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15th Dec 2020

Beauty Christmas gift guide: Our top picks for presents this festive season


Ah, Christmas.

The festive season is bound to be a little different this year, but one thing that won’t change is our penchant for giving gifts.

Whether they’re hand delivered and immediately sanitised afterwards, or simply sent in the post, there are few feelings better than giving someone a present that they really love.

So, without further ado, here’s a selection of beauty buys set to be fairly popular this year. A few very decent shouts in here, for the beauty obsessed in your life.

(*This a rolling gift guide and will be updated continuously in the run up to Christmas.)

Skin Deep Subscription Box – starts from €35.00

A little something for the skin nerds among us, Ireland’s first beauty and wellness subscription box is not a bad shout if you’re buying on the more expensive side this year.

Skin Deep by Corinna Tolan is packed with an array of products to promote healthy skin and enhance mindfulness and wellbeing. A box goes out in Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter, and is filled with different items that will compliment your skincare routine and little items to brighten up your life.

A monthly subscription starts from €35, while an annual one is €325. There’s also a signup fee of €105, so if you’re planning on splashing out on this for a friend or family member, make sure it’s worth it. Find out more here. 

The Handmade Soap Company Christmas gift set – €34.95

Why not support local this festive season by buying a few bits from the Handmade Soap Company?

The luxury handmade soap and wellness brand has introduced a few new gift sets in the lead up to this festive season, the most deluxe of the offerings being the Because You’re Amazing set, comprised of lemongrass and cedar wood shower gel, body lotion, and hand cream.

All sustainable, natural, and handmade – divine. Find out more here. 

Eccles Hotel and Spa gift voucher – from €280 

If you’re in the market for some true luxury for your loved one, you’d do well to check out the getaway package Cork’s Eccles Hotel and Spa have on offer.

An artisan 3 course dinner, followed by a peaceful night’s sleep, an award-winning breakfast in the morning, and a glass of festive mulled wine on arrival – doesn’t really get more relaxing, does it? Gift vouchers for two people start from €280. Just don’t forget the spa to truly get your beauty on! You can find out more here. 

Amy Huberman Newbridge earrings – €30.00

Designed with a gorgeous gold plated star and an elegant clear cubic zirconia stone, these gold plated earrings from Newbridge’s the Amy Huberman range will add a touch of glam to any Christmas present this year.

They’re also only €30, which really is a solid deal. Find out more here. 

Armani Sì 15ml gift set – €55.00

This Christmas, Lloyd’s Pharmacy are doing everyone a solid and selling a whole host of beauty sets perfect for him, for her, and for everyone in between.

This one’s for her, and it’s a mini perfume set with four mini fragrances including mini Sì Eau de Parfum 7ml, mini Sì Passione Eau de Parfum 7ml, mini Emporio Armani In Love With You 7ml, and mini Giorgio Armani Aqua Di Giogia 5ml.

They’re all mini, incase you weren’t aware. Find out more here. 

Baylis & Harding The Fuzzy Duck Men’s Ginger & Lime Grooming Tin – €9.95

Another one from Lloyd’s Pharmacy here, but this time, for the guys.

This perfectly formed gift set contains all the grooming essentials, including 100ml of hair & body Wash, 50ml aftershave balm and a 50ml of shower gel.  The Fuzzy Duck Ginger & Lime fragrance with subtle woody base notes has been carefully balanced to be both refreshing and soothing.

Find out more here. 

Nothing New by Ruthie Ru: Vinyl record jewellery – starting at €11 

This eye-catching range of jewellery is unique, unusual and will certainly turn heads.

These up-cycled pieces are all made from recycled vinyl records and are the perfect gift for green thinking, waste conscious individuals. If you want to be ethically minded with your gifts this year, head over to their site to learn more.

Maria Tash short pendulum charm: €240 

There’s no shame in a last minute gift – especially one that comes from a Maria Tash collection.

The luxury brand is currently offering a range of stunning earrings and charms in its Dublin based store, making the perfect gift for the special someone in your life. The below, and many other charms, can be found in store and online.

Vouchers for Maria Tash can also be purchased in store or via Brown Thomas website. Find out more here. 

VOYA spearmint and rosemary seaweed soap – €12.00 

Something a little more on the cheaper side, but still entirely glam.

Available to order from the Kilkenny Shop, this soap bar has been formulated to leave your skin feeling smooth and soft. Smelling like citrus and the sea and packed in a little tin box, it’s the perfect little gift for any friend or family member. Find out more here. 

Holos Love Your Skin Queen gift set – €78

Vegan and cruelty free this gorgeous gift set includes the Holos Love Your Skin cleanser, toner, facial towel, facial oil and face cream. Find out more here. 

Cocoa Brown Glow Up Bundle – €25.00

Ideal stocking filler here for the tan obsessed in your life. Cocoa Brown’s glow up bundle comes with three goddess oils, perfect for adding the ideal shimmer to your winter-time glow.

The pack includes Golden Goddess – a rich sunlight, yellow gold, Rose Gold Goddess – a warm, deep gold, and Ice Goddess – an iridescent silver. Find out more here. 

Bondi Sands body brush – €19.99

More tan bits never hurt anyone. Bondi Sands recently launched their tan body brush – densely packed with soft, synthetic bristles, the brush blends lotions, foams, and mists for an ultimate streak free finish.

Not a bad stocking filler either, this. Find out more here. 

Remington Hydraluxe Airstyler – €39.99

This year has been a bit of a hair disaster with salons being shut for most of the year.

Make sure you, or your loved one, is never stuck for the perfect curly blow dry again with the Remington Hydraluxe Airstyler. Find out more here. 

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Together 50ml – €28.50

A fresh fruity vibrant fragrance, First Instinct Together for Women is an ideal first perfume for a young gal in your life.

Because of this it would make the perfect gift for your sister, friend or niece. Find out more here. 

Day spa packages at Eden One – from €175

Let’s be honest, we’re all going to need a bit of pampering once this year is over.

Whether you’re after calm or indulgence for that special someone in your life, Dublin’s Eden One have got the package for you – and it’s all available on a handy gift voucher so there’s no pressure to use it right away. Find out more here. 

SKINICIAN Ageless Peptide Eye Complex – €50 

We’re all looking for that one wonder beauty product, so when we saw that Irish skin experts SKINICIAN were coming out with an eye cream that promised to reduce wrinkles around the eye instantly in ONE HOUR, we had to try it out and lads… this stuff works! This product is a retinoic acid which prevents the breakdown of skin proteins such as collagen, elastin, and Hyaluronic acid, it’s made with 88% natural ingredients, is vegan and cruelty free it’s available in salons nationwide and online.

The Body Shop’s body butter collection – €36 

Something a little on the cheaper side, but nonetheless, a glorious gift to receive.

The Body Shop have got an array of products for sale perfect for Secret Santas and otherwise. Among them is the body butter collection, containing all of their signature scents in a handy to gift package.

Find out more  here. 

Soap with Soul – from €7.50 

Dublin based social enterprise ‘We Make Good’ has partnered with ChildVision & Coolmine Therapeutic Community to create a range of hand-crafted soaps & self-care products just perfect for a gift this Christmas.

The soap range is created by those conquering addiction or living with disabilities, and included an array of gorgeous scents including oatmeal and honey, heather and lavender, and sea moss. Find out more here. 

Nuasan active body care kit – €39.95 

Galway made and 100% natural, Nuasan’s new body care kit is the ideal gift the sustainably sussed in your life.

The kit contains Nuasan active body wash, enriched with arnica and magnesium to help tired muscles recover faster, the Nuasan body wipes, which are plant-based, 100% biodegradable and also enriched with L+pH Control, and a luxury black, microfibre sports towel. Find out more here. 

Vouchers from Monart Destination Spa – starting from €50 

It wouldn’t be a beauty gift guide without a mention from Monart. The 5 star spa has been winning awards left, right, and centre over these past few years, so if you’re in the market for a gorgeous spa voucher this Christmas, you need look no further.

Starting at €50, the spa are selling vouchers (which do not expire) for future treatments and stays in the stunning hotel. What’s more is the spa is currently offering a Saturday night package deal including dinner from €199 per person sharing. Find out more here. 

deDANÚ For Her Wellness collection – €71.00

Natural, carbon conscious Irish skincare brand deDANÚ are focused on wellness, sustainability, and clean, slow beauty.

Husband and wife team, James and Leah, have put together a number of gift options as inspiration for Christmas shoppers, including this gorgeous For Her wellness collection, including four stunning essential oils. Find out more here. 

Teeth Whitening Fairies 365 Toothbrush (€90)

This innovative toothbrush is on a lot of Christmas lists this year.

Teeth Whitening Fairies offer the first 360-degree toothbrush available in Ireland featuring a U-shaped brush head that cleans teeth with a 3D ultrasonic, intelligent movement and a high-speed vibration.

It will effectively remove plaque while also helping to brighten your smile with its built in Blu-Ray Whitening.