Gift Guides

The beauty lover’s gift guide: from the best makeup sets to the perfumes they’ll cherish forever


Hannah Thompson

13 December 2023

Although I live and breathe beauty all year round, I still get excited at the prospect of discovering a beauty gift or two under my Christmas tree. The thing is, I’m a bit of a nightmare to buy beauty for; I’ve got access to the best of the best so my standards are high, so if anything beauty-related does end up coming my way this festive season, chances are the gift tag reads ‘To: Me, Love: Me’.

The good news is, I’m an eagle-eyed perfectionist when it comes to curating a stellar beauty gift guide, seeking out the creme de la creme of beauty products that will make your recipient beam and ensure you’re on their nice list.

So go on, have a scroll, and find gifting inspiration for every type of beauty lover this Christmas.

For the go gift setter

Gone are the days of unwanted shower gel gift sets; beauty gifting has glowed up, and this year you’re spoilt for choice. Whether you’re stocking someone up on their favourite cult products, like Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk Beautifying Lip and Cheek Secrets, looking for a limited edition keepsake like Vieve’s Cherub Treasure Tin, or helping someone set their skincare intentions for the new year, these beauty gift sets are foolproof.

For the fragrance connoisseur

Unless you’re sure of someone’s signature fragrance, buying perfume as a gift can be a daunting task. Instead of gambling it all on one bottle, why not surprise them with a selection of scents in a discovery set, which will allow them to explore and find brand-new fragrances that they may never have tried before. Alternatively, if you’re buying for someone who makes their favourite fragrance known to the world, perfume gift sets are better than ever, and have swapped out shower gels for handy travel-size fragrances to keep you topped up on the go.

For the home body

For the people in your life who love nothing more than staying at home with a book, a cozy blanket and their favourite candle, look no further than the below edit of beauty products to elevate their downtime and add an extra flair to their space.

For the always-on-the-go traveller

Buying for someone who’s always got their passport in hand? Or maybe they’re a hardcore commuter who’s looking to streamline their beauty bag. Either way, this edit will help you find a thoughtful gift for that person who travels so much, you’ve resorted to having them on Find My Friends to keep up with where they are.

For the skincare shelfie curator

Skincare might be practical, but that doesn’t stop it from being a treat. This lineup of shelfie-worthy skincare and tools is perfect for those looking to enter 2024 with their best skin yet. Cue the self-care playlist.

For the mother of all makeup

If you have a friend or family member that’s always the first to let you know which makeup trend Hailey Bieber has just launched, these are the gifts that are sure to impress.

For the nail guru

Buying for the person who always shows up to the function with sleek manicure, no matter what the occasion? These gifts will hit the nail on the head.

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Created at Wed, 19 Jun 2024 22:53:44 GMT