And just like that, the holiday shopping season is here. In a time that’s been so, uh, unexpected, celebrating with each other is more welcome than ever. We know that now, everyday beauty efforts amount to low-key beauty routines and two-second top-knot. Regardless, nothing will touch a beauty lover quite like a thoughtful gift, especially one that gets them excited to get ready in the morning. Even if your nearest and dearest aren’t ready to don a full face of makeup just yet, they still might have #hairgoals. In which case, might I suggest some quality haircare and accessories? Here are the best haircare gifts for the holiday season.
Let’s start with the basics. Whether you’re shopping with a beauty aficionado in mind or you want to introduce someone in your life to quality hair care, anyone will love the opportunity to treat their locks with tender love and care. For this I love The Therapist Shampoo & Conditioner from Evo, which both have a hydrating formula to quench the thirst of winter strands. You can also give the gift of hair R&R with The Circle Chronicles Set from Davines. This gift-friendly pack features three sumptuous hair masks developed to boost shine, repair damage, and soothe the scalp. Each packet lasts four to five uses, which means your recipients will get the most out of your present. And for the girl who loves an excellent after-wash treatment, you can’t go wrong with Playa Beauty’s Ritual Hair Oil.
Now that you have products in order, it’s time for styling essentials. I feel like I can conquer the world when I find the right tools — especially with something like Dyson’s Corrale Hair Straightener. This tech-driven flat iron has been particularly useful lately for low-key Zoom meetings and spontaneous FaceTime dates. Raincry’s Natural Bristle Paddle Brush is a smaller luxury, and it leaves anyone’s strands soft and smooth. I’m also a fan of Crown Affair’s luxurious hair combs, which I guarantee will change the way your circle thinks about hair care. Plus, it’s really chic. Want a finishing touch of glittering magic after styling? Spritz Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Shine Spray all over your hair for a whimsical look that embodies the holiday spirit.
What would a list of the best haircare gifts be without a range of cool accessories to dress up your mane? Don’t worry — I’ve got you there, too. In 2020, I’ve leaned into 90s/ early 2000s hair accessories. My favorite of the moment? Claw clips. I bought the Large Claw Clip from CHUNKS in the playful checkerboard print earlier this year and never looked back (except to check out my hair, obvi). I’m hoping to find Deborah Pagani’s edgy and sweet vegan leather Bow Scrunchie in my stocking. Finally, NIGHT’s 100% Silk Headband is a sleek piece to wear at any point and won’t damage your hair; win-win.
There you have it — a list of must-have items for the hair lovers in your life (including you). Happy shopping, my friends.