13 Best Beauty Gifts to Buy This Holiday Season
Amid the glitz and grandeur of the holiday season, it’s the little things that often bring the most joy. Whether you're shopping for self-care stocking stuffers or more indulgent beauty buys, these 13 holiday gift ideas are made to pamper the beauty aficionado on your list.
COLORJUST Matte Pink Brush Set
Makeup application is a breeze with this matte-pink brush set made from cruelty-free synthetic fibers. Packaged in a stand-up brush case, this under-$50 kit is made for the beauty maven who's always on the go.
To buy: $48; nordstrom.com.
Glossier Balm Dotcom Trio
Available in eight flavors that range from sheer cherry to fresh mango, Glossier's Balm Dotcom Trio is a skin-saving salve that seals in moisture. Pick up a pack of three and stash one in your purse, gym bag, and desk drawer during dry skin season.
To buy: $30; glossier.com.
Calpak Vanity Case
Stash all your overnight beauty essentials in this lightweight travel case that's both water-resistant and durable. Calpak's vanity case is designed to rest neatly on top of your carry-on luggage, so you can keep your favorite toiletries close while traveling.
To buy: $85; calpaktravel.com.
Skin Gym Jade Facial Workout Set
This handheld facial roller and Gua Sha tool helps to de-puff skin and increase blood circulation while reducing inflammation. Ideal for making skin look brighter and more awake, the Skin Gym Ja de Workout Set is a beauty buy that pairs best with a soothing facial oil or serum.
To buy: $54; revolve.com.
NARS Studio 54 Lip Pigment Set
Packaged in a holiday-ready sequined pouch, this disco-inspired beauty kit is filled with three full-coverage lipsticks that pack a punch. Plus, since the packaging is so pretty, you can skip the gift wrap.
To buy: $45; nordstrom.com.
Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme
Searching for a crowd-pleasing stocking stuffer that won't break the bank? This ultra-rich hand cream is revered among beauty buffs for its ability to heal and moisturize in mere seconds.
To buy: $24; aveda.com.
Address unique hair needs and growth goals with Prose—a custom hair care line that's bottled just for you. Formulated with high-quality ingredients like green tea water, peppermint extract, and pro-vitamin B5, each bottle of Prose hair care is truly one-of-a-kind. Try the sulfate-free shampoo before giving their hair oil, leave-in conditioner, or dry shampoo a go.
To buy: $25; prose.com.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Winter Essentials Kit
Prep your skin for cold weather conditions with Dr. Barbara Sturm's Winter Essentials Kit. Each holographic travel bag contains a cleanser, facial scrub, face mask, hyaluronic serum, calming serum, and face cream to hydrate your complexion no matter what the elements throw your way.
To buy: $215; sephora.com.
I Dew Care Wash-Off Mask Set
Inspired by all things ice cream, these indulgent miniature face masks are a must for travel. Each set includes three sweet flavors—including cake, berry, and matcha — that will leave your skin feeling soothed.
To buy: $20; ulta.com.
Augustinus Bader The Cream
For an ultra-luxe beauty buy that really delivers, try Augustinus Bader's cult-favorite day cream. The revolutionary face cream is buzzworthy since it took more than 30 years to develop, plus it dramatically improves skin's appearance with regular use.
To buy: $265; neimanmarcus.com.
Peter Thomas Roth Hydration Glow-Up Kit
Give the gift of a serious glow-up with this hydrating skincare kit. Each 3-piece set includes a cleanser, serum, and hyaluronic cream to help treat hyperpigmentation, dryness, and dark spots over time.
To buy: $52; dermstore.com.
Joanna Vargas Bright Eye Hydrating Mask
Banish tired, puffy eyes for good with Joanna Vargas's intensive sheet mask that aims to tone and moisturize skin. Formulated with skin-smoothing hyaluronic acid and brightening arbutin, each mask is like a mini facial.
To buy: $60; violetgrey.com.
Drunk Elephant The Midi Committee Kit
Brimming with Drunk Elephant's line of clean beauty products, this skincare set is a no-fail beauty buy. Inside, you'll find skin-boosting finds like the brand's famed Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer and their top-rated B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum.
To buy: $48; sephora.com.