For those extra special people if your life, you might want to spend a little more money on their Christmas gift. If you’re looking to splash a little more cash on your partner, best friend or family member, this is what we recommend.
From beauty, tech and lifestyle, we’ve rounded up some of the best goodies you can find for under $500.
There’s nothing quite like opening a present on Christmas Day to reveal Gypsy Water by Byredo. The luxurious fragrance is an ode to the beauty of the Romani culture and includes a blend of woody notes of sandalwood and amber with fresh lemon and juniper berry. Delicious. Shop via MECCA for $332.
Hot off the presses is Aesop new range of candles. Packaged in a minimalist house, the Aganice Aromatique Candle by Aesop is titled for an Ancient Greek astronomer renowned for her knowledge of the moon and its cycles. The scent is characterised by bright florals and grounded by spice and tobacco. Shop via Aesop for $135.
This nourishing duo is formulated with rich hydrating botanicals to cleanse, soften and smooth skin and are housed in chic silver packaging, which makes them perfect for any bathroom.
The most beautiful gift for the selfless hot, a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Champagne is sure to win you brownie points and earn you an invite to next year’s Christmas ‘do. Our favourite from luxury boutique French Champagne house, Perrier-Jouët, is the 2012 Belle Epoque.
The luxurious cuvée Champagne bottle is adorned with Emile Gallé’s spray of Japanese white anemones, and less than 30 vintages of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque have ever been produced.
Skateboarding is a hobby that can be picked up at basically any age, so the gift of a skateboard could prompt a lifelong hobby for someone in your life. Plus, this board has a pretty cool design on it that could also be mounted to a wall for aesthetic purposes too. Shop via 335 Skate Supply for $119.99.
This collection is filled with four precious oils that can be used from head to toe including Marula Oil, Gypsy Oil, Gypsy Oil Shimmer and Constellations Cleansing Oil.
Happy Skin Co’s Ultimate IPL Bundle comes with an IPL handset, a mini shaver and a personalised beauty bag, making it a great option for both Christmas and the summer season. For those short on time but looking for an easy hair removal option, this is the way forward. Shop via Happy Skin Co for $428.90.
SodaStream has released a chic new trio of spirit water makers in the gorgeous pastel shades of peach, mint and grey. Each maker comes with two 1L bottles, plus a CO2 cylinder for near-bottomless bubbles.
When it comes to skincare, there’s nothing more important than incorporating a daily SPF into your routine. I said what I said! Tricky though, is finding one that suits your skin type, one that you will want to wear every single day. Australian skincare brand Ultra Violette creates some of the very best SPFs for everyday wear. For those hoping to get better acquainted with the brand, you simply cannot go past the Sunscreen Collection Holiday Set. The pack includes full-sized bottles of Queen, Supreme and Clean Screen, plus a 30ml Extreme Screen, all neatly packed into the Very Ultra silicone beauty bag.
Constructed from premium, top-grain leather, this self-standing tote from MAISON de SABRÉ is a special gift for the handbag lover in your life. MAISON de SABRÉ is also donating 10% of every purchase made through Cure Cancer to fund the ground-breaking research of Dr Laurence Cheung, which makes it an even more worthwhile purchase.
The Ferragamo Gift Set comes complete with shower gel, travel spray and Salvatore Ferragamo’s new statement fragrance. Channelling the artisanal history of Italy, the scent includes elements of citrus, violet, leather, musk and vetiver. Shop via Myer for $132.
Treat your special someone to Chouchou Intimates this Christmas with the Nighty, Night Gift Set. Containing the Sorbet Cami & Shorts Sets as well as a travel jewellery case and crystal hair clip set, this is a great excuse to organise that staycation you have been talking about. Shop via Chouchou Intimates for $122.
Revamp your lacklustre bookshelf with a set of En Gold Cloud Bookends. Handcrafted using textural travertine, the sculptural piece showcases the material’s unique waves of grey and beige veins in a curved design that looks great with books, or fabulous on its own.
Created to promote a feeling of power, optimism and confidence, Black by Comme des Garçons is a unisex scent that smells of smoke and spice. The fragrance notes include black pepper, incense, leather, liquorice, birch, pepperwood, cedar and vetiver.
Beach days deserve Solaqua’s new range of sustainably made towels and beach blankets. While you’ll find great gifts across the whole range, and starting from $89.95, we simply cannot go past these beach blankets. Flat-woven, hand-loomed and made from 100% organic Turkish Cotton with individually hand-tied tassels, this stunning piece is generously sized to be three times bigger than your regular beach town for lazy beach days. Available in a range of gorgeous patterns.
This timeless candle makes a chic statement, complete with black marble and glass bell which helps to preserve the fragrance of the candle and shelter it from dust and impurities settling into the wax. The top notes of the Scented Candle Généraux d’Empire Black Marble include rose petals, rosemary and blackcurrant, while the heart notes are peppermint, violent and verbena and base notes of cedar, patchouli, vetiver and musk.
The Double Serum by Clarins is a cult favourite and combines two serums in one as well as active plant extracts that act on the appearance of all signs of skin ageing. Alongside the serum are the Beauty Flash Balm and Natural Lip Perfector, rounding out the ultimate gift for a skincare devotee. Shop via David Jones for $149.
Not just any gin, this Australian-made gin is crafted using Blue Mountains Eucalyptus pulverulenta as its hero botanical. Only 1000 bottles have been produced, making it a special gift for any gin lover. Even better, 100% of the proﬁts from the launch will help the horticultural and science staﬀ rebuild after the bushfire season of 2019/2020.
Give the gift of good hair this Christmas with ghd’s brand new Platinum+ Styler, which features predictive technology that senses your personal needs and adopts the deliver of heat accordingly. The snazzy straightener also comes in a luxury vanity case. Shop via ghd for $360.
The limited-edition Trinity device by NuFace works to define facial contours, reduce wrinkles and tighten sagging skin thanks to the gentle microcurrents which stimulate deep skin tissues and muscles. The set also comes with the NuFace Hydrating Leave-on Gel Primer, which is designed to use with the NuFace tool.
With notes of gourmand berries, jasmine, tonka and sparkling vetiver, Good Girl Supreme by Carolina Herrera is an empowering and refined fragrance. Housed in a chic black stiletto, this perfume is the perfect pressie for anyone shoe and fragrance obsessed. Shop via Myer for $218 (80ml).