Gifting during the holidays can be difficult and time-consuming. Finding just the right thing that is thoughtful, personal, and something they’ll actually want can often be trickier than it seems. To ease some of that burden, shop our roundup of the best makeup, hair, and skincare products for the beauty lovers in your life.
Beauty products are a great go-to for the holidays, as they are fun, promote self-care, and typically a great indulgence that people may not otherwise buy for themselves; the hallmark of a good gift.
We hope these ideas relieve some of your holiday stress. Happy gifting!
La Bouche Rouge Red Fine Leather Case, $75
La Bouche Rouge is a Parisian sustainable makeup company, best known for its beautiful, reusable leather lipstick cases. They come in a range of colors and are meant to be refilled whenever you run out. I received this as a gift for Christmas last year and I absolutely love it, knowing it’s something I will keep with me for years.
Causebox subscription, $29.95 (Quarterly)
Causebox is a subscription-based company that curates seasonal boxes with products ranging from beauty to homeware. They work to promote ethical and sustainable business practices, female empowerment, and conscious consumption overall through their extensive research and selection of products. Subscriptions can be purchased on a quarterly or annual timeline and canceled whenever you please.
Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer, $59.99
The Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer has become all the rage in the past year or so. This cost-effective beauty tool epitomizes convenience, getting you salon-quality styling in a matter of minutes. For all of your busy, on the go beauties, this is the perfect gift.
Pat McGrath Mothership V: Bronze Seduction Palette, $125
Pat McGrath, makeup artist and creator of the Mothership V: Bronze Seduction palette, is a legend in the makeup world. This is her most popular product, winning the Allure 2019 Best of Beauty Award, among countless raving reviews. If a high-quality makeup gift is what you are in the market for, look no further.
Fleur Marche “Glow Up” Kit, $30
Fleur Marche is a female-owned CBD company that is working to destigmatize CBD and THC through education, open discussion, and their broad range of fantastic products. The Glow Up kit is an affordable gift to introduce the beauty lovers in your life to the world of CBD. The set includes a “beginner-friendly” CBD hydrating mist from WLDKAT and revitalizing under-eye patches from KOVO.
“Face Paint: The Story of Makeup” by Lisa Eldrige, $22.49
Lisa Eldrige explores the history of makeup in her book “Face Paint: The Story of Makeup.” Eldrige breakdowns where it all began and how we got to where we are today.
Fifth & Root Salvation CBD Salve, $48
2020 has been stressful to say the least, and Fifth & Root’s relaxing CBD body balm just might be the gift we all need. The high-vibe body balm is velvety smooth and therapeutic for the stressed out and achy body that needs relief.
Olaplex Holiday Hair Fix Kit, $60
Olaplex is a high-end haircare brand known for its reparative and preventative products. This kit helps to repair, strengthen, hydrate, and eliminate frizz.
Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Vegan Leather Cosmetics Case, $60
This travel-ready cosmetics case by Cathy’s Concepts is as functional as it is cute. Add a personal touch to this gift by customizing it with the recipient’s initials.
Static Nails Willow Round Kit, $14
With nail salons widely closed, and the high risk of going even to open salons, lots of us are longing for a manicure. Static Nails reusable pop-on nails kit makes for a great stocking stuffer. Think of it as the convenient, 2020 version of a nail salon gift card.
Beauty Secrets Odorless Acrylic Kit, $29.99
If you know those that live by their acrylic nails and also love a good do-it-yourself project, this Beauty Secrets kit is for them. Add a few fun nail polish colors for them to try, and wrap up your sweet gift.
Sephora “Give Me More Lip” Lipstick Set, $45
One can never have too many lipsticks. The Sephora “Give Me More Lip” lipstick set is a real treat with eight shades from some of the most coveted beauty brands, including Fenty Beauty, NARS, and YSL.
The BrowGal DIY Better Brows Forever – Essential Tool Kit, $45
We probably all have someone in our life who is crazy about their brows. Similar to nail salons, getting our brows done can be risky in these times. The BrowGal has you covered with this easy-to-use DIY brow kit.
Sisley Paris Black Rose Face Mask, $166
If you’re looking to splurge on a celebrity favorite, Sisley Paris is the brand for you. This face mask has raving reviews and is a great choice for skincare fanatics. It supports the appearance of youthful skin with rich anti-aging ingredients leaving it luminous and energized.
Labelle Makeup Rose Gold Brush Set, $48
Labelle’s cruelty-free brush set is your go-to gift for serious makeup gurus. You can never go wrong with a brush set. For those who like to experiment with color having multiple brushes can be a game-changer.
Glossier Balm Dotcom Trio, $36
This customizable three-pack of fan-favorite Glossier balms is a winner for just about anyone. These balms come in several shades and flavors, so mix and match to create the perfect gift!
dehiya Mihakkat Exfoliator, $18.99
The Dehiya Beauty Mihakka is a handcrafted Moroccan exfoliating tool that will leave the skin super smooth. It is made from terra-cotta, adorned with organic cotton, and dyed with natural pigments extracted from clay and the flowers indigenous to the Atlas Mountains. The exfoliator can be used for the face, body, and feet.
ColourPop Cosmetics “Dream Big” Shadow Palette Vault, $68
ColourPop Cosmetics Dream Big eyeshadow palette is the gift that keeps giving. With over 50 colorful shades to choose from, there’s no look your friend or family won’t be able to create.
L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil, $50
The L’Occitane fine body oil is a crowd-pleaser. The oil is known to give you remarkably soft skin, especially if you put it on after the shower, and has a fabulous fragrance.
Herbivore Botanicals Rose Quartz Ritual Kit, $78
Herbivore Botanicals is a popular and trustworthy place to find high-quality facial rollers and gua sha tools with so many on the market. This kit includes a serum that nicely complements the two Rose Quartz tools.
The Sign Tribe Remove And Chill Nail Enamel Remover, $14.99
The nail removing cream by the Sign Tribe is revolutionary in the nail world. It’s one of the first nail polish removers to, for starters, smell great. It’s also highly effective, and while removing polish, nourishes your nails and cuticles with oils and Vitamin E. This could also be a great stocking stuffer if you’re doing some last-minute holiday shopping.
Frigidaire Portable Retro Mini Fridge, $36.30
Pop a face balm and eyeliner in a Frigidaire mini-fridge. This one may seem strange to some, but for those who take their skincare very seriously, a place to keep your products cold is crucial. Keeping skincare products refrigerated helps them last longer and prevent bacterial growth, which is important when you’re spending good money on these products. The retro fridge is also super cute and a great decorative piece that’s multifunctional.
RSShome Gold Mirror Tray Makeup Organizer, $27.99
Sold by RSShome on Etsy, this chic organizing makeup tray is not only practical but doubles as home decor.
ColourPop Cosmetics “Star Crossed Colours” Crème Gel Liner Set, $38
Similar to the “Dream Big” eyeshadow palette up top, these crème gel liners are fantastic for those that love a colorful makeup look.
Youth To The People Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial, $54
Youth To The People’s Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial is an at-home microdermabrasion facial with all-natural ingredients. It breaks down dead skin cells and helps to smooth skin texture. Grab one for yourself and a friend.
Herbivore Botanicals TRUE BLUE Mini Skin Clarifying Duo, $24
This Herbivore Botanicals duo includes the Lapis Facial Oil, a calming and anti-blemish agent, and a Blue Tansy Mask, which helps to exfoliate and soothe skin naturally. Shop this kit and more with Herbivore Botanicals 20% off deal for first-time customers.