After a long year of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, we're all looking forward to spending Christmas with family and friends, eating delicious food and relaxing in the sunshine.
But Christmas can also be a time of extreme stress and indecision as you attempt to figure out what to buy for friends, family, in-laws, your kid's teacher etc.
We're here to help with a definitive Newshub Christmas gift guide series.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which is lucky because this year, many of us be holding a lot of beauty products.
There has well and truly been a great skincare boom in 2020 as many of us had nothing to do but sit indoors slapping stuff on our faces in an effort to feel better.
Now we're allowed back out in public - and thank God, because what would Christmas be without the beautiful festive makeup limited edition releases and beauty edits?
Of course, all beauty fans know the ultimate present this year would be a one-way ticket to Sydney to lie down on the cool floor of the newly opened Mecca flagship store forever.
But with that off the table for the time being, here is our selection of the best gifts for the beauty junkie in your life.
Spiked Jade Beauty Roller RRP $38
The perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa present for that skincare fan, this spiked jade roller is amazing for draining away puffy tired faces at the end of a long big year. Designed to enhance skincare routines, promote circulation and encourage skin cell rejuvenation, the beauty roller works to stimulate the lymphatic system helping to combat puffiness and water retention. Said to be crafted from authentic jade stone, the new spiked addition provides stronger stimulation and intensity than its classic rose quartz counterpart. Keep it in the fridge for extra cooling goodness on a muggy summer day.
The Beauty Fridge RRP $142
What do you get the skincare junkie that has everything? Somewhere to keep it all, of course. A revolutionary but actually quite simple idea, the Beauty Fridge can not only look extremely cute sitting on your bathroom vanity, but it also preserves the active ingredients in products, extending their shelf life and reducing the presence of harmful bacteria. Coming in a range of chic shades, this is going at the very top of my wishlist to Santa this year.
Sisley Hair Rituel Hair Care Oil Set RRP $290
Remember, beauty isn't just skin deep. Give the beauty fan in your life the gift of some TLC for their tresses with this 'Hair Rituel' pack by Sisley, which has a naturally perfumed hair care oil to bring nutrition, radiance and softness to the hair. Each pack also contains the brand's beautiful smoothing shampoo, restructuring conditioner and regenerating hair mask in mini sizes - wonderful for travelling during the summer holidays.
GHD 'Wish Upon a Star' Christmas set RRP $650
Definitely on the more extravagant end of the spectrum, this beautiful kit will make the recipient feel like a 1920s darling thanks to the midnight blue vanity case. Inside you'll find an opal toned GHD platinum styler and the new helios hairdryer. This set is perfect for travelling around the country during the summer holidays, or just sitting pretty on your bedroom vanity. It's an incredible gift for a loved one - or yourself if you're feeling the need for some self-love.
Resorè Face Washer Set RRP $110
Perfect for making your bathroom feel a little more like a spa, these face washers are made Silverbac lyocell, bamboo and long-staple cotton alongside antibacterial and hypoallergenic fibres and bacteria-targeting silver. The luxurious towel stops the spread and incubation of bacteria and potent skin irritants to allow for cleaner skin and should complement the gift recipient's current skincare and body care products.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Sculpture RRP $128
Buying makeup for others can be a tricky business but you really can't go wrong with any of the Hourglass palettes - their muted, soft shades are universally flattering and add a glow to any ace.
This luxurious six pan face palette includes the brand's most popular shares Dim Light and Diffused Light, as well as exclusive shades like Glistening Strobe Light and Natural Bronze Light, meaning it's a must-have for any beauty junkie - and ideal for creating a glam New Years Eve look.
Weleda Skin Food Day & Night Face or Body Set RRP $39
If you want to treat mum or gran to a little pampering, this Skin Food set is the ultimate option - at a cost-effective price. Loved by makeup artists and celebrities around the world for head to toe nourishment for thirsty, dry skin, both the original Skin Food and its light counterpart have reached something of a cult status. This set is great to be taken away on summer holidays to counteract the effects of sun, sea and maybe a few too many pinot gris' at lunchtime. Give the gift of nourished, hydrated skin!
Bondi Skin Co RRP $120
Know someone wanting to get into more of a skincare regime but are unsure where to start? Make it easy for them with this kit of three from Bondi Skin Co, the Aussie skincare brand launched by three best mates, Nick, Chris and Dougie. Australian made and 100 percent natural, vegan and cruelty-free, the ethically produced products consist of a vitamin C serum, a hyaluronic acid serum and a vitamin A (retinoid) serum. It's all of the glow with none of the difficulty - perfect for that skincare novice.