Christmas is just around the corner so I’ve already started to compile a list of gift ideas for my friends and family. I’ve found the one kind of gift that is always a definite people pleaser are beauty gifts. I tend to buy my mum beauty products as presents and I have to admit I love receiving them too. Plus they’re the kind of present that is suitable for everyone from your closest girlfriend to your mother-in-law, so it solves the problem of having to wrack your brain trying to find the ideal gift.
I know it can be tricky sometimes trying to pinpoint the right beauty product to give to a particular person which is why I particularly love the special Christmas gift sets that are released at this time of year. I always tend to gravitate towards them as they’re always beautifully packaged, contain a perfectly curated edit of products and they last long after Christmas is over, so the person receiving it will be able to enjoy it for quite awhile. This year, I’ve got my eye on SK-II’s Festive Sets, especially the Ageless Beauty Set which includes their famed Facial Treatment Essence. I’ve used the products myself so I know that whoever finds the set under the tree on Christmas Day will be quite pleased! The set also comes with SK-II RNA Moisturiser, SK-II RNA Eye Cream and SK-II Skin Signature 3D Redefining Mask so it’s like an entire skincare regimen in one box.
If your Christmas shopping has already got underway I’d look to the beauty counter – you’re definitely guaranteed to find something that will impress!
SK-II Ageless Beauty Festive Set, $399, is available at Myer, David Jones, Adore Beauty and Sephora
Photography: Sophia Athas
Not sure what to get the little ones in your life? I’m always on the look out for gifts for my friends’ kids and also my niece and nephew so I’ve built up quite an extensive list of great presents for children. There’s always birthdays around every corner so here’s what I’ll be keeping on my list:
BUILDING BLOCKS: Beatrix Potter
There’s something quite whimsical about a set of building blocks and this Beatrix Potter set is adorable.
Stylish and comfortable, these Polo sneakers are great for kids who are active and always on the go. (Might want to keep them indoors on a rainy day though!)
TOP: Country Road
A great summer print for little boys, this is the perfect tee for the warmer months.
CHINOS: INDIE Kids
I couldn’t resist these chinos! They can be dressed up or down so are a great addition to any child’s wardrobe.
SOFT TOY: Jellycat
These are so super soft! They’re great as a baby gift and is something that can grow with them.
METAL CAR: Vilac
I love the old school look of this toy car. I’m sure any child would get hours of enjoyment from riding around with their own set of vintage wheels.
I can’t resist Zimmermann when I’m bikini shopping for myself so I couldn’t go past this set for little girls. The print and ruffles are the perfect beach day look.
OVERALLS: Country Road
Denim pieces are great because they can be matched with virtually anything so you can be sure it’ll get plenty of use. Plus who can go past the cute factor of overalls?
DOLL HOUSE: Le Toy Van
I think almost every little girl dreams of having her very own doll house. This house is particularly pretty and I’m sure would make a welcome addition to any toy collection.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you haven’t found the perfect gift then here are some great gift ideas. From a tailored blazer, statement necklace to gorgeous candles and beautiful perfume, there is something to suit every mum this mother’s day…