At Who What Wear UK, shopping is what we do. It’s what we’re good at. And if you’re currently reading this, we have a hunch that you appreciate all forms of retail therapy just as much as we do. We trust, then, that the term “Christmas shopping” isn’t going to make you break out into a cold sweat. So let’s cut to the chase: The festive season is coming—this we know. And it makes sense to start scouting out the perfect gifts for your nearest and dearest early. And one category that always goes down well is beauty products.
Beauty buys always make for a brilliant gift suggestion. Sure, we all have favourite products upon which we rely. Still, there’s nothing quite like receiving that new cult eye-shadow palette that you couldn’t justify buying for yourself or unboxing a gift set of the high-end shampoo and conditioner that make your hair look salon-styled. No matter who you’re shopping for, we’ve done the hard work for you.
Below, we’ve assembled the only beauty-centric shopping list you need this season, packed full of must-have buys across makeup, skincare, haircare and well-being, all of which Who What Wear’s editors are personally coveting. Scroll ahead for the best beauty gifts we all have on our wish list in 2023.
For the indecisive fragrance fan, this Byredo discovery set is the perfect gift. It comes with 24 minis and a £200 code to redeem against any 100ml fragrance once you have found your favourite.
What could be better than the gift of great hair? Dyson’s Airwrap gives salon-worthy styles.
Price shown is member price. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase works wonders for both skin and hair—a gift for those who love a little luxury, too.
Everything you need for glossy makeup look. Merit’s limited edition set contains two exclusive products, including the Solo Shadow in Glacé and the Signature Sheer Lip Liner in Bespoke.
It doesn’t get any better than Baccarat Rouge 540 for the fragrance lover.
Three of Elemis’s most iconic cleansing balms, all wrapped up.
Housed inside this beautiful Dior clutch bag are four wearable lipsticks that will see you through party season and beyond. The insert inside the bag can also be removed to use as a bag to fit all your essentials. A Dior clutch and lipsticks for £270? That’s the kind of beauty maths I can get on board with.
Having smelt every Christmas tree-scented candle going, I can confirm that this one is the very best of the bunch.
Bring the spa home with this relaxing diffuser to soothe the senses.
A set of 12 iconic Diptyque candles? Be still, my beating heart.
Perfect for secret santa.
Who wouldn’t want to receive FaceGym’s Pro Tool Kit under the tree this year?
Diptyque just got even more aesthetically pleasing. This supersized candle smells like burning firewood and will last all year long.
I recently trialled this LED mask and was seriously impressed by how good my skin looked after using it.
A perfect stocking filler for those who take pride in their hair.
Everything you could need for a restful night’s sleep.
Dyson’s Corrale hair straighteners will earn you serious brownie points.
The most versatile palette of blushers, bronzers and highlighters to give you a glow year-round.
Smells exactly as the name suggests—a treat for candle lovers with a sweet tooth.
This gift set allows you to try two of Augustinus Bader’s iconic moisturisers, loved by Victoria Beckham and Hailey Bieber.
All of Kiehl’s iconic skin and body classics.
111SKIN’s masks will always be a welcomed present, whether gifted as a set or split between five friends.
The chicest little stocking filler.
Those who take their makeup seriously will adore Hourglass’s latest highlighter palette, and this year’s comes adorned with beautiful tiger illustrations.
Featuring Dr Deniss Gross’s LED Mask, 111Skin, La Mer, Kate Somerville, Augustinus Bader and La Prairie, this beauty hamper from Harvey Nichols is any skincare lover’s dream gift.
A perfect little luxury.
Both practical and luxe.
The chicest hand wash we ever did see.
The GHD Duet is on every beauty editor’s wish list.
The liquid blush and highlighter beauty editors adore.
Victoria Beckham’s new perfume will go down a treat.
A beautiful hand wash is always a lovely gift, especially for a hostess.
The pigment on this pressed-glitter shadow is nothing short of spellbinding.
Good things come in Frederic Malle bottles.
Want to lift, sculpt and snatch your skin? Foreo’s microcurrent does it all.
Pretty and useful.
This year’s must-have hairdryer.
Know a Byredo fragrance fan? This discovery set is redeemable against a 50ml fragrance of their choice (which is redeemable for four weeks after purchase).
Instantly elevates any hairstyle.
This will take pride of place on any mantle.
TikTok’s favourite blusher comes in this cute miniature gift.
Another celebrity and beauty-editor favourite.
No skincare brand is more iconic.
A silk eye mask is the height of indulgence.
The chicest handbag perfumes we’ve ever laid eyes on.
You’ll need to move fast, but Liberty’s coveted Beauty Advent Calendar is still in stock. A dream gift for any beauty obsessive.
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.