Welcome to the first post of my 2008 Holiday Gift Guide! Every weekday Fab and I will be sharing some great ideas for gifts for your mum, dad, best friends, boss, boyfriend, brothers and sisters — and pretty much anyone else who's on your gift list this season.
You have to pity your poor mum around this time of year. What with the cooking for twelve and all that Christmas shopping she deserves some luxurious beauty treats. My favourite is the gorgeous Chloe set (£60). The fashion house's signature scent boasts notes of rose, magnolia and lily of the valley, so your mum can remember her flirtatious side! The set contains 75ml ea de parfum, as well as a body lotion and a mini scent for stashing in her handbag.
I also love the glamorous Paul & Joe lipstick (£18). It's limited edition and the red velvet shade has a classically elegant appeal that will make your mother feel like a film star. If you're on a tighter budget, then the Boots Essentials Aromatherapy Sensuous Oil (£4) is ideal for some pampering at-home spa time. With ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils it can be used as either a massage oil or in the bath.
Got a few great ideas of your own? If so, it'd be great to hear about them in the comments box below. Happy shopping!