Gift Like BHLM: This City Fashionista Tells Us Her Fave Gifts To Give & Receive!

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Nilu Yuleena Thapa aka BigHairLoudMouth is a Bengaluru-based Personal Style Influencer, one that you won't need any convincing to follow. Check out her blog page or Instagram handle and her sense of quirky-chic, eclectic style and effortlessly put together lookbooks will reel you in like a fish to bait! This and her Big Hair; constantly changing hairstyles and hair colour that make for great inspo and Loud Mouth; bold lip colours that she's rarely seen without, will continue to keep you hooked. 

She is also a recipient of many a style awards and features in the likes of Elle India, Cosmopolitan India, North East India Magazines. We rang her up to find out what she loves gifting & receiving as gifts and were pleasantly surprised and not so much too! This list has all things practical (Nilu loves to give and get presents that can be put to good use) and fashion and beauty related, of course, making it one of our favourite influencer gifting guides.

Blazers or Jackets

Shawl Collar Detail Self Checkered Rolled Up Sleeve Jacket

Shawl Collar Detail Self Checkered Rolled Up Sleeve Jacket


Nilu pegs blazers or jackets as a piece of clothing that can take any outfit from drab to fab. Be it a good biker jacket, or a versatile beige, a denim jacket or a colourful printed blazer, we've seen her sport it all on many, many occasions. She suggests picking a jacket that works well on dresses and casual ensembles, that way it can be worn during the day and evening too. Of course, keep in mind the personality of the person you are shopping for.

LBB's Pick: This neutral Grey Roll-Up Sleeve Jacket from Shop On LBB for it's formal yet fun vibe! 


Handmade Mini Bead Floral Oversized Hoops

Handmade Mini Bead Floral Oversized Hoops


All for accessorising, none of Nilu's looks are complete without stunning jewellery. Her mood and her style for the day obviously determine the kind of and how much jewellery she wears. Often we see her with statement earrings and nothing else or layered necklaces, chunky bracelets and multiple finger rings. For gifting however, she suggests delicate and elegant, more minimalist in style jewellery that can be worn daily and with most if not all outfits.

LBB's Pick: These gorgeous hoops Handmade Mini Bead and Floral Oversized Hoops.


Handcrafted Cut-Out Detail Black Fan Bag

Handcrafted Cut-Out Detail Black Fan Bag


"Can't imagine stepping out anywhere sans a bag", says this fashionista and we totally agree. This is also exactly why that special someone will appreciate a bag as a gift, just as much as Nilu does. Bags totally brighten her mood in any shape, size or colour but a classic pick to gift would be one that's clean, chic and perfect for any day-to-night look. The pro's tip is solid colours and one preferably with a detachable strap, this way it can be carried by hand or as a short shoulder bag.

LBB's Pick: This Handcrafted Black Fan Bag for its distinctive design and neutral colour.


Handpainted Floral Dial Mesh Metal Watch

Handpainted Floral Dial Mesh Metal Watch


This diva is watch obsessed and loves being gifted a wrist jewel of any kind. Whether it's one with a big or small dial, thin or large strap, embellished or not, watches are easy to style and complement all attires, so this as a gift idea always wins according to Nilu. However, based on the aura of the person you want to impress, either inch towards edgy or vintage in terms of an overall vibe and then make a definite pick, she says. 

LBB's Pick: This Handpainted Floral Dial Mesh Metal Watch for its quirky, very individualistic style.


Hues Of Warmth Eyeshadow Palette

Hues Of Warmth Eyeshadow Palette


Makeup or cosmetics in general is something Nilu absolutely loves to gift. You will also notice that she does a lot of giveaways around the same on her IG page. This is because she believes that skincare she loves may or may not suit others but makeup is a sure shot winner. Just about anything from eye shadow palettes to nail lacquers to highlighters will make for stunning presents and one that you can see your bff or loved wear everyday, which makes this an even more special gifting choice.

LBB's Pick: This Hues Of Warmth Eyeshadow Palette that has beautiful earthy shades that can be worn everyday.


Hear My Voice Liquid Matte Lipsticks - Set of 3

Hear My Voice Liquid Matte Lipsticks - Set of 3


BigHairLoudMouth wouldn't be loudmouth without her killer lippies! Nilu adores this beauty weapon and carries them everywhere she goes for those essential touch ups. Obviously they make for great gifts because you can please a lipstick lover with more or introduce the non-wearer to a shade(s) that they didn't know they needed. You can also go ham on the colours and types of lipsticks. 

LBB's Pick: Hear My Voice Liquid Matte Lipsticks for its colour pay off and all natural formula.

Hair Makeover

Why not surprise your loved one with a hair makeover? A colouring appointment that will leave their hair and life changed, maybe? This is one way of making your way into Nilu's heart, for sure! She also believes a surprise like this will catch that friend or special someone off guard, and actually surprised. Exactly the reactions we want too. Make sure to fix an appointment with only the best in town after doing a thorough check and research. 

LBB's Pick: High Gloss Salon because it's one of Nilu's favourite too.

Disclaimer: All the individual products and places suggested are by Team LBB.