Take a deep breath – you’ve almost finished your Christmas shopping (haven’t you) – you just need a couple of small items to top up some gifts. Take 5, grab a cup of tea (or something more festive), and browse through the list below. Whether you need a small gift set, or individual item, you’re sure to find something to please.
Nutrimetics Fragrance Discovery Collection
We love rollerballs at Beauty Over 40 – they fit in your handbag so easily, and can be taken out for touch-ups during the day, or on holidays without taking up much space. The Fragrance Discovery Collection from Nutrimetics lets you give the gift of 3 fragrances in 1 collection. The set contains Fleurever, a lovely light, summery floral, Love & Courage, a fresh green scent, and Breathtaking, a lush floral oriental. These fragrances will take any women from day to night and summer to winter with ease, and are suitable for all ages. EDT Rollerballs 12ml each. Set RRP $24.90 (valued at $50.00).
Dr. Hauschka Joyful Radiance Set
Surprise and delight any female (be they young, or not so young), with this classic duo. Featuring a full sized Lip Care Stick, containing five plant waxes to seal in moisture and give protection to even the most sensitive lips, and a mini Volume Mascara in black, containing mineral pigments and nourishing ingredients to protect you lashes. Both are small enough to fit easily in handbags or travel luggage. Lip Care Stick 4.9g, Volume Mascara Mini 4ml. Set RRP $39.00 (valued at $49.00)
Crabtree & Evelyn Summer Hand Therapy Trio
It’s time to give those hands that have worked hard all year some much needed TLC. And how better to do this than with Crabtree & Evelyn’s Summer Hand Therapy Trio. Containing 3 of the most popular Hand Therapy Creams, your gift recipient will have soft smooth hands in no time. Featuring the aquatic marine notes of La Source, the crisp and succulent aroma of Pear and Pink Magnolia, and the warm Mediterranean notes of Pomegranate and Argan Oil, all packaged in a handy travel bag. Hand Therapy 25ml each. Set RRP $28.00.
SuKin Signature 3 Step Facial Kit
This is the perfect gift for almost anyone. It’s great for teens trying to establish a skincare regime, twenty and thirty somethings who want a quick simple routine, and the time poor forty plus who just need a simple skincare range that works. The SuKin Signature 3 Step Facial Kit contains full sized Foaming Facial Cleanser 125ml, Hydrating Mist Toner 125ml, and Facial Moisturiser 125ml. The generous blend of natural ingredients including aloe vera, chamomile, shea butter, and avocado oil makes this super simple daily skincare routine suitable for all skin types. The set is great value at RRP $24.95.
OPI Mini 4-Pack
This is almost too cute to open – a mini pack of mini’s, but it’s the perfect stocking filler for your fashionista daughter, granddaughter, niece, or even yourself (we love the brilliant red of My Wish List is You at Beauty Over 40). Featuring 4 Christmas seasonal shades of Ornament to Be Together (sparkling silver), Coalmates (a metallic charcoal), Holidazed Over You, (a true jet black), and My Wish List is You (Christmas Day red). You may not be able to give this away (but at the price, you may not need to – spoil yourself and get 2). Mini Nail Polish 3.75ml each. Set RRP $24.95.
MOR Forever Gift Set
This decadent duo of little luxuries will delight the Christmas weary. Featuring a vitamin E enriched Hand Cream, and shea blended, triple-milled soapette in a mouthwatering Marshmallow scent (it really is almost good enough to eat). The set is a great gift idea as a stocking stuffer, or it is budget friendly enough to have on hand when unexpected guests turn up, as it will suit almost anybody. Hand Cream 50ml, Soapette 60g. Set RRP $19.95.
Mrs Darcy Rose Quartz Hand Treatment
We opened this beautifully packaged hand treatment in the Beauty Over 40 office, and the most magnificent summer aroma wafted out. In a nutshell, we LOVE it. With the lush scents of peonies and fresh roses, in a rich formula this is a truly decadent hand cream. Suitable for almost any woman, this is the perfect stocking stuffer when you just need a small top up. PS, the back of the packaging says apply to your hands as you please – we’ll certainly be doing that. 80ml RRP $28.95.
Jurlique Rose Love Balm
This wonder product is a perfect small stocking stuffer. It is formulated with skin-pampering natural ingredients to help soften and protect dry or chapped skin. The salve is infused with the natural scent of roses, and creates an extra layer of moisture and beneficial antioxidants on your skin, to leave it supple, smooth, and relieved. It can be used on your lips, elbows, knees, feet, face, cuticles – anywhere that needs a bit of extra care, and is suitable for all skin types. It is super small, so your gift recipient can carry it with them anywhere, any time. 15ml RRP $16.00.
QV Hand Cream
If you need to buy a Christmas gift for someone with sensitive skin, this Hand Cream is ideal as a stocking stuffer. QV Hand Cream is a luxurious hand cream that delivers the moisture hands need, without a greasy after-feel. The formula is pH balanced to help maintain the skin’s natural protective properties. It is also free from colour, fragrance, propylene glycol and lanolin, making it suitable for sensitive skin. With daily use, hands are restored as it works to protect, nourish and moisturise skin. The formula helps to keep nails well conditioned too. 50g RRP $6.49.
theBalm Scuba Water Resistant Mascara
Who doesn’t love a black Mascara? This is such a perfect stocking stuffer for any woman who is heading away on a beach holiday over or after Christmas. theBalm Scuba is a very water resistant mascara they’ll want to dive into! Wave goodbye to smudges, drips or runs with this lengthening, ‘pool’-proof formula black mascara, that stays put in water for longer. Although the mascara is designed to stay put, it is easily removed with makeup remover. The packaging is super cute to – very retro cool. 9.8ml RRP $24.95.
MAC Lipstick – Twig
If you have a lipstick lover that needs a gift top up, you can’t go past this. It would be an understatement to say MAC has a wide assortment of lipsticks, so you have to be good to be the most flattering, and Twig is it. The moisturising satin finish lipstick is in a universally flattering soft brown/muted pink shade, that will suit just about anyone (perfect if you can’t remember the shade your giftee wears), and the satin finish means it’s suitable for the young and not so young. The creamy feel of the lipstick keeps your lips hydrated for longer, and the buildable finish means you can go from day to night in one quick swipe. 3g RRP $36.00.
DU’IT VE+ Vitamin E Face Cream
DU’IT VE+ Vitamin E Face Cream is a fabulous stocking stuffer for those on a tight budget. The cream has a super high concentration of vitamin E (up to 6 times that of other creams), so it is very effective in helping to neutralise free radicals and boost collagen production, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. The moisturiser is suitable for men and women, especially those with uneven skin tone, scarring, or generally dry skin, and keeps your skin looking radiant and hydrated all day. 50g RRP $12.95.
Miu Miu Mini L’Eau Bleue EDP
If you are after a stocking stuffer gift for someone who collects mini fragrances, this is too cute to go past. The Miu Miu Mini L’Eau Bleue EDP plays with the green, watery and sparkling lily of the valley leaves, to create a fragrance that captures the light, airy and very joyful scent of morning, all contained in a replica Miu Miu bottle. It’s altogether too cute. 20ml RRP $65.00.
Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Made Clotted Cream Fudge
Clotted. Cream. Fudge. Three words that sound like heaven to the average sweet-toothed foodie, and if you need a top up gift for a foodie friend, this is a perfect gift. Deliciously crumbly and made with Cornish clotted cream, this fudge is melt-in-your-mouth gorgeous. It’s packaged in a too-cute-to-open pack (that we will open anyway, as it’s the only way to get to the fudge), this is the gift that will have you elevated to favourite aunt/mother/daughter/niece status overnight. Why not get one for yourself too – after all, if you don’t deserve it, who does? We’ll be getting one (or two) at Beauty Over 40. 150g RRP $15.00.