Updated: Dec 20, 2020
This Christmas guide is all about pampering yourself with a bit of self-love and ways to brighten the end of your year into a hopeful and fruitful 2021.
There’s nothing like a little self-indulgence and self-care during the festive season. Especially with the year we’ve all had, each of us has struggled in some way or another. Sometimes a little retail therapy in the most luxurious of items can cure the deepest of blues into hues of Christmassy red. With everything from skincare and beauty, to electronics, sex toys, and a cheeky tiple or two, there’s a little something for everyone.
Peppy & Co LED Light Therapy Mask ($129 USD) This medical-grade LED Mask is the epitome of self-care in the comfort of your own home. Harnessing a full spectrum of therapeutic blue, red and yellow lights that zaps acne-causing bacteria, detoxifies the skin, and prevents wrinkles while kicking back and relaxing.
ghd Platinum+ hair straightener in iridescent white ($360)
Give yourself the gift of a perfect hair day with the latest limited edition of the ghd platinum+ hair straightener in a coat of iridescent white with soft gold accents. The festive season is the perfect time for a sparkling new style of bouncy curls, dreamy waves or a flawless straight do. More than just a straightener, the rounded barrel of the platinum+ is perfect for shaping curls and waves, whilst the wishbone hinge holds the plates in perfect alignment for more control over your style. Featuring ultra-zone technology, the ghd platinum+ is fitted with two infinity sensors, one across each styling plate, to guarantee consistent heat throughout styling so you can enjoy gorgeous results in just one stroke.
Silvi Pillowcase ($89)
Silvi is the perfect sleep companion and where sleep meets skincare. Using a world-first combination of 22 Momme, 100% Mulberry silk and anti-bacterial natural silver ions to help maintain skin’s moisture, treat acne and give skin a natural glow. The soft silk material works to prevent breakouts, dry or oily skin, blackheads and whiteheads. Indulge in the luxury of a silk pillowcase this summer.
Belkin Boost Charge Wireless Charging Stand + Speaker ($99.95)
The perfect work from home desk companion, the BOOSTCHARGE Wireless Charging Stand + Speaker is the perfect companion for those who want to charge and listen. Connect with a simple one-touch Bluetooth pairing system to amplify your favourite podcast, playlist, or video, or make hands-free FaceTime calls using its convenient stand and microphone. Meanwhile, your Qi-certified device will fast charge with optimal power, delivering up to 10W of charge in either landscape or portrait position.
Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 IPL ($999)
Gift yourself the gift of hairless legs in four weeks this summer! The safest, fastest and most efficient IPL for permanent hair reduction. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a light-based technology that targets the melanin in the hair follicles with light to inhibit the root from producing new hair – effectively putting your hair regrowth cycle into sleep mode. With Braun’s at-home IPL, the result is permanent, visible hair reduction. Hampers With a Bite Each hamper comes with a complimentary gift card, with every purchase helping feed a child in need via their partnership with Dignity for Children. The Luxe Botanica Hamper Collection is the perfect gift for her this Christmas. An aromatherapy plus champagne hamper featuring the entire Botanica Collection and an exquisite bottle of Chandon Brut Rosé paired with premium chocolates and rose gold Stemless Wine Glass set.
Dermalist Glow Collection ($169) Been looking for something sleek, black and sexy to put under the Christmas tree? Give yourself the gift of beautiful skin this holiday season. Featuring the brand's best selling daily-use products and once-per-week exfoliant products ,Dermalist has collected their beloved AllSerum Skin Perfector (full sized) along with two deluxe sample sizes of their famed cleanser and facial exfoliant into one sleek package so you can enjoy the good stuff, all year 'round. Lenovo Duet Chromebook ($599) The latest Chromebook is a lightweight 2-in-1 device that can convert from laptop to tablet mode –perfect for lightweight travel. It’s also the world's lightest and thinnest Chromebook and holds up to 10 hours of battery life, perfect to fit in your handbag and carry to your local cafe for work or study!
Saarinen Organics is an eco-friendly, all-natural skin care brand. The family-run business grows all its produce on their property which was heavily damaged during the Australian bushfires we experienced at the start of the year... and just as they thought they were on the right road to recovery, Covid-19 hit. Bummer of a year, we know.
The brand ships Australia-wide and have recently collaborated with Jo Lane who focuses on seaweed health products to create hand cream which offers relief to our hands as they are starting to become more dry from washing and using sanitiser more than we used to. Their nature bundle is also the ideal package which they are offering 10% off now which includes a Scrub Cleanser, Nourishing Serum and an Intense Night Cream. You can find out more by visiting their website and Instagram page: Inika Crystal Quartz Facial Skincare Set ($79) The Crystal Quartz Facial set features Inika's favourite Botanical Oil and a limited edition quartz roller. This vegan and cruelty-free set makes the perfect gift for any skincare lover who also cares for the environment. The ultimate elixir is a pure blend of 18 high-end botanical oils that reinforces the skin's natural barrier and provides optimal renewal for instantly fresh, glowing skin. This oil instantly absorbs to leave a luxurious dry finish, without a greasy after-feel.
SodaStream Décor Edition ($118) Bubbles for Christmas was never so easy, chic and eco-friendly to achieve! The Spirit Water Maker now comes in Boho Peach, Country Green and Urban Grey with a dishwasher-safe reusable bottle – the perfect environmentally-friendly gift to enjoy the holidays in style. A single SodaStream reusable bottle can save up to 2,000 single-use plastic bottles from ending up in the environment or landfill! Biossance Illuminate Overnight Gift Set ($122) Dream of sugar plum fairies dancing around in your head and achieve the ultimate beauty sleep. The Biossance Illuminate Overnight gift set is packed with a trio of dusk-to-dawn delights. The limited-edition bunch includes a full-sized tub of the Squalane + Omega Repair Cream, the Size Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum and a travel-friendly pot of the Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream. Apply yours before settling down for the night and get ready for a whole load of brightening, softening and smoothing come the morning.
Best Sex of Your Life – Couple’s Sex Toy Advent Calendar ($180)
Forget chocolate advent calendars! Global sexual wellness brand Lovehoney has revealed something sweeter to help count down to this year’s festive celebrations – whether you're on the naughty or nice list this Christmas. A brilliant gift for singles or couples looking to spice up sexy time over Christmas, the calendar includes toys to tempt both of you, tie-and-tease pieces for a little light bondage, sensual massage accessories and more – so you can enjoy a far-from-silent night of fun.
Charlotte Tilbury’s pillow Talk Dreams Come True ($600)
Make your beauty dreams come true this year with gift options inspired by the magic of jewels. With shimmering diamond textures, beautifying crystal-glow filters and magical gemstones. Pillow Talk is a fantasy treasure chest that will satisfy your inner beauty addict like no other. This gift set is what dreams are made of and the epitome of opulence and indulgence.
Grey Goose Limited Edition Large Spritz Pack ($75)
Nothing beats a gift like alcohol for christmas. Especially a classy gift set of Grey Goose perfect for summer time on a yacht in the harbour enjoying christmas tunes, good company, and Christmas time vibes. The gift set contains Acrylic Goblets, 50ml St Germain and 700ml Grey Goose Riviera Limited Edition.
Marco & Co Candle ($79)
Marco & Co Candles by Angela Ceberano is made in Australia and inspired by creator Angela's horse Marco. The products are designed to transport you emotionally, evoking the essence of the Australian countryside and outdoor equine experiences. With four scents in the collection, jump into an “Ocean Ride” (light and salty, like being at the beach. Salt, gardenia, driftwood) this Christmas and indulge in luxurious Australian scents.
Skintillation Wicked Blink Lash Serum ($70)
Who doesn’t want long, luscious lashes this holiday season, and beyond? Eyelash enhancing peptide in a non-irritating gel formula for wickedly thick and long lashes. Apply once or twice daily to the root of both upper and lower lashes and watch them get thicker and longer. All in a wickedly cute container!
Season Sparklers Twin Pack – Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz and Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay Cuvée ($110)
A glass of bubbly is a good way to kick off any festivity. Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz is the perfect precursor to usher in guests pre-Christmas lunch and is a great accompaniment to turkey – if it lasts that long! The Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay Cuvée is elegant, layered with citrus and toasted notes, and refreshingly crisp – great for New Year’s Eve toasts! Enbacci Age Revitalising Eye Defence ($88) “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” or as science would have it, the dermatologist. The Age Revitalising Eye Defence is a moisture enriching eye cream, but with a lightweight formula for the convenience of on-the-go skin. It has been jam-packed with hydrating and moisture boosting ingredients, including apple stem cells, perfect for brightening and hydrating the under eye area year round. In Essence 360 Diffuser ($199) The soothing aromas of essential oils in a diffuser truly feels like a spa like experience. In Essence 360 Diffuser challenges the single-direction function of traditional diffusers by using a three-sixty-degree ring to disperse essential oils in a theatrical circular radius increasing the reach and aroma of the diffuser with a sleek elegant blush tone design, exclusive to David Jones.
Dyson Airwrap™ Styler ($799) Give the gift of an all natural curl this christmas! This all-in-one hair styler uses jets of air to achieve complete styling versatility from voluminous curls, natural waves and smooth blow-dry finishes at home, without extreme heat. Boracay Skin Shimmering Body Oil ($38.95) Get your summer shimmer and shine on this season with Boracay skin, the natural coconut based vegan products that make your skin glow. With the hydrating properties of organic coconut oil, your skin will be moisturized and hydrated. Lightweight and fast absorbing, this shimmering body oil will become a beauty staple. Amici Collective Traveller Tote Bag ($299) Style and functionality meet in Amici Collective’s debut range of genuine leather travel bags. Whilst we are all grounded, for the time being, we can still enjoy a touch of luxury for our once a day outings with versatile accessories like these that fit all our handbag essentials and are ready for our next travel adventure when we take off again. There's also the minimalist Traveller Tote Bag that is sized to carry all those on-the-go essentials. BABY Pink Gin BABY Pink Gin, which was launched earlier in the year in Melbourne, is 100% woman-owned. The gin is a small batch craft distilled in Victoria with floral and berry botanicals. Best of all, BABY stays pink when mixed into any cocktail or G&T, so it won’t lose its colour. BABY is still very juniper heavy, so not overly sweet – perfect for a cute Chrissy cocktail!