Christmas gift guide: Beauty, skincare and fragrance


My next gift guide is here and this time I'm going to be sharing all of the beauty, skincare and fragrance gifts, which are personally my favourite kind of gifts to recieve at Christmas! I think I've discovered some great ones this year from a range of brands including Too Faced, BaByliss, Caudalie and more, so I'm very excited to share them with you!

One brand with some amazing products perfect for gifting this year is BaByliss, who are a brand I've used since I was a young teen! First up, is the Rose Blush hair dryer, and isn't this the prettiest hair dryer you've ever seen? This is definitely the dream for any pink lovers out there like myself. It's a 2200W hair dryer and has advanced airflow technology, which means a faster drying time and is a lifesaver if you have long hair like myself! I think a good hair dryer is essential as it's one of the first steps in anyones hair styling routines, and this one will leave you with soft and smooth looking locks in a flash. It's currently reduced from £45 to £33 on asos, which I think is a fantastic price for such a good quality hair dryer!

Another item from BaByliss that would make a great gift this Christmas is their Rose Blush hair straighteners, which look just as pretty as the hair dryer! They are quite pricey, but boy are they good. One glide of these and my hair is smooth and straight, and ready for the day ahead. I'm seriously impressed and will be recommending these to all my friends and family! They heat up to 235°, and have 13 different heat settings so you can easily customise these to your hair type whether that's thick and frizzy or fine hair.

Another thing I love about these straighters is that they have longer plates, meaning you can style larger sections at once which makes styling hair super fast and easy, perfect if you always seem to be in a rush in the mornings like myself! I think these would make such a special Christmas gift for any ladies in your life, I'm sure they would be over the moon opening these up on Christmas morning, I know I would be!

~ Rose Blush hair dryer ~
Price: £33.75
Link: BaByliss hair dryer

~ Rose Blush straighteners ~
Price: £80
Link: BaByliss straighteners

A gorgeous gift idea from I Heart Revolution this year is their Heart Heaven set, which includes five very pretty highlighters: 

• A Candy Cane highlighter 
• An Apple Cinnamon highlighter 
• A Marzipan highlighter 
• A Snowflake highlighter 
• A Gingerbread highlighter 

So, you get a really good variety of shades here. I've tried a few of the highlighting hearts from Revolution now and they never fail to impress me, you can use them in so many ways besides highlighter too such as an eyeshadow, blush and bronzer! I'm especially loving the Candy cane shade with the striped red and pearl like colours, the red works as a gorgeous blush topper if your lighthanded and the champagne like shade acts as the perfect highlight, it looks very pretty applied to the inner corners too. So you can definitely get good use out of all of these shades no matter what your skin tone, which I think is amazing. An afforable beauty gift that's sure to impress anyone this Christmas! 

Price: £15 

The first fragrance I'm featuring is the Elizabeth Arden My Fifth Avenue perfume which is a beautiful sparkling fresh and floral blend! Perfect for anyone who likes a good fresh scent, and don't we all? It's ideal for all occasions whether that's a coffee date or a New Years eve party, this one's got you covered! 

"This fragrant celebration of a woman’s rightful ambition and limitless possibilities embodies the energy, culture and sights that are quintessentially Fifth Avenue. An invigorating floral, it blends citrus notes, musks and wood notes for a fragrant reminder of the sparkling scent of success." 

Aswell as the beautiful scent, I'm also loving the bottle and packaging this comes wrapped up in, it's definitely giving me New York vibes with the gold and blacks! I think this one would make the perfect fragrance gift for any women in your life as who doesn't love recieving an exciting new fragrance on Christmas morning? They're definitely one of my favourite types of gifts to recieve! I also think this one is really well priced, the 100ml bottle costs £45, and the 50ml option costs £36, so they are not too expensive for a perfume at all! 

Price: £45 (100ml) 

Another beauty gift perfect for any makeup fanatics are the new Pixi Glow Cake palettes! These are light-diffusing palettes, that will have anyone looking naturally radiant in no time. The palette can be used for bronzer, blush and highlight, so this one's a great multi purpose face palette that would be amazing for travelling rather than taking three seperate products! All the sections in these apply to the face beautifully, and build up really well too, so this ones a great option for anyones makeup preferences whether that's subtle or more defined. The only downside is that these are quite pricey at £24 each, eek! However, you really can't fault the quality of these so if you're looking to treat someone to a more high end beauty gift this Christmas then I think this is an amazing option! 

Price: £24 

Sticking with the makeup theme, another very pretty new release is the Art Deco Glow Couture Powder in the shade Golden Veil which is a stunning light golden highlight! Aswell as looking gorgeous on the cheek bones this works really well popped onto the eyes too for a pretty pop of colour. It's definitely my kind of shade! 

Aswell as the actual powder, how pretty does the packaging on this one look? I'm obsessed with the sequin design, which gives off all of the mermaid vibes. So unique and something I've not seen done by any other brands before! It is more on the pricier side again, but the quality is amazing so if you're looking to splash out on a loved one this year then I think it would definitely be well appreciated. I really can't imagine any makeup lover not liking this one! 

Price: £32.50 

I love that beauty crackers and baubles are becoming such a big thing this Christmas, and these ones from Missguided are some of my favourites! They are each filled with a super cute fluffy pom pom keyring and a mini version of their popular perfumes, which I think is such an amazing gift idea! The Missguided fragrances are lovely, they have a few different versions so you'll be sure to find a good one for anyone's scent preferences. I especially love the Babe Dreams set, I think the fragrance is such a safe bet for most women especially teens with the fun sweet and fruity notes. I also love how it's packaged too with the gorgeous baby pink box tied with a cute bow, it's definitely one of the prettiest gift baubles I've seen this year! 

Price: £10 

Another fragrance gift set is the Travel spray gift set from Juicy Couture, and doesn't this look gorgeous? I'm obsessed with the hot pink packaging perfectly tied with a pretty bow! I think anyone would be really pleased to recieve this one whether that's a gift for a friend or a present for a secret santa swap, it's sure to be a winner. The set includes three different minature 10ml perfumes: 

Viva La Juicy 
• Viva La Juicy Rose 
• Oui Juicy Couture 

So, this ones a great way for someone to try out a few different scents from Juicy Couture in one go and also great for popping in your handbag for on the go too with the cute travel sized bottles! I'm a big fan of all three fragrances, especially their Viva La Juicy original scent. It's the perfect blend of fruity and floral notes that I really can't imagine anyone disliking, especially someone who loves a good girly scent! It's available exclusively at The Perfume Shop, and retails for £29.99, so it's a little on the pricier side considering the sizes but I still love that you can try out a few different scents in one go with this one. 

Price: £29.99 

So? have some lovely looking gift sets this year as usual. They never fail to bring out great affordable gifting options for everyones budgets! Firstly is their Sorbet Dreams set which features a 30ml perfume and a roller ball, perfect for popping one in your handbag and one on display on your dressing table. The sorbet dreams scent is fruity floral fragrance, with notes of vanilla and marshmallow which both add a lovely sweetness to the overall scent, so this one's perfect for any sweet lovers! Besides the pretty scent, how nice does this gift box look? I love the purple and pink, candy floss like packaging. An ideal gift for any pink lovers in your life! 

Another great gift idea from So? is their body mist set, which includes three of their best selling body mists: 

• Pink Grapefruit 
• Fresh Floral 

I've tried all of these in full size over the past few years, and I really like them all. They're perfect for popping in your handbag for on the go and they last surprising well for body mists too. I think these would make a lovely stocking filler for teens and older children, as I always used to keep a body mist handy in my handbag throughout my school and teen years! 

~ Sorbet Dreams ~ 
 Price: £6.80 

Another brand with some gorgeous gifts this year is Caudalie! I discovered this brand a few years ago, and still haven't tried a product from them that I've disliked, which I think is pretty amazing. So, I'm excited to share a few of my favourite picks from them with you..

First up from Caudalie is their new Thé des Vignes scented duo, which contains two products:

A Thé des Vignes fresh fragrance (50ml)
• A Thé des Vignes Body & Hair Nourishing Oil (15ml)

Two great products here! I'm a big fan of their Thé des vignes scent, which is a gorgeous sensual yet fresh blend, that would be perfect to spritz on before a party over the festive season!

"A secret, evening fragrance, it combines sensual notes of white musk and neroli with a hint of ginger liqueur and an infusion of orange blossom and jasmine."

It's such a gorgeous yet unique blend, that's like nothing I've ever tried before but I'm definitely hooked now! My personal favourite is the body and hair oil, I mean who doesn't want their hair and skin smelling like orange blossom and Jasmine? It's also packed with powerful plant oils, so perfect for keeping any dry skin at bay during the Winter months. It would make a great gift for everyone, but I think this one would especially be a lovely treat for a Mum or Auntie this Christmas, I'm sure they would also appreciate the gorgeous packaging too!

Price: £27
Link: Caudalie scented duo

Next up is another item from Caudalie, which I think would make an amazing stocking filler or secret santa gift! This is their Vinosource cracker, and it contains three products:

A Vinosource S.O.S Thirst-Quenching Serum (10ml)
• A Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (15ml)
• A Micellar Cleansing Water (30ml)

So, there's a great selection of skincare picks here, including one of my favourite Caudalie products the S.O.S Thirst Quenching serum which is a little livesafer for anyone who suffers from dry skin like myself, honestly amazing! Aswell as the products, how beautiful is this cracker? I really love the red design with the elegant gold detailing. I'm sure anyone would be very happy to recieve this in their stocking! Price wise, this one retails for £10 which I think is so affordable for a skincare brand as good as Caudalie, I'm really impressed. Perfect for anyone who's looking to up their skincare game!

Price: £10
Link: Caudalie cracker

A makeup brand that has an amazing selection of beauty gift sets this year is Nude by Nature, who are one of my favourite beauty brands to discover over the past few years. All of their makeup is 100% naturally derived and cruelty free too! So, I'm very excited to share a few of my favourite gifting picks from them with you..

First up is their new Luminous eye makeup collection, which includes three different beauty products that all come wrapped up in a gorgeous looking gift box:

An Allure defining mascara
• A contour eye pencil
• A limited edition pressed eyeshadow

So you get a great mix of eye products in this one, perfect for both makeup novices and pros as I'm sure almost everyone would be able to work with these shades. I especially love the limited edition pressed shadow in the shade opal, which is a gorgeous shimmery light champagne like colour which looks so pretty applied to the lid, adding a lovely pop of colour to finish of any makeup look. I would definitely be very happy to recieve this myself, and I'm sure any makeup lover would too. It's the perfect gift for those beauty obsessive friends and family members!

Price: £28
Link: Eye collection

Next up is probably my favourite gift that I'm mentioning in this guide this year, The Nude by Nature Divine Bon Bon collection! This one contains six cruelty free brushes, which includes a mix of both face and eye brushes. Sometimes makeup gifts can be slightly risky as everyone has their own tastes when it comes to shades and finishes but with brushes you really can't go wrong, all of these can be used on an everyday basis so they would make the perfect gift for any makeup wearer. This would definitely be ideal for a young teen who's just starting to wear makeup, as you have lots of essential brushes in this bundle!

Quality wise, these brushes really are great! So soft and easy to control when applying makeup, perfect for everyone from makeup beginners to pros too! Aswell as the practicality, I love how these brushes look, really simple but very pretty with the cream design and ombre style brush hairs. I think the actual crackers packaging is gorgeous too, I'm a big fan of the Christmas gift packaging from Nude by Nature this year, and it's actually probably my favourite I've seen so far!

Price: £22
Link: Brush collection

Lastly from Nude by Nature is a set perfect for a lipstick fanatic, and aren't we all one? Especially when they are pretty nude shades like these three. Seriously, this is the perfect nude colour for any skintone! Like I said before, sometimes makeup gifts can be a little risky as everyone has their own shade preferences but I really think you can't go wrong with a traditional nude lipstick. They are definitely my go to shades on an everyday basis!

This set includes three different lip products:

• A moisture shine lipstick
• A moisture infusion lipgloss
• A defining lip pencil

So, these products will have you covered for that perfect glossy nude lipstick look! Aswell as looking pretty, these products feel amazing on the skin too. They are all infused with natural ingredients, including kakadu plum, shea butter and tangerine oil, so you don't have to worry about any dry lips after wearing these at all! Aswell as the products inside, I really like how this one is packaged up too, a lovely gift for any makeup lover!

Price: £28
Link: Lip collection

Another great skincare filled cracker this year is this one from Nuxe, who are a well known popular French skincare brand that I'm always impressed by. Seriously, I really can't fault their products! The cracker contains four different skincare products:

• A Huile prodigieuse oil (10ml)
• A Rêve de Miel hand cream (15ml)
• A Rêve de Miel face cream (15ml)
• A Rêve de Miel Gentle Face Cleanser (15ml)

So, you get a great variety in this one and some of their most popular skincare products. You pretty much have a full simple skincare routine here which I think is really good for the price! Nuxe are definitely an amazing brand when it comes to skincare, I especially love their Huile Prodigieuse oil which is literally a dream on the skin. This set is not actually my favourite packaging wise compared to the other gift crackers, but the contents inside make this one one of my favourite skincare crackers this year! It's just £10 too which makes it even better, great value for money in my opinion. A perfect gift for anyone who lovers their skincare, especially someone who travels alot as these would be the perfect size to take away when travelling!

Price: £10
Link: Nuxe cracker

A gift perfect for any makeup lover is this Anastasia Beverly Hills Bauble from Feel Unique, which includes their 'Toffee' lipgloss. This is a gorgeous nude colour, which I think is a shade everyone will love, as who doesn't love a good nude lipstick? Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of my favourite high end brands, I've found all of their products to be of a really high quality so this is the perfect luxury beauty stocking filler for a really afforable price. It's a travel sized gloss, but it's actually a very decent size that I'm sure will definitely last a while! Also, how pretty is this packaging? I love the purple and cream box, it definitely makes the gift feel that extra bit special!

Price: £8
Link: Currently out of stock ( I will add a new link as soon as it's restocked )

One brand who always nail their Christmas releases every year is Too Faced and this year they've done it again! This is their Sugar Cookie eye palette, and isn't it just one of the cutest looking palettes you've seen? I'm all about pretty packaging so I'm obsessed with this one and I'm sure any makeup fanatic would be too.

Aswell as the pretty packaging the palette features eight different shades, which includes both mattes and shimmers, perfect for creating both every day and more glam nighttime looks too! There's some gorgeous neutral tones in this one aswell as the pinks and the silvers, so they're perfect for creating a quick and easy look this party season. Quality wise, I really like these. They are so rich in pigment and blend out effortlessly, so well done Too Faced! Oh, and if the palette couldn't get any better it's actually vanilla sugar cookie scented and I'm definitely on board with this, it smells incredible! The shade names are adorable too, with names such as 'Fresh from the oven', 'Nom Nom' and 'Milk and cookies', which make a really cute little touch to the palette.

Price: £22
Link: Sugar Cookie palette

.. and that's a wrap! That was definitely a long one but I wanted too go all out with my gift guides this year and include a wide range of products for everyones budgets and tastes. My personal favourite picks have to be the Nude by Nature cracker set and the Babyliss hair products, I really don't think you could go wrong with either of those!

Let me know in the comments what's your favourite gift that I've mentioned?

~ This post contains some gifted items and affiliate links, however as always all opinions are my own. ~
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  1. The Babyliss hairdryer and straighteners sound and look so dreamy!! I'd love to find them wrapped up for me :-) Also the Caudalie cracker is SUCH a good idea! I love the BC ones too, what a treat finding 3 bath bombs inside hehe.
    Alice Xx

    1. I love them! I think crackers are such a lovely gift idea this year, I love that so many brands are getting on board with them :) xx

  2. Oooh the Too Faced Sugar Cookie palette is stunning!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. So pretty isn't it? I'm reaching for it so much right now! xx

  3. Your blog photography blows me away every time! The crackers would be so cute for christmas day x

    Morgan //

    1. Ahh thank you so much - that's made my day! :)