It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That familiar sea of reds and greens wash over the city, gold lights trim the trees along the streets, family and friends reunite, food and wine are a plenty — it seems like nothing beats the joy of the holiday season. And then you remember you have to buy presents for everyone.
But it doesn’t have to be stressful. Here at Bijou, we’re all about keeping it wonderful — the whole season round. One of the best gift-giving hacks? Find the best products that don’t require wrapping. Gifts in which the outside packaging itself is so pretty, all you need is a cute bow (or none at all!) and you’re set.
We’ve prepared a list of no-sweat, ready-to-give presents with the best packaging. Check out our holiday gift guide below.
Luxury scented candles in beautiful refillable bases, Bijou is the perfect present for your best friend, mom or any loved one in your life. From the moment you receive the box in your hands to the time you light your candle, Bijou is about the whole experience.
The packaging itself is worth noting. Bijou’s Parisian-inspired illustrations are all hand-drawn for that personalized touch, as gold lines and lettering trim along the box. Add a bright red bow around it, just to make the unwrapping process even more exciting, and you’ve got the whole art of gift-giving covered.
Pivoine Flora Gift by L’Occitane
Who wouldn’t want to shower themselves (literally) with beauty milk formulated with peony extract from the south of France?
This beautiful gift set from L’Occitane is a guaranteed hit this season, packed with floral-scented gels, creams and more. Pair it with our Pink Bellini Bijou from our Fete des Fleurs collection and you won’t want to give it away.
Charbonnel et Walker’s Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles
Yes, they taste as divine as they sound. Of course, with iconic customers ranging from princes to Hollywood legends, Charbonnel et Walker must live up to its name.
This signature collection in particular contains Marc de Champagne inside every butter-laced milk chocolate piece, lightly dusted in icing sugar. Served in luxurious hand-made boxes and satin ribbons, don’t be surprised if your gift recipient keeps the entire packaging long after the chocolates are done.
Second runner-up? Dark Sea Salt Caramel Truffles. Drool.
Givenchy’s Essentials to Catch Your Eyes Clutch Set
Give the gift of glamour with this couture-inspired set of Givenchy eye essentials from Sephora. If you’re looking for a quality makeup set to give a girlfriend or Secret Santa, this is a no-brainer. Essentials include Noir Couture Volume mascara, Magic Khôl black liner pencil and Le Prisme Yeux eye shadows — neatly packaged inside a floral-patterned clutch. Tie a gold ribbon for that extra classy look and expect instant smiles.
Who doesn’t want one for Christmas?
Shop our entire collection of Bijou candles here.