I've been enjoying lusting over fellow bloggers' Christmas gift guides recently and have finally rustled up the motivation to start doing some Christmas shopping of my own. I've managed to find some great value gift sets and stocking fillers which I have picked up for different members of my family. Here are some of my suggestions...
In terms of gift sets, the Mandara Spa range is a great affordable option. I am a huge fan of their products, which feel very high end. The Honeymilk Dream Perfect Pampering Ritual includes Honeymilk Dream’s acacia honey scented Bath Milk, Body Lotion, Candle and Body Polisher (£17.50 available at Sainsburys).
As an alternative and really sweet gift set, the MUGLER Miniatures Christmas Coffret (£29) is incredibly cute and has miniatures of the Angel Eau de Parfum Glamour Star, Angel Eau de Toilette Comet Star, Alien Eau Extraordinaire Eau de Toilette and Alien Eau de Parfum.
I'm also a huge fan of this Dermalogica Favourites skincare set, which is amazing value at £25.15 from Pure Beauty - it usually RRPs around £33.50!
Korres is one of my favourite brands and they have plenty of affordable gift sets to choose from this year. I love the Party Survival Kit (£19) from LookFantastic.com
I love buying stocking fillers for family & friends and this year I've gone for a range of beauty and non-beauty gifts. I always need spare lip balms in Winter to store in my desk or handbag so I'm gifting Palmers' new Flip Balms, which cost £4.99 from Superdrug. I also adore the scent of the Origins Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream (£28). For great value gifts, Brush Works offer affordable quality makeup brushes and tools. I love the new blending sponge set!
I bought this NUXE Cracker to pop on my Christmas tree and am going to let my mum open it on Christmas day. It is great value for £10 and contains four minis including Reve De Miel Hand Cream 15ml, Cleansing Water 35ml, Huile Prodigieuse 10ml and Creme Prodigieuse 15ml. While non-beauty related, I've also bought a protective phone case from X-Doria for my sister as too many phones have been dropped and cracked this year! I treated myself to one too and it came in this adorable little personalised Santa sack.