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A Christmas Gift Guide For Her
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‘Tis the season to be...giving. We’ve all had a rough 2020, so it’s only fair that we try and make this year’s xmas festivities a little more special where possible. And the best way to do that? Going all-out with the pressies (bonus points if they’re covered in glitter).
We understand that for a lot of us, the option of splurging the cash may not be a luxury that we can afford, which is why we’ve rounded up a plethora of options that give you the most bang for your buck. Christmas gift sets are one of the best ways to treat a loved one as they combine a whole array of best-sellers together in a nicely gift-wrapped exterior. The result? Maximum impact with minimal effort.
Christmas gifts for women are pretty easy to come by, but sometimes, a little extra help is needed when finding the perfect gift. That’s where our unique Christmas Gifts for Her guide comes in handy!
This time, we’ve rounded up the latest and greatest in beauty to ensure that the leading lady in your life receives only the best pressies come Christmas Day. Below, we’ve cherry-picked our top three Christmas presents for her that fall under the following categories: makeup, skin, fragrance and hair. Happy shopping!
Best makeup gifts:
Sure, chocolate-filled advent calendars are pretty cool…but do you know what’s even better? One filled to the brim with anti-ageing treats, that’s what!
Look Fantastic have teamed up with skin care aficionados Elizabeth Arden to bless our complexions with technology-driven formulations that actively turn back the clock when it comes to our visages. From the brand’s renowned Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules to their Superstart Skin Renewal Booster, this beauty advent calendar contains everything your skin could possibly need to survive the festive period.
Price: £65 at Look Fantastic
If you’re wanting a sure-fire solution to finding the perfect gift, your best bet is with the queen of makeup herself, Charlotte Tilbury.
Charlotte Tilbury has mastered the art behind creating a range of iconic products, teaming lavish packaging with bedazzling pigments and comforting formulations. This jewel-inspired eyeshadow quad works its magic throughout the festive season by sprinkling a veil of diamond-like shine upon eyelids, lighting them up with a luxurious pigment that enchants and mesmerises.
Price: £40 at Harvey Nichols
NYX Professional Makeup are giving us the chance to sample some of their epic makeup collection for a fraction of the price, making this a Christmas present worth investing in!
Filled with 24 of the brand’s bestsellers, this epic advent calendar contains a mix of 12 lip shades to rock throughout the party season, as well as a mix of makeup must-haves, such as primers, eyeshadows and liquid illuminators. Think of it as a makeup kit revamp.
Price: £50 at HQHair
There’s never a better time to adorn your eyelids with a bedazzling shimmer than the festive period, and Urban Decay are here to deliver a truly ethereal shine in the form of their Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette.
Combining deep golds with royal blues, this 12-shade palette showcases a mix of finishes that include the likes of prismatic shimmers and creamy mattes for the ultimate look this Christmas. Better still, this product does not contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products, making it suitable for vegans!
Price: £46 at Urban Decay
Best skin care gifts:
All good things come in threes, and there’s no exception to the rule when it concerns the Glow Recipe Glowing Skin Trio.
Teaming together three of the brand’s most coveted products, this skin care set helps to tackle the visible effects that the festive period can bestow upon your skin. Wave goodbye to breakouts, sensitivity, dryness and fatigued skin with the set that covers all bases. This three-step system includes a cleanser, an eye cream and a facial moisturiser to combat tired, dulling complexions. Masking the look of late nights has never been so easy!
Price: £37 at Cult Beauty
Make the countdown to Christmas even more exciting with an advent calendar that delivers all of your skin care essentials in one nifty package. Behind each door, you can find the likes of Medik8, PRAI, Doctor’s Formula and many more renowned skin care names that put your complexion back on track throughout the Christmas period.
Indulge in ultra-soothing face masks whilst washing away the day with spot-busting cleansers to reveal your best visage yet.
Price: £100 at Beauty Expert
In Kiehl’s we trust. Our skin care heroes are here to save the day by providing us with a sledge-load of kit essentials that fix up the likes of spot-prone, stressed-out skin.
Ideal as a self-care pressie or as a stocking filler, this four-piece set cleanses, calms and replenishes the skin for a totally revived visage, and really, what better gift is there to give than a filter-like complexion!?
Price: £44.50 at Kiehl's
Brighten up their complexion (as well as their Christmas morning) with a set that eliminates fatigued and dulling skin types. Origins have put together this nifty bundle that features bestsellers from their most coveted range. Combining full-sized items with minis, this incredible set makes the perfect gift for even the pickiest of recipients.
Best fragrance gifts:
Give the gift that keeps on giving with an iconic Marc Jacobs fragrance. Perfect by Marc Jacobs is a playful scent that will define your year in the most beautiful way possible. This modern and bright aroma encourages all to embrace one’s true self, making it a truly remarkable and heartfelt gift to receive this Christmas.
Containing notes of rhubarb, daffodil, almond milk, cedarwood and cashmeran, this delectable fragrance adds a touch of vibrancy to any scent wardrobe.
Let this iconic fragrance do the talking for you and remind your loved one of just how perfect they are.
Price: £69 at The Perfume Shop
Looking to score some extra brownie points this Christmas? Look no further than the Lancôme Idole Parfum Set. Combining together three lust-worthy items, this fragrance set contains a 50ml eau de parfum of the iconic Idole scent, a matching body lotion and a lash-enhancing mascara.
You may think the leading lady in your life has *everything* when it comes to beauty, but we promise she will not own anything quite as chic as this Lancôme gift set. And with a price as low as this, you may as well treat yourself, too (we’re not judging, promise).
Price: £40.55 at AllBeauty
Every woman’s favourite scent has had a festive makeover, helping to spread the Christmas cheer with each and every spritz.
The Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum Holiday Collector Bottle is a limited-edition design that is set to be snapped up quickly, so it’s best to grab this one while you can! Restock her favourite scent in style and rejoice in being in the good books for the remainder of this year.
Price: £78 at Yves Saint Laurent
When you give the gift of Gucci, you know you’ve succeeded in becoming the best present-giver possible. Nothing says luxury quite like this gold-adorned, iconic scent from the world’s favourite designer powerhouse.
This lavish scent celebrates women who are liberated, and encourages women everywhere to embrace their very own self-expression and bravery.
Best hair care gifts:
Ideal for lovers of pink, this fabulous little gift set brings together the best of Amika for a gravity-defying look that beats the festive frazzle.
Big, bountiful locks are just a hair wash away, thanks to this potent trio of essentials. Containing a matching shampoo and conditioner, as well as a volumising mousse, this gift set promises thicker and healthier hair for those that lust after a fuller look.
Price: £38 at Beauty Bay
What better gift to give this Christmas than the gift of stronger, sleeker hair.
Banishing the likes of split ends, breakage and weak strands, this trio of products helps to revitalise even the most neglected of hair types. Each item within the set complements one another fabulously to provide the post-salon results your leading lady deserves. And, better still, who needs to faff around with gift wrapping when this epic item arrives in a snazzy, Christmas-themed exterior?!
Price: £52.88 at Gorgeous Shop
Hot brushes have dominated 2020 with their efficiency and ability to provide sleeker-than-sleek results, which is why we are sure this gift set will go down a treat.
Ghd know a thing or two when it comes styling and maintaining runway-ready locks, which is why they have taken over the hair care world with this innovative device. Arriving with a chic protective case, this Christmas must-have is sure to get you in the good books for the foreseeable future. Want to find out more about hot brushes? Read our roundup of the best hot air brushes for an easy, attainable style.
Upon first glance, this little white bottle may not seem much – but trust us, it’s sure to be very well received. Olaplex have mastered the art of fixing up damaged locks with their powerful formulations, so much so that the brand is highly praised by the likes of A-listers everywhere!
Still lacking present inspiration? Take a look at our guide to the Best Christmas Makeup Gift Sets for even more penny-pinching deals.
Written by Ellie Child
With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.