Travelling this December? If so, then here’s some inspired gifts to pick up from World Duty Free…
There’s never a reason not to visit World Duty Free if you’re travelling, but this Christmas there’s even more reason to stop by. With Christmas now fast approaching you’ll be hard pushed to beat the duty free prices they offer across everything in store. With duty free now being a huge 20% off permanently, if you’re travelling you could do all your Christmas shopping on the way through the airport, save yourself a huge chunk of money and rest in the knowledge that you’ve ticked everything off your list before you even take off. Sounds pretty good right? So whether you’re jetting off for some winter sun, or taking a quick trip for work – there’s now every reason to do some festive shopping before you leave.
Whenever I talk about World Duty Free, people always seem so surprised with everything they stock – especially in beauty. In fact, there’s very few brands they don’t stock – consider them the ultimate beauty mecca, especially because the prices are always lower than the high street! It’s one of the main reasons I save up before my holiday – to spend in-store before I go!
So bearing in mind that when you’re going through World Duty Free, you’re always on the way somewhere, time is usually of the essence. With that in mind I thought it would be best to create a quick-shop list of the best gifts to pick up in-store when you’re travelling through, to help save time as well as money and complete your Christmas shopping…
Acqua Di Parma Magnolia Nobile Coffret
If you’re looking for an exquisite fragrance set this Christmas that not only smells beautiful but looks it too, then you must take a look at the Acqua di Parma Magnolia Mobile gift set. It comes in the most beautiful hat box style package so it looks every bit the exclusive gift that will help you make a statement on Christmas morning. The set also contains a full sized 100ml eau de parfum alongside shower gel and body cream so you’ve got all your scented bases covered with this one. If you like musky scents (like me!) then you’ll love this as the fragrance itself is a woody blend of vanilla and musk that’s really warming and lovely during the colder months. I find all Acqua Di Parma scents to be really strong and impactful, this is no different and women who like strong, bold perfume will adore it.
Omorovicza Multi Masking Collection
To give the gift of a good pamper session you’ve got to have the tools to achieve pure relaxation and the Omorovicza Multi Masking Collection is perfect for this. The set contains three beautiful masks, all infused with lots of healthy ingredients to help skin look and feel it’s best. I get this limited edition set every year as it’s one of my favourite mask sets and such good value. The Deep Cleansing Mask is my first choice and always the one I use up first as it helps to clear the pores and absorb excess oil – perfect for the winter months. The set also comes with an application brush to help you get even coverage on the skin – which makes all the difference when trying to get as many pamper sessions as possible out of each glorious one!
MAC Taste of Stardom Mini Lipstick Set
If you’re blowing the budget and MAC is your go-to then I must suggest the Taste of Stardom Mini Lipstick Set because what girl (or guy!) wouldn’t adore to receive this on Christmas morning?! This beautiful Christmas collection features 12 cult-status MAC lipsticks, the best of the best shades, and they’re all housed in limited edition sparkly bullets that make each one look so fancy. The whole set comes complete in the most beautiful violet pouch to store them in as well. This sort of gift is perfect for the make up lovers – there’s multiple different finishes of lipstick in here, as well as colours across the everyday lipstick spectrum. So you’ve got something for all occasions and you’ll be stocked up with lipsticks for the foreseeable future. Plus as they’re all travel sizes it means they’ll fit perfectly inside your handbag – you can even take two out each day for alternation. See, clever thinking!
MAC Shining Moment Kit
If you’re looking for something a little more budget-appealing then try the MAC Shining Moment Kit instead. This Travel Exclusive set is perfect for party season and it looks every bit as snazzy as you’d like to think you would too when you head out for the festivities! The set contains a mini glitter pot, a clear Lipglass and a bright baby pink Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick. Which means you’ve got your eyes and lips covered and ready for a great night out. I love how pretty the eye glitter looks and the bright lip would mean you’ve got a whole look in this one cute set. A perfect stocking filler for the dancing queens.
Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Whipped Body Butter
I can’t recommend this product highly enough, but where to start?! This limited edition whipped body butter from Kiehl’s is a product you’ll want on your bathroom shelf long after Christmas – which means it would also make a lovely gift (as well as a treat for you!) It’s made with soy milk and honey so it smells absolutely yummy, it’s one of those lovely, rich and relaxing scents that’s not overbearing but really nice – so you don’t get fed up of it at all. Plus the Creme de Corps in general works so well to nourish and moisturise the skin. I find when I get dry patches in winter this will help ease them really quickly. Plus it’s the time of year when we get beautiful limited edition packaging from Kiehl’s and this year’s designs are so festive – another great beauty stocking filler.
Tiffany Fragrance Trio
When it comes to fragrances, you may be wanting to buy a gift for more than one person, so why not check out this Tiffany Fragrance Trio as your next option? It’s an absolutely beautiful set – there’s not a girl around who doesn’t appreciate finding a Tiffany blue box under her tree at Christmas, and this fragrance collection is no different. Inside you’ll find 3 x 30ml fragrances – the first is the original, the one that makes you swoon. It’s a beautiful and bright blend of mandarin and Iris Flower – which smells like a bright, fresh day with a hint of floral, sweet tones to make it extra feminine. The second bottle in the set is a lighter version of the original, less heady and an eau de toilette – this is the sheer option. Then there’s the Intense bottle which is a stronger version that offers you more intense fragrance and something that’s going to make you remember it. Having the three different strengths in one gift set gives you all the control over how you wear your perfume, and I’m a huge fan of it for that.
Eve Lom Decadent Cleanser Gift Set
If you’re shopping for a skincare lover and want to truly knock their socks off then the Eve Lom Decadent Cleanser Gift Set is absolutely the perfect thing to do that. This towering gift box contains four different sizes of the cult status cleansing balm – you’ve got a travel size right through to the mega size and two in between so you’ve got enough cleanser to last you for months! Plus you have the novelty of knowing that this cleanser is one of the very best on the market – and now you’ve got it in every possible size. The set also comes with three separate cloths to be used with the cleanser, and I’ve found with experience they’re great for removing the product and all traces of the day along with it. If skincare lovers are on your Christmas shopping list then you’ll earn huge brownie points with this luxurious gift set.
Urban Decay Naked Honey
And finally what Gift Guide would be complete without a beautiful eyeshadow palette? And this Christmas the perfect palette is the newly launched Urban Decay Naked Honey – which is full of golden goodness that will look great throughout party season and long into next year. Gold tones are actually really lovely to work into everyday looks as well as being perfect for an evening out, so this palette is a versatile one for your collection. It also comes with a great brush that makes blending a dream and helps to create a soft transition in your eyelid crease. I know I’m so excited to play around with the palette a little bit more and any beauty lover would feel the same.
Versace Eros Gift Set
Naturally I’d head straight to the male fragrance department in World Duty Free if I was picking up a Christmas gift for my husband – duty free prices really look enticing on expensive fragrances, don’t they? So with that in mind, this year a great gift set for him would be the Versace Eros set. Containing a full-sized 50ml fragrance, the set also contains a matching 100ml shower gel. I always go for the sets that have a shower gel within them because I think if you wash with a scent in the shower, then spray it on the skin afterwards, it will double up the strength of the fragrance overall – that’s my logic anyway! So this one was a no-brainer for me. Plus it’s the perfect fresh but sultry scent for the modern man. It’s woody with base notes of cedarwood and vanilla so it’s got that wonderful and delicious edge, with heart notes of tonka bean so it’s really masculine at the same time. It’s an absolute winner if you like a sexy scent on the men in your life!
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Skincare for men doesn’t have to be anything you don’t want it to be. My husband adores the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream and uses it every single day. I’ve purchased him so many different types of facial creams over the past few years and this is always the one he comes back to and refuses to leave now. It’s the most gentle cream that’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin types (I’ve also used it on my children in the past) and it offers excellent moisture protection that means you don’t have to worry about skin drying out. It’s unfragranced and it absorbs into the skin really quickly without any residue. Plus the limited edition Christmas design is so cute – who’s not going to love it?
So no matter where you’re jetting off to or who you’re shopping for this Christmas, World Duty Free certainly have the biggest and best range of gifts to pick from. Not only can you shop their gifts at duty free prices but you can also order ahead of time if you’re rushing. Using their Reserve & Collect Service means you can reserve items and have them waiting for you in-store at your chosen terminal. This means you don’t even need to browse if you know what you want ahead of your visit. So you get to save money, pick up some of the best gifts on offer and tick off those to-do list gifts, sounds pretty perfect right?
All you need to do is sit back and enjoy your flight afterwards.
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