In the world of holiday shopping, there are those who are looking for deals and deals only, those who are willing to pay full price if the price is right and the gift is amazing (that’s me), and those who are willing to splurge no matter what. If you have a money tree growing in your backyard, and friends and relatives who have been oh so nice this year, this luxury gift guide is for you. For all those lovers of fancy things, now’s your time to swoon and get your life.
Michelle Obama First Lady Status: La Prairie Eternal Platinum Gift Set, $1,700
I know what you’re thinking; we’re not supposed to be gifting skin care, remember? But hear me out: This is for a skin care fanatic whose dream is to try some of the most luxurious products out there. The Eternal Platinum collection includes a full-size jar of Cellular Cream Platinum Rare, Cellular Eye Cream Platinum Rare, Cellular Serum Platinum Rare, and Cellular Eye Essence Platinum Rare, all containing platinum particles to help hydrate, rejuvenate, and tighten the skin. I mean, who needs a platinum chain when you can rub the metal all over your face?
Kate Middleton Royal Duchess Status: Red Door Spa Ultimate Celebration, $557
Who doesn’t love a spa day? This package includes an oxygen infusion facial, a 50 minute massage, a milk and honey manicure and pedicure, a hair and scalp massage, a shampoo, blow-dry and style, a makeup touchup, and a spa lunch. You’re basically living there for a day and reaping pretty good benefits. And if you did all these things a la carte, you’d likely end up paying more.
Beyoncé Diva Status: NARS The Vault, $500
This is for the diehard, all-NARS-everything gals out there. The ones who would appreciate not only the 10 Audacious lipsticks and signature nail shades, but also the keepsake wooden box that features an interior mirror reflecting a quote from Mr. Nars himself.
Bad Gal RiRi Status: Tom Ford Private Blend Collection Set, $335
I know fragrance shouldn’t be gifted either, but come on. This is a collection of Tom Ford Private Blends. Do you know what that means? Whoever is receiving this precious box of heaven will be receiving mini bottles of Tom Ford’s six best-selling private blend fragrances. This. Is. Major. Each full size bottle retails between $215 and $525.
Taylor Swift Red Lipstick-Loving Status: Givenchy Limited-Edition Crocodile Case Le Rouge Lipstick, $300
If someone presented this leather crocodile case lipstick to me as a gift, I would seriously love them forever. I’ll admit the price is steep for a tube of lipstick, but it’s the little things like the case that will stick with you forever once the tube is gone. Since the price is so high, I would just keep it as a collector’s item and cherish it until the end of time.
Iggy Azalea Fancy Status: MAC x Prabal Gurung Cream Colour Base, $70
The MAC and Prabal Gurung collection is finally here (well, it will be online tomorrow and in-stores on the 26th)! And it is glamorous, honey. If this gold packaging isn’t exciting enough, you’ll most def love this coral blush--it’s not for the fainthearted.
- So, what do you think? Are any of these fancy gifts worth the splurge?
- If you have/had it, would you spend it?