4 step smoky eye palette in Icy Plum, £15, The Body Shop
This compact, 4 step eye-shadow palette makes a perfect gift for women always on the go. In just about 5 minutes you can take your make-up look from day to night with the series of subtle and strong plum shades that work really well on dark eyes. I wore the more subtle colours in a recent post and will be recreating a darker, more sparkly look come Christmas day. The two brushes included are remarkably good - there's a common misconception that smaller brushes are more difficult to work with (at least I used to think so) but as it turns out, smaller is better for precision and blending. Excellent value for money, I want one in smoky brown too.