homeware to tech and everything in between, Team Zoella are sharing their BF baskets and the items that will be arriving on our doorsteps in the next couple of weeks. Prepare to see your Hermes driver more than your actual friends and fam this November. Sorry ’bout it.

Danielle – Gadgets

Gadgets, tech and higher ticket items are my go-to when shopping for Black Friday as you end up getting such a good deal. It’s worth doing your homework but these are the items I can’t wait to snap up, they also make incredible gifts. First off this NEOM diffuser fills the air with relaxing scents. Secondly the Womanizer Duo Rechargeable G-Spot and Clitoral Stimulator, this toy has such incredible reviews online and from friends, Black Friday is the perfect time to make the investment. Next up is a steamer, I’ve been wanting one for a while as it’s so much easier than ironing and you can take it away with you. What better time than to finally buy a Shark vacuum and see what all the fuss is about, this one looks incredible and stores so compactly! Finally is a Nespresso machine as mine is on its last legs, this one has everything you need as well as the milk foamer without breaking the bank.

*Marks & Spencer, NEOM NEOM Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser, WAS £95.00 NOW £76.00 
*Love Honey, Womanizer Duo Rechargeable G-Spot and Clitoral Stimulator, WAS £179.99 NOW £143.99

*Selfridges, STEAMERY Cirrus No.2 Travel Steamer, WAS £110.00 NOW £99.00
*Amazon, Shark Anti Hair Wrap Corded Stick Vacuum Cleaner WAS £269.99 NOW £178.99
*Amazon, Nespresso 11360 Inissia Coffee Machine with Aeroccino WAS £219.00 NOW £199.99

Darcey – Beauty

I love a good deal on all things beauty on Black Friday, it’s the perfect time to stock up on your favourite products or try something new while it’s at a cheaper price. I’m always looking for Olaplex cheaper, so that’s the first on my list to snap up! I recently got curtain bangs cut in and (as always) I’ve been influenced by Tik Tok to try the Ouai Matte Pomade to keep them in place all day, so a good purchase for any fellow bangs people out there. I’ll also be stocking up on the Ashley Graham x St Tropez self-tan as it is SO GOOD. I’ve had my eye on a Ghd Hot Brush for a while too so with 20% off it’s the best time to invest. Laura Mercier powder is another staple to stock up on while it’s cheaper and for any fellow oily peeps like me, Farmacy have good discounts on Beauty Bay and their Daily Greens moisturiser is oil-free and just perfect for oily complexions, give it a go you won’t regret it!

*Beauty Bay, OLAPLEX OLAPLEX HAIR PERFECTOR NO 3, WAS £25.00 NOW £22.25
*Look Fantastic, OUAI OUAI MATTE POMADE, WAS £16.00 NOW £12.80
*Beauty Bay, ST. TROPEZ TAN X ASHLEY GRAHAM GLOW KIT, WAS £38.00 NOW £22.75
*GHD, Rise Hot Brush, WAS £169.00 NOW £135.00
*John Lewis, Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, Translucent, WAS £33.50 NOW £25.60
*Beauty Bay, FARMACY DAILY GREENS OIL-FREE GEL MOISTURIZER, WAS £36.75 NOW £27.55

Maddie – Baby Bits

There are no two ways about it, having a child isn’t cheap and for something so small, they seem to require a lot of “stuff”. Of course, not all of it is classed as essential but from experience, a lot of the non-essentials can make your life a lot easier. So why not make the most of all the best discounts available when you’ve got the chance, especially on some of those higher ticket or more luxury nice to have items you’ve been lusting after for your little ones! These were some of my favourite products which would also make excellent gift ideas.

Aden + Anais, cotton muslin squares, WAS £19.65 NOW £13.96
*Amazon, Mamas & Papas Baby Snug Seat and Activity Tray, WAS £49.00 NOW £44.00
*Selfridges, BINIBAMBA LTD Sheepskin pram snuggler, WAS £95.00 NOW £76.00
*Selfridges, TIBA + MARL Elwood changing rucksack, WAS £150.00 NOW £120.00
*The White Company, JELLYCAT Bashful Bunny medium soft toy, WAS £19.00 NOW £15.20
*Selfridges, SOPHIE THE GIRAFFE Teething ring, WAS £12.00 NOW £9.60
*The White Company, Hydrocotton Baby Towel, WAS £26.00 NOW £20.80
*The White Company, Millie Mouse Comforter, WAS £16 NOW £12.80

Lareese – Home

I’ve got to that age when I’d actually be happy for my S.O. to gift me a Hoover for Christmas, so you bet I’ve added a Shark to my Black Friday watchlist. Elsewhere, I’m going to be on the hunt for a few new homeware additions including that iconic Instagram rug. H&M always have a great range of candlesticks perfect or the Christmas tables cape and The White Company signature candle is pretty much a Yuletide staple at this point, so I’m adding their Winter wick to my basket immediately. Bring on the savings!

*The White Company, Winter Large Candle, WAS £60.00 NOW £48.00
*La Redoute, Afaw Berber-Style Rug, WAS £95.00 NOW £66.50
*Oliver Bonas, AromaHome Time Out Marble Essential Oil Electric Aroma Diffuser, WAS £45.00 NOW £27.00
*H&M, Metal candlestick, WAS £17.99 NOW £14.39
*The White Company, Ultimate Swag, WAS £60.00 NOW £48.00
*John Lewis, Shark S6003UK Klik n Flip Automatic Steam Mop Cleaner, WAS £149.99 NOW £99.99

Charlotte – Fashion

I know some people think BF is just a big marketing ploy but I LOVE it and always plan ahead to get pieces I’ve wanted for a while for both myself and my family, and this year is no exception! You can probably tell from my previous Weekly Wants picks how much I love ASOS, and their sales always seem to fall just after I’ve placed an order so this time I am ready and waiting. I’m normally a gold jewellery fan (see beaut Daisy Jewellery ring) but this pair of earrings in silver are actually right up my street! & Other Stories is normally a bit spenny for me but when BF is here, nothing is impossible, and I’ve got my eye on these gorgeous Chelsea boots that I think would see me through the colder weather tres well!

*& Other Stories, Chunky Leather Chelsea Boots, WAS £125.00 NOW £100.00
Skinnydip, Checkerboard Tote Bag, WAS £32.00 NOW £22.40
*Daisy Jewellery, Isla Shell Stacking Ring 18Ct Gold Plate, WAS £49.00 NOW £39.20
*ASOS, JDY padded jacket with funnel neck in check print, WAS £38.00 NOW £22.60
*ASOS, Flower Design pack of 2 hoop earrings, WAS £6.00 NOW £4.50

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TEAM ZOELLA NOVEMBER 23, 2021

Shop The Very Best Of Black Friday!

Featuring the iconic Foreo Luna, hair tool must-haves from Ghd, and winter complexion saviours from Kiehls, we’ve got your party season essentials covered to celebrate Christmas 2021 looking and feeling your best.

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Black Friday, aka a bargain hunters dream, might not roll around until the 26th November, but the first of this year’s discounts are dropping like it’s hot, and getting in there early to ensure your Christmas shopping and ‘to me, from me’ items are added to basket ASAP is certainly an idea Martin Lewis would get behind…

Featuring the iconic Foreo Luna, hair tool must-haves from Ghd, and winter complexion saviours from Kiehls, we’ve got your party season essentials covered to celebrate Christmas 2021 looking and feeling your best. And because sometimes giving is as good as receiving, wrap up Christmas shopping for dad with the Always Pan, gifts mum will be posting a Facebook status about immediately from Nespresso, and accessories your bestie will squeal about courtesy of Skinnydip- suddenly December feels more peaceful already! 

Whilst we don’t have the scoop on the exact product promotions hitting our inboxes this week, 2020 gave a pretty clear indication that the Black Friday deals are going to keep getting bigger and better. Here’s hoping!

Wish lists at the ready…

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