It’s December tomorrow, so if you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, then you better get a move on! Here are a dozen beauty gifts you might like for the beauty fans in your life – just need to wrestle them back from that pesky Elf on the Shelf*!
CLEAN Reserve 6 Piece Travel Spray Set, £39, Space NK
This lovely set contains six 5ml bottles of Eau de Parfum in scents that are perfect for layering. Combine rain with warm cotton to create warm rain blend, a wave of watery florals enveloped with fresh patchouli.Or mix sueded oud and blonde rose and get blonde oud, a blend of soft florals and seductive woods.
Michael Kors Sexy Ruby EDP, from £46, The Perfume Shop
The latest fragrance from Michael Kors is a modern chypre with a raspberry heart. My bottle was beautifully engraved with my name – thanks so much MK PR team. You can have selected bottles engraved at the perfume shop from £5.99 per engraving, but I am not sure this actual scent is included.
Bobbi Brown Instant Glam Set, £59
For the Bobbi lover, this little set has it all, and includes the iconic Shimmer Brick in Sunset Pink. There’s also a full-size Ink Liner in Blackest Black, and a mini Eye Opening Mascara, and mini Lip Color in Neutral Rose. Bobbi has so many sets to choose from this Christmas, at all prices, for everyone.
Decleor Kiss Dryness Goodbye Christmas Bauble, £12
Need a little gift for a teacher, or a friend, or table gifts at a Christmas dinner, look no further than cute little beauty baubles like this one from Decleor. It contains a full size Intensely Nourishing Lip Balm, enriched with Marjoram essential oil, Shea butter and Macadamia oil.
Bare Minerals Send Nudes Trio, £32
There are lots of Bare Minerals gift sets for Christmas, but if you know someone who is a nude lips fan, then this is perhaps perfect. It contains three full-size Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolors in Hemp, XYZ and Swank.
Sanctuary Spa Travel Treats, £15, Boots
A brilliant budget beauty gift from Sanctuary Spa, this set comes in a cute rose gold pouch, and contains 75ml sizes of Body Wash, Body Lotion and Luxury Bath Float, along with 50ml sizes of Body Scrub and Body Butter, and a Body Puff.
Paul Mitchell Love is Vibrant Gift Set, £30
For that person in your life who can’t stop dying their hair. Make sure they look after it with this Give More Love Love is Vibrant gift set from Paul Mitchell. It contains full sized Ultimate Color Repair Shampoo, and Ultimate Color Repair Mask.
Fudge Tone Up Gift Pack, £19.95
One for the blondes, this set from Fudge will make any ashy blonde smile! It contains Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo, and Clean Blonde Violet Tri Blo Violet Toning Blow Dry Spray.
Jo Loves Christmas Trees Candle, £55
Bring the scent of a real tree into your home, even if you don’t have one. This lovely candle smells so good, and it’s Limited Edition in gorgeous ice white opaque glass with platinum snowflakes. Notes of fresh pine mingle with aromatic lavender, incense and amber. A lovely festive gift.
The Body Shop Values Gift Robot Money Box, £20
This guy is so cute, he’s selling uber-fast. Buying him helps children affected by war, and once he’s empty you can collect money in the box – to donate to charity or treat yourself. The robot contains Mango Shower Gel, Strawberry shower gel, and Coconut Shower Cream, all 60ml, Mango Lip Butter, Coconut Lip Butter, and Strawberry Lip Butter all 10ml
Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Scented Ceramic Christmas Ornament, £28
LOVE. This is so sophisticated and chic – far too classy for my tree! But I’d hang it somewhere – maybe on a lovely bright wall! This one smells of JML’s classic Pomegranate Noir scent – there is another one scented with Pine & Eucalyptus. They come in a lovely box, and are a beautiful gift.
Green People Tree & Seed Gift Set, £24.95
A gorgeous organic gift from this lovely brand. Free from nasties and totally vegan, this Eucalyptus & Mint shower gel and facial moisturiser set for men will revive tired skin, calm irritation and energise the mind with its refreshing, minty aroma.
*Elf on the Shelf, £29.95 (box with book and Scout Elf), elfontheshelf.co.uk