My Top Luxury Beauty Gifts For The Holiday Season

The season of giving is upon us! Personally, I love gift-giving, especially in the beauty space. But the possibilities and options are endless; where do you begin? The answer is: right here. I've curated a list of my top luxury beauty gifts for the holiday season, just in time to surprise your loved ones. Some are outstanding on their own, and some are the perfect add-ons to other gifts; so you can mix and match these until you put together the perfect beauty package. So check out my top luxury beauty gifts below and treat your loved ones, or even treat yourself.

Even though we are already well into the days leading up to Christmas, Dr. Barbara Sturm's Advent calendar is still a great gift, as it is packed with so many amazing skincare essentials from the German skincare expert, who is a favorite among celebrities. With over $1,500 worth of products and some full-sized versions of her beloved favorites, most are usable year-round. Priced at $495; click here for more information or to purchase. 

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Whether these super luxe perfumes are used or not, the gorgeous, Swarovski-embellished bottles are simply stunning décor pieces. The Bond No. 9 New York set comes in a velvet keepsake box and each of the 1,700 Swarovski crystals are hand-applied in precision-cut shapes like hearts and teardrops. The perfumes are 100ml editions of some of the brand's most coveted scents like Scent of Peace and Greenwich Village. Priced at $16,000; click here for more information or to purchase. 

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I am a firm believer that you cannot have enough candles in the house. There really shouldn't be a room or space without at least a few, and that includes any outdoor spaces. It's also my go-to gift, but only if it's a high-end, luxury candle that really elevates the space in which it's placed, with a lasting, rich fragrance. Some of my favorites are from diptyque, Christian Dior, Gucci, Aroma360 and Louis Vuitton, all of which are pictured below. diptyque Lucky Lucky Flowers Candle from Lucky Charms Collection, 190g: priced at $72, click here for more information or to purchase; Christian Dior Paris Encens Mystique Candle, 8.8oz; priced at $85, click here for more information or to purchaseAroma360 Romero Britto Home Fragrance Collection (3-piece candle gift set), priced at $159, click here for more information or to purchaseGucci Freesia XL “Urtica Ferox” Candle in Fuchsia Porcelain (60 hour burn time), priced $630 each, click here for more information or to purchase; Louis Vuitton Perfumed Candles in Écorce Rousse & En Mai (55 hour burn time), priced at $185 each, click here for more information or to purchase. 


diptyque lucky charmsPhoto Credit: diptyqueChristian Dior Paris Encens MystiquePhoto Credit: Dioraroma360Photo Credit: Aroma360Gucci Freesia XL “Urtica Ferox” CandlePhoto Credit: GucciLouis Vuitton Perfumed CandlePhoto Credit: Louis Vuitton


London-based luxury skincare company 111SKIN is a favorite among celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Margot Robbie and Victoria Beckham. The primary result of this set is healing stressed skin, with founder Dr. Yannis' effective mixture of vitamins, minerals and Glutathione—the body's most powerful antioxidant. The five products also complement each other well, resulting in a healthy and nourished glow. Priced at $600 (retail value of over $1,000); click here for more information or to purchase

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If you're anything like me, you're always on the go. Finding a compact but effective and high quality makeup brush set is so important, so I can just grab and go for my trips, or even for days and nights where I have multiple, back-to-back events I need to attend, where I'm changing/doing touchups in the car en route. Hourglass Cosmetics has an amazing travel set of high-end makeup brushes—which also happen to be vegan—that come in a really nice vegan leather brush roll. Highly recommend this, even for yourself. Priced at $320; click here for more information or to purchase. 

hourglass brushesPhoto Credit: Hourglass Cosmetics

If I can't think of one luxe gift to give someone, I like to put together a curated selection of really nice, high-end body/bath products, and Nécessaire has some of the nicest ones I've come across. The Body Essentials Kit comes with an exfoliator, wash and lotion, that leaves your skin feeling really fresh and clean, especially because all of the brand's formulas are pH-optimized, to maintain your body's natural pH level and optimize its barrier function. If you're sensitive to certain strong scents as well—like me—then you'll like the fragrance-free option as well, pictured below. Priced at $60; click here for more information or to purchase. 

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Dior Skincare products are some of the most luxurious in the world, and the Capture Totale line is for "all around beauty and youthfulness," which covers all the most visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, lack of radiance and elasticity. The C.E.L.L. Energy Super Potent Serum almost entirely uses natural ingredients—91-percent, to be exact—as well as an exclusive, targeted hyaluronic acid with a low molecular weight that penetrates the skin 13-times more than a standard hyaluronic acid, for optimized benefits. Though this isn't being released until January of next year, it should be on your "things to buy" list, both for you and the skincare enthusiasts in your life. Priced at $240; click here for more information on the Dior Capture Totale line.

Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Super Potent SerumPhoto Credit: Dior