Give the gift of beauty this Christmas

December 16, 2012

gift of beauty


Without meaning to scare you Christmas is literally around the corner with just over a week to go there’s not much time to time to sort out those last minute gifts for any beauty lover. However, Shumaila have prepared a handy guide to getting that perfect gift.

Sniff out a new scent

Perfume may seem like a bit of any easy present when you don’t know what to get the women in your life but you won’t be the only person buying a bottle of scent this Christmas. In fact £790 million is expected to be spent on perfume sales in the UK alone this year. However, if you get it right it is perfect present but if not it can be a disaster. Therefore, it is really important that you don’t just run into a perfume shop and buy the first scent you see.

Instead, you need to consider the personality of the person you are buying for – are they sporty, vintage, very feminine or do they love designer style? All of this will help you choose the right perfume to suit there personality. It’s also a good idea to make note of the perfume they usually wear as armed with that knowledge you can then ask an expert who will be better able to match the right perfume to the person you are buying for. You should also consider the age of the person you are buying for as a woman in her 60s is likely to want a very different scent to a woman in her 20s.

If in doubt opt for a classic scent like Chanel No 5, J’Adore, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique or Marc Jacobs Daisy and always make the most of the expertise behind the perfume counter as they can help you find a perfect perfume.

Beauty gift sets

There are loads of beauty gift sets to choose from on the high street and this can be a perfect present for someone. However, as with perfume you need to think about the personality of the person you are buying for. So if they are sporty a gift set they can use after the gym may be perfect, or for a girly girl a floral perfumed set can be great and a busy mum is likely to appreciate a gift that allows them to be able to soak in a relaxing bath tub for a little while. For a truly unique gift you can make up your own gift set just buy a gorgeous basket or box and fill it with shredded tissue paper and then get all their favourite beauty items and you have a great personal beauty gift.

Pamper them

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Of course you could treat them to a pampering session. What’s better than a relaxing treat like a massage, manicure or body wrap at a beauty salon. By buying gift vouchers from a salon like Shumaila you can ensure that they have a relaxing treat post Christmas which can be just what they need after all the hard work and stress of the festive season.


Beauty gifts don’t just have to be for the girls

Of course you could get a beauty gift for the man in your life. Lets face it men’s faces go through a lot with shaving every day so why not buy them a gorgeous shaving set which they can use to reduce irritation or why not find somewhere that does a traditional wet shave and of course you can’t go far wrong with a good aftershave.