There are so many beauty gift sets around this Christmas, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. If you can’t decide which products you want to put on your wish list, or if you are desperately searching for ideas and finding it all a bit too much to process, never fear. We have put together some ideas for excellent mid-range gifts, and with everything from party make-up to anti-ageing skincare, we have all beauty bases covered. Father Christmas would be so proud.
We all love receiving fancy skincare products during the festive season, and it certainly helps reduce the guilt if you have over-indulged over Christmas.
Elemis is offering the rather seasonal sounding Sparkling Beauty Advanced Skincare gift set this year. This comes beautifully gift boxed – perfect if your window for wrapping is fast disappearing – and contains a full sized Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser, Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream and Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm. Even better, buying this set is a great deal cheaper than having to fork out for each product individually, so we will happily raise a Yuletide toast to that.
For those in search of a beauty must-have, we won’t be alone in loving Clarins’ Beauty Flash Balm. This is a regular feature on our wish list, as it offers the ultimate pick-me-up for tired skin – perfect if the run-up to Christmas has left you stressed. We can’t resist slathering this on our complexions before applying make-up to ensure we look our best during the holidays, and it really works wonders at brightening, soothing and softening skin.
For something a bit different, why not try Voya’s 1, 2, 3 Glow Set. This comes in pretty pale green and white packaging and boasts hero products rich in organic seaweed extracts including a facial spray, cleanser and moisturiser. Seaweed claims to have the ability to ‘stop the clock’ when it comes to the ageing process, and this collection helps achieve a glowing complexion. Just what you need when dreary January kicks in.
ESPA have the perfect gift for people who travel a lot and even better it’s crammed with some of its most popular products. Encased in a stylish chocolate brown nappa leather wash bag is a full sized hydrating cleansing milk which contains almond and soya bean oils, plus the matching toner called Floral Spafresh. There is also a travel sized moisturiser which is perfect for Christmas as it contains frankincense and myrrh plus a body butter.
Hair lovers will enjoy Bumble & Bumble’s The Polished Two Step, which is perfect for those whose tresses are subjected to a lot of heat. It contains a thickening hairspray and a blow dry straight cream.
Soap & Glory’s products smell so fresh they can be difficult to choose between. For those unsure what the lady in their life would like best there is The Yule Monty, a massive gift set boasting everything from body wash and the famed Righteous Butter body cream to a Super Volume Mascara and plumping lip gloss.
Now we are moving onto make-up treats. One of our favourites is Clinique’s Party Favours. This set certainly packs a punch as it comes with a pretty pink and purple bag packed full of miniature cosmetic delights. This includes everything you need to create the perfect make-up look during the festive season, from an eyeshadow quad and eyeliner to a lip crayon and nail varnish.
MAC has had a similar idea with their Stroke of Midnight: Viva Glamorous Bag. This is an uber stylish gift, containing a limited edition black and red satin bag, along with a stunning burgundy red lipstick and brand new matching lip gloss. And it gets even better – every penny of the selling price goes towards helping people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
If you are hunting for a seasonal scent for a loved one has something special to offer. The Alien Jewel Collection features a 60ml bottle of the alluring Alien eau du parfum, which has zesty notes of mandarin essence, Moroccan jasmine and white amber. This set comes with a glamorous, gold-toned cuff bracelet – to ensure you look as good as you smell.
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