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Valentine’s Day Gift Giving SOS Guide

Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is a national institution. At allbeauty, we’re fairly unanimous in that it’s a nice way to break up the winter doldrums and inject some excitement into what would otherwise be the long slog between Christmas and Easter. 

But, and there is a but, we know that for many people Valentine’s Day can bring with it a fair amount of hair-pulling. The panic shopping that occurs over those 24 hours is a sight to be seen. Ideally from a great distance. If you would rather be shot with an arrow than find yourself desperately trying to rip the price tag off the last bouquet of petrol station flowers, this Gift Giving SOS Guide is for you.


The Newly Besotted

You’re in a new relationship and want to buy your special someone a gift, but don’t know them well enough to narrow down your gift options? We hear you. A gift set may seem like a safe choice, but if chosen well, can be incredibly romantic. Scented shower gels and indulgent lotions can make for an ideal night in for two!

 

For Him

With scents such as Fireside and Whisky and Water, the Noble Isle Warm Cocoon Gift Set is the perfect gift for the new man in your life. Containing three luxury shower gels, he can smell great whether at home, the gym, or staying at your place.

Noble Isle Gift Set
Warm & Spicy Bath and Shower Trio – 3 x 75ml

Our Price: £20.00

 

For Her

Presented in a beautiful gift box, The Ritual of Ayurveda Rebalancing Ceremony Extra Large Gift Set contains four products to balance mind, body and soul. Enriched with sweet almond oil and Indian rose, it offers the ultimate aromatic experience.

Rituals – The Ritual of Ayurveda
Rebalancing Ceremony Extra Large Gift Set
RRP £69.90

Our Price: £62.90


Are We, Aren’t We?

 

If you’re on that awkward middle ground of not knowing whether you’re ‘a thing’ or not, buying Valentine’s gifts can send you into a tailspin.

For Him

Acqua Di Parma
Collezione Barbiere Shaving Cream 125g
RRP £46.00

Our Price: £34.95

For Her

Dior Rouge – Dior Couture Colour
999 Celebrity Red 3.5g
RRP £30.00

Our Price: £27.00


No Gifts This Year…

How many times has this one caught you out? One of you declares that you won’t be buying gifts this year, only to blindside you with something at the last minute. Don’t get caught out this Valentine’s Day, have a little something on standby. The best part? These gifts won’t cost the earth and can easily be gifted later in the year on the off chance your other half stays true to their declaration.

 

For Him

Keep it simple with this beautifully presented set of toiletries by Rituals. The Ritual of Samurai Invigorating Medium Gift Set includes everything he needs to look and smell fabulous for a weekend away, so you could even pair it with the promise of a city break if he really pushes the boat out on your surprise gift this Valentine’s.

Rituals – The Ritual of Samurai
Invigorating Ritual Medium Gift Set
RRP £29.90

Our Price: £26.90

 

For Her

From french beauty giant L’Occitane comes the Collection Voyage, including travel-sized versions of eight of their top-selling products. Rich in ingredients such as shea butter and almond oil, you can buy this with confidence that whatever her skin type, it will be well received.

L’Occitane GIfts
Collection Voyage
RRP £24.00

Our Price: £21.60


Time To Up The Ante

Are you ready to push the boat out on a luxury gift this Valentine’s Day? There’s no better way to say “I Love You” than with the perfect fragrance. But how do you choose from the thousands of options available? While buying a tried and true favourite is a safe option, why not surprise your significant other with one of these top picks?

 

For Him

Winner of a Cosmopolitan Beauty Award, Fragrance Foundation Award and GQ Grooming Award, Tom Ford Fabulous Eau de Parfum is an ideal gift for the discerning gent. Combining the deep scent of leather with notes of lavender, vanilla and almond, this fragrance is sure to be a new favourite.
Tom Ford Fabulous
Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
RRP £218.00

Our Price: £185.30

For Her

Designed for the strong, contemporary woman, Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum is a feast for the senses. From its couture bottle to its effortless combination of floral, aromatic and citrus, it’s no surprise that this perfume has gained a cult following. 

Yves Saint Laurent
Libre Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
RRP £78.00

Our Price: £66.00


To shop all of our incredible Valentine’s Day gifts, visit allbeauty.com or click the image below.  Happy Valentine’s Day, love allbeauty!

Black Friday Beauty Round-Up

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds… so mummy got ready for the shopping ahead.”

Time is of the essence, so let’s cut to it: it’s Black Friday week here at allbeauty! We know that this is peak Christmas shopping time, and you’re probably getting bombarded daily with Black Friday emails, so we’ll keep this on a strictly need-to-know basis.

Tracking all the different sales is an absolute nightmare at this time of year, so, as always, allbeauty is here to make it easy to pay less. Whether you want to pick up a bargainous skincare product or want to stock up on perfumes for Christmas gifts, you’ll find all of our best discounts here. 


Skincare

Decléor – Up To 50% Off Prai – Up to 20% Off
Cowshed – Up To 40% Off

Perricone MD – Up To 65% Off

Philosophy – 20% Off When You Buy 2 Matis Paris – Up To 75% Off  
Fillerina – Up to 35% Off   The Natural Deodorant Co – Buy One Get One Half Price

 


Haircare

Flat, dull, frizzy, oily, wavy, curly or straight – whatever your hair type, you’re in for a treat. In typical Black Friday style, we’ve got amazing discounts of up to 65% off across some of our top-selling brands.

System Professional – Up To 25% Off Sebastian Professional – Up To 65% Off  
Kérastase – Up To 35% Off label.m – Up To 45% Off  
Redken – Up To 45% Off   Nanogen – Up To 25% Off
Shu Uemura Art of Hair – Up To 40% Off   Paul Mitchell – Up To 40% Off  
Foltène – Up To 30% Off  

KMS – 3 For 2 Offer (Use code KMS3) 


Electricals

Whether you’re in the market for a new electric toothbrush or something a little more intimate, we have you covered. Check out some fantastic savings on electrical goods, with discounts across our full range of Philips and Elvie products.

Philips – Up To 70% Off   Elvie – Up To 30% Off   


Fragrance

There are some fantastic savings on fragrances in the Black Friday week sale. Why not choose a luxury perfume by Cartier at an unbeatable price, or treat the special man in your life to an award-winning cologne by Dunhill London.

Cartier – Up to 50% Off Dunhill London – Up To 60% Off  


Home Fragrance

Still struggling to find the perfect gift? You can’t go wrong with a beautiful candle or home fragrance. Neom offers a range of fragrant candles, oils, diffusers and gift sets. And with up to 20% off, there’s never been a better time to try them all!

Neom – Up To 20% Off  

Shop all Black Friday Now at allbeauty.com 🛒

Fragrance Gifts Made Easy

The temperature has hit single digits and tinsel is donning supermarket shelves, which can only mean one thing – it’s time to start your Christmas shopping. 

When it comes to buying gifts for our nearest and dearest, there are always some people who are extra tricky to buy for, but nothing beats the feeling of finding that perfect gift. Fragrance can be particularly hard to get right, but there’s no need to panic this festive season. Grab your beverage of choice and sit back as we walk you through these perfect pairings. Trust us, they’ll be the gifts you can’t wait to give. 


The Lovebirds

Whether for a pair of newlyweds or a gift for your loved one that you’ll benefit from too (why shouldn’t you spoil yourself?!), Armani’s ‘With You’ collection offers the ideal pairing. The combination of masculine, Stronger With You, pairs perfectly with the feminine In Love With You. For the ultimate ‘his and hers’ gift this Christmas, Armani has you covered.

Available individually or as gift sets, shop the range.


The Contemporary Woman

Described by some as “a light breath of fresh air”, Yves Saint Laurent Libre embodies freedom, strength and sensuality. With notes of lavender, orange blossom and jasmine, this scent is the perfect everyday fragrance to empower and embolden.

Available in 30ml, 50ml, 90ml and Limited Edition gift packs, shop the range. 


The Rocker

The epitome of glam-rock, YSL Black Opium is a sweet, dark fragrance for the wild and rebellious woman in your life. Aromatic notes of coffee, vanilla and pink pepper create a warming bouquet that is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Available in 30ml, 50ml, 90ml and 150ml, shop the range.


The Dreamer

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the woman in your life that dares to dream? Lancôme Idôle may just be the perfect gift for a strong empowered woman. With notes of pear, rose and white musk, this fragrance is clean and sophisticated – “Because there is an idol in every woman, and because every woman is an idol”

Available in 25ml, 50ml and 75ml, shop the range.


The Young and Young At Heart

A light, warm scent that combines vanilla with blackcurrant and pear, Lancôme Le Vie Est Belle is ideal for women who value the beauty in simplicity. A versatile fragrance that manages to be both effortlessly simple and deep in complexity, this would be equally well suited to a collegiate niece or world-traversing aunt.

Available in a range of sizes and gift packs, shop the range.


The Lad

Designed for the strong, graceful and creative, Only The Brave by Diesel makes buying for the special young man in your life a breeze. Combining citrus top notes of lemon and mandarin with woody cedar, violet and coriander, this fresh scent sits on the right side of mature. 

Available in a range of sizes and gift sets, shop the range.


The Gentleman

Often the hardest group to buy for, Ralph Lauren Polo Red Rush makes it easy to shop for the father figure or significant other in your life. Fruity notes of lemon, red apple and orange flower sit atop musk and cedarwood to create a warm, fresh and balanced scent that compliments any discerning gent. 

Available in 75ml, 125ml and 200ml bottles, shop the range.


The Timeless Woman

An iconic feminine fragrance, award-winning Ralph Lauren, Woman makes a wonderful gift for the elegant woman in your life. Rhubarb, orange blossom and tuberose counterbalance hazelnut and sandalwood to make this effortlessly glamorous scent.

Available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles, shop the range. 

 

Whoever you’re buying for this Christmas, rest assured that allbeauty is here to make finding the perfect gift easy. 

 

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.

 

best presents for teachers

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.

L’Oreal Steampod Guide – What It Is & How It Works

Our L’Oreal Steampod guide talks you through how the product works and the effects you can expect to see.

Q. What makes the Steampod different from other straighteners? A. The Results!! Until you’ve used the Steampod, you can’t really appreciate the difference it makes. For those with thick, wavy or coarse hair it’s a godsend, but the Steampod is for anyone who wants a straightening solution that’s fast and effective and gives results that last.

Created over four years ago, the Steampod has evolved to the cutting edge piece of technology we have today. Now slimmer and lighter than the original Steampod and offering 50% smoother hair. Featuring 5 temperature levels from 140C to 210C, you can expect to see mirror shine, anti-frizz and straight hair that lasts up to THREE days (for best results use in conjunction with the Steampod smoothing creams).

“The softest, silkiest hair we’ve ever had” – Vogue Beauty Team


Steampod Guide: How Does It Work?

The Steampod is like any pair of straighteners, however, the secret is a separate compartment into which you add water (see the image above). An in-built filtration system means only crystal pure steam is released (after around 30 seconds, from the holes visible in the image). Once the straighteners have contact with the hair and the plates are closed, the steam is released. Simply use the pod in the same way as your usual straighteners. Hair is left super-smooth and dry, leaving a silky finish that normal straighteners just can’t match.


Steampod Guide: Hair Types

The Steampod is absolutely for all hair types. Those with fine hair can use it to create soft waves with a mirror shine. And those with thicker to afro hair can also get smooth, straightened locks.


Steampod Guide: Shop The Range

To shop the range of L’Oreal Steampod and accessories at allbeauty, just click here.

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.

 

skincare-mature-skin2TOP PICK #2
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.

 

skincare-mature-skin3TOP PICK #3
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.

 

skincare-mature-skin4TOP PICK #4
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!

 

skincare-mature-skinTOP PICK #5
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.

women's perfume gift guide

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.

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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:
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