17 of the most luxurious Christmas gifts
When money ain’t a thing
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / December 04 2017
Whether you’re on the hunt for something seriously impressive to show your appreciation to a loved one or just feel the need to treat yourself after an epic year, here are the most luxurious and amazing beauty gifts you can buy this season.
Estée Lauder Lady of the Sea Powder Compact by Monica Rich Kosann, $380
If you know someone that loves a keepsake, then go with Estée Lauder’s powder compact that shows off blue and diamante stones. This year, the limited edition gift has been designed by Monica Rich Kosann, a designer and photographer hailing from the States who is widely renowned for her fine jewellery designs.
Louis Vuitton Mille Feux (from $330) and Travel Case (from $600)
The Louis Vuitton fragrances are at the top of our wish lists this season as they’re all truly unique spritzes that are perfect for the perfume connoisseur. Mille Feux is our favourite scent at the moment, as it contains a sensual blend of raspberry, leather, saffron and iris and adds a delicate touch to whatever outfit you’re wearing. If you’re feeling extra generous, don’t forget to pick up a travel case, too - this one in pink is seriously divine.
Balmain Paris Hair Couture Rose Gold-Plated Boar Bristle Brush & Mirror Set, $284.49
Who can resist a gift pack from Balmain? This one brings together a golden hair brush, compact mirror that you can tote in your handbag plus a bottle of Balmain Silk Hair Perfume that nourishes and softens coarse hair in an instant.
Tom Ford Travel Brush Kit, $1400
Nothing says ‘splurge’ like a gift set priced at $1400. What makes this one so drool-worthy is the white and gold leather case that’s perfect to travel in style with, plus the set of four full-sized Tom Ford brushes that feel super soft and fluffy.
Giorgio Armani Holiday Palette 2017, $188
Giorgio Armani’s Holiday Palette is an all-in-one gift that allows you to perfect your base and glitz up your eyes, and houses 10 eyeshadow shades, two shades of foundation and a compact powder.
Hermès Jewel Lock, $260
Forever stylish, Hermès Jewel Lock is a portable and travel-friendly refillable spritz that holds a 7.5mL fragrance. Our top fragrance choice for filling it is Jour d'Hermès, a gorgeous fresh and zingy blend of fruits and florals.
CHANEL No. 5 Fragments D’Or, $135
Filled with tiny particles of glimmering gold, this irresistibly silky body gel is lightly scented with the iconic floral CHANEL No. 5 fragrance and feels refreshing to wear, especially during summer. Blend it all over your body and focus on areas that hit the light the most, like collarbones, shoulders and arms.
Hourglass Confession Lip Archive Collection, $954
This impressive gift is perfect for the serious beauty buff. Inside this beautiful case lies the entire Hourglass Confession Lip range, which comprises of 30 nude, pink and dark red shades that suit all skin tones. Psst… it’s currently low in stock at Mecca so you’re going to have to be quick.
Urban Decay Naked 4Some, $298
We couldn’t help but include this one purely based on value for money. The Urban Decay Naked Palettes are usually priced at $83 each on Mecca, but they’re currently offering all four Naked Palettes for $298, saving you $34 in the long run.
Dior J’Adore Body Crème, $146
A trick to intensifying the wear of your favourite fragrance is by layering a scented product underneath your perfume, and this one is ideal if you know someone that can’t get enough of the famed J’Adore scent.
Dyson Supersonic (White/Silver), $499
Who knew that a hairdryer could look so sexy?! The Dyson Supersonic is now available in a clean white and silver design, and is equipped with a whole host of accessories like a diffuser and smoothing nozzle, and is something that’s sure to please even the pickiest of people.
Jo Malone Ultimate Christmas Cracker, $455
You’re definitely going to be their favourite person once you’ve gifted them a jumbo-sized Jo Malone Ultimate Christmas Cracker. The best part about this gift is that it’s completely customisable, so you can pick the exact cologne scent, body cream and candle that your loved one enjoys the most.
Penhaligon’s Christmas In The Air Set, $209
This Christmas set is simply beautiful, and comes with a Christmas In the Air Room Spray and matching candle to fill your home with sheer delight. It’s definitely one not to be missed.
Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Magic Box, $295
This whimsical advent calendar box plays home to 12 mini-sized products including the cult Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick, Fat Lashes Mascara and Magic Cream Moisturiser. Don’t forget to keep the box once you’re done to store tiny trinkets like rings and bracelets.
Which of these gift ideas would you most like to receive this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.
Need more Christmas present inspiration? Then check out our guide to the best gifts you can pick up for $100 and under.