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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Christmas Beauty Gift Guide | Small Presents & Stocking Fillers

Beauty Small Presents Christmas Gift Guide
Yay!  It's finally time to start thinking about gift giving!  I know, I know.  I probably should have been thinking about doing my Christmas shopping a month ago... and yet here we are.  The good news?  I'm here for all of you who are in the same boat.  For those of you with a list of people to buy for and literally no idea where to start.  The better news?  This gift guide is beauty themed and therefore all the more sparkly, twinkly and all-round special!  I've partnered with a handful of fabulous beauty brands to bring you a carefully curated list of some of the very best stocking fillers and small beauty gifts available right now.  Enjoy!
Christmas Stocking Filler Beauty Gift Guide


D E R M A L O G I C A   1 2   D A Y S   T O   G L O W

( R R P   £ 1 2 0 )

Because it's not all about 25-day advent calendars!  If you're one of those fabulously organised people who gift small presents to a loved one in the lead up to Christmas, this festive gift set will be an absolute dream for you - and the recipient!  Say hello to Dermalogica 12 Days To Glow; a gift set counting down the final twelve days in the lead up to Christmas Day.  So, what does this mean?  A skincare treat every single day!  The gift set includes some of their best known products, including Daily Microfoliant, Rapid Reveal Peel and the brand NEW Sound Sleep Cocoon.  Keep an eye out over on my IG Stories for daily door reveals!    

Psst!  Take a peek at my latest Dermalogica edit featuring six of their popular products


Dermalogica 12 Days To Glow Christmas Gift Set


E L L E   L ' E D I T I O N   E A U   D E   P A R F U M   5 0 M L

( R R P   £ 3 8 )

Ooh, quite possibly the best cliché gift of all time.  Perfume is a gift every woman loves to receive, and better yet when the scent is so fresh and delicate.  Elle L'Edition Eau De Parfum is the ideal fragrance to head into a brand new year wearing, and especially with this combination of top notes: mandarin, lemon, freesia and pear.  Base notes?  Sandalwood, cedarwood and musk.  The inclusion of sandalwood perfectly explains my love for this fragrance.  Perfectly Parisian.         


C H A R L O T T E   T I L B U R Y   S T A R S   I N   Y O U R   E Y E S   P A L E T T E 

( R R P   £ 6 0 )

If you have a big budget but are short on time, head to Charlotte Tilbury's website and start clicking 'Add to Bag' on pretty much anything.  Hint hint... the glittered packaging of the Charlotte Tilbury Stars In Your Eyes Palette is bound to be received well!

Psst!  Read my review of the palette for a closer look at the shades! 


Christmas Noel Glitter Word Sign
Elle L'Edition Eau de Parfum 50ml Beauty Blog Review
Elle L'Edition Eau de Parfum 50ml Beauty Blog Review


B R O N Z I E   U L T I M A T E   B A C K   &   B O D Y   T A N N I N G   M I T T

( R R P   £ 1 7 . 9 5 )

Considering I've just come back from Lanzarote and have pretty much zero tan for show for it, you'd think I'd be using this beautifully-packaged Bronzie Back & Body Tanning Mitt, but it's just too good not to gift!  For the tan-lovers in your life, this makes for an ideal stocking filler; especially with the stylish leopard print details to the sides of the box!  The mitt is washable and reusable, also promising no stained hands thanks to the protective film inside each tanning mitt.   


Christmas Glitter Reindeer Family Ornaments
Bronzie Ultimate Back and Body Tanning Mitt Blog Review


M U A   P R O   B A S E   P R I M E R   O I L   W I T H   G O L D   F L A K E S

( R R P   £ 4 )

This is quite possibly the greatest stocking filler of all time, right?!  MUA Pro Base Primer Oil with Gold Flakes is the perfect gift for beauty lovers to experiment with.  The gold flakes add the perfect touch of sparkle necessary for this festive time of year, and the oil delivers a beautifully radiant and dewy finish.  Having also received and experimented with some of the brand's other products, including flattering blushes and gradient eye palettes, I'm pleased to say I was far from guessing the price point.  Their products are so affordable, you could fill an entire stocking with them!


MUA Pro Base Primer Oil Gold Flakes Blog Review
Christmas Beauty Luxury Small Gift Guide
Jessica Nails Royal Mini Christmas Gift Set
Jessica Nails Pamper Party Christmas Gift Set


J E S S I C A   N A I L S   P A M P E R   P A R T Y   G I F T   S E T

( R R P   £ 1 5 . 9 5 )

I've been swimming in a sea of dreamy Jessica Nails products lately due to all of their brand new releases!  Although, one of the best new releases by Jessica Nails has to be their fabulous Pamper Party Gift Set.  The box is wrapped in a gold bow, hiding within a glittered gold nail file, Jessica Phenomen Oil Intensive Moisturiser and Phenomen Oil.  I'd received a Phenomen Oil during the summertime while at a Jessica Nail event and have since been so impressed by how hydrating it is for the nails! 


J E S S I C A   N A I L S   R O Y A L   M I N I S   G I F T   S E T

( R R P   £ 1 6 . 5 0 )

Four shades, one stocking filler.  The bold royal blue shade is fantastic and will be seen on my nails in the New Year!  Know someone who has a different nail shade for every day of the week?  The Royal Minis Gift Set is for them.


J E S S I C A   N A I L S   G L A M   W E A R   C O L L E C T I ON   :   P H E N O M

( R R P   £ 1 3 . 5 0   E A C H )

The range of colours available at Jessica Nails is incredible, as the Glam Wear Collection proves.  These are perfect for sliding into a stocking, or perhaps wrapping individually in the prettiest tissue paper you can find and popping them into a gift bag!


J E S S I C A   N A I L S   A U T U M N   R O M A N C E   C O L L E C T I O N

If you watch my IG Stories, you'll have most likely spotted some of these flattering shades on my nails over the past month or so.  No matter your budget, there's something for every recipient when it comes to Jessica Nails' gift range.  Some of my favourites include the Natural Sophistication Midi Gift Set, Moisture Duo Gift Set and Neutrals Travel Size Gift Set.  


L ' O C C I T A N E   B A U B L E

( R R P   £ 1 2 )

L'Occitane's baubles are always incredibly popular, and so the fabulous star-shaped bauble shown in this post is now unavailable.  However, you're not too late!  Their Cherry Blossom Festive Bauble is still available and at the same price.  Know a L'Occitane lover?


L ' O C C I T A N E   C R A C K E R

( R R P   £ 1 0 ) 

I don't know what it is about cracker-shaped beauty gifts, but they seem all the more appealing, right?!  The novelty is enough fun in itself, but then opening the cracker up to reveal gorgeous Cherry Blossom products?  Well, that's just the cherry (sorry) on the cake.  With the work year coming to a close and Secret Santa undoubtedly crossing your mind, the L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Christmas Cracker is your solution.  Trust me.  


L'Occitane Festive Star Shaped Beauty Bauble
L'Occitane Small Christmas Gifts Star and Cracker


W I N K Y   L U X   M I N I   L I P   P I L L   K I T

( R R P   £ 1 3 )

Be still my beating heart.  The nude shade was immediately applied to my lips upon receiving this adorable Winky Lux Mini Lip Pill Kit.  There needs to be more gift sets around like this!  Gorgeous packaging?  Check.  High-performing shades?  Check.  Affordable?  Check.  Pick this up now as an emergency gift for that one person you forgot to add to your list and need to find something for asap!  

Psst!  Winky Lux Mini Lip Pill Kit is also available to purchase via Boots.


Winky Lux UK Mini Lip Pill KIt Gift Guide
UK Beauty Blog 2018 Luxury Christmas Gift Guide
Ta-dah!  We've reached the end of this year's Christmas Gift Guide.  There's something very special about finding a beauty treat or two tucked underneath the Christmas tree, and there's the added bonus of there never being a problem with sizing.  Better yet? There's something to suit every budget.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on these small present and stocking filler finds.  Anything catch your eye?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x

Thanks to all of the featured fabulous brands for working with me on this post!



  1. I like the look of that L'occitane set but these all look so nice! Thanks for sharing :) I'm glad my Christmas shopping is done - although I am hosting Christmas lunch so I have to brave the stores for food closer to Christmas, haha!

    Hope that your week is going well :) I had my last day at work yesterday so the Christmas holidays have officially begun here, yey!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. they all look so amazing and adorable. So many beautiful gift ideas shared.
    xo Corina

  3. This is a pretty nice gift guide Gab.
    I love the ideas.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  4. I'd take that Dermalogica, so good :))) These are super ideas for pressies :) Happy Friday lovely x

  5. I've never had one, but I love the idea of beauty advent calendars, it would be so fun to open a new little mini beauty product each day in the lead up to Christmas. And I completely agree - anything from Charlotte Tilbury is going to be a winner at Christmas, or any time really!

  6. So many great ideas Gabrielle!! The primer oil sounds really interesting, hahah love it with gold flakes. The nail set sounds lovely too, love when I get colors I wouldn't buy myself but are interested in trying. Have a lovely weekend gorgeous! Xx

  7. Wonderful gift ideas...and amazing photography!

  8. The problem is....I will buy all of these for myself. LOL!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  9. I don't like receiving perfumes, not at all, but I wouldn't mind a bit of nail polish.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

  10. I love giving beauty gift sets as gifts since it allows the person to try a variety of products! That nail polish set is really pretty and the Dermalogica 12 days of glow set would be perfect for someone who is into skincare. Thank you for the great ideas since I still need to shop for a few more gifts!

    x Kara |

  11. Oh all these items look so luxurious and fun. Gorgeous packaging and wonderful packaging. I remember how excited I was when I got my first makeup set for Christmas in my early teens, and you know what? It never gets old.

    Allie of

  12. Wonderful picks!!
    That L ' O C C I T A N E C R A C K E R box is very pretty.
    I love when they come up with creative packaging. It adds so much value to the gift!

  13. We are travelling across Christmas and New Year so not receiving presents as much but I'm actually enjoying gift guides even more than usual as it's quite nice to peruse from afar! Anything Charlotte Tilbury is amazing and the eyeshadow palette looks so beautiful!

    Musings & More

  14. I'm in love with your Christmas set up - how cute are those sparkly reindeer?! You've picked some gorgeous bits too, that L'Occataine packaging is so dreamy <3

    // xx

  15. What a fantastic selection of ideas and all so pretty too! Great photographs!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  16. I love all of these ideas! Perfect inspiration - thank you!

    xx Bry Jaimea |

  17. What fantastic picks Gabrielle! I'd be delighted if any of these ended up under my Christmas tree but I can almost hear the L'Occitane Cracker calling my name Such a fan of their cherry blossom products :)

  18. What fabulously fun beauty gifts! I would be thrilled to get any one of these, especially that adorable lip kit. Those are such beautiful winter shades!

  19. These are helpful and great choices of brands here with these gifts. Thank you for sharing Gabrielle dear.

  20. Love all these ideas, thank u so much, they are going to be really useful!

  21. Love the perfume, the bottle is so cute! I also like the look of the lip kit, think I would like that myself haha! x

  22. Ohh I like the tanning and nail polishes set. Something I would secretly sneak in for myself as a gift... LOL!

  23. These are all such great ideas. I think the "12 Days to Glow" is especially fun... not only because it's a Christmas countdown, but because you get great skincare each day! Thanks for sharing, you always pick out such amazing gift ideas and options.

    Kathryn •

  24. Big yes to sparkly and fun Christmas present ideas! I like that they come in different price range. Honestly, I'm intrigued with that pill kit, first time I've seen it. Well done girl!

  25. Lovely guide dear! Any of these would make a great gift. Thanks for sharing!
    Jessica |

  26. Useful and cute gifts, thank you for the ideas!

    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

  27. such an awesome Christmas gift list- I am sure that every single woman will be happy receiving at last one of those as her x-mas gift xx

  28. I am with you on not having finished my christmas shopping! I've seen that dermalogica advent calendar all over Instagram and it looks amazing!
    Amy xx

  29. Such great ideas. I love all of theses beauty gifts.
    We never did stocking stuffers but this Is definitely something we should start next year.


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