Christmas is not all that far away now *cue panic*. And, with Australia Post encouraging shoppers to have their internet Christmas shopping completed by the end of November, it’s time to get a jump on your pressie buying.
For $100 and under, you can find a lovely gift for your mum, dad, partner, best friend or colleague without too much trouble. Whether you’re after a subscription, an experience or something in the realm of self-care and beauty, this is where you’ll find it.
For the makeup enthusiasts in your life, these eight vegan brushes housed in a limited-edition travel case are the perfect pressie. The set includes a powder brush, a blush brush, a foundation brush, a highlighter brush, an eyeshadow brush, an eye blending brush, a precision eye brush and an angled liner brush.
Recently launched from the audio leader is the Beats Flex earbuds, Beats’ most affordable headphones to date at $79.95. Available in four cool shades (black, citrus yellow, flame blue and smoke grey), the wireless, magnetic earbuds boast auto-pause and auto-play technology when the buds are popped out and put in. With up to 12 hours listening time and powerful sound that can be shared via one-tap Audio Sharing that syncs with other Beats headphones or AirPods.
Sunscreen is a must-have product here in Australia, so gifting a pack of high-quality SPF is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. This pack by Aussie brand We Are Feel Good Inc is filled with four products: the Kakadu Plum Body Milk, which can be used on both face and body, the Signature Sunscreen, which is great for everyday use as well as the Sticky Zinc and Pawpaw Nectar for chapped lips, insect bites and wetsuit rash.
Natural beauty enthusiasts will love the Best-Selling Trio from Ere Perez, which contains the Quandong Green Booster Serum, Avocado Waterproof Mascara and Oat Milk Foundation, in the shade of your choice.
For those who enjoy a little luxury while picnicking, this Wine Glass Stake will change their life. Handcrafted and upcycled from retired wine barrels, these holders are the perfect accompaniment to a plastic-free picnic and will ensure their precious drink is never spilt. The stake can be used at the park or beach and can hold two wine glasses.
Melbourne label, Friends with Frank, creates timeless wardrobe staples that transcend trends and pair perfectly with everything you already own. The sustainable brand’s classic tank is the perfect summer companion, destined to be paired with silk slips, blue jeans and denim shorts. For the fashion-inclined, you really can’t go past this ribbed basic. Available in black, white and tan.
Housed inside a Christmas gift box, this collection by Ella Baché is filled with a lightweight face cream, a micro exfoliant, strengthening serum and a sunscreen. This is a great gift for those dipping their toes into the world of skincare and aren’t quite sure when to start.
Level up the look of AirPods with a leather case with complimentary monogramming. It’s available in a number of colours including sky blue (below), emerald green, black, blue and grey. MAISON de SABRÉ is also donating 10% of every purchase made through Cure Cancer to fund the ground-breaking research of Dr Laurence Cheung.
For those interested in something a little more mystical, Endota’s Crystal Grid will allow them to focus their universal energy in alignment with the moon phases to set goals and intentions to manifest abundance.
For those who have limited space but enjoy working out from home, the YBell is the perfect gift. This four-in-one piece of equipment can be used in both strength and cardio-based workouts and can be used as a kettlebell, dumbbell, double grip medicine ball and a push-up stand.
Who doesn’t want a product that promises to give them radiant and hydrated skin as well as improved gut health? The Beauty Chef’s GLOW Inner Beauty Essential and HYDRATION Inner Beauty Boost is the way to do that.
Give the gift of sweet dreams with a brand new sheet set from The Sheet Society. They’ve everything from breathable cotton and lightweight linen, and with The Sheet Society’s bed builder feature, you can create a custom look for your loved ones. Our pick? The Leo Stripes range. Made from 100% stone-washed linen, the airy fabric achieves that relaxed, lived-in look, all the while keeping you cool on even the hottest summer nights.
British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Skin range is a firm favourite, especially the Magic Cream, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles, provides a burst of hydration and leaves skin looking plumper and refreshed.
Start their day right with a compliment from the minute they wake up. A cheeky gift, these complimentary bathmats from Maisey and Oscar are made from 100% cotton, and speak volumes for how much you love your friend, lover, etc. “Nice Butt” is our fave, but there are other mats in the range that say: “You got this”, “You look great naked”, and “Hot mama”.
Give the gift of sustainable cleaning products this Christmas. The Starter Kit by Cove includes eco-friendly reusable bottles and recyclable refill pouches which means no more plastic waste.
The products don’t contain any harsh chemicals and are formulated with plant-based ingredients. The kit contains laundry liquid, all-purpose surface spray, glass and window spray, bathroom and shower spray as well as three high-quality microfibre cloths.
Featuring the bestsellers from Bondi Sands, the Bondi Babe Bundle includes the Aero One Hour Express Self Tanning Foam, the Dark Self Tanning Foam, the Liquid Gold Self Tanning Dry Oil and a Self Tanning Mitt — all of the essentials to achieve a bronzed glow without the harmful rays of the sun.
This editor can confidently say Boody pyjamas are the world’s most comfortable. This summer sleep set is the ultimate gift for the stylish dreamer in your life, and will ensure cool naps even on the hottest of summer nights. Available in three shades: dusty pink, powder blue, and deep grey.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and it acts as the glue that holds everything together. But, in your mid-twenties, collagen production begins to decrease at a rate of 2% per year, until it eventually stops altogether. To help boost the collagen in the body, Vida Glow’s Collagen is the way to go.
For Christmas, Vida Glow has created the Collagen Collection which includes the Original Marine Collagen, an unflavoured, pure collagen peptide powder, as well as the Blueberry and Peach Marine Collagen blends.
Give a tasting plate of two dozen fresh Sydney oysters from East 33. Delivered shucked and straight to your door, you’ll get eight Sydney rock oysters, eight central Sydney rock oysters, and eight southern Sydney rock oysters.
Iconic Australian brand Jurlique has released a number of gift sets to celebrate Christmas 2020. Housed in festive packaging, the Rose Essentials set is the perfect gift for those who love luxury and thoughtful skincare. The two rose-scented products restore skin’s radiance, deliver hydration and soothe and comfort all skin types.
If you’ve never played Finska before, make sure to purchase this for someone you frequently spend time with as you’re going to want to get in on this action. This backyard wooden tossing game originated in Finland and requires the use of strategy, skills and cunning to be the first to score 50 points. Great for people of all ages, this is sure to be a popular gift.
Featuring a full-size Ceramide Capsules as well as mini Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules, Advanced Ceramide Capsules and a Superstart Booster Serum 5ml, this set is perfect for all skin types including dry to normal and those wishing to target ageing. All of the products target ageing, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles while offering firming and lifting to the skin.
Bucket hats are firmly on trend this summer and these ones have a handy silk lining, which means the wearer will never experience hat hair. What a dream, right? Shop in the following colours: olive, cinnamon, black and burgundy.
Wake up with plumper, younger-looking skin with Olay’s Retinol24 pack. In a cosmetic bag, you’ll find Olay’s Regenerist Retinol24 Night Serum and Retinol24 Night Eye Cream which make the perfect gift for those looking to start their retinol journey.
For the eco-conscious beauty lovers in your life, Face Halo’s XO Gift Box is the way to go as it contains three hero products: the Face Halo Original, Face Halo X and Face Halo Body packaged in a decorative Christmas box. Each Face Halo product lasts up to 200 machine washes and quickly removes makeup without the need for scrubbing or other products.
For those short on time or who prefer podcasts over reading books, a six-month membership to Audible is a great Christmas gift. Membership will give them one credit per month, which can be used on any book regardless of price and it stays in their library forever so they can listen over and over again.
Relax and wind with the Peggy Sue Self-Care Trio, which includes a Bath Brew Pocket to create a botanical tea bath, a Cleansing Stick to clean, nourish and restore tired skin and a Body Oil for hydration. And, you don’t have to wrap it as it comes in a cute little gift box.
Inspired by European festive decorations, this limited edition candle and carousel twirls as the candle body, making it a truly festive gift. The fragrance of vanilla and caramel with notes of coconut and pineapple makes it a delicious treat for whoever is lucky enough to receive it.