Can you believe that it’s that time of year again already? Yes, Christmas shopping season is well and truly here, and it’s time to start jotting down some gift ideas for those special people in your life. Here on the Beauty Talk blog, the Direct Cosmetics team are here to recommend some beauty gift ideas – for any price range. Do bear in mind that the products and offers on our site change frequently, so move quickly to secure this season’s top beauty gifts!
You might expect to struggle to find high quality beauty gifts for under £5, but you’d be surprised at the fantastic stocking fillers you’ll find in the Direct Cosmetics catalogue. Makeup products are ideal stocking fillers, particularly when you can grab some top brands at affordable prices. Spoilt for choice? We’d recommend Hard Candy nail products, and you can also grab some Clinique and Elizabeth Arden cosmetics at a steal of a price. We also love these adorable James Bronnley soaps in cute British-themed tins.
Style and substance
Want to treat a makeup addict this Christmas? If you aren’t confident about their preferred brands and products, you can still feed their addiction by purchasing them a stylish new makeup bag. Few cosmetics fans would be disappointed if you topped up their makeup essentials – cleansing wipes, black (or dark brown) mascara, their favourite foundation and ever-trusty eyeliner. If you know that your friend’s makeup brushes could use a little TLC, why not treat them to a whole new brush set? These gifts may be practical, but they certainly aren’t boring.
Other top beauty gifts this year provide your friends and family with the chance to get ahead of the trends. Top of the list is purple. This spring and summer will see purple eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara take centre stage. Grape, lavender and violet eye makeup are all safe bets – not to mention the ever-present purple berry tones that just won’t go away. Red lips are also set to make their return, after the muted colours of autumn and winter. Treat your fellow beauty fans to a hint of red lippy this Christmas. Thick, clumpy, doll-like lashes are also on-trend, so now might be the time to convert your friends to the wonders of false lashes!
If you’re looking for a suitable (and somewhat lavish!) present for your SO, fragrances remain an ideal choice. For women who love floral and fruity fragrances, consider Lacoste’s Touch of Pink. For a slightly more oriental, sultry perfume, opt for DKNY’s Red Delicious. If you’re not entirely sure on your recipient’s perfume preferences, a safer option is a gift set – either featuring a range of different fragrances, or other products in addition to the fragrance itself.
One final hint…
Keep a close eye on the offers page on the Direct Cosmetics website! We add new offers every day, so keep checking back to steal some great deals on gifts this Christmas in our Christmas Shop.