If you want to get in early with your Christmas shopping, I’ve put together this little beauty and skincare gift guide to help you out. I’ve tried to cover plenty of different budgets, but there’ll be more to come as we get further into the holiday season!

Gifts $30 AUD & Under 

For the skincare nerd: Drunk Elephant ‘Rise + Glow’ set, a travel sized pair of skincare powerhouses. The B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel and the C-Firma Day Serum are an awesome pair and at $33 (ok, I cheated, it’s $3 over) a fantastic way to explore the brand.  $33 AUD https://www.mecca.com.au/drunk-elephant/rise-glow/I-027910.html?cgpath=skincare-skincarepacks#start=1

A bite sized treat: Bite Beauty ‘Party Prep Sweet Treats Lip Care Set’ Featuring a mini Agave Lip Mask, lip balm and sugar lip scrub. What’s more it’s all organic and natural! $19 AUD https://www.sephora.com.au/products/bite-beauty-party-prep-sweet-treats-lip-care-set-limited-edition/v/party-prep

Bookish pals: Lisa Eldridge ‘Face Paint: The Story of Make-Up’ From makeup artist Lisa Eldridge, a fascinating journey through the history of makeup. $30.64 https://www.bookdepository.com/Face-Paint-Lisa-Eldridge/9781419717963?ref=grid-view

For young beauty lovers: The Body Shop ‘Olivia the Owl’ A super cute tin filled with mini beauty fun, from strawberry hand cream to coconut shower cream. A great gift for younger beauty fans. $30 AUD https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-au/gifts/christmas-gifts/olivia-the-owl/p/p003032

Gifts $60 AUD & Under

The holiday lover: Frank Body ‘Babe Island Coconut Kit’ This brand is amazing! This gift set contains the bestselling Coconut Coffee Body Scrub and a Coconut Body Balm too. $39.95


The amazing stocking stuffer: Aesop ‘Jet Set Kit’ Shampoo, conditioner, body balm and a body cleanser! A perfect way to dip into Aesop’s amazing range. $41 AUD  https://www.adorebeauty.com.au/aesop/aesop-jet-set-kit.html

The skincare novice: Dermalogica ‘Meet Dermalogica Skin Care Kit’ All the essentials, this reliable set is an excellent gift for skincare newbies and Dermalogica fans alike! $39 AUD https://www.mecca.com.au/dermalogica/meet-dermalogica-skin-care-kit/I-027528.html?cgpath=men

Gifts $100 AUD & Under

For the gracious host: Myrtle & Moss Bathroom Bliss Gift Pack ‘Mandarin, Lemon Myrtle & Orange Peel’ A gorgeous set containing a body wash, body lotion and essential oil diffuser!  $100 AUD https://myrtleandmoss.com.au/product/mothers-day-gift-pack-bathroom-bliss

The scent lover: Jo Malone London ‘Peony & blush Suede Cologne’ A stunning and classic floral, this scent has warmth and grace and makes a stunning gift. $98 – $198 AUD https://www.mecca.com.au/jo-malone-london/peony-blush-suede-cologne/V-035292.html?cgpath=brands-jomalo

Gifts $200 AUD & Under

The glowy friend: Hourglass ‘Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked’ This insanely pretty palette is practically a must-have. Featuring six exclusive shades, from bronzer and lightening powder to blush, this dreamy set has you covered. $117 AUD


The green beauty fan: Edible Beauty ‘Sleeping Beauty Box’ Sleep is so important, especially around this time of the season! This set had a gorgeous herbal tea, as well as two lovely skincare products for overnight treatment. $124 AUD https://www.adorebeauty.com.au/edible-beauty/edible-beauty-sleeping-beauty-box.html

For the makeup obsessive: Pat McGrath Labs ‘Mthrshp Totale’ A gorgeous and luxurious gift, this trio of eyeshadow palettes would make a mind blowing treat $200 AUD https://www.patmcgrath.com/collections/mini-eye-shadow-palletes/products/mthrshp-totale


Featured art is my own. I do commissions and have a small art and jewellery Etsy store which you can check out here. For PR and review information check here.
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