Christmas Gift Guide 2017 – Beauty, Fashion, Treats

christmas gift guide 2017 beauty

Christmas Gift Guide 2017 – Beauty, Fashion, Treats

Julia Paddon gets to know the good things in life as she searches for the best beauty products, fashion accessories and sweet treats for those Christmas stocking fillers…


  1. The Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is a two-in-one styling tool that combines the power of a dryer and volume of a styler to deliver effortlessly beautiful full-bodied, frizz-free volume and brilliant shine.
    Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer, £59.99 from Boots
  2. Be blown away with the salon-quality and precision of the ghd air hairdryer. With its professional-strength motor and advanced ionic technology, it delivers exceptionally fast drying and styling, while also helping to reduce frizz, leaving hair soft and silky.
    ghd Air Professional Hairdryer, £99 –
  3. The Tangle Angel is a perfect handbag-sized solution to untangling flyaway hair when on the go – ideal for kids, wet or dry hair and hair extensions.
    Tangle Angel Pro Compact, £19.50 –
  4. Nicely packaged coconut hair set from Phil Smith includes oil shampoo, conditioner and dry shampoo at a great price.
    Livin’ La Vida Loca Coco Licious Gift Set, £8.50 –

Man Stuff

christmas gift guide 2017 beauty men

  1. The Protein Pamper Combo for exercise lovers is trusted by Olympic athletes and nourishes muscles. Includes pro gold whey and collagen protein, mix shaker bottle, sports water bottle, collagen facial travel bag with 20ml each of moisturising facial gel, facemask and microdermabrasion.
    Protein Pamper Combo, £49.95
  2. Delivering a professional wet shave and facial service to you at home and all in one box, the men-ü Shave Facial Trio is the perfect combination for shaving, exfoliating, deeply cleansing, cooling and moisturising the skin.
    men-ü Shave Facial Trio, £29.95 –
  3. Part of the new Tonics fragrances for men range from Ted Baker, Au is made for the devilishly well-dressed gent who never blends in with the crowd. This rich, sophisticated fragrance makes a dramatic statement, with bold notes of bergamot, spicy clove and opulent vanilla.
    Ted Baker London Au, £40 –
  4. Whether he’s new to grooming or has a fully-fledged skincare set-up, he’ll love these Beauty Kitchen men’s essentials for a 60 second daily facial workout. Includes pre-shave moisturiser, beard wash and exfoliator.
    One Minute Workout, £30 –


christmas gift guide 2017 food

  1. This elegant selection includes 16 lightly dusted truffles with delicious and sophisticated flavours; soft salted caramel encased in 70% dark chocolate, smooth praline in a milk chocolate shell, intensely fruity raspberry in a dark chocolate ganache and tangy passionfruit in a milk chocolate ganache.
    Divine Luxury Selection, £8 –
  2. A great gift for chocolate lovers. Choose from the classic selection of Guylian chocolates you know and love or an assortment of delicious Belgian chocolates in a variety of flavours. These delectable chocolates are sure to impress. The 430g Belgian Classics gift box has an RSP of £10 and the larger Deluxe Assortment is available in a 528g box
    Guylian Deluxe Assortment, £14 –
  3. What’s the perfect sandwich? How about three unique flavours from Prestat: Equatorial Dark Chocolate with Pink Himalayan Salt, Classic Earl Grey Tea with Twist of Lemon and Tropical Milk Chocolate with Gently Roasted Pecan & Maple Syrup.
    Triple Chocolate Sandwich, £12 –
  4. There are a host of great Christmas flavours available from preserve experts Rosebud, including this delicious Fig Chutney.
    Fig Chutney, £3.60 –


christmas gift guide 2017 scents

  1. Ariana Grande’s Sweet Like Candy scent is a heady mix of marshmallow, blackberries and vanilla and comes with a diamond cut bottle and trademark fluffy pompom.
    Sweet Like Candy, £31 from Boots.
  2. Ghost Deep Night opens with addictive notes of Indian rose and belle de nuit flower whilst a heart of ripe peach and moon flower is woven with rich base notes of vanilla orchid and precious wood, for a powerful, mysterious close. Eyeshadow palette and brush is also included.
    Ghost Deep Night, £27 from Superdrug.
  3. Sleep Mist was developed by Calm’s innovation team, which tested over 1,000 formulations before arriving at the final, perfect soothing blend to help people sleep – an elixir of lavender, chamomile, clary sage and frankincense.
    Calm Premium subscriptions are £9.99 per month – more info:
  4. Ted Baker’s Sweet Treats are a collection of fragrances designed for girls that like their scents with plenty of personality. Mia has top notes of lemon, raspberry and blackcurrant with a seductive base of patchouli and golden amber.
    Mia, £30 –


christmas gift guide 2017 soothing

    1. Combining luxury with effective ‘cosmeceutical’ skin solutions that deliver real results, Skin Doctors has something for every healthy skin wish list this festive season.
      Instant Facelift, £30.99; Instant Eyelift, £21.99; Gamma Hydroxy, £41.99; Beelift, £38.99 –
    2. Within the O’Keeffe’s Hardworking Skincare Multipack is O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Jar, providing guaranteed relief for extremely dry, cracked hands, a Jar of O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet, providing hard-working relief for hard-working feet and new O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair Cooling lip balm; cooling relief for dry, cracked lips.
      O’Keeffe’s Hardworking Skincare Multipack, £17.99 from Boots.
    3. Founded in Yorkshire and born from a desire to fulfil the needs of mums-to-be, Myrtle & Maude offers a collection of natural and organic products to combat morning sickness. Pack includes organic herbal tea, acupressure wristbands and peppermint oil bob-bons.
      Mumma-to-Be pack, £24 –
    4. Shrouds of Splendid Rhubarb is a giftset containing a hand-finished candle and glass diffuser, both of which celebrate Noble Isle’s best-selling scent Rhubarb Rhubarb. The fragrance is created by using rhubarb extracts sourced from E. Oldroyd & Sons, a rhubarb farm in Yorkshire, no less.
      Shrouds of Splendid Rhubarb, £60 from Noble Isle.


christmas gift guide 2017 accessories

  1. This vintage character Mens tan leather laptop bag is perfect for a 15 inch laptop, as you can fit it snugly in the zipped compartment or even in the front section if you need easy access whilst on the move. The bag is also big enough to fit a huge array of your other belongings including a change of clothes, A4 lever arch files or folders and all your other bits and pieces.
    Men’s Special Leather Laptop Bag, £120 –
  2. Take the Christmas sock buying experience to a whole new level with the London Sock Company’s sumptuous collections that all come beautifully packaged.
    Simply Colour 6 Pair Box, £69 –
  3. Gorgeous clutch bag design from artist and illustrator Anna Wright. Ideal for make-up the stylish bag has three bold and bright flamingos strutting across the front, a pink hand drawn pattern on the back and is topped off with a pink zip.
    Friday Night Flamingo Bag, £19.50 –

One more?

christmas gift guide 2017 david russell steak

Maybe Christmas dinner doesn’t have to be quite so arduous. Donald Russell is the online butcher, with a vast assortment of quality meats able to be delivered to your door, vacuum packed and ready to cook, including these tender veal steaks.
1 Veal Loin Steak, £9 –


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