Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy a basic bitch on a budget

So we can share it all over Insta

Christmas is just around the corner and here at the heat office we're clutching on to our Starbucks Eggnog lattes and dreaming of those pristinely wrapped presents under our perfectly symmetrical tree.

Aesthetics, duh.

We've already sent our list to Santa AKA our side-pieces / adoring fans / Mum and Dad, and thought we'd share a few things on our list with you.

Here are some basic bitch-worthy (and budget friendly) gifts that would just look so fab plastered all over social media, after some strategic positioning and an Instagram filter (Gingham or Valencia, depending on the lighting) OBVS.

Enjoy xoxo

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Skinnydip phone case

Festive and flirty LOL. Also so ideal for all those mirror selfies.

Skinnydip, £14

MAC lipstick

It is a rule universally acknowledged that every basic bitch must be in possession of a MAC lipstick. And where better to start than Kylie Jenner's FAVE shade Whirl.

Team with Spice lip liner for the complete pout-worthy set.

Whirl lipstick, £15.50

Spice lip liner, £13

Choker necklace

Thin, thick, lace, leather, black, pink, velvet or rope – the choker necklace is an essential aspect of the basic bitch uniform.

Chockers, two for £8, Asos

Adidas Superstars

Another obligatory item of clothing for basic beauts is the Adidas superstar. Keep it simple with the original white and black or add a little pizzazz for Xmas with the hologram style.

Faux fur coat

Are you even basic if you don't own a bit of faux fur?

Misguided, £60

Over-the-knee boots

Treat your basic bezzie to a pair of killa over the knee boots. Why not grab a pair for yourself while you're at it. Treat yo' self.

Public Desire, £39.99

Rose gold watch

Accessories are EVERYTHING. And Rose gold is a must. This rose gold watch from River Island ticks all the boxes.

River Island,£35

Anything embroidered

Embroidery is to a basic biatch as Marnie Simpson is to Lewis Bloor. FOUND DRAPED ALL OVER THEIR BODIES.

This bag is the perfect embroidered arm candy.

Topshop, £34

Slogan sweatshirt

As much as us BB's love getting glammed up, a little down time is key to the ultimate basic life.Naps, pizza, cuddles etc…

And if you don't own a slogan sweatshirt letting everyone know exactly what you're into, WHO EVEN ARE YOU?

These Coconut Lane sweats are beyond ideal for a cosy Christmas morning.

Carbs and Cuddles sweatshirt, £28

Calvin Klien underwear set

A Kardashian/Jenner fave and basic staple, the Calvin Klien bralet and matching pants (if you're feelin flashy) would make a lovely Christmas gift.

Calvin Klein bra top, £30

Velvet dress

Crushed velvet is all kinds of basic and teamed with the over knee boots, faux fur coat and choker and you've treated someone to a faaaabulously glam outfit. Lucky girl.

Pretty Little Thing, £25

Bobble hat

A bobble hat is the perfect gift for a basic bitch wanting to complete her winter wardrobe.

Topshop, £14

Starbucks gift card

Now you've got the outfit and the accessories down, treat your sassy sista to a Starbucks gift card so she can always have an insta worthy cup of coffee in hand.

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Now your friends/sister/girlfriend/mum/cousin/step-aunt needs to capture her complete basic look (Starbucks cup in hand) and the lighting NEEDS to be perfect.

Enter the celeb-fave Lumee phonecase.

Amazon, £39.99

Mobile lens kit

A whole host of filters and camera effects at your finger tips. What's not to love?

Urban Outfitters, £26

Marble MacBook case

Us basic babes often like to document our lives on social media or a blog and to do this we probs use a MacBook (rose gold, naturally).

A protective case for our laptops would be a GREAT prezzie and these marble effect ones are too cute.

Coconut Lane marble MacBook Case,£28

Skinny Prosecco

Prosecco is literally our elixr of life and now you can get prosecco that totes makes us skinny. For real.

Thomson and Scott Skinny Prosecco, £17.95

The Avacado Cook Book

BRUNCH is the only meal a basic bitch needs to survive. It's the most important meal of the day and brunch isn't brunch without avocados so this cookbook is one useful gift.

Amazon, £6.99

Eye mask

After a long day of Starbucks drinking. Instagram posting and just generally bossing life, BB's need their beauty sleep.

A super cute eye mask would go down very well as a stocking filler.

Boux Avenue, £8

Cath Kidtson duvet set

It’s ridiculously girly, but floral bedsheets are part of the basic fundamentals of being basic. And who does floral better than good ol' Cath Kidston.

Cath Kidston, £40

Electric toothbrush (rose gold obvs)

This is a little spenny, but you really can't put a price on the perfect smile, can you?

Help your basic bezzie or bae maintain those pearly whites with this beaut rose gold eleccy tooth brush.

Boots, £99.99

This list should keep you going with gift ideas for a while…

And remember: stay basic and proud, huns.

Mwah x

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