We've no doubt our readers are already a pretty stylish bunch but if you feel you could do with some retro hair or make-up pointers, the Vintage Beauty Parlor book by Hannah Wing looks like a good place to start.
If you're hunting for a real retro indulgence and you can afford to splash your cash a little more liberally, this ultra feminine Vintage Scent Bottle Clutch by Charlotte Olympia might be for you.
For a sweet, stocking filler type of gift, take a look at this vintage wallpaper pocket mirror, one of the designs by Beadin Nora.
The plastic containers that carry the beauty products necessary for the beautification of us modern gals may be practical but they aren't exactly pretty atop a dressing table.
While the high street brands might occasionally dip their toes in retro design, there's plenty of smaller businesses getting their vintage inspired pieces just right all year round. One such designer is UK-based Bubblegum Vegas, with their great range of kitschy retro jewellery and accessories.
The stand out pieces are the rockabilly items, taking vintage tattoo and nautical influences and creating affordable earrings and necklaces to give an effortless nod to your favourite era. Shown above are the Good Luck necklace and Anchor's Away earrings, retailing at £18 and £16 respectively.
Get yours and see more at their online shop.
“What Every Woman Ought to Know – Lifestyle Lessons from the 1930s” is a collection of cuttings taken from the Daily Mail during that decade, offering advice on beauty, fashion, cookery and home-making.
As you might expect, some of the articles seem incredibly dated now and the worldview it offers is extremely limited (although it might be said that The Daily Mail hasn’t changed much), but there are still some interesting snippets in here that make it worth a read.
The book is currently on offer at Past Times, where it is being sold at half price at £7.49.