This is the last in my series of gift guides this Christmas, and it’s one for your BFFs. It’s jam-packed with beauty ideas, but there’s also some cool lifestyle present inspiration too.
Let’s start with lifestyle. If you know someone who takes their own lunch to work, get them this cute cooler lunch bag so they can do it in style. The Kate Spade Out To Lunch Cooler Bag* (£28 from Amara) will add a designer touch to their lunch break.
If you’re sick of the usual beauty subscription box options, Miss Dreambox could be a great alternative. Their carefully curated boxes all follow a theme, and this one is their cute and colourful Study Addict box* (£19.95 from Miss Dreambox) that’s full of stationery goodness. You can buy each box individually, or you can set up a subscription. This is such and easy, risk-free gift.
Onto beauty, if you are buying for a fragrance addict, why not get them something different with the Jo Loves Red Truffle 21 Fragrance Paintbrush* (£40 from Jo Loves). The idea is that you paint the fragrance onto your body in gel form. This scent smells amazing and is a rich, warm scent that’s perfect for winter. It’s a mix of truffle, fig and citrus, so it’s quite fresh too. This brand is the new creation of Jo Malone, and the range of available scents is exquisite.
Another idea for fragrance addicts is a scent from the original Jo Malone label. Their Basil and Neroli Cologne* (£45 from Jo Malone) is such a fresh scent, so it’s ideal for someone who doesn’t like anything heady. The Jo Malone packaging is so beautiful too – it’s such a luxury gift.
The Bare Minerals Best In Glow set* (£34 from Bare Minerals) is stunning. You get four deluxe travel-sized products in a pretty faux leather cream cosmetics bag. The contents are worth £45 and there’s four lovely radiance-boosting products – Mineral Veil® in Sunwashed Shell, Illuminating Mineral Veil®, Stroke Of Light™ Highlighter, and Moxie™ Plumping Lipgloss in Dazzler.
Another gorgeous beauty set is the Elizabeth Arden Pretty Pout Perfectors set* (£24 from John Lewis) contains three tinted lip glosses. Each contains 5 precious oils to hydrate, offer anti-ageing effects and give antioxident protection. The colours are beautiful and rich, and perfect for the festive party season.
Label.M always do such great Christmas gift sets, and their House of Holland Western Cow Girl Mini Gift Set 2017* (£15.95 from Look Fantastic) and their free gift with purchase clutch bag (when you buy any two Label.M Create and Complete products) are no exception. This duo is perfect for travelling as you’ll have every hair essential you could need.
The Too Faced Best Year Ever 2018 makeup palette* (£41.40 from Debenhams) set is a must for any beauty addict. You get a cute pouch that contains three nude eyeshadow and blusher/highlighter/bronzer palettes, as well as a mini Better Than Sex mascara. This epic gift will keep someone in makeup for the whole of next year.
If you are after a more budget makeup gift set, you can’t go wrong with Sleek MakeUP. Their Pout 4 Perfection set* (£12.50 from Boots) contains their stunning 4-shade Solstice Highlighting Palette, as well as a Matte Me Metallic Lip Cream in Roman Copper. Someone will be seriously glowing with this.
The incredible Soap & Glory Hello Super Spa set* (£15 from Boots) is packed full of cult Soap & Glory products in full size and deluxe travel sizes. There’s a THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™ 3-in-1 Body Wash, THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™ Body Butter, SUGAR CRUSH™ Body Wash, SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE™ Body Buffer, FACE SOAP & CLARITY Facial Wash and a pout-rageous SEXY MOTHER PUCKER™ Lip Gloss in Candy Queen. It’s great value and will bring a lot of joy this Christmas.
I want to introduce you to the amazing LANAIBLO Hairdryer that you can get personalised* (£120 for one name from LANAIBLO). I love this hairdryer as it dries your hair super quickly. Ionic Technology also gives an anti-static effect, leaving your hair smooth and shiny. This is such a great quality hairdryer, that you can also get in other colours.
If you know someone who is too busy to get to the salon to get their hair, nails or makeup done, a Blow Ltd gift card* (from £50 from Blow Ltd) could be the answer to all their problems, as they can spend it on their on-demand, at-home services; meaning that they don’t have to leave their house to get pampered. They can spend their gift card on at-home services, products, or fast beauty services in-store at a Blow Ltd bar.
If you are struggling to find a gift for a cruelty-free, Vegan beauty addict, the Pip Box* (from £13.50 per month from Pip Box) is the answer. This is a beauty subscription box that comes with 5 cruelty-free and Vegan products in it each month. It’s a great way to discover independent brands, and Pip Box even make a 50p donation from each box sold to the Animal Free Research UK charity.
Finally, cult skincare brand Alpha H have such a cute gift set this Christmas. The Alpha H The Essentials Collection* (£39.50 from Cult Beauty) has three amazing products in it for the ultimate in hydrating skincare routines. The handy travel-sized products are Alpha-H’s Essential Hydration Concentrate, Essential Hydration Cream and Essential Cleansing Balm – they are all wonderful and will leave you with glowing, hydrated skin.
Which of my gift picks is your favourite?
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