‘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, the shops are full of limited editions, festive favourites and cute gift sets, and to make your life a little easier I’ve rounded up a few of the best beauty gifts for Christmas 2019…

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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: Perfect for Your Best Friend!

Acqua Di Parma Colonia Gift Set

The perfect gift for Acqua Di Parma fans, this set contains a bottle of the signature fragrance plus a show gel and deodorant spray to complete the collection, all packaged in a gorgeous yellow box with a design by Gio Pastori that can be used to store all your bathroom essentials.

Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase

Buying yourself a silk pillowcase might feel a little over-indulgent, but once you own one, you’ll want to use it every night. With that in mind, do your friends a favour and treat them to a luxury silk pillowcase by Slip, which will help protect your skin and hair while you sleep.

Augustinus Bader Discovery Size The Cream

If you want to give something really special this Christmas without completely breaking the bank, give your best friend or loved one a discovery size of one of the absolute best moisturisers on the market, this Augustinus Bader cult classic.

Sarah Chapman The Elixir Radiance Duo

One of my favourite skincare brands, Sarah Chapman makes some of the most effective products on the market and they feel like a proper treat, too, so they make the perfect beauty gift for Christmas. This Elixir Radiance Duo comes in a gorgeous little gift box for someone special.

Artis Elite 3 Brush Set in Rose Gold

Amongst the best beauty brushes out there, this pro Artis set contains three ergonomically designed, gorgeous makeup brushes that not only make flawless makeup application a breeze, but they make your product go further, too.

Jo Malone London Decorated Candle Collection

If you’re not sure exactly what makeup or skincare your friend would enjoy, but you really want to spoil them this Christmas, choose something from Jo Malone London’s homeware collections, like this limited-edition ceramic candle collection. Three beautiful scents in three beautiful keep-forever holders.

Revlon Kiss Glow Lip Oil

The perfect stocking filler, this Revlon lip oil is great for the cold winter months when you want a hint of colour but need a serious hit of hydration for dry lips.

Drunk Elephant Shelf-Respect Day Kit

Let your friends find out what all the hype is about with the brilliant Drunk Elephant skincare line with this great day-time complete kit. The gift of great skin for Christmas? Sounds pretty perfect to me!

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