The Perfect Pre-Christmas Gift Ideas

Yes, I will have to admit, times are weird and challenging. We are settling into a different normal now and it sure does take some getting used to. But lockdown or no lockdown, there’s one thing that stays the same: the joy of getting all gifts together in one place for our friends and loved ones to receive in good time. Are you ready for some cute sparkly goodies?

Here is a breakdown of my top picks for Christmas-y gifts from the magical beauty and wellness realm.

Jane Iredale Lip Poppers

Will make for the best Christmas gift and will surely add glow and radiance to any look. The PlayOn Lip Pencils in Shimmer Popper come in the most flattering nude and classic red – the application is super soft and creamy thanks to Castor Seed Oil and nourishing Vitamin E. The Jumbo pencil sharpener comes as a bonus to keep your pencils nice and sharp.

 Price: £25
You Can buy it here.

Clarins Make-Up Heroes Collection Christmas Gift Set

Whether it is a self-care treat or a heartwarming gift, this is one to look out for. A wonderful way to dip in and get to know some of the outstanding Clarins best-sellers that have been around for years. It’s hard for me to choose a favourite but here it goes The Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch PRIMER! It is so smooth (dooh!) and creates the perfect canvas for your make-up. Wear it alone on top of our moisturiser for a poreless effect. I do hope you use all other products until the very last drop, they are so worth it!

The Make-up Heroes Collection contains:

– Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer 4ml
– Supra Volume Mascara 3.5ml
– SOS Primer Universal Light 00 5ml
– Natural Lip Perfector 01 Rose-Shimmer 5ml
– Lip Comfort Oil 03 Red Berry 2.8ml

Price: £25.00
You can buy it here.

Mii Molten Luxe Baked Palette

 Join the burst of a colour party! Get spoilt or spoil someone with this gorgeous palette made up of saturated gold, luscious copper, dazzling bronze. Sweep them over cheekbones, brow bones, eyelids, Cupid’s bow, lips – all colours are highly pigmented and blendable, infused with skin-loving mango seed butter and sweet almond oil for instant hydration. The most incredible Christmas glow you will ever need. Can be used with a regular brush, a wet one for extra intensity or simply dip your fingers in it.

Soo tempting, right?

Price  £29.95
You can buy it here.

Hauschka Daily Companions Gift Set

Nothing like a fab Dr Hauschka gift to cheer you up! Presenting the Perfect Pamper Gift Set to protect your friends and family from harsh weather and cracked skin. Use the three loyal friends as your go-to products for a healthy dose of self-care.

Featuring 3 daily skincare essentials, leaving skin super soft and smelling heavenly here they are in all their glory:

  • Hydrating Hand Cream 30ml
  • Full-size Lip Care Stick
  • Hayflower Cleansing Lotion 30ml

You can buy it here.

L’Abu Retinol Face Oil

Infused with Orange & Bergamot, packed with Vitamin E, Co-Enzyme Q10, Grape Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil, Olive Squalane and Turmeric Root Extract will make a wonderful gift for any skincare lover out there.

Feather-light oil with a unique combination of botanical ingredients to target most concerns. Promotes collagen and elastin, whilst refining dark circles, skin tone and clarity.


Price: £22.00 30ML
You can buy it here.

 Ceramide Lipid Repair Balm by Wildsmith Skin

This cult British brand from Hampshire countryside will mesmerize you with its quality and brand ethos: it is sustainably sourced, lovingly made with cruelty-free formulas. Looks great, too!

The Ceramide Lipid Repair Balm works because of its amazing ingredients: ceramides, vitamin E and a nourishing blend of plant oils to restore and protect lips, cuticles, elbows, heels or any areas of dry and sensitive skin.

Anyone who receives it will be both thankful and happy to have it in their bag (oops, I meant stockings!)

Price: £25 12.7 gr
You can buy it here.

Céleste Candle by Sun.Day of London

Relaxing has never been easier. Soothe your senses with the beautiful scent of Celeste, a handcrafted candle that will get you obsessed with its wonderful mix of Jasmine, Rose and wild Bergamot notes. Other notes to complete the picture: rich Patchouli paired up with Amber and Cedarwood.

They all make up the divine Celeste candle to fill your home with warmth and tranquillity to your cosy evenings in. Pick one for your BFF too.

Bonus points since it’s soy-free, formulated with rapeseed wax, with a 100% pure cotton wick.

Price £26.00, 180 ml (approximately 45-50 hours burn time)
You can buy it here.

Tropic Your Best Skin Bauble

Treat yourself or send a little love to your friends or family

These Christmas-themed bauble gift sets have been lovingly created for blemish-prone complexions, skin in need of a little boost of radiance or deep hydration.

My fave is NOURISH collection contains:

  • Smoothing Cleanser complexion purifier (scented) 50ml
  • Skin Dream age-defying firming cream concentrate 15ml
  • Elixir age-defying omega oil 5ml
  • Rainforest Dew hydration serum 5ml
  • Bamboo Face Cloth

Do check out the Clear and Glow options listed on their website.

Price: £28
You can buy it here. 

VIRTUE The Healthy Hair Collection – Recovery Gift Set

Talking about gift sets, this one has all the haircare essentials you need. It targets the most common hair concerns with these can’t-live-without products delivering healthy, gorgeous holiday hair to everyone on your list (and you, too)!

Recovery Set:

  • Recovery Travel Shampoo 60ml
  • Recovery Travel Conditioner 60ml
  • Travel 6-in-1 Styler 60ml
  • Restorative Treatment Mask 50ml

Also, check out their baubles, they look extra cute!

Price: £55
You can buy it here.

Night Flow by Jusbox

Unisex oriental-fruity perfume is always a great choice for creating a luxurious body, mind and soul experience for you or a very lucky recipient of your gift.

Night Flow is a fascinating mix between Music and Perfume merging into one: the fragrance DNA has a sensual and mysterious touch with top notes like Saffron, Raspberry, Pink Pepper, Osmanthus, Indonesian Patchouli and leather accords.

Jusbox Perfumes decode the language of music through scent. In this particular case, Night Flow is a unisex fragrance paying homage to the rap battles of New York in the 1970s leaving a very lasting impression overall.


Price: €180,00
You can buy it here.

Hair-Skin-Nails Gummy by Wicked Gummy Co.

The ultimate gummies for the wellbeing of your hair/skin/nails, registered by the Vegan Society, gluten-free, allergen-free and cruelty-free. It does wonders when it comes to supporting hair to get thicker, skin glowing and nails stronger. Share them with your mum, sisters, BFFs – they will surely thank you for the introduction. Did I also mention they make for a great stocking filler?

Price: £19.99 (60 gummies)
You can buy it here.

Glow Collection: Pure-Light Collection – Aura – Lunar – Bespoke Powder Brush

Turn your holiday glow on with these travel-size versions of best selling Pure Light Illuminating Powder in Aura and Liquid Radiance in Lunar, with a beautiful Bespoke Powder Brush.

It comes in a stunning presentation box making it a perfect gift for your loved ones, although, I have to admit for this one, better to treat yourself.

Price: £34.00
You can buy it here.

I  really hope you enjoyed my enchanted list of festive gifts and that I made it a bit easier for you to choose tokens of love for your special ones! Happy e-shopping!

 *All brands mentioned are cruelty-free


Article by Viorela Coman