If there’s ever an appropriate time to gift generously, Christmas would be it. Although there’s seemingly an endless list of gifts to buy, with careful budgeting and planning, everyone can be spoiled equally! You only need some great gift ideas.

I’ve rounded up some of my favourite luxury splurges for a quick guide of what’s available this season. Some in gorgeous holiday packaging like the Clé de Peau La Crème!

Chanel No 5 – This year the iconic No5 celebrates a 100 years! If you love the packaging of the limited edition Holiday No 5 bottle, you’ll also love that it’s recycled glass. Happy to see high end brands like Chanel adopt a more sustainable approach.

YSL Couture Clutch (Holiday 2021)– Has been my go-to palette this season. I’ve used it non stop. The packaging is just stunning with a foiled gold overlay that screams Christmas. For me it’s the shimmers in here, they are ultra fine and perfect one-and-done shades for a subtle sparkly lid. There’s also a good mix of deeper tones for adding dimension. Available at all YSL beauty counters.

111 Celestial Black Diamond Neck & Décolletage Serum – It’s my Christmas gift to myself this year & also a great gift idea for mom! Essential for nourishing the delicate skin of the neck & décolletage and encouraging cell regeneration. Available via Net-a-Porter.

Byredo Metal Boots in the Snow eyeshadow palette – … it’s the perfect dinner conversation starter! Ideal gift for that beauty junkie friend. Also ticking the box of luxury but not forgetting the sculptural packaging that looks so cool. Linking it here.

Byredo Mad Red Lipstick – I really can’t get enough of Byredo packaging. This red lipstick will be a sleek addition to any recipients makeup bag.

111 Precious Liquid Masking Edit – this luxurious kit comes packaged in a chic woven pouch. Inside you have three (75ml) face masks. For Healing, Hydration and Energizing. Available via 111 website .

Givenchy Prisme Libre Highlighter – Possibly the best holiday highlighter to launch this year. Surprisingly, very few luxury brands offered highlighters for Holiday 2021. This year Givenchy was my favourite. Beautiful packaging, flattering customisable colour in a makeup bag friendly size.

Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème – Hands down the most gorgeous holiday packaging this year. If you love novelty items that’s limited edition, this would be the BEST you could gift mom & yourself (if your budget allows).

Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick – A luxe gift in gorgeous packaging. Westman Atelier did a whole range of gift sets in gold packaging that’s ready for gifting. No wrapping required. Have you seen the brush collection? Available via Net-a-Porter here.

Jo Malone Wood, Sage & Sea salt – One of the most interesting Unisex perfumes i’ve tried. I love this years LE Holiday packaging. A great gift for a husband, brother, or a sister!

Angela Caglia Gold Cryo Facial Set – Is for the girlfriend you know could use a little pampering. Beauty gadgets can be a simple treat to indulge and relax after a long day and this set of ergonomically crafted rollers will depuff and firm skin. Keep it in the fridge for an even more invigorating treatment. Linking it here.

Chanel Sublimage Mask – Perfect for mature or dehydrated skin, or skin that’s lack lustre, Sublimage combines the very best of actives (Madagascan Vanilla Planifolia) known for it’s anti-ageing properties. Not only does it feel velvety and luxurious, the Sublimage range smells divine!

Hèrmes Les Mains Collection – Of all the exciting beauty releases this year, Hèrmes steals the show with their new nail colours and hand care collection. I was lucky enough to receive a selection of the gorgeous new launch and fell in love with the brands iconic shades. Rouge H, Orange Boite make the most perfect gifts for the H lover in your life. Their cuticle oil is one of the best luxury oils i’ve tried. As is the hand cream.

Chanel Body Oil – Is hands down one of the best gifts i’ve received in recent years. This 250ml bottle practically lasts forever & will be cherished everyday. Comes in three versions; Jasmine, Rose and Vanilla.

Dior Holiday 2021 Nailpolish – You know a brand repeats it’s products when it’s a winner. Each year Dior does this cute bauble shaped nail polish in three festive colours (I feel like every year the colours are the same too). These make the best luxe stocking stuffers for your girlfriends and also a special treat for anyone who loves nailpolish.

Oribe Haircare sets – Are a common feature in each years gift guide. Already packaged ready for gifting, it’s for that girlfriend who has everything, or a really wonderful boss? Available via Beautylish & Net-a-Porter.

Gift Ideas – Hostess Gifts | Fragrance & Candles

Black Friday is the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts & beautiful candles for the home. Today i’ve rounded up some gorgeous candles and fragrances that make the perfect hostess gifts and also for your home. Some which are on sale and ripe for the picking!

  1. Number one on my list is Maison Margiela Replica candle trio – It’s currently ON SALE at Space NK and you save 15% off. This trio contains miniatures of their candles (By the Fireplace, Lazy Sunday Morning & Bubble Bath). If saving is your ultimate goal, a full size candle of By The Fireplace is still available on Cult for 25% off with their code CBBF25 here.

2. Diptyque Holiday Candles

Diptyques holiday favourite Sapin is back and this years candle is possibly the best one yet in terms of packaging. The candle is available in two sizes and is my top pick for a true pine scent. If you are looking for alternative that’s on sale, Jo Loves does a great fresh pine scent called Christmas Trees. The throw is exceptional and just as lovely as Diptyque and comes in a festive red and gold starburst print. You can grab this on SALE here.

3. Boy Smells Candle Wick Trimmer

A useful gift for any candle lover; and I adore the black version that Boy Smells makes. This one’s a good price too! ($18)

4. Diptyque Best Of Baies

Another perfect holiday gift is this beautiful Best of Baies set (£102) . It comes with a mini candle, room spray (which is one of my absolute favourites!) & a scented oval that’s perfect for hanging in the car or your linen cupboard to keep everything smelling nice. It comes in a beautiful gift box, ready for gifting to someone special.

5. Diptyque Reed Diffuser

If it’s a luxe home fragrance you are on the look out for, Diptyque also released this Reed Diffuser ($190) in three scents (Baies, Tuberose and Rose). It comes with a glass vase + the fragrance and reeds. I LOVE the minimal design of this but is pretty much sold out everywhere (that it’s on sale) but still available at Blue Mercury for their Cyber week sales. You can save money there.

For a budget alternative, NEST makes really great home scents, and this Birchwood & Pine reed diffuser will spruce up your spaces with fresh pine for just $50. If you are looking to buy from Europe, Nest is available at Cult Beauty.

6. Cire Trudon Limited Edition Holiday candles

This year they have the most incredible limited edition candle packaging. If you are into the ornate gold filigree vibe, you can choose from 5 candles in LE packaging. Ernesto is a divine mix of Bergamot, Patchouli, Clove with a base of smoky tobacco and leather. If you are looking for a twist on a traditional pine candle Bayonne sounds amazing. a mix of cocoa, chilli for spice and pine. I’ll be waiting for it to go on sale, so I can pick one up!

7. Nest Birchwoord & Pine three wick candle

Nest candles are a popular choice for the holidays. If you are looking for budget options, this is where you look! The three wick candle will last ages and make a substantial hostess gift. I love the glass packaging that’s accented with gold. It really does look expensive and is a tasteful design that’ll effortlessly match any decor style.

8. Diptyque Feu de Bois

Is a seasonal favourite of mine. The cosy smell of burning wood fills the room with warmth. This year Diptyque has the ceramic 600g LE candle in this scent and it’s beautiful. I love the grey vessel that can be used as a vase long after the candle burns out (which takes a while btw!). I have the pink Rose candle from last year and it’s still around! I especially like the three wick candles as they burn very evenly even if I trim the wick too short.

9. Diptyque Baies Scented Oval

Is a great way to gift something luxury but also keep it within the budget. I’m sure you’ve already guessed, Baies is my favourite Diptyque scent! .. find these at Space NK as well Net-a-Porter and directly from Diptyque.

10. Byredo Bibliothequé candle

Hands down my favourite by Byredo. If you are into smoky scents or plan on gifting one to someone who is into warm fragrances, this is my top pick. It’s also one of Byredo’s best-selling fragrances. Available at Net-a-Porter, Selfridges or Cult Beauty.

11. Do son Shower Gel

Another favourite for gifting is luxe shower gels. I’ve never tried the Do Son version, but the perfume is one of my favourites. If Jasmine scents and white flowers are your vice, this one’s perfection. I love LOVE LOVE this fragrance.

I feel this post is very Diptyque heavy, but they are my favourite fragrance brand soo…. >.<

For budget shower gels with great ‘giftable’ packaging, Aesop is my top pick. They do a whole host of curated boxes too. Find them at Cult or Space Nk during Cyber Week Sales.

12. Diptyque Accessories

For Diptyque fans out there, the holiday accessories are a must-have. I found several carrousels as well as lanterns that add a pretty sparkle to your lit candles. The best one in my opinion is this huge lantern accessory that sold alone without a candle; the Basile Lantern for Candle. If you already own plenty of their candles buying the accessory alone is a great idea & these last long with no tarnishing. I’ve had mine from a few years back and it still looks pristine.

Diptyque hardly goes on sale but you can find them at Blue Mercury that has discounts right now (20% when you spend over $250 | 15% when you spend over $175) It’s easy to fill up your cart at Blue Mercury since they carry LOADS of amazing brands including Atelier Cologne & Nest.

That rounds up my fragrance gifting guides. In addition you can also try some Atelier Cologne candles and gift sets. It’s my go-to for gifting perfumes and Space NK has most of them on sale 15% off right now. I love Orange Sanguine and Cédrat Enivrant (I have gifted both my husband and dad!) aaaaand i’ll be gifting more Atelier Cologne this year too! Here’s what I picked up. Don’t you love the celestial pattern on the leather?!