Hair & Beauty

Give A Little Self-Care This Year With This Gift Guide For All Things Beauty And Wellness

By Ranyhyn Laine
23rd Nov 2020

a collage of beauty products

If there is one thing that is definitely on everyone’s Christmas 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 Christmas 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 Christmas movie or kickstarting their yoga practice in the new year. 

The Body Shop Vitamin E Skin Hydration Set 

Cost: $55 

Give the gift of soft, glowing skin with this set of three hydrating skincare products from The Body Shop. Included in the set is their gentle Vitamin E Facial Wash, iconic Vitamin E Moisturiser made with hyaluronic acid and an instant-results sheet mask to really lock in plump, hydrated skin. All made with community fair trade ingredients, it even comes packaged up in a ribbon-tied box, so all the hard work of wrapping is done for you.  

a vitamin e hydration gift box on the edge of a bathtub

Biologi Save My Skin Mini Trio Bon Bon 

Cost: $53 

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 wrapped up in a cute Christmas bon bon. If we could have Biologi in every Christmas bon bon we pulled this year, we’d be very merry indeed. Get it here.

a small bon bon with three biologi serum bottles beside it

Dyson Supersonic 

Cost: $549 

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 put under the tree for 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.

a dyson supersonic with a box and carry bag next to it

Fitbit Versa 2 

Cost: $329.95 $299

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. 

a pink fitbit on someone's wrist

Grown Alchemist Healthy Skincare Kit 

Cost: $125 

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

6 grown alchemist products lined up in a row

Eco Bliss Diffuser 

Cost: $130 

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

a white diffuser next to a row of essential oils

Vida Glow Collagen Collection 

Cost: $59.95 

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

a box of different packets of flavoured collagen powder

Bahe Synergy Mat 

Cost: $89.99

January’s a-coming, and with it will come that renewed enthusiasm to focus on our health and fitness. But 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

a woman doing yoga on a colourful mat on an outdoor patio

Foreo Glow-To Gift Set 

Cost: $279 

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 Christmas 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

a small foreo light device and several different sheet mask packets

Seed & Spout Sustainable Beauty Gift Set

Cost: $75 

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 body wash bar and a face wash bar in tins, plus two natural konjac sponges, it even comes in a re-usable cotton drawstring bag, no wasteful wrapping paper or sticky tape necessary. Get it here

several face bars in tins and two knojac sponges on a table with a cloth bag

True Me True Original Styling Iron 

Cost: $179 

From the people who brought GHD to Australia comes True Me, the next generation in heat styling tools. These guys are making professional grade styling tools that would impress even the most seasoned hairdresser, without the exxy price tag. The True Original features keratin-infused ceramic plates, a swivel cord and a hibernation mode so you don’t accidentally set anything on fire—basically, they’re everything your giftee wants for Christmas. 

a straightener on a pink surface next to a brush and box

Press Beauty The Activator Tool Kit 

Cost: $99.95

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.

several different dermal rollers in a plastic holder
Face Halo XO Gift Box Skincare Bundle 

Cost: $88 

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? 

a box full of face halo face washers

Looking for more Christmas gift ideas? Check out our sustainable gift guide.

Image credit: Dom Londsdale
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