Today I am going to be kick starting the festive season on my blog with my annual Christmas gift guide: for her. This gift guide will cover a variety of options for what to buy that special someone in your life.
Gifts From L’Occitane
First up I have a selection of picks from L’Occitane. L’Occitane always have some great gift sets for anyone who who likes finer things in life. They have a variety of gift sets at different price points, whether you are looking for a stocking filler or a larger ticket item.
This year I don’t think you can go wrong with hand creams or hand care gifts. After all 2020 hasn’t exactly been kind to anybody’s hands and L’Occitane do the best hand creams. This gift set contains 3 30ml hand creams from L’Occitane in Shea Bergamot, Shea Butter and Verbena Mandarin which is a Christmas exclusive. This would make a really lovely gift for a key worker or somebody who just needs to give their hands some TLC.
If you know someone who loves their skincare and has slightly more mature skin, this would make a lovely gift. It comes presented in a beautifully designed hat box and features 3 products including the Immortelle Devine Face Cream, the Immortelle Precious Toner and the Oil-to-Milk Makeup Remover. It has some skincare gems from L’Occitane that are really tailored towards a simple skincare routine and that really suit dry skin. This would make a great gift for a mother or even a grandmother who loves their skincare.
Finally from L’Occitane for anyone who enjoys a relaxing bubble bath is a new product to their Almond range. L’Occitane recently came out with their Almond Milky Bath which would be a great gift either on its own or combined with some other pampering goodies. It has a very clean and delicate scent and feels incredibly smoothing on the skin. It makes the bath water feel gorgeously silky and is a lovely edition to the almond range.
Gifts from Temple Spa
If you are looking for some cruelty free pamper gifts for someone this Christmas, look no further than Temple Spa. Temple Spa is a really lovely brand for self-care gift sets, they are beautifully presented and they have Vegan friendly options to.
This first gift set is the ultimate pamper gift, it comes presented in a beautiful green box and contains an assortment of deluxe travel sized products. In it you get Quietude Sleep Mist, the Drift Away Massage Oil, the Be Calm Face Mask, the Repose Aromatherapy Cream and the Duvet Comforting Body Cream. You also get a little “Do Not Disturb” pillow to hand on your door when your pamper evening in in session. its such a lovely gift and contains everything you need for a full on pamper night in.
Winter is always a harsh season where our lips are concerned, so it’s always nice to receive lip care gifts during the festive period. This gift set contains 3 products including the Smooth Talk Lip Scrub, the All Talk Lip Balm and the Pep Talk Lip Tint. It all comes presented in a little makeup bag which is a great size for traveling. This would make a great gift for a teenager or somebody who’s loves using lip products.
This next gift would be a great present for anyone who partakes in athletics or who gets trouble with muscle pain…and if they are a bath person of course! This And Relax gift set contains Rosemary, Thyme and Grapefruit which gives it a very uplifting aroma and works very well to combat muscle tension. It is presented in a lovely, reusable tin. Perfect either on its own or combined with that person’s favourite things to use on a pamper night.
Gifts from Tropic Skincare
Another great cruelty free brand that always have some really lovely beauty gift sets at this time of year is Tropic Skincare. Tropic Skincare have a variety of gifts from skincare to bath and body at different price points and make great gifts for any beauty lover.
Another hand care gift set, this one from Tropic Skincare comes presented in a festive cracker design and features a trio of hand care products. In it you get the Winter Berry Hand Scrub, the Winter Berry Hand Mask and the Cranberry Cuticle Oil. The fragrance has a strong cranberry aroma, perfect for the festive season. This is such a lovely gift and would make a lovely present for someone who has been a key worker this year and who’s hands could use some TLC.
This gift set is a really great option for someone who is a little younger and who is just getting into skincare. Or who has never tried Tropic Skincare before and this would make a great introduction to the brand. The Your Best Skin Bauble is a skincare gift set which comes in 3 types Clear, Glow and Nourish. Each gift set is collated to suit different skin types and contains 4 mini skincare products and a bamboo face cloth. They are all presented in baubles which you could hang on the tree. The Glow gift which is the one I have contains the Clear Skies Powder, the Glow Berry Brightening Serum, the Skin Feast Nourishing Cream and the Sun Drops Gradual Tanning Face Serum.
Who doesn’t love a festive scent to completely slather yourself in? This gift set from Pure Anada contains a hand and body wash and a hand and body cream in 3 festive fragrances. You can choose between Peppermint Cream, Pomegranate Spice and Woodland Citrus. Woodland Citrus is a gorgeous festive scent with notes of cloves and cinnamon. The scent really reminds me of the Winter Candle from Thee White Company. It’s such a lovely scent and the products feel lovely on the skin. The duo comes packed in a box and would make a great present for anyone who loves to use body in festive scents.
If you know someone who loves the Gucci Bloom fragrance, then this next gift is a must. The Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori is a deeper and more intense version of the original Gucci Bloom. Its deepened with jasmine, rose, tuberose and osmnathus. It’s a beautiful scent, especially for the winter period and has a strong, heady concoction of floral notes. It’s lovely for anyone who is a fan of the more deeper fragrances, especially if they like floral scents. This bottle was from Perfume Direct which is an online fragrance retailer.
The Perfume Shop
Next I have some picks from The Perfume Shop, who always have some great deals at this time of year. After all, one thing that always makes a great gift at Christmas is a new scent.
One of my favourite scents that I think screams luxury is the Twilly d’Hermes Eau De Parfum. This scent is very deep and aromatic and contains notes of ginger, sandalwood and tuberose. This fragrance is perfect for anyone who likes the deep floral notes combined with woody undertones. So if you really want to spoil someone this year, look no further!
The ME Candles (£9.99)
Who doesn’t love a scented candle at Christmas time? If you are looking for some affordable scented candles that have very strong and high end scents, the ME candles from the Perfume Shop are a great option. There are 3 scents to choose from. There is Invigorate, which has a fruity fresh scent. Then there’s Empowered, which is very citrusy and upliftings. Finally there’s Tranquil, which is very green and earthy. These gifts would make great stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts.
If you are looking for a jewellery gift and want to give someone something with a personal touch, Lola Rose have some great ideas. Lola Rose recently launched their new “Bangle Bar” where you can find a whole host of beautiful adjustable bangles. The bangles come in a variety of colours and birth stones. These bangles can be collected and worn as a stack. They range in prices from £20-£40 and this would be a lovely gift for someone to build up a collection. You could also make it personal by choosing a bangle with that special someones birthstone.
Finally we move onto some honourable mentions if you are looking for stocking filler gift ideas for a beauty lover.
I don’t know about you, but one thing I love getting in my stocking at Christmas is a new nail varnish. There’s just something so satisfying about a brand new nail varnish to paint your nails with. NailKind make some really gorgeous nail varnishes that are vegan friendly in a wide variety of colours. They have some really classic shades, as well as shades that have a brighter pop of colour.
Who doesn’t love a new lipstick to wear? The Pumpkin Spice Melted Matte lipstick is a really beautiful orange toned brown nude. It has a delicious cinnamon scent, reminiscent of pumpkin pie baking.
Clean Reserve have some really beautiful scents, if you know someone who enjoys the more natural scents. These travel sized fragrances in a variety of scents. However Rain is my personal favourite, it has a very fresh and clean fragrance. Reminiscent of early mornings and fresh flowers. This would make a great gift if you want to give someone a fragrance but you don’t want to commit to a full sized bottle.
Finally, this Gilette Rose Gold razor is both stylish and practical. Everyone could use a new razor and who wouldn’t want a rose gold razor?
Black Friday Weekend Deals
L’Occitane: 20% full priced products (exclusions apply)
Lola Rose: 25% everything with the code “Black Friday”
Perfume Direct: Save 10% off on Black Friday Weekend (ends Monday)
The Perfume Shop: Buy 1 and get 2nd half price (ends December 1st)
Space NK: £25 every £100 spent.
Boots: Save 25% on selected beauty and fragrances.
So that concludes everything for todays Christmas Gift Guide. I really hope you enjoyed it and you found it helpful.
Thank you so much for reading and I will see you all again soon!
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