The Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide | Christmas 2021

Welcome to the annual Christmas gift guide here on my blog where I bring you lots of festive goodies, from makeup and wellness to hair and skin care.

As I have already started to tick presents off of my list for this year – I still have a couple to gather round and then I’m off wrapping them but do wish me luck, my skills definitely need some practice, especially with those awkwardly shaped boxes haha – get ready because I’ve come prepared.

Trust me when I say that this year’s guide is packed, and I mean packed, with lots of ideas (expect 40+ gifts). Maybe this will help you put together your own wishlist for Santa *wink wink*.

So, to kick of this year’s gift guide, let’s begin with presents for the wellness enthusiast…

All about wellness

For me, 2021 has been focused on wellness and mindfulness. And I’ve really honed into self-love and care, in all shapes and forms. I do believe that with spending so much time at home in these past few years, we’ve all taken a step back and prioritised our health – both physical and mental.

So, whether you’ve got a spa-lover in your life, a candle-hoarder (guilty over here!) or someone obsessed with body care, you’re set to discover something they might like below…

Spa Restore Wellness Basket, £65, from The White Company.

Tip: you can also take this one a step further and build your own box of goodies with candles, diffusers, essential oils, tools and more – all carefully curated for your special one this Christmas.

Neom Your Moment of Wellbeing Set, £50, available at John Lewis.
Positive energy bath salt gift set, £30, Aery.
Nordic Comforts bundle, £87, Aery.
I have a bit of an obsession with Rituals, so they’re making a comeback in this year’s gift guide. Rituals The Ritual of Mehr Energising Collection Bodycare Gift Set, £44.90, available at John Lewis.
Apothecary Calm Gift Set, £29.50, M&S.
Aromatic Essential Oil Diffuser, £85, ESPA home.
Hygge Relax, Renew & Revive Trio 10ml Oil, £19, AromaWorks London.
Bath Truffle Gift Box, £25, Fortnum & Mason.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Simply Prodigieuse® Gift Set, £25.60, available at FeelUnique.
Elemis English Rose-Infused Body Trio Skincare Gift Set, £45, available at John Lewis.

Treats for skincare lovers

Aaah skincare… you’ve just entered one of my favourite realms of beauty. Here are the latest skin care sets (moisturisers, masks, toners, cleansers and so on included), plus self-care tools (think gua sha, ice and face rollers) for clear and glowy skin ready to take on 2022.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair skin soothing set, £40, available at Cult Beauty.
Elemis Nourishing Skin Health Trio Skincare Gift Set, £35, available at John Lewis.
Kitsch Ice Roller, £14.50, Boots.
NuFACE Mini Hydrate and Contour Kit, £131.25, available at Look Fantastic.
Glow Recipe Fruit Babies Bestsellers Kit, £29, available at Cult Beauty.
The 3-Step Skincare Routine, £43, Glossier.
Brushworks Rose Quartz Roller & Gua Sha, £14.95, available at Beauty Bay.
 The Glam Glow The Youth Flex Set, £45, available at Beauty Bay.
Pixi Box Of Glowing Skin, £42, available at Cult Beauty.
REN Radiance Glow One Step Further Routine Kit, £22, available at The Hut.
Charlotte Tilbury Cryo-Recovery Face Mask, £49, available at Cult Beauty.

Makeup goodies

Be it a stunning eyeshadow palette with shimmers and glitters, a star eyebrow duo, or a lush lip combo perfect for the one who’s always on-the-go, you can never go wrong with one of these presents for the makeup aficionados in your life. Take a look at these handy gift sets featuring dazzling highlighters, voluminous mascaras and juicy lip glosses.

Spoiler alert: This new Anastasia Beverly Hills palette will definitely win some hearts this year – already found a place and got cosy in mine.

Primrose Palette, £51, Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Iconic London Make An Entrance Gift Set, £60, available at Cult Beauty.
Fenty Beauty Limited Edition Gloss & Gleam Star Gift, £37, available at Boots.
Huda Beauty Get The Look Gift Set, £28, available at Selfridges.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk On The Go Make-up Kit, £39, available at Selfridges.
NARS Essentials Set, £46.20, available at FeelUnique.
Benefit Cosmetics Winter Glammin’ limited-edition gift set, £46.50. available at Selfridges.
BY TERRY My Best Of Set, £62, available at Cult Beauty.
bareMinerals Essential Eye Trio Makeup Gift Set, £30, available at John Lewis.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Natural and Polished Started Kit, £24, available at Cult Beauty.
MAC Showstopper Powder Kiss Lipstick Makeup Gift Set, £36.66, available at John Lewis.
Huda Beauty Rose Quartz Eye & Lip Kit, £108, available at FeelUnique.

Hair care goals

This year, we’re diving into hair care because when I have my hair done I feel like I can conquer the world – you too? Well, what a better way to spoil our loved ones than with a gift that nourishes and protects, while also empowers them to feel their best, right? I’ve also got for you handy tools for that salon-like blowout, as well as silk and satin accessories that are kind to luscious locks and also help perfect heatless curls.

One of my latest obsessions… Gisou Mini Series gift set, £43, available at Selfridges.
Percy & Reed Discover Va-Va-Volume Haircare Gift Set, £20, available at John Lewis.
One of my hair saviours… Kerastase Genesis Gift Set I., £67.90, available at Notino.
Philip Kingsley Smooth & Shiny Jet Set, £30, available at John Lewis.
BrushArt Hair Curling Kit in Pink, £11.20, available at Notino.
Moroccan Oil Hydration Collection Travel Kit, £27, available at Harrods.
Grow Gorgeous Sensitive Christmas Giftset, £32.20, available at Look Fantastic.
By BEAUTY BAY Satin Gift set, £22, Beauty Bay.
Amika Mighty Mini Dryer, £45, available at Cult Beauty.
How gorgeous is this set? Slip Limited Edition Celestial Sleep Mask Set, £75, available at Cult Beauty.
Color Wow Dream Coat Bundle, £45, available at Look Fantastic.

Don’t forget to check out last year’s gift guide for more ideas. Simply click here.

Now, I hope you’re feeling inspired and ready to sort all your festive shopping this year.

See you soon here on blog,

Irina x

Author: irinaiacob

My name is Irina, born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, currently chasing my dreams in London, United Kingdom. I first smiled on 23 October 1997 and I have done so since. In 2016, I wanted to create a blog to have an outlet for my creativity – a safe space where I could express myself and talk about subjects I am passionate about – beauty, fashion, lifestyle. I find inspiration in the little things and I always write with a cup of coffee next to me.

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