‘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. At this time of year, the shops are full of limited editions, festive favourites and cute gift sets; so to make your life a little easier I’ve rounded up a few of the best beauty gifts for Christmas 2018…

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On the hunt for the best beauty gifts for family, friends and loved ones? 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 all the offers, gift sets and discounts at this time, it’s a great time to be shopping for skincare and makeup. From fun beauty crackers to beautifully-packaged limited editions, there are some really special finds out there; and luckily for you I’ve done the hard work seeking them out! 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 Friend Christmas Gifts

Byredo Rose Hand Care Gift Set £78
Handcare is something we don’t typically spend a lot of money on ourselves, so a luxury hand wash and moisturiser is the perfect festive treat. And they don’t come more luxurious than this Byredo rose duo.

Susanne Kaufmann’s Best of Body Set £78
Celebrating 15 years of the brand, this Susanne Kaufmann collection of 15 body essentials is the perfect way to set up someone’s New Year in style. From aromatic oils to bath salts and body butters, there’s something for everyone.

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Pre-Party Collection £120
A full at-home facial in a box, this pre-party skincare kit is the perfect gift for the party animal in your life. You’ll be able to do some pre-NYE skin prep together.

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Neom Candle £45
There is nothing more festive than a Christmas candle. This year’s Neom Precious Moment Scented Candle has notes of vetivert, black pepper and ginger, and will make the perfect addition to your best friend’s home.

Clarins Selfie Box £33
A flawless party look in a box, this Clarins kit contains a mascara, concealer, Flash Balm, kohl liner and more. A great kit for selfie addicts.

Victoria Beckham – Pierre Marcolini 16 Hearts Chocolates £35
If you can’t settle on the perfect beauty gift, default to the ultimate suits-everyone gift: chocolates! But not just any, these Victoria Beckham for Pierre Marcolini chocolates are undoubtably the most stylish candies of the season. Sharing optional.

Luke Hersheson Great Hair Days Book £20
I love giving and receiving books for Christmas, and this year Luke Hersheson’s Great Hair Days book is top of my list. With easy to follow guides, tips and tricks, gorgeous imagery and a foreward by Victoria Beckham, it’s a must-have for hair and beauty fans.

Sarah Chapman The Seasonal Edit Gift Set £55
A trio of some of my personal favourite products, the Ultimate Cleanse, Morning Facial and Overnight Facial, this is a great way to sample Sarah Chapman’s skincare heroes if you’re new to the brand.

Drunk Elephant The Littles Kit £71
Travel-sized versions of Drunk Elephants skincare heroes, this is the ultimate gift for beauty fans with a jet-set lifestyle. (And you won’t need to pack yours next time you go away together!)

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