The Ultimate Beauty Christmas Gift Guide 2022
It can all seem a little too much at this time of year – running around or surfing the net looking for the perfect gift for loved ones, neighbours, teachers, and friends. This year, we’re giving you the ultimate gift, the gift of time. We’ve done all the leg work and pulled together the ultimate gift guide for lovers of beauty. Whether you are after a large gift or small, set or single, Kris Kringle or Stocking Stuffer, look no further.
VS Vassoon Petite Style Hot Brush
Give bad hair days the brush off with the VS Sassoon Petite Style Hot Brush. Ideal for Summer, with its high humidity, or year round for those with hair that tends to frizz, the VS Sassoon Petite Style Hot Brush helps to tame hair as you style. With its optimal 190°C heat, and Ceramic technology, hair is tamed and smoothed as you brush, leaving it smooth and detangled. The lightweight, compact brush design means you can pack it in your gym or hand bag, for touch ups on the go, or keep it at home for effortless styling. If you travel a lot, it fits easily in your bag, and even adapts to the correct voltage if you are overseas (you do still need the overseas adaptor – it has an Australian plug). VA Sassoon Petite Style Hot Brush RRP $34.95. Available from Myer and Big W.
Ella Baché Rejuvenating Skin Collection
Women of a certain age know skin needs a little extra TLC to stay in tip top condition. Once you hit Perimenopause or Menopause, and collagen production declines, skincare designed for mature skin is a must. Give your giftee the gift of great skin with the Ella Baché Rejuvenating Skin Collection (they have a range of gift sets for other skin needs too, including Hydrating Skin Collection, Essential Skin Collection, and Skin Essentials Trio). Beautifully packaged in an Oasis Art Series by Jan Sievers gift box, the set contains a full-sized Eternal+ Replenishing Day Cream 50ml, to help improve elasticity and firmness, and a range of travel sized products. The Eternal + Sculpting Serum 15ml helps to tone, lift and firm skin, whilst the Eternal + Regenerating Night Cream helps to plump, lift, and replenish skin. Finally, the Active Face Great SPF50+ Lotion 15ml provides ultra lightweight 4 hour water resistant sun protection – a must at this time of the year. Ella Baché Rejuvenating Skin Collection RRP $144.00. Available from Ella Baché salons, David Jones, or www.ellabache.com.au .
Ecoya Guava & Lychee Sorbet On Holiday Travel Set
Ah, nothing says Australian Summer like the scent of tropical fruits. The perfect gift for the travelling friend or family member (or Kris Kringle) this Christmas is the Ecoya Guava & Lychee Sorbet On Holiday Travel Set – with its travel sized goodies for the Summer holidays. Featuring a Hand & Body Wash 100ml, Hand & Body Lotion 100ml, Fragranced Hand Cream 40ml, and Room Spray 30ml (to keep that Summery feeling going longer). All packaged in a reusable travel case. Ecoya Guava & Lychee Sorbet On Holiday Travel Set RRP $39.95. Available from www.ecoya.com.au .
Olay x Friends Gift Sets
Do you have a friend or family member who loved the Friends series? Given the popularity of the iconic 90’s series about 6 friends navigating their way through life together, there are a few of us. Give your friend the gift of great skin with one of 5 Limited Edition Olay x Friends Gift Sets each with full-sized products. We love The One with Bounce & Glow Power Duo, beautifully packaged in a collectible red Friends themed gift bag containing Olay Regenerist Peptide 24 Moisturiser 50g, to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and Whip SPF 50g and Olay Luminous Vitamin C Super Serum, to help reduce the look of dark spots – RRP $119.98. Also Available, The One with The Overnight Miracle Trio (in red gift bag RRP $137.97), The One with Day & Night Creams (in red gift bag RRP $97.98), The One with Retinol Night Repair Duo (in white gift bag RRP $119.98), and The One with Day & Night Serums Duo (in white gift bag RRP $119.98). Sets available from Priceline and Chemist Warehouse (sets vary by retailer).
Frank Body Babewatch Set
Having experienced Northern Hemisphere Christmases, two of the things I truly love about a Southern Hemisphere Christmas are the long and the hot days. Perfect for relaxing by the pool or at the beach, and catching up on a good novel. Give your pool/beach babe giftee the ultimate Summer gift with the Frank Body Babewatch Set. Featuring a Frank Body The Better Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 100ml (with a hint of shimmer), and an exclusive limited edition SUNNYLiFE x frank body inflatable pool ring, that’s Summer set up. Frank Body Babewatch Set RRP $65.00. Available from www.frankbody.com.au .
The INKEY List Clearer Skin Routine
Give your giftee the gift of clearer skin this Christmas with The Inkey List Clearer Skin Routine. Ideal for sensitive, oily and blemish prone skin, the cruelty-free and Vegan 4 step program is designed to target breakouts and blemishes, reduce excess oil and unblock pores, and nourish skin. Designed to be used morning and night, the routine contains full-sized products – Hyaluronic Acid Cleanser 150ml, Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml, Succinic Acid Acne Treatment 15ml and Omega Water Cream 30ml. The Inkey List Clearer Skin Routine RRP $53.99. Available from www.au.theinkeylist.com .
Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm Set
Who doesn’t love a Summer Friday? Give the gift of gorgeous lips with the Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm Set. Featuring 4 wonderfully hydrating Lip Balms, including Lip Butter Balm Vanilla 15g, Mini Lip Butter Balm Vanilla Beige 7g, Mini Lip Butter Balm Poppy 7g, and Mini Lip Butter Balm Brown Sugar 7g. The Balms are free from parabens, sulphate, fragrance, and cruelty-free and vegan. The Balms are super hydrating and soothing and contain a subtle hint of flavour. Vanilla Beige adds a touch of sheer beige tint, Brown Sugar a veil of soft nude color, while Poppy covers lips in a sheer shade of coral. Untinted Vanilla is ideal over or under lipstick, or (insider tip) as a nourishing overnight mask. Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm Set RRP $74.00. Available from www.mecca.com.au .
Ardell Magnetic Megahold 110 Eyelashes
For those with fine or short lashes, give the gift of thicker, fuller lashes with Ardell’s Magnetic Megahold Eyelashes. Designed for a barely-there comfortable fit and a natural look, the soft, sleek, flexible Invisiband is easy to trim and a dream to wear thanks to the patent-pending Invisible Magnetic Band Technology. Lasts up to 20 wears. Simply apply with the universal Duo Line It Lash It long-lasting adhesive liner, to lock lashes in place. Ardell Magnetic Megahold 110 Eyelashes x 1 Pair, and Duo Line It Lash It Adhesive Eyeliner Black 2.5g RRP $29.99. Available from Priceline.
We hope these gorgeous beauties have inspired your Christmas shopping and made your job of finding the perfect gift that little bit easier. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Are you almost finished? Wherever you are in your journey, we wish you all the best for a stress-free Christmas surrounded by family and/or friends.