Give the gift of shimmer, sparkle and shine this Christmas with our pick of the most gorgeous festive bath and body, skin and makeup gifts
Give the gift of shimmer, sparkle and shine this Christmas with our pick of the most gorgeous festive bath and body, skin and makeup gifts. Don’t forget to take a look at our Christmas make up and best beauty advent calendars edit to really get you into the holiday spirit.
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Perfect for the girl who loves makeup (but doesn’t want to look like she’s wearing globs of it), this gift set of four buildable lip shades suits every complexion to add a flush of colour and moisturising feel to her pout.
The most covetable ornament hanging on that tree will be This Works seasonal shimmer balm, which adds a subtle, seasonally appropriate glow to cheekbones, eyes and lips.
Diors sumptuous gold palette has the shimmering shadows, black eyeliner and glittering gloss to keep her looking picture-perfect through the winter months and beyond The only danger is the presentation is so gorgeous, she may want to gaze at it instead of use it.
Lightweight, multi-use Steamcream gets a revamp for the Christmas season with a festive stocking-adorned lid. Perfect for stuffing in – you guessed it – stockings.
For the friend craving a 1960s starlet makeover, this limited-edition makeup kit from Nars’ Warhol collection comes in a one-of-a-kind 16mm film canister featuring an image of one of the artist’s most beloved muses, Edie Sedgwick. Recreate her pixie-ish beauty look with Film Star lipstick, Edie eye shadow, Carpates eye liner and a Deep Throat/Amour blush duo.
This indulgent body gift set will energise and hydrate those tired winter bones. Contains the brand’s top-selling Ginger Soufflé whipped body cream, smoothing ginger body scrub and Ginger Float cream bubble bath. Yum!
These whimsical squirrel printed pots add festive cheer to any Christmas celebration. Filled with Paul & Joes moisturising pink lip balm, smoky eyeshadow and a glittering duo of highlighting powder and bronzer, the products are as practical to use as they are charming to look at.
For a twist on the typical Christmas cracker, Cowsheds bath and shower gel and body lotion-filled hot pink versions are sure to delight your lucky guests.
Every woman needs a set of high-quality makeup brushes, and MAC’s pastel mint-hued selection of five brushes in a matching jungle print cosmetic bag will help turn any makeup novice into a pro.
The nail varnish fiend in your life will love this metallic navy shade and the specially designed crystal-studded cap that gives it some extra bling.
Cheap, cheerful and fabulously festive, this citrusy Santa scrub is perfect for keeping winter skin looking its liveliest – and loveliest.
Add some Provençal flavour to the festivities with LOccitanes well-rounded set containing yummy-smelling essentials for face and body, from lavender foaming bath to shea butter hand cream to eye balm, all packaged in the brands delightful printed travel bag.
The season’s gorgeous molten hues are captured in this shimmering eye shadow palette, which can be used wet or dry and is ideal for creating a memorable New Year’s Eve look.
This charming owl necklace comes with a hidden surprise for beauty buffs: an organic beeswax, shea butter and raspberry seed oil lip balm, which will keep lips soft for that mistletoe snog.
The artistically inclined friend will treasure this limited-edition Kenny Scharf-designed Kiehls Crème De Corps, which will keep skin feeling sumptuous all winter long and brighten up even the dullest of bathrooms. The charitable friend will appreciate that all proceeds from sales of the cream go to benefit Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Fashion and beauty collide in Michael Kors statement red cosmetics case with classic, timeless Estee Lauder products in go-with-everything shades, including the brands blush, lipstick, gloss, liner, mascara and nail polish. Your mum will thank you.
For an indulgent treat (with no cals), The Body Shop’s lollipop full of decadent body butters is ideal for keeping skin supple and delicious-smelling through the cold winter months.
Give the gift of great hair with mini sizes of Bumble & bumble’s cult products like Surf Spray, Shine On, Thickening Hairspray and Grooming Crème.
The gal who lives life in the fab lane will adore Benefit’s collectible suitcase, which offers all of the brand’s top treats for the jet-setter in your life, including High Beam highlighter, Sugarbomb face powder, POREfessional primer, LeeLee mini scent and They’re Real! mascara.
Bobbi Brown’s cult shimmer brick gets reworked in a pearlescent goldish hue for the Christmas 2012 season, and is ideal for highlighting, using as an eye shadow or just adding a sprinkle of festive shimmer to any look.
This sparkly lip and nail varnish set in this season’s must-have plum hue is a wonderfully festive gift and a welcome treat in any stocking, especially the beauty lover’s who hates phthalates and parabens in her products.
This feathered and diamante false lashes and soft pencil eyeliner kit will ensure shes the life of every party.
Get into the Christmas giving spirit with Emma Cook’s limited-edition wrapping paper cosmetics bag from Topshop, which handily stores all those beauty essentials and doubles as an eye-catching clutch for evening.
Boutique hotel Costes is one of Paris’ top hotspots, so in-the-know girls will love this bath and shower gel from the rue de St. Honoré hotel’s beauty range. The spicy, woody scent and eye-catching red packaging are also wonderfully Christmassy.
For a bespoke beauty buy, pick and mix 20 of her favourite eye shadow shades from bareMinerals velvet matte and velvet satin collections for an endless array of beauty looks for seasons to come.
Its a win all round the table with Lancômes decadent Christmas crackers, packaged in festive red paper and hiding beauty gems like Génefique Youth Activating Concentrate and a Juicy Tube in Fraise.
Skip the Nutcracker tickets and give the gift of something even sweeter with Philosophy’s Sugar Plum Fairy shampoo, shower gel and body wash and high-shine lip gloss set. Looks gorgeous next to the bath, feels gorgeous in the bath.
Give the gift of party-ready hair with Umberto Giannini’s mini kit of essentials, including Incredible Body Volume Shampoo, Conditioner, Blow Dry Spray and Big Volume Velcro Rollers. An essential for party girls everywhere.
If shes ahead of all of the beauty trends, shell love Stilas colourful smudge stick gift set in an array of hues and festive snowflake print packaging. Perfect for working the season’s peacock eyes…
For the ultimate in luxury gift sets, La Prairie’s skin-saving ostrich-finish metallic vanity case (which doubles as an evening bag), contains Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentrate, Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream and Life Threads Ruby fragrance and is sure to make her feel like a (perennially youthful) princess.