Ticking all the boxes on the festive gifts list
Still working through that shopping list of gifts? Allow me to offer a helping hand with examples of the best beauty ideas that will fit budgets from €10 to €100. Cocoa Brown’s Bronzed and Beautiful gift set contains full sizes of One Hour Tan, Gradual Tanner and sachet of Tough Stuff exfoliator, all for € 9.99. Perfect present for a tan fan and an affordable stocking filler for someone you love.
Head to Marks & Spencer to see their Autograph Face Palette, a collection of shades for eyes with blush, bronzer and lip colours, all extremely wearable.
Try Whole Lotta Chubby, a four-piece Chubby lip set plus cosmetic bag at Clinique, € 28. Whatever you’re a fan of at Clinique, it may well be in a value set so call in to a counter to check.
You have a lot of choice but one exclusive gift from Elizabeth Arden will make someone’s Christmas Day. The Eight Hour Cream Gold Collection Set (Debenhams only, € 38) contains a gilded pot of skin protectant and also lip protectant, both boxed together in a pretty set. Separately, each costs €22.50, so good value from Arden.
Give the gift of beautiful hair from Kérastase. With €42 you choose the hair care range your recipient loves, and along with a shampoo and conditioner they receive a free gift that might be a heat protector spray or styling product. Salons only.
You can get a super skin care gift set from Origins. The Best of Both Worlds contains an overnight mask, a night cream, day cream and eye cream. From the High Potency, GinZing and Drink- Up ranges, excellent value at €55 (RRP €87.22).
At Shiseido, the Zen EDP holiday set is a full-size bottle of Zen with a free 125ml shower gel, €66.
Check out Aveda’s Gift of Renewal, € 79. It’s beautifully boxed and contains a full-size body cleanser and moisturizer, plus travel sizes of Aqua Therapy and Hand Relief.
Go to Jo Malone in Brown Thomas for the Cologne Collection, a boxed selection of their five most popular fragrances in 9ml sizes, €84.
Coco Mademoiselle EDP Twist & Spray Refillable Atomiser with three 20ml vials costs €98. Who wouldn’t like a little Chanel at Christmas?