When you get above the age of 14, beauty gadgets are really the closest thing you can get to toys: opening one on Christmas is basically like opening a Barbie Camper Van (that was a really good Christmas). We’ve selected some of the most exciting releases and favorites that your loved ones would love to find under the tree this year.
Shu uemura eyelash curlers
Okay well maybe these aren’t technically a gadget – but there’s not one beauty junkie worth her salt (or his, I’ve met many men who love these) who don’t know the significance of a pair of shu uemura eyelash curlers. They are the king of eye tools, somehow – and I still haven’t worked out how – transforming your lashes like no other curler on the market.
Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System
The hottest beauty gadget on the scene right now, the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System is credited for many a celebrity and beauty editors glowing skin. The sonic care technology (basically it’s like a giant electric toothbrush for your face) cleans right into your pores, helping products absorb better, pores appear smaller and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Once you’ve used it you’ll wonder how you lived without it.
Opal Sonic Infusion System Kit
Also from Clarisonic comes the Opal Sonic Infusion System Kit, which makes sure your skincare really gets in there by delivering 125 micro-taps a second to your skin, infusing the product deep into your epidermis, “delivering nutrients more effectively than with fingers alone”. Definitely a gift for the anti-aging obsessed.
Babyliss Big Hair
The ‘it’ hair gadget of last year, the Babyliss Big Hair is probably the most fun you could get out of a non-toy-related present on Christmas morning. The rotating brush features a 700W hairdryer that amps up the volume in your hair as you dry it. Amazing,
Philips Sonicare airfloss pro HX8111 dental flosser
Okay, I know a flosser isn’t exactly the most exciting gift you could receive, but it’s a bit more exciting than an electric toothbrush. It shoots jets of water and air for fast and effective floss-free flossing! Take it from me, much more fun than regular flossing.
ghd Gold Classic Styler
The ultimate in hair styling tools, if you want to give somebody hair straighteners ghd stylers should be the way to go. They’re just great.