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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Her

Ultimate Gift Guide For Her
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It’s officially December, which means it’s time to decorate the house and start getting organised. Long gone are the days of circling Christmas gift wishes in an Argos catalogue, now there’s more choice than ever, which is great, but equally overwhelming. If you’re struggling to decide on gifts for your female loved ones, then look no further. I have suggestions for beauty, style and luxury lovers, bookworms, and women who deserve a pamper.

BEAUTY PICKS

For makeup and perfume lovers.

LANCOME IDOLE EAU DE PARFUM | £75.00

Lancome has modernised their signature rose note for Idole. Described by people who know their stuff as a ‘modern chypre-floral’, to me it smells sweet, fresh, and completely luxurious. Packaged in the world’s thinnest perfume bottle to date, designed by architect Chafik Gasmi, it looks luxurious too. This isn’t just a perfume, it’s a statement.

URBAN DECAY, NAKED ULTIMATE BASICS | £45.00

The perfect gift for any luxury beauty lover, with rose gold packaging that is as stunning as the makeup itself.  This features 12 neutral matte eyeshadows that are all exclusive to the palette. Unlike more adventurous colour schemes, this is a safe bet for a premium beauty gift because it’s full of classic and timeless shades.

GIVENCHY ROUGE INTERDIT | £25.50

I recommended this premium lipstick in my recent Black Friday beauty discounts. Rouge Interdit sets itself apart from other lipsticks for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s a limited edition Givenchy, which boasts status. Secondly, the formula is adaptive to pH, creating a shade unique to the wearer. Not only is this pretty impressive, but it also means that it’s impossible to pick the wrong shade for her skin tone.

Luxury Christmas Gift Picks For Her
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SKINCARE PICKS

For the women who take meticulous care of their skin (or for those who should).

SONYA DAILY SKINCARE SYSTEM, FOREVER LIVING | £82.81

The Sonya skincare system is specifically designed for combination skin, so is suitable for most skin types. Featuring a cleanser, illuminating gel, refining gel mask, and soothing gel moisturiser, it’s the basics of a whole routine. Perfect for the seasoned skincare lover as well as the girls who are just getting into skincare, as the perfect introductory kit.

VINOPERFECT RADIANCE RITUAL, CAUDALIE | £46.00

I’ve also included Caudalie in my Stocking Filler Suggestions because I think that they’ve got their festive products spot-on this year. They have a gift for almost any skin type and budget. The Vinoperfect Radiance Ritual is priced the same as the serum alone so you’re essentially getting two freebies in this set. Perfect for women who are looking to prevent the appearance of ageing.

Skincare Christmas Gift Sets For Her
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PETER THOMAS ROTH, THERMAL THERAPY DUO | £48.00

A luxurious face mask and moisturiser duo, both products work to leave skin visibly smoother, healthier and rejuvenated. Best for thirsty skin, even the packaging screams hydration (plus it’s an easy-to-wrap box, bonus).

Skincare Gifting, Peter Thomas Roth
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XOXO CLEANSING BRUSH, MAGN!TONE | £40.00

XOXO buffs away dead skin cells and empties blocked pores in order to allow skincare products to work more effectively. With cleansing brushes becoming more and more popular, this is the perfect gift for beauty lovers who enjoy trying out new trends and products.

CLEANSE IT, FAIS | £25.00

The full size Cleanse It is suitable for all skin types. It makes a great Christmas gift because its both luxurious and practical, plus it smells incredible. Alternatively, you can shop the discovery sized version as a Stocking Filler.

Beauty Themed Christmas Gift Suggestions
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LUXURY PICKS

For the girl whose hard to please, and for those who value quality over quantity.

JO MALONE WILD FIG & CASSIS CANDLE | £48.00

A Jo Malone candle is such a lovely gift for her because its high-end and isn’t a luxury that many people would afford themselves. They’re pricey because they look expensive, smell expensive and are incredibly high quality.

DERMALOGICA PHYTO REPLENISH BODY OIL | £47.50

Luxury skincare is something that many of us invest in but luxury body care can be a little more difficult to justify. That’s exactly why the phyto replenish oil makes such a beautiful gift. Premium ingredients combine to create a beautifully scented oil that calms and nourishes the skin.

DERMALOGICA THERMAFOLIANT BODY SCRUB | £39.50

Another Dermalogica skincare pick, the body scrub and oil would make an incredible gift duo. Quality ingredients such as Papain and Lactic acid dissolve dead skin cells and promote natural cell renewal to encourage bright and radiant skin. A perfect pick for the girl who likes a pamper. I’m always recommending Dermalogica, and for more of their products that are great for gifting, check out Becc4’s Guide too!

Luxury Christmas Gift Picks For Her
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STYLE PICKS

For those who take pride in their appearance and surroundings.

ESTELLA BARTLETT CROSS BODY, THE RISBOROUGH | £49.00

Can a girl ever have too many bags? The Risborough is perfectly versatile and comes in a classic off white that goes with every colour. Made with a vegan leather alternative, this really does make a great gift for anyone.

ESTELLA BARTLETT CZ CIRCLE EARRINGS | £20.00

I initially debated whether to feature these within this guide or my Stocking Filler Suggestions. Ultimately, despite the relatively low price, they fit best within this guide because of their stunning quality. These earrings are beautiful and if I was to receive them as a Christmas gift, I’d definitely assume that they were more pricey than they are.

Estella Bartlett Gifting
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POSTERSTORE FRAMED POSTERS | £ VARIES

Personal style comes down to much more than accessories and touches on almost everything about ourselves, from our behaviour to how we present our homes. Poster Store posters are essentially a major glow up to your standard posters. Gone is the blue-tack that held posters to the walls of teenage bedrooms, replaced by a range of different frames that purposefully showcase them. These make perfect gifts for new homeowners, redecorators, or the girl boss with a pretty home office.

A- Paris (50×70) & black metal frame | £41.90
B- DO MORE OF WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY (30×40) & black metal frame | £25.90
C- Luna, Moon Poster (30×40) & black metal frame | £25.90

Use code SOPHHEARTS30 for a massive 30% off of Posterstore products (excluding the selection line and frames). Valid until 22nd of September.

Posterstore Home Decor Wall Art
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PAMPER PICKS

For anyone who deserves a little ‘me-time’.

BRIGHT MASK, KATHLEEN | £28.00
(£19.60 with 30% off a £25.00 spend with code ‘Christmas2019’)

Quality skincare will always make a perfect Christmas gift. Kathleen masks offer something more though, working not only to brighten the skin but also as an aromatherapy product to soothe and relax your mood.

KNITTED BLANKET WITH POM POMS | £22.99

‘Tis the season to cosy up on the sofa with a blanket, a hot chocolate, and a Christmas movie. In fact, the latter would also make great accompanying gifts. In a pretty shade of pink which works as well at the bottom of a bed as it does thrown over the arm of a sofa, this is a great gift for the girl who enjoys her nights in.

Self-Care Gifts
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LEMONGRASS & ROSEMARY REED DIFFUSER, VALENTTE | £24.00

Whilst affordable seasonal fragrances make great stocking fillers, timeless scents are the ones worth investing in. Reed diffusers make great gifts for homeware lovers, and with the rise of Mrs. Hinch has come a rise in house pride.

LIME & GRAPEFRUIT SOY WAX CANDLE, VALENTTE | £20.00

Timeless scented candles are also a good bet. With clean, fresh connotations that perfectly reflect the beginnings of a new year, Lime & Grapefruit is a great pick. All of Valentte’s candles are scented with pure aromatherapy essential oils that fill the space and are better for you than synthetic fragrance.

Home Fragrance Christmas Gifts
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HEADY MIX BOOK SUBSCRIPTION | £ VARIES

Winter provides the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. I’ve always thought that a book makes a wonderful Christmas gift, but it can sometimes be difficult to know which genres other people enjoy. With a book subscription, that pressure is elevated, and you can introduce the bookworm in your life to new reads through Heady Mix featured novels.

Christmas Book Subscription
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I for one, struggle to find inspiration for Christmas gifts without being tempted by a few picks for myself. Whether you’re buying for others or also for yourself this year, I hope that all are very well received.

*  This post contains gifted items. As always, all words, images and opinions about the suitability of these products are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 

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18 Comments

  • Reply Olivia

    So lovely, the caudalie gift is gorgeous.

    December 2, 2019 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply cate

    I am always a standard Jo malone girl when it comes to choose a perfume but I have to say that Idole from Lancome is a great alternative!

    Cate

    December 3, 2019 at 10:50 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I love Jo Malone toot get bored far too quickly to stay within one brand, haha. I adore Lancome perfumes!x

      December 3, 2019 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply katy gilroy

    You just can’t beat home fragrance as a Christmas gift can you! x

    December 3, 2019 at 12:44 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I don’t think so! Especially ones of high-quality!x

      December 3, 2019 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Zorica

    I love your gift ideas- Thanks for sharing!

    December 3, 2019 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Deborah Kos

    You have a lot of great beauty pics here. I would love to find any of Peter Thomas Roth gift sets under my tree from Santa.

    December 3, 2019 at 6:51 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad you think so! I love their stuff so me too! x

      December 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Oh I love that little mug at the end and of course, receiving any form of Jo Malone at Christmas would be divine.

    December 3, 2019 at 7:25 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! It’s a Wrendale Designs one, I totally agree, I absolutely love the whole brand x

      December 3, 2019 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Mercy

    These are pretty good recommendation, I’m eyeing on the Urban Decay compact, Jo Malone candle and the Caudalie pack.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    December 4, 2019 at 12:59 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! Those three are beautiful aren’t they! x

      December 5, 2019 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Gemma

    Your photos are so gorgeous, I love Jo Malone when it comes to the festive season, the candles are perfect and so luxe! x

    December 7, 2019 at 1:51 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I take that as a huge compliment from you- thank you! I love Jo Malone too, definitely a little more special than the every day x

      December 10, 2019 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Georgia Anne

    Love this guide! It’s so well thought out! I’ve already finished all of my Christmas shopping but I definitely might pick up a few of these bits just for me hehe.

    December 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you, I’m so glad you think so! Christmas shopping isn’t complete without a few gifts to yourself! x

      December 10, 2019 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Lea-Mai Carter

    Obsessed with all your recommendations. Going to pick some of these up for myself! x

    December 9, 2019 at 7:16 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I’m so glad you like them x

      December 9, 2019 at 8:35 pm

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