November 17, 2022

The Gritty Pretty Christmas Gift Guide 2022

christmas gift guide 2022
Photography: Rose Garnett

Let the festivities begin!

Yep, it’s the most wonderful time of year (again)! We can’t quite believe it either but Christmas is right around the corner. That means the season of endless champagne, beach days and, you guessed it, gift-giving is almost here. Avoid the last minute dash to the shopping centre (does anyone else have nightmare-ish memories of a Westfield car park at 5pm on December 24?) and get the jump on your gift-giving list early.

But, because most of us are at a loss as to where to start, we have rounded up the ultimate Gritty Pretty Christmas gift guide for 2022. From skincare must-haves to fun makeup additions and chic home accessories, we think this (pretty exhaustive) list of pressies is the perfect place to start. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge!


L’Oréal Professionnel Metal Detox Shampoo & Mask

For the person in your life who loves to maintain their fresh hair colour, you can’t go past the L’Oréal Professionnel Metal Detox Shampoo & Mask. Formulated to purify the scalp and detox the hair of colour-fading metals, this protocol will keep the colour looking fresher for longer.

Buy now: L’Oréal Professionnel Metal Detox Shampoo, $49.50 and Mask, $49.50 from Adore Beauty.

Sachajuan Scalp Scrub

Designed to remove product build up and flakiness from the scalp, the Sachajuan Scalp Scrub is a chic addition to anyone’s hair care routine. Containing Ocean Silk Technology, climbazole, soybean and shea butter oil, this formula also helps to promote new cell growth, keeping the hair thick and lustrous. 

Buy now: Sachajuan Scalp Scrub, $88 from Rogue Beauty


Ouai Leave In Conditioner

Buy now: Ouai Leave In Conditioner, $43 from Sephora


Virtue Labs Density Booster

If someone on your list is struggling with hair loss or thinning hair, the Virtue Labs Density Booster is the perfect solution. A potent, botanical-based nutrient infusion for the scalp that targets fatigued follicles and nurtures new hairs, this booster is pure genius.

Buy now: Virtue Labs Density Booster, $71 from Sephora


Slip Pure Silk Minnie Scrunchies Classic Set

You can never have too many scrunchies, right?

Buy now: Silk Pure Silk Minnie Scrunchies Classic Set, $50 from Sephora



Eve Lom Moisture Lotion

Give the gift of great skin this Christmas with Eve Lom’s Moisture Lotion. A luxurious, lightweight and oil-free moisturiser, this formula delivers 12-hours of deep hydration and defends against everyday pollutants. Perfect for the girl (or guy!) on the go, this moisturiser will appease the fussiest of gift-receivers. 

Buy now: Eve Lom Moisture Lotion, $168 from MECCA


Dior Rouge 000 Lip Balm

You can never have too many nourishing lip balms. And, you can never have too many Dior products. Kill two birds with one stone and give the iconic Dior Rouge 000 Lip Balm this festive season. Composed of 95 per cent natural ingredients, this refillable lip balm contains peony, pomegranate flower, fig blossom and red hibiscus flower to soothe and hydrate the lips effortlessly. Plus, is it not the chicest lip care product you’ve ever seen?

Buy now: Dior Rouge 000 Lip Balm, $64 from DIOR


Summer Fridays On Cloud Nine Set

Buy now: Summer Fridays On Cloud Nine Set, $45 from MECCA


Foreo LUNA 3 

Buy now: Foreo LUNA 3, $329 from Myer

Bondi Sands Face SPF50+ Sunscreen Mist

Everybody needs a sunscreen top up at Christmas time–and Bondi Sands’s new Face SPF50+ Sunscreen Mist could be the one to give. With broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, this mist is also fragrance-free, non-greasy and provides an invisible finish with up to 72-hours of hydration.

Buy now: Bondi Sands Face SPF50+ Sunscreen Mist, $15.95 from Bondi Sands


Estée Lauder More Of What You Love Set

Buy now: Estée Lauder More Of What You Love Set, $389 from MECCA


Rationale Beyond Brilliance Treatment Ritual

If an ultra-luxurious gift is what you’re after, the Rationale Beyond Brilliance Treatment Ritual is the one for you. A special edition skincare offering, this system contains six iconic Rationale formulas to allow for the ultimate indulgence at home. For the skincare junkie, you can’t really top this.

Buy now: Rationale Beyond Brilliance Treatment Ritual, $685 from Rationale


Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Mist

Perfect for a post-beach day refresh or for calming the skin while keeping your makeup in place, the Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Mist makes for a pretty and practical stocking filler.

Buy now: Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Mist, $59 from Adore Beauty


Melio The Serum

An all-in-one serum for your best skin ever, Melio’s The Serum will have you glowing in no time. Formulated with mangosteen extract, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and ferulic acid, it is designed to even out skin tone, visible repair barrier damage and combat dry, dull skin.

Buy now: Melio The Serum, $75 from Melio Skincare


Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation

Buy now: Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation, $145 from Myer


Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

Any makeup-lover will know that not to prime is a crime. So, give them the ultimate skincare-meets-primer in the iconic Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base. Containing a blend of vitamins B, C and E to help nourish and replenish the skin while instantly plumping and prepping for makeup, this product can do it all. The perfect gift if you’re looking to win the ‘Favourite Cousin’ award in this year’s Kris Kringle. Just sayin’. 

Buy now: Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, $89 from Bobbi Brown


Benefit Cosmetics Stamp Of Beauty Set

A set of three fan favourites, the Benefit Cosmetics Stamp Of Beauty Holiday Set is sure to put a smile on anyone’s dial. Containing a full-size of the iconic They’re Real! Mascara and minis of the Porefessional Primer and Gimme Brow+ Brow Gel, this set is a great gift for anyone setting off on an overseas trip come Christmas. 

Buy now: Benefit Cosmetics Stamp Of Beauty Set, $59 from Sephora


Gucci Rouge À Lèvres Lunaison Lipstick Holiday

Buy now: Gucci Rouge À Lèvres Lunaison Lipstick Holiday, $68 from Sephora


Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Glow Enhancer

Buy now: Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Glow Enhancer, $65 from Armani Beauty


Real Techniques Artist Essentials

Question: when was the last time you washed your makeup brushes? If you can’t remember, it’s likely your best girlfriends have the same issue. Top up their brush collection this holiday season with the Real Techniques Artist Essentials kit. 

Buy now: Real Techniques Artist Essentials, $54.99 from Adore Beauty



Diptyque Mini Sapin Room Spray

For the interior-lover, the Diptyque Mini Sapin Room Spray is a gift guaranteed to win you some serious brownie points. The pine scent is also oh-so festive and is a simple gesture to get them in the holiday spirit. 

Buy now: Diptyque Mini Sapin Room Spray, $66 from MECCA


Carrière Frères Pine & Smoked Wood Candle

Buy now: Carrière Frères Pine & Smoked Wood Candle, $99 from Libertine Parfumerie


YSL Libre Le Eau De Parfum

A warm and spicy interpretation of the classic YSL Libre EDP, the Libre Le parfum is perfect for the edgy girl in your life. Bold, sensual and magnetic, the scent has notes of lavender, orange blossom and saffron accord to really amp up the sex-appeal. 

Buy now: YSL Libre Le Eau De Parfum, $210 from Myer


Versace Dylan Purple EDP

If your loved ones (or you, for that matter) are after a new summer fragrance, the Versace Dylan Purple EDP is the gift you need. With bright notes of bergamot, juicy pear and freesia, the scent is both fruity and sensual. A must-have, in our humble opinions.

Buy now: Versace Dylan Purple EDP, $135 from Myer


Nécessaire Body Exfoliator

You know that impossibly chic aunt/grandmother/family friend that you can never think of the perfect gift for? The Nécessaire Body Exfoliator has just solved all your problems. Using two methods of exfoliation–both chemical and physical–this formula works to exfoliate, soften and smooth the skin without irritation. Plus, it looks stunning in the shower!

Buy now: Nécessaire Body Exfoliator, $45 from MECCA


CHANEL La Crème Main

An icon, for a reason. Enough said.

Buy now: CHANEL La Crème Main, $87 from Myer


By The Be La Mer Body Scrub

Buy now: By The Be La Mer Body Scrub, $45 from The Beautique


Fresh Milk Body Care Duo

A body care set infused with plant-based milks from centella, rice and linseed to soothe, comfort and strengthen the skin, this Fresh Milk Body Care Duo is perfect for those with sensitive skin. With a to-go sized body cleanser and full-sized body lotion included in the pack, give the gift of silky summer skin.

Buy now: Fresh Milk Body Care Duo, $52 from Sephora


Saardé Trio Set Istanbul

With a luxurious Hand & Body Wash, Room Spray and Olive Oil Bar Soap included, you can’t go wrong with this chic trio set.

Buy now: Saardé Trio Set Istanbul, $99 from Saardé


Sunday Supply Beach Bag

If you’re in need of the perfect practical gift for mum or dad, the Sunday Supply Beach Bag is one such gift. The ultimate beach carry-all, the oversized, terry-towelling bag will fit everything you could ever need for those long beach days. Plus, it’s also machine washable for those with little tots who tend to be a little (or very) messy.

Buy now: Sunday Supply Beach Bag, $189 from Sunday Supply


Maison Balzac Ilona Catchall

Everybody loves a minimalist homewares accessory. Enter: Maison Balzac’s Ilona Catchall. Perfect for the girl who has endless trinkets (and can’t seem to ever find them), this chic bowl is perfect for bedside organisation.

Buy now: Maison Balzac Ilona Catchall, $49 from Maison Balzac


Bala Bangles

For the fitness-lover, these chic wrist and ankle weights will add some serious spice to their next workout.

Buy now: Bala Bangles, $79 from Bala


Catinella Mini Basket Bag

The perfect gift if you (or someone you love) is looking to live out their French-girl fantasy.

Buy now: Catinella Mini Basket Bag, $180 from Casa Catinella


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