I’ll cut to the chase: Black Friday seems to have come around faster than the speed of light this year, and with Christmas coming in hot on its heels, it’s the perfect time to cross some of those items off your festive gift list.
Whether you’re wondering what the best fashion deals will be come Black Friday or are looking for Christmas jumper inspiration for the festive season, we’ve got everything covered at Eliza when it comes to finding you the best shopping deals.
That includes, of course, beauty. Yep, even those of us in the beauty industry still get excited when we spot a really good Black Friday deal (you can find our round-up of the best BF beauty deals here), but if you’re feeling a bit stuck for inspiration on what to buy for the people in your life this year – or indeed want to nab a few gifts to self – I’ve got you.
The best Cyber Monday deals for beauty Christmas gifting
Below, find my round-up of the very best beauty gifts that you can save on this Cyber Monday, which are good enough to impress even a beauty writer who has tried it all.
Anyone that knows me knows I’m a Glossier obsessee, so choosing one thing to buy from the website come Black Friday is a near-impossible task. However, one of its most recent (and long-awaited) launches, The Glossier You Candle, will be going straight into my basket, along with the Orange Blossom Neroli Candle.
This year Glossier is running one of its biggest Black Friday weekend sales yet, with 20% off sitewide and 30% off on orders over £85 until the 28th, as well as launching five new limited-edition sets available during the Black Friday Weekend only.
If you’re feeling really generous, you could create your own ‘Glossier Gift Set’ by filling a beauty bag with goodies (their own beauty bag is currently out of stock but you can sign up for the back-in-stock notification).
I hate that I’m addicted to boujee hand washes, but I am, and Aesop comes in at the top for me in terms of gift buying: I’m yet to meet a person that doesn’t like the refreshing scent of Resurrection Aromatique, not to mention the iconic style of the bottles which, let’s be honest, have turned into something of a weird soap status symbol.
Now is the best time to stock up on your Aesop bathroom faves as you can currently get 25% off its products (excluding some gift sets) and an extra 10% off if you spend £100 or more through Space NK’s website with code ‘CYBER10’, meaning you can get the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash for £23.25 with the 25% off alone.
Aesop’s gift sets always make a thoughtful present IMO (and are super aesthetically packaged), plus, you can reuse the soap bottle all year round.
Every year, I can’t wait to get my hands on the Nars annual Christmas collection; it always contains the most exquisite packaging with colour combinations perfect for the party season, and this year’s eyeshadow palette might just be my favourite yet.
The palette consists of neutral shades, bright mattes and some incredible purple and crimson glitters that look so mesmerising you’ll want to wear them to the corner shop on a Sunday morning. Who wouldn’t want to open this on Christmas morning?
The best part? You can grab this palette for 20% off between now and 28th of November at Nars.co.uk when you use code ‘CYBER’. This bumps up to 25% off when you spend £85, and 30% off when you spend £100.
So, if your own beauty stash is in need of a top up…
In my opinion, Boy Smells candles are one of the best gifts to receive, so if you’re stuck on what to buy your friend that has everything, or want to space, make the most of the Black Friday weekend sales and get one (or five).
The hardest part will be choosing which scent to go for, so if your giftee doesn’t already have their signature scent: Rhubarb Smoke is a woody fragrance perfect for winter, Italian Kush is one of the most popular, and Les is a soft, floral scent that you can’t go wrong with.
Run (don’t walk) to the Space NK website to get your Boy Smells candle as they’re currently offering 10% off the brand, and they won’t be around for long. Plus, if you spend over £100 today you can get an extra 10% off using code ‘CYBER10’. Whilst you’re there, you could also bag a matching fragrance.
ghd’s hair tools are undoubtedly some of the best on the market, which is probably why they still make an appearance on many a Christmas wishlist.
If it’s time to replace your old ones or you’re giving the gift of the hair gods to someone else, Sephora is running up to 30% off across ghd hair products and tools between now and the 28th of November.
Its Original Hair Straightener is currently only sale at £95.20, down from £119.
This Cyber Monday marks the perfect opportunity to stock up on YSL perfumes for yourself or a loved one, as the brand is offering 25% off sitewide and 30% off orders over £120 between now and the 30th of November.
Plus, if you spend over £85 today (including the discounted fragrances), you can get a free YSL Tatouage Velvet Lipstick, while if you spend over £120 you’ll be entitled to the free Velvet Lipstick as well as a makeup bag and mini Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick by entering code ‘YSLGIFTS’ at checkout.
If you’re looking for inspiration, Black Opium is a flirty and sexy fragrance with vanilla, coffee and sweet accords (a great option for a friend or sister), whereas Libre reads sophisticated and classy on the skin with notes of lavender, orange blossom, jasmine and musk.
Stuck on what to buy for a man in your life? In my opinion, you can’t really go wrong with Y by YSL, a classic aromatic and woody masculine fragrance with a burst of freshness.
To recreate a spa atmosphere at home, look no further than Aromatherapy Associates. Its bath oils are ones that I save for extra special occasions when I need some serious wind-down time, and who doesn’t want to be given the gift of relaxation?
For those that don’t have a bath, one of the all-time best gifts I’ve received and that I use all the time is Aromatherapy Associates’ The Atomiser. Not only is it a great alternative to experiencing the AA scents if you don’t have a bath, but it’s by far the chicest diffuser I’ve ever seen and adds a calm atmosphere to any room.
I’ve lost count of the times people have commented on how incredible my space smells because of the AA diffuser and accompanying scents.
L’Occitane will always be a failsafe for Christmas gifts. Its products are lovingly made, feel luxurious and are just all-round lovely presents to receive on Christmas morning.
Gifting body care can sometimes feel like a bit of a cop-out at Christmas (you know the redundant gift sets I’m talking about that sit gathering dust for the rest of the year) but there’s no worry of that with L’Occitane. The second I unwrap something from L’Occitane, I’m already planning for the next opportunity I can use it.
For Cyber Monday, L’Occitane is offering up to 50% off full-sized products, with extra deals across the weekend. I’m not always a huge fan of Christmas scents, but the Shea Butter Golden Latte and Green Chesnut collections are so cosy and warm, it’s hard to resist.
The Lavande Foaming Bath and Shea Butter Hand Cream will remain two of my all-time L’Occitane favourites, while the Best Of L’Occitane Collection is a generous gift that contains bestsellers from the brand, including smaller versions of the bath soak and hand cream.
Bath products are one of my favourite gifts to give and receive at Christmas, and Soak Sunday does an incredible range of self-care products to create the ultimate bath-scape, including bath salts, scented candles and body oils, all for an affordable price.
The brand has three core collections built around three moods: indulging, detoxing and calming, and even gives you the option to build your own gift set, allowing you to personalise and make this a super thoughtful gift.
You already save money by buying a gift set as opposed to purchasing the items separately, but you’ll bag even more savings across Cyber Monday as Soak Sunday is offering 30% off across its site, with up to 50% off body oils and bath soaks.
Is it just me, or are nails having kind of a renaissance? If you’re looking to become your own DIY gel nail master or have someone in your life that loves painting their nails, Mylee is hands down one of the best gel polish brands out there and this complete gel polish kit makes the perfect gift.
It contains everything you need to get started when doing your own gel nails at home, including a pro LED lamp, nail prep and after care, top and base coats and eight autumn/winter polish shades.
The whole set is worth £171, but in the Cyber Monday sale you can nab it for £116.99, plus you can get an extra 10% off at checkout by entering code EXTRA10.