There are a lot of Christmas-shaped chores, and alas, present buying is one of them. The need to prove you know your recipient inside out is a worry inducing affair. And it's a thin line, you see. They love whisky, so you’d be forgiven for buying them a bottle of bourbon, except that simply won’t do, because the distillation renders them poles apart in the taste stakes. Beauty on the other hand, is much easier to navigate (especially when someone in-the-know has rounded up the best stuff already). Of course, some prefer their skincare from Japan, while others prefer France, and some might like to scent their baths rather than their bodies, but the former does the latter if we’re being pedantic, and really, it’s all just so beautiful, and beautifying, that you can’t go far wrong.