At Christmas time, few things are as universally appreciated as beauty gift sets. They represent value and – let’s be honest – convenience: everything you need in one quick and easy buy, as handy for the gift-giver as for the recipient.
However, the word ‘saving’ isn’t one you hear often at Christmas time, particularly when you are talking about high-end presents. This year, however, Meaghers is at the very heart of Christmas for those among us looking for luxurious but affordable beauty gifts.
The choices below are sure to delight, both now and in months to come when your best friend/sister/auntie is enjoying their skin and hair pampering sessions.
CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM 50ML GIFT SET
One of the first brands to introduce the now famous double barrel dispenser, Clarins has a true beauty icon on their hands with Double Serum. Fans of the anti-ageing treatment – which contains 21 plant extracts to stimulate the five vital functions of the skin: hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, regeneration and protection – will attest to its brilliance. This set highlights the Double Serum, of course, while the gorgeous pouch also houses some of their other much loved products: A handy 15ml Beauty Flash Balm, and a Lip Comfort Oil – an ideal travel set for anyone jetting off. Clarins Double Serum 50ml Gift Set, Meaghers, €96 (worth €116.04) – SHOP
DOLCE & GABBANA DOLCE SHINE EAU DE PARFUM 50ML
Giving the gift of fragrance is one of the loveliest things you can do – quite often a little luxury someone might not treat themselves to, it is also a gift that will keep giving with every spray. The new Dolce Shine from Dolce & Gabbana is, according to them, ‘inspired by the crisp, sunny days between winter and spring’, making Christmas the exact right time to experience it. With top notes of mango, grapefruit, and yuzu fruit, blended with heart notes of tuberose, jasmine and orange blossom, this is a fruity floral that will transport the wearer to the Amalfi coast in an olfactory instant. Dolce & Gabbana Shine Eau De Parfum 50ml, Meaghers, €75 – SHOP
PESTLE & MORTAR THE BEST SELLERS KIT
Each of Pestle & Mortar’s four bestsellers are nestled alongside each other in this luxury set, featuring what is essentially a full skincare routine. Their Renew gel cleanser thoroughly cleanses and illuminates the skin, while the Recover eye cream targets fine lines. The incredible hyaluronic serum traps moisture, while the Hydrate lightweight moisturiser firms the skin without clogging pores. Ideal for someone embarking on a skincare journey from scratch, but equally impressive for the skincare obsessives among us. Pestle & Mortar The Best Seller Kit, Meaghers, €89 – SHOP
VODUZ TWILIGHT SELF-CARE PAMPER KIT
If you’re seeing the name Voduz everywhere, it’s with good reason. A brand known for incorporating infrared technology into their products, meaning less heat styling for you, their pamper kit stands ready to give the gift of good hair this Christmas. It contains their Satin Sleep Set to help minimise static, frizzy hair and breakage; their Pure Silk Hair & Body Oil which will keep you moisturised from the hair down; and their Lavender Spray, which employs the age-old trick of lavender essential oil to leave you relaxed and ready for a restful night’s sleep. Voduz Twilight Self-Care Pamper Kit, Meaghers, 47.95 (worth €78.85) – SHOP
IMAGE INDULGE HYDRATING SELF-CARE TRIO COLLECTION
The skincare masters at Image know a thing or two about party season and the effect it might have on skin. With this set, containing some of the brand’s well-loved gems, you (or indeed, your giftee) will be plumped and hydrated overnight. The hydrating hydrogel sheet mask delivers instant hydration to skin, soothing and livening up even the dullest of complexions. Their Ormedic balancing lip enhancement complex is a beauty editor favourite for a reason – you can achieve naturally fuller-looking lips thanks to the polypeptide ingredients within. And as for the Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum sample? A full sized one will be top of the list after you feel the effects of its high-potency vitamin C. Image Indulge Hydrating Self-Care Trio Collection, Meaghers, €33.50 (worth €47.60) – SHOP
NUXE THE PRODIGIEUSE COLLECTION GIFT SET
Is there a bathroom shelf in Ireland without at least one of Nuxe’s luxurious oils? Surely not. With the beautiful scent of orange blossom and vanilla, the 98 per cent naturally derived oil is their hero product for a reason, and this set allows you to layer up that scent and truly indulge in a sensory experience. Using their Prodigieux Huile de Douche shower oil before the body oil starts the scent layering process by creating a very fine foam on contact with water. After the oil, using their Prodigieux Le Parfum completes the ritual and is a subtle all-year-round fragrance. And if that wasn’t enough? Use the Prodigieux Candle to fill your home with the aroma as you get ready to celebrate over the festive season. Nuxe The Prodigieuse Collection Gift Set, Meaghers, €40.50 (worth €68.35) – SHOP
To shop these incredible brands and offers, pop into one of the nine Meaghers pharmacies across Dublin, or check out meagherspharmacy.ie, where there are so many more ways to find value. A quick sign up can also get you 10 per cent off your first order.
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