It’s easy to lose track of time in the lead-up to Christmas, which means that if you’re like me, you’re spending this last week panic shopping/wrapping. Luckily, I’ve put my experience to good use and I’ve got your back with a selection of gifts to suit each and every one of your friends (no matter how hard they are to buy for). 100% guaranteed to earn their seal of approval (an Instagram photo, of course!) come Christmas morning, the following list will save you from that last-minute dash to grab the first cheesy bath gift you see.
And if you see something that catches your eye? Leave your browser open at this page and hope that someone takes the hint…
For The Health Nut
Every time you talk to your friend she’s raving about the latest superfood or juice bar. While a gift card may be appreciated, think outside the box and bring the latest beauty buzz into her home in the form of Beauty Chef’s Glow Inner Beauty Powder instead. Designed to be added to liquid and consumed daily, this berry-flavoured powder blend of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals works to give good skin from the inside out. After all, glowing skin is an accessory she can wear (and thank you for) every single day.
For The Skincare Aficionado
Christmas is a great time to introduce your friends to iconic beauty buys, and what better gift for a beauty obsessive than the gift of great skin? There’s face masks and then there’s this face mask – well and truly setting the (gold) standard for luxe skincare. You can’t beat the glow-getting benefits of this indulgent treatment mask, designed to plump, firm, brighten, and lock in moisture using an intensely hydrating blend of hyaluronic acid, glycerine, and peridot. If you want to make someone’s day merrier and skin brighter, this mask is just the ticket.
For The Jet-Set Sunseeker
Verso lovers, rejoice! The brand’s luxe skincare line-up gets a makeover in miniature, bringing together all the necessary basics (cleanser, night cream, and day cream) to maintain a healthy complexion on the go. For the jet-setter in your life, this three-piece set means they can conduct a comprehensive skincare routine from wherever they are in the world – and in adorable mini sizes that will make any bathroom look chic, even if only for a night.
For The Beauty Newbie
For just £28, you can gift someone their entire first makeup arsenal – and instantaneously win the title of best gift giver this year. Inside the chic gold vault are five eyeshadows and two cheek colours, offering multiple new makeup looks to ensure her complexion looks healthy all year round, whether her goal is rosy, radiant, sun-kissed or prettily flushed.
For The Girl In Need Of Relaxation
Forget boxes of chocolates, it’s all about the beauty version now. This Works’ indulgently scented products make great gifts no matter what time of year, and their Beauty Bay exclusive Bedtime Bliss set offers the excuse for downtime that your overworked pal in need of pampering so desperately needs. Containing the brand’s top-favourite hero products (including the original and iconic Pillow Spray, bath salts, and bath oil), laced with the warming, winter-ready fragrance for which the range is so well known – if you know she’s had a tough year, this isn’t just a good deal, it’s a great freakin’ idea. Pass on the complete season of Gossip Girl/Game of Thrones/American Horror Story and help her relax with this beauty boxset instead. After all, who wouldn’t like the gift of a good night’s sleep?
For The Makeup-Mad
Chances are she’s already got an impressive collection of eyeshadows/lipsticks/blushers, meaning that buying her any more should only be done in a case of need, not want. However, after a quick consultation with our MUA friends we learnt that the one thing a makeup mogul can never have enough of is brushes. Tucked into a shimmery pink pouch, this complete set of high quality eye brushes is everything she needs to conduct any number of eye looks and put that eyeshadow stash into action.
For The Social Butterfly
It’s hard to choose just one lipstick colour, so why not give three? For the party girl on your list (c’mon, we all have one), we launched this glamourous, limited-edition set of liquid lipsticks in a pouch that’s the perfect size for throwing in a stocking – or her clutch-bag, for quick and easy touch-ups. Tucked inside the rose gold bag are three options for her going-out lip look: a classic red, baby pink, and an ‘of the moment’ grey-brown, all perfect for ringing in the New Year. Disclaimer: It’s cute and convenient, so you may end up keeping it for yourself.
For The One Who Has It All
Finding the perfect Christmas present is challenging enough at the best of times, but what do you buy for the friend who (seemingly) has it all? Every beauty gal worth her salt has an eyeshadow palette collection to rival that of the Beauty Bay Edited sample cupboard, but has she ever been able to curate her own? We think not. With space to hold up to 35 eyeshadows (we recommend Makeup Geek’s magnetic pans) the Z Palette allows her to create her own eyeshadow edit, and if you’re feeling super generous/creative, why not compile the line-up yourself?