Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Gifts For Her Over £20 | Christmas Gift Guides 2017

Yes, I’m back with more Christmas Gift Guides! They are always some of my most popular posts of the year, so it only seems right that I bring them back in 2017! I have four huge Christmas Gift Guides this year, which will cross all different price points and a variety of different themes. So, brace yourself for lots of festivity and a bulk load of present suggestions! This second guide is once again focussed on gifts for her, but this time all the gifts are under £20 and there’s a real mix of beauty and lifestyle ideas. If you’re looking for smaller gifts, check out my Gifts Under £10 post here and my Gifts Under £20 post here. Let’s get started… 

For the makeup junkie
Of course, in my opinion you can’t go wrong with a makeup gift! I’m loving the Millie Macintosh Beauty Ultimate Beauty Collection* (£30 here), which is beautifully packaged in a large rose gold box! Inside the box there are seven products, which cover everything from eyeshadow to bronzer. I’ve had all these products out of the box and played with them and I have to say they are all beautiful quality. I love a bit of glitter and shimmer, so the Sigma Beauty Loose Glitter and Shimmer Kits* ($30 here) make amazing gifts! Inside each box you get a mix of three shimmers or glitters, which you can use in loads of different ways – use them as eyeshadow, as highlight, as lip-gloss or as dusting all over the skin. The possibilities are endless! 

The nail kit I want to mention is The Gold Standard Christmas Gift Set from Butter London* (£25 here). It’s a five-item collection which features the best regal shades in high shine, gel-like hues, plus a 24-karat gold-flecked top coat which is sure to finish any nail polish in style!  Brows on fleek are not going anywhere soon, which is why I think the Tweezerman Mini Brow Rescue Kit* (£26 here) is an incredible buy! Keep your brows looking perfect at any time and in any location, with this handbag sized brow rescue kit! It fits into the smallest of bags and includes the Mini Slant Tweezer, the Mini Browmousse, the Mini Brow Brush and the Mini Eyenhance Brow Highlighter. 

For the lipstick fiend 
If you’re buying for someone who loves lipstick, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are a lot of products out there! The NYX Professional Makeup Matte vs. Metals Lip Vault* (£30 here) is one of my must-buy gifts this year. It’s a huge vault which includes both matte and metallic finishes for endless looks. The set includes six shades of Liquid Suede Cream and six shades of the Cosmic Metals Lip Cream, in nude, red and pink hues. For something a little smaller, but more high-end, there’s the theBalm 'meet Matt(E) Hughes' Lipstick Set* (£26 here). Inside the set, you get six mini long-lasting liquid lipsticks, which are a super cute handbag size. Each lipstick in this gift is beautiful – they have everything from nude hues to bold Christmas party shades. 

Again, if you have a glitter fan in your tribe, I highly recommend the Beauty BLVD Glitter Lips  Merry Kissmas Set* (£30 here). You can’t help but wow when your lips are covered in glitter and this little set has you covered! There are three showstopping shades (Ruby Slippers, Vintage Pretty and Sparkling Rose) which will all add that extra wow factor. My last gift suggestion for the lipstick fiend is the Too Faced Under The Kissletoe Liquidfied Lipstick Set* (£22 here). This one arrives in a gorgeous metallic bright pink box, which is finished with some seasonal illustrations. Inside you get four of Too Faced’s bestselling Melted, Melted Matte, Melted Chocolate, and Melted Latex lipstick shades. It’s a fantastic set as there are four different finishes, in a variety of shades – there’s everything from nude browns, pinks and festive berry colours. So, no matter the taste of the person you’re buying for, they will absolutely find something in the box that they like. 

For the person who loves her makeup brushes
If you’re unsure of someone’s makeup taste, or you’re unsure what they have already, makeup brushes make an amazing gift! The good news is that the genius team at Real Techniques have you covered! One of my favourite gifts is the Real Techniques Illuminate + Accentuate Set* (£40, currently £30 here) – perfect for contouring goddess on your gift list! Inside are six six different products inside to help you spotlight and sculpt the face (a brand new Bronzer Brush, Contour Brush, Domed Shadow Brush, Shading Brush, Smudge Brush, the Miracle Complexion Sponge and the Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge). 

This year the Bold Metals team have created the Bold Metals Eyes + Lips Set* (£30 here), which has all the tools you need for perfect eyes and lips this season. Including the 200 Oval Shadow Brush, the 203 Tapered Shadow Brush and the new 302 Pointed Lip Brush, all in a handy Brush Cup!

When it comes to keeping brushes in good condition, everyone needs the Sigma Dry And Shape Spa* ($29 here). It’s a super clever a patented design for cleaning, drying and reshaping face and eye brushes all in one gadget. The center core features all 7 of the trusted Sigma Spa patented brush cleaning textures, while the removable bases transform the gadget into a Sigma Dry'n Shape Tower holding up to 18 brushes at once. 

For an experience that really matters
For me nothing is better than a gift that keeps on giving and I LOVE making memories with my family and friends. This year BuyAGift have an amazing #buyaBETTERgift campaign, which focuses all ‘Gifts for Christmas, Experiences for Life’. So it's a fabulous place to find a gift that will matters and makes a lovely memory! I recently tested the Relaxing Spa Day For Two At A Macdonald Hotel Gift* (£99 here) and it really was lovely. The gifted and a guest can treat themselves to a spa day at one of Macdonald Hotels’ 19 sumptuous spa destinations. You can enjoy the amazing array of incredible spa facilities, as well as picking your very own 25-minute treatment to really unwind! The Macdonald locations are always so pretty and inviting, so it really feels like a special occasion! 

For the fragrance obsessed
Moving on to sweet, sweet smells, I have some amazing options for you! First up let’s talk shopping at the airport – many of us travel to see family at this time of year, so why not finish up your shopping with a 20% saving? I absolutely LOVE this Lancome La Vie Est Belle Set*, which comes with a huge 85ml bottle of perfume, plus a little rollerball of fragrance for your handbag! 

The world went a little bit mad for the Missguided Babe Power Eau De Parfum* (£28 here) this year! It arrives in a bottle, designed to look just like a can and smells delicious! The top notes include grapefruit zest, sour cherry, pink pepper, crisp apple, pineapple and rhubarb, the heart is more floral, with orange blossom, peony and jasmine, whilst the base includes vanilla, candy floss, sensual musk and amber crystals.

If you’re looking for a little fragrance gift, I love this Ghost White Light 30ml Set* (£22.99 here). The White Light scent from Ghost includes a mix of fresh juicy pear and mandarin combined with jasmine, violet and patchouli and vanilla – the perfect fresh, sophisticated scent! Inside the box you get a 30ml bottle of fragrance, paired with a little cosmetic mirror, which is perfect for your handbag! 

Of course, you really can’t go wrong with a candle and I have loads here for you to choose from! First up we have the Mini Moderns Pavilion Scented Candle* (£24 candle) – which arrives in the coolest abstract jar and includes the Gin Fizz fragrance. It’s a cocktail of lemon and juniper berry with notes of fresh geranium. The Mini Moderns candles are made using a unique blend of waxes and have a pure cotton wick, which means if you really look after them, they can last 50 hours! There is no doubt that the world loves Orla Kiely, so I think the Orla Kiely Earl Grey Candle* (£25 here) is a good safe bet! Presented in a beautiful glass jar embellished with one of Orla Kiely's signature prints and scented with oils of bergamot, clary sage, orange peel and smokey black tea.

Christmas candles don’t get more iconic than the SPACE NK Shimmering Spice Candle* (£26 here). This year it’s in the most gorgeous jar, finished with metallic details and as always, it’s completely exclusive to the festive season. The scent is everything I love about Christmas - Cinnamon and spice are intermingled with orange, mandarin, with a warm and cosy cedar base that is infused with a hint of sweet vanilla. The other Christmas scented candle I want to mention is the Morris & Co. Strawberry Thief Scented Candle* (£25 here). It arrives in a bespoke glass with full colour Morris & Co. design and the scent is truly to die for, with rich, earthy grounding scents.

For the pamper queen
Now this is where the gifts get really impressive and very indulgent! For me nothing says spa-like pamper like ESPA and the ESPA Trio Of Light Set* (£45 here), truly makes my heart skip a little tiny beat. Inside the gorgeous silver, ribbon tied box, you get three stunning ESPA candles, allowing you to experience ESPA aromas in miniature form. There is 70g sized candles of the Mini Soothing Candle, the Mini Restorative Candle and the Mini Energising Candle. 

So many of us love rose-scented products, which is why I just had to include the REN 'Tis The Season To Feel Rosey Luxury Rose Gift Set* (£49 here). Inside the gorgeously decorated box, you get a luxurious selection from REN’s multi-award winning Moroccan Rose Otto range! There’s the Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash (200ml), the Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Polish (75ml) and the stunning Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil (100ml). 

When it comes to spa-like pamper, for me there is nothing that beats Comfort Zone. I was introduced to them this year and I’ve just not looked back! Some of their gifts this year are very extravagant and I know that they’d go down well with any pamper fan. First up we have the Comfort Zone Tranquillity Kit* (£63 here), which is everything you need for an aromatic cleansing experience. Inside you get the Tranquillity Shower Cream (200ml), the Tranquillity Body Cream (200ml) and the Tranquillity Hand Cream (75ml). The ultimate in extravagant gifts however is the Comfort Zone Sublime Skin Kit* (£100 here). It has everything you need for giving your skin a bit of TLC, leaving it feeling plump and firm! Including the Sublime Skin Serum (50ml) and the Sublime Skin Eye Cream (15ml).

I’ve been a fan of Green People for a long time and I think the A Heavenly Treat Gift Set* (£50 here) is set to wow any natural-product fan! Inside the lovely box you get a special skin care trio, which are all scented with Damask Rose, soft Jasmine and Lemon. There is the Damask Rose Cleanser (50ml), the Damask Rose Moisturiser (50ml) and the Damask Rose Hand Cream (50ml). Another beautiful skincare set this year is the Balance Me Indulge Me Gift Set* (£30 here). This one is perfect for after Christmas party season, when you’ve well and truly over-indulged. Including the Balance Me favourites: Pure Skin Face Wash (40ml), the Moisture Rich Face Cream (20ml), the Rose Otto Face Oil (30ml) and the Wonder Eye Cream (7ml).

I’ve spoken a few times on my blog about my love for Bodhi & Birch and if you know a bath fan, this gift is 100% for you! The Bodhi & Birch Aromatique Bath & Body Collection* (£50 here), includes eight different Bodhi & Birch products, offering the ultimate luxury gift-set. There are six favourites from Bodhi & Birch range, plus two new Limited Edition products. Some of my favourites inside the gift include the Flora Paradiso De-Stress Massage & Body Oil (15ml) and the Camomile Sky Bath & Shower Therapy (50ml).
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