December 19, 2014

the christmas gift guide | last minute ideas

I had planned to split my Christmas gift guides up into four different posts but unfortunately as I've been very ill and in hospital in the lead up to the festive period I've only just managed to be well enough to put this post together. Even though it's super last minute, I hope you find it useful and that some of the ideas come in handy if you're stuck for inspiration. Most websites are still offering delivery in time for Christmas so there's no need to panic if you haven't got everything sorted yet either. 

| Korres Beautiful Blooms | £18
| Party Survival Kit | £19

Korres always have wonderful gift sets filled with both mini and full sized products, I'm yet to come across a product of theirs that I haven't absolutely loved. Check out their shower gels if you haven't already, they come in beautiful scents and are super soft on the skin too.

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| Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Gift Set | £17

If you know of anyone who loves the scent of rose then you absolutely must consider giving them this as a gift, included is a bath oil, body wash and lotion, all in mini sizes making them ideal to have a try with. 

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| Percy & Reed Voluptuous Volume | £15

I'm yet to ever try a product from Percy & Reed *shock horror* so can't wait to give this little set a go. Packaging wise, it's definitely one of the best looking sets that I've come across so far. 

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| The Body Shop Jingle Gels Sleigh | £8

I can't resist products that already come wrapped up sweetly in Christmas themed packaging, it's definitely half the charm of a gift set. The Body Shop are also making a donation to the charity War Child for every gift purchased, have a browse on their website for more information.

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| Caudalie Hand Cream Trio | £11

Who doesn't love a good hand cream? Caudalie have it covered with this box that includes not one but three different versions to find your favourite from. You could open up the set and wrap each hand cream up separately for different people and keep one back for yourself too.

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| Lanolips Artists Tin | £15

Giving the gift of skincare to help with parched and dry skin in the wintertime tends to be my line of thinking when it comes to Christmas time, this little tin by Lanolips includes two products to do just that; a multipurpose balm and an intense hand balm for protection and hydration to comfort very dry hands.

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| Tweezerman Holly Mirror and Tweezer Duo | £24

Being an absolute sucker for pretty packaging and also a firm fan of Tweezerman, I swooned big time when this arrived through my door. The zoomy mirrors are super handy and mean that you can get precise as possible with plucking and they're great to help with eyeliner application too. 

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| Bare Minerals Kissing Booth | £24

I'm not typically a gloss girl but love the look of this set from Bare Minerals, it includes pretty much every shade of gloss that you should ever desire all in mini sizes. 

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| Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Crayon Set | £16

This Soap & Glory set is a great alternative to the Nars Lip Pencil Coffret that I featured in my previous gift guide. Included are bright pink, baby pink and berry shades that are all full sized and would be a lovely addition to anyone's lip product collection. 
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| & Other Stories Fragrance | £26 each

I'm absolutely obsessed with these scents from & other stories, Punk Bouquet being my favourite of the bunch. They are all individual to anything else you can find in a perfume shop by mainstream brands and have their own unique flare, making them the perfect alternative gift. 

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| Burt's Bees a Bit of Burt's Bees | £6
| The Collectable Decoration | £6

A little set from Burt's Bees makes an idea stocking filler for any beauty lover, there's not a person around who won't be in need of a good lip balm and cuticle cream around this cold time of year. 

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I have another Christmas themed post or two coming up in the next few days, keep a look out!


  1. I love Percy and Reed. By far my favourite place to have my hair done (Natalie at the West London salon is awesome) and the products are so lush :)

  2. Oh my gosh that Body Shop one is so cute!! x

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  3. These are lovely ideas! The Body Shop sleigh is so cute!


  4. Sorry to hear you've been unwell; hope you're feeling better now! I'd love to see the Korres gift sets under my Christmas tree! Gorgeous photos. xxx