Shopping for holiday gifts could feel like a stressful task, especially when you’re running out of time. With Christmas arriving in just a few days, the mall is only going to become more packed and you’ll want to plan your route strategically. When in doubt, I’d suggest heading straight to an Aesop store to pick something up because honestly, I can’t think of anyone I know who doesn’t appreciate products from the skincare brand.
From its wide range of facial and body care product options, to the sophisticated, earthy scents that have become a signature of the brand, Aesop’s unisex skincare line makes the perfect present for just about anyone in your family. The beauty brand’s minimalist packaging will surely impress your mother as well.
WHAT IS IT: Aesop Contours of Discovery gift set
WHY IT’S WORTH THE HYPE: There are plenty of beauty gift sets on the market during the festive season, but very few appeals to every member of the family like the ones Aesop has created. This year, the brand has collaborated with couturier Iris Van Herpen on a beautiful collection of gift kits dubbed “Atlas of Attraction.” Each kit from the range is wrapped in a sleeve featuring unique, Iris van Herpen couture patterns handpicked by the designer herself from her own archive.
My favorite from the series is the “Contours of Discovery” kit. Lovely packaging aside, the set features a total of four products that almost feel too luxurious to use. These include the fragrant Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash (nobody really needs a fancy hand wash, but nobody can say no to one either), the Geranium Leaf Body Scrub, a body cleanser, as well as a nourishing hand balm that is pretty much an essential during the colder months of the year. Everything is housed inside a reusable amenity case, which is perfect for carrying your makeup or skincare when travelling. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift for a cousin who’s obsessed with beauty products, or for your brother who has just moved into a new apartment, you can’t go wrong with this tasteful bundle.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: The Contours of Discovery gift set can be purchased online and in-store at Aesop locations for $115 USD.