These 50 Holy-Grail Beauty Gifts Come With Our Editors’ Seal of Approval

At Who What Wear, shopping is what we do. It’s what we’re good at. And if you’re currently reading this, we have a hunch that you appreciate all forms of retail therapy just as much as we do. We trust, then, that the term “Christmas shopping” isn’t going to make you break out into a cold sweat. So let’s cut to the chase. The festive season is coming—this we know. And it makes sense to start scouting out the perfect gifts for your nearest and dearest early. And one gift that always goes down well is beauty products.

Beauty buys always make for a brilliant gift suggestion. Sure, we all have favourite products upon which we rely. Still, there’s nothing quite like receiving that new cult eye shadow palette that you couldn’t justify buying for yourself or unboxing a gift set of the high-end shampoo and conditioner that make your hair look salon-styled. No matter who you’re shopping for, we’ve done the hard work for you.

Below, we’ve assembled the only beauty-centric shopping list you need this season, packed full of must-have buys across makeup, skincare, haircare and well-being, all of which Who What Wear’s editors are personally coveting.

Diptyque just got even more aesthetically pleasing. This supersized candle smells like burning firewood and will last all year long. 

Who wouldn’t want to find some Chanel in their stocking? 

The pigment on this pressed-glitter shadow is nothing short of spellbinding. 

One of our all-time favourite scents. 

Foreo tech should be a staple in every skincare fanatic’s routine. 

This potent spray’s blend of beautiful botanicals works to rejuvenate the skin’s surface as well as soothe and calm your mind, helping you drift off. 

Create the brushed-up brow look with zero effort. 

Give the gift of great hair this season. These skinny, silk scrunchies are useful luxury at its finest.

The chicest hand sanitiser we’ve seen was created by fragrance maverick Tom Daxon, meaning it smells suitably divine and looks stylish. 

Take your makeup skills up a notch with this industry-renowned brush set. 

This chic tool helps to stimulate energy flow and relax the contractions that lead to fine lines and reduced elasticity. 

Have you ever seen a prettier bottle? This year’s festive star from Jo Malone London is a honey-scented perfume that is impossible to dislike.

This nude eye palette will see them through New Year’s Day and beyond. 

Quite simply, this is skincare at its finest. 

Ah, Gucci. Need we say more? 

This set makes glowing skin a piece of cake. 

If you’re not already an Augustinus Bader devotee, it’s time to see what all the fuss is about with this travel-friendly face cream.

These eye masks are perfect for a mid-winter pamper. 

One for Charlotte Tilbury obsessives—so everyone then. 

Trust us. These soaps are game-changing and are ideal for any eco-conscious giftees. 

We don’t know what’s more beautiful—this neutral nail colour or its bottle. 

Another celebrity and beauty-editor favourite.

If in doubt, go for the candle. 

If they’re not already firm fans of Fresh skincare, show them how great it is with this introductory set. 

No skincare brand is more iconic. 

How to improve upon lip balm? Make it Tom Ford.

Turn everyday tasks into a spa-like experience with this Cowshed kit. 

A matching silk eye mask and pillowcase is the height of indulgence. 

This hair treatment is one of the most in-demand beauty buys—and for good reason. 

Those who take their makeup seriously will adore Hourglass’s latest highlighter palette. 

Help them unwind with some calming bath salts. 

We don’t know anyone who wouldn’t appreciate this gorgeous sleep mask.  Price shown is member price.

A very chic introductory kit for Dior’s impressive skincare line. 

For your friend with the good hair. 

For those whose complexion is their primary concern. 

This serum continuously sells out; get it while you can. 

Just think how gorgeous this emerald-green hair dryer will look on a dressing table. 

A hard-working product in Instagram-worthy packaging. 

The chicest handbag perfume we’ve ever laid eyes on. 

We’ve already snapped this set up for ourselves. 

What’s the point in having beautiful products if you don’t have somewhere equally stylish to house them? 

Hands down, one of the best (and best-smelling) body scrubs we’ve ever tried. 

There isn’t a single beauty lover out there who wouldn’t be over the moon with this gift set.

We can’t get over how adorable this mini jade roller is. 

This cleansing balm is a non-negotiable in many of our editors’ skincare regimes. 

This multipurpose balm can be used on brows, hands, cuticles, lips and more, making it the most versatile (and effective) beauty product out there.

A rose quartz eye mask? We love. 

This buy single-handedly put toner back on the beauty map. 

Because everyone deserves the gift of good hair. 

Your hair has never smelled (or looked) better than after using Oribe’s Gold Lust range. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Next up, I’m a beauty editor, but I still want these gift sets.