Christmas Gift Guide #5 – Beauty Gifts

It’s now less than 2 weeks to Christmas! If you’re yet to get all your presents then have a look at the handy guides for Foodie Gifts and gifts specifically For Him. If you’re trying to figure out what to get the woman who loves make-up and all things beauty then hopefully this guide will give you plenty of ideas.

Magazine search – prices start at £1.99

Every beauty lover likes to relax with a magazine and coffee while their toe nails dry. If nothing else it’s a good excuse to sit down and relax during this crazily busy season. There’s a huge variety of magazines so you’ll definitely be able to find one they’d like. It doesn’t have to be about beauty; choose one on an interest they have, such as fitness or travel. If you do want a beauty one, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Glamour are popular with most women.

Lip balms – prices vary depending on shop

What woman doesn’t need lip balm, right? Remember, there’s all that mistletoe around so they’ll need to look after their lips. Even if they’ll be staying clear of kissing, they will need to protect their lips from the chilly weather. You can find lots of cute lip balms or lip sets these days and they often come in quirky packaging that makes them look extra special. There are tinted and flavoured ones but if you’re unsure pick a standard flavoured one. Oooh, and you can easily pick one up in most shops.

Lip and Nail Duo – £25

To get the best value for your money try gift bags or duo/trio sets. The price is often reduced around this time of year and most brands bring out their own Christmas ones, so find the shop/brand they like and be spoilt for choice! Things like nail and lip duos are particularly popular at the moment (nail varnish and lipstick/gloss does compete your party outfit look after all). If you’re unsure of which colour would be best go for a seasonal one like red. Red products and treats are perfect romantic Christmas gifts for her FYI, if you’re shopping for your girlfriend or wife.

Compact mirrors decorating ideas – Pinterest

What does a woman always need? A mirror! We all have plenty for around the house but the times when we really need one is when we’re on our way to a meeting or heading out on the town and have touch ups to do or smudged eyeliner to correct. She will undoubtedly find it handy and it will get no end amount of use. If you wanted to add a personal touch, you could have their name or a message engraved on it, or decorate it yourself if you’re crafty.

Eye shadow palettes – prices vary depending on shop

To get them something that will get a lot of use and be great for different occasions, go for an eye shadow palette.  You can never have too many eye shadow colours and every year brands bring out different colour ranges. Choose the colour and finish based on what they like to wear on their eyes or as clothes. If they like glittery or sparkly things then glitter eyeshadow is a must. If they prefer non-glittery colours and tend to wear neutral or plain colours then a set or brown shades or matte colours will be perfect.

For an all-round pleaser, get them a gift card/voucher for an amount within your budget. If you know a particular brand they love or shop they regularly go to, get one from there. Alternatively, buy one from a general store that stocks a lot of brands. They can then treat themselves to whatever they like! Everyone’s happy!

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Cosmopolitan LogoLip BalmNail and Lip DuoCompact MirrorEye ShadowGift Card

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