Holiday Gift Guide 2021: The Most Luxurious Beauty Gifts – Forbes

Valdé Divine Collection in Quartz
Everyone loves to find a fresh lipstick in their stocking or an intoxicating new perfume under the tree. But to make a traditional beauty gift even better, opt for a serious splurge that will keep the recipient thrilled long after the holiday lights are put away. From a luxe lipstick set to advent calendars with glorious surprises behind every little door, these are the most luxurious beauty gifts to give—and receive!—this year.
Rouge Dior Velvet Set
Inspired by the fashion house’s coveted Dior Couture Velvet Cannage Book Tote Bag, this striking midnight blue velvet case houses 35 Rouge Dior lipsticks. The couture collection includes 34 lipsticks spanning reds, pinks, nudes and bold hues in a range of velvet, matte, satin and metallic finishes, so there’s one to fit every mood. It also comes with the Rouge Dior lip balm, made of 95% natural ingredients that will keep your pucker hydrated for up to 24 hours. $1,610, dior.com
Augustinus Bader The Icons with The Cream
Talk about a power couple! Two favorites from the skincare line with a cult following are including in this limited-edition gift box, The Cream and The Body Cream. Both deeply hydrate, smooth and firm skin and are infused with the brand’s signature TFC8 complex that turns back the clock. $385, bluemercury.com
The Guerlain Beehive Advent Calendar
Guerlain has created their very first advent calendar and it was more than worth the wait. With the Guerlain beehive serving as its muse, there are 25 treasures to discover inside. From their classic perfumes to their award-winning Orchidée Imperiale Skincare to the Abeille Royale skincare, a few treats include a Sapoceti Perfumed Soap in Rose de Turquie, Kiss Kiss Shaping Cream Lip Colour and a bee charm bracelet. $700, guerlain.com
Drunk Elephant Trunk 5.0
Make the dreams come true of the Drunk Elephant lover in your life! Inside this charming Monos carry-on suitcase is a full skincare wardrobe that truly covers all the bases, no matter the season or their skin type. There are full sizes of the Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum, A-Passioni Retinol Cream, C-Firma Fresh Day Serum, T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, Protini Polypeptide Cream, Lala Retro Whipped Cream, Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser and T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial. There’s also a smattering of samples, which are perfect for when you take the vibrant suitcase on a getaway. $450, drunkelephant.com
Valdé Divine Collection
Bespoke beauty doesn’t get any more luxurious than the new made-to-order Valdé Divine Collection. The “armors”— refillable lipstick cases—are hand-carved in L’Aquart, a lapidary studio in Valdé’s founder Margarita Arriagada’s birthplace of Lima, Perú. The Divine Clarity armor is made from amethyst, a grounding and stabilizing crystal. Divine Energy is made from white quartz, an energy conductor known as the stone of connection and communication. Divine Love is made from rose quartz, imbuing it with love. Created to last forever, there are only 30 numbered and signed pieces. Each comes with a refillable lipstick set and an NFT. Plus, all net proceeds will fund a grant to support Latinx beauty entrepreneurs. $1,200, valdebeauty.com (available for pre-order)
TriPollar x U Beauty Skin Care Bundle
Thanks to TriPollar, you don’t have to visit a medi spa to get professional-level results. Their STOP Vx at-home device taps Radio Frequency (RF) to boost collagen in the skin, repair elastin, and help firmness and tone. You’ll see result after one session, which will improve over time with continued use. To maximize the complexion refresh, it comes with the U Beauty Resurfacing Compound that brightens and resurfaces, as well as the U Beauty The Super Smart Hydrator to deeply moisturize and repair the skin barrier. $665, skinstore.com
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Advent Calendar
Advent calendars are truly the gifts that keep on giving, particularly when it’s this gorgeous gift from YSL Beauté. Each of the 24 little doors opens to reveal the best of the brand’s beauty, with mini and full sizes of fragrance, makeup and skincare products. There’s the Black Opium Eau de Parfum, Deluxe Mini Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils and Touche Éclat Blur Primer, to name a few. $300, yslbeautyus.com
Omorovicza Blue Diamond Cabinet
The gift of eternal youth is hard to beat and this deluxe set from Omorovicza will help you come close. Everything inside is designed to boost the health and vitality of skin, courtesy of a trio of potent ingredients: diamond peptides, arabinogalactans and a compound of essential amino-acids and copper. The set includes their Blue Diamond Concentrate, Blue Diamond Eye Cream, Blue Diamond Super Cream, Eye Wand, Gua Sha and Mask Brush. $839, omorovicza.com
Trudon Bayonne Christmas Edition Candle
Created in 1643 just outside of Paris, Trudon has created candles for royalty since then. Their latest holiday scent, Bayonne, is a spicy chocolate that mingles notes of chili pepper, cocoa and pine to pay homage to the season. The generous “great” size has five wicks and can be used inside or outdoors. $695, trudon.com
  
La Prairie Platinum Rare Luxury Holiday Ritual

Living up to its name, this gift set really is a rare luxury. The cutting-edge Swiss skincare brand is famous for their impressively efficacious formulas and this assortment turns back the clock in style. It includes full sizes of the Platinum Rare Cellular Life Lotion, Haute-Rejuvenation Elixir, Haute-Rejuvenation Eye Cream and Haute-Rejuvenation Cream, as well as minis of the Cellular Life-Lotion, PR Cellular Night Elixir and Haute-Rejuvenation Eye Cream. $4,525, laprairie.com

Some kids dream of growing up and becoming President of the United States, or going into outer space. I, on the other hand, always dreamed of becoming a writer. That’s

Some kids dream of growing up and becoming President of the United States, or going into outer space. I, on the other hand, always dreamed of becoming a writer. That’s why I started my very own lifestyle magazine in first grade. That publication has folded, but it didn’t deter me from pursuing journalism. Since then I’ve written for NYLON, New York, Teen Vogue, ELLE.com, Glamour, Marie Claire, SELF, New York Post, USA TODAY, CNTraveler.com, Time Out New York, Health.com, Stylebistro.com, NYLON Guys, BBC Travel, Latina, Organic Spa Magazine, and BUST, among others. I’m a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and now call Brooklyn home. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @celiashatzman.

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