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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: The Foodie

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: The Foodie

Friends and family with a sweet tooth will appreciate gourmand notes. Why not delight their insatiable cravings with scrumptiously scented beauty products fragranced like all the finest foods?

Our holiday gift guide for the foodie is indulgence without the calories.

When you can't quite give your loved one that fancy coffee machine you know they always wanted, present them Farmhouse Fresh's Triple Shot Caramel Coffee Shea Sugar Scrub instead. Their day will always be off to a scrumptious, caramel-latte start with this rich, whipped exfoliator infused with caffeine and Arabica bean extract. You may want to warn them on the gift tag: pour a cup of joe before entering the shower as this scent will start some serious cravings! Skin is smoothed, polished and caressed with hydrating shea butter, while caffeine increases microcirculation, for a temporary tightening effect. The result is a nourished, healthy glow. The creamy, delicious scent and coffee notes are a real pick-me-up that will never disappoint.

While Molton Brown's Suma Ginseng Body Wash is inspired by the Brazilian jungle, the zesty fragrance smells not unlike Bucks Fizz. The luxurious formula revitalizes and invigorates, whilst enveloping the body with energizing notes of lemon, warm cinnamon and patchouli. It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!

Give the gift of fresh scones and cream in an actual beauty product instead! This delicate moisturizer pours over you like milk and leaves light velvety notes of warm sweet cream. Plus, it's cute cruet holder makes it adorable!

The RMS Raw Coconut Cream goes beyond other coconut creams. Extracted with a unique technique that keeps the lauric acid intact, this organic multi-purpose formula has been harvested fresh. With pure, raw and unrefined antioxidants to protect against environmental aggressors and premature ageing, the Coconut Cream nourishes, soothes and hydrates all skin types, including sensitive, blemish-prone and those with acne. It can be used as a make-up remover, a hair oil, a deodorant, a body oil, a cuticle treatment, the body, the hair, the cuticles, even for frying your eggs - this coconut cream really is good enough to eat!

Nest Fragrances' Liquid Hand Soap in Vanilla Orchid and Almond - oh my! Treat the Foodie to a rich fragrance combining the warm, nutty aroma of almond with fruity accents of peach and apple infused with white orchid, the creaminess of coconut milk and oriental base notes of vanilla, amber, musk and patchouli. This masterfully blended hand wash will leave the recipient looking forward to washing their hands.

The Gen Nude™ lipsticks from bareMinerals are creamy, moisturizing and available in beautiful nude shades tailored to individual skin tones. Formulated with natural oils and butters to moisturize, smooth and condition lips, these lipsticks offer medium coverage and balmy shine. The brand describes the scent as subtle 'vanilla', but we think it's more gorgeous chocolate cupcake. These lipsticks are what every foodie's stocking needs.

Candles at Christmas are always sure to lighten the mood. Votivo's hand-poured soy blend in aromatic Red Currant comes in a classic glass hair with a hand-pressed Votivo seal. This candle burns for upto 60 hours, emitting notes of red currant laced with sweet vanilla and raspberry - like a delicious fruit compote.

AHAVA's Mineral Botanic Body Lotion collection is a fragrance dream. Conjure visions and tastes of the Bahamas with AHAVA's Mineral Botanic Rich Body Butter in Tropical Pineapple and White Peach. The Mineral Botanic Velvet Body Lotion in Hibiscus is sweetly scented and uplifting with an herbal undertone - a little like a sophisticated elderflower fizz cocktail. The Lotus Flower and Chestnut Lotion is an added bonus to this trio of therapeutic, skin-nourishing formulas.

This shea butter whip is full of marshmallowy delight! Scented with soft, all-natural notes of tonka bean and sandalwood, reminiscent of a fluffy marshmallow.

WEI's masks are the crème de la crème of face masks, complete with a brush for no-fuss, no-mess application. With principles rooted firmly in traditional Chinese medicine, it's only natural the brand create a Brown Sugar Ready Glow Exfoliating mask, as sugar is commonly used in TCM to help nourish and detoxify. This mask will polish complexions to glowing perfect, and is scented like the world's most mouth-watering sticky toffee pudding.

Deliver a strong coffee, but one they can keep (for a little longer at least!) This invigorating, aromatic coffee scrub with fresh Indonesian coffee beans awakens the senses as it exfoliates and cleanses.

Bring the power of the fruit bowl to your living room! NEST Reed Diffusers are designed to continuously fill your home with a lush, memorable fragrance, and this Orange Blossom version is just luscious.

Whish's amazing body oil restores the skin's natural luminance and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also provides lasting moisture and soothes inflamed skin. It makes sense that a comforting oil such as this come scented as a freshly baked batch of blueberry muffins would.

All the delights of chocolate, but with rich make-up shades instead! Discover a delicious twist on bare-faced beauty with this full face collection. A fresh primer, brightening foundation, artisan-baked pigments for eyes and lips, plus lash products.

This Strawberry Kiwi lipstick is much easier - and more appreciated - to gift than a bundle of fresh strawberries! And it will pack more of a punch too!

There's something very comforting about Nuxe's Reve De Miel Gentle Shampoo, which delicately cleanses hair and leaves it subtly scented of honey. This gentle shampoo is suitable for everyday use on all hair types.

For more inspiration browse our other gift guides, tailored to all the personalities in your life.



Veebs Sabharwal

Veebs Sabharwal

Beauty Specialist

I’m a fan of cult beauty products and adore fragrances with oriental or gourmand notes! My favorite make-up look is lashings of mascara and a hint of sparkle on the eyes, the apples, or the lips. Skin care tip: buy multiple hand creams and keep one in your bathroom, one on your desk and one in your handbag!


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