Gifts Ideas for around £15

We’ve all been there; you need to find an impressive gift for your sister/mother-in-law/friend/work colleague but your budget is a little tight. If you want to show them just how much they mean to you, a pampering beauty gift is just the way to do it.

Whatever her style, we’ve got the gifts for you. Take a look at our picks below and take the stress out of the holidays – for both of you!

Gifts for Classic Beauties

Tisserand Wild Rose and Lemon Leaf Gift Set
All hands need a little bit of pampering, especially when the products smell this good! The blend of soft Rose and sharp Lemon Leaf in this hand care set is both comforting and brilliantly invigorating, making your hands look, smell and feel completely gorgeous. The set contains the 75ml Rejuvenating Hand & Nail Cream and the matching 200ml Renewing Hand Wash.

Roger & Gallet Amande Persane Soap Set

We love the new Roger & Gallet Amande Persane fragrance – especially as it’s an Escentual Exclusive! Our pick of the range is this set of richly lathering, gentle soaps. The vegetable base cleanses skin whilst respecting its natural pH, and the Almond, Iris and Tonka fragrance is sumptuous to say the least. The classic and beautiful Roger & Gallet packaging makes this a truly impressive gift.


Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Sampler Gift Set

Winter hands are notoriously rubbish. What with cracking, dryness and soreness to contend with, you’re going to need to find some pretty effective hand cream. Crabtree’s luxurious Hand Therapy really sorts out stubbornly dry skin, and the set of three means that you can keep one in the car, another in your bag and a handy one at work!


On-Trend Beauty Gifts

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, from £6.75
A worldwide best-seller for a very good reason! This handbag-sized tube is brilliant for stashing away in your make-up bag or pocket for on-the-go moisturisation. Enriched with an impressive 20% Shea Butter, this super-creamy hand cream keeps skin supple, smooth and protected from even the coldest of winter weather. As the cream is so thick and luxurious, only a little bit is needed, meaning it will last longer than you may expect.

Givenchy Vernis Please! Nail Lacquer

Buying a couture nail varnish as a gift is a great way to give a little luxury. The Givenchy Vernis Please! Nail Lacquer is a burst of gorgeously shimmering and intense colour for your nails, strong, hardwearing and shiny. From the soft Tender Pink hue to the on-trend Fatal Plum, there’s a colour for everyone.

Bare Escentuals Tru. Believe. Love. 5 Piece Try Me Kit

If she’s a big make-up fan, you can’t go wrong with a ‘Try Me’ kit! This miniature set of the talc-free, wax-free, oil-free and preservative-free bareMinerals complexion minerals is a great way for her to try the phenomenon for herself, without having to invest in the full-sized set. And if she has already tried, believed and loved, this little set is great for both touch-ups throughout the day and travelling.


Sweet Gifts for Teens

Cacharel Amor Amor Eau de Toilette 30ml

A gorgeously sweet and sensual scent that is perfect for younger wearers. Intense without being overpowering and exhilarating without being too sharp, Amor Amor blends the juiciness of Blackcurrant, Grapefruit and Apricot with the lush florals of Lily, Jasmine and Rose. A covetable fragrance that only becomes more and more popular.


Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips Lip Polish
If there’s one make-up product that is a must for teenage girls, it’s lip gloss; and you can’t get much more gorgeous than the Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips line. With its super glossy, brilliantly full and fabulously colourful lip polishes. its retro packaging and its playful colours, you’ll definitely be on to a winner with this gift.



JLo L.A. Glow Eau de Toilette 30ml

A playful fragrance to celebrate the land of fame, L.A. This warm, fruity scent sparkles with Blackberry, Plum and Cherry, with touches of Peony and Caribbean Magnolia for a sophisticated heart. The dressing-table worthy bottle even features a sparkly ring to be removed and worn.

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  • Katherine

    I have used numerous hand creams – Avon, Eucerin, Neutrogena, Cetaphil. But, on a recent trip to a big city (I live in a rural area), I walked into a L’Occitane store in a mall and the clerk asked if I wanted to try the hand cream. I agreed and was impressed right away. The smell is light and pleasant, not overpowering and flowery. The cream absorbs into the skin quickly, but still provides lasting protection. I’ve been using the cream 3 times a day for a week, and my hands are as soft as my 2-year-old daughter’s hands. I can’t believe the change.