Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Gorgeous Gifts; Buying for a Beauty Fan This Christmas? Katie Wright Has Got Gifts to Suit Every Taste

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Gorgeous Gifts; Buying for a Beauty Fan This Christmas? Katie Wright Has Got Gifts to Suit Every Taste

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Byline: KATIE WRIGHT

WHAT do you buy the beauty buff who has everything? The vast array of gift sets and special offers in the shops can sometimes be a hindrance, as much as a help, when you're trying to impress a make-up maven or perfume perfectionist.

We've trawled through this year's offerings to find the unique and unusual gifts that will delight even the trickiest recipient this Christmas Day.

FOR THE LUXURY LOVER...

HOURGLASS CONFESSION ULTRA SLIM HIGH INTENSITY REFILLABLE LIPSTICK SET, PS48, HARVEY NICHOLS OBVIOUSLY, smoking is not in any way cool. But this shiny box from Hourglass, which comes with one long, thin golden lipstick holder and three interchangeable shades of lippie (and bears more than a passing resemblance to a packet of cigarettes) sure is.

FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE... BUTTON & WILDE PERSONALISED TARROCO ORANGE AND NUTMEG BODY LOTION, PS12.99, AND WILD CITRUS ROSE BODY SCRUB, PS14.99 - OTHER ITEMS NOT INCLUDED BUTTONANDWILDE.COM IF YOU want to mark an extra special birthday or anniversary this Christmas, new brand Button & Wilde lets you create your own unique personalised gift set.

Choose from a variety of bath and body products in six signature scents, add a photo and message (the soppier the better, we reckon) to the bottles and they'll come wrapped in a pretty white cotton gift bag. For a festive feel, we recommend the spicy tarroco orange and nutmeg fragrance.

FOR THE FREQUENT FLYER... TRINNY LONDON STARTER STACK, PS95 (TRINNY LONDON.COM) FOR the woman who's always hopping on a plane, TV presenter Trinny Woodall's new beauty venture offers little pots of multi-use products that you can stack together and chuck in your luggage.

To take out the guesswork, select your recipient's hair, eye and skin colour on the website, and it will tell you which shades they need. Easy peasy.

FOR THE SKINCARE OBSESSIVE...

GALLINEE THE HAPPY BACTERIA SET, PS49.90 (GALLINEE. COM) BY NOW, we all know that probiotics are good for our health, but what about prebiotics? Impress the skincare buff who really knows her stuff with this trio from respected French brand Gallinee, which is worth PS66. …

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