Christmas shopping season is well underway! Here at Direct Cosmetics we’ve been tidying the shelves and dusting the displays of our online store and made plenty of space for Christmas beauty gifts! With so many fragrances, skincare products and high-end cosmetics available at such tempting prices, you may find it difficult to choose between them. Today we pick out some of our favourite beauty gift ideas for Christmas 2015 – perhaps we’ll help you find the perfect gifts for your family and friends!
Most of us use several different skincare products each day, so if you have a friend who you know appreciates gifts that are on the more practical side, think about picking out a great moisturiser, night cream or toner for them – but only if you know which brands they like and – crucially – their skin type. If you are unsure about dabbling in a friend’s skincare routine, try a gift set instead; these tend to contain shower gels, body lotions and soaps alongside matching eau de toilette sprays, so you can gift both skincare and a fragrance packaged neatly together. For a high end gift for her, we recommend Dolce & Gabbana’s luxurious The One Desire giftset of eau de parfum, shower gel and body lotion. Or, if you want to treat someone to a single high end skincare product rather than a set, try out rich lotions such as Jelly Aquarysta by Astalift. If your budget is a little tighter, turn to body lotions instead, from popular, quality brands such as Clinique, Molton Brown and Crabtree & Evelyn. We recommend Clinique’s Hydration Solutions set as a great skincare giftset for less than £20.
We all appreciate perfume at Christmas from a partner or close family member – but don’t view fragrances as the easy option when it comes to gift giving. Finding the right fragrance for your discerning partner can be a huge challenge! The safe option is to buy him or her more of their favourite perfume, or a new version of it (some have ‘night’ or ‘summer’ versions, for example). If you’re feeling a little braver, figure out which fragrance family they prefer: woody, oriental, floral, fruity or fresh? You can narrow this category down further by identifying their preferred perfume notes. Struggling to find the right fragrance? Try searching for your recipient’s favourite fragrance on Fragrantica, an online perfume database that’s packed with info and reviews. You can then take a look at other fragrances in the same group and get some recommendations. It’s difficult for us to recommend specific products as fragrances are so personal, but a quick sweep of the office suggests that Calvin Klein’s Obsession Night (citrus, woody) and Oscar De La Renta’s Esprit d’Oscar (oriental, floral) are amongst our favourites. For him, consider Joop Nightflight (fresh and spicy) or the more affordable Oxygene Homme by Lanvin (fresh, light).
Cosmetics and other beauty products are ideal stocking fillers for all the family! From petite-sized body butters to cute scented candles and snazzy hair accessories, there’s bound to be plenty of items in our store that fit the bill. Our top picks include these adorable Bourjois’ six mini nail enamels sets and a collection of The Body Shop’s fruitiest lip butters.
The products we’ve highlighted in this post are in high demand – particularly with the fantastic savings you can find at Direct Cosmetics – and are available only while stocks last, so move quickly to secure the best stocking fillers and Christmas beauty gifts for your family and friends this year.