Get Set For Christmas With These Indulgent Beauty Gift Sets

From mandarin-spiked colognes to indulgent candles, travel-friendly skincare or jewel-toned lipsticks; discover our definitive guide to the best festive beauty gift sets to shop now


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JO MALONE LONDON COLOGNE COLLECTION, $189

Twinkle, twinkle, little star… one look at Jo Malone London’s twinkling Holiday packaging is enough to get you in the festive mood. Iridescent box aside, treat the fragrance fanatic in your life with this elegant five-piece cologne collection. The set comprises of the zesty and uplifting Lime Basil & Mandarin cologne; wild floral notes of Wild Bluebell; fruity and sweet elements of Nectarine Blossom & Honey; earthy and fresh Wood Sage & Sea Salt; as well as last year’s new release scent — warming English Oak & Redcurrant. Designed to be worn alone, or layered together. Holiday purchases over $100 will receive a beautiful Jo Malone London exclusive snow globe, while stocks last. The Cologne Collection is priced at $189 and available at Jo Malone London counters nationwide.

KAREN MURRELL LARGE GIFT BAG — 05 VIOLET MOUSSE + 08 CORAL DAWN + 12 RYMBA RHYTHM, $78

Beauty aficionados will fizz over Karen Murrell’s limited-edition gift bag set, which features a vibrant colour palette of the lipstick maven’s best-selling shades. From the summer-ready tangerine hue found in 08 Coral Dawn, saucy red of 12 Rymba Rhythm, or Karen’s personal favourite for everyday wear, 05 Violet Mousse, there’s a shade to celebrate every occasion this festive season. Emblazoned with the initials of its founder, every natural lipstick promises staying power and comfort, contained within each newly gilded bullet. Priced at $78, from selected stockists or visit Karenmurrell.com.

GHD DRY & STYLE GIFT SET, $450

Consider ghd’s Dry & Style Gift Set as the ultimate double act for the party season. Create everything from poker straight hair, to Hollywood glamour waves or a big, bouncy blowout with the ghd gold® styler and ghd air® hairdryer. The ghd gold® styler uses dual-zone technology to ensure the optimum styling temperature of 185 degrees is maintained throughout the plates, offering a smoother result and healthier hair. The ghd air® hairdryer recruits a professional strength motor to make drying hair a breeze, while ionic technology banishes frizz and flyaways. Priced at $450, from selected stockists or visit Ghdhair.com/nz.

KAREN MURRELL SMALL GIFT BAG – 08 CORAL DAWN + 12 RYMBA RHYTHM, $56

Or if the choice of three lipsticks is one too many for those indecisive types, spoil her with Karen Murrell’s limited-edition two-piece gift set instead. Featuring the punchy orange hue of 08 Coral Dawn, and the opulent red shade of 12 Rymba Rhythm, this elegant mix of lipstick is sure to impress even the fussiest woman in your life. Housed within Karen Murrell’s new ultra luxurious gold canisters, these lipsticks look just as pretty on a bathroom vanity as they do on lips. Priced at $56, from selected stockists or visit Karenmurrell.com.

PURE SHADE ULTIMATE PACK, $145

Pure Shade by NZ Sunscreen is the one product range every woman needs this summer — the ultimate in suncare luxury for face and body. Made in New Zealand with the finest natural and organic ingredients, Pure Shade offers 4 products in 1 bottle – an ultra-light moisturiser, a natural illuminating brightener, an anti-ageing cream, and a high protection, broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF50+ sunscreen. It won’t leave your skin white, chalky or greasy, and provides eight hours protection from harsh UV rays. Plus, it combats sun spots and discolouration, and helps with sagging skin and wrinkles. This ultimate gift set special is priced at $145, visit Nzsunco.com.

BOBBI BROWN LUXE ON LUXE MINI LUXE LIP COLOR COLLECTION, $262

Drawing inspiration from the twinkling lights of New York City during the festive season, Bobbi Brown’s holiday collection is glamour at its finest. This delightfully decadent set contains 10 clutch-friendly Luxe Lip Color lipsticks in the brand’s most covetable shades. From creamy beige hues to punchy reds or luscious berry shades, each lipstick promises bold colour payoff and comfortable wear. The collection proffers shades to suit any occasion, including Almost Bare, Lilac, Berry Rose, Neutral Rose, Retro Coral, Sunset Orange, Parisian Red, Raspberry Pink, Brocade and Crimson. Priced at RRP $262, available at Bobbi Brown counters nationwide or visit Smithandcaugheys.co.nz and Farmers.co.nz.

PURE SHADE LUXURY PACK, $120

Ensure your loved ones are protected this summer by gifting them the Luxury Pack by Kiwi sunscreen brand, Pure Shade. Containing its signature Moisturising Brightening Sunscreen SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB in both a full-size and travel-sized tube, this gilt gift set also extends to the 100% natural Anti-pollution After Sun Repair, formulated with organic ingredients where possible, like Manuka honey, lanolin and grape seed oil, among others. Housed in a sparkly cosmetic purse for an additional fee, this set is worthy of a couple of summer ‘grams. Priced from $120, visit Nzsunco.com

TRILOGY GLOW UP DELUXE CELEBRATION SET, $50

Boasting all the fan favourites of loyal Trilogy followers, the brand’s Glow Up Deluxe Celebration Set is the ultimate rosehip oil-lover’s gift. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ promises a number of skin-loving benefits including correcting dark spots and hydrating skin, all while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Housed in vibrant, reusable packaging by Australian ethical fashion designer, Letitia Green, this three-piece set is filled with Trilogy’s essentials for glowing skin, including the Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ 30ml, Cream Cleanser 30ml and Rosapene™ Night Cream 25ml. Priced at $50, while stocks last from Farmers, Unichem, Life Pharmacy or visit Trilogyproducts.co.nz.

WILD FERNS MANUKA HONEY SKINCARE GIFT BOX, $68

Containing a selection of delicately fragranced products enriched with premium certified Manuka Honey 80+. The Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Gift Box includes four honey heroes to help promote skin hydration and radiance including the Manuka Honey Conditioning Lip Balm, Manuka Honey Pure and Gentle Soap 135g, Manuka Honey Special Care Hand and Nail Creme and Manuka Honey Replenishing Day Creme. Ideal for popping into cary-on luggage during a weekend away or a summer sojourn. Priced at $68, available nationwide from selected pharmacies, gift and souvenir stores, or visit Wildferns.co.nz

TRILOGY SKIN TREATS MINI CELEBRATION SET, $25

Nail your secret Santa gift at your work Christmas ‘do, by arriving armed with Trilogy’s Skin Treats Mini Celebration Set. Featuring a vibrant design by Australian ethical fashion designer, Letitia Green, this cracker is filled with deluxe minis that seek to nourish and revive skin, including Trilogy’s Cream Cleanser 30ml, Hydrating Mist Toner 20ml, Vital Moisturising Cream 20ml. Christmas stockings are all the more appealing with one of these poking out of the top, or if you plan on levelling up your table decorations, sub these crackers in to really celebrate the festive season with a bang. No cheesy party hat or cheap toys in sight. Priced at $25, while stocks last from Farmers, Unichem, Life Pharmacy or visit Trilogyproducts.co.nz.

ECOYA CHRISTMAS COLLECTION LOTUS FLOWER MINI GIFT SET, $50

An ideal gift for that hard-to-buy-for relative, ECOYA’s limited-edition offering sees two of its best-selling repositories come together in a Mini Gift Set. Each set comprises of a Mini Fragranced Diffuser and a Mini Madison Jar. Opt for either of ECOYA’s signature scents — the fruity and sweet nuances of Guava & Lychee Sorbet, or the warm and delicately spicy mix of Lotus Flower (pictured). Beautifully presented in a festive gold foil gift bag with tag, this gift set is a delight to spy under the tree come Christmas morning. Priced at $50, from selected stockists or visit Ecoya.co.nz.

TOM FORD JASMIN ROUGE, PATCHOULI ABSOLU AND SOLEIL BLANC CANDLES, $150

The highly coveted extension of his fashion label, Tom Ford’s beauty collection strikes the balance between feminine glamour and impeccable masculinity. Provocative, mysterious, and sensual, Tom Ford’s candle wardrobe shares the same sentiment — with hypnotic home fragrances poured into virile-looking votives. Jasmin Rouge combines the rare sambac jasmine with a dusky, clary sage and rich spices for an erotic, hedonistic finish. Patchouli Absolu is a modern take on the traditional perfume ingredient, celebrating the raw material in a sensuous, hypnotic way. Summer lasts forever with Soleil Blanc, an addictive blend of solar floral amber. Priced at $150 each, available at Smith & Caugheys Queen Street, Ballantynes Christchurch and David Jones Wellington.

LINDEN LEAVES LIMITED-EDITION MESSAGE CANDLES, $35

If you can’t bring yourself to put it into words, then say it with a candle this Christmas instead. Linden Leaves’ range of limited-edition, New Zealand-made candles showcase heartfelt messages to make even the biggest Christmas Grinch crack a smile. Hand-poured using environmentally-friendly, 100% soy wax, the range includes a spiced mandarin ‘You are so totally fabulous!’ candle, a salted caramel ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you!’ candle, as well as a ‘Words just can’t do my feelings justice’ smashed melon candle. Priced at $35, from selected stockists or visit Lindenleaves.com


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