The Beauty Memo

7 Beauty Gifts Guaranteed To Please Everyone

When time is short and your ‘to-buy’ list is long, we are here to help and inspire you. From indulgent skincare sets for true beauty connoisseurs to the perfect present for the makeup devotee, these gifting ideas are guaranteed to please – as chosen by global beauty director NEWBY HANDS

Clockwise from top left: La Mer The Smoothing Moisture Collection; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette – Tiger; Sunday Riley Night ZZZs Retinol Trio Set; Omorovicza Evening Ritual Set; Rae Morris Personal 8 Brush Set and Plate; Dr. Barbara Sturm Serum House; Slip The Icons Edit Set

Dr. Barbara Sturm Serum House

Dr. Barbara Sturm is renowned for her line of excellent, highly coveted serums, and her Serum House is home to four of her most in-demand skin treats. Featuring her famous Hyaluronic Serum, the must-have Glow Drops, Super Anti-Aging Serum and Night Serum, it’s the perfect gift for any skincare lover.

Slip The Icons Edit Set

Sometimes you don’t realize how much you need something until it’s given to you, and this clever update to Slip’s silk eye mask is the perfect example – it now has a padded contour inside the mask to protect lashes (and lash extensions) from being flattened overnight. Plus, the pretty kit also includes two silk hair ties and a classic scrunchie, perfect for adding a bit of glamour to anyone’s bedtime routine.

La Mer The Smoothing Moisture Collection

This is a truly dynamic duo of nourishing, pampering skincare from La Mer. Fans of Crème de La Mer love its cosseting, calming effects on skin and swear by it for deep moisturization – often when all other creams have failed. What’s more, The Lip Balm is honestly the best I have tried – rather than just soothing chapped lips, it actively treats and repairs them.

Rae Morris Personal 8 Brush Set and Plate

Rae Morris’s beautifully curated brush set is the perfect design – from its cherry wood-handled tools, crafted in Japan, to the clever magnetic plate that holds each brush elegantly in place. As amazing to look at as it is to use – and with the perfect brush for every makeup requirement – this set is a gift that someone will use and love for years to come.

Omorovicza Evening Ritual Set

An opulent edit from Omorovicza for the perfect night-time routine. Start with the indulgent Cleansing Balm and Silky Foaming Cleanser for the perfect double-cleanse; next, apply the excellent Midnight Renewal Serum, which contains bakuchiol to repair; finally, massage in the pampering Rejuvenating Night Cream.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette – Tiger

While every palette that Hourglass creates is a standout, this edition is the one to choose for anyone who wants luminous, radiant skin (and who doesn’t?). Containing two shades of the brand’s famous Ambient Lighting Powder, to give skin that candle-lit glow, and two shades of sheeny blush – plus two other highlighters – it looks as beautiful as your skin will.

Sunday Riley Night ZZZs Retinol Trio Set

With retinol universally acknowledged as the transformational star ingredient of skincare, this kit truly gives the gift of good skin. Featuring Sunday Riley’s famous Luna Sleeping Night Oil, A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum, and 5 Stars Retinoid + Niacinamide Eye Serum, these well-formulated products provide all the benefits of retinol (smoother, brighter, clearer skin) but without the usual redness and flaking. The ideal night-time program for the dedicated skincare lover.