25 Gifts Guaranteed to Impress Any Beauty Aficionado on Your List
Figuring out what to buy the beauty aficionados on your list can be stressful enough to make you break out. For one thing, there are so many incredible beauty gifts out there. Whether you’re searching for sensational scents, the perfect lipstick or something to please a skintellectual. Then there’s the question of which colors and formulations to go for. It can leave a person more overwhelmed than trying to decipher the vague dress code for that upcoming Zoom holiday office party.
But we’ve compiled a list of sure-to-please beauty gifts to take the guesswork out of holiday shopping. Our picks cover makeup, hair, skin care, nails, bath, body and more. Got someone on your list who’s trying to up their contouring game? Sigma Beauty has the answer. Shopping for a fragrance-loving friend? Prada, Carolina Herrera and Lancôme have some great options.
Because we don’t want you to blow your entire holiday budget on just a few gifts, there are presents for all price points. Whether you’re looking to keep things under $30 or have a little more funds to spare, you’ll find something for every beauty lover on your list.
Scroll down to discover the best beauty gifts to give this season.
Sephora Favorites Black-Owned Beauty Set, $35 at Sephora
Support black-owned beauty businesses with this covet-worthy set. It offers everything from lipstick to cleanser to hair must-haves. Another bonus? Sephora will donate $150,000 to the 15 Percent Pledge.
Aesop The Forager, $45 at Aesop
Because their body needs love, too. The brand’s famous Citrus Melange Body Cleanser and Rind Concentrate Body Balm come together to deliver seriously soft skin all over.
Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Gift Set, $85 at Ulta Beauty
Everyone loves Prada’s signature scent. And why not? It boasts notes of caramel, iris and white musk. It comes with the perfume in both standard and rollerball versions.
Chanel Miroir Double Facettes, $42 at Chanel
Who doesn’t adore Chanel? This affordable compact has a regular mirror on one side and a magnifying mirror on the other. It’s also perfectly portable.
Olaplex The Complete Hair Repair System, $196 at Olaplex
Olaplex is the gold standard of hair repair. Enter this complete system featuring everything from its No.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment to its No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask. The case is pretty cool, too.
Tatcha The Starter Ritual Pore-Tightening & Balancing Set, $72 at Tatcha
Help your loved one get 2022 off on the right foot with this skin care set. They’ll get the brand’s beloved cleansing oil, rice polish, essence, water cream and eye cream. What more could they ask for?
Carolina Herrera Mini Good Girl Coffret Set, $30 at Sephora
Ideal for a beauty junkie or a fashion fan. These fragrant minis feature a marvelous mix of red currant, rose and vanilla.
Nécessaire The Body Ritual, $40 at Sephora
Nécessaire’s self-care set exfoliates, cleanses, replenishes and moisturizes. Your loved one will absolutely adore The Body Exfoliator, The Body Wash, The Body Serum and The Body Lotion.
MAC Cosmetics Ultimate Trick Mini Lipstick Set, $74.50 at Nordstrom
MAC Cosmetics’ lipsticks are legendary. So this set will definitely go over big with even the hardest to impress person on your list. It contains 12 best-selling hues and multiple finishes.
Drunk Elephant Face Value Brightening Skincare Kit The A.M. Routine, $88 at Sephora
This kit has morning covered. It’s all thanks to the brand’s brilliant serums, moisturizer and eye cream. Plus, how cool is that container?
Sunday Riley Go to Bed With Me Anti-Aging Kit, $93 at Revolve
On the flip side, Sunday Riley’s offering is designed to get your loved one ready for bed. It features a six-step nighttime routine that’ll have them glowing by the time the alarm clock goes off.
Slip Marble & Charcoal Beauty Sleep Gift Set, $122 at Ulta Beauty
Help them get better beauty sleep with this set. It includes the brand’s famous queen silk pillowcase and a complementary sleep mask.
Morphe The Fine Nine 9-Piece Artistry Palette Vault, $95 at Ulta Beauty
It’s pretty amazing that Morphe managed to pack nine artistry palettes into this vault. From neutrals to lavender to khaki, the range is impressive.
Sigma Beauty Essential Kit, $160 at Nordstrom
These 12 professional-quality brushes are all they’ll need to become a makeup pro. From a tapered blending brush to an eye shading brush, it’s all right here.
Red Carpet Manicure Gel Polish Pro Kit, $79.99 at Ulta Beauty
Polish off your gift list with this manicure kit. Offering weeks of gorgeous color and incredible shine, this mani is in it for the long haul.
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Magic Secrets Skincare Set, $65 at Sephora
Charlotte Tilbury’s skin care staples in one travel-ready set? Yes, please. They’ll score Magic Cream Moisturizer, Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, Goddess Skin Clay Mask and Wonderglow Face Primer.
Dr. Jart+ Bestseller Kit, $52 at Sephora
Know someone with dry, red skin? Then this kit will be their new BFF. There’s a full-size Cicapair Tiger Grass Enzyme Foam Cleanser along with Ceramidin Cream, a full-size Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 and a full-size Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution.
Estée Lauder 29 Beauty Essentials Supreme Set, $75 at Nordstrom
Twenty-nine beauty essentials in a stylish train case. Need we say more?
Wildling Empress Collection, $129 at Wildling
The brand’s complete facial gua sha system is the perfect gift. Why? Because it includes the Empress Tonic, the Empress Oil and its patented Empress Stone.
Pattern Juicy & Jumbo Duo, $72 at Ulta Beauty
Pattern partnered up two of its best-sellers. Used together, the Hydration Shampoo and Leave-In Conditioner will clean locks and seal in moisture while defining curls.
SK-II First Experience Kit, $99 at Revolve
Introduce someone on your list to SK-II’s stellar skin care range. They’ll receive essence, lotion and a mask that all work together in harmony.
Glow Recipe Glossy Skin Spell Kit, $22 at Sephora
Watermelon is always in season thanks to Glow Recipe. This hydrating and brightening duo will really get them glowing with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid.
Lancôme Idôle Aura Eau de Parfum, $99 at Macy’s
Lancôme’s latest fragrance will warm anyone up this winter. With notes of rose, white jasmine and bergamot over a salted vanilla base, they’ll want to spritz on this scent on the daily.
Glossier The Essential Edit, $50 at Glossier
Give the Glossier fan in your life something to smile about. This handy set makes it easy to take the brand’s beloved skin care and makeup faves anywhere.
Mario Badescu Cleanse & Hydrate Collection, $28 at Ulta Beauty
This collection cleanses as it hydrates. It’s all thanks to the brand’s Clean Facial Spray, Gentle Foaming Cleanser, HA Dew Cream, Caffeine Eye Cream and HA Dew Drops.