5 Professional Festive Gift Packs Giving Designer Bag Vibes

It seems that this year, every professional beauty brand has tapped into the Christmas spirit and released a gift pack. As awkward as it is to admit, beauty gift packs are notoriously… daggy. Cheap makeup cases and giant beach totes are what shoppers have become accustomed to, and while the products inside are the real steal, it’s the packaging that often undermines the offering.

In 2022, beauty businesses have appeared to have stepped up their game, with salon-stocked brands at the forefront of innovation. In place of tacky totes, some brands have released what appear to be designer-inspired clutches and cases. Even basic boxing has turned chic with the use of Summer brights and cool photography worthy of a place under the tree.

Fine-tuning our favourites has been a hard task to tackle – so much so that the team PB beauty cupboard has been stripped bare in our attempt to try-and-test them all.

We’ve zero’d in on five festive gift packs your family and friends will really love this Christmas:

asap / Issey Miyake

asap Travel Cases
It’s giving: the Bao Bao Issey Miyake Clutch

We need to take a moment for asap’s TOP TIER travel cases. Each clutch is designed featuring a water-resistant, geometric skin that proves it is as worthy of use as a toiletries case as it is an evening clutch. Each pack contains two of the Australian brand’s hero skincare essentials. An asap ‘award winners’ version is also soon-to-be released, containing the brand’s Liquid Platinum Serum and Hydrating Defense SPF50+. We call this one the no-brainer choice for the style-and-skin-conscious.

dermaviduals / Christian Dior

Dermaviduals Skincare Kits
It’s giving: the Christian Dior Book Tote in Blue Dior Oblique Embroidery

This is the travel bag that inspired it all – the oh-so-chic dermaviduals zip-up gift packs come in five variations to suit the skin of each lucky recipient. You’d have to have been living under a rock not to notice the sheer volume of fashionistas sporting Dior’s embroidered tote as of late, and so it’s no wonder we immediately flocked to dermaviduals’ cosmeceutical equivalent. The travel bag itself is roomy and well-made, worthy of use for years to come. The brand is highly regarded for its effectious, recommendation-only line, and so these packs make for a great introduction to the brand for those not yet in the know.

organicspa / Brunello Cucinelli

organicspa The Minimalist Plump Pack
It’s giving: the Brunello Cucinelli Bead-Embellished Crossbody Bag

Hear us out on this one… Brunello’s beads-aside, organicspa’s The Minimalist Plump Pack is a universal hit. The zip-top clutch comes in a stone shade and carries a suede-like look. It’s the kind of beauty bag you’ll be eager to sit on your bathroom basin, like a piece of decor. One of the best things about this bag is its size – just large enough to fit several full-size beauty products, just small enough to throw into a larger handbag for daily use. The kit contains a full-size organicspa Cream Cleanser, Intense Moisture Cream and Eye Balm.

Intraceuticals / Marc Jacobs

Intraceuticals Holiday Collection Kits
It’s giving: the Marc Jacobs Snapshot leather crossbody bag

On first glance, never would you imagine Intraceuticals’ unique holiday clutch to be anything other than a sporty crossbody bag made for everyday wear. Available in three variations, each cream, leather-look box-clutch features gold hardware and a detachable canvas strap. Seven, full-size Intraceuticals products are included at a combined value of over $500. It’s modern, it’s luxe, and it’s made to impress. WE LOVE!

INIKA / Simone Rocha

INIKA Limited Edition Hand Cream Box
It’s giving: the Simone Rocha Micro Pearl Egg Shoulder Bag

INIKA’s Limited Edition Hand Cream Box is just one of many stunning holiday offerings released as part of the brand’s Depths of the Ocean collection. Proud of their use of natural ingredients and sustainable practices, it makes sense that the Australian brand has chosen to release a line that’s packaging is inspired by the earth. This shell design is pretty enough to be hung on the Christmas tree or simply sat underneath. Retailing at $45, this pack would make for an easy upsell in-salon, alongside INIKA’s full skincare and cosmetics range.

Check out the November/December 2022 print edition of Professional Beauty for our mega Christmas gifting guide, out this month!

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