A Helpful Roundup of the Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Absolutely Everyone in Your Life

Look, 2020 has been a pretty weird year for everyone, which makes celebrating Christmas together (or apart) all the more important. 

Taking time to spread the love, and find that gift your mum/dad/friend/partner/lover didn’t know they needed, might just warm their heart or help them bring in a fresh perspective into the new year coming. 

Christmas gifts mean more when they’re thoughtful, personal and just a little bit practical. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive list of our best beauty buys for just about everyone.

So, regardless of whether you’ve got a makeup lover in the family, a skin obsessed best friend or you’re just looking for some fun grooming gift ideas for men, our roundup really covers all bases. 

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Bargain and bougie beauty buys for your bestie

If there is one person I am looking forward to buying presents for this Christmas, it’s my bestie. Really, she deserves a present every day of the god damn week. So, if you’re like me and love buying gifts for friends, take a look at these top picks. 

Frankly, my best friend deserves something super chic, cool and sexy to match her vibe. It’s maybe not something she would buy herself, but I know it’s something that will make her feel extra special. The Maison Balzac Le Rêve Candle Large 300g looks beautiful and carries warm, subtle notes of Musk, Jasmine, Pepper and Oud. It’s simple, artistic, and has a 70hr burn time, so I know it will last her a while. Plus, the more I look at it, the more I want to gift it to myself, which is a good sign.

A dreamy eye makeup trio
A dreamy eye makeup trio

I don’t know about you, but my presents are usually made up of a few components. Mixing in some affordable treats with something exxy makes a perfect, well rounded gift in my opinion. The Nude By Nature Coral Seas Eye Set is a great little gift for any makeup lover, or someone getting into makeup who might like to try a thing or two. This pack comes with three eye makeup essentials including the Allure Defining Mascara, the Rose Eyeshadow Trio and the Double-Ended Eyeshadow Brush. It’s everything you need to make a simple eye look complete - plus it’s only just over $30!

  • Now, my friends aren’t really skincare buffs, but if you have someone in your life who loves skin care (friends, that’s me if you’re reading this), I highly recommend gifting them the Asap B + DNA Renewal Treatment or the IT Cosmetics Celebrate Confidence in Your Skincare … Or honestly just buy both.

Practical purchases for the guys in your life

Before I started working at Adore, I used to really struggle with buying Christmas gifts for Dad. When it comes to tech and tools, he really has it all. However, I quickly realised that the key to buying christmas gifts for men is really just buying them the things they might not think to buy for themselves. 

In the past, my Dad has loved and repurchased gifts such as the Aspect Sun Envirostat Face SPF50 and the Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet. So, just in case your dad is anything like mine, here is what he is absolutely getting this year. 

The Pureology Hydrate Christmas Trio is one of my top picks for men because it has simple packaging and a lightweight, hydrating formula that suits almost any hair type. Pureology is also a vegan, cruelty-free brand, which I know ticks a lot of peoples boxes. It’s also sulphate free, and removes build up while it nourishes the hair, and basically that’s the sort of life I want for my Dad and the hair he has left. This trio comes with their Pureology Hydrate Shampoo, Conditioner and Superfoods Treatment.

An enhancing skin care kit
An enhancing skin care kit

The SkinCeuticals THE ENHANCER ESSENTIALS PACK haseverything you need to really rejuvenate the skin. It provides a really simple, but effective skin care routine for someone who might not know where to start. This kit comes with the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum, Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier and Phyto Corrective Masque. These hero products work well with almost every skin type and keep the skin balanced and hydrated.

Gift ideas that will make Mum’s heart melt

When it comes to buying gifts for Mum, I tend to pull out all the stops. Not only does she love beauty gifts, but she uses and appreciates them all year round. These top picks aren’t just good Christmas gifts for mum, they make great gift ideas for any of the women in your life. 

A perfect power couple

One of the brands I know my Mum gravitates towards is IT Cosmetics. This is because they create really impressive formulas, like the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream, which provide skincare benefits and just work for mature skin types. The IT Cosmetics Celebrate Your Power combines the power of their Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil and Superhero Mascara. They’re just two staples I know she’ll get a lot of use out of, with formulas I know she’ll love.

A perfect power couple

If there is one brand literally every woman in my family goes wild for it is 100% L’Occitane. This luxurious French brand carries some of the most beautifully scented body care, and also comes out with the best limited edition Christmas packaging, which they seem to be able to deliver year after year. My pick this year has to be any one of their limited edition christmas baubles, or the L'Occitane Verbena Discovery Set, which happens to be full of lemon scented travel sized treats.

Romantic gifts we know they’ll love sick

Sometimes the person we know best, who we spend the most time with, happens to be the hardest person to buy for. If you’re struggling to think of something sentimental this year, I have some of the best Christmas gifts for couples that are simple and thoughtful. 

Buying fragrance can be tricky territory, as scent can be very personal. However, if you can get it right, fragrance makes a really special gift that will remind them of you, as scent is strongly linked to memory. The Giorgio Armani My Way EDP is one of those scents that you can’t go wrong with, and it makes a perfect christmas gift for girlfriends. This light, floral scent carries notes of Bergamot, Tuberose, Vanilla and Cedarwood, giving it that fresh-woody balance we all love. It’s pretty pink bottle is just an added bonus.

The Oribe Gold Lust All Over Oil has romance written all over it. Packed with Castor oil, Jojoba oil and Sweet almond oil this multipurpose product can be used all over. It’s great for hydrating hair overnight, smoothing stubble, or can even be applied to the body for a radiant, glowy look. It’s a one stop product that just adds a hint of luxury to anyone's life.

Gifts for teens that won't receive an eye roll

If you are thinking about the teenagers in your life with a sense of bewilderment when it comes to gift giving, you’re not alone. Who are they, what are they and what do they want? We’ve thought about it and gotten back to you with our best Christmas gifts for teenage girls and guys.

An insta-worthy hair kit

The Coco & Eve The Mini Hair Kit comes with a smaller sized hair mask and cute shower cap that make up a pack that is truly the perfect stocking stuffer. Not only is the formula of this popular mask rich, softening and hydrating, the shower cap is also a bit practical too. It’s a sure winner, plus you can be certain this mask is both vegan and cruelty free.

An insta-worthy hair kit

Sick of the scent of supermarket brand body spray wafting through the house? The Montblanc Legend EDT is a masculine, but subtle scent that is a mature step up in the world. With notes of Lavender, Oakmoss and Sandalwood, this scent is warm and strong, without being overpowering. It also boasts some very iconic packaging that is sure to impress.

So, that’s our roundup of gifts for the whole fam! We will keep updating this guide as our fabulous Christmas stock comes through, so you can stay up to date on the best beauty buys this Christmas. 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Absolutely Everyone in Your Life
    • Nude By Nature Coral Seas Eye Set
    • IT Cosmetics Celebrate Your Power
    • Coco & Eve The Mini Hair Kit
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