Welcome to the very first of my festive season gift guides! I find these posts so much fun to plan out – basically like window shopping online.
I know that with today’s options, it’s often difficult to put together a list of ideas when it comes to gifting loved ones. In this post, I’ll be sharing some of my top ideas of gifts for the ladies in your life – whether they be moms, daughters, sisters, wives, girlfriends or BFF’s.
1.Clinique More Than Moisture gift set (R800) – Whether you’ve never tried the Moisture Surge range, or you’re a long-time fan, this gift set is just lovely. You get to try out the infamous 72-hour Auto-Replenishing gel cream, the Overnight Mask and the Thirsty Skin Face Spray, AND you get a mini of their Chubby Stick colour lip balm!
2.Safeway Duo Ice Cream Maker (R399) – With the hot South African summer setting in, the best way to stay cool is with frozen desserts. With this duo ice cream maker, you can make 2 different flavours of ice cream, sorbet or frozen yoghurt at a time, so the options are endless.
3.Clarins Bronzing Palette summer limited edition (R560) – Clarins limited edition summer products are always beautiful, but I honestly cannot get over this year’s bronzing palette. Gorgeous range of 3 shades that you can use individually or all swirled together with a fluffy bronzing brush.
4.REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash (R325) – If you’re gifting to a beauty lover, then the REN products are always a good bet. This body wash is super luxe and not something most girls would buy themselves, so great as a gifting idea.
5.Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules (R565 for 30) – I’m sure by now you’ve seen these beautiful little pink capsules all over social media. Not only are they gorgeous, but they really work! Check out my Instagram post on them HERE, but stay tuned for a full review soon.
6.Urban Decay Born To Run palette (R800) – I am a BIG TIME fan of this palette (you can see posts I did about it on the blog HERE and on my Instagram HERE. You get 21 absolutely gorgeous and versatile shades of butter, blendable eyeshadow, and all in a gorgeous case with a fab mirror. There’s a reason this is often sold out in store and online.
7.The Body Shop Festive Peppermint Candy Cane Sack (R310) – If you follow my Instagram, you’d have seen me RAVING about this year’s Christmas limited edition fragrances, but this one in particular HERE. It smells to die for! I love this gift set in a cute Christmas bag too, and you get 4 of the products in the line too.
8.Lush Sleepy Shower Gel (R195 for 260g) – This line of relaxing, sleep enhancing body products started off with the Sleepy body lotion. Lush recently extended the line to include a shower gel, as well as Naked shower gel (no packaging and in solid form) and a gift set. A lovely gift for someone who suffers from lack of sleep or stress.
9.Cloud Nine Wide Iron (R2040) – I actually own one of these and need to get it repaired. It is super fast at giving you that straight and sleek style, and I just love how it doesn’t seem to damage my hair as much as a lot of other brands, thanks to the range of temperature settings.
10.dr.dermal IntenCE Antioxidant Plasma (R875) – I’ve almost finished a bottle of this vitamin C serum, and it’s a real gem. It’s great for brightening skin and evening out pigmentation, plus it’s a local brand.
11.Chick Cosmetics Pro Sculpt Microfibre Beauty Sponge Duo (R180 for 2) – Beauty sponges are definitely the way forward when it comes to creating a flawless base. These new babies from Chick Cosmetics come as a set of 2, and they sound amazing.
12.Cowrie Shell Earrings (R910) – I first heard about the site Jimno Jean from Tori of Kiss Blush & Tell. I took a browse through their offering of beautiful goods, and these were definitely one of the items that shouted out. Beautiful and unique.
13.Tangle Teezer The Wet Detangler (R260) – Tangle Teezers are so good and brushing out knotty hair without causing that tear-jerking pain. I’ve been a long-time devotee, and only just recently replaced my original brush with this new one. I love that it gives the same exceptionally gentle brushing, but with a handle this time.
14.Nikel Evening Primrose Oil (R420) – I have spent so long raving about this facial oil, that if you already follow me, you’re probably bored of hearing about it. It’s a quick absorbing and hydrating oil that smells like sweet oranges. You can check out more on my Instagram review HERE.
15.Woolworths Turkish Delight Selection (R129.99) – Gorgeous, gourmet sweets are always a great gift. These Turkish Delights look utterly decadent.
16.Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum (R765) – If your gift-receiver is a fan of the scent of the Nuxe body oil, then this fragrance is an absolute win. Beautiful, sensual and floral, with notes of orange blossom, magnolia and vanilla.
17.Urban Decay 24/7 Troublemaker mascara & eye pencil duo (R430) – This duo is a great way of trying 2 different eye products in one hit. Plus, just look at that packaging!
18.Suki Suki Naturals Papaya Rose Hydrating Facial Mist (R220) – Hydrating facial mists are the way forward ladies! They give your skin a boost of hydration, they can sooth irritated or sun burnt skin and they’re a lovely way of settling any powders after finishing your makeup routine. This one from Suki Suki Naturals has the most Insta-worthy packaging too!
19.Dolce & Gabbana The Only One (R1060 for 30ml) – The latest offering from Dolce & Gabbana is not only beautiful, but smells exquisite. A stunning gift for any fragance lover.
20.Country Road Measuring Spoons (R228.99) – For the budding chef or new home owner, small items like this are so special. These Country Road measuring spoons are the most gorgeous baking accessories I’ve ever seen.
21.Filorga NCEF Night Mask (R1015) – You all know I’ve been loving Filorga lately, and this multi-correction, regenerating overnight mask is no exception. You’ll be able to find a review on my Instagram soon, but just know this – if you’re looking for something to smooth, plump, hydrate and generally nourish your skin overnight, this is for you!
22.Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (R1090) – I’ve been hearing nothing but great things about this luxurious and nourishing cleansing balm. These balms are the most effective way of removing makeup, and make your skincare feel like a spa experience each time. This would make a superb gift for the lady who loves her high end skincare. I know my Mom would love this!
23.Musgrave Pink Gin (R475) – Not only is this the most beautiful gift to give to a gin lover (look at that packaging!), but it’s a delicately rose flavoured gin with a pretty pink hue. It’s one of the most delicious gins I’ve had the pleasure of tasting.