If you’ve hit the malls and shopped til you dropped and are still looking for holiday gifts…you’re not alone! Every year it seems to get harder and harder, even for me. I’ve rounded up some of the best beauty gifts I’ve seen this season; make sure to also check out my Top 10 Stocking Stuffer ideas!
Philosophy makes some of my favorite holiday gifts and this ‘Sparkly Time of Year‘ set ($42) includes four 4 – 4 oz. Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Baths in Tinsel Berry, Sparkling Cranberry, Berry & Bright and Pomegranate In A Pear Tree. To sweeten the gift, a High-Gloss High-Flavor Lip Shine to match each flavor is included, for a total of 8 pieces! I love buying Philosophy gifts; always so whimsical and absolutely everyone loves them.
Have you heard of Gorgeous Cosmetics? Gorgeous Cosmetics is a prestige color cosmetics collection founded by award-winning Australian Makeup Artist, David McConnell. The products are high quality and have a luxe look to them. The Gorgeous Cosmetics Royal Regalia Set ($49) would make a fantastic gift for any makeup lover. The set includes “Damsel”, a Limited Edition 4-Pan Eye Shadow Palette, which contains a plum palette of shimmering lilac and champagne shadows (very pigmented, beautiful!), 4 Full-Sized Liquid Lip Lacquers, Limited Edition iINK Gel Eye Pencil in “Royal” and a violet, quilted makeup bag. Love!
If you’re shopping for someone that travels or loves jewelry (or both!), a gift of Stephanie Johnson travel accessories is a must. Unique shapes, every size you need and the most chic designs are just a few of the reasons I use these travel accessories exclusively. For the holidays, an easy gift is the Julianna Jewelry Case in the Chantilly fabric ($60). This well-thought out case makes it possible to carry all the accessories you need…and a woman needs her options! There’s a ring roll, zippered compartments, an earring tab, and another section with snaps so necklaces stay organized. What I appreciate about this piece is that there is ample space to safely and efficiently carry multiple types and pieces of jewelry. And the sequined fabric makes it extra glam!
I’ve already reviewed the amazing Urban Decay Holiday Collection (link to review)–and believe me–there’s plenty in that collection to make anyone on your list happy. But if you know someone who likes their makeup neutral and all in one place–you need to pick up the Naked on the Run Palette ($54). This palette has 5 absolutely stunning eyeshadows, a bronzer, blush, highlighter, full size Naked Lipgloss plus travel size Perversion Mascara and 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. One palette, endless looks–whoever gets this gift will thank you every time they use it!
The Secret to Beautiful Hands Collection ($60) from L’Occitane is a thoughtful and practical gift. This collection includes Shea favorites: Shea Hand Cream (and a Magic Key to help get every last drop from the tube), Shea Nail & Cuticle Cream and Shea One Minute Hand Scrub. Using all three products of these products will really make a difference you can see and feel in your hands and nails. It’s a fantastic collection that comes in a beautiful gift box–just add a tag! Highly recommended!
If you’re shopping for someone who loves skincare, pick up the Fresh® Skincare VIP set, $70. A sampling of the line’s tried and true favorites, I can sum up the Fresh line in three words: nourishing, gentle, effective. I’ve used the Sugar Lip Treatment since it came out (I’m sure I’ve bought hundreds) and it’s simply the best. The other products in this set are the foundation for a good skincare regimen, with a side of luxe thrown in. A perfect kit for winter skin!
How’s your holiday shopping coming? Hopefully I’ve given you some good ideas!