It’s that time of year again, and I have been inundated with emails from PR companies and beauty brands showcasing their Christmas gifts. I have also been trawling through the shops myself to find some really gorgeous treats for women this festive season, so send this link to mums, siblings, friends and other halves and be prepared for a very beautiful Christmas 2016!
LUSH Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb, £4.25
Dessert-scented tonka and relaxing lavender melt into clouds of pillowy, creamy foam. And the added bonus? This one is calorie free!
Available from: www.uk.lush.com
Bayliss and Harding Beauticology Soldier Foot Set, £6
Containing Pink Peppermint Candy Swirl body butter to soothe aching, partied-out feet and a pair of cosy, candy cane striped socks, this is the perfect gift for a serious party-goer.
Available from: www.boots.com
Korres Vanilla Cinnamon Shower Gel, £8
A deliciously scented shower gel that is honestly good enough to eat (though please don’t try it!) and gives a really luxurious shower experience. Korres shower gels contain wheat proteins which form a protective film on the skin, maintaining its regular hydration level so are fantastic for dehydrated winter skin.
Available from: www.johnlewis.com
Boots Extracts Festive House of Treats, £20
This is such an amazingly good value I just had to share it. Not only is it perfect for someone who loves a good pamper session, but equally you could split it up and use it as gifts for teachers, friends or nursery staff. The set contains four body washes, four body scrubs and four body butters in Vanilla, Coconut, Peppermint and Mango.
Available from: www.boots.com
Yankee Candle Large Jar, £21.99
Yankee candles are possibly the best known candle and for good reason. Their scents are divine and will fill a room within minutes of lighting. There are several special holiday scents to choose from but I think my favourite has to be the Star Anise and Orange with its real Victorian Christmas feel.
Available from: www.yankeecandle.co.uk
Nails Inc. Candy Cane Gift Set, £25
A set of four festive nail polishes in cute, candy cane packaging. Features St. James, a pillar box red; Grosvenor Crescent, a deep aubergine; Royal Avenue, a red and gold glitter and Belsize Road, a gold and pale pink glitter.
Available from: www.nailsinc.com
Etta French Jewellery Candle, £38.50
A two in one gift, these beautifully packaged candles not only smell wonderful but look gorgeous too with their pastel coloured boxes and chic white, porcelain look candle with embossed gold logo. Deep inside each candle hides a silver parcel containing a stylish piece of jewellery sourced by sister company, Pear & Queenie, and made by UK designers. Etta French have just brought out a limited edition fragrance – Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Orange, the perfect seasonal scent and evocative of cold winter days, fire lit nights and Christmas Cheer.
Available from: www.ettafrench.com
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Matt Revolution Lipstick Charms, £29
A trio of travel-size Matte Revolution lipsticks featuring the following shades: Red Carpet Red, Amazing Grace and Very Victoria. These are just beautiful and would look super enticing hanging on your Christmas tree!
Available from: www.charlottetilbury.com
Unite Shampoo and Conditioner set, £44.95
Perfect for the woman who loves to look after her locks with top of the range products, Unite offers two ranges of shampoo and conditioner – Boosta, for extra volume with a healthy sheen and Lazer Straight, to smooth curly, tangly or frizzy hair. Both ranges smell amazing and are colour safe and free from parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride.
For stockists visit: www.unitehair.co.uk
Mugler Alien Christmas Coffret, £52
Alien is an oft overlooked scent, but is one that is deeply delicious with notes of jasmine sambac, cashmeran wood and white amber. This gift set includes a 30ml Eau de Parfum Refillable Stone in a rich amethyst hue, a 50ml Radiant Body Lotion and a 50ml Radiant Shower Gel .
Available from: www.debenhams.com
Bobbi Brown Style File in Soho Chic, £95
Inspired by the effortlessly cool downtown vibe of Soho, New York, this limited edition Style File features Bobbi’s modern picks for eyes, cheeks and lips and includes a booklet with tips and how-tos. Contains eyeshadows in Stone and Smokey Brown, powder blush in Pink Rose, Perfectly Defined gel eyeliner in Pitch Black, Eye Opening mascara in Black and Luxe lip colour in Hibiscus.
Available from: www.bobbibrown.co.uk
Body Shop 24 Happy Days Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar, £99
OK, so you have to be ahead of the game to give this one in time, but it is THE perfect gift for beauty junkies. Worth a whopping £187, it includes, amongst other things, Frosted Berries lip balm, nail polish in Red My Mind, Spiced Apple body lotion, Himalayan Charcoal purifying gel mask and Chamomile gentle eye makeup remover.
Available from: www.thebodyshop.com