Christmas Gift Guide 2020: The Best Luxury Beauty & Skincare Gifts
Christmas is just around the corner, and as the party season draws nearer, there's no better time to shop all things beauty. Whether you're treating yourself for getting through the year, or shopping for your nearest and dearest, we're rounding up the best beauty, make-up and skincare buys for the festive season.
From a Drunk Elephant trunk full of products to Hermès's 24-piece lipstick set and much more, here are the best beauty gifts for Christmas 2020.
Rouge Hermès Piano 24
Offering an ultimate taste of luxury––all wrapped up in an iconic orange-hued Hermès box––the Rouge Hermès Piano 24 contains the 24 emblematic colours of the Rouge Hermès collection, from beige naturel, to rouge orange, corail flamingo and many more. Limited to just 440 pieces around the world, this festive box is set to be released November 15 and is sure to be in high demand this Christmas.
Drunk Elephant Trunk 4.0
Drunk Elephant's Trunk 4.0 is the ideal gift for beauty junkies. Not only does it include a bumper selection of the brand's most popular products, but it's all contained inside a chic cabin-sized case––just the thing for your next weekend away. Target dry and dull skin with the Protini, B-Hydra, and C-Firma, smooth with the T.L.C. Framboos, B-Hydra, and Virgin Marula Oi, stay protected with Umbra Sheer sunscreen and more.
House of Jo Malone London
Get cosy with Jo Malone's Christmas 2020 collection. The House of Jo Malone London gift set guarantees to make your home cosy and fragrant, with a selection of the brand's most-loved scents. Also included in the indulgent selection of bath and body favourites is a miniature luxury candle to complete the relaxing winter line-up.
Hourglass Holiday Collection
Cased in the brand's signature gold compacts, the Hourglass Ambient™ Lighting Edit ─ Sculpture will see any beauty lover through the festive season and beyond. Featuring two finishing powders, one highlighter, one bronzer and two blushes, the limited-edition palette combines three existing shades with three new shades to create one everyday essential to carry with you for a flawless glow.
Also available for the holidays is the Ambient™ Lighting Edit Mini ─ Sculpture Unlocked and the Confession™ Refillable Lipstick Duo ─ Sculpture to complete your Christmas Day face.
YSL Couture Colour Clutch Palette Collector
YSL's Couture Colour Clutch Palette Collector makes an impact with a red and black feline pattern, edged in gold and adorned with YSL Cassandra logo. Sure to look just as good on as it does on your dresser, the limited-edition palette includes four eyeshadows, along with four shades that can be used on the eyes or as highlighters, and two blushes.
Rouge Dior Couture Collection
Celebrate the festive season with Dior's new Rouge Dior Couture Collection. Inspired by winter wonderlands, the case is adorned with snowflakes and a golden logo, with the lipsticks themselves engraved with delicate snowflakes for added glamour. The five rouge Dior shades included are some of the brand's most highly desirable shades, known for creating the most beautiful smiles.
Burberry Essentials Glow Palette
This season, Burberry introduces the Essentials Glow Palette, which promises to offer everything you need for a full face look in just one convenient product. The three-in-one palette––which is available in two harmonies to suit all skin tones––can be used to sculpt, colour and highlight, with the lightweight textures blending effortlessly into the skin for a enviably glory result.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Come True Makeup Kit
Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk Dreams Come True Set features cult favourite items from the brand's sell-out Pillow Talk range. Housed inside a dreamy collectors box, it's sure to impress this season, containing everything from the iconic Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk, to the new Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara, eye colours, blushers and more.
Christian Louboutin Fragrance Collection
Christian Louboutin's iconic red is not just reserved for the soles of your shoes. This Christmas, the brand has launched a collection of seven brand new fragrance which are perfect for gifting. The scents range from the Loubirouge which is oriental and spicy with notes of cardamom, iris and vanilla, to floral and fruity Loubidoo with strawberry, rose and cedar. Each bottle is lacquered with red and crowned with a fantastical cap to match its own unique scent.
The Genaissance de la Mer Collection
There are few beauty brands more luxurious than La Mer––making it the ideal festive gift.
Indulge your loved ones––or yourself––with the The Genaissance de la Mer Collection. Promising to make lines, imperfections and other signs of time appear dramatically reduced, the gift set includes The Infused Lotion, The Serum Essence and The Eye and Expression Cream, complete with a keepsake vanity tray adds a touch of luxury.
Aesop The Lore Collector
You're not alone if your hands have taken some serious wear this year. That's why Aesop's The Lore Collector is topping our Christmas wish list, featuring hand and body care favourites to cleanse, hydrate and subtly scent skin. Housed in a recycled paper pulp case, it's also an eco-friendly choice this season
Caudalie The Beauty Essentials
Another option if you're looking to cut down on packaging this Christmas is Caudalie's Beauty Essentials box set. The gift set's packaging is not only 100% recyclable, but has also been manufactured with 100% recycled and recyclable materials and printed with vegetable ink. Inside contains products to help boost radiance and preserve youth such as the Instant Foaming Cleanser, Beauty Elixir and Glycolic Peel.