I don’t know how the old codger Santa does it- apart from having to provide fantastic gifts, he is expected to fill a stocking (at a great expense) brimming full of goodies. Well, fear not children of the recession, I have found some reasonable and more importantly, worthwhile buys. If you’re at budget bottom, puff out the stocking with token tangerines and toothpaste.
STEAM CREAM £10.50
Stocked at John Lewis, Selfridges, Asos
One of the most acclaimed products of the year and now regularly used on fashion and beauty shoots. This super moisturising steam infused cream gives your face instant refreshment and is fantastic for sensitive skin. The beautiful tin packaging makes it a great little gift, especially as you can choose from a variety of designs.
SIMPLE MAKE UP CORRECTOR PEN £4.99
Stocked at Boots
If you are like me, you spend your life attempting to wipe away makeup mishaps. Now any wonky eyeliner or running mascara can literally be corrected by the industrys answer to the ink eraser. Highly recommended and only £5.00.
ORTIGA SOAP £4.00
Stocked at www.ortigia-srl.com/shop/uk
Few people are not a fan of the luxe Sicilian brand and now with these soaps and miniature shower gels, everyone can enjoy. I adore the rich, aromatic lime.
DR ORGANICS ROSE OTTO BODY WASH £5.49
Stocked at Holland & Barrett
You can’t go wrong with a great smelling body wash. This one is lathers up beautifully, is great for dry skin and is a steal at under £6.00.
TANGLE TEASER £12.25
Stocked at Boots, Look Fantastic
Although Dragons Den said no, everyone should own one of these genius detanglers. It fits snugly in your palm and does all the hard work for you. Small, compact and with a removable cover, it screams handbag essential.