I can’t believe it’s that time of year again! We are fast approaching the festive season so I thought it was time for a bit of a Christmas gift guide. Last year I put together quite a comprehensive 4 part gift guide and a lot of the products I recommended then are still available now. This year I thought I would approach three of my favourite online retailers and ask them to put forward suggestions from their offering under the 4 categories of Makeup, Skincare, Mens Gifts, Bodycare & Haircare.
If you read my shopping guide you will remember The Beauty Edit, The V-Spot and Natural Supply Co being some of my top picks for Australian online indie and natural beauty retailers. I’m so happy they agreed to participate and I hope these suggestions will help you when choosing gifts for loved ones at Christmas time or any time of year!
The Beauty Edit
Thank you to Franca for these great picks!
Universally flattering, multi-tasking and perfect for the Australian summer, the One Over One Chiaroscuro Cream Colour covers all highlighting and bronzing needs. Just a swipe on cheeks, lids, lips and face achieves a healthy flush. Formulated with organic oils and cocoa butter, Duotone Cream Colour is a moisture packed touch of colour for your whole face.
The Beauty Edit’s Approved Skin Set is the perfect trio of skin loving, natural products. Featuring the Skin Juice Smudge Budge cleansing balm and cult favourites Weleda Skin Food and La Belle Lune serum this is a great pick for anyone, from seasoned skincare junkies to those dipping their toes into natural skincare for the first time.
Gifts for Men
Everyone needs a good rest, so the Moonlit Skincare BRB Silk Sleeping Eye Mask is a great gift for lovers of sleep. Created using 100% High-Grade Mulberry Silk, the interior pitch-black paneling blocks out distracting light to ensure a good night’s rest. It has an adjustable strap for all head sizes.
Body and Hair Care
Sodashi The Essential DIY Pamper Pack is the crème de la crème of gift packs and is a luxurious way to spoil someone in need of serious TLC. It contains the Brightening Marine Mineral Mask, Body Balance Salt Therapy Exfoliant and Deep Conditioning Hair and Scalp Mud.
Thank you Jannifer for sharing your favourite picks for vegan friendly Christmas gifts.
The Kiss My Cheek Palette by Nude & Noir Cosmetics is a lip and cheek cream face palette that has four very pigmented colours. It’s 100% vegan, cruelty free and contains a load of natural ingredients. There are four multi-use face palettes in their collection and are designed with professional makeup artists in mind!
The Oilixia Holiday Sets are the perfect travel accessory. Multi-tasking skincare set, travel-friendly sizes in a limited edition swag bag! Glow Holiday Set for dry, mature and ageing skin, or those who prefer a richer, more nourishing oil. Explorer Holiday Set for normal to combination skin types, or those who prefer a lightweight serum.
Gifts For Men
Agender Oil by Noto Botanics is an anywhere hair and body oil. Moisture-rich Organic Hemp Oil is blended with unisex smokey, strong Vetiver and sweet Lavender essential oils.
Body and Hair Care
Meow Meow Tweet Lavender Coconut Milk Shampoo Bar is a fantastic lesser-waste alternative to bottled shampoo and can be used to nourish hair, scalp and body. Great for all hair types, children over 3 and even pooches!
Natural Supply Co
Thank you to Celeste and Sarah for these lovely suggestions.
Don’t make us pick just one amazing gift set from INIKA Organic! They’ve released the most value-packed offerings this year – we are in love with the Beauty Winners pack, which contains the amazing Vegan Long Lash Mascara with a free Pink Poppy Vegan Lipstick, saving you $39!
We just love the Salus Pure Summer Gift Set, containing body and face-loving products in a gorgeous green makeup bag: perfect for the summer holidays. We also love that this is a local Melbourne brand: we are all about supporting local!
Gifts for Men
No one does clean, stylish skin and body products for men like Melbourne label Hunter Lab. Crafted for the modern hunter, these products are made with high quality ingredients that work incredibly well and smell even better. We are in love. The Hunter Lab Daily Toolkit contains three everyday essentials for him: a hand and body wash (this is one of our faves, too), cleansing facial scrub and moisturiser; all packed in a reusable felt and leather grooming bag.
Body and Hair Care
The Lavanila Pure Vanilla fragrance is to die for: think vanilla bean rather than vanilla cookie, a truly grownup and sensual scent. We love the Lavanila Pure Vanilla Fragrance & Body Butter Gift Set, which contains the 30ml fragrance with a free matching body cream to help the scent linger even longer.
I hope you have a happy and safe festive season! To get in touch with me please leave a comment below or email me and connect with me on Instagram. To listen to the latest Fluke podcast, please visit iTunes.