Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry (safely, of course). After an absolute roller coaster of a year, the appeal of self-gifting is more prevalent than ever. Sure, retail therapy isn’t a cure-all, but we’re certainly not opposed to wrapping up a little something special for the most important person in your life… So here, GRAZIA’s team of editors have compiled their very own wish lists. There’s luxurious skincare, designer fragrance, holiday candles and extremely boujee body products. All the good stuff, basically.
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Exclusive Creation  Illuminating Blush Powder

“During a challenging year, a little black case from Chanel has been one of those specials types of luxuries that has decorated my days. I tend to shop for products that highlight my cheekbones (and in the land of Zoom calls and our recent integration back into society, nobody wants to appear like they’ve been inside for months). This exclusive creation from Chanel is adorned with the house’s chain motif and its golden pink satiny-texture gives off that glowing, sun-kissed punch when applied to the cheekbones, temples and the bridge of the nose. Gift someone a little black case today.” – Jessica Bailey, editorial director 

 

 

Imbibe Collagen Protect, $130. shop now
“I’m shamelessly addicted to the luxurious feeling of warming up face oil in my hands and pressing it into my skin and neck—pretending that I’m at the spa all the while. This is one of my go-to’s, especially in the winter months when the harsh New York City weather tries to strip my skin of moisture. It’s rich with nutrient-rich plant oils like coffee seed oil, grape seed oil, and macadamia seed oil that will make you glow like you just stepped out of a facial. Consider it a must for the skincare guru who loves to be pampered.” – Marisa Petrarca, US beauty + style editor 

Charlotte Tilbury Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette, $89. Shop now
“I have a confession to make – I am absolutely rubbish when it comes to wielding an eyeshadow brush. As a beauty journalist it’s a little shameful to admit, as I should have figured it out by now. And yet, after years of talking to those in the know and watching the best makeup artists in the world do their thing, I have never quite clocked the techniques required to create truly incredible eye looks. I’m much more comfortable in my safe space, which looks like an assortment of nude-brown hues that have all blended together due to my refusal to use separate brushes. I’m still working on my brush co-dependency, but this Charlotte Tilbury palette is helping me experiment (if only a little). The rich hues are perfect for everyday wear, and they’re helpfully sorted in a portable compact to make creating different looks extremely simple.”  – Kate Lancaster, contributing beauty editor
FENTY BEAUTY Glow Trio: Face, Lip & Body Makeup Set, $65. shop now 
“My first foray into Fenty Beauty was Rihanna’s Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, a lip gloss so shimmery and flattering that I, quite literally, wear it around my studio apartment because it just looks and feels so damn good. So when the brand unveiled this limited-edition Glow Trio Face, Lip & Body Makeup Set, I first thought, “Wow, that would be a great gift for someone!” But then, after thinking about it a little longer and staring at its contents, I realized that the only person who’s going to be getting it from me is…me. And since I’m 95 percent sure that everyone else has the same mindset this holiday season, I implore you to add it to your cart so you can glow as bright as the star on top of your Christmas tree.” – Marisa Petrarca, US beauty + style editor 
Tom Ford Bitter Peach eau de parfum, $480. SHOP NOW
“Before I started writing this little love letter to Tom Fords’ newest perfume, Bitter Peach, I took a second to gaze lovingly at my bar cart holding just four bottles of spirits and more than 20 bottles of fragrances I’ve fallen for through the years: the scent that reminds me of late nights out on the Lower East Side, and the one that smells just like a fire pit, that I reserve explicitly for the winter months. You see, I’ve always been one to get lost in the notes of a new perfume. I’m drawn to complex ones that tell a story, my latest obsession being the American designer’s intoxicating Pêche de Vigne fragrance, housed inside of a vintage-inspired orange bottle that’s lust-worthy in its own right. But its main appeal is its sweet, yet sensual scent reminiscent of a strong and spicy bourbon-peach cocktail that’s worth paying a little bit extra for.” – Marisa Petrarca, US beauty + style editor
Dior J’Adore Infinissime eau de parfum, $178. shop now 
“There’s just something special about gifting luxury fragrance this time of year, especially when it’s a reimagined take on a classic. Infinissime has the same rich, floral quality of the original J’Adore, but with the addition of centifolia rose, jasmine sambac, ylang ylang and Grasse tuberose. The tuberose in particular is warm, floral and sweet; like an amped up version of the iconic fragrance. The sandalwood base gives it a worn-in, skin-like finish too. It’s modern but still has the mass but luxurious appeal that Dior does so, so well.” – Emily Algar, contributing beauty editor
Amy Jean Daily Brow Mask, $98. SHOP NOW 
“A few months ago, brow connoisseur Amy Jean applied this brow mask – yes, you read that correctly – to my sparse, tired arches and… I was asked about my brows three times in as many hours. Sweeping each hair upwards, the formula acted as a styling balm and made them appear fuller, instantly shaping my face. A first-of-its-kind, the hero ingredient is cold pressed castor oil a considered blend of aloe vera and sunflower, argan and sweet almond oils to stimulate hair growth and nourish and nurture the little hairs. It can be sued as an overnight mask or, as I discovered, the key tool in finishing your makeup routine. Honestly, this is my favourite product of the year!” -Jessica Bailey, editorial director
Celine MINIATURES COFFRET EAU DE PARFUM,$490. shop now
“When designer Hedi Slimane bottled his ’new Celine’ aesthetic into nine olfactory delights, I knew I’d find a top-shelf scent. What I didn’t consider was that I’d fall for all of them, which adhere to Slimane’s inherent codes of androgyny and bourgeois-chic sophistication. With names like Nightclubbing, I expected the unusual but was met with the perfect collection of day to night perfumes. This luxe set offers the lucky receiver the ideal fragrance wardrobe, replete with softer scents for days spent wearing a well-cut blazer and jeans, or slip into slinky evening attire with the sexy, peppery Reptile scent. Every bit as covetable as the SS21 collection.” – Kate Lancaster, Contributing Beauty Editor
Diptyque Sapin De Nuit Candle Candle, $116. shop now 
“Is it really Christmas time without a little Diptyque? This is like talking a walk through the woods: fir, eucalyptus and rosemary give it a rich, Earthy, herbaceous quality, while peppermint adds a hint of freshness (the festive kind). Chances are I’ll burn this on Christmas eve, haphazardly wrapping last minute gifts, but in my dreams, I’m sitting by an outdoor fire pit in aspen, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, mulled wine in hand. The festive vessel will make for a nice keepsake once I’ve burnt through the candle itself as well.” – Emily Algar, contributing beauty editor
Augustinus Bader Cellular renewal Body Cream, $250. shop now via Net-A-Porter 
“I know, I know. A body product seems like a boring gift to self this holiday season. But this is not just any cream/balm/butter to slap on after a shower. This is the Beyonce of body butter. It comes from the now-cult Augustinus Bader line the German doctor behind the celebrity-favourite, The Cream. It’s formulated with the brand’s signature TFC8, a complex of natural animo acids, vitamins and synthesised molecules proven to boost cell regeneration and strengthen the natural barrier. It’s thick like cold butter but melts like a dream. In a word, gimme (please).” – Emily Algar, contributing beauty editor

 

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