9 Beauty Gifts for the Thanksgiving Host (That Are Way Better Than Flowers)

Updated 11/07/18

Thanksgiving is nearly here, which means you're probably already picking out an outfit that's both chic and non-restrictive (gotta have room for pie) and brushing up on your avoiding-the-marriage-and-kids-conversation skills.

Whether you're attending a Friendsgiving or a turkey dinner with family, showing up with a little host gift is always good form. In lieu of flowers and pumpkin-printed paraphernalia, opt for one of these chic beauty gifts. They say, Hey, thanks for cooking all this food and hosting arguably the most stressful holiday event of the season. From self-care sets to candles to luxe skincare, here are nine beauty gifts for the Thanksgiving host.

Chillhouse Palo Santo & Chill Candle $52
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Skip the overdone pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon holiday scents, and bring something a whole lot chicer. This high-vibe candle has earthy notes of palo santo, cedarwood, and citrus. Plus, the melted soy wax can be used as a hand moisturizer.

Self Love Bath + Body Ritual Kit
Herbivore Self Love Bath + Body Ritual Kit $36
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Encourage your host to engage in some self-care with this set from Herbivore. The nourishing trio consists of a coconut milk bath, body polish, and luxe body oil that can be used to create an ultra-pampering routine (a much-needed way to unwind post–Thanksgiving dinner).

Cream Lip Stain Collection Set 6 x 0.169 oz/ 5 mL
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Collection Set $28
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Sephora's lip stains have reached holy-grail status: They're the rare matte lip product that actually doesn't dry out your lips, they don't come off on your wine glass, and they come in a variety of shades. This set contains a curated blend of neutrals and colors.

Women's Jade Facial Roller
Solaris Laboratories NY Jade Facial Roller $27
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Part self-care, part skincare, a jade roller is a crucial part in any skincare aficionado's routine. Jade is associated with clearing negative energy, and the act of rolling helps stimulate lymphatic drainage and promote more glowing skin.

Body & Hair Travel Set
Le Labo Body & Hair Travel Set $46
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This covetable set from Le Labo features a shower gel, lotion, shampoo, and conditioner, all infused with the fragrance of Hinoki, a sacred Japanese wood. The aroma is also one of the brand's best sellers.

Holiday Glow Kit
The Beauty Chef Holiday Glow Kit $50
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Holiday stress can wreak havoc on one's skin, so your hostess with the mostess will be especially appreciative of this glow-boosting set. It comes with a drinkable tonic and add-to-smoothies powder that are both fortified with superfoods. 

Women's Sheet Mask Set
Peach & Lily Sheet Mask Set $15
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Have you ever met a person who doesn't love a sheet mask? We haven't, either. This trio comes with one to calm irritated skin, one to plump and firm, and one to hydrate dry skin.

Hope is in Your Hands
Philosophy Hope Is in Your Hands $28
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'Tis the season for dry, chapped hands. This ready-to-gift quartet of hand lotions can help thanks to the nourishing formula that contains shea butter and macadamia oil.

Stone Diffuser Black 3.3 in. x 3.3 in. 7 in.
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser Black $119
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An ultra-chic essential oil diffuser is a must-have for any home. This one uses ultrasonic technology, not heat, to diffuse the oils and create ambiance. Plus, the design is simple enough to match any décor scheme.

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