There are 10 days till Christmas!!  Unbelievable!  If you’re a last minute shopper like me, you won’t panic until the 24th of December.  And if you’re buying for females, it’s pretty easy – think jewellery, cosmetics, perfumes, skincare, spa treats…(unless they’re of the tomboy variety and cannot stand anything beautifying…and in that case, you don’t have to read this!)

Guys have a weird tendency of buying gadgets for me!!!  For example, when the then-boyfriend-now-husband and I celebrated our first Valentine’s Day together, he bought me…wait for it…a CD drive for my laptop.  I looked at the thing and I was like, “What the…??!!”  Don’t worry, he has since learned!!

Anyway, if you’re stuck about what to buy for a female friend or family member, or if you’re looking for ideas to add to your Christmas wishlist, you’ve come to the right place.  I had a look into my beauty cupboard and here are my top 10 Christmas beautifying gift ideas for females, from least expensive to most expensive :-

1.  Skin79 BB Cream Miniature Set [RRP $10 from Asian stall in Chadstone]

This pack comes with 4 deluxe samples (5g) of Skin79 BB Creams : Diamond Collection Pearl Luminous Beblesh Balm, VIP Gold Collection Super+ Beblesh Balm SPF 25 PA++, Super+ Beblesh Balm Triple Functions SPF 25 PA++ and The Oriental Gold BB Cream SPF 25 PA++.

My Thoughts :  Apart from wishing their names were shorter and less complex, this is a fantastic gift for a beauty junkie!  The pink shiny packaging appeals to teenagers as well as older chicks like me in the 30+ age range.

2.  Miller & Moore Luxury Footspa Set [RRP $20 from Coles]

Click here for the Miller & Moore Footspa review and see what’s in the box

Relax at the end of the day with a footspa!  This set comes with delightful treats to soothe your feet after a long day at work or after Christmas sales shopping.

My Thoughts :  Fantastic gift for women who love to be pampered – and at a great price.

OPI Divine Swine, OPI Designer, de Better, OPI Lip Gloss

3.  OPI Dynamic Duo [RRP $24.95 from Salon Style]

This pack comes with a full-sized OPI Nail Lacquer from The Muppets Collection along with a matching lip gloss.  There are 3 shades to choose from : Designer, de Better!, Divine Swine and Meep-MeepMeep.  OPI have come up with loads of Christmas gift packs and it also includes OPI Glamour Toes featured yesterday.

My Thoughts :  Great stocking find for teenagers and girls who love to coordinate colours in their make-up.  Have you seen the shades in The OPI Muppets Collection?  Absolutely drop dead gorgeous with glitz and glam!!!

4.  Bloom Classic Mini Nail Polish Collection [RRP $24.95 from Bloom Cosmetics]

This comes with 4 mini sizes (9ml) with the shades : Millie (rich burgundy), Kim (taupe), Edie (cherry red) and Toni (pale pink).

My Thoughts :  Classic and work-friendly colours to suit women of all ages.  They are so dinky and cute!

5.  Crabtree & Evelyn Wisteria Traveller V10 [RRP $28.95 from Crabtree & Evelyn]

This comes with Bath & Shower Gel (50ml), Body Lotion (50ml) and Perfumed Bath Soap (40g) from the Wisteria range.

My Thoughts :  This set is purely for floral fans.  In my opinion, it’s catered more for the mature woman – something for the Mother-in-Law, perhaps?  Which makes it funnier when I tell you that my Sister-in-Law bought this for my birthday this year!  But I like it!!  This is actually the 2nd Crabtree & Evelyn gift pack I have received as a present – the other one is from La Source.

YSL lipstick

6.  YSL Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre [RRP $50 from Myer]

A luxurious gold encased lipstick in a multitude of shades.  And ooh, look at the YSL embossed on the lipstick bullet.  Pictured is 110 Fuchsia Symbole and you check out my swatch here.

My Thoughts :  Lipstick is not just for old women!  That’s all I’m going to say!!

7.  Jurlique Purely White Starter Kit [RRP $69 from Jurlique]

This comes with Purely White Skin Brightening Essence (15ml), Purely White Skin Brightening Day Cream (15ml) and Purely White Skin Brightening Treatment (15ml).

My Thoughts :  Jurlique have actually got a few Christmas gift packs which are great value for money. This pack is great to give as a gift because it doesn’t say “anti-ageing” on it which could be seen as insulting!!  As your beauty blogging guinea pig, I will eventually get round to testing this on myself and I will let you know my thoughts at a later date.

8.  bareMinerals Get Started Kit [RRP $84.95 from Kit Cosmetics]

This pack provides a great introduction into the mineral world of make-up.  You’ll be swirling, tapping and buffing in no time!

My Thoughts :  It’s amazing what mineral foundation can do for those who suffer from rosacea and acne scars!  Perfect for women of all ages – but just make sure you get their shade right.

9.  Balenciaga L’Essence EDP [RRP $145 for 50ml from David Jones]

When I think of Balenciaga, I think of their classic handbag – but not many of us can afford the $$$$.  So what’s the next best thing?  Their perfume in this beautiful pentagonal luxe glass!!!  L’Essence is a strong and sexy scent with a mixture of violet leaves and leather.  It’s intense so a light spritz is all you need to make this your new signature scent.

My Thoughts :  Perfect for women who ooze style, confidence and sensuality.  It’s divine!

10.  Diamond earrings [RRP $$$$]

It’s true what they say, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!”  Just make sure you’re buying certified diamonds and not some cheapo cubic zirconia passed off as real diamonds!  And remember, every piece of jewellery tells a story – read mine here.

My Thoughts :  Perfect for every female at ANY time of the year!  Always welcomed!!!  (If you’re not a diamond lover but you receive one and you don’t like it, feel free to pass it on to me and I will show it plenty of love!!!)

 

Are any of these gift ideas on your Christmas Wishlist?

P.S.  3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 – are press samples – but I wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t like them myself.

15 Comments on Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

  1. Melody
    15/12/2011 at 3:45 pm (6 years ago)

    Woahh! Which Asian store in Chadstone did you see the BB cream set for? I totes want that ..for myself!! I WAS JUST THERE YESTERDAY TOOO ;A; !! Eesh.

    But yes, guys have some crazy tendency not to know what girls like .. :S I mean ..it’s super easy – jewellery/accessories/cute things and I’ll be heaps happy! :S But yet ..they end up getting weird things :I

    Good post btw! *_* I’m going to scout out some of these things 😀

    • Ling
      15/12/2011 at 3:47 pm (6 years ago)

      @Melody, Oooh, I believe it’s the only Asian stall there is in Chaddy. I can’t remember the name. Sorry!!! But aren’t they a steal??

      And yeah, guys are weird!!! They just don’t understand us! LOL

  2. Tram
    15/12/2011 at 3:48 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh my goddddddd!! I want the set of BB creams! >_<

    • Ling
      15/12/2011 at 3:52 pm (6 years ago)

      @Tram, I am so happy that I spotted them!! Great bargain for 10 bucks, right?

  3. Siri
    15/12/2011 at 4:59 pm (6 years ago)

    Wish i can get all this here in India :p

    Well atleast i can get diamond rings here 😀

    • Ling
      15/12/2011 at 5:45 pm (6 years ago)

      @Siri, Diamonds are forever!!!!

  4. Jennifer Huang
    15/12/2011 at 11:24 pm (6 years ago)

    So cheaaaaaap *____* I think i need to move to where you live. haha those BB cream sets go for about $35-40 here in NZ! That is definitely a great gift! thanks for such lovely ideas~

    haha that’s so cute! he bought you a CD drive? LOL mine bought me… a book full of sneaker pictures. i think i shall show him your post now ;D

    • Ling
      16/12/2011 at 5:25 pm (6 years ago)

      @Jennifer Huang, Yes, I love a good bargain!!!

      And bahahaha…a book full of sneaker pictures? Guys are so weird lol

  5. gio
    16/12/2011 at 6:00 pm (6 years ago)

    What wonderful ideas! Love the BB set! 🙂

    • Ling
      17/12/2011 at 12:48 am (6 years ago)

      @gio, 😀 Gotta love Christmas!

  6. Neha Singh
    19/12/2011 at 9:26 pm (6 years ago)

    Finding the ideal Christmas Gift for the loved ones can be stressful at this festive time of year and I would Like to thank the writer for making it easier for the readers like Me. I was looking for a Secret Santa present for my Sister , Thanks for sharing the gift ideas for all! I have just bought a Diamond earrings as Christmas gift for my Younger sister , a frame and a Musical Christmas Greeting card with a beautiful quote about Sisters printed on It.

    Thanks again !

    • Ling
      19/12/2011 at 11:05 pm (6 years ago)

      @Neha Singh, You’re welcome 😀

  7. Maven
    19/12/2011 at 9:28 pm (6 years ago)

    Fantastic ideas for Girls of all shapes and sizes ! Excellent gift ideas !!!

    • Ling
      19/12/2011 at 11:06 pm (6 years ago)

      @Maven, 😀

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