These gorgeous Nuxe balms are limited edition, with pop art packaging that makes them look stunning. The balm’s reputation for being one of the very best for staving off chapped and dry lips in winter is very well known so I won’t go on about it. But, I think it makes such a good Christmas gift for almost anyone given a bit of festive wrapping and slots nicely in at around £10, including all the trimmings. I’ve managed to negotiate a BBB reader discount with Escentual so instead of £9.50, you’ll pay £8.50 using code BBBLIP. It’s especially good if you have multiple people to buy for (office or teams) and can spare a few moments to trim it up.
I bought a pack of wooden trees (20) from The Works for £1, a spool of red velvet ribbon for £1, and a pack of 6 little brown carrier bags from Tiger for (I think) about £2. However, there are lots and lots of bag options that work out even cheaper on Amazon, including clear bags that you can tie with a bow. I had the sugar sprinkle snowflakes left over from last year, but check any cake dec store and they’ll have Christmassy sprinkles.
The most you need to be able to do is tie a bow – there’s not a single bit of sellotape involved – and yet I think this looks much more luxurious and pretty than it started off. If you need to cut down spend further, then you can use any balm, any lipstick – or anything at all really. I chose wooden trees but there are lots of options, from penguins and reindeer to glittery snowflakes and birds. As an additional option, you can stuff the brown bag with iridescent shreds (which I would have done if I hadn’t lost mine!). The Nuxe Christmas Lip Balms are HERE (BBBLIP).
*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated