Friday 16 March 2018

Give The Gift Of Timeless Beauty, Whatever The Occasion

Timeless Beauty 1 - Yardley

Life doesn't always run according to plan. When a very nice PR lady offered to send me some gift sets of classic Yardley and Woods Of Windsor beauty products a little while back, the timing was set to be perfect for a pre-Mother's Day gift ideas post. Unfortunately, something went wrong somewhere along the line and the original package never reached me. By the time I finally had the gift sets in my hands, Mother's Day was less than 24 hours away. Not to be deterred, I uploaded my first impressions on my Instagram Stories straight away (you can still catch them on my Beauty Highlights on Instagram if you're interested), but of course the actual blog post - this one - comes too late for Mother's Day.

But it's not the end of the world. These brands are timeless, beautifully packaged, affordable and lovely quality, which to my mind makes them ideal gifts for any beauty lover in your life, no matter what the occasion.

Yardley English Lavender Eau De Toilette*

Timeless Beauty 2 - Yardley

Housed in an elegant bottle that would look at home among the most expensive perfumes in any department store, Yardley English Lavender Eau de Toilette is a very affordable £9.99 for 50 ml. Lavender is a favourite fragrance of mine, so I was excited to receive this. On first spritz, it's a very clean, almost soapy scent, but as it dries down, the soapiness fades and you get a little more lavender. It's only subtle lavender though, which I think would suit those who like the scent but find it overpowering in larger doses. The final product is light, fresh and sophisticated - perfect for a daytime fragrance.

Yardley English Freesia Moisturising Fragrance Body Mist*

Timeless Beauty 3 - Yardley

This is delicate, but still gives a decent amount of scent pay-off, which I don't always find is the case with body mists. The English Freesia fragrance is really beautiful, very feminine and floral with a hint of sweetness. At £6 for 200 ml you can drench yourself in this on the daily without worrying about the cost, and if you like floral scents, believe me, you will want to.

Woods Of Windsor Lily Of The Valley Bath & Body Collection*

Timeless Beauty 4 - Woods Of Windsor

Prettily packaged body products always make a lovely gift, and at just £10, this Lily of the Valley duo is perfect for those occasions when you feel like treating someone "just because". Again, they smell wonderful - delicate floral fragrances are always a winner in my book - and they're also versatile products that are perfect for traveling. There's a bath and shower gel, which foams up nicely in the bath, and a lovely creamy moisturiser. You can use this for its intended purpose as a body lotion, but its also an ideal size to keep as a hand cream in your bag.

Woods Of Windsor True Rose Bath &Body Collection*

Timeless Beauty 5 - Woods Of Windsor

Timeless Beauty 6 - Woods Of Windsor

Another lovely gift set, and my personal favourite simply because it smells of roses! The True Rose Collection is £14 and contains a bath and shower gel, moisturiser and exfoliator, as well as a cute little purse to keep them in. Each is 100 ml, as opposed to the Lily of the Valley set where the products are 50 ml each. For me, the Rose set is perfect to have in your stash for weekends away or overnight stays. It's easy to grab and go and you'll smell divine for the whole trip!

Woods Of Windsor Mixed Bath & Shower Gel Collection*


Timeless Beauty 7 - Woods Of Windsor

You can never have too many bath and shower gels, and this mixed set from Woods of Windsor is perfect if you're looking for a gift for someone who likes to chop and change the fragrances they go for. I also think it's a great one for a guest bathroom. The three products look lovely grouped together on a shelf and it means that your visitors can pick and choose which one they use. The fragrances included are True Rose, Blue Orchid & Water Lily and Pomegranate & Hibiscus. All three smell gorgeous and the set is a great buy at £10.

So, if you're in the market for a cute but affordable beauty gift, you really can't go wrong with any of these offerings from these classic British brands. Have you tried any of these products before?

Kate x

*Gifted item. Some links may be affiliate links. This poses no extra cost to you, the customer. All opinions, as always, are my own.


  1. These all sound lovely :)

    1. They really are, and lovely prices too! x

  2. I always overlook the brand thinking it's just for old ladies, lol! But I think I need to take a closer look at their products. xx

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

    1. I know what you mean, I can remember my granny loving Yardley products! Definitely worth a look though. x

  3. I haven't used Yardley products in years!

    Candice |

  4. You already know I am a huge fan of Yardley and obsessed with their English Lavender range.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    1. Yes, I remembered your post Shireen so I was excited to receive the lavender one particularly!

  5. My Mam would love the Freesia products so I'll keep my eye out for them! xx


    1. The Freesia is such a gorgeous scent! x

  6. The lavender and the rose both sound so lovely!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  7. Those look awesome! I had never heard about that brand before but I would love to try their products!

  8. These are such classical products. I love the sound of English Freesia Body Mist x

  9. Love this! can't wait to pick some of these up because I am in desperate need of a new scent!
    xx jen

  10. I've never heard about this brand before but I like the design of the packaging - it's really worth a try and it seems to be a great gift for a family or friends after a travel :)

  11. They're such a retro brand. I always like to give them as gifts for my mother in law xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  12. I love Yardley, I just wish I wasn't allergic to Lavender hehe! I love the sound of the Lily of the Valley Duo :D

    Serene xoxo

  13. Gorgeous post! I adore Yardley!!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx |

  14. I have never heard of this brands but it sounds really nice and perfect as a gift. The packaging is so gorgeous! :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  15. Some lovely gift ideas. The soapy smell kinda of makes me weary but at least it doesn't linger some other scents!

    life + style blog

  16. Gorgeous and amazing for gifts. That is why I would gift myself with them all. xoxo Cris

  17. The True Rose bath & body collection sounds right up my street, I love the smell of rose! Gorgeous gifts xx

    Yasmin 💗
    The Sweet Seven Five

  18. Mothers Day still hasn't hit Australia yet so something like this would be ideal for my mum. Thanks for the FYI!



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