The holiday season is quickly approaching, and I designed this post to help you cross as many names as possible off your holiday gift list. Whether you are buying early or at the very last minute, it’s reassuring when you can find a gift that you know your recipient will love.
In today’s post, I wanted to create a gift guide of tried and true beauty and personal care gifts for the beauty lover that you can easily order online.
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Onto the goods! I must admit, I spent way too much time on Amazon scouring the site for some fun and unique beauty inspired gifts. Here you’ll find skincare, makeup, bath & body, fragrance gifts, and even a few gifts for the men in your life. Scroll down to the end of the post for some fun stocking stuffers!
Sunday Riley Starter Kit Vol. 1 contains the heavy hitters that you want in your anti-aging skincare regimen. This is a great introduction to the Sunday Riley brand and would be perfect for the skincare lover.
The kit includes mini sizes of their best-selling products: C.E.O. Vitamin C Brightening Serum (0.27 oz), Luna Sleeping Night Oil (0.16 oz), Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream (0.16 oz) and last but not least, Sunday Riley Good Genes (0.27 oz). In other words, a vitamin C treatment, a retinol treatment, a moisturizer and a lactic acid treatment.
- C.E.O. Vitamin C Brightening Serum – contains 15 percent vitamin C in the form of THD ascorbate for brightness and radiance.
- Luna Sleeping Night Oil – contains Trans-Retinol Ester for low irritation, soothing Blue Tansy and German Chamomile, and Chia Seed Oil, the richest botanical source of omega 3.
- Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream – contains alpha-arbutin 1% for brightening, papain (papaya enzymes) for exfoliation and clarity, two form of hyaluronic acid for intense hydration and tamarind extract for extra moisture.
- Sunday Riley Good Genes – an all-star alpha-hydroxy acid treatment, rich in lactic acid for exfoliation, licorice and lemongrass for brightening and prickly pear extract for soothing the skin.
I’ve tried all of these products except the retinol oil (which is on my wishlist). Sunday Riley Good Genes is probably my most favorite skincare treatment product ever. It’s just that good. For more on Good Genes, I wrote an entire post about Good Genes and wanting to find a few inexpensive alternatives for this very effective product.
Calling all clean beauty fans! This Herbivore Hydrate + Glow Natural Skincare Mini Collection will introduce you to this clean and minimal skincare line with four mini versions of the following products: Pink Cloud Moisture Creme (0.25 oz), Brighten Pineapple Enzyme + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask (0.5 oz), Phoenix Facial Oil (0.3 oz) and Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Mist (2 oz).
- Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème – contains rosewater, aloe, kukui oil, white tea, and plant-derived sodium hyaluronate for hydration.
- Brighten Pineapple Enzyme + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask – targets dullness and hyperpigmentation with pineapple enzyme micronized Brazilian tourmaline gemstone.
- Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Mist – contains rosewater, coconut water, and aloe water for hydration and hibiscus extract for mild exfoliation.
- Phoenix Regenerating Facial Oil – contains a plethora of oils including rosehip, sea buckthorn, chia seed, and CoQ10 to support collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This collection is truly about the glow and it comes at the perfect time when the air is getting cooler and dry. This is a great way to try some beautiful clean products at a great value.
Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy is a set of six 1.7 oz Peter Thomas Roth best-selling face masks. Included in this set is Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask, Rose Stem Cell Gel Mask, Cucumber Gel Mask, Irish Moor Mud Mask, Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, and 24K Gold Mask.
Give the entire set to your favorite skincare lover or break them up for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts or individual gifts.
- Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask – an atomic flash of water-activated heat will help reduce the look of fines lines and dullness.
- Rose Stem Cell Gel Mask – five rose plant stem cells in a soothing gel mask that will nourish the skin to improve skin’s vitality and radiance.
- Cucumber Gel Mask – dry skin begone with this gel mask’s botanical extracts of cucumber, papaya, chamomile, pineapple, sugar maple, sugar cane, orange, bilberry, and aloe vera.
- Irish Moor Mud Mask – ideal for congested skin with odorless 9,000-year-old Irish Moor Mud which helps to rid the skin of dirt and oil while plumping the skin with antioxidants and moisture.
- Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – provides a trio of exfoliation: manual, chemical and enzymatic! This enzymatic dermal resurfacer contains pumpkin enzymes to exfoliate, alpha hydroxy acid for breaking down dead skin cells and aluminum oxide crystals for polishing to reveal smoother and brighter skin.
- 24K Gold Mask – the ultimate in anti-aging with its colloidal gold to help improve skin firmness and caffeine for skin tightening and lifting.
For the makeup lover on your list, HAUS LABORATORIES, a new beauty launch by Lala Gaga, has a 3-piece collection of an eye shadow, lip gloss and lip liner that is available in one of 6 different color combinations. HAUS LABORATORIES wants you to create your own beauty rules starting with these colorful collections. The trio comes packaged in a cute buttoned makeup bag.
The collections range from neutral to bright. The color collection shown above is called HAUS of Goddess and includes a 0.12 oz Glam Attack Liquid Shimmer Powder eye shadow in Aphrodite (champagne with multi-color pearl), 0.046 oz RIP Lip Liner Myth (mid-tone neutral mauve), and 0.17 oz Le Riot Lip Gloss in Venus (peachy pink).
If you are looking for the ultimate eye shadow palette, look no further! LORAC Mega PRO Palette is twice the size of their PRO Palette and comes with a collection of 32 eyeshadows in matte and shimmer shades.
Ultra pigmented and velvety smooth, these PRO Eye Shadows can be used wet or dry. I love the fact that there are so many neutrals in this palette but that it also includes some deeper shades for a dramatic look as well.
Stila Kiss The Stars – Stay All Day Matte Liquid Lipstick Set includes a trio of beautifully muted full-coverage creamy lip colors. These nude shades of matte liquid lipstick will last up to 12 hours and are universally flattering. Shades included in the set are: Seranata, Baci and Perla. Lipsticks are 0.05 fl. oz. each.
It’s great to find a beautiful set of nude lip colors in a value set that is boxed and ready for gift giving. A great stocking stuffer too!
Anastasia Beverly Hills is THE brand to turn to for fantastic brow products. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Kit is the ultimate in brow maintenance and comes in five different shades: Blonde, Taupe, Caramel, Medium Brown, Dark Brown.
Each kit includes Brow Powder Duo, Brush 7B, Precision Tweezers, Clear Brow Gel for setting the color and keeping brows in place, and Anastasia Beverly Hills patented Stencils. I purchased an Anastasia brow kit several years ago and found her products to be very high quality.
Beauty bloggers and influencers rave about this line for a reason, it smells fantastic and nourishes the skin. I must admit, L’Occitane’s almond bath products are some of my favorite bath products!
L’Occitane Holiday Almond Collection Gift Set is a five-piece gift set of almond-enriched favorites, packaged in a festive holiday box. This holiday gift set includes: L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate (net wt. 7 oz.), L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil (8.4 fl. oz.), L’Occitane Almond Delicious Hands (net wt. 0.3 oz.), L’Occitane Almond Shampoo (2.5 fl. oz.), and L’Occitane Almond Conditioner (2.5 fl. oz.).
I sold Get Fresh products in my bath and body boutique and their foot care products infused with uplifting lemongrass scent were very popular! I love that this kit has your tootsies covered with products that are used in their 3-step foot treatment. The kit includes:
- Step 1 – Totally Soaked (1.75 oz) – a softening, dead skin-dissolving gel which preps your tootsies for exfoliation
- Step 2 – Down N Dirty (2 oz) – an exfoliating pumice foot scrub infused with pumice, walnut shells, moisturizing seaweed, and aloe vera
- Step 3 – Rescue Me (2 oz) – an intensive foot repair creme with shea butter, aloe vera, and alpha-hydroxy fruit acids
I’ve heard such great things about the T3 brand, and the T3 SinglePass Curl 1.25 Inch Professional Curling Iron is designed to produce perfect curls every time. Over the years, I’ve purchased many lower-priced curling irons and I haven’t found one that I love, so this curling iron is on my wishlist. While T3 products are an investment, they are well made and last longer than budget hair tools.
This curling iron has five heat settings and heats up between 260°F – 410°F. Their SinglePass Curl technology has an internal microchip that maintains the desired temperature across the Custom Blend Ceramic barrel and creates frizz-free curls in just one pass. The barrel also seals the hair cuticle quickly for shine.
This is one of my favorite beauty purchases of this entire year! This Rotating Makeup Organizer would be the perfect gift for the makeup or skincare lover who needs to get organized for the New Year!! It does its job and makes many beauty products accessible and organized. I keep many of my skincare products on the top of the organizer and I keep both skincare and haircare products on the sides.
The nice thing is that you can adjust the height of the shelves and really tailor the unit to your exact needs. I use tall shelves for large pump cleansers and haircare products on one side of the organizer and shorter shelves for skincare and products on the other side of the unit. No more rummaging through overstuffed drawers to find your products!
Per the manufacturer, the unit measures 15 in (380 mm) in height and 10.3 in (260 mm) in diameter (base) when assembled. Assembly is pretty easy and all of the pieces come together quickly. The shelves are fastened with rubber rings.
Let’s not forget about the men in our lives. I sold Jack Black products at my bath and body boutique and Jack Black products, particularly the Beard Lube, were always best sellers. Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit includes three products and a beard comb to keep facial hair well-groomed.
Start with the Beard Wash (1.5 oz) to remove dirt and oil while conditioning the skin, then move onto Beard Lube (1.5 oz). Beard Lube’s transparent formula acts as a 3-in-1: a pre-shave oil, shave cream, and aftershave conditioner for a super smooth shave. Finish with the Beard Oil (1 oz) which will treat dry and itchy skin and ingrown hairs with it’s certified organic natural oils for a healthy beard.
What a great variety of scents in this set! Armani 5 Piece Set For Men contains mini versions of the following colognes: Eau De Toilette Of Emporio Armani Diamonds (0.14 oz), Acqua Di Gio (0.17 oz), Armani Code (0.14 oz), Armani (0.24 oz) and Acqua Di Gio Profumo Eau De Parfum (0.17 oz) by Giorgio Armani.
This sampler is a great way to try these popular men’s colognes without paying full price for each cologne. A great value!
These are quick and easy gifts that you can save for the stocking, use as Secret Santa gifts, or give to family, friends or even colleagues at work. Also, keep these budget-friendly gifts in mind for teacher gifts!
The perfect stocking stuffer, Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set contains Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme (0.25 oz), Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (0.30 oz), Shea Butter Hand Repair Creme (0.49 oz), plus one pair of cotton gloves. A great teacher gift too!
- Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme – contains sweet almond oil and vitamin E for hydration and beeswax for conditioning the skin.
- Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – perfect for dry cuticles and brittle nails. It contains sweet almond oil beeswax, lemon peel oil, cocoa seed butter and sunflower seed oil for strengthing nails and cuticles.
- Shea Butter Hand Repair Creme – a quick-absorbing, rich hand cream formulated with she butter Butter, cocoa butter and sesame oil
I adore Real Techniques brushes and makeup blending sponges. The brushes are so soft and stand up to wash after wash. The same goes for their makeup blending sponges. They apply and blend makeup and concealer smoothly and are super soft. Real Techniques Everyday Essentials includes:
- Blush Brush – perfect for applying blush and powder.
- Expert Face Foundation Brush – for applying liquid or cream foundation.
- Deluxe Crease Brush – for applying cream and powder eyeshadows to the eye crease.
- Setting Finishing Powder Brush – for applying highlighting and setting powders. (I love using this brush to apply setting powder under my eyes!)
- Miracle Complexion Makeup Blending Sponge – for applying liquid and cream foundations and concealer too!
No doubt I would have sold this soap dish in my store if it was available at the time. This soap dish is reminiscent of a vintage clawfoot tub and measures 5.5” x 2.75” x 2.75
Pair this metal clawfoot tub soap dish with a Pre de Provence or Primal Elements bar soap below. Then wrap it up with a bow, and you have the cutest gift for friends and family. I think this would make an especially cute teacher gift!
Pre de Provence soaps were given an entire wall in my bath and body boutique. They flew off the shelves and for good reason. These bars are a large 250 grams (8.8 oz) and are hard soap bars that last. They come in a huge variety of scents as well.
The scent shown above is Honey Almond and it has exfoliating grains in it. Check out over 30 scents here. A few best-selling scents were Linden, Agrumes, Lavender, Milk and Verbena. You can also purchase the soap in a smaller 150-gram (5.3 oz) size.
These soaps are the perfect complement to the vintage clawfoot tub soap dish! Add the soap to the soap dish and wrap them in a bow and they are ready for giving!
Primal Elements Handmade Glycerin Bar Soap is always nice to have on hand, especially during the holidays. They make such cute designs and the soaps smell wonderful too. The vegan bars (5.8 oz) contain 25% vegetable glycerin and produce a rich lather.
The Holiday bar above contains notes of orange peel, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. So festive! Pair with a soap dish like the clawfoot tub above. Or wrap it up in a bow and give it as a gift all by itself.
OPI Hello Kitty Mini Nail Lacquer Gift Set is the perfect stocking stuffer or fun gift all on its own. The #1 worldwide salon nail polish brand offers this cute giftable set of four OPI nail polishes (.125 fl oz. each). Shades included in this set are: Let’s Be Friends (cotton-candy pink), Let’s Celebrate! (berry glitter), A Kiss on the Chic (rich burgundy), Many Celebrations to Go! (champagne frost).
If you love OPI nail polish, you may also like their 25-piece Advent Calendar filled with mini-nail polishes. So cute!
Give the gift of relaxation and indulgence with Kneipp Mineral Bath Salts (17.63 oz). A brand that I love for the bath, Kneipp makes, no pun intended, the “dreamiest” bath products. These bath salts contain valerian oil and hops extract relaxation in the bath to promote a good night’s sleep. Valerian and hops are a combination that has been used for hundreds of years. They help combat stress, anxiety and support relaxation.
For a calming bath oil, Kneipp Lavender Herbal Bath Oil is pure relaxation!
I could go on and on, but I have to stop somewhere! This variety of price points should give you an idea of gifts that you can give ranging from stocking stuffers to luxe treats. I hope this list helps you cross a few names off your holiday list so that you can spend time with friends and family and enjoy the holiday season!
Thanks for reading, and until next time…