‘Tis the season to be jolly and sometimes that means splashing out on special gifts for your loved ones. And when we say that, we mean really spending the big bucks. Most women would love to use super high-end beauty products, but they can be prohibitively expensive. However, maybe it’s been a good year in the office, you’ve squirreled away money all year or you’ve won the lottery. Whatever the reason, should you be considering investing in a premium gift set for someone you love – or maybe just yourself as a festive treat – we have the cream of the crop.
Before you hit the shops though, make sure you’ve considered your options. There is no point buy an anti-ageing skincare set for someone in their 20s. Similarly, if someone has oily skin they won’t be impressed with products meant for someone who has a dry face. These sets are pricey, so it’s really worth doing your homework first.
Best for anti-ageing
Elemis Pro-Collagen Jewels is a special festive gift pack of the company’s pro-collagen range. As well as the revered marine cream there is a neck and bust treatment, night cream, eye treatment and cleansing balm included. The products are encased in a luxury vanity case and are a good option for women who are looking to tackle the first signs of ageing.
Best for ultimate indulgence
La Prairie is known for its extravagant skincare so if you’re investing in some you might as well go the whole way and pick up the Luxurious Caviar Moments Collection. The range of serum, moisturiser and eye care will keep skin hydrated and help it firm up, while the silver bag they come in isn’t too shabby either.
Best for facial fanatics
Eve Lom became the go-to facialist for the Hollywood elite when she moved to the US thanks to her devotion to natural remedies. She is still seen as the best in the business, with her Hot Cloth Cleanser a bathroom essential for the world’s A-list. Eve Lom The Ultimate Collection contains a host of products to help achieve a radiant complexion at home, including a balm cleanser, rescue mask, luminous moisturiser and eye and lip care.
Best for nail addicts
Yves Saint Laurent’s La Laque Couture Colour Collection boasts the whole La Laque line, all 24 colours, in one shiny black box. Ranging from deep oxblood to electric blue, peppermint green or mauve there are enough options to keep even the most hardened nail fan happy for months.
Best for dull skin sufferers
You’ll be hard pushed to find a beauty fan who hasn’t lusted after the iconic Crème de la Mer cream. The company’s The Radiance Collection contains moisturisers, serum and eye cream which are all designed to hydrate skin and boost luminosity.
Best for perfume lovers
La Prairie’s The Scent of Seduction Gift Set includes the Silver Rain Eau de Perfume, which includes notes of green apple, herbs and spices. This gift comes with a matching Silver Rain Body Veil body lotion.
Best for make-up mavens
If there’s one thing that make-up artists agree on it’s that tools can make or break a look. So many women invest in cosmetics but use tatty sponges to apply them, meaning they won’t get the best out of their products. Make-up addicted ladies will likely go wild for Tom Ford’s 12 piece brush set, including implements for foundation, bronzer, eye shadow and concealer all housed in a brown case.
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