Last Minute gift ideas – for the busy Santas – part two

Hello my lovely readers today’s post is the second part of my Last Minutes gift ideas for the busy Santas. There are still many great products and ideas to share with you, so let’s get started! Today’s post focuses mainly on make-up and other bits and pieces for Santa’s bag.


First and foremost I’ll start with a brand I forgot in the previous post : Nivea. For all of you ladies, there are three fab gift packs with bags created by Mihaela Glavan (pictured above, love the blue!), packed full with face and body care for all tastes. The prices for these packs start from 43 ron, which is a very good deal for the stylish bag and the products inside.


For children, I am happy to share with you a gift idea that does not include the traditional sweets or toys. Nivea has created limited edition storybook packages for its iconic cream to care for the delicate skin of the children. It is a great gift idea for the children, a cream that fun to look at and easy to use and a fun story to go with it.

There are also many product for children and their specific skin problems on

There is also a special Mom&Baby range at Sabon, so check it out if you need inspiration for your holiday gifts.

Make-up and Perfumes :

I’ll start with the heavy-duty Sephora : if you want many, many gifts for all sizes, occasions and budgets check it out! There are skincare, hair and body care products, make-up, perfumes for him and her and more. There are things for all budgets, individual products or gift sets. And you can have your gift beautifully wrapped, you only have to gift the person you love. You can find products from Armani, Benefit, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Glamglow, La Prairie, Lancôme, Make Up For Ever, Murad, Opi, Sephora, Sleek, Tony Moly, Too Faced, Urban Decay and many more. Lots to choose from!


If you are a Guerlain fan as I am, check its gorgeous Christmas 2016 Collection, you can gift someone or yourself something really special from this collection. I love it!

Continuing with the make-up Christmas collections, you can draw inspiration from Pupa’s Red Queen collection , festive in shades of red and sparkly gold. The highlighter is a dream!!


For make-up gifts also try the products from The Body Shop. They are very pigmented and of great quality in a wide range for all tastes and coloring.

If you have a cosmetics and make-up lover in your midst, try gifting Advent Calendars or Gift Sets. In this way it is easier to try several products from one brand and it’s a lot of fun too! You can try products from L’Occitane, Nyx, The Body Shop, Sephora, Douglas (including their Boxes of beauty). I really like the idea of an Advent Calendar to open each day of December until Christmas, it’s so much fun!


If you like the idea of a Beauty Box, there are a few choices to have currently in Romania. There is the Douglas Box of beauty, Marie Claire Beauty Kit (includes also 3 magazines) and of course the well-loved Pick’N’Dazzle, very suitable for the ones who lack time and inspiration.

douglasboxofbeauty_beautyinfiveminutescomThere are also very good gift ideas and promotions in Marionnaud (their online offers are the best lately), you can find exclusive brands such as Durance, Heloise de V. – France, Make Up Revolution, The Balm – UK and more.

heloisedev_marionnaud_beautyinfiveminutescomYou can find great products, make-up and perfumes at Artistry and Amway. There are great quality products that involve great attention for ingredients and intensive research into the technologies.

Jewelry and more :

If gifting cosmetics and make-up is not your forte, with jewelry you cannot go wrong! Especially with Pandora. I declared my love for the brand and its gorgeous pieces long ago, Santa I’ve been good, I’m waiting for you! Check out its latest Winter 2016 collection and choose your favorite! It will be packed with great care and attention to detail, as with all Pandora pieces.

pandora_winter_collection_2016_beautyinfiveminutescom4aIf you, naughty ladies, want to make Santa very happy on Christmas day, check out the pieces from There are pieces for all tastes, naughty or nice, and for all occasions. Red is still very much in fashion ladies!

sevensinsro_beautyinfiveminutescomThis post and the previous one are a small selection of products and ideas to help you choose the right gift for your loved ones on the go. I hope I provided some inspiration for you and I wish you A Very Successful Shopping Session and Happy Holidays! Remember it’s not about the value of the gift you give or receive, it’s about the  sentiment with which it is given. Be merry and bright on Christmas night! Love, M

























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  • Bianca

    Imi plac ideile tale de cadouri, dar cel mai mult apreciez faptul că ai păstrat o cutie veche de la Nivea. E plăcut să vezi cum a evoluat un brand în timp.

    • Monica Tone

      Da, cutia de la Nivea este a bunicii care mi-a dat-o mie. O iubesc, asa ruginita si veche cum e. Nivea este un brand de familie si il iubim.

  • verzuliu

    nice ideas for christmas gift!
    I will take these information for me and i will go to the mall to spent some money for me 🙂

    • Monica Tone

      I am glad that my post has helped you with your Christmas shopping. It is always very nice to get something for yourself, we all need a bit of pampering 🙂

  • Gia Gianina

    Pick N Dazzle da, este un cadou frumos, fan Nivea nu am fost niciodata insa imi place colaborarea cu Mihaela Glavan si gentutele sunt destul de versatile. In schimb, adventul de la The Body Shop este genial! Pe ala chiar mi-l doresc si eu 🙂

    • Monica Tone

      Idea colaborarii cu Mihaela Glavan este super! Imi plac mult toate gentutele. Si mie imi plac mult Advent Calendarurile, sunt super faine daca vrei sa cunosti mai bine un brand si sa ai o mica surpriza in fiecare zi pana la Craciun.

  • Sa stii ca maine mai am de cumparat cateva chestii!
    Imi plac propunerile tale

    • Monica Tone

      Ma bucur ca ti-am fost de ajutor. Asta a si fost scopul postarii. Shopping placut!

  • Alexa Teodorescu

    Love all this X-Mass ideas! Doamne…imi plac toate ;;) dar am terminat cu cadoutele de Mos Craciun ;;) next year incepem in forta! Great article!💋 Sarbatori fericiteee! 💋💋💋

    • Monica Tone

      Ai fost harnica, eu inca mai am mici chestii de pus sub brad. La anul ma astept sa fie si mai greu de ales cadourile pt Mosul. Craciun fericit si linistit alaturi de cei dragi!!

  • Cate alegeri faine!
    Calendarul NYX chiar mi-ar placea si Pick N Dazzle chiar mi se pare o idee interesanta.

    • Monica Tone

      Da, la calendarul Nyx e super ca ai fardul mono de ochi perfect potrivit cu rujul de buze. E simplu si rapid, nu mai stai sa te gandesti cum sa potrivesti machiajul. Sarbatori fericite!

  • Hadasa Almasan

    Imi plac toate, in special cutiutele de la Nivea.

    • Monica Tone

      Da, idea Nivea de a face colaborarea cu Mihaela Glavan e super! Imi plac mult toate cele 3 combinatii

  • Nicole

    Eu sunt mare fana a produselor Pupa. Iar gama aceasta de sarbatori imi pare atat de draguta, incat nu m-am putut abtine sa nu ofer cate un cadou si prietenelor. Ne-ai facut niste sugestii grozave! Si tocmai mi-ai dat o idee pentru noaptea de revelion, ma refer la o lenjerie “festiva” :).

    • Monica Tone

      Si mie imi plac mult produsele Pupa. Au acum si niste palate cadou superbe , trebuie sa merg in magazine sa le vad mai bine

      • Monica Tone

        By the way ma bucur mult ca ti-a fost de ajutor cu postarea mea. Da, supriza cu lenjeria este tocmai buna in noaptea de Revelion si nu numai 🙂


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