Beauty & Wellness


Luxury beauty gift guide for 2023

Words by Chanelle Ho

24 October 2023


Discover the best beauty and wellness gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

The gifting season is fast approaching, and for any beauty obsessive, we've got the best gifts to give (and receive) this Christmas. From the most luxurious skincare coffrets and glass-cased lipsticks from Chanel to the perfect stocking fillers and grooming gifts for the modern man, this is the ultimate beauty editor-approved luxury beauty and grooming gift guide for 2023.


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Fable & Mane Healthy Hair Heroes

The ultimate kit that elevates your mundane hair wash routine into a well-being practice, this trio uses potent Ayurvedic-inspired formulas to transform your hair and scalp health. Start your ritual with the signature HoliRoots Hair Oil. This pre-wash treatment oil stimulates healthy hair growth; next, shampoo with the luxuriously-whipped SahaScalp Wild Ginger Purifying Scrub to detox the scalp, and to finish, apply a few drops of the frizz-busting and shine-enhancing heat protectant oil, MahaMane Smooth & Shine Hair Oil.

Chanel 31 Le Rouge Lipstick Coffret

The ultimate gift for any makeup-lover, Chanel's latest lipstick launch is one they'll cherish forever. Inspired by the mirrors that line the legendary art deco staircase in Gabrielle Chanel's Parisian apartment at 31 Rue Cambon, the faceted square case is a prism of light made with glass. Choose from 12 satin shades, including fuchsia, brown and crimson red.

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Liberty London Advent Calendar

The annual coveted advent calendar is back for 2023 and better than ever. In a beautiful box resembling the iconic London store and illustrated by Clym Evernden, there are 29 treats to discover, each as great as the next. Expect to find skincare from Dr Barbara Sturm, Augustinus Bader and Votary, fragrances and votive candles, luxury makeup and more.

Obagi Nu-Derm Fx System

This seven-piece kit from dermatologist-led Obagi Medical is the perfect gift for those looking to reset their complexion. Its system for dry skin is ideal for the colder months to keep skin feeling plump, moisturised and smooth, or choose its oily skin system for those wanting to brighten, smooth and banish blemishes. You'll find a complete skincare regime housed in a luxe washbag, from cleansers and exfoliators to moisturisers and SPF creams.

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Aromatherapy Associates The Atomiser

Gift calmness, positivity, and focus to a loved one with Aromatherapy Associates' new essential oil diffuser that's waterless, portable and looks great in any room. It has space for two essential oils, allowing you to seamlessly switch between your blends to match your mood, dispersing micro-fine mists that fill your home with the brand's iconic well-being scents.

La Prairie Platinum Rare Festive Set

This luxurious skincare coffret will delight anyone looking for skincare that gives real results. Infused with the strength of platinum, each product has science-backed formulas for rejuvenated, hydrated and smoother skin. There are five products to complete the ritual: a hydrating lotion, a firming morning elixir, a smoothing night serum, a transformative moisturiser, and an eye cream.

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Dior Rouge Dior Makeup Clutch

Inspired by vintage Christian Dior powder compacts, this makeup clutch and collector's piece is the perfect gift for lovers of the French fashion house. Inside the metallic gold case, you'll find four shades of iconic Rouge Dior Lipsticks – a matte nude, a velvet dusty rosewood, a matte pink and the legendary house red, Shade 999.

LYMA Skin System

This is LYMA's first foray into skincare, and it does not disappoint. The LYMA Skin System is the ultimate gift for skin- and tech-lovers. It includes the cult favourite at-home laser (the world's first medical-grade at-home laser device, which is 100 times more powerful than any LED) and a two-step skincare regime consisting of a serum and a cream. Super-potent formulas, crafted by craniofacial, aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr Graeme Glass, are designed to boost the skin's hydration levels and combat laxity, wrinkles and signs of ageing. When used together with the device, the skin will become radically transformed.

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Creed Absolu Aventus

The iconic fragrance of Creed's Aventus has had a limited-edition makeover – the Absolu Aventus. Still sensual and intoxicating, it opens with a blend of bergamot, lemon and blackcurrant, with familiar notes of pineapple from the original Aventus, before melting into a cocooning warmth of cardamom and cinnamon, woody patchouli, Haitian vetiver, musks and ambers.

Shiseido Men's Holiday Kit

For the man in your life who travels the world, this one-stop-shop skincare set from Shiseido will complete his on-flight ritual. The three-piece set includes the Shiseido Men Total Revitalizer Cream, a high-performance moisturiser that tones, hydrates and prevents signs of ageing; the Shiseido Men Face Cleanser, a rich 2-in-1 foaming face wash that doubles as a shaving cream to cleanse, refresh and energise the skin; and the Shiseido Men Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, a skin-smoothing and toning serum.

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111SKIN Ultimate Black Diamond Collection

An opulent collection of 111SKIN's most advanced formulas, this nine-piece set features the full anti-ageing range from the expert-led brand of Dr Yannis Alexandrides. Each product has been formulated with the finest active ingredients and signature NACY2TM complex that targets signs of ageing and improves skin longevity, making it the perfect gift for skincare enthusiasts.

Theragun PRO

Gym-goers, runners, tennis players and yogis will love the new Theragun PRO, the ultimate tool for recovery and pain relief. The latest 5th generation edition is quieter and smarter than ever before with its redesign that includes visually-guided, built-in routines to relieve ailments, aches and pains, and an EQ-150 motor for a totally bespoke at-home massage.

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D.S. & Durga Deep Dark Vanilla

A beautiful unisex gourmand fragrance, Deep Dark Vanilla is a complex, sophisticated and addictive fragrance that heroes warm, rich and smoky vanilla absolute. It's a sexy and smoky scent that isn't too sweet (unlike synthetic vanilla scents), with sparkling notes of pink pepper and orchid, dark patchouli and warm hay. This is the ultimate head-turning scent for the winter season.


Diptyque Limited Edition Holiday Candles

Without question, Diptyque may be the most coveted and anticipated holiday candles to buy, and this year, the scents have been worth the wait. Sapin is a fragrant homage to the pine tree, evoking the seasonal fragrance of the resin from a newly decorated tree and housed in a vessel embellished with gold and green flames. The red and gold decorated Délice has delectable notes of vanilla, dates and patchouli, mimicking festive gourmet moments. Lastly, Coton, in a blue and gold vessel, smells like a warm hug with powdery notes of tonka bean and musk. Best of all, choose from the classic size or the mini votives that fit perfectly into stockings.

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Clé de Peau Eye Colour Quad

The first thing you'll notice about this Eye Colour Quad is the packaging – it's beautifully designed by Katie Rodgers, with illustrations of pink and golden fireworks. Inside, the palette features three richly pigmented shades of orange, pink and copper-browns, decorated with the fireworks motif and a tone-correcting primer.

Chantecaille Precious Gold Illuminating Powder

Inspired by the luxury of pure gold, the holiday collection from Chantecaille features gilded compacts decorated with gold leaf accents and luxurious embossed powders. Give the gift of glowing skin with the Precious Gold Illuminating Powder. This radiant, finely milled powder sweeps a defining strobe of golden light to the face, giving any complexion a soft, filtered finish.

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Palette London Nail Polishes

These glossy, plant-based nail polishes make the perfect stocking filler, with a shade for every taste (you're spoilt for choice with 44 colours!). Choose from opulent reds or emerald green for the holiday season, or embellish tips with glittery golds or metallic blues. Whichever shade you choose, you can expect long-lasting, chip-free polishes with a professional-grade gloss, thanks to its healthy blend of arginine, tea tree oil and vitamins.

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