December 3, 2013

Gift Ideas - Cosmetics

Choosing gifts for women has to be about the easiest thing, as there is a wide variety of goodies that can make any girl happy.  One of the surest ways to a lady's heart is by gifting her cosmetics or make-up sets!   Many beauty brands have special collections and sets in various price ranges for this festive season - so you don't have to be an expert on cosmetics to buy them for your gal!

Body Shop has many deals and savings for the festive season, including gift sets, discounted items and new collections.  There are Christmas Special Editions of their body care products in Vanilla Bliss, Ginger Sparkle and Cranberry Joy fragrances.  Discounts of 20% off can be availed on several of their select standalone products. Their gift sets range in price from Baht 290 to 2,290; out of which some of the promising picks are:

 - Mini Gift Cubes in 5 choices of fragrances: Moringa, Satsuma orange, Strawberry, Olive or Honeymania (shower gel, lotion, bath lily): Baht 290
 - Fragrance Gift Cubes in 4 fragrances: White Musk, Musk Libertine, Cherry Blossom or Rose (shower gel, body lotion, bath lily): Baht 390
 - Mini Trio Body Butter Gift each with 3 fragrances: Baht 550
 - Festive Gift Bags in 4 fragrances: Strawberry, Satsuma orange, Honeymania or Olive (shower gel, body polish or scrub, body butter, bath lily): Baht 590
 - Festive Body Butter Trio: Baht 650
 - Wild Rose Handy Manicure Set: Baht 690
 - Gift Trio Seasonal Hand Cream: Baht 720
 - Born Lippy Lollipop Gift each with 5 fragrances: Baht 850
 - Body Butter Lollipop Gift each with 5 fragrances: Baht 990
 - Deluxe Collection Bath & Body gifts in 6 choices of fragrances: Strawberry, Shea, Olive, Moringa, Satsuma orange, Honeymania (shower gel, body scrub, body butter, soap, bath lily): Baht 1090
 - Vanila Bliss Gift Box (shower gel, body polish, body butter, soap): Baht 1,290

For more info on the gift sets, check out their web pages:

Bobby Brown cosmetics are perhaps more expensive than others on this list, but are no doubt the most exclusive of the lot. Known for quality make-up products, Bobby Brown is offering a variety of eye palettes, lip & eye palettes, brush sets, lip gloss and compacts in prices ranging from 1,250 Baht to 6,500 Baht. Some exclusive make-up sets can also be purchased online.  Highlights of the Holiday Collection include:

 - Everyday Pretty Lip & Eye Palette - THB 1,500
 - Sequin Shimmer Brick Eye Palette - THB 2,250
 - Ink Eyeliner - THB 1,250
 - Lip Gloss Trio - THB 2,000

More info here:

Boots is having a detailed catalog of The Perfect Gift, offering a mind-boggling variety of cosmetics sets ranging from Baht 200 to 2,400 and including popular brands such as No. 7, Seventeen, Boots Extracts, Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sanctuary, Champneys, The Garden Collection, Royal Jelly, and French Connection.  The collections are priced with substantial discounts and hence worth every penny.  Some of the interesting picks are:

 - The Garden Collection Soap Set - 200 Baht (from 280)
 - Royal Jelly Hand Care Kit - 380 Baht (from 450)
 - Boots Extracts Mini Body Butter Collection - 500 Baht (from 600)
 - Soap & Glory Bright & Bubbly Collection - 500 Baht (from 660)
 - French Connection Eye Palette (15 shades) - 550 Baht (from 800)
 - Champneys Brights Nail Polish Collection - 600 Baht (from 900)
 - Seventeen Eyeliner Collection - 600 Baht (from 1,000)
 - Seventeen Complete Makeup Collection - 1,750 Baht (from 2000)
 - No. 7 Vanity Case: Cosmetics Portfolio - 2,200 Baht (from 3,500)

For more information, visit: and also check out their gift catalogue here:

Skin Food, a popular South Korean skincare and cosmetics manufacturer and retailor, is having Christmas gift sets priced from 290 Baht upto 2,590 Baht.  Products in the sets include shower gels, body lotions, hand lotions, etc. at discounted prices. A gift basket for the sets will cost an additional 390 Baht. Some of the interesting sets are:

 - Tomato Hand Lotions for 290 Baht
 - Paprika-Citron Body & Hair Care set for 320 Baht
 - Goat Milk and Lavender Body Milk - 690 Baht
 - Black Sugar Mask - 1,090 Baht.

More info about Skinfood products is found on their website:

Estee Lauder is also having discounted collection sets of their perfumes, skin care products and makeup products - for online shoppers.  Prices range from Baht 1,400 to 5,500, but products are limited in supply.  Some of the interesting sets are:

 - Golden Luxuries set (pressed powder, lipstick, golden clutch) - Baht 5,500
 - Gloss Coffret Lush Lip Glosses with 6 shades - Baht 1,800 (from 3,000)
 - Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection (2 lipsticks, 1 red/pink clutch) - Baht 1,400
 - Youth Infusion Hydration set (foam cleanser, night repair cream, moisturiser, night eye repair - Baht 2,800
 - Sensuous Nude Set (Eau de Parfum spray and Body well) - Baht 2,100.
 - Nude Lip Set in Caramel (lipstick, gloss, lip pencil, pouch) - Baht 2,000.