The festive season is in full swing, and with the busiest shopping weekend of the year upon us, I thought it’d be the perfect time for me to share with you my top Christmas gift picks!
Christmas shopping can be a seriously stressful experience, so this year I’m getting all my gifts online to avoid the crowds. If you’re thinking the same but still unsure on what to buy your nearest and dearest, I thought I’d offer up a few suggestions to help you out.
Splurge: Elizabeth Arden All Day Chic Colour Collection Gift Set (now sold out!)
This sophisticated gift set contains a comprehensive range of cosmetics for the eyes, lips and cheeks, housed in a chic red patent carry case. From eyeshadows to lipsticks, blushers to mascara and even make-up brushes, this kit has it all and will make the ultimate gift for any make-up loving mummy.
Save: Crabtree & Evelyn Jojoba Bath and Body Duo Gift Set
If you think your mum deserves some relaxation time this Christmas, treat her to this indulgent pamper package. It includes a shower gel and body lotion infused with moisturising jojoba oil and invigorating citrus, beautifully presented in a festive printed gift box.
Splurge: Ralph Lauren World of Polo Collection Gift Set
With four 30ml bottles of varying Ralph Lauren Polo fragrances, this value for money set would make the perfect gift for any daddy who favours classic, timeless scents.
Save: Aramis Eau de Toilette Spray 60ml Gift Set
This luxurious set includes a 60ml bottle of the masculine Aramis fragrance plus its matching 24 hour Antiperspirant Spray – all for a bargain £22.
For Your Sister
Splurge: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection
This gorgeous palette contains 16 buttery-soft eyeshadow shades, from matte nudes to shimmering golds and smouldering berry hues to create a wealth of eye looks for day or night. What’s more, the shadows are infused with a mouth-watering chocolate aroma, making them even more of a treat to use!
Save: Real Techniques Nic’s Picks Gift Set
With 5 full-size, ultra-soft brushes for the face, cheeks and eyes, this set will make any make-up loving sister jump for joy! Real Techniques brushes are used and loved by make-up beginners and pros alike, proving their amazing quality and versatility.
For Your Brother
Splurge: Carolina Herrera 212 Men Surf Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml
This California-cool fragrance is inspired by a day at the beach with friends, with a fresh, invigorating aroma that isn’t too overpowering – perfect for free-spirited, fun-loving young men.
Save: Nuxe Men Survival Kit
If your younger brother is just stepping into the mysterious world of male grooming, give him a step in the right direction with this nifty kit. It contains miniatures of some of Nuxe’s best-selling skincare products for use on the face, body and hair.
For Your Best Friend
Splurge: Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder Body & Hair Spray
This ultra-luxurious shimmering powder from Guerlain’s Christmas 2014 collection adds scented sparkle to the décolleté and hair with a single spritz. Perfect for a big Christmas or New Years Eve bash with the girls!
Save: Michael Kors Holiday Lip Luster Gift Set
Ideal for glam girls who like to switch up their make-up routines, this glitzy set contains a trio of Michael Kors’ sparkling, super-pigmented lip glosses in three very different yet equally dazzling shades. The best bit? It’s being sold for only £17.50 for a limited time – grab this half-price bargain while you can.
As A Secret Santa Gift
For Her: Crabtree & Evelyn Noel Small Candle in Glass
Nothing says Christmas better than a scented candle, and this one oozes festive charm with its spicy aroma infused with berries, orange and cinnamon.
For Him: Aramis Shampoo on a Rope
This multi-tasking soap/shampoo produces a rich, foamy lather that softens the skin and leaves it with a lingering woody scent – the perfect gift to add a touch of luxe to a ‘wash and go’ type fella’s shower routine.
In case you didn’t already know, Escentual have 10% off EVERYTHING until midnight on Monday 1st December, as well as tons of amazing offers site-wide including 15% off Vichy and La Roche-Posay (plus free delivery on any orders containing either of those brands). So what are you waiting for – time to get shopping!
Love Binky x