With slightly over a month to Christmas, it’s about time to start thinking about that shopping list. Stressed out? We hear you, and we’re here to help. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, your loved ones, or roped into an obligatory workplace Secret-Santa situation, we rounded up 25 amazing holiday gifts any beauty-lover will truly appreciate—and for every budget. No matter if you’re in the mood to splurge or a little careful with spending, these gifts will win you the 2020 Christmas gifting game.
$50 & Below
Skin Inc Bless Gift Set
Bestow the blessing of good skin with this wallet-friendly Christmas stocking stuffer. Featuring two of Skin Inc’s must-haves, this gift is perfect as an introduction to Skin Inc’s entire range without the hefty investment.
Clinique Merry Moisture
A wallet-friendly gift that delivers a glowy skin and dewy lips at less than $20. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and activated aloe water that works nonstop to hydrate your skin.
Glam Glow Clear and Glowing Skin Duo
Achieving clear and transparent glass skin boils down to a two-part process: deep cleansing followed by a generous serving of hydration. Glam Glow’s Clear and Glowing Skin Duo features a deep pore cleansing mud mask and ceramide (good for locking in moisture) moisturiser that contains illuminating pearls that both enhance and blur the complexion.
Origins Mask Merry Gift Set
Make everyday spa day with Origin’s Mask Merry Gift Set that features five masking favourites—each specially formulated to help you achieve clearer, calmer and more hydrated skin. Slough away dehydrated, clogged and irritated skin, one mask a day.
Smashbox Limited Edition Photo Finish Primer Set
When it comes to selecting the best primers in the market, Smashbox always seems to be the default go-to. They’ve mastered the art of formulating primers that turn your skin into the perfect canvas for your makeup application, serving you well as you go from minimalist to maximalist make-up looks.
Urban Decay Beauty Value Set
Just in case you run into your ex or future beau, you might want to carry along this handy all-in-one beauty set that’s got your essentials covered: from concealing that zit to an extra coat of mascara for a dramatic night-time look—and a spray to keep the glam in place.
Available from 27th November; while stocks last
By Terry Twinkle Glow Mini to Go Set
These glow heroes make for the ideal Secret Santa gift, containing a trio of mini experts—a tractable Kabuki Brush (a luxurious all-purpose brush), a glossy hydrating lip balm and hyaluronic-based loose powder.
MAC Frosted Firework Run The Show Kit: Mocha
For you, who live by the less-is-more mantra approach to makeup, this gift gets you the glow and natural radiance in a simple combination that illuminates you in all the right places, and not to mention a rosy, hydrating pout to complete the look.
$100 & Below
Laneige Basic Duo Set
Not everyone is a fan of a 10 step skincare routine—and if possible, they’ll probably be hoping to get away with just using water. Laneige’s Basic Duo is exactly what it claims to be: the bare basics—for anyone (even dad) to get started on necessary, bare-minimum TCL for our epidermis.
Too Faced Cinnamon Bear Makeup Collection Limited Edition
If you can overlook the poinsettia-red Teddy bears plastered all over the palette, you’ll realise this is a one-stop festive make-up masterpiece from Too Faced. Featuring a festive-inspired mix of matte and glitter finishes, this palette comes with a matching melted matte liquid lipstick for a sexy pout.
With all the focus on skin and make-up, we haven’t forgotten about caring for our locks. Kerasilk—as you might be able to infer, contains both keratin and liquid silk protein, taking your unmanageable and frizzy tresses to smooth and shiny, straight-out-of-an-advert kind of hair. Whether it’s the countless boxes of hair dyes you’ve been experimenting with during lockdown or the heat from your hair tools, stay frizz-free with this haircare duo.
Shu Uemura Holiday Eye-Lip Set
Clear, make-up free skin paired with a bold lip and neatly curled lashes make for an ethereally natural look to rock this Christmas, and honestly, even on days when you’ve got nowhere to go. With two mini bottles of Shu Uemera’s best-loved cleansing oil, leave one at home and the other t0- go.
$300 & Below
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Advent Calendar
Made with zero plastics and fully recycled paper, Kiehl’s skin-and-earth loving advent calendar makes for the perfect gift for a conscious-skincare aficionado. An online exclusive.
Diptyque Fleur de Peau Eau de Parfum limited edition
You don’t need to be a perfumery connoisseur to recognise the regal, elegant, scented ovals that is Diptyque. With the power to transform any room into a luxurious expensive spa, their covetable scents are found in every discerning beauty lover’s arsenal. Christmas with Diptyque welcomes a limited edition perfume that exudes a soft, cottony musk. In short: the scent of Christmas.
Dior J’adore Fragrance Set
In a sea of scents and blends, Dior J’adore Eau de Parfum still commands an allure like no other. A finely crafted floral bouquet unfurling fruity-floral notes of Ylang-Ylang from Comoros is paired with a pre-filled travel spray—a charming scented duo. Personalise your gift at Dior’s Engraving Atelier for a one-of-a-kind gift that will remain etched in the hearts of the lucky person who finds this under the Christmas tree.
Travel set includes: 100 ml bottle of the iconic J’adore Eau de Parfum; 10 ml J’adore Eau de Parfum Travel Spray. Engraving services available at Dior’s Engraving Atelier.
Shiseido Revitalizing Regimen Set
Save yourself the unnecessary brain-racking for a gift idea to please the hard-to-impress older ladies in your life. Featuring a generous range of the brand’s Revitalising collection, this is one skin-loving set they’ll love to see at the bottom of the Christmas tree.
Clarins 12-Day Christmas Advent Calendar
Who doesn’t love a little surprise? Make the countdown extra exciting when you’ve got 12 beauty must-haves from Clarins to discover each day till Christmas comes.
Estee Lauder Holiday Blockbuster set
If there was another word that wholly represented ‘ultimate steal’ it would be Estee Lauder’s Holiday Blockbuster Set. I mean, the price speaks for itself. This 32-piece beauty set features everything from skincare essentials to make-up favourites, packaged nicely in a deluxe Christmas-red train case, ready to be taken on your next adventure.
Available at Estée Lauder Concierge Service as Purchase-with-Purchase with a minimum spend of $120
Guerlain Christmas Collection Eyeshadow palette
Presented in a sleek, festive-gold case, one can only imagine the treasure trove that lies beneath. Consider this your eyeshadow essential that will quench any colour craving, taking you easily through the creation of subtle, discreet looks to the most daring displays.
Only available Mid-November
Michael Kors Sparkling Blush Gift Set $120
Celebrate the women in your life with scents. Fresh, oriental florals imbued with woodsy base notes that present the perfect olfactory balance dedicated to the modern woman: brilliant, beautiful and sensual.
Sisley Izia Fragrance
A distinctive floral bouquet that doesn’t require green fingers in the slightest. Sisley’s Izia fragrance set features both a perfume and body lotion—keeping you moisturised and smelling like a flower garden wherever you go.
BVLGARI Man Wood Essence Juice Set limited edition
For the chic, modern man to escape the urban jungle that never sleeps. Inspired by three bold woods, unleash a sensual woody scent to help your man disconnect from the endless demands from life.
Jo Malone Midnight Musk and Midnight Amber
Because it would be a cardinal sin not to include Jo Malone London in a Christmas gift list. The much-lusted after fragrance brand has become almost synonymous with Christmas, with its woody, musky notes that seem to transport you to the starry streets of a quaint old English town. This Christmas, Jo Malone introduces a new entrancing scent that where sensual midnight musk meets soft, ambery notes that endure.
Bobbi Brown Holiday Wish List Deluxe
Whether it’s for the make-up junkie who knows it all or the person who’s just starting out, we’ve got the perfect gift. Bobbi Brown‘s Holiday Wish List Deluxe is your quintessential make-up kit, packed with eye, lip and face products for creating the festive look of your dream.
$500 & Below
La Mer Soothing Hydration Collection
La Mer is about as indulgent as it gets—the skincare of the Hollywood A-Listers and society’s elite. If you’re in a mood to splurge or simply looking to get into someone’s good books (mother-in-law, anyone?) La Mer’s decadent gift sets are your best bet. This Christmas, La Mer brings together four of their best-loved hydrating treatments, not forgetting the highly-sought-after Creme de la Mer. Formulated with the brand’s signature ingredient Miracle Broth, it aids in anti-ageing, soothing, hydrating and renewing. When it comes to perfect skin, La Mer is worth breaking the bank for.
Tom Ford Blend Oud Wood Eau De Parfum
The price might come off a little steep for a cologne but that’s because this scent is concocted with one of the rarest, precious and expensive ingredients in a perfumer’s arsenal—oud wood, often burnt in the sacred temples of Bhutan. A smoky, sexy blend of rare oud wood, sandalwood and a hint of amber and tonka beans to add warmth and sensuality. The perfect gift for a gentleman that commands attention in every room.