Let’s get real: Have you
finished started your holiday shopping yet? If you’re like me, there are miles to go on that list before you can actually begin to enjoy the festive season. But no worries… with a whole week left till Christmas, there’s plenty of time to find the perfect gift for everyone (yes, I am not kidding). Simply traipse through The Beauty Gypsy’s curated lists, which cover everyone from your minimalism-loving BFF to that jet setting boss and you are sorted.
And I am definitely not judging if some of these gorgeous goodies end up on your personal shopping list as well!
Dior Diorific Illuminating Pressed Powder, $80: Pretty and luxe… who wouldn’t want to find this beauty treat under their tree?
Butter London Gears & Gadgets Ultimate Lacquer and Tool Trunk, $150: This one’s going to keep her happy for days, weeks and months, creating bespoke nail effects.
Jo Malone Scented Bauble, $40: Pine & Eucalyptus? Or Frosted Cherry & Clove? Whichever one you pick, it’s sure to be the star of any beauty junkie’s Christmas tree.
GHD V Rose Gold Hair Styler, $160: It’s rose gold. And it’s GHD. What’s not to adore?
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence with Printed Bottle, US$205: What’s better than the glowy-skin goodness of SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence? One that’s dressed up in the season’s limited edition art print. This year, the theme is natural flowers by modern Taiwanese artist Po Chih Huang. Take your pick from red tulips (for passion), yellow freesias (elegance) and purple hydrangeas (compassion).
Rouge Louboutin Starlight Nail Polish, $675: With 1,500 two-tone Strass crystals hand-applied to a sculpture-worthy bottle of Christian Louboutin’s iconic red nail color, this one comes with an inbuilt dilemma: Wear it? Or keep it as a collectible?
Rae Morris Signature Kabuki Brush Set, $249: Every beauty junkie needs a fabulous set of brushes and it simply doesn’t get better than makeup artist Rae Morris’ kabuki collection. Hello, flawless makeup!
Burberry Beauty Charm, $95: A beauty junkie’s dream product? One that’s too pretty to remain hidden within the depths of a handbag. This glossy lip colour doubles up as a handbag or key charm, with metallic leather and cube details in the signature Burberry House check.
Glam Glow Gift Sexy, $69: With a face mask for every skin concern – whether it’s hydration, exfoliation or deep cleansing – neatly packaged into one streamlined set, this is basically every globetrotter’s dream.
Fresh Skincare VIPs Set, $70: It has a cleanser, scrub, oil, lip treatment and eye gel all packed into one pretty package, making it perfect for covering all bases.
Tata Harper Globetrotter Gift Set, $100: The Hydrating Floral Essence and Replenishing Nutrient Complex keep skin moisturized and glow-y despite dehydrating airplane air, while the Aromatic Irritability Treatment helps keep your cool despite long lines and delays. Win-win all around.
Bobbi Brown Travel Brush Set, $100: The eight-strong kit of luxury brushes is packed inside a gorgeous croc-print clutch – perfect for dropping into the suitcase or carry-on!
Make Up Forever Makeup Station, $300: Not only does this set house 30 must-have products, including everything from lip colours to fake eyelashes, the box also doubles as a makeup station (complete with pop-up mirror).
Fresh Face Mask Essentials, $120: Three of Fresh’s cult face masks – Rose, Black Tea and Sugar Face Polish – packed into a travel size kit for easy portability.
Perricone MD No Makeup Skincare Kit, $75: With five essentials – No Foundation Foundation Serum, No Blush Blush, No Mascara Mascara, No Lipstick Lipstick and Face Finishing Moisturizer – it’s perfect for even the most fuss-free minimalists.
Tata Harper Very Naughty and Very Nice Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint Set, $65: These limited edition lip and cheek tints can be dabbed on lightly for a soft flush or built up to a bold look. And they are tiny enough to fit into the tightest clutch.
Too Faced Everything Nice Set, $74: With all the shades a woman could desire, this miniature makeup kit is both cool and comprehensive!
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Limited Edition, $19.50: Take a cult multi-tasker, add extra-special packaging for the festive season and what do you have? A gift that even the most stringent of minimalists will want in their stocking.
Formula X Paint Party 24 Press Pods, $20: 24 cream and pearl-finish nail polishes, each of which adorns 10 nails in two generous coats – all stored in a fun paint bucket.
Tory Burch Lipstick USB, $148: She’s organised enough to pack all her documents in a tiny USB key, so why not let her do it in style?
Chanel Give It Shine Glossimer Trio, $90: Shimmer, shine and sparkle… all with this one gold-pouch-encased lip trio.
Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Refueling Set, $60: So you get to keep your own moisturizer and soap!
L’Occitane Men’s Soap Trio, $24: Gorgeous yet non-feminine soaps that are sure to be a hit with the guys.
ESPA Smooth Encounter Kit, $72: Shaving mud, moisturizer and shower gel… it’s his own personal spa.
The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil, $25: Stubbly beards and razor burns, banish thyselves!
Commes Des Garcons Pocket Set, $330: Sexy and gorgeous in equal measure, these cult-status scents stand good for all seasons.
Czech & Speake Leather-Bound Travel Manicure Set for Men, $306: From the nail scissors to the cuticle care tools, he’ll be well stocked for years.
C’mon ‘fess up: What’s YOUR gifting cred this year? All done with the shopping? Or still struggling?