By Mera Tabarruk
The time of the year has come to spoil your loved ones rotten, and with life being so full of chaos and filled with uncertainty, you truly want to appreciate this Christmas whether you are spending it with your family, friends, or flatmates – this is the perfect time to show those around you how much they mean to you.
Although Christmas is supposed to be the season where everything is merry and bright, let’s face it, we’ve all experienced that last-minute shopping craze and probably will again this time around considering Christmas is literally just around the corner.
To help you with last-minute gift ideas, we’ve compiled a curated list of our favourite Christmas gifts that will surely bring a smile across anyone’s face.
*P.S, although Christmas is about gift-giving that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to one (or two) of these gifts too! 😉
Happy shopping Beauty Book readers and a Merry Christmas to you all!
When it comes to gift-giving, you can never go wrong with a gift set – think care package! Elizabeth Arden’s Power In Numbers: PREVAGE 2.0 contains an Anti-Aging Daily Serum, Treatment Boosting Cleanser, Eye Serum and a Superstart Skin Renewal Booster all for $299.00 NZD valued at $396.00 NZD.
For the makeup lovers, this Elizabeth Arden Grand Lashes Dramatic Volume, Length & Curl Mascara Set includes a Mascara, Eyeliner and Makeup Remover for $60.00 NZD.
The Miss Dior fragrance set is a beautiful ready-to-gift present that includes the Miss Dior EDP and travel spray – A fresh, floral and woody trail. This fragrance set is $325.00 NZD.
This Splashing Stars Cleanser & Scrub Duo by Ole Henriksen makes for a wonderful gift to those who love skincare or who are newly getting into it. The duo comes with Ole Henriksen’s Lemonade Soothing Scrub (a personal favourite of mine – leaves your skin feeling so soft and plump!) and the Truth Juice Daily Cleanser. The duo can be purchased at Sephora online or in-store for $40.00 NZD.
Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Anti Dark Spot Solution Skincare Set is the ultimate brightening range featuring the cult favourite and best-selling Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. The set also comes with a Dark Spot Correcting Glycolic Night Cream and the Brightening Glycolic Essence for $119.00 NZD.
If you know someone that loves wearing false lashes, then you have to get them on Ardell’s Magnetic Lash Singles Demi Wispies. Pair these with the Ardell Magnetic Gel Liner and you’ll find yourself a revolutionary multi-magnet combo that uses virtually invisible magnets to connect lashes seamlessly. To spice up their lash game even more, Ardell’s Aqua Lashes are a fun and innovative dip and stick water-activated formula for beautiful and full lashes!
Teddy Lane has launched a brand new Limited Edition range with Karen Murrell which makes the perfect gift for those who love getting their nails done and even better, match your lipstick with your nails! These press on nails can be purchased individually for $28.99 NZD or in a set with a matching Karen Murrell lipstick for $39.00 NZD.
For those who love burning candles, this Christmas Mini Candle Trio from Glasshouse Fragrances includes Christmas scents to get you into the spirit such as Night Before Christmas, White Christmas and Gingerbread House – yum! These triple scented soy candles are $69.99 NZD.
Aesop has a few gift sets and one I personally love is The Advocate for it includes the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, Citrus Melange Body Cleanser, Rind Concentrate Body Balm. These leave your skin feeling soft and smelling delicious! The Advocate set can be purchased online or in-store for $140.00 NZD.
Treat yourself or a loved one to a well-rested sleep with the Pure Silk Sleep Mask designed to sit comfortably over the eye area without pulling the skin or hair. This luxe sleeping essential protects the delicate skin around the eye from pulling or tugging which makes for quality sleep and prevents premature wrinkles. This pure silk sleep mask retails for $65.00 NZD.