The Salon Privé last-minute gift guide includes inspired gifts for all the quirky, picky, fastidious, practical, loved ones in your life – all available last minute.

We’ve chosen a selection of our items we’ve been fortuitous to stumble across this year.

So, lift your Christmas spirits, make your skin glow or discover something new to enjoy in the new year.

A fantastic fragrance muddled with citrusy, crisp notes and spicy top notes such as bergamot, star anise and cardamom.

The epitome of a warm Sunday day by a roaring fire this refined scent is timeless, contemporary and sophisticated.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Nivea Soft Lips stocking filler, £7.00

Prepare to pucker up under the tree with bestselling nourishing lip care items such as pearl and shine to Nivea’s original lip balm.

All gifts are plastic-free and made using 30 per cent natural material, plus they are perfect for the pocket and the current colder weather.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Oud Noir Set, Lets Sanitise, £22.99

There’s no doubt that hand sanitiser has become a solid staple in the simple quest of leaving the house; keys, wallet, sanitiser – so you may as well do it in vogue!

Oud is currently dominating the fragrance world and now you can sanitise in style.

With every product sold, one is donated to a charity, community organisation, schools or care homes.

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Put your loved ones on a pedestal this year, treat them to an overnight spa break at luxury spa Champneys.

With every £50 spent Champneys will beauty boost your card with an extra 20 per cent.

All cards can be used at resorts, City spas, Eastwell Manor and Mottram Hall on comforting stays, pampering treatments or indulgent products. We are particular fans of the recently refurbished Mottram Hall in Cheshire which has had a cool 10 million cash injection to refurb its 33,000 square foot spa.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Sana Jardin Discover Set, £40

Sana Jardin is the perfect choice for those wanting to update their fragrance wardrobe whilst advocating social change and sustainable business practises. Through the brand’s alternative business model, the flower harvesters receive the floral waste from perfume production which they upcycle into candles and sell under their own micro-enterprises and receive 100 per cent of the profits.

The brand’s Discovery Set is a great way to explore and find a new fragrance as it contains eight sample phials of the entire collection.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Laura Whitmore ‘The Laura’ bouquet, £36, Moonpig.com

A very affordable yet plush bouquet through a collaboration with presenter Laura Whitmore. Full of vivid oranges, pops of pink and eye-catching yellow these blooms will certainly spark joy in any home as it arrives swiftly through the post.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Wonder Gummies Cod Liver Oil, £14.99

A world first, these easy to take Cod Liver Oil gummies taste delicious and have no nasty aftertaste, in fact they taste fruity over the usual fishy cod liver oil aftertaste.

Now more than ever we should look to keep immunity strong and joints supple, cod liver oil is also well known for reducing inflammation.

Packed full of antioxidants and Vitamin D, this age-old remedy now comes in a handy gummy. A great stocking filler for the health conscious loved one.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Emma Hardie Luxury skincare Collection, £40

One of the most covetable skincare brands on the market these products are suitable for all skin types and feel luxurious on the skin.

One of the hero products is the best-selling moringa cleansing balm (our favourite balm) which helps make cleansing a joyous process rather than a chore.

Emma Hardie’s luxury collection features a selection of bestselling products for fresh, glowing skin and if you’re yet to discover the brand – you’ll be suitably impressed.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Lush I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, £2.95

We love everything that handmade cosmetics brand Lush stands for, and if a Hippopotamus is seriously not something you can deal with this Christmas – here’s your alternative!

This vegan raspberry scented bath bomb will leave a gorgeous scent and popping candy as you sink into purple starry waters.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Renaissance sensory experience voucher

But alongside this lovely little chap, why not treat your loved one to a Renaissance sensory experience voucher (£75) the Lush Spas are one of Lush’s best-kept secrets with eight nationwide stores to choose from this treatment incorporates guided sensory meditation through fragrance.

The voucher has no expiry date and are ready to use as soon as you’re ready to go.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Seignette VS, £25

The very reasonably priced Seignette VS is a modern-day cognac with notes of dried apricot, vanilla and hints of honeysuckle. The Seignette family can be traced back to the 17th century Western French Coast and were prominent traders in salt and cognac in the La Rochelle region.

This delicious drink has a long, creamy finish on the palate and is great for a Christmas tipple.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Olverum Bath Oil, £65, (enough for 50 baths)

With a unique blend of essential oils helps to ease stress and relax tension in both the mind and body leaving you grounded and totally zen.

This highly concentrated bath oil is especially wonderful this time of year as not only does it relax the body it helps turn the bathroom into your own magical spa.

Only half a capful is needed per bath, and virtually all the oil is absorbed by the skin – leaving no greasy residue at all.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Wanderlust Wine Subscription, from £28

There’s always a good reason to extol the virtues of the mighty grape especially when you’re supporting lesser known producers delivering sustainable, organically farmed biodynamic wines right to your front door.

Choose between silver, gold (from £58) or platinum subscriptions and receive 4-10 bottles every two months. You can pay bimonthly, every 6 months of annually for your membership.

Whether it’s a bottle, a case or a subscription (yes please!) it’ll sure to be gratefully received.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | BeGlow Tia MAS Skinsense Cleansing Device, £279

Cleansing is the foundation to any skincare routine, and we seem to be more and more intuitive with our home regimes and gadgets as a whole.

This cleansing gadget will appeal to both sexes with its ergonomic design and three different intensity levels for an altogether better cleanse.

In addition to the brilliant facial cleansing device Tia MAS has micro-electronic technology for facial lifting. The curved design enables uniform coverage of the micro-electric pulses which contract muscles to give the ultimate lift and contour. It takes a few goes to get used to the pulses but you’ll notice a difference in skin tautness in no time.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas GiftElizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Capsules for 60, £75.00. Guide |

Formulated for maximum potency and encapsulated to keep fresh – these powerhouse capsules are the key ingredient for plumper, firmer, hydrated skin and deliver deep into the dermis to restore vital, plumping moisture.

These Biodegradable, single-dose capsules deliver a silky serum packed with hyaluronic acid to draw in moisture while ceramides strengthen the skin’s barrier to lock hydration in and leave skin with a youthful bounce.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Paws for Thought Puppy Yoga, Gift Card, Class from £30, Pawsforthoughtuk.com

London and Essex based puppy yoga, yes you read that right, puppy yoga.

Unfortunately, due to the current climate the team have had to put their classes on hold. However, a gift card can put paid to that and can be used throughout the year at any of their feel-good sessions which are both excellent for socialising puppies, but great for mental health and wellbeing.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Boujee Bougies, £55

Flamboyant 100 per cent natural wax candles for the discerning nose. Composed by the Boujee in-house perfumer and compounded in Grasse, France – this candle is as fancy as they come.

Our Ultimate Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide | Fabulously Fed Festive Box, £55

All you need for festive feasting is this little bit kitsch and a whole lot of fabulous grazing box. Former MasterChef runner-up Emma is the queen of grazing boxes and we love this decadent gift full of pickled shallots, dried fruit, charcuterie, olives and glorious cheese. Available for collection or same day delivery in London and home counties.

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Lauren Patricia Maybank

Lauren worked as a beauty and lifestyle editor for numerous years at national newspaper and magazine level, with a weekend beauty slot on Talk Radio and a regular page/column. She’s particularly interested in travel, luxury multi-tasking beauty, with a focus on spa, skincare and gadgets and newly launched products. Lauren is a qualified make-up artist, enjoys travelling, alternative therapies and currently house renovation.
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Lauren’s recent micro-pandemic wedding gained notoriety in Hello, Metro and Channel 5 news.





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