The Gritty Pretty Christmas Gift Guide 2023!
‘Tis the season!
Although we still can’t quite believe that yet another year is coming to an end, Christmas is right around the corner. That’s right–the time of festive gatherings, food comas, days spent at the beach and, of course, gift-giving, is here.
Fortunately for those on your Christmas gift list, we’ve dropped the Gritty Pretty Christmas gift guide for 2023. Believe us when we say that Christmas is, in fact, our time to shine–especially in the gift-giving department. Below, we’ve rounded up our top picks for all the beauty lovers in your life (and don’t forget yourself!).
Go on, drop a hint.
Ultra Violette Bejewelled Sheen Screen SPF50 Hydrating Lip Balm
It comes as no surprise that an SPF lip balm is a must-have for summer (and everyday for that matter), and you can’t go past Ultra Violette’s Bejewelled Sheen Screen SPF50 Hydrating Lip Balm. Newly reformulated, the balm comes in six summer-ready shades and provides a perfect amount of shine and hydration without the tackiness.
SHOP NOW: Ultra Violette Bejewelled Sheen Screen SPF50 Hydrating Lip Balm, $27.00 from Ultra Violette
Emma Lewisham Supernatural Sleeping Mask
This highly concentrated mask harnesses 22 (yep–22!) actives that deeply nourish, brighten and firm, leaving you with nothing but hydrated and radiant skin when you wake. Trust us when we say this is a must for any beauty lover in your life.
SHOP NOW: Emma Lewisham Supernatural Sleeping Mask, $130 from Emma Lewisham
Vanessa Megan Beauty Vibe Vibration Wand
What’s better than a facial massage tool that leaves you with a luminous complexion? One that uses micro-vibrations, of course. The Vanessa Megan Beauty Vibe Vibration Wand harnesses advanced micro-vibration technology to promote blood flow, lymphatic drainage and collagen production for a brighter and more even complexion. We’re adding to cart immediately.
SHOP NOW: Vanessa Megan Beauty Vibe Vibration Wand, $69.95 from Adore Beauty
Cosmetics 27 Baume 27 Bio-Energising Cell Repair Balm
Perfect for those hard-to-buy-for loved ones is a nourishing, luxurious moisturiser that they may not usually pick up for themselves. The Cosmetics 27 Baume 27 Bio-Energising Cell Repair Balm has earned cult status among beauty shoppers, and for good reason. Formulated to repair, regenerate and protect the skin, this moisturiser provides a fresh dose of skin nourishment for the healthy glow we’re all after.
SHOP NOW: Cosmetics 27 Baume 27 Bio-Energising Cell Repair Balm, $260 from MECCA
CHANEL SUBLIMAGE L’Extrait de Nuit
You can’t go wrong with CHANEL and their new SUBLIMAGE L’Extrait de Nuit is ideal for those looking for a luxury gift. Containing a high concentration of active ingredients, this evening serum rejuvenates the skin and aids natural skin cell repair for a more rested and luminous appearance.
SHOP NOW: CHANEL SUBLIMAGE L’Extrait de Nuit, $965 from CHANEL
Go-To Face Hero
SHOP NOW: Go-To Face Hero, $45.00 from MECCA
Alpha H Vitamin E Serum
SHOW NOW: Alpha H Vitamin E Serum, $84.85 from Adore Beauty
CHANEL Le Lift Flash Eye Revitaliser
SHOP NOW: CHANEL Le Lift Flash Eye Revitaliser, $200 from CHANEL
RATIONALE The Multi-Masking Ritual
SHOP NOW: RATIONALE The Multi-Masking Ritual, $385 from RATIONALE
Go-To x ALÉMAIS Perfect Present
SHOP NOW: Go-To x ALÉMAIS Perfect Present, $24 from Go-To
Sunday Riley Nice Work Set
In case you hadn’t heard the news, Glossier now ships to Australia! So, naturally we had to include it in our gift guide. If you’re new to Glossier and unsure where to start, you can’t go past their Ultralip lipstick. Moisture-rich like a balm and with 11 shades, you might just find a match for your entire gift list.
SHOP NOW: Glossier Ultralip, $35 from Glossier
manicurist Green Flash Routine Set
Give the gift of perfect French girl nails with the manicurist Green Flash Routine Set. The set comes with everything you need for an at-home mainicure: A lamp, base coat, colour, top coat, remove and gel removal clips. What more could you ask for?
SHOP NOW: manicurist Green Flash Routine Set, $125 from MECCA
HERMÈS Compose Your Own Rouge Hermès 3 Lipstick Gift Set
We love a customisable gift and we love Hermès beauty. So, when we saw this Compose Your Own Rouge Hermès 3 Lipstick Gift Set, we may or may not have added it to our own wishlist, too. The set comes presented in the iconic Hermès orange gift box with a choice of 12 different beauty objects, including lip balm, matte and satin lipsticks and lip enhancers.
SHOP NOW: Hermès Compose Your Own Rouge Hermès 3 Lipstick Gift Set, $330 from HERMÈS
VIOLETTE_FR Yeaux Paint Matte in Caramel Cloud
SHOP NOW: VIOLETTE_FR Yeaux Paint Matte in Caramel Cloud, $50.00 from MECCA
Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick
SHOP NOW: Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick, $77 from MECCA
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
SHOW NOW: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, $70 from MECCA
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo & Conditioner
The Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo & Conditioner will not only spruce up your bathroom with its luxe packaging, but it will spruce up those locks as well. Containing healing oils and extracts like cypress, argan and maracuja, and bio-restorative complexes such as caffeine and biotin, this duo will have hair looking healthy, shiny and soft in just one wash.
Virtue Labs Healing Oil
A favourite for a reason, the Virtue Labs Healing Oil is what healthy hair dreams are made of. The oil delivers shine and hydration to the hair without the weight of a typical oil and is formulated with Virtue’s patented Alpha Keratin 60ku protein for repair and strength. Need more convincing? The lust-worthy scent will transport you straight to the beach (if you’re not there already, that is).
SHOP NOW: Virtue Labs Healing Oil, $64 from Adore Beauty
OUAI Get-A-Ouai Holiday Limited Edition Kit
Of course, what’s a Christmas gift guide without a limited edition kit? Containing some of OUAI’s fan favourites: the Detox Shampoo, Scalp and Body Scrub and Hair Oil, this kit makes an ideal gift or stocking stuffer.
SHOP NOW: OUAI Get-A-Ouai Holiday Limited Edition Kit, $58 from Sephora
Mr. Smith Comb
If you ask us, a comb for every handbag is the new lip balm for every hand bag. This wide-tooth Mr. Smith Comb is perfect to keep in your beach bag to detangle salty waves, as well as distribute your favourite hair mask or combing freshly tonged curls. Go on, add to cart.
SHOP NOW: Mr. Smith Comb, $33.00 from Adore Beauty
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt
SHOP NOW: Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, $71 from Adore Beauty
Kerasilk Smoothing Mask
SHOP NOW: Kerasilk Smoothing Mask, $50 from Hairhouse
Aquis FLIP Hair Towel
SHOP NOW: Aquis FLIP Hair Towel, $80 from MECCA
Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia and English Pear and Sweet Pea Duo
Finding your signature scent can be a long (yet delightfully scented) journey. That’s why this Jo Malone Duo makes a great gift for those close to you who might be on a signature scent journey of their own. The garden inspired duo includes the English Pear and Freesia Cologne with notes of white freesia, rose and amber, and the English Pear and Sweet Pea Cologne whose notes are william’s pear, white musk and sweet pea.
SHOP NOW: Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia and English Pear and Sweet Pea Duo, $69 from MECCA
SSAINT Cosmic Bang Eau De Parfum
A moody, earthy fragrance, SSAINT Cosmic Bang Eau De Parfum is made to be worn by all genders and makes an ideal gift for that favourite couple in your life. With notes of fig, bergamot, musk, cedar and tobacco, this scent can be enjoyed by all.
SHOP NOW: SSAINT Cosmic Bang Eau De Parfum, $119 from Sephora
Maison Balzac And Now, Relax Incense Set
Move over Christmas candles, this Maison Balzac And Now Relax Incense Set will have any room in the house smelling (and looking) divine in no time. The set contains premium Maison Balzac Soleil incense, a scent of sandalwood and hydrangea tea, as well as an ever-so-cute minimalist glass incense holder bound to add elegance to any room in the house.
SHOP NOW: Maison Balzac And Now, Relax Incense Set, $65 from Adore Beauty
Ayu Perfume Oil Testers
SHOP NOW: Ayu Perfume Oil Testers, $75 from AYU
Gisou Honey Infused Hair Perfume
SHOP NOW: Gisou Honey Infused Hair Perfume, $71 from MECCA
Glasshouse Fragrances Night Before Christmas Soy Candle
SHOP NOW: Glasshouse Fragrances Night Before Christmas Soy Candle, $59.95 from Adore Beauty
Trudon Gloria Candle
SHOP NOW: Trudon Gloria Candle, $165 from Trudon
DIOR Le Baume
Launched earlier this year, DIOR Le Baume is a luxurious balm that can be used on the hands, lips and body–and just look at that chic packaging. The price tag may be a little bougie for a hand cream, but trust us, it’s worth it.
SHOP NOW: DIOR Le Baume, $92 from DIOR
L’Occitane Limited Edition Almond & Flowers Shower Oil
L’Occitane’s Almond Shower Oil will forever be a must-have in our shower routines. But why settle for the regular version, when you can get the Limited Edition Almond and Flower Shower Oil? A no brainer if you ask us. Just like its famous older sister, the limited edition oil melts into a milky lotion and leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised. The best part? The subtle floral citrus scent it leaves behind.
SHOP NOW: L’Occitane Limited Edition Almond & Flowers Shower Oil, $75 from L’Occitane
PURE MAMA Pregnancy Care Set
For those loved ones who are expecting, there’s no better gift than that of self care. The PURE MAMA Pregnancy Care Set is perfect for all mamas-to-be this Christmas. It includes PURE MAMA’s best-selling Belly Oil, as well as the Bump Scrub and Magnesium Body Rub to help mum feel her best this summer. With all products made using natural and organic ingredients, this gift is ideal to support her through pregnancy and into motherhood.
SHOP NOW: PURE MAMA Pregnancy Care Set, $165 from PURE MAMA
Biotyspa Body Sculpt Kit
Designed by founder and therapist, Deborah Levy, the Biotyspa Body Sculpt Kit is a gift made for those who love an at-home self care ritual. The kit includes Biotyspa’s innovative Body Sculpt Cup, Hydrating Shower Gel and Firming Body Oil, which, when used together, promote the elimination of fluid and toxins in the body, as well as restoring skin softness. At-home spa day, anyone?
SHOP NOW: Biotyspa Body Sculpt Kit, $135 from Biotyspa
CHANEL ALLURE HOMME Soap
Gifting loved ones with something they wouldn’t typically buy themselves, but something we know they’ll love, is a sure fire way to win Christmas gift-giving. This CHANEL Allure Homme Soap is exactly that gift. Not only is it suitable for all skin types, the ALLURE HOMME scent is to die for too.
SHOP NOW: CHANEL ALLUE HOMME Soap, $66 from CHANEL
LUI Body Shave Set
SHOP NOW: LUI Body Shave Set, $97.48 from LUI Body
Nécessaire The Body Lotion
SHOP NOW: Nécessaire The Body Lotion, $45 from MECCA
Frank Body Niacinamide Body Scrub
SHOP NOW: Frank Body Niacinamide Body Scrub, $25 from MECCA
LUI Body Summer Skin Set
SHOP NOW: LUI Summer Skin Set, $99.95 from LUI Body
BAINA Roman Pool Towel
With the festive period comes the Australian summer. And with summer, comes endless trips to local pools and beaches. So, what better time to gift a chic new towel to your bestie. The BAINA Roman Pool Towel is available in five of-the-moment checkerboard prints in varying colour ways, but, if you ask us, you can’t go wrong with Tabac & Noir.
SHOP NOW: BAINA Roman Pool Towel, $130 from BAINA
INNOUR Natural Marine Collagen Berry
For those ingestible beauty lovers on your gift list, Innour’s Natural Marine Collagen in Berry is an obvious choice. Containing natural marine collagen that has been sustainably sourced, Innour’s doctor-developed formula is designed to stimulate collagen production for healthy hair, skin and nails, as well as promoting stronger joints. Flavoured with freeze-dried raspberries and natural sweeteners, it’s delicious too.
SHOP NOW: INNOUR Natural Marine Collagen Berry, $120 from INNOUR
Monday Swimwear St Tropez Sarong
The perfect cover-up to take you from beach to brunch, Monday Swimwear’s St Tropez Sarong is a versatile piece that we should all have in our wardrobes this holiday period. Designed for versatility, the sarong is a modal linen blend and is available in four neutral tones that compliment all skin tones. So good, you might need one in every colour.
SHOP NOW: Monday Swimwear St Tropez Sarong, $67 from Monday Swimwear
Michael Hill Ribbed Huggie Hoop Earrings in 10kt Yellow Gold
SHOP NOW: Ribbed Huggie Hoop Earrings in 10kt Yellow Gold, $399 from Michael Hill
Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase
SHOP NOW: Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase, $99 from MECCA
Sunday Supply Dunes Towelling Beach Robe
SHOP NOW: Sunday Supply Dunes Towelling Beach Robe, $99 from Sunday Supply
Lululemon Lift and Lengthen Yoga Block
SHOP NOW: Lululemon Lift and Lengthen Yoga Block, $25 from Lululemon
Bydee Swimwear Carvoeiro Collection
If the lady on your gifting list is after a new pair of summer swimmers, look no further than Bydee’s new (and first ever) collaboration collection, Carvoeiro. Our pick? The Madrid One Piece in Paradiso.
SHOP NOW: Bydee The Madrid One Piece in Paradiso, $139 from Bydee