Stumped as to what to buy your girlfriend or wife this festive season? Does the thought of strolling into La Senza fill you with dread, but know all too well that putting a 10 pound note in a card from Moonpig won’t quite cut it?
Well fear not, as AskMen have called in for back up. Back up in the shape of Made In Chelsea star, girlfriend of dapper rapper Professor Green and eyelash designer (yes, really) Millie Mackintosh.
Doing the leg work so you don’t have to, the lovely Millie talks through some ultimate gifting tips in the video above, and you can find some of her chosen brands to spoil your better half with below.
Offering a host of swanky lipsticks, balms and perfumes, By Terry is a fragrant yet classy option when buying for the fairer sex.
Millie’s top tip – Baume De Rose (£35, Space NK)
With a medley of lotions and potions for your fair lady’s skin, face, fragrance needs and bath-based excursions, Space NK is the quintessential one-stop shop for dazzling your girl with things that smell nice. And it’s scientifically proven that girls are quite fond of smelling nice.
Millie Mackintosh For Nouveau Lashes
A little like when George Foreman slapped his name on a lean, mean fat grilling machine just because, Millie was so fond of fake eyelashes that she decided to make her own.
And although men will never truly understand why girls wear fakes when they own their very own set of lashes, the upside of buying your girlfriend some Millie Mackintosh eyelashes is that each one of the eight is named after a different London destination, so you can select the ones that best suit your girlfriend’s style and/or your favourite place. Everyone’s a winner.
A legendary perfume maker and proprietor of the smelliest candles known to the Western world, you can do a lot worse than buying your loved one a Diptyque candle for Christmas. Again, man will never quite understand why – but girls bloody love a candle.
The Portobello Lash by Millie Mackintosh for Nouveau Lashes is available at Selfridges, millie-mackintosh.com and SWALK Salon, Portobello Road.