Fail-Safe Beauty Gift Ideas

Fail-Safe Beauty Gift Ideas


If you’re seeking inspiration for a thoughtful treat for a loved one, you’ve come to the right place. My love language is gift-giving – I enjoy giving gifts just as much as I love receiving them. So, I’m the perfect person to pick out our Escentual-approved list of the best fail-safe beauty gifts.

Whether you’re looking for a housewarming present, a birthday gift or a stocking filler, these seven gifting ideas are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. And yes, I’d personally be thrilled to receive each and every one of these premium beauty and fragrance gifts – no matter the occasion (that’s a hint to my friends and family who are reading this…)

Home Fragrance Treats


Home fragrance can sometimes be seen as a quick-fix gift that requires little thought. However, these three picks show you’ve thought about your gift recipient’s personality by choosing a home fragrance tailored to their needs and interests.

1. The Luxurious Candle

Thoughtful gift boujee bougies gilt candle

Most of us are familiar with candles as a fail-safe gift – after all, who doesn’t want their home to feel cosy and smell incredible? But, the Boujee Bougies Gilt Candle is for the home fragrance lover who *thinks* they have it all. Because, if they don’t yet have Gilt, they don’t yet have it all.

If you know someone who loves to snuggle up on the sofa just as much as they enjoy hosting a party, Gilt is the one for them. The perfect candle for any occasion, the ultra-opulent Gilt Candle creates a cosy ambery scent that you’ll want to melt into – or show off to your friends with. It’s from the only candle brand with an in-house perfumer.

The candle’s wax is entirely natural; it’s made from rapeseed oil for a clean burn that really fills your room. Plus, its chic glass design and proud ring of gold adds a touch of class and glamour to any room.

Intrigued to discover the other Boujee Bougies scents? Read our full range review…

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2. The Gift of Sleep

Thoughtful gift Tisserand Sleep Better Diffuser & Oil Set

Diffusers are often overlooked, but they make an excellent thoughtful gift. There’s a diffuser oil to suit every fragrance taste or emotional need, and once you try the relaxing or energising effect of a diffuser you’ll be sold!

Thanks to the calming mood lighting and perfect diffusion of scent, the Tisserand Diffuser is an especially thoughtful gift for someone you know is in need of a peaceful night’s rest. Whether this is a new parent, someone going through a stressful period or someone who you know struggles with sleep, the diffuser will support their sleep routine.

Able to be used over and over with a variety of different scented oils, the Tisserand Sleep Better Diffuser & Oil Set creates a mood-enhancing cloud of scent. The calming sleep oil included in the set releases a relaxing lavender, sandalwood and jasmine scent, which can help lull even the busiest individuals into a deep, rejuvenating slumber.

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3. The Calming Unisex Candle

Thoughtful easy gift L'Occitane D'Harmonie Harmony Candle

Anyone can enjoy any and every aspect of beauty, but the L’Occitane Source D’Harmonie Harmony Candle is a particularly great example of a gender-neutral beauty gift that you can feel confident gifting to any friend of family member.

The Harmony Candle smells just like fresh pine, bringing the outdoors in. So, if you know an adventurer or outdoors lover, Harmony is a great option! Its fresh aromatic scent is down to the fact that the candle is infused with relaxing essential oils, which I think any home fragrance fan will enjoy – especially in the lead up to the festive season.

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Pampering Beauty Treats


The world of beauty can seem overwhelming, especially if you’ve got a time crunch and need a gift for a last minute surprise. These four gifts have a thoughtful, personal touch but are all universally loved, so you can be sure you’ve gotten your gift right.


1. The Insta-Worthy Lip Balm

Thoughtful easy gift Nuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip Care

Lip oils are trending, so it’s no surprise that one of my favourite launches of 2022 has got to be the Nuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip Care. Not only is the tube utterly adorable due to its honey dipper-inspired design, but the honey-and-vanilla scented lip balm also leaves your lips feeling beautifully soft too. Chapped lips are instantly soothed – and replaced with a non-sticky shiny finish (yes, I can confirm it’s actually non-sticky!)

If you’re looking for a gift for a beauty lover, chances are they’ve been dying to jump on the trending oil trend – and the Nuxe Oil is the perfect Instagram-worthy option.

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2. The Beautifying Mask

Fail-safe beauty gift Caudalie Vinergetic C+ Instant Detox Mask


If you know anyone whose skin loves to flare-up just at the wrong time (like mine), then the Caudalie Vinergetic C+ Mask is the ultimate thoughtful gift for them. Oilier skin types will enjoy the mattifying and decongesting side of the mask, while anybody can enjoy the instant purifying properties and the radiant glow it gives. The mask zaps away spots and draws out blackheads, perfect to prep your skin before a big event or to use for a boost of confidence.

The vegan mask also tackles the negative effects of pollution, so it’s great for those who live in the city or travel a lot. The mask makes a fun addition to your self-care routine, while it also makes a thoughtful “just because” treat for your gal pals.

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3. The Luxe Perfumes

Fail-safe gift Versace Womens Minature Collection

If you’re anything like me, a new perfume is considered the ultimate gift – receiving a new scent is incredibly important to me as every time I wear it, I’m reminded of the person who bought it for me.

That being said, it can also be quite intimidating to gift fragrance if you don’t know exactly which one to choose – there are thousands, after all! Luckily, many designer brands offer fragrance sets to explore, which also double up as the perfect gift for any true fragrance fan.

One of my favourites has to be the Versace Women’s Miniature Collection – it couldn’t be more adorable! The four 5ml perfumes are tiny replicas of the larger sizes, so you can experience the luxury of Versace without breaking the bank. And hopefully, whoever you give the Versace set to will find a new favourite fragrance, and be forever grateful that you introduced it to them!

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4. The Best-Selling Multipurpose Oil

Fail-safe beauty gift Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Oil

The Nuxe Dry Oil is a multitasking icon. If a beauty lover hasn’t tried it yet, they’re missing out – there’s a reason why this is a best-seller. And if they’ve already fallen under the oil’s spell, I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to receive another.

From adding shine to your hair to enhancing your bathing ritual, there’s not much the oil can’t be used for – it’s designed to nourish and repair the face, body and hair with just one formula. As it’s such a versatile beauty product, the Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil can be used by everyone and anyone, so it’s a gift with guaranteed success! If you’re looking for a gift for someone who dabbles in beauty, the multi-purpose oil is sure to elevate their entire beauty routine.

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Over to you…

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