3 December 2015

Luxurious Christmas Gifts Under £50

A picture of Bodhi & Birch Assemblage Gift Set

December is under way, Christmas is just 22 sleeps away and I'm here with my final Christmas gift guide. So far we've covered the best budget beauty gifts, with all gifts featured coming in at under £15, as well as beauty gifts under £30 for those of you looking for something with a bit more oomph. We've gone through delicious edible treats and beautiful seasonal scents with my Christmas gift guide for the home and we've even covered babies and those under 5 in my gift guide for children. Today for my final gift guide it's time to feature the luxurious beauty gifts worth adding to your Christmas list this festive season, the extra indulgent sets to help you really spoil your nearest and dearest and a couple of things you should definitely treat yourself to after another long year; it's time to delve into my top beauty picks under £50. 

Bodhi & Birch Assemblage Gift Set, £38
I shared a lovely budget-friendly set from Bodhi & Birch in my under £15 gift guide, but if you're looking for something more luxurious then the Assemblage Gift Set is the perfect choice. It features 7 travel sizes covering the Bath & Shower Collection, each coming in at a very reasonable 50ml and presented in a beautiful gift box. Bodhi & Birch have an incredible array of scents within their body care range and the Assemblage set covers each one, so a lovely introduction to the brand or the perfect treat for anyone who is already a fan. The scents include Jasmine Falls, Ylang-Ylang Incensa, Siam Ginger, Camomile Sky, Mint The, Rosemary Chi and Pep Noir. Each has an absolutely incredible scent and is unlike anything you will find from any other brand.
Available at www.bodhiandbirch.com.

A picture of Connock London Kukui Oil Travel Collection

A picture of REN Get Your Glow On! Radiance Gift Set

Connock London Kukui Oil Travel Collection, £48
The perfect travel set for anyone who works away or goes on their travels a lot, the Kukui Oil Travel Collection includes four beautifully scented and perfectly luxurious Connock London products all presented inside a handy chic cosmetic bag. There's a perfectly sized 30ml Kukui Eau de Parfum which has a stunning floral scent with top notes of Italian Bergamot, Moroccan Rose, White Jasmine and Cara Lily, heart notes of Sandalwood, Vetiver, White Amber, Cashmere and Musk, with base notes of Vanilla Absolute and Tonka Bean. There's also a full size 10ml Wonder Balm which is a multi-purpose balm that calms irritated skin with 100% natural ingredients including a nourishing blend of Kukui Oil, Monoi, Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter and Beeswax, working to hydrate, soothe and deeply moisturise. Finishing off the collection perfectly is a 75ml Comforting Hand & Body Wash and a 75ml Hydrating Hand & Body Lotion.

REN Get Your Glow On! Radiance Gift Set, £32
I'm a huge fan of REN and this fab Get Your Glow On! Radiance Gift Set features some of my favourite products from the Radiance range, perfect for anyone who needs a little pick-me-up after a long year. With products that work cleanse, refine and polish skin, promoting a rejuvenated, refreshed and revived complexion. There's a generous 30ml travel size of the Micro Polish Cleanser which is a 2-in-1 gentle foaming cleanser which works to remove dirt, makeup and impurities whilst exfoliating skin, removing dead skin cells. There's a full size 50ml Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask which is not only one of my favourite REN products, but one of my favourite face masks, worth £32 alone so just this one product covers the cost of the entire set, which is amazing! Unblocking pores, exfoliating, toning and firming skin, it gives skin a more radiant and healthy glow, an absolute favourite of mine. Last but not least there's a 15ml travel size of the wonderful Satin Perfection BB Cream which is one of my favourite BB creams as it just makes the skin look effortlessly healthy and radiant. A silicone-free BB cream, it has a light coverage which subtly covers imperfections, creating a radiant veil with a smooth, refined, matte finish. All 3 products are presented in a lovely white REN cosmetics bag, so great for storing your favourite skincare pieces or makeup whilst on-the-go.
Available at www.lookfantastic.com.

A picture of Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Extraordinaire Gift Set

A picture of Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Extraordinaire Gift Set, £50
A really luxurious fragrance gift set this Christmas that won't break the bank is the stunning Alien Eau Extraordinaire Gift Set which features a 60ml Alien Eau Extraordinaire Eau de Toilette alongside a mini Candle with a delightful fragrance that teams floral and woody scents with Amber. The fragrance itself is absolutely beautiful, more on the mature side than the usual sweet or musky offerings you can get around this time of year, a great scent for all year round which would be perfect for ladies in their mid-20's onwards. It's feminine and chic whilst being uplifting and energising all in one. There's top notes of Tunisian Neroli and Bergamot Tea, heart notes of Tiare and base notes of White Amber. I'm really smitten with this scent and think this set would be a lovely gift for mum's this Christmas! 
Available at www.mugler.co.uk.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette, £40
The beauty world has been going mad over the Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette from Urban Decay and I personally think it would make an amazing Christmas gift for makeup obsessives and Gwen Stefani fans alike. A limited edition palette, it's going to be hard to track down - but is still available in stores nationwide and I've found it over on the Selfridge's website for those who fancy treating a someone (or yourself!) this Christmas. It features 15 must-have shadows, 12 of which are completely new to Urban Decay with 3 being permanent Urban Decay shadows. The selection of shades are absolutely beautiful covering everything from everyday neutrals to bold brights and sultry darks. 
Available in-store and online at www.selfridges.co.uk.

A picture of Ghost Girl Eau de Toilette and Thierry Mugler A*Men Eau de Toilette

Ghost Girl Eau de Toilette, 50ml £34
Ghost Girl has a really stunning scent that's fun, adventurous yet feminine at the same time, so perfect for a huge variety of ages this Christmas. There's a delightfully playful mix of Fresh Pomegranate, Crunchy Pear and Orange Blossom, with underlying notes of Cedarwood and Musky Amber. It's a very stand-out scent for me, as it's that great in-between of being youthful whilst still having that touch of something-something that makes it stand out as a fearless and bold scent. 
Available in-store and online at www.boots.com.

Thierry Mugler A*Men Eau de Toilette, 100ml £50
One for the men on your Christmas list this festive season, the perfect masculine scent for them to find under their tree on Christmas day. There's elegant and woody top notes of Patchouli and Atlas Cedar, teamed with heart notes of Mint and Lavender and base notes of Coffee, Stirax, Warm Musk and Tonka. A lovely oriental aftershave with a refreshing undertone and warming twist, perfect!
Available in-store and online at www.boots.com.

A picture of Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Organic Collection
A picture of Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Organic Collection

Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Organic Collection, £40
I'm becoming quite besotted with the gift sets on offer from Neal's Yard Remedies and the Beauty Sleep Organic Collection is a really lovely pampering and indulgent gift set that is perfect for anyone on your Christmas list this year whose maybe had a bit of a tiring year and needs help winding down, or expectant and new mama's alike who need a bit of help getting a proper night's rest. A super calming collection, it features 3 products which work hard throughout the night to leave soft silky-smooth by morning, with ingredients and scents which are soothing, calming and really wonders at helping you wind down for the night ahead. There's a full size 30ml Beauty Sleep Concentrate which supports skin during it's hard-working night-time recovery, helping to prevent premature ageing whilst replenishing and refreshing. There's also a 100ml Beauty Sleep Bath Milk which is just the most perfect night-time pampering treat to enjoy before bed, with a skin nourishing formula that relaxes, calms and leaves skin silky soft. Last but not least, a very generous travel sized 50ml Beauty Sleep Body Butter. Easily absorbed when massaged into skin, it combats dry skin with a nourishing and restoring formula, which has a calming and relaxing effect. An absolutely dreamy gift set (see what I did there?). 
Available in-store and online at www.nealsyardremedies.com.

A picture of Too Faced Le Grand Chateau Christmas Gift Set
A picture of Too Faced Le Grand Chateau Christmas Gift Set

Too Faced Le Grand Château Christmas Gift Set, £46 
As far as makeup sets go this Christmas, Too Faced have really come out on top with the absolutely stunning Le Grand Château which covers eyes and cheeks with a jam-packed set featuring three palettes and a deluxe sized mascara. The mascara is of course the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, whilst each of the three palettes included features 6 eyeshadows and a cheek product; 2 have lovely blushes whilst the final palette has a very wearable bronzer. Each of the individual palettes are beautifully presented with shades that really work well together, with dreamy buttery soft formulas and tons of pigmentation; you'll be hard pressed to find a makeup set as impressive as this one, that's for sure!
Available in-store and online at www.debenhams.com.

A picture of Lush 12 Days of Christmas Gift Box
A picture of Lush 12 Days of Christmas Gift Box

Lush 12 Days of Christmas Gift Box, £49.95
Last but not least and one of my favourite Christmas gift sets of the year, the amazing, huge, deliciously scented, absolutely beautifully presented, fun and festive Lush 12 Days of Christmas! Gosh this is a bit one, but it's filled with the most scrumptious array of Lush products, included permanent Lush favourites you can pick up all year round, some new products which started off as Oxford Street exclusives and have now been rolled out online and in stores nationwide, with a festive dose of limited edition products finishing it off perfectly. There's Snow Angel Bath Melt, Five Gold Rings Bubble Bar, The Comforter Shower Cream, Avobath Bath Bomb, Celebrate Body Lotion, Butterbear Bath Bomb, Yog Nog Soap, Golden Wonder Bath Bomb, Holly Golightly Bubble Bar, Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream, Cinders Bath Bomb and last but not least, Dashing Santa Bath Bomb. Not only would this make the perfect gift for a friend or loved one this Christmas, deserving a place on everyone's Christmas wishlist this festive season, but it'd also make a well-deserved treat for yourself to get you through the busy festive period, indulging in each product in the run-up to Christmas day.
Available in-store and online at www.lush.co.uk.

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