Sunday 13 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide: £15 to £30

Another post in my Christmas Gift Guide 2015 series and actually we're nearing the end. This is my second to last post and it's a blooming great one if I don't say I do - some firm favourites in here for sure. This time I'm talking a Christmas Gift Guide with a budget of £15 to £30 so a little more luxe than my budget gift guide but we're still not breaking the bank. 

First up, I'm talking the makeup lover... and I have to say I'd be over the moon with any of these gifts. I'd usually save the best until last but I'm going to start by talking one of my favourites and it's the Too Faced Melted Kisses Gift Set*. I blooming love these. I mentioned my love to Too Faced in a falling in love with Too Faced style post recently and that just hasn't changed at all. Some of my favourite liquid lipsticks, in a gift set, in mini form - I mean, what's not to love about it? The Body Shop have a gorgeous Christmas range as I mentioned in a few of the previous posts in this series and The Body Shop Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes* are stunning and well worth a mention for this festive season - you can never go wrong with a palette right? Onto makeup brushes and again I fell in love with another gift set from Eco Tools and the Eco Tools Four Piece Beautiful Complexion set* is dreamy. Four gorgeous quality brushes that make a great addition to any girls makeup collection. This set is super cute as you can fold over the packaging and tie it with a cute bow - not essential to wrap although I think it still makes a cute addition. For nails, I fell in LOVE with the Deborah Lippmann Undressed Nail set*. This is a perfect set for just about anyone, as everyone can pull off a nude nail. The polishes are incredible quality and I just adore the packaging. 

If you've got anyone with children in your life or anyone with kids then I'd 100% recommend the Paul Mitchell Because You're Playful set*. The packaging is gorgeous and will work with the aesthetic of a super slick bathroom. Plus it's a luxe treat - and you can never go wrong with that. Dermalogica is a great brand and if I'm ever stuck for what to buy someone then they're gift sets are always a go-to. The Dermalogica Body Therapy Essentials set* is a great one for this - if you don't know their skin type then a body set is always a great idea. If you do know their skin type or just know that their into skincare then I'd recommend the Pai Instant Calm Discovery Collection*. This set is filled with a cleanser, toner, moisturiser and muslin cloth ideal for people with sensitive, reactive and redness prone skin. I always find my skin goes a little like this during the winter and so it's great for anyone to have in their beauty arsenal as a just in case measure - it's also great for travelling! The Temple Spa Wake Me Up and Wind Me Down Aromatic Mist Duo* is a great go-to set for Christmas. It's a time of year to relax and this is just perfect for that. A duo of mists that can be used in a multitude of ways like spraying in the air, on your pillows or onto your pulse points. Both mists work to target different things and I love them. I love Orla Kiely and the Orla Kiely Geranium Bath & Body Hand Wash and Lotion set is just dreamy. From the packaging of the gorgeous re-usable tin that it's in along with the hand soap and lotion that's actually inside. I know hand soap and lotion can be a bit boring - and I'd never pick up a luxe one like this for myself but at Christmas I LOVE receiving things like this because it feels like such a treat. The same can be said for the Soap & Glory Perfect Scents set*. I love getting a Soap & Glory hand soap and lotion - I often pick up these in bulk during the Boxing Day sales and this set is just dreamy as it has a beautiful smelling reed diffuser included too. I love. 

If you know an Ariana Grande fan or just someone that's a fan of a super sweet scent then I'd recommend picking up the ARI Eau De Parfum* as it's a super sweet scent in a cute bottle with a pom pom. It's a great price too. For someone a little older, the Joan Collins I am Woman Signature set*, is perfect. It comes with a perfume and matching reed diffuser. It's super luxe and a great mixture of a scent and something for the home. Home fragrance is always a great go-to for Christmas. It often feels like something you can't really pick up yourself so it's a great gift for someone else. The My Jolie Candle* is a great option, a gift that keeps on giving as once it's burned down a piece of jewellery is hidden inside. This is such a cute idea and a great incentive to actually burn the candle - I'm always really protective as I don't want to waste them. The Crabtree & Evelyn Windsor Forest candle is super stunning too. A scent for someone a little older than I'd gift the My Jolie Candle too... but this one is completely different. It's more of a natural scent, not quite as sweet as the previous and the candle itself looks just gorgeous. If you're looking for a set, then the Ted Baker Residence Mini Candle Set is ideal. The candles smell incredible and the packaging is super luxe. 

Lorna x


  1. I have to have those eco tools, brushes look very good <3

  2. Would sure love to receive those for christmas ^_^

  3. Great guide, some really cute gift ideas!
    Sophie x

  4. the deborah lipmann set is such amazing value!! definitely going on my wishlist xx

    Karan| studentbeautyhack


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