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Christmas Gift Guide 2019

It's that time of year again my friends. My FAVOURITE time of year. Christmas is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about what to get everyone for Christmas.  Hopefully this gift guide will help to make this a little bit easier for you to choose something for those special people in your life.


The Luxe Gift

Let's get the expensive bits out of the way. If luxe is not in your budget, keep scrolling, however if you are wanting to get something special, then there are some absolutely stunning pieces out this year.

Diptyque Lucky Charms Carousel and Candle Duo $175  - This one is definitely on my wishlist this year. It is SO stunning. I love the symbolism of the charms, and that they have two of their cult classic candles in the set. I don't have any Diptyque in my life, so if someone wants to get me this, I'd love it.

NuFACE Trinity Shimmer All Night Collection $497 - It doesn't get more luxe than this I don't think. It has all the NuFACE essentials inside, including the Trinity device. Basically a luxe facial you can have at home whenever you want. Who wouldn't want to receive that as a gift.

111SKIN Master Masking Planner 2019 $188 - Even the packaging of this set reeks of luxury. It is the ultimate masking set, with 6 of their best selling sheet masks all enclosed in a special bathroom case specifically designed to hold your masks. 

Sunday Riley Acid Appeal Vol. 2 $184 - One for the skincare aficionado, this is the perfect Sunday Riley set, containing some of their best selling acids to get glowing skin for the new year. Includesm y fave Good Genes, as well as their Vitamin C and best seller, Luna.


The Make Up Lover 

I feel like we all have one of these in our life. Someone that is hella obsessed with make up, who wants all the latest palettes and make up releases, and my lord are there some gorgeous releases this year!

Bobbi Brown Love in the Afternoon Palette* $85 - Encompassed in gorgeous holographic packaging, this is the perfect neutrals palette for the holiday season. It is definitely more shimmer than matte, but the shades are abslutely stunning. It is enough for any make up lover to fawn over.

Nars Inferno Eyeshadow Palette $90 - This palette is all kinds of gorgeous and honestly, a make up lover would be absolutely delighted to have this in their hot little hands for Christmas. Again, it is also a shimmer based palette, but think neutrals with a little twist. It is gorgeous!

 
 
Laura Mercier Special Deco Translucent Setting Powder $60 - I swear every make up lover I know is obsessed with this translucent setting powder. It is definitely a cult favourite. Laura Mercier have released it in the most gorgeous limited edition packaging for Christmas, which just makes it even more special. 

Mecca Max Spark Seeker Liquid Light Trio $40 - Starting to get into the more affordable side, this highlighter trio is sure to delight any make up lover. They are the prettiest liquid highlighters ever. Plus this brand is also cruelty free and vegan. 

Mecca Cosmetica Summer Sunkissed Duo $45 - I am all about a cream product at the moment, and I have been eyeing these duos up since they came out. They are a cream blush and highlighter duo and they look absolutely gorgeous. If your make up lover is more of a natural lover, these are divine!

Jane Iredale Be Eye-Catching Kit* $169 - Another really lovely make up kit that would also be perfect for someone just starting out with make up. It is cruelty free as well. The set includes everything you need to create the perfect eye look. 


The Clean Gift

If you are trying to be more conscious this Christmas, then you might want to look for a brand with conscious beliefs - cruelty free, natural or organic.

Ilia Discover Ilia Clean Colour Set $58 - The perfect set for someone wanting to try out Ilia or looking for more natural skincare in their life. It contains mascara, lipstick, blush and a highlighter all in a clear reusable bag.

Designer Brands In the Clouds Eye Shadow Palette* $24.99 - On the affordable end of the spectrum there is Designer Brands, which is a cruelty free brand. They have some gorgeous products available this year, including this eye shadow palette with the most gorgeous packaging. If you want to make it an even better kit, add in the Enchanted 5 Piece Brush Set for $24.99.


Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Superfoods Hair Bar Hair Set $78 - The Banana and Coconut shampoo and conditioner from Briogeo has been some of my favourite hair care this year. This set includes a mini set of them, plus a full size Matcha + Kale + Apple Shampoo and Conditioner all for $78, which is SO reasonable. Plus the brand is a gorgeous clean haircare brand.

Youth to the People The Youths Mini Kit $75 - This has to be one of the cutest kits. Inside is five of YTTP best seller skincare products including the Dream Mask and Superfood Cleanser. It is such a beautiful brand. 



Frank Body Shiny Things Kit* $49.95 - Who doesn't love shiny things?! This kit is one of my favourite Christmas sets. With the limited edition Rose Gold Scrub and Illuminator, as well as the Shimmer Lip Scrub and Lip Balm, your gift recipient will be glowing in no time! Basically any of the Frank Body gift sets would be perfect gifts!

The Stocking Stuffer

Need something small or more affordable as a gift this Christmas? These gifts will be the perfect choice for you then!

Ella Baché Bon Bon* $19 - The cutest little set Christmas cracker with some heavenly products inside. It's the cutest little luxury stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift!

Glasshouse Christmas Bon Bon Body Duo $15.95  - Another adorable Christmas cracker, this little gift is bursting with the notes of Wild Peonies and Lily. This duo consists of a mini shower gel and body lotion. 

Clinique Beauty Bauble $24 - Perfect for make up-devotees and on-the-go, this mini duo of Clinique essentials features a High Impact Mascara for instant lash drama and a Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm for fuss-free make up removal.

Circa Home Blood Orange Mini Star Trio $24.95 This scent is honestly my absolute favourite from Circa Home and the mini stars are so cute!! They would make the perfect gift, or the perfect at home decor for Christmas!



The Non-Beauty Lover



Impressd Jewellery Kate Necklace from $54 - There is always something so special about a personalised gift, especially at Christmas time. Impressd Jewellery has the most beautiful personalised jewellery to choose from. I love the Kate necklace, a delicate mini pendant. Mine has a rainbow on it, but you can get initials or different symbols as well.

Glasshouse Christmas Cheer $49.95 - Glasshouse always has such gorgeous candles come out at this time of year. I am LOVING the Glasshouse Christmas Cheer, which is Passionfruit and Lemon Myrtle - fresh and zesty, the perfect summer candle.  


I hope this gift guide has helped you find something to get that special person (or mystery person) in your life. What Christmas gifts are you most excited about this year?






 










*DISCLAIMER – Products with * have been sent for trial/review purposes. Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.
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