GIFT GUIDE 2018 | MORE THAN BEAUTY
This one is for those that love beauty but you’re unsure what they like, they’re picky with their skincare, or are into other things, they’re also a little more functional and love gifts that are practical and will go the distance. Think investments rather than glittery packaging.
Jo Malone is the perfect gift for any occasion and the candles are definitely my picks from the range. I of course love the fragrances, but I find them extremely personal, so make it difficult to purchase for other people, and better as a signature fragrance for yourself. The orange blossom candle has always been my favourite, uber vibrant, packed with citrus, and it is one of those fragrances that will fill your entire home.
Shop here - Jo Malone London Orange Blossom Candle $88
The perfect gift for anyone, this little bluetooth speaker, is waterproof and makes the perfect addition to your bathroom, beach bag, or anywhere you like a little music. I love using it to listen to podcasts while I’m getting ready in the morning, the sound quality is pretty epic in a bathroom, I must admit, and for $89, what a perfect gift!
Shop here - UE Wonderboom $89
Inspired by plum puddings, the night before christmas is full of love and I’ve honestly been burning it for the past month, because I just cannot get enough. With blackcurrant, plum, lavender and lemon, it is a magical christmas scent, with depth.
Shop here - Glasshouse, Night Before Christmas candle $46.95
Books are always top of my list, I always love a great book to read throughout summer and what better than one that doubles as a coffee book. Three of my favourite influencers have recently released books, that aren’t about being on instagram, but more about their lives, who they are and a word of advice on how to be your best self. They’re all beautiful and inspiring reads.
Beauty tools are very of the moment in 2018/2019, so give your loved ones the gift that will continue to give. I love Foreo for beauty tools, they not only look super cool, they’re well thought through, ergonomic, and have pretty insane battery lives. The luna mini is perfect for travel, for removing makeup easily and helping keep your skin renewed and refreshed. The UFO is revolutionary, it is a day spa in your hand, and mixes sheet masks designed for different outcomes like brightening and hydration, with temperature control, vibrations and coloured LED’s.
You know those people that love skincare, but they’re very specific with what they like, you’ve gifted them hand creams and body washes. The Elizabeth Arden range is perfect! The 8 hour range isn’t targeted to specific skin types, but it provides an overall routine with SPF and protectants to protect from free radicals and pollution. The products can easily be added in to anyones routine, adding extra protection, without causing any problems.
Wanting a spa in your own home? The Endota Spa range is so beautiful. The hand duo would fit perfectly into anyones bathroom with it’s minimal packaging, and signature scent of lavender, orange and bergamot.
Shop here - Endota Spa Signature Hand Duo $50
Wanting to purchase for someone who loves flowers or has a green thumb. The Salt by Hendrix roses baby will give them the feeling of a garden of roses in their home, that will last a lot longer than a bunch of flowers will, and will be a lot easier than attempting to find a florist open on Christmas day.
Shop here - Salt by Hendrix Roses Baby Candle $39.94
A scent for someone who loves Christmas and summer, but still wants a touch of a white christmas, then Circa Home is for you. The price range is probably the best I’ve found in candles, the scents are very strong and will fill your home instantly, and of course the flecked packaging is gorgeous. Adore Beauty are also giving away a mini candle when you spend a certain amount, so make sure to check out their website to find out more.
The most out of the box gift that anyone will love, Kela hair charms are perfect for those who love to dress up, are creative and are happy to play with their hair. The charms are around $50, hair pins under $20 and crowns approximately $100, and are super easy to use, fun to play with and will create so many different looks. I’ve worn them to the races, to events, or just to snazz up a pony when you don’t feel like wearing jewellery.
Shop here - Kela Charms, summer collection $17.95-$100
Major thankyou to UMM, Max Media Lab, TailorMaid PR, Kela & Coote Connex.
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