To kick off my '10 Things to Wish For' series (side note: my annual gift guide in video form is soon to be heading your way), I've picked out a few present ideas from a virtual tour of the Liberty beauty haul, one of London's most magical havens to hit up for a spot of Christmas shopping. Some are exclusive to the store, others limited editions, and so whether it's for a little special something to add to your own wish list this year, or if you're looking to spoil that certain someone, here's my Liberty gift edit, catering to all budget needs...
Liberty Print Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar - £149 - Christmas every morning, for 25 mornings, prior to the big day in question? Yes please. This countdown gift idea comes in the form of numberless drawers housing a beauty surprise - from REN to Diptyque, Laura Mercier to Hourglass, this is one beauty calendar that's pretty special (and worth setting your alarm 5 minutes earlier for).
Escentric Molecules 01 - £38 - If there's a scent to suit anyone and everyone, it's this guy. Consisting of one fragrance molecule that's both velvety and woody, disappearing to start with before resurfacing to pair up with your natural pheromones, to then develop into fragrance that's personal, means it's most likely have a different whiff from person to person.
Omorovicza Blissful Treatment Oil Set - £42 - Boxed up with their best selling Gold Shimmer Body Oil, are two new members, Blissful Frankincense Oil and Lifting Myrrh - I can only imagine this trio smells of spa heaven, yet wouldn't necessarily be something you'd treat yourself to, and so would make the perfect at-home pamper gift.
Aromatherapy Associates Essential Bath & Shower Oils - £26 - Though AA have brought out a whole Xmas range, this number comes from their permanent line and holds three decent sized best Bath & Shower Oil sellers, including Relax Deep, Revive Morning and De-stress Mind, that all give a good taster of what the brand have to offer.
Diptyque Essences Insensees Solid Perfume - £38 - As the only gold faced pot of their solid selection, Essences Insensees already has a festive feel to it, and being a cute compact makes for the ultimate clutch essential. With notes of vanilla, mimosa, and rose de mai, it's enhanced with a touch of spice and soft warmth, for a scent that's both uplifting and soothing too.
Margaret Dabbs Sole Spa Pedicure Voucher - £5 to £265 - From a quick-fix to the full foot works, there's a gift card for every budget, and when it comes down to a dreamy pedi, Maragret Dabbs where it's at. I've got a feeling this would be a greatly appreciated gift by those suffering with swollen, blister-covered soles that are in need of a little TLC post-Christmas/NYE party antics.
Deborah Lippmann I Gotta Be Me Nail Polish Set - £45 - Considering we only have half-sized bottles on our hands here, this collection is quite the investment, but containing six limited editioners, along with the fact that DP isn't all to easy to come across on UK turf, it would no doubt make any nail polish addict squeal with excitement upon unwrapping.
Diptyqye Insolite Candle - £45 - Think all the festive flavours of mulled wine, captured in a candle; warm and cold spices, petals, zests, peels and leaves, it wasn't intended to be a Christmassy edition, but easily could be. I picked one up (house-warming gift to self) and haven't even lit it up. Strongest scented Diptyque member, ever. This one's Liberty exclusive, meaning you won't get your paws on it elsewhere and as a heads up, it's well worth the extra fiver slapped on top.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette - £56 - Easily the prettiest blush palette I've ever laid eyes on, but being limited edition, I predict a sell out, fast. Featuring three of their handmade marble blushes; Luminous Flash, a champagne rose paired with Luminous Light powder, Incadescent Electra (palette exclusive) a peach hue blended with Incandescent Light and Mood Exposure, mixes soft plum tones with Mood Light powder.
Trish McEvoy Mini Makeup Planner - £46 - Regularly travelling, makeup lovers, meet your makeup planner match - with a ring-binder palette holder, zips and pockets galore, all your organisation needs are fulfilled right here (contents unfortunately sold separately). A petite sized version is also available, as well as a Liberty special, Red Print Power of Makeup Planner, and if you're feeling super spendy, a pre-filled case is here. *drools*
If that's not enough lurvely Liberty goodness for you right there, then you can tune into Liberty of London at 9:00pm on Wednesdays, Channel 4. None of the above take your fancy for present suggestions, yet something from the programme caught your eye? Well you can Shop the Show here; an edit of the best fashion, jewellery, home and gift bits featured in the episodes, as well as a chance of getting to know the stars a little better and discovering what's on their personal wish lists (FYI, Wednesday evenings just got a whole lot more interesting...)