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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