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Gift guide: luxury beauty

Words by Chanelle Ho

09 November 2022

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For the beauty lovers in your life, explore this comprehensive list of the best seasonal gifts.

Christmas is fast approaching, so if you’re looking for opulent beauty and grooming gifts to treat loved ones (or yourself!), look no further than this luxury gift guide. All beauty editor-approved, this selection covers everything from luxurious sets and exquisite candles to bite-sized beauty gifts that make perfect stocking fillers.

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1. YSL Rouge Sur Mesur, £250

One device, but 4,000 lipstick shades? Sounds impossible. Fortunately, with YSL’s new product, a lucky loved one can create any lipstick shade they desire in a creamy, velvet-matte finish. Its clever technology will generate recommendations for lip shades based on your outfit or shade match your clothing. Try on your new shade virtually, instantly dispense it, and apply.

2. Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler in Vinca Blue & Rosé, £499.99

The Airwrap has earnt itself the title of the most talked about hair styling tool of the decade – and for good reason. It curls, shapes, smooths and de-frizzes, all without causing heat damage and producing long-lasting results. For Christmas, it’s launched a limited-edition colourway: opulent blue with rose gold details.

3. TheraFace Pro, £375

The geniuses behind popular workout buddy, Theragun, have launched a new device to give your face a workout and a facial. It comes with eight changeable heads, creating eight different treatments and doubling the number of skin-boosting routines. These include percussive therapy to relieve muscle aches, microcurrents to firm and tighten, LED light therapy, and a deep cleansing ring.

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Candles & fragrances

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4. Acqua di Parma Panettone, £72

Transport yourself to an Italian holiday with this candle that smells like a traditional Milanese dessert. Its scent is a bright blend of sparkling citrus, cocooning vanilla and candied fruits, and it’s housed in Acqua di Parma’s distinct sunshine-yellow glass vessel with a limited-edition pattern of weaves and swirls, inspired by Florentine artisanal techniques.

5. NEST New York Holiday Grand, £270

This supersized candle smells just like Christmas. First to hit the nose are fresh pomegranate, mandarin orange and pine, followed by warm cloves and cinnamon, before finally diffusing into cashmere vanilla and amber. It has an impressive burn time of up to 175 hours and makes a glorious coffee table centrepiece.

6. Abel Odor Pause, £100

Unlike traditional perfumes, Pause is a restorative fragrance that centres, balances and calms the mind and body. It’s a brilliant gift for anyone going through perimenopause or menopause thanks to its natural ingredients such as violet leaf – a mood stabiliser – and mimosa, which promotes hormone balance. Plus, its long-lasting floral scent lingers on the skin all day.

7. Tom Ford Private Blend Santal Blush Eau de Parfum, £194

This warm, woody and spicy fragrance is an opulent gift for both men and women. From fashion hero Tom Ford, Santal Blush is a sensual and exotic ode to sandalwood. You’ll also find notes of ylang ylang, cinnamon and wood to give a second-skin warmth.

8. Jo Malone Special Edition Glowing Embers Townhouse, £94

This special candle evokes comforting memories of sitting around a log fire with your nearest and dearest. It has a warm and smoky scent reminiscent of crackling flames and glowing embers, and a cream ceramic vessel only adds to its modern opulence.

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Luxury sets

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9. Oribe Gold Lust Litre, £302.50

This duo of Oribe’s most luxury shampoo and conditioner in litre sizes is ideal for loved ones with luscious locks. The Gold Lust Shampoo uses a revolutionary bio-restorative complex to breathe life back into lacklustre strands, whilst the Gold Lust Conditioner undoes the damage of time and heat styling. Plus, its sculptural pump bottles look great in any bathroom.

10. La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxury Holiday Ritual, £1,361

If you have a friend who’s obsessed with having perfect skin, look no further than this incredible five-piece set from Swiss pioneers, La Prairie. It features heroes from its best-selling range – Liquid Lift, Eye Lift, Essence in Lotion, Luxe Eye Cream and Luxe Cream – that use clever science and potent formulas to lift, firm and refine skin texture.

11. Liberty Men’s Advent Calendar, £235

Epic, luxurious and coveted: this advent calendar will give the man in your life all the grooming and wellbeing essentials he needs. Half of the calendar is filled with full-sized products, so each door will reveal game-changing skincare, hair, fragrances and more from the likes of Dr. Sebagh, 111 Skin, Augustinus Bader and Aromatherapy Associates.

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Stocking fillers

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12. Chanel Le Vernis Demander De Lune Le Vernis, £25 each

Inspired by the moon’s shadow and light, these three polishes in amber, red and gold create the ultimate party-ready manicure. All are long-lasting and ultra-shiny, but out of the three, Le Top Coat Étoilé is a true show stopper: a coppery amber that gives nails a sheer, pearly shine whilst protecting your polish.

13. Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Galactic, £51.50

Create the ultimate smoky eye with this limited-edition eyeshadow palette. It seamlessly blends five shades of satin-soft eyeshadow: pearly white, rosewood, metallic silver, soft purple with flashes of gold, and rich black tinged with silver. The palette itself is also a work of art, as the velvety powders are embossed with flowers and constellations.

14. Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Skin Highlighter, £45

This crystalline gel-powder highlighter has an ultra-creamy texture with high-beam intensity, adding an ethereal glow to the cheekbones. It’s a great addition to any beauty bag; the opalescent, multidimensional sheen is the perfect finishing touch to most looks, plus the powder is embossed so beautifully that it – almost – looks too good to use.

15. Slip The Icons Edit, £142

Give the gift of beauty sleep with this set of silk accessories. It comes from the silk connoisseurs at Slip – loved by dermatologists, celebrity hair stylists, and A-listers alike – and includes a white pure silk pillowcase, three silk hair scrunchies, and a contour sleep mask designed to protect your eyelashes whilst you sleep.

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