Hello beauty lovers! Christmas is only 12 days away, so if you’re looking for some last minute holiday gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place! I’ll be dividing this gift guide into two sections. Part one is all about skincare, while the second part will be all about hair and makeup. So without further ado, here are my top favourite picks in skincare for the ultimate skincare junkie!
1. Cle de Peau Beauté – La Crème
The iconic La Crème by Cle de Peau Beauté now comes in a limited edition kaleidoscopic jar, with a hypnotizing aurora-like array of blue, purple, maroon and gold. The design was inspired by jewelry motifs from les Années Folles (a time of economic boom in 1920s Europe). It contains rosemary extract, citrus peel extract and a unique illuminating complex to reduce and prevent signs of premature aging.
2. Bobbi Brown – Party Prep Skincare Set
Need to look flawless for a party or at the airport in a jiffy? Check out this pre-party skincare kit. It features Bobbi Brown’s best-selling Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, a mini Radiance Boost Mask, Lip Balm with SPF15, a travel-sized Hydrating Eye Cream, and a mini Extra Hand Cream. They’re all less than 100ml each, so they’re perfect for travel!
3. Clinique – Moisture Surge Collection
Being a huge fan of Clinique skincare, I couldn’t resist including the Moisture Surge collection into the list. It’s by far my favourite range, and don’t you just love the dusty pink packaging? All items are lightweight, oil-free and ultra hydrating for dry and sensitive skin types, as they contain natural hyaluronic acid and chamomile extract. It’s like giving your skin a refreshing drink of water.
4. Aesop – Gift Kits
If you’re wild about collecting apothecary glass bottles and pretty art pieces like I am, then you’re going to love this year’s gift kits by Aesop! They are dedicated to six naturalists who have been long respected for their writing, illustrations, and history-making discoveries. Each kit has a unique illustration on the box, which all come in muted, pastel and earthy shades.
5. Clarins – Super Restorative Essentials Set
Hormonal changes are one of the factors that can cause adult acne, skin inflammations, and dull and tired looking skin. The Clarins Restorative Essentials range is enriched with an exclusive Harungana extract, obtained from a “healing” tree in Madagascar, to restore, replenish and boost your skin’s natural radiance and collagen production.
6. Crabtree & Evelyn – Feast for the Senses Gift Sets
To turn your home into one that is quintessentially and charmingly English, I recommend the limited edition Crabtree & Evelyn gift sets. The pretty floral packaging and appropriately proper names are sure to make your visiting guests look twice!
7. Shiseido – Ultimate Indulgence
The Benefiance Pure Retinol gift set by Shiseido is perfect for Japanese skincare lovers who want a complete range of skincare goodies, from cleansers and toners to serums and masks.
8. Melvita – Golden Christmas
This is for all you organic skincare lovers out there! The holiday collection features the L’Or Bio range in pretty antique gold packaging and a limited edition organic cotton pouch.
9. Decléor – Orexcellence Range
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without… gold of course! And lots of it! The Orexcellence range by Decléor contains magnolia essential oil and peony extract, and are contained in decadent and uber luxe gold and glass packaging. Needless to say, a super luxurious holiday indulgence.
10. SK-II – Suminagashi Gift Sets
Inspired by the art of Suminagashi, Japanese water art, the SK-II Treatment Essence comes in fiery red, blue and green Phoenix designs, and can be obtained with their holiday limited edition gift sets.
11. Soap & Glory – Soaper Spa
For the flirty and feminine woman who loves all things girly, pink and vintage, check out the gift sets by Soap & Glory! The Soaper Spa set featured below consists of a shower gel, body scrub and hand and foot cream. They contain highly moisturizing shea butter and macademia nut extract, and they smell like marshmellows!
12. La Mer – Sculpting Set
La Mer is the very definition of luxury, with its world-renowned and deliciously rich Creme de la Mer. The Ultimate Sculpting Collection consists of the Creme, Serum Concentrate, Lifting and Firming Mask, brush and massage applicator to help you achieve a more defined and sculpted jawline.
13. Kiehl’s – Advent Calendar
I absolutely adore advent calendars, and this one by Kiehl’s is no exception. Kiehl’s is well-known for their highly effective skincare products. If you’re keen to try out a little of each product before purchasing the full-sized ones, this is the perfect set to get you started.
14. L’Occitane – Advent Calendar
Another of my favourite advent calendars is by L’Occitane. It comes with a variety of mini products from the Shea Butter, Verveine and Amande range, ranging from hair care to body care.
15. Jurlique – Gift Sets
For aromatherapy enthusiasts, check out the Jurlique gift sets! I recommend their essential oils and facial hydrating mists!
Keep your eyes peeled for part 2 of my holiday gift guide!