It’s time for my annual Christmas gift guide. I am doing just this one gift guide this year (in 2 parts) If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that my Dad has just died. I wanted to still publish this post as so much work went into it prior to his death. If you are struggling to find Christmas gifts for the women in your life, I hope this gives you some festive inspiration. From skincare and makeup, to luxury jewellery and books; there’s something for everyone.
*This post contains some PR samples, marked with an asterixCARAT London Hailey Round Prong Sterling Silver Tennis Bracelet – £249 from CARAT London
The tennis bracelet is such a classic style. This Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia bracelet comes in 16in and 18in lengths. CARAT London use the same polishing and cutting techniques as fine jewellery, so you get that dazzling finish on each of the round stones. It comes presented in a beautiful white satin-lined gift box that looks so chic under the tree.Nordgreen Unika Polished Metal Dial Gold 5-Link Watch – £209 from Nordgreen
Designed by Danish watch designer Jakob Wagner, this small-faced watch has a timeless and elegant look. It’s crafted beautifully and will last a lifetime. Nordgreen also have a whole range of straps, so if you aren’t keen on a metal strap, you can choose your watch to come with something different.Monica Vinader Nura Crossover Ring – £95 from Monica Vinader
This ring is designed to look like those rings that have three inter-linked hoops, except this ring has the hoops permanently in the most perfect position. It adds a real elegance to your hand. It’s a beautiful statement ring, made with 18ct gold vermeil. It looks stunning on any finger.Caudalie Vinosource Hydra Hydrating Essentials Set – £26 from Caudalie*
This is such a pretty set that would be a great introduction for anyone to the Caudalie brand. It’s their hydrating gel-based range, so it’s suitable for all skin types and ages. In it you get a full-size Vinosource-Hydra Grape Water Gel Moisturiser, as well as two deluxe travel sizes of the Vinosource-Hydra S.O.S Thirst-Quenching Serum and the Vinosource-Hydra Moisturizing Mask. The whole set comes with zero plastic is is fully recyclable too. The Vinosource-Hydra range uses the hydrating powers of grape water to give you plump and juicy skin.Algenist It’s The Glow for Me Set – $125 USD from Algenist*
This set will give you smoother, more supple and firmer skin in just 10 days. It comes with a full-size GENIUS Liquid Collagen®, as well as a deluxe travel-sized Triple Algae Eye Renewal Balm and GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream. The range uses the powers of Algenist’s patented Alguronic Acid – a blend of algae, plus Active Vegan Collagen™, Microalgae Oil & a Triple Algae Blend to restore bounce & resilience, reduce lines & wrinkles, improve elasticity and reduce the look of dark circles, bags & crow’s feet. It’s so hydrating too and leaves your skin looking super-plump and juicy.
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Evolve Beauty The Feel-Good Facial Set – £67 from Evolve Beauty
This is literally the gift of a facial in a box, but one you can repeat multiple times. It contains everything you need to give yourself a full Evolve Beauty facial. Transform your home into a spa and give yourself a pampering treatment with these 5 products. You get a Gentle Cleansing Melt (60ml), the Radiant Glow Mask (30ml), the Hyaluronic Serum 200 (10ml), the Hyaluronic Eye Complex (10ml) and the Daily Renew Facial Cream (30ml). Simply follow the instructions to cleanse and give yourself a facial massage as you apply the other products. This is a natural and organic skincare brand that comes in sustainable packaging.First Aid Beauty FAB Skin on the Horizon Set – £28 from Look Fantastic
This soothing trio is designed for all skin types, to hydrate and soothe the skin. Particularly sensitive skin. In it you get a full-size Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream, and deluxe sized Pure Skin Face Cleanser and Ultra-Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner. It’s designed to leave your skin feeling comfortable and hydrated, whilst also calming redness and offering anti-oxidant protection. The toner is a real gem for stressed and angry skin.Origins Merry Marvels Set – £32 from Boots
This set is the perfect way to introduce someone to the Origins brand, so as a way to gift someone their first skincare routine. Particularly great for acne-prone teen skin, this set balances skin, soothes redness and inflammation, brightens and promotes collagen synthesis, unclogs pores and deeply cleanses.111Skin Liquid Masking Discovery Set – £140 from Harrods
Clinical-led 111Skin is a pricey brand, but this limited edition holiday gift sets allows you to try all of their new liquid masks in miniature. The sizes are really generous too, and you get multiple uses from each. The set contains their Contour Firming Mask, Molecular Hydrating Mask, Rose Quartz Exfoliating Mask, NAC Y2 Recovery Mask, Microbiome Blemish Mask, Oxygen Express Mask; all 30ml sizes. All your possible masking needs are covered with this set.VERSO Nourishing Experience Kit – £65 from Look Fantastic*
Swedish skincare brand VERSO has a host of totally dreamy products that are so luxe in feel. This set contains four travel-sized products to cleanse, replenish and protect the skin. My hero product is the Hydrating Serum with Niacinamide. In this set you get this, along with their Micellar Water, Nourishing Cream and Eye Cream. All nourish the skin and strengthen the skin barrier, give seious hydration and support the skin against environmental agressors.Ultra Violette UV Icons Only Set – £15 from Cult Beauty
This exceptionally cute and colourful set contains two little minis from SPF brand Ultra Violette. You get The formulas are incredible in terms of how beautiful the textures are to use and in their performance. It’s SPF that loves skin and works with skin. This little set contains enough for a long weekend away, so hold onto it for travel. In it you get their makeup-priming Queen Screen Lightweight Skinscreen SPF50+ (10ml), which has SPF protection and protection against the blue light emitted from tech devices. You also get the moisturising Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen SPF 50+.Keys Soulcare Soulcare Ritual Holiday Set – £23 from Harrods*
This is the new skincare brand from singer Alicia Keys. This set contains three travel sizes of the brand’s Golden Cleanser, Harmony Mask and Rich Nourishing Body Cream; to calm, moisturise and protect skin. Perfect for a relaxing weekend away or just as a stocking filler to introduce someone to the brand. It’s particularly revistalising for dull skin.Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist – £59 from Omorovicza*
One of the most boujie mists out there, this one in a heavy glass bottle would be a real treat for anyone to receive. This hydrating facial mist also has some aromatherapy benefits with it’s awakening and refreshing blend of rose, neroli, orange blossom and sage. The scent has been inspired by the world’s first recorded perfume – the Queen of Hungary Water from the 14th century, designed for the then Queen of Hungary. The mist instantly refreshes and hydrates, balances the skin and promotes suppleness. It smells incredible too.L’Occitane Anti-Ageing Face Care Routine SPF Gift Set – £92 from L’Occitane
L’Occitane are such a beautiful French skincare brand. This is a set designed for skin that’s already showing signs of ageing, to make that skin look glowier and more youthful. The products utilise the Immortelle flower, that’s known to live an exceptionally long life on the island of Corsica. Its organic essential oil is rich in active molecules, with unique anti-ageing properties. In this set you get three full-size products – the Oil-To-Milk Facial Make-up Remover, the Immortelle Precious Essential Water, and the Divine Light Cream SPF20. They gently cleanse, soothe, restore and revitalise skin to give you a real youthful glow and suppleness.
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