Christmas Gift Guide 2020: Present Ideas From Fashion To Beauty
Christmas is just around the corner, and with non-essential shops finally opening again (we've missed you!) it can only mean one thing - it's time to go shopping.
But after a year that's seen many of us confined to our homes, what to buy your loved ones? Luckily we've done all the hard work for you by picking out the best in loungewear, beauty and tech with some edible treats and ideas for little ones thrown in along the way.
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What could possibly be more snug than a pair of tracksuit bottoms? A pair of fleecey UGG tracksuit bottoms, of course. Available in five colours, the super-soft knit is made from 70 per cent recycled polyester fibers and adds as cosy twist to any outfit - whether you're out and about or lounging around inside. Best teamed with a pair of extra cosy UGG slippers.
This salon-worthy styler comes with four separate attachments to create different hair looks - making it not only compact but purse-friendly to boot. The interchangeable ceramic-coated attachments deliver defined curls, tight curls, beachy waves and smooth, straightened locks. Bonus points for the with 360° swivel cord for tangle-free styling.
What could be better than one Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara? Two of course; one for home and one for when you're for on the go. Delivering guaranteed volume, the bestselling beauty bundle comes wrapped in a gorgeous watercolour gift set. It even comes with a little pot of makeup remover to speed up your nighttime beauty regime.
The perfect stocking filler, this adorable gift set also doubles up as a tree decoration if you can resist opening it before the big day. Its contents are inspired by the delicious scent of verbena, blended with punchy lemon and grapefruit notes. Includes a soap, a body lotion and a hand cream for skin in need of some winter TLC.
Beauty aficionados will love this gorgeous gift set packed with conditioning body and skincare heroes, topped off with a bonus Burt's original lip balm. The festive bundle, designed for top-to-toe nourishing care, includes six moisturising products perfect for at-home pampering but small enough for on-the-go. Each piece contains at least 99.4 per cent natural ingredients and is paraben-free. The best part? It's already beautifully packaged, so you don't need to worry about gift wrapping.
A firm favourite from the Miss Dior collection, Blooming Bouquet is designed to channel a 'spring awakening' with its delicate floral notes and refreshing fruits - the perfect pick-me-up during those cold winter months. Soft but sweet, hints of Sicilian mandarin are complemented by peony, peach, rose and apricot, topped with white musk.
Beats by Dr. Dre has just launched its most affordable wireless headphones yet, featuring magnetic autoplay and pause earbuds along with a 12-hour battery life. The stylish accessory, which comes in four gorgeous colours - black, yellow, grey and blue - costs just a fraction of the price of its predecessor, making it the ultimate stocking filler.
A deliciously fruity (and dare we say festive) scent, featuring a distinctive rose note topped up with tangerine, blackcurrant, cedar and white amber - anyone would be lucky to find this under their tree.
Chocaholics will love these decadent truffles, comprising milk chocolate with a malt filling and delicious honeycombed pieces. Combining Maltesers' signature taste with the creamy texture of a truffle, they're perfect for gifting or sharing with friends and family.
Why give one present when you can give three? This beauty gift set, presented in a gorgeous gold foiled box, contains three vegan-friendly face masks to leave you glowing. Includes a bio-retinol gold mask to rejuvenate, a radiant glow mask for exfoliation and a miracle mask packed with brightening AHAs. Better still, the glass jars are reusable and the box is fully recyclable.
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Struggling to drift off? You're not alone; it's fair to say lockdown part 2 has wreaked havoc with our collective sleeping patterns. These bath salts will boost your body's magnesium levels (a certified sleep aid) while emitting soothing blend of lavender, mandarian, pathchouli and vetiver essential oils for your most relaxing soak ever.
Whether it's hydration, rejuvenation or brightening you're after, Q+A has a Christmas cracker suited for every skin type. Options include a glow-boosting hyaluronic acid facial serum and even a plumping liquorice lip oil. Priced between £5.50 and £9, they're the perfect stocking filler for skincare lovers - if not a well-deserved treat for yourself.
Skincare buffs will love this vegan facial collection, designed for the ultimate at-home pamper session and filled with products to nourish and boost your skin's natural radiance during the harsh winter months. Contains a cleansing balm, facial scrub, facial oil and muscle balm. Aaaaand relax.
With its mellow spice and citrus finish, this gin makes for the perfect warming tipple this winter. At 43.4 per cent ABV, it was concocted by master distiller Lesley Gracie and is inspired by starry skies and moonlight - and it's already racking up rave reviews online.
The beauty brand that everyone's raving about has launched the ultimate gift set, a mix of complexion-perfecting heroes that you'll wonder how you ever lived without. Includes its bestselling CC+ cream, an adorable star-shaped brush, and a setting spray for the ultimate makeup base.
Our Parisian perfumier has launched its most covetable Christmas range yet with a mix of eaux de parfum, candles, soaps and oils. Our favourite? The Moonlit Fir Candle - guaranteed to make your home smell of Christmas with its heady mix of pine, eucalyptus and peppermint.
Hunter has launched its first ever Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified range. The capsule collection features the iconic olive rain boot in tall and short styles, made from materials sourced from a rubber plantation that's independently audited to ensure it protects the natural resources, local biodiversity and the rights of people involved in the supply chain and local community.
This beautifully illustrated book will take you right back to your childhood. Filled with adorable miniature letters from 'Fairyland' for little ones to enjoy, each page features magical illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk.
The perfect pressie for TV and film buffs, this two-in-one streaming player promises to deliver cinematic sound to any home - ideal for that Christmas movie marathon. Allowing you to watch your favourite shows in HD, 4K and 4k HR picture quality, its clever sound optimisation settings include increased speech clarity and automatic lowering of loud commercials. Not only can you connect to your favourite streaming platforms - think everything from Disney+ to Netflix - you can also hook it up to your music collection via Spotify Connect.
These fleecey slippers promise to keep cold feet snug through winter and beyond. Made with a double layer of wool fleece and with a durable rubber sole, they're not only warm but extra light too, making them perfect for every season. They'll stretch and mould to the shape of your feet with wear, making them the ultimate cosy accessory.
What better way to bring some winter cheer than with a colourful face mask? David Watson has teamed up with the William Morris Gallery to create these eye-catching designs, made from soft, breathable fabric that's also sweat preventative. The best bit? Ten per cent of proceeds go to NHS Charities Together.
Godiva's latest festive offering features five brand new flavours encased in milk, dark and white chocolate - each dusted with edible glitter and wrapped in a gorgeous red and gold gift box. Our favourite? The Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa, filled with delicious ganache. Happy gifting!
These natural hand soaps not only smell delicious; they're also made with vegetable glycerin which moisturises, elasticises and smoothes your skin. Scents to choose from include citrus verbena, vanilla and cinnamon or Mediterranean fig tree - yum!
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