Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Christmas Beauty Gifts - My Top Picks

It really starts to feel like Christmas for me once Boots bring out their Christmas gift guide and stock the shelves full of lovely gift sets. I always find lots of gifts I would like for myself more than anyone else! Haha.

I thought I'd put together a post of my favourite gift sets available this year. Maybe it will give some ideas of pressies to buy for your loved ones or more than likely, it will increase the size of your own wishlist ;)

Benefit Cosmetics Sexy Little Stowaways £25.00 (Image - Benefit Cosmetics)

As always, Benefit Cosmetics have some fab sets out this year. I love their mini kits as they give you a chance to try out a range of their products without splashing out on the full sizes. My favourite this year is the Sexy Little Stowaways set. I've tried a few of these products before but most of them are new to me and I would love to give them a go.

Origins Mask Trio £29.00 (Image - John Lewis)

I've noticed Origins seem to do some great value sets and this one is my favourite. It's a Mask Trio containing 75ml versions of Clear Improvement, Out of Trouble and Drink Up masks. I've been wanting to try Origins masks for a while so this would be a great chance to try three for just over the price of one full sized one.

Clinique Whole Lotta Colour £30.00 (Image - John Lewis)
The crayon style lip balm/sticks have been popular this year and this Clinique set is the perfect opportunity to try their version - Chubby Sticks. There is a good choice of colours in this mini set of five sticks and I'd love to own this.

Prada Candy 50ml Perfume Gift Set £53.00 (Image - Debenhams)

This Prada Candy perfume was released last year and I actually bought myself a gift set as I absolutely love it. It's an extremely sweet fragrance but it's luxurious rather than cheap. If you want to smell like vanilla and caramel, you need this! 

Laura Mercier Signature Collection for Face, Eyes and Lips £50.00 (Image - John Lewis)

I would quite like to try some more Laura Mercier make up after trying their Tinted Moisturiser this summer and this set seems like a brilliant way to try a range of products. It's the Laura Mercier Signature Collection for Face, Eyes and Lips. This set is full of exclusive, generous sized products so it's worth a look if you're into Laura Mercier.

I could probably go on forever listing all of the gifts I'd like to receive for Christmas but I'm going to leave it here as I may need to take out a bank loan if extend my wishlist any further.

I just wanted to finish off with a little tip. Every week in the run up to Christmas, Boots sell one of their more expensive gift sets at around half price. Hint - it's often the sets that have a full page spread in the gift guide! This week they are selling the 17 Ultimate Collection for £17.00 instead of £35.00 which is a pretty good deal. They update the offer each Friday so it's worth checking the website each week to see what's on offer.

Have you started Christmas shopping? Is your Christmas wishlist getting bigger by the day?



  1. wow those are some great sets!Found your blog through the beauty bloggers hop! New follower!
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  2. OMG I need that Laura Mercier set in my life!! Damn you for introducing me to it. lol. I think Origins have some great sets. I may have to cancel xmas and just buy presents for myself. x

    1. Hehe sorry! It's really good value isn't it? That sounds like a great plan to me ;) xx

  3. I think my most wanted would gift out of these would be the Laura Mercier... It's fab!

    1. Yeah I'm starting to wish I hadn't seen it as I feel like I need it now! xx

  4. I would love to have that Origins mask set! I may have to look into a gift for myself :)



    1. Hehe it's good to treat yourself :) Thanks for following, I'm going to check out your blog now xx

  5. i love prada candy! i've just ran out of mine, so am asking for another bottle for christmas

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    1. Ooh fingers crossed you get one then :)

      Thanks, I'll take a look xx

  6. I so so so want that benefit box set! amazing!!!x


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