For the next instalment of my gift guide series i’ve got another guide aimed at the women out there, but this time i’ve catered for a wide spectrum of budgets, from really budget friendly gifts to more premium priced gifts, as I know we all work to different budgets when it comes to gifting at Christmas. Also, if you’re still stuck for ideas or are just wanting more ideas then make sure to check out my Home Sense Gift Guide and my Stocking Filler Gift Guide.
When it comes to shopping for us women, I can completely understand how difficult we can be so again with this guide I wanted to include an array of gifts but being an absolute lover of beauty this gift guide is mainly beauty focused with some absolutely amazing gifts, as every year the beauty gift selection just seems to get better!
Kicking things off with probably one of my favourite brands for their body gift sets is L’occitaine, who have recently opened a store in my local home town of which I absolutely love perusing around and smelling all of their beautifully scented products. They always have a wonderful array of Christmas Gift Sets and i’ve picked out a few of my favourites! Starting with the lower end of the price range is their Cherry Blossom Festive Bauble (£10), which I just love especially as you can hang this on your tree. Containing three mini’s of their best selling cherry blossom scent is perfect mini for a secret santa gift or friend who just loves a good pamper, and at £10 you can’t go wrong. A more mid range set would be their Secret To Beautiful Hands Set (£39), which I think is a wonderful gift to give to a mother or grandmother who works their socks off and deserves a bit of TLC once in a while. This set contains four of their best selling hand products all designed to protect and pamper your hands, and being a bit lover of their hand cream i’d love to receive this at Christmas. Lasting for a more higher end budget gift we have The Best of L’occitane Collection (£68) which as the name suggests is a gift set containing their very best selling products with an array of body washes, oils and perfumes that would make an amazingly thoughtful gift for anyone who loves or deserves a bit of me time!
Moving onto the luxury beauty items for the loved ones that you want to spoil a little bit this Christmas as I know I personally would love to receive any of these at Christmas time. One of the most highly anticipated launches and sought after products of this year has to be the Hourglass Ambient Lighting The Edit Palette (£69), which is just an absolute beauty of a palette. With five exclusive shades to this palette there is no doubt with how worthwhile this palette is and would make the perfect gift for any beauty lover out there. Another gift that any beauty lover especially those who take pride in their nails would love is the Semilac Starter Kit* (£60) which is the perfect kit for anyone who is wanting to get into doing gel nails at home. As I have acrylic nails, I love having gels on top as I find it lasts so much longer than just normal nail varnish and the colours just look so much better. I’ve been using this kit for a few months now and it is hands down the best one i’ve used, and the variety of shades means you can constantly switch up your nail colour to suit any occasion. Within this kit you get literally everything you need to perfect your nails including a top coat, base coat, UV lamp, remover pads and so much more that you really couldn’t complain, and i’m sure any nail lover would love to receive this as a gift this Christmas. Another gift that I think would be perfect for any beauty lover this Christmas is the GHD Platinum Copper Luxe Gift Set (£175), which has their latest GHD Platinum Styler that i’m swooning over just for the coppery goodness, and also a heat resistant bag which is great for transporting and also protecting any surfaces you place the straighteners on, and finally two exclusive Nails Inc nail varnish shades designed specifically for this gift set. Although this set is on the pricier side, i’d definitely say it’s a bargain for what you get and it is a really lovely gift set especially if someone you’re buying for is wanting a new pair of straighteners.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a good perfume and the Paco Rabanne Olympea Perfume Set (£54) would make a lovely gift for any perfume lovers out there. This particular fragrance has been a favourite of mine throughout the year and is one I see more and more people enjoying! It’s a very feminie fragrance with a sweet scent to it, but has a slight touch of sophistication that I just adore, and is one i’m sure would make a lovely addition to any girls perfume collection. Sticking with the scented gift ideas is a gift that would be perfect for anyone who loves their candles. The Yankee Snowflake Cookie Candle (£21.99) is a recent addition into my Yankee collection and is very different to the scents I would usually go for, but it’s a lovely sweet yet Christmasy scent that isn’t your typical sickly sweet scent, which I just can’t get enough of. However, any Yankee Candle would make a lovely Christmas gift especially for anyone who is candle obsessed like me. Lastly on the scented theme (sort of) is a gift for those who love a good bath and deserve a little me time. At Christmas us girls always love recieving bath products, especially those that can help us relax and the Grace & Stella Bath Rocks* ($25) would make the perfect gift for that. These bath rocks aren’t like your typical bath rocks as these are infused with shea and cocoa butters, argan oil and olive oil in order to restore dry and dehydrated skin, and their aromatherapy scent gets you in the ultimate relaxation mood. I personally love these bath salts as you can get plenty of uses out of this one packet, as a little goes a long way and they make my skin feel so nourished and soft after using them. All in all i’d highly recommend these as a gift for anyone who loves or deserves a good pamper.
As I mentioned in my previous gift guide, Soap and Glory have got some amazing gift sets this Christmas and another one of my favourites is their She’s The Gloss Set* (£14.99), which contains four shades of well known and loved Sexy Mother Pucker Lipgloss! For any girl who loves their glosses or just lip products in general, then this would make a lovely gift. What I love is how the packaging looks like a giant lipstick, and would be perfect for storing all of your lip products in order to stop them getting lost, which I know us females are all guilty for! The last beauty product of this gift guide is a luxurious skincare product that I have been absolutely loving, and if you’re buying for someone who loves skincare and trying new skincare then i’m sure they will love this. The Skin Chemists Advanced Caviar Facial Serum* (£119) and the Skin Chemists Advanced Caviar Night Moisturiser* (£119) are probably the most fancy skincare items i’ve ever heard of mainly for the caviar aspect and caviar extract is actually really good for repairing and reviving the skin after facing the daily toxins of our everyday environment, and I can vouch at how amazing these products are as they have completely transformed the appearance and quality of my skin these past few weeks. If you’re wanting to purchase any products from their Advanced Caviar Range them make sure to use the code ‘CAVBLOG1‘ to receive 70% off!
Moving onto the non beauty gift ideas, that I think would be lovely gifts as you make them somewhat personal to the person you are buying for. As I always say jewellery is a lovely gift to give/receive at Christmas as I think jewellery is such a special gift especially collectable jewellery items. A recent jewellery brand find of mine is ChloBo who have a lovely range of jewellery from bracelets, rings, necklaces and so much more but my favourite items from them are their collectable charm bracelets. My current favourite is their Charm Hamsa Hand Bracelet* (£90), which is the cutest charm bracelet i’ve ever seen and being a lover of all things rose gold it’s just perfect. They have a huge variety of amazing quality of charm bracelets, with all of their charms having a meaning and what makes them so cute is that you can collect and stack these, which I think would make a perfect gift that you build on each birthday or christmas. The next gift idea, which I think would make an amazing personal gift for anyone this Christmas is a Mr Nutcase Personalised Phonecase* (£14.95) as you can design your own phonecase with someone in mind and feature all of their favourite photos or people, which is a super kind and special gift that I think anyone would like to receive. The Mr Nutcase website is super easy to use and the designing section if super easy, so if you’re not the most tech savvy you’ll still be able to design the perfect phone case and the overall quality of the cases is really good and they are both durable and easy to keep clean, so you won’t be disappointed. Last but most certainly not least is a gift that i’d never thought of giving to anyone, but is one that I know a lot of people would love and that is a Magazine.co.uk Magazine Subscription* (£1+). They have a massive variety of both paper and digital magazine subscriptions for all ages, genders and interests, which I think would make a lovely gift especially as most magazine subscriptions last for a year! When choosing which magazines to feature, with us girls in mind I went for Glamour as it’s personally one of my favourite fashion magazines and also Grazia as it’s a nice mix of both fashion and gossip which I know us girls can’t get enough of sometimes!
So that is my gift guide for all budgets when it comes to buying for the women in your life! I know this post was super lengthly but I hope it has given you some gift ideas in order to treat the loved ones in your life.
What gifts are hoping to receive this Christmas?
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