CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS 2020 - PART 3 ? - Taislany Gomes


Post by Taislany Gomes • December 07, 2020 • Beauty


If you’re anything like me, you LOVE Christmas! It’s without a doubt, my favorite time of the year!!

That’s why I have decided to put together a little Christmas Gift Guide to start to get into the holiday spirit. As you all know, it takes hours and hours to find the perfect present for that special someone so I decided to make your life easier and use the fact that I bloody love Christmas shopping to give you a little head start. Hope you enjoy my picks:


A sophisticated scent that expresses authenticity, depth and passion. Red Wood Eau De Toilette is the new women’s fragrance from Dsquared2 designed around the characteristics of wood.

This scent is perfect to bring someone confidence in themselves and their personality. It will also bring sophistication, authenticity, good vibes and an impulse towards what’s new.

At the top, surprisingly fresh pink pepper accents and touches of cranberry reveal a crunchy and irresistible fruity dimension before giving way to refined and transparent notes of lychee in the heart, which highlights the feminine character of the velvety and intense rose and magnolia accord. In the dry-down, a magnetic sillage of soft musk enlightens the vibrant and sensual notes of cedarwood and ambery woods.

I have been wearing this scent for the past week and have received many compliments from my boyfriend.


So Long Marianne

So Long Marianne designs put femininity back into feminism, promoting strong women who are comfortable in showing their fair and soft side.

This brand was created with compassion at heart. To try and change the fashion industry from within. To help lead the way in putting an end to cruelty within the fashion world.

Not only are the handbags beautifully made, with opulent hard wares and deluxe, super supple vegan leathers, but they are also 100% cruelty-free and PETA approved. The vegan leather is also environmentally friendly. So Long Marianne uses a new eco-friendly synthetic leather that is DMF-free.

 The Camargue Collection will feature 3 styles of bag, launching with the Medium Camargue which can be worn on a long or short chain length has a luxurious bespoke printed lining with zipping inside and outside and a section for your phone and cards. It’s the perfect going out bag whether that be day or evening. Making it such a great Christmas gift!



Named after a play on the French words for Mother Earth, MAMATER makes ethical sophisticated adornments for spirited women who want to look good and live well.

Accessories that are combinable and seductive. Mamater has the most beautiful pieces to go from a job interview to boardroom meetings, cocktail parties and Sunday brunches.


Playboy Make The Cover For Her

I love this perfume as a gift as Playboy Fragrances believes that anyone can land the coveted front cover and that’s such a great message! Everyone has star quality and anyone can land the coveted front page.

Make the Cover For Her is a fusion of contrasting tones that creates a compelling contemporary fragrance experience. Designed by passionate perfumers Roxanne Kirkpatrick and Louise Turner at Givaudan, Make the Cover For Her is a bright fragrance with floral, fruity and woody notes

The bottle is housed in arresting high-shine boxes in rose gold For Her. Most striking is the reflective sphere on the front surface of each carton; rub the box to see your image contained within a white frame – you’ve made the Playboy cover.

The Bon Voyage Discovery Box

Embark on a voyage of discovery with a selection of 9 must-have, high-quality, award-winning and innovative handbag-sized beauty essentials, the box is usually only available within the retail travel/duty-free arena.

What’s inside the beauty box:

-Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask (13g)

-Cult Classic Egyptian Magic Multi-Purpose Cream 7.5ml

-Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser Rose (30ml)

-Balance Me Vitamin C Repair Serum (7ml)

-Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels(1 pair)

-Eyeko Black Magic Mascara (4ml)

-Isle of Paradise Tanning Water (60ml)

-INC.redible Roller Baby The Original Rollerball Gloss (7ml)

-Sand & Sky Mini Exfoliator (10g)



 A silky, skin-sculpting moisturiser powered by deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid.

  • Oxygenates skin for a radiant complexion
  • Lifting and firming action
  • Enriched with a skin-soothing complex



I love subscription boxes, they make fantastic gifts and there are so many choices available so you can find something for even the really difficult to buy for.

Birchbox is full of beauty products that you can tailor to their requirements such as skin and hair type. They also have lots of offers discounts and rewards when you buy the full-size products which is a huge plus!

A monthly Birchbox subscription, with no long-term commitment, costs just £10 (+ £2.95 P&P) per month. Or, pay upfront for a 6 or 12-month- the perfect affordable gift this year.



Madame LA LA is an exclusive indie beauty brand and self-tanning celebrity favourite inspired by LA, Malibu beach, the Hollywood lifestyle, wellbeing, fitness, slimming and of course, the anti-aging rule – delivering the ultimate LA Glow!

A combination of Coco Water and hydrating skincare benefits infused into a beachy coconut fragrance work to bronze, smooth and slim whilst emulating a quintessential ‘LA tan’ with style. Celeb fans include…Olivia Palermo, Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid and Vanessa Hudgens. All products are cruelty-free with a high percentage of organic and vegan ingredients.

Favourite things about Madame LA LA Tan:

-80% Natural & Organic Madame LA LA Tan provides an instant LA glow that develops into an even deep golden colour in 3 hours.

-The lightweight tinted mousse is a quick-dry DD Tan perfector (Dynamic do-all) infused with hydrating & slimming skincare benefits; Coco Water, Aloe, Green Tea and Vitamin E, plus built-in skin finishing perfectors to smooth and tone skin.

-Innovative colour customising technology ensures your tan looks natural whilst adapting to your individual skin tone. Madame LA LATan will last for 10 days as if you have spent 2 weeks on Malibu Beach.


VENN Age-Response Compound K Hyaluronic Booster

Looking to gift a beauty junkie that loves to experience the best things in life? How about some products that work wonders on all complexions (meaning you can’t get it wrong). This anti-aging and brightening boosting serum is supercharged with 2,700 ppm of VENN’s patented form of Ginsenoside Compound K, to promote a brighter, firmer complexion. It’s blended with a Vitamin B-complex alongside Peptides and Polyamine to strengthen skin’s natural barrier while reducing the appearance of fine lines, pores and discoloration.

This goodie is free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, silicones, PEGs, mineral oil and synthetic fragrance.



BOG’s key ingredient is organic peat. It works to nourish and preserve skin as a potent detoxifier and collagen booster. Brimming with natural antioxidants, essential oils and fatty acids, this unlikely skincare hero promotes cell regeneration – helping to protect skin from aging.

Bog Skincare’s innovative collection harnesses the astonishing powers of peat along with a trio of skin-boosting ingredients in two potent, certified organic face masks – Energise & Detoxify and Hydrate & Revitalise.

Energise & Detoxify: 

This energising mask will bathe your skin with an immediate, spa-worthy glow. Skin is enriched and retextured with a potent organic formula comprising Irish-sourced Organic Peat, Lady’s Mantle – a hyperacid known for its ability to tighten pores – and Hyaluronic Acid. The result? A decongested, smoothed, soft complexion.

Hydrate & Revitalise:

The perfect antidote to dry, irritated skin, Hydrate & Revitalise instantly soothes and calms. A blend of Organic Peat, antiinflammatory Bilberry extract and Hyaluronic Acid work to reduce puffiness, reduce dark spots and boost collagen production, tightening pores and helping protect against skin-damaging free radicals.


John Frieda Hydrate & Recharge Line

Looking for a stocking-filler for someone that wants to keep their hair healthy? John Frieda Hydrate & Recharge quenches thirsty, lifeless hair with a surge of powerful moisture. Infused with nutrient-rich drops containing monoi oil and keratin, this hydrating line transforms dry, lifeless strands into silky hair that moves with them.



Everyone loves to feel renewed energy and vigour, from our bones, joints, and muscles to healthy, glowing skin. So, how about giving them an entire system a boost whilst out and about and on the go?

The Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate supplements help reduce joint pain and stiffness, improve skin, hair and nails, more restful sleep and better digestive health. I’m on my second batch and have already seen so much improvement – such a great “feel-good” gift!



Not ticked everyone off your gifting list yet? Born in Great Britain. JIMBAG is a stylish fashion accessory that can be taken anywhere and everywhere for the modern man and woman. With functionality and style combined, they provide you with styles that are great to transition from the office to the gym.

JIMBAG blurs the line between work and play and transitions them both together. With a ‘JIMBAG’ you can have both. We all crave simple solutions that make our busy lifestyle easier with the least amount of fuss. These simple solutions also have to look good; after all, ‘Style is Everything’.


Holland & Barret 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar

I thought I’d also share a goodie I have been really enjoying throughout December, the Holland & Barrett 25 of Natural Beauty Advent Calendar! The calendar will retail at just £40, but is worth over £170 and perfect for any clean beauty fan.

This year Holland & Barret made it 100 percent vegan and features sustainable favourites from the likes of UpCircle, Ethique, Weleda as well as vouchers behind various doors for money off a repurchase – how amazing is that?

It features a range of vegan serums, cleansers, oils and creams for hair, face, mouth and body, and on top of that the packaging is 100 per cent cardboard so easily recycled.

What’s inside

  • Sukin: Purely ageless moisturiser, 20ml
  • Dead Sea Spa: BB Cream ,15ml
  • Evolve: Hyaluronic Serum, 10ml
  • Ayumi: Turmeric & Argan Oil Body Wash, 250ml
  • Holland & Barrett: Wooden Mirror
  • Ethique: Bliss Cleansing Bar, 110g
  • Natura Siberica: Hair Mask
  • Weleda: Arnica Muscle Soak, 50ml
  • Ecodenta: Organic Anti-Plaque Toothpaste, 75ml
  • Dr Organic: Guava Gel Moisturiser, 50ml
  • So Eco: Eyeshadow Brush
  • Q&A: Liqourice Lip Oil, 15ml
  • Holland & Barrett: Headband Wrap
  • True Skincare: Rehydrating Facial Oil, 10ml
  • Vitaskin: Vitamin C Eye Cream
  • Holland & Barett: Reusable Earbuds
  • Whamisa: Toner Deep Rich, 33.5ml
  • Ethique: Mini Shampoo & Conditioner, 2 X 15G
  • Urban Veda: Reviving Night Cream, 20ml
  • Tisserand: De-stress Roller Ball, 10ml
  • Lamoora: Breathe Shower Bomb 30g
  • Gallinee: Face Vinegar, 50ml
  • Kili.G: Face, Eyes, Neck Mousse, 60ml
  • Up Circle, Face Scrub Citrus Blend, 100ml

Shop all of their beauty gifts HERE.


In the mood to gift something different this year? Independent pizzeria Birtelli’s have created a gourmet make-your-own pizza kit which is now available for delivery nationwide.

Delivered fresh to your door, in environmentally-friendly packaging, Birtelli’s pizza kits give you the chance to craft your own stone-baked Birtelli’s pizza at home, using the same restaurant-quality dough, and premium British ingredients used by the chefs on site.

Birtelli’s pizza kits make for an interactive, restaurant-calibre dining experience in the comfort of their home. Such an amazing Christmas treat!


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