The countdown to Christmas continues and there are just a few days left to order a special gift for a BFF, the world’s best mom, the impossible-to-buy-for older sister and a favourite aunt.
This gift guide is all about small luxuries and big ideas that range from a luxury lip balm to a travel set for the family jet-setter. Any of these picks would make for a delightful surprise under the tree.
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The best luxury beauty gifts for under $150
Leather gloves lined with cashmere are super luxurious and a thoughtful gift for someone who loves stylish things but wouldn’t normally splurge on themselves. $125 at Holt Renfrew.
Hermes lip care is super luxurious and comes in the iconic orange packaging. This would be a lovely surprise under the tree. $87 at Holt Renfrew.
This chic pair of drop earrings mixes a classic pearl with a modern design. $128 at Mejuri.
If she’s a big fan of local Bachelorette-turned-influencer Jillian Harris, this pink coat from Jillian’s collaboration with Joe Fresh will go over well. (And it’s selling out fast.) $128 at Joe Fresh.
YSL Touche Éclat is an all-time best selling beauty staple. The brightening concealer pen is especially great to brighten around the eyes and highlight cheekbones. $52 at YSL.
The best gifts for a homebody
High-quality loungewear is surprisingly hard to come by and a woman who values her downtime can do so in a soft set from Skims. Even if she doesn’t keep up with the Kardashians, the line is comfortable, minimalist and comes in a decent size range. Shop at Skims.ca.
Vancouver’s Smash + Tess rompers always seem to be sold out because the onsies are super cute and cozy. From $95 at Indigo.
Silk pajamas are very popular this year and this silky checkered set from the Gap is polished and comes in multiple sizes and a few different colours on sale (we prefer the dark blue). From $75 (be sure to activate the coupon codes) at the Gap.
There’s plenty to love on the Goop website (it’s kind of like peeking in Gwyneth Paltrow’s closet). While the clothing brand is pricey, the beauty products do have some great gift sets, like The Feel Fantastic Naked Kit (exfoliating body polish and body oil, $89.90) and the Gwyneth’s Healthy Hair Starter Kit (scalp scrub and hair oil, $92). Both sets available at Goop.com/ca.
What to buy the extrovert in your life
There’s always one friend or family member who seems to have an endless supply of energy and is juggling an overflowing to-do list. These gifts are for the person who always has somewhere to be.
For the woman who seems to spend more time at the airport than at home, Bag-all travel pouches can separate clean and dirty laundry, delicates, shoes, jewelry and more. Price varies for individual bags; buy the set for $94.21 at Shopbop.
Work hard, play hard devotees will appreciate a brightening Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque because it's super hydrating and can calm stressed out skin. $85 at Dermalogica.
Shawl, cape, blanket, scarf — this Uniqlo colour block yarn stole is all four and perfect for stashing in an overflowing tote bag when running out the door. $39.99 at Uniqlo.