Welcome to my holiday gift guide for 2016! Whilst I have named this my Christmas gift guide I fully understand that not everyone of my readers celebrate Christmas so please know that this is designed to give you some gift giving inspiration for this holiday season or even for an upcoming birthday that you may be planning for! There are so many gorgeous gifts out there to give, and I have tried to cover a little bit of everything, some beauty, bath, skincare and hair care. I hope that you at least find some inspiration for any upcoming gift giving you may be doing, even if it is just treating yourself.
Clarisonic – Mia Fit $315:
This skincare device has completely changed my skin, I was never comfortable with my skin, hated having excessive redness and felt like there was no luminosity or glow to my skin. Now since using the Clarisonic devices, my skin has become brighter and has completely changed the once rough texture of my skin, and made it far softer, and reduced my pore size. I thoroughly recommend the Mia Fit because of it’s two speed settings and the compact size of the device making travel skin no longer a negative thing! I love the Mia 2 & the Smart Profile from the brand as well, there is something for everyone, and I think a Clarisonic is the perfect gift for everyone.
Available from: Sephora (Online & Instore), Mecca Maxima (Online & Instore), Clarisonic (Online)
Lush – Stardust Box $56.95:
To me, Lush is synonymous with Christmas and gift giving! Lush have a huge selection all year round of gift sets and they only get better over the festive season. I really recommend if you have anyone that loves baths checking out Lush as they have so many different box sets, and the ‘Stardust Box’ is just one example!
- Rockstar Soap.
- Snow Fairy Shower Gel. (LOVE)
- Bing Bang Bubble Bar.
- Fairy Dust Dusting Powder.
- Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb.(ANOTHER LOVE)
- Snowie Bubble Bar.
Available from: Lush Stores & Online.
Remington – Pro Luxe Salon Straightener $149.95:
This is the most luxe release from Remington and is still fresh on the market from a recent launch. I love this straighter, it’s slim design and the variety of heat settings. It straightens my mane easily, which is an achievement in it’s self, this is achieved by the even distribution of heat along both plates, resulting in styling from root to tips. As some one who is constantly running late, the 10 second heat time is a huge plus for me!
Available from: Harvey Norman.
Stitch & Hide – Lily Clutch $139.95:
If you’ve been following me since mid year at least, you would be well acquainted with this clutch from Stitch & Hide. The fold over design is gorgeous, and I love how simple this purse is, it goes with every outfit and comes in a variety of colours, it is also surprisingly spacious which is always a plus, and has been to Fashion Week Australia with me so it has a special place in my heart. If the fold over design isn’t your style or the person you’re gifting too’s style, then I still recommend checking out the Stitch & Hide website or any of their stockists because they have a huge range of products and colours.
Available from Plain Janes (Online & In Store), The Iconic (Online), Stitch & Hide (Online).
Nude Stix – Intense Matte Lip & Cheek Pencils $39:
Nude Stix is a brand that I have a total soft spot for, not only because of the incredible founders and how much I admire two sisters taking on the world of cosmetics, but also because they make some really fab products! They have a an entire makeup line based on natural beauty and enhancing your natural beauty, nothing heavy or overdone about the entire range. I love the Intense Matte Lip & Cheek pencils, they can be used on the lips or cheeks, and come in a stunning colour range that is universally flattering. What makes them a super cute gift, they come in adorable little black matte tins for each product, with a complete mirror and individual sharpener, they have personality and come pre wrapped! Perfect beauty lover gift or?
Available from: Sephora (Online & Instore), Nude Stix (Online).
Lano Lips – Net-A-Porter exclusive fruits collection $29.95:
This LanoLips collaboration with online luxury retailer Net-A-Porter comes in two different flavours, both being of the delicious fruit variety! There is ‘Peach’ & ‘Strawberry’ and both are delicious, light and incredibly hydrating. Whilst being my first use of LanoLips, I am so thoroughly impressed and think this could be the perfect stocking stuffer or even a small gift for anyone with lips really, because these are fabulous!
Available from: Net-A-Porter exclusive.
Aspect Skincare – Blush Free Kit $219:
This is the perfect skincare savvy gift! If you know someone who loves high strength skincare, that also suffers with redness, then send this there way! I love the simple three step system, and that only a tiny amount of each product is needed! This three product kit also comes with an instruction card giving suggestions of the amount of product needed, which could make it the perfect intro into skincare as well. There are four other kits from Aspect meaning that there is something for every skincare lover out there! Personally love the Blush Free kit as it has truly helped with my redness.
Available from: AspectSkincare (Online), Various skincare clinics available to be found on the AspectSkin website.
Daily Edited – Personalised Monogrammed Pouch $99.95
If these pouches aren’t ‘Insta Famous’ nothing is! I love the monogramming on these pouches and I really think that they are a beautiful gift because they are personalised to the individual! They come in a huge range of colours, which adds to the personalisation, and have now been released in a vegan addition if they are not a leather lover. The range has far more than their original pouch, and I have my eyes all over the overnight bag!
Available from: David Jones, The Daily Edited (Online)
Givenchy – Dahlia Divin $159.95
Being my first Givenchy perfume, I had high expectations, and there was no scent of disappointment with this gorgeous scent ‘Dahlia Divin’ I love the bottle with gold flakes covering the cap, and the scent it’s self is gorgeous and perfect for the Spring & Summer time!
Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla Musk.
Available from: Sephora, David Jones, Myer.
Circa Home – Reed Diffuser $39.95
Diffusers are a gorgeous gift for somebody that you may not know quite well enough to stray into perfume for, or even a great addition to another gift. These are essential at my house and add a gorgeous light scent that is consistently wafting through out. I love the scents available from Circa Home, and I really feel that they have an amazing longevity. Accompanied with one of the matching candle scents, and you will have a heavenly scented room and home.
Available from: David Jones, Bed Bath & Table, Adore Beauty (Online).
Becca Cosmetics – Glow On The Go ‘MoonStone’ $29.75
This is a gorgeous mini set that contains both a liquid shimmering skin perfector and a pressed shimmering skin perfector. These two products are gorgeous, being in the shade ‘Moonstone’ I personally find that the Becca Cosmetics pressed shimmering skin perfector is my favourite formulation of highlighters, the shade ‘opal’ is my total favourite personally. I love this little mini set, as it is such a fabulous way of trying out different shades of the legendary highlighter formula.
Available from ActiveSkin (Online), Sephora.
I thoroughly hope you have enjoyed this post, I have really enjoyed thinking of ideas of the kinds of things that I would love to receive this holiday period whilst considering a variety of price points and budgets. I hope whatever holiday you are celebrating this December and New Year period. Please all have a happy and safe New Years and holiday season with your family and friends. It truly is my favourite time of year, and Christmas Day (25th December) is also my birthday so looking forward to my 21st birthday as well!