With Christmas only 18 days away, it’s time to get your last-minute buys – or start if you haven’t already – for loved ones this year. Here, the Backstage Tales beauty team pick the best gifts for everyone from beauty fanatics and jewellery lovers to adventure seekers and those who enjoy a tipple come evening.
Radiant skin is only a click away with Get The Glow set for a smoother, brighter and flawless complexion. Enriched with glycolic acid, lactic acid and papaya, this beautifully boxed set – a collaboration with Silken Favours – makes an ideal gift.
The perfect present for on-the-go, BRITA has launched their Filter ‘style’ fill&go Vital water bottle. This product is perfect for those who are forever out and about, with a built-in filtering system the bottle provides a great fill, screw and go start to the day.
If you don’t want to just stop at water or think she’d prefer a stronger tipple, Craft Gin Club Subscription Box have launched a monthly box full of their collection, with something new to try every 30 days. There is no better gift that the gift of gin, especially with so many new flavours are now available there’s something for everyone.
Bublé isn’t just for his Christmas songs while putting the tree up, the Canadian singer has released a fragrance by Invitation Signature. Like Michael Bublé himself, the scent is both modern and timeless with light scents of sparkling notes of red fruit, bergamot followed by lily of the valley, wild jasmine and spicy peony.
Buy A Gift always have something for someone who has everything, endless experiences, opportunities and memories to be made, the website provides a host of categories. From afternoon teas, driving ranges to spa days and travel experiences. With deals constantly being available there is something for every price range.
An ideal luxury stocking filler, table present or as a little something extra… Ted Baker has released a pen gift set in rose gold. A handy addition to everyday essentials, the EMERYI pen is both a ballpoint and stylus. Partnered with a stylish zip pencil case, it will tuck into any sized handbag.
For a smaller price tag, this luxury necklace will compliment anybody’s outfit. The sterling silver double chain pearly necklace has been daintily crafted, easily making a loved one feel special on Christmas Day. If your budget is limited this year this is a lovely compromise.
Mark Hill has designed a variety of limited edition hairdryers, a perfect gesture to someone who takes their hair care very seriously. With available add-on accessories, Mark Hill has an affordable selection for an updated, glossy new hairdryer.
Toni&Guy have come through with the hair goods also, releasing hair straighteners, Wild Instinct Gift set. You can create the latest hairstyle trends from up to 235oC temperature performance with 10 variable settings for ultimate control. Become party ready at any moment and walk into 2020 fresh and fabulous.
Add a little luxury under the tree with Eyeko eye make-up gift sets. Black Magic Duo at £15 is available which includes Black Magic Mascara and the famous Black Magic Eyeliner or Mascara Trio at £22.50 which offers Lash Alert, Black Magic and Beach. Be ready for the new year in full glam.
Sleek have released a variety of festive pallets which are perfect for Christmas Day or New Years Eve. Find Sleek Amp Up My Eye gift set in boots which contains Black Utopia Volumising Mascara and i-Divine Eyeshadow palette. Blend warm browns, cranberry shades and metallics for ultimate definition around the eyes.
Treat her to a little self-care so she can rejuvenate her skin with Vemel’s multi-tasking super fruit powered treatment which will soften and replenish the skin. Packed with mango butter, cherry powder, oat colloidal and natural pink clay this facemask will deliver nutrients to the skin in a single application.
The festive minis are ideal for the new year period, with four shades available they turn her from day to night in a single application. Buy from Scentsational for a variety of other perfect beauty buys.
The new Artis Rose Gold Eltie collection has recently launched at Net A Porter, the perfect gift for a girl who likes her luxury. Cruelty-free and vegan-friendly these brushes have been designed with sensitive skin in mind as well as delivering the softest touch possible.
Text: Ellie Botti
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