The lavish beauty gifts we want to give ourselves this Christmas
Because nobody has been nicer than us
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / December 08 2020
Okay, we know it doesn’t feel like it should be time to get onto your Christmas gift shopping just yet (shoutout to the time vortex also known as 2020), but whichever way you slice it, the festive season has officially arrived.
But while your nearest and dearest are definitely worthy of some beautiful pressies (and many of our product and pack picks will still work a treat for them), we happen to think there’s someone else who deserves something super special: you.
Yep, we’re pressing pause on the face mask-ing and movie marathon-ning we’ve been doing since March and taking it from ‘the year of self-love’ to ‘the year of self-gifting’, just in time for Christmas.
The thing is, though, with the cosmic joke that 2020 has been, we’ll bet you don’t have a lot of brainpower left to comb through zillions of pages of pressie ideas in search of the perfect gift, even for yourself.
So, from us to you, here are the boujee Christmas gifts you deserve this silly season…
ghd limited edition platinum+ & helios™ white deluxe gift set
If we could only have one thing this Christmas, this stunning set would be it. Not only does it include the helios hair dryer (which is fantastic, ICYMI), and everyone’s favourite faithful straightener, but both tools come in a stunning pearlescent white and can be personalised with your name or initials – what more could you wish for? Well, a midnight blue vanity case for one – luckily that’s included, too.
Review here. Shop here.
MOR Party Perfect Peony Bonbon
One Figure Beauty Lash Starter Kit
If ‘learn how to apply lashes’ is one of your 2021 resolutions, this kit is bound to be your new best friend. It’s all about harnessing the powers of magnetic lash options and avoiding the literal sticky situations that glue always gets us into. It includes a pair of lashes, a black magnetic liner and the applicator that’ll help you get your placement perfect, so you're made in the shade.
Review here. Shop here.
Dior Xmas J’Adore EDP Set
You’re no doubt in need of something emblazoned with a Dior logo this Christmas, but seeing as a pair of shoes might be a little too spenno, go for this gorgeous J’Adore duo set instead. It really isn't too much of a compromise, though, as it contains both the iconic jasmine and rose scent and a matching body milk.
Clarins Eau Dynamisante Collection Set
We find it hard to look past candy cane-themed anything come Christmas-time and this scrub, lotion and scent trio certainly won’t be the exception to that rule. Oh, in case you're not convinced, the eau also doubles as a toning body care oil, so it’ll leave skin looking as amazing as it smells.
Lancôme Hypnôse Set
We like to think of this mascara quartet pack as a gift to your future self – it includes a full-size of the brand’s beloved Noir Hypnotic Volumising option that’ll be sure to give you the best lashes of your life in 2021, plus three little mini wands, all perfect for popping in your party season purses.
Bobbi Brown Modern Symphony Eye Shadow Palette
A shadow palette that will cover all your colour needs for the new year ahead is an absolute Christmas essential in our books, so allow us to introduce you to our top contender. It’s a mix of mattes, metallics and shimmers that pairs classic neutrals like beige and cocoa with modern ones like berry and burgundy. We advise you snap yours up before we buy them all.
Tom Ford Lost Cherry Lip Colour Set
We’re pretty certain the visual of this decadent Tom Ford delight will just about convince you to add to cart, but just in case the $310 price tag is still standing in your way, let us caveat that it contains the brand’s four most-loved shades, so it’s safe to say you really won't want for another red lipstick ever again.
Gucci Memoire D’Une O’Deur EDP Set
We know, we know: all you actually want for Christmas is Harry Styles. But if Santa’s leaving you on read re: that request, take solace in the fact that with this dreamy duo, you can at least still smell like him. Styles’ signature scent is a musky yet airy mix of sandalwood, jasmine and vanilla, and the velvety shower gel will help you to double down on its goodness.
Samson and Charlie Tigers Eye Quartz Crystal Roller
We know you may have been keen to leave anything tiger-themed in 2020, but we promise this complexion-cooling roller will have you feeling the polar opposite of how stressed you were watching the antics of Joe Exotic; the ritual is relaxing as hell. And hey, the lifting, firming and skin care absorption-aiding benefits don’t hurt, either.
Sensori+ Meditation Pro Ritual
Give yourself the gift of relaxation with this beautiful scent set – its Macedon Trail fragrance is inspired by our native Australian nature, with this one specifically designed to evoke the feeling of invigoration you’d experience after a bushwalk in the rain. The pack contains the aroma in both air mist and candle form, as well as a ‘Zen Card’ which grants you a month of complimentary access to the brand’s online wellness class.
Jo Malone London Miniature Candle Collection
You have two options with this mini candle collection: either, split it up into five of the best stocking stuffers to ever exist, or be a greedy Grinch and keep every single one for yourself. For the record, we’re in full support of the latter choice. It contains all five of our faves (Peony & Blush, Grapefruit, Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Pomegranate Noir and English Pear & Freesia); how are we to choose?!
Skin Physics Maximum Results Pack
A dragon's blood-powered shortcut to radiance is a present we would truly never turn down, and that’s exactly what this regimen offers. It comes packed with a cleanser, sculpting gel, wrinkle filler, daily moisturiser, and night cream, and as the formulas have been described as ‘youth in a jar’, the future looks bright (as well as firm and smooth).
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour
We might be getting a little too into the festive spirit, sure, but as of right now, we think a year-round glitzy gold manicure sounds just wild enough to work. It's not always easy to find one that actually looks chic instead of cheesy, though, so we're going to snap up a few bottles of this gilded Chanel holiday polish while we can.
Philosophy Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
If we had to describe this peppermint-scented shower gel in two words, we’d choose ‘velvety’ and ‘versatile’. Not only is it silky smooth and smells crisp like candy canes, but it also moonlights as both a bubble bath and a shampoo. Your tub will basically feel like Mrs. Claus’ candy cane factory (that’s a thing right?).
Boost Labs Bio-Active Eye Reset Serum
Listen, we’re not trying to imply that you may go overboard with the cocktails and late nights over Christmas, we’re just saying that a puffiness-fighting, fine line-smoothing eye serum is always a good thing to have on your side during silly season. So, consider this peptide-packed blend a gift that your orbital area will indeed thank you for come Boxing Day.
Review here. Shop here.
Slip X20 Slip Beauty Sleep Collection Gift Set Caramel/Black
If you think there’s anything more luxurious than popping on a silky sleep mask and laying your head down on a strand and skin-smoothing silk pillowcase, you probably haven’t actually done it – because, we promise you, there’s not. So go on, treat yourself to this chic caramel-and-charcoal duo.
Scunci Jaw Clip
We’re calling it: claw clips will still be going super strong next year. So, why not grab this tress-taming tortoiseshell cutie in time for a few post-Chrissy celebrations? That way, you can smugly remind everyone that you jumped on the retro bandwagon early once they’re all joining you.
Review here. Shop here.
Estée Lauder Cinnabar Set
Call us eccentric (and perhaps a little cheap re décor), but truthfully, the orange flower, clove and patchouli lotion and perfume pair are only half the reason we’re buying this set. In other words, we’re definitely displaying the gorgeous box as if it were a wildly expensive piece of art for years to come.