Our 2017 Christmas Wishlist for his and her gifts ahead of Black Friday

Our 2017 Christmas Wishlist for his and her gifts ahead of Black Friday

Christmas Gifts

 Christmas Wishlist:

The Christmas countdown has begun, and the pressure to find that all important gift for that special someone in your life is probably starting to weigh on your thoughts.

Black Friday returns this Friday 24th of November, so with this in mind, we have compiled a list of gifts that top our office lads and lassies must haves from Santa this Christmas.

For her:

The Stocking Filler:
1. Sculpted make up palette by Aimee Connolly which is priced at €24.95 and widely available in most pharmacies.

All In One Shader & Highlighter Palette

You can also pick up one of these must have Christmas gifts online at Arnotts.
2. Poco by PIPPA Jeans: Price varies depending on your ladies style. You can expect to pay at least €90-€110.

poco by pippa jeans

You can buy any number of these jeans online at Poco by PIPPA.

3. Voucher for eye lash extensions.
We are guessing that you men out there will not have a clue where to purchase this voucher but perhaps you can ask a friend where is the nearest salon that your lady would go or just pay attention as she may already be dropping hints. Eye lash extensions have become very popular so a voucher for your ladies favourite beauticians could come in very handy. Price can vary, but you can expect to pay circa €19-85 euro depending on the type of lash your lovely lady goes for.

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4. Perfume..
This has been a popular answer with our office ladies which tells you that women will always love a good scent.
Some of our office faves are as follows:
  • Alien – The Original
  • Lancome – La vie est belle
  • Opium Black
  • Armani Code
  • Amor Amor
  • A Bottle of Chanel L’eau

Popular Christmas Perfumes

Prices will vary depending on size and you can get these scents in most retail stores that sell perfume.

5. Mac Gift Sets:
What girl doesn’t own at least one product from the Mac range?… This brand is a firm favourite in our office and below are some fab gift sets that range between €30-€55.
  • Pigment and Glitter Kit / Snow Ball – €30.00
  • Lip Bag / Snow Ball – €39.00
  • Brush Kit Advanced / Snow Ball –  €55.00
  • Eye Bag / Snow Ball –  €49.00
  • Colour Essentials Kit – €33.00
  • Skincare Essentials Kit Worth – €39.50

Mac Range - Christmas Gifts

You can check out the Mac gift set range online at Brown Thomas.
The Jackpot Gift:
  1. A holiday
Lets face it, there is no shock to see a holiday appearing on anyone’s Christmas list.
Our lovely ladies have favoured destinations such as:
  • A trip to New York
  • A weekend away in the 5* Europe Hotel & Resort in Killarney
  • A weekend in Ashford Castle
  • A voucher for Ryanair
  • A trip to Iceland
  • A spa weekend
  • Basically a trip anywhere and everywhere… The ladies also wouldn’t mind some sunshine thrown in for good measure

Holiday Gift


We could list a serious amount of suggestions for holidays but we didn’t want to keep you reading this blog for days.
2. Marc Jacobs – Recruit Saddle Bag:
Bags are always popular, Michael Korrs is also a loved brand in this office but a few of the ladies have their eye on Marc Jacobs at the moment.

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It is quite a costly possession retailing at around €490. This piece has a practical appeal with a cleverly designed zip pocket in the flap as well as additional internal and external pocketing. You can view more details about this bag on Brown Thomas.
3. Rosefield Watch:
We ladies like our stylish watches from Michael Kors, Guess and Marc Jacobs. Every lady has their own unique taste. The latest love in our office is the Rosefield range. It is a very simple and elegant look and perfect for the wonderful ladies in your lives.

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You can expect to pay at least €100 for this particular brand of watches.
4. Fitbit:
Whether we are a member of a gym or not, fitness is on all our minds! We all think about getting fit and healthy at some point in our lives.
A lot of ladies in our office already have a Fitbit but for those that don’t, they are hoping to receive one for Christmas.

Point of caution: Tread carefully with this one lads, you may want to say to a girls best friend whether your lucky lady has mentioned that she wants one. At least then you know that you can’t get in any trouble for insinuating anything about your loved ones physical condition.
You can expect to pay circa €119.95 for the Fitbit shown in the image.
5. The Gym Bunny Accessories or Membership:
The gift of fitness is one that many ladies in here will be purchasing come January, whether it is to begin a journey in pursuit of a better lifestyle or to renew their current membership, things like joining a gym and getting all your accessories can be expensive.
Any contribution whether it is a new pair of trendy running  shoes, the latest training gear bag or the newest and most fashionable workout leggings will go down a treat. Here are some of our top suggestions.
  • Adidas NMD’s – €139.95 at Adidas
  • Nike Power Racer Women’s Tight, Black – €60 at Elvery’s
  • Belkin Slim-Fit Plus Armband for iPhone – €27.99 at Littlewoods
  • Nike Hyperfuel Water Bottle 18oz Pink – €12.00 at Elvery’s
  • Adidas Better Graphic Tote Bag – €44.95 at Adidas
  • Reebok Vizocity Women’s Jacket Black – €84.95 at Elvery’s
Women's Gym Gear


For him:

The Stocking Filler:
1. Aftershave:
Looks like the lads in our office are just as concerned about their scent as the ladies. Some of their favourite aftershaves are as follows:
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Armani Code
  • Hugo Boss
  • Paco Rabanne – 1 Million
  • Jean Paul Gaultier
  •  Lacoste – ‘Pour Homme’

Men's Aftershave

Again, prices will vary depending on size and you can get these aftershaves in most big retail stores and pharmacies.
2. Runners:
We all know that a trendy pair of runners is all the rage and seemingly the lads in the office are hoping for another new pair this Christmas.
The most popular brand in our office is Adidas and the colours preferred for this year are red, grey and blue.
We have shared our three faves:
  • Blue Adidas Performance Men’s Galaxy Elite
  • Red Adidas Originals NMD R1
  • Grey Adidas Men’s ‘Energy Cloud’ Running Shoes

Men's runners

3. Calvin Klein Underwear:
So ladies … apparently the men like to get these nice boxers as gifts after all!! They do not tend to splash the cash on the expensive boxers themselves so they are happy when the ladies give them in their Christmas stocking. There is a range of colours and styles and you can get some nice gift sets at Christmas for around the €30 mark.

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4. Paul Byrne Book:
‘At The End Of The Day’ is about retiring from the national or international stage in sport. It’s the story of 14 of Ireland’s greatest ever sportspeople who’ve retired in recent years, including Henry Shefflin, AP McCoy and Kenny Egan. It has caught the attention of some of the lads in our office and if the man in your life likes to read and is a fan of sport, then this is definitely a book to think about purchasing.

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5. A Selection Box:
We know…. this came as a bit of a shock to our office ladies too!! Apparently our poor wee lads in the office never get selection boxes to themselves and they would love to have their own box of treats to nibble on at Christmas. Well this is definitely an achievable gift to put as a stocking filler and it can replace the usual Lynx Box Sets that lads are so tired of receiving. Alternatively you could put the real present inside this box and keep the candy for yourselves ladies. I am sure he will like whatever you get him.

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The Jackpot Gift:
  1. A holiday:
Well it looks like a holiday topped both the male and females must haves for this Christmas.
Some of the destinations and trips that appealed to the lads were as follows:
  • A trip to Las Vegas
  • A trip to the Algarve
  • A weekend away to see their favourite soccer team play a match
  • A weekend session in Dublin
  • A trip to Ibiza
  • A trip to Orlando with theme park passes

Las Vegas

Quite the adventurous bunch we have 🙂
2. A new phone:
The lads in our office like to be up to date with their latest gadgets but their phone wishlist may be a bit two expensive as the top must haves are:
  • The iPhone X
  • The iPhone 8
  • The Samsung S8

Phones for Christmas

I think even some of the ladies may like any of these as a gift.
3. A watch:
There is varied tastes in the office. Some want silver and others want a sleek black watch. There is no particular brand that the lads love as such, but they do like their style and current trends. Some examples of brands mentioned were as follows:
  • Armani
  • Hugo Boss
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Seiko
  • Fossil

Christmas men's watch

4. The gadget and games junkie:
While many suggested that a new laptop, tablet or 62 inch smart TV would not go astray, the big kids in the office really wanted the new Nintendo Switch.

You can expect to pay circa €320 for this gadget at Gamestop.
5. Clothes
Turns out the lads love getting new style to wear. Some would like Tommy Hilfiger jeans while others would like a nice sleek Hugo Boss top. However, a  popular answer in our office was a new suit. Apparently with the increased number of wedding commitments and work commitments, a nice new suit would go down very well. You ladies may just have to bring him with you for this one though.

So there you have it… Murray & Spelman’s Christmas wishlist for 2017. We did have several requests for puppies… but we strongly suggest you only get a dog if you will be able to give these little beauties the attention and love that they deserve.

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Happy Shopping everyone!! We hope you get some fantastic deals over the Christmas period to make your loved one’s happy.
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*Prices correct as at 21/11/2017. Photos used from websites that are linked or Google Images.