I braved the shops of Oxford Street yesterday and can safely say I won't be doing that again this year - it's definitely online shopping all the way for me. When did store layouts become so cramped?
Just entering the big department stores is enough to induce a panic attack at the moment so to save you any further seasonal anxiety, here are a few suggestions for the men and beauty lovers you may be buying gifts for this Christmas.
Christmas Gifts for Guys:
1 Liz Earle Men's Shave Essentials, skincare set with wash bag, £31 from John Lewis
2 CASIO Edifice Infiniti Red Bull Racing Watch (ERA-200RBP-1AER), £350 from www.edifice-watches.co.uk
3 Tatty Devine Sugar Skull cufflinks, £35 from www.tattydevine.com
4 Nike Fuelband with Rose Gold clasp - the newest version of this brilliant hi-tech fitness gadget, from www.nike.com
5 Kikkerland Moustache Grooming Kit, £9.99 from John Lewis
6 Paul Smith Knightsbridge washbag, £109 exclusively at Harrods
7 BaByliss for Men Super Crew Cut, cordless hair trimmer with precision engineered hardened Japanese steel blades for sharp home hair cuts, £45 from www.boots.com
8 Gameface moisturiser, 9 Rock & Roll Suicide Face Scrub, 10 Shearer's Soap £9.95, 11 Old Fashioned Shave Cream £18, all by Triumph & Disaster exclusively at Selfridges
12 Cyclops Watch by Mr Jones Watches, £135 from www.culturelabel.com
13 Wash With Joe, invigorating coffee mint shower gel, £24 exclusively from Selfridges.com
14 JaguarShoes Collective x Charles Olive Silk Bow Tie £75 from www.culturelabel.com
15 Moccis 'Midnight Blues' slipper socks with machine washable leather sole, £59.97 from www.moccis.co.uk
16 Guggenheim Museum x Urbanears denim headphones, from www.culturelabel.com
17 G-Shock 30th Anniversary Digital Watch, £180 exclusively from Harrods.com
18 Design Museum x Hans Hilfiker Mondaine Watch £139 from www.culturelabel.com
Christmas Gifts for Beauty Buffs:
1 Benefit 'Groovy Kind-a-Love' beauty kit, £29.50. To be honest, all the Benefit Beauty Kits make the most wonderful presents. They're handily sized and feature products that really work as well as look pretty in their beautiful, retro packaging. I picked this one because it features their amazing 'They're Real' mascara. Available from www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk
2 Urban Decay Naked3 - the latest release in this range of cult, wearable-shade eye shadow palettes, £37, available from House of Fraser although this is super hot so sells out all the time - be quick!
3 BaByliss Pro Nano Straighteners, mini ceramic travel straighteners, great for having in your desk drawer for last minute party hair and fixing winter frizz, £9.99 from www.boots.com
4 CK One shine lipstick in Alarm - because who doesn't love a classic red lippy? £13 from Debenhams
5 CK One eye shadow quads - I'm obsessed with the CK One cosmetics range at the moment because of its super cool packaging, gorgeous colours and great staying power. These slick eyeshadow quad palettes are £25 each from www.debenhams.com
6 Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, hot cloth cleanser - a festively packed version of this hero cleansing cream, £19.75 at John Lewis
7 Giorgio Armani 4-in-1 Illuminating Palette, £60 at Harrods
8 Eyeko Black Magic Mascara, £18 from Selfridges.com
9 Bare Minerals 'Ready to Go' Complexion Perfection Palette, a handy portable kit for radiant skin on the go, £39, exclusively from Selfridges
10 Marc Jacobs Honey Necklace - featuring Marc Jacobs Honey fragrance as a solid perfume charm in his signature daisy design. Adore this! £34. For stockists call: 0800 652 7661
11 24/7 Activated Moisturiser £19.50, 12 First Class Purifying Hand Treatment £16, 13 Travel Tested Facial Mist, all from Kiehl's Travel Tested Solutions range perfect for frequent fliers. Available from www.kiehls.co.uk (you get fantastic, generous testers with every order too - I do love brands who do this)
14 Chloé Signature Necklace - a delightful solid perfume charm featuring this classic scent. A gorgeous, wearable way to have your fragrance of choice to hand. £45. Call 0800 083 6312 for stockists.
15 Nails Inc Christmas Cracker Collection set with a full size nail polish in each of the 6 crackers, £26.55 from John Lewis
16 Philosophy 'Think Beautiful Thoughts' skincare set - a great way to try out a selection of their phenomenally effective products all in one starter kit, or another brilliant gift for jet set friends, £35 from www.philosophyskincare.co.uk