PSA: This is the only gift guide you need…

Make-up lovers, skincare queens and beauty loving teens – check out our guide to buying the perfect present

Ok. It’s official. Christmas is truly upon us and what with some people trying to steal our festive cheer (omicron we are looking at you…) there is no better way to cheer yourself up than with a bit of retail therapy. We’ve scoured the shelves and searched the net to bring you the very best beauty gifts – which we promise even the fussiest person in your life is going to love.

And, P.S. Beauty brands love creating bumper, value boxes at this time of the year, so if you haven’t got anyone to buy for think of it as starting your January self-care early… Because let’s face it, if you can’t do that this year, then when can you?!

  1. The Body Shop Rich & Bright Oils Of Life Skincare Set, £50

This is the ultimate skincare set for anyone struggling with dry, winter skin. It contains the award-winning cleansing oil-in-gel, which goes on like a gel and as it is massaged into skin turns into an oil drawing away all the impurities, grease, and grime to leave your skin looking – and smelling - divine! The set also includes the sleeping mask that is packed full of hydrating olive oil and a facial tool so you can really treat your skin.

  1. Aveda X 3.1 Phillip Lim Nutriplenish Light Moisture Collection. £40

Give the gift of great hair with a side of fashion, with this brilliant set from Aveda. Perfect for those with dry, curly or unruly hair, it contains three products from the super-nourishing Nutriplenish range, including the pre shampoo mask, shampoo and conditioner as well as a detangling comb with a very special Phillip Lim design.

  1. Eucerin Anti-Pigment Regime Kit, £56

Wave dark spots goodbye with the pigment-busting skincare kit. It contains three targeted products to fight pigmentation – a common problem for olive skin – and has been proven t reduce the appearance by 75%. Someone will seriously thank you for this later…

  1. EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation, £12.50

This is your chance to give the gift of micro-matched skin. And, P.s right now we are offering 25% discount on all our products at Lookfantastic and Beauty Bay, and a free blush with every foundation purchase at Superdrug. So, you can help your olive skin BFF out and grab yourself a lil’ sumthing-sumthing too.

  1. Elemis Rose Arbour Candle, £32

When it comes to gifts you can never go wrong with a candle. And this isn’t just any candle, this limited-edition Elemis Rose Arbour smells like Christmas with a mix of Rose, Amber, Musk, Oud, Spice.

  1. Superdrug Studio London Ring Light, £15

If you have a teen on your list this will definitely score you brownie points. For anyone that has an aspiring tik-tokker or wannabe make-up artist they will love you forever with their very own ring light.

  1. The Luxe Collective Limited Edition Beauty Box by Lookfantastic, £38.50

This box features products from Laura Mercier, Bare Minerals, Nars and Shiseido. With a mix of make-up, skincare and fragrance its worth over £120 – so its not only a bargain but packed full of treats someone is going to love (ahem, or you!)

  1. Murad Start Glowing Set, £53.60

Vitamin C is the OG of glow getting skin ingredients and there is no brand better than Murad when it comes to getting it on your face. This set is worth £133 and every single drop is worth it if you want to give someone the gift of youthful, radiant skin.

  1. Nails Inc Keep It Tonal, £22

Listen up! If someone on your list has olive skin this is the nail varnish set you need to buy. It contains four colours, which would all look incredible against a yellow/green undertone. Or you could always save this one for yourself. 

  1. Faace The Hero Three Mask Bundle, £57
Who doesn’t love a face mask? And, this super-cute UK based brand has created a face mask for every occasion. This bundle contains Period, Tired, and Sweaty masks all designed to be used for whatever your face throws at you. The perfect pick-me-up present for anyone in need of a pamper.


“If you want a flawless finish then you need to try EX1 Cosmetics. I use it on all my clients and always have a bottle in my personal make-up too. It looks so good on camera, doesn’t give any flashback, and gives skin a golden glow.”


“I have olive skin so I really wanted to try EX1 Cosmetics, as I had no idea what shade I would be. I tried the match me tool, thinking it was a bit of a gimmick, but it got my shade spot on. For someone will yellow or green undertones these products are amazing!”


“Before I used EX1 Cosmetics I tried EVERY premium foundation on the market. Some were ok, but most left me feeling disappointed and underwhelmed. I didn’t have much hope for a foundation costing £12.50, but I was SO wrong. The medium coverage looks like your skin but better and it doesn’t oxidise.”


“I’ve always been told I have warm or medium skin tone, but every foundation I ever tried was either too pink or too orange. After trying the skin classification tool and realising I have warm skin with green undertones – everything makes sense! Now, I look for make-up aimed at olive skin – like EX1 Cosmetics – and I have never looked back!”


“I used to mix at least two different foundations to create the right shade for my skin – until I found EX1 Cosmetics. The shade match is spot on and the formula blends perfectly into my skin. I love it.”


“I had seen that loads of celebrities using EX1 Cosmetics Foundation and I was intrigued to see if it lived up to the hyp e. It blew me away. The formula feels so premium for £12.50. I recommend it to everyone.