If you are like me, and love all your favourite things in life all the more if they come in little cute, tiny, dinky versions, this gift guide is for you. There’s something about things in miniature that makes you want them more than the full-sized version. Get excited by this post, then treat yourself to something ‘small’.
You all know that my passion is beauty, so imagine how crazy I go at the sight of my favourite products turned into miniatures. Not only are they good for travel, but these sets also let you try a brand and get a good overview of it before you commit to full-size version. Plus, they make excellent gifts for someone if you don’t know exactly what products they would like.
Lots of other items come in mini form too, so if you’re partial to the odd gin or whisky, or if it’s stationery that floats your boat; there is a miniature set out there that’s perfect for you.Whether it’s vodka, gin or whisky you enjoy drinking, there are many miniature sets available to buy online; letting you try a large range of different brands or flavours. Whether you are looking for variety on your bar cart, or wine or gin gifts for a friend, Just Miniatures is a great site to check out for all the alcohol you can imagine in dinky sizes. If you like making cocktails, mini gift sets can allow you to make a range of different cocktails affordably as you can use a different make or flavour of your favourite tipple in each one. Similarly, if your friend is a gin addict, but you don’t know which ones she might like, a mini gift set will allow her to try some new ones. Mini gift sets are also a great way for whisky lovers to try some much rarer and more expensive whiskies without investing in a bottle. The Whitley Neill Gin Miniature Gift Set is £10.83 from Just Miniatures, and their Jack Daniels Family of Brands Whisky Miniature Gift Set is £12.49.
There is no doubt that Cult Beauty is THE place to go to for beauty minis. I drool over the site daily. In terms of haircare, there’s a great mini gift set from Briogeo, that comes with a little pouch to store your mini collection in. The Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Volumizing Travel Set is £22 and contains three top-selling products – the Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo, Conditioner and Spray – to keep your hair looking clean and healthy on-the-go.
When it comes to skincare, i’ve tried so much, but i’m desperate to try Herbivore Botanicals skincare, so I have my eye on this mini gift set that would let me road test 4 of their much-coveted products. The Herbivore Botanicals Hydrate + Glow Set is £36 and it contains cute little versions of their Phoenix Facial Oil, Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist, Brighten Instant Glow Mask and the Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème. It contains a good range of products that would suit everyone, so it would make an ideal present for a friend too.
MAC Cosmetics is a lot of people’s favourite makeup brand; but it can be expensive. MAC now do a selection of their best-selling lipsticks in miniature form. This would allow someone to get a feel for the formulas and try out more than they could afford if they were buying full-size, and it is also a great way to increase the range of shades in someone’s MAC stash. Mini lipsticks could allow you to have a different colour on every day of the week, and still have enough money left in your purse for that “very bad, I must stop” morning latte.
If you know someone who loves their stationery, miniature stationery is something they would love even better. Paperchase do such a cute set of 6 miniature scented highlighter pens, in an array of stunning summer colours for £3.50. They won’t take up much room in a pencil case, and they would also work as an excellent aesthetically-pleasing office desk display piece. Amazon also has such a cute set of all your stationery accessrories in miniature (£6). You can find a stapler, a whole punch, scissors, as well as much more.
The Perfume Shop actually has a dedicated mini fragrances area; allowing you to try different scents and find a perfume that suits you. Perfume miniatures can also be a way to switch from day to night fragrances, without you having to purchase two expensive full-sized bottles. The Bvlgari Omnia Candy Collection (£52) contains three miniatures with summery and beachy floral scents.
Foodies out there would love the 9-piece miniature jam and chutney jar set from Tracklements. It contains 9 two/three-use portions of jams, relishes and chutneys. Made in the UK, this would be a great gift for someone to take home from their travels to Britain.
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