I hope you all had a happy Christmas but if you forgot someone’s present and want to make amends, I thought I’d share a great gift idea.

Basically, I forgot my Secret Santa but, to be fair, I had been travelling a lot and the whole thing had gone out of my mind. So I dived out of work to grab a special something for £5.

With a limited budget, I was a little stuck for options. I went to Accessorize, but nothing was within budget, and anything that exceeded still looked a bit pitiful. I wanted to get something substantial for my recipient, it is Christmas after all. So off I went to Lush, where they really saved my blushes.

They had a wide array of pre-wrapped gifts to suit all budgets. Lush-ious gifts including soaps, bath bombs and creams in a variety of themes with different wrapping to suit different personalities. I did go slightly over-budget by a few pounds.

But it was totally worth it as the gift looked and smelled gorgeous and came within a festive and gorgeous gift wrap and bag.

The gift itself was a parma violet flavoured bath bomb and soap — cute, girly and very appropriate for the girl it was intended for.

Needless to say my recipient - who knew it was from me (are any Secret Santas really a secret?) — absolutely loved the gift. So all’s well that all ends well. So if you need a gift guaranteed to make a good impression, get yourself down to Lush.

There are some lovely pre-packed gifts waiting for you, that could get you out of a sticky bind.