FOR HER – Heart London Magazine’s 2020 Christmas Gift Guide
Michael Kors Gen 5 Bradshaw Pavé Gold-Tone Smartwatch MKT5115 –
The world-famous fashion brand Michael Kors has designed this gorgeous wristwatch, which is a part of their current collection of watches for ladies. It’s gold colour appearances dares anyone to defy its beauty and it has so many features that help you with your everyday life. Some of its features include a heart monitor and activity tracker, helping you to keep fit and keep track of your progress. You are able to read your precise location with its built-in Global Positioning System, you can give orders via your voice with google assistant, it’s touchscreen functions also appear on your phone, and its wireless recharging feature makes it easier for you to recharge your watch anywhere. If you want to know what else this watch offers, purchase the watch and see! It is not only a visually appealing gift but a very practical and necessary one. If you want to keep on top of your busy daily routine and look fabulous whilst doing so, this watch is the answer to your prayers or fabulous woman in your life.
Available at Michael Kors for £389.99
Magn!tone Steam Ahead
If you have read any of our previous Christmas present reviews then you will know we are huge fans of Magn!tone London, they are always coming up with new products to keep you looking beautiful. Big facial pores are not only unattractive, but make the skin look uneven and your foundation bumpy. The Magn!tone SteamAhead helps reduce the size of pores by deep cleaning them with mircosteam particles. Not only does it purge impurities from pores, it supercharges creams and cleansers, its suitable for use with oils and it help clean and hydrate the face. We found it very user friendly, you simply remove any make up, fill up the measuring cup with water, pour it into the chamber and fit the facial device on. You only need to use it for 5 minutes and used daily we notice brighter, refreshed skin and smaller pores. This makes the perfect gift, it’s easy to use and creates visible results.
Available at Look Fantastic for £23.99
Finishing Touch Flawless (Facial Hair Remover)
Give the gift of flawless skin and. The outstanding Finishing Touch Flawless facial hair remover is absolutely delightful to use. You simply switch it on and it gently removes even the finest hairs, we were blown away with how easy it is to use and that it really is completely pain free to use! This wonderful gift will save time and money previously spent in the salon, as any unwanted hairs can be removed with ease! It is gentle on all skin types and had a built in light so you can see even the smallest of hairs. Discreetly hidden under 18-karat gold plating, the spinning head gently glides along the face and microscopically erases hair by paring it down. This gentle mechanism spares skin from irritation, only leaving behind smooth, hair-free skin. They also guarantee that the hair will not grow back thicker. The stylish hair remover is easy to hold and totally blew us away, as the skin is left soft and beautiful without a hair in sight. We just adore this wonderful product and know you will too.
Flawless products are available from Superdrug, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Boots, Wilko and Tesco stores across the UK and Ireland, for £19.99
Finishing Touch Flawless Brows
The Finishing Touch Flawless Brows make the perfect gift along with the Finishing Touch Flawless facial hair remover as well as on its own, as they are equally amazing. You won’t have to spend time on painful eyebrow threading or waxing, as you can remove any unwanted hairs around the eyebrows with ease and without any pain yourself. The precision tip is created especially to remove hair around the brows and maintain the shape, we found it easy to use and able to create perfect eyebrows in seconds. Not only is it easy to hold, it has a built in light to allow you to see even the finest of hairs. We are in love with this product, just a little warning maybe buy two so you can gift one and keep one yourself. It is lightweight and beautifully designed in a feminine blush. A welcome gift for any lady in your life!
Flawless products are available from Superdrug, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Boots, Wilko and Tesco stores across the UK and Ireland, for £19.99
Marc Jacobs Daisy
Marc Jacobs Daisy is a fresh and beautiful floral scent which your loved one is sure to adore. As this beautiful perfume isn’t overpowering you can guarantee that whomever you give it to will love it. It’s also a fantastic scent to get you in the mood for a hot date or perfect for a social distanced Christmas outing. The bottle is divine, just as pretty as the scent itself. It has heart notes that are caressed by notes of jasmine and gardenias, and bottom notes that include such marvellous scents as vanilla and white woods. This is a scent that dries to a beautiful floral fragrance. The stylish black box is adorned with pretty white and gold flowers, with an embossed name. This is a perfume that transcends across ages, can be used for any occasion and will make the perfect Christmas present for any lady in your life.
Available at for Boots for £38.25
L’Abu Skin Intense Anti-Ageing Face Moisturiser
The L’Abu Skin Intense Anti-Ageing Face Moisturiser feels like it is working from the moment it touches your skin and leaves your skin with a beautiful fresh glow. Not only does it sink easily into your skin, it can be used day and night on your face and neck. The organic moisturiser boasts and an intense blend of Vitamins A, C and E, perfect for ant-ageing. It also boosts collagen, to help reduce lines and wrinkes. After using for a couple of weeks, we noticed not only fresher looking skin and a reduction in facial lines, but brighter looking skin. We also adore the scent which is created from orange essential oils, pumpkin seed oil and shea butter. We also love that this product is cruelty free. Give the gift of younger and healthier looking skin this Christmas with this wonderful Anti-Ageing Face Moisturiser.
Available from L’Abu Skin for £20.00
L’Abu Skin Retinol Face Oil
You can’t help but imagine you are in a spa when you apply the L’Abu Retinol Face Oil to your skin and the Orange & Bergamot scents waft through the air. They describe the oil as feather-light, which explains why it sinks so well into your skin. The oil is made with a with a unique combination of botanical ingredients to target most concerns. Promotes collagen and elastin, skin tone and clarity. We found it worked really well under the eyes to help reduce any puffiness and refine dark circles. We found this organic oil gives a beautiful glow to the skin and improves the skin quality. The wonderful ingredients are all natural and include grape seed oil, rose hip oil, olive squalene, turmeric root extract, vitamin e and co-enzym 10. Yes another beautiful product from L’Abu and a gift which is sure to be well received.
Available from L’Abu Skin for £22.00
L’Abu Skin Anti-Ageing Face Serum
The L’Abu Skin Anti-Ageing Face Serum is another product with a delightful scent made from our favourite organic passion fruit extract, alongside organic green tea, grape seed oil, organic blueberry extract, hyaluronic acid and vitamin a. As do all of L’Abu Skin’s products, it sinks into your skin with ease and immediately hydrates it. This serum has been formulated to refresh and boost cell renewal. With anti-ageing properties, It revives the skin for a youthful and hydrated result. We found this wonderful product worked quickly, as the AHA fruit acids gently peel away the surface of the skin, to help with any imperfections, pigment, skin tone and clarity. They recommend it is applied before an oil treatment / moisturiser, as this will help lock in the serum and keep the skin feeling moisturised and bright. This product gives fast and noticeable results of fresher looking even skin. Another fantastic gift from L’Abu Skin.
Available from L’Abu Skin at £20.00
Green People Age Defy+ Hydra Glow Sleep Mask
If you read any of our previous guides, then you will know we are huge fans of Green People products. For any woman or man in your life over 30 the Green People Age Defy+ Hydra Glow Sleep Mask is perfect. We have been using it for a couple of weeks and are loving the results. You simply rub some of the sleep mask onto your skin and can drift away peacefully knowing you will wake up with softer nourished skin. The Hydra Glow Sleep Mask is certified organic, cruelty free and vegan. It is scented with a blissful blend of warm citrus notes to clear the mind and soothe nervous tension, which we found aided sleep. It is made from Bergamot Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Squalene and Shea Butter. The pretty pot is sizeable and a little goes a long way, so this wonderful sleep mask is also great value for money. Give the gift of beautiful skin and a good nights sleep.
Available at Green People for £32.00
Green People Superfood Travel Collection
The Green People Superfood Travel Collection is the perfect gift for anyone who travels and what we love about this set is around 100ml so you know it will last for some time. The products include Organic Artichoke, Qunoa, Ginger & Lemon Peel which is why they smell divine and they have even included deodorant to keep you smelling fresh all day long! The gluten free Quinoa and Calendula Shower Gel creates into your skin, leaving it silky smooth, as does the Quinoa and Artichoke high shine Shampoo. For extra soft hair use the Quinoa and Artichoke conditioner, which will leave your hair bouncy and soft. The set comes in a stylish Fairtrade and organic washbag. Whether home or away we just adore this set and know that you will too, the perfect gift this Christmas.
Available at Green People for £37.95
Green People AGE DEFY+ TIME TRAVELLER GIFT SET
The Age Defy+ Brightening Moisturiser really does what is says on the box, as using this wonderful product left our skin feeling hydrated, more youthful and soft. The cream sinks easily into the skin leaving a beautiful scent of Pineapple Extract, Beech Bud, Cucumber and Mandarin Oil. This high potency moisturiser can be used day and night, so it saves you having to buy two products. It works well under make up too! We also found it works well on the neck, helping to smooth the lines and refine the skin tone. We love this product and now it is one of our beauty staples.
The Age Defy+ Soft Buff Skin Exfoliator with Bamboo and Orange Peel is perfect to improve winter skin. It brightens and illuminates dull, dry skin with powerful three-way exfoliation from Pineapple, Bamboo and Bentonite clay. The micro pieces of bamboo gently lift away hardened skin cells to reveal youthful skin. This is one of our favourite products as there is visible improvement right after use and as with all of Green People’s products, a little really does go a long way. The bamboo stem lifts away dead skin cells, the Bentonite Clay removes impurities and the orange soothes the skin and promotes collagen production.
Give the gift of beautiful skin with this brightening skin care duo perfect for any lady or man in your life.
Available at Green People for £50.00
Yardley London English Lavender Bath & Body Collection
Lavender is a scent which transcends all ages, which is what makes this wonderful set so special. The English Lavender Silky Smooth Body Lotion sinks easily into your skin leaving it feeling soft and smelling divine. No wonder this brand are celebrating 250 years, as they continue to produce beautiful products year after year. The Nourishing hand cream is the perfect size to keep in your bag and protect your hands from the harsh winter, it’s made with shea butter, rosehip oil and sunflower oil, as well as a vitamins A, C and E. The Luxury Body Wash in the set creates a lovely lather and leaves your skin feeling beautiful and its paraben and cruelty free! At only £12.00 this set is not only a lovely gift, it is great value for money!
Available at Boots for £12.00
Casa Mencarelli Organic Acqua Di Miele Honey and Orange Toner
To really ensure smooth skin, add a toner to your beauty routine and we absolutely love the Casa Mencarelli Organic Acqua Di Miele Honey and Orange Toner. Organic Orange Blossom hydrosol and the organic Honey are the base for this delicate yet effective toner. They have been combined together to give the fruity sweet aroma of beautiful sunny Italy and a very refreshing capillary toning and protective action on the skin. The toner feels fresh and welcoming on your as it sinks in your skin. You are left with a wonderful scent and silky smooth fresh skin, we love using this in the morning to perk up your skin for the day ahead. This wonderful toner is also excellent value for money at only £8.00, it also arrives in a beautiful box making it a lovely present this Christmas.
Available at Bloom Beauty for £8.00
Ted Baker Brush of Blossom Make Up Brush Gift Set
Beautiful make up brushes are always a welcome present, add a stylish Ted Baker make up case and you are really on to a winner. The stunning rose gold handles and blush bristles really make this set stand out. The gift set contains a foundation brush, blusher brush, highlighter brush, eyeshadow brush and a make-up bag. Not only is this excellent quality the price is surprising, as the whole set is only £20. Yes, a lovely Ted Baker set for only £20.00. This is a gift you can buy for many of your friends and family, although we would advise to also buy one for you as it might be hard for you to give it away!
Available at Boots for £20.00
Ted Baker Heavenly Lips
Ted Baker have created another wonderful gift set consisting of a nude Nail Polish and a red matte Liquid Lipstick. We are glad they mixed these two colours and didn’t go for red and red, as used together these two colours are both stylish and stunning. The ruby red lipstick slides on well and creates glossy red lips, the perfect match for any outfit. The colour also stays on well, so you don’t have to keep reapplying it. The Ted Baker Heavenly Lips Duo is another gift that is excellent value for money, as this set it only £7.00. They have really created low cost quality gifts this Christmas and gifts we know you will love just as much as we do! Pocket-sized packet of perfection for glamour on-the-go.
Available at Boots for £7.00
Dr. PawPaw Prep and Party Hello Gorgeous Set, Scrub and Nourish and Ultimate Red Lip Balm
The Dr. PawPaw Prep and Party Hello Gorgeous Set is a fantastic gift that will make a lovely present. The Scrub and Nourish combines a natural lip sugar scrub and their original balm in a stackable pot. Use the scrub which is scented with mango and coconut to smooth away those winter lips and nourish with the bottom pot making perfect lips to pucker up under the mistletoe. We love the multipurpose Dr. PawPaw Tinted Ultimate Red Balm as it can be used on your lips and cheeks, it is also a sizeable tube which can be used again and again. This wonderful gift set is packaged in a festive Liberty calendar-inspired box for a hydrating stocking filler.
Available at Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Oliver Bonas, Beautybay.com and lookfantastic.com for £15.00
Magnitone London BlendUp! Vibra-Sonic Makeup Brush
We were excited to try this product, a makeup brush which blends with 200 Vibra-Sonic movements per second. Not only does the brush movement create a flawless finish with both powder and liquid, it saves time as your foundation slips on your face much quicker. The anti-bacterial brush head also stimulates the skin giving it a healthier finish and the brush movement removes any make up lines. There is no messing around with batteries as this brush is chargeable and the battery lasts for a long time. The BlendUp comes with two speeds, blend and airbrush, so you can apply your base makeup and also contour. It even has a self-cleaning mode, simply run under warm water and add gentle soap, select the cleaning mode and watch your brush look brand new in seconds. We just adore this brush and guaranteed this wonderful present will be well received this Christmas.
Available at Magn!tone for £70.00
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash 384ml
We love this body wash, not only is it rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids the Raw Shea Butter Moisturises the skin. This beautiful product is blended with organic Raw Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Frankincense & Myrrh. This body wash is excellent value for money as not only does it lather well, a little goes a long way and you will love how soft your skin feels after you use it. This range also comes as a moisturiser, so if you want to be left with baby soft skin, use it after you shower with this luscious body wash.
Available at Look Fantastic for £9.99
The Christmas Afternoon Tea Gift Box
Although we have placed this in our For Her gift guide, this is a set that anyone will love and there is a reason Whittard is known for its tea, as they are always delicious. The Christmas themed set has been well thought out, with oh so delicious Christmas Pudding biscuits, Furleigh Estate English fizz and a pot of our full-bodied loose leaf black Festive Breakfast Tea. You can’t go wrong with this wonderful set as it is sure to be a welcome gift and one that you might have to buy two of, as you will probably want to keep one foe yourself. Then you will only left with one decision do I enjoy the delicious biscuits with tea or champagne!
Available at Whittard for £55.00
Whittard A Feast of Tea
We absolutely adore this set of 40 individually wrapped tea bag and its sure to be a hit! Not only does it come in a beautiful gift box it features seasonal teas like the Christmas Blend, classics like English Breakfast and Afternoon Tea, as well as London favourites including Chelsea tea. It is excellent value for money at only £18.00 and includes 5x black, 1x green, 1x white and 1x black, oolong and green blend. This wonderful gift is an excellent present for friends and family alike.
Available at Whittard for £19.00
Lynx Attract for Her Shower Gel & Body Spray Duo Gift Set
For those who think Lynx is only for men, you couldn’t be more wrong! The Lynx Attract for Her Shower Gel & Body Spray Duo Gift Set is a match made in Christmas heaven! A perfect stock filler, this package comes in a neat gift package box, making your wrapping easier for you for a loved one. It’s rose and bergamot scent shower gel promises to wake you up ready for the day ahead. Its deodorant and bodyspray enhance those natural scents, helping you to stay and smell fresh. Who doesn’t want to smell good and have that everlasting fragrance all day and night? Be sure to stay on top with Lynx Attract for Her.
Available for Superdrug for £2.99
Yardley English Lavender Fragrance Collection with Candle for Her
Yardley English Lavender Fragrance Collection with Candle Gift Set is the ultimate gift that anyone can enjoy. The lavender candle is perfect for setting the mood or to provide that calming, relaxing atmosphere when you are winding down from a busy day at work. The Yardley London’s English Lavender perfume is an elegant fragrance with top notes of bergamot and clary sage and a heart of calming English lavender and warm base notes of wood, vanilla, and patchouli. The Yardley lavender perfume is the upstanding choice, it is a gift that won’t deceive you. The product speaks for itself.
Available at Boots for £10.00
Friends Advent Calender
When we think about our favourite sitcoms, the ones that make us laugh until we have tears in our eyes, the ones that address real life situations, the legendary sitcom Friends comes to mind. This interactive Friends Advent calendar is a 12-day calendar based on the popular television show, coming in a branded, frame-shaped box including mixtures of quotes and phrases from the show and 12 bath fizzers that are named after famous quotes and momentous scenes. Help a Friends Fan in your life to relive some of the memories of the show with this fantastic Friends advent calendar.
Available at Mad Beauty for £7.99
Potion Paris – Discovery Sample Set
Is it time for you to change your perfume? Are you racking your brain trying to find your next signature scent? We have the next best thing which has become incredibly popular for us ladies; Potion Paris. If you purchase the Discovery Sample Set, you will soon see why! Packaged in a simple yet sophisticated sweet box, you are offered 7 luxurious scents, and please believe us when we say, you won’t be able to make up your mind. Each scent offers its own unique, significant, and powerful scent that won’t be able to get enough of and it lasts a few days even if you spray it on yourself ONCE. A great gift which leaves you smelling good and you are spoilt for choice with 7 different themes, what more could you after for this Christmas?
Available at Potion Paris for £22.99
Ardell Professional Magnetic Liner and Lash – Demi Whispies
We have always been fans of Ardell eyelashes and are in love with their new magnetic range. If you haven’t tried magnetic lashes yet then we recommend you do, they are easy to put on and there is no messy glue to deal with. The range look very natural and this pair come with a glue pot and brush, so you simply brush on your liner and pop on the lashes. What’s great about magnetic lashes is you can use them many more times than a glued pair, which makes these lashes not only stunning but excellent value for money! Gift the gift of beautiful lashes this Christmas!
Available at False Eyelashes for £8.99
Kiss Magnetic Eyeliner
The Kiss Magnetic Eyeliner comes in a traditional liquid eyeliner tube with a long brush that makes applying it simple. Magnetic lashes are such great time savers, you simply line, lash and go! If you make a mistake and the lash isn’t straight you can simply take it off and pop it back on. Since trying magnetic lashes we haven’t gone back and know you won’t either. The Kiss Magnetic Eyeliner has an excellent grip, slides on well and ensures you can enjoy your evening with your lashes firmly in place. A great stocking filler or Secret Santa pressie!
Available at False Eyelashes for £13.99
Sensica sensifirm cellulite reduction & body contouring device
Give the gift of firmer skin this Christmas! Most women and some men have cellulite and it seems like a never ending mission to get rid of it. In steps the Sensica Sensifirm which when used for just a ten minutes a week (yes only ten minutes) helped us visibly reduce our cellulite. At last there is a product which isn’t time consuming and actually works! The product is totally painless and even helps reduce stubborn fat pockets. It uses a using patented “lipotherm RF technology” with manual massage. There are three heat settings. The device gently vibrates on contact with the area and after 10 minutes begins to warm the skin, which feels pleasant. We are huge fans of this product and think it makes a wonderful gift!
Available from Sensica for £319.00