This year, more than ever, I have caught the Christmas bug waaaaay too early. Here I am mid November already worrying that all the products that I want for CHRISTMAS (which is more than a month away) will soon be out of stock. This is why I thought I would share what I think are the best gifts out there so far (and I am going slightly mad here, so there might actually be a part two to this post later on in December). So let’s get straight into it!
Starting with probably on the best value sets here, you can find a nude option and a red option of these beautiful lip products. In the set, you get a full sized lipstick (both are more on the creamy side rather than matte) as well as a mini lip liner to match it and a mini lip pencil- they’re supposed to be amazing, so what better time to try these out?
Charlotte Tilbury’s The Gift of Goddess Skin Travel Kit (£39)
Charlotte Tilbury is by far one of my favorite brands that I am absolutely DYING to try! From the moment when you lay eyes on her products, the packaging is so beautiful, I love all the names of her products (Bitch Perfect Anyone?) and obviously, everyone is raving about them. Besides the obvious choice (hello matte lipsticks and beautiful eye pencils!) there is the skincare. I was looking up her magic cream and I would love to buy it, but it’s £70! And the same for the rest of her line. With this kit, you can try three of her most famoust products for nearly half the price of a single one. They each come in 15ml versions, so it gives you a good use before you can then decide if you are ready to make the investment and buy any of these at full retail price.
P.S. There is also a £59 version, which has three extra products, so six in total, all depending on your budget.
Stila Eternal Love Liquid Lipstick Trio (£18)
You probably can see that I am loving all the sample size/travel size options this year. Stila is one of those companies which sometimes can be a hit or miss (love the eyeliner, dislike the palettes) so with this little trio, you can try three great shades before paying £16 for a full size one. Also, in my opinion, one rarely finishes a lipstick, so you can use three colours instead of one. sign me up!
Benefit Tan about Town (£9.95)
I am not necessarily the biggest fan of Benefit, however some of their products are really OUT THERE. One of them is the Hoola Bronzer, so I would recommend this to people who want to try the bronze-y look at a really good price. You also get a Bad gal mascara, as well as ‘Some kind-a of gorgeous’ which is described as the no.1 selling Liquid Compact product in the UK. I haven’t tried that one yet, but I think could be a good product for traveling, when you only want to take a small makeup bag with you.
How cute is this ?! For me it wouldn’t be a real Christmas without some Soap and Glory beautiful gifts. They have a lot of great options this year, as usual, however this one stands out because of the packaging as well as getting four products plus a little sponge: a body butter, hand cream, bubble bath and a ‘breakfast scrub’. Yum!
This is definitely one of the most exciting skincare gifts (for me at least) out there! The likes of Fleur de Force are big fans of Origins and this set is really good value. You get a full size face cream, as well as a travel eye cream, serum and a scrub cleanser. And all this comes in a simple, nice bag. Perfection!
Nuxe Christmas Cracker (£10)
This is the kind of cracker that I would not mind on my Christmas table any day. For only £10, you get to try some great products from Nuxe, an amazing French brand with lots of natural products, very suitable for people with dry skin. An absolute bargain!
Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonder Gift Set (£18, now only £14.40 at Debenhams)
This is another great skincare set, which allows you to try four different products and decide how you feel about these Scandinavian wonders. The reviews on them are great so I would love to try these out. I had a tiny sample of the serum previously and I remember loving it, so for under £15, I might pick this one up and give it a try
For something a bit different, you might like this Japonesque tube which comes with 5 brushes, a multitask powder brush (which seems pretty small though) as well as four eye brushes, so all in all very handy as they are super lightweight and you can carry them either in your bag for… well, a touch up or as a travel set so you don’t carry (or God forbid lose) your nice expensive brushes. Also they come in this fun leopard print as well as a black, more sleek version. Personally, I prefer the more colorful version, as it helps me differentiate all of them from the others
Yanke Candle Simple Home in Cherry Vanilla (£13)
Not much can really be said about this besides the fact that it is another fall/Christmas staple in any house. This Simply Home range is slightly more affordable at only £13 for a large jar but still delivers about 70h on beautiful, non sickening smell
I hope you enjoyed my list and let me know what are the Christmas gifts that you’re looking forward to!