This gift guide is perfect if you’re seeking ideas for the woman in your life who adores beauty products and gadgets. I am talking about gift ideas on Made Television tonight between 6.30-7.30pm on The Big Daily. These are some examples of the kinds of gifts that, as a beauty lover, I would be thrilled to find under the tree so this might be helpful if you need some inspiration and ideas.
There are millions of people that style their hair with hair straighteners every day so it’s worthwhile investing in a good pair with hair loving technology.
Treat your hair to the award-winning and stylish looking T3 Singlepass Straightening and Styling Irons (£125 from the T3 website, House of Fraser, and Cult Beauty). The Singlepass Technology is an internal microchip that constantly measures and maintains an even temperature across the plates, ensuring consistent heat and true, one-pass styling.
Boasting Tourmaline and ceramic plates that emit negative ions to seal the hair cuticle to keep locks sleek and shiny, these T3 styling irons are suitable for even the most unruly of hair types. And the 5 adjustable heat settings ensure that hair isn’t exposed to higher heat than it needs.
For skincare lovers, gift buying can be made simple with a quick trip to their favourite beauty counter. Often the festive gift sets contain iconic or best-selling products that will be instantly recognisable to beauty fans. Here are three skincare sets that I’ve selected for some ideas.
The Clarins Anti-ageing Double Serum skincare gift set (usually £75 from Clarins but currently on offer for £67.50 at John Lewis) contains three of their best-selling skincare items. The Double Serum is hugely popular, the Gentle Refiner is a staple in the Clarin’s Skin Spa facial treatments for its gentle efficacy and the Beauty Flash Balm is without a doubt one of the most iconic products in the Clarin’s range.
I am a huge fan of the Liz Earle range and this year the Liz Earle Your Mask Wardrobe is the gift set to pick up (usually £44 from Liz Earle but currently on offer for £37.40 at John Lewis). The beautiful box contains four face masks, two pure cotton cloths and two sponges, this set provides everything for an at home facial using the trendy multi-masking technique. These are face masks that will help ensure skin looks its best over the festive period and into the new year.
My final skincare gift set of note is the Origins Night and Day Delights (usually £39 on the Origins’ website but currently on offer for £35.10 at John Lewis). This set is worth £68 so the gift set is good value. Not only that, Origins have curated a skincare regime packed with ingredients that are going to have skin looking smooth, radiant, healthy and plump. This set would please anyone who is an Origins fan or someone looking to try the brand for the first time.
For the beauty lover that loves vegan and cruelty-free brands that look stylish and work beautifully, I recommend the Maria Nila gift sets. With six ranges aimed at making the best of different hair types, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift set. And Maria Nila products are free from sulphates and parabens making this a great brand to try for those with sensitive skin.
From £25 from Sally Beauty, each gift box contains a shampoo and conditioner designed for a specific hair need as well as a hand soap in one of four Swedish inspired scents. I like the Structure Repair with Meadow gift set, which is ideal for winter-ravaged hair.
For the beauty lover that has everything, I suggest the gift of beauty sleep. The nifty Dodow gadget (£44 from Soda or Selfridges stores in Birmingham and London) is a small dish-shaped object that is super easy to use.
Simply tap to activate and the Dodow beams a soothing blue light onto your ceiling. As the light expands, breathe in; as the light shrinks, breathe out. This will help relax you and slow your breathing into a steady, calm pace that will help you drift off to sleep. It automatically shuts off and runs on three AAA batteries that are included in the box. The Dodow doesn’t require any fancy technology or apps making it perfect for travelling too.
Makeup addicts can be thoroughly spoilt this festive season as so many brands offer limited edition gift sets. I have found a few that include a preview of products that aren’t yet available on general release. This is a really great gift for makeup lovers as getting to try things first is always exciting.
For fans of lipgloss, you can’t go wrong with this gorgeous Marc Jacobs Snake Charmer Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer set (£29 from John Lewis). Not only does it contain a pretty range of colours in a vitamin-enriched gloss formula that cares for lips whilst providing a high gloss finish but this set has an exclusive preview shade. Ch-ch-changes is a transformative plum with a blue-green shift and is more wearable than it sounds, I promise.
Arguably the best liquid lipstick on the market is the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. The formula is comfortable to wear, doesn’t bunch up over the day and comes in so many pretty long-wearing colours. This Stila Star-Studded Eight Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set (£45 from the Stila website and Marks and Spencer) contains six beautiful matte colours and two shimmer formulas. The Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick shimmer finish doesn’t release nationwide until 2018 so this is ideal for the beauty lover that likes to be the first to try new products.
Finally, for something fun that is a bit of a novelty but is functional too, I have a gift suggestion for the nail polish obsessed beauty lover.
The most adorable gift in this guide must be this gel manicure kit from Le Mini Macaron in Rose Gold Sparkle (£36.99 from Feel Unique). In this set is everything needed for a festive sparkly gel manicure at home. The macaron is the led lamp required to cure the gel polish in 30 seconds!
Even better is how easy it is to create a pretty, long-wearing rose gold manicure using this set as the gel polish has a built-in base coat and top coat so there is no need for fussy steps. Perfect for someone who loves wearing nail polish and would like to try doing gel manicures at home.
I hope this guide helps you find the perfect Christmas beauty gifts for the beauty lover in your life. I know that I would be thrilled to find any of these under the tree this year.
Don’t forget to come back next Friday for the blog post to accompany my next feature on Made Television. You can tune in to watch The Big Daily on Made Television on Freeview 7 (8 in Cardiff), Sky 117 (134 in Cardiff) and Virgin Media 159 on Fridays 6.30-7.30pm.
If you have questions on any of these beauty gifts then you can find me on Twitter where I’ll be happy to offer further tips and advice.
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