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Prepare to become everyone’s fave BFF with these killer pressies.

With Christmas less than a month away, it’s time for us all to put on our thinking caps and start planning what we’ll be surprising our loved ones (or ourselves) with on the big day.

We’re not afraid to put products to the test to help out the sisterhood, so since there’s such a broad range out there to choose from, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to road test this year’s trending beauty gifts to find you the very best Christmas gifts for your makeup loving friends. From nifty hair products and blushing bronzers to fragrant perfumes and hydrating face creams that won’t break your bank account, we’ve got you sorted. Here are our top tried-and-tested picks of the pack…

1. Trilogy Handbag Heroes

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“This is the perfect gift for somebody who’s always on the run. The hydrating hand cream, rosehip oil and lip balm come in a cute pouch which will fit into the smallest handbag. It’s hydration on the go.”

Nadine Dilong, SHESAID Content Producer

Buy it here.

2. Marula Oil Rare Oil Treatment Light by Mazen Bali Hairdressing

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“This is the perfect remedy for that layer of frizz on top of your hair. Literally only about three drops and my whole head of long, thick hair was taken care of. It was still smooth days afterwards, I felt like I had the luscious locks of Gigi Hadid. Highly recommend!”

Daisy Cousens, SHESAID Content Producer

Buy it here.

3. The Aromatherapy Co Therapy Feet Essential Gift Set 

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“This kit is like a day spa for your feet. Sweetly scented with mint and sage, the pumice scrub is fab for exfoliating away dead skin, while the balms treat your tootsies with an oh-so nourishing formula. This is such a great idea for a gift for the friend who deserves a pamper sesh.”

Nadia Stennett, SHESAID Editor

Buy it here.

 4. Antipodes Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood Serum

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“This fruity serum leaves your skin feeling super soft and nurtured and you only need a small drop for your entire face and décolletage.”

Nadine Dilong, SHESAID Content Producer

Buy it here.

5. Fake Bake Airbrush Instant Self-Tan 

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“Having milky white skin, spray tans often leave me looking bright orange. I was impressed by how natural this tan looked. What I love about this particular product is the 360 degree nozzle which means I can easily spray my own legs, upside down!”

Megan Twine, SHESAID Receptionist 

Buy it here.

6. Elemis Radiant Moment Pack

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“This is gorgeous pack contains everything your skin needs including a cleanser, day and night cream, and a rejuvenating mask. After using the products I’ve noticed my face has stopped drying out by the end of the day. Better still, if you’re on a budget this kit is perfect for breaking up and turning into gifts for four of your besties.”

Isabelle Gillespie, SHESAID Editoral Assistant

Buy it here.

7. Nude by Nature Bronzed Beauty

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“I was surprised by how well this bronzer and blush blended with my fairly light skin tone. The brush made the application really easy and the rose-gold packaging is just gorgeous for gift-giving.”

Nadine Dilong, SHESAID Content Producer

Buy it here.

8. Decadence by Marc Jacobs

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“This literally smells like three perfumes in one because the fragrance just keeps on coming. It’s like tasting a delicious dessert when you can taste everything from the caramel to the vanilla bean. Plus the design of the bottle is beyond gorgeous. I can’t think of a single friend who wouldn’t adore this.”

Daisy Cousens, SHESAID Content Producer

Buy it here.

9. Tigi Bed Head Twisted Texture Set

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“Tigi make the best hair products and this kit does not disappoint with two great products for creating the perfect boho chic do. I love that each product is packaged in a Christmas bauble bottle so you can save money and give one to two of your besties.”

Nadia Stennett, SHESAID Editor

Buy it here.

10. Milky Foot Active

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“Milky Foot Active is the perfect product for a DIY foot pampering sesh. After one session I could actually see any dead and dry skin had peeled off my feet. The result: milky soft feet.”

Isabelle Gillespie, SHESAID Editoral Assistant

Buy it here.

11. Zoeva Rose Golden Eyeshadow Palette

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“This eyeshadow palette has all the shades you need from subtle beiges for everyday wear to bold bronze and gold tones for a night out. As the shadows are highly pigmented, they’ll last you a long time.”

Nadine Dilong, SHESAID Content Producer

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12. ModelCo for Colette by Colette Hayman Party Proof Lipstick Trio

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“The perfect trio to give you that natural look. I slapped it on and proceeded to drink a cup of coffee. Not a smudge left on the cup. If that’s not proof it stays on, I don’t know what is. Definitely a winning gift choice for a party girl friend.”

Daisy Cousens, SHESAID Content Producer

Buy it here.

13. Grown Alchemist Hydra-Hand Sanitiser

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“A refreshing alternative to sanitizing gels, this spray makes your hands feel clean in an instant. I like that it doesn’t have a strong alcohol smell like many other hand sanitizers.”

Nadine Dilong, SHESAID Content Producer

Buy it here.

14. Inika Holiday Essentials Kit

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“Such a gorgeous little set to pop in my handbag when I’m out and about! The foundation and powder provide great coverage and are organic which feels so much lighter than my normal foundation. I’ll definitely be giving one of these kits to my natural-loving friends.”

Megan Twine, SHESAID Receptionist 

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15. Tangle Teezer Compact Styler

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“I was skeptical at first but after one use I’m sold. This nifty little brush can fit perfectly into any handbag and leaves you with knot-free, voluptuous hair without the frizz. It’s really affordable and will be life-changing for the friend you give it to. I’m considering getting one for everyone.”

Isabelle Gillespie, SHESAID Editoral Assistant 

Buy it here.

16. Cristiano Ronaldo – Legacy

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“The perfect gift for him. I’ll admit, this men’s fragrance is so heady I think I’ll actually keep it and spray it on my pillow. Or even wear it. After all, who wouldn’t want Cristiano Ronaldo all over them, all day?”

Daisy Cousens, SHESAID Content Producer 

Buy it here.

17. Naked Cosmetics Blushing Bronze Collection

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“This is another great gift to split up for multiple pressies, with six cute and beautifully pigmented powders that are paraben and cruelty free and do everything you can imagine. Wear them as shadows, add water to turn into a liquid liner or mix with clear polish for your very own custom nail laquer. Honestly the best value for money beauty product I’ve tried in a long time.”

Nadia Stennett, SHESAID Editor

Buy it here.

18. Goodness Natural Beauty Lab Every Week Face Scrub 

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“This is a beautiful scrub that uses powdered volcanic pumice and doesn’t scratch the skin when exfoliating. I love that it’s full of natural ingredients like chia seeds, avocado and coconut oils, so it’s the perfect present for a friend with sensitive skin.”

Isabelle Gillespie, SHESAID Editoral Assistant

Buy it here.

19. Remington S7200PAU Style Works Straightener
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“Finally, I’ve found a wet-to-dry straightener that doesn’t make my hair fizz like crazy. Heats up quickly, easy to use, and works great on wet hair as well as dry, plus it’s super affordable, so I’ll definitely be sharing the love and gifting this to a few friends this year.”

Daisy Cousens, SHESAID Content Producer 

Buy it here.

20. Molton Brown Wondrous Myrrh, Musk & Cypress Hand Wash and Lotion Set 
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“This set oozes luxury and Christmas, with its spicy, gingery scent and rich formulas, I put it out when guests are over for instant bathroom glamour. It’s more of a gift to self!”

Nadia Stennett, SHESAID Editor 

Buy it here.

21. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Test Tube Set

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“As someone who’s tried every lip product you can imagine, I can safely say OCD Lip Tars are the cream of the crop, so this cute Test Tube pack which lets your fave friends sample – and as such, get hooked on – the collection is a genius gift idea. Better still it’s really cheaply priced and can be split up to make individual stocking stuffers, or, you know, so you can keep a couple for yourself!”

Nadia Stennett, SHESAID Editor 

Buy it here.

22. it Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil
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“If you want to change your makeup loving friend’s life, get them this brow pencil. It is, quite simply, the best brow product you’ll ever use. The clever grey pencil instantly adjusts to the exact shade of your brow hair for a perfect match every time, so can be used on light or dark hair. It stays put better than anything you’ll ever use and feathers on flawlessly for on-fleek brows, every time. FYI: You can grab this at your local Sephora.”

Daisy Cousens, SHESAID Content Producer

Buy it here.

23. Invisibobble
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“If you’re like me and hate getting kinks in your freshly straightened hair, these hair ties are about to change your life. Invisibobble doesn’t catch or snag thanks to its spring design, so keeps your locks free of crimps when you need to pull back your hair to do makeup or have a shower. Give these to all of your friends, you won’t regret it. My fave find yet.”

Isabelle Gillespie, SHESAID Editoral Assistant 

Buy it here.