Last Minute gift ideas – for the busy Santas

Hello my lovely readers, today’s post is for all you very busy Santas, who haven’t finished stocking the sleigh with all the presents for all your loved ones. I tried to find gift ideas for all budgets and to cover a wide variety of tastes.

For HER :

Skincare face and body :


I’ll start with one of my fave Romanian skincare brand Ivatherm : they have great skincare products at affordable prices and great quality (prices range from 24 ron). There are products for various skincare problems and I am sure you can find products for all the ladies in your life.

If your loved ones have a more sensitive, dry skin, you can gift them the new Avene XeraCalm range, created for dry, sensitive and reactive skin. I am sure it is also perfect for the normal skin in the very cold winter time; my skin gets really dehydrated in winter so I need a heavy duty face care. The range contains a face cream, a shower gel and a lip balm.


Santa has a wide range of targeted skincare products for the face and body to choose from, for all your loved ones with love and care. One my faves of all time is the SVR Hydraliane BB cream, so hydrating and comfortable on the skin, love it! The prices are very good for the great quality of the products.

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For the skincare lovers, you can gift them products from the renowned and well-loved Paula’s Choice brand. All the products from this brand are very well formulated to benefit the skin and to solve very specific skin problems. There are complete ranges of products to create a full and balanced skincare routine.


If body care and bath pampering is your cup of tea try the gift packets from Elmiplant, I have tried both their shower gels and body lotions and I love them! The scent is what I love most about them! There are gift ideas starting from 18 ron (Elmiplant Skin Moisture for normal skin, make-up remover and face cream), 25 ron (Elmiplant Hyaluronic 3D, anti-age face and eye cream). For the body there is a Hydrating Care packet 15 ron (Care Moments shower gel and Body Nutrients Body lotion) and a Very Intense Hydrating packet 15 ron (Body Nutrients Body lotion and Perfect Hands hand cream).


If you are looking for more exotic scents to gift, there are also gift packets from BU (you know how much I love them all, especially the BU Wild). You can find all their BU variants in beautiful packages ready to put in the stocking, raging from 24 ron to 48 ron.

There are also gift packages from C-thru (starting from 26 ron, very convenient) and Tesori D’Oriente (I adore both the scent and packaging from the Hammam range) from 39 ron. They all are already pre-packaged and ready for Santa!

c-thru_beautyinfiveminutescomtesoridoriente_beautyinfiveminutescomOne of the brands I am interested in discovering is Apivita and I am really glad to see they also have many gift ideas and proposals from all their present and past ranges. I am really interested in brands that strive to have as much natural ingredients in the products as they can, and Apivita products have almost 100% natural origin. You can see their latest range Caring Lavender in my recent post.


And more gift ideas for you come from Santa Yves Rocher. You just can’t miss their fabulous Christmas Collection! The packaging is gorgeous and each of the three ranges smell heavenly! There are many gift sets and suggestions to help you in choosing the perfect gift. The prices are also very convenient, starting from 13 ron.


I just can’t miss my old love Sabon. They have a wonderful, dreamy Christmas collection that looks and smells divine! There are individual products as well as gift packages from all your loved ones. I have said before that the Sabon packaging is the best, I still believe this! Just look at them! You just can’t go wrong with a gift from them!! Loooove it!


Another beautiful Christmas Collection comes from The Body Shop. Again it makes it very hard for Santa to choose a gift. The collection is colorful, fun and very festive. There are many products in every festive range for every budget and taste.

thebodyshop_gowild_christmas2016collection_beautyinfiveminutes-comIf you like an urban, colorful gift try the Kiehl’s x Jeremyville gift sets. The inspiration for this Christmas Collection is the Central Park in New York. The designer re-created the décor of the famous park filled with festive joy, happy snowmen, smiling faces and the Christmas atmosphere in the gift packaging for this collection. The gift sets can be personalized to the customers’ tastes in the stores. The products from Kiehl’s range from face, hair and body care for both men and women.

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For HIM :

The man in your life is not forgotten. It is true that us, ladies, love to shop cosmetics and make-up but I am sure that the gentlemen also love a bit of pampering. You can choose from various gift sets from STR8.


There are also products for men in the Sabon ranges (from face care, shaving, hair and body care, even travel sets), there are many products to choose from for the special man in your life.

Paula’s Choice also offers a full range of Men Care : PC4MEN , which contains lip, face and body care, and also shaving care with great formulation and care for the ingredients. The trial sizes start from 20 ron.


There are many, many temptations to choose from this Christmas. Tomorrow I’ll be back with make-up recommendations and more. As you can see, Santa has many options to choose from for all tastes and budgets. It is impossible not to find a gift, big or small. I hope I had inspired you to finish your Christmas shopping just in time for the holiday. Happy shopping! Until next time,   Love, M







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  • Cine nu si-ar dori niste produse Paula’s Choice? Cred ca oricare din sfera de beauty a auzit de cat de bune sunt asa ca sigur nu m-ar deranja niciun produs. Pentru el, in schimb, mi se pare mai greu.. Seturi i-am tot luat dar totusi, un parfum merge oricand, nu?

    • Monica Tone

      Sigur, de parfumuri nu am spus inca nimic, mai revin azi cu partea a doua, sunt alte multe tentatii pe lista Mosului 🙂

  • ghimpu elena

    Ofertele si casetele cadou propuse de branduri in preajma sarbatorilor sunt printre cele mai bune din intregul an! Mi-as dori mult sa incerc produsele Paula’s Choice si Kiehls. Cine stie, poate vede Mosu’ comentariul meu 😃

    • Monica Tone

      Mosule, ai luat notite? Sper ca da, altfel iti dam nota mica. Sper ca Mosul sa fie genetos si sa iti aduca tot ce iti doresti

  • Bianca

    De Crăciun toate brandurile fac cutii foarte frumoase și inspirate și e aproape imposibil să nu ți le dorești pe toate.

    • Monica Tone

      Da, speram ca Mosul a luat notite, noi am fost cuminti si il asteptam cu drag sa vina 🙂

  • Sihaya’s World

    Holiday sets are the best for last-minute gifts!

    • Monica Tone

      Yes, they are. They are both money and time saving 🙂

  • Dintre toate, cel mai mult mi-ar placea sa incerc produsele Paula;s Choice!

    • Monica Tone

      Sunt produse foarte bine formulate si targhetate pentru probleme specifice ale pielii

  • Sunt atatea idei de cadouri incat nu stii ce sa alegi, toate sunt super.

    • Monica Tone

      Da, e bine sa avem cat mai multe optiuni si pentru toate bugetele

  • Cred ca cele de la The body shop imi plac cel mai mult.

    • Monica Tone

      Da, arata super festiv, imi plac si mie

  • Cate idei minunate ! Nici nu stii ce sa alegi.Abia astept sa plec si eu dupa cadouri. Seturile de la C-thru mi-au facut cu ochiul.

    • Monica Tone

      Da, e jale mare , sunt atatea variante dar e bine ca avem din ce alege. Revin azi cu continuarea 🙂

  • Da..ce sa zic? Eu le-as vrea pe toate pe care le-ai prezentat aici! :))

    • Monica Tone

      Si mie imi plac de asta le-am prezentat aici, te mai chinui si azi cu partea a doua :))

  • vyo vyoleta

    Pe toate le doresc…hmmm… nu m-as putea hotara asupra unuia.

    • Monica Tone

      Da, este greu sa te hotarasti cu atatea oferte dar e fun 🙂

  • Seturile de cosmetice sunt intotdeauna o idee buna, fie ca sunt pentru barbati sau pentru femei. Eu ma bucur de fiecare daca cand primesc un asemenea set. 🙂

    • Monica Tone

      Da, sunt cadouri foarte utile si fiind la set toate produsele se completeaza foarte bine pentru un effect maxim 🙂

  • Raluca Georgiana Ţîroiu

    Anul acesta am optat pentru cadouri din categoria cosmetice pentru mama mea, mama prietenului meu, pentru mine si pentru sora mea, si nu am dat gres cu nimic din ce am ales. Sabon a fost de departe preferatul meu. 🙂 Dar si Ivatherm ma tenteaza

    • Monica Tone

      Da, Sabon este pe departe unul din favoritele mele. Si Ivatherm imi place mult, serul m-a surprins foarte placut


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