Welcome last-minute shoppers. If you’re here, you’re probably panicking, but fear not! You’re not about to become the Grinch who stole Christmas from your nearest and dearest because we’ve rounded up eight of the best, last-minute gift ideas that will give the impression that you’ve been present planning since September.
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BY BEAUTY BAY THE GOLDEN AGE PALETTE
By BEAUTY BAY have done all the work for you with their Golden Age Palette. The nine-shade palette is Christmas party personified and has all the ‘this has taken a lot of thought’ vibes. With a mix of nude toned matte and shimmer shades, the palette was made to make anyone look good, and you look like a great friend. Move fast though, this baby has already sold out once.
SOAK SUNDAY MIDNIGHT STORM GINGER & WOODSMOKE SCENTED CANDLE
First rule of gifting: candles always look high effort. All know all you need to nail down is the scent to match your giftee’s personality and you’re practically Santa. Soak Sunday Midnight Storm Ginger & Woodsmoke Scented Candle is here to be the scent of the Christmas break: ginger, emerald, and dusky woodsmoke to compliment an afternoon of Love Actually and snacks.
KITSCH SATIN SLEEP SET
Kitsch’s Satin Sleep Set is the ultimate last-minute buy that looks oh so bouj. Featuring a satin pillowcase, a satin scrunchie, and a satin sleep mask, the set is designed to protect the hair and skin from friction and frizz for the ultimate beauty sleep. That sounds like a well thought out gift to us.
SMILE MAKERS THE SURFER
Is there a better gift that a vibrator? We’ll leave that up to you to decide, but in our humble opinion, the answer is no. So, if you’re scrambling to get your gifting list together, trust us when we tell you Smile Makers’ The Surfer will go down a treat. The clitoral vibrator has three speeds, one pulsation mode, and 100 BBF points.
HAIRBURST HEALTHY HAIR ESSENTIALS GIFT SET
A gift set is always a great last-minute buy, but it has to look convincing. If there is a hair-obsessive/someone with a haircare New Year’s resolution, you need to meet Hairburst’s Healthy Hair Essentials Gift Set. With a growth spray, one month’s supply of hair growth stimulating vitamins, and a gentle hairbrush, this is the set that will have you looking uber prepared.
BY BEAUTY BAY FULL FACIAL SET
If you’re here not because you’re ill-prepared but because you need a few last-minute stocking fillers, then this one is for you. By BEAUTY BAY’s Full Facial Set has stocking filler written all over it. The three-piece set includes a jade gua sha and dual ended facial roller to alleviate muscle tension, aid lymphatic drainage, and increase product absorption, and the SkinHit Hydrating Serum to nourish post-Christmas skin.
THE ORDINARY THE BALANCE SET
The Ordinary’s Balance Set isn’t just a really, really good gift, it’s also a super easy win for any giftee, skincare obsessive or not. The four-piece set has everything a beauty novice needs to kick-start their regime and everything a skincare pro needs to top up their haul. With four bestsellers, the set includes the Squalane Cleanser, the Salicylic Acid 2% Masque, the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, and the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, all perfect for AM to PM routines.
ISLE OF PARADISE THE GLOW ESSENTIALS DARK (PURPLE)
And finally, for the person on your list who radiates ‘I just got back from Ibiza’ vibes: Isle of Paradise’s The Glow Essentials kit. Last-minute or not, these people will adore you for topping up their glow supplies, especially if it’s Isle of Paradise. Featuring the Self-Tanning Water Dark for a hydrated glow, the Self-Tanning Drops Dark to mix with moisturiser, and the Self-Tan Applicator for the perfect finish. You are a great friend!