Hi hello hi and welcome back to this little space on the web which I call my own, or if you’re new here then hello I hope you stick around. (Please make sure to hit subscribe to have my posts arrive directly in your inbox.) As I’m sure you’re well aware Christmas is rapidly approaching and it’s always great to be prepared for the big day!
If you’re like me then you may have started your Christmas shopping a while ago and if you aren’t then there’s no need to worry, there is still plenty of time left to get the perfect gifts for your friends or loved ones.
I’m hoping that we can make this Christmas the best one yet, and with that said I’ve found some pretty amazing gifts which in my opinion will make this gift guide even better than last years!
Anywayyyy that’s enough rambling, let’s talk about the gifts shall we? (the bit you actually came here for). Oh and make sure to grab a cuppa as this is another long one…
Stocking fillers & smaller gifts
Whether you’ve got stockings to fill, secret Santa gifts to buy (if you’re not working from home and your colleagues like festive fun) or just want smaller gift ideas for tighter budgets then I’ve got some fab ideas for you.
WETBRUSH – SPEED DRY – SKY BLUE – RRP £11.99
I’ve been a WetBrush fan for over 10 years now, since I qualified as a hairdresser (time sure does fly by) so I can safely say this is a gift for all. Not only does the WetBrush help maintain healthy hair but this one is designed to help you blowdry your hair with speed whilst protecting your precious locks.
PAUL & JOE – MOISTURISING HAND CREAM – RRP £11 // LIP TREATMENT BALM – RRP £12.25
Paul & Joe have some fabulous gifts, this limited edition lip balm and hand cream are the perfect stocking fillers with their winter scents! Shea butter and olive oil combine for long-lasting hydration.
MYLEE – ICE ICE BABY COLLECTION 2X10ML – GEL POLISH – RRP £14.50 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
These Christmassy coloured gel polishes are perfect for anyone who wants a lasting mani, who’s got time to be re-doing their nails over the festive period? Not me.
DRY BAR – HOT TODDY HEAT PROTECTANT MIST – RRP £14 // DETOX DRY SHAMPOO ORIGINAL – RRP £13 // TRIPLE SEC 3 IN 1 FINISHING SPRAY – RRP £14 // VOLUME BOOSTING ROOT LIFTER – RRP £14 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
The perfect minis for great hair on the go, whether they are in your handbag, your travel essential or you just want to try a mini before committing to the full sized product.
JOJO GLOW – REUSABLE MAKEUP PADS ‘ORIGINAL’ MICROFIBRE CLEANSING PADS – PACK OF 3 – RRP £18
Now I’ve tried my fair share of makeup remover cloths and pads but these are by far my favourite. Not only are they pretty and super soft (how I imagine a cloud would be) but they are a really good size too. So many makeup remover pads are too small, meaning that you can’t remove a full face of makeup and feel truly clean, and are a bit flimsy so aren’t that easy to use. These pads do it all and are waaayyy better for the environment than traditional cotton wool pads that are single use.
Gifts over £20
MILANI – ALL INCLUSIVE EYE, CHEEK & FACE PALETTE MEDIUM TO DEEP – RRP £21 // KEEP IT FULL NOURISHING PLUMPER – RRP £13 (Cruelty Free)
This Milani palette is a beautiful collection of products including; two blush shades, a bronzer, highlighter and 3 eyeshadow shades, all of which are very pigmented. This palette will take you from day to night with both the shimmery and matte shades. An all in one palette is amazing for trips away as it dramatically reduces the number of products you need to pack, it’s a game changer!
If you’re looking for a product that delivers maximum hydration and lip plumping in one then the nourishing plumper is an amazing product, plus it’s vegan!
O•P•I LOS ANGELES – JEWEL BE BOLD MINI NAIL LACQUER 10 PIECE (ICONICS) – RRP £44.90 // JEWEL BE BOLD MINI NAIL LACQUER 4 PIECE CRACKER – RRP £21.90
This cracker includes four of your favourite mini party ready shades; go big or go chrome, decked to the pines, rhinestone red and sleigh bells bling – these colours are fit for any festive or party occasion!
The Jewel Be Bold set includes 10 classic mini shades with up to 7 days of wear! There’s sure to be a colour or two for everyone in here.
Treat yourself (or someone else) to an at home mani with an amazing selection of Christmassy shades; Pop the Baubles, OPI’m a Gem and I Pink It’s Snowing – the glitteriest most festive shades you’ll ever see!
BURTS BEES – BEESWAX BOUNTY – RRP £15.96 // HYDRATION STATION – RRP £27.99 // HAND CREAM TRIO – RRP £20.99 (Cruelty Free)
This set of lip balms includes; Classic Beeswax, Vanilla Bean, Cucumber Mint and Coconut and Pear to help prevent unwanted dryness. The perfect stocking filler for those who love a bit of colour.
Forget dry skin and lips this winter as this set has the perfect full sized goodies for happy skin. Included is body lotion, gentle cream cleanser and an unscented lip balm – all of which are suitable for sensitive skin.
This Christmas Burt’s Bees brings you the ultimate set of hand creams, in the most seasonally appropriate scents; Lavender & Honey, Wild Rose & Berry and Watermelon & Mint. Say goodbye to dry sore hands as these are packed with beeswax and responsibly sourced shea butter!
SENSSE – FINESSE FACE SERUM – RRP £25 // FINESSE MOISTURISER – RRP £30 // FINESSE FACE WASH £16.99 // GLOW UP MIRROR – WATER BLUE RRP £29.99 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
This face wash has been formulated with plant derived, age defying ingredients. It’s fragrance free and rich in vitamin C, strawberry and cranberry extract for bright and healthy skin.
Aloe vera and fruit extracts have been expertly combined to help combat anti-aging and free radicals in this face serum.
For firmer, younger looking skin why not try finesse moisturiser? Infused with plant stem cells to help boost cell production.
The Glow Up Mirror gives you the perfect lighting to create your favourite makeup looks, it’s lightweight, USB chargeable and great for travelling. You can even pick from 3 light settings; natural, cool or soft warm and you can adjust the angle of the mirror too.
ESTELLA BARTLETT – TEAL VELVET HEART JEWELLERY BOX – RRP £29 // PEARL BUMBLE BEE T-BAR BRACELET – RRP £45 // TWINKLE EARRING SET GOLD PLATED – RRP £39
For those that love to travel or just like to keep their jewellery organised this jewellery box is a perfect gift, I love the heart shape! (oh and it comes in other colours if you prefer.)
This Bumble Bee bracelet is simply adorable, I love the T-bar clasp complete with Bee charm. I think the pearls add an extra level of delicacy.
If you love huggies this set is perfect, both pairs of earrings have an added layer of sparkle and can be worn beyond the festive season.
STILA – PAY IT FORWARD MASCARA & DUAL-ENDED EYE LINER SET – RRP £38 (Cruelty Free)
Stila dual-ended Liner in Intense Black is as great as could be expected, with one ultra fine tip and one original. Not to forget amazing sticking power too – this is the perfect eyeliner for those that love a bit of drama and creating the perfect winged look.
For huge lashes (as the name suggests) look no further than Stila HUGE Extreme Lash in blackest black, a winning combo if you ask me.
GROW GORGEOUS – INTENSE CHRISTMAS KIT – RRP 39.99 (Vegan & Cruelty Free – Via Debenhams)
Give the gift of gorgeous hair that feels denser, fuller, and healthier looking with this amazing set. This set includes; a scalp mask, hair growth serum, shampoo and conditioner to start the user on their healthy hair journey.
SKINICIAN – HYDRATE & REPAIR SET – RRP £40 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
Give the gift of happy skin this Christmas, with three of Skinician’s bestsellers. This set includes a gentle cleanser which is great on sensitive skin. Their revitalising toner is said to brighten and soothe skin, and the moisturiser is packed with nutrients to hydrate, soothe and protect.
BOUCLÈME – DISCOVERY KIT – RRP 42.50 (Cruelty Free)
I’ve been a big fan of Bouclème for YEARS, treat your curly haired friends (or yourself) this Christmas by giving the gift of great hair! Their discovery kit is fabulous as it gives you enough of each product so you can decide which ones suit your hair needs.
BIOSSANCE – LOVE, JOY & BESTSELLERS SET – RRP £45 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
This set includes some of Biossance’s most loved skincare items, and a sleep mask made from 100% recycled polyester – luxury never felt so good. Complete with two travel sized favourites Squaline + Lactic Acid resurfacing night cream and Squaline + Vitamin C Rose oil plus a full sized Squaline + Omega repair cream.
NEOM ORGANICS – Scents of Wellbeing Candles x 3 THE WINTER WELLBEING WONDERS CANDLE TRIO – RRP £45 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
This wonderful trio of candles is a fantastic gift that I’m sure would be welcome in any home. Not only do they smell pretty incredible but they look pretty lovely too, all three candles are a blend of 100% natural oils – designed with well-being in mind.
SOS SERUM – TREASURES CHRISTMAS COFFRET – RRP £45 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
Gift skincare magic with this limited edition collection, this set includes; SOS Cleanse, SOS SPF 50 Sun Cream, SOS Night, SOS Lip and Essential Drops Ginger & Black Pepper complete in a festive gift box. This set is worth over £70 so it’s a great one if you’re looking to trial the SOS range.
LA PERLA – SATIN LIP BALM 203 ESPRESSO LIPS – RRP £45 // MATTE SILK LIPSTICK 106 VENETIAN RED – RRP £47 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
If super pigmented and hydrating lip colour is what you’re after these products are incredible, Venetian Red is a the most luxurious Red and Espresso Lips is a very Autumnal shade of Brown (my favourite). If that’s not enough, can you take your eyes off of the packaging? It’s simply breathtaking!
REN CLEAN SKINCARE – CELEBRATE YOUR SKIN SET – RRP £46.00 (Cruelty Free & Vegan*)
Perfect for skincare fanatics, this four step routine is amazing for achieving happy, healthy looking skin. This set contains REN soothing Cleansing Gel, exfoliating AHA Tonic*, de-puffing and brightening Eye Cream*, and future-proofing Day Cream from the bestselling Evercalm™ and Radiance collections. If you have tried REN products already you’ll know how great they are, and if you haven’t you (or the receiver if this fab set) will get to know how amazing they are very quickly!
Gifts over £50
For gifts where you can afford to spend a little bit more!
MANTA – PULSE – HEALTHY HAIR BRUSH – RRP £55
This hair brush is designed to minimise breakage, reduce static and literally flex in your hands. The new and upgraded Manta healthy hair brush has magnetic pulse technology which stimulates and helps exfoliate your scalp, oh and a travel bag for safekeeping too.
HE-SHI EXCEPTIONAL TAN – CLEARLY FLAWLESS SET – RRP £64.99 (Vegan & Cruelty Free)
I’ve been using he-shi products for quite some time now and LOVE them! If you’re after a tan that’s natural looking whilst being vegan and cruelty free then this is the perfect tan for you.
MARC JACOBS – DAISY DREAM – EAU DE TOILETTE 50ML – RRP £68 (Via Debenhams)
This delightful gift set includes; Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau de Toilette 50ml, a light, and airy floral fragrance encased in the most beautiful bottle, luminous body lotion 75ml and uplifting shower gel 75ml.
URBAN DECAY – NAKED CYBER WITH ICONS SET – RRP £69 (*Vegan & ^Cruelty Free – Via Debenhams)
This eyeshadow palette*^ has been created with the new Vegan formula and contains 12 highly pigmented peachy shades, in matte and metallic hues!
Perversion^ is the ultimate mascara for long luscious lashes, I’ve used this mascara for a long time now and will definitely repurchase when mine runs out.
There is no comparison to Urban Decay’s original eyeshadow potion*^, it’s a fab base for all your makeup looks – especially if you’re after sticking power.
FRENCH CONNECTION – LYDIA HALF ZIP MOCK NECK JUMPER – RRP £69 // CONSCIOUS DENIM STRETCH WIDE LEG JEANS – RRP £59
I’ve loved French Connection products for a long long time and these items are no exception, this is a brand where you truly get what you pay for. So why not treat a friend, loved one or yourself to something extra special? You know you deserve it.
Luxury gifts over £80
These gifts are a little bit more pricey than those that were mentioned before them, but are totally worth the extra money. If you’re feeling really generous then you’ve come to the right place.
MAGNITONE LONDON – XOXO SILICONE CLEANSING BRUSH – RRP £80
A great gift for someone who’s interested in looking after their skin, it’s travel friendly, 100% waterproof and USB chargeable. Complete with three cleansing zones; deep cleanse, gentle cleanse and massage this cleansing brush is something special!
VUORI – DAILY CROP – RRP £70 // STUDIO POCKET LEGGING – RRP £100
Say HELLO to the most amazing quality activewear, I could not believe how buttery soft this set is and how flattering too! I wear size S for reference.
The Daily Crop has medium support, I’m not wearing a sports bra underneath so you can see that it’s pretty supportive.
The Studio Pocket Leggings are available in a range of lengths and have a hidden pocket too! These items are a little pricey but are really worth the money in my opinion and I’ve tried a lot of activewear brands.
BEACHWAVER – OCEAN OMBRE B1 ROTATING CURLING IRON – RRP £119
A curling iron that does the hard work for you? I love the sound of that. This limited edition curler from the Neon Collection is the winner of ‘New Beauty Best Curling Iron’ and I can see why with 3 heat settings, dual rotation and much more!
GHD – HELIOS LIMITED EDITION – HAIR DRYER CHAMPAGNE GOLD – RRP £199
I’ve been a big fan of GHD products ever since I bought my first pair of straighteners, I had the originals and they lasted over 10 years! I then purchased the GHD Helios in Black and the GHD platinum straighteners when mine eventually gave up. I can safely say that this hairdryer is amazing and lives up to the hype, as I have long, thick and curly hair and can dry my hair in no time when using this hair dryer.
PANDORA – PANDORA ME RING – RRP £35// PANDORA ME PAVÉ RING – RRP £45 // PANDORA ME PAVÉ LINK EARRING – RRP £35 // PANDORA ME LINK CHAIN BRACELET – RRP £150 // PANDORA ME DOUBLE LINK CHAIN NECKLACE – RRP £200// PANDORA ME SLIM TREATED FRESHWATER CULTURED PEARL NECKLACE – RRP £225
I’ve had Pandora jewellery for as long as I can remember and personally believe their jewellery has gotten more beautiful as the years have gone on. The Pandora Me collection is a stunning edit of Gold Plated, Rose Gold Plated and Sterling Silver pieces, the 14K Gold Plated being my favourite (I’m a Gold fan through and through).
No matter your budget there’s a piece for everyone in this collection. My personal favourite piece is the Slim Treated Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace, it’s so delicate yet intricate at the same time.
The bracelet and two necklaces pictured (and linked above) allow you to create multiple looks with their openable styling connectors, meaning you can adjust the sizes to suit you, you can even mix and match if you have multiple pieces.
I love the Pavé Link Earrings (which are customisable too) and rings as they are the perfect effortless finishing touches for any look.
So there you have it my Christmas gift guide for her 2022, it was a long one but I did warn you. Hopefully there was at least one item in this guide that will be inspiration for your Christmas shopping this year or for your own wish list!
Anyway thank you for reading (if you made it this far then well done).
Love Saff x
Please note: this post contains gifted products, however all thoughts and opinions are my own (even the poor jokes and yes I will be keeping a selection of these items to myself).