Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gift Ideas

By Erin Donnelly

makeup1Mom. Sis. Aunt Joanne. Your best gal pals. The girls at work. Your holiday shopping list just keeps getting longer…and longer…and longer. It’s not so much the purchasing that gets you down—it’s the futile process of trying to predict exactly what your loved ones want to see under that pile of wrapping paper. So save yourself the trouble and focus on presents that pretty much every woman will love: a beauty gift. Whether it’s a creamy and indulgent scented lotion, a beloved fragrance, or a makeup set to die for, these top-notch beauty gift ideas will make you a hit at the holidays. (And hopefully they return the favor?) PS. Don’t forget to check out these terrific gift ideas for the bosses and gourmands in your life!

Fab Beauty Gift Ideas Under $50
On a budget? Who isn’t? Stick to these reasonably priced goodies.

MAC Little Darlings, $29.50. A chic red-orange gift box contains a five-pack of your choice: glittery eye pigments, liners, or lipglosses in coral, pink or neutral shades.

Lush Christmas Star Holiday Gift Set, $39.95: Deck the halls with soaps, bath bombs, and bubble bars, all encased in a charming star-shaped gift box.

Crazylibellule and the Poppies Trio Gift Set, $48. Snag your pal three amazing fragrance sticks, available in a variety of intoxicating scents.

Bliss The Big Orange Set, $28. Blood orange and white pepper bath gel and body butter make for a refreshing holiday treat.

Cosmo’s Sexiest Beauty Secrets, $12.59. The perfect pressie for beauty bookworms, this guide reveals top-secret cover girl beauty tips to try at home.

Mistura 6-in-1 Beauty Solution Kit, $49.99. This illuminating, wrinkle-hiding face powder comes in a one-shade-fits-all formula, which means it’ll work for whomever you give it to.

Clinique Limited-Edition Instant Pretty, $36. This glitzy silver clutch houses all the beauty basics: an eye palette, mascara, lipstick, All About Eyes cream, and Take the Day Off makeup remover.

Stila Fabulous for Fall Chocolate Palette Set, $40. Valued at $90, this must-have set includes a limited-edition palette containing three eye shadows and one cheek color, plus a Lip Glaze and mascara.

C.O. Bigelow The Best Of Bigelow Kit, $26.50. Bigelow fans will love this collection of a Mentha Lip Shine, Dr. Hisous Hand Lotion, Lemon Body Cream, Chapped Hand Cleanser, and Mentha Body Wash, plus a $5 off gift card.

Lap of Luxury
The sky’s the limit with these indulgent gifts.

Origins Ginger Bento Box, $150. You just know Oprah is dying to get her hands on this baby. The set includes ginger-scented bubble bath, fragrance, soaps, lotions, and more.

Jo Malone Bath Oil Collection, $85. Treat your favorite bathing beauty to this set of 6 oils: White Jasmine & Mint, Orange Blossom, Amber & Lavender, Grapefruit, Lime Basil & Mandarin, and Pomegranate Noir.
Claus Porto Fantasia Scented Soap Gift Box, $110. Nine of Italy’s finest-smelling soaps make a fabulous gift for friends who appreciate the finer things in life.

Shu Uemura Mika Holiday Collection Portable Brush Set, $85. The gorgeous floral lining of this cherry-red brush case makes a great gift on its own. Throw in high-quality makeup brushes and you’ve got a pretty present you’ll want to keep for yourself.

Give Metallic Train Case, $343. There’s nothing more glamorous than a sleek gold case for your beauty buys.

Osmotics Age Defense 24/7 Luxury Collection, $98. Tired of mom always complaining about her wrinkles? Give her this anti-aging skincare kit, which includes a preview of the line’s not-yet-launched Age Defense Barrier Repair Body Silk.

Fresh Sugar Star Treatment Gift Set, $87. Give ‘em some sugar—Sugar Lip Treatment, Sugar Blossom Hand Treatment, and the classic Brown Sugar Body Scrub, to be exact.

Bobbi Brown Platinum Deluxe Mini Brush Set, $175. Six top-of-the-line cosmetics brushes come in a glamorous pewter clutch.

We LUVLUVLUV IT, and so will you!

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