Updated: Monday, 10th December 2018 @ 4:16pm

MM's gift guide for men and women – featuring city centre shops like House of Fraser, Debenhams and Selfridges

MM's gift guide for men and women – featuring city centre shops like House of Fraser, Debenhams and Selfridges

We all know that this time of year can be extremely stressful – especially when it comes down to buying gifts for everyone and their mothers.

That is why we at MM have created this wonderful elaborate beauty and fashion gift guide for men and women to meet every budget.

Men’s Beauty Guide

Under £20

MANTAN Man Mitt £5

A larger than average men’s tanning mitt has hit the market to give men a streak-free application with a sun-kissed glow, without having to put their skin at risk of the sun’s harmful rays.

LUSH Dirty Springwash Shower Gel £10.95

Whilst Lush is a completely gender neutral brand that caters to everyone, this minty shower gel is said to be “a waterfall of freshness coming your way” and has received rave reviews from men everywhere.

Philips Series 3000 Battery-Operated Nose, Ear & Eyebrow Trimmer £13

The powerful precision micro trimmer ensures a safe, fast and easy experience. The cutter is protected by a foil guard to stop any tugging of the skin. The 3 in 1 combination makes for a cheaper alternative to buying separately. 

MURDOCK Charcoal Body Soap £14

Recently charcoal soap has been hailed as a one-stop treatment for bad skin and the hype doesn’t seem to be dying down. The paraben-free soap works to cleanse the skin without drying or irritation occurring.

RECIPE FOR MEN Anti-blemish Stick £17

A full coverage formula packed full of spot fighting ingredients, such as salicylic acid. Whilst being waterproof and long lasting, the natural extracts regulate sebum levels reducing the appearance of spots.

ANTHONY Glycolic Exfoliating and Resurfacing Wipes £18

Clearing away any grime and daily dirt, the wipes leave the skin’s pores feeling smooth and refreshed, stripping the skin of all impurities whilst managing to cool and soothe it.


Under £50

MANTAN Original Tanning Mouse £24

Catering to the ever growing demand within the male beauty industry, Mantan’s original tanning mouse has a fast-drying formula that provides a long lasting natural tan.

KIEHL’s x Andrew Bannecker Man on a Mission set £31

This set features everything a man needs to complete his routine, including facewash, serum and moisturiser. It should last him well into 2018.

TOM FORD Brow Gelcomb £33

The new brow gelcomb allows men to smooth down eyebrow hairs whilst the comb shapes the brows and eliminates the need for tweezing.

TOM FORD Exfoliating Energy Scrub £37

The grainy formula gently removes dead skin cells leaving softer skin – an essential as we enter the colder months.

£100+

PHILIPS Series 9000 Shaver £200

Mastered with the latest technology, the Series 9000 is the most advanced shaver yet. The heads move in eight directions to follow the natural contours of the face and give off the most comfortable shaving experience.

Women’s Beauty Guide

Under £20

MAC Mini Lipstick £10

MAC’s best-selling lipsticks now come in a mini format, perfect for your travel make-up bag, or just a cheaper alternative to the iconic full sized lipsticks.

NYX Land of Lollies Lip Trio - Intense Butter Gloss £10

Featuring three new shades in the well-known butter gloss formula, this gift makes the perfect stocking filler.

TOO FACED Better Than Birthday Sex Mascara £19

The iconic best-selling mascara has been given a revamp to celebrate its 20th birthday, with even more volume, length and impact in just two strokes. The formula is smudge-proof and nourishes your lashes.

Under £70


BENEFIT Ka-brow Eyebrow Cream-gel £20.50

This product has a rich build -up colour that lasts all day long, plus it’s waterproof! The cream-gel also comes with an angled brush that offers defined and sculpted brows.

MORPHE 35O2 Second Nature Eyeshadow Palette £23

An updated version of Morphe’s best-selling 35O palette, the 35O2 is the perfect all year round palette, combining deep red tones for autumn and cooler tones for the winter and spring months. There’s not much more you could want from a palette.

URBAN DECAY All Nighter Setting Spray £24

Ensuring your makeup won’t budge from application to removal, this lightweight formula maintains a flawless finish whatever the weather.

MORPHE 12 Piece Eye-credible Set £25

The perfect brush set consisting of every eye brush you could possibly need. Perfect for budding make-up artists who are looking for affordable yet high quality brushes.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Silky Satin Lip Colour £70

Whilst the packaging alone is enough to convince anyone to buy this product, the formula and quality speaks for itself. Not only does it offer luxurious colour, the lipstick fights to prevent dry lips and eliminates the need to reapply throughout the day.

£100 +

MORPHE X JACLYN HILL The Master Collection £160

Consisting of a combination of eye and face brushes the Jaclyn Hill collaboration has been hailed Morphe’s best collaboration to date and with a huge £104 currently off these brushes there’s never been a better time to purchase them.

NATASHA DENONA Eyeshadow Palette £205

Easily one of the most expensive eyeshadow palettes currently on the market, but definitely one of the best. After being “Jeffree Star approved” these palettes have been popping up everywhere for their amazing colour pay off and blend-ability. 

Women’s Fashion Guide

Under £50

Debenhams - J by Jasper Conran -Black front zip detail tote bag

Was £59.00 now is £47.20 and perfect for everyday use.

Missguided - Mustard Ribbed flare sleeve sweatshirt for £15.00

In sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16. Affordable and perfect for any season, the mustard colour is in style all year around.

Swarovski - Magnetic Bee Stud for £45.00

Perfect for those who love to wear jewellery but keep it minimal and simple.

Missguided - Black round toe over the knee heeled boots

These come in sizes 3, 4, 5, 6 at a cost of £40. The heel is a sky-scraping 4.5”. Who doesn’t love a good heeled boot? These are perfect to match with a long sweater dress for a chic outfit on a night out. 

Primark - Long borg coat

This comes from £30 in brown or blush. Don’t forget, it is the season of portable blankets also known as long warm coats.

ASOS - Plus size curve lounge crushed velvet sweat and jogger

Perfect for having some down time and to relax after a long day at work. Sizes 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30. IColour: peach.

Under £100

House of Fraser - CHI CHI LONDON lace panel dip hem dress - £62

In sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and colours red, black, pink and navy.

Selfridges - DUNE Evangelina faux leather quilted shoulder bag in black or red £60

For those who love a chic bag to pair with their outfit at a dinner out.

Selfridges - DUNE Erabia embellished velvet shoulder bag in berry velvet £80

The bag features quilting and a generous amount of jewel embellishments to inject day or evening looks.

Swarovski - Ginger bangle white, rose gold plating £69

Also available in two other colours. The chic piece features rigid metal bangle attached to a delicate chain with a disc of sparkling crystal pavé, creating a trendy stacked look. 

Pandora - Ice baguette gift set £99

Diamonds are, after all, everyone’s best friend.  

£100-£200

Selfridges - Chanel No.5 parfum bottle 15ml £160

It is housed in a bottle with a minimalist design, hand-sealed with a baudruche film and topped with a cabochon cut like a diamond a timeless classic. 

House of Fraser - MODA IN PELLE Iiari high ocassion Shoes £129.95

In fuchsia, black and nude. Sizes 4, 5, 6, 7. Stunning court shoe in sumptuous suede with an elegant pointed toe set on a gorgeous metal filigree heel with entwined floral metalwork and gemstone detailing.

House of Fraser - CARVELA linette trainers £149

Size 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 in white.  The perfect trainers to wear on a day to day basis. 

Over £200

House of Fraser - GINGERLILY ingerlily silk pyjamas £212

In sizes small, medium and large in cream and blue with a flattering cut and style. The piping and the relaxed look makes it wearable and utterly timeless. Pair with the matching dressing gown for a complete look. Silk is the perfect fabric for nightwear as it is kind to the skin due to its high protein content. 

Harrods - BURBERRY cashmere check scarf £330

This fringed scarf will bring a timeless elegance to winter ensembles. Woven in pure cashmere at a 200-year-old mill in the Scottish countryside, the fabric achieves a superior softness after being washed in local spring water and gently brushed with teasels.

Selfridges - VALENTINO Rockstud 100 leather courts £660

Exquisitely crafted in Italy from smooth leather, this elegant pair is toughened with the brand's signature gold-toned pyramid studs for an added dose of luxe.

Men’s Fashion Guide

Under £50

Debenhams - lounge and sleep- grey quilted onesie £30

An ideal addition to your night and loungewear collection. Presenting a super-soft jersey finish.

Debenhams - Maine New England navy suedette moccasin slipper £25

In a classic moccasin style. Designed with suedette uppers, they feature cosy faux fur lining for maximum comfort and are a great gift idea for the season. 

Adidas - sliders foam black £32.95

Slip into pillowy-soft comfort with these men's slides. They're made with a cloudfoam plus footbed so your feet feel energised after your swim. 

ASOS - BOOHOOMAN fleece jacket in red £50

BoohooMAN is your go-to for new-season switch-ups and with this cold weather a jacket is a must have.  

Under £100

ASOS - wool mix overcoat with back stripe in camel £85

A silky-feel lining with internal pocket and comfort that is needed with the new season on its way.

Selfridges - REISS REGGIE slim-fit cotton and linen-blend jacket £85.00

The classic double-breasted silhouette neatly fits your frame without becoming restrictive. Leave it open over a complementary waistcoat, or keep it fully buttoned to channel an old school aesthetic. 

Between £100 - £200

Selfridges - TOMMY HILFIGER Cooper stainless steel and rose-gold plated watch £125.00

The rose-gold plated case and steel mesh bracelet, render lush vibes.

Selfridges - YEEZY Season 5 Wolves cotton-jersey sweatshirt £155.00

For the Yeezy lovers go ahead and splurge.

Over £200

Selfridges - GUCCI GG web stripe baseball cap £210.00.

Gucci's latest accessory edit encapsulates its unique sense of style and expert crafting techniques.  

Selfridges - OLIVER PEOPLES keil round-frame sunglasses £273.00

These rimless sunglasses, showcasing a retro-inspired round frame, are balanced by the filigree detailing engraved into the slender temples - a signature of the brand.