Experiential beauty gifts to bless your treatment-obsessed loved ones with

Treat 'em right this Christmas

Editor / December 12 2023

There’s one in every friend group/family, right? That person who simply doesn’t want any more ‘stuff’. Beauty Christmas crackers? Not their bag. Multipurpose sets? Not on their list, either. They want something they can experience, not just another knick knack they’ll never use.

One hill we will die on, however, is that a beauty gift is always a great gift. But a beauty gift doesn’t have to be something physical! That’s exactly why we’re rounding up the top experiential beauty gifts across Australia, from facials to massages and manicures...

The best experiential beauty gifts

Pyrmont, NSW: 2 Hour Gold Facial with Full Body Massage and Back Scrub

Your loved one may not want to hoard multiple items, but when it comes to experiences, multiple treatments packaged into one is a giftee's dream come true. Not only does this two-hour relaxation session include a facial centred around the 24k gold flake mask that every model on the planet raves about, but it also treats the receiver to a full body massage and dead sea salt back scrub. Forget the nice list, this'll leave them on the 'nice and relaxed' list. Not to mention the 'most grateful person alive' one.

$295 at RedBalloon

Clovelly, NSW: 10-pack of spray tans

Got a loved one partial to a golden glow? Set them up for success with a multi-pack spray tan voucher. While their manicures may be what originally gained this Sydney salon their glowing rep in the beauty community, editors and influencers alike are also big fans of their spray tanning offering. Always flawless, always long-lasting, and always bound to make someone feel about ten notches more confident. And who wouldn't want to receive a voucher for that?!

$500 at The Parlour Room

Fortitude Valley, QLD: JLO Deluxe Hydra Facial

The Calile Hotel is basically Australia's most Instagram-worthy stay, and its spa facility, KAILO is every bit as serene and sophisticated as you'd expect. The menu is ripe with gifting options of the gift voucher varieties, but as fans of both impossibly luminous skin and Jennifer Lopez, we'd highly recommend blessing your lucky giftee with a JLO Deluxe Hydrafacial, set to purify and brighten skin like a dream.

$299 at KAILO

Essendon North, VIC: Deluxe Rose Manicure

It's always tough to justify spending time and money on a manicure, but when someone serves the opportunity right up on a silver platter (or rather a little black gift card), you'll feel a lot less guilty about enjoying a little pampering. Nothing beats having your nails done; you'll feel (literally) more polished than ever. This one's not solely about polish, either; it's a gorgeous therapeutic treatment that includes an exfoliating hand treatment as well as aromatic cream application, cuticle work, and much more.

$95 at Beauty on Rose

Upper Swan, WA: Saturday Is Ladies Day Treatment Choice Package

Not sure exactly what type of treatment your loved one is longing for? Give them the chance to choose by nabbing a 'Saturday Is Ladies Day' voucher at this stunning WA spa. With the options ranging from a full body massage to a back massage or a Guinot facial, they can book in for whatever tickles their fancy the most. Talk about a bespoke gift!

$140 at Brookleigh Beauty & Spa

Main image credit: @kailo_aus

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Delaney began her career in the Australian beauty media industry in 2015, landing amidst the glossy world of women’s lifestyle magazines (or more literally, in their beauty cupboards). Since then, she has gone on to write across a multitude of beloved Australian media brands, including OK!, NW, InStyle, and Harper’s BAZAAR. She’s covered every side of beauty content, from directing beauty editorial shoots to rounding up the best glossy serums for golden hour skin. Having spent nearly a decade immersed in the beauty realm, Delaney’s knowledge of beauty is as extensive as her collection of tinted lip oils (read: extremely extensive). Delaney is currently the Digital Managing Editor of BEAUTYcrew, and her beauty wisdom also appears across beautyheaven, ELLE and Marie Claire. She enjoys channelling her personal hobby (testing beauty products) into her professional work (talking about testing beauty products), and considers perfecting the art of a cat eye in a moving car her life’s greatest accomplishment.