Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Guide - beauty sets

Sharing a few last minute Christmas gift ideas from some of my favourite brands. If you have any gift guides then leave me a link to them in the comments.

Decleor Skincare Gift Set

Decléor Anti-Ageing Starter Kit

This is great little introduction to Decléor and perfect for anyone in your life that loves skincare. You get 5 deluxe sample sized skincare treats. It would be a great set to take away for a weekend break. You get to try some of Decléor’s best selling products. I really love the Aromessence Mandarine made with 100% pure essential oils, its so luxurious on the skin and very hydrating.

  • DECLÉOR Aroma Cleanse 3-in-1 Hydra-Radiance Smoothing & Cleansing Mousse 50ml
  • DECLÉOR Aromessence Iris 5ml
  • DECLÉOR Prolagene Lift Rich Cream 15ml
  • DECLÉOR Phytopeel Exfoliating Cream 15ml
  • DECLÉOR Systeme Corps Moisturising Body Milk 50ml

bare Minerals Glow All The Way Set

bare Minerals Glow All The Way Set £25.00 (currently on sale for 18.75)

bare Minerals have some super lovely Christmas gifts this year & a lot of shops are selling this range now so its even easier to get hold of. This Glow All The Way set is a 4-piece collection and is just perfect for the holiday season. You get 4 products that will help give you that gorgeous natural glow.

The collection includes

  • Mineral Veil Finishing Powder 3g
  • Mini Well-Rested Face & Eye Brightener 0.6ml
  • All-Over Face Colour in Rose Radiance 0.85g
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Rebel 4.5ml

I adore the Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, I use it daily to set my makeup and give my skin that flawless fresh finish. The Lipgloss in this set is also beautiful and I have to say the Marvelous Moxie formula feels and looks so nice on the lips. This has been in my handbag these past few weeks and I have loved wearing it. This has a value of over £40!

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Gift Set

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Set £48

This is a great gift set for anyone who has normal to dry skin. The smoothing cream is extremely hydrating and rich but not too heavy or greasy. It’s ideal for these colder months & you also get a cleansing gel and a mitt. So its a lovely trio.

  • Skin Smoothing Cream 100ml
  • Special Cleansing Gel 30ml
  • Cleansing Mitt

Pai Skincare Gift Set

Pai Perfect Balance Discovery Set £20

This is such a lovely skincare set and it comes beautifully packaged, ready to give as a gift. Anyone that is into their skincare would be thrilled to receive any Pai skincare as a gift. Alternatively its a lovely brand to introduce some one too. Their products are luxurious, pampering but effective. In this set you get 3 deluxe samples and a muslin cloth,

  • Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser 30ml
  • Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Tonic 12ml
  • Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream 10ml
  • Pai Organic Muslin Cloth.

I found this set to be soothing and so very gentle, it soothed, hydrated and balanced my skin. This set is suited to people with more oily prone skin and Pai also have a lovely selection of gifts and products to suit all skin types and concerns. At £20 this set is a bargain, too good to miss.

Jurlique Balancing Essentials Gift Set

Jurlique Balancing Essentials Gift Set £58

Jurlique have the most beautiful, luxurious and pampering gift sets this year. Jurlique always pull out all the stops and add something a little special to their limited edition offerings. They have a great selection at a range of prices so there is a gift to suit all budgets.

This Balancing Essentials Set is just lovely, you get 3 full sized products which combat the early signs of ageing, soothe & hydrate and protect your skin from environmental aggressors. I have written a whole post about this beautiful gift set if you’d like to know more about the products.

• Balancing Day Care Cream 40mL
• Balancing Foaming Cleanser 200mL
• Rosewater Balancing Mist 50m

Make sure you take a look at the Jurlique Christmas shop its full of festive treats & there is still plenty of time to order for Christmas.

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Jurlique Balancing Essentials Gift Set

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Jurlique Gift Set #UnwrapJurlique

This year Jurlique have released some lovely Limited Edition Gift Sets for Christmas, they look luxurious and utterly beautiful. I think if you’re buying a gift for someone that loves skincare Jurlique is a wonderful brand to either introduce them too or add to their collection.

I have been enjoying their Balancing Essentials Gift Set – the gift set comes beautifully packaged in a lovely festive red sleeve that slips off to reveal a beautiful gift box. The box is wood effect & is of great quality, its a box that you will be able to reuse and keep your treasures in. I know I will be keeping mine, its too pretty not too.

This set comes with 3 full sized products that will help keep your skin smooth, soft and hydrated. This set isn’t targeted at a specific age range which I like so its the perfect set to buy for anyone. The products are gentle and would be suited to almost all skin types.


Jurlique Balancing Day Care Cream 40ml

I have used quite a few Jurlique products but this one was new to me and there hasn’t been a day this past month that I haven’t reached for it. This is a really nice lightweight cream, it feels comfortable on the skin and not at all greasy. This for me has been a really good moisturiser for these colder months because its lightweight but leaves my skin incredibly hydrated even around my nose which tends to get really dry and flakey. It also helps smooth skin, improve elasticity. It contains some lovely ingredients,

  • Calendula and chamomile to soothe and combat dryness
  • Marshmallow, avocado, safflower, jojoba, shea butter, macadamia and evening primrose oil all work to hydrate and prevent the loss of moisture
  • Green tea, grapeseed, turmeric, vitamin A & E all provide antioxidant properties to the skin

So its bursting with skin benefits and its also formulated to protect your skin from environmental aggressors which is becoming more and more important especially if you live in more of a built up area. Oh and scent is always important to me and this cream has a slight floral scent which I find relaxing.

Jurlique balancing essentials gift set

Jurlique Balancing Foaming Cleanser 200ml

I used this a couple of years ago when I was getting some redness in my cheeks and I remember it being very gentle so its nice to have this back in my skincare routine. I tend to use it in the evening because its its so good at breaking down makeup and dirt leaving skin clean, radiant and feeling soft. It has a gel like texture and is easy to massage into the skin. It leaves behind to greasy residue and your skin isn’t left with that tight stripped feeling. It cleans without removing all your moisture.

  • Rosehip Oil helps restore skin radiance
  • Ginseng Root helps firm the skin
  • Vitamins C & E and Ginkgo Biloba help to protect and restore skin
  • Marshmallow intensely hydrates, softens and soothes

It smells lovely and makes me feel like I am in a Spa. A little product goes a long way too so don’t use too much.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist 50ml

I was so happy to see this face mist in this set, I have spoken about this so many times on my blog and would name it in my top 5 skincare products. I just love it. Its such a refreshing face mist, I love how it stops my skin from drying out and the rose scent is very uplifting and calming. A few spritz of this leaves my skin feeling soft, soothed and hydrated. You can use it on top of your makeup without unsettling it and it just keeps your skin nourished and feeling fresh. Its easy to see why its one of Jurlique’s bestsellers!

  • Marshmallow and glycerin help prevent moisture loss and intensely hydrate and soften the skin.
  • Rose and Aloe Vera soften, soothe and calm the skin.
  • Grapefruit Seed provides antioxidant protection.

You can use it when you travel to keep skin fresh and hydrated, at your desk to refresh your skin, on top of your makeup and I also spray it before I use a face mask. There are so many uses for this face mist and I always have a bottle open and on my desk!

Jurlique Balancing Essentials

The Balancing Essentials Gift Set £59 is the perfect Christmas gift and as I said it comes beautifully packaged with 3 lovely Jurlique skincare essentials. What a treat it would be to get this under the tree this year!

If you want more gift inspiration make sure you take a look at Jurlique’s Christmas Shop they have so many limited edition sets for sale & there is a gift to suit everyone. Let me know if anything catches your eye.