Ruth Griffin: Beauty gift guide for her
From the luxe lady to the eco-conscious woman, we have pressies for everyone
This week's Christmas gift guide is for the woman in your life who loves her skincare and make-up products and will always be happy to see a beauty gift box under the Christmas tree!
Festive beauty sets are a great way of treating the lady in question to a beauty goodie that she loves and might not always allow herself to splash out on.
A good tip for knowing what she might like is to have a sneak peek into her bathroom cabinet or make-up bag and make a note of which brands she uses.
There are so many gorgeous beauty gift sets available this year that I really struggled to narrow down my top picks for you!
I've sifted through endless options and come up with my absolute favourites: from super luxe beauts to stocking-filler bargains and something for every type of beauty buff. Beauty Advent calendars continue to be super popular this year, with nearly every big beauty brand offering their version for December 2018.
These can be a great way to try new products from brands that your lady likes - and are generally good value too - so bear them in mind for gifting on Christmas Day, even if Advent has technically ended by then!
The natural beauty
This woman loves her cosmetics to be eco-conscious, chemical-free and plant-based. Her bathroom cabinet is full of vegan, cruelty-free and holistic beauty goodies
WE 24 Days of Charity Calendar, €45, from Boots nationwide
The Body Shop 25 Days of the Enchanted Ultimate Beauty Box, €180, from Body Shop stores nationwide
Aveda 12 Days of Great Hair Christmas Gift Set, €68, from department stores nationwide and Aveda salons
Pinks Boutique Organic Manicure/Pedicure Range, €35, from Skinfull Affairs, skinfullaffairs.ie
Ivory Silk Pillowcase, from €50, from theethicalsilkco.com
Trilogy Skin Treats Christmas Mini Celebration Cracker, €15, from health shops, pharmacies nationwide and millies.ie
The luxe lady
The luxe lady is discerning about which beauty brands she'll use. She tends to buy less but buy smart. She'll opt for hard-working beauty products that look elegant in her bathroom cabinet, last well and garner great results
Harvey Nichols Jingle Bella Stocking, €85 (products worth over €200) from Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Universe, €185, from Arnotts, Brown Thomas, BT2 and charlottetilbury.com
Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Set, €180, from department stores and pharmacies nationwide
La Mer The Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask, €31, from department stores and Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre
Oral B Genius 9000 Rose Gold Electric Toothbrush, €125, from Boots stores and Debenhams nationwide
Atelier Cologne Luxury Scent Advent Calendar, €350, from The Marvel Room at Brown Thomas
The glamazon always looks top-to-toe groomed. She is never without her lippy, and loves to follow new beauty trends and looks. She will give any make-up brand a bash, and while she invests in quality products, she loves a beauty bargain too!
MAC Shiny Pretty Things, €49 from Brown Thomas nationwide, Arnotts and The Loop at Dublin Airport
Laura Mercier Masterclass Palette, €125, from department stores nationwide
Remington Protect Hair Wand, €39.99, from pharmacies and department stores
Aldi Luxury Advent Calendar, €49.99, from Aldi stores nationwide
NARS Holiday 2018 Collection Lip Pencil Pouch Set, €52, from Brown Thomas and Arnotts
Soap & Glory Flatterbox Gift Set, €26, from Boots and pharmacies nationwide
Gorgeous perfume pressies that cover all fragrance bases.
Shiseido Ever Bloom, €53, from department stores and pharmacies nationwide
Tiffany & Co Intense, €69, from Brown Thomas and brownthomas.com
Calvin Klein Women, €72, from department stores, pharmacies and Boots nationwide
All of the above
Michael Kors Perfume Set, €43, from Boots nationwide