Mini Lipstick Charms by Charlotte Tilbury, €40, will give your lips an instant boost. The trio of best-selling shades — So Marilyn, Penelope Pink and Bitch Perfect — will fit neatly into your clutch, giving you a choice of shade to match the occasion and your mood. Now all you need is some mistletoe. (brownthomas.ie)
Lush Father Christmas, €24.95, ties up four fun festive favourites in a jolly red wrap. The sweet little Butterbear made with Fairtrade cocoa butter, sparkly red shower jelly Santa bath bomb and mouldable soap will have kids ho-ho-ho-ing at bathtime (lush.co.uk, plus p&p or in store).
Housed in a cool pop art-inspired bag, Soap & Glory Poptastic, €18, is packed with six iconic products from the fun-loving brand. Featuring everything you need for a spa-themed slumber party, it’s a total teenage dream (boots.ie).
Got a pal who loves to party more than any other? Then she’ll love the Benefit life of the party set, €43. The festive box includes a primer, long-wear powder shadow, brush, applicator and the bestselling They’re Real! mascara mini.
Centred around the uber-iconic Hot Cloth Cleanse and Polish, Liz Earle Superskin Botanical All-Stars, €58.25, includes the five key ingredients for an effective and luxurious daily skin ritual (lizearle.com, free p&p).
Bursting with nourishing honey and vanilla lip balms, and lemon and coconut lotions, Burt’s Bees Treat From The Bees Gift Set, €19.95, is a real winter wonder, and comes in a lovely glass honey jar that also makes a sweet tea-light lantern (naturalskincare.ie, healthstores and pharmacies).
All the chicest bathrooms keep Aesop on display, and this collection is exceptionally chic. In a reusable tin, the Andromeda Elaborate Body Gift Set, €90, includes gorgeously scented hand wash and balm (to show off to guests), plus body cleanser and balm to pamper yourself (brownthomas.ie).
L’Occitane Relaxing Lavender Collection, €62, is a quintet of floral fancies that will fill your home with a cloud of sleep-inducing scent. New mums, stressed-out sisters or anyone else in need of a good night’s slumber will be eternally grateful (ie.loccitane.com, free p&p and in stores).
Paul & Joe’s feline-themed Oh! Carnaval Makeup Collection, €47.40 , is an eight-piece kit that comes in a sweet cat girl bag. Featuring five eye colours, a pink cream blush and a rose balm, it’s a make-up maven’s delight (BeautyBay.com, free p&p).
Know a girl whose nails are always immaculately manicured? The Soigne Nail Art Tool Kit, €25, is a luxurious gold trio of tools for creating spots, stripes, snowflakes, Christmas puds — you name it. Just add nail polish for the complete package (soignenails.com, plus p&p, allow two to four days fordelivery).
If nothing less than the finest brands are good enough for your gift recipient, the Space NK Christmas Hamper, €208, is sure to be a winner. A sleek edit of the beauty boutique’s best-sellers from the likes of Aromatherapy Associates, Eve Lom and Diptyque, it’s worth €250 (www.spacenk.com, free p&p — allow up to 10 days for delivery).
A stunning selection of six much-loved classics, the House Of Jo Malone, €165, is a mix of scents and sizes nestled in a beautiful monochrome gift box. The Grapefruit Hand Wash and Pear & Freesia Body Lotion are ideal for home, while the mini bath oil and Pomegranate Noir Travel Candle are perfect for relaxation on the road (brownthomas.ie and in stores).