Since March, I've had a candle sitting at my working from home desk that I light every time I'm feeling a bit down. It is hands down the best gift I've bought myself in 2020.
Specifically, it's the Palm Beach Collection Coconut and Lime BIG candle, which smells like the overseas holiday none of us are allowed to go on.
It's been a persistent small joy during a time that has been scary and stressful. In a tough year, a lot of us have been looking for the small joys. A smell that cheers us up. A moisturiser. A serum. A lipstick that tells the people on the other end of our video call that we certainly didn't wake up four minutes before we dialled in. In a world where we can't control much, sometimes a face oil makes us feel like at least we have some agency over the texture of our skin.
So, with Christmas coming up, you might want some inspiration for that picky family member who refuses to tell you what they actually want.
Myer stocks all the best beauty brands, both in store and online (their Beauty Fix section has guides, tips and tricks from celeb insiders).
Here are some of our favourites from their Chrissie wrap-up:
I've always been obsessed with this brand. It's fancy but affordable.
After having done the maths, the gift sets at Myer are seriously good value. If you got these products separately it would cost you more like $43.