All times of year should be 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 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, By Price
From skincare saviours to makeup must-haves, we’ve listed the best tried-and-tested beauty gift ideas to shop this Christmas, in ascending price order.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer In Sweet Mouth, $36, Sephora
Hello pouty lips. This formula, derived by Bad Gal RiRi herself is a brilliant example of when celebrity makeup lines get it right. Juicy, shiny and plumping, what more could you want?
Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm, $38, MECCA
Beloved by celebrities, namely Sofia Richie, this lip balm is on every TikTok beauty girlie’s wishlist this year and we know why! It really is as good as they say.
AMIKA Perk Up Dry Shampoo, $47, Sephora Australia
B-Corp certified dry shampoo is hard to come by, particularly given it’s so good. A perfect stocking stuffer for the busy gal in your life, she will thank you repeatedly for this mid-week go-to.
L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil 250ml, $42, The Iconic
Finding it hard to moisturise after the shower? L’Occitane’s cult Almond Shower Oil is the answer, bringing moisture to your skin while you wash it. Plus, it will make you smell 10/10.
Montego Bay Rhythm Hand Wash And Hand Cream, $49.95, Glasshouse Fragrances
Coconut and lime, does it get more summery? Conjuring a warm summer’s day on a tropical island, she’ll be washing and moisturising her hands religiously with this set.
Discovery Set, $50, Le Labo
Perhaps one of the more luxury fragrance offerings on the market, this Discovery Set from Le Labo is a steal at $50 and a brilliant way to introduce your loved one to a fragrance she will want to keep for life.
Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask 250ml, $62.50, Adore Beauty
There’s nothing better than a good hair oil, and even better when it’s made with Moroccan Oil. Let her treat herself to an at-home hair spa day with this beauty.
Benefit Fluffin’ Festive Brows, $69, The Iconic
Buying brow products is one of those things that often falls off the end of the to-do list, but boy are they needed. This Benefit kit is the perfect top up for a brow expert, or the ideal introduction for newbies, featuring their Brow Wiz pencil, Gimme Brow tinted gel and Fluff Up Brow wax.
Who Is Elijah The Staple Collection EDP Trio, $70, Adore Beauty
Sometimes it’s hard to choose a fragrance for someone else, so why not give them the opportunity to try and test it themselves? This kit with Who Is Elijah’s Nomad, Morning After and Nightcap fragrances is great for those who prefer a stronger, more sensual palette.
Dior Rosy Glow Powder Blush In Pink, $72, Adore Beauty
Probably one of the most famous blushes of all time, this Dior powder blush is lusted after by even the most elite makeup experts. While it comes in many shades, the ‘Pink’ tone pictured is by far one of the most popular.
Olaplex Smooth Your Style Hair Kit, $72, Adore Beauty
If she’s spent all year on HairTok she’ll want this kit including the beloved No.7 Bonding Oil. We promise.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette, $80, Adore Beauty
Whether you’re a makeup beginner or a professional, it’s hard to go past Anastasia Beverly Hills’ buttery eyeshadow formulas and brilliant nose for a good colour palette. This warm brown and dusky pink palette is a must have in every collection.
Pillow Talk Beautifying Lip And Cheek Secrets, $84, Charlotte Tilbury
If there’s one thing we love from Charlotte Tilbury it’s her Pillow Talk line. Beloved by celebrities and influencers alike, this pack contains the Pillow Talk lipstick, lipliner, gloss and in-demand Beauty Light Wand blush.
Carrière Frères Mentha Spiatica (Spearmint) Candle, $85, David Jones
If you love a clean home and a clean scent, this warming spearmint candle is a brilliant option. It is complex, not sweet, but so familiar to the senses, your loved one will be burning this over and over again.
Go-To x Alemais Dullness Defying Minis, $90, Go-To
The perfect intersection between fashion and beauty is this Go-To mini set featuring their iconic Face Hero and Exfoliator, all contained within packaging designed with cult fashion brand Alemais.
Healthy Shine Set, $98, Davines
This tried-and-tested set goes with most hair types and is a brilliant way to cleanse and condition the hair without stripping those important natural oils that contribute to scalp health. With no nasties and lots of nutritious ingredients, this is perfect for the hair-lover in your life.
Aesop Rousing Rhythms Gift Set, $100, MYER
Does she love to treat herself with a little Aesop moment from time to time? Why not invest in a little set that will make her bathroom sing.
The delicious Geranium Leaf scent runs through this pack, which contains a body cleanser, body balm and scrub. She will never have felt so squeaky clean.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (In Pump Bottle), $105, Sephora Australia
We all know and love the Fresh soy face cleanser and now it comes in a handy pump bottle for all your shower cleansing needs. 10 points for functionality and 100 points for the effectiveness of this cleanser.
Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Complexion Touch, $110, MYER
There’s nothing more luxurious than a foundation that doubles as high-end skincare and this Chanel Les Beiges formula is the perfect mix. With pigmented beads that allow for light but buildable coverage and a dewy serum to plump and hydrate, it’s no wonder this is the skin tint of the stars.
Sunday Riley Nice Work, $127, MECCA
Cult Sunday Riley fans will know that a gift set like this doesn’t come around all the time. Featuring their B Nice (Vitamin B/niacinamide) serum, Luna retinol oil, Good Genes exfoliator and Auto Correct eye cream, this is a safe win with any skincare fanatic.
Plump Fiction, $139, Dr Naomi
If she’s been going down the anti-ageing route but is finding the serum concocting difficult, this simple to use, tightening and firming moisturiser will have her skin improving in just one step.
The Must Haves Set, $168, Bangn Body
Delicious scents? Products that make your skin feel a million dollars? A cute headband? It’s hard to go past this gorgeous Bangn Body set for the girlies who love a bit of self care.
Zoeva The Complete Brush Set, $222, Sephora
Every girl needs more brushes in their collection and this 9-piece set from Zoeva covers all the key shapes, including a crease blending brush, angled brush, highlighter brush, foundation brush and setting brush.
La Vie Est Belle Iris Absolu, $259 at Lancôme
An intense new iteration of Lancôme best-selling fragrance, La Vie Est Belle, this perfume is bursting with juicy notes of Fig Accord and Blackcurrent as well as notes of Jasmin Sambac and Iris.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream Classic 60ml, $359, Adore Beauty
The benefits of ginseng have long been hailed in South Korea, and this high end K-Beauty moisturiser uses it in a patented formula that is worth every penny. Soothing, hydrating without being too much with anti-ageing benefits, this one is a no brainer.
Byredo Bal D’Afrique EDP 100mL, $377, Mecca
The cleanest, freshest summer scent that will have all her friends asking her ‘what are you wearing?; Byredo are known for their unique and delicate scents and this is no exception, championing French florals and African woods, including bergamot, African marigold, violet and Moroccan cedarwood.
Sisley All Day All Year Gift Set, $555, David Jones
There’s nothing better than luxury skincare and this brilliant set is about as high end as it gets. Not only looking gorgeous on your dresser, the hard-working products in this set will look gorgeous on you as well. The set includes: All Day All Year 50ml, Express Flower Gel Mask 10ml, Hydra Global Serum 5ml, Supremÿa Eyes 2ml.
Skin LED Light Therapy Face Mask, $585, CurrentBody
LED light can be a boon for those dealing with acne, redness and inflammation, providing a quick, simple, at home spa treatment for the beauty fanatic you know and love.
Dyson Airwrap™ Complete Long Multi-Styler And Dryer In Ceramic Pop, $949, Dyson
The ultimate colour way for the Millennial or Gen Z in your life, this Dyson Airwrap comes with the long barrels, which means that giving yourself a blow out has never been faster or more straight forward, no matter how long your hair is.
Kerastase Anti-Fall Hair Fortifying Serum, $91 , Kerastase
For those who want long and lustrous hair in 2024, consider popping a hair serum on your Christmas list. This award-winning formula from Kerastase is particularly useful for those who want to reduce breakage for smooth, moisturised hair.