Christmas crackers

As it is October, I don't feel so bad about bringing the Christmas coffrets to your attention now! Sometimes I know it seems earlier every year, but they are such superb value, I don’t want you to miss out. Even if you aren’t giving, these are worth investing in value wise for yourself.

Glow getter

Whether it be to unleash your inner bronzed bombshell, or to give the gift of a glistening glow, it’s time to stock up on your favourite tanning treats this Christmas! The Master by Bellamianta Luxury Tanning is sure to be the go-to gift for all tan lovers ahead of the festive party season. This luxuriously curated 8 piece collection is exclusive to Boots Ireland both in store and online as one of their coveted local Irish gifts. The Master includes 3 of brand’s latest releases with the Salicylic Foaming Tan Eraser and Primer, the Revitalising Hyaluronic Face Mask, and Baby Kabuki Brush, as well as a first look at the brand new Fragrance Free Face Tanning Water, exclusively available as part of The Master gift set. It’s a Boots exclusive €54.99 for a limited time and worth €130.

Skin aficionado

Irish brand Green Angel is topping the charts. The moisturising gift set of luxury Irish skincare contains a generous 200ml Seaweed Body Cream, a 50 ml Seaweed and Peppermint Foot Cream, a nourishing Seaweed Daily Moisture Face Cream, and a delicate Ylang Ylang Hand Cream. There is a very stylish, very handy cream leather make-up or toiletries bag too, to complete the sought-after Christmas gift set. Priced at €59 for full sized products worth €107, this is one of those must buy sets for your favourite skincare buff. Available in Dunnes and pharmacies.

The Dermalogica Holiday 2022 collection includes 8 kits, priced from €22-€169. Each offering features top-selling hero products and innovations in travel or retail sizes, as well as unique packaging inspired by their skin mapping service. My favourite is The Cleanse and Glow Set (RRP €109 but worth €161, saving €52).

Hair care heroes

Kevin Murphy’s Yours Everlasting is the gift for the colour lover in your life. Gift your coloured strands protection from everyday stressors while locking in shine. RRP €60, saving €37.50 and it includes a free Everlasting.Colour Leave-In 150ml.

K18 15ml Mask Ornament (€25) is a compact version of its much loved 50ml counterpart and is guaranteed to impress on the tree this year. The 4 minute leave-in treatment designed to clinically reverse hair damage. Basically magic in a tube, the patented at-home treatment transforms fried locks back to shiny, smooth strands. Who doesn’t want youthful, healthy hair in minutes?