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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

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...