The Best Kris Kringle Gift Ideas
It’s that time of year – people either love it or hate it – Kris Kringle. Lucky you, if you’ve drawn a close colleague, or relative, but spare a thought for those who have drawn someone they barely know, or Great Aunt Joan – what to buy, what to buy….. If you’ve drawn the hard to buy for/don’t really know that much about them, person, before you start to stress about what you can possibly get them, we’ve taken a look at some of the best beauty gifts around this Christmas, and have found gifts that will suit almost anyone, and cover most Kris Kringle budgets. Have a look at the list below – you might even want to get more than one, for that unexpected guest, or even yourself.
endota spa Organics Signature Signature Hand Duo Pack
Give the gift of nourished and hydrated hands this Christmas with the Australian made endota spa Organics Signature Hand Duo Pack. Featuring full-sized Signature Blend Hand Wash and Hand & Body Lotion, the duo is infused with native plant extracts and oils, including Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, and Lavendar, to leave hands gorgeously soft and smooth. Both products are over 95% naturally derived, and packed with organic goodness. Continuing endota spa’s support of local artists, the set is packaged in a stunning gift box, designed by local Melbourne artist Carla Dinnage, inspired by our own Mornington Peninsula. Signature Hand Duo Pack (Hand Wash and Hand & Body Lotion 250ml each) RRP $50.00 (valued at $60.00).
A’kin Luxury Face Trio
You’ll be a popular Kris Kringle if you choose to gift the Akin Luxury Facial Trio gift pack, featuring a selection of A’kin’s best selling skincare products. The pack includes Mini Cleansing Micellar Water 30ml, Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 20ml and Hydrating Antioxidant Day Cream 50ml. The simple 3-step program will deliver to the giftee nourished, hydrated, glowing skin, from these naturally based, Australian made beauties. Best of all, the products suit most skin types, so it really is a brilliant Kris Kringle gift. Luxury Face Trio set RRP $39.99 (exclusive to Chemist Warehouse).
Ella Bache Bon Bon
Another brand to have collaborated with an Australian artist for their Christmas designs is Ella Baché, who have partnered with Melbourne based artist Kerry Armstrong who was inspired to create the bold coloured designs to illustrate the beauty and energy of Christmas. If you know your Kris Kringle is travelling over the Christmas/New Year period, we love the Ella Baché BONBON, containing travel-sized Crème Jojoba (20mL) and Special Eye Cream (15mL), just perfect for the luxe-loving giftee. Bon Bon RRP $19.00. Available from December.
Colour by TBN Eyeshadow Palettes
Add a touch of colour for your Kris Kringle with the gorgeous Colour by TBN 8 Colour Eyeshadow Palette. With a vegan formula, you can choose from the warmer tones in the Gypsy Love palette (pictured), or the cooler hues in the Magic Moonlight palette. Create multiple looks with these versatile, complimentary-coloured palettes that will take you from day to night, and work to weekend with style and ease. 8 Colour Palette RRP $9.99 each.
T2 5 Hall of Fame Gift Set
The perfect gift for any foodie, or tea-loving Kris Kringle, the T2 5 Hall of Fame gift set contains 5 of the most popular T2 teas/tisanes. Tackle any tea time craving with the selection of French Earl Grey, Fruitalicious, Green Rose, Melbourne Breakfast, or Packs a Punch loose leaf tea mini cubes. Whether your Kris Kringle prefers classic teas, herbal teas, or fruit blends (or maybe they enjoy them all), you’ve got them covered with this collection. 5 Hall of fame Gift Set RRP $40.00.
RAWW Balance-ME Mist Toner
For skin that needs a pick-me-up over Summer (that should be any Kris Kringle giftee), a spritz of the Raww Balance-ME Mist Toner will wake up skin, and leave it glowing. The nutrient-rich formula contains WildBerry Harvest™ (a mix of three Australian outback super-berries), to offer maximum hydration, while green tea and coconut water work together to soothe the skin and calm any redness. The delicious Vanilla and Lime scent lift your senses, and provide you with a burst of Summer. Spritz whenever you feel your skin needs a lift. 100ml RRP $19.99.
Nivea Q10 Collection
Coenzyme Q10, or just Q10, is naturally produced in our bodies, and helps with cellular energy production in the mitochondria. It also acts as an antioxidant to ward off free radicals both inside and outside the cells, which accelerate skin ageing and damage the cells. So, the Nivea Q10 Collection, featuring full-sized Q10 Plus Anti Wrinkle Day Cream, Q10 Plus Anti Wrinkle Night Cream, and Q10 Firming Body Lotion is the perfect gift for your Kris Kringle who is starting to show the first signs of ageing (without actually saying so of course!). The collection will help deliver nourished, hydrated skin, with visibly fewer wrinkles. Q10 Collection RRP $24.95. Available at Chemist Warehouse.
The Jojoba Company Indulgent Body Pack
Featuring the benefits of Jojoba Oil (which mimics our skin’s own natural oils, so it can penetrate into our skin to help keep it hydrated and supple), the products in The Jojoba Company Indulgent Body Pack are sure to delight any Kris Kringle. Containing the gorgeously scented Lemon & Coconut Hand Cream 80ml, a silky, non-greasy handbag sized hand cream, that nourishes, smooths and moisturires your hands, and the Summery Silken Melon Body Lotion 125ml, which helps to visibly tone, firm and tighten, and nourish body skin, this is a gift anyone would love to receive. Indulgent Body Pack RRP $29.95 (valued at $43.00).
Circa Home Christmas Mini Candle Trio
Does your Kris Kringle need a little R&R – some respite after a hectic year? If so, the Circa Home Christmas Mini Candle Trio may be just perfect for them. Two of the candles feature Circa Home’s limited edition Christmas scents of Raspberry & Rhubarb (a gorgeous tangy, sweet scent), and Cinnamon Sticks (home baking anyone?), whilst the third is the very festive Red Spiced Pear scent. Each candle helps create a wonderful ambient effect, and is perfect for entertaining, relaxing in the bath, or just enjoying some “me” time at home. Mini Candle trip (3 x 60g) RRP $34.95.
Burt’s Bees Naturally Soft Hands
Give hard working hands some much needed TLC over the Christmas break. From the Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream with Cocoa Butter & Sesame Oil to the classic Hand Salve and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream in the Burt’s Bees Naturally Soft Hands gift pack, your Kris Kringle will emerge with gorgeous soft, hydrated hands. The gift set is even looking after Summer lips with the original Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint. Naturally Soft Hands gift set RRP $29.99.
Crabtree & Evelyn Dark Chocolate & Hazlenut All Butter Biscuits
If you’ve drawn a Foodie as your Kris Kringle, you’re in luck! Crabtreee & Evelyn have an excellent assortment of Foodie gifts this year, from jams, to teas, gorgeous fudge, and decadent biscuits. We think any Kris Kringle will love the Crabtree & Evelyn Dark Chocolate & Hazlenut All Butter Biscuits, in the stunning retro-designed pack. Combining the ultimate trio of biscuit deliciousness – buttery indulgence, crunchy nuts and fine chocolate, tea time is elevated to the next level. Dark Chocolate & Hazlenut All Butter Biscuits 150g RRP $18.00.
MOR Treasured Trio
Give the gift of a little luxury for your Kris Kringle’s hands. The MOR Treasure Trio contains three gorgeously scented hand creams – Lively and Luscious Lychee Flower, Sweet and Sophisticated Marshmallow, and Beautiful and Blissful Blood Orange, each in a 50ml, handbag size. There’s one to suit any mood. The creams are enriched with Vitamin E, Shea and Cocoa Seed butters for smooth, soft and lusciously perfumed hands. Treasured Trio RRP $29.95.
Nutrimetics Botanicals Energising Shower Gel Set
Let’s face it, post Christmas, and the January holidays are about the only time we have to take indulgent baths and showers, so why not give your Kris Kringle the gorgeous Nutrimetics Botanicals Energising Shower Gel Set. Containing 4 full-sized Shower Gels, enriched with natural extracts, including decadent Black Cherry, my favourite refreshing Vanilla & Guava, uplifting Pomegranate, and juicy Raspberry, your Kris Kringle may just have trouble choosing a favourite. The set comes with a bonus gold glitter bag. Botanicals Energising Shower Gel Set RRP $29.90 (until the end of December – valued at $68.00)
The Body Shop Santa Sack
Be a good Kris Kringle and give your giftee the Body Shop Santa Sack, and you’ll not only give them a gorgeous selection of travel-sized goodies, you’re helping to protect and re-wild the Wye Valley, in England and the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, home to one of Armenia’s most threatened species, the Caucasus Leopard. The reusable Santa Sack contains Shower Gel 60ml, Hand Cream 30ml, Body Butter 50ml, and Body Scrub 50ml, and is available in three festive fragrances – Peppermint Candy Cane, Berry Bon Bon, and Vanilla Marshmallow (pictured). The only decision you need to make is which scent you’ll choose. Santa Sack RRP $30.00.
VS Sassoon Smooth & Shine Limited Edition Dryer Pack
Your Kris Kringle will (almost) never have a bad hair day again with the gift of great hair for Christmas. The limited-edition VS Sassoon Smooth & Shine Dryer Pack gift set not only looks super cute but packs a punch, with a salon grade AC motor that dries hair fast with ionic and ceramic technology for frizz-free and ultra-shiny, silky smooth results. The Smooth & Shine Dryer comes packaged with a luxe gold jewel case and a bonus smoothing paddle brush that adds shine to your hair as you style – a gift pack that covers every base. RRP $59.95.
Rock & Ruddle Hair Brush
Help your Kris Kringle on the way to healthy, stylish hair, with a 100% boar bristle brush from British design team Rock & Ruddle. The brush is suitable for all hair types, and lengths, and helps to distribute hairs oils along the hair shaft. Each brush tuft contains one nylon strand, to help separate, detangle, and smooth your hair. The brush can be used on wet or dry hair, and whilst blow drying. The brush also comes in a mini size (suitable for children or a handbag), and the Rock & Ruddle range also consists of combs, baby brushes (with soft bristles and the cutest designs), and round ceramic blow dry brushes. The brushes come in a range of designs. We love the Zebra brush (pictured). Large brush RRP $64.95.
Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Kit
If your Kris Kringle is a bit of a traveller, they’ll love the Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Kit. Featuring six of Peter’s most popular masks (including my favourites the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer and the 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask), in mini travel friendly sizes. Treating multiple skin concerns, their skin will be radiant and glowing in no time. The versatility of this set means your Kris Kringle will be able to use it year round, as their skin changes with the seasons. 6 x 14ml Masks RRP $36.00.
Designer Brands Sugar Baby Bath Tower
Who wouldn’t want the Designer Brands Sugar Baby Bath Tower as a Kris Kringle gift (I do!). This well-priced set contains Lather Up Body Wash 200ml, enriched with Macadamia Oil to nourish and soften your skin, and Sweet Cheeks Body Butter 200ml, enriched with Shea Butter to help moisturise and revive tired, dry skin. The Bath Tower also contains a crisp, white loofah, so your Kris Kringle is all set for a decadent shower, and a bit of “me” time. Bath Tower RRP $14.99.
Nivea Men Protect & Care Pack
Don’t worry – if you’ve drawn the hard-to-buy-for male, we haven’t forgotten you. Your Kris Kringle will love the Nivea Men Protect & Care Pack. Designed to provide daily care and protection for men’s skin, the pack contains NIVEA Men Protect & Care Face Wash 150ml, NIVEA Men Protect & Care Shave Gel 200ml, NIVEA Men Protect & Care Deodorant 250ml, and NIVEA Men Crème 150ml, all packed in a specially designed gift box. Protect & Care Pack RRP $24.99. Available at Target & Priceline stores.
Natio for Men drover Kit
Australian company Natio have a wide range of men’s gifts this Christmas. For a Kris Kringle, gift, we love the Natio for Men drover Kit, which contains everything a man needs for a basic everyday skincare routine. The kit includes Smooth Shave Gel (150g), Daily Face Wash (150g), Firming Face Moisturiser (100g), and a Moisturising Lip Balm SPF 30 (4g) all packaged in a handy Hanging Toiletry Bag. drover Kit RRP $29.95 (valued at $41.80).
So, now you’ve found your perfect Kris Kringle gift, all that’s left to do is the shopping (and we would hurry – many of these items are limited edition for Christmas, and they will sell out!). Did we make the gift selection easier for you? Did we give you a few ideas? Which gift did you choose? Let us know in the comments below. We’ll let you in on a little secret – we’re getting a few of these ourselves – some to give away, and some to keep – they are just gorgeous!!
Values in the above article supplied by the respective brands.