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Yes, skincare can be a basic necessity, but it can also make a great gift. After all, who wouldn’t want to get that fancy face cream or luxe sheet mask that they normally wouldn’t buy for themselves? Plus, it’s practical, too—you have to moisturize, people.
Ahead, the best gifts that will please every skincare junkie on your list, from your Sephora-obsessed sister to your face mask-loving friend.
Foreo Luna 3
Give the gift of cleaner skin with this cleansing device. In just one minute, Luna 3 can effectively lift away dirt and grime so skin feels softer, cleaner, and looks more radiant.
Read more reviews in our roundup of the best facial cleansing brushes for fresh skin.
Renée Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel
Byrdie HQ is collectively obsessed with this chemical peel and its results. It clears clogged pores and brightens the skin like no other, thanks to a hard-hitting blend of fruit AHAs, BHAs, and enzymes. Dull skin will literally transform in front of your eyes, making this treatment worth every last penny.
Read more reviews of the best chemical peels available online.
Sunday Riley Acid Appeal Kit Vol. 2 Collection
Everything you need to combat dull, aging skin is included in this kit of fan-favorite Sunday Riley products, including Good Genes and Luna Sleeping Night Oil. Best of all? You can nab the whole thing for way less than its full value.
Read more reviews and shop our picks of the best Sunday Riley products available for purchase.
Augustinus Bader The Cream
We have yet to meet someone who has used this cream and hasn’t gotten hooked. The unique blend of ingredients works with your individual stem cells for a totally personalized anti-aging effect.
Take a look at our roundup of the best anti-aging creams that plump, tone, and tighten.
Glow Recipe Glow Baby Glow Set
This duo pairs one of the brand’s OG products—the hydrating Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, which sold out seven times and at one point had an 8,000 person waitlist—with its latest launch, the skin-smoothing Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask. They complement each other and work to boost the skin overnight, so you wake up looking refreshed and positively radiant. Beauty sleep indeed.
Read more reviews of the best overnight masks on the market.
Sol De Janeiro Biggie Biggie Bum Bum Cream
This skin tightening cream is a cult-fave (which we use nightly and can totally vouch for, BTW) and is now available in a limited edition size—the biggest ever with more than double the amount—so skincare lovers can truly get their fix this holiday season.
Read more reviews of the best skin tightening creams available today.
Rose Quartz Soothing Face-Massage Roller
Massaging your skin with this roller is a surefire way to instantly soothe and de-puff skin, plus, the quartz helps clear negativity and encourage fresh energy. And who doesn’t want that?
Still can't decide on what you want? Our roundup of the best jade rollers can help you find what you're looking for.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Winter Essentials Kit
If you really want to 'wow' your friends and loved ones, gift them this kit of essentials that can intensely hydrate the skin and protect against the harsh winter conditions. Included are six beloved Dr. Barbara Sturm products, including a cleanser, face scrub, face mask, face cream, and two serums, plus a handy pouch to store it all in.
NuFace Shimmer All Night Mini Kit
Giftees can use the NuFace mini, a micro-current device that tones, lifts, and contours before any and every holiday party. Then they can bring the included compact and NuFace Fix Serum (which instantly brightens, tightens, and moisturizes even over makeup) along for touch-ups.
Dermaflash Dermapore Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser
Facial fanatics will appreciate this tool, which uses ultrasonic vibrations to deeply decongest pores, clearing out blackheads, whiteheads, and other gunk and grime. It also pulls double-duty, improving the penetration of any active ingredient in the products you’re using.
Want to learn more? Byrdie senior editor Lindsey took this tool for a spin, read her full product review here.
PMD Beauty Personal Microderm Pro
With this revolutionary tool, you (or a friend!) can enjoy the benefits of microdermabrasion from the comfort of the couch. We're talking a reduced appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, and enlarged pores, plus a brighter skin tone and more refined texture with continued use over time. Now tell us, who would be unhappy with a gift like that?
SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System
When it comes to skincare backed by science, SkinCeuticals is one of the brands we immediately think of. The products are powerful, yes, but they're effective because the formulations are a perfect cocktail to combat skin concerns. That's why anybody would be happy to receive this four-step regimen that boosts the skin's tone and texture. It's pricier than some of the other kits, but when you factor in that it's selling at almost $100 off its value price, you know you're getting the best deal.
Check out our favorite SkinCeuticals products available online.
Summer Fridays Merry and Bright Face Mask Set
This trio of three of the brand’s best-selling masks offers something for any and every complexion concern, from dryness to dullness to pores to spots.
Check out our picks of the best face masks for every skin concern.
Tria SmoothBeauty Laser and Beauty-Boosting Eye Mask
Using a skin laser at home sounds scary, but there's nothing to fear here. This one has been cleared by the FDA to be safe and effective on all skin tones and types. As for what it can do, the list is lengthy but the most impressive benefit of all is the promise of younger-looking skin in as little as two weeks. The brand's beauty-boosting eye mask—infused with copper—is included as well to really take beauty sleep to the next level.
Tatcha Special Edition Luxury Obento
This stunning box—hand-crafted in Japan, it’s traditionally used to serve treats during important celebrations—houses eight, full-size Tatcha essentials. It’s the definition of well-worth it skincare splurge.
Kiehl’s Bright Delights Skincare Essentials Set
We think of Kiehl’s as the LBD of skincare brands—it never goes out of style. This Sephora exclusive offers a smattering of five of their best-sellers and fan favorites, including the Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, Ultra Facial Cream, Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask, and Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Natural Brightening Stars Set
A three-step system for glowing skin, this is perfect for anyone who craves an ultra-radiant complexion. It features the brand's Brightening Glycolic Essence, Anti Dark Spot Serum, and Brightening Glycolic Overnight Cream. Also nice: For every set purchased, Caudalie will plant one tree, and the eco-friendly set is also made with recyclable materials.
Kat Burki Hydrating Body Butter
There’s run-of-the-mill body lotion, and then there’s this luxurious, sumptuous body butter, made with cold-pressed oils that leave skin soft and silky. Which would you rather use? We thought so.
Read more reviews and shop for the best body lotions available for purchase.
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts
Give the gift of relaxation with these CBD-infused salts—a mix of both Epsom and pink Himalayan salts—that are sure to up the chill factor of your next bath.
Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best bath salts.
Versed Twice as Nice Serum Rolling Gift Set
From one of our favorite Target brands, this touts a duo of mini serums (brightening and firming formulas) plus a limited-edition facial massager. All for under $20.
French Girl Organics Nectar De Néroli Facial Oil Elixir
Over 20 plant and flower oils make up this hydrating yet lightweight oil, housed in a gorgeous bottle that’s so pretty you may not even want to wrap it.
Check out our other favorite facial oils for every skin type.
Bioderma Sensibio Routine Kit for Sensitive Skin
This kit may be geared towards sensitive skin types, but anyone can benefit from the items inside—a hard-working micellar water that Byrdie editors are obsessed with, a light face cream to hydrate skin post-cleansing, and a gel eye cream to keep under-eye bags and lines in check.
Read reviews and shop for our favorite micellar waters available for purchase.
MoonJuice Beauty Shroom Vegan Collagen Protection Supplements
Collagen supplements are a dime a dozen, but if you want a vegan option, reach for this formula. While it doesn’t contain actual collagen, it does utilize a blend of superfoods including, you guessed it, mushrooms, to protect against free radicals, hydrate skin, and minimize lines and wrinkles.
Shop our favorite hair, skin, and nail vitamins available online.
NanoSteamer Nano Ionic Facial Steamer
This facial steamer has more benefits than we could list here but among them is better absorption of skincare products and improved blood circulation. Plus, this steamer, in particular, comes equipped with a five-piece stainless steel blackhead extractor kit to help unclog pores for clearer-looking skin.
Harper + Ari Sugar Scrub Cubes
These sugar scrub cubes take the guesswork out of exfoliating. Simply add one cube to water and then gently massage it over wet body skin; you'll get the perfect amount each time (without overdoing it) and soft, smooth skin to boot. The chic packaging also makes it ideal for gifting.
Meow Meow Tweet Pink Rose Clay Facial Soap
Equal parts pretty and practical, French pink clay and crushed rose petals lightly exfoliate, while natural essential oils help tone and calm your complexion. Bonus points for the fresh and floral scent.
Take a look at our roundup of the best bar soaps money can buy.
BeautyBio Bright Eyes Collagen-Infused Eye Gels & Sleep Mask Set
This features five pairs of the brand’s colloidal silver-infused eye patches…which can give you the look of 10 hours of sleep after just 10 minutes, thank you very much. Paired with a snuggly eye mask, it’s the ideal gift for anyone craving a little more beauty sleep.
Kate McLeod Atelier Stone I
All of the body stones—solid lotions made from only five hydrating ingredients that feature completely recyclable packaging and no plastic—from this brand make a great gift. But this limited-edition holiday offering features a vetiver and bergamot scent to help keep you balanced (a major plus during the craziest time of the year) and has a unique crystal hidden inside, too.
Osea for Parachute Nourishing Hand Soap + Cream Bundle
This soap and hand moisturizer duo is made with lemon peel oil, vetiver essential oil, and other plant-based ingredients. The formulas, made by clean beauty powerhouse Osea, promise to remove impurities and deeply hydrate with every wash. The slick white glass bottles are a perfect finishing touch in any bathroom.
Ouai Body Cleanser
Anyone who loves the hair products from celeb stylist Jen Atkin’s brand will appreciate her latest body offering, a deeply hydrating, luxurious cleanser. And yes, just like all the hair goods, you better believe it has a sophisticated fragrance, too.
L’Occitane Hand Cream Bouquet
There are certain beauty products that are always a foolproof gift, and hand cream is one of those. Here, you get six varieties; gift the entire set, or split it up for individual presents.
L:A Bruket Petitgrain Face Scrub
Sea salt gently buffs off dead skin in this effective, oil-absorbing exfoliant, which features apothecary-style packaging that makes for a chic addition to any bathroom countertop.
Take a look at our picks of the best face exfoliators available online.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel
Effective, yet gentle, this peel is a favorite amongst beauty editors and skincare fanatics. This at-home version of the doctor's uber-popular peels comes in two steps and only takes a few minutes.
Take a peek at some of the other best chemical peels you can buy.
Town & Anchor Conscious Facial Set
With this set you get to take your pick from one of the brand’s two oils, either a restoring or balancing option; both are handcrafted with responsibly-sourced ingredients and are PETA certified vegan and cruelty-free. It also comes with a face roller, konjac sponge, and tote bag.
Want to take a look at some other options? Check out our roundup of the best beauty stocking stuffers.