The Perfect Aussie Christmas Gift All Wrapped Up

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Jo Munro

The Savvy Shopaholic

Nov 13, 2023

Christmas is a time for spreading joy, love, and cheer, and more often than not for feeling run off your feet to get the whole celebration organised.

Why not streamline your shopping list by giving your loved ones exactly what they love?

I have sisters and friends who are impossible to buy inspired Christmas gifts for.

I finally decided to keep it simple. I take the guess work out of wondering if they would like the gift by selecting a gorgeous, festive gift pack from their favourite brands. I know they love the brand. They are getting something they love and usually a couple of extra surprises in the pack.

It is the celebration season. Who doesn’t love the indulgence of some stunning beauty products to keep you looking good through the holidays?

I have done the leg work so let’s discuss some of my favourites this season;

Jurlique – Nutri Define Ritual

Jurlique – Nutri Define Ritual $216

Certified biodynamic by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Jurliques Nutri Define pack includes two full size products and two travel size all in a festive box.

The foaming cleanser is gentle but surprisingly effective even on my stubborn makeup. The rich cream even after one use had my skin feeling plump, hydrated and glowing.

The products are simply stunning and are indulgence in a box.

• Nutri-Define Rich Cream 50ml • Nutri-Define Cleansing Foam 100ml • Nutri-Define Eye Balm 5ml • Nutri-Define Serum 5ml

RRP. $216

Retreatment Botanics – Luminous Traveller Skincare Set

Luminous Traveller Skincare Set $74

Retreatment Botanics award-winning skincare range was created in the beautiful Bundjalung hinterland of Byron Bay by Olivia Newton-John, Trudi Jaye and their team of natural skin science experts.

These glorious products are more than just skin care they are a an invigorating walk through the native fragrance of Australia. Whats in the pack?

Luminous Traveller Skincare Set Vegan cosmetic travel bag, 15ml size Radiance Cream Cleanser, 15ml size Ultra Rich Moisturiser, 3ml Kakadu Brightening Serum, 3ml Restore Serum, 3ml Refining Face Polish, 3ml Instant Glow Face Masque, 100% Organic Cotton Muslin Cloth.

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is one of those gift packs just stuffed with samples. This cleverly design travel bag is designed to reused time and time again. Simply refill your droppers, pots & bottles from your full-size products to keep in your cosmetic bag!

When I received this gift pack also had a full size Restore Serum ($99) included and this is a great way to scale the gift up with full size options from the wonderful range from Retreatment Botanics.

Clean, Clear & Confident – Teen Kit $100.80

Roccoco Botanical – Clean, Clear & Confident – Teen Kit

The good news is there is a beauty gift pack for every age. Too many of the major brands focus on age defying beauty packs. Well, not award winning Aussie brand Roccoco Botanicals. This brand started with a focus on delivering results for acne sufferers. Naturally, they have an effective, fresh gift pack for teens (or some of us beyond our teens with troubled skin).

3-Step anti-blemish System is designed specifically for the needs of teenage skin with rave reviews.

Savvy Hot Tip:

This pack is on sale was $144 now $100.80

Eau Dynamisante Collection $92

Clarins – Eau Dynamisante Collection

If there is a fragrance that triggers Spring and Summer for me it is Clarins Eau Dynamisante treatment fragrance. It has been my favourite since it launched on the market. I believe I was given one of the first Eau Dynamisante gift pack for Christmas and it has been a stable in my shower, body and fragrance repertoire ever since.

This year’s iteration of the Eau Dynamisante ($92) pack features

Eau Dynamisante Treatment Fragrance 100ml
Eau Dynamisante Moisturizing Body Lotion 100ml
Eau Dynamisante Shower Gel 30ml

Bonus Bon Bons with Clarins gifts inside when you spend $125 online

I cannot go past this Clarins Classic. It revitalises and tones the body, all while leaving the skin delicately scented. To me, it is the smell of Aussie Christmas, summery, light and playful. Pop a full size Eau Dynamisante deodorant spray into the gift to spend over $125 and get the bonus Bon Bons.

Happy Shopping!


By Jo Munro

The Savvy Shopaholic

Jo Munro is best known as The Savvy Shopaholic with the tag line 'Shop More, Save More'. She is The Carousel's resident shopping expert and a regular TV presenter on Ch9's Today Show and A Current Affair. In Jo's book The Savvy Shopaholic, she shares over 20 years of savvy shopping expertise, business wisdom and channel management with those who want to turn their shopping skills into cash. Much loved for her luxe for less shopping tips and wide-brimming smile, she's always keen to share her passion for shopping and savvy tips to get the most out of your dollar.



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