The best luxe beauty Christmas gifts they’ll absolutely love
Feeling generous? Let’s go!
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / December 10 2019
When it comes to Christmas shopping, there are some great Christmas gifts you can snap up for a cool $25 or less. But if you have some spare cash hanging around (take that, Black Friday!), and you still have some prezzies to check off your list, you have many MANY options out there. It’s a bit overwhelming, hey? Well, we’ve decided to make your life a little easier by rounding up some of the top beauty gift ideas if you’re looking to spend over $100.
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle EDP 30mL Christmas Set, $113
If you have a question mark next to one of the ladies in your life, this one is a no-brainer. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle EDP is a cult favourite fragrance (you can’t not love it), and it’s totally wearable for all ages. With juicy pear and blackberry, the scent also features notes of iris, jasmine, orange blossom and patchouli. This Christmas set includes a 30mL bottle, as well as a body lotion and shower gel. It’s a guaranteed win.
Dyson Airwrap, $799
Now this is a next-level Christmas gift! The all-in-one Dyson Airwrap styler uses jets of air to create voluminous curls, natural waves and smooth blow-dry finishes at home, without extreme heat. It’s the best thing since sliced bread and whoever you gift this to will *literally* love you forever.
Dr Barbara Sturm Glow Essentials Kit, $262
Pretty much every celebrity ever has raved about Dr Barbara Sturm skin care at some point in their life, so you know this stuff is the real deal. Give the gift of red carpet ready skin with the eye-wateringly good Dr Barbara Sturm Glow Essentials Kit. It features a Dr Barbara Sturm Cleanser, Facial Scrub, Face Mask, Super Anti-Ageing Serum and Glow Drops. Nice.
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership Subliminal Eyeshadow Palette, $195
This Pat McGrath Labs Mothership Subliminal Eyeshadow Palette gets a very hard YES from us. It’s absolutely gorgeous and boasts a collection of 10 shades in brilliants blues and violets, mesmerising jewel tones, lustrous golds and signature neutrals. We love.
ghd Queen of Curls Creative Wand Gift Set, $245
Name one person who doesn’t love natural-looking waves. The ghd Queen of Curls Creative Wand Gift Set is guaranteed to give one of your lucky loved ones their best hair yet, and we guarantee you’ll be borrowing this guy any chance you get. The pack not only features the ghd Curve Creative Curl Wand, but also comes with a heat resistant mat and an oval dressing brush.
FRESH Mask Masterpiece Gift Set, $124
Everyone LOVES a good mask. Especially one that actually works. And FRESH have got you sorted with this set of four hydrating and smoothing masks in the Mask Masterpiece Gift Set. These are great for gifting as one or dividing up into four separate gifts.
Cire Trudon Christmas Candle Red Nazareth, $135
If you know a candle lover (pretty much everyone), this is the crème de le crème of the candle world. Blending notes of orange, cinnamon and grapefruit, Cire Trudon Christmas Candle Red Nazareth *literally* smells like silent nights, herald angels and mulled wine. We think this could be a goodie for Dad.
Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Trio Skincare Set, $123
If your bestie is a fan of Peter Thomas Roth products (who isn’t?!), she’ll love you that little bit more after you gift her this jazzy Potent-C Power Trio Skincare Set. It features the Potent-C™ Bright & Plump Moisturizer, Potent-C™ Power Serum and Potent-C™ Power Eye Cream. Get ready to shield your eyes, radiant skin comin’ through!
Skinstitut Be Smooth Limited-Edition Gift Set, $130
If your friend is a serious skin care addict, get them this (and then consider buying one for yourself, too). The Skinstitut Be Smooth Limited-Edition Gift Set includes a full-sized Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser, Retinol Serum and Hydrating Mask, as well as a Skin-Inject Derma Roller. Your BFF’s skin will be almost as smooth as your gifting skills.
Diptyque Lucky Charms Carousel and Candle Duo, $175
Is this not the cutest candle set you’ve ever laid your peepers on? Trust Diptyque to deliver something as special as this Lucky Charms Carousel and Candle Duo. Five charms symbolic of luck, protection and harmony fit over Diptyque's 70g candles (the best-selling Baies and Roses) and whimsically rotate with the heat released from the flame. Please take our money.
Ella Baché Hydra Skin Collection Kit, $125
Anyone who has a face needs hyaluronic acid in their skin care routine. Featuring Hydra Hyaluronic Cellular Serum, Hydra Velvety Soft Cream and Hydra Cationic Skin Elixir, the Ella Baché Hydra Skin Collection Kit is the answer to those still-having-a-think-about-what-to-get-them people.
Charlotte Tilbury The Pillow Talk Look, $335
You’re never going to want to give this bad boy away – just look at what’s inside! It’s Pillow Talk HEAVEN. Featuring the Luxury Palette in Pillow Talk, Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk, Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk, Full Fat Lashes mascara, The Classic in Audrey eyeliner pencil and Pillow Talk Lip Lustre, Charlotte Tilbury The Pillow Talk Look is the mother of all makeup gifts sets.
Oribe Gold Lust Collection, $145
If you know someone who is forever switching up their hair colour, they’re going to *really* appreciate the Oribe Gold Lust Collection. The Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner and Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil Travel Size will return hair to its glossiest, healthiest prime.
ICONIC London Glow Queen Original Gift Set, $190
Any highlighter addict will freak out over this incredible ICONIC London Glow Queen Original Gift Set. Bringing together five best-selling products in a stunning rose gold box, the set contains four glow-boosters: Prep-Set-Glow (Glow), Luminous Powder (Original), Illuminator (Original) and Chrome Flash (Cosmic), as well as a Lip Plumping Gloss.
Cloud Nine The Alchemy Collection Original Iron Gift Set, $355
Give the gift of incredible hair with Cloud Nine The Alchemy Collection Original Iron Gift Set. As well as the limited edition rose gold Original Iron, the pack includes a travel case, a Luxury Texture Comb, a protective heat guard and a Christmas cracker with a travel size trio.
Clarins Double Serum Collection Set, $142
Get mum’s gift sorted with the Clarins Double Serum Collection Set. It has everything she’ll need for smoother, firmer and more radiant skin: a Double Serum, Gentle Foaming Cleanser and Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, not to mention a pretty floral bag. Nailed it, kiddo.
Ultraceuticals Hydrating Trio, $190
Summer can do a real number on your skin, so do someone you love a solid by keeping their hydration levels on track with Ultraceuticals Hydrating Trio. It’s made up of the Ultra Hydrating Milk Cleanser, Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum and Ultra Moisturiser Cream. Plus, cute packaging.
Estée Lauder All Aces Mini Pure Color Envy Lipstick Collection, $100
We feel like we’re in a dream simply looking at the selection of shades in the Estée Lauder All Aces Mini Pure Color Envy Lipstick Collection. There’s pretty much a hue for every occasion, ever. We think any gran/mum/woman in your life would go nuts for this.
Giorgio Armani Si EDP 50mL Gift Set, $160
Giorgio Armani’s Si is a modern and feminine fragrance combining sultry notes of cassis nectar, chypre and light musky wood. Basically, it’s chic, elegant and the perfect gift for Christmas. The stunning gift also comes with a 15mL option and a body lotion.
Angela Caglia Handmade Rose Quartz Eye Mask, $214
Everyone has that person in their family who is a little bit extra. And this is for them. Angela Caglia Handmade Rose Quartz Eye Mask is made of real rose quartz crystals (known for their calming, soothing benefits) woven together to create a pampering eye mask that’s totally Insta-worthy.
Slip Beauty Sleep Collection, $132
How adorable is this Slip Beauty Sleep Collection? Besides looking like a total treat, the silk pillowcase and mask duo are actually real heroes when it comes to keeping hair smooth and skin crease-free. It’s a must-have for everyone – so take your pick who’ll score it this Christmas!
Omorovicza Precious Minerals Collection, $494
This limited edition Omorovicza Precious Minerals Collection is all about reducing the appearance of ageing and loss of elasticity to the skin. It’s a super pretty set that contains Omorovicza Gold Rescue Cream, Gold Flash Firming Serum and Rose Quartz Roller - which all work together to promote radiant, youthful-looking skin. This would be a real treat for Mum.
Aesop The Reveller, $127
We’re lusting over this perfect selection of hand and body care essentials from Aesop – we can almost smell the signature scent of geranium leaf from here! Aesop The Reveller set, which is housed in a reusable amenities case, contains the Resurrection Hand Wash, Resurrection Hand Balm, Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser and Rind Concentrate Body Balm.
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.