35 Gifts for the Beauty-Obsessed

Updated 11/16/18
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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

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. 

PAT MCGRATH LABS BLITZTRANCE™ KIT $225
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Better Than Sex Mascara Standard Size Black - 0.27 oz/ 8 mL
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Standard Size Black $24
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PAT MCGRATH LABS MTHRSHP + LIPSTICK DUOS KIT $110
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Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4 $80
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Revitalash Double-Ended Volume Set $35
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PAT MCGRATH LABS BLITZTRANCE™ DIVINE DUO $65
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Revitalash Micellar Water Lash Wash $36
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Hair

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. 

Mason Pearson Brush $150
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Malin+Goetz Peppermint Shampoo $22
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Malin+Goetz Cilantro Hair Conditioner $24
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Malin+Goetz Sage Styling Cream $8
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Ren Oat and Bay Conditioning Shampoo $28
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Malin+Goetz Gentle Hydrating Shampoo $26
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Moroccanoil Moisture & Shine Shampoo $26
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Revitalash Volume Enhancing Foam $175
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Skincare

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. 

StackedSkincare Hydrating Gel Facial Cleanser $24
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Ren Keep Young And Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot $60
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StackedSkincare Soothing Hemp Seed Stack $223 $210
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Ren Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic $35
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StackedSkincare Hyaluronic Acid Eucalyptus Hydrating Serum (HA) $130
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Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask $80
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StackedSkincare Firming Eye Complex $78
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Peter Thomas Roth Poten-C Power Cream $95
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StackedSkincare Micro-Roller $30
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Ren Rose O12 Moisture Defence Oil $80
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StackedSkincare Deep Sea Mineral Peel $125
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Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum $65
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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. 

Moroccanoil Dry Body Oil $48
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Ren Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Salt Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub $49
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Moroccanoil Night Body Serum $62
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Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Body Lotion $18
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Moroccanoil Shimmering Body Oil $48
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Sugar Lemon Bath & Shower Gel 10 oz/ 300 mL
Fresh Sugar Lemon Bath & Shower Gel $20
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Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Cream $38
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Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Body Cleanser $20
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