treat yo self this Christmas
The holiday season is upon us, and that means gifting is in full swing!
We know what it is like to be swept up in the mayhem of sourcing gifts while trying to juggle work, rent, and stay active. However, it is important every now and then to put yourself first, and there is no better excuse than Christmas to treat yourself to a little something this year.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum $370, available at Tom Ford Beauty, Smith & Caugheys
Chrome candlestick holders by BMF Nagel $60 per unit available at Mr. Bigglesworthy
We love how these stackable candlestick holders can be built and balanced in towers of abstract shapes. Add a touch of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille—a rich, woody unisex scent—to fulfil your opulent desire.
Jo Malone London Cologne – Orange Bitters $228, Available at Jo Malone London boutiques (more info here)
The checked bottle of the recent Jo Malone Christmas Collection releases memories of crisply folded gift wrap and presents under the tree. Spiced tones of orange bitters are just what we want for those dusky nights, the grown-up gift we want to see under the tree.
PS : Jo Malone London is always a good idea!
R + CO Vicious Hold Hairspray $49, available at Stephen Marr Salon - Ponsonby & New Market
Beau Coops Smith Bullon $499, available at Facility Store
Pick up the perfect pair of party shoes to match your party hair. These heeled beauties are perfect for nights of dancing (extremely comfortable!). We love the metallic embellishment and understated black. Vicious Hairspray by R + Co ensures that mane stays put and your dresser looks good!
Versace Dylan Blue Eau De Toilette $134, available at Smith & Caughey's
Sarah Moon Collection x NARS Recurring Dare Lip and Cheek Palette $93, available at Mecca Cosmetica
Something for him and something for her. Master your summer glow with the NARS cheek and lip palette. Included is the full size, cult NARS satin lip pencil to ensure you will always have the perfect pout. Gift Versace Dylan Blue to encase your lover in tones of the zesty Mediterranean and musk.
Shiseido Ever Bloom Parfum $101, available at Farmers and Smith & Caughey's
Markantonia Eco Soy Candle $49, available at Mr. Bigglesworthy
Shiseido Ever Bloom delivers the perfect balance of floral femininity. This fragrance has been a major hit this year and will continue to be on top of our gifting list! Add to your sensory experience with Markantonia candles... These are vegan and hand poured, and will last up to 65 hours of burn time.
The World of Charles and Ray coffee table book $110, Oak small bird by Kristian Vedel for Architectmade $80, both available from Mr.Bigglesworthy
Eight and Bob, Cap de Antibes $299 from WORLD
Explore the countless works of Charles and Ray Eames, a collaborative couple pushing the boundaries in media and imagery creation. While you’re soaking up that inspiration, we suggest Eight and Bob Cap de Antibes, a fragrance bursting with summer and escape. The friendly wooden bird by Kristian Vedel will keep you company through your travels from cover to cover.
Cointreau Blood Orange $56.00, available at Duty Free
The Daily Edited Black Mock Croc Pouch Monogrammed $99.95, available online - The Daily Edited
Arquiste Dark Galleon Candle: $139, available at WORLD
Tom Ford Matte Lipstick (red) $86, available at Tom Ford Beauty, Smith & Caughey's
Light up the wick of Arquisite’s Dark Galleon to evoke visions of ships rolling in from the sea. Or gift yourself a purse from The Daily Edited, with personalised monogramming of your initials on luxurious texture. A Tom Ford Lip colour is sure to pair well this festive season, and the absolute hit–new Cointreau in Blood Orange, perfect for cocktail lovers.
MARACA Luxury Candle in Sevillian Neroli $74.95, available online
Traditional Muhle Shave Set $299, available at WORLD
Add a touch of luxury to your bathroom décor with this traditional shave set complete with a shaving brush, razor, and a stand to display the hardware finishes on the set. A waffle face cloth is included in the set for a gentle finish. A Maraca candle lit in the room will provide up to 80 hours of ambience. This particular candle, in Sevillian Neroli, evokes aromas akin to walking in a summery Spanish garden (also available as a diffuser).
Foxes Island Pinot Noir $28 and Zalto Burgundy Stem Glass $85, both from Foxes Island
Prada Les Infusion D'Iris Eau De Parfum Spray $221, available at Smith & Caughey's
Foxes Pinot Noir, married with the delicately crafted Zarbo burgundy glass, leave your palate with a delectable silky finish. Tender nostalgia is evoked by Prada Les Infusion D'Iris Eau De Parfum for nights of reflection in the summer heat.
Margaux Cross Body Bag in Wineberry, $369, available at Kathryn Wilson
Giorgio Armani Si Le Parfum $259, available at Smith & Caughey's
Frida Kahlo—The Gisele Freund Photographs $50, available at Iko Iko
Chuck those essentials into this elegant Kathryn Wilson pouch, and mist yourself with Si by Giorgio Armani—a fresh and feminine fragrance. The Gisele Freund photographs of Frieda Kahlo provide an intimate insight into the life of the acclaimed artist.
Moroccan Oil Repair Holiday Gift Set $88.50, available at selected salons and stores.
Storm and India Evening Detox Organic Tea $40, available here
This combo is everything you need for rest and relaxation. Moroccan oil will revive your hair. Brew a cuppa of Evening Detox to wind down at the end of an event-packed day. The gift set contains all of your favourite product in a smaller size, packaged in a beautiful blue gift set.
MOR Emporium Classics Fragrant Candle 59.99, available at Smith and Caughey's
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant $36, available at Farmers and Elizabeth Arden store
Preen ‘Nottingham’ in Black/Smoke Mono $320.00, available at The Shelter
Three things you can use to help your holiday r and r—Elizabeth Arden eight-hour protectant will keep your skin looking fresh and block out those nasty pollutants as you’re out and about, while these killer sunglasses will ensure you’re looking glam after those Christmas outings. Top it off by lighting this candle by MOR when you reach home. The elegant black wax and enchanting aroma will whisk away any residual gift-hunting stress.
Helmut Lang Exude Parfum $359, available at WORLD
Levi's Boyfriend Cut Jeans $159.90, available at Levi's
Treat yourself to a fresh pair of boyfriend jeans, perfect for casual get-togethers, and soaking up the late summer sun. Pair with a spritz of Helmut Lang Parfum for an added sensual note.