Festive season is upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about Christmas gift ideas. In need of some inspo? Tish Weinstock curates the ultimate AnOther wishlist for beauty and wellness lovers below
If 2022 has taught us anything, it’s that we all need to slow down and start focusing on our mental and physical wellbeing. Indeed, after yet another anxiety-inducing year, what better way to lift the spirits and spark joy than with something truly indulgent? Give the gift of self-care this Christmas with a sumptuous Trudon diffuser or decadent wax candleholder from Loewe. AnOther rounds up the best gift ideas for the ultimate beauty and wellness lover below.
N°5 Eau De Parfum by Chanel (lead image)
When it comes to Christmas gifting, you can’t get much chicer than Chanel. Created in 1921 in response to Coco Chanel’s request to bottle up the scent of a woman, N°5 is one of the most iconic fragrances of all time. A beautiful blend of May rose, jasmine, aldehydes and vanilla, with bright notes of citrus, and housed in its original glass bottles, it’s the perfect example of timeless elegance.
The Innovations Set by Haeckels
Give the gift of good skin with The Innovations Set, the latest launch from luxury skincare and fragrance house Haeckels. Built around supporting the microbiome, The Innovations Set uses Spiraglow ferment, a lab-grown renewable ingredient inspired by nature. A powerful three-in-one, the set comprises the Spiraglow™ EGF Serum, a potent blend of peptides that plumps and hydrates the skin; the Spiraglow™ Cleansing Milk, designed to calm and moisturise; and the Spiraglow™ Hydrating Toner, which uses vitamin B3 and humectants to tone and smooth for a flawless complexion.
Dysco Eyeshadow by Byredo
Newly installed as the creative image and make-up partner at Byredo, Lucia Pica has designed her first eyeshadow palette for the brand, and it’s a love letter to the colour red. Those familiar with Pica’s work at Chanel will recognise her knack for recontextualising rouge tones for around the eye area. Dysco is a continuation of that journey. Housed in the brand’s iconic oyster compact, the palette offers five blendable colourways in various auburn, copper, and bronze hues, making it ideal for any Christmas party.
Industrial Palette + Skinlacq by Isamaya
Stuck on what to get your non-conformist cousin? Consider this Industrial Palette and Skinlacq duo from Isamaya Ffrench’s debut, BDSM-inspired make-up collection. Taking inspiration from industrial hues (think oil slick greys, chrome silvers, hazardous greens), the 14-pan palette is a mix of special effect pearls, mattes, and press putties. Meanwhile, the Skinlacq Triple Hyaluronic Glow Serum is powered with cell-energising peptides that work to nourish the skin while pearlescent particles deliver the ultimate glow.
Le Diffuseur – Odalisque by Trudon
Nothing brightens up the home more than a burst of fragrant flavours, which is precisely what you’ll get with the new Le Diffuseur Odalisque from Trudon. Encased in the brand’s elegant sumptuous green glass, the diffuser delivers a rich blend of orange blossom, wild juniper, vanilla and wood-based notes to perfume any room.
Serum House by Dr Barbara Sturm
The perfect gift for the skincare junkie, Dr Barbara Sturm’s new Serum House combines four of her best-selling serums in a beautiful Christmas gift box inspired by traditional German timbered houses. Designed to nourish, hydrate, and soothe the skin, these four powerhouse serums (Hyaluronic Serum, Super-Anti-Aging Serum, Night Serum and Glow Drops), work together to protect the skin during winter months.
Liquorice Wax Candleholder by Loewe
Leave it to Loewe to create the ultimate Christmas gift; a beautiful candleholder crafted entirely out of wax. They come in different colours and flavours, but the Liquorice, with its woody notes and sweet aroma, is by far the chicest of the bunch. An olfactory masterpiece, it’s the perfect addition to any self-care Sunday.
L'Art Du Parfum Discovery Set by Diptyque
Inspired by memories, landscapes, and far-flung destinations, Diptyque’s L’Art Du Parfum Discovery Set takes you on a cosmic journey. With five gender-free fragrances to choose from – Fleur de Peau, Do Son, Eau Capitale, Orphéon, and Eau Rose – there’s one for every occasion.
What better way to say “I love you” than by gifting someone this limited-edition luxury skincare set from Dior? Combining the La Micro-Huile de Rose Advanced Serum, with the La Micro-Lotion de Rose, and La Crème Texture Essentielle, all from the house’s Prestige range, this rose-infused powerhouse trio works to minimise the signs of ageing and deliver visibly younger looking skin.
Precipitous by Aesop
An ideal present for anyone looking to rejuvenate their skin, Aesop’s Precipitous gift kit is a master class on how to do skincare the right way. Conceived as a three-step routine, this trio of anti-oxidant-rich parsley seed skincare formulations, consisting of a cleanser, toner and serum, work to nourish the skin for an all-around flawless complexion.