Wishlist Inspiration : Luxury Gifts
Just when you thought your Christmas list was long enough, a collation of luxury gifts for the beauty lover in us all. The big guns of the beauty world are failsafes when it comes to filling the empty space beneath your tree, so expect the below to be ALL of the inspiration you need to add the grand finale of presents to your gift-list. Already submitted? Leave your browser open at this page and hope that someone takes the hint…
FOR THE SKINCARE LOVER : Eve Lom Perfect Partners Gift Set* A practical purchase, as this duo is about as winter-perfect a skincare duo as you'll find. The UK's best-selling cleanser and its (slightly lighter) morning counterpart - a rich, soothing balm which melts away makeup and gently exfoliates and nourishes the skin leaving it instantly softer and brighter. Truly the gift that keeps on giving.
FOR THE INDULGENT BATHER : Jurlique Limited Edition Rose Body Oil* Your list no doubt features lotions and potions aplenty, but for the cherry on top add the above to your collation - a rich moisturising oil with antioxidant protection, this will nourish your body in more ways than one. The perfect massage oil, a luxe essential for dry skin sufferers, and a failsafe for lovers of rose-scented treats. Because after all, you can never have too many bodycare products.
FOR THE SCENT CONNOISSEUR : Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne For a scent with a difference head to the esteemed shelves of your local Jo Malone counter for a fragrance array which will render decision (almost) impossible, and guarantee an exquisitely wrapped gift. And for a winter-perfect perfume opt for my personal favourite, Blackberry & Bay - a rich, tart fragrance with woody undertones which evokes nostalgic memories of long winter walks.
FOR THE GIRL WHO LONGS FOR SUMMER : He-Shi Luxury Gift Set* Maintain your summer glow and be the envy of your NYE party crowd with an instant and long-lasting golden glow c/o tanning extraordinaire He-Shi. Light and moisturising, this lightweight cream can be applied to face and body, providing instant colour in order to prevent streaks and patches. Ideal if you're new to the world of fake tan or prefer a subtle and natural radiance.
FOR THE PRACTICAL GIRL : Aesop A Flaxen Finish Gift Set* Shower gel, body balm, and lip cream may seem like normal, everyday essentials, but when presented in a sturdy tin and emblazoned with the word Aesop, they're certain to set your beauty-loving heart aflutter. If you prefer earthy, herbal scents over the sickly sweet then Aesop are the brand for you. Ignoring traditional conventions of formulating products for the purpose of scent, Aesop's products only contain ingredients vital to their purpose. The result? Products that really REALLY work (and don't smell suspiciously edible).
FOR THE CANDLE HOARDER : Byredo Gingembre Candle* If you haven't yet experienced the luxury of a Byredo candle then you're in for a treat. Aside from that dreamy packaging, these supersize candles have a burn time of 60+ hours, and scent combinations which will have you swooning from first sniff. The 2014 Holiday Collection sees a stellar line-up of winter-worthy scents inspired by the season's traditional spices, presented in chic amber glass vials which spread a warm glow - ideal for creating the perfect festive ambience. With notes of ginger, black pepper, and vanilla, Gingembre evokes memories of sweet treats from the bakery (without the addition of synthetic ingredients).
FOR THE GIRL WHO HAS IT ALL : Chanel No5 The Body Lotion You already own the perfume, so what better to enhance the classic fragrance than the corresponding body lotion? Chanel's bodycare options were always going to be luxurious, but this chic bottle does more than just look (and admittedly smell) pretty. Rich and extremely hydrating, a generous coating of this silky smooth cream will replenish your moisture levels in no time - and as expected there's not an ounce of grease or residue in sight. The famous scent works perfectly in lotion form, a little more subtle than the perfume but equally as long lasting and every bit as luxe.
What stars on your luxury gift list this festive season?