What are the holidays without the excitement of unveiling limited edition, seasonal gift sets and holiday kits?! I’ve spent the last two months discovering some amazing gifts.
Here’s my list of favourite gifts to get your hands on this holiday season!
So whether your in London, New York or Dubai, these products are all available online and through beauty retail outlets globally.
Philosophy The Gingerbread House Set ()
What is Christmas without gingerbread? Well this sweet Philosophy gift set doesn't disappoint, it contains all of those yummy scents of the holidays minus the calories. In addition to four glosses inspired by peppermint sticks, marshmallow buttercream, and other sweet treats, you'll get four coordinating body washes that multitask as shampoos and bubble baths. Bliss!
Tatcha Luminous Luxuries Set ()
I’ve been a huge fan since I first discovered them, some years ago. There is little in this world that is as luxurious as gold, and this sophisticated skin care set is infused with the real thing. Kim Kardashian is a fan of the dewy face mist, which makes your complexion look and feel instantly hydrated. You'll also receive gold-flecked blotting papers, a gilded mirror, and a cushy lip balm that is inlaid with 24-karat gold leaf.
Dr. Jart+ Snow Time Like the Present .00
This set includes Dr. Jart's full-size tube of the brand's premium formula. natural-coverage, complexion-perfecting BB cream, dermaclear Micro Water, Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer, and Ceramidin Cream. The bestselling Premium Beauty Balm is an all-in-one product that moisturizes, primes, protects, and corrects uneven skintone. Dermaclear Micro Water effortlessly removes makeup and other residue on your skin, leaving it refreshed and hydrated. The Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer provides instant moisture while bursting droplets brighten dull skin. Ceramidin Cream provides all-day, time-release hydration that supports the skin's natural strength and function for smoother, softer skin.
Belif Don't Be Flaky Set
This kit features Korean Beauty essentials to hydrate skin, reduce the look of pores, and support firmness. The True Cream Moisturising Bomb is formulated with comfrey leaf, a powerful moisturising cream that offers 26-hours of long-lasting hydration and comfort to the skin. By comfortably enveloping the skin, this rich cream deeply nourishes and hydrates.
Hungarian Water Essence is formulated with Hungarian water, a blend of herbs that was known as the skin care secret of Queen Elizabeth of Hungary, a famed beauty. Composed of 10 different herbs, including rosemary and gotu kola, Hungarian water essence helps to hydrate and retain moisture in skin, keeping it youthfully dewy and luminous. The Moisturising & Firming Eye Cream is a highly-resilient cream that delivers long-lasting moisture and firmness to the delicate eye area. The hydrating cream is formulated with natural oils and skin-friendly ingredients such as cupuacu seed butter, macadamia nut oil and meadowfoam seed oil and paired with the napiers herb formula to keep eyes looking soft and smooth. Try refrigerating all three products before applying for a refreshing burst of hydration!
Tocca Meet the Girls Fragrance Collection
This 10-piece fragrance wardrobe is a fragrance lovers’s dream. The scents range from crisp Cleopatra (a refreshing blend of cucumber and grapefruit) to sensual Florence, a cocktail of tuberose and apple. As well as Bianca, Intoxicatingly fresh, clean and sparkling, Bianca personifies la dolce vita.
Available in portable, pocket-friendly sprays. Scent include:
Cleopatra, Stella, Florence, Giulietta, Colette, Bianca, Liliana, Simone, Isabel, Emelia
Bee Good lip-balm-trio £10
Bee Good has Christmas all wrapped up this festive season with this brand new Christmas skincare gift. This super cute Christmas gift contains three Bee Good lip balms; Vanilla & Honey, Raspberry & White Chocolate and Lime Blossom & Honey. This trio of deeply replenishing lip balms is packed with hard-working, intensive and soothing ingredients. Super-moisturising British beeswax and a trio of British plant oils; crambe, echium and borage combine to deliver effective and long-lasting results.
Joan Collins I AM WOMAN, Fragrance Gift Set, £45
“Beauty is not just for the young. I believe with a little care and attention any woman can look good through her 40s, 50’s, 70’s and beyond.” – Joan
And with that sentiment comes this fragrance gift set perfect for that special Mother, Grandmother, Aunt or Mother In-Law, who deserves a Luxury treat this Christmas. A luxurious, nourishing body oil infused with the iconic I AM WOMAN fragrance, a 12ml I AM WOMAN Eau de Parfum & 12ml I AM WOMAN Fragrant Essence.
For 2016, Cool Skincare Brand Dermalogica has six limited edition sets which puts healthy, glowing skin at the top of everyone’s shopping and gift list. Being a huge lifelong fan of the Brand, I’d love all of them under the tree this year! But since that may not be that realistic , here’s my favourite three, ok, so yes I’m still being greedy!
•Power Rescue Masque Trio (£43.25) - contains trio of problem-solving masques to treat multiple skin concerns. The masques can be layered, used alone or ‘multi-masqued’ for a targeted treatment. Includes limited edition 38ml Charcoal Rescue Masque, MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque and Skin Hydrating Masque
•Skin Brightening Duo (£53.25) – made up of two of Dermalogica’s skin heroes, the combination of a full size Daily Microfoliant® and PreCleanse work together to remove impurities, leaving clear, bright skin
•Skin Perfecting Set (£67.60) – illuminate skin during the day and repair at night with this complementary duo of full size Skin Perfect Primer SPF30 and Overnight Repair Serum. Firm, smooth and minimise the appearance of ageing.
Aqua Manda Gift set £39.99
Perfect for Christmas, this iconic fragrance from the 1970s has been re-released after a Facebook page campaigned to bring it back! This fab Aqua Manda Gift Set has got a Purse Spray, Beauty Soap and Body Powder which all have the same iconic fragrance that captured the spirit of an era.
Benefit Cosmetics Bigger & Bolder Brows Kit £28.50
Brows saw a BIG come back this year, both literally and figuratively. Brands have been falling over themselves to release entire collections dedicated to defining and sculpting. This festive season, Benefit has expanded its brow collection, this six-piece set will take brows to the next level, think Cara Delevingne meets Lily Collins, Ashwariya Rai meets Priyanka Chopra!
Bite Beauty Best Bite Redux
For all the Lip aficionado’s in your life, this Bite Beauty set includes four miniature sized Matte Creme Lip Crayons. Three of the shades are from the permanent range, while one is new and exclusive to the set (Orchid). The set is made more perfect, due to the fact, that you're getting four handcrafted, 100% natural lip products for the price of one!
Lafco Mixed Floral Gift Set House & Home Collection
Lafco's limited edition gift box featuring 3 classic floral fragrances, recreates smells, similar to a walk in the park. Featuring a gardenia-scented candle, a French lilac soap bar, and duchess peony hand cream, this full set is a welcome addition to any floral loving beauty fan’s home.
Fresh Sugar Rush Set £44
I was super excited to see Fresh's Sugar Rush exclusive holiday set. Designed just to sweeten up your skin care. Tackling skin head-to-toe, ingredients such as brown and natural sugar crystals work to exfoliate, nurture, and soften. Pretty yum as far as sugar scrubs go!
Contains Sugar Face Polish (30ml): A gentle exfoliating mask made with real brown sugar that instantly softens and smoothes for a more radiant complexion.
Brown Sugar Body Polish (200g): The original, natural sugar exfoliant that combines real brown sugar crystals with precious oils for soft, radiant skin.
Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 (4.3g): A nourishing blend that moisturises, protects, and smoothes the lips.
Eve Lom Travel Essentials Collection £75
The perfect gift to prep for a romantic getaway. The essentials collection is designed with only the most luxurious ingredients, like Egyptian chamomile oil, rose otto oil, and papaya fruit enzyme. The set includes:
Eve Lom Cleanser (30ml) and Muslin Cloth
Eve Lom Rescue Mask (15ml)
Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser (50ml)
Eve Lom TLC Radiance Cream (25ml)
Drunk Elephant AHA Kit
Drunk Elephant's limited-edition skin care set is keeping complexions in check this holiday season. The B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, C-Firma Day Serum, and T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum come together to form a complete morning/night time regiment that restores and improves skin.
LALICIOUS Extraordinary Whipped Sugar Scrub Tower
LALICIOUS is serving up a delicious bath sweetener with three decadent Sugar Scrubs in an adorably gift tower. Each body treatment has been formulated with pure sugar cane crystals, cold-pressed coconut and sweet almond oils for a decadent exfoliation, and are divided by scent — Peppermint Patti, Creamy Eggnog, and Hot Buttered Rum.
Peta Jane Duo
Dancing With the Stars coach Peta Murgatroyd's bronzing oil and tanning mist duo guarantees all over, even colour. Lightly scented with a floral air, with key ingredients like safflower seed oil and beeswax moisturise and soften the skin. Offers a natural looking glow that will lasts for days. Perfect to chase away those pale winter blues!
tarte Pretty Paintbox Collectior's Makeup Case £75
Imagine, create and inspire with this custom collector’s case packed with essentials. The eyeshadow palette comes with 24 brilliant, limited-edition shades, including warm neutrals and avant-garde bolds with mixed matte and micro-metallic finishes. Next comes the two, lash favourites from tarte, the waterproof Rainforest of the Sea™ micro eyeliner and tarteist lash paint mascara for an instant, ultimate increase in lash volume. Then we have, their high-coverage, high-shine lip colour with the coveted, deluxe-size tarteist glossy lip paint. Lastly, a four-piece cheek palette accentuates cheekbones with contour and highlight for all skin-tones. Works really well on Asian/Arab tones can vouch for that! There’s added storage in the mirrored case for your other beauty musts.
AmorePacific Essentials Collection
If like me, you’re a fan of Oriental Beauty Brands, then you’ll do a happy dance and then some when you lay eyes on this beautiful, Essentials Collection. Six products in one set from the Korean-Beauty gem is the ultimate holiday gift.
Treatment Cleansing Foam
Treatment Enzyme Peel
Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Creme
Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel
Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System
Colour Control Cushion Compact - Pink Undertones
Borghese Fango Introductory Kit
With Borghese's five-part Fango Kit, Italy literally sits on your bathroom shelf. With this set give the gift of radiant skin. Find the perfect treatment regimen with a Fango for every need. Detoxify, hydrate and firm for smooth and glowing skin. Set Includes:
• Fango Active Mud for Face and Body, 7.5 oz jar & 1 oz tube
• Fango Delicato Active Mud for Delicate, Dry Skin, 1 oz tube
• Fango Brillante Brightening Mud Mask for Face and Body, 1 oz tube
• Fango Ferma Firming Mud for Face and Body, 1 oz tube