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Secret Santa Saviours

Deck the halls, ring the bells, Christmas is coming! 

It really is the “most wonderful time of the year” until, that is, you open your email to find out that the office is doing a Secret Santa

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m no grinch, but those two words fill me with dread and I know I’m not the only one…

#1 First of all, there’s nothing secret about it, by the time the torn wrapping paper has been bundled into the bin, everyone knows who got whom what. 

#2 Second, you never get the person you actually know well and want to buy a gift for. You’re inevitably paired with Simon from Accounts or Angry Helen from HR; or worse still, someone in management.

#3 Finally, the pressure to get a thoughtful, inexpensive gift without inversely overthinking it or spending too little, is an extra burden that no one needs this close to Christmas. 

Yet, this year, thousands of people around the country will be faced with this exact predicament. Well allbeauty readers, we’re here for you. To take the stress out of Secret Santa shopping we’ve got an easy-to-use solution that’s right at your fingertips.


The allbeauty “Secret Santa Saviour Selector”

Too much? The name may be a work in progress, but this is a tool that will change your life for the better when it comes to shopping for those hard-to-buy-for colleagues, friends or family. 

Our search function not only allows you to filter products by category but by gender and budget too. So, whether it’s a £10 bath oil for Aunt Pam or a £15 organic skin cream for your vegan boss, we’ve got you covered. 

The 5 Types of Secret Santa Recipient (and What to Get Them)

We know that finding the perfect gift involves knowing where to start. So, to make your Christmas shopping as stress-free as possible, the allbeauty team have got together to highlight the best categories for some of the most common Secret Santa recipients.

1. THE HARD TO PLEASE

Let’s face it, statistics aside, this is the person you’re most likely to draw out of the hat. That one person in the office who can’t be pleased, who complains about the AC temperature year-round and who won’t hide their feelings when they pull back the wrapping.

For the Office Snob, we suggest going for a few small items instead of one big one. This will spread the chances of getting something they’re happy with without you being out of pocket. Miniature perfume or makeup selection boxes are a great option. Browse now.

2. THE JOKER 

A great person to be paired with, the office Joker loves to have a laugh and appreciated a good prop. Think of the least likely thing that The Joker needs, and get that. 

Why not go for hair spray for the Bald Joker, lip plumping gloss for the Casual Joker, or a calming candle for the Bouncing Off The Walls Joker. Get creative! Browse now.

3. THE QUIET ONE

If you’ve been paired with someone you know nothing about, go for a safe gift that can’t possibly be misinterpreted. That isn’t to say you need to be boring though. Hand creams and scented soaps may be tried and true gifts, but why not opt for something a little more thoughtful? 

Home fragrances are a wonderful gift to receive and as well as being practical and long-lasting. Browse now.

4. THE MAT LEAVE RETURNER

It can be awkward being paired with someone who has recently returned from maternity leave – they’ve served their time in the office, but you might never have worked alongside them before or know their interests.

The perfect gift for a new mum? Sleep. If you can’t offer your services as a night nurse, get the next best thing: our range of Wellbeing Products for Sleep make an ideal gift for new mothers. Browse now.

5. THE ANNUAL LEAVE AFICIONADO

We’ve all got that one colleague who seems to be on holiday as regularly as they’re in the office. How they manage to make their annual leave go so far is anyone’s guess, but one thing we do know is what to get them for Christmas.

There are an amazing variety of travel-size products available at allbeauty, all of which will be a welcome addition on your colleague’s next adventure. Browse now.


Congratulations! You’ve got everything you need to wow the office with your Secret Santa contribution. So, what are you waiting for? Get shopping!

Create the perfect wishlist

All I want for Christmas is…

The perfect gift

We need your help…this Christmas, our favourites will be voted by you! For anyone has that the Christmas shopping fear, the worry ends here. Here we are voting for our top gift in each category and we will share the winners in a desired wishlist. You can then share this with friends, partners, colleagues and drop that subtle hint that will make your Christmas that little bit better.


Fragrance

Make Up

Body & Pamper

Haircare

Skincare


If you can’t wait until Christmas, find all the Christmas Gifts on this page here.

Best Presents For Teachers: End of Term Gift Guide

The best presents for teachers are right here, with our summer 2018 end of term gift guide.

Looking for the best presents for teachers? Snap up a little ‘thank you’ gift for a favourite teacher, as kids move on to a new year or a new school. We’ve rounded up our favourite picks for summer 2018, for all budgets. If you’re stuck for inspiration, our selection should help. But as a general rule, we suggest thinking along the lines of holidays, relaxation, and gifts to help during term-time.

best presents for teachersBomb Cosmetics Sea of Tranquility Tinned Candle
RRP £7.99 | Our Price £7.20 > SHOP
The perfect take-in present for a younger child. Just add a ribbon bow and a tag and you’re done! Containing essential oils and with a fresh, oceanic scent, the candle will burn for around 35 hours. Older kids could add a small bottle of wine for a mini relaxation kit. 100% handmade and 100% vegan.

best presents for teachersCath Kidston Posy Bunch Hand Cream Trio 3 x 50ml
Our Price £6.50 > SHOP
What a great little treat! Containing 3 hand creams, with vitamin E and glycerin, each with a floral theme. Teachers need to hand wash more than most, so will appreciate this little set to keep hands hydrated.

 

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Vera Wang Embrace Periwinkle & Iris EDT 30ml
RRP £25 | Our Price £11.95 > SHOP
You may be nervous of gifting perfume but don’t be, but there are plenty of fragrances that most people will love, and in terms of wow factor they’re one of the best presents for teachers. This beautiful little gem is a powdery violet scent, with a citrus opening and a base of vanilla, whipped cream and sugar. The mini handbag size also makes it great to have at school.

best presents for teachersCerruti 1881 Pour Homme EDT 25ml
RRP £24 | Our Price £8.45 > SHOP
An absolute classic, this woody and aromatic scent is one that will suit most – and best of all it suits any budget! With notes of sandalwood, pine and oak moss.

 

best presents for teachersCaudalie Travel Set
Our Price £13 > SHOP
An incredible value set from French beauty experts Caudalie – a travel kit makes a useful gift, especially if you know that teacher is heading away. If it’s a big summer trip (or a goodbye to go travelling) then why not club together and add in some local currency.

best presents for teachersTed Baker Ted’s Grooming Room Trio
RRP £29 | Our Price £22.95 > SHOP
A little more of a splurge, but if the class is clubbing together for a favourite male teacher, this set makes a great gift. Each product is 75ml, making it travel size but good value, and the travel bag is a fab extra touch.

 

best presents for teachersL’Occitane Delightful Blossoms From Provence
Our Price £18 > SHOP
A truly delightful set from L’Occitane, containing foam bath, shower oil, eau de toilette and more. We’ve never met anyone who didn’t LOVE L’Occitane – this set is a lovely indulgent treat and one guaranteed to please.

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Benefit Makeup Set Tints To Tease
Worth £31.50 | Our Price £9.70 > SHOP
We wouldn’t usually suggest makeup as a gift to someone you don’t know all that well, but shopping for younger teachers can be tricky. This set from Benefit will delight and suit anyone of any colouring. The 3 handy travel sizes are great for the holidays and can be worn on bare skin so ideal for summer.

Oproduct imagerla Kiely Sycamore Seed Large Hanging Wash Bag
RRP £20 | Our Price £14.95 > SHOP
The famous Kiely print in a beautiful cosmetics bag. Now teacher can bring her personal items to school in style, or upgrade her travel gear.

 

product imageVersace Man Eau Fraiche EDT & Shower Gel Set
RRP £28 | Our Price £18.95 > SHOP
This has to be one of the best presents for teachers! A super-stylish set, and great for a class whip-round, this scent from Versace is stylish, energetic and fresh. Included is the EDT 30ml spray, plus a 50ml shower gel – amazing value for money!

You can shop all gifts online at allbeauty – and don’t forget to check our summer sale for more great buys.

Christmas Gifts For Him – What To Buy

From Teens to Grandpa: our Christmas gifts for him have everyone covered.

Most of us find this a difficult task; buying Christmas gifts for him that aren’t socks, quirky gadgets or vouchers. That’s where we come in! We’ve made it easy with our affordable gift ideas for the men in your life. And remember, you can even have your order gift wrapped by the allbeauty Elves, just choose the option at checkout.

Christmas Gifts For Him

Take Good Care of Yourself

For the gym-goer, the man who travels or guys who groom, a skincare set makes a great gift.  Elemis The Super Man contains facial wash, moisturiser and body wash, and is great for keeping skin happy (especially for men 30+ ). Or you could plump for a set that comes with a washbag for an added bonus. Gift it alone or team it with the latest book from an Insta fitness guru. You can take a look at our men’s skincare sets here.

 

The Fragrance

It’s a traditional present but such a great one. Here’s your chance to give a statement gift or a mini treat, and one that will last well into New Year. Finding one fragrance to suit most people should be impossible, but not when you have Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Homme! We’ve never met anyone who didn’t love it; warm and woody with fresh lavender notes and a base of sandalwood and cedar, L’Eau D’Issey oozes class, sophistication and quality. If you’ve no clue but you do want a quality scent, this is it. Check the full range too because it’s also available in gift sets. Fragrance doesn’t have to be expensive though, and for a budget option or mini gift you could look for a 30ml  travel size or choose from 1000+ lines at allbeauty – check the full range of men’s aftershave here.

The Hairbear Bunch

For guys who love their haircare, there’s a world of products to explore, from styling to gifts and sets. For a gift under £10,  label.m Matt Paste is your go-to: this ultra-popular styling paste is great for short styles and creates edgy, textured hair. For everyday haircare this salon size duo from experts TIGI cleanses and helps repair damage. Plus the large salon size means they’re unlikely to run out anytime soon, ideal for those living away such as Uni students. Team it with sci-fi socks and a great book.

Keep It Clean

Bath and body gifts are always a safe bet, since we really hope everyone showers! Christmas is a chance to splash out with a luxury product he wouldn’t normally choose. It’s also a chance to gift something relaxing and ‘me time’. Molton Brown is an excellent starting point and this body wash was created just for men, based around a Thai citrus fruit. Uplifting and relaxing, it’s a super-indulgent change to his usual supermarket brand. Bath and body gift sets can be as fun or as serious as you like. They’re also ideal for the houseproud man (like this handwash duo) or stressed out Dads! Great to gift with with bathrobes, new bedding and home furnishings.

Generation Z (that’s anyone born this century)

Like all of us, younger giftees appreciate luxury. This fragrance set by supercool brand Abercrombie and Fitch is a great choice, with top notes of gin and melon, and base notes of suede, musk and amber. Haircare by TIGI, and grooming by WAHL (we love this trimmer for face, beard and hair) will also go down well. And if they’re struggling with problem skin, a gentle hand in the form of Salcura Antiac, Peter Thomas Roth or Clinique for Men will be appreciated.

The Sports Star / Winter Sun Enthusiast

For the winter sports fan or year-round surfer, there are plenty of gifting options. In addition to that new rash vest or those snazzy goggles, add in some skincare products he can use and enjoy. This SPF50 clear spray from Ultrasun is waterproof and resistant to towel-drying. Or, for the winter sun seeker, an SPF50+ formula will see him through the heat of Asia, Australia and beyond, alongside a coffee table travel guide. For those who like to travel, there are plenty of options at allbeauty, from travel skincare sets to travel scents and even travel haircare. Here are some ideas to start you off.

The Nature Lover

Organic and natural products are hotly in demand but the guys don’t get left out. For the man who appreciates his natural habitat and prefers his products kind to the Earth, Good Day Organics are a great place to start – we love this Sharp Dressed Man travel tin.  For those who work long hours or may struggle to sleep, this Neom Organics Scent To Sleep spray is a must. L’Occitane skincare, bath & body, and Paul Mitchell haircare are also brands to check out.

Have we inspired you with any ideas? We hope so! And don’t miss the allbeauty Christmas shop with plenty more ideas.

Last Minute Gifts: Christmas Skincare For Mature Skin

Need a last minute Christmas gift for an older female? Our gorgeous, luxury skincare for mature skin, ticks every box.

last minute christmas giftsOur last minute Christmas skincare for mature skin is chosen by Claire, Head of Social Media at allbeauty.  Our picks are suitable for women aged 40+

Christmas Delivery: for full details, see our delivery page.

TOP TIPS
Gifting skincare is a great idea for an older female – here are my top tips on how to choose:

  • If you can, go for luxury. Opening something extra special is a real joy! A giftset takes out the guesswork.
  • Serums are a great choice. Women tend to use these as standalone products, so it doesn’t matter which range you go for. If in doubt, Clarins, Decléor, Gatineau or Guinot are all brands she’ll know and love.
  • A luxury night cream makes a great choice for a standalone gift – Decléor is a perfect brand for mature skin.
  • For stocking fillers, choose micellar water or a face mask.
  • Gifting a single piece of skincare? Wrap it in tissue paper and pop into a gift bag, tied closed with a bow – easy!
  • A word of warning: stay away from anything too ‘obvious’ – giving gifts labelled ‘skin resurfacing’ or ‘anti-wrinkle’ may send the wrong message!

skincare-mature-skinTOP PICK #1
EVE LOM Cleanser – All Skin Types, From £38.15

Described by Vogue as ‘probably the best cleanser in the world’. For me too, this is the holy grail of cleansers! The product has a beautiful honey scent and easily breaks down makeup and impurities. It’s honestly like putting nectar on your skin and leaves it feeling incredible. I’d give it 5 stars.

 

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Clarins – Face Treatment Oil Blue Orchid Dehydrated Skin 30ml  – Our Price £29.00

Treatment oils are big news and this one from Clarins contains only pure, natural, plant extracts. Used at night, it’s a luxury step that will leave her waking with soft, moisturised skin. allbeauty customer Charlotte said “I love the aromatherapy smell of this oil and it keeps my dry skin hydrated and supple”. Personally, I’ve never used a Clarins product I didn’t really like. The bottle + pipette style of this product makes me feel like it’s a salon experience.

 

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Olay Regenerist – 3 Point Super Age-Defying Night Cream 50ml – Our Price £19.95 (RRP £30)

Olay Regenerist is SO well loved, there’s no way I could leave it off my list! Claiming to give dramatically newer skin in just 5 days, all while you sleep at night – who could say no to that? Our customers rate it 5 stars on allbeauty and women just love it. The perfect gift.

 

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Elizabeth Arden – Ceramide Advanced Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum Capsules (x60) – Our Price £39.00 (RRP £52)

An eye cream is a luxury we all need after the age of 30, but so many of us forget. These capsules from Elizabeth Arden are bestselling favourites and genuinely effective. Safe for sensitive eyes (they’re ophthalmologist tested), the capsules mean you use exactly the right amount. AND they’re in a stunning gold tin – perfect for Christmas!

 

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Elizabeth Arden – Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex 75ml – Our Price £14.95 (RRP £30)

For a moisturiser, I’ve chosen Elizabeth Arden again because I absolutely ADORE this product!! I’ve used it since I was 14 and it’s my go-to time and again. Like putting on air-whipped cream, your skin feels soft and moisturised every time, with no greasy feel. We’ve linked to the 75ml here for budget reasons, but there is a 100ml available if you want to push the boat out.

 

Have we inspired you? You can find more skincare for mature skin and giftsets over at allbeauty.

 

Women’s Perfume Gift Guide – How To Choose

Our women’s perfume gift guide takes you through the main fragrance groups, showing you how to choose the perfect scent. Plus we pick some great gift options from each group.

Use our women’s perfume gift guide if you want to shop fragrance but don’t know where to start! Ideal for birthdays, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

Floral Perfume
The easiest fragrance to spot! If she loves the smell of roses, freesias, daisies – in fact any florals, then a floral perfume is the one to choose. There are so many options to choose from here, but let’s play it safe and choose scents that will appeal to most. We adore Ghost The Fragrance – in a bottle shaped like the female form, it’s a soft, floral fragrance that any woman will adore. From just £19.95 it’s also very affordable.

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Possibly the most famous floral perfume, Jimmy Choo Eau de Toilette (be sure to choose the EDT!) is a massive seller. With a bottle inspired by Murano glass and created by the Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon (you can read our full guide to Jimmy Choo scents here). It’s glam, glam glam! We’ve linked to the 100ml but there are even more savings to be had in smaller sizes, notably the 40ml which makes a fabulous stocking filler.

women's perfume gift guide



Oriental Perfume
Does she prefer heavier scents? Musky cinnamon, spicy fragrance, warm and sugary scents with vanilla? If the answer is yes, then oriental scents are the ones to choose. A word of warning: unless you’re really sure these are for her, then choose another group. They’ll really be too heavy for anyone not into oriental fragrance. The bestseller in the oriental perfume group is Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum.

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For something a little different, Laura Biagiotti’s Roma is a very affordable treat. A blend of crisp and fruity resins and evening flowers with base notes of vanilla and musk.

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Woody Perfume
If she loves a scent with mossy, earthy notes, then a woody fragrance is the one to choose. Think cedarwood, sandalwood and vetiver. Chopard’s The Wish is an immensely popular scent, an elegant, refreshing, woody fragrance that contains a blend of woodsy and spicy florals, with notes of patchouli, incense, sandalwood and amber.

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Thierry Mugler’s Alien is a modern woody scent. Jasmine Sambac and a hint of orange blossom combine to give a unique fragrance that’s often described as “sexy, sensual and uplifting”!
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Aromatic Perfume

Does she love the scent of grass and herbs (think lavender, rosemary, basil and sage)? Then aromatic fragrance is a great one to choose. We love Penhaligon’s Lavandula Eau de Parfum.

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For a more affordable option, Burberry Brit Rhythm has top notes of English lavender, with pink pepper, orange blossom and cedar.

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Citrus Perfume

Does she love the clean, zesty scent of lemon, orange and mandarin? Or maybe she’s not a fragrance fan at all?! Then citrus scents are a great choice! Universally popular, they’re fresh and subtle. Davidoff Cool Water Woman is a very clean fragrance suitable for all, and at very affordable prices. Notes of citrus and pineapple blend with the scent of fresh, ocean air.

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Fruity Perfume

Does she love the scent of apples, peaches, blackcurrants – in fact, any fruit? Then a fruity fragrance is for her. We adore Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire (if in doubt, choose the eau de toilette) – we don’t think any woman would be sorry to receive this beauty! With a fruity, blackcurrant scent, this is sophistication in a bottle:
women's perfume gift guide

End of Term Gifting – What To Buy Teachers

We pick easy wins for end of term gifting. Fab suggestions on what to buy teachers (male or female) at prices you’ll love.

End of term gifting doesn’t need to be a last minute panic. First make a list of everyone you want to shop for, then head for the allbeauty Christmas shop or pick from our suggestions below. Want to buy home fragrance? See our separate post here.

End of Term Gifting – What To Buy Teachers

We’re not being rude, but it’s fair to say that unless it’s a special year (eg last year of school) or you have extra reason to thank them, teacher presents are on a budget! We think that’s ok, but it’s also nice to surprise them. So stay away from chocolate this year and pick one of these (click any image to buy):

FOR HER
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MOROCCANOIL
Original Limited Edition 25ml A Christmas-themed edition of the classic, luxury hair treatment. Can be used as a mask, for styling or finishing. If she has lovely locks, she’ll love this.
Our price: £13.45
L’Occitane
Aromachologie Relaxing Pillow Mist 100ml 
Being a teacher is stressful. This pillow mist features a 100% natural scent, with essential oils of lavender, bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange and geranium to promote relaxation and well-being.
Our Price: £14.00
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Weleda Mindfulness Body Wash Gift Set This relaxing body wash collection includes a selection of five different 50ml tubes of body wash and a grown up colouring book!
Our Price: £14.95

Perfume Atomisers Want something small? Our perfume atomisers are an easy way to decant a favourite fragrance and take it with you – perfect for a staff room pick-me-up! Available alone or in gift-sets.
From: £5.50

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Ghost Captivating
Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml & Body Lotion 50ml If you’re set on buying a fragrance, go for Ghost. It’s soft and sophisticated. It’s feminine but not horribly floral or twee. We’ve never found anyone who doesn’t love it! This set contains the 30ml EDT & a 50ml body lotion.
Our Price: £19.95
Molton Brown, Pomegranate & Ginger (Hand Wash 300ml) A luxury handwash is a joy, this hydrating hand wash from Molton Brown is fragranced with a spicy kick of ginger, a sweet heart of lily-of-the-valley and a smoky base of vetiver. Leaves hands fresh, clean and intoxicatingly aromatic – plus it’s a chunky size.
Our Price: £16.95

 

FOR HIM
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TIGI Bed Head Christmas Gift Sets – Man On We really like this for a younger teacher. Containing shampoo, conditioner and wax, in fabulous Christmas packaging, this is a whopper of a set and very impressive!
Our Price: £14.95
Noble Isle, Gift Sets (Fragranced Shower Gel Gift Set 4 x 30ml) A traditional gift but a luxury one at a great price, and doesn’t even need to be wrapped! Containing four sample sizes of Bath & Shower Gels.
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Noble Isle, Hand Wash (Whisky & Water Hand Wash 250ml) It’s handwash, but not as you know it! Nothing girly here, this liquid gold wash is redolent of the finest oak-aged single malt with warm vanilla and cedarwood on the nose and skin-calming extract of Scottish malted barley.
Our Price: £18.00
Decleor Christmas 2016
Grooming Party From pre and post shave care to full body shower gel, this all-in-one set will leave skin looking fresh and energised.  Decléor is a luxury brand he’ll really appreciate, suitable for men of any age.
Our Price: £17.10
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Geoffrey Beene, Grey Flannel (Eau de Toilette Spray 120ml & Aftershave Lotion 120ml) Great for a classic or older teacher, Grey Flannel is a woody fragrance. Its fragrant nature explores essences of lemon, geranium and cedar wood, blended with notes of musk, bergamot, oak moss, sandalwood, violet and sage. You cannot go wrong!
Our Price: £19.95
Paul Smith, Extreme Man (Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml) There are a lot of great male fragrances out there, at affordable prices, so by all means choose one as a gift. We love Paul Smith Extreme Man. It’s woody, spicy, and unexpected. A heart of incense, enhanced by floral hints of geranium and rosewood with modern musks and mellow tonka beans. Great for any age and the 50ml is a nice size for gifting.
Our Price: £14.95

If you’re end of term gifting let us know what you bought! Leave us a message on our Facebook page or tag us in your Insta pics @allbeautyhq.

End of Term Gift Guide – Great Gifts For Teachers

Our end of term gift guide makes choosing presents for teachers simple. We picked 10 great gifts for teachers (male and female) with a little touch of luxury.

Buying gifts for teachers needn’t be hard work. As a rule of thumb, stay away from anything personal such as skincare or haircare. Our end of term gift guide has a selection of luxury gifts they’ll really enjoy. Delivery is fast and free when you spend £20 (UK). All prices correct at time of publication.

end of term gift guide This gorgeous little kit from Neom Organics contains 3 separate products that will de-stress and relax. Containing 24 pure, first pressed essential oils (including lavender, jasmine and Brazilian rosewood).

Our Price: £20
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 end of term gift guide Buying fragrance can be tricky but this set (for men or women) contains 10 vials of Penhaligon’s fragrances, so something for everyone. Penhaligon’s is a high end British fragrance house and we think this is a great gift for an older child’s teacher.

Our Price: £16
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 end of term gift guide This set from L’Occitane (for her) contains 6 travel size pieces from the Shea Butter range plus a handy bag to keep them in. Great for summer holidays or at-home pampering. The set is also available in other L’Occitane ranges so if Shea Butter doesn’t appeal then try Verbena or Almond.

Our Price: £20
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 end of term gift guide Didn’t find out her signature scent? Don’t worry, play it safe with Paul Smith Women. A refreshing blend of cedar wood, freesia and clementine, we just love it and we’re pretty sure teacher will too!

Our Price £14.75 (50ml EDP)
Shop HEREOther winners are Ghost The Fragrance and Lanvin Rumeur 2 Rose

 end of term gift guide If you’re after a small piece of luxury, then a candle is a great choice. This fig tree scented candle by Orla Kiely burns for 50 hours and is made from 100% vegetal wax.

Our Price: £18.95
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 end of term gift guide Cowshed products are made in England and contain no parabens, petrochemicals etc. and are not tested on animals. This makes them a great choice for gifting. The Cowshed manicure set is flight friendly and contains everything you need for lovely nails.

Our Price: £12.95
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 end of term gift guide Yes it may push the budget, but this fragrance set for him from Issey Miyake is a guaranteed hit. L’Eau D’Issey Sport is a refreshing bestseller. Trust us, you can’t go wrong with this fragrance!

Our Price £31.35
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 end of term gift guide How gorgeous is this reed diffuser from Orla Kiely? A mix of essential oils including lavender, lemon, geranium and mint, it fragrances a room for up to 2 months. Refills are available to keep the scent going for longer if desired.

Our Price £22.50
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end of term gift guide A travel set for him, this Arran Aromatics pack is scented with their Driftwood fragrance. This is a light, pleasant aroma that uplifts and refreshes the senses.

Our Price £12.95
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 end of term gift guide Molton Brown is a favourite of so many and it’s easy to see why. The range includes hand lotion, wash, body wash and fragrance. We’ve chosen a hand wash because it’s a daily luxury that lasts a long time. This orange and bergamot luxury handwash is a real treat.

Our Price £16.20
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Last but not least, for a mini teacher gift we love STEAMCREAM, anything by Weleda or Korres. If you’re on a really tight budget then don’t forget to check our Outlet.

Gifts For Him: Shopping For A Colleague

Buying gifts for him is easy when you know his fragrance, likes, dislikes etc. But now and then we’re all called on to shop for a colleague we don’t know too well. Read our top tips on how to tackle this problem.

Gifts for him isn’t all about socks and a comedy mug! Shop smart with the allbeauty.com guide.

Question: What’s the budget?
If there’s been a collection and you have a decent sized pot (£50+) go for high end fragrance or grooming. Think brands like Tom Ford, Penhaligon’s, Issey Miyake. No idea what scent to buy? One hugely popular bestseller is Hermes – Terre d’Hermes. A blend of wood and citrus notes, for all ages and tastes, you simply can’t go wrong with this fragrance. Alternatively choose Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme, a warm woody scent with lavender and sandalwood. Again there’s no way you can go wrong with this scent – you’ll just have to trust us!!

STAR LUXURY FRAGRANCE GIFT BUY: Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme
Gifts for him Issey Miyake Leau Dissey
But what if the budget can’t stretch that far? You can still opt for fragrance, just keep away from anything celebrity (risk of offence!) or scents that are too heavy or oriental. Light, fresh scents are your friend and brands such as Davidoff and Boss (especially Boss Bottled) are real winners.
STAR BUDGET FRAGRANCE GIFT BUY: Davidoff Cool Water For Men SetGifts for him Davidoff Cool Water

 

Problem: fragrance is out.
If, for whatever reason, you know that fragrance is out (he’s addicted to Lynx, he has an allergy etc.) what does that leave? Traditionally at this point we’d be looking at shaving and grooming. However, we think a nice twist is to choose a haircare set that focuses more on styling. Perfect men-only brands include TIGI Bed Head for Men (great for younger guys), Label M and Paul Mitchell.
STAR HAIRCARE GIFT BUY: Label M Men Grooming Kit
Gifts For Him Label M Men Grooming Kit

Sorry, don’t want to buy haircare either…
No problem, that still leaves us with ‘useful’ gifts. We’re talking gym, travel, commuting etc. Does he travel a lot or spend time at the gym? A body set that comes with a travel bag is a great option like this one from L’Occitane.
STAR GENERAL GIFT BUY FOR HIM: BLUEBEARD’S REVENGE BODY KIT

Gifts For Him Bluebeards Revenge Body Kit
Still can’t decide? Simple – buy a gift voucher!