A beauty gift-set doesn’t have to be a boring option this Christmas. I always find they are a good way to give someone something they wouldn’t buy for themselves (ie time to pamper and permission to look after yourself – and how valuable is that?). Whether you are looking for a little stocking-filler or a way to say ‘thank you’ or “I love you’ to someone special, Baylis & Harding is top of the pack when it comes to affordable sets which look pretty and (most importantly) contain covetable, hard-working products that everyone will use.
With its three hand creams, the Baylis & Harding Boudoire Rose Luxury Hand Treats Gift Set (£4.82, amazon.co.uk) is sure to be a winner this Christmas. I love the dark and moody look of this range, which is based around an opulent, floral rose fragrance.
The handy-sized creams are great for throwing in your hand-bag or for when you are travelling, and they leave skin soft and hydrated with a gentle scent.
You slather them on after washing and hands will keep supple and young-looking. The ‘boudoir’ feel is echoed in the aesthetic – which uses a black palette with evocative floral images (very 1920s). Love!
Also targeting hands is the Baylis & Harding Royal Garden Peach, Peony & Jasmine Luxury Manicure Gift Set (£5, amazon.co.uk). With its bright and breezy peach colour-way, this is like the ‘day’ version of the ‘after-dark’ Boudoire gift set. It contains Hand Soak Crystals, a Hand & Nail Cream and Nail File, so you can easily recreate a manicure at home.
The products have an uplifting scent of Peach, Peony & Jasmine – which is a delicately sweet floral fragrance. Inspired by a traditional English country garden, the range has peachy tones and pretty florals.
The hand soak eases sore hands and cleans away dirt under the nails. You can continue the pampering by filing nails and dousing them with the hand and nail cream for a revived feel.
With Baylis & Hardin’g Christmas line-up, the men in our lives are not forgotten either. The Fuzzy Duck Hemp & Bergamot Men’s Grooming Tin (£9.99, amazon.co.uk) is such a great buy.
It contains a Beard Shampoo, Beard Wax, Beard Balm and Soap so is perfect for those bearded wonders! The brand’s Fuzzy Duck collections always have a natural feel about them, inspired by the namesake hotel in the Cotswolds, and this is no different.
Crafted using the warmth and density of hemp and smoky woods, combined with the softness of sandalwood and the spice of bergamot, grapefruit and ginger, the fragrance is warm and uplifting. The products leave skin and hair soft, clean and groomed looking, while the tin is brilliant to resuse afterwards.
Finally, the Baylis & Harding Signature Collection – Black Pepper & Ginseng Luxury Bathing Trio Gift Set (£5, amazon.co.uk) is such a great all-rounder. It contains a Shower Gel, Hair & Body Wash and Aftershave Balm and the fragrance is a rich and timeless blend of Black Pepper & Ginseng. Perfect to find under the tree…
*This review is based on press samples