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Skin

The Best Beauty
Gifts to Give (And Get) This Year

by Bee Rose

@thecierrataylor

• By Bee Rose

For the product princesses of the world, procuring beauty booty is an ongoing, everyday “add to cart” situation. Finding the perfect gift for your skincare junkie pals might take some finesse, since surprising them can prove to be tricky. For the skincare-selfless lot, beauty treats fall under the category of things they don’t prioritize to buy for themselves. Wherever you and your peeps fall on the spectrum, and whatever the skincare woe, we’ve got you covered for a glowy and bright holiday season. Scroll on for our picks for best beauty gifts, with everything from skincare to self-care.

For the skincare obsessed:

FACILE gift card, $50+ – From facials to products to injectables, a FACILE gift card lets your loved one pick their skincare path.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer, $149 – Is your BFF bummed she can’t hit the KSpa with you right now? Here’s the next best thing.

Kypris Deep Forest Clay Mask, $105 – Give the luxurious gift of brightening and softening with this fabulous earth-centric mask.

LightStim for Wrinkles, $249 – Here’s one more amazing tool in the never-ending battle against Father Time.

Lanshin Gua Sha Tool, $35 – Help your pal get energy moving and grooving on her face with this perfect introductory Gua Sha tool.

Slip Sleep Mask, $50 – Combat aging and protect against bright light while you sleep? Yes please!

HA5 Smooth and Plump Lip System, $68 – Have a friend who’s a little needle-shy? Give them the gift of pouty lips sans injectables.

Drunk Elephant The Trunk 4.0, $450 – This kit of Drunk Elephant products is a definite no-brainer to spoil the skincare guru in your life.

Marie Veronique Daily Essentials Kit, $75  – Organic skincare goddess Marie Veronique offers the ideal kit for anyone who’s anti-chemical but wants anti-aging.

Peach & Lily Glass Skin Discovery Kit, $39 – Explore K-Beauty at its finest in trial sizes.

For the spa regulars:

Braun IPL Hair Remover, $330 – This handy-dandy hair zapper couldn’t be more perfect for COVID. Your lucky recipient will actually end up saving tons of time and money skipping all of those hair removal appointments post-pandemic, too.

Conair Heated Lotion Dispenser, $25 – Okay, this one might seem ridiculous upon first sight. But trust us: it’s an absolute wintertime game-changer.

Davines Oi Hair Oil, $23 and Hand Balm, $20 – The scent of this oil is divine, but the moisturizing effects are actually so legit.

Byredo Rose Hand Cream, $71 – Hand-sanitizer certainly takes its toll. Here’s a cute and timely remedy for les mains.

Babyfoot Exfoliating Foot Peel, $25 – Nothing gets your tootsies smoother than this OG product. It’s like a chemical peel for the feet. Kindof gross, but oh so satisfying.

Wonder Valley Hinoki Body Oil, $85 – This body oil is absolutely sent from heaven (and slightly addictive to apply).

Floraiku Ceremony Kit, $316 – What’s cooler than having your own signature scent? This super-chic perfume kit also makes for a gift that keeps on giving.

Oribe Signature Moisture Masque, $63 – No other product gets hair super silky and smooth quite like this baby.

Dyson Airwrap Styler, $499 – For those who are challenged in the blow-dry department (and flush with cash), this is the ultimate in easy-breezy hair styling.

 

For the homebodies:

theSKIN x Julie Houts Limited Edition Candle, $48 – What kicks off a night of self-care better than a ceremonial candle-lighting? This one has the added bonus of adding décor panache.

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser, $119 – Did you know that in clinical studies, lavender oil had the same efficacy as lorazepam? Yep, you read it right — Xanax is on the same playing field as that sweet-smelling purple herb.

Kai Reed Diffuser, $78 – This will make your recipient’s entire home emanate a luxurious gardenia scent.

Space NK Winter Wind Down Collection, $92 – Give the gift of a night in with this set of bestselling self-care brands.

For the makeup lovers:

Hourglass Vegan Travel Brush Set, $320 – Although it costs  a pretty penny, this brush set is one of the highest rated for a reason.

Riki Loves Riki LED Mirror $195 – Because you can’t have a proper makeup look without the proper lighting.

Charlotte Tilbury Dazzling Diamonds Eye Kit, $78 – Standout shadow is essential now that eyes are center-stage with mandatory mask-wearing.

NARS Mini Orgasm-On-The-Go Set, $25 – Perfect for a car or purse (or shacking!) emergency kit, this NARS set makes for a fantastic stocking stuffer.

Dazzle Dry Mini Kit, $35 – Perfect for quarantine, this all-natural, DIY nail polish lasts just as long as gels.

Color Camp At-Home Super Gel, $52 – Press-on nail art is so au courant!

 

For the wellness set:

Golde Turmeric Latte Blend, $29 – Packed with anti-inflammatory turmeric, this latte is a superfood for skin and gut health. 

San Diego Hat Company Large Brim Visor, $29 – If you’re in the sun, you’re naked without a hat like this!

Heliocare SPF Antioxidant Supplements, $30 – These vitamins could save on laser treatments for the sun-worshipper in your life. 

Dr. Barbara Sturm Body Brush, $25 – Dry-brushing is the new face-masking.

BKR 1L Water Bottle, $48 – Dehydration be damned!

Marma Accupressure Mat, $180 – The perfect addition to a calming bedtime routine, this baby is money for all of your insomnia-addled friends.