As ever, Baylis & Harding have come up trumps with a whole host of gorgeous ideas for cute stocking fillers. This Christmas, I’m stocking up on the brand’s lovely range of gift sets, ideal for each member of the family, such as this Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Luxury Home Gift Set, (£15 from Debenhams).
Inside is a fragrant Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Hand Wash – which leaves hands gently scented with a fresh, crisp aroma (ideal for use in for those who will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen this year). There’s also a pretty polka-dot embossed glass candle with metal lid – just the thing to fill your house with a festive scent this Christmas.
Ideal for the man in your life, meanwhile, is this Fuzzy Duck wash bag set. The Men’s Pink Pepper & Oud Wash Bag, (£21.24 from Amazon) is perfect for him to use in the gym or for weekends away.
The stylish navy wash bag contains four mini essentials – including a body wash, shampoo, shower gel and an aftershave balm. The new fragrance is uplifting with a hint of spice to have an invigorating effect – perfect for after exercising and for adding a touch of sophistication to his usual gym kit.
Another cute gift – ideal for younger teenagers, I think – is this Beauticology pampering Rudolph Festive Treats for Feet Set (£8 from Amazon).
With its red-and-white seasonal packaging, it contains super-soft socks for those winter nights, as well as a Vanilla Icing Foot Lotion, which leaves heels baby-soft with a vitamin-rich formula. Perfect for those DIY pampering pedicures at home.
Finally, channelling the big news in beauty trends, which is that the humble cleansing bar (or bar of soap) is back in vogue, so there’s no better gift for those who either like a classic beauty gift (favourite aunty?) or for those who are on-trend and wanting an eco-friendly product that is not only pretty but also kind to the environment.
The Fuzzy Duck Cotswold Collection Luxury Wrapped Soap Set, (£6 from Debenhams), contains three charming, wrapped soaps in Wildlfower Meadow and Woodland Bluebell scents. Silicone-free and cruelty-free, they are suitable for vegans and cleanse without stripping the skin of moisture. The whimsical, countryside designs seems to be inspired by a retro 50s aesthetic, with nods to the a British sensibility. Timeless.
*This review is based on press samples