If there is one thing that is definitely on everyone’s wish list this year, it’s some time to take a breather and indulge in a little self-care. Whether your intended gift recipients have had to ‘pivot’ at work so many times they’re not sure what direction they’re going in any more, or they’ve been hunkered down polishing off their resume and cover letter for the 500th time, you can bet they will appreciate the opportunity to treat themselves to some me time to kick off 2021.
Here’s a heap of beauty and wellness gift ideas for someone in your life who could use some ‘me time,’ whether that’s by putting on a sheet mask and watching a movie or kickstarting their yoga practice in the new year.
’Tis The Box | Autumn Box
Releasing a selection of four boxes each season (each containing 5 core products and another 2 products from their custom range), 'Tis The Box are loaded with value. They’ve just released their autumn box and you can score seven luxurious products valued at over $300 for less than $90. We’re talking heated cleanser massagers, calming humidifiers, hydrating facial oils and masks to help keep skin healthy and nourished, all autumn & winter long. The best part? Urban List readers can use Code URBANLIST to receive a bonus Silk Hairband valued at $60. It would be rude not to? Get it here.
Esmi Mini Facial Collections
Gold Coast-based skin care legends Esmi are making it easy to treat someone to good skin care with their new mini collections. Pairing a few of their cult products into bundles that target a specific skin concern, these mini collections are the ideal size for anyone new to Esmi—or already addicted. From brightening and hydrating to anti-ageing and acne-fighting, each bundle targets a different area with cleansers, masks and serums. An all-in-one gift? We might just add one to cart for ourselves.
The Body Shop Face Mask Kit
Give the gift of soft, glowing skin with this set of three mini face masks from The Body Shop. Included in the set is their Himalayan Charcoal Mask to draw out impurities, Chinese Ginseng & Rice Mask to illuminate dull skin and the hydrating British Rose Mask. All made with community fair trade ingredients, it even comes packaged up in a cute box, so all the hard work of wrapping is done for you.
Biologi Save My Skin Mini Bundle
If your gift recipient doesn’t already own a few of Biologi’s single ingredient, plant-powered serums, you can bet they wish they did, so you’ll be their favourite person when they unwrap this triple set. Three of the Australian beauty brands most popular products, their Bk Rejuvenation Eye Serum, Bd Luminosity Face Serum and Bf Hydration Body Serum, all come in one bundle. Get it here.
These futuristic looking hair dryers are the hair tools that everyone’s talking about these days, so significant others/parents/siblings/kids, if you’re reading, this is what to gift the women in your life this year (and maybe even the blokes). Drying hair with a smooth, controlled airflow, it helps to create a smooth, natural finish—just like the professionals do it. Get it here.
Wearable tech was gearing up to be one of the biggest fitness trends of 2020—and then we all got locked inside, and NO ONE wanted to know how few steps we were taking each day. Now that we’re out and about again, we think 2021 is going to be the new year to track your fitness, and take it to the next level with a Fitbit strapped to your wrist. Get it here—whether it’s for yourself or your loved one.
Grown Alchemist Healthy Skincare Kit
Ideal for anyone who used their time in lockdown to perfect their skincare routine, this kit includes six products from Grown Alchemist, a homegrown ‘bio-compatible beauty’ brand that’s at the forefront of anti-ageing science. Each of the products included are designed to complement each other and promote cellular regeneration, including a soothing serum, anti-pollution prebiotic primer, gentle cleanser, polishing exfoliant, hydrating day cream and regenerating night cream. Get it here.
Eco Bliss Diffuser
Sleep is eluding many of us these days, but introducing an essential oils diffuser to the bedroom might be one way to help, particularly if it’s this Eco Bliss diffuser which comes paired with essential oil blends like their Sleep Blend, Sinus Clear Blend, Calm And Destress Blend and Dream Drops Blend. Give someone the gift of good sleep this year—get it here.
Vida Glow Collagen Collection
We know what you’re thinking—what does giving someone a set of collagen-boosting powders really say? Well, we think it says you want them to be their best version of themselves, and that they will definitely thank you for it. Packing three different flavours of Vida Glow’s marine collagen, these colourful sachets are beauty superheroes, increasing skin hydration, tone and elasticity, smoothing fine lines, increasing hair strength and shine and improving nail quality. Because don’t you know, beauty starts from the inside these days. Get it here.
Bahe Synergy Mat
If there’s one thing we learnt in lockdown, it’s that you can do pilates and yoga anywhere—even in the lounge room in front of the TV. We can attest that it’s a whole lot easier (and more fun) with a good yoga mat though, so if you know someone drinking their weight in champagne now so that they can bend and stretch it off in the new year, this is the gift for them. Get it here.
Foreo Glow-To Gift Set
Foreo’s UFO mask devices are the kind of beauty buy that you lust after, but umm and ahh over actually dropping the cash on because they’re such a splurge—so getting it as a gift would be ideal. The LED light therapy mask in this gift set even comes with two of Foreo’s most popular activated masks, one for the day and one for the night, as well as a headband so they can really feel like they’re treating themselves to a pricey facial. Get it here.
Seed & Spout Self-Love Bundle
Got an eco-warrior on your list, or maybe even a wannabe? Help them make their bathroom zero waste and plastic free with this gift set from Seed & Sprout. Featuring a face bar, konjac sponge, gua sha tool, lip balm and mini body bar, it even comes in a re-usable cotton drawstring bag, no wasteful wrapping paper or sticky tape necessary. Get it here.
Press Beauty The Activator Tool Kit
Got a serum addict on your hands? You know, the person who’s bathroom cabinet is literally overflowing with tiny bottles of everything from niacinamide to rosehip oil? Well all they’re really missing is a dermal roller. These at-home beauty tools don’t go quite as deep as the professional kind—they’re designed to give all those serums a better chance to soak into your skin and work their magic. This new kit from Press Beauty features a few different dermal rollers to test out, all packaged up in one handy set.
Face Halo XO Gift Box Skincare Bundle
These nifty re-usable make-up removers and body exfoliators are so brilliant that we’re not sure how we ever lived without them—and they’re from an Aussie brand to boot. Sustainable and local, what more could you want in a gift? The gift box includes a three-pack of Face Halo’s original washable make-up removers, a four-pack of their new precision make-up removers and a body exfoliator—maybe your giftee won’t notice if you keep a little something for yourself?
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our sustainable gift guide.