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Christmas Gift Ideas – Your Best Friend’s Wife

About 10 years ago Charlie and you went out with each other for about 3 months; before the football, flagrant lack of romanticism and the farting finally decided you on friendship. Not the, “Let’s just be friends, yeah” friendship, but a right roaring lifer of a best mate. The problem is despite all jovial encouragement to the contrary, he married someone who can only be described as upwardly socially tense. They are coming for drinks on Boxing Day and it is integral to your friendship that the semiotics of your gift to her radiate thoughtful affection.

Aesop has not only a reputation for serious quality, it comes in some of the chicest packaging in beauty. With their latest Reverence Hand Wash (£27) in her guest bathroom she won’t be so much keeping up with the Jonses, as running them over in a horse draw carriage driven by Prince Charles.

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…