We all know gift-buying for girls is a make or break situation; the last thing you need to present to your girlfriend/wife/mother-in-law on Christmas Morning is a pot of anti-ageing cream, nasty scented drawer liners or the incredibly cool gadget you found that improves Hoover efficiency. So, with no further ado, in a special festive blogswap my pal BritishBeautyBlogger leads you straight to the beauty inspired lady pleasers…
1. Estee Lauder Crystal Roulette Compact
It’s well known that the ladies love to disappear to ‘powder their noses’ so this bejewelled compact is an instant winner. Filled with translucent powder, it’s the perfect thing for patting away shine. The major plus is that it counts as a handbag show-off item – expect her to be powdering at the table – as long as her friends are looking. £130, http://www.harrods.com.
2. Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Black Fawn Collection
Handily, the entire premise of covetable Bobbi Brown make up is that it is based on neutrals that suit everyone, making it virtually impossible to go wrong. This limited edition collection is all wrapped up in a chrome faux leather case and contains two eye shades, as well as lip and cheek colours. Three mini-brushes ensure she can get glammed up straight away. £70, www.bobbibrown.co.uk.
3. Dior Little Luxuries Gift Set
Containing four iconic Dior fragrances in miniature (or as they’re known in the industry, ‘handbag size’), this is the perfect set to let her know she’s definitely luxury. Small sizes of J’Adore, Midnight Poison, Miss Dior Cherie and Dior Addict will hit the spot with the added bonus of being in such a pretty box you may be able to avoid the Sellotape and gift wrap wrangle altogether. £25.00, nationwide.
PS. You can check out my top three festive picks for boys here.