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We all have that friend, S.O., or relative in our life that’s beauty-obsessed. We can all probably also relate to the fact that shopping the beauty aisles can be a bit overwhelming (to say the least). So we rounded up our favorite beauty gifts to help make your shopping go a little more smoothly the next time you need a present stat.
From eyeshadow palettes to bath salts, here are the best beauty gifts for every beauty lover.
Slip Silk Pillowcase
When you don’t want to worry about trying to match up your gift to their skin tone, hair type, personal style, etc., this silk pillowcase is a solid choice for your beauty friends. If you’re wondering what’s wrong with a regular pillowcase, let us explain. Typical cotton pillowcases not only tug at hair and skin, but they also like to suck up water—this includes the moisture that’s in your hair and skin—which is bad news for those overnight masks you’ve been using. Silk’s slick surface helps hair and skin glide smoothly across your pillow as you toss and turn throughout the night, leading to more healthy, hydrated hair and skin come morning.
Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate Look Set
Charlotte Tilbury’s products are always a top choice for makeup enthusiasts and it’s easy to see why. While the packaging itself is enough to make you fall in love, it’s the rich pigments and long-wearing formulas inside that keep people coming back for more. This is the ultimate starter set (or key staples) as it includes an eyeshadow palette, eyeliner, mascara, blush, lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss all in super wearable shades that work on any skin tone. Plus it comes with a little lipstick-printed pouch to carry it all in. While this set is on the pricier side, any of Charlotte’s makeup palettes or kits would be a gift they’ll love.
Skin Gym Rose Quartz Workout Set
Gua Sha and facial massage are the latest trends in skincare, which is why when you gift your skincare obsessed friend this rose quartz facial roller and sculpting tool, it will need no explaining. Just for your own knowledge, the roller helps to de-puff skin, get your blood flowing, and help lymphatic drainage. Plus, rose quartz is known as the crystal of love, making it ideal for this self-care ritual.
Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask
Beauty sleep is real, and it starts with this luxurious silk sleep mask. Not only does it block out all forms of light that can keep you awake, but it also muffles out noise so it's even easier to catch some Zzz's in peace and quiet. Another perk? It doubles as a headband to keep hair out of the face during a skincare ritual.
Quip Metal Electric Toothbrush
Accepted by the American Dental Association, this toothbrush not only brushes teeth better than its non-electric counterparts, but it's also nice to look at. Gift this to your friends and/or loved ones and we're confident it won't stay hidden deep within a medicine cabinet.
Aquis Original Hair Turban
Aside from being a stylish way to dry the hair, this microfiber turban is actually one of the best ways to take your strands from sopping wet to damp with the least amount of damage. Plus, they work 50% faster than cotton towels, are less irritating (and therefore less likely to cause breakage), and help cut down on heat styling, another healthy hair offender. Small and compact, it also makes a great stocking stuffer.
Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler
We know the price is steep but if you factor in the number of hair tools on offer here, it completely justifies it. Perfect for multiple hair types and styles, this tool transforms into a hair brush, a curling iron (for loose and voluminous curls), a hot air brush, and more by simply swapping out the head.
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay’s Naked palettes are a staple for makeup lovers of all levels. This palette is made up of 12 shades in warm gold and brown hues with matte, metallic, and shimmer finishes. Wear the shades alone or pair them together, no matter how you mix and match them it will always look good—they’re practically foolproof.
Laromni 10-Piece Oval-Shaped Makeup Brush Set
There’s nothing quite like using a fresh brush to apply your makeup for the first time. This set is not only a great deal, but the unique shape also makes them really fun to use. It includes multiple sizes of brushes for applying everything from foundation to blush to concealer to eyeliner. The bristles are soft but dense so they’ll pick up more of your makeup for a bolder application on the first swipe. Makeup pros will also love that the handles can bend up to a 90-degree angle so they can really get artistic with their application.
Ritual Essential for Women Holiday Gift Set
We love this multivitamin for women at Byrdie HQ (so much so that we gave it top honors in our best multivitamins for women roundup) and now you can gift it to the wellness guru on your list so they can become obsessed as well. In addition to the 60 capsules, the kit comes with an exclusive Ritual pill case, as well as one free monthly subscription—a $65 value.
Vital Proteins Holiday Sample Box
Test out the fan-favorite flavors from one of the biggest names in the collagen supplement business. Grass-fed-collagen is said to help strengthen hair, skin, and nails, and even provide joint support. These all-natural powders are beloved by celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, and Ashley Graham, to name a few.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment
The winner of the best chemical exfoliator award in our 2019 Byrdie Skincare Awards, we're confident this AHA treatment will wow any beauty lover on your list. It's a hard-hitting combo of lactic acid, licorice, lemongrass, and prickly pear extract to brighten the skin and reveal a more even tone and texture.
Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy
If you and your beauty bestie are more of a JOMO duo than FOMO, get them this ultimate masking set and schedule your next night in. The set comes with six masks for everything from purifying and anti-aging, to detoxing and hydrating so there’s something for every skin type and enough to last through at least a season of your latest Netflix obsession. Have a few concerns you want to address? Try multi-masking by applying a few different masks to different areas of your face to reap all the benefits in one go.
Glossier Balm Dotcom Trio
This set of Glossiers’s cult-favorite lip balms is always a safe bet. The set comes with three salves and you can choose from a handful of universally flattering shades with sheer finishes. We love the hydrating formula made with castor seed oil, beeswax, lanolin, cupuacu fruit extracts, as well as rice bran and rosemary leaf extracts.
Kate McLeod The Daily Stone
A cross between a lotion and massage oil, this bar by Kate McLeod is the definition of luxe pampering. It's made of five oils and butters—cocoa, sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado, and coconut, to be exact—and melts into the skin as it's glided across. All the while it's giving off the most decadent scent of rose, neroli, and frankincense—a real treat for the skin and senses.
Sorbus Acrylic Makeup Case Display
If you've ever heard a friend or loved one complain about a cluttered vanity or bathroom counter (or if you've seen it with your own two eyes), gift them this chic acrylic makeup case. It features compartments for all beauty goodies, including lipsticks, makeup brushes, eyeliners, and even eyeshadow palettes. They'll love you for eliminating the need to dig through a busy makeup bag that feels like a bottomless pit.
Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3
This product has a cult-like following—in fact, most Olaplex products do—because of its ability to relink broken hair bonds. It's not a conditioner but rather a concentrated treatment that can benefit the look and feel of all hair types. They'll love you for this one—trust us.
Parachute Classic Bathrobe
This bathrobe is a classic for a reason. Made from 100% Turkish cotton, this robe is soft and cozy and once had a 2,000 person waitlist. It comes in four neutral colors and hits just below the knee to suit anyone's look. Super absorbent so that it can be worn straight out of the shower, but light enough that you'll still want to reach for it in the summer.
Burt’s Bees Essential Gift Set
With a cleanser, hand salve, body lotion, foot cream, and, last but not least, Burt’s Bees cult-favorite lip balm, this mini set has all you need to please. Whether you’re running short on funds, time or you’re just not sure what to get someone—this is a sure crowd-pleaser. They’ll also love that it’s TSA-friendly so they can keep it in their purse or carry-on to use on the go.
Bath Oil and Salts Gift Sets
This soak is made with a base of Himalayan pink salt along with rose and geranium essential oils while the body oil is a combination of coconut, apricot kernel, and meadowfoam seed oil—along with a few rose petals in each for good measure. You just might have to convince your giftee to actually use them because the bottles are so pretty they may just want to keep them on display.
Esker Beauty Restorative Set
This new body care brand is not only plant-based, paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and vegan, it’s also such a treat to use. This set includes body wash, body oil, and a dry brush so your giftee can turn their usual body care routine into more of a self-care ritual. The kit also comes with a lined (it’s waterproof!) linen zipper bag that can be used over and over again. Another perk your tree-hugging friend will love: Every body oil from Esker comes with a packet of wildflower seeds that can be planted to help save the bees—one of the brand’s missions.