This year, like so many others, I vowed to prep and prepare for the holiday season. Too often I've fallen victim to procrastination and I'm stuck inevitably waiting in long store lines on Christmas Eve or spending a fortune on overnight shipping just so my gifts come in time. In an effort to stay organized this season, and ensure I won't fail, I'm breaking out my gifting options by categories. Luckily, like me, most of my friends and family members would love nothing more than a stocking full of beauty goodies.
Instead of a last-minute Sephora haul like last year, I've done my homework, scouring the internet for every makeup brand, skincare product, relaxing bath and body tool, and haircare essential worth going on (and checking off) my list. Scroll down for the beauty lover's holiday cheat sheet and feel free to pat yourself on the back for getting ahead of things.
Makeup can be an understandingly overwhelming item to gift with. After all, you're probably not 100% certain of your friend's foundation shade. To avoid feeling buyer's remorse, opt for beauty kits in festive packaging with more than one option, like the below PAT MCGRATH LABS products. Another favorite they're guaranteed to love? Revitalash's Double-Ended Volume Set that will give them seriously long, full lashes.
Give the gift of seriously great hair thanks to these tried-and-true favorites. All things Moroccanoil have been my go-to for nourishing my frizzy, curly strands, and I plan on stealing the invigorating Malin+Goetz Peppermint Shampoo from my friend the second she opens it.
Glowing, hydrated, acne-free skin is the gift that keeps on giving. I'm stocking up on the StackedSkincare Micro-Roller for an instant at-home facial, Ren's under-$40 Glow Tonic that makes your face look refreshed and renewed instantly, and Peter Thomas Roth's 24K Gold Mask, which is perfect for that friend who's just a bit extra.
Bath & Body
We all have that one type A friend who's working themselves through the holidays. Gift them with relaxing, revitalizing, and nourishing bath essentials that will make them want to pause and practice some self-love. The body oils are a luxurious way to heal dry skin, and the shimmering option feels particularly festive for the season.