The holiday season is quickly approaching, so 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!
We start with skincare. Sunday Riley Flash Fix Kit contains travel sizes of Sunday Riley’s cult-favorite Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment and Ceramic Slip Cleanser. Cleanse, exfoliate, and brighten your skin with these two products that will clarify your complexion.
This limited-edition duo includes:
- Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment (0.27 oz.)
- Ceramic Slip Cleanser (1 oz.)
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is one of my favorite skincare treatments. This treatment is formulated with lactic acid. Lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid that is a chemical exfoliator that removes dead skin cells to reveal brighter, smoother skin for improved radiance and more even skin texture.
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.
Ceramic Slip Cleanser is a plant-based cleanser that removes dirt, makeup, oil and other impurities with French green clay. Rice oil esters protect the skin from dehydration. This is a foaming cleanser that can be used by even the most sensitive skin.
Mario Badescu The Facial Spray Collection is a limited-edition 4-piece skincare collection perfect for giving, receiving or splitting it up and giving a few and keeping a few! The mists are infused with herbal and botanical extracts to revive and rejuvenate the skin.
Mist onto skin before or after moisturizer. Use it post-makeup for a dewy finish. Use it on-the-go, as a mid-day pick-me-up, or during travel.
This set includes:
- Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater (4 fl oz)
- Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea (4 fl oz)
- Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender (4 fl oz)
- Facial Spray with Aloe, Sage and Orange Blossom (4 fl oz)
Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater is the original cult-favorite facial spray that contains Rose and clarifying Thyme.
Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea contains restorative Green Tea and cooling Peppermint Essential Water.
Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender contains soothing and calming Lavender oil and antioxidant vitamin C that has age-fighting properties.
Facial Spray with Aloe, Sage and Orange Blossom contains refreshing Orange Blossom Essential Water and complexion-boosting Sage.
TIP #1: Spritz your makeup brush or sponge before blending in foundation or concealer.
TIP #2: For a refreshing cooling treatment, store in the refrigerator.
Explore Korean skincare with Mizon Korean Skin Care Gift Set: Snail Care – Freeze Your Youth, which includes a complete skincare routine. These products are formulated with Snail Secretion Filtrate which contains skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, elastin, peptides, and proteins that hydrate, stimulate collagen production, help reduce the signs of aging and offer anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser (60ml)
- Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule (30ml)
- Snail Repair Eye Cream (25ml)
- All in One Snail Repair Cream (75ml)
Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser cleanses away dirt and oil, and uses papaya extract to provide gentle exfoliation. It is formulated with snail secretion extract and green tea which contains antioxidants to protect the skin.
Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule harnesses the power of snail filtrate formula, as it is 80% of this formula. This concentrated serum also hydrates and moisturizes with hyaluronic acid and cacao tree extract.
The best-selling Snail Repair Eye Cream also contains 80% snail mucin to fight the signs of aging, nourish and moisturize the delicate eye area. It works to reduce the appearance of fine lines, sagging, dullness, dryness and dark circles.
Cult-favorite All In One Snail Repair Cream contains 92% snail extract to hydrate, refine skin texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, blemishes and scars.
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Physicians Formula Ultimate Murumuru Butter Collection is paradise found in 5 separate makeup palettes and a total of 58 shades. This travel-ready kit contains the complete selection of Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter bronzers, highlighters, blush, eyeshadow, and lip creams.
The collection is formulated with murumuru butter, tucuma butter, and cupuaçu butter sourced from the Amazon that contains essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins to soothe, soften, and moisturize skin and lips.
The collection contains:
- 8 Murumuru Butter Bronzers
- 7 Murumuru Butter Shimmery Highlighters
- 12 Murumuru Butter Hydrating Lip Creams
- 7 Murumuru Butter Blushes
- 24 Murumuru Butter Matte and Shimmer Eyeshadows
- Pop-up Mirror and Foldable Case
For a quick look at the what’s inside, check out this YouTube video:
This palette blows my mind. It contains so many products and is so incredibly affordable. The perfect gift for the makeup lover.
Maybelline The Gift Of Glam Mini Mascara and Eyeliner Makeup Gift Set contains 3 mini eye makeup products for a glam holiday look. Whether you are looking for fun fanned lashes or a dramatic winged eyeliner effect, this gift set has you covered.
This kit includes:
- Falsies Lash Lift
- Lash Sensational Mascara
- Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner
Falsies Lash Lift was awarded the Best Lengthening Mascara of 2020 in the Allure Best of Beauty Awards. It lifts and volumes with a double curved lifting brush and fiber-infused formula.
Lash Sensational Mascara coats lashes from root to tip for a fun-fan effect with its 10 layers of bristles. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.
Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner has an ultra-fine tip for a precise line. It’s smudge-proof and water-proof and has highly pigmented color.
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For the makeup lover on your list, Haus Laboratories, a 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. 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).
A unique gift for any season, Marvis Toothpaste Flavor Collection Gift Set contains 7 mini tubes of toothpaste from the Italian brand Marvis. These luxury tubes of toothpaste are uniquely flavored and are xylitol- and sorbitan-based formulas that clean your teeth and gums without causing irritation.
The flavors included in the set at 1.3 oz each are:
- Amarelli Licorice
- Aquatic Mint
- Cinnamon Mint
- Classic Strong Mint
- Ginger Mint
- Jasmine Mint
- Whitening Mint
I’ve tried every single one of these flavors, as I sold them in my bath & body boutique years ago. Let me tell you, they are fantastic. My favorite is the fresh and clean Aquatic Mint. The most unique? I’d say Jasmine Mint. Who would have thought that a floral flavor in toothpaste would work? Yet it does! This set gets points for a unique and fun gift. You can also break up the set and give a few and keep a few!
L’Occitane Shea Butter Skin Saviors Discovery Kit is all about shea butter. Shea butter is rich in 5 essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants and is hydrating, moisturizing, and nourishing to the skin.
L’Occitane skincare and body care products are cult favorites for a reason: they work. (The shea butter hand cream may be my favorite hand cream ever!) Although the full size products can get a bit pricey, this collection is the perfect introduction to the line and ideal pampering gift for the holidays.
The collection comes in a cute limited-edition keepsake box and contains:
- L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (1 oz.)
- L’Occitane Shea Body Shower Oil (2.5 fl. oz.)
- L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream (1.7 oz.)
- L’Occitane Shea Light Comforting Cream (0.27 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
Just in time for the holidays, from the #1 salon brand worldwide, OPI offers a collection of 10 mini nail polishes in their OPI Holiday ’20 Shine Bright Nail Lacquer Mini 10 Pack that are bright and festive and provide up to 7 days of wear. Keep a few for yourself or give the entire set.
This set includes 10 mini nail polishes at 0.125 fl oz each in the following shades:
- Alpine Snow
- Bubble Bath
- Big Apple Red
- Malaga Wine
- Tickle My France-y
- Lincoln Park After Dark
- Pompeii Purple
- Strawberry Margarita
- Russian Navy
- Kyoto Pearl
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 last 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 bottom shelves.
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 its 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.
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 the dreamiest bath products. These bath salts contain valerian oil and hops extract for relaxation in the bath and 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!
Final Thoughts on 20 Holiday Gifts for the Beauty Lover on Your List
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…