Send them into the new year looking and feeling fabulous
Another beautiful winter season is around the corner, which presents another year of glittering, limited edition beauty gifts. No other time of the year do we think so much about other people—loved ones, acquaintances, book clubbers, co-workers, even people we barely know but see every day. As varied as your inner circle is, so are these gifts.
Read on to find a massive assortment of makeup, skin care and home gifts to make everyone on your list feel treasured and thankful to be part of your tribe...
1. Body Oil Trio by Susanne Kaufmann
Susanne KaufmannSusanne Kaufmann grew up in the Austrian Alps, where she learned from her grandmother all about the power of the natural flora and fauna that surrounded them. That knowledge fuels her namesake line of beauty products, including this luxurious trio of exquisite body oils. Kaufmann has harnessed centuries-old wisdom to create this exceptional set of body oils that are produced with purely plant-based ingredients. Packaged in a beautiful box, it's perfect for gifting to someone in need of an indulgent de-stress session.
Available at Kiss and Makeup, $53
2. Crackers by L'Occitane
L'OccitaneEach of these four adorable Christmas crackers is filled with two classic L'Occitane skin care products from their Cherry Blossom, Almond, Aromachologie, Lavender and Shea collections. Ideal of gifting individually, adorning the holiday table with one on each plate, or having a bowl impressively filled by the door to give to guests as they leave. Also, this year, L'Occitane is partnering with PUR Project in an effort to preserve biodiversity by planting 10,000 native tress in Ontario and California.
Available at L'Occitane, $34
3. Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette by Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte TilburyFor the third holiday season in a row, Charlotte Tilbury's launched a limited edition eye shadow palette. This year's palette features 12 all-new, glowing shades that are grouped into four colour stories to make it easier to create a cohesive eye look. Her eye shadow formulas actually contain real diamond powder, imparting an impossible gleam and shimmer to eyelids.
Available at Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew and online here, $95
4. Energizing Gift Set by Scentuals
ScentualsFrom Canadian brand, Scentuals, this gift set features refreshing rosemary mint, perfect not only for nourishing the skin but also restoring balance to your senses with its natural, herbaceous fragrance. The set contains hand repair cream, bar soap and lip conditioner. As always, it's vegan and cruelty-free. Products are handcrafted with shea butter, organic aloe and coconut oils to hydrate, soothe and cleanse without stripping your moisture barrier.
Available online, $22.95
5. Anti-aging Regimen Kit by SkinCeuticals
SkinCeuticalsWhen you're ready to take your skin care up a couple of levels, SkinCeuticals is here to guide you. Their vitamin C serum is legendary, as is their physical sunscreen. Both are contained in this kit, along with their hyaluronc acid serum, which is the perfect medium between the first two products.
Available at select medi-spas, $260
6. Lip balms by EOS
EOSEveryone's favourite novelty lip balm is now available in seasonal flavours like Champagne Pop, Coconut Snowflake, Cranberry Fizz and Candy Cane Swirl (pictured). Pick up the familiar and satisfyingly chubby egg shape, or if you prefer something more discreet, they're also available in traditional stick format. This is the type of winter essential that should be in every pocket (and every stocking).
Available at Walmart, Shopper's Drug Mart and Rexall, starting at $5.49 for spheres
7. Spiced Orange & Clove Candle by Nest
NestA perennial favourite every holiday season, Nest's new scent for 2019 features the warm, spicy aroma of an orange pomander dipped in spiced brandy. Notes are cinnamon, star anise and gingered honey.
Available at Sephora, starting at $23
8. Unbound Beauty in Motion Cordless Auto Curler by Conair
ConairJust released, this new hair appliance is cordless, rechargeable and automatically curls hair. You can switch directions to alternate how curls fall and adjust both the temperature setting and how long hair is kept in the barrel. Holiday hair was never so easy.
Available at London Drugs, $119.99
9. The Holiday Box by Evalina Beauty
Introducing Evalina Beauty, Canada's newest indie cosmetics brand. For the holidays, you can gift nearly the entire (current) collection with this pretty box, containing their BB cream (your choice of three shades), brushes, two lip glosses, a liquid eyeliner, trio of shimmer eyeshadow sticks and a liquid highlighter. All products are paraben-free and cruelty-free, and founder Samantha Legge has pledged partial proceeds to the YWCA's Crabtree Corner Community Resource Centre, which feeds, houses and otherwise supports women and children in need. Order by Wednesday, December 11th to receive it in time for Christmas.
Available here, $175
10. Rocket Gift Set by The Body Shop
The Body ShopIndulge your nostalgic feels with this reusable tin rocket that contains a treasure trove of six body products to keep you smooth and hydrated all winter long. Lather up with The Body Shop's classic shower gel, turn bath time into fun time with a bath bomb, and lock in that moisture with one of their hand creams.
Available at The Body Shop, $32
11. NuVibe RX Amethyst Massaging Vibrating Tool by Nurse Jamie
Nurse JamieFamously, this is a favourite tool of Jessica Alba's, who publicly credits it with helping to increase circulation and promote skin care products to absorb more deeply. This little device is able to do all that (and more) because it utilizes sonic vibration massage that pulses 6,000 times per minute. Just gently glide the tool over the face, jawline and neck to help temporarily soften fine lines and wrinkles, and to promote lymphatic drainage.
Available at Sephora, $125
12. Rosewood Lip Trio by Beautycounter
BeautycounterThe nude trend isn't going anywhere and Rosewood is a muted rosy shade that's flattering on most skin tones. This set contains three lip products all in the Rosewood shade: a sheer lipstick that delivers translucent, even coverage and a polished finish; a lipstick that provides long-wearing, one-swipe-and-go convenience; and a lip gloss for a sheer, high-shine finish.
Available here, $66
13. All Agave 3-Piece Lip Care Set by Bite Beauty
Bite BeautyAs beautiful as Bite's colour products are, it's really their lip care items that have attracted a cult following. This limited edition set includes their intensive lip mask, overnight lip sleeping mask and creamy lip balm. Your self-care lip routine will never be the same.
Available at Sephora, $18
14. Ambient Lighting Edit Face Palette in Ghost by Hourglass
HourglassEvery holiday season, makeup lovers and collectors wait for this drop. And every year, it sells out. Hourglass's Edit palettes are consistently beautiful and notoriously usable—every colour, not just half the palette. This year, Hourglass has changed up the packaging from its signature bronze exterior to chrome with translucent pans, hence the "ghost" moniker. This palette includes two finishing powders, one highlighter, two blushes and one bronzer. As always, this is vegan and cruelty-free.
Available at Sephora, $105
15. Gingerbread House by LUSH
LushThe holidays really wouldn't be complete without a little Lush. Their Gingerbread House set contains seven products to take you from the bath to shower—from sweet candy-scented bath bombs to a reusable citrus bubble bar and their luxurious caramel-scented shower gel.
Available at LUSH, $59.95
16. Mineral 89 Set by Vichy
VichyEveryone could use a serum like Mineral 89 this time of year. Made of 89 percent mineralizing thermal water combined witn hyaluronic acid, this line drenches skin with deep hydration, helping skin to recover from environmental stresses (cold outdoor air, hot indoor air). This set includes a cleanser, Mineral 89 serum, Mineral 89 eye serum and moisturizer.
Available at London Drugs, $49.95
17. Diorific Vernis by Dior
DiorFor festive fingertips, these dazzling nail varnishes are the perfect finishing touch to any holiday look, from LBD to PJs. Available in three limited edition celebratory shades and one glittering top coat that's so beautiful you could wear it on its own.
Available at The Hudson's Bay, $29