Coming up with Christmas gift ideas is always tricky so we’ve done the hard work and found this year’s top Christmas gifts for her to suit all budgets
It’s now officially the festive season which means it’s time to get ahead of your Christmas shopping with our pick of the best Christmas gift ideas for her, and for him, to suit all budgets. Even stocking fillers.
Gift sets may feel a little clichéd but they’re an ideal way to get your loved ones their favourite products at a discount or introduce them to new makeup and skincare brands they may not have considered.
The best bit about buying beauty products during the festive period is there are some fantastic savings to be had. This is because big brands want to tempt you to try their products, by offering you treat-size servings at a fraction of the cost.
Most of the products we’ve found would cost you a lot more if buying them individually. So, ’tis the season to shop for yourself, as well as your relatives, and ensure you’re looking great for the Christmas season.
Even though we’ve put some of these items in the For Her, or the For Him category, for ease of use, there is a number of gender-neutral gifts here and we encourage both genders to buy whichever gift sets they want. Regardless of the label! The Christmas gift ideas for men are further down, beneath the Christmas gift ideas for her.
We’re all feeling the financial strain this year, and want to make our money stretch further so one of our best beauty Christmas presents for under a tenner will make the perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift.
We’ve listed these based on budget so if you’re after something cheap, start at the beginning. If you want something a bit more luxurious, scroll down!
£9.50 | Buy now
A lovely little stocking filler, the Fresh and Wild Mandarin Hand Cream is an eco-friendly hand cream from Green People.
It captures the scents of the Christmas season whilst giving hands a big hydration boost.
The Shea Butter and Perilla Seed Oil ingredients leave hands super soft, whilst the fresh citrus orange smell will make you feel wonderful.
£9 | Buy now
When looking for Christmas gift ideas, or a secret Santa gift, it’s nice to get something that looks Christmassy, without sacrificing quality.
This lip gloss duo from Barry M is perfect for that.
This set includes Barry M Confetti Kiss lip gloss and Barry M Sweet Frosting lip gloss.
£10 | Buy now
Another beauty gift for under a tenner, which also fits the festive look and feel is this bauble-shaped gift set from Byoma.
The Byoma range offers lovely products that don’t break the budget and are kind to the skin because they don’t feature alcohol and fragrances.
These two Christmas skincare products help protect the natural skin barrier, giving your skin much-needed brightness in the winter months.
This set includes the Byoma Brightening Serum 15ml and the Byoma Gel Moisturiser 15ml.
£9.60 | Buy now
Sometimes you want a Christmas-themed gift, but want it to look a little more subtle.
That’s why we love this Fat Face soap that has a real bobble for the hat on the front of the box.
The gift inside is of good quality too, with a lovely white soap bar that smells gorgeous.
£10 | Buy now
BeautyPro is a masking expert and it sells a huge range of face and eye masks for men and women. This BeautyPro Spa Home set includes three of its most luxurious masks including:
The thermotherapy mask features a self-heating mask that helps to replenish moisture in the skin and balance skin tone.
The detoxifying mask is self-foaming and will help to get rid of any dirt, oil and impurities. It’s soaked in activated charcoal and a rich AHA Complex, which helps to cleanse your pores and reduce excess oil.
£8.99 | Buy now
Inspired by her DNA scientist father, Lanolips’ founder Kirsten Carriol has developed Ultra Medical Grade lanolin – an odourless, colourless and non-sticky ointment that mimics skin oils to restore moisture.
Kirsten has developed four flavoured ointments, each of these boasting great ‘skin benefits’ and being an ointment means they can all be used on the body as well as lips. These are great for Secret Santa gifts.
Each fruity flavour has its own benefits:
£10 | Buy now
Eyeshadow palettes are a highly versatile Christmas gift idea that can create a multitude of looks.
With this palette, there are a total of 16 shades from buttery shimmers and highly pigmented mattes, with a mix of amber, chocolate and gold.
We love how you can create an everyday look or a smokey eye for just a tenner.
If you’re looking for great Christmas gift ideas that won’t break the bank, all of these presents are £50 or less.
£33 | Buy now
If you’ve not heard of the Wishful brand before, this trio is the perfect excuse to give it a try. The set includes:
These three Wishful products work together to exfoliate, hydrate and brighten skin.
The Enzyme Scrub contains pineapple and papaya enzymes, as well as AHAs and BHAs.
The Peptide Serum has three types of hyaluronic acid, firming peptides, and Hollyhock rose and aloe vera to nourish and hydrate skin.
Finally, the Peptide Moisturiser helps to boost collagen and repairs, plumps and soothes skin. All three work to balance uneven skin tone, acne scars, dullness and improve skin texture.
£44.90 | Buy now
This eyeshadow shimmer set from Annabelle Minerals is Perfect for adding some stunning sparkle to your Christmas party look.
The set includes five colours which, if you were to buy them separately you’d be paying £59.50, so you’re saving 25%.
These colours include:
£8.75 | Buy now
Don’t worry this isn’t the actual crayon that you use as a child to draw with, but then again the inspiration did come from that.
These four creamy metallic eyeliners are set to sparkle for Christmas time!
The highly pigmented formulas will define eyes and create looks that will last.
We love how versatile this can be, it doesn’t have to be just eyelinerl; this can be used as a cream eyeshadow too because the formula is so creamy.
The set includes:
£51 | Buy now
Aurelia is about ground-breaking probiotic science to protect, restore and balance the skin within.
The technology is pretty advanced and works to calm the natural immune triggers in your skin which can be overstimulated by pollution and stress.
This glowing set will instantly give skin revitalising and glow.
The set includes:
This little gift set will be wonderful for someone who just can’t seem to unwind, with all-natural essential oils, this kit releases tension, restores calm and encourages peaceful sleep.
This gift set contains
£13 | Buy now
This little beauty is for dry/very dry skin types.
We are heading into colder weather and this little travel kit will be a lifesaver if you’re travelling around Christmas time.
The Ceramidin Travel Kit works to help fight moisture loss and prevent dehydration, not to mention it will strengthen the skin’s barrier.
The kit includes:
£39.20 | Buy now
Prai’s Ageless range tops our best neck cream list, giving mature skin an incredible shine and as well as improving elasticity around the neck and décolleté.
Now there is a gift set which we think will put you in the good books.
This gift set is ready to transform your neck in seven days and includes two bestselling Prai heroes – to reduce the appearance of sagging skin and neck lines apply the Day product when you wake up, and the thicker Night cream before you go to sleep.
FURTHER READING: Best anti-ageing cream for targeting wrinkles and fine lines
£22 | Buy now
We all know someone who is a nail polish fanatic and we think this minimal nail varnish set is adorable.
Containing four neutral shades that will suit multiple skin tones, this set was specially created to give an ombré rainbow trend involving painting each nail with a different tone of the same hue, creating a satisfying gradient.
These colours are designed to complement each other but can also be worn alone to give a chic classic style.
Nails Inc has designed its hugging brush to be ergonomically designed to work with the shape of the nail and to minimise the number of strokes.
£44 | Buy now
Glossier is a much-loved brand here at mamabella. For days when you want to go makeup free but you still want a natural dewy look, Glossier has a fantastic set that will make your cheeks glow and your lips shine.
The Dewy Look is a combination of bestselling Glossier skincare and makeup products including Futuredew, Lip Gloss and Cloud Paint.
Futuredew is the final step of your skincare, the Lip Gloss is smooth, glassy and not sticky, and Cloud Paint is a lightweight cheek colour that is very easy to blend to give a natural flush.
What we also love about this set is that you can select what shade of lip gloss and cream blusher to match your skin tone.
£49.90 | Buy now from Amazon
This doesn’t necessarily have to be suited to women, it’s a unisex gift, but stats show that insomnia affects women more than men.
A lack of sleep is detrimental to our mental health and often there may be times when we have just woken up in the middle of the night and just can’t seem to get back to sleep.
This little device sits next to the bedside table and teaches breathing techniques to help us drift back off to sleep.
It’s all in the magic blue light that projects on the ceiling to concentrate on. The blue light changes in size from a large circle to a small one, this is the breathing rhythm that helps you relax and feel calm.
£49.50 | Buy now
Whether you want gorgeous hair for the Christmas season, or you want to gift a fabulous hair care gift set, this Body Building Jewels Set from Philip Kingsley will leave hair bold and full of body.
It comes in a pretty yellow box, making it perfect for a present. Loved by celebrities including Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet and Georgia May Jagger, these haircare products can help give your locks that movie star glow.
The Elasticizer was originally designed to help repair Audrey Hepburn’s hair after it had had weeks of styling on set.
The shampoo, conditioner and plumping cream all help to give, even fine hair, volume, bounce and shine.
This set includes:
£25 | Buy now
This is a body wash that smells divine thanks to the inclusion of Sweet Orange essential oil, grapefruit and lavender. If you know someone who has early morning starts then this is a great body wash to use in the morning to wake them up gently with the fresh smell of the countryside.
It’s a sulphate-free formula, so it’s nice and gentle on the skin. Its ingredients are 100% naturally derived, as well as being vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. With this Bramley Christmas gift set, you also get the bamboo brush to make your shower experience even more enjoyable.
This set includes:
These Christmas gift ideas for her all come in under the £100 mark.
£85 | Buy now
Swapping your standard pillowcase with a silk one may seem a little too much, but if you know someone that likes luxury in their lives then this is one for them.
A silk pillowcase is important for the skin and hair.
Unlike standard pillowcases that pull and tug at our skin, this silk pillowcase helps reduce facial creases that you may get when you’re twisting and turning in bed.
This pillow also stops drawing moisture from your face and damaging your hair which cotton can.
Elsewhere, silk is breathable and is a natural temperature regulator.
£60 | Buy now
One of the newest Charlotte Tilbury launches, the Bejewelled Eyes to Hypnotise eyeshadow palette comes with 12 shades, designed to suit all eye colours, encased in a silver dazzling starburst case.
The colours are universally flattering and Charlotte has created four looks – Happy Glow Look, Love Glow, Dream Glow and Seduce Glow.
It also uses so-called wet powder technology that makes sure the colour is enriched and amplified, having a creamy, powder feel to each pan. The result is an easy-to-blend, smooth eyeshadow application.
£60 | Buy now
Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum is a much loved serum across the globe. It’s fast absorbing and reduces the signs of ageing caused by environmental stress. Skin feels firmer, has new bounce and a vitality to it after just a couple of uses.
It’s suitable for all skin types, keeping the skin young, fresh and plump, and starts at £60 for 30ml. The 50ml bottle is £82, and 75ml version is £102.
FURTHER READING: The science of serums: What is serum and what does serum do?
£85 | Buy now
Founder of Drunk Elephant Tiffany Masterson wanted to produce products without any ‘fillers’ and this collection is all powered by biocompatible actives, a mix of synthetic and plant-derived extracts that the skin recognises and knows what to do with. Inside Drunk Elephant products, you won’t find any of the ‘suspicious six’ – drying alcohols, silicones, SLS, chemical screens, essential oils or fragrances/dyes.
While there are a number of sets to choose from, our fave is the Night To Remember kit. Inside this set you’ll find:
If you’ve got some money to spare or want to push the boat out for a loved one this year, then these luxury Christmas Gift Ideas for her are bound to impress.
£122 | Buy now
This set is the perfect complexion set.
We love Charlotte likes to combine her glowing best sellers that will make any complexion flawless with that natural healthy glow.
This set is an online exclusive and includes:
£300 | Buy now
Oh my… this is a luxury gift set that we actually want for ourselves.
Someone who loves Charlotte Tilbury will feel like they are walking on cloud nine.
The iconic Pillow Talk range has now stepped up for Christmas.
It’s “a beauty closet of Pillow Talk magic” as Charlotte puts it, and the best thing about this set is that Pillow Talk is universally flattering for everyone.
Inside the kit is:
£17.50 a month | Buy now
This is the gift that keeps on giving, subscribe for 12 months to the Lookfantastic beauty subscription box as a Christmas gift for a loved one and they will be ecstatic to have a beauty box delivered to their door every month.
Each monthly box has a mix of full and travel-size products, this does vary depending on the month and season.
The recipient will then get to discover a range of skincare, cosmetics and hair care. This Christmas gift idea will bring a smile to any beauty lover’s face all-year round.
£419 | Buy now
We feature a lot of GHD products on mamabella because we’re yet to come across a dud and this is the ideal gift for someone who loves styling their hair with the GHD Helios, and who wants to create different looks with GHD Platinum+ hair straightener.
This gift is part of the latest limited-edition collection and is contained in a red vanity case while the Helios and Platinum straighteners have a Champagne gold hue, giving them a feel of luxury. The Platinum+ monitors heat 250 times a second to maintain the optimum temperature of 185ºC.
While the Helios hair dryer creates volume and adds shine to hair. Its high-powered airflow travels at 120kph to create a “beam” of air to deliver smooth frizz-free hair.
This duo set will win the hearts of most hair lovers.
£209 | Buy now
From FOREO, the Swedish company passionate about the potential of technology to make our lives better, this Diva set will please any skincare lover.
It contains the full-size UFO gadget, five Make My Day Mask packets and five Call It A Night Mask packets.
Each box of masks contains seven facial masks to fit on your UFO, and UFO is available in three different colours to choose from.
The UFO gives a relaxing spa facial in 90 seconds, great for people who are on the go and want to give their skin the best treatment possible.
The UFO device has heat and cold settings as well as T-sonic pulsations to ensure you get the most out of every mask selected to use.
£249 | Buy now
Not only is this LED light therapy good for plumping the skin, but it also helps with redness, wrinkles and acne.
Red light is used for anti-ageing, it helps boost collagen as well as giving smoother-looking skin, and this mask is so effective, it is said to visibly reduce wrinkles in just four weeks. When used with HydroGel mask worn underneath.
We like how the CurrentBody LED light mask is flexible to fit around all different shaped faces.
In tests, 95% of users have said their skin tone, texture, firmness and tights has improved. This gift would be ideal for a skincare lover that wants to be on trend with the latest skin gadgets.
Kat is a freelance journalist, photographer, and the founder of Simply Gender Free – a company dedicated to smashing gender stereotypes in kids’ products. As a mum of two, Kat is passionate about making the world a better place for the next generation