Well, It’s about that time!
With less than five weeks to go until Christmas (!), I figured it was high time to bring out my Holiday Gift Guide for this year. For those that are new, I usually do this in two parts. Part one is devoted to my more higher end picks. And part two (which usually comes out a week before Christmas) is all about my last minute, stocking stuffer style ideas.
Now, as I mentioned before, part one are my more pricey picks. The gifts I recommend for the beauty lover in your life. I’ve broken this down into three categories. Beauty, Fragrance, and Home Goods. And all of these products can be found either online or in store at their respective retailers.
One more thing before I get into it. As your email inbox has probably informed you, we are in the middle of some serious Black Friday specials. With many brands having started their sales up to a week early. Because of that, I’ll be adding any necessary sale information with each item. So you can potentially save yourself a few bucks during Christmas shopping. Enough babbling, let’s do this!
PART 1: BEAUTY
CHARLOTTE TILBURY – use code emilywFA0A1 for 15% off your first order *Disclosure – I do make commission*
Every year, it seems like Charlotte Tilbury steps up her holiday game. And she truly knocked it out of the park with her PILLOW TALK BEAUTIFYING FACE PALETTE – $120.00. This palette contains two super pigmented blushes and two ultra blingy highlighters. I have the Light Medium palette and I am absolutely in love with it. Charlotte Tilbury also has a couple of fun little bundle deals available that are well worth checking out.
If you’re shopping for someone who is more of an eyeshadow person however, I have a few amazing picks. Firstly, Dior has two palettes that will knocked the socks off of any makeup lover. I have the DIOR BACKSTAGE EYE PALETTE in KHAKI NEUTRALS – $94.00. And let me tell you, this is worth every penny. If they prefer more warm tones, they do also have a Burgundy palette that is gorgeous.
PAT McGRATH – Up to 40% off site wide. No code needed.
For the rainbow lovers, you really can’t look past Pat McGrath. Her holiday palette for this year, the PAT MCGRATH CELESTIAL NIRVANA EYESHADOW PALETTE – $139.00 is just so fun. So many amazing shadows. I also strongly recommend any of the Mothership palettes and the blush palettes.
SUMMER FRIDAYS – Use code CYBER for 20% site wide *shipping restrictions apply*
I skipped over a lot of the skincare sets this year. But Summer Fridays had a couple that really caught my eye. The SUMMER FRIDAYS LIP BUTTER BALM SET – $40.00 has quickly become my obsession. You get a full sized Vanilla lip balm and mini’s of the Vanilla Beige, Brown Sugar, and Poppy. *Em’s Note: this might be an in store only deal*.
As expected, Mecca Max has gone above and beyond with their holiday collection. They really have something for every budget. My top pick from them is the MECCA MAX KITTED OUT 10 PIECE EYE AND COMPLEXION BRUSH SET – $85.00. The Mecca Max range of brushes are top tier and this set comes with 10 of their best selling brushes and a sleek brush holder. They also have the MECCA MAX SUPER SET – $95.00 which includes 10 of their best selling products.
HUDA BEAUTY – Save up to 80% site wide
I have a few picks from Huda Beauty. Which is a surprise to absolutely no one. First of all the HUDA BEAUTY EMPOWERED EYESHADOW PALETTE – $94.00. If you’re shopping for a neutral lover, this palette will be perfect. It has a great range of textures and the shades are ridiculously pigmented. I have been unable to stop using this palette since I got it.
Finally for beauty, the EMPOWERED LIP TRIO SET – $35.00. This set contains a full sized Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in Interview, a mini Lip Contour 2.0 in Pinky Brown and a mini Silk Balm in Bold Gold. *Em’s Note: This is another potentially in store only*
PART 2: PERFUME
KAYALI – Save up to 30% site wide
Kayali perfumes have become my obsession this year. I could easily recommend most of their collection. But, if there is one that I have to pick, it has to be KAYALI LOVEFEST BURNING CHERRY 48 – $121.00. The notes of Black Cherry, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Raspberry, and Damascus Rose are just so addicting. I also love KAYALI EDEN JUICY APPLE 01 – $121.00. Finally, if you’re not sure which one to choose, they also have the KAYALI DISCOVERY LAYERING SAMPLER KIT – $35.00 which contains 8 of their best selling fragrances.
My other top shelf favourite perfume of the moment is EILISH BY BILLIE EILISH – $68.00 for 30ml. The notes on this one are incredible. Think Vanilla candy shop. I cannot stop wearing this and I get so many compliments when I do. I recommend it to everyone.
PART 3: HOME GOODS
I think that Glasshouse is the only brand that has made it into all of my gift guides over the years. It’s easy to see why though. The candles are just that good. They recently released their holiday collection. Which means I am once again reunited with my beloved GLASSHOUSE FRAGRANCES GINGERBREAD HOUSE SOY CANDLE – $59.95. They also have a huge range of great gift ideas like their iconic bauble, the bon bons, the incredible advent calendar, and a car diffuser that’s new this year!
NESPRESSO – Save 15% off machines and selected accessories.
You already knew that I had to do an Nespresso shout out. My Vertuo machine has been my addiction this year and I’m not sure how I ever lived without it. But it also gives me the opportunity to recommend the NESPRESSO VERTUO ADVENT CALENDAR – $60.00. Now, I’ll admit that this is more of a before Christmas kinda gift (perfect for a Secret Santa). But you do get 23 of Nespresso’s bestselling pods and a special surprise gift for day 24. I will be opening mine during December so stay tuned!
Finally, I have a book recommendation that I insist should be in every beauty lover’s stocking this year. YOUR BEST SKIN by HANNAH ENGLISH – $29.99 – dymocks. This book really helps break down all of the things you wanted to know about skincare in a way that is easy to understand.
And that is a wrap on my first Gift Guide! Y’all, I didn’t think this was going to be this big! But I hope this helps you during the holiday season. Stay tuned for part two coming soon coming soon. May your shopping be easy and your shipping fast!
Cheers and love