I will confess, I am a terrible gift giver. No matter how badly I want to have a pile of Pinterest-perfect presents lined up every season for my friends and family, I am usually the girl that arrives late to the party with a bodega six pack. But no longer! This year, I pledge to start selecting thoughtful presents for everyone on my list. Here are a few of the best and brightest beauty buys of the season, and a cheat sheet to who should get them.
For Your Moody Preteen Cousin: For most preteens, it’s all about One Direction and lipgloss. If you think your little cousin is ready for some big girl lipstick (lipgloss is for beginners, need we remind you), then the tarte Heart of Gold Set is for her. It includes 3 Amazonian Butter Lipsticks in Sweet Peach, Angelic Nude and Merry Berry. Plus, it comes with a little market handmade wrap bracelet in purple and rose gold (crafted by Guatemalan artisans), all for just $39 (retail value of $72). “She don’t know she’s beautiful, girl!”
The Girl That Just Finished Exams: Indie Lee Holiday Hydration Set. Spoil your favorite grad student or stressed out girlfriend with Indie Lee’s Holiday Hydration Set. This trio of moisturizers pampers skin from head to toe, with picks like the Lavender Chamomile Moisturizing Oil, Hydrating Body Balm, and Squalene Facial Oil. The packaging will spruce up any dorm bathroom!
For the Girl Who Has Everything: Kate Spade Saturday + Bliss Ultimate Weekender. You already know and love bliss cult favorites like Fabulips and Triple Oxygen Mask, but for a limited time only, you can get your hands on 13 full-size bliss products in a Kate Spade Saturday canvas bag. The bliss Ultimate Spa Weekender is an over-the-top treat for your bestie, or anyone who loves beauty as much as you do. The less extravagant but still JAM-packed fly gift set is another great pick for one-stop shopping!
For the Diva: The Eve Lom Daily Collection is an introductory pack of cult favorite products. This set includes Eve Lom‘s signature cleanser and muslin cloth for ending each day in luxury. Shop other picks like the Luxury Collection for an even richer experience. Washing your face should be a relaxing ritual, not a chore!
Voluspa Maison Holiday Collection
For the Nester: Voluspa Maison Holiday Collection. Voluspa is one of the best for room-filling fragrance that looks and smells chic. This year’s Maison Holiday Collection features 3 beautiful scents in limited-edition colored glass. This box set makes a gorgeous hostess gift for someone who loves their home to feel (and look!) cozy and glam!
For the Frugal and Fabulous: e.l.f. products are always a favorite for trying out the seasons trends at a price point that’s budget-friendly. Pick up the Essential Holiday 53-Piece Makeup Collection for only $15, and give someone their best beauty look for any occasion! A full contour and blush palette, 40 eyeshadows, mascara, liner and a full mirror and shader brush make it a great all-in-one gift. Don’t like cosmetic palettes? Stock up on the season’s most festive nail colors with a Essential Holiday 10-Piece Nail Polish Set! At $10, each color is just a dollar a pop.
For the Bombshell: ghd Sunset Professional 1″ Styler. Any bombshell will already know how to get big, bodacious hair. But the decadent ghd Sunset iron will take her hair game to the next level. Use the rounded edges to do flips and beachy waves, or smooth over hair for a perfectly sleek finish. The vibrant pink and purple ombre finish with black ceramic plates looks glam on any vanity, making this a great pick for girly-girls. Plus, the keepsake gift box makes wrapping unnecessary!
For the Artist: Avon .mark Eye Dream of Glam Ultimate Eye Shadow Palette. These 16 shades have an unusual marbleized finish that looks as pretty on lids as it does in the packaging. Each shade can be worn wet or dry for metallic looks that are dramatic or subtle. Give to someone who likes her looks bold and unforgettable!
For Your Mom: Origins Ginger Pleasures Gift Set. The Ginger Pleasures Gift Set includes Souffle Whipped body cream, Float Cream bubble bath, Essense Sensuous Skin Scent, a candle and body puff. Ginger has been used for centuries to fight inflammation and boost circulation, making this a wonderful gift for a cold winter. Wrap someone up in warmth!
For the Grinch: Lady Gaga Fragrance Set: Everyone has a friend that just can’t seem get into the holiday spirit. Make her laugh with this moody (but still totally covetable) Lady Gaga Fame set, including the first-ever black fragrance.
For Him: Samurai Rituals Shave Line: The new men’s grooming line from Rituals is an everyday luxury to spoil any lucky guy. Soothers like basil and ginseng pamper skin and make getting a close, comfortable shave a pleasure. Be warned, you’ll want to steal the soothing shave cream and after care for yourself.
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