Needless to say, the past few years have been stressful for everyone. That’s why it is important to give ourselves and our loved ones some much deserved pampering and care during this festive season.

There’s really no better time than the present to give yourself or others that special, luxurious gift. Sometimes you just want to go all out and knock their socks off with that totally outrageous present that they never would have thought about getting.

But a luxurious gift is still a big commitment, and we’re here to give you our top favourite high-end beauty gifts this holiday season.

Skincare gifts

SK-II PITERA Essence Andy Warhol limited edition


SK-II has collaborated with the Andy Warhol foundation to release limited edition versions of their bestselling PITERA Essence, which would make a perfect luxurious gift for any skincare junkie.

PITERA is a natural bio-ingredient is crafted from the fermentation process of a unique yeast strain. It contains over 50 micro-nutrients said to improve skin complexion, decrease wrinkles, and lighten dark spots.

Warhol’s iconic quotes, “All is pretty”, “If everybody is not a beauty then nobody is”, and “I’ve never met a person I wouldn’t call a beauty” are displayed across the bottles which are decorated in a bold VHS style print.

You can also grab exclusive gifts worth a total of RM197:

  • Andy Warhol limited edition gift pouch
  • Andy Warhol limited edition gift box
  • Facial treatment clear lotion 30ml
  • Facial treatment gentle cleanser 20g
  • SKINPOWER Cream 15g

SK-II PITERA Essence Andy Warhol limited edition retails for RM759 at all SK-II counters and on Lazada and Sephora.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair skincare gift set


Fans of Estée Lauder and those looking to up their skincare game could benefit from this gift set that includes a full-sized version of the Advanced Night Repair serum along with four travel-friendly mini-bottles.

Suitable for all skin tones, this best-selling serum promises anti-ageing benefits, smoother and firmer skin, and a more toned complexion

It contains high levels of hyaluronic acid to help lock in moisture and optimise the skin’s natural repair process.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair skincare gift set retails for RM395 at all Estée Lauder and Sephora.

Wishful Mini Skin Wishes skincare set


This adorable mini pastel-coloured skincare set includes all you need for a full skincare routine. Suitable for all skin types, this limited-edition skin set is travel friendly, letting you recharge your skin on the go.

If you know someone who is taking a trip soon or is interested in trying out a new skincare routine, this could be the perfect gift to splurge on them this Christmas.

The full skincare set includes:

  • Clean genie cleansing butter 20ml
  • Yo glow enzyme scrub 40ml
  • Thirst trap juice HA3 & peptide serum 10ml
  • Honey whip peptide moisturizer 20ml
  • Get even rose oil 10ml
  • Thirst trap cocoon mask

Wishful Mini Skin Wishes skincare set retails for RM400 on Sephora.

Foreo UFO 2 skincare set


Foreo’s UFO 2 is a luxurious facial treatment device that uses pulsations and LED to heat and cool the skin for a customised at-home facial spa. The set also includes several masks for different skin concerns.

The USB rechargeable device has full-spectrum LED light therapy that helps enhance the absorption of mask ingredient and reduces signs of anti-ageing while the final cooling feature locks in moisture and visibly reduces puffiness.

If you know someone who is working a little too hard these days and deserves to have a nice long relaxing facial, this could be the luxurious gift for them.

The entire skincare set includes these products:

  • UFO 2 Fuchsia
  • Manuka Honey x1 box
  • Green Tea x1 box
  • Bulgarian Rose x1 box
  • Coconut Oil x1 box
  • Acai Berry x1 box

FOREO UFO 2 skincare set retails for RM1,250 on Sephora.

Drunk Elephant Trunk 5.0 Set


Go big or go home with this enormous collection of products by Drunk Elephant. With 10 whopping full-sized products, this set will make any skincare junkie happy.

Everything comes packed in this bright fuchsia-pink trunk, so if you know someone who is about to or planning on taking a holiday, this might be the perfect gift for them as it is killing two birds in one stone.

This huge collection includes:

  • Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum 30ml
  • A-Passioni Retinol Cream 30ml
  • C-Firma Fresh Day Serum 28ml
  • Framboos Glycolic Night Serum 30ml
  • B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum 50ml
  • C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream 15ml
  • Protini Polypeptide Cream 50ml
  • Lala Retro Whipped Cream 50ml
  • Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser 150ml
  • T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial 50ml

Drunk Elephant Trunk 5.0 set retails for RM1,905 on Sephora.

Makeup gifts

Charlotte Tilbury Iconic Mini Lip Wardrobe limited edition


This lipstick set has all the iconic matte shades you need for a complete lip wardrobe, so pucker up and be ready to apply these beauties to your lips. If you enjoy an MLBB (My Lips But Better) hue, try the nude-pink Pillow Talk shade.

What’s special about these lippies is that they have a square tip that mimics the shape of a lip brush to ensure you can apply your favourite colour perfectly every time.

Plus, these sticks are paraben-free and come in a gorgeous chocolate box packaging.

You get all these items:

  • Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk 1.1g (Nude-pink)
  • Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk Medium 1.1g (Warm berry pink)
  • Matte Revolution in Walk of No Shame 1.1g (Berry rose)
  • Matte Revolution in Red Carpet Red 1.1g (True ruby red)

Charlotte Tilbury Iconic Mini Lip Wardrobe limited edition retails for RM360 on Zalora.

Jill Stuart Palace Dream Collection set


Inspired by a smiling princess living in a desert palace, this youthful makeup set will make you feel like royalty especially with the included satin and tulle peach pouch.

This holiday collection includes a compact that has highlight colours, cheek colours, and eyeshadows in eight shades as well as a Rouge Lip Blossom lipstick.

We can already imagine the stylish and girly looks we’d come up with if we had this set in our hands right now. Perhaps you could use this for your next Christmas gathering?

Jill Stuart Palace Dream Collection set retails for RM310 on Sephora.

Zoeva Together We Celebrate makeup brush set


Create some iconic and radiant looks over the holidays with this set of vegan brushes in a special, limited-edition design of rose-golden ferrules and berry-red brush handles. This 12-piece set will impress everyone from beginners to professional makeup artists.

The packaging holds individually designed boxes for each brush to give this box a little extra sparkle. If you want, you can open a new brush each day and pretend that it’s Christmas every day.

The entire collection includes:

  • Foundation buffer brush
  • Powder brush
  • Prime & touch up brush
  • Detail highlight brush
  • Concealer buffer brush
  • Detail crease blender brush
  • Crease definer brush
  • Detail smoky blender brush
  • Detail crease definer brush
  • Smoky shader brush
  • Wing liner brush
  • Brow liner brush

Zoeva Together We Celebrate makeup brush se retails for RM485 on Sephora.

Haircare and hairstyling gifts

ghd Platinum+ limited edition styler


Enclosed in a beautiful green vanity case, the ghd Platinum+ styler features predictive ultra-zone technology to monitor heat distribution to cater and adapt to different hair needs.

The device consistently delivers 185 Celsius for optimum styling which is perfect for getting your hair ready for this upcoming festive season. It is suitable for all hair types no matter the thickness.

You can also sleep soundly knowing that it has an automatic sleep mode which shuts down the styler after 30 minutes of non-use.

ghd Platinum+ limited edition styler retails for RM1,290 on Zalora.

ghd Helios limited edition professional hair dryer


Treat yourself to a trip to the hair salon with this professional hair dryer by ghd. Designed by physicists and styling professionals, this lightweight hair dryer promises a salon-smooth finish and precise styling control.

This easy-to-use yet powerful hair dryer delivers airflow travelling at 120 km/h for drastically faster styling. This means you can take a quick shower right before your next Christmas party and have bouncy, dry hair in a short time.

It also comes in a gorgeous deep-green dust bag, suitable for the festive season.

ghd Helios limited edition professional hair dryer retails for RM910 on Zalora.

Everything else

DIOR 30 Montaigne gift set

DIOR hits hard this year with its amazing advent calendar but that’s not the only thing of theirs that impresses us this Christmas season.

Grab some of our Dior favourites in gorgeous gift box which includes several travel-friendly eau de parfums, a classic red lippie, and a serum all kept in this gorgeous box decorated in Dior Atelier of dream motifs.

This whole set includes:

  • J’adore eau de parfum 5ml
  • Miss Dior eau de parfum 5ml
  • Rouge Dior lipstick in shade 999
  • Dior Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose Advanced Serum 10ml

DIOR pouch gift set retails for RM397 on Dior.

YSL Black Opium EDP Holiday 2021 gift set


Our favourite luxury brand YSL has released several glittery gold sets over this festive season, and we’ve picked out the gift set we like the most to share with you.

This gift set features the Black Opium EDP which is classic that we love. It features top notes of black coffee, middle notes of orange blossom, and base notes of patchouli and cedarwood.

Perhaps give this EDP to a coffeeholic that you know so they can smell like their favourite drink. We already have a few names in mind who might like this.

This luxurious gift set includes:

  • Black Opium Eau de Parfum 90ml
  • Miniature Rouge Pur Couture 1
  • Mini Dessin Du Regard Eyeliner

YSL Black Opium EDP Holiday 2021 gift set retails for RM490 on YSLBeauty.

Lancome Beauty Box 2021 Holiday Set


Lancome releases its annual holiday set for 2021 packaged in a gorgeous, fuchsia-coloured makeup train case.

We’re personally excited about the Glimmering Star eyeshadow palette as its shades can create both fun and natural looks for any skin colour and age.

Any one of these various skincare, makeup, and nail products would have been amazing on their own, so this set is a real treat for any beauty enthusiast.

The entire beauty box includes:

  • Tonique Confort 50ml And 125ml
  • Rénergie Multi-lift Ultra Crème Action Large 15ml
  • Advanced Génifique Yeux Crème Yeux Activatrice De Jeunesse Et D’éclat 5ml
  • Advanced Génifique Concentré Activateur De Jeunesse 20ml
  • Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-pearl™ 5ml
  • Absolue Crème Fondante Aux Grands Extraits De Rose 15ml
  • La Vie Est Belle Flowers Of Happiness Eau de Parfum 4ml
  • Clarifique Double Essence Resurfaçante 50ml
  • Uv Expert Youth Shield Aqua Gel 30ml
  • L’absolu Rouge Cream – 196 French Touch 3.4g
  • Glimmering Star Eyeshadow Palette 7.6g

Lancome Beauty Box 2021 Holiday Set retails for RM520 at Lancome counters and on Lazada.

Featured image credit: Prestige Hong Kong and Dior