There’s no better time to look to the future than the Christmas holiday season. This year, gift your nearest and dearest with stunning metallics and sleek chromatics, all with a high-tech, futuristic tone. ‘
SAVE FACE Help her stay cool this summer with the HALO sun-shield visor that looks like it’s straight out of a blockbuster sci-fi film. Created by Dermal Hub, a dermatologist sister-duo from Melbourne, this modern invention protects the face from 99 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays, meaning makeup-ruining sunscreen is no longer necessary. Not even Santa can conjure that level of gift genius.Dermal Hub, Onyx Face Halo shield, $249. SHOP NOW
ELEGANT ACCENTS Gold hues are this year’s interiors go-to for folks of refined taste. These minimalistic candle holders are made from a luxurious gold-looking brass and will tick boxes for even the hardest-to-buy-for friends.
Fort Standard, Dome Spindle Candleholders, $225. SHOP NOW
BRACING YOURSELF for the last-minute shopping dash? Well, look no further, because this Hermes bracelet is the answer to your his-or-her jewellery conundrum. Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ like a stunning metallic keepsake.Hermes, Jet Bracelet, $865. SHOP NOW
Face value There’s Fenty of love to go around with this metallic treasure trove. It’s the golden gift for Rihanna-loving friends and major beauty junkies alike, with a set of seven chromatic powders for the eyes, lip, and cheek ready to be unwrapped. You can bet this gift will have you topping your friend or relative’s nice list.
Fenty Beauty, Avalanche all-over metallic powder set, $139 from Sephora. SHOP NOW
SHINE BRIGHT at gift-giving occasions this year with a classy pocket emptier. Perfect for those friends who are notorious phone-losers and key-misplacers, homewares are always a safe bet, especially when as chic as this.
Tiffany & Co., Vide Poche, $370. SHOP NOW
Lip service Luxe lipstick is the stocking-stuffer on every beauty-afficiando’s mind, so why not beat Santa at his own game and make their Christmas wishes come true first. She’s sure to get a kick out of this limited-edition lipstick duo, featuring HOURGLASS’s best-seller lippy Brick Red and exclusive new, dusty mauve shade, My Desire.
HOURGLASS, Confession Lipstick Duo, $49 from MECCA. SHOP NOW
CHRISTMAS MUSIC to the ears of any beholder. Wireless headphones are the perfect tech-head gift this season, and these chic monochrome-encased buds coming in four acetate-style colours. Your high-style tech-head friends will love you for it.
Master Dynamic, MW07 True Wireless Headphones, $299. SHOP NOW
Case in point Treat yourself to some sleek new utensils to spice up your tinsel-time cheese platters, then give your awe-struck guests a set to take home themselves too. That’s entirely possible given these modern antipasto pairings are suited to the under-$50 gift-buying budget.
Country Road, Rilki Cheese Knife set, $40. SHOP NOW
SEntimental bling is a gift-giving sure thing and a perfect way to show your love. This high-polish ring by award-winning Australian label Dinosaur Designs is an asymmetric beauty with character. Crafted from brass slate, it is the simplistic gem that would go nicely under any festively-decorated tree.
Dinosaur Designs, Brass SLate ring, $235. SHOP NOW
HI-SHINE CHROME What’s more festive than an accessory that looks like a mirrored bauble? Why not treat your favourite fashion-girl to a gift she’ll never forget, like this chromatic Chanel bag that will be a stunning accessory for ringing in the new year. Fallen in love yourself? There’s no better reason to embrace self-gifting.
Chanel, BOY CHanel handbag metal silver, $5990. SHOP NOW