Lifestyle Wellness

Gift Guide: Luxury Beauty

Words by Chanelle Ho

29 November 2021

The holiday season has officially begun, and if you're looking for the most opulent beauty and grooming gifts to impress your loved ones, look no further than this luxury gift guide. Prepare to unwrap some of the most exciting gifts, from incredible beauty advent calendars and exquisite fragrances to bite-sized beauty and grooming gifts that are perfect stocking stuffers.

The luxury sets

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Dior Rouge Dior Couture Velvet Coffret

Dior Rouge Dior Couture Velvet Coffret, £1,330

This is the perfect gift for a fashion and beauty connoisseur. Housed in a beautiful rich velvet midnight blue coffret, embossed with the designer's signature cannage motif, are 35 of the designer's iconic Rouge Dior lipsticks. There's a shade and finish for everything – from their best-selling matte and satin reds to silky pinks and barely-there nudes, a lipstick to match any outfit.

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, £225

For those who love to discover new beauty brands, don't miss the much-loved advent calendar from Liberty London. Unveil some of the best-selling products of the year, including cult buys (like Olaplex's much-loved Hair Perfector), niche names and emerging brands loved by beauty editors, such as Augustinus Bader, lixirskin and Vilhelm Parfumerie. And for the man in your life, why not treat them to the Liberty Men's Advent Calendar (£215), packed with grooming must-haves and, of course, a signature Liberty tipple.

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Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar
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Diptyque Limited Edition Festive Candles

Diptyque Limited Edition Festive Candles, £60 each

Luxury candles are a failproof gift, and this Christmas, delight your loved one with Diptyque's limited edition festive candles. Sapin evokes the aromatic scent of mountain pines combined with a smoky open fire, Biscuit is spicy and delicious – reminiscent of holiday pastries, and Flocon has velvety notes of white musk, mimosa and winter bloom to reflect the beauty of snowflakes. Plus, each vessel is housed in a speckled vessel with real gold and a golden lid to match.

La Prairie The Platinum Rare Luxury Holiday Ritual, £3,670

This deluxe coffret from Swiss skincare powerhouse La Prairie offers its most luxurious range, Platinum Rare, in the ultimate four-piece set for an at-home skincare ceremony. The Platinum Rare range targets the skin's rejuvenation process for smooth and healthy skin, reducing visible signs of ageing using the most premium ingredients and their unique anti-ageing complex.

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La Prairie The Platinum Rare Luxury Holiday Ritual
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The Ritual The Creator Ritual Kit

The Ritual The Creator Ritual Kit, £105

The perfect gift for those seeking a spiritual connection between mind, body and soul, The Creator Ritual Kit has all the tools needed to help you set intentions and bring peace to mind. Their sustainably harvested Palo Santo and sage sticks promote a positive space; the moonstone crystal gives inner strength. Their organic blends of Bath Tea and Anointing Oil have therapeutic benefits – used together with the votive candle and accompanying meditation, The Ritual will summon supportive and grounding energies for self-love.

Guerlain The Guerlain Beehive, £490

Guerlain's first foray into advent calendars does not disappoint. The beautiful beehive has 25 best-selling products across fragrance, candles, skincare and makeup. Inside you'll find eight of their L'Art et la Matière fragrances, nine delectable travel candles and soaps, three of their skincare best-sellers from the Abeille Royale range, a festive lipstick and ceramic perfume tiles and even a bee charm bracelet to complete the look.

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Guerlain The Guerlain Beehive
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Dr Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Set

Dr Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Set, £450

This specially-formulated skincare set from Dr Barbara Sturm has everything you need for a healthy skin regime for skin enthusiasts with darker skin tones. From a foam cleanser and hyaluronic serum to eye and face creams, these six skincare saviours address the dermatological needs of more melanin-active skin to reduce signs of ageing, soothe irritation and reduce hyperpigmentation.

Augustinus Bader The Supreme Collection, £1150

Give the gift of great skin with this limited-edition gift set from Augustinus Bader. The German skincare line has quickly become one of the most coveted brands to complete a skincare regime, thanks to its 30+ years of research and innovation to create their signature TFC8 complex that's been proven to hydrate, nourish, protect and renew your complexion. This gift box has everything to transform from head to toe, with nine full-sized products for the full Augustinus Bader experience.

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Augustinus Bader The Supreme Collection
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Chanel No5 The Calendar

Chanel No5 The Calendar, £610

This work of art from the house of Chanel will seriously impress anyone who loves all things luxury beauty and fragrance. This special advent calendar, which is also the brand's first, is shaped like an enormous bottle of the iconic No5 fragrance, with 27 boxes numbered from 5 (for the perfume) to 31 (for the mythical address); everything has been carefully considered. Inside you'll find branded trinkets like stickers, a snow globe, a key ring and mirror, much-loved makeup, fragrances, soaps and more.

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Luxe Set, £890

Two sultry accessories complement this specially curated edit of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille grooming gifts; the iconic Marko aviator sunglasses and smooth Zebra suede T-Line money clip wallet. The warm and woody scent of one of Mr Ford's best-selling fragrances is enough to turn heads, but combined with the complete set that includes a Conditioning Beard Oil – it's the perfect gift for the cool and modern man in your life.

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Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Luxe Set

The stocking fillers

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Czech & Speake Red, Black & Gold Manicure Set

Czech & Speake Red, Black & Gold Manicure Set, £545

A lavish manicure set for perfectly groomed hands, this eight-piece set of 24 carat gold-plated instruments boasts cutting-edge technology, exquisite design and pure luxury. Housed in a black long-grain leather case, this grooming set includes everything a gentleman needs to look and feel good – from tweezers and a crystal nail file to clippers and nail scissors.

Pat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Luxe Quad in Bronze Borealis, £42

This stunning eyeshadow palette is otherworldly, with a quartet of versatile bronze hues in matte, shimmer and metallics – the perfect quad for the holiday season. Create festive looks with the buttery soft pigments that can be layered to give a sheer wash of colour or a dramatic and sultry smoky eye.

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Pat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Luxe Quad in Bronze Borealis
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Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Facial Massager

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Facial Massager, £140

Give the gift of self-care with Estée Lauder's diamond-faceted massage roller that will elevate any skincare ritual. Providing an extraordinary moment of indulgence, this golden cooling tool caresses every contour of the face to re-energise the skin and massage facial muscles for a healthy-looking flush.

Jo Malone Christmas Cologne Collection, £76

Fragrance aficionados will delight in Jo Malone's sparkling collection of its best-selling scents, including Lime Basil & Mandarin, Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Wild Bluebell, Fig & Lotus Flower and English Pear & Freesia. The purse-sized sprays can be worn alone or layered over each other to create your own bespoke Jo Malone scent.

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Jo Malone Christmas Cologne Collection
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Hermès Poudre d'Orfevre Face & Eye Illuminating Powder

Hermès Poudre d'Orfevre Face & Eye Illuminating Powder, £75

Elegance meets beauty with Hermes' precious highlighting powder that's formulated with golden mother-of-pearl to give a soft veil of light to the skin. Engraved with the iconic ex-libris signature, with a weighty, luxurious palette designed by Pierre Hardy and tucked away in the distinctive orange box, it's a quintessentially Hermès collectable for the beauty lover.

For more information or assistance ordering the above gifts, please contact your lifestyle manager.

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