Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide 2017

The Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide
We all know how hard it is to come up with great gift ideas, especially around Christmas when you've got the whole family to think of! I've put together a few different gifting options to help ease the Holiday stress, all depending on price range and the person you're buying for.

This is the Ultimate BEAUTY Gift Guide, so every product or gift set listed below can easily be found at our top Beauty stores in NZ such as Farmers, Mecca Maxima & LUSH


$25 AND UNDER

For Her

Garden Of Eden Luxury Bath Salts
$7.99 NZD
Available at Farmers

This is a great stocking stuffer gift for Mums, Grandmothers or just for yourself! Garden Of Eden also have a bunch of other sets available 


For Tweens or Teens

Pink Macaron Pampering Hand Care set
$6.99 NZD
Available at Farmers

Pink Macaron have a range of gift sets like this one and some larger sets with soaps and lotions priced up to $27.99



For Tweens or Teens 

Colour By TBN Nail polish sets

$14.99 NZD
Available from Farmers 

Glossy Nudes or Modern Metallics, these kits contain 5 different polish colours

For Men

Korres Mens Kit

$20 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This little set contains 5 mini Mens skin care products, perfect for travel. 2 shower gels, shampoo, shaving cream and aftershave balm


For  Fragrance Lovers

Tocca Charming 5ml EDP Duo

$23.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This cute little set includes "Emilla' and "Giulietta" mini perfumes and is another one that would be perfect for your Mum, Sister, Aunty or you!


For Makeup Lovers

Real Techniques Complexion Sponge Bauble

$19.99 NZD
Available from Farmers 

The RT sponge is sitting inside a triangle Christmas bauble perfect for hanging on the tree. This gift is perfect for any one who uses makeup
For Her

Essano Mini Me Essentials set

$24.99 NZD
Available from Farmers 

Contains 6 mini products - shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, micellar water and hand cream. The perfect little travel set


For Makeup Lovers 

Pink Macaron Brush and Sponge set

$19.99 NZD
Available from Farmers 

This is a good gift for any one that loves makeup, especially beginners, its a great starting set!
For Teens 

3 piece Cosmetic Bag set

$12.99 NZD
Available from Farmers 

A great gift for teens or anyone that travels a lot and needs to carry makeup, skin care, brushes, toiletries etc
For Her

Baylis And Harding Skin Spa set

$25 NZD
Available from Farmers 

Includes Neroli & Blossom scented Shower gel, Body lotion & candle. This gift is perfect for Mums, Grandmothers, Mother-in-Laws etc. They will love a sweet scented pamper session!




For Stocking Stuffers 

Most brands this year have released cute stocking stuffers or Christmas baubles to hang on your tree!
Eg - Lanolips Tinted Lip Balm ($17.50) or Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($19)

These can range anywhere from $10 - $20+ NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima or Sephora

For Her

Frank Body Mini Scrub Duo

$22 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

Mini scrubs from Frank Body, the original Coffee scrub and the Limited Edition Shimmer Scrub! You could give one to a friend and keep one for yourself or whatever you want to do! You can also buy full sizes of the scrubs

For Anyone

This Works Dream Team Sleep duo

$20 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This set includes Deep Sleep Spray (5ml) and Stress Check Breath-in (5ml). This Works also have a few other Sleep sets, some are Christmas baubles too! Great for anyone stressing over the holidays and need a better sleep

For Men

Primal Earth Mens Essentials kit

$24.99 NZD
Available from Farmers 

This kit comes with Face wash, Shaving gel, SPF Moisturiser & Matte gel moisturiser. Prevents irritation and protects the skin naturally

For Teens

Soap And Glory Soaper Heroes set

$20 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima 

Soap and Glory have the best value-for-money sets available! This set includes minis of Righteous body butter, Clean On Me shower gel, Hand Food hand cream, Scrub Smoothing body scrub and a Wash Pod


For Her

Ecoya Pocket Candles

$19.99 NZD
Available from Farmers 

Ecoya make some of the best quality, scented candles around. They make a beautiful, luxe gift for that house-proud someone. This is a smaller version, they have larger candles for $50




For Her

LUSH Rosy Christmas box

$21.90 NZD
Available from LUSH Cosmetics

LUSH is another brand that always have amazing Christmas gift sets to choose from. This set is nicely pre-wrapped in a floral knot wrap with Rose Jam naked shower gel (60gm) and Ro's Argan Body conditioner (45gm) Perfect for anyone that loves LUSH or natural skin care!




$50 AND UNDER


For Her

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colours x3

$35.95 NZD
Available from Farmers 

Revlon have a range of makeup sets available this year. This one really stood out to me with the colour shades. This would be a great gift for any makeup lover!
For Him

Loreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic kit

$29.99 NZD
Available from Farmers 

Loreal have great Mens skin care, they also have an anti-aging set available! This set comes with a Cleansing gel (100ml) , All in 1 moisturiser (75ml) , Daily moisturiser (50ml) and a free toiletry bag!

For Her

Too Faced Under The Kissletoe set

$39.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

Includes deluxe samples of Melted "Chihuahua", Melted "Chocolate Honey", Melted Latex "Hopeless Romantic" & Melted Matte "Drop Dead Red"

For Skin Care Lovers

Origins Mini Mask Marvels

$39.99 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This 4 piece set includes Retexturising Mask, Active Charcoal Mask, Intensive Overnight Mask & Natures Gentle Dermabrasion, all 30ml size


For Makeup Lovers

Mecca Max Prep and Set duo

$36.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima 

This duo is perfect for people who love glowy skin! Including Bring On Bright Illuminating Primer (30ml) and Maximum Security Setting Spray (50ml)

For Her

Ciate London Mini Nail Snow Globe set

$46.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

Including 6 mini polish colours - Cookies and Cream, Goal Digger, Antique Broach, Bright Lights, Main Attraction and Big City + a travel-friendly nail file. This gift set would also be great for Tweens/Teens to play with different polishes

For Him

Mario Badescu Mens Grooming Esssentials

$47.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima 

Includes Enzyme Cleansing gel, Protein After-Shave lotion, After-Shave moisturiser, Peppermint Shaving cream and Pre-shave Conditioner

For Her

Nude By Nature 10pc Luxe Brush Set

$49.95 NZD
Available from Farmers 

Nude By Nature have a few gift sets this year, some with makeup and some with makeup and brushes together. This brush set is great value for money and someone just starting with makeup, or a professional would love this set!

For Her

Peppermint Grove Small Candle set

$44.95 NZD
Available from Farmers 

This beautiful gift set is perfect for Mums, Grandmothers and anyone who loves candles in their home! Including Coconut, Grapefruit and Lime, Fresh Sage and Cedar and Patchouli and Bergamot 60ml candles



For Teens

Soap and Glory Glow Maintenance

$37.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This Soap and Glory set is such good value for money and is perfect for teenagers who want some quirky new skin care to try! This set comes with Clean On Me Shower gel, Scrub Of Your Life Body butter, Face Soap and Clarity facial wash, Hand Food hand cream, Righteous Body butter and Radiance Boosting face mask


For Her

Mecca Max The Glow Show duo

$39.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

Including an Illuminating Powder and Illuminati Metallic Eyeshadow. Available in 3 different shade duos - Pearl, Gold and Bronze.

For Makeup Lovers

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow set

$39.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

Stila Magnificent Metals eyeshadows have been ultra popular this year so they have come out with mini sets for the Holidays! This set comes with Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma & Smoky Storm (2.25ml)

For Her

Frank Body Booty Sleep duo

$28.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima 

This cute set comes with a hydrating Glow Mask (80ml) and "Booty Sleep" eye mask, perfect little stocking stuffers for a friend!

For Luxe Lovers

By Terry Preciosity Baume de Rose Bauble

$43.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima 

This By Terry lip balm (2.3g) is for those who love a bit of Luxury for their gift! It comes in a beautiful, gold Christmas bauble for the tree


For Her

LUSH Christmas Candy Box

$44.50 NZD
Available from LUSH Cosmetics 

Another amazing box from LUSH, pre-wrapped for easy gifting! This one includes Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb, Rock Star soap, Snow Fairy shower gel and Candy Mountain bubble bar!

For Him

Baylis and Harding Mens Sport Wash bag

$45.00 NZD
Available from Farmers 

Something Luxe for the man in your life. This kit comes with everything they need - wash bag with shower gel, hair and body wash, aftershave balm and face wash


For Makeup Lovers

NYX Meet The Metallics Vault

$43.00 NZD
Available from Farmers 

NYX Cosmetics is a super affordable brand and they always bring out these amazing vaults each year! This is one of the smaller vaults with 12 metallic lip colours, perfect for anyone who loves makeup and likes to experiment with different colours

For Her

Ecoya Mini Diffuser 50ml

$34.95 NZD
Available from Farmers 

This Ecoya mini diffuser is in the scent Dark chocolate, Meringue and Raspberry! Perfect for someone to put around the house in the Holidays

For Her

Olive Pomegranate Love Your Skin set

$34.95 NZD
Available from Farmers 

This set is perfect for any one around Christmas time. Includes Body wash, Body lotion, Hand and Nail cream and Lip balm. A very nice set for anyone in the family

For Her

Mecca Cosmetica Moroccan Rose Candle

$50.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima/Cosmetica

This scented candle is Limited Edition for Christmas and would make a great gift for your Mum, grandmother, ..yourself!



$100 AND UNDER
For Her

Tocca Fragrance Discovery set

$60.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This set has x6 3ml eau de parfum, travel-friendly Rollerballs in "Cleopatra", "Florence", "Stella", "Giulietta", "Bianca" and "Colette". You could break these up for a few stocking stuffers or give the whole set to someone special

For Skin Care Lovers

Origins Superstar Minis

$55.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This is such a good set of minis from Origins, including - Face Wash, Gentle Dermabrasion, Charcoal Mask, Energy-boosting Moisturiser, Eye cream, Hand treatment and a Night Renewal cream! Everything you could possibly need for a good skin care routine

For Fragrance Lovers

Luxury Fragrance Sample Set

$89.00 NZD
Available from Farmers

This is an amazing gift for anyone who loves new perfumes! It comes with 9 sample sized fragrances (between 0.8ml and 1.5ml) and a gift voucher to redeem your favourite scent from the collection in 25 - 30ml size absolutely free! This is a very special gift that also allows them to choose something they'll love!

For Luxe Lovers

Yves Saint Laurent The Shock Mascara gift set

$66.00 NZD
Available from Farmers

This set is good value for money, the Shock mascara alone is $66 but you get a sample sized eyeliner and makeup removing micellar water in this set for the same price! This is a lovely luxury gift

For Anyone

Kiehls Special Edition Creme de Corps Body Lotion

$59.00 NZD
Available from Smith and Caugheys

This special edition Creme de Corps would make a great gift for people who love exclusive products! This product in particular has designs by UK artist Kate Moross. This is a very luxury body lotion that intensely hydrates and moisturises skin

For Him

Versace Deluxe Mini Mens Collection

$75.00 NZD
Available from Farmers

Includes x4 5ml mens fragrances from Versace - Man, Pour Homme, Oud Noir and Eros. This is a nice luxury set for any man

For Her

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream set

$69.00 NZD
Available from Farmers

I know for a fact my Mum would love this set! 8 hour cream is a staple product and is a classic! This set comes with the original fragrance free 8 hour protectant cream (50ml) the 8 hour Lip protectant stick and 8 hour hand cream (30ml)

For Her

Bumble and Bumble Spoiled Silly set

$62.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This set is perfect for someone who loves their hair of course? It includes travel sizes of Invisible Oil (100ml), Invisible Oil shampoo (60ml) and Invisible Oil conditioner (60ml)

For Her

Frank Body Shimmer Bomb kit

$55.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This set includes the Frank Body Shimmer Scrub, the Magic Shimmer Oil and the Shimmer Scrub! Perfect for those who love illuminated skin! This would also be a cute gift for teens

For Makeup Lovers

Stila Star Studded Stay All Day set

$71.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima


This set has x8 of Stilas Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks (1.5ml) including 6 iconic mattes shades and 2 new shimmer shades! "Patina" (Shimmer) "Beso" (Shimmer) "Perla", "Patina", "Aria", "Chianti", "Rubino" and "Sogno"

For Him

Malin + Goetz Mens Grooming Kit

$63.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

Another great skin care set for Men, this one includes Grapefruit Face cleanser, Vit E Moisturiser, Bergamot Body Wash, Eucalyptus Deodorant and Vit E Shaving Cream

For Makeup Lovers

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault

$91.00 NZD
Available from Farmers

This NYX vault has 36 mini Soft Matte Lip Creams including some new shades! Amazing value for money, a makeup lover would really appreciate all these colours to play with!



For Her

LUSH Cosmetics Secret Garden box

$82.50 NZD
Available from LUSH

This amazing LUSH box has 7 different bathing goodies in a pre-wrapped floral box, including - Ro's Argan body conditioner, Rose Jam shower gel, Twilight shower gel, Snowcloud soap, Sleepy body lotion, Jason and the Argan Oil shampoo bar, Helping Hands hand cream

For Makeup Lovers

Real Techniques Illuminate and Accentuate Brush kit

$69.99 NZD
Available from Farmers

This set includes Real Techniques most popular brushes and sponges for perfect makeup application. This set would be perfect for any makeup lover

For Her

Versace Deluxe Mini Womens Collection

$75.00 NZD
Available from Farmers

Just like the Mens collection, this set comes with x4 5ml - Crystal Noir, Bright Crystal, Yellow Diamond, Bright Crystal Absolu

For Him

John Varvatos Collection Coffret set

$99.00 NZD
Available from Farmers

Another great gift for the Men, John Varvatos makes some very luxurious, unique scented Mens fragrances and this set is perfect for trying out different scents. This set has x4 15ml bottles - John Varvator Heritage, Vintage, Artisan and Artisan Blu

For Her

NARS x Man Ray Overexposed Glow Highlighter - Double Take

$67.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This is an exclusive, limited edition highlighter from NARS and it is stunning! This is a good gift for those who love to collect exclusives, NARS special edition products or just love highlighter!






$100 AND OVER

For Skin Care Lovers

GlamGlow Let It Glow SUPERMUD set

$109.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This set from GlamGlow includes a full size of the super popular Supermud Clearing treatment mask, mini Youthful Tinglexfoliate treatment mask, mini Thirstymud Hydrating treatment mask and mini Gravitymud Firming treatment mask


For Him

Paco Rabanne Invictus 100ml set

$150.00 NZD
Available from Farmers

A luxe fragrance set for your man, this includes the delicious Invictus EDT 100ml and shower gel 100ml. If your man needs a new scent, get him this, you'll love it too!

For Makeup Lovers

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette Vol. 3

$127.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This palette is limited edition and worth every penny! Includes 6 powders - Dim Light, Diffused Light, Luminous Bronze Light, Surreal Halo (New), Pure Effect (New) and Hypnotic Strobe Light (New)

For Her

Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal 50ml EDP set

$148.00 NZD
Available from Farmers

Scandal is a new fragrance on the market and would make a beautiful gift for someone. Includes 50ml Scandal EDP and 75ml Scandal body lotion in a velvet-feel pink box

For Her

Diptyque Set of 3 Mini Candles

$126.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

3x 70gm Diptyques most popular scents - "Baies", "Figuier" and "Roses" This is a very luxurious gift for someone like Mum, Grandmum, Aunties, in-laws etc

For Him

Clinique For Men Sonic System Cleansing Brush

$165.00 NZD
Available from Farmers

Dermatologist-developed for Mens skin. Purifying brush head cleans more effectively than hand-washing alone. Removes oil and dirt gently and efficiently. This is a great gift for your man if he needs to look after his skin more or if he already has a good cleansing routine

For Skin Care Lovers

Clinique Great Skin Home and Away set

$169.00 NZD
Available from Farmers

This set includes everything you need, home or away! Includes - Liquid Facial soap (200ml and 30ml), Clarifying lotion (487ml and 60ml), Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel (125ml and 30ml) and a toiletry bag.

For Her

GHD Nocturne Flight Travel Hairdryer

$119.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This snazzy limited edition hairdryer is the perfect size for travel and comes with a protection case plus a 1200W motor with a folding handle for easy storage. Great for anyone with long hair who travels a lot!


For Makeup Lovers

Bobbi Brown Moon Glow Highlighting Powder

$110.00 NZD
Available from Mecca Maxima

This exclusive highlighter is from Bobbi Browns holiday collection Caviar and Rubies. Another gift for someone who collects makeup, highlighters or exclusive products!

For Skin Care Lovers

LUSH Cosmetics 12 Days of Christmas box

$130.90 NZD
Available from LUSH

This huge gift box includes 12 different products from LUSH - x5 bath bombs "Luxury Lush Pud", "Golden Wonder", "Shoot For The Stars", "Christmas Sweater" and "Sherbet Dip", x3 Bubble Bars "Plum Snow', "Christmas Eve" and "Christmas Cracker", x2 shower gels "Bubbly" and "Snow Fairy", Baked Alaska soap and Bucks Fizz body conditioner.




I hope this gift guide helps and gives you some ideas on what to get everyone for Christmas. If you're like me, you don't really know what gifts to get people but you always think of beauty things! Well that's ok, theres ideas for Men, BFFs, your little sisters, Mums, In-Laws, you can get something for everyone using this list, without even leaving the house!

Check out my Mecca Maxima Gift Guide for a few more ideas! - HERE


- Lucy Maria xx