We all have that friend, the one at a level of chic that we can't quite reach. She's always on trend, she carries nice bags, and she wouldn't dream of wearing sweats in public (which is our aesthetic on some days, if we're being honest). So for these friends, we can't exactly get them a generic set of lotion and bath soap for the holiday. They like nice things, so we need to shop accordingly.
Below, we've rounded up some of our favorite luxe beauty products for said fancy friends. The total cost might be a bit more than you were hoping to spend this season, but if they have good taste, we're willing to bet they'll reciprocate and wrap up something fabulous for you in kind. Keep scrolling for the swoon-worthiest and most lavish gifts.
The Friend Who Likes Nice Things will surely need something sturdy to carry all of her top-notch products in. This bag from Urban Decay is extra large, so it's great for toting all the essentials (because let's be honest—there are lots of them).
Who said cotton pads needed to be boring? These chic little squares come imprinted with the Chanel logo to give your skincare routine a major upgrade.
These gorgeous powder pearls color-correct and illuminate the face for an even, lit-from-within glow.
There's nothing worse than wanting to pack your favorite scent in your carry-on just to realize it's over the 3.4-ounce limit. Perfect for the lavish jet-setter to pour her fragrance of choice into, this gorgeous travel atomizer from Kilian is dressed in a glitzy black snakeskin pattern.
One of the La Mer researchers discovered that crystals were forming in the brand's famous Miracle Broth, yielding an even more potent formula to completely revitalize the skin. Press it onto your face, neck, and décolletage for a dewy, youthful complexion.
Caviar for your face—what could be fancier than that? Pure skin caviar extracts and rare caviar water combine for a reconditioning treatment to be applied pre-serum for firmer, suppler skin.
Treat your skin to this intoxicating blend of warm French lavender absolute (which Linda Rodin says is redolent of rich tobacco-hay notes) and Bulgarian lavender for a beautifully telluric experience.
Crafted with Japanese acupressure in mind, this tool is wrapped in 24K gold over a crystal core that can either be heated or cooled and run along the skin. Doing so creates an at-home detox by releasing tension and draining the lymphatic system.
Vilhelm fragrances are in a league of their own. Each scent in the line is more opulent than the next; they immediately transport you to Paris, a source of inspiration for the brand's founder, Jan Ahlgren. This particular blend of mandarin nectar, blackberry, violet, orchid, and green bamboo makes a high-class scent, perfect for the type of woman who enjoys ordering room service.
Looking for more nice gifts? Check out The Review by Byrdie, a limited-edition curated beauty box of all our favorite products.