‘Tis the Season: Beauty Gift Guide

As a makeup artist, I always feel that if I’m giving a beauty gift to a friend or loved one, the pressure is on to find something really special. The good news is that at this time of year, there are plenty of limited editions, festive favourites and cute gift sets available. To make your life a little easier, I’ve rounded up a few of the best beauty gifts for Christmas 2020…

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When it comes to gifts, I think it’s always nice to look out for things that you might not normally buy for yourself; luxuries, extra special everyday items and fragrances as they offer up a nice little a reminder of the person who gifted them each time they’re used. With that in mind, at this time of year you’re probably on the hunt for the best beauty gifts for family, friends and loved ones. From fun beauty crackers to beautifully packaged limited editions, there are some really special finds out there; and not only will the recipient enjoy using them, beauty gifts will encourage them to take a little time out from their busy lives for some me-time, too. My selection process is to look for gifts I can imagine handing to my very best friends, so look away now if you’re expecting a surprise from me!

Best Beauty Gifts 2020: Perfect Presents For Your Best Friend


The Skinesis Stars by Sarah Chapman

Part of what makes Sarah Chapman’s products so effective is the treatment rituals that applying them requires. This set comes with the Facialift the reduces puffiness and brightens, bringing Sarah’s signature Skinesis facial massage to your home. Heaven!

Iles Formula Signature Gift Box

Known as the red carpet rescue kit for a reason, these high-performance hero products can transform tired, damaged or heat-treated hair into smooth, glossy tresses. The finishing serum will give hair a silky smooth gloss.

Christian Louboutin Beauty Velvet Matte Lip Colour

The next best thing to a pair of Louboutins this Christmas? A statement lip colour from their gorgeous makeup line. Diva is the perfect Christmas red.

Dr Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectraLite EyeCare Pro

Like experiencing a professional light therapy treatment from the comfort of your own home, this anti-ageing red and amber LED light treatment mask is the ultimate gift for lovers of beauty tech. Promising to stimulate collagen synthesis and enhance elasticity, it’s super relaxing, too.

Set of 3 Candles by Diptyque

We all know that when it comes to scented candles, there aren’t many doing it better than Diptyque. This Christmas, if you really want to impress someone, give the gift of not one but three. All cased in stunning marvellous beasts glasses, that will make the perfect pots for makeup brushes when they’re empty.

Colonia Eau de Cologne Fragrance Gift Set by Acqua Di Parma

This gorgeous Colonia essentials collection is the scent of sunny Sicilian citrus fruits with a citrus floral heart with lavender and damask rose plus notes of vetiver, sandalwood, and patchouli. The fragrance is accompanied by a deodorant and body wash.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick: The VB Edit

So many lipstick collections feature bold and bright colours – and while there’s nothing wrong with this, I always gravitate toward nude lip colours. When it comes to neutral lip colour collections, they don’t come more gorgeous than Victoria Beckham’s Posh trio of Spice, Pout and Pose.

Jo Malone London Christmas Cracker 

Featuring three cute minis from this cult brand, if you really want to push the boat out, set these out on the dinner table for everyone. This contains Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne (9ml), English Pear & Freesia Body & Hand Wash (15ml) and Grapefruit Body Crème (15ml); divine!

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