On the hunt for the ultimate Christmas present? You’ve come to the right place. This year, Santa’s beauty offerings have seriously upped their game- with everything from personalised perfume bottles to bespoke face creams and nail colours, we’ve pulled together our top ten gifts guaranteed to please even the trickiest of relatives. Read on and get shopping girls- it’s time to get personal…
The Best Bespoke Beauty Gifts To Buy This Christmas: SHOPPING FIX
GALLERY>> THE BEST BESPOKE BEAUTY GIFTS
Chanel Calligraphy Service
Head on down to Chanel’s boutique in Covent Garden every Friday and Saturday from now until Christmas and you might just happen to stumble across Chanel’s very own calligrapher. On hand to personalise your wrapping and gift cards, this is one heck of a final flourish to an already amazing Chanel purchase.
Jo Malone Engraving Service, £25 per item
A [a href="http://www.jomalone.co.uk/cms/boutiques/personalisation_services.tmpl" target="_blank">Jo Malone candle[/a] or fragrance is a present in itself, but for an extra £25 you can get your gift personalised with beautifully engraved initials. Although this service is available all year round in Jo Malone’s Sloane Street boutique, complimentary engraving days will be on offer this Christmas including the 5th December at Brook Street and Covent Garden. Stay tuned via Jo Malone’s Facebook page where additional events and dates will be updated over the next few days.
The Ultimate Collection Bespoke Vanity Case by Asprey for Crème de La Mer, £2,750
The ultimate in luxe gifting- only 111 cases in total have been created in this stellar collaboration, 15 of which will be available exclusively in the UK at [a href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Categories/EXCLUSIVES/Asprey-Ultimate-Collection-gift-set_305-1000298-5C8G01/" target="_blank">Selfridges[/a]. What’s more, Selfridges customers have the chance to personalise their vanity case. Now, whether this is a gift for you or someone else is a totally different question all together…
The Organic Pharmacy Bespoke Elixir Cream, £195
The ultimate gift for the beauty buff in your life, this amazing bespoke (and totally organic) cream from the experts at The Organic Pharmacy is pretty special, even if we say so ourselves. The recipient will have their very own cream handmade for them in front of their eyes following a one-to-one consultation with a therapist. Each appointment reveals a bespoke prescription based on answers to lifestyle choices, diet, metabolism, stress and current skincare routine- we want one!
Dior Perfume Engraving, free when you purchase a fragrance
A personalised Dior fragrance? We can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t appreciate this. Perfume engraving is available at a few locations in the run-up to Christmas- at Selfridges from 12th-24th December, Harrods from 16th-21st, Boots Manchester Trafford Centre on 6th December and Boots Manchester Market Street on 7th December. Merry Christmas indeed!
Guerlain Le Parfum de 68, £154, free bottle engraving
Way back in 1914, Guerlain launched a fragrance to mark the opening of its boutique at number 68 on the Avenue of the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Fast forward to 2013 and our friends over at Guerlain have only gone and re-launched the [a href="http://www.guerlain.com/int/en-int" target="_blank">iconic fragrance[/a] to celebrate the re-opening of the newly renovated and iconic Parisian boutique. What’s more, get your hands on one of these gorgeous bottles (decorated with the façade of the legendary building, FYI) and you can get your own name, message or initials engraved for free.
Illamasqua Create Your Own, £300
If budget is no question then this will certainly make someone very happy come Christmas morning. For £300, you can buy 10 empty Illamasqua nail varnishes and then the person receiving the gift can contact Illamasqua to set up a private meeting with the brand’s Creative Director David Horne to create their very own bespoke nail colours. The perfect gift for the serious fashionistas? We think so.
Penhaligon’s Christmas Hero Box, £30
Plain gift boxes are so 2013. Head on down to [a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/?gclid=CJnxyeGdo7sCFakKwwoduw8AUQ" target="_blank">Penhaligon’s[/a] and pick up one of their stunning Hero Boxes- a rotating music box that sings the sweet tune of a songbird. Cute enough even without a present inside, we say!
Reiss Personalisation Service, £5
Got a sister or BFF who is Reiss-obsessed? Then this might just be the perfect present. For only £5, you can engrave your Reiss Parfum bottle at [a href="http://www.reiss.com/womens/accessories/grey-flower/100ml/" target="_blank">www.reiss.com/parfums[/a]. Available with Reiss’ debut signature scents Grey Flower and Black Oudh- we love.
Miller Harris Bespoke Fragrance Service, £8,000
Potentially the ultimate in bespoke gifting, this stellar service might take three months but it’s totally worth the wait. After meeting with Miller Harris’ very own Lyn Harris to decide the theme and style of the fragrance, your [a href="http://www.millerharris.com/bespoke/" target="_blank">unique perfume[/a] is bottled up and the fragrance can then be adapted to all Miller Harris body care products and candles. A gift that keeps on giving? We think so.