It’s almost Christmas time! I’ve put together a Christmas gift guide from a mix of independent shops and department stores in Surrey. Here goes:
For the Beauty Queen
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser £9
Give the gift of great skin with this amazing cleanser. With lovely natural ingredients like camomile and rosemary, it’s perfect for all skin types. I’ve used it every day for 3 years and my skin has visibly improved. From Liz Earle in Guildford.
Clinique More Than Moisture Christmas Gift Set £40
I adore Clinique’s Moisture Surge Thirst Relief cream. It’s a light, gel-like formula especially for dehydrated skin (skin that’s lacking in water, not oil). So this gift set is great value: you get a full size moisturiser (worth £34), a generous sample size of the Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, a mini eye cream and a mini pink Superbalm Moisturising lip gloss, all for £40. From Lloyds Pharmacy in Cobham.
Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Brushes various prices
I can practically hear the squeals of delight when these are opened on Christmas morning! From left to right: Bronzer Brush £60.
Middle: Blusher Brush £30.
Right: Foundation Brush £30.
More on Charlotte Tilbury’s website.
For the Fashionista
Buying clothes for other people is probably best avoided. So stick to lovely wintery accessories instead…
Cashmere Snood £50
I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love a toast colour cashmere snood. From John Lewis in Kingston-upon-Thames.
Sweet Bobble Hat £35. From Jigsaw in Guildford or Reigate.
Quirky Animal Character Gloves £19.95. From Joules in Guildford.
For the Lady who has Everything
Cashmere Bedsocks £35
Secure your place in her good books with these luxurious cashmere bed socks. From The White Company in Guildford.
For the Baking Enthusiast
Le Creuset Stoneware Heart Shape Baking Dish £33
‘Bake’ them smile by giving this LOVEly heart dish. From The Art of Living shop in Cobham, Reigate or Banstead. If you buy a wine glass from the Art of Living and join the mailing list and accidentally break the wine glass within 2 years then you get a half price replacement!
Marks and Spencer Collezione Iconic Eau de Toilette £16 I’ve never found a really nice fragrance for a man that I also like the smell of… until I was introduced to this eau de toilette: fresh citrus notes with oriental undertones. A truly sophisticated scent. From Marks and Spencer stores across Surrey.
For the Keen Gardener
Heathcote and Ivory Gardeners’ Tea-Break Hand Essentials with Hand Cream & Hand Wash, Nail Brush and Ceramic Mug £12
A useful set of cleansing hand wash and conditioning hand cream with a brush, all in a lovely mug! From Knights of Reigate shop in Reigate.
Articulate! Board Game £35.99 Fast word description game that everyone loves to play! From British Bookshops and Sussex Stationers in Dorking.
Stocking Fillers / gifts under £5
Ceramic Tea light Holder £1.99 (each) Adorable ceramic tea light holders. From Garsons Farm in Esher.
Une Olive en Provence soaps. Black and white mini soaps £1.50 each. Exfoliating Soap (large green): £3.95. Beautifully scented and extremely softening soaps. You’ll have difficulty giving these away! From ‘Between the Lines’ shop in Reigate.
Support a Surrey charity…
Surrey Wildlife Trust is the only organisation dedicated to the protection of wildlife in Surrey. So you can buy your cards, calendars, books and toys while supporting a Surrey charity. More information and gift ideas here.