12 Instagrammable Beauty & Wellness Gifts That Can Double as Decor
Picture perfect gifts that your friends and family will love.
As much as we love all things beauty and wellness—and the products that help us look and feel our best—we can’t deny that we’re total suckers for great packaging. In the age of the shelfie, a thoughtful product design is a major factor in what products we choose to invest our hard-earned money. Of course, no amount of sculptural design or mid-century colorways can replace an exceptional formula, but when you find something so effective and so beautiful that you want to display it on your coffee table as art, that’s when you know you’ve found your new holy-grail product.
That’s why we’re sharing our current holiday shopping list for all the beauty and wellness products we love and are gifting our friends and family, in the hopes that they, too, will proudly keep their new fragrance or hand lotion in plain sight. Remember—there’s no shame in being a product junkie in our eyes. Check out 12 of our favorites to make your holiday shopping a breeze.
Celine Miniatures Coffret Eau de Parfum
Whether you’re shopping for a fragrance buff or a die-hard fashion fan, this miniature set of the nine Celine fragrances (designed by Hedi Slimane himself) is absolutely swoon-worthy. It comes in a staggered display case emblazoned with the Celine typeface logo, perfect for residing on any vanity or dresser for years to come.
Mae & Joe Doucet The Ashtray
If CBD or cannabis is a part of your and your loved ones’ lives, you know how essential it is to invest in quality accessories. The benefit of the fashion and beauty worlds colliding with this burgeoning industry is that more and more new products have exceptional design, including this minimalist ashtray from new brand Mae (which stands for Mind at Ease) and designed by Joe Doucet, an established star in the design world. No need to hide this away when you have company over.
Diptyque Softening Hand Rinse
Handwashing is still the most essential skin care you can do in 2020, so why not surprise your loved ones with a gorgeous glass bottle (and maybe a spare refill) from cult favorite Diptyque? It’s packed with lavender and rosemary floral waters so that your chapped hands stay moisturized, plus lavender honey for a boost of hydrating fatty acids. If you’re feeling super generous, you can even spring for the matching hand lotion to pair with it.
Tetra Portal Lighter
If you’re as obsessed with candles as we are, a chic lighter is about to become your new best friend. We love both styles of this colorblock Zippo-style lighter—which is also refillable, and therefore more environmentally friendly than chucking your plastic lighter once it's out of juice. Keep it on your coffee table as decor, and we guarantee your friends will demand to know where they can buy their own—or better yet, gift it to them for the holidays.
CHANEL Beauty La Crème Main Hand Cream
We guarantee that no one on your list will be disappointed by a little CHANEL for the holidays. This little cutie moisturizes, brightens, and soothes your skin and nails, while also fitting perfectly into your bag or pocket for on-the-go hydration. We like to leave ours on the counter or coffee table, styled with some candles, because let’s be honest—it’s too pretty to keep tucked away.
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion
K-beauty fans know that the ubiquitous cushion compact is a must for any makeup lover’s collection. Sulwhasoo’s newest limited-edition compact was created in partnership with Antoinette Poisson, a Parisian decor designer, and features a stunning floral embroidered top and blush rim. Feel free to leave it on the edge of your sink or on your desk for a midday touch-up—and so your Zoom attendees can spot the gorgeous packaging.
Yew Yew Half Circle Pipe
A stylish, sculptural pipe is a must for the 21st-century smoker, and Yew Yew is our preferred small, female-founded business to shop. The petite half circle in lilac glass is a no-brainer for your most fashion-forward friends and family.
Pat McGrath Labs Lust: Luxe Lip Balm
Everyone we know has at least a half dozen lip balms lying around their home, so why not upgrade their most visible formulas with this gold-and-white tin from makeup maven Pat McGrath? The soothing blend of vitamins and antioxidants will leave parched lips kissably soft, so be sure to keep it within arm’s reach throughout the workday.
Cactus Jack for Byredo Travx Eau de Parfum
With notes like cosmic dust, antimatter particles, and starlight, it seems only fitting to give your most discerning friends and family this limited-edition fragrance from Byredo and Travis Scott. Neither is a stranger to collabs, but both parties nailed the Instagrammable packaging in trippy purples and funky fonts. Any fragrance collector needs this on his or her vanity.
Maison Balzac Glass Bubble Incense Holder
We could all use a little more zen in 2020, so helping your friends decorate with a chic incense holder or two seems like an obvious gifting win. We’re partial to this amber glass style, which will help elevate any tablescape, whether your giftee is burning incense at the time or not.
Dior Diorific Golden Nights Collection
Not only is this lipstick one of the most jaw-dropping we’ve seen this year (the star imprints and glitter combo!), but the golden case is basically a stand-alone accessory. If anyone in your life is obsessed with creating a perfectly styled coffee table, complete with trays, candles, and all manner of knickknacks, this lipstick is just asking to be included.
Overose Nudesse Holo
Obviously, candles are one of the most foolproof gifts around, but finding the most Instagrammable one on the market changes from season to season. This year we’re loving the holographic votive from French perfume house Overose. It’s infused with rose essence and essential oils for a transformative scent that can be smelled even when it’s not burning.
Top photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@yewyewshop
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