Is it fair to say that time does not wait for man? The year has flown by, and here we are again, preparing for the festive season. You might find what you are looking for in my gift guide, carefully curated to suit the well-being needs of beauty enthusiasts or anyone who wants to pamper a particular person in their life or themselves for Christmas. Everyone this year has felt the brunt of the cost of living crisis, amongst other affairs, but the nostalgia of Christmas takes us back to the good times, making us more appreciative of time spent with our loved ones. Whatever your budget, small or big, my gift guide includes affordable luxury beauty items that bring a healthy smile.
If you are shopping on a budget, there are bargains out there to accommodate all budgets and the way forward; hence, the nature of my gift guide is to invest in your mental and physical health and well-being to cope with the demands and stresses of daily life. Beauty products are reasonably priced, without breaking the bank, with many added health benefits. I have included skin care products, vitamin supplements, relaxing pillow sleep mist, perfume and a treat for children to encourage everyone to look and feel their best.
Absolute Collagen Deep Lift Night Cream looks after your skin barrier while you sleep to refresh and re-energise it when you wake up. It is designed with ingredients that work through the night and will help your skin feel restored, smooth, and glowing.
Captivated by collagen? This 30-day system will activate your skin’s collagen for visible results. Combining Skin Collagen Support with Skin Omegas+, this compelling combination is recommended for anyone looking for younger, fresher skin and those concerned with signs of premature ageing.
This high-performance serum combines Bluelene’s patented anti-ageing ingredient, Methylene Blue, with powerful Hyaluronic Acid, NextGen Vit C, Aloe Vera, and Blue-Green Algae to boost your skin. Multiple anti-oxidants target mitochondrial health and DNA repair, while several humectants work to attract, retain, and produce moisture. Pre-biotic support ensures a healthy skin microbiome, and natural retinoid blue-green algae create a smooth, densified epidermis.
Brush Works Face Mist, Charcoal Blotting Papers, and Microfibre Wrist Wash Bands make great stocking fillers. When getting ready for New Year’s Eve, you will have everything you need. Stay well-equipped for the best party season.
Clean Co is the premium non-alcoholic spirit brand founded by Spencer Matthews, who offers a selection of premium non-alcoholic spirits that taste just like the real thing across gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey, allowing consumers an alcohol-free alternative without compromising on taste or social interaction. Clean R, a non-alcoholic Rum alternative, celebrates big flavours from warming spice to golden caramel and cayenne pepper, blended for a taste that packs a punch.
8. Elfland Buddy’s Christmas Treat Box
Buddy’s Christmas Treat Box is a package created exclusively for the family’s youngest members by a celebrated UK name in beauty and wellness. Enjoy exploring more than 30 puzzles and games in Buddy’s Christmas Creative Wonderland activity book. Then wind down by popping on an Elf Eyes self-heating mask as you settle down for bedtime snuggles with Buddy the dog.
Each Buddy’s Christmas Treat Box contains:
– pack of five Elf Eyes unscented self-heating eye masks
– cuddly Buddy, the dog plush toy
– The Lost Wish fully illustrated book
– Buddy’s Creative Christmas Wonderland activity book (60 pages)
– Buddy’s Hide & Sleep wind-down game
– exclusive free audiobook downloads
– Sleepy Elf meditation download
-A box of coloured pencils
A powerful blend of antioxidants and vitamin A to energise and hydrate the skin. Retinol (vitamin A low level) – energises and hydrates the skin by enriching its natural surface oils. Vitamin C, E, green tea extract, rosemary leaf extract – antioxidants. Beta-sitosterol – improves the skin’s metabolism and cell growth and supports the immune system.
Environ’s Skin Essentia Celebration Set helps to revitalise the skin’s overall healthy-looking and youthful glow. The gift set includes:
Mild Cleansing Lotion/Low Foam Cleanser 200ml
Botanical Infused Moisturising Toner 200ml
Vita-Antioxidant AVST (Gel, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 500ml
Vita-Peptide Eye Gel 10ml
Youth+ Revival Masque 50ml
RAD SPF 5ml
3DSynerge Creme 5ml
Et Al., the limited-edition brush set is the perfect gift to treat yourself or others. It includes best-selling brushes + 3 exclusive brushes, a solid makeup brush cleanser with a cleansing pad. All are beautifully packed in a specially designed brush pouch.
This dreamy double-sided eyeliner pencil features two shades, including ‘Heavenly Black’ to define the eyes and ‘Glitter’ to add a subtle hint of shimmer to the eyes, making it the perfect make-up staple to transition your look from day to night. This versatile pencil can be used as a standalone eyeliner to define the eyes and craft the perfect feline flick or smokey eye look. Alternatively, you can combine both shades to create beautiful, mesmerising eyes that glisten and sparkle, a ‘must have’ for the party season. This gift would make a great stocking filler.
A multi-purpose and vegan-friendly brush that would make a wonderful stocking filler and make-up bag essential.
Optimized to transform skin’s radiance, this award-winning moisturizer hydrates brightens and revitalizes skin. With a concentration of 15% encapsulated Vitamin C, the lightweight cream quickly absorbs, leaving skin fortified, healthy, and radiant.
KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr is a cruelty-free, certified organic and natural brand that makes a real, healthy difference to your skin and spirit. They’ve introduced a skin-purifying cleanser to clean away dirt, oil and environmental impurities in their collection. Its nourishing, certified organic plant extract cocktail will earn your unending affection.
Give skin back its glow with Kora Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating Mask (2-in-1), a double-duty face mask that can be used twice weekly to reveal a naturally radiant and polished complexion.
The antioxidant-rich Kora Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating Mask (2-in-1) features turmeric to exfoliate skin naturally. Targeting the build-up of pollutants and sebum, the mask helps clear pores, improve skin texture, and reinvigorate the skin.
This nourishing, ultra-moisturising cream is formulated with a custom liposome that targets the appearance of dark spots, dullness and hyperpigmentation, encouraging a smooth, glowing complexion. Infused with liquorice extract and rosehip oil to soften and brighten the skin, this cream deeply hydrates and plumps the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Facial sculptors stimulate circulation to promote a youthful glow and firm the muscles that loosen as you age, so it’s little wonder every beauty blogger on Instagram swears by them. This heart-shaped one by KORA Organics is made from rose quartz – a healing stone that helps ease tension, stress and anxiety and promotes happiness and emotional well-being. Use it in the mornings to reduce puffiness and eliminate toxins.
Ultra-gentle for minimum hair breakage and maximum shine. Manta Healthy Hair Brush suits all hair types, including fine, fragile, thick, curls, coils, children, men, and hair extension wearers.
Michael Kors Gorgeous is a bold floral woody fragrance that evokes beauty as far as the eye can see. A modern interpretation of a classic white flower bouquet. The fragrance comes to life through a captivating floral arrangement wrapped in a warm tobacco accord and grounded in a wood finale. Capture the feel of a luxurious getaway with this dreamy fragrance that makes everything more gorgeous.
TOP NOTES: Pink Pepper, Bergamot Oil, Mandarin Oil
MID NOTES: Jasmine Sambac, Tuberose, Ylang, Orange Flower, Tobacco Accord
DRY NOTES: Cashmeran, Cedarwood Heart, Suede Accord, Tonka Absolute, Guaiac Wood Oil, Styrax,
Nail Kind lacquers do not damage your nails – they use up to 85% natural and plant-based ingredients, making them vegan, animal and planet-friendly.
If you love intense shades or more nude hues, and high-quality eco-friendly beauty is important to you, you will appreciate Nail Kind.
Embrace your you, use colour expressively and confidently, and paint strong looks from gentle formulas.
This luxurious gift set features 3 of Nourish London’s bestselling hydration heroes to quench thirsty skin and achieve a smooth, replenished, glowing complexion. Give your skin an intense boost of hydration with Nourish London’s Ceramide Moisture Boost Essence (100ml), Argan Anti-Ageing Peptide Serum (30ml) and Argan Skin Renew Moisturiser (50ml). The perfect gift for her, him and you.
The perfect self-care duo for those who seek a restful, unbroken night of calm and sleep to enhance beauty and well-being. This heavenly gift set features Nourish London’s Probiotic Multi-Mineral Repair Mask (30ml) and Sleepy Pillow Mist (100ml) to help calm the skin and relax the mind this festive season.
An intensively nourishing body balm-to-oil treatment is suitable for sensitive, dry, eczema-prone skin and is clinically proven to repair very dry skin. Delivering instant and long-term targeted sensitivity relief from persistent areas or dry, sore, or irritated skin from shoulders to toes, this luxurious, buttery balm is powered by our unique Barrier Support Complex, packed with Omegas and Ceramides to help restore and strengthen your skin barrier.
A sulphate-free reviving body cleanser formulated with Atlantic Kelp Extract and energising Magnesium PCA with moisturising properties to help nourish, smooth and tone skin. Infused with our exclusive Anti-Fatigue Essential Oils blend, it will awaken and refresh sluggish skin and your senses for the ultimate uplifting shower experience.
Uplift your skin and senses with this body care duo. Featuring a luxurious wash and lotion infused with indulgent Moroccan Rose Oil, this gift set leaves skin healthy-looking, glowing and delicately fragranced.
Unwrap a calmer complexion with this am/pm skincare trio. Featuring barrier-boosting bestsellers from REN’s Evercalm range, this gift set leaves sensitive skin healthy-looking, hydrated and soothed all day.
Retinol and retinoids work by chemically fitting into the skin receptor that triggers the production of molecules like collagen and elastin. This is why they’ve long been the gold standard for healthy skin ageing. Retinol and retinoids can cause sensitivity for sensitive skin types while the skin adapts to them. Bidens pilosa is a completely different molecule that fits into the same receptor and delivers retinol-mirroring results suitable for sensitive skin.
Create a moment of calm with Ted Baker’s Limited Edition Relax & Unwind gift. Paired with relaxing Bath Salts, Body Souffle, Body Spray and a luxurious candle. The gift set includes:
Rose & Cassis Body Spray 50ml
Rose & Cassis Body Souffle 100ml
Rose & Cassis Bath Salts 250g
Written by Natalie