christmas gift guide 2018
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Christmas Gift Guide 2018

This is my first Christmas Gift Guide so I am really thrilled to be able to bring you some really great ideas from stocking fillers to main gifts. I hope there is something for every budget and I have also included some unique gift ideas for anyone looking for something that little bit different. I’m also going to try and keep it short for each item so there isn’t too much to read!


Skinnydip London – Blue Flamingo Clasp Cross Body Bag  – £28.00

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I adore Flamingos and I absolutely love this soft dusky blue cross body bag by Skinnydip London which features a Flamingo clasp on it. There is plenty of room in it to fit your make-up essentials, mirror, purse etc This would make a lovely gift for any bag lover and at £28.00 it isn’t going to break the bank either.


Skinnydip London Mai Tai Shut The Contour Brush Set – £25.00

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This Mai Tai Shut The Contour Brush Set is so pretty! The handles of each brush contain cosmetic grade liquid with glitter. There are 4 brushes, Fleek Bones, Call My Buff, Flat Out Fabulous and Blend The Rules. I love the names of the brushes. Not only are these brushes pretty, but they are also soft and perfect for contouring. They are also Vegan-Friendly too!


Skinnydip London Tweezers & Pouch – £8.00

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These Tweezers & Pouch make a fab stocking filler. I am forever losing my tweezers so having a pouch to put them in means less chance of them disappearing.  They are also Hypoallergenic and Vegan Friendly. Also available in Rose Gold and Gloss.


W7 Cosmetics – London Eyes – £9.95

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I’m a big believer that you don’t have to pay a fortune for makeup and skincare. This London Eyes gift set by W7 Cosmetics is just £9.95 and contains:-

  • 1 x Absolute Lashes Mascara
  • 1 x King Kohl Eye Pencil
  • 1 x Eye Liner Pot

I’ve got several items from W7 Cosmetics and their products are really lovely.


W7 Cosmetics Frosted Festive Icy Shimmers – £8.95

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Another gorgeous item from W7 Cosmetics is this palette of 4 Frosted Festive Icy Shimmers.  These are soft, buttery and really pigmented and I love the shades too. Anyone who loves their makeup is bound to love this festive palette!


Leighton Denny Nail Polishes – From £12.00

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For anyone that loves to do their nails then these Leighton Denny nail polished make ideal stocking fillers. Featured above are Silver Siren & Merrymaker and then from the Modern Bohemia range are Bohemian Spirit & Vintage Chic. Prices start from £12.00


Cougar Beauty Products – £10.00 upwards

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At the moment the majority of Cougar Beauty Gift Sets are just £10.00, some have been reduced from over £50.00 so you could grab quite a few gifts and save a lot of pennies!  They have skincare, makeup, bath and body products, so I am sure there is something for everyone – even yourself!


KISS Wing It Eyeliner – £8.95

christmas gift guide 2018 I love to sport a winged eyeliner and this KISS Wing It Eyeliner is fantastic! It’s waterproof, smudge proof and comes with a handy stencil guide. The stencil makes it easy for those who don’t have a steady hand or for someone just getting into makeup. There are 6 different cat eye looks to choose from.


KISS Glam Fantasy Nails & imPRESS One Step Gel Nails

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Press on nails are so great and KISS & imPRESS sets are my favourites. They come in so many different colours and designs. Simple and easy to use, they would be a fantastic stocking filler for teens or adults alike! They also stay put for a long time too!


Timebomb Peace & Quiet Coconut Cleansing Oil – £25.00  & Timebomb Complexion Cocktails To Go – £30.00

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For the skincare lovers, there are the Timebomb Peace & Quiet Coconut Cleansing Oil and Timebomb Complexion Cocktails To Go. The cleanser is lightweight and dissolves away all impurities without drying your skin out. I love the trio of the complexion cocktails, in the set you get:

  • Complexion Cocktail with a shot of H2Omega (30ml) – for hydration
  • Complexion Cocktail with a shot of B12 (30ml) – for anti ageing
  • Complexion Cocktail with a shot of Chlorophyll (30ml) – to protect & detoxify


Hempz Milk & Honey Herbal Hand & Foot Cream – £7.49 & Exfoliating Herbal Body Whip – £17.99

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These two Hempz Milk & Honey products make a great little set to give. The hand cream is really lovely and nourishing, not to mention smells so good too. The exfoliating body whip leaves your skin feeling silky soft and also smells amazing. All their products are Gluten free, Paraben free Cruelty-Free.


Samaya Ayurvedic Skincare Anti-ageing Treatment Oil – Kapha Oily Skin – £79.00

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If you’re looking for a skincare product for any of the men in your life, then this might be the ideal gift. This facial oil is Ayurvedic and is for the Kapha Dosha. There are 3 Doshas and you can find out what your Dosha is here. Blended with Ayurvedic Botanicals and anti-ageing ingredients this will help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. You can check out the rest of the range on their website.


Ailixir Powder Collagen – £69.00

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If you have someone to buy for that is serious about their beauty routine and supplements, then this Ailixir Powder Collagen could be just the thing for them. A great supplement for hair, skin, nails and joints. This tub contains a months supply. Just add 2 scoops to water or any flavoured drink.


Ingenious Beauty Ultimate Collagen+ Second Generation – £109.99 for 3 bottles

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If you prefer supplements in capsule form then my personal favourite and my beauty product of the year are these Ingenious Beauty Ultimate Collagen+ capsules.  Take 1-3 capsules each night on an empty stomach and let them work their magic. They travel to where they are needed most, be it hair, skin, nails or your joints. My hair, nails and skin have never looked so good whilst taking these.


Magnitone Well Heeled Express Pedicure System – £19.99

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This Magnitone Well Heeled Express Pedicure System is a great little gift to give someone. This leaves your feet feeling super soft and looking great! It comes with 2 heads, one for regular buffing and one for the more stubborn areas of rough skin.


Neal & Wolf The Harmony Collection – £26.80

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This is a fantastic gift set from Neale & Wolf. Treat someone to this Harmony Collection so they can pamper their hair with the shampoo and intensive treatment. This set is designed with Intensive UV Protection and formulated to keep hair shiny and nourished.


Hair Podz Detangling Hair Brush & Mirror Diamond Edition – £12.99

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I love detanglers and this one from Hair Podz is just brilliant. It not only looks good, but you can flip the brush part up, twist it and you have a mirror too PLUS storage for hair ties & grips. This is the Cherry Red but it also is available in Sugar White and Powder Pink.


MOROCCANOIL Everlasting Repair Gift Set – £37.50

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This beautiful Moroccanoil Everlasting Repair Gift Set comes in a beautiful tin and contains a shampoo, conditioner and mask. Another fabulous hair care gift, this one is for repairing damaged hair but there are other sets available to suit all hair types.


Pairfum Natural Reed Diffuser – £25.00

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This beautiful Natural Reed Diffuser by Pairfum comes in 19 different scents and would look great in any room. They are long lasting as they give off fragrance for around 3-5 months. These diffusers are also handmade by Artisans in the UK using natural rattan and pure essential oils.


Flower Blocks Secret Pillow – £50.00

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Now for something different. Sometimes we want to gift things that are unique and that little bit different. I don’t think you could do better than one of these Secret Pillows.

What is a Secret Pillow? A Secret Pillow is a charming cushion that unfolds into a blanket. It originates from the world of quilting and is also known as a quillow.

  • Dimensions folded: Approximately 45 cm x 45 cm
  • Dimensions unfolded: Approximately 110 cm x 150 cm
  • 100% cotton outer
  • 100% polyester wadding (made using recycled polyester fibres)
  • Lining colour: dark blue
  • Washing Instructions: Machine wash at 30 degrees
  • Produced by: Maker at a professional level
  • Maker receives 500 rupees for stitching each Secret Pillow, free training and a 2,000 rupee Empowerment Fund
  • State of production: Kerala (Shining Star, Peace Valley and Blossom Maker Networks)
  • Every product is sent out in a reusable cloth bag – use it with pride and share our story of empowerment!

Secret Pillows are a craft item made by women in India who face social and economic challenges. The money they earn through the making and selling of Secret Pillows enables them to pay for their child’s education, food, medicine and other essentials. The women are affiliated to an NGO or charity who provide a safe space in which they come together to receive training, support, and materials to produce Secret Pillows. These groups of women are called Maker Networks and Secret Projects currently works with Maker Networks in six Indian states. – Source: Secret Pillows


Box of Favours – £9.99

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I absolutely love this Box of Favours. It’s such a fun gift to give someone. The premise of Box of Favours is to give someone you care about a box full of special favours – there is even a contract to fill in before you gift it, as well 1o printed cards, there are also 5 blank cards that you can write out your own favours on. You can get creative and have all kinds of fun with these.


Marcus Walters Mug – £11.00

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How adorable is this mug? It’s also perfect as a stocking filler. It’s made by Marcus Walters and is available on U Studio, along with many other designs and other ceramics.


Blanca Gómez Pencils – £7.00

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As a huge stationery addict, I love these pretty pencils. Any stationery lover would love to find these in their stocking, I’m sure. There are more designs available on U Studio, as well as washi tape, notebooks and more – you could even put a little stationery gift set together!


Coasters – £2.50 each

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These coasters are lots of fun and would make a great unique stocking filler. There are LOADS more designs available on U Studio. Great for Christmas time with all the drinking that gets done!


And phew, that is it! I’ve tried to include gifts of all prices and not just beauty items. So I hope you find something you like, or at the very least, it gives you some ideas!


What items did you like the most out of my Christmas Gift Guide 2018? Let me know in the comments below!

Sarah loves creating beauty content but also writes about health & lifestyle. She has several chronic illnesses that impact her life in many ways. It's made her a big mental health advocate.