Gifts Every Beauty Buff will Love

Gift Guide - Fragrances


2015 was a big year in the world of perfumery, so keep her up-to-date with one of these incredible scents. And while these ones are delightful on the nose, there’s no doubt that these picks work double duty as décor. For the woman who is as fun as she is warm, and who loves a little extravagance, Marc Jacobs Decadence ($115 for 50 ml) is rich and it’s sweet with a tassel-embellished bottle in the shape of another thing you know she loves—a bold Marc Jacobs handbag. For the sensual woman, Nina Ricci L’Extase ($125 for 80 ml) is a winning pick with a blend of feminine florals and seductive musk. Giorgio Armani Si ($105 for 100 ml) is for a modern, energetic woman, with fresh and feminine notes of pear, freesia and amber. For the sophisticated lady, Gucci Bamboo ($109 for 50 ml) conveys power and femininity at the same time. Its attractive bottle showcases a bamboo motif, inspired by the brand’s popular handbags.


Gift Guide Health Buff


For the type of woman who makes a hobby of her extensive grooming regimen (a category that most beauty-buffs fall into), these body-bettering gifts will help her on her quest to look and feel her best. A toothbrush is, perhaps, an unconventional gift, but the Oral-B Precision Black 7000 ($210) syncs to a smartphone app to give you personalized brushing stats and more, to make sure you’re taking the best possible care of your teeth. Pair it with Marvis’ 7 Flavours Gift Set ($35), a set of the fanciest toothpaste we’ve ever heard of, in delightful flavours like jasmine mint, and amarelli licorice. If she hasn’t jumped on the fitness tracker bandwagon yet, now’s a great time to get her (and her dog) started. We like the Fitbit Flex ($120), and for her canine companion, the Fitbark ($130). The trackers sync wirelessly to a computer or smartphone, and the canine-friendly version not only tracks your pet’s activity, but compares it to others of the same breed, and notifies you of unusual behaviour that could signify a health issue that might otherwise go unnoticed. Fountain’s Glow Molecule ($50) is a glow-enhancing nutritional supplement for beauty benefits from the inside out, and results you can see in as little as two weeks. For the beach-bunny, pool-shark, or sunbathing beauty, the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X ($444) will save her from the inconvenience (and red bumps) of endless shaving and waxing.

Gift Guide Beauty Makeup Sets


If she’s never without a perfect manicure or signature red lip, then these glamorous items will certainly make her smile. Dior’s State of Gold Holiday Collection includes festive colours she’ll wear well into the new year. Burberry’s Four-Piece Festive Makeup Box ($140) pairs festive red and classic nude shades to suit the chicest woman on your list. If she’s always on the go, the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Couture Palette Kiss and Love Edition palette ($100) holds everything she’ll need for a flattering beauty look, and with its compact design, it’s perfect for travel.



Gift Guide Skincare Sets


If she’s the kind of woman who knows what she likes, and won’t settle for less, then impress her with one of these expertly paired sets. Charlotte Tilbury’s Gift of Red Carpet Skin Travel Kit ($100) includes the celebrity makeup artist’s most-loved products with everything a woman needs to achieve supermodel-calibre skin from face to feet. If she’s a fan of fine fragrance, she won’t be a stranger to Jo Malone London’s fragrance range. The House of Jo Malone London Collection ($255) includes an sampling of popular scents and products including lotions, bath oil, cologne, a candle and more. If you know a little relaxation would do her good, encourage her with Aveda’s Stress-Fix collection ($89). The set’s candle, cleansing oil and body creme contain a blend of essential oils that have proven stress-reducing qualities. And if skincare is her game, Clarins’ Super Restorative Must-Haves collection ($84) is a foolproof idea. A chic pouch contains the brand’s popular Double Serum, and travel-sized versions of its ideal product pairings for a rounded skincare regimen.