Welcome to my Christmas Gift Guide 2023 edition! I so love putting together these gift guides and after already sharing everything on my Instagram stories, it’s safe to say you like what I’ve put together! So here’s a closer look at everything I’ve picked to feature this year, as always, let me know your favourite in the comments below!
I’m sorry for your wallet but if you’re serious about makeup then you NEED a Zoeva makeup brush set. I honestly believe that Zoeva makeup brushes elevated the way I do makeup. Their unique shapes and brush styles just make blending an absolute joy and make me feel like I’m working on a masterpiece instead of just putting makeup on.
These are genuinely what I put on my own Christmas list every few years (yes I have way too many brushes but they’re essentials!) This is an absolutely gorgeous set of 15 brushes that comes in a beautiful box and is then presented with a matching clutch. There are more affordable sets too and if you can only get one right now, I’d say the eye brushes are elite.
After hearing so much about the KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub, First Aid Beauty has been on my list to try for a while and I thought this set was such a great price (saving 40%) with really good products inside too.
– Pure Skin Face Cleanser
– Facial Radiance Pads – Ultra Repair Cream – KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub
I’ve used the radiance pads on holiday before and shared them around and everyone was super impressed! I also got their Ultra Repair Creams in the LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Advent Calendar so I’m excited to get stuck into that! I think a skincare gift set of a brand someone’s been wanting to try is such a great gift for Christmas!
How fancy is this trio of super hydrating lip butters? Nudestix is a brand I definitely need to explore more but I know so many love it. These lip butters are infused with a 2% Tripeptide Complex, so they’re not your average lip balm at all! They make a visible difference in plumpness and here are the shade names and descriptions:
Candy Kiss – A soft pink tint gloss with a vanilla-mint flavour
Dolce Nude – A shimmer tint gloss with a caramel flavour
Sugar Plum – A rich Berry tint with a sweet berry flavour
If you’ve been following me for more than a week you’ll know I love a facemask and I’m a massive promoter of self-care, whatever that looks like to you. To me, it’s a facemask whilst I work! This is a new brand I’ve not heard of before but when I saw a ‘maximum impact glow-giving mask’ that reveals ‘healthy luminous skin’, I immediately thought sign me up! It is indeed a gorgeous facemask with a blend of glycolic acid and AHAs to gently exfoliate and leave your skin visibly brighter.
This is the NEW YSL Black Opium Le Parfum, don’t get it confused with the others, this one is the best. It’s the strongest of all the other variations of Black Opium and it’s absolutely the most gorgeous perfume ever. I’ve used and loved YSL Black Opium for years. There’s a reason it’s so loved! The Perfume Shop is forever the best place when perfume shopping, I actually got this in a Travelo for £10 to make sure I fully loved it, plus it was easier to take on holiday.
YSL Black Opium is vanilla, coffee, and jasmine, it’s a stunning scent.
You might be thinking, honey? But seriously Manuka Honey has a lot of really impressive health benefits so if you have a friend who’s chronically ill or just takes really good care of their health, then this is the brand to look at for a super thoughtful gift! Manuka Honey has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-microbial properties which means it’s great for chronic pain and when you’re unwell! I always have this in hot drinks when I have a sore throat and it helps stop it from getting really awful!
I’ve been trying out a few products from them and I’m really enjoying them all, especially the Squeezable Manuka Table Honey 500g(£5) that I keep having on my salads and vegetables. Their 1100 MGO Manuka Honey 250g(£135 full price, currently on sale for £54) is one of the highest-grade honey you can buy and is actually rare! The honey is actually from New Zealand too!
Moving onto CBD Manuka Honey, such a dream for my achy body! I’ve been taking the CBD & Manuka Honey Gummies 25MG (£60 on offer for £15) and they’re really nice! Most CBD gummies I’ve tried have a terrible aftertaste but I don’t find it with these ones. I’m also not sure how long this sale is going to last but these discounts are unreal and it’s definitely the time to pick some things up!
Finally, I’ve also got the CBD Oil with Manuka Honey 1000mg (£45 now £11.25!) to try out. CBD can help with so many things and I’ve tried a lot over the years but I’m still trying to find the right one for me, hopefully, this is it!
Beauty advent calendars always make an incredible gift and the Revolution one is always such a great price for how many things you get! This has absolutely everything from eyeshadows to lipstick and lipgloss, even powders, brushes and more! I won’t put the full list to keep it as a surprise but you can see if you click on the link!
My nan used to use Arnica Gel every single day and it’s another one of those gifts that are great for anyone with aches and pains as it helps to soothe tension in your muscles. It’s also great on any bruises or bumps too! I couldn’t resist the muscle soak either as I do love a hot bath to help with my pain! SBC has a great range of products from Aloe Vera to Collagen, there’s something for everyone and some great gift sets too.
Silk pillowcases will forever be in my Christmas Gift Guides because I think they’re such a great product! Who doesn’t want the gift of softer, stronger, healthier hair, and glowing wrinkle-free skin? There are so many silk pillows on the market now but having tried a few, I can honestly say it’s worth paying more for a very high quality pillowcase and making sure you take really good care of it.
This one is 100% pure mulberry silk 16 momme, if you don’t know what that means then basically it’s VERY fancy. How nice are the colours it comes in as well? The Marble grey is gorgeous!
Beauty devices are hot and trending right now with more and more being released every week. This is one I haven’t seen yet, the BeautyPro LED Wand that can target 5 things in one, super impressive! I really like the idea of a wand for precision. Perhaps you don’t want to use LED all over your face, or maybe you want something whilst you’re away from home and can’t take a full-size mask. It’s a great idea for lots of reasons!
This LED wand uses both blue and red light technology to help with everything from acne to fine lines, it also has thermotherapy and an EMS microcurrent to warm up and stimulate your face.
For massive skincare enthusiasts, why not ask them what products they’ve had their eye on for a while and surprise them with one for Christmas? I’ve wanted to try Zelens for so long now and it’s known to be a very luxurious brand! This is a clarifying cleanser which is also really refreshing.
I’m sensing a wellness theme that wasn’t intended but I definitely fully support it! What is a better gift than helping someone to look after themselves more? I know a few people who absolutely need something like The Mellow Patch Company. These are patches that you stick to your inner arm and help give you whatever you need.
The CBD 24mg patch helps your body to relax and ease pains. The Sleepy Head patch helped me have my first solid night of sleep with NO waking up! I haven’t had that in years so you bet I’ve been wearing one every night and I’m definitely sleeping better thanks to the blend of Valerian extract and Ashwagandha. Finally the Boost Me patch that I’m wearing right now to write this up, it helps your energy levels and to stay focussed.
Who wouldn’t want this as a gift? Each box contains 18 patches.
Well, this caused some excitement on my stories and so many people wanted to see more, so stay tuned for a video! A rotating curling iron with 3 heat settings ranging from 150°C to 210°C with a 1″ Barrel Width. This could be a great accessibility tool for people who can’t move their arms a lot to style their hair! I will report back!
This would be a great gift for someone who’s a fan of the Skin&Me Daily Doser as they’ve brought out a collection of skincare to go with it! This is their moisturiser that you could use before applying the Daily Doser to make sure your skin is hydrated!
This calendar comes out every year and is always backed full of brands that Boots own like No7, Liz Earle, Soap & Glory, Botanics, Sleek, and more like Ted Baker, as well as Boots own product ranges. I won’t spoil what’s in it, so be sure to click on the link to find out!
How utterly gorgeous is this beauty cracker from Tropic? I adore beauty crackers and some years I buy everyone one to open at the Christmas table. This is a beautiful selection of products from Hand Velvet Hand lotion, to Nail Nectar for strong cuticles, and finishing with the Hand Smooth hand scrub! My mum instantly put the hand cream on and really liked it! A great present!
How gorgeous is this set!? The tin is beautiful too and I’m keeping it to put other things in! I love a gift within a gift. This set includes a Bath and Shower Oil, Body Silk body lotion, and Pulse Point Oil all in the beautiful scent of pink frangipani, rose and Tahitian monoï.
This is a beautiful scent of Orange Blossom, Patchouli, Amberlyn, and Musk mixed together. It’s woody yet very feminine and overall makes a beautiful gift. Along with a shower gel and body lotion so you can really layer the scent! I personally love the black bottle and how it looks on a perfume shelf!
I’m all about super thoughtful gifts and what’s better than a cosy heated blanket? Plus it’s pink! How dreamy! This heated throw comes with 9 temperature settings, fast heat up, and a timer that can be set anywhere from 1-9 hours. Perfect on these colder winter nights!
You can’t go wrong with a gift set from The Body Shop and I actually have an exclusive code with 14315, that applies to already discounted things too! Here are a couple of sets I’ve picked up for presents.
I have heard A LOT about African Shea Black Soap so I was really excited to get my hands on this! My mum is also a massive fan of shea butter so this would be a perfect set for her! I always think beauty and pampering gifts are so great because they’re practical! Especially for someone who likes a longer more indulgent shower/bath, I know I spend hours trying out new products!
Katherena Vegan Bags
Katherena have such a beautiful range of vegan-friendly, British-designed bags to suit everyone. When I saw ‘Sparkly New’ on their website I knew that was the section for me! I love glamorous bags and they make amazing gifts as the person can use them for years to come. The Crystal Studded Evening Bag (£30) is really quite beautiful and I absolutely love the round handle and how decorative it is.
If you’re looking for something more practical for every day, then how great is this sling design bag? It’d be great for travelling too and keeping your belongings close to you. A beautiful green suedette at £30 but both bags come in lots of different colours too.
How utterly beautiful are these Moss-coloured Leven boots from Blowfish Malibu? These Chelsea-inspired boots at £75 have a chunky heel and bottoms making them super sturdy and an inside zipper design for a seamless look! I also got these Maylie sandals that I think are just perfect for the hotter months, plus a good price for quality sandals at £45.
Temple Spa is a beautiful brand and the Christmas offerings just keep getting better every year! Last year I kept the advent calendar and filled it up for my mum’s 60th Birthday! I can imagine I’ll be using the boxes for something this year too! This is the Do Not Disturb gift set with a little pillow to hang on your door, their incredible sleep well mist, a relaxing bathing & massage oil, comforting body cream, revitalising bath salts, and relaxing night cream. What a gift set!
Everything sounds really impressive, as you can imagine. From the eye repair having 15% pre-loaded oxygen and increasing skin luminosity by up to 10% in just half an hour! Their night cream is able to reduce fine lines by an average of 41% in just 6 weeks. I mean, get on my face? I’ll keep you updated on how we get on!
There are lots of different bundles and gift sets available too.
This is a perfect sleep spray for people who don’t like the overly lavender sleep mists but still want the relaxing benefits of aromatherapy oils and scents. I’m a big fan of the bath oil from this brand too and again a sleep spray is a really lovely wellness gift. A great way to tell someone to get more rest and look after themselves more!
You’ve had fancy skincare, now it’s time for fancy haircare! I remember trying this brand years ago for coloured hair and really liking it so I thought I’d get my mum some volume shampoo. Not only will this deliver super smooth hair and add shine, but it’ll also add volume and look after the colour too. An all-round great shampoo! The Caviar hair range includes caviar from a non-endangered fish so that your hair can be coated with vitamins, minerals, and Omega fatty acids.
Elegant Touch & Eylure
You can never go wrong with lashes and nails as stocking fillers and just look how beautiful these are!? I love a sparkly or red nails and these are so pretty. The Luxe Looks range from Elegant Touch is definitely my favourite! I’m also very excited to try out the individual lashes from Eylure, what a great range!
Rotary Watches always make an incredible gift and how gorgeous is this Rotary Dress diamond set? It has 12 diamond markers and a beautiful rose gold case. I love smaller thinner watches on women, I think they’re so elegant-looking! Rotary Watches are always so reasonably priced too with this watch being just £219.00!
I really hope you enjoyed my Christmas gift guide 2023, women’s edition! Check back to see part 2 with gifts aimed towards men. I always point out that I only pop genders in the title because of Google and SEO but of course, anyone can have anything for Christmas! Remember to let me know what your favourite product was in the comments below, and have a lovely Christmas!