Our Editorial Director Shares 15 Cool Gifts for the Friend Who Has Everything

Ah, the holidays. As someone whose love language is gift-giving (along with words of affirmation—go on, tell me you love me), it’s one of my favorite times of the year. When I was younger, I’d write down the names of all my closest friends and head straight to the mall with my mom to pick out personalized gifts for each of them. At that time, the gifts mostly consisted of shiny drugstore lipglosses and pens with pink feathers on top (or blue, if that was my friend’s favorite color—I’m telling you, I was all about personalization). These days, I’d like to think my gifts veer a bit more sophisticated, mostly due to having my own funds and no longer being restricted by a budget of $20 for four people. (Speaking of which, you can peek the many, many gift guides Team Byrdie has already put together for everyone on your list this year, featuring beauty products bound to elicit a happy gasp from whoever is lucky enough to be on the receiving end.)

Over the past few weeks, as the piles of boxes and products at my desk have grown in tandem with my claustrophobia, I’ve been keeping tabs on all the beauty products that are especially unique and delightful. These are the ones I send links of to my friends whenever they ask for recommendations for their friends who are especially hard to shop for—the people who already seem to have everything. From fancy deodorant poofs to limited-edition highlighting pearls, keep scrolling for my curated beauty gift guide to take you through the holidays (sans feathery pens, I promise).