Christmas 2014: 10 best beauty gifts

Want to get something special for the beauty-addict in your life but no idea where to start? We've got it covered

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You can't buy her happiness, but you can buy luxury beauty products that will have her beaming all Christmas. Whether it's bath oils and scented candles for a much-deserved night of pampering or lipstick and nail varnish for a night on the town, we've got it covered.

1. Aveda Shampure Composition: £22, aveda.co.uk

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This multi-tasking oil is perfect for massaging into dry skin on the cuticles, scalp and feet while lavender and ylang ylang essence release a calming aroma.

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2. Jo Malone Scent Surround in Pomegranate Noir: £54, jomalone.co.uk

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An indulgent yet understated way to add a heavenly scent to any room - red fruit is layered with pink peppercorns and spicy woods to create a fresh yet rich fragrance.

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3. Penhaligons Vanities Bath Oil: £39, penhaligons.com

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This pleasingly retro packaging contains the sort of old-fashioned indulgence that combines fresh citrus notes and a light floral heart with easily-absorbed moisturising properties.

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4. Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope in Brat Pack: £35, spacenk.com

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The ultimate in vampy reds, this is formula provides an intense matte finish which feels incredibly light and non-waxy on the lips.

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5. Christian Louboutin Beaute Nail Colour in Very Prive: £36, harveynichols.com

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If the purse strings can’t stretch to a pair of Christian Louboutin’s signature red soles opt a nail polish from the designer’s first foray into the beauty world should come a close second.

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6. Bamford Soaps: £30, net-a-porter.com

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A fancy version of something quotidian is a lovely idea for a stocking filler, these organic rose, geranium and jasmine soaps fit the bill perfectly.

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7. Diptyque Softening Hand Wash: £26, diptyqueparis.co.uk

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Constant hand-washing is inevitable in the season of coughs and colds, this fragrant moisturising soap will help skin survive.

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8. Dolce & Gabbana Candle: £60, harrods.com

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If there’s anything more romantic than softly flickering candlelight it’s when there’s a golden glow to boot. This scent is warm and spicy – perfect for cold winter nights.

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9. Bobbi Brown Make-Up Brush Set: £89, bobbibrown.co.uk

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The seven brushes in this kit cover all the basics for a make-up maven who wants to elevate their application while on the go.

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10. Kiehl’s Crème de Corps: £36, selfridges.com

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The much-loved rich and nourishing body soufflé has been given a bright and beautiful makeover by contemporary artists Craig & Karl.

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