#1 Philosophy Purity Made Simple Ornament, $17
I’m kickstarting this list with one of my favourite beauty staples. This face wash from Philosophy is pretty much my #DieDieMustBuy face wash.
Having used it for the last three years, I love that it doesn’t dry out my skin. It’s great for getting rid of makeup residue and works well with a cleansing brush or sponge for an even deeper cleanse. This ornamental bottle is the perfect size for gifting and travel, and something you could gift to just about anyone. Philosophy also has ornamental versions of the Renewed Hope in a Jar cream and Amazing Grace perfume.
#2 Caudalie Ornament Tube Beauty Elixir, $23
This so-called “elixir of youth” is a multi-purpose toner and hydrating spray that contains essential oils and plant extracts said to clarify and brighten the complexion. It’s got a refreshing tingle on the skin that’s great for all skin types. It even works to set your makeup, prime your face and minimise the appearance of pores! Love that this bottle is handy enough to throw in your handbag for spritzing on the go.
#3 Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter, $16
It’s hard to go wrong with Soap & Glory’s body products. Bestseller The Righteous Butter is a richly hydrating body butter with shea butter and aloe vera that has a lovely refreshing fruity scent. It works best when used just after a shower to keep your skin hydrated all day.
#4 BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Reign On, $33
A limited-edition Marvelous Moxie lipstick? Say no more! I absolutely love these lipsticks by BareMinerals; such a creamy, pigmented and comfortable formula that also gives you a rich satiny finish. This gorgeous “enchanted ruby” red lipstick also comes in the prettiest holiday packaging.
#5 Ciate Paint Pots To Go in Member's Only & Tinsel Town, $22
Ciate has mini nail polish pairings for the perfect holiday manicure. Paint Pots To Go mini polish duos are available in three variations. My personal favourite is this combination of a dusty pink Member’s Only and a sparkly gold Tinsel Town. Wear it as a gorgeous pinky nude or layer on the gold for a holiday twist. We especially love glitter polishes as a DIY french tip (easier to disguise any flaws)!
#6 Crabtree Hand Therapy Duo Ornament Tin, $23
I look forward to seeing the gift sets from Crabtree & Evelyn every year. While there is only so much hand cream one can use at a time, it doesn’t stop me from coveting every last one of them. There are three Hand Therapy duos available this year to appeal to everyone’s fragrance tastes: A pink tin with Pear & Pink Magnolia and Somerset Meadow, a blue with La Source and Gardeners, and lastly a yellow one with Pomegranate and Avocado (pictured).
#7 Sephora Maxi Kabuki Brush, $28
Whether you love a face full of makeup or are someone who likes keeping things minimal, a kabuki powder brush is a great tool to have. It’s the perfect lazy-girl makeup brush for mornings when you want to get your makeup done in the quickest and easiest way possible. And how cute would this look hanging on your Christmas tree!
#8 Too Faced Deluxe Better Than Sex Ornament, $17
This mascara is all about volume and thickness, while also giving your lashes a good bit of length. As someone with delicate eyelashes that tend to fall out when aggravated, I love that this washes off easily without much tugging. It’s got a unique hourglass-shaped wand to help curl your lashes and comes in a perfect mini size so you might even get to finish the tube before having to throw it out after three months!