What Your Girlfriend Really Wants For Christmas: Beauty
At this time of the year, us Joes can struggle when it comes to buying our Janes gifts that show a bit more thought than the Christmas Eve dash around the high street. So, this year we’ve once again enlisted the help of the lovely ladies at Average Janes to give us some top advice on what to get your girlfriend for Christmas. We’ve got five guides coming out over the next couple of weeks to help you solve your Christmas present dilemmas. We have already featured Days Out and Experiences and this time round, the girls give us some top advice on some luxury beauty products to treat your girlfriend with this Christmas.
If your girlfriend is a beauty junkie you probably know it! Does she enjoy spending ages prepping for a night out? Are her bathroom and bedroom shelves stuffed with make up, hair products and skincare? Then chances are, she’ll be super impressed if you pick her a few beauty treats to unwrap this Christmas!
We do know that beauty buying is a minefield though! So to help you out, we’ve picked some of our top beauty treats. Something to suit every budget and every level of beauty enthusiast – take a look below!
Our top luxury beauty treats for Christmas are:
Nude by Nature
A few well-picked, classy make up items never go amiss at Christmas. If they have a bit of sparkle, all the better! We know guys can find the make up aisles daunting, so take the stress out of the decision with Nude by Nature’s gorgeous eye shadow palettes. We love the smokey eye palette – perfect for New Year’s Eve parties and the rose gold packaging is divine. If you’re feeling brave, pick out one of the single eyeshadow compacts – we’re loving rose gold and bronze tones for the party season, like the Nude by Nature shades in Coral and Seashell. Top it all off with the luxury Allure mascara. Job done!
Grace & Cole handwash & hand cream
For a pampering treat, these Grace & Cole luxury hand products will add a little bit of glamour to your girlfriend’s bathroom. Subtle, pretty fragrances and elegant packaging. If you want to boost the present haul then these make a great addition for the newbie beauty buyer. They also have a great range of pampering hampers and packages if you want the easy route to beauty giving (i.e. someone else has done all the hard work of choosing for you!).
Salon Science Hydration and Scalp Relief Range
If your girl’s locks are her crowning glory, then luxury hair products are a lovely Christmas treat. The constant change from warm, cosy houses and then freezing cold air can have a harsh effect on hair and scalp during the winter months. This lovely range from Salon Science deeply penetrates the hair with its extract of a rare organic cactus to instantly soothe a sensitive scalp, leaving hair gorgeously soft and smelling great. If you know your girlfriend doesn’t suffer from sensitivity, Salon Science do three whole other ranges so you can choose the best for her hair. Available from £10-£14 at Boots.
Panasonic Micro-foam 3-in-1 Cleansing Brush
A cleansing brush is ideal for a beauty addict who wants to experiment with her skincare routine. Panasonic have created this brush to effectively remove make-up and cleanse pores, leaving skin with a natural and fresh feeling. The brush comes with a warming make-up removal pad, perfect for quick breakdown of daily make-up. A soft brush is provided to cleanse the skin by creating a foam to deeply cleanse pores and effectively remove dirt and oil build-up. There is also a pore-targeted brush which can be used twice a week for a deep cleanse, targeting areas such as the nose and chin.
This would be a great addition to an experienced beauty lover’s bathroom cabinet, it can be easily stored cleaned and stored away amongst all her other lotions and potions. The Panasonic Cleansing Brush costs £129.99.
Papaya Gold Paw Paw Moisturising balm
There are only a finite number of classic beauty products that stand the test of time. L’Oreal Elnett hairspray, a Mason Pearson hairbrush, Batiste dry shampoo and Chanel No. 5 perfume have been around for years – often becoming essential products found in the handbags and bathrooms cabinets of many Janes. Another beauty cult classic has arrived from down under: Australia’s Paw Paw moisturising balm is a wonder product that will solve a multitude of beauty troubles, especially this winter; the unruly eyebrow, those chapped lips, that dry patch of skin and those damaged cuticles. Supplemented with the widely-acclaimed miracle Manuka honey, this balm will quickly restore moisture to areas of your girlfriend’s body that need it. Available at boots.com, for £5.99.
Leighton Denny lip duals
If your girlfriend loves to rock a bright lip, then take a look at the Leighton Denny lip duals. Each clever lip duo combines both a luxe lipstick at one end, and a longer-lasting lip stain at the other. Ideal for Christmas day and the party season up to New Year. There’s a range of colours to choose from – if she’s fond of a bold lip colour, then we are currently loving the High Profile shade.
Baylis & Harding Wild Blackberry backpack
You can’t beat a beauty gift set at Christmas! We love this one from Baylis & Harding – not only is it stuffed with luxury-looking products, but it comes in a very stylish deep purple travel bag. Perfect if you and your girlfriend love trips away – or are in a long distance relationship and regularly travel to see each other. Filled with winter-scented bath and shower products, as well as a smooth moisturiser, she’ll be in pampering heaven. Available from Lloyd’s Pharmacy.
Natura Bissé Oxygen Complex
For the ultimate in luxury skincare, treat your girlfriend to a top end bit of skincare with the Oxygen Complex from Natura Bissé. With a unique skin-brightening formula, it could be just the thing she needs for a December pick-me-up after all the festive partying! Perfect for combatting the effects of all that Christmas good and drink. At the pricey end of the scale, but – as with all top notch products – a little goes a long way, so this one will last and last. Available at Harrods.
Along Came Betty & Calcot Manor gift sets
This gift set of Along Came Betty beauty goodies are perfect as a Christmas gift. The hand lotion is perfect for these cold winter days. The body lotion smells amazing and will transform your girlfriend’s skin, the bath crystals will guarantee a relaxing bath and the skin polish will give her skin that important glow this party season. The Calcot Manor spa favourites promise a relaxing evening of pampering. With everything she could need for a good old body scrub, all that’s left now is to run your girlfriend a hot bath and earn those extra boyfriend points! Available from Tesco and Tesco.com.
Claudia Fallah skincare products
If your girlfriend is prone to sensitive skin, then have a look at Claudia Fallah’s range of skincare products. With over 30 years’ experience in skincare, Claudia’s products are especially formulated to care for and protect sensitive skin. With a biodynamic approach to using natural ingredients, these skincare goodies are packed with active ingredients to sooth and calm skin. Have a look at the Cover Rescue Night products or Foaming cleanser for a bit of luxury skincare.
Panasonic IPL Hair Removal System
This is a really practical gift for any women who has to deal with the daily/weekly/monthly struggle of body hair removal. The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal system by Panasonic can be used to remove hair on legs, bikini line, under arms, fore arms and face. It prevents the growth of unwanted hair and reveals smoother hair-free skin when used consistently for around 2 months depending on the skin area. It includes a facial glow enhancer which helps to remove dead skin cells, illuminate dullness and reveals brighter skin. It’s a little bit on the pricey side at £349.99, but is an effective tool for pesky hair removal. You definitely need to tread carefully with buying such a controversial gift, but give it a go and don’t blame us if you’re in the doghouse on Christmas day!
So there you have it – some beauty product inspiration for Christmas! Keep an eye out for all of our others guides including:
Christmas Gifts for Girls:
What to buy your girlfriend for Christmas: Days out and Experiences
What to buy your girlfriend for Christmas: Booze and Chocolate
What to buy your girlfriend for Christmas: Hygge-perfect home furnishings
What to buy your girlfriend for Christmas: Beauty
What to buy your girlfriend for Christmas: Stocking Fillers
Christmas Gifts for Guys:
What to buy your boyfriend for Christmas: Booze
What to buy your boyfriend for Christmas: Tech and Gadgets
What to buy your boyfriend for Christmas: Style and Grooming
What to buy your boyfriend for Christmas: Stocking Fillers
What to buy your boyfriend for Christmas: Sport and Fitness