THE ART OF GIFTING
THE ART OF GIFTING
Inspire your last minute shopping dash with a compilation of gift edits catered to fit some of life’s most intricate personalities.
Red lipstick and a French manicure are her signatures, and these inspired beauty favourites will make an excellent complement to both.
Any woman with discerning tastes will feel like she has won big with this elegant, high-stakes candle. Chic packaging and a complex far-from-the-ordinary scent never fail to delight.
These modern, creamy lipsticks provide full-bodied, opaque colour in a highly pigmented and non-drying formula. The colour [and shimmer] range on offer caters to any mood — daring or demure.
For those who match bold lips and eyes with an equally dramatic manicure, this limited edition holiday collection is inspired by the classic Chanel shade - timeless, enduring, and versatile.
The lover of classic cocktails will appreciate Penhaligons’ G&T-inspired eau de parfum—just what she needs to scent her evenings in appropriate style.
THE SKINCARE ADDICT
It’s not just her diligence to a committed routine that’s admirable—she knows skincare like the back of her own hand, and is always in the know as regards the latest and greatest products.
Two things she can’t live without: cleanser and face masks, in that order. Indulge both with Eve Lom’s gift set, which features the brand’s bestselling cleanser and rescue mask. There is no overestimating the life-enhancing powers of this class duo.
The luxurious blend has been specially formulated to keep vulnerable skin hydrated through eight hours of shut-eye. A cult favourite of beauty editors worldwide, it features skin-nourishing oils from 10 botanicals.
If she’s mad for the latest technological advancements in the skincare world, this bestselling gadget is sure to make an impression.
Let’s face it: The greatest gift of all is the gift of great skin. If she’s on the prowl for a new routine, this luxe lineup is sure to satisfy.
AESOP Parsley Seed Face Mask
Any skincare lover on your list will be pleased with a new face mask this winter. Aesop’s is made from top-grade aloe vera, rosehip, and parsley seed, and is so beautifully packaged that you might as well buy one for yourself.
THE MAKEUP MAVEN
Whether her focus is the eyes, lips or a glowing complexion these effective (and often beautifully-packaged) products are the perfect choice for the woman who has a soft spot for makeup and believes in necessary beauty maintenance.
A versatile palette with an arsenal of colour allows even the novice applicator less opportunity for error. Begin with a soft wash of shadow - building and layering colour until the maximum effect is achieved.
A copy of Lisa Eldridge’s art-book-cum-history-book Face Paint: The History of Makeup—a weighty tome featuring stunning illustrations will make an attractive addition to her coffee table collection.
No matter how skilled the artist, flawless makeup depends upon a well stocked arsenal of high-performing tools. These versatile brushes will revolutionise her makeup routine.
Consider this a party beauty uniform in a bag; everything required for a seamless and effortless transformation. The cocktail dress, heels, and jewels are up to her.
For the creative makeup lover who loves to experiment; come Christmas, glitter is never optional. MAC’s Pigments are (a) the definition of festive and (b) last-all-night, thanks to a creamy formula that effortlessly adheres to the lid.
THE SPA QUEEN
Her face mask collection rivals the Queen’s, and she prefers to spend her weekends on the massage table. And although she is used to the luxe treatment, she can’t help but feel the appeal of some DIY activity. Do try this at home.
This potently scented lotion allows your loved ones to spa easier and more often. Inspire your giftee to create a new ritual and begin spa activity from within their shower.
12 pods, two formulas, and one luxuriously soft flannel headband. The gently cleansing Mega Greens Galaxy Pack acts as a juice cleanse for the face to thoroughly cleanse and purify while minimizing the appearance of pores. Meanwhile the Moisturising Moon Mask plumps skin with hydration.
The facial enthusiast and SUQQU devotee will rejoice at owning her own tub of Musculate Massage Cream and adding the Gankin massage to her daily routine, [which she’ll gleefully perform at all of your future slumber parties].
Any home fragrance–obsessed friend will appreciate the opportunity to create an appropriate ambience for their home-spa activity. This discreet addition to her night stand simultaneously provides a subtle golden glow, dehumidifying action, and olfactory stimulation.
THE JET SETTER
Come January, her bags will be packed for wherever the weather is warm and the water is clear, but long flights and curtailed sleep can leave a jet setter looking depleted. A travel-ready beauty edit will be the perfect complement to her impending tan.
These travel sized essentials will keep her looking golden and polished, whether at home or abroad. Apply pre-flight and once safely landed. Sleep Mask Tan is a bestselling innovation that combines skin-beautifying ingredients with a touch of self-tan.
Travel sized skincare, perfect for holiday travel. Suit her up for her New Year escape with some skincare worthy of January’s fresh start, like these ultra-soothing favourites from dependable Pai Skincare.
Housing fifteen neutral shades guaranteed to suit every complexion, the sleek case is ideal for slipping into an overnight bag ahead of her next staycation. The iconic Urban Decay eyeshadow formula offers incomparable all-day wear with no smearing and no caking.
Sample the best in globetrotting beauty by composing a compact scent edit. Fragrance options for every occasion are necessary for those moments when added oomph is required.
Proving that good skincare practice need not be compromised by air travel - because the key to a successful flight includes the ability to walk off the plane with a complexion that rivals a post-facial glow.
Effortless is her style but she holds her aesthetics to exceptionally high standards. Not-so-essential essentials will meet (or even surpass) her exacting criteria. She takes a low-maintenance approach to beauty and demands comfort alongside the chic.
Capacious enough to accommodate all of her daily ideas and lists, but compact enough to slip beneath her pillow and accommodate midnight musings.
A trio of products [hand balm, facial spray, and body cleanser] that add a little luxury to her daily grooming activities, and are helpfully served up in a sturdy tin - perfect for repurposing to store keepsakes.
Her home is a temple of good taste, to be honoured accordingly with offerings such as this winter-perfect candle, which will infuse her rooms with an aromatic blend of pine, fir, nutmeg, and orange.
Her bedtime routine is minimal, so butter her up with this luxe, pyjama-friendly beauty set. Body scrub, body cream, and hand cream combine to hydrate and fragrance limbs with delicate, complex fragrances in an ideal pre-sleep ritual.
All that’s missing from her bathroom shrine is a basket of these vibrantly-scented concoctions from Lush. Perfect for Sunday evening downtime or for recuperating after a long day at the office.
THE HAIR OBSESSED
Because everyday should be a good hair day. Support her haircare obsession with these beauty editor approved favourites that will rival any salon shelf.
A new generation of efficient and practical hair products presented in a chic, minimalist packaging. The Oi range contains roucou oil which strengthens, moisturizes, and protects hair from environmental stressors and heat damage.
Replace her arsenal of styling tools with a single styler versatile enough to lend itself to any desired look. Short, 25mm floating blades offer precision and easy application.
This shampoo gently cleanses while slowly releasing moisture to leave hair luxuriously silky. Rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Powerful nutrients and conditioning agents create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application.
Made from a hydrating and enriching formula, this hot oil treatment imparts brilliant shine and rehydrates parched hair to restore a healthy appearance. Creamy avocado oil protects delicate hair and the hydrating formula gives a silky, shiny finish.
THE ONE WHO HAS IT ALL
She’s the woman who has everything - except these decadent holiday presents.
Let’s be honest: What everyone really wants is The Perfect fragrance. You can’t go wrong with one from Byredo.
Rich, creamy color glides on smoothly with a completely budge-proof finish. Blend, and prepare for lids that demand uninterrupted eye contact.
The woman who dreams of the perfect candle will find a friend in this chic number from Iiuvo. The subtle but enduring scent will fill her entire apartment in minutes.
Morning, noon, and night, she’s on-the-go, and requires a beauty arsenal to suit her lifestyle, so she’ll surely appreciate this luxury addition. Far from a necessity, but guaranteed to become a staple.
THE PARTY GIRL
She knows what to order for you at the bar, can recite cocktail menus by heart, and never turns down the invitation to dance. Here, a few ways to show your appreciation.
This high gloss nail lacquer boasts a chip-proof finish and rapid drying time. The formula delivers a long-lasting manicure with bright and lustrous glitter payoff in a single coat.
Velvet Orchid redefines glamour with a-rich and heady scent that delivers the drama of Black Orchid without compromising on feminine sweetness.
Treat her skin to a fast-acting formula that deeply cleanses while instantly easing signs of fatigue, redness, and dehydration. The perfect morning-after treatment.
EVE LOM Sheer Radiance Translucent Powder
This sheer, translucent powder works like a soft focus lens, blurring imperfections and accentuating her best features with an illuminating gleam. The innovative packaging voids the need to carry a brush in her clutch.
THE STOCKING STUFFERS
An array of elegant holiday presents suited to your closest confidantes. These are the covetable presents you might have to “borrow”…
Collapsing into bed is how most nights end for the majority of us. However, taking a moment to properly moisturize lips before tucking in is an undeniable luxury.
Whether it’s an office holiday party or a cocktail soirée at with friends, a subtly glossy lip in warm, pigmented tones is a sophisticated alternative to its bolder, matte version.
Enriched with Vitamin E and Apricot Oil to ensure lips remain moisturized, Clarins’ Lip Oils glide on weightlessly yet impart rich, intense color with an ultra-soft, velvety texture.
Perfectly sized for a bedside table, desktop, or bathtub rim—because the best things really do come in small packages
She’s the one with a hip flask and heels in her desk, a lip balm in every handbag, and emergency nail files in her wallet.
Indulge brows with a silky oil that immediately softens while replenishing moisture. A soothing and nourishing treatment for her high-maintenance brows is the type of nightcap she prefers.
It’s the ultimate gift for those dedicated to soft hands. The deeply hydrating, nourishing hand cream — lightly scented with a blend of lily, rose and geranium — will ensure her secret is safe.
Infused with rose and grapefruit, this hyper moisturizing mist helps create a sensation of instant refreshment. This silicone-enriched formula can be used for setting freshly-applied makeup or to freshen skin and revise foundation throughout the day.
Workplace efficiency includes being able to swiftly transition from the boardroom to the ballroom without wasting a moment. Byredo’s handily pocket-sized roll-on perfume oils allow for just that.