Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide: Gift Sets + Giveaway

Gift sets are a go-to option for almost everyone when it comes to Christmas presents. Longs you know what kind of product or brand the person likes, you will definitely get it right. I have a lovely little selection to show you today and I hope it gives you some inspiration. It is also time for my last Christmas Giveaway :)


Sigma Girl Colour Pop Makeup Brush Set*(£24.95) would make a gorgeous gift for anyone who loves makeup. Inside the cute little polka dot travel tin you get three brushes with hot pink handles, including the E25 eye shadow blending brush, E55 eye shading brush and F40 contour brush. The quality of Sigma brushes is outstanding and you can buy them from www.beautychamber.co.uk.

Benefit offer some of the most beautiful Christmas gift sets each year, but the little kits from their regular range are fab too. My favourite is the Benefit Go Tropicoral Lip & Cheek Kit Gift Set (£25.50). I also love the look of the new Sweet Tintations Gift Set (£17.55).

I feel like Lord & Berry products are very underrated and deserve more attention! If you know someone who loves a bold lip, treat them to the Lord & Berry Lip Library Duo* (£20.00) It includes two lip crayons in shades Scarlet and Diva, both nicely pigmented, with a silky texture and a moisturising feel. 

The bareMinerals Kissing Booth Lipgloss Collection* (£22.50) will be the ultimate gift for any lipgloss addict. The set includes six of the bareMinerals Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipglosses in gorgeous peach, pink and plum colours. The set contains the following shades: Big Tease, Lucky Lady, Sweet Kisser, Major Flirt, Thrill Seeker and Jezebel.

I adore OPI and their little minis are just perfect! After all, it's is quite hard to use up a full size nail polish. This set contains four 3.75ml bottles: 'Red Fingers & Mistletoes', 'What's Your Point-Settia?', 'I Carol About You' and 'Kiss Me-or Elf!'. I am in love with the shimmery coppery red shade.

The Dazzling Nails Nail Art Kit* (£15.00,£12.00 ) contains everything you need to start your adventure with nail art: three bottles of nail polish (Black Magic, Gold Queen and Milk ChocoLatte), a Dotting Tool, a Nail Art Brush, 2 Nail Art Sponges and 10 Swarovski crystals  for added sparkle. You also get a How-To Guide to help you create some easy, but impressive designs. Keep your eyes peeled for a tutorial :)

If you want to impress a fake tan lover, the He-Shi Luxury Gift Set* (£18.00) might do the trick. It comes in a beautiful metallic gold snake effect bag and contains a 150ml bottle of He-Shi Express Liquid Tan and a tanning mitt. You have to try this stuff - it is AMAZING!

I featured the Nuxe Oil Enchanting Fragrance Set (£8.00) last year, but it is such a good deal, that I had to mention it again :) It includes the Nuxe SPA candle, a 10ml Huile Prodigieuse Oil and a 10ml Huile Prodigieuse OR. Such a bargain!

And here is one for organic beauty enthusiasts - the Nourish Argan Beauty Collection* (£25.00). This set comes with a 5ml bottle of Nourish Argan Skin Rescue, a 15 bottle of Nourish Golden Glow Illuminating Face Shimmer and a 15ml pot of Nourish Argan Skin Renew.  The packaging is gorgeous as well and doesn't really require wrapping, but you might want to add a gold bow to make it even prettier.

Another lovely natural option is the Conscious Skincare Indulgent Organic Mini Spa Set* (£19.99). I adore Conscious Skincare and I would be delighted to find this under the tree. The contents include: a 50ml body polish, 50ml body wash, 50ml bath soak, 50ml body butter, 50ml body lotion and 50ml orange and frangipani body oil.With a mixture of Grapefruit, Lemon, Cedarwood, Sweet Orange and Frangipani these smell absolutely divine! The cotton bag is handmade by ladies in India who were formerly trafficked into the sex industry and by buying this set, you will help them regain freedom, dignity and hope.  

If you know a skincare addict, you have to introduce them to Pure Gold Collagen* (£35.99) - a liquid food supplement with collagen, borage oil, hyaluronic acid, N-acetylglucosamine, piper nigrum, vitamins, and minerals. One bottle a day helps to nourish your skin from within and boosts natural collagen, elastin and hydration levels to prevent wrinkles, dryness and loss of firmness. I just finished my pack of 10 and I can already see a difference. 

The La Roche Posay Effaclar Anti-Blemish System* (£32.50) would be a perfect gift for those who struggle with breakouts. It works for almost everyone (unless your issue is hormonal) and the toner became a staple in my everyday routine. 

Beauty boxes are also a great gift idea, especially when you know exactly what you are getting inside. The Latest In Beauty Party Prep Box* (£24.95, free p&p) is full to the brim with amazing goodies to help you prep for Christmas parties this season. From an incredible Orange & Clove candle to a full size detoxifying face mask, dry shampoo and nail polish. Great value for money and a real time saver, as all the items come in a lovely gift box!

I mentioned this box in my hair care gift guide, but it also counts as a fab gift set. Feelunique currently have four boxes to choose from, including the Hair Heroes Box*. Again, great value for money and no need for wrapping :)

If you are looking into treating someone to an actual subscription service instead of a one-off box, My Little Box* is the one I would recommend. They launched in UK this year and they are simply incredible! The subscription costs £11.00 per month +P&P and each box is absolutely beautiful. The perfect gift for a girly girl who loves beauty and cute, quirky things :)

And for a fitness fanatic who loves looking after their body inside and out, we have the Mio Strong Is The New Skinny Set*( £26.50). Free from parabens, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, colourants and other nasties, this trio will keep your skin smooth, soft and glowing. The set comes with a 30ml Mio The Activist Firming Active Body Oil, a 50ml Double Buff Dual Action Enzyme Exfoliator and a 50ml Mio Future Proof Firming Active Body Butter. Perfect for travelling or when you want to try a new brand without committing to full size products. I love the name of the set as well, as I agree with it 100%.


The last item in my gift guide is the ESPA Introductory Collection (£16.50). This four piece collection includes ESPA Hydrating Cleansing Milk, Refining Skin Polish, 24-Hour Replenishing Moisturiser and 24-Hour Replenishing Eye Moisturiser. 


In today's gift guide, I am giving away the ESPA Introductory Collection Set. You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below:


*PR samples, giveaway is UK only


  

65 comments:

  1. Fab gift ๐ŸŽ ideas ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Yes I do as I don't really receive any throughout the year x

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  3. I love receiving gift sets as it's not something I'd usually buy for myself :) fabulous giveaway! x

    Under Blue Lights

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  4. I love a gift set, especially with body lotion as its not something I often buy ๐Ÿ˜

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  5. I really enjoy receiving gift sets for christmas (: It gives me the chance to try out a bunch of new things or stock up on products I already love. xx

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  6. Gift sets are one of my favourite things to get! Just love the packaging and the fact you get to try new products from brands you love! Love the lord and berry lip set xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

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  7. Gift sets are always welcome xx

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  8. Such a lovely selection, the Feel Unique beauty box is so up my street!!

    Hayley xo | Sailor Stories

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  9. Oh yes! Especially the ones with things you wouldn't normally buy yourself :)

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  10. I rarely get gift sets because I don't wish any specific presents for Christmas but I think gift sets are great idea to give to someone.

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  11. I love gift sets, they are the best way to try loads of different new products all at once! They are also good value for money!xx

    Emily Faye | www.emilyfayeslittleworld.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Yeah, they are ways to try out products you haven't before or before you buy a full size :)

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  13. Yes, I love reciveing gifts, almost as much as I love giving them!

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  14. i think they are a great idea as a gift as you get to try different products and also they are usually packaged nicely so great to give as a gift too.

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  15. I do, always so useful! (bex smith on rafflecopter)

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  16. Love receiving gift sets for any occasion. :)

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  17. Yes, I do like to receive gift sets for Christmas... if they're of brands I like!

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  18. I do , it's not Christmas without one :)

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  19. Yes i do. Its really nice how you get a set of things and you dont have to worry about it anymore. :)

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  20. I like some gift sets. I guess it depends on what it is.

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  21. That Sigma set looks amazing! It's so cute with the pink handles. It was sold out when I last looked online though :( Love all the pictures in this post! You've clearly put a lot of effort & thought into it! I'd be happy to receive any of these gifts under my tree :)

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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  22. I was contemplating getting that Moxie set too! Love their Buxom line

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  23. I Love gift sets, but I always have to buy them by myself!

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  24. What incredible products! I love receiving gift sets and getting to try out a few different products!

    Amanda / Amanda's Escape

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  25. Yes i do i love receiving them

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  26. such a great post, love the look of the benefit set xx

    http://cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Gifts sets are great presents to receive since it's always a chance to try out brands that you might not have tried yet and get a good feel for the products they have on offer! x

    Beauty with charm

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  28. What gorgeous photography Sandra! I'm a sucker for gift sets, I love that they come out in time for my birthday too :) x

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  29. I love your picks! I personally love gift sets as they're usually much better value for money x

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  30. Yes I like receiving gift sets thanks

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  31. I love gift sets for christmas, though they need to have my kind of things inside

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  32. Great xmas gift guide :) I'd love to win! x

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  33. I love receiving gift sets but rarely get them, my Wife loves them as gifts too!

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  34. I like receiving them, I normally them for sisters, which does the trick :)x

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  35. Yes I like receiving gift sets!
    Thanks for this great giveaway!


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  36. I love receiving gift sets period lol. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  37. Yes, I love that you get to try new products that maybe you wouldn't usually buy!

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  38. i absolutely love receiving gift sets for christmas or any other time of year!!! thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    adoruhs(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Thank tou for the great giveaway!
    Gift sets are the best gifts since you get to try more than a product :))

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  40. I love gift sets they are always so pretty.

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  41. Thank you for the great giveaway! It's really great:)

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  42. Yes I like receiving gift sets! Thank you for this beautiful giveaway!!

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  43. I love receiving gift sets, I think it's a good way to know a brand and to save money :)

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  44. YES! Especially if its a brand I have never tried.

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  45. I love a gift set because you can try products that you might not buy yourself. You may discover a new favourite.

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  46. Yes I like receiving nice gift sets

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  47. I love gift sets, always lovely to receive them xx

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