These 40 Holy-Grail Beauty Gifts Come With Our Editors' Seal of Approval

Maxine Eggenberger
·5-min read

At Who What Wear, shopping is what we do. It’s what we’re good at. And if you’re currently reading this, we have a hunch that you appreciate all forms of retail therapy just as much as we do. We trust, then, that the term "Christmas shopping" isn’t going to make you break out into a cold sweat. So let’s cut to the chase. Christmas is coming—this we know. And it makes sense to start scouting out the perfect gifts for your nearest and dearest early. And one gift that always goes down well is beauty products.

Beauty buys always make for a brilliant gift suggestion. Sure, we all have favourite products upon which we rely. Still, there’s nothing quite like receiving that new cult eye shadow palette that you couldn’t justify buying for yourself or unboxing a gift set of the high-end shampoo and conditioner that make your hair look salon styled. Whether you’re shopping for your mum, your sister, your best friend, your work wife, your niece, whomever, we’ve done the hard work for you.

Below, we’ve assembled the only beauty-centric shopping list you need this season, packed full of must-have buys across makeup, skincare, haircare, and well-being, all of which Who What Wear’s editors are personally coveting.

Herbivore Botanicals De-Puff and Glow Mini Jade Roller Trio (£26)

We can't get over how adorable this mini jade roller is.

Diptyque Roses Scented Candle (£135)

Diptyque just got even more aesthetically pleasing.

Aerin Large Gold-Tone Hairbrush (£66)

Just think how gorgeous this'll look on a dressing table.

GHD Gold Styler With Vanity Case (£159)

Because everyone deserves the gift of good hair.

Chanel La Crème Main (£45)

Who wouldn't want to find some Chanel in their stocking?

Bobbi Brown Easy on the Eyes Collection (£58)

This set makes creating chic smoky eyes a piece of cake.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Trio Gift Set (£45)

Our favourite cleanser times three.

Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector (£26)

This hair treatment is one of 2020's most in-demand beauty buys—and for good reason.

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Brush Set Volume One (£70)

Take your makeup skills up a notch with this industry-renowned brush set.

Vilhelm Parfumerie Room Service Eau de Parfum (£120)

One of our all-time favourite scents.

Arket Oversized Organza Scrunchie (£10)

For your friend with the good hair.

Foreo Bear Mini Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device (£179)

Foreo tech should be a staple in every skincare fanatic's routine.

Aveda Rosemary Mint Invigorating Hair & Body Care (£40)

Your hair has never smelt better than after using this shampoo.

Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil (£34)

A hard-working product in Instagram-worthy packaging.

Gucci GG Ivory Embellished Hair Clip (£310)

Ah, Gucci. Need we say more?

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream (£65)

If you're not already an Augustinus Bader devotee, it's time to see what all the fuss is about.

Jo Malone London Midnight Musk & Amber Cologne (£105)

Have you ever seen a prettier bottle?

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets (£40)

One for Charlotte Tilbury obsessives—so everyone then.

Claus Porto Bar Soap Set (£40)

Trust us. These soaps are game-changing and are ideal for any eco-conscious giftees.

Dior Diorific Vernis Golden Nights Collection Limited Edition Nail Lacquer in Dark Nights (£23)

We don't know what's more beautiful—this rich nail colour or its bottle.

Amoln Berrybomb Candle (£55)

If in doubt, go for the candle.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Stars of the Show Gift Set (£225)

Quite simply, this is skincare at its finest.

La Mer The Treatment Lotion (£125)

No skincare brand is more iconic.

Cowshed Signature Hand & Body Collection Bodycare Gift Set (£65)

Turn everyday tasks into a spa-like experience with this Cowshed kit.

Slip Beauty Sleep To Go Travel Set (£119)

A matching silk eye mask and pillowcase is the height of indulgence.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum (£85)

Another 2020 best seller.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit (£81)

Those who take their makeup seriously will adore Hourglass's latest highlighter palette.

Ortigia Fico D’India Bath Salts (£5)

Help them unwind with some calming bath salts.

Lelet NY Monogram Embroidered Velvet Hair Clip (£60)

A monogrammed hair bow? The perfect gift for the girl who has everything.

MZ Skin Light-Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device Five-Coloured Light Treatment (£385)

For those whose complexion is their primary concern.

Róen 52° Cool Eyeshadow Palette (£37)

This glittering eye palette will see them through New Year's Day and beyond.

Iconic London Brow Silk & Brush (£20)

Create the brushed-up brow look with zero effort.

Tom Ford Lost Cherry Atomizer (£56)

The chicest handbag perfume we've ever laid eyes on.

Ouai Haircare Get Your Ouai Kit (£32)

We've already snapped this set up for ourselves.

Versed Just Breathe Clarifying Serum (£18)

This serum continuously sells out; get it while you can.

Paravel Black Mini See-All Leather-Trimmed Cosmetic Case (£65)

What's the point in having beautiful products if you don't have somewhere equally stylish to house them?

Angela Caglia Self Love Rose Quartz Eye Mask (£110)

A rose quartz eye mask? We love.

Marc Jacobs Beauty At Lash’d Lengthening and Curling Mascara (£25)

Fluttery lashes are but one mascara sweep away.

Tom Ford Soleil Lip Balm in Frost (£44)

How to improve upon lip balm? Add some sparkle.

Pixi Ornamental Glow Tonic (£10)

This buy single-handedly put toner back on the beauty map.

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