You’re one of two minds: you’ve sorted all your presents, or like the rest of us, haven’t given it a second thought. Either way, you’re in luck – this edit will help both, whether you want to start small, or only need some little extras for everyone’s stockings. And, there’s only one thing these situations call for… a mini! (and lots of them).
A self-confessed travel-size beauty hoarder, I’m here to guide you through some of my hero mini must-haves. I’ve chosen my favourite pocket-size pressies perfect as a small gesture to show you care, a secret Santa or to ram pack your friends and families stockings – because let’s face it, you really can’t go wrong with a miniature.
#1 For A Perfume Lover
There’s only one scent they’ll wear, but you know there’s every chance that someone else has already bagged it. Don’t worry, the Travalo Classic Excel case can be perfectly matched to their signature fragrance with so many colours to choose from.
No more bulky bottles, the Travalo Classic Excel Spray makes sure that they’ll always have their signature scent to hand on their next business trip, holiday or night out. A Travalo is must-have accessory for any fragrance lover! It holds 65 sprays, and is always there when a perfume top-up is needed. For me, it’s one of those gifts you don’t realise how much you need it until you have it.
#2 For A Skincare Addict
I’ll be giving the gift of radiance this Christmas! The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is my go-to present for anyone who is struggling with lacklustre, dull skin. I can promise you that when they unwrap this toning solution, their faces will be positively glowing, from now until next Christmas.
The Ordinary Toning Solution is one of those radiance-enhancing skincare essentials that everyone needs in their daily routine. Any skincare lover who knows their stuff is going to be really impressed with this gift. Skincare experts, The Ordinary have packed it with 7% glycolic acid, an AHA (alpha- hydroxy acid) that gently exfoliates the skin, improving skin texture and tone – all without rubbing! The results are incredible, and it won’t break the bank either at a mere £6.80.
If she’s all about radiance, explore Lis’ 6 Ways To Make Your Skin Glow edit.
#3 For Men
For you? Or him… My boyfriend’s Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energising Face Wash may, or may not have snuck its way into my wash bag a few times. The caffeine-filled wash really is a miracle-worker. So good, it might just oust his morning cup of coffee!
If he’s not a morning person, he will be now. I have never experienced a face wash as refreshing, and that’s all thanks to the cooling hit of menthol and invigorating citrus. The invigorating wash will be sure to clean, smooth and cleanse his face preparing his skin for the best shave of his life. After washing his face, he’ll be left feeling alert, focused and fresh, helping to kick-start his day!
#4 For Makeup Mavens
For me, a setting spray is one of those beauty products I always want so badly, but always struggle to budget for. Last year my family heard my cry for help, and I was suddenly knee-deep in setting spray. Best. Christmas. Ever!
The Urban Decay setting spray is my fast-track trick to achieving flawless makeup that really lasts when I’m glamming up for a night out or a party. A sure-bet for any beauty lover; I give you my word that as soon as they open this present it will be one of those “how did you know?” moments.
Not just for Christmas, this dreamy finishing spray will take makeup through every season, from bitter winter to sweltering hot summer with its expert temperature control technology. A few quick sprays help makeup to stay looking just-applied for up to 16 hours, no matter how much fun they’re having.
Don’t just take my word for it; hear why Lis loves All Nighter here…
#4 For Someone Who Deserves A Treat
Everyone needs this 3-piece kit in their life! The Vichy Multi-Masking set is an amazing present for anyone who deserves to be seriously pampered. I know I can think of a few of my friends and family who’d love it!
After a long week of Christmas parties, and cold wintery nights, there’s nothing more relaxing than sitting in with these face masks. You may be thinking: “But I don’t know what skin type they are?”. Don’t worry; these three minis cover all the bases with a mask for hydrating, purifying and another for an instant glow. Not one-size-fits-all, this multi-masking kit offers bespoke skincare with a targeted treatment for each problem area so they can tackle every type of skin day with complete ease.
Did I mention that the multi-coloured masks also make a cool selfie (definitely Instagram worthy) making it the perfect gift for any social media addict or budding beauty blogger.
Read more about the Vichy Multi-Masking Kit, and see the texture swatches here!
#6 For Everyone
I love Christmas, but my lips sure don’t! Chapped, sore and cracked, the winter season takes my lips through hell and back. My answer? The Nuxe Reve de Miel Balm; it’s my ‘secret’ weapon to get soft, comfortable lips.
The Nuxe Reve de Miel is one of those cult-favourites that everyone returns to time and time again. The only lip balm you’ll ever need, it’s guaranteed to be a fail-safe gift that will treat someone’s lips to pampering care in the cold winter months. It’s loved by so many (myself included) for its ultra-buttery honey bee blend, natural ingredients and its delicious citrus smell. I can say for sure that there will be smiles all round when this is unwrapped on Christmas morning.
Learn more about Reve de Miel, and all its latest launches with our Co-Editor, Chelsey.
• Didn’t find what you were looking for? See even more magical minis in my full curated Stocking Fillers gift guide.