So, 10 days to go and then it’s all over! Is your shopping list endless? If so, you aren’t alone!
Here’s a few ideas of different brands that make lovely presents – from most affordable to more expensive (it’s an expensive time- we all feel the pinch!)
- Penneys PS… (Leaping Bunny Certified)
First things first- the perfumes. I absolutely love them and have a few big bottles (€4.50 each) and several smaller ones (one is a Jo Malone knockoff, not available in store anymore unfortunately but they might bring them back one day because they were so popular!) I also use the highlighter powder and find it excellent – but have heard great things about Penneys other PS… makeup too, including the facial masks. Excellent stoking fillers!
- River Island (CF and Vegan)
Another excellent stop for both makeup and perfumes – with lipsticks starting at €13 and perfumes from €17. Can we also mention their purses?!
- The Body Shop (Leaping Bunny Certified)
It’s no secret that this is one of my favorite brands and has been for a long time. They offer gift sets already made up or you can just pick some of your favorite products. I also recommend the Body Shop’s perfumes- as CF perfume isn’t overly common unfortunately, the Body Shop offer a lovely range for various tastes.
- No 7
Another brand which is affordable, and comes in a variety of gift sets ready to wrap and give. High quality for your money- and the nail polish tends to last very well! Their lipstick are long-lasting too- win win!
- Liz Earle (Leaping Bunny Certified)
Pop into a Liz Earle counter in any Boots store to see their range of affordably priced beauty products for all skin types- with a range of products for men also.
- Baylis & Harding
One great secret about this brand is that Baylis & Harding gifts can sometimes be found in TKMaxx! So keep an eye out next time you’re out shopping. They are beautiful presents, from gifts such as a box with cosy socks and foot cream, to soaps and lotions. And it is fluffy socks season!
Nacomi in Malahide, Co. Dublin offers both gifts for men & women, catering for anti-aging, acne, hair masks, candles, oils, body scrubs… The list goes on! Nacomi also offers a range of Christmas gift sets (in case you’re finding it hard to choose!)
- Úr Makeup (PETA Certified)
Irish, Cruelty Free and Vegan! Individual brushes priced from €9 and sets from €50, they offer high-quality brushes at an affordable cost. Discount available for professionals too!
- Tata Harper
A more luxurious brand to gift this year- Tata Harper offers all things skincare. From serums, moisturizers, and anything else you need to get that glow!
- Charlotte Tilbury
It was only recently I got a present of a beautiful Charlotte Tilbury lipstick- a more expensive option but very luxurious! Below is a link to CT makeup under €130: