Today’s selection of Christmas Gifts are from Escentual.com who offer a huge range of items and worldwide shipping which is great for non UK readers. As always I have included a wide selection of items to suit all budgets and all stocking fillers are under £20.
This is a gift I know my mother would appreciate and as a mother myself I can’t think of anything better to find under the Christmas tree!
The ethereal fragrance is inspired by the delicate magnolia gardens that surround Lake Como in Italy, which emit a unique, heady fragrance. Top notes of Sicilian lemon, bergamot and citron brighten the opening, before a decadent heart of magnolia, jasmine, rose and tuberose make for an intensely feminine signature. A sensual dry down of woods, vetiver and vanilla ensure a sensual lasting impression.
The Acqua Di Parma Magnolia Nobile Eau de Cologne Gift Set contains:
Acqua Di Parma Magnolia Nobile Eau de Parfum 50ml
Acqua Di Parma Magnolia Nobile Bath Gel 50ml
Acqua Di Parma Magnolia Nobile Body Cream 50ml
This travel spray would be perfect for my father as he works away from home, the leather travel case means that the aftershave is protected from both knocks in a suitcase and from sunlight.
Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Travel Spray with Leather Case 30ml (£76.00
Top notes of Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian lemons, enriched with refined freshness by vibrant notes of cardamom and ginger. Refined, solar aromatic heart notes of myrtle and sagebush with hints of Neroli and intense base notes heighten the unmistakable uniqueness of Colonia Intensa.
A leather note, tactile, luminous and male, enclosed by vibrant spicy, smoky notes of cedar, guaiac and patchouli. Deep notes of Benzoin and Musk exalt the persistence of this refined harmony.
I don’t personally have a sister but my partner does and this is the sort of gift they would appreciate. As a sister myself I can’t think of a better present to receive than perfume, after all a girl can never have enough bottles can she?
Jimmy Choo Shoe Box Eau de Toilette Gift Set 60ml (£41.65)
Inspired by the modern, glamorous woman who exudes confidences in whatever she does, this fruity floral fragrance has a compelling sensuality and a playful fun loving streak. Ginger provides a burst of freshness which energises the senses. A full heart of Tea Rose and Tiger orchid unravels on the skin like a colourful bouquet which descends into a sensual dry down of cedarwood which leaves a beautiful aroma on the skin
The Jimmy Choo Shoe Box Eau de Toilette Gift Set contains:
Jimmy Choo Eau de Toilette 60ml
Jimmy Choo Body Lotion 100ml
To some people shampoo doesn’t sound like a typical gift but I personally love a bottle of luxury shampoo or conditioner that costs a little bit more than I would pay for my daily hair care.
Philip Kingsley Jet Set Take Comfort (£16.95)
Philip Kingsley introduces another set from the Jet Set family aimed at clients experiencing flaking or itching scalps.
Whether the condition is mild or persistent this kit will help keep flaking at bay whilst soothing irritated scalps and leaving hair in tip top condition.
Who wouldn’t love to find a Dior gift under the tree on Christmas morning? The problem I find with the Palettes is that they are just too beautiful to use
Dior Carnet de Bal palette (£57.15)
Dior has transformed the Carnet de Bal, the dance card in which dancers in the past would write down the name of their partner, into an essential beauty accessory.
This palette, sealed with a black eyeliner like a genuine Carnet de Bal, unveils a duo of luminous pearlescent platinum and gold eye shadows that appear to be sumptuously embroidered and two glosses.
My Partner has been using Lab Series for 3 years now and is very reluctant to try out any other brand as this works so well on his skin, after years of using irritating brands it always puts a smile on his face to get gift sets like this at Christmas
Lab Series Daily Essentials Gift Set (£34.85)
Treat your skin to this elite range of technologically advanced skincare products which are specifically targeted to suit the needs of men. Simple, innovative, and high quality, this collection promises real results without compromise.
The full-sized Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash gives skin a deep-down cleanse every day with minimum effort. Gentle exfoliating beads help to smooth out dry and patchy skin and perfectly prepare the area for shaving. The full-sized Lab Series Maximum Comfort Shave Cream is made up of rich emollient ingredients that protect skin from damage, and provides the perfect shave. Finish off your new routine with the travel-sized Lab Series
Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash 100ml
-Lab Series Maximum Comfort Shave Cream 100ml
Lab Series Daily Moisture Defence Lotion SPF15 50ml
I don’t actually have a niece but if I did I would definitely be buying her this, it’s actually something my daughter would love so she may end up finding this in her pile of presents come Christmas morning!
Coach Poppy Eau de Parfum Gift Set 50ml (£24.50)
Made up of ultra-feminine and uplifting notes, Poppy dazzles the senses. A playful opening of cucumber, mandarin and freesia is the perfect complement to a heart of voluptuous flora, including gardenia, rose and jasmine. An added touch of creme brulee together with a plush dry down of woods, vanilla and whipped marshmallow makes for a decadent scent.
Begin your luxurious Poppy ritual by smoothing the Coach Poppy body lotion all over the body for soft, smoothed skin, before spraying the happy-go-lucky Poppy eau de parfum over the top of this fragrant base.
The Coach Poppy Eau de Parfum Gift Set contains:
Coach Poppy Eau de Parfum 50ml
Coach Poppy Body Lotion 150ml
I love the bottle of this aftershave which I think would make the perfect gift for a teenage boy.
Tommy Hilfiger Loud For Him Eau De Toilette Spray 25ml (£19.50)
Bold, dangerous and intense, LOUD is the essence of a distorted, reverberating bass that is amped on adrenaline.
A raw fragrance that moves to its own beat.
Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Mini 60 Second Fix Hands Kit (£6.85)
Dry, parched hands are refined and restored in just two simple steps. The 3-in-1 Hand Recovery works to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise rough hands with two sizes of salt crystals and fine pumice. Added shea butter and botanical oils provide an emollient barrier.
When the Hand Recovery is washed away, smooth the intensive Hand Therapy cream all over the skin to seal in the moisture.
25ml La Source Hand Recovery
25g La Source Hand Therapy
Dior Grand Bal False Lashes (£18.10)
Dior has created the ultimate Grand Bal finery: two pairs of false eyelashes in a limited edition. This pair adorned with soft gold Swarovski crystals, the eyes take on a mysterious appearance and sparkle with glamour.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Soap Collection Gift Set (£12.00)
Made with a 100% vegetable base and a high concentration of shea butter, the soaps produce a rich, creamy lather that infuses skin with moisture and care. Added oils and botanical extracts keep the skin feeling comfortable, ensuring a clarified and pampered body.
The Shea Milk soap is perfect for sensitive skin, working to soothe irritations every day. Shea Lavender calms the mind and the body with its naturally reparative, relaxing properties, while the Shea Verbena soap lifts the spirits and clears the mind with its sparkling citrus scent.
The Shea Butter Soap Collection 3 x 100g contains:
L’Occitane Shea Verbena Soap 100g
L’Occitane Shea Milk Soap 100g
L’Occitane Shea Lavender Soap 100g
I don’t know about you but when Christmas comes and I’m faced with all of the fabulous items that I may or may not get I always pick one luxury present for myself that I know I won’t be finding in my stocking or under the Christmas Tree, my chosen item is a shimmer powder which will see me throughout the party season and ensure I don’t leave the house without a shimmer!
Guerlain Liu Perfumed Shimmer Powder (£45.45)
The star product of the Guerlain Liu Christmas collection, this showstopping, limited edition loose powder dresses the body with sensuality. Drawing its inspiration from Jacques Guerlain’s iconic Liu Eau de Parfum from the 1920s, this precious beauty ritual softly illuminates the body with a mysterious, refined and festive air.
The black lacquered bottle is a talisman all of its own. Styled in the image of the original Liu perfume bottle, which in turn was inspired by traditional Japanese tea trays, this legendary fragrance is transformed into a desirable objet d’art.
Gently press the atomiser puffer to release a delicate breath of silky powder, iridescent shimmer and the seductive fragrance of aldehydes, roses, vanilla, iris and woody notes. A fascinating and infinitely feminine scent for lasting grace this Christmas.