When it comes to gift giving, it’s absolutely the thought that counts. After all, as you’ll learn from any Hallmark holiday movie, that’s the true meaning of the season. But let’s be real: Sometimes you feel compelled to go all out and treat someone special to a totally over-the-top present they’d never think to buy themselves. Maybe you just want to treat yourself, too. No judgment here, you deserve something for getting through this incredibly stressful year. Well, we have some gifts in mind for you.
We’re not talking a run-of-the-mill present or simple stocking stuffer. Instead, we have some utterly luxurious and completely swoon-worthy items in mind — the kinds of jaw-dropping, covetable gifts that make a serious statement and cause gushing gratitude.
No matter whom you’re shopping for, you need to look no further than our list. We’ve rounded up the most extravagant luxury gifts from brands like Chanel, Dior, Pat McGrath Labs, and more that are most definitely worth the splurge. Get ready to splash out on glamorous lipsticks, handcrafted makeup brushes, a dry brush made out of marble, and a device that custom prints a pigmented serum onto skin — just to name a few.
Cartier La Panthère Premium Gift Set
The double-tiered Cartier La Panthère Premium Gift Set delivers a stunning menagerie of the brand’s gardenia-meets-musk fragrance. The first level holds two different sizes of glass bottles of La Panthère, while the lower one houses a travel-ready spray version and a tub of body cream infused with the scent. AED1,300, (Shop Now)
Hermès Beauty 24-Colour Piano
Your musical and lipstick-loving friends alike will greatly appreciate the arrangement of the piano key-like tubes of lipstick in the Hermès Beauty 24-Colour Piano box. Only 440 of this multi-hued set are available around the world, so nab this ultra-exclusive luxury beauty gift while you can and show your friends just how much they deserve to be spoiled this holiday season. $1,608, (Available in a selection of Hermès stores globally)
Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Skin Highlighter
After making its runway debut at Miu Miu back in October, the Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Skin Highlighter is officially here and ready to be swept onto cheeks for the iconic makeup artist’s fresh glow. The golden champagne-tinted powder is sure to flatter the skin tone of anyone on your list. $65, (Shop Now)
Tom Ford Rose Prick and Lip Color Set
The Tom Ford Rose Prick and Lip Color Set is the most low-key-yet-underrated form of coordination. You can swipe on a rosy pink lipstick before spritzing on the brand’s Rose Prick Eau de Parfum, which — as you could imagine — features the scents of several kinds of roses alongside the spicy notes of Indonesian patchouli and Sichuan pepper. Both products were inspired by the rose garden of Tom Ford himself. $325, (Shop Now)
Aesthetician Shani Darden teamed up with actress Shay Mitchell and her luggage brand Béis for the five-piece Béis x Shani Darden Wander & Glow Kit. Darden packaged up the nighttime routine she recommends to her clients, including Mitchell, in from her namesake line in a black, vegan leather toiletry bag from Béis. Inside it, you’ll find travel-friendly tubes and bottle of the Cleansing Serum (which washes away makeup and debris from skin while hydrating it), Sake Toning Essence (for skin brightening and balancing), and Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer (to nourish skin without clogging pores) plus a full-size bottle of the Best of Beauty Award-winning Retinol Reform. $138, (Shop Now)
For those whose signature hue is the iconic nude pink Pillow Talk, the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Come True is, well, a dream come true. With 14 full-sized products in a special rose gold vanity case, every part of the face is accounted for (sans foundation) with highlights like the Luxury Palette with a dozen shadows inspired by the shade, Lip Cheat lip pencil, Push Up Lashes mascara, and Lip Lustre. $375, (Shop Now)
The OPTE Precision System is one of the beauty breakthrough products of the year. Why is it so innovative and sought after? It diminishes hyperpigmentation by targeting exactly where it is and layering a special niacinamide serum on top of it. “A light pops on. You hear this clicking while it scans your face. Then it prints a pigment that mellows out discoloration,” explains makeup artist Daniel Martin. $600, (Shop Now)
Chanel Les Chaînes de Chanel Illuminating Blush Powder
We’re not sure what’s more visually appealing about the Chanel Les Chaînes de Chanel Illuminating Blush Powder: its chainlink-printed pigment or the bronze-toned rose illumination it gives cheeks. Swirl the powder just above the apples of your cheeks for the perfect, glowing flush. AED295, (Shop Now)
Help your loved one (or yourself) invest in their body hair routine with the Oui the People The Sensitive Set. Its Best of Beauty Award-winning rose gold razor has a single blade to gently remove hairs without leaving behind bumps. You can pair with the Sugarcoat Shave Gel-to-Milk to make the safety razor glide across your skin with ease. $125, (Shop Now)
Dr. Barbara Sturm The Winter Kit
Give the gift of seven steps to skin success during the snowy months of the year with the Dr Barbara Sturm The Winter Kit. Each mini bottle packs just the punch to banish flakiness and redness with Dr. Barbara Sturm‘s special hyaluronic acid solution. The baby blue pouch even includes a little tub of lip balm.$265, (Shop Now)
Jo Malone Advent Calendar
Popping open an advent calendar every day up until Christmas hits a little differently when it’s the Jo Malone Advent Calendar. Each of the elegant, numbered boxes holds a miniature version of the brand’s best-selling offerings, like tiny candles and itty-bitty perfume bottles, so you won’t have to pick just one product from Jo Malone to gift. $450 (Shop Now)
The Foreo family of skin-care devices recently grew with the Foreo Bear. Those little silver orbs emit microcurrent and sonic pulsations to tighten and lift skin. When making an appointment for a facial is difficult during this time, consider the Bear the next best gift for a special, at-home treatment. AED1,128, (Shop Now)