There should never be a specific time of year to share your gratitude for your loved ones. But when it comes to Christmas, it’s safe to say that a certain amount of spoiling—where possible—is essential.
When it comes to said close family and friends, it’s important to have even a vague idea of their likes and dislikes, that is, whether they are fashion fanatics, humble homebodies or beauty obsessives.
Thankfully, for the skincare savants and makeup masterminds amongst us, gifting options are abundant. Whether they’re in need of a top-up of their go-to products or in need of a fresh update to their plentiful collections, there’s bound to be a perfectly packaged must-have to place under the Christmas tree.
Naturally, sourcing a shelfie-worthy stocking stuffer can feel intimidating. But, luckily, it doesn’t have to be.
We’ve rounded up the best and most luxurious beauty gifts out there so you can enjoy shopping during the festive season.
The Best Beauty Christmas Gifts You Can Buy In Australia
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Jasmine & Magnolia Hand Care Duo by CIRCA
A graceful, refined and utterly feminine fragrance with gentle notes of Ylang Ylang and Frangipani, which conjures up the nostalgia of a summer evening. Perfect post-pandemic, this hand wash helps nourish your hands with moisturising apricot kernel oil, rosehip oil and olive leaf extract and the hand lotion helps restore your skin with nourishing shea butter, apricot kernel oil and antioxidant-rich vitamin E.
Jasmine & Magnolia Hand Care Duo by CIRCA, $60 at Sephora.
Dolce Rose EDT by Dolce & Gabbana
A fruity and floral fragrance, Dolce & Gabbana’s Dolce Rose EDT pays a youthful and vibrant homage to rose, with hints of tart berries and juicy fruits. With a tangy note of redcurrant, contrasted by crisp apple and mandarin, two different rose notes sit at the heart of this scent—rose centifolia and rose absolute—along with white peach and magnolia.
Dolce Rose EDT by Dolce & Gabbana, $110 at Adore Beauty.
Healthy Hair Essentials Kit by Olaplex
Healthy Hair Essentials Kit by Olaplex, $105 at Adore Beauty.
Rose Golden Luxury Brush Set by Zoeva
This divine collection of makeup brushes is perfect for both face and eyes and contains eight essential, handcrafted brushes with rose-golden ferrules and matte-black handles stored in a sleek clutch. Said brushes contain both high-quality natural and synthetic taklon hair, so it can be used with cream and powder based products.
Rose Golden Luxury Brush Set by Zoeva, $158 at Sephora.
Black Gold Volumiser Set by Hot Tools
Black Gold Volumiser Set by Hot Tools, $189 at Adore Beauty.
Smart Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum by Clinique
This triple-threat product is an absolute must-have for anyone looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and have their skin looking younger, plumper and all-round healthier. Made with a powerful blend of peptides, caffeine and algae extract, it’s designed to be highly powerful yet still gentle enough for everyday use. On top of all that, it works to hydrate the skin and boost natural collagen for fresh, glowy skin all summer-long.
Smart Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum by Clinique, $90 at Clinique.
Lash Dream Team Mini Mascara Trio by Benefit
Lash Dream Team Mini Mascara Trio by Benefit, $44 at Adore Beauty.
Fuller Looking + Dimensional Brows Kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills
This brow kit features must-haves brow definer, brow pen, and mini clear brow gel for dimensional, beautifully structured brows. When it comes to the brow definer, it’s tip outlines, shades and fills, while its spoolie blends into a soft finish. Brow pen works to elevate the dimension by micro-stroking detail and mimicking the look of natural hair.
Fuller Looking + Dimensional Brows Kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills, $46 at Sephora.
Sun Sea Ker Limited Edition Collection
Napoleon has released a luxurious, 9-piece collection which caters to the eyes, lips, cheeks and skin. Made with the Australian summer in mind, it’s not only sweat-proof, but provides the perfect finish for those balmy nights spent at the beach. It’s all about minimal effort so we can spend more time on the things that matter most — spending time with our friends and family over the festive season.
Sun Sea Ker Collection, various prices at Napoleon.
Round The Clock Results Skincare Set by Biossance
This skincare kit features two cult-favourite products, one of which being the Squalane + Lactic Acid Night Resurfacing Serum features 10 per cent vegan lactic acid which dissolves dead surface cells and reveals soft, luminous new skin below. The second product is the Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum delivers a boost of brightness with 10 per cent vitamin C, while white shiitake mushroom fades dark spots.
Round The Clock Results Skincare Set by Biossance, $39 at Sephora.
Mini Extra Lip Tint Kit by Bobbi Brown
Mini Extra Lip Tint Kit by Bobbi Brown, $50 at Adore Beauty.
Discovery Sample Collection by Goldfield & Banks
Jam-packed with unique and exquisite Australian fragrances, the Goldfield & Banks Discovery Sample Collection contains sample vials of each fragrance in their Native Collection: Pacific Rock Moss, Southern Bloom, Desert Rosewood, White Sandalwood, Wood Infusion, Blue Cypress, Velvet Splendour and Bohemian Lime. This trial set is the perfect way to experience this luxurious group of fragrances, and comes with spray cards and an instructional compendium, so you can make the most of every scent.
Discovery Sample Collection by Goldfield & Banks, $50 at Adore Beauty.
Mini Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills
Mini Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills, $49 at Adore Beauty.
All Nighter Lip Sleeping Mask Set Mini by Laneige
This lip trio is designed to give soft, supple lips, courtesy of its cult classic Lip Sleeping Mask Berry, plus two mini sizes of their new limited edition scents, Peppermint and Gingersnap. Apply Lip Sleeping Mask prior to going to bed and smooth lips of unwanted dry skin and leave you with an incredibly hydrated pout.
All Nighter Lip Sleeping Mask Set Mini by Laneige, $44 at Sephora.
Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream Set by Sulwhasoo
An exclusive ultra-luxe set featuring cult favourite formulas for with everything you need to clear away impurities, balance hydration, even out skin tone, improve look of elasticity, smoothen visible wrinkles and visibly firm your skin.
Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream Set by Sulwhasoo, $332 at Sephora.
Resurrection Duet by Aesop
Featuring the two most-beloved cult-favourites, the Resurrection Duet is ideal for imbuing a moment of luxury into the simple act of hand-washing. With a much-beloved citrus, woody and herbaceous scent that’s enjoyed the world over. This duo makes the perfect gift for a loved one, or a fantastic set to keep in your own home, at a reduced cost to purchasing individually.
Resurrection Duet by Aesop, $133 at Adore Beauty.