With just under a month until Christmas Day I thought it would be the perfect time to crack out the Gift Guides. I know how much Josh struggles for ideas on what I'd like for Christmas as I have a wishlist as long as my arm. I've actually thought about writing out a list for him to make it a lot easier. As someone that loves everything beauty related I will be starting a series of beauty gift guides first of all, then moving onto lifestyle and fashion to cover all bases over the next few weeks.
Not everyone wants to be too spendy at Christmas and so I thought I would start with christmas beauty gifts under £10. You'll be surprised at how many incredible bargains you can snap up.
Starting with Soap and Glory, well they always do the best gift sets during the festive season, without a doubt. One of my favourite gift sets this year is Winter Wonder Hand, a trio of my favourite hand cream ever, Hand Food, which come in 3 different scents, Sugar Crush, Original Pink and Smoothie Star. All of them are beautifully scented and it's definitely a gift set every soap and glory lover should receive. You can purchase this from Boots for just £8.00.
If you're looking for a cheap but effective brush set then Makeup Revolution Ultra Pro Brush Collection is a good bet, complete with six brushes for the face and eyes. The brushes are made of synthetic hair and are perfect for someone just starting out into makeup. For six brushes they are a bargain at just £8(down from £15) which comes to just over £1 a brush. You can purchase the set from Superdrug.
No one likes kinks in their hair. That's where the Popband London 'Winter Berry' Hair Ties come in. There are a total of five hair ties in the set, a pale pink, lilac, burgundy shimmer, burgundy and baby pink. Guaranteed to leave your hair looking sleek and kink-free once you let your hair down. That's the kinks solved. Who needs hairbands anymore? You can grab this set here from Feel Unique for £8.00.
For every skincare lover, I find the First Aid Beauty Cleanse and Exfoliate Duo to be a great option. For just £8 you can expect to see a face cleanser and 10x facial radiance pads within this set which seem to be favourites by many beauty bloggers. Also bare in mind that it's worth twice that at £16, I think its brilliant. You can purchase it from Look Fantastic.
In my opinion the Bodyshop can do no wrong and always produce amazing Christmas gift sets. I find the Glazed Apple Treat Box to be a wonderful gift. The scent is absolutely incredible and very pleasing. The set contains Glazed Apple Shower Gel(60ml), Glazed Apple Body Butter(50ml) and a cute mini sized Green Crinkle Bath Lily. Glazed Apple is a special edition scent and is only available during the festive season. You can purchase from The Bodyshop for £8, or of course take a look for yourself in store.
Everyone deserves and needs their beauty sleep but for some it can be difficult. This Works Dream Team Duo consists of Stress Less(5ml) and the popular Deep Sleep Pillow Spray(5ml) to help calm and soothe the senses, helping you get a well deserved sleep. As small as the products are I think it's a wonderful way to get to grips with the brand and help your loved one get their perfect nights sleep. You can purchase this set from Beauty Bay for £8.60.
If the person you're buying for is one for sweet, Christmassy scents then I think that the Beauticology Home of Beauty Christmas Gift Set is perfect. It contains a total of five products. A Spiced Orange 100ml body wash, 50ml Toasted Marshmallow Body Lotion, 50ml Vanilla Frosting Hand Lotion, 100ml Plum Pudding Shower Cream and 100ml Frosted Cranberry Shower Cream. It is a great bargain at £9 down from £12. You can purchase it from Debenhams. You can also find some Beauticology gift sets in your local TX MAXX stores under £10 too.
I hope I gave you some great ideas. I know how difficult and stressful it can be during the festive shopping season, especially for someone that is a beauty enthusiast, to say the least.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?