Since the holiday season is jam-packed with festive fun, decor duties, and Christmas parties, the last thing you need to be worried about is buying gifts. So to save you the trouble, we’ve curated the ultimate gifting list for fellow beauty junkies or for those of you looking for a bomb gift your beauty lover will cherish. From skincare that’ll help your gal glow through winter and a luxe pillowcase that anyone would appreciate, to our fave beauty fridges for true beauty lovers. Check out our ultimate gift guide below!
For Makeup Lovers:
We may be biassed, but we think the Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette, $67, is a total crowd-pleaser. The 18-pan palette is super diverse so it’s perfect for bold looks as well as simple everyday glam. If you want to really go wild, the Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Brush Set, $45, is another must-have. The brushes pick up shadows and help blend effortlessly, plus they’re stashed in a dope holographic makeup bag. Like we said… Crowd pleaser.
If your beauty lover prefers a more subtle look, the Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes, $29, are ideal. The 9-pan palettes contain five buttery matte shades and four pigmented shimmers. It’s also light and compact so you can carry it with you when you’re on the go – it’s saved us SO many times when we’re dashing from the office to a party. And, of course, no-makeup look is complete without a complementary lip: we’re loving the Throwback Lip Kit, $34, which contains a classic 90s combo with full-seized versions of our classic Lip Contour and Power Bullet Matte Lipstick!
Another super cute gift idea for makeup junkies is the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby 2 Mini Lip Gloss and Highlighter Set, $24, which contains the famous Killawatt Foil Highlighter in fan-favorite shade, Sandcastle, and their all-new Gloss Bomb shade Sweet Mouth, $24. They’re both so sexy and it’s basically a gift that anyone would love!
For Skincare Addicts:
All skincare lovers adore a beauty tool, and the Skin Gym Jade Facial Trio Set, $49, which includes a full-size jade roller, gua sha tool, and an adorable mini jade roller for traveling, are sure to be a hit. This gorgeous collection helps to remove toxins via the lymphatic system while simultaneously lifting and sculpting the skin. Find out more deets on the benefits of Gua Sha here.
Another amazing gift for the skincare obsessed is a cosmetics fridge. Not only is it the perfect place for your beauty lover to stash all of their products, but it’ll amplify the benefits and extend their shelf life. We’re obsessed with The Marble Cosmetics Fridge, $130, from The Cosmetic Fridge; the marble finish gives the fridge such a luxe feel and even the smallest fridge can pack a ton of products, we’re obsessed!
A shower filter is the gift your beauty-loving friend never knew they needed, and if they don’t already have one, they’re going to be super impressed with this gift. The Klean Shower Filter, $64, gives smoother, softer hair and skin by removing chlorine, heavy metals and other impurities from your shower that can cause hair damage, skin problems and more. This genius filter is new on the market and already getting rave reviews, plus it’s great value and environmentally friendly too. You can even give the gift that keeps on giving and choose a subscription service at a lower cost!
For Glow Getters:
Skincare makes for a great Christmas gift since New Year’s resolutions usually call for a more consistent regime. If you can’t decide on just one product, the Glow Baby Glow Kit, $29, from our fave K-beauty brand Glow Recipe, is perfect. Each set contains a 30ml Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask and an Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask, which would usually cost $47. We’ve been alternating between the two for the last six months, and we can confirm, they’re the BOMB. The watermelon mask hydrates and gently exfoliates the skin while you sleep, and the avocado mask provides an extra surge of moisture while gently revealing a brighter complexion thanks to retinol.
Another super cute set; the Glow Recipe Let It Glow Set, $39, includes a full-size Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask (80ml) with two adorable minis: the Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser and a Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer. It’s a great gift for skincare newbies as it provides three essential steps, while skincare junkies will already know and love this K-beauty brand.
For The Girl On The Go:
If your beauty lover is always on the go, buy them something to make their life easier. The Face Halo, $22, is an obvious choice; it’s a reusable face cloth that removes every inch of makeup, even eyeliner and mascara, with just water. If you don’t believe us, watch this. It’s also more environmentally friendly than makeup wipes and WAY better for your skin.
If you feel like spoiling someone, the Foreo Luna Mini 2, $139, is a great cleansing device that’ll help cleanse more deeply while leaving skin feeling incredibly soft. The tiny tool is great for gym bunnies to ensure there’re no traces of makeup left before a workout.
If that doesn’t win them over, the All is Calm, All Is Bright Travel Set, $28, is ideal as it provides all the skincare essentials in mini size. The kit includes the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, the Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner, a Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile & Lavender, the Vitamin C Serum, AND the Seaweed Night Cream. In short, it covers all the bases for glowing, healthy skin regardless of how much sleep you manage to squeeze in.
For Clean Beauty Lovers:
If your squad is living for clean beauty, grab them something from clean beauty brand Herbivore who avoids all artificial ingredients, unnatural preservatives, and fillers. The Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio, $39, is an easy win as it contains the Coco Rose Body Polish, Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist, and Coco Rose Lip Conditioner. Another great Herbivore product is the Coconut Milk Bath Soak, $18, it smells divine and leaves your skin feeling super soft – perfect for those long winter nights.
For Fragrance Lovers:
Buying fragrance is a great gift and the perfect way for them to remember you every time they use it. We love the KAYALI ELIXIR I 11, $118, a light fruity scent made with red apple, rose petal essence, and jasmine; it’s luxurious, rich, and warm. Or, because the KAYALI fragrances are designed to be layered, the KAYALI Miniature Set, $95, which contains all four KAYALI fragrances, is the perfect gift that will allow them to create their own signature scents.
Another set we’ve got our eye on is the Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Mini Travel Set, $84, which contains the famous scent; Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum Travel Atomizer, an Ultra-Rich Lip Color in Le Mepris and the Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, which ordinarily has a total value of $123. If your giftee prefers the finer things in life (aka they’re super boujee), they will love this set.
For a simple stocking filler, the L’Occtaine Shea Butter Hand Cream, $29, smells delicious and keeps your hands feeling silky smooth. Dry winter skin, be gone.
For Hair Care Fanatics:
Everyone should use a silk pillowcase – the benefits for your hair and skin are insane. It may sound a little extra, but it helps prevent friction and tugging thereby minimizing frizz. Silk pillowcases prevent moisture loss from your skin and hair while a cotton pillowcase actually absorbs moisture from them, which over time can cause your hair to become brittle.
Another great option for those who love to straighten their hair is the Dafni Rose Gold Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush, $180. It’s the ultimate hair styling tool that controls the heat temperature to minimize damage while it also straightens the hair in half the speed it takes with a pair of straighteners. Last but not least, these silk scrunchies are adorable, and we’re obsessed with the Slip For Beauty Sleep Slipsilk Hair Tie Holiday Bauble, $25.
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