Last minute beauty gifts to buy this Christmas

Last minute beauty gifts to buy this Christmas

Eleventh hour shoppers

Text: Renée Batchelor

It's not the ideal situation. But if you've run out of both time and gifting options — yes it's too late to buy something online — here are some great beauty buys for the lucky person in your life

Psychologists say there is a gap between the expectations and reactions of gift givers and receivers, with many gift givers overestimating the impact their gifts will have. What are recipients are looking for? Long-lasting gifts that they can use over the year, rather than big and impressive gifts that may be super expensive, but not that thoughful. With that in mind, here are three picks for last minute gifts that are thoughtful and kind of slowburn — they're bound to be appreciated over time. Get ready to brave the crowds, run out and grab these.

Porcelain Power Cleanse Kit, $199
What could be more useful than cleansers — a skincare staple that everyone needs? This one comes with a cleanser, a makeup remover and a skin refiner, for a fresh and well-cleansed complexion all year.
Power Cleanse Kit Porcelain
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Set, $496
This is for someone who's been really nice this year — we're thinking mums, mother-in-laws who've helped you a lot or an older boss who appreciates the finer things in life. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng set

Clinique Clean Skin, Great Skin for Him, $159
Talk about a power present. This cool skincare set comes with a face brush and all the tools a modern man needs to achieve complexion perfection, at an affordable price point.

Great Skin For Him Clinique