Beauty Gift Guide: The Best Hair, Face and Body Picks

Still stuck for beauty gifting inspiration? We’ve narrowed down the very best hair, face and body picks, perfect for the festive season!

If your giftees aren’t that interested in makeup, have no fear – we’ve hunted down products for the hair, face and body that are guaranteed to please even the toughest person to buy for on your list. (And while you’re here, make sure to check out our entire Christmas edit here.)

(Header image courtesy of NONFICTION)

Beauty gifts guide: Top picks

Olaplex is a cult favourite hair care brand for a reason. While promising to suit every hair type, it works particularly well on damaged hair that’s in dire need of strengthening – leaving your locks glossy and shiny. Its only drawback, perhaps, is the hefty price tag, which is exactly why this value set that gives you four products for the cost of two is our very first pick. The Olaplex Healthy Hair Essentials Kit includes a full-size hair treatment (the best-selling No.3 Hair Perfector™ bond builder!) and shine and heat-protecting hair oil, and mini-size shampoo and conditioner.

Botanical haircare brand Aveda has put out a few limited-edition sets for the holidays. We love this one with four travel-sized versions of the brand’s repairing and strengthening products – after all, a mini is a great way to trial a product without committing to a giant bottle in the shower! Ideal for any hair type, this kit includes a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in treatment, strengthening masque, and a limited-edition Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim hair towel wrap.

Feeling lucky? We’re giving away the Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim 2021 Holiday Collection to five lucky winners. Find out more here and head over to our Instagram page @PrestigeHK and follow the instructions to enter.

This award-winning shampoo-ing and conditioning duo promises to restore and maintain the long-term health of your scalp and hair. The charcoal and coconut oil micro-exfoliating shampoo will soothe and detoxify even the itchiest and most irritated (and flakey!) of scalps, while the mask restores moisture to dry and damaged hair. Some star ingredients include algae extract and almond oil. And it’s safe for colour-treated, keratin-treated, chemically-treated, and relaxed hair.

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Face: Drunk Elephant Kissy Face Skin Kit The Babyfacial Routine
Face: Drunk Elephant Kissy Face Skin Kit The Babyfacial Routine

When it comes to gifting skincare, you might want to stick to basics: cleansers, an exfoliant or a hydrating toner, and creams – items your giftee already has in rotation or can easily add to their existing routine. This Kissy Face “softening routine” set from Drunk Elephant’s newest holiday collection features two full-sized(!!) cult favourites – the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial AHA/BHA skin resurfacing chemical exfoliant and the Lala Retro Whipped Cream moisturiser.

Farmacy products are bestselling, award-winning, hypoallergenic, and… often come with a hefty price tag. So we definitely had to check this set’s description twice – a full-sized version of the Deep Sweep 2% BHA toner exfoliant and a mini Whipped Greens oil-free foaming cleanser for the price of one? Count us in.

Skincare is super personal – so while The Ordinary has put out a few tempting sets, we’d still opt for The Daily that features gentle and hydrating products that are easy to slip into anyone’s routine or even help them start building one. This simple, no-frills set includes a squalane cleanser, a hyaluronic acid ampoule and a barrier-repairing moisturiser.

We love this lanolin-rich lip conditioner. With over 70% lanolin, these best-selling tinted balms promise to soften, smooth and tint your lips – what more could you need? This gifting trio includes a universally flattering nude, and rhubarb and rose pinks.

These mini versions of frank body’s Original Coffee Scrub and Buff Marshmallow Body Scrub are perfect for a pampering routine: buff, scrub, rinse, and repeat. Ideal for maybe anyone – especially the most stressed person in your life, who’s in dire need of some unwinding and relaxation.

Korean beauty brand NONFICTION is all about minimalist, natural products. We love this holiday gift set that comes with a santal cream nutrient-rich body lotion, a gentle cedarwood and vanilla musk body wash, a soothing hand wash, and a shea butter and vitamin E-enriched hand cream.

Everything’s covered in this self-pampering set! Featuring bestselling products at Sephora, this ideal-for-gifting collection includes Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, a face oil from Kora Organics By Miranda Kerr, a pillow mist from Indie Lee, Briogeo’s super moisture shampoo, a solid cleanser from Sephora Collection and a squalane and rose lip balm from Biossance.

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