Christmas has creeped up again at the speed of light. As much as I love shopping it is also the most stressful time as well.
So as I write my list, I find it a challenge to come up with the perfect gift for everyone. The older they get the hard it becomes, so I have put together my Christmas Guide to for you, so hoping one or two of the ideas might be what you’ve been hunting for.
Lets start with beauty. I'd say that the easiest person to buy gifts for is one that loves makeup and beauty. My girlfriends, I would say are the easiest to buy as most of them are mums and they tend not to buy much makeup and this is when I enjoy shopping by helping them build their makeup collection.
Below are my picks of gifts that are versatile for everyone. Either a necessity or a luxury.
1. The Beauty Emergency Must-Haves
Sonic Chic Toothbrushes
Everyone brushes their teeth. It may sound impersonal buying a toothbrush but sometimes it's those type of gifts that are innovative, handy and really useful they are appreciative.
The Sonic Chic Toothbrush is stylish and compact, making it ideal to bring to work, gym or travelling with you where ever you go. Did I say it's also pretty!
Price starts at $14.99. Available at Shavershops and online www.sonicchic.com.au
Tweezerman have released a super cute emergency kit that conveniently fits in any purse, gym bag or makeup bag. The Mini Brow Rescue kit features four brow of essentials that are required for brow groom and maintenance.
Mini slant tweezer
Mini brow mousse
Mini eyenhance highlighter pencil
Mini brow shaping brush
RRP is $54.95 and are available online at www.i-glamour.com and Priceline stores.
2. Scent of a Woman
Body Fantasies Signature Body Sprays
I love body mists and sprays. They are so versatile and easy to pop in your handbag and are super cheap to buy. I always throw one of these in gifts bags of friends as an extra gift.
Body Fantasies has a range of very cute body mists to entice anyone at any age.
There are six scents to choose from. These are available to buy online on Chemcorp's website www.chemcorp.com.au. RRP $7.99.
How about a little Lush in your life! Add colour and fragrance to your bathroom with any body wash from Lush.
The only difficult part is deciding whether you are keeping it for yourself or gifting it! Lush has an extensive range of Christmas gift-sets, bath bombs, soaps, exfoliators and shower creams.
Prices start from $5.95. All products are available at Lush Stores or you can purchase online here. For more info visit www.au.lush.com.
3. Lip Service
Twist & Pout!
Revo Twist Lip Balms are balls of fun, with their flavours delicious enough to eat. Enriched with conditioning natural oils, moisturising aloe and antioxidant vitamin E – lips are left feeling softer and smoother.
There are four flavours to choose from Watermelon (picture), Coconut,, Strawberry & Cherry. At $4.99, the perfect add on gift for friends, family or yourself.
Revo Twists are available at all Woolworths. RRP $4.99.
Sun Bum's Moisturising Lip Balms are SPF15 with added Aloe and Vitamin E, protecting lips and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
4. Nailing It!
Luxe At Your Fingertips
Butter London nail polish quality are high end, delivering ultimate shine to your mani that lasts up to 10 days.
Butter London nail polishes promotes strong, healthy nails - Contains Hydrolysed Silk, Horsetail Extract, Vitamins B, C, and E.
Reasonably priced retailing for $18.00. Available at Myer and selected online stores.
5. Get Your Face On
Makeup Tool Sets
You can never have too many brushes or complexion sponges. The RT Ultimate Base Set is the perfect gift for anyone.
Set consists of an Expert face brush, Deluxe concealer brush, Miracle complexion sponge with a bonus mirrored case.
These itty bitty sponges are super cute. They erase makeup mishaps from flaking or smudging mascara to eye shadow fallout.
Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge set RRP $16.99 & Ultimate Base Set RRP $45.00. Real Techniques are available at all Priceline stores.
I know they seem impersonal but what are the chances that your gift gets rejected or re-gifted? This way they get to buy what they want and keep it! Maybe choose a really nice giftcard box and card to enhance the excitement.
Mecca have a sweet deal going on at the moment. With every giftcard purchased over $50, you get a cute gift box to put the card as well as a hand cream and a surprise. This is a lovely personal touch.
If you are unsure if a Mecca giftcard is suitable, you can always opt for a Westfields voucher, which could be used in a Mecca store (if a store is in your local Westfields). But this way they can choose exactly what they want.
6. Light up the Mood
You can never go wrong when buying a candle as a gift. Candles are the perfect accessory for any household.
Ecoya and Glasshouse can be purchased from David Jones and Myer. Check their website for more stockists.
7. More than just a Christmas Gift
The Wanderer' 4 pce Travel Set
How cute is this kit? The pack consists of Liquid Shine Lip Colour in Shiny, Perfect Your Glow Strobing Kit, a gold-foil sleep mask, and a white faux leather luggage tag. Comes in a super cute suitcase-style pack.
The Travel Set retails for $24.95. To find a Ulta3 stockist click here, Alternatively you can purchase from their website www.ulta3.com.au.
I hope you like reading my post as much as I enjoyed putting it together. What are your top gifts for this Christmas?
This post contains part gifted items & part of my own purchases.