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Christmas Gift Ideas – Battleaxe Aunt

Clarissa has always preferred your brother James, he’s so much more mailable and has a job she understands. If only you would just settle down with a nice man, do what women are designed to do and focus on Motherhood. These career women are all so hard and manly.

She used to be quite wealthy, but a mixture of Lloyds and her son Archie’s ‘little habits’ have left her somewhat humbled financially. She ALWAYS comes to Christmas and is impossible to buy for. For all her spikiness you can’t help loving the old battleaxe and her bone-crunching honesty at the diner table.

Try popping a lavender-infused Silk Eye-mask (£36) or Silk Pillowcase (£45) or from Holistic Silk under the tree, inject some daily luxury into her life and melt her froideur for a day or two… then secretly mention that James voted Labour in the last election.



Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…