It’s that time of year again when we’re all getting ready for the Black Friday deals and are rushing around getting Christmas Presents with our last decent wage before the big day. Christmas officially started for me on the 1st of November and I’ve been excited ever since for the holiday to begin. If you know me personally, you’ll know that I am a massive Christmas fan and can’t wait to get the Christmas movies on each year and this year has been no different; I’ve already had Home Alone and The Holiday on and I can’t wait to get all snuggled up and watch Elf! For me though, the next big thing really is finalising the Christmas Presents and making sure that everybody on my list is ticked off before December 25th. So, being the good little Egg that I am, I thought I’d help all of you out too with a Christmas Gift Guide for Him and Her! Following on from my ones last year, I’ve bundled up all of my favourite gift ideas for you all to take a look at and potentially find the perfect gift you’ve been looking for for that special someone. Without further ado, lets get into it!
£50+ Gift Ideas
Nike Free Runs – £90. The perfect gift for the gym freak or even just the fashionista, these Nike Free Runs were top of my wish list for quite sometime to wear everyday. They are so comfortable and look really good with a pair of leggings or skinny jeans for a casual everyday look. These ones are from Size? and cost £90, so not the cheapest item, but for such a good quality shoe and brand you can’t really go wrong! Size? also have some other great picks in their Christmas Gift Guides so make sure you pop along to take a look through!
Theirry Mugler Alien Muse Gift Set – £64. A scent released as a limited edition earlier this year, the good people at Theirry Mugler have realised what magic they have created and released a Christmas Gift Set for the festive season. This gift set includes a 50ml perfume and also a 5ml miniature which is perfect for popping in your handbag for those extra on the go spritzes!
The Body Shop Small Advent Calendar – £60. The small advent calendar from the Body Shop is brimming full of miniature products for the 24 days of Advent. This great gift is worth £108 and is just £60 and it’s the perfect gift for any beauty lover – especially one that loves The Body Shop. And don’t worry, you don’t have to give this to someone before Christmas, it’s such a great gift to open up all in one on Christmas day too! There is also a large advent calendar available which is £99, however both are currently working in the 40% off Black Friday deal so get down whilst you can as that makes these just £36 and £59.40!!
Scarlett of Soho Sunglasses – £69. I always find that sunglasses are a great gift for Christmas; even though they’re not needed there and then, sunglasses are always a really lovely present as they’re normally not something someone likes to splash the cash on for themselves. A decent pair of sunglasses can last a lifetime if they’re looked after properly and they’re definitely a well received gift – especially in my household! These Scarlett of Soho Glasses from Sunglasses Shop are a lovely pair and a classic shape to suit almost everyone.
£20+ Gift Ideas for Her
Sleek Face The Day Makeup Must Haves Gift Set – £20. I think it’s no secret here that I am a huge fan of Sleek MakeUP and so it just wouldn’t have been right if I didn’t feature any of their gift sets for this year in my gift guide! This on is the second biggest that they are offering this year and comes packed with everything you should need for a beautiful glow-filled look. Featuring an i-Divine Eye Palette with some gorgeous neutral shades to create the perfect smokey eyed look, a bright red Lip VIP Lipstick, Mascara and their Barekissed Illuminator, it has everything you need for a day or night makeup look. Perfect for anyone who loves their makeup or even for someone who is just starting out!
The Body Shop The Finest Facial Mask Duo – £25. If you’ve read BekyLou.com recently, you would have seen my review on the Body Shop Superfood Face masks (which you can read here) and would have realised how much I love them. So of course, I had to include this gift set as it’s perfect for any beauty lover and anyone who likes taking care of their skin and appearance. At £25 for the set, you get the favourite Himalayan Charcoal Mask which works to purify the skin and clear out the pores and also the British Rose Plumping mask which is great for leaving the skin feeling fresh and radiant. It’s definitely a must have for a pamper!
The Body Shop Medium Strawberry Gift – £28. This Gift Box has it all for your Body Shop enthusiast. Boasting a full sized Strawberry Body Butter, Shower Gel, Body Polish, Fragrance Mist and Hand Cream you can’t really go wrong. Available in other Body Shop Signature Scents like Shea, Coconut and Moringa as well, this medium gift set is perfect for anybody who loves their body care and pampering themselves. The Body Butter is extra nourishing to moisturise the body all over and the shower gel and body polish give you everything you need to enjoy a bath or shower!
Clarins Box – £35 (Online Only). A Beautiful introductory gift for anyone who’s never tried Clarins before, or a box full of favourites for any long time Clarins lovers out there, the Clarins box is the perfect little gift. At £35 this box is priced perfectly for the range of amazing products you get inside and will make anybody feel special. The box pictured above is the ‘Weekend’ box and so filled with products perfect for a weekend get-away. The box now avaialble on Clarins.com is the ‘Relax’ box, just in time for christmas. Help the recipient relax this Christmas with Clarins and an array of products specifically picked for the occasion.
Clarins Festive Eye Makeup Palette – £35. Another great gift for any makeup lover, this Clarins Limited Edition Festive Eye Makeup Palette is beautiful for creating many neutral eye looks this festive season. Packed with 6 satin finishes, 3 matte shades and one pink diamond touch shadow, this palette has it all for creating so many different looks. The warm, neutral shades that this palette has to offer will work all year round too and compliment any eye colour, making it the perfect gift for her this Christmas. Clarins is always a winner in my eyes!
Theirry Mugler Alien & Angel Candles – £39 each. As a massive candle fan, I don’t think there’s anything better than opening up a gorgeous smelling scented candle on Christmas morning and that gets even better when those candles are some of your favourite scents. This year the genius people at Theirry Mugler have released two new candle scents in the signature fragrances of their best selling perfumes! Alien and Angel have now got their own candles priced at £39 for 180g. A great gift for candles lovers or lovers of the perfumes, these candles are such a lovely luxurious present.
Kate Spade White Willow Scented Candle – £42. A brand name that is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and widely known among us Beauty and Fashion bloggers, Kate Spade New York is a sure-fire gift for anyone into their brands. This White Willow Scented Candle is absolutely gorgeous and would make such a lovely present. With a 60 hour burn time and a beautiful design, it’s perfect for a homey gift or for someone that just loves a candle. The scent is beautiful too with a subtle scent to it, not making it too over powering or in your face.
£10+ Gift Ideas
Soap & Glory Pink Pamper – £18. A brand known for it’s great Christmas Gifts year after year, Soap & Glory have done it again with this years offering. This Pyramid of product minis is one of many new gift selections from the brand that know how to do body care. Pink Pamper is full of the classic S&G products that we all know and love such as: Scrub of your Life, Hand Food, Heel Genius, Clean on Me, The Righteous Butter and also a Face Soap & Clarity 3 in 1 facial wash. Of course, a body gift set wouldn’t be complete without a body polisher too! This gift really does have everything for your Soap and Glory fans and even for people who haven’t tried the brand before, this is a lovely introductory present. You definitely cannot go wrong with a Soap and Glory Gift at Christmas time! Available at Boots, this works in their 3 for 2 on gifts!
Next Classic Red Lip & Nail Set – £14. Set ready for the party season this gift set from Next is perfect for the bold makeup lover. Featuring a fiery red Lip Liner and Lipstick for the face and a beautiful Red Nail Polish for the fingers and toes this little gift set is perfect for getting any girl party ready. At £14 this set is perfect for a little stocking filler or a Christmas Eve treat and with a brand like Next producing the makeup you know it’s going to be good quality. Next have some great other makeup gift sets too so make sure you pop along to their site to check them out! There’s something for everyone!
Frank Body, Body Scrub & Body Cream – £12.95 / £17.95. As I mentioned in my Frank Body Review a couple of weeks ago, these two items are amazing for a proper girly pamper. Although these are individual items and not in a gift set, these are still a great gift to give this Christmas. Frank Body Coffee Scrub and Body Cream are the perfect duo for exfoliating and pampering your body back to it’s baby smooth state.
Seventeen My Photo Eye Palette – £16. A gorgeous eye palette gift set full of beautiful shades ready for either a neutral look or a look ready for a disco diva this Christmas. Perfect for any age, but specifically for younger girls just getting into their makeup, this Photo Ready palette is customisable with a slot on the front of the palette to insert your own photo! This Palette also has a lovely large mirror on the inside of the lid and a double ended eyeshadow brush for applying!
Sleek Smoke & Mirrors Ultimate Smokey Eye Kit – £12.50. Another Beautiful gift set from Sleek MakeUp, this one features three products perfect for helping you get a gorgeous smokey eye this party season. A great gift for someone wanting to experiment a little more with their makeup or for someone already rehearsed in creating the smokey look, this gift set comes with a Bad Girl i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette, Full Fat Lash Mascara and Dip It Liquid Eyeliner. At £12.50, you really can’t go wrong with this gift set!
No7 Gifts for The Girls Cracker Selection – £14. A great novelty gift for a Christmas party or dinner with the girls, this cracker selection is full of beauty gifts from No7. Each Cracker contains a beauty product of either a nail polish or lip balm from Boots’ own brand. Unfortunately, these crackers don’t have the bang in them that make crackers so exciting normally, neither do they boast a cheesy joke like the ones you normally crack open on Christmas day, but the beauty gift inside definitely makes up for those minor details!
Next Set of 2 Cookie Mix Jars – £12. The cutest gift ever for someone who loves to bake, these two cookie mix jars from Next are a great gift idea. Easy to bake, with all of the ingredients already measured out for you, the recipient of this gift will be able to make both Salted Caramel Cookies and Chocolate Shortbread Cookies that they can personalise with the cookie cutters that also come with this set. I can’t wait to get baking with these this christmas!
USN Fitness Leggings and Sports Bra – £19.99 each. Perfect for the fitness fanatic, fitness gear from USN is a great idea for this Christmas. I’ve written a full review here of my love of these two fitness bits but USN fitness gear is bloody lovely to work out in. It’s got just enough support and stretch to make your workouts really easy with no resistance from the fabrics. They’re great pieces to treat yourself too or to give to the budding gym goer!
£10 and Below Gift Ideas
Millie Mackintosh for John Frieda – £5-£7 . Luxurious Haircare basics are something that I always look forward to getting at Christmas. It’s something that may sound a little silly as shampoo and conditioner is a bit of a necessity year round, but when I open up my sack from my grandparents and there’s a slightly higher price point product sat staring back at me I do get a little excited. This year, I’m all about the Limited Edition Millie Mackintosh Honey Blonde Range from John Frieda. Made with Oatmeal and Honey this set is perfect for making the most of your blonde and emphasising the colour and natural highlights of your hair. I’m super excited to start using these on my ombre and seeing the difference it makes. John Frieda is always a brand you can trust to really deliver when it comes to hair care and this limited edition range is definitely one to try or gift this christmas. I’m also a huge fan of the Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray, it’s the perfect addition to any hair care routine and gives the most natural volume and texture to the hair!
Next Chocolate Lovers Mug Set – £10. Everyone loves a hot chocolate and this set has got it covered for us chocolate lovers! With a gorgeous white ceramic mug and two chocolatey mixes in the form of a hot chocolate and cake-in-a-mug set this gift set is great for warming anyone up over the winter evenings. It also comes packed with mini marshmallows and several heart shaped spoons! It’s the cutest hot chocolate set that I’ve seen this year and for just £10 you really can’t go wrong!
Seventeen Sparkle & Shine Lip Gloss Collection – £6. Filled with six of Seventeen’s Lip Lustre lip glosses this set is great for a gloss or makeup lover. Perfect for adding a slick of shine to any makeup look, this set has six colours for all occasions and would be brilliant for her for Christmas as a stocking filler or for that little girl in your life who’s just starting to explore makeup a little more!
Hershey’s Novelty Lip Balm Selection – £4-£8. The ideal stocking filler gift, these novelty lip balms are great for bulking up anyones presents. Perfect for a lip balm junkie or anyone that loves Hershey’s chocolate, these are a lovely little find. Available in Claire’s, Debenhams or on Amazon, these are great for all ages!
USN Shaker – £4.49. Another for the fitness fanatics, but a little cheaper this time! This USN Shaker is great for anyone into fitness that loves their smoothies or protein shakes. Cheap and cheerful, it’s a really practical present and one that will always go appreciated!
Mens Gift Guide
Adidas Original Court Vantage Low Trainers – £55. Adidas Originals are something that you definitely cannot go wrong with. This all white pair from Size? are perfect for the man in your life. My boyfriend picked these ones out for himself and are just up his street. They’re a classic shoe that never gets old! Size? Have got great Christmas Gift Guides at the moment, so make sure you pop along and take a peep at those because they’ve got something for everybody!
Magnitone Clean Sweep for Men – £85. For the men in your life that love to groom and look after themselves, this gift is perfect for you. The Magnitone Clean Sweep is a facial brush for men, just like the Magnitone brush for women it digs deep into the pores and removes any grime and dirt from the skin leaving your with a cleaner and fresher complexion. Designed by men, for men and using the Vibra-Sonic technology this brush gives the skin a deep cleanse and exfoliation even underneath facial hair. My boyfriend has been using this on his face for a while now and even though he doesn’t see any difference (bloody men!) I definitely can see a difference in his skin and how much clearer it is now! At £85 it’s a little more pricey, but definitely worth it for daily use.
Alien for Men Fragrance Set – £42. Every man likes an aftershave set for Christmas and this one is my top pick for this year! Thierry Mugler Angel for Men gift set comes with a 50ml Eau De Toilette and 50ml Hair and Body Wash in the same scent! With top notes of Bergamot, Lavender and Peppermint and base notes of Vanilla, Caramel, Chocolate and Musk, this sent is sweet yet still very manly. It’s one of my favourite scents for men at the moment and I can’t wait until Steve starts wearing it after Christmas.
Ted Baker Mens Wash Bag – £39.95. This Faux Leather beauty from Ted Baker is the ultimate travel companion for men. With one large compartment ready for all sorts of toiletries and accessories, keeping shape with a wired frame and a base compartment perfect for keeping smaller items secure, this wash bag is ready to go for all occasions. A great gift idea for a man always on the go, you can’t ever go wrong with something as classic as a Ted Baker piece.
BekyLou, Beauty, Fashion, Fitness and Lifestyle Blog based in the South West and London.
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