The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. You’re in charge of seemingly everything: the guest list, the multi-course lunch, the decorations and the present buying. We know how you feel. When you’re busy juggling all that quotidian life throws at you - deadlines, family responsibilities, holiday planning - it’s easy to fall-back on socks and book vouchers to placate the crowd.
While we all love to replenish our hosiery draws and line our bookshelves with new tomes, it can begin to feel a little repetitive receiving - and giving - the same gifts, albeit in various guises, year after year. So we have taken it upon ourselves to lighten your holiday load. This week we’re publishing our pick of the best Christmas gifts for 2021 that you and yours are guaranteed to love. We’ve looked beyond the obvious knick-knacks and stocking fillers to bring you suggestions of festive gifts to uplift, inspire and indulge even the most discerning of family members.
Today, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best gifts for beauty lovers; be that serums, creams, masks and more. The ultimate beauty gifts guaranteed to thrill any beauty aficionado and keep them looking and feeling their best into 2022 and beyond.
1. Best beauty gift for sleepless skin: Angela Caglia Gold Cryo Sticks
Any beauty lover worth her Himalayan salts should know about the cooling, calming wonders of cryo sticks. The perfect post-party skin pick-me-up or indeed, the morning-after festivities, they’re an instant solution to angry, inflamed skin and puffy eyes. Also doubling up as a gift of self-care, massaging them over the entire face, allowing them to glide over your favourite serum or oil is a great way to hit the emotional reset button.
Angela Caglia Gold Cryo Facial Set, £98. Available to buy here.
2. Best beauty gift for inside out: The LYMA Supplement
When we look our best, we feel our best and the LYMA Supplement will improve your appearance from the inside-out. LYMA contains nine proven, powerful ingredients to increase your beauty potential. LYMA can restore skin, hair and nails to their former glory and help to reinstate the glow that is our birthright. The best Christmas gift to have beauty lovers shining well into the New Year.
The LYMA Supplement, Starter Kits from £199. Available from here.
3. Best beauty gift for every woman over 50: Vintner’s Daughter Radiance & Renewal Set.
The ultimate skin transformation team. This rejuvenating powerhouse essence provides multi-level hydration through 30+ powerful botanicals, hyaluronic acid and over 70 water-soluble nutrients like collagen-supporting vitamin C, strengthening amino acids and the full family of B vitamins. Followed with the oil-based Active Botanical Serum that imparts powerful multi-correctional moisture to deeply feed the skin with over 60 skin-beautifying nutrients, vitamins A, E, and K, magnesium, calcium, and all four omega fatty acids. The result is a complexion quenched, balanced, plumped and deeply hydrated. Eternal youth isn’t too shabby a Christmas gift now, is it?
Vintner’s Daughter Radiance & Renewal Set, £235. Available to buy here.
4. Best beauty gift for women who travel: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk On The Go
Now that we’re finally allowed to jet off to anywhere we fancy (well, almost) it’s also a welcome return to smart cosmetics and travel-size beauty gifts. This hand luggage friendly, one-stop shop for eyes and lips will have her bright eyed and smudgeproof come touchdown.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk On The Go, £39. Available to buy here.
5. Best beauty gift for a high-maintenance heiress - Silk Queen Pillowcase by SLIP.
You absolutely can buy the gift of beauty sleep. This exquisite pure silk pillowcase took over a decade to create and now boasts the utmost anti-aging state for sleep. Crafted from the highest grade pure mulberry silk and zero toxic dyes, this bedtime beauty essential is designed to reduce skin creases, prevent premature wrinkles and combat morning bedhead.
Silk Queen Pillowcase by SLIP, £85. Available to buy here.
Visit our journal for more great gift ideas across luxury living, wellness and lifestyle for Christmas.
Originally published Dec 10, 2020.
Updated Oct 22, 2021.
Written by Jess Lacey.