Christmas Gift Guide 2016

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How to cite: Wong M. Christmas Gift Guide 2016. Lab Muffin Beauty Science. December 13, 2016. Accessed May 28, 2024.

There are some fantastic gift sets out for the holidays! Here are some of my favourites out of the many I’ve come across – hopefully it might inspire you if you’re still stuck for ideas!


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I generally don’t suggest gifting skincare – skincare is pretty personal, so unless you know exactly what they use or if you know that their skin can tolerate most things, I’d recommend sticking with indulgent body products. Reactions and breakouts are much more common on thinner facial skin. For facial skincare, the least risky products are those that don’t stay on the skin for long, like masks and cleansers, or skincare tools.

Jurlique Rose Oil ($59 AUD for 100 mL) is based on safflower and macadamia oil. It’s an awesome indulgence for a friend who loves roses and isn’t sensitive to natural fragrances. Sephora also has a selection of their own little gift sets including konjac sponges ($20 for 2 – great for gentle exfoliation) and bath treats. Lush is also always great for bath products, especially with their huge Christmas collection. My favourite products are the bath bombs ($4.25-$8.95).


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There are a whole bunch of makeup sets out, and makeup is pretty easy – anyone can use more makeup! Makeup brushes are a sure bet: IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Must-Haves ($110) are a lovely set for your makeup addict friend. For younger makeup fiends, ulta3 have a range of affordable gift sets under $25, and Sephora have the fantastic Geometricolor palette ($69) if you want to set a budding makeup artist with a great starter kit. For someone who is a bit more conservative with their makeup, Revlon and Mirenesse gift sets are a great option. My personal favourite pick are the NYX vaults ($79), which have great pigmented formulas at a low price.


Christmas Gift Guide 2016

If you know someone who needs a bit of relaxation in their lives, my favourite gift recs are spa vouchers, tea or candles. is a really nice way of gifting a spa experience without locking your friend into a specific location. The voucher is valid at hundreds of locations, and allows your friend to pick their experience of choice – as well as spa treatments and massages, the voucher is also valid for yoga classes, haircuts, personal training, physiotherapy and much more. T2 always have fantastic gifts (my favourites are Gorgeous Geisha and the teapots-for-one). There are a whole bunch of awesome candles out there, but my current favourites are from MUSQ and Glasshouse.

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