15 of the Most Luxurious Beauty Gifts Money Can Buy This Festive Season
The festive season is a special time of year. It brings everyone together, it's oh-so cozy, and of course, it's the season of giving. When it comes to beauty, there are a lot of gift ideas to give at every price point, from handmade soaps and product-filled ornaments to vaults and hi-tech tools.
Now, we love a good-value-for-your-money gift set, but we also can't deny that there are beauty products out there with astronomical price tags that have been on our wish lists all year long (like the Dr. Dennis Gross LED Face Mask and the Dyson Air Wrap), or that there are limited-edition kits that have launched specifically for the festive season to test our willpower and tempt our wallets (looking at you, fancy Diptyque candle set).
Sure, these holiday products are more (much more) lavish than an ordinary trip to Nordstrom, but there's probably no better time of year to ask for — or give yourself — a luxurious beauty gift than the festive season. So get ready to treat yourself or someone special in your life, or simply just marvel at the price tag of these exceptionally luxurious beauty gifts for 2019.
Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete Set
The Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete Set ($549) is expensive — and useful — enough to make any beauty-lover squeal with joy. The set comes with a miniature version of the Dyson hairdryer, four curling barrel attachments in various sizes, two flat hot-air brushes, a round bristle brush, a no-slip mat, and a filter-cleaning brush, all tucked snuggly inside a stylish leather case. If you treat yourself to this set, you could be looking at a year full of good hair days ahead.
Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum Holiday Theater Coffret
For the friend that will forever love Chanel No. 5, the Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum Holiday Theater Coffret ($160) set is the perfect gift. A classic bottle of the perfume comes in a black and white collector's gift box complete with a sprinkled snowflakes. A truly festive treat.
Diptyque Set of 5 Scented Candles
One Diptyque candle is a covetable gift; multiply that by five and you're in for one happy (and incredible smelling) holiday. Whoever you're gifting this Diptyque Set of 5 Scented Candles ($78) to, they'll love you forever, but we also won't judge if you just want to treat yourself. No matter if you want a sweet berry scent, mellow fig aroma, or fresh lily of the valley, there's a candle for everyone. Once finished, these mini votives make the perfect little holders for earbuds, matches, hair grips, you name it, setting you up for the chicest KonMari-style bathroom in the new year.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Luxury Wardrobe
Is their anything more luxe for a lipstick-lover than an entire wardrobe of the stuff? The answer: definitely not. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Luxury Wardrobe ($260) contains 10 products from the new Hot Lips 2 collection, each inspired by a celebrity/figure in Tilbury's life, including J.K. Rowling, Edward Enninful, and Amal Clooney.
Eve Lom Decadent Cleanser Gift Set
If there was a club dedicated to one well-loved beauty product, there's a high chance it would be the Eve Lom cleanser. So what better gift than a tower of them? That's exactly what Eve Lom Decadent Cleanser Gift Set ($195) is, and they'll last the entire year.
Dr Dennis Gross Spectralite FaceWare Pro
The Dr Dennis Gross Spectralite FaceWare Pro ($435) takes your skincare regimen to the next level. Aside from the fact it'll make you look like a sci-fi movie character, the underside of the mask contains a total of 100 red LED lights, which helps reduce the the signs of aging, and 62 blue LED lights, which help kill the bacteria that can lead to breakouts. It'll feel like you're getting a professional facial treatment every time you use it.
Zoeva Rose Golden Makeup Brush Set
For the professional makeup artist or beauty-lover, the Zoeva Rose Golden Makeup Brush Set ($95) is both a luxurious and handy gift. The set includes 15 different brushes for each step of your makeup routine (with plenty of clean brushes to spare) and comes in a smart burgundy pouch.
Goop How Goopy Are You: Volume 1
If Goop-style wellness is your bag, Goop How Goopy Are You: Volume 1 ($325) will make your season extra bright. Described as the "wellness starter kit," this set apparently includes products that are Goop Founder Gwyneth Paltrow's "desert island essentials," such as the Goopglow Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator, Aromatherapy Associates Polishing Body Brush, and OPTP LoRox Aligned Travel Roller. And what could be more luxurious than body brushing whilst stranded on a desert island?
N.C.P Olfactive the Piece Necklace
For those constantly trying the latest perfume and scents, the N.C.P Olfactive the Piece Necklace ($183) will go down as a treat. Available in gold, silver, and black, the necklace comes with two miniature roll-on ampoules of the brand's signature scent (701 Leather and Vetiver), and refills of any of the brand's scents can be purchased to continually switch up the scent worn around your neck well beyond the festive season.
GHD Royal Dynasty Platinum+ Styler and Air Professional Hairdryer Deluxe Set
GHD stands for "good hair day," and that's exactly what you'll get with the GHD Royal Dynasty Platinum+ Styler and Air Professional Hairdryer Deluxe Set ($429). This duo, which comes stashed in a gorgeous mulberry carry case, includes the brand's award-winning, pro-approved hairdryer and straightener, both of which come decorated in rose gold for the festive season.
111 Skin Intensive Radiance Solution
Top aestheticians around the world namedrop 111 Skin as one of the brands they use on their own faces, and the 111 Skin Intensive Radiance Solution set ($2,500) allows you to try the all-star products in the line. In the kit, there's the Lunar 28 Day Brightening & Anti-Aging System (which alone is worth more than $1,000!), the Celestial Black Diamond Emulsion, the Antioxidant Energizing Essence, a Cryo Activating Hydra Gel, five Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Masks, and two Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Masks. Now, you just need someone kind enough to buy it for you.
Nuface Trinity Supercharged Collection
Microcurrent devices have long been used by professional aestheticians during facial treatments for their ability to not only improve the tone and color of your skin, but also to tighten it for up to 24 hours. And while the electrical currents in the Nuface Trinity Supercharged Collection ($325) aren't as strong as an in-office devices (but also not as pricey), they can still give an immediate lift to the cheeks, brows, and jawline. And used regularly (five days a week for 60 days), the brand promises cumulative effects firmer skin, smaller pores, and a more youthful radiance. Any skincare aficionado (or relative freaking out about some newly formed fine lines) will be over the moon at receiving their own at-home microcurrent set this festive season.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II Duo
Among any group of beauty editors, it's guaranteed that one person will be totally devoted to the classic Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum. Applied before bed, the formula — which contains a proprietary blend of hyaluronic acid (hydrates), yeast extract (boosts cell activity), and alkylguanine transferase (brightens) — ensures you wake up to a softer, plumper, and glowier complexion. So if you're looking for the friend that "has it all" when it comes to beauty, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II Duo ($172) will no doubt be accepted with open arms, thirsty skin, and pure gratitude.
Clé de Peau Beauté Kimono Dreams Eye Color Quad
As a nod to its Japanese heritage, Clé de Peau Beauté collaborated with master kimono- maker Kyoto Tachibana and artist Ayana Otake to launch its limited-edition holiday collection, Kimono Dreams. While each product's packaging is inspired by "tatou," a folded paper case for wrapping, we especially love the colors inside the brand's Kimono Dreams Eye Color Quad ($80). Subtle, soft, and very kirei.
Révive Signature Collection
Another set for the skincare-lovers is the Révive Signature Collection ($185), which contains the gel cleanser, Renewal Eye Cream, Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturiser, Intensité Complete Anti-Aging Serum, and Intensité Complete Eye Serum. This complete skincare set is guaranteed to give any routine a very luxurious feel.