Whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one or a little festive treat for yourself, beauty products are always a solution. So many of us shop for beauty products before Christmas and there are so many different ones on the market, it can be difficult to choose what to buy.
This guide will help you select the best beauty products that make for perfect gifts.
Beauty Advent Calendars
For a beauty products lover, an advent calendar stuffed with gorgeous products can be a real treat. It gives the recipient the chance to try out products that they may not have previously used and stock up on some of their favorites. The beauty advent calendar has become very popular in recent years and there are many out there ranging in price from around $50 right up into the thousands for a truly luxurious one.
Some of the most popular ones include The Body Shop Dream big advent calendar, Glossybox, Essie Beauty advent calendar and the all new Lush advent calendar.
Inside each door you will find a new and exciting product, everything from lipstick to shower gel and fragrance to an exfoliate, you’re sure to look your best this December.
There really is a fragrance for everybody at this time of year and it’s for this reason perfume remains as one of the most popular beauty products for Christmas. Whether you like a fresh scent or a musky one, a floral or a fruity, fragrance shop have everything you need.
There are high end perfumes and more affordable options, here are some of the best perfumes on the market right now;
- Yves Saint Laurent-Libre
- Marc Jacobs-Daisy
- Chanel-Coco Mademoiselle
If you are looking to buy perfume, there is also the option to choose a gift set. Many fragrance houses produce sets which include an eau de parfum or eau de toilette (remember that the parfum is a stronger version of the scent as it contains more of the perfumed oil) and items such as body creams and body washes. These are available for both men and women.
If you have a make up lover that you need to buy a gift for, or if you fancy a Christmas make up gift for yourself, the options are endless. Revolution is a company that produces some beautiful palettes for the eyes, lips and face. Their products are extremely affordable and come in beautiful packaging, making them ideal gifts for their appearance alone. The products are of a very goof quality and come in a huge range of colors and textures. Why not try their Pro X Nath palettes!
If you are looking for a higher end make up gift then look no further than the Bobby Brown Luxe Classics mini gift set which features ten mini lipsticks which are all highly moisturizing and deeply pigmented.
When looking at beauty products for Christmas, why not think about buying a subscription to a beauty box? These boxes are delivered to the recipient once a month and each time there are a selection of beauty products inside. These are fantastic for those who like to try out new products and for those who may not always have the spare cash to splash out on more expensive brands. The boxes cost on average around $15 per month and always have a much higher value once you add together the retail cost of the products inside.
You can often buy a yearly or quarterly subscription if you are buying as a gift or if you are buying for yourself, you can have the box on a monthly rolling contract, being able to opt out at any time.
Some of the most popular companies for these boxes are Birchbox, Glossybox and Look fantastic.
An old classic for a Christmas gift, skincare products come in many forms. Most popularly at this time of year people might buy face creams and serums for a present. There are so many different types out there, it is important to note what skin needs the recipient might have. For example, do they have oily or dry skin? Combination, perhaps? Do they suffer from breakouts? Are they in need of an anti-aging product? Once you have answered these questions, you can make a better decision on which product to buy.
Much like fragrance, skincare companies make gift sets for just such an occasion as Christmas, in which you might find creams, toners, exfoliators, serums, cleansers or more. Some of the best ones to look at are Avon Anew, Clinique, Elemis and Philosophy.
These types of gift sets are usually a little more expensive, on average starting around £60 and going up to around $150 but you can find cheaper or more expensive alternatives depending on your budget.
Another one of the most exciting beauty products for Christmas are hair care items. Whether its a basic shampoo or a luxury hair mask, there are plenty of things to keep your mane looking in tip-top condition.
When looking for hair care gift ideas, it is important to ask similar questions to what we did when looking at skin care. Is the hair coloured? Is it long or short or even dry or oily? Buying a hair care product that is designed to meet the needs of the person using it, will bring a greater benefit to the hair.
The Afro-Love hair care gift set features five products designed specifically for Afro-hair and comes in quirky bottles, you can get this set for around $60.
For curly hair you could choose the Surface hair curls trio box set at around the same price as the Afro-Love. Or for a less expensive option you might look at Keractive haircare integral intense treatment set for around $17.
High Street Beauty Products For Christmas
There are many beauty products on the high street, from gift sets to pretty lip glosses for the Christmas party, you are sure to be able to find the perfect beauty product for Christmas.
Many supermarkets stock a huge range of beauty products, often times having dedicated counters for them. The great thing about buying from a supermarket is that the price will be much more affordable as they tend to sell more household names such as Dove, Maybelline, L’Oréal and Rimmel as opposed to the more luxury brands. But that isn’t to say that the quality is any less.
High street drug stores are amazing places to find beauty products for Christmas and many of them will offer a great selection of beauty gifts that you cannot buy during the rest of the year. Boots, for example offer 3 for 2 on all of their Christmas gifts where you can find brands such as Soap and Glory and Sleek make up.
Whatever your budget, preference or needs there are so many beauty products to choose from. Christmas is the perfect time of the year to splash out on new products and exciting gift sets, the choice is endless.