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The Definitive allbeauty Christmas Gift Guide

The Definitive allbeauty Christmas Gift Guide
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Whilst this year has been unpredictable and we don’t yet know what the festive period is going to look like in terms of get togethers, we can help you with one thing.

And that, allbeauties, is to be prepared for your Christmas gifting.

Read on for our sparkling gift ideas for friends and family!

Maybe there’s even one in there for you...

For the Queen of Luxe

She knows what she wants - but do you know how to read her mind?

If you’re gifting for a Queen of Luxe, it’s important to get it right! Whether it’s your Mum, girlfriend, grandmother, partner, best friend… we’ve picked out some luxe products which are suitable for all ages.

1.  Caudalie Christmas 2020 My Hydrating Essentials

Fresh from the vineyard and under your tree! This gift set contains some of Caudalie’s best-selling hydration products, including a Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (full size).

2. Aromatherapy Associates Christmas 2020 Moment Of Indulgence

Presented in a beautiful dusky pink pouch, this gift is aptly named! It contains Rose Bath & Shower Oil, a Candle Votive and 2 Hydrosol Sheet Masks, everything needed for a moment of pure spa at home indulgence.

3. Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml

In this delicate diamond grenade bottle, you'll find a sparkling explosion of addictive floral notes. Our verdict? This is the ideal gift for an elegant sophisticate in your life.

4. Dr Hauschka Christmas 2020 Radiant Rose Light Kit

This may look like an unassuming set of products but beauty gurus would definitely be excited with this gift, as this, ladies and gentlemen, contains Jennifer Lopez’s favourite moisturiser. That’s correct, Jenny from the Block has been using Dr Hauschka’s rose day cream for over ten years. Did you watch her superbowl performance and see that glowing skin? We are sold!

5. Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile Eau De Parfum 100ml Gift Set

Didn’t get to go away this year? With top notes of Sicilian Mandarin, Calabrian Bergamot and Pepper, this is a sophisticated Italian getaway in a bottle. The ultimate floral evasion - as well as containing an EDP - it also has Shower Gel 75ml and Body Cream 75ml!

6. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Spray 100ml

Stocking filler alert! Infused with 7 precious botanical oils, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse has an unmistakable luxe scent. Created in 1991, and lauded as one of the original multi-purpose products for busy fashionistas, Huile Prodigieuse has been around for over 25 years! It's even been featured in Vogue's beauty hall of fame.

Social Stars

If you follow us on social media (if you don’t, come and join the conversation!) then you will know that we spend a lot of time talking about wishlists!

The lust worthy beauties below will not only look good on your giftee’s Instagram Grid but they also come with great accolades.

1. By Terry Cellurose Brightening CC Serum 30ml

Available in the shades Rose Elixir, Apricot Glow and Sunny Flash, these serums use white rose stem cells to boost skin brightness. A Beauty Editor favourite!

2. M.A.C Lipstick in Whirl

Now we love a M.A.C lipstick but this one is special....Apparently, this is the very shade that Emily wears in “Emily In Paris”. Definitely one to gift a fan of the series (or yourself, we are not judging). This also comes in a mini size!

3. Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml

This new release for 2020 is PERFECT for a playful beauty who isn't afraid to celebrate her originality. Juicy rhubarb and bright daffodil are contrasted with almond milk, cedarwood and cashmeran.

4. BonBon Viktor & Rolf Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml

Described as pure pleasure in a perfume, this sumptuous caramel fragrance is just begging to be unwrapped!

5. Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum Spray 80ml 

According to Carolina Herrera, if you give a girl the right shoe, she can conquer the world. We say that this bottle would definitely slay an Instagram story. Containing notes of tuberose, sambac jasmine, roasted tonka beans and cocoa, this exquisite scent is housed in a statement stiletto bottle.

6. L’Occitane Christmas 2020 Verbena Star

Open this star to reveal three refreshing Verbena scented surprises! This set doubles up as a Christmas decoration.

7. NARS 7 Deadly Sins Audacious Lipstick Palette

Seven lip colours presented in one practical palette. From nude to brazenly bold, this contains a full spectrum of lip colours. Why gift one lipstick when you can gift seven?

8. Benefit Christmas 2020 Cheek Party Mini Blush & Bronzer Gift Set

Benefit Cosmetics release a mini set of cheek blushes and bronzers every Christmas and they always get snapped up very quickly! The products may be mini (presented in dinky clamshells) but they last for ages. Additional reasons why we love them? They represent excellent value for money, are very easy to stash in a handbag and allow you to try out 5 different looks before committing to your favourite full size.

9. M.A.C Art Library in Nude Model

This eyeshadow palette contains 12 highly pigmented neutral colours inspired by the art world. Our favourite shade? Gogh Lightly - the perfect subtle nod to Vincent Van Gogh AND Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffanys. The hipster MUA in your life will appreciate this.

For the Leading Man

We’ve undertaken an extensive beauty and grooming reconnaissance mission to bring you our top recommendations for the leading man in your life!

1. Foreo LUNA 2 for Men

8000 pulsations of sonic-vibration a minute help to unclog pores, clear dirt, residue and oils. A step up from the Luna PLAY, this brush’s gentle pulsations and visible results made it a winner of the Men’s Health Grooming Awards (2017).

2. Braun Beard Trimmer BT3240

This Beard Trimmer from Braun comes with 2 combs, a Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Razor and a Cleaning Brush - the trimming comb offers 39 different length settings!

3. Paco Rabanne Christmas 2020 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml Gift Set

Let them know they're a diamond this Christmas! Inspired by the iconic gold and diamond Paco Rabanne dress worn by Françoise Hardy in 1967, this Paco Rabanne 1 Million set really shines. It contains a spray, a deodorant and a mini!

4. JPG Le Male Eau de Toilette Spray 125ml Gift Set

Ahoy there, this set has everything a sultry sailor needs! Le Male by JPG was launched in 1995 and has been a bestselling fragrance pretty much... ever... since. The fragrance on its own is an extremely popular purchase from allbeauty!

5. Sauvage Dior Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml

Fragrance Foundation Award Winner of 2019, this intense variation of the original Sauvage fragrance by Dior is suave, mysterious and spicy.

6. Tom Ford Noir Eau de Parfum 100ml

This may be on the pricier side of fragrance purchases, but Tom Ford always delivers. Longlasting and high quality, the simple and chic design of the bottle is also a superb style statement.

7. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean Edition Black

Nothing sparks joy like a set of gleaming pearly whites. Be the one who gifts them that smile this Christmas with this ultra sleek electric toothbrush from Philips! Versions are also available in pink, white and rose gold.

For the allbeaut-ician

This has been the year of DIY Beauty! Need a gift for someone who’s been determined to turn their house into a home spa sanctuary? Here are some of our tried and tested favourites!

1. L’Anza Christmas 2020 Healing Nourish Holiday Gift Set

Give the gift of nourished hair this Christmas with L’Anza’s selection of holiday gift sets. The one we’ve picked here focuses on encouraging healthy hair growth and fuller lengths, but there are so many to choose from! From Strength & Repair to Shine, there’s something for everybody’s inner hair stylist. Their Luxury set contains keratin healing oil.

2. NEOM Scent to Make You Happy Feel Good Vibes Essential Oil Blend 10ml

This natural fragrance contains 8 essential oils - including wild mint, mandarin and ylang ylang. Put a few drops in your bath or make like Stacey Solomon and create your own pillow spray! Add a couple of drops of this fragrant oil to distilled water in a small pump bottle. Totally spa-worthy!

3. Vintage Christmas 2020 Emergency Kit

This kit contains clear nail varnish, lip balm, tweezers, mini nail clippers, a hair bobble, nail file, sewing kit, bobby pins, hand cream 25ml and a mirror, all housed within one compact rose gold bag. If you’re looking for a stocking filler, this might just be it!

4. Decléor Christmas Rose Damascena Infinite Soothing Coffret

The contents of this festive coffret are the ideal companions for a night of TLC. Cleanse with the 3 in 1 Hydra-Radiance Cleansing Mousse. Shower or bathe with the Rose D’Orient Bath & Shower Gel. Finish off with the Rose D’Orient cream mask.

5. L’Occitane Christmas 2020 6 Piece Hand Cream Collection

The ultimate soothing set for over-sanitised hands, from L’Occitane’s Christmas 2020 collection. This contains six gorgeous scented treasures - Shea Butter, Cherry Blossom, Shea Delightful Rose, Shea Vanilla, Shea Zesty Lime and our personal favourite… Delicious Almond.

6. BaByliss PRO Dryer in Spectrum Pink Shimmer

BaByliss has been at the forefront of hair tools for over 50 years - this hairdryer gives amazing airflow and neutralises static charge. Salon worthy and display worthy!

7. Braun Silk-épil 3 Rasberry

OK, so an epilator may not be the most glam present to unwrap but in terms of cuteness… we’re kind of in love with this one! Compact, efficient and guaranteed to give long lasting smooth results.

Sending lots of festive wishes and love from afar, where-ever you are!

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