How The 1% Do Beauty Gifts

Unless you just hit the Mega Millions jackpot, were born into a royal bloodline, or have a knack for inventing popular social media platforms, the following presents aren't exactly realistic for you (don't worry, that goes for 99% of us). But it's kinda fun to dream, no? Or, at the very least, drool over their prettiness and gape at their ridiculousness. Ahead, we've gathered the most over-the-top beauty gifts for you to love, love to hate, or just click through and fawn over.

No matter who you're shopping for or what your budget is, Refinery29 has all the holiday picks you need right here.

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La Prairie is the ultimate in luxury skin care, and Baccarat is the ultimate in fancy crystal things. Here, they come together to blow our minds with this beautiful creation. What is it, you ask? Well, first it’s an extravagant crystal holder for your Skin Caviar Luxe Cream. But when you’re done treating your face with the cream, it turns into a caviar server, for, you know, caviar. (Duh.)

La Prairie
Limited Edition Caviar Spectaculaire Set, $2,200, available at Nordstrom.
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At the hefty price tag of $82.50 a sheet (they come in packs of four), this is sadly as close as any of us will get to those amazing Givenchy runway masks. But these are actually good for your skin!

Givenchy Beauty Le Soin Noir Lace Face Masks, $330, available at Net-A-Porter.
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If you thought the Christian Louboutin nail lacquer was super-luxe, well, meet the limited-edition holiday version. The deep-red shade lives in a bottle hand-decorated with 1,500 Strass crystals. And, even though it costs as much as a pair of Louboutin shoes, we do love that black lacquered box with gorgeous flower detailing.

Christian Louboutin
Starlight Limited Edition Nail Lacquer, $675, available at Sephora.
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Give the gift of a younger-looking visage with this 28-day treatment, which is supposed to accelerate the skin's natural renewal cycle. Hey, if you break it down, that’s only $55 a day. (Okay, that's still pretty steep.) Oh, and it comes in a really pretty case.

Guerlain
Orchidee Imperiale Cure Face Treatment, $1,550, available at Bloomingdale's.
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Linda Rodin's oils and products are the gold standard in the industry, so it makes sense that a set of them is worth the price of gold, right? Right.

Rodin Holiday Box, $500, available at Net-A-Porter.
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We firmly abide by the motto that a girl can never have too many lipsticks, and so does Tom Ford. The illustrious designer has relaunched the Lips & Boys collection, and is offering up the whole shebang in a gorgeous set that costs just about what you'd pay if you bought them individually. Also: We die.

Tom Ford
Lips & Boys 50 Piece Set, $1,950, available at Tom Ford.
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Viktor & Rolf's insanely popular Flowerbomb fragrance got a fab makeover for the holidays. This Swarovski-crystal-covered bottle is so limited-edition, there are only nine available in the U.S.

Viktor & Rolf
NM Exclusive Swarovski Flowerbomb, $2,500, available at Neiman Marcus.
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If you ever receive this gift (which includes a gold, handmade brush with boar bristles, plus Balmain's Argan Moisturizing Elixir and Silk Hair Perfume), you have to follow the old advice to brush your hair 100 times a night. That's the only way to make sure the amazing person who gave it to you gets his or her money's worth.

Balmain Paris Hair Couture Gold Boar Bristle Brush & Haircare Set, $209, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Say "rest in peace" to your cash flow if you decide to give someone the Fornasetti R.I.P. Candle. But at least you'll blow your money in super-cool gift-giving style?!

Fornasetti R.I.P. Candle, $525, available at Barneys New York.
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Chanel sees Viktor & Rolf's fragrance bottle covered in crystals, and raises it a bottle made entirely out of crystal (and raises the price tag to a whopping 15K). Each "grand flacon" is created upon request (only 50 are available), hand-sealed with the "time-honored art of baudruchage, ensuring the purity of the parfum," and nestled in a white, leather coffret. Okay, then.

Chanel N°5 Grand Extrait Crystal, $15,000, available upon request from select specialty stores and Chanel.com.
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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, sure. Want someone to really give you BFF status? Consider gifting them the Celestial Black Diamond Cream, which retails for over a G.

111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Cream, $1,095, available at Barneys New York.
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Upgrade anyone's makeup game with this 14-piece brush collection. Essential? Not so much. Appreciated? Greatly.

Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Brush Collection, $650, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Getting any of these beauty products on its own would be a delight (hello NARS, Tatcha, Organic Pharmacy, Eve Lom, Revive, Lipstick Queen, and so much more...), but receiving them all together would make us lose our minds.

Barneys New York The Holiday Beauty Box, $450, available at Barneys New York.
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We know we're not reinventing the wheel by putting La Mer on this list — we're sure you've been told time and time again about the power of this product or experienced it yourself. But out of all these indulgences, this set of The Cleansing Foam, The Treatment Lotion, The Eye Concentrate, and The Lifting Contour Serum might just be the one we'd like to get our hands on most. And compared to the other pricey gifts on this list, it actually (surprisingly) seems to be the most practical.

La Mer The Renewal Collection, $475, available at Nordstrom.
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