Due to the current climate of the UK, it is understandable that so many people will have to cut their budgets for Christmas this year. But hopefully with a little help from this gift guide, your beauty and fashion loving family member, friend, (or even yourself!) will be able to fulfil the Christmas wish of getting treated to some well deserved presents.
All gifts in this guide are under £20, and will cover everything from the best accessories and clothing, to makeup and skincare essentials that will leave anyone feeling refreshed and ready for the new year.
Boohoo Oversized Check Scarf (£7.50)
Seen as though we are Fashion North, it would feel wrong to start the guide with anything other than a fashion related item! With that being said, first on the list is a dupe for the ever so popular Acne Studios scarf. Bringing a pop of colour to any outfit, this oversized Boohoo scarf is the perfect accessory to keep you both warm and fashionable this winter. The pink, green and lilac scarf is usually £15 but is currently in the sale for only £7.50.
Rare Beauty Liquid Blush (£19)
Next on the list is the liquid blush from Rare Beauty, a vegan and cruelty free makeup brand created by singer and actress, Selena Gomez. The award winning blush is for sale in various colours, and can be ordered with either a matte or dewy finish, catering to all makeup preferences. An extra detail to note is that 1% of all Rare Beauty annual sales are donated to the Rare Impact Fund, created by Selena, in hopes to raise more awareness around mental health and self-acceptance.
Claudia Canova Crossbody Bag (£18)
This tan leather cross body bag is the perfect addition to any bag lovers collection. It usually retails for £38, but is in the sale on ASOS for only £18 – what a steal! In a neutral style, the bag is very versatile, maximising the outfits you can pair it with. The curved silhouette and rope handle also adds extra detailing, making this a simple yet stylish accessory.
The Ordinary- The Daily Set (£15)
Feel refreshed and update your skin routine with The Daily Set from skincare company The Ordinary. The set contains a squalane cleanser, hyaluronic acid 2% – B5 and natural moisturising factors – HA. Together, these products promote hydrated, healthy skin, giving you a clear, bright look.
ZARA bodysuit (£17.99)
No matter their style, I can guarantee that whoever this gift is for, they will love it. The seamless bodysuit is an essential basic piece in many people’s wardrobes…including mine! They are the perfect base layer for any outfit and they come in numerous colours, such as black, blue, red, pastel pink and khaki.
West Barn Co. Soap Brows (£15)
If you are looking to support a North East brand this Christmas, then this is the gift for you! West Barn Co. was founded by a Mother and Daughter from Durham, and is now a huge brand used by professionals on celebrities, such as Kendall Jenner, and if Kendall approves, we’re on board too! The company is also vegan and animal cruelty free, alongside being eco conscious!
Fluffy socks three pack (£9)
It truly would not feel like Christmas without receiving an unnecessary amount of fluffy socks. But who doesn’t love cosying up on the sofa in their new PJ’s and fluffy socks to watch a Christmas film, while consuming a months worth of chocolate in one sitting? And trust me when I say these are some of the softest fluffy socks I have felt.
Glossier balm dotcom (£10)
Anyone can benefit from a lip balm, especially during the winter, so go ahead and treat someone special to Glossier’s top rated balm dotcom. The balm gives a matte finish and the original formula can also be used as a skin salve! But if you prefer a sheer tint, you are spoilt for choice with 10 flavours to choose from.
COS Oval Hoop Earrings (£19)
If you know someone who is a lover of gold jewellery, then look no further for their gift. These COS hoop earrings are a simple twist on the basic hoop earrings which are very popular in the ‘clean girl’ aesthetic we all love.
OUAI Exclusive Mini’s Bundle (£15)
The OUAI mini’s bundle is the ultimate hair and body care set this Christmas. The bundle includes: hair oil , fine to medium treatment masque, body creme, body cleanser, leave-in conditioner and a detox Shampoo. OUAI was created by celebrity hairstylist, Jen Atkin and her award winning products will be sure to leave your hair feeling strong, smooth and nourished.
Satin Pyjama Set (£14)
Whoever this gift is for, they will definitely sleep well on Christmas night wearing these pyjamas. They will be going to bed both cute and comfortable! The satin material gives a luxurious feel, while the starry pattern throws in hints of the festive season. Although the set is usually £28, they are now in the sale for £14. So make sure to take advantage of the current sales!
Bath & Body Works Candle (£17.50)
If you haven’t already smelled a Bath & Body works candle, you are missing out! As the name says, the brand focuses on bath and body care products, but one of the most popular items it sells is the three wick candle. The candles come in a wide variety of intense scents, and it even has a whole Christmas range. If you know someone who is a lover of warm, sweet, vanilla scents, then I would highly recommend the vanilla bean candle – it’s my absolute favourite!
I hope this gift guide has been able to give you some inspiration, whether it’s helping you decide what to buy others, or even if you just wanted some ideas for what to add to your own Christmas wish list!
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