The Most Covetable Christmas Gifts
Every so often (usually around Christmas time), we come across truly swoon-worthy gifts. They become covetable due to their being limited edition collectibles, luxe editions of existing products, or even everyday products sure to gain iconic status. Our lust-worthy, must-have gift ideas for this Christmas hit one or more of these criteria. There is just something special, that sets them apart and makes us truly want them. Read on to find out more about these gorgeous gifts, and why you need them!
John Paul Gaultier Ski Resort Holiday Collectors
John Paul Gaultier is well known for his limited edition Classique and Le Male Christmas Collectibles, and each year we wait to see what the creative genius has designed. This year, the Classique and Le Male fragrances sweep us away to the snowy slopes of a ski resort, with the gorgeous, retro snow globe packaging. Each fragrance bottle is kitted out with its own keep-warm knitted scarf, as it floats among the snowflakes. Christmassy, cute, and oh-so-needed right now. Also available in the Scandal fragrance. John Paul Gaultier Classique EDT 100ml RRP $169.00, John Paul Gaultier Le Male EDT 125ml RRP $137.00.
Thierry Mugler Alien Extraordinary Colors Collector Limited Edition
Fans of the Thierry Mugler Alien fragrance will recognize the iconic Alien bottle shape, and fragrance inside, but that is all that is familiar in the stunning 2019 Limited Edition Collectible. With the Alien perfume embodying light – the universal and creative strength that emanates from every woman, Thierry Mugler has created this spectacular rainbow bottle in the Alien Extraordinary Colors Collector. Representing the light being the source of extraordinary colours, and with each bottle having a unique design, each Alien Collector is one of a kind. And the best news – the bottle is refillable, so you can keep it for years to come. Alien EDP Collector Refillable 60ml RRP $161.00.
Trinny London Starter Stack
Most of you would be familiar with Trinny Woodall from the Trinny & Susanah TV series, but did you know she also has a beauty line? Trinny London is a portable, versatile range of makeup, in stackable pots, with colours to suit every woman. We love the Trinny London Starter Stack, the perfect way to dip your toe into the Trinny London brand. Featuring the BFF SPF 30 Skin Perfector Cream 30ml (the only product not to come in a pot, it’s in a tube), Eye2Eye 4g, a clever eyeshadow with the precision of a powder but the ease of a cream, Lip Glow 4g, a sheer wash of colour for luscious lips without the stickiness and the magical multi-tasker Lip2Cheek 4g, all packaged in a Holographic gift bag. What makes this so covetable, is the clever shade selection on the website. Just select your (or your giftees) skin tone and hair colour from the model shots on the website, and the perfect shade of each of the above products is suggested for you – how simple is that? A complete makeup look ready to go at the click of a button (and if for some reason you don’t like a suggested shade, you are able to swap it out). Trinny London Starter Stack RRP $160.00.
SHS REM Repair Serum
The Australian-made SHS (Skin Health Science) REM Repair Serum, is named after the Rapid Eye Movement part of the sleep cycle, in deference to skin’s ability to replenish and repair itself while resting overnight. Using a potent combination of high grade actives, the serum helps to improve skin barrier function, helping to protect against dehydration, and collagen degradation. The serum is a powerful anti-inflammatory, that also helps to undo UVA/UVB damage. With Retinaldehyde (a form of Vitamin A), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), and Tetrapeptide 30 (a sequence of amino acids that produces proteins to help brighten skin and inhibit hyperpigmentation), and aromas (and benefits) of Cloud Berry Seed Oil, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Orange Peel Oil and Grapefruit Peel, this serum is your key to stronger, brighter skin. 30ml RRP $159.00. As the product contains vitamin A, it should not be used while pregnant or breastfeeding, and as always, use sunscreen.
Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Elec-Trick Eye Palette
Mmmm, with a number of palette releases each year, it takes something special to really stand out, and the new Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Elec-Trick Eyeshadow Palette certainly does that. As a fashion designer, Marc Jacobs is also known as the ultimate stylist for perfecting every look right before it walks down the runway. And so the eyeshadow finishes in each eye-conic palette are inspired by textiles and layering for the ultimate in style. Four fashion finishes make an appearance in the stylish limited edition palette – buttery matte velvet, shimmering satin, sparkling silk, and metallic lame, in a mix of 7 wearable neutrals and smoky shimmers in a covetable compact adorned in glitter. Eye-Conic Elec-Trick Palette RRP $77.00.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Glorious Gold EDP Collector Edition
Style, couture, allure and chicness – these are all words that come to mind when you think of Carolina Herrera. So it won’t surprise you that the latest Carolina Herrera Collector edition fragrance – the Good Girl Glorious Gold EDP is all of these things. Housed in the signature Good Girl stiletto bottle, this time with a dusting of gold, the fragrance celebrates female empowerment. The stunning original Good Girl scent makes a comeback in this collector’s edition. Using ingredients as precious as gold, that evoke Jasmine Sambac groves, Tonka and Cocoa fields, as well as Almond, Coffee and Tuberose, the fragrance has a rich delicate vibrancy that radiates warmth. Good Girl Glorious Gold EDP 80ml RRP $198.00.
Patrón Silver Tequila
With the heat of Christmas in Australia it’s the perfect time to enjoy the soft light flavours of Patrón Silver – a crystal clear, pure ultra-premium tequila. Hand made in Mexico, in small batches, from 100% Weber Blue Agave, the tequila is packaged in hand-numbered glass bottles. Characterized by a fresh, smooth taste, without the flavor of oak, Patrón Silver tequila is delicious neat or on the rocks, or in a margarita, so it’s a great spirit for any number of mixed cocktails. 700ml RRP $89.99. Available from Dan Murphy’s and leading liquor outlets.