Makeup gift sets, pretty perfumes, and high-tech tools to help her go glam this holiday season—and beyond.
Unique holiday gift ideas can be tough to come up with when you have to buy for your mom, your sisters, your BFF, your aunt…the list goes on. But you can't go wrong with beauty products. Who wouldn't want a glam eyeshadow palette, a high-tech hair dryer, or a sweet-smelling perfume under the tree? Here are our picks for the best beauty buys this holiday season.
Butter London The Most WonderFull of All
Perfect for the lacquer lover in your life. This nail polish set includes everything she needs for a fuss-free mani: a whopping 18 polishes, a cuticle exfoliator, basecoat, hi-shine and matte topcoats, nail file and buffer, polish remover wipes, and glitter polish remover wipes. She’ll want for nothing more, except for maybe extra days of the week to rock every color offered.
A truly innovative, game-changing blow dryer made by Dyson—yes, that Dyson—with a smaller motor and unparalleled force to dry hair in less time. Designed not to be top heavy and with a much lighter whir than others, it makes for a more enjoyable blow out, allowing you to move freely and hear over the sound of it.
Byredo Hair Perfume
You know that second (or third) day hair that still looks good, but doesn't necessarily smell fresh? We've all been there. While you may be tempted to spritz your go-to perfume on strands, that can be drying. Enter this mist. It smells just as amazing as Byredo's line of fragrances, but has ingredients that nourish hair and leave a healthy sheen behind. Zhush throughout the day to reactivate the scent.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
K-Beauty isn't going anywhere; the proof is in the 5,000-person wait list this mask racked up when it first went on sale. Not only does it smell like the juicy fruit, but it glides on smoothly and doesn't feel at all sticky, making it comfortable to sleep in. Waking up to glowing skin has never been easier—just wash off in the AM and you're good to go!
This cute turban will will allow you to stretch your blowout way longer than you probably should. It looks more like a fashion accessory than an old-school shower cap. The best part: it won't leave a dent in your hair or deflate the volume.
Starskin Magic Hour Exfoliating Double-Layer Foot Mask Socks
These booties tap lactic acid to exfoliate tootsies over the course of a week. Just slip them on for an hour and be prepared to see chunks of dead skin flake off in your shoes for the next few day—it's totally worth it and so satisfying to see (and feel) the super-smooth results.
Maison Margiela Replicaa Beach Walk Shower Gel
A splurge? One hundred percent. Will the person you give this to love you forever? Absolutely. The much-loved fragrance has been turned into a luxe body wash that envelops skin in a foaming lather that rinses clean and leaves behind the scent of bergamot and ylang ylang. It's the next best thing to an actual ocean side respite.
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask
Sheet masks are all the rage, and there continues to be innovation surrounding them. Case in point: this dry version. Forget the slippery, goop-y mess that's associated with traditional sheet masks and revel in the fact that all you have to do is massage this for 30 seconds after applying—that's how you activate the active ingredients that are imprinted on the fabric (hello, future of beauty!). If that doesn't sound enticing enough, you can also reuse it up to three times.
Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment
It might not be the most glam thing to give someone, but they'll surely be thankful. This gadget comes in handy when a zit crops up and you're in need of more than a topical treatment. With red and blue light to kill bacteria and nix inflammation, acne won't stand a chance. Point the pen at the site of the breakout three times a day for two minutes each—it'll beep when that time is up.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Rosewater & Facial Spray with Green Tea Duo
Everyone is obsessed with the Mario Badescu facial sprays, and for good reason: they're super hydrating and deliver a quick spritz of moisture when your skin is dry. Your MB-obsessed BFF will be thrilled to receive this duo, especially if she hasn't yet tried the brand's new Green Tea spray.
Glossier Cloud Paint Duo
Glossier launched two new shades of their bestselling Cloud Paint blush earlier this year. She'll love being able to update her collection with these super-flattering hues, and you'll love that you can save $6 by buying them in a ready-to-gift duo.
Because she should really be wearing SPF year-round (yes, even on cloudy days). This gift set from Supergoop! includes five of their most popular products: hand cream, eye cream, lip balm, and two different sunscreens.
ORIBE Dry Styling Set
Who isn't obsessed with Oribe? Not only do their products deliver salon-quality hairstyles, but they smell incredible. In this set, she'll get two of the brand's bestsellers: dry shampoo and texture spray to freshen up strands that are a few days old.
Drunk Elephant Out of Office
Each holiday season, Drunk Elephant releases a few limited-edition sets that are the perfect way to stock up on their cult-favorite skincare products. This year, our favorite is this adorable set, which would make a great gift for holiday jetsetters. The bronzing serum, marula oil, and lip balm deliver that just-got-off-the-beach glow (even if she'll be inside all December).
Fresh Destination Sugar
Gift your favorite lip balm junkie this three-piece set from Fresh. The ultra-moisturizing balms deliver a punch of color that's perfect for holiday parties while simultaneously banishing dry, flaky winter lips.
Tatcha Skincare For Makeup Lovers Obento Box
If she loves Meghan Markle, she's sure to appreciate this skincare set with four must-haves from the Markle-approved brand. The result? Softer, clearer skin even as temperatures drop. Also good: it's a whopping $39 off the retail value of the products.