Dec. 15th, 2011

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Women From London's Luxury Brands

For some, Christmas shopping can be a stressful time. What do you buy for the person who has everything? Well, fear not, help is at hand. We have compiled the best of what’s on offer in London this festive season. So, whether you’re looking for something special for a partner or a stocking stuffer for a friend, you’ll find it in our guide.

Must-have Moisturizer

Biodroga Lotus & Science (£49.95) is a premium new anti-aging skincare range which is based on the lovely Lotus flower. Using this plant, sacred in Asia, Biodroga discovered an enzyme which can delay the signs of aging. In tests, 61 percent of those using the day care cream reported a reduction in the depth of their wrinkles. The new collection comprises anti-age day care, anti-age night care, anti-age eye care and moisturizing fluid.

Best For New Mums

Mums-to-be will love this Luxury Mummy Spa Kit by Boo Boo (£40). It boasts everything she needs for a relaxing spa session in the luxury of her own home. Packed in a neat gift box, there’s the silky soft body wash with super-moisturizing avocado oil; super stretchy miracle oil, which helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks; and the award-winning Bosom Buddy, a fantastic firming treatment with lifting, toning centella and gingko biloba.

Scarlet Fun

A good red is like your favorite LBD. Pillar Box Red (£12) makes you look and feel your best, even when you’re faking it. Make this mischievous red shade the latest outfit for your nails. butter LONDON is British elegance with a hint of rock 'n roll. Pillar Box Red is a beautiful lacquer by butter LONDON that you will find impossible to part with, and it also creates a stunning visual for your dressing table. butter LONDON is a 3 Free company, their products contain no formaldehyde, no toluene, no DBP, and never have.

Women On The Go

Perfect for the lady who travels, this box of delights (£65) includes mini-size goodies so you can glam up on the go. As well as the famous Boots Intense Beauty Serum, there's also lip gloss, eye make-up remover and day cream all in one handy case.

Festive Boost

A lovely gift for ladies who would like to look their best over Christmas, the Ultimate Lift gift set sculpts, tightens and lifts the skin, giving it a fresh boost. This gift set includes anti-ageing FaceContour Tightening Cr?me (RRP £35), which combats sagging jowls and wrinkles, as well as Transformulas’ hero product, EyeLifting Gel (RRP £29), which minimizes crow’s feet and the appearance of black bags.

A Touch Of English Class

From a store which dates back to the 18th century and epitomizes English luxury, Woods Of Windsor has launched its first collection of season fine soaps (£4.95). In beautifully illustrated packaging, depicting their exclusive scents, such as Frankincense & Nutmeg, they are ideal to have in the home during the festive period or to be given away as gifts.

Luscious Locks

Give your locks a boost to look your best in the New Year with Elasticizer from Philip Kingsley (£70.50 for 1000ml). The lovely pre-shampoo conditioning treatment delivers moisture inside the hair cuticle, creating bounce and shine. First launched in New York City, the brand is now taking London by storm. It's a great present for the woman in your life.

Festive Musings

Filled with seasonal scents, Philosophy has created stunning gift sets this Christmas. The Gingerbread Man shower gel and salt scrub (£24), will be ideal for those getting ready for festive parties this year. Or try the Joys Of Fall show gel set, which is scented with harvest spices and autumn air. Containing tangerine extracts, this fun set is great for a stocking filler.

Much-Needed Therapy

This could be the gift you buy yourself this Christmas. LP Skin Therapy from Dr. Linda Papadopoulos is the first 'skin shrink' skincare collection in the UK. The luxurious products combine top anti-ageing actives with pioneering ingredients which release feel good chemicals into the brain to tackle stress, one the of the biggest causes of problem and ageing skin. The lips & eyes gift set (£28) is a perfect stocking stuffer.

Say Cheese!

Brighten your smile and have natural, glossy lips in an instant with the new Light Up Lip Gloss (£12.30). It's perfect for socialites as the mirror and LED light integrated to the tube means it can be applied anywhere. And it comes in three stunning shades; Champagne is our favorite.

Scent Of Christmas

Let the scent of Christmas linger with these new luxurious Fragrance Pomanders (£9.95) are designed to hang in the home. Perfect for stocking fillers, they can hang along with the baubles to help mask the smell of burnt logs and damp boots at your winter retreat.
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Carol Driver
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