With December just a couple of weeks away and the Christmas rush soon to start, it's time to start sharing my Christmas Gift Guides with you all. I like to plan in advance and get everything prepared and ready for Santa's visit early, so that I can enjoy a stress-free Christmas season. Over the next two weeks I'll be sharing five gift guides with you all, covering beauty gifts for all budgets as well as gifts for the home and perfect presents for children.
If you like to plan in advance then these gift guides will be a perfect way for you to get this year's Christmas gifts sorted before the festive season begins, and if you like to leave things to the last minute you can rest assured that the brands and websites I'll be featuring have fantastic and reliable delivery options to make sure you get all those important gifts in time for Santa's visit! Kicking things off today we have a beauty inspired wishlist, with all gifts included being £15 and under.
Lush Butterbear Grin and Butterbear It Gift Tin, £14.95
I absolutely adore the Lush Butterbear Bath Bomb, a festive take on the year-round Butterball Bath Bomb, it's cute bear design makes a lovely festive addition to bath time. The Butterbear Grin and Butterbear It Gift Tin is the perfect gift for anyone whose a fan of Butterbear, likes to indulge in bath bombs and needs an extra moisture boost. Presented in a super festive tin (that is perfect for keeping and using as storage!), each Buterbear is formulated with softening Fair Trade Colombian Cocoa Butter and has a delicious soothing and relaxing vanilla scent with Cocoa Powder and Ylang Ylang Oil. There's six Butterbear Bath Bombs in each tin, so set to keep you going for a while and sure to make a lovely night time treat in the winter months when you're skin is dry and in need of some TLC. Lovely gift for Lush fans of all ages!
Bodhi & Birch Allure Gift Set, £15
I really do adore Bodhi & Birch, a brand whose products should be on everyone's 'to try' list, with Christmas being the perfect time to indulge in their range of gift sets for a loved one, or a lovely treat for yourself. The Allure Gift Set features three 50ml travel sizes, each from the award-winning bath and body care range. Inside you'll find a Ylang-Ylang Incensa Bath & Shower Therapy, Ylang-Ylang Incensa Body Moisturiser and a Camomile Sky Bath & Shower Therapy. The Ylang-Ylang range has a sensual blend of Ylang-Ylang, Atlas Cedarwood, Honeysuckle, Neroli and Pink Peppercorn, which teamed together create the most stunning scent. The Bath & Shower Therapy works to leave skin soft, supple and soothed, whilst the Body Moisturiser cushions skin with an indulgent perfume of sensual florals, softening and smoothing with luxurious organic butters and oils. The Camomile range has a very calming scent, with a fresh floral blend of Camomile, Hyacinth, Geranium and soft honeyed Musk; a very soft, subtle and rejuvenating scent. A lovely set for anyone to find under their tree this year.
Available at www.bodhiandbirch.com.
Lush Joy to the World Gift Set, £9.95
Oh, how I love how affordable Lush gift sets are, especially when they include two amazing products like the Joy to the World Gift Set does! Inside this festively decorated gift set - which is so perfectly wrapped, you could easily give it to a friend or loved one 'as is' -, you'll find the yearly loved and adored 120g slice of Yog Nog Soap as well as a 55g pot of Love and Light Hand Cream. The Yog Nog soap is one of my favourite Christmas releases, with a softening formula and scent that is truly addictive. There's creamy and moisturising Soya Yoghurt with spicy Clove Bud Oil, warming Nutmeg Powder and sweetly floral Ylang Ylang Oil, teamed with the moisturising properties of Fair Trade Cocoa Butter, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil. I have a slice of this in the kitchen already, perfect for the festive season! The Love and Light Hand Cream is generously sized and set to last a while, a softening lotion that utilises Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter Cream and moisturising Organic Jojoba Oil, with uplifting Neroli Oil and rejuvenating Brazilian Orange Oil. This is going to make the perfect gift for anyone who loves comforting scents, and especially lovely for those with hard-working hands that need a moisturising boost.
Balance Me Heavenly Hands Duo, £10
Balance Me was one of the first brands blogging introduced me to, and a brand I have adored ever since. I'm a huge fan of their body care range, with their hand creams being particular favourites. The Heavenly Hands Duo features two 30ml hand creams, each with it's own beautiful and unique scent; the beautiful Rose Otto Hand Cream and my absolute favourite Balance Me scent, the Super Moisturising Hand Cream. Both have powerful formulas that deeply hydrate dry, chapped and mature skin whilst being soothing and friendly enough for even sensitive skin. There's Shea Butter, which is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, alongside soothing Lanolin, Kukui Nut Oil, Benzoin, Yarrow Essential Oils, antioxidant Arctic Cloudberry and Camellia Oils, all working together to pamper and hydrate. This duo would be especially lovely for mums!
Available at www.balanceme.co.uk.
REN Discovery Body Kit, £12
REN are most well known for their skincare range (particularly the highly effective face mask and treatment ranges they have to offer), but their body care range is just as beautiful and the Discovery Body Kit is the perfect way to try a range of REN scents on offer. Featuring four 50ml body washes, the kit includes Moroccan Rose Otto, Neroli & Grapefruit, Seaweed & Safe and Revivo-Tonic. Each has been formulated with 100% Natural Essential Oils, working to cleanse skin whilst softening and hydrating. I've tried a couple of REN body washes before and they are super lovely, lathering well and with scents that linger nicely.
Available at www.feelunique.com.
Lush Merry and Bright Gift Set, £14.95
If you hadn't noticed, Lush have an amazing selection of budget-friendly gift sets on offer and Merry and Bright is another fantastic set which falls in the under £15 category. This time including three products, it's another set which is festively presented and wrapped making it perfect as a gift to give 'as is'. Inside you'll find 100g bottle of Beautiful Shower Gel, a 80g Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub Bar and a 45g pot of Celebrate Body Lotion. Beautiful Shower Gel has a fruity scent with Fresh Peach Juice and Dried Apricots and a warming touch of exotic Myrrh Resinoid, which works to cleanse whilst leaving skin softer and smelling lovely. The solid body scrubs from Lush are absolutely fab and great for smoothing skin whether in the bath or shower. A new one to join the range, Rub Rub Rub is a solid version of the popular tub of Rub Rub Rub, quick and easy to use and with the delicious ingredients of Jasmine Absolute, Fine Sea Salt, Orange Flower Absolute and Cupuacu Butter. Last but not least, Celebrate Body Lotion, which is packed with Almond Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Orange Flower Absolute, Lime Oil and Fair Trade Cocoa Butter, giving skin a citrusy scent whilst adding a touch of hydration.
Balance Me Bathing Beauties Trio, £12
Another fantastic budget-friendly gift set from Balance Me, the Bathing Beauties Trio features three 100ml products; a Rose Otto Body Wash, which gently soothes even the most sensitive of skin, a Super Moisturising Body Wash, which calms, heals and deeply hydrates, alongside a Revitalising Hand and Body Wash, which refreshes and rebalances skin. This set is perfect for those with sensitive, delicate and mature skin, using a trio of Rose Oils which protect skin from inflammation, dryness and irritation. They're fab for those who are currently pregnant, as they utilise ingredients such as Yarrow, Benzoin and vitamin-rich Organic Shea Butter, which help to keep skin soft and moisturise, helping to prevent stretch marks.
Available at www.balanceme.co.uk.
Bomb Cosmetics It's a Cracker Gift Pack, £7.99
Last but not least and the most affordable of my Christmas picks under £15, a festively themed giant Christmas cracker from Bomb Cosmetics. The It's a Cracker Gift Pack includes three Bomb Cosmetics Bath Blasters, packed with pure essential oils and natural butters. There's Cooltide Blaster, with Ginger and Cinnamon Oils alongside natural butters, Razzleberry Blaster, with pure Palmarosa and Bergamot Essential Oils with a sweet scent of Raspberries, as well as Perfect Present Blaster, with Frankincense and Myrrh Essential Oils alongside natural Cocoa and Shea Butters. A perfectly festive themed set of bath blasters great for any ages.
Available at www.bombcosmetics.co.uk.
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