I am sometimes scared to give people my Christmas list when they ask for it. I mean, do I really expect someone else to buy me a pair of Christian Louboutin heels and a Lulu Guinness luggage set? Well the answer is – let’s just keep our fingers crossed. Santa, if you can hear me out there I’ve been a very good girl this year! If you are shopping for a woman who likes a bit of luxury well, welcome! I’ve pulled together some fabulous luxury gifts for her in this Christmas Gift Guide that I hope either you will get someone else or receive. A girl can dream, right?
OMG who doesn’t love a bit of gold or copper in their lives? For a very special woman, give the gift of good hair from ghd. I’m telling you that when you switch from a cheap hairdryer to a luxury one that it makes all the difference in the world. This is a ghd Air which is the first professional ghd that has been simply updated with a new colour palette of copper – so on trend. This baby will give you a salon finish hair and has a powerful motor that dries your hair very quickly. The drier also has ionic technology (oooh!) that helps to lock in moisture so your hair doesn’t get too dried out. The cable is also really long on this one so it allows you to move a bit further with it if you are struggling with the distance from the plug socket to the mirror. An amazing and luxurious gift for any woman of any age – trust me, once you switch you won’t ever go back. I also love ghd hair tools because they have worldwide voltage – a godsend in this world if you travel a lot.
It doesn’t get more festive than a luxurious candle that is giving off the scent of the season: pine. A candle for Christmas is the ultimate luxury when it comes from Jo Malone’s brand, Jo Loves. Trust me, I’ve tried a couple of them before (including the Candle Shot HERE) and they are amazing! I just think that like a luxe fragrance, a luxe candle is the ultimate indulgence. It’s not often something you will splurge on for yourself but when you receive it as a gift it’s fabulous. And I love a candle burning away in the home, on my desk or dresser. It feels soothing and comforting and oh, so cosy. This Jo Loves Christmas Trees candles comes beautifully wrapped for you – just opening it up is a true joy. It almost makes you feel like a kid at Christmas again! So no wrapping required with this luxe gift. The candle itself oozes Christmas – it’s festive with notes of fresh pine that intervene with aromatic lavender, incense and amber. It’s warm and soothing for the soul – just what you need at Christmas! The candle is hand-poured in England and burns for 40 hours. Now that’s 40 hours of soothing peace that you can give someone this Christmas – priceless.
I’ve harped on and on about massage previously but honestly I think it makes the most luxurious gift. Massage is the ultimate gift in my eyes and a luxurious one at that. This shiatsu massage cushion from HoMedics is a perfect gift for a woman on the go – someone who is busy but doesn’t take enough time out of the day to treat herself. The great thing about this is that you can just put it on a chair, against your lower back and it does what it needs to do. The nodules are quite strong as well, which I can appreciate. The cushion also has heat which allows you to relax your muscles even more. The cushion is compact and portable so could be taken from home to the office. As an office gift, this would be ideal because the cushion allows you to relax while you carry on working from your computer. The cushion uses dual massage nodes to recreate the circular finger technique that real massage therapists use to relieve tight knots and aching muscles. You also don’t need to use this just for your back – you can position it anywhere and even beneath your legs if you need a leg massage!
Sleep is another ultimate luxury and if you haven’t used a sleep mask you would be so surprised how much better sleep you will get if you use one. The Illuminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask will not only help you sleep better but it’s also anti-ageing! I’ve used a lot of eye masks in my lifetime but this one has to be the most luxurious feeling one I’ve ever had. It’s silky soft, blocks the light, feels great and also has been clinically proven to visibly reduce signs of ageing, including the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet in just four weeks. So how does it do this? Well it’s infused with copper oxide fibres which help promote natural cell renewal. I cannot recommend this mask enough and would make a luxe gift for any gal.
If you don’t think a toothbrush is sexy then you haven’t seen or experienced the Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Rechargable Toothbrush in Rose Gold. Honestly this is the best toothbrush I’ve ever had – it cleans teeth quickly, efficiently and better than I could ever do manually. My teeth have never felt cleaner than when I started brushing with this amazing little device. This comes with a gorgeous glass that recharges the toothbrush (so clever) and also a carrying case that also doubles as a charger as well (you can also charge via USB). You can choose from various settings on this toothbrush as well depending on what you want whether that’s whitening or polishing. The brush’s vibrations also feel great on the gums and the toothbrush has a interval timer that indicates when you have spent enough time brushing each quadrant of your mouth and when you should move onto the next area. This is a smart toothbrush and it is simply amazing. I honestly can’t recommend it enough and your gift recipient will be well and truly impressed by the capabilities of this gift! And for a toothbrush, this is quite pretty – wouldn’t you agree?
Sudio Sweden Vasa Blå Earphones – VASA BLÅ – ROSE GOLD WHITE
For the girl who likes to look good while listening to music look no further than Sudio Sweden Vasa Blå – these are ROSE GOLD and WHITE wireless earphones! Shall I keep going? These elegantly designed earphones are wireless (who wants a cord interfering with everything?) and last about 8 hours so don’t need to be recharged that often unless you listen to music non-stop. This is a great gift for someone who loves to listen to music – maybe someone who travels a lot or has a long commute. The earphones have a built-in microphone so you can still take calls and do everything you need to do – the same as earphones with a cord. Get 15% discount using ROCKS15.
For the woman who loves a luxurious candle from Diptyque an amazing gift to give would be the Diptyque Crème Essentialle L’Art du Soin – the new face cream from Diptyque. This cream is meant to be a part of a luxurious skincare routine and it’s all about the joy of applying your daily cream. The cream smells amazing and feels amazing and it’s a true luxury just to apply it. A lovely gift for a woman who loves a Diptyque candle or loves her luxury lotions and potions. The cream is infused with vitamins and extracts (such as Prickly Pear) that helps regenerate and energise skin. Great for the holiday season!
The Steampod. What an amazing gift to give! I mean we are talking about the gift of good hair here, let’s be serious. The Steampod 2.0 is a revolutionary hairstyling tool from L’Oreal Professional which aims to reduce the damage caused to locks by traditional heat tools for the hair. The Steampod has a combination of steam and pro-keratin technology that helps to tame hair movement and leave it silky smooth, whilst protecting from heat damage. If you have a friend or family member who loves straightening their hair (a serial hair straightener) then giving them this gift will be a life changer. It doesn’t dry or damage hair and the continuous steam pressure opens the hair cuticle to retain natural moisture levels. I don’t know how many times I’ve harped on to hair-straightening addicts that they have to be careful to not damage their hair by doing it every single day. If you know a hair straightening addict do them some kindness with a Steampod intervention this Christmas.
As I said you can’t go wrong with a candle as a gift and a festive candle is even better during this season. This ESPA Winter Spice Candle smells incredible with a festive blend of Sweet Orange, Clove, Cinnamon and Ginger. It looks beautiful and smells even more beautiful. I think candles, when they are beautiful make a very thoughtful gift and there is hardly anyone out there who wouldn’t love to receive a gorgeous candle for Christmas. This one also will bring a festive cheery vibe into your home – priceless.
If you want to give someone something a little quirky but luxurious then I would recommend this Diptyque Bazar Du 34 Flax Pouch. For the lovers of Diptyque and beyond (and who doesn’t love Diptyque?) this little pouch is perfect for storing everything from make-up to money. The pouch is limited edition, a throwback to the original Diptyque store in Paris who also did home accessories such as cushion covers, etc. Get it from Liberty while you can! It’s the gift that not everyone can have, which makes it more special. Wouldn’t you agree?
I love Lavender before sleep – it really does soothe the soul and ease the mind. This Kiss the Moon Dream After Dark Bedside Gift Set would be a perfect gift for a busy friend who works too much and sleeps too little. You just feel so much better when you actually get some sleep – it makes a huge difference. I find on nights I can’t sleep that spraying lavender on my pillow actually does make me feel calmer. The thought behind this set is all about beautiful sleep – the Kiss the Moon Dream Blend helps to soothe the soul and bedtime, when it matters most. This gift set contains a luxurious silk eye mask to shut out the light (which is a Godsend), a lavender mist spray that you can use to spray on your pillow before night and a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign that you can put on the door if you are having a bath. I love the After Dark Balm as well which is also included in this set. It contains a 100% natural combination of signature essential oils with shea butter and white tea seed oil. It’s lovely – simply apply to pulse points and let yourself relax. A wonderful gift for yourself or a stressed friend.
For the beauty addict who loves a luxe oil then I would slip this under the Christmas tree this year. The Pestle & Mortar Superstar Retinol Night Oil is a little superstar, just as it says and is packed with anti-ageing ingredients to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles and pore size, all while you sleep. Retinol is one of the best ingredients to use if you are concerned about anti-ageing and the one in the Pestle & Mortar oil is one that is non-irritating so this should be an ideal present for a wide range of skin tones. And giving the gift of good skin for Christmas? Priceless.
I absolutely love massage tools for the face and you won’t know that you need them until you try them and wonder how you got by without them for so long. This is a lovely present to give a female friend for Christmas. The Hayo’u Beauty Restorer tool is made from Jade and is a self-treatment that is based on an ancient Chinese Medicine technique called Gua Sha. You simply need to press and stroke upwards along the jawline and cheeks and also help ease the tension on the spot between the eyebrows. Using the tool helps to draw out toxicity and tension (and keep the lymph passages flowing smoothly) and it’s really relaxing. This is also a beautifully-presented gift and one that is unique and thoughtful at the same time. I love that this is easy to carry and you could use this anywhere – from the office to the plane.
This is such a classy gift for a classy lady. So many people have wine glasses but not proper champagne flutes. Champagne signifies celebration and also luxury so these beautiful crystal flutes from Dartington are the perfect housewarming gift to give to someone who perhaps just moved into a new home or had something momentous happen to them – i.e. new baby or marriage. They come packaged in a silk-lined box so all the wrapping is done for you – they look super luxe wrapped in the silk. Someone will be impressed – that’s for sure.
Marc Jacobs makes some of the best darn make-up around – you can read my full post on it HERE. As someone who has tried and tested many of the products in the range, I can say that I would recommend them 100%. This About Lash Night (what a brilliant name) set is all about creating a smokey eye. You’ve got three products in the set – the O! Mega Lash Mascara (very good!), a deluxe-sized Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (think super slick and smooth eyeliner that goes on like a dream) and my favourite product in the set which is the Lamé Noir Mascara – this is mascara with glitter in it! I just dabbed some on the tips of my eyelashes for an instant hit of glamour. The Lamé Noir Mascara I would even go as far to say that you could apply this on the edges of your eyelids for a truly glam look. A fantastic and luxe gift for the make-up lover at heart.
If you usually scoff at celebrity fragrances I can tell you this one is different! I’ve written a whole post about By Invitation previously HERE. By Invitation is Michael Buble’s scented love letter to his fans and the reason that I’ve included it in my gift guide is that the fragrance is a real crowd pleaser – the scent would really suit a wide range of women as it ticks several of the key boxes (sweet, feminine, sexy) without being too overpowering in any particular area. I would say the fragrance is very well-balanced. Another reason it’s going in the luxe guide? Michael was involved in every step of the process and worked with leading French perfumer Karine Dubreuil-Sereni to create this fragrance. The gift set comes with a matching luxury body lotion so you can fragrance layer to your heart’s content!
I hope you enjoyed my luxe gift guide – you can shop some of the items here: