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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.
Read more reviews of the best silk pillowcases available to purchase online.
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.
Check out our roundup of the best makeup gifts for even more options.
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.
Take a look at our picks of the best jade rollers for smooth skin.
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.
Peep our favorite sleep masks of all time for more picks.
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.
Check out our guide to the best electric toothbrushes for a whiter smile.
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.
See more of our favorite eyeshadow palettes available for purchase.
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.
Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best makeup brushes.
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.
Scunci Scrunchie Style Box
Not only does this scrunchie set come in a wide range of colors and textures, but there's one for every mood, personality, and occasion.
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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.
e.l.f. Cotton Candy Face & Eye Brush Set
You could never have too many makeup brushes, especially when they're this good. Synthetic and 100% vegan, all four brushes in the set can cater to your every face and eye makeup need.
Take a look at our selection of the best drugstore makeup brushes available for purchase.
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.
Check out our guide to the best face masks you can buy today.
Nurse Jamie UpLift Facial Massaging Beauty Roller
As far as face massagers go, this one is definitely up there among the best of them. It features 24 massaging stones that—when rolled against the skin—help to lift, enhance, and energize the skin for a more youthful-looking appearance.
To learn more about this item, check out our full product review.
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.
Need some more help finding what you're looking for? Read through our best lip balms article.
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.
For more options, check out our roundup of the best makeup organizers.
Cuvee Beauty Champagne Styling Spray
What better way to ring in the holiday season than with some bubbly? This bubbly-infused styling spray conditions and strengthens hair, and the bottle makes the perfect centerpiece on any vanity.
Check out our guide to the best texturizing sprays on the market.
Trifold Makeup Mirror With Lights
With adjustable LED lights, this makeup mirror will brighten up even the darkest of spaces. Plus, it rotates 90 degrees to make it even easier to apply your face makeup and hit all the right angles.
For more options, check out our best lighted makeup mirrors article.
Smith & Cult Holiday Nailed Lacquer Trio
If anyone on your list is a fan of an at-home mani and pedi, gift them this set of three lacquers—a deep red, rich taupe, and glittery gold—by Smith & Cult to use ahead of holiday parties, nights out and everything in between.
Read reviews and shop our favorite gel nail polishes available today.
Remington Pro 1"-1.5" Pearl Ceramic Conical Curling Wand
Enjoy professional, salon-worthy results with this ceramic-infused curling wand offering more benefits that one. Among them? Temperature control, adjustable heat settings, frizz control, and beautiful, tousled waves every single time.
Read more reviews in our best curling wands roundup.
Kristin Ess Detangling Brush + Sectioning Clips Hair Styling Set
Give the gift of an easier hair styling routine with these chic sectioning clips and detangling hairbrush, ideal for all hair types.
Read through our best hair brushes article to find more options.
Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum
A part of the floral fragrance family, this fan-favorite eau de parfum boasts beautiful notes of Rangoon creeper—a south Indian plant that changes color as it blooms (not nearly as scary as it sounds)—jasmine and tuberose, leaving behind the ultimate white floral scent.
Take a look at our selection of the best perfumes for women.
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.
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil Duo
Summer may be behind us, but there's no reason to say goodbye to shimmery, sun-kissed skin during the colder months. Just a few coats of this body oil—available in this set as two minis—will illuminate the skin in all the best ways.
Check out our guide to the best body oils for a model-worthy glow.
Temptu Air Holiday Exclusive Rose Gold Gift Set
Give the gift of airbrushed makeup with this gift set equipped with a limited edition rose gold TEMPTU Air, plus a compatible highlighter, foundation, and blush to mist onto your skin in shades of your choosing.
Read reviews and shop for the best airbrush makeup for seriously flawless skin.
Target Beauty Lip Gloss Vault
The only thing better than one lip gloss is 15 of them. The long-lasting shades deliver vibrant color and shine, the perfect complement to any holiday makeup look.
For more options, check out our guide to the best lip glosses available for purchase.
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.
Ruby+Cash Faux Leather Makeup Bag
If you're on a budget and need a gift that looks way more expensive than it actually is, this chic faux leather makeup pouch is it. As a bonus, it also can double as a clutch for a night out or a toiletry bag for travel. There are also a handful of prints and phrases to choose from, so be sure to check all of them out.
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.
Want to take a look at some other options? Read through our roundup of the best bath salts for every purpose.
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.
Power Peel Pack
This mini-sized set of peeling masks is the perfect gift for a frequent traveler. The trio helps brighten and exfoliate skin whenever it needs a little pick me up.
Take a look at other product reviews and shop for the best chemical peels available online.
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