1st November 2013

Stocking Fillers – Christmas Gift Guide

Escentual Christmas Gift Guides Stocking Fillers

Being on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on luxury! Whether you need a little something extra to go with a main gift, some mini treats for a stocking, or a Secret Santa gift for a colleague; we’ve got the best in beauty and grooming in this Christmas Gift Guide to suit every need…

 

L’Occitane Provencal Harvest Collection

L’Occitane have a selection of travel-sized gift sets (available here), but our favourite is this Provencal Harvest collection. It contains miniature sizes of  four of L’Occitane’s best selling products, which soothe and pamper your skin beautifully. Stand-outs from the set are the Almond Shower Oil, a deliciously scented emulsifying oil that is perfect for winter, and the award-winning Shea Butter Hand Cream with its impressive 20% concentration of shea butter. Add to this The Lavande Foaming Bath and a miniature Verbena Eau de Toilette, and you’ve got a very stylish Secret Santa gift!

 

Stila Skincare 3 Piece Try Me Kit

If you’re buying for a gym fan or someone who travels a lot, they’ll thank you for this thoughtful set of miniature skincare from make-up artist favourite Stila. The set features a three step routine for reviving skin on the go, including the Coming Clean™ Revitalising Gel Cleaner, the Glowing Reviews™ Gentle Skin Renewal Scrub and the hyaluronic acid-infused Face the Day™ Multi-use Moisturizing Gel Cream. Despite their reduced size, there’s no scrimping on beautiful packaging here – it’s a collection they’ll be proud to show off in the changing room!

 

007 Fragrances James Bond Eau de Toilette 

Whether he thinks he’s the James Bond or not, this suave fragrance is a great gift. The debut scent from 007 Fragrances is a classic aromatic fougere that draws from both the classic Bond of the 1960s and the more modern gentleman of today. Its composition is decidedly elegant, blending distinctive notes of English Apple, lavender and Haitian Vetiver in the dry down to create a dynamic and surprising Eau de Toilette.  And best of all, 30ml size has 25% off the RRP, making it the ideal stocking filler!

 

Cacharel Amor Amor 

With 45% off the RRP of the 30ml size, this is a star stocking filler! Amor Amor is a flirty little fruity floral that provides an instant mood boost. Inspired by the exhilaration of a first kiss, the scent shines with excitement and cheekiness – it’s hard not to love this one. Top notes of blackcurrant and grapefruit sing in the top notes, and a classic heart of rose and jasmine lend a touch of refinement. It’s the base of tonka bean and vanilla that make this scent truly unforgettable, though, it’s such a lovely little sweet treat!

 

Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Little Luxuries 

This lovely little set isn’t just for gardeners. Cooks, nurses, mechanics and pretty much anyone who works with their hands a lot will appreciate the soothing, compensating formulas. The reason why the Gardeners range is so great is because of its high concentration of restorative botanicals, which care for cracked, sore skin and makes it feel healthier. Slough off the roughness with the oil-scrub formula of the Gardeners Hand Recovery, and put the moisture back in with the award-winning creamy Hand Remedy. There’s even a sachet of Soothing Muscle Soak, so that they can make an evening of it!

 

Nuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip Balm

One of these cult balms is sold around the world every 28 seconds – that’s no mean feat! The Nuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip Balm is one of those timeless products that just doesn’t fall out of favour because it always performs. Deliciously whipped and indulgent, this unique lip balm is made with plant oils, shea butter and honey for hydration that lasts and lasts. The heavy glass jar adds to the luxury,  and the honey and grapefruit aroma completes what is a very special wintertime essential.

 

Caudalie Vinotherapie Travel Kit 

If they’d love to try the immensely popular Caudalie brand but don’t know where to start, this miniature collection of best sellers is a great introduction. The little wash bag contains nutrient-rich products that care for skin from top to toe, including the Fleur de Vigne Shower Gel and  the intensely nourishing Divine Body Oil for the body and hair. For the face, there is the one-step, soothing Cleansing Water and the lightweight Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet to quench and soothe dehydrated skin.

 

Tisserand Travel Survival Kit 

Another travel-perfect gift set, and this one is all about restoring a sense of well-being when on the move. Tisserand is a brand that specialises in aromatherapy and the restorative power of essential oils, and this collection of 100% natural remedy roller balls aim to give you a much needed boost when travelling. The set includes the Travel Roll-On to energise, the Sweet Dreams Roll-On to aid restful sleep, and the Energy Roller Ball to make early starts a bit more tolerable. If someone’s off on an adventure in the new year, this is an ideal (and practical) little send off.

 

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