In news that is unbelievable to almost everyone, Christmas is in 59 days.

Sure, that seems like plenty of time to get organised, but if you/your inner circle has their eye on a cool, limited beauty gift, the time to shop is now. From annual icons (hello, Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar) to seasonal wonders (a sparkling Chanel scented body oil), add the below items to cart asap before they sell out.

And if you need even more convincing, two cult picks sold out in the time it took to write and upload this article (Diptyque and Drunk Elephant, sob). So hop to it.


Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s diamond chest of beauty stars, $295. shop now

In the world of Christmas beauty gifts, the Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar is the star on top of the tree. This one comes kitted out with iconic formulas like the Magic Cream, Beauty Light Wand and Lip Oil Crystal Elixir.
go-to skincare 12 days of go-to advent calendar, $150. shop now

Go-To does holiday annoyingly well, as in we always want every single product. 12 days of Go-To is a top pick because a) it offers great value for money and b) it actually comes with item you’ll use. There’s a full sized Nifty Fifty sunscreen, Much Plumper Skin serum and Transformazing sheet mask, plus mini masks, a scrunchie, face roller, muslin cloth alongside other goodies. Add to cart, immediately.

Net-A-Porter 25 days of beauty advent calendar, $440. SHOP NOW

If you have a penchant for luxury brands, feast your eyes (and complexion) on Net-A-Porter’s deluxe beauty advent calendar. There’s a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in there, as well as Costa brazil body oil, Sarah Chapman Barbara Sturm, Augustinus Bader… we could go on!

Dr. Dennis Gross x MECCA Spectralite FaceWare Pro, $695. shop now

Admittedly the Dr. Dennis Gross Spectralite is available year round, but not in this limited shade of Mecca pink. If you’ve been toying around with the idea of investing, now is the perfect time. With three light settings, this mask is effective in treating lines, wrinkles, discolouration and breakouts. Perfect for any Christmas-induced congestion.


Tom Ford don’t do a lot of limited edition gift sets, which is why this Lost Cherry parfum duo is a must-have for anyone that loves an evocative Ford fragrance moment. Lost Cherry itself is sweet, juicy and hedonistic, blending sweet fruits with saccharine candy. This specific kit has a 50ml and 10ml fragrance set.

Chanel No.5 The Golden Body Oil. SHOP NOW

Chanel’s covetable 2022 Holiday collection has finally dropped. Composed of seasonal makeup buys like golden highlighters and festive red nail polish, alongside classics such as Chanel No.5, it’s the pinnacle of beauty gifting. Our pick is this limited shimmering body oil that’s scented with Chanel No. 5 – how chic.

ghd Holiday Platinum+, $450. SHOP NOW
ghd is known for its stellar holiday gifts, so if you need a new hot tool be sure to get in quickly. The Platinum+ style has been reimagined in a Champagne colour with a festive red carry case, and works like a dream to smooth, curl or straighten all hair types. Nars all-star jumbo orgasm blush set, $60. shop now
If you only buy one blush, it’s got to be NARS Orgasm. The cult-classic shade is the perfect coral pink with just a hint of shimmer, that somehow manages to flatter all skin tones (it’s a poppy shade on lighter complexions, while the sparkle beautifully highlights deep skin tones). This giant palette is a Christmas exclusive housed in a festive compact, and considering its sheer size, is a great buy for $60. 
Drunk elephant weekend kit, $130. shop now
Drunk Elephant Holiday sells fast, so quickly nab this weekend skin kit before it’s gone (a sad PSA that the much-hyped Trunk has already disappeared off the Mecca website). It comes with LaLa Retro, a buttery moisturiser for normal to dry skin; D-Bronzi Drops, an antioxidant-rich fluid that warms up the skin; and a tiny Marula Oil for extra nourishment. Yes please.