Christmas is the perfect time for some festive pampering. So here’s a selection of beauty gifts to please every beauty lover!
This gift guide includes PR samples.
Beauty products are always a popular choice for Christmas presents. And if you’re buying a gift for someone who loves beauty, make-up and cosmetics, there’s nothing nicer for them to open on Christmas morning than their favourite products or a new beauty gift set.
So in this gift guide, I’ve picked out some really gorgeous beauty gift ideas.
Some of them are products that I’ve tried out myself, and some are ones that I’ve seen online. But all of them are gifts that any beauty lover would be happy to find under the Christmas tree – including me!
And you’ll also find this gift guide really useful if you’re a beauty fan looking for inspiration for your own Christmas list!
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Beauty Gift Sets
I always know that Christmas is on the way when I spot the Boots Christmas catalogue in the shops. Flicking through the pages and picking out my favourites is always a fun Christmas tradition!
This year’s selection looks as good as ever, and I really love their beauty gift sets.
The No7 Collection Gift Set* is packed full of fab No7 skincare products and make up goodies. It contains 10 individual products including their fantastic Protect & Perfect skincare, the revitalising Hot Cloth Cleanser, and the Nourishing Hydration Mask (which I love – you can read my review here).
There’s also a lip crayon, a skin illuminator and a mascara. All of these are gift wrapped in a presentation box that would be fantastic to unwrap on Christmas morning.
And this Clinique Kisses Set* would make a gorgeous gift for any beauty lover. It contains five of Clinique’s luxurious, weightless Clinique Pop™ lip colours which combine bold, saturated colour with a smoothing primer.
All of your lipstick needs in a cute set that’s perfect to give away or keep for yourself.
Or how about this gorgeous NARS Underground Velvet Lip Glide* set, with three hybrid lip colours. They deliver colour and comfort in a smooth non-drying formula with a long-lasting satin finish. It’s a luxurious gift from a high end beauty brand – the perfect gift idea for a beauty fan.
Meanwhile there are even more gorgeous gift sets available over at Superdrug. Makeup Revolution has come up with a great range of gifts sets again, like this Soph’s Favourites Gift Set*.
It includes everything from lip colours to eye shadow, and even a set of brushes, all in a beautiful three tier keepsake box. It’s amazing value, as you’d expect from this brand, so buy it now before it sells out!
Every beauty lover knows the importance of good skincare. So a lovely skincare gift set will always be popular if you’re shopping for a beauty gift.
I absolutely love this Estée Lauder Beauty of the Night Skincare Gift Set* and would love to open this up on Christmas morning myself!
It includes a deluxe travel size bottle of one of my absolute favourite skincare products – Advanced Night Repair serum. This is one of my beauty must-haves and is wonderful for giving radiant, healthy looking skin.
There’s also the new Eye Supercharged Complex, a full-size cleanser and face mask, and more. And it all comes in a gorgeous festive travel bag.
Meanwhile L’Occitane have a huge range of gift ideas* suitable for people of all ages and skin types. I’ve already spotted a few things I’d love to wake up to on Christmas morning, like this pretty Hand Cream Trio Collection*.
And I really loved this Bomb Cosmetics Totally Tropical Gift Pack that I received for review.
Inside this colourful packaging, the gift box is full of fresh, zesty skincare products to pamper your body. Stick it to the Man-darin soap and a glittery pineapple body butter will drive away any post-Christmas blues.
Take a look at the Flamingo Gifts website for this and other gift ideas.
And I was really impressed by this luxurious Olverum Bath Oil, which was recently sent to me to try out. It contains a blend of essential oils, including pine, lavender, eucalyptus, lemon and exotic verbena. Olverum helps to leave skin soft and supple, helps with decongestion, and eases away stresses and tensions.
An Olverum bath is a perfect for winter relaxation, and the oil is available in a range of bottle sizes. There’s even a gorgeous travel set of 3 of these dinky 15ml bottles – perfect for pampering yourself in a hotel. Click here to take a look*
Perfume Gift Sets
Perfume is a perennially popular Christmas gift idea, and I always hope I’ll find a new bottle under the Christmas tree.
Whether you’re after a classic favourite or a new scent for someone to try, there’s a lot of choice online and on the High Street.
Black Orchid by Tom Ford is one of my personal favourites, and this Black Orchid Collection gift set* is gorgeous.
It’s a glamorous, sensual, unisex fragrance that combines deep notes of black orchid and spice. The fluted black glass bottle adds extra glamour and iconic style. In this gift set, you’ll find a 50ml bottle of Black Orchid Eau de Parfum together with a 10ml travel spray.
This Ralph Lauren Woman gift set* includes both a full size bottle of Eau de Parfum and a travel size rollerball, as well as a scented body lotion to allow you to layer on the fragrance.
This perfume includes opulent Tuberose combined with rich sandalwood and juicy blackcurrant notes to give a powerful yet feminine scent.
It all comes in a luxurious gift box which would be lovely to open on Christmas morning.
And Christmas is always a great time to discover a new scent.
This Michael Kors Mini Perfume Collection* is a perfect way to try out four different Michael Kors fragrances. It includes four mini spray atomizers of Sexy Amber, Sexy Ruby and Wonderlust (7 ml) and Signature (5 ml) scents, all in a beautiful mini gift set.
Make up Brush Sets
You can never have too many brushes, and Christmas is a great time to boost your collection.
So for a touch of luxury, how about the Laura Mercier Brush Strokes Luxe Brush Collection*. It contains all the tools you need to sculpt, contour and define, and comes with its own travel case .
Or if your budget doesn’t stretch to a Laura Mercier set, then the Real Techniques Party Hopper* set is a great alternative.
With nine high quality brushes and two cosmetic sponges, it’s perfect for making sure your make up stays perfect from party to party.
Real Techniques is a brand that offers great quality at reasonable prices. I am certain that any beauty lover would love to receive this brush set as a gift.
And beauty lovers will love to find this Jack Wills Cosmetic Brush set* under the tree on Christmas morning.
They’re a brand known for their heritage-inspired classics with a contemporary twist.
In this gift set, you’ll find a powder brush, blusher brush, eye shadow brush and lip brush. And they’re all presented in their own classically elegant Jack Wills pouch.
Or how about treating your loved one to a new beauty gadget this Christmas?
Beauty Tools and Gadgets
GHD Straighteners are fantastic quality, and Christmas is the ideal time of year to buy a pair as a gift.
The speedy warm up time and ceramic plates give a wonderful smooth finish, and the round barrel can be used to create curls, flicks and waves as well as simply straightening hair.
Perfect for the party season!
And the Revlon 360 Surround Hair Dryer* is ideal if you’re buying for someone with long hair. It’s exclusively available at Boots, and has two modes offering fantastic flexibility.
The Revlon 360 Surround hair dryer is perfect for prepping hair for straightening (perhaps with those GHD straigheners!) but is also great for naturally curly hair as well.
The dual air jets quickly dry front and back section of the hair, and the precise angle of the airflow mirrors the technique used by hairdressers in salons. It leaves hair looking naturally smooth, with less frizz and increased shine.
Another high end product that would make a good Christmas present is the Foreo Luna 2 Facial Cleansing Brush*.
Its soft silicone brush and T-Sonic technology remove dead skin cells, diminish the appearance of pores and improve absorption of your favourite skincare products. Meanwhile the reverse side of the brush delivers lower-frequency pulsations which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leave the skin looking firmer.
There are different Foreo Luna 2 brushes for different skin types, as well as one specifically designed for men’s skin.
Spa Days and Experiences
And if you’re buying for someone who really has got everything, why not book them a luxurious spa break? This is definitely a Christmas gift idea I’d love to wake up to on Christmas morning!
There are lots of dedicated spas across the country as well as hotels with an attached spa.
I loved my recently visits to Fishmore Hotel & Spa in Ludlow and the Amala spa at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. But you could take a look at TripAdvisor* or Booking.com* to find a spa near you with great reviews.
Alternatively, if they’ve got a favourite local beauty salon, you could buy gift vouchers so they can treat themselves to some extra pampering.
Or another option is to buy a pretty gift basket and fill it with pampering goodies. Don’t forget to add some special food and drink to complete the home spa experience.
Beauty Stocking Fillers Under £10
There’s a great choice of beauty gifts available for less than £10. These make fantastic stocking fillers, as well as perfect Secret Santa gifts.
And it’s also useful to keep a couple of these on hand as emergency gifts!
The Sleek MakeUp Ultimatte Lips* set (pictured above) contains four mini lips creams in fantastic shades for the perfect party lip.
Or how about this lovely Vintage & Co. Baubles & Belles Hand Cream* which comes in its own decorative tin.
It’s a rich moisturing hand cream containing shea butter, sweet orange essential oil and anti-oxidant vitamin E.
The festive scent of this cream features pomegranates, red berries, vanilla, sweet orange zest and just a dash of eggnog
While the Soap & Glory Glitz The Girl Gift Set* (right) will put some sparkle in the party season with a SPECTACULIPS™ Matte-Allic™ mini lip gloss, a mini CRAZY SEXY KOHL™ liner and fab face glitter.
Whoever you give this lovely set to will be able to shine all day and all night long!
And you can even find perfume gifts for less than £10.
This lovely Ghost The Fragrance Christmas Bauble* gift set contains 5ml of Ghost the Fragrance Eau de Toilette together with a shea lip butter.
The fragrance has light floral notes of rose, jasmine and hibiscus, together with warm base notes of vanilla, sandalwood and incense. It’s a lovely gift at a very reasonable price.
And finally, this Being By Sanctuary ‘Tub Goals’ Gift Set* will bring a touch of the tropical to the festive season.
It includes a Hibiscus & Coconut Water Bubble Bath, Cloudberry Exfoliating Jam Face Mask 75ml, together with a fun inflatable drinks holder and a body puff.
It’s a fun stocking filler present that will transport the recipient to pamper paradise, and get them dreaming of their summer hols.