For some friends and family members, socks and gift cards just do not cut the Christmas gifting mustard. Instead, your uber-stylish loved one prefers a present that’s in alignment with their quirky style and eye for artistic detail. And so we present you with the GRAZIA off-beat beauty gift guide: an editor-approved curation of treasures, trinkets and unexpected wares sure to delight even the most discerning cultural critic.

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Santa Maria novella rose candle, $151. shop now

“This artfully sculpted rose candle from Santa Maria Novella is not only beautiful to look at, but has a soft floral redolence that’s perfect in small spaces. Hand poured and never uniform in terms of pink colouring, it’s a chic stocking stuffer for any fragrance-buff.” — Jessica Bailey, Editorial Director

Aesop The Advocate Gift Set, $145. SHOP NOW

“Aesop is just one of those brands that lends itself incredibly well to beautiful but practical gifting. Every product is effective but luxurious, while the clean packaging and herbaceous scent profiles come with universal appeal. This year’s festive sets are actually made with personality types in mind, so you can choose one that’s tailored to the gift recipient.  My personal favourite is The Advocate, a delicious blend of superlative body products for glowing, silken limbs all summer.” — Emily Algar, Contributing Beauty Editor

Officine Universelle Buly Huile Antique Mexican Tuberose Dry Body Oil, $75. SHOP NOW

“If you could bottle up a long, lazy holiday on a beach in Mexico, this fragranced oil from Buly would be it. Made on a base of sesame, apricot, coconut and squalane, it’s supremely nourishing — but notes of tuberose, clove and vanilla give it a perfume-like quality. Housed in an ornate, apothecary glass bottle, it’s a wonderful gift for anyone who appreciates a formative beauty ritual (or in my case, the ultimate gift to self).” — Emily Algar, Contributing Beauty Editor

Westman Atelier lip suede les nudes, $120. shop now

“You could gift a simple taupe lipstick, or you could wrap up this multi-coloured palette from Westman Atelier instead. Complete with four neutral shades, the velvety-soft pigment glides on lips like a dream, thanks to the inclusion of jojoba, peptides and shea butter. The easily-mixed hues make it a brilliant pick for anyone who loves their wares customised.” — Emily Algar, Contributing Beauty Editor

Hermes Les Mains nail File, $55. SHOP NOW

“These Hermes nail files are a designer beauty dream guaranteed to make any at-home manicure infinitely better. Fitted out with two sides (one fine for shaping, the other more coarse for shortening) they’re not a necessity but a wonderful luxury — exactly what I look for when shopping for Christmas gifts. The bright orange Hermes hue and attention to detail will resonate with those who appreciate fashion history, as well.” — Emily Algar, Contributing Beauty Editor

D.S.&DuRga More Smash hits vol.2, $82. SHOP NOW

“D.S. & DURGA is a niche perfume house that captures places, moods and feelings in fragrance form. This sample-sized set is a great introduction to the brand, housing six fragrances spanning all olfactive genres. I love the graphic packaging as well — it’s a fresh update from classic fragrance samplers and will appeal to those who like something with a bit of character.” — Emily Algar, Contributing Beauty Editor

Sisley Le Phyto Rouge Lipstick, $70. SHOP NOW

“I’ve always considered a classic red lipstick to be a glamorous gift, but there’s something about the geometrical shape of this one from Sisley that really takes it up a level. Creamy and ultra pigmented, it applies beautifully and wears nicely — a must for the busy post-lockdown social season ahead. The gold and black bullet is also stunning.” — Jessica Bailey, Editorial Director

Emma Lewisham Illuminating body oil, $88. SHOP NOW

“When New Zealand-born, namesake beauty brand Emma Lewisham launched in 2019, it quickly became a cult skincare staple among women globally. It is easy to see why. The products are 100 percent natural, backed by innovative science and down to the very packaging, promotes sustainability. While it can be tricky gifting skincare, the Illuminating Face & Body Oil is guaranteed to be loved by your closest girlfriends or mum. It acts as a skin tone corrector and gives a sun kissed glow (even during La Nina). The frosted glass bottle makes it feel super luxurious too.” — Rebekah Clark, Features Writer

St. Rose Vigilante eau de parfum, $234. SHOP NOW

“I am trying to tread a little lighter this gifting season by choosing something that is not only beautiful, but good for the planet. Born in Australia and crafted in New York, St. Rose is one of those niche brands that make giving (or receiving) that extra special. Intended for your closest loved ones, this luxurious fragrance combines 97 percent natural and naturally derived ingredients. I love the smoky scent of ‘Vigilante’ but if your can’t decide (fragrance is often personal preference) the brand also offers a ‘Discovery Set’ with samples of six signature scents.” — Rebekah Clark, Features Writer

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Universe Unlocked, $114. SHOP NOW

“This limited holiday offering from Hourglass looks less like makeup and more like an artist’s palette. In fact, the name ‘Universe’ came about because the palette design is inspired by the unique swirl of the bronzer, which is hand-crafted using a specialist miscelare technique so that no two are alike. The product itself is also pure luxury: super-fine, silky powders that lift, illuminate and sculpt the face like a dream. Gift this one to your girlfriend who is the life of every holiday party.” — Jessica Bailey, Editorial Director

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