Ok, so you’ve left the Christmas shopping until the very last minute and you’re panicking. Never fear, there’s still plenty of time to pick up the most luxurious and thoughtful of beauty gifts, and we’ve cherry-picked our favourites to make that last-minute dash around town as organised as possible (leaving you plenty of time for a celebratory mince pie and sherry when you get home). We wish you a happy and stress-free shopping trip and a very merry Christmas.
Sabon Travel & Gift Sets
Sabon is located on Covent Garden’s Neal Street and is perfect for grabbing a few luxurious last-minute gifts. We love the fact that there’s lots of choice, from the small nail polish and lip balm sets, to the larger decorative gift tins with shower oils, body lotions and mud masks inside. The handy travel kits also include a miniature patchouli and lavender shower oil, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash and face wipes in a decorative zip-top pouch – ideal for weekend getaways and holidays. Each product is made using a blend of raw materials, natural oils, and vitamins so they leave the skin feeling so nurtured and cared for.
Sabon: sabon.co.uk, 38 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London. WC2H 9PS.
Natura Bisse’s Essential Shock Gift Set
If you want to buy something that extra special for a loved one, Natura Bisse’s gift-set range is perfect. There’s a selection of sets from the affordable to the eye-watering, yet all promise to bring the gift of beautifully glowing skin this Christmas. The Essential Shock Intense gift set includes a rich complex fluid that helps to regenerate, hydrate and deeply nourish the skin, and an intense cream that restores the skin’s firmness and elasticity. It’s a little on the more expensive side, but there’s no price too high for the gift of the perfect complexion, surely?
Natura Bisse Essential Shock Intense Complex gift set. Available at Harrods and selected Space.N.K apothecary stores.
Omorovicza’s Miracle Facial Oil
Omorovicza’s honey-yellow miracle facial oil is the gift of all gifts. Perfect for the beauty buff, its pretty glass encasing holds a sumptous serum-like liquid that’s naturally scented with mimosa and packed full of hydrating extracts. Oils of sea buckthorn berry, rosehip and sweet almond help to repair the skin and help it to defend from nasty antioxidants, while bakuchi seed, a natural alternative to retinol, will work to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Available at spacenk.com, plus stores across the UK. 49 South Molton Street, London W1K 5LH
Spa Find’s luxurious yet affordably priced beauty products make the most gorgeous stocking fillers. The Renewed Radiance Energising Day Cream is a great gift idea for mums as it includes a unique blend of Dead Sea minerals, chamomile and vitamins E and B5 that help to nourish mature and dry skin. Pair it with the complementing hand cream for an extra-special pampering treat that will keep their skin plump and protected all winter long.
Spa Find, available at shopspa.com, spafindskincare.com