The 2017 Holiday Luxe List

The Best Luxury Beauty + Wellness Gifts

Last week I published my list of the best beauty and wellness gifts under $100. It has the perfect mix of skincare and self-care products. But sometimes you just want to go the extra mile for the special ladies in your life. Maybe you’re in search of the perfect gift for your mom or grandmother. How about your sister or childhood BFF? Your business partner? That’s where this list comes in.

Here you’ll find some incredible gift ideas that range from $100-$500. I own some of the products myself, so I can vouch for how amazing they are. I’ve received a few as gifts, while others are still on my wish list. Keep the wonderful women in your life in mind while you take a look, and happy shopping!

 

1. THE SPECIAL EDITION ROSE GOLD GLOPRO MICRONEEDLING TOOL BY BEAUTY BIOSCIENCE, $249

This is the perfect microneedling device to have at home. Made by Beauty Bioscience—founded by the fabulous Jamie O’Banion—this tool rolls hundreds of tiny stainless steel needles over your skin (don’t worry—it’s not painful!) to trigger your skin’s natural collagen-producing repair process. Using this device right before you apply your favorite skincare products makes sure that the products reach the deepest layers of skin. This means your skin will grow healthier, smoother, and firmer from the inside out. Which skincare devotee wouldn’t want one of these? I have one of these and I absolutely love it!

Buy it now: The Special Edition Rose Gold Microneedling Tool + Eye MicroTip Set, $249. You can also get the regular GloPRO Microneedling Tool for $160.

2. SPECIAL EDITION: VINTNER’S DAUGHTER ACTIVE BOTANICAL SERUM, $305

This year Vintner’s has released a special edition serum, housed in a limited edition 50ml glass vessel (versus the usual 30ml size). Yes, please. It’s been called the “face oil to end all face oils” and is the flagship product created by April Gargiulo of Vintner’s Daughter. It’s filled with rejuvenating ingredients like grapeseed oil, primrose oil, rosehip oil, and more. The ingredients work together to restore the skin’s balance and make it radiant. This is every skincare junkie’s favorite oil, and if you (and your friend) don’t have one already, it’s the perfect time to add it to your regimen. Especially in this limited edition bottle! I have this oil and I use it to the very end, every time.

Buy it now: Special Edition Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum 50ml Bottle, $305; Vintner’s Daughter 30ml Serum, $185

The Drunk Elephant- The Trunk Gift Box

3. DRUNK ELEPHANT: THE TRUNK, $425

This set of nine amazing Drunk Elephant products is basically a skincare regimen in a box—well, a trunk. You already know how much we love Drunk Elephant’s founder Tiffany Masterson. I’ve extolled the virtues of her omega rich Marula oil, her new tinted sunscreen, her magical Babyfacial peel, and her skin-changing bar soaps. And this trunk has it all. The products are meant to be used together to restore your skin to a healthy, balanced state. From Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil to the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, this trunk has everything your skin needs, and none of the stuff it doesn’t. 

Buy it now: Drunk Elephant: The Trunk, $425

4. NO KA ‘OI YOGA MAT, $166

As you make time for self-care this winter (and beyond!) this should be your go-to yoga and meditation mat. It’s made with sponge fused with microfiber, which means it’s incredibly soft. And it comes in a collection of super pretty colors. Can’t you just picture doing your daily yoga poses on one of these beauties?

Buy it now: No Ka ‘Oi Yoga Mat, $166

5. HAIR ESSENTIALS SET FROM PLAYA, $140

If you thought beach hair was only for the summer, think again. This Playa set will make sure your hair stays healthy, beachy, and beautiful no matter the temperature outside. In this set you’ll find full-sized bottles of Playa’s shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, Endless Summer Spray, and Ritual Hair Oil (which I’ve already raved about). We’re sure you have a friend or two who’d love to add these products to their haircare regimen.

Buy it now: Hair Essentials Set from Playa, $140

6. T3 FEATHERWEIGHT 2 HAIR DRYER, $200

This sleek hair dryer is designed to dry quickly while still being gentle on your hair. And it uses ion-enriched air to lock in moisture, which means less frizz and more shine! The handle is also designed to be easy on your wrist. Plus, the dryer is lightweight, making it easy to take with you when you travel. This has been on my wish list all year.

Buy it now: T3 Featherweight Hair Dryer, $200

7. ZIIP NANO MICROCURRENT DEVICE + GOLDEN CONDUCTIVE GEL, $495

If you haven’t discovered the magic of microcurrent yet, it’s time. Microcurrent sends tiny electrical signals to the facial muscles, which promotes circulation, triggers collagen production, and causes skin regeneration. This means younger, healthier looking skin. Ziip Beauty’s stunning microcurrent device not only brings this technology to your home, but it also works with your iPhone/iPad to give you a customized treatment. You can wirelessly connect your device to the Ziip Nano, and based on the results you want, your device will communicate with the Nano to customize vibrations. How cool is that?

Buy it now: Ziip Nano Microcurrent Device + Golden Conductive Gel, $495

8. A FACIAL WITH A CHARLOTTE’S BOOK EXPERT

Okay so this one isn’t a product, but you can’t go wrong with a facial from one of our experts. Only the best-in-class dermatologists, estheticians, and skincare therapists are accepted into Charlotte’s Book. Our vetting process is rigorous: we not only verify that these experts have the proper credentials and education, but we also do our research on their relationships with patients. If they’re in Charlotte’s Book, you can trust that they’re the best. So take a look at our directory and give your deserving friend (or yourself!) the gift of an amazing facial.

9. THE PERFECT LEATHER COSMETICS CASE, $500

If you’re looking for a very, very special gift, this is it. A perfect leather cosmetics case is timeless. A very good friend of mine bought me a Smythson model about 10 years ago and I use it to this day. When I travel I use it as a cosmetics bag, but it also doubles as a gorgeous clutch. This Bottega Veneta model is so classic. It was crafted using the brand’s signature intrecciato technique, and is lined with twill. Or if you’re in search of something a little more fun and slightly less expensive, this pink Smythson is perfect.

But it now: Bottega Veneta Leather Cosmetics Case, $500; Pink Smythson, $206

10. FITBIT’S SPECIAL EDITION ALTA IN BLACK AND GOLD, $150

We can all use a little motivation when it comes to our fitness goals. The special edition Alta from Fitbit is a gorgeous black and gold, and it automatically records your daily activity, distance walked, and calories burned. It also measures the amount and quality of your sleep. The tracker wirelessly syncs to your computer or phone, and the app helps you keep track of the food you eat, as well as the progress you’ve made. It’s perfect for the holiday season, when it’s especially hard to stay on track with your fitness plan. Grab the special edition Fitbit while it’s available!

Buy it now: Fitbit’s Special Edition Black & Gold Tracker, $150

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If you’re looking for more reasonably priced gifts, check out our favorite beauty and wellness gifts under $100! Plus: here’s a nutritionist’s guide to a healthy Thanksgiving, in case you’re still searching for the perfect recipe.

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