‘Tis the season for giving! What better way to celebrate than with a guide full of my top luxurious gift picks, and a giveaway (find it at the end of this post) of my own?
The silly season has really only just begun, and it seems that things heating up fast. There are Christmas functions galore, the stresses of Christmas shopping to combat, and an endless number of fun summer events to carefully manage. With the next few months looking to go by with very little time to spare, what better and more thoughtful Christmas gift could you give than something that speaks a little relaxation and luxury? After all, we could all use a a little excuse to take some time out and treat ourselves, right?
During my quest to find the perfect luxury Christmas gifts for my loved ones, I took the liberty of compiling some of my favourite ‘little luxuries’ for those of you who are looking to stick to a tight budget this year. Not only have I sourced an array of luxe gift ideas, I have managed to keep everything under the $50.00 mark! That’s right, spoiling someone doesn’t have to break the budget at all!
Nothing says ‘luxury’ more than gifting someone an elegant piece of jewellery. While the pretty bracelet and gold wrap ring I picked out from Michael Hill are worth over the $50.00 mark each, there are plenty of pieces online and in store that ring up to (excuse the pun!) less than $50.00. My picks are the stackable rings and anklets (I may be going through a bit of an anklet revival haha!)
Buying someone skincare can be a tricky business. Everyone’s skin needs are different, and there are a gazillion products on the market. I have always loved rose facial mists as they are gentle enough for the most sensitive of skin (ahem, mine), they smell fantastic, they are a nice way to awaken the skin during our hot summers and they are oh so luxurious! Gift someone a bottle of Musq rosewater facial mist for them to keep in the fridge (note: this is just a suggestion, not a necessity) and spray intermittently during a hot day to refresh.
Promote an at home pamper session by giving the gift of a stylish new, retractable-cord hairdryer. What is even better, is each purchase of this sleek black blower from VS Sassoon helps to support the Breast Cancer Network Australia in their quest to provide information, support and care to breast cancer sufferers and their families. It is the gift that keeps on giving!
What could be more luxurious than a box full of gorgeous artesian Australian beauty products? Not much. Maslow & Co’s beauty box is like a drug store gift pack on steroids. OK, so that isn’t the nicest description, but it is 1000x more thoughtful than your standard Myer gift pack. The selection of products in each box is hand picked for a bi-monthly delivery (yes, there is also a subscription plan you can purchase if you are feeling extra generous this Christmas, with the ability to opt out at any time), and each bi-monthly box focusses on luxury beauty products from a specific region – after this Australian box comes the UK. And the best part? The beauty box is only $44.00 online (think about it, that is 3 cheap cocktails).
There is something so luxurious and relaxing about burning a scented candle. Cinque Candle Co’s slick, black glass encased, soy candles are what I imagine luxury to look and smell like. At just $29.00, these candles are a little slice of heaven for a very little price.
On the list of ‘things that I first think of when the word ‘luxury’ is thrown about’ is sparkling wine. No glamorous event is complete without it, nor any celebration. Vinaceous’ Burlesque sparkling makes a great addition to the Christmas shopping list, whether it be as a gift for a loved one, or simply to keep the family well watered at lunch. More than just good looks, Burlesque is a citrusy, bright bubbly with a smooth, clean finish. I love having a cheeky glass on the side of my bathtub while I scrub, soak and listen to music!
Time to yourself is a luxury, especially at the pointy end of the year. Fresh One Body’s coffee scrubs are the perfect excuse to escape (to the bathroom) and get some precious time to yourself. Made right here in Perth, these coffee scrubs smell absolutely divine, and leave your skin feeling super smooth and hydrated. Package up one of the coffee scrubs with a bottle of Burlesque, a Louvelle headband, and a Cinque candle, and you have the ultimate ‘bath time’ gift pack!
Keep your hair out of your face in the most stylish manner with a Louvelle headband. Far more luxe than your standard supermarket headbands and/or shower caps, Louvelle makes traditionally daggy shower headwear cool again! Made out of the softest material, I love slipping this headband on before my scrub and bath session to keep my pesky milk curls out of the way. Bonus points for the headbands being able to be worn out of the house too!
For your chance to win 1 of 3 gift packs including:
1x 180g Fresh One Body Coffee Scrub
1x Louvelle Luxury Hair Band
1x Bottle of Vinaceous Burlesque
1x VS Sassoon Hairdryer
1x Musq Rosewater Facial Mist
Simply fill out the form below. Entrants must be 18 years of age and reside in Australia.