If you’re looking for Last Minute Christmas Gifts then I’ve got all your beauty bases covered…
There’s only a few more shopping days left now folks so if (like me and half the country) you’ve forgotten someone you needed to buy for or played the game of pulling-everything-out-of-its-hiding-place-to-see-what-you’ve-got and realised you’re not quite as prepared as you thought then you could be heading back to town to fetch those last minute gifts. (Or you could be someone like my husband who’s not even started yet…) Either way, there’s quite a lot of us making those last few shop visits in the coming days.
So if you’re joining me in the pre-Christmas shopping scramble between now and then for last minute Christmas gifts, I’ve made a list of some fab ones to grab. Hopefully saving you precious time browsing if you’re unsure of what to get and will see you back home, tucked up on the sofa with a Mince Pie and Christmas Movies 24 in no time…
Murad Renewing Vibes Skincare Gift Set – £75
If you’re in need of last minute Christmas gifts that tick the ‘main pressie’ box or you’re looking to spoil a skincare lover then the perfect option for you would be the Murad Renewing Vibes Skincare Gift Set this year. Containing everything you need to renew the skin and get back to its natural glow over the festive period, this set will not only cover all your daily regime bases, but it will also help with starting the new year with a skin overhaul. The set contains the Murad Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel which works to give salon-level peel results but from the comfort of your own home. This means that you can remove the top layer of dead skin cells that blocks pores and will reveal brighter, new skin beneath it for a natural and healthy complexion. Teamed with matching Night Cream, Eye Serum and retinol serum this set is everything you’ll need to feel great in January. So much more than a gift set, right?
Missguided Babe Night Eau de Parfum 80ml – £23.80
Perfume is a great gift for anyone at Christmas. Last minute or not, I always think that giving a great perfume shows you’ve thought about the person in question. I know lots of people think the opposite, but to me, if you’ve spent time finding a scent that you think will perfectly suit that person then it shows you’ve taken the time to find something really personal to them. And anything with effort is the real winner, right? The Missguided Babe Night perfume is a great gift for the strong, independent women among us. It’s got a sexy and sultry base note mix of patchouli and vanilla so it’s one of those strong and powerful musky perfumes. With top notes of jasmine and orange blossom it becomes a feminine scent with a sexy base – great for all the young women and millennials on your last minute Christmas gifts list.
Jessica Phenom Arctic Gift Set – £24.95
Something I don’t spend enough time doing these days is painting my nails. I usually do it when I’m pampering, relaxed and in the chilled out zone. But that’s not often! So a beautiful set for the woman who needs an excuse to make time for herself is the Jessica Phenom Arctic Set. Containing a base coat, vivid colour polish in Fa La La Red and the finale shine top coat, this triple set will give you beautiful and festive looking nails. And what I love about the Phenom range is that it gives gel-like shine and duration without chipping, so no expensive salon trips needed. If you’re short of inspiration this year, a set like this from Jessica is a great place to start.
Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo Gift Set – £18
A gift set that’s both practical and luxury is the Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo Gift Set. As any gal who likes hair care will know, Living Proof are one of those top level, luxury brands that offer your locks some serious love with their products. One of their cult pieces is the PhD Dry Shampoo which everyone (including me) loves. It’s a special formula that has no white residue and makes hair looks and feel cleaner for longer. Perfect for the in between hair-wash days. Anyone with an active career of life in general will love this and appreciate the brand.
No7 Ultimate Eye Palette – £20
Naturally an eyeshadow palette was going to feature here wasn’t it, you know they’re my favourites! And this year you can get a really lovely one from No7, their Ultimate Eye Palette. It’s only £20 and it’s part of the Christmas 3 for 2 at Boots so you can snap one up and maybe a treat for yourself at the same time. With 16 shimmery shades it’s versatile enough to suit all skin tones and it’s a brand all women know and love which means it’s a safe bet if you’re usually unsure with make up. The gold and sparkly compact also comes with a brush for application too so it’s a winner of a gift as it’s all your eye make up needs in one.
No7 Glamorous Lip and Eye Purse – £10
Team the above with the No7 Glamorous Lip and Eye Purse because you’ve got to take full advantage of the 3 for 2 offer, right? This gorgeous little zip purse contains a travel sized lipstick in a very versatile and flattering pink shade, it’s got a crayon texture and creamy payoff so it’s great for women of all ages. It also contains a travel sized mascara to coat the lashes so when you’ve finished applying your new eyeshadow from the above palette, finish the look with this lipstick and mascara. And with both of these you can then pick the third item in the offer for yourself. Winner.
Styledry Disco Made Me Do It Set – £27.95
What’s more perfect for the young and fun loving gal on your still to-buy list? I adore the Styledry Disco Made Me Do It Set because it’s got retro disco vibes written all over it! Contained in the most fun and sparkly disco themed sequin bag you’ll find one of the most snazzy shower caps you’ll have ever seen in your life! It’s metallic, it’s funky and fresh and it keeps hair perfectly dry while you’re showering away. No need for boring shower caps these days folks, you’re absolutely stylish even when showering with this. The set also contains some of the Styledry compact dry shampoo which is a powder you apply with precision and not a spray – quite unique really. Looks snazzy and they’ll feel sassy. Winner.
E.L.F Under The Mistletoe Moisturizer Set & Candy Kisses Lip Balm Set – up to £15
I love the E.L.F gift sets this year and if you need some last minute Christmas gifts for the teens, twenty-somethings or the snazzy early 30’s in your life then these sets would make wonderful pressies. I personally think that the Under The Mistletoe Moisturizer set is a great one because it’s got a hydrating primer for underneath the makeup to stop skin drying out throughout the day, it’s also got a day cream and some serum-type drops to keep things as hydrated as needed for clear skin. A practical one for sure. Then you could pair with the Candy Kisses Lip Balm Set which is only £6 and features three lovely and lightly tinted lip balms. Each one offers the lips a dose of nourishment while coating them in sheer and creamy colour, a great one for beauty lovers of all ages, and they look pretty darn cute too.
Dermalogica Be Bright Daily Microfoliant Hanger – £12
A great stocking filler if you’re looking for something to fill out the stash is the Dermalogica Be Bright Daily Microfoliant. A daily powder exfoliant which turns to a paste-like cream when it comes into contact with water, this offers a daily skincare step that promises to revive dull skin and keep it looking and feeling super fresh. Working to micro-exfoliate dead cells, your skin doesn’t feel tough or taught after use either as Dermalogica are one of the nicest brands for high performance skincare that’s still very gentle.
So if you’re looking for last minute Christmas gifts that can keep all the beauty lovers in your life very happy this festive season then I’m sure you’ve found some great inspiration here! Just because it’s last minute, doesn’t mean it needs to be a rushed, impulse buy. Something off this list is guaranteed to make anyone smile and earn you brownie points too. They’ll never know how close you left it to purchase either, so we’ll keep that to ourselves!
Happy last minute shopping guys!
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