CODE's Christmas Gift Guide
Yes it's THAT time of the year again. So, whether you’re ahead of the game and don’t mind joining the crowds or planning on a spot of online shopping from the comfort of your sofa, we’ve taken away some of the legwork and hunted down a collection of the most unique, lust-worthy beauty gifts that money can buy right now.
The gift that says you put some serious thought into it…
Astrid & Miyu Zodiac Collection Earrings in Rose Gold £39
Give someone an item of signature jewellery and they’ll feel very lucky indeed. Give them an item of signature jewellery that features their zodiac gemstone and they’ll love you forever. These star sign birthstone pieces are delicate yet statement pieces of jewellery, that make very individual, unique and meaningful gifts, that won’t break the bank.
The gift you’ll want to keep for yourself….
Anthropologie Marbled Monogram Cheese Board £34
This is serious gift goals. Even if you don’t love cheese (you are forgiven) you will want one of these in your kitchen. Marble and brass, seriously chic, and personalised. Part with it if you can bear to – if not, well, keep it for yourself. They’ll never know.
The gift they’ll actually use…
Friction Free Rose Razor Subscription £9
A razor, as a gift? Bear with us on this one. Firstly, it’s rose gold. And it looks pretty swish, far fancier than your average Wilkinson Sword. Secondly, the recipient of this gift will be sent a new batch of blades each month. Still not convinced? You can have the razor it embossed with initials (great for anyone who has flat mates). And finally: they will actually use it. Daily, probably. And let’s face it, isn’t that the definition of a great gift?
The gift that looks like you spent a fortune…
CODE My Essential Lash kit is a must have for lash-lovers, and anyone who wants to ditch the falsies without losing the false-lash effect. Containing CODE’s legendary VLM Volumising Lengthening Mascara – a fave with celebrities including Michelle Keegan and Uma Thurman – and FFL Forget False Lashes, a pre-mascara lash plumper, the kit contains all the essentials needed to give natural lashes a boost and create sexy curvaceous envy-inducing lashes. You’ll want to buy it for the make-up bag alone – a quirky cosmetics case emblazoned the perfectly apt motto “I’m Not Perfect But My Eyelashes Are.”
The gift for the yogi in your life….
Yogi Bare Teddy Yoga Mat £39.99
Firstly - oh how we love that that palm print. You’d be forgiven for wanting to use this as a rug in your home. But really, for the hardcore yogi in your life, this mat is the one. Featuring a velvety soft microfibre towel top layer, it is designed to soak up every little drop of sweat AND it’s machine washable. Bikram fans rejoice.
The gift of fuller lips….
A must-have for Kylie Jenner fans, My Essential Lip Kit is the ideal gift for anyone wanting to perfect their pout, without surgery. My Essential Lip Kit contains CODE’s two best-selling lip products: SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner, a nude coloured lip liner, that contours and defines the lips, and LIP Lip Intense Plumper, a unique lip plumping treatment. Together these wonder products create the ultimate sexy full pout, without a visit to the surgeon.
The gift they’ll thank you for once Christmas is over…
Starskin After Party Brightening Mask, £9
Apparently the secret to A-listers’ award-winning skin, the After Party Brightening Mask is chock full of fermented Coconut Juice, Vitamin C and herbs, which intensely energise skin, leaving it visibly brighter and giving a more radiant complexion. Each brightening face mask is, rather amazingly, soaked in a full bottle of skin-revitalising organic skincare serum and transforms tired skin in just 20 minutes. So once dry January rolls in, and the parties are a distant memory (but the pallid partied-out complexion is a very real thing) this mask will become a lifesaver. Plus the rather unusual looking sheet mask makes for some truly Insta-worthy selfies.
The gift that will transform their mornings...
Firebox Spreadable Coffee Espresso Marmalade £9.99
For the ultimate caffeine fix this Christmas, give a jar of this java jam. Slightly polarising (some may say it has the Marmite effect) we are divided on the taste, but coffee-fiends will probably love to spread this on their morning croissant. Re-defines the meaning of beans on toast.
The gift for your own wish-list...
Saint Laurent Eyewear Classic 193 Aviator Sunglasses £455
These sunglasses are all you’ll need when you’re waking up full of toxins and regret on January 1st. Ticking both the classic and the glam box, these lust-have aviators will turn blurry-eyed in to starry-eyed - quite literally. An investment but worth it for the compliments they’ll pull in. Put these on your wish list and promise Santa you’ll be very good this year.