Cruelty Free Gift Guide 2018
'Tis the season to spoil your loved ones with cruelty free kindness!
Christmas is just around the corner which means getting organised and buying gifts for your nearest and dearest! But why should our furry friends be harmed in the process? In my annual gift guide I share my favourite cruelty free gift ideas so you can rest assured that you’re only buying products which haven’t been tested on animals, YAY!
I don’t know about you but I dread the shops this time of year so everything in this gift guide can be purchased online! That’s right! You don’t have to fight for that car spot or get pushed and shoved around - you can shop from the comfort of your home and get it sent straight to your door with plenty of time to spare!
CRUELTY FREE MAKEUP GIFTS
Nude By Nature 3 Piece Complexion Collection $34.95
This set is a must have for creating complexion perfection! Exclusive to Chemist Warehouse, this collection comes in a cute limited edition cosmetics bag and contains a Natural Mineral Cover Foundation, Airbrush Mineral Primer, Liquid Mineral Concealer and a Limited Edition Mineral Brush to make application easy! Enriched with Australian ingredients, you can’t go past Nude by Nature for quality, cruelty free cosmetics. I highly recommend checking out their range of Moisture Shine Lipsticks too in particular the shade ‘02 Nude‘ which is my new go to nude!
Kat Von D Beauty Fetish Eyeshadow Palette $84
This limited edition eyeshadow palette is a must for Kat Von D fans and goth glamours alike. Containing 24 super pigmented shadows in a selection of matte, glimmer, metallic and mega-glitter shadows, this palette can be used to create the simplest to the bolded of eye looks. I have always loved Kat Von D and her commitment to cruelty free beauty and this palette is no exception and also has the vegan tick of approval! If you like the look of this you might also want to check out the Fetish Blush + Highlighter Palette which is equally as beautiful and would complement this palette to perfection!
Pixi Beauty Hello Rose Collection $29.95
The perfect stocking stuffer or set to spoil yourself with this Christmas is definitely the Pixi Beauty ‘Hello Rose’ Collection from TVSN. This pretty 3 piece kit contains their Glow Booster in Pink Pearl, Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold and Liplift Max in Sheer Rose so you can create a gorgeous glow and radiant complexion. I am yet to meet a Pixi product I didn’t love so I have no doubt this will be a popular pressie this holidays.
The Quick Flick $34.99
If you or your BFF have ever struggled with your winged liner The Quick Flick needs to be at the top of your Christmas list. This genius eyeliner stamp makes achieving the perfect wing simple and stress free! Available in three sizes: Petite 8mm, Modest 10mm and Grand 12mm, The Quick Flick is designed to suit different eye sizes and shapes - as a hooded eye babe I swear by the 12mm. It also comes in three shades, ‘Intense Black’, ‘Hot Fudge’ (chocolate brown) and their limited edition shade ‘Blue Velvet’. I am absolutely obsessed with this and you can click here to check out my video tutorial and first impressions. The Quick Flick is also available in Priceline.
Youngblood Cosmetics Cali Festival Kit $89.90
This is the ultimate mineral makeup set to create a beautiful sun-kissed glow this summer! This 6 piece set features all your essentials: eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, eyeliner, lipliner and lip gloss in the shade Free Spirit’ which is exclusive to this kit. I am a longtime fan of Youngblood Cosmetics because of their cruelty free, lightweight formula and natural finish. They are ideal for everyday but can also be intensified to take you from beach to bar!
Designer Brands 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palettes $14.99
Neutral with Neptune
Mauve on Mercury
Jump for Jupiter
If you are looking for the perfect Kris Kringle gift look no further than the Designer Brands 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palettes. Available in 3 colour combinations: Neptune, Mercury and Jupiter, each palette contains a mix of matte and shimmer shades and has a built in mirror making it easy to do your makeup on the go. These vegan and cruelty free shadows pack a punch and can be worn solo or mixed to create a glam holiday look. At this affordable price point this is definitely a collect em all collection!
Designer Brands Oh My Glow Highlight Kit $14.99
Everyone deserves to shine during the holiday season and the DB Cosmetics Highlight Kit is your ticket to glow! Housed in a beautiful, holographic case this set contains a mix of metallic, iridescent and duo-chrome finishes which you can dust over the high points of the face to achieve a radiant, lit from within glow! If you want to turn up the intensity simply spritz your brush with some setting spray before dipping in to create a highlight that shines brighter than Rudolph’s nose!
CRUELTY FREE MAKEUP TOOLS
Nude By Nature Devotion Oval Brush Set $49.95
I love oval brushes, especially for creating a flawless base, so I was super excited to see this holiday set from Nude By Nature. These brushes contain high quality, super soft synthetic bristles and come in three sizes: large (for foundation and base products), medium (for contouring) and small (for concealing). The gold handles add a touch of glam to this must have holiday set.
Designer Brands Kaleidoscope 6 Piece Brush Set $24.99
Ever since I opened this brush set I have been mesmerised by the glitter handles! This is the ultimate starter set for every makeup lover which includes a Foundation Brush, Angled Contour Brush, Eyeshadow Blending Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Angled Liner Brush and a Fan Brush. The pretty pink and white ombre bristles are synthetic making them vegan and cruelty free!
The marble canister also doubles as a gorgeous brush holder for your vanity or can be used to keep your brushes safe while travelling.
CRUELTY FREE SKINCARE GIFTS
Emma Hardie All Is Bright Cracker $49.95
My holy grail cleansing balm is now available as a super cute Christmas Cracker for the holidays! This cracker contains the Emma Hardie Moringa Balm, a Microfibre Cleansing Cloth and the Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask - everything you need for complexion perfection. One of the things I love about holiday sets is the chance to try products you have had your eye on at an amazing price point and this is such incredible value. You simply apply a small amount of Moringa Balm to your face, massage in circular motions and your makeup melts off before your eyes! To remove the excess makeup and grime, soak the microfibre cleansing cloth in warm water and wipe over your face and neck to reveal clean and clear skin.
Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask $49.95
If you’re a regular on Insta I’m sure you have seen the new Alya Pink Clay Mask doing the rounds recently - and for good reason. I can tell you first hand this mask is incredible and definitely delivers on its promises of detoxified skin and minimised pores. Available from their website or your local Priceline, this sweet smelling mask is suitable for all skin types and is a must for the skincare lover in your life!
The Body Shop House of Berry Bon Bons Delight $15
From their iconic Beauty Advent Calendars to their endless range of scented gifts, when it comes to holiday sets The Body Shop has the gifts that keep on giving. This year I couldn’t resist their super affordable House of Berry Bon Bons Delight Set which contains the fruity scented Berry Bon Bon Shower Gel, Body Butter and Bath Loofah. Plus every purchase from The Body Shop this Christmas will help protect and re-wild over 10 million square metres of forest in England and Armenia as part of their World Bio-Bridges Mission - such an incredible initiative and present to the planet.
Youth To The People Skincare from $45
Superfood for your skin? Yes, please! Clean living doesn’t just stop at the foods you put into your body but also includes the products you apply to your skin and the legends at Youth To The People have got all bases covered with their antioxidant-rich, vitamin and mineral filled superfood powered skincare range. Vegan friendly, cruelty free and containing cold-pressed extracts, I have been using their Kale + Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Moisturiser and Kale + Aloe Sunflower Oil Peptides Eye Cream for a few months now and my skin has absorbed every last drop providing healthy hydration and a glowing complexion.
I have been a fan of New Zealand born organic skincare brand, Antipodes going on 4 years now and they are still one of my go to brands for natural results. From their ‘Joyful’ Hand and Body Cream to their range of serums, a gift from Antipodes is one your recipient will forever thank you for. If you are on the hunt for gifts under $25 I highly recommend you check out their new ‘Mini’ range. Each mini set, containing a serum and a cream, has been designed to target specific skin concerns such as Moisture Boost, Brightening and Skin Plumping.
Noelle Skin Smoothing Kit $24.95
Give the gift of silky smooth skin with the Noelle Skin Smoothing Kit. With Summer just around the corner this kit could not have come at a better time and has everything you need to buff, prime and detoxify your skin. Containing body butter, sugar soap and a soap bar, the formulas are made up of native extracts of Tea Tree and Eucalyptus, which are harvested from Australia’s pristine rainforests, plus Shea Butter, Macadamia Oil and Almond Oil used to replenish the skins nutrients and moisture.
CRUELTY FREE HAIRCARE GIFTS
R+Co Time Travel Set $55
The R+Co Time Travel gift set was made for the jet setter in your life. The cool AF ‘My Hair Is Full Of Secrets’ travel bag is filled with travel sized goodies including their Television Perfect Hair Shampoo + Conditioner, Death Valley Dry Shampoo and High Dive Moisture + Shine Cream. The packaging alone makes you want to pack your bags and go on an epic adventure and at least with this set you can do it in style while making the most of your luggage limit!
Oribe Gold Lust Collection $155
Give the gift of Gold this season - Gold Lust that is with the luxe Oribe Gold Lust holiday set. This limited edition gift set contains a full size bottle of their Gold Lust Shampoo 250ml, Conditioner 200ml and a 50ml travel size bottle of the Gold Lust Hair Oil. I have gone through more than one bottle of the Gold Lust shampoo in my time and it is absolutely gorgeous, leaving my locks glossy and silky smooth every time! The set comes in a beautiful box which is a work of art in itself created by award-winning Japanese calligraphy artist, Aoi Yamaguchi. She uses sumi ink on the highest-grade Japanese gasen-shi paper to create a calligraphy symbol that intertwines traditional technique with creative expression.
CRUELTY FREE FRAGRANCE GIFT
Lisa Hoffman 5 Stack Crystal & Gemstone Bracelet $99.95
Get glam this holidays with a Lisa Hoffman bracelet stack. At first glance you’re probably thinking this is just a set of beaded bracelets but upon closer inspection you will discover a beautiful locket which holds Lisa’s signature fragrance beads. Lisa has completely revolutionised the way we wear fragrance. The fragrance beads never touch your skin so it is ideal for anyone with sensitive skin and the beads deliver fragrance for as long as a month before you need to add new beads. From Hawaiian Plumeria and Japanese Agarwood to Tuscan Fig, the beads come in a variety of scents so you can select a fragrance to suit your style.
CRUELTY FREE NAIL GIFT
Opallac At Home Gel Starter Kit $99
This kit is a must for the nail lover in your life! The Opallac Gel Nails Starter Kit contains a UV LED Lamp, 3 x Gel colours (Cosmolicous, Seductress & High Tea), 1 x Gel Base Coat, 1 x Gel Top Coat, 1 x 2-in-1 Shine & Soak Solution & 1 x 30pk Remover Wraps - everything you need to achieve professional at home results. They also have a range of other colours and finishes including the glitter shade ‘Rose' Quartz’ (as featured in this pic) so you can mix and match colours and styles whenever you like! I can’t tell you the last time I went to a nail salon (I have saved SO much money) and the fact it is vegan and cruelty free ticks all my boxes!
HEALTH + WELLBEING GIFT
The Beauty Chef Christmas Glow Pack $89.95
For the health conscious honey or those who want to kick start the New Year on a healthy foot, The Beauty Chef Christmas Glow Pack is a must. Founder Carla Oates has created her range of health supplements and elixirs that contain no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives and are lactose, dairy and sugar free. The Christmas Glow Pack contains 3 of her best selling products: HYDRATION Inner Beauty Boost, Beauty Fix Balm and GLOW Inner Beauty Powder.
Hydration Inner Beauty Boost is a delicious bio-fermented beauty elixir that combines the digestive balancing benefits of probiotics with coconut water, aloe vera and lemon myrtle.
Beauty Fix Balm is a luxurious skin balm, rich in botanicals and plant oils, butters and waxes to help dry skin and lips and also smooth the appearance of the skin.
Glow Advanced helps synthesise collagen in the skin and helps contribute to normal skin function as well as support digestive health. Glow Advanced contains 24 carefully selected skin-loving ingredients, rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids and pre and probiotics, making it a powerhouse of nutrients in every 5g spoonful.
The Body Shop Beard Care Kit $35
Before we sign off on this years gift guide we can’t forget a cruelty free gift for the guys in our life! This year my pick goes to The Body Shop Beard Care kit which contains everything to keep your bearded bae looking groomed and gorgeous. The kit contains a Conditioning Cedar & Sage Beard Oil, Community Trade Wooden Beard Comb, Beard Scissors and a Community Trade pocket square made with 100% recycled sari all housed in this cute cardboard cylinder.
I hope my cruelty free gift guide makes buying gifts for your loved ones easy this holidays.
Are you adding any of these to your Christmas list?
*These products have been sent to me in exchange for a review. The products have been tried, tested and all opinions expressed are honest and my own.