The gift-giving season is officially upon us, which means it’s time to get your shopping strategies in order.
While you may have the gifts for the most important people in your life sorted, you may want to treat some lucky people on your list to something a little extra special this year. Or perhaps that person is you, and we’re all for that!
Either way, sometimes a luxury beauty gift is the way to go. From decadent creams to the most practical hair tools, we scoured the internet for this season’s very best. These picks will make your Christmas a truly memorable one.
La Prairie White Caviar Luxury Holiday Ritual Set
Let’s start with the most luxurious splurge. The White Caviar Luxury Holiday Ritual gift set from La Prairie has arrived just in time for the festive season, and it’s here to illuminate your skin. This sleek black box opens up to reveal four stunning products, complete with mirrors on the back of each door.
Packed with both full-size and travel-size tubs, it’s curated to firm and smooth your skin while working to reduce the appearance of discolouration and age spots. Give the gift of a brighter, lifted, more luminous complexion.
La Prairie White Caviar Luxury Holiday Ritual Set retails for S$3,183.01 at Nordstrom.
Cle De Peau The First Step Serum Skincare Set
Cle De Peau’s four-piece skincare set is the first step to unlocking your skin’s radiance. It features Cle De Peau star product, The Serum, which unlocks the skin’s innate ability to distinguish between good and bad stimuli, enhancing its intuitive ability to repair and defend itself for the most youthful look. It now comes in a limited edition bottle adorned with blossoms, birds, and bunnies.
Follow up with the Hydro-Clarifying Lotion, Protective Fortifying Emulsion, or Intensive Fortifying Cream for skin that’s healthy, radiant, and resilient.
Cle De Peau The First Step Serum Skincare Set retails for S$380 at Sephora.
La Mer The Deep Soothing Collection Skincare Set
Pamper a loved one with this hydrating limited edition set. It features two of La Mer’s bestsellers, presented in a signature ocean blue bag.
Of course, a gift set from La Mer wouldn’t be without the iconic Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, an ultra-rich formula that instantly immerses the skin in healing moisture and reveals a firmer feel and more lifted, rejuvenated look over time.
In this kit, it’s paired with The Concentrate, a potent barrier serum with a concentrated form of cell-renewing Miracle Broth™ for skin that’s stronger, more stable, and visibly soothed.
La Mer The Deep Soothing Collection Skincare Set retails for S$845 at Sephora.
CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask
What do Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan and professional makeup artist Wayne Goss have in common? Well, it’s their love for CurrentBody’s Skin LED Light Therapy Mask.
This flexible, anti-ageing mask combines red and near infra-red light therapy to rejuvenate your complexion. Red light stimulates the production of new collagen as it soothes redness and evens out skin tone. Meanwhile, near infra-red light works beneath the surface to boost circulation.
The result is nourished, healthy skin that’s visibly glowing. Plus, it’s clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by 35% in just four weeks.
CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask retails for S$522 at CurrentBody.
Dr. Dennis Gross Spectralite FaceWare Pro Pewter
It may be pricey, but this LED Device from Dr. Dennis Gross is an investment that truly does it all. It uses a combination of 100 lights in red mode and 62 lights in blue that work together to target wrinkles, discolouration, and acne.
The red lights bump up your skin’s collagen production for younger-looking skin, while blue lights destroy P. acnes bacteria to reduce redness and prevent future breakouts. All you need is three minutes a day for optimal results.
Dr. Dennis Gross Spectralite FaceWare Pro Pewter retails for S$709 at Sephora.
Tom Ford Shade And Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation SPF 45/PA +++
Inspired by Tom Ford’s philosophy of enhancing facial features with light and symmetry, the Shade and Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation merges nourishing skincare with 12 hours of three-dimensional radiance for a soft-focus glow in any light.
Infused with hyaluronic acid and a trio of oils, the foundation further enhances your skin’s luminosity with advanced elastomers and light-diffusing powders. SPF 50 helps to shield your skin from UV rays too.
Tom Ford Shade And Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation SPF 45/PA +++ Cushion Compact (Filled + 1 Refill) retails for S$200 at Sephora.
Dior Rouge Dior Minaudiere – The Atelier of Dreams Limited Edition
Need a gift for that lipstick lover in your life? Treat them to the Rouge Dior Minaudiere, which features a removable case, lipstick holder, and four Rouge Dior lipsticks. The case can be worn as a clutch, over the shoulder, or around the neck for a modern, sophisticated look.
The four iconic Rouge Dior lipsticks boast couture finishes that combine long wear, a unique sensorial experience, and floral lip care.
Dior Rouge Dior Minaudiere – The Atelier of Dreams Limited Edition retails for S$280 at Dior Beauty Online Boutique and all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters.
Victoria Beckham Beauty The VBB Edit
Curated exclusively for Net-a-Porter, Victoria Beckham Beauty’s selection of products will help you create an effortless yet sophisticated beauty look for day or night, so you can look just as posh as Posh Spice herself.
Inspired by Victoria’s signature look, the edit features a convenient eyeshadow compact that houses four pigmented shades for a subtle smoky eye look. There’s also a lip tint that enhances your natural lip shade as it smooths and plumps your pout, as well as a priming moisturiser to minimise pores and enhance overall radiance.
The neoprene pouch keeps all of your essentials safe and secure.
Victoria Beckham Beauty The VBB Edit retails for approximately S$320 at Net-a-Porter.
Chantecaille Perle Lumière
Soft and soothing, this pearlescent highlighter from Chantecaille is an exquisite balm that instantly illuminates your skin for that gorgeous, lit-from-within glow. The innovative, creamy formula is housed in a covetable compact encrusted with beautiful pearl baubles for the most glamourous gift.
Chantecaille Perle Lumière retails for approximately S$111 at Net-a-Porter.
Hourglass Vegan Brush Collection
Know someone who’s been on the hunt for the best vegan-friendly makeup brushes? Look no further than Hourglass’ Vegan Brush Collection.
The set includes 17 ultra-soft pieces designed to enhance the complexion, cheeks, and eyes. Plus, it includes four exclusive brushes. Made from high-grade, PETA-approved Taklon bristles, and weighted metal handles, this sleek collection is neatly packed in a protective vegan-leather case.
Hourglass Vegan Brush Collection retails for S$1,152 at Cult Beauty.
Dyson Airwrap™ styler Complete (Prussian Blue/Rich Copper)
To create sleek straight styles, gentle waves and neat curls, the Airwrap™ styler Complete uses the Coanda effect to attract your hair to the barrel of the styler before wrapping it for you, so you can say goodbye to getting your hair caught in awkward clamps and clips. Plus, it measures the airflow temperature over 40 times a second so it never reaches more than 150°C.
Just for the holiday season, it’s available in a Prussian Blue/Rich Copper colourway that’s absolutely breathtaking. It comes with an additional storage bag, paddle brush, and detangling comb for hassle-free styling.
Dyson Airwrap™ styler Complete (Prussian Blue/Rich Copper) retails for S$799 at Dyson.
ghd Glide Hot Brush
Masters of quality hair tools, ghd presents the Glide Hot Brush, which promotes easy, stress-free styling. Powered by ceramic technology, this hot brush is fitted with an anti-static ionizer that heats to an optimal 185°C.
Smooth out large sections of hair at one go with its high-density bristles and achieve sleek, glossy tresses with minimal frizz. It also features an automatic sleep mode after 60 minutes of non-use, in case you forget to turn it off after.
ghd Glide Hot Brush retails for S$275 at Sephora.
Oribe Gold Lust Liter Set (Oribe x Antoinette Poisson)
Nothing says luxury more than Oribe’s Gold Lust Liter Set, which grants soft, shiny, healthy hair. The Gold Lust Shampoo rejuvenates tresses with the brand’s bio-restorative complex, while the Conditioner undoes the damage of environmental aggressors and styling.
Each gift box features the work of Parisian wall decor and pattern creator À Paris chez Antoinette Poisson and is made from 100% post-consumer recycle (PCR) paper for a truly beautiful gift.
Oribe Gold Lust Liter Set (Oribe x Antoinette Poisson) retails for US$295 (approximately S$403.95) at Beautylish.
Fragrance & bodycare
Skin Inc Embody Your Bliss Skincare Set
Treat yourself or a loved one to a full-body, customised NASA-inspired collection by Skin Inc. The Tri-Light™ Body Sculpt Fit helps to detox, smooth, and lift the skin with six synergistic benefits, including anti-shock microcurrent and LED lights.
Meanwhile, the Body Sculpt Fit Serum helps to contour, tone, and smooth with vitamin C, caffeine, liquorice, niacinamide, and peptides. Of course, we didn’t forget your hands. The Nourish Hand Serum moisturises your hands and envelops them in a soothing lavender scent.
Skin Inc Embody Your Bliss Skincare Set retails for S$398 at Sephora.
Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Collection Trio
Fans of Jo Malone London’s bestselling scent, rejoice! The brand now offers this trio of layering essentials in the iconic English Pear & Freesia scent. Shower in fruity notes with the refreshing Body & Hand Wash and slather on the rich Body Crème before spritzing on the timeless Cologne.
Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Collection Trio retails for S$205 at Sephora.
Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau De Parfum Intense
A bright fragrance, Marc Jacobs’ new Perfect Eau De Parfum Intense was inspired by the founder’s mantra, “I am perfect as I am,” which just so happens to be tattooed onto his wrist.
This perfume puts daffodil and jasmine at the forefront, with hints of roasted almonds fading into an earthy sandalwood base. Paired perfectly with the champagne-hued juice, its outer packaging is dressed in luxe gold, black, and a burst of bright yellow. It’s an uplifting ode to individuality and a sweet message to your giftee.
Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau De Parfum Intense retails for S$209 at Sephora.
Diptyque Limited-Edition Lantern
If your giftee is a collector of Diptyque candles, get them this limited edition gilded lantern that sits beautifully atop each 190g candle. This enchanting accessory has delicate cut-outs and rotates when the candle is lit, so it casts gorgeous light and shadow effects all around.
Diptyque Limited-Edition Lantern retails for S$168 at Escentials. Candle sold separately.