Christmas Gift Guide: Outside the Box

We love Christmas here at Temporary Princess, because aside from the obvious goodwill to man, the festival cheer and general feel goodness of the end of year, it means that you can also find all sorts of interesting things to treat yourself to, in amongst all of that gift buying for others!

In this particular gift guide, we are talking about the things that you may not have necessarily noticed straight off the bat, as well as products that you might not have immediately considered to be that holy grail gift. Basically, we're totally thinking outside the box for this post, and I hope it gets your creative juices flowing

Am I crazy, or is this the first time I've spotted Palmer's packs out for the holiday season? Whatever the case is, I'm thrilled to see these little babies! The generously sized packs in the background retail for only $9.99, while that little beauty in front is a mere $6.99. You have the luxury of grabbing either the Cocoa Butter Silky Skin Set, which is filled with Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion and Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Hand Cream, or the Coconut Silky Skin Set, which holds one bottle of Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion and Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Hand Cream, or both! The Luscious Lips set is perfect for someone like me, because I'm never without a lip balm, and this holds a Palmer's Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Lip Butter and Palmer's Dark Chocolate and Cherry Lip Butter - get ready to pucker up with these festive flavours!

Ok, so I've had a big journey with my teeth over the last 2 years, and I'm taking better care of them than ever. As such, I'm loving anything dental related currently, and honestly, I don't see that letting up any time soon! Well, for the odontophiliacs among us, here's a little piece of equipment no one ever seems to talk about, but I'm hoping to change that soon - the Waterpik! It is a water flosser, and there are three models in total - the Waterpik Cordless Plus, Waterpik Ultra and Waterpik Whitening, which is pictured here. If you're after healthier gums, brighter teeth and a bigger smile to show off those lovely chompers, then you will want to add this to your cart! Available online and at Chemist Warehouse and Shaver Shop, these clever appliances will have you grinning from ear to ear!

Speaking of teeth, perhaps you're aware of a friend's inclination to move towards a cruelty free lifestyle, and sourcing everyday basics that are efficient and effective can be tricky. Particularly when it comes to toothpaste, this becomes a bit of a task. Grants, which is cruelty free, also has the added bonus of producing a number of certified vegan products, including the toothpaste pictured here. These won't break the bank, and you might be helping someone else find their daily essentials - it's the gift that keeps on giving! You can pick this up at Priceline.

Another essential that we need to consider in the age of overly abundant plastic and global warming is the use of water bottles to reduce our carbon footprint on this earth. I mean, why use a plastic cup, or single use bottle, if you can carry something this cute and modern around with you? These BPA free glass bottles from Life Factory have silicone sleeves in pretty colours, and they are even dishwasher safe! If you're after these gorgeous bottles, you can find them at The Nile, Peters of Kensington and Biome. With prices ranging from $34.99 to $44.99, it would make the perfect gift for your secret santa!

And here is one of my absolute favourite things I've seen this month - it's clever, it's necessary, and it will have the high flyer in your crowd touting your gift idea as one of the best they've received in 2019! I'm talking, of course, about the Cloud Nine Global gift packs! These carefully curated packs will have your intended gift receiver covered from departures to arrivals (you can pick which type you're looking to buy), and you can also pick the kind of kit you'd like from that category. These travel amenity kits have your back - from mints to a pen to face products to hydra-lyte, I mean, you'd practically end up looking like you travelled in first class rather than coach, that's how comprehensive these sets are! You can now laugh in the face of dehydration on a flight - looking bedraggled on arrival? I think not!

With only a few days left you go, get your butt in gear and list in order! Watch out for that last gift guide of this year, coming very soon!

*These products were provided for editorial consideration