Ultimate Girly Gift Guide with Coconut Lane

Struggling with what to get your best gal pals for Christmas? Maybe you need a little something extra for your girlfriend and you just don’t know what to get her? Well fret no more! Here is a round up of some of my favourite bits from Coconut Lane. They have got gifts to suit every budget and loads of choice so you can find something she’ll really like (and don’t forget to use the code LOTTIES20 for 20% off everything on their website)!

For the Devoted Dog Mum

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Not only is there a whole section on the website for dog mums but Coconut Lane also have a whole brand, Coco Pup UK, dedicated to doggos!

How cute is this personalised phone case? There are 47 breeds and colourings to choose from so the chances of finding her favourite breed is pretty likely! It’s available for iPhone and Samsung models and is £19.

You can also make it even more personal with the love heart dog phone case where you choose the breed and can add the dog’s name as well – I might have to get one of these for myself! This one is also £19.

For the Houseplant Hoarder

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There’s plenty of plant inspired prints to pick from (try saying that five times fast!) for your houseplant obsessed gal pal.

Now she can take the jungle vibe with her everywhere she goes with the macbook skin and matching phone case.

I for one love the wireless charger, it keeps my bedside table looking cute and means I can charge my phone easily without reaching around in the dark for cables to plug in! It comes in loads of cute patterns as well so this one isn’t just perfect for the plant obsessed!

Macbook skin – £16.50
Phone case – £14
Wireless charger – £26

For the girl Hooked on Homewear

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Coconut Lane have teamed up with Flamingo candles to bring us a collection of candles in various styles and smells.

Each candle has a burn time of 45 hours, is hand poured in the UK using natural soy wax and they are priced at £16 each. With nine styles to choose from you are sure to find one she’ll like.

For the Girl on the Go

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Does she always have a hair tie or 3 on her wrist? Then this is the gift for her!

These velvet scrunchies are perfect for keeping hair tied back and looking cute at the same time. I personally have several of these and I use them almost every day.

At £5 each these are a great little stocking filler. Or you can bundle and save – £12 for 3 or £20 for 6 – maybe treat yourself to one while you’re at it…

I hope this has given you some helpful ideas and maybe even enabled you to tick a couple of people of the gift list! Perhaps it has even inspired you to treat yourself (it will be our little secret don’t you worry). Let me know in the comments if you get anything, and again don’t forget to use my discount code for 20% off (LOTTIES20)

Christmas party outfit ideas

With so many parties at this time of year it can be hard to think of outfits for all of them and hardest of all is the work Christmas do. Can’t wear the same thing as last year because even though it’s likely no-one else will remember, you will and you’ll be on edge until someone points it out. Don’t want to break the bank, and need to chose something that you can wear again and again. Sound familiar? Never fear – I have trawled the internet to bring you 7 Christmas party outfits ideas for daytime and evening (and when I say the internet, yes I do mean ASOS…)

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The statement blazer (£39.99)

All black everything + statement sparkly blazer = outfit winner.

Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle this time of year? If you’re not so keen on the walking disco ball vibe this is perfect for you.

Stradivarius blazer

The sequin mini (£20)Screenshot 2019-12-04 at 21.48.07

It’s a classic party look, the sparkly mini dress.

Dress down with tights and a black top underneath, or glam it up with heels. What’s not to love?

Missguided mini dress

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The boujee blouse (£32)

Easy but stylish, paired with black jeans or leather trousers and heels the perfect party outfit.

The colour of this one isn’t too festive so you could definitely rewear this throughout the year.

ASOS Blouse


The sparkly midi (£28)Screenshot 2019-12-04 at 22.00.35

Not keen on potentially flashing someone when you walk up the stairs? Midi dresses are the way to go.

This ASOS dress has a gorgeous open back and being copper sequins rather than silver, this is a little more subtle while still giving off a party vibe.

ASOS Sequin midi dress

Screenshot 2019-12-04 at 21.50.15The festive sequin top (£20.50)

Another classic, the sequin top. Black jeans, boots and you’re done.

If you feel like being a bit bolder, there is a silver version of this top too.

ASOS Green sequin cami

The embellished skirt (£8)Screenshot 2019-12-04 at 21.53.55

Another one you could dress up for an evening event or down for a daytime do.

Tights and a more casual top with black heeled boots still brings some party for a daytime look, or with a strappy top and heels for evening.

ASOS Wrap skirt

The statement shoe (£40)Screenshot 2019-12-04 at 21.58.16

Subtle and easy to rewear throughout the festive season without feeling like you’re wearing the same outfit over and over.

They don’t have to be sparkly silver boots, you could go for a bright red or a bright green.

ASOS Boots


What are your go to party outfits? While writing this I realised I have a tendency to go for all black everything…

10 Secret Santa ideas for under £10

It’s that time again, Secret Santa. Pulling out a name in the hopes it’s not one of the colleagues/classmates you know hardly anything about and to top it off a budget of under £10 which makes it hard to get anything actually worth having. If you’re stumped for ideas why not try one of these:


Waitrose Shortbread selection – £10


Coconut Lane card holder – £8 (get 20% off Coconut Lane using code LOTTIES20 and this ends up being £6.40)


Coconut Lane lip balm – £6 (£4.80 with discount code LOTTIES20)

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Wilko Snowflake hot water bottle – £6


The Body Shop Soothing Almond Milk and Honey Delights Bag – £10


New Look Brussel Sprout stress ball – £4.99


Accessorize Christmas stud earring pack – £7


Accessorize Links Pendant necklace with Swarovski Crystals – £10


Lindt Lindor – £5.00


Ladybirds for Grown-ups – £7.99 – £5.99

Who else is doing Secret Santa?


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s December – and you know what that means? Its decorating time!

Since this will be the first Christmas in our flat, we had no decorations. On the one hand it’s a fresh slate to decorate how we want, on the other hand we have to buy things. So I have put my bargain hunting hat on and thought I would share how we decorated our home for under £40*.

Living room

IMG_7012This tree is great, especially if you have limited space. There is still plenty of tree to hang decorations on and drape lights around. As our living room is predominantly blue and cream we decided on a blue and silver theme for the tree. Primark had these great little silver and blue present decorations and we picked up a pack of 10 silver baubles from Tiger which helps fill the empty spaces. To add in a bit of variety we picked up three larger baubles from Neon Sheep as well.

In the hallway we have blue and silver Primark tinsel and fairy lights from Tiger – we would have bought them from Primark but they were out of stock.

We also picked up a Merry Christmas banner and a wreath for the table. If like me you have a plant obsession Poinsettia’s are great festive plants and are in most supermarkets at the moment. I picked up a ‘festive’ poinsettia which has had some glitter sprayed on it.


If like me you cannot resist and the Christmas decorating needs to spill over into every area of the house, Primark do some great festive bedding and cushions. Here are some of my personal favourites:

Have you decorated your home yet?

Items featured
Christmas tree – Tiger £15
Silver baubles– Tiger £2
Present baubles – Primark £3
Tinsel – Primark £1
Fairy lights– Tiger £1.50
Merry Christmas bunting banner – Neon Sheep £3
Baubles – Neon sheep – 3 for £4
Wreath – Tesco £5
Poinsettia – £5
Fairisle throw– Primark £18
Check throw – Primark £18
Duvet cover– Primark £11

*When I say £40 I haven’t included the bedroom stuff.