Thursday, December 15, 2011

2011 Holiday Gifting Guide

Christmas is fast approaching with only 10 more sleeps away, are you scratching your heads for some gift ideas for the family, friends and that work kris kringle this Christmas?

Then let this post full of gifts sets be some inspirations for you :)

Keep in mind some of these are limited editions and won't last long, to pick it up soon to avoid disappointment.

Budget friendly KK gifts
OPI Sweet Sensation Avojuice Skin Quencher Flavour Pack
Mini hand & Body lotion with fruity and floral inspired flavours like mango, jasmine, coconut, vanilla snowflake, and cranberry, they sound and smell good enough to eat.
RRP A$14.95 from David Jones

NP Time to Shine Lipgloss set
A trio of the best selling glosses from the NP Set range. With moisturising Aloe Vera and Shea Butter, you'll get sweet candy-licking glossy lips with good dose of colour injection.
RRP A$15 from Target Australia.

Bloom Organic Gift Pack*
Make your recipient look good and feel good with this travel-friendly set containing Organics Soothing Lip Balm, Organics Gentle Hand and Body Wash 50ml, Organics Exfoliating Towel.
RRP A$19.95 from Bloom Counters and online.

Natio Feeling Good Set
A pretty warm pink nail polish and lavender and rosemary hand cream with a great makeup bag that you'll want to take with you everywhere you go. It's too good to give away but at this price you can afford to get one for yourself as well.
RRP A$14.95 This set is available at David Jones and selected pharmacies only.

L'Occitane Delice des Fluers Collection*

This limited edition has the best gift picks for floral and rose lovers. The mini hand cream 30ml and solid perfumes 10g are great value at only RRP A$9.95 each and are perfect as stocking fillers, whilst the lipgloss 5g A$12.95, body milk  250ml A$29.95 and shower jelly 250ml A$19.95 make the perfect gift set together for any sensual rosy experience.
Available at David Jones and selected Myer stores. It is also available at L'Occitane online.

MOR Sweet Surprise Panettone Gift Set*

A duo of sweet lychee flower soapette in a resuable tin case and a 50ml hand cream. This gift will convey how lovely and sweet your recipient is to you!
RRP A$19.95 at Myer, David Jones and online.

For the girlfriends, sisters and mums
Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss to Go Set

A set of 6 delectable glosses all stored in a beautiful red holiday case. With shades in Sugar Rush, Pink Innocence, Wired Copper, Raspberry Pop, Star Ruby, Plum Divine, this will make sure that special someone stay hydrated, sparkly and shiny this holiday season.
RRP A$65 on counters at David Jones and Myer.

OPI Best of the Best Set
Can't decide what colours to wear on your digits or toes? Well these set of ten 3.5ml minis will ensure that your lucky (or fussy) recipient is spoilt for choice with the best selling OPI shades. They can go for neutrals or bright colours depending on their mood. Too easy. Shades are Alpine Snow, Bubble Bath, Tickle My France-y, Strawberry Margarita, Cajun Shrimp, Big Apple Red, I'm Not Really a Waitress, You Don't Know Jacques, Russian Navy, Lincoln Park After Dark. I've bought one last week and am stalking the postie anxiously to get my hands on it.
RRP A$49.95 at David Jones and selected salons.Get it now at Adorebeauty online for only A$44.95

Soap & Glory You Cube*

All packaged in a cute reuseable box, this has Soap & Glory's best selling products mini sized including a shower puff, Righteous Butter 50ml, Clean On Me 75ml, Hand food 50ml, Flake Away 50ml.  Personally I think it's missing the heel genius foot cream to be a complete set but overall, is a great collection perfect for taking on travels.
RRP $39.95 at Kit Cosmetics and online.

Korres Japanese Rose Duo Set

This limited edition of sweet smelling duo of shower gel and body butter is inspired by the Japanese Rose and will bring a smile to the scent loving girlfriend.
RRP A$39.95 at Kit cosmetics and online.

Ginuot Beaute NeuveRadiance Renewal cream & Anti-Wrinkle Mask*

For the sister or mum who relishes radiant skin, you can't go past this AHA infused day cream A$121 that manages to exfoliate the skin without irritating or causing flakes - it really is a facial in a jar. Couple it with the no-rinse anti wrinkle mask A$65 for firmer skin to fight of the signs of aging, it will guarantee youthful looking skin for longer. Who needs a beautician when you have all the products you need at home?  
Available at Guinot salons and Adore Beauty online.

Botega Vennetta 30ml
This woody mossy white floral is the new scent of season and would appeal to the sensual women who loves a sophisticated scent with interjections of suede. It took a few sprays to grow on me but I now that it has, I can't stop thinking about it.
RRP A$100 at David Jones.

Vani-T Precious Pack*
For the girl who loves their colour and their bling, this precious looking set from Vani-T will impress. A diamonte studded packaging of the Boheme Mineral Bronzer for gorgeous sun kissed cheeks and mineral lipstick in shade 'frisky business' a nude pink shade in a glittery makeup bag. Too pretty!
RRP A$75 at Vani-T online.
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift set
An impressive ultimate firm and lifting skincare range that will forever put you into the good books of mum or the mother-in-law. My mum used it last year and it is her all time favourite face cream to date. The set contains four luxious skin essentials Re‑Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme 50ml(full-size), Re‑Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Serum, 15ml, Re‑Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Eye Creme, 7ml, Re‑Nutriv Intensive Hydrating Creme Cleanser, 50ml in a chic silver travel bag
RRP A$470 (valued at over A$740).

For the Special Men
Biotherm Aqua Power Set
For the man who looks after his skin (or is coaxed to be) this set containing the AquaPower moisturiser 75ml, cleanser 30ml and lotion 40ml will ensure his skin is hydrated and well cared for.
RRP A$64 in Myer stores.

Braun Series 7 790cc

For the man who loves to groom and adores his gadgets, the ultimate electrical shaver is this smooth gliding with 10,000 micro vibrations a minute that hugs the contours of face for the closest shave yet. best of all it is also self cleaning. If only he can be like the shaver around the home as well!
RRP A$549 from David Jones, Myer and the Shaver Shop

Remington Powerhouse Clipper*

For men who wants to maintain maintain their beard or side burn, he can now do so in the comfort of his own home with his own electrical clipper. Each charge gives 40 minutes of use and there's even an LCD screen onboard to let him know how much usage time he has left before the next charge which he can do using a USB cable. If he's game he can even try trimming the hair on his head with this as it comes with clipping attachments to cut hair lengths ranging from 1mm to 42mm.

And one for the family
Braun Triump 5000*

All you need is to buy separate brush heads and this gift can be used by the whole family. It comes with 5 brushing modes and various brush head attachments With a wireless sensor timer that monitors the duration of your teeth brushing and senses if you are pushing against your teeth and gums too hard, it's perfect for teaching the little ones how to correctly brush their teeth and maintain good oral hygiene. Nifty!
RRP A$199.99 at Myer, David Jones and the Shaver Shop

Have you been inspired? Is there anything on this list you are buying this Christmas?
Items marked * are samples provided for consideration


  1. Tempted to get that OPI nail polish set for myself now... hahaha :)

  2. wow.. any one of these gifts will my my day:)

  3. Sue - yer, I am lusting over mine (if only it would hurry up and arrive in the mail - darn those posties!)

    Benish - they are all great gifts that I wouldn't mind receiving any of.

  4. Wow at the OPI gift set! :O
    Anyone takers for getting me it for christmas hehe :)
    And I actually bought that soap and glory set and its gorgeous....the formula's so nice :D x


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