During the holidays, there’s one question that can send even the most seasoned gifters into a state of panic: Exactly what to do about the woman who has everything? You know, the kind who cozies up to a logo-stamped Celine blanket and stands her ground in JW Anderson’s latest Converse kicks; the one who sashays around in Paco Rabanne’s lacy chain-mail frocks and slings a Valentino bag, fresh off the runway, over her shoulder.
Luckily, this year, swoon-worthy showpieces abound in the form of small treasures: Gucci’s cultish decorative candles, a limited-edition Ala?a perfume in an enormous bottle, and, oh, so much more. Below, a look at 12 presents that are destined to win a special place in even the most impossible-to-shop-for friend’s heart—and Instagram.
The most major makeup moment of 2018 comes courtesy of Chanel's supersized collector’s edition compact. While the rich red lip, eye, and nail lacquers inside may not last forever, the heirloom-worthy lacquered piece, complete with a larger-than-life mirror, seems destined to join the ranks of the 2.55 bags passed down from generation to generation. Consider it the gift that keeps on giving.
Make spirits bright all season long with Gucci’s birch- and orange leaf–scented candle. Crafted in Italy and designed by Alessandro Michele, this porcelain light piece comes emblazoned with the house’s striking star eye motif, making it an objet worth hanging onto long after its flame dies down.
Leave it to The Line founder Vanessa Traina to dream up the most luxe lipstick of the year, which comes housed in a flower-stamped Lucite case made for display. A single swipe of the bright poppy pigment, formulated with intoxicating jasmine and neroli oils, will outlast any moment under the mistletoe. Pucker up!
This XXL black glass vessel—etched with a pattern that recalls the leather corset first seen on Ala?a’s ’80s runway and filled with the late designer’s signature scent—is the definition of decadence. Bonus: The lucky recipient will be only one of 300 to own the sweet-smelling pièce de résistance.
Skip the customary above-the-neck spattering of sparkles and reach instead for one of Sophie Buhai’s oversize silk scrunchies—an unexpected, elegant finishing touch to any holiday ensemble.
What better way to wind down from the end-of-year festivities than with a mask-fueled self-care session? Forget the conventional complexion clay, though: This year, it’s all about Nannette de Gaspé’s dry sculpting sheets, specifically formulated for an overlooked décolletage and derriere.
Even ski bunnies will embrace a tropical note this winter—at least in the hands of designer Johanna Ortiz, whose limited-edition cosmetics case, made in collaboration with Aerin Lauder, is printed with the same exotic prints that cover her A-list-approved frilly frocks.
Make the Christmas countdown all the more merry with Net-a-Porter’s advent calendar. Stocked with 25 palm-size products (think: soothing face wash from Dr. Barbara Sturm; smoothing Oribe hair cream), it’s the holy grail of pre- and post-holiday party beauty.
What’s more double tap–worthy than Susanne Kaufmann’s ylang-ylang-, patchouli-, and lavender-scented bath oil, now available in a whopping 1,000-milliliter glass bottle? Let the likes pour in.
This New Year’s Eve, take a page from RiRi and douse yourself in the beauty mogul’s seven new statement shimmers. The high-impact metallic shades are sure to turn heads, in true Bad Gal fashion.
After a marathon of soirees, even the most well-catered-to complexions are in need of a helping hand. Enter makeup artist Jillian Dempsey’s new 24-karat gold T-bar—a luxurious, high-powered version of the popular vibrating facial tool crafted in Japan—that instantly lifts and contours skin.
A carefully curated vanity is par for the course in the age of Instagram, which is why Byredo’s rose petal–scented milky lotion and pastel liquid soap is a no-brainer for any occasion.