Happy Sunday morning!
I expect by now most of you have started to turn to the brochures and internet adverts that have suddenly been making its way into our inboxes and shopping baskets.
I have had loads of fun making wishlists and my own Christmas list from the Debenhams, Boots and Space NK Gift guides. So without further ado here are my picks of products that you might want to add to your wishlists or buy for fellow friends or loved ones.
Starting off with Boots, full of amazing product goodness that it would take a rather strong individual to ignore.
Smashbox always have some cracking products out for Christmas and I’ve always got my eye on the miniature primers. I’ve heard they’re amazing and for £25 for the trio it’s a good way to try them out.
The On The Rocks palette is also an extensive range of eye shadows for a bargainous £49 and would make a great gift.
Benefit gifts are extremely popular and it’s not hard to see why, they’re beautifully packaged and usually contain a great variety of their products as the perfect trial of something that may be new to you or as a travel kit. The above is the perfect pick me up for on the go make up or a cohesive travel kit, all you’re missing is your base products and you’re good to go! For £29.50 the Sexy and Scrumptious gift set is amazing.
Liz Earle have never sold their gift sets anywhere other than John Lewis. I think it’s great they’ve gone more mainstream by selling at Boots and this gift set contains their infamous Cleanse and Polish followed by a skin tonic and eye cream. All have very good reviews and contain natural products so would be an ideal gift for someone new to the brand for £19.75
These pages are my favourite! It’s like a perfect mix and match section; Nails Inc polishes ranging from £15/16, Benefit’s Hoola bronzer, Lancome mascara and YSL Touche Eclat. All of which have rave reviews and anyone would be happy to receive.
Ted Baker produce some amazing gift sets also and i particularly like their designs this year. I’m a fan of coral anyway but the bottles lined up in different colours as above remind me of being on holiday in Southern Italy on the Amalfi Coast as the houses are similar colours and this makes me happy.
The UpTed Abbey set above looks like a lovely gift and I would imagine it will be on offer as a star gift at Boots sometime soon.
Origins also have some great gift sets where the value can be worth around £30 more than the price it is on sale for. The set below costs £40 though is worth somewhere near £68. Ginzing is one of their most popular ranges and this gift set is the perfect range of products for someone who deserves a pamper via a skincare set packed with vitamins and minerals.
So what do Debenhams have to offer?
You can never go wrong with a bit of sparkle in the form of a piece of jewellery. Watches are a classic item and rose gold is a popular choice at the moment, although silver and gold are still the classics.
The Clarins palette contains a gorgeous selection of eyeshadows that anyone can wear, especially over the Christmas season and would be perfect in time for New Year’s Eve. The ten shades are a great basic palette for £35, meaning it’s only £3.50 per eyeshadow which is pretty good value for Clarins!
Lancome sets are also really good value for money and the larger set has a massive variety of trial sized products and an eyeshadow palette:
It is hard to even think about Debenhams without considering Urban Decay. They have plenty of products available year round but this year their Christmas sets are awesome. The limited edition Vice 3 palette is sure to sell out and the eyeliner and lipstick sets are musts in every beauty addicts collection. I’ve got Vice 3 and the Black Magic eyeliner set already, the others are sure to find their way into my life too! These products range from £27 to £42.
Lastly L’Occitane are another brand where you just cannot go wrong with gift sets, especially with scents such as Shea Butter as they’re so soft and light that anyone would be happy to receive it and you just cannot go wrong, especially for £20 or £35.
I couldn’t complete these Gift Guides without a mention from Space NK, my latest favourite store. Having never bought from them before until a few weeks ago I’m now a constant browser of their site and some gift sets have particularly caught my eye:
Nars Virtual Domination cheek palette; £45 but worth £117. I really need it but cannot afford it; I need to find someone who can afford to buy it for me! A lovely present for any female who loves good quality blushes.
This is nicely followed up with the Digital World Lip Coffret also from Nars featuring 5 lip pencils, 3 of which are limited edition all of £32. They also allegedly come in an acrylic style box for future storage which I always thing is a good idea.
GlamGlow have a gorgeous skincare set out containing three different mud treatments for £50. With a huge following for its tingling and cleansing muds this one is sure to make a skincare obsessive extremely happy!
In fact i imagine at this rate I will be producing another Gift Guide in a week or so with other new products that I’ve found!
Do you find it easy or hard to buy for fellow females are Christmas time?
I think I could quite easily do it but may come into problems when a budget is required and also stopping myself from buying one for me too!
What are on your Gift Guides?
I’ve got another ‘product free’ gift guide coming next week!