It’s that time of year again and i’m bringing you the first of my 2020 beauty and wellness Christmas gift guides. There will be 3 this week and they are jam-packed. I had a long think about how to organise them and split them up and I decided that this year I would do it be three age groups – 40+, 30s and 20s. Now, obviously, the products in these guides are not exclusive to those ages. I have claimed several from each guide, so do make sure to consult all of them when you are looking for a gift for someone special. I just wanted to give you a more streamlined set of guides with products that I think people in those age groups would like and that would suit their skin. Now, without any further chat…Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum* – £90 for 90 capsules from Elizabeth Arden
The Elizabeth Arden ceramide capsule range is coveted by all skincare addicts. Ceramides help to build & strengthen the skin barrier so that skin can hold onto moisture and keep out environmental agressors. They also help combat the dryness and irritation that happens as a result of a damaged skin barrier. Perfect for the harsh winter weather. The pink capsule variation also contains Retinol – an ingredient that’s scientiffically proven to minimise the signs of ageing. It boosts collagen production and increases cell turnover, to keep skin firm, plump and smooth for longer. Having each dose in a capsule, help prevent loss of potency due to exposure to the air. Definitely one for every skincare devotee.REN Clean Skincare Best of Body Gift Set* – £22 from REN Clean Skincare
This cute set contains two body washes and two body lotions – both cult scents from REN. Moroccan Rose Otto is the most sophisticated rose scent and Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium has the freshness of the ocean to it. The perfect PM and AM duos. They come in a beautifully illustrated box that could be kept to house treasures in. REN Clean Skincare are big on environmental issues. This gift set uses FSC-approved card and a minimum of 70% recycled content. It’s printed with vegetable inks and is 100% recyclable and reusable. For every set sold on the offical REN site, they’ll donate £1 to Planet Patrol to help keep the oceans and waterways cleaner.Aura Kits Subscription Box* – £25 per month from Aura Kits
This is a gift for the more spiritual person in your life. If you know someone who loves harnessing the powers of crystals or burning incense sticks to cleanse their space, this is a subscription gift for them. For £25 per month, they’ll receive an Aura Kit, which contains a selection of wellbeing gifts from candles and crystals to sage sticks and essential oil.Guinot Age-Defying Gift Set* – £107 from Beauty Secrets
This gift set comes in the most beautiful luxury presentation box. This would be a real treat to receive. It contains Creme Longue Vie Yeux Eye Cream (15ml) and Creme Longue Vie (50ml) – a lifting eye cream and moisturiser that have 56 active ingredients to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, promote cell regeneration and collagen synthesis, firm the skin and adds radiance. Skin will look refreshed, moisturised and smoother. The complex that’s the basis of these creams have been used to treat burn victims to help their skin heal better. These are pampering treats that really work on the skin.Temple Spa Home Is Where the Spa Is Gift Set* – £25 from Temple Spa
This cute set of 6 travel miniatures from Temple Spa comes in a very luxurious presentation box. This is the perfect gift for someone who travels often, as they have all their essentials for a few nights away in here. The products contains skin and hair nourishing ingredients laced with Mediterranean botanicals and essential oils – all to take the best care of both your mind and body when you’re away. Temple Spa products all smell incredible! This set contains GOOD HAIR DAY Shampoo (50 ml), IN GOOD CONDITION Conditioner (50 ml), LA LA LAGOON Shower Gel (50 ml), PEACE BE STILL Body Balm (50 ml), AAAHHH! Foot Cream (50 ml) and PALM BALM Hand Cream (50ml) – all Vegan and cruelty-free.Guinot A Moment of Calm Candle* – £26 from Beauty Secrets
This is the scent of a beautiful luxurious spa captured in a candle. Guinot call it their Mirific scent and it’s inspired by their own spa treatment rooms. It’s a dreamy, relaxing and cosy scent that’s perfect for winter nights in. Orange blossom, neroli, sandalwood and bergamot make this the perfect gift for anyone who is missing their spa appointments, or who loves to create a relaxing pamper environment at home. It comes in a stunning, heavy glass jar and has 40 hours burn time. Paul Mitchell Color Protect Duo Gift Set* £25 from All Beauty
One of my favourite hair care brands is Paul Mitchell. It’s top quality and performs so well. One of their Christmas 2020 gift sets is this Color Protect Duo set that contains their Color Protect Shampoo (300ml) and their Color Protect Conditioner (300ml). These smell amazing – like the way you hair smells after you’ve been to the hairdressers. As the name suggests, it not only cleans and conditions the hair, but also helps you hair to retain added colour for longer.Tropic Skincare Joy Drum: Unwind Me Gift Set* – £28 from Tropic Skincare
This sets contains 3 lavender-infused products to help you to unwind and have a good night’s sleep. They use scents such as lavender, chamomile, frankincense, rosemary, rosewood and rose geranium to relax the mind and slow it down into a restful sleep. The products are all natural, Vegan and cruelty-free and harness the powers of aromatherapy. This set contains So Sleepy Body Velvet body moisturiser, So Sleepy Temple Roll-On essential oils, and So Sleepy Luxury Bath Foam soak. Give the gift of relaxation to someone you love.The Body Shop Soothing Almond Milk & Honey Ultimate Gift Bag* – £45 from The Body Shop
Everyone needs to get something from The Body Shop for Christmas, right? It’s such a nostalgic brand for us all, and the products still definitely live up to its reputation. One of their most popular ranges is the Almond Milk & Honey collection. All ingredients are fair trade and sustainable and the bag is reuseable and recyclable also. Almond milk and oil is so nourishing and hydrating to the skin with its richness in Vitamin E. Honey is also a soothing anti-inflammatory. Great for all skin types. This set contains Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream (250ml), Almond Milk & Honey Cream Scrub (250ml), Almond Milk Body Yogurt (200ml), Almond Milk & Honey Body Butter (50ml), Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Instant Soothing Mask (75ml), and Almond Milk & Honey Hand Cream (30ml). These products are soothing and moisture-boosting – the perfect gift for literally anyone!
Only Curls Satin Sleep Turban in Lavender* – £16 from Only Curls
The idea behind these cute satin turbans is that you wear your hair tucked into one to bed at night to prevent the friction and frizziness that happens when your hair rubs agains an ordinary pillowcase. Less moisture is also absorbed by this than by an ordinary pillowcase, so you are helping to keep your hair hydrated too. A lovely night-time ritual for any beauty lover.ARK Skincare Gua Sha Jade Facial Tool* – £20 from ARK Skincare
Any true skincare addict will already know the term Gua Sha. It’s an ancient Chinese skin massage tool that’s made from cooling precious stones such as jade or rose quartz. It is perfectly shaped to perform the unique sweeping motion across your jaw bones and cheek bones. There are lots of video tutorials on YouTube to help you. The idea behind it is that the technique stimulates blood circulation and encourages lymphatic drainage. With regular practice, fthe jaw line /cheekbones become more defined, and skin is lifted and de-puffed.Skin Republic 24K Gold Hand Mask* – £6.99 from Boots
These gold foil hand masks are essentially gloves that are lined with serum-soaked fibre. The pack contains one single-use pair. Perfect for when your hands are exposed constantly to the current washing and alcohol hand gel applications. This would be an ideal gift for a front-line worker. They smell of a beautiful rose scent and are the most perfect pamper session. You wear the gloves for half an hour, let the serum work it’s magic on the skin, before removing them and rubbing in any excess serum. Hands will be softer from the nourishing vitamin E and protected from environmental agressors via its antioxidants.Scentful UK Perfume Subscription Box* – £13.95 per month from Scentful
This very chic-looking little box, popping through your loved one’s door every month, would be a real treat. Each month they would be sent two surprise 5ml fragrance samples to last you the month. All are from designer fragrance brands and are the ideal way to try a scent to see if its a good fit for you. It’s small enough to be dropped through a letterbox and would open up a world of new fragrances to any perfume addicts. Examples of the scents that have been included are Michael Kors Wanderlust and Roberto Cavalli Nero Assoluto.Jane Iredale Dazzle Lip Kit Cracker* – £25 from Face the Future
This lip pencil due comes in a very festive and Instagrammable cracker. It contains a classic brick red and a softer rosy pink lip PlayOn Lip Crayon, plus a jumbo pencil sharpener. Both lipsticks are very pigmented and long-wearing, with a cream finish that also conditons the lips.Nailkind Vegan Natural Nail Polish* – £9.50 from Superdrug
Finally, an ideal little stocking filler that would suit everyone, due to it being a Vegan and natural brand, is a nail varnish from Nailkind. They look so chic and are such high-quality, pigmented polishes – all mineral and plant based! Why not go for a festive green shade and pop one in a stocking or two?
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