The best beauty Christmas gifts over $100
They’re definitely worth the splurge
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / December 12 2018
You know that saying “you can’t put a price on happiness”? Well, that definitely rings true in Christmas, especially if you’re looking for something with wow factor to impress someone special (or even an item to spoil yourself with). Here are the most impressive and luxurious beauty gifts this season.
Guerlain Universal Illuminating Powder, $256
The chicest way to keep a shiny T-zone at bay is with Guerlain’s limited edition compact. Pop open the gorgeous white case to reveal an incredibly finely-milled powder ready to be patted down the nose to soak up excess oils.
Gucci Bloom Deluxe Edition, $210
This item is perfect for the person that’s obsessed with floral fragrances. Gucci’s outstanding Bloom scent, which features notes of jasmine, tuberose and Rangoon Creeper, has been reimagined in a retro-inspired bottle complete with a bulb and atomiser spray, and comes with over 100mL of juice, so she’ll get plenty of mileage out of her gift.
Charlotte Tilbury The Magic Skin Trilogy, $360
Give their skin care collection a revamp with this set from Charlotte Tilbury, which features three full-sized products including the cult Magic Cream, the incredibly soothing Magic Night Cream, and the Magic Eye Rescue, which contains retinol to improve texture and tone around the eye area.
Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Hair Removal System BRI956/00, $799
The Philips Lumea Prestige IPL may not be the sexiest item in this gift guide, but it’s certainly the most useful. This is one of the best semi-permanent hair removal solutions as it can be used in the comfort of your own home, is cordless, and promises hair-free results for up to eight weeks after use. The different attachments also allow you to reach tricky places on your body, such as the underarms and bikini line.
Le Labo Santal 26 Concrete Candle, $675
Santal 26 is one of Le Labo’s most recognisable scents, and now your home can smell like it, too. The smoky and leathery scent is housed in a jumbo-sized concrete vessel, weighs just over one kilogram and offers up to 150 hours of burn time, which we think is well worth the steep price tag.
Dior J'adore Absolu EDP (75ml), $240
Dior’s range of J’adore fragrances are universally known for being crowd-pleasers, and the new J’adore Absolu is no different. We can’t stop spritzing this in the Beauty Crew office. The glittering notes of jasmine, magnolia, rose and orange blossom work wonderfully together, and the scent suits women of all ages so you can’t go wrong.
Penhaligon’s Christmas Home Gift Set, $209
From the beautifully-decorated box to the festive room spray and candle that come with it, the Penhaligon’s Christmas Home Gift Set is something that we know will fly off shelves. The scent is also undeniably traditionally Christmas-y, with notes of fir balsam needles and juniper berry, along with cedarwood, patchouli and yummy almond gourmand.
Get into the festive spirit by decking out your tree with some Christmas baubles filled with beauty goodies.
Which item(s) are you adding to your wish list this Christmas, and why? Tell us in the comments below.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.