NYLON’s Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide 2018

The holidays are here, whether you’re ready for it or not. If there’s one thing that we look forward to the most this festive season, besides your usual side of eggnogs and Christmas treats, it’d have to be the hype leading up to the occasion itself!

We’re talking about tons of new releases from some of your favourite brands, and limited edition cult favourites. We’re giving you the DL on the hottest and latest trends everyone’s been talking about and of course, a list of recommended gifts for you to get your hands on whether its for your loved ones, that enthusiastic friend who’s already started counting down to Christmas, or even just a gift for yourself because, why not?

We’ll be updating this page as our gift guides come along — so bookmark this and keep hitting refresh daily!


Calling all beauty enthusiasts! It’s that time of the year again to stock up on your favourite beauty essentials, so what better way to kick this festive season off than with these festive blockbuster sets. If you have a long list of items you’ve been eyeing to get your hands on this season, we suggest you spend a little more on these festive sets that include some of the most coveted items you’ve seen trending on the web!

See our full list of gift recommendations here.


‘Tis the season to be jolly! You bet it is. If there’s one thing to get excited about this festive season it’d definitely be the new limited edition releases from some of your favourite beauty brands! We’re not going for something subtle, no. This year, it’s time to show off your creativity and newfound inspiration by amping up your holiday glam by 100 percent with these makeup kit essentials.

See our full list of gift recommendations here.


No time to waste here! It’s time to deck the halls (and your tree) because Christmas is coming in a few weeks! Wow your guests by adding a little pizzazz to your usual Christmas decor with these one-of-a-kind ornaments from some of your favourite beauty brands including cult favourites like Becca, Fenty Beauty, Urban Decay and many more.

See our full list of gift recommendations here.


Guilty of being a makeup/skincare junkie whose vanity is filled with beauty products? Well if you haven’t started spring cleaning for the past year, we suggest you should. As Sharpay Evans once mentioned, “It’s out with the old and in with the new”!  Spice up your vanity by switching out your old favourites with these new millennial beauty brands that are shaking up the beauty business with the latest and trendiest must-haves.

See our full list of gift recommendations here.


While you may want to splurge on extraordinary gifts with your imaginary champagne budget, unfortunately, sometimes it’s not always possible. The next best thing that you could find for your loved ones without burning a hole in your wallet is to get these skincare sets.

It’s all about the season of giving and what better way to shower your friends and family than giving the gift of beautiful skin. Consisting of the finest and latest products from your favourite brands, these skincare treats make great Christmas gifts for that one friend of yours who’s been complaining about her complexion, her stressful work-life or even for that special one who can’t stop talking about all things beauty.

See our full list of gift recommendations here.


If you’re into smells, then you would have noticed that 2018 was a stellar year of scents with the constant stream of new launches from some of your favourite luxury house brands. Perfumes are so connected to memory that it’s nice to celebrate a monumental occasion like Christmas with a new scent. Here, we’ve picked out the best of the best when it comes to new fragrances in 2018 – with the inclusion of the exclusive Christmas editions to some of this year’s bestselling launches. There’s always something for everyone.

See our full list of gift recommendations here.


The beauty industry is constantly on the ball with an ongoing cycle of new releases by the minute. Some are hits and some are misses, but if you’re looking for products that live up to what they promise, then these cult favourites are the classic holy grail must-haves that never go out of trend. It’s all about the highly coveted, bestselling products that everyone’s been talking ’bout. Before you start filling up on your wishlists this Christmas, we suggest you fill up your e-shopping cart, prepare your wallet, and check out some of these cult-favourite products that truly deserve the hype.

See our full list of gift recommendations here.


There’s nothing nicer than welcoming the holidays with scented candles of all sorts (from woody to fruity, and even musky scents) to invoke the festive season in your home. With a wide selection of new releases from these candle brands, we can’t help but to spazz on all of them this Christmas.

See our full list of gift recommendations here.