Christmas trees have been erected, lights have been switched on and the festive carols are trumpeting through the stores. You may still be trying to ignore the approaching holiday, but whether you love it or loathe it, Christmas and Chanukah will soon be upon us. That means it’s time to start collecting those gift wish lists and spend, spend, spend on your loved ones. But if one certain friend or family member has you stumped, here I at least have some ideas for the insatiable beauty addict to get you going.
1. Elizabeth Grant
These Canadian-based products were dreamt up by 90-year-old Elizabeth Grant of the eponymous beauty brand. And since this logic points to the number “90” being the magic number for skincare, Elizabeth Grant Skin Care is offering up to 90% off of two of their signature, best-selling collections: Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s Biocallasis Collection ($69.99 instead of $600) and Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s The Socializer Collection ($40 instead of $164).
Every year Sephora comes out with a delectable selection of beauty and cosmetics kits fit for any budget big or small. This year, I’m in love with their Makeup Academy Blockbuster ($49.50 for $210 value), the Holiday Light Show Brush Set ($68 for $160 value) and the must-have Spark a Celebration Traincase ($78). For loose change, you can also pick up a few fairy-tale pieces from their limited edition Disney collaboration.
And while you’re shopping the makeup department, feel free to give a special someone the gift of a great complexion. Benefit’s Let’s Make Lovely Kit is a collection of mini makeup must-haves packed up all pretty, perfect for those stockings that need stuffing at $27 from Shoppers Drug Mart. There’s also a Countdown to Love Calendar with 24 days of beautiful surprises for $79 from Sephora, Shoppers and Murale.
4. Body Shop
And finally, every festive season The Body Shop releases a brand new, limited-edition scent, which this year includes the mouth-watering Cranberry Joy, Ginger Sparkle and Vanilla Bliss. I’m currently enamoured with the Festive Deluxe Vanilla Bliss Gift Set crammed with goodies for $50, the Festive Body Butter Trio for $16 and the Born Lippy Lollipop for $20. Yum!