Christmas time is coming and we are all thinking about gift ideas for our dear ones. This can be fairly hectic; shopping malls at their peak are packed with people rushing to get their shopping finished. I personally, like to chill and get my gifts just right before Christmas, because I truly enjoy it at this time. Only then, am I able to feel the holiday vibe and the cosy, festive atmosphere. All in all, this should be a relaxing time spent around your family and friends, not a stressful one. So I wish you to slow down during the holidays and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in your cities, whether it is snowing big fluffy snowflakes or you are lucky to enjoy the sunshine.
I love giving gifts and enjoy the entire process from either creating or buying gifts to wrapping. I wrap them all on December 24th, just before the dinner while listening to the overplayed Christmas songs. Some brands create the most gorgeous packaging just for this occasion. For me, packaging sells – I would just keep all the beautifully designed boxes, especially those with the original festive prints or shapes. Therefore I decided to pick not only great quality, but also beautiful pieces for my Christmas Beauty Gift Guide For Her. I picked mostly Scandinavian brands from different price points, and tried to find high quality and special pieces for your loved women of all ages.
1. Ole Henriksen – 3 Little Wonders Kit
Danish Ole Henriksen created a perfect all in one kit by including a few of his bestselling products. This kit, suitable for a more mature skin, contains his legendary sheer transformation cream, African red tea foaming cleanser, truth serum collagen booster and invigorating night treatment.
2. H&M – Lipstick and Blusher Set
This limited edition of gorgeous sets consisting of lipstick and a handy blusher comes in two festive versions – Scarlet Fever with a bright red lipstick and soft peachy blusher which is just perfect for Christmas Eve dinner or for a party with friends. The Purple Reing variant comes with a dark plumy lipstick shade and a beautiful subtle pink blusher.
3. Björk & Berries – Mini Candles Seasons
There is no better relax for me in the winter time, than turning my home into a spa – Id take a long bath or cuddle up in a warm duvet with a candle lit. This Swedish eco brand’s luxurious candles come with a stylish minimalistic design that will light up any room with warm light and will decorate any candle lover’s home.
4. & Other Stories – Hand Cream Gift Set
In winter time our hands get really dry – we are risking higher sensitivity, redness and cracked skin. This clean and minimalistic gift box containing three hand creams is a useful and lovely small present for absolutely everyone. In this box, you can find three different hand creams – Moroccan tea, Punk Bouquet and Fig Fiction.
5. L:A Bruket – Mint Bath Salt
L:A Bruket creates skin and body care products that are known for their simple packages and medicinal bottles, which anyone who is into pure, minimalistic style will love. One of such pieces is definitely the black & white pack of organic mint scented bath salt which has not only healing and energising effects, but also stimulates concentration.
6. Estelle & Thild – Mini Body Butter Collection
This Swedish skincare brand offers full skin, body and makeup products. A very cute gift would be their mini body butter kit with four travel sized body butters in the brand’s most signature scents, suitable for a young woman on the go. I think body butters are just a better choice for cold days than body lotions, as they are thicker and really deeply moisturising.
7. Oriflame – Tender Care Protecting Balm with Organic Honey
This egg shaped lip balm is a true miracle worker and a stylish little gift in one. It deeply moisturises the lips and repairs any chops caused by the chilly weather. It leaves lips smooth, protected and has a nice honey scent.
8. Dofta – Champagne Perfume
Dofta perfumes can be a great special gift for someone of great taste who is lover of luxurious, unique pieces. These little bottles from their Oriental Nights edition contain purest perfume concentrates and are just so unique and original, that their receiver will not take eyes off it. For a festive season, I picked the perfume called Champagne.
9. Lisa Eldridge – Face Paint
A new book of renowned makeup artist, Lisa Eldridge, is a must have for all makeup lovers. Eldridge’s first ever book covers the history of makeup with all the fundamental makeup items and their stories. Moreover, it features beautiful illustrations and iconic photography which takes you on an unforgettable visual journey.
10. Monki – Marta Sleeping Mask
Sleeping masks are a handy accessory particularly for travelling, but they are also great for home. This multicolour, soft sleeping mask is not only a nice little thing to have but it really prevents the bright light and lets you dream away on the plane, train, home and anywhere else.
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Jana is a young student who moved to Odense to do her Master´s Degree. There she found her love for Denmark and Scandinavian fashion, design and lifestyle. Jana has lived in four countries and is a travel addict who loves visual art, fashion, writing and all the creative things. She hopes that in her future she will work in the creative field where she can pursue all of her passions. Her curiosity and energy brings her to live the new and see the unusual.
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