Friday 10 November 2023

Christmas Gift Guide | The Best Gifts For Millennial Girls

Each year brings a bigger and better selection of Christmas gifts for us millennial girls. Whether it's must-have makeup, skincare saviours, brilliant books, or a sexy pair of PJs, you're guaranteed to find a perfect pressie for your favourite women this year. For those short on time, here are some of my top picks...

Benefit | Twinkle 'n Jingle
My first gift recommendation is perfect for the glam girls. It is the Benefit Twinkle 'n Jingle (£44.50, a limited-edition holiday palette that guarantees a gorgeous glowing complexion.

The palette is made up of Benefit's original fan-favorite Dandelion - baby-pink brightening blush, Dandelion Twinkle - a soft nude-pink highlighter, and HoneyB Twinkle - a golden honey highlighter. All shades are full sized and packaged in a slim case that includes a mirror for easy, on-the-go touch-ups.

Crafted with baked technology to achieve a strobing effect, the highlighters boast a flattering formula that seamlessly blends onto the skin. The Dandelion blush provides a brightening pop of baby-pink colour with a soft-satin finish that lasts up to eight hours.

Charlotte Tilbury | Exagger-Eyes Beauty Secrets
Another great makeup gift this year is the Charlotte Tilbury's Exagger-Eyes Beauty Secrets (£50 Sephora). It is a gorgeous two-piece set that includes a Bigger Brighter Eyes Palette, alongside the brand’s loved Hollywood Liner Duo.

The Bigger Brighter Eyes Palette in 'Exagger-Eyes' was originally inspired by sparkling, eye-widening social media filters. It is made up of four shades, Prime – an ivory-cream, Enlarge – a rose gold, Define – a red-brown, and Pop – a transparent sparkle, all of which apply easily and feel like velvet on the lids.

Hollywood Liner Duo is a smudge-proof and water-proof eyeliner that boasts a stay-all-day formula. Gliding onto the skin like silk, shades 'Black' and 'Champagne' amplify and enhance any make up look for up to 16 hours!

Nails.INC | House of Nails.INC
For the girls who are never seen without a perfectly polished manicure, I recommend gifting the Nails.INC House of Nails (£15 This limited-edition gift set features three gorgeous high-shine shades that are perfect for the party season. It includes Happy Holly-Days – a gold glitter, Home for Christmas – a deep red, and Be-Wreath in Magic – a mushroom grey.

Each polish is super pigmented, chip-resistant, and gorgeously glossy. They each feature the Nail.INC patented, wide hugging brush. It is ergonomically designed to work with the shape of the nail, making application easier and minimising the number of strokes required per application.

Josie Silver | A Winter in New York
For the bookworms that love to lose themselves in a cosy romance, I recommend gifting Josie Silver’s A Winter in New York (£8.99 Waterstones).

Described as a sumptuously cosy seasonal love story, A Winter in New York tells the story of Iris who arrives in New York, the city of dreams, intent on restarting her culinary career, and leaving her recent heartache behind. Wandering the streets at a famous food festival, Iris feels like she's living in a movie. Then she stumbles upon a gelateria that looks strangely familiar. Inside, she meets Gio: a perfect leading man with an irresistible smile - and a crisis of his own. As fate would have it, Iris is the one person with the answer to his problem. She just can't tell him that...

Ink & Drop | Art Prints
For the home lovers, gifting an Ink & Drop print (from £13 is guaranteed to go down well.

Ink & Drop is a British family business that creates unique and trendy art prints that are surprisingly affordable. They have a huge selection of poster prints to suit pretty much everyone's taste. There is everything from altered art and vintage prints, to trendy typography. And a selection of prints can be personalised with any text you want - from your favourite song lyric or saying, to your most used motto or inside joke.

Sainsbury's | Taste the Difference Berry Bramble Cocktail
If you're gifting a girl who loves cocktails, the Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Berry Bramble Cocktail (£15 Sainsbury's) will make the perfect present. It is a premixed cocktail with gin, blackberry and blackcurrant infusions, elderberry juice, lemon juice and natural flavourings.

Suitable for vegans, this tasty tipple is affordable and party-ready.

Keys Soulcare | Sage + Oat Milk Candle
For the wellbeing girls that love self-care, I recommend gifting the Keys Soulcare Sage + Oat Milk Candle (£38

This soothing and calming artisanal candle delivers a welcoming fragrance that's sweet, subtle, and cleansing. Sage provides a warm and soothing fragrance that calms, relaxes, and restores, all while clearing negative energy and encouraging mindfulness. The sweet scent of oat milk eases the body and mind into a state of relaxation.

The Sage + Oat Milk Candle is hand-poured using vegan soy wax. It has great projection and a burn time of 65 hours.

Tory Burch | Electric Sky
Staying on the subject of scent, Tory Burch's Electric Sky (£75 SpaceNK) is the perfect Christmas gift for fragrance fans.

Forming one of five scents in Tory Burch’s Essence of Dreams collection, Electric Sky is a green and aromatic eau de parfum that comprises an unexpected mix of refreshing cactus flower, lavender, and wood. It features top notes of blue sage and violet, heart notes of cactus flower and responsibly-sourced lavender, and base notes of palo santo accord and vetiver.

Electric Sky is available in two sizes, 50ml for £75 and 90ml for £99.

Farmacy | Honey Dewy Duo
For the skincare obsessed girls, I recommend gifting Farmacy's Honey Dewy Duo (£57, a limited-edition set containing two full size versions of the brand's best-selling formulas.

The first product is the Honey Halo, a nourishing moisturiser that is packed with potent ingredients to deliver plump, smooth, and dewy skin. It is formulated with a buckwheat honey blend, that includes propolis and royal jelly, to provide intense hydration and antioxidant-rich benefits. Shea butter is included to replenish the skin barrier and prevent moisture loss, alongside fig fruit extract to leave the skin feeling smooth and supple.

The second product is the Wake Up Honey Eye Cream, a caffeine-infused skin saviour that plumps, smooths, brightens, and recharges the skin around the eyes. It is formulated with upcycled cranberry peptides, hydrating honey extract, dew-boosting hyaluronic acid, and 3% vitamin C to combat dark circles and banish wrinkle-inducing dryness.


Another great beauty gift to give this year is the FOREO KIWI Derma (£149, an innovative device that takes skincare to the next level.

KIWI Derma utilises three different technologies in order to tackle a number of skin concerns. The first is microdermabrasion, which gently removes the dull, damaged top layer of skin to increase collagen production and brighten the complexion. The second is a perfectly calibrated suction that minimises pores. And the third is a T-Sonic massage that helps to fade pigmentation and reduce puffiness.

The device allows personalised treatments, thanks to six customisable intensities and three massage settings. It is also the only microdermbrasion device that doesn't require replacement filters or tips. The device comes with a small Adamas diamond tip for exfoliating the T-zone, a Medium Adamas Diamond Tip to reduce visible fine lines, pigmentation, and scarring, and a Large Adamas Diamond Tip to exfoliate the cheeks and sensitive areas of the face.

For the hair-obsessed girls, you can't go wrong with gifting Get-a-QUAI (£30, QUAI’s three-piece gift set designed to leave the hair and scalp cleansed, purified, and protected.

Included in the gift set are travel-sized versions of QUAI’s Detox Shampoo, Scalp and Body Scrub, and Hair Oil. The Detox Shampoo is formulated with apple cider vinegar to deliver a deep cleanse to remove product build-up, dry shampoo, hard water deposits, and dirt and oil. The Scalp and Body Scrub is a tropically-scented sugar scrub that can be used all over the scalp and body. Thanks to its exfoliating action, the scrub helps smooth, nourish, and moisturise the skin. The Hair Oil works to tame frizz and seal split ends and protect the hair against heat damage and colour fade for a gorgeous high-gloss finish.

V by Very | Stripe Revere Set
My final recommendation is a gift guaranteed to go down well with pretty much anyone: pyjamas. has some gorgeous PJ sets on offer this year from great brands including Boux Avenue, Calvin Klein, and Pour Moi, as well as Very's own brand, V by Very.

I love this chic V by Very Stripe Revere Set (£28 Available in cream and black, this comfy two-piece set features a straight leg silhouette and stretch waistband to flatter all body shapes and sizes. The strip design is also timeless, delivering a bedtime look that will never go out of fashion.

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