With only three more weekends to do your Christmas shopping, I have put together your ultimate must-have gift guide for the beauty and skin care lovers out there. Whether you are buying for a male or female, I have picked out the best beauty buys out now to suit every budget so you are sure to find something that a loved one won't be able to resist.
Ideas for Her
Hourglass is one of those brands that exuberates luxury. Its weighty rose gold packaging oozes sophistication and the ambient lighting powers have become a firm cult favourite. This limited edition Ambient Light Edit includes the iconic setting powders, blush, bronzer and an exclusive strobing powder.
If Fragrances are more her thing, the Limited edition Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb eau de Parfum exclusive to Selfridges should please her senses. This delicate floral fragrance includes notes of jasmine, rose, fresia, orchards and patchouli. It is presented in a stunning multi-faceted bottle and would look beautiful on anyone's dresser.
With Strobing on trend this Autumn/Winter, the Becca Opal glow on the go is a clutch-sized highlighting kit that with make sure your skin is beaming this party season.
Nail lovers out there will love this Essie All I Want for Christmas collection - five great shades to see you through Christmas and beyond.
Soap and Glory is always a good choice when it comes to budget and quality. Whether you go for bath, body or Makeup, their Christmas gift sets offer a wide selection that feature the most popular products.
The Body Shop know how to do gift boxes and with so many delicious scents to choose from you're bound to find something for that special someone. The Fuji Green Tea Festive set is a perfect gift. Containing shower gel, body butter and scrub, soap and bath lily that have all been beautifully blended with the essence of pure, hand-picked green tea leaves from Mount Fuji, Japan.
Ideas for Him
You cannot go wrong with the masculine woody, timeless fragrance of Chanel Bleu. Notes of amber, musk and dry cedar are blended with New Caledonian Sandalwood to add elegance and depth.
The Japanese know skin care and men's grooming is booming and SK-II's miracle product has been specially formulated for men. This treatment contains over 90% pitera™, the active ingredient that's at the core of every SK-II product. Within two weeks your skin will be looking restored, balanced, brightened and look more and more youthful over time.
Trendy facial hair isn't going anywhere, so if you have a man in your life who is sporting some facial fuzz, treat him to the Tom Ford Neroli Portofini Conditioning beard oil. A lightweight blend of oils and vitamin E that conditions and softens leaving his beard kiss-ably soft.
Floris Perfumers to Her Majesty the Queen, is the oldest English retailer of fragrance and toiletries. This is an iconic British brand and still family-run. Floris' No.89 Shaving Soap is triple-milled formulated with shea butter to create a rich, creamy lather for a smooth shave. Beautifully presented in a wooden shaving bowl the soap contains mellow woody notes with a cool citrus twist of bergamot, lemon and orange.
Just because its budget doesn't mean it can't feel luxurious. Treat his working hands to the Kiehl's Limited Edition Richly Hydrating Hand Cream. It is enriched with a fresh, invigorating coriander scent and formulated with Shea butter and Vitamin E, for soft supple hands.
Liz Earle for Men Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser is a bestseller, for both men and women alike. This is a powerful yet gentle cleanser that takes away dirt and excess oils helping to unclog pores. Free from mineral oil, this is a rich creamy balm suitable for all skin types and with the pure muslin cloth to help remove dead cells it leaves your skin beautifully soft revealing great-looking skin.