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Your No-Fail Guide To Buying Beauty Gifts At Every Price Point

Zoe Weiner

Photo: Stocksy/Studio Firma

When Andy Williams referred to November and December as “the most wonderful time of the year,” he was right. Because in the beauty world, ’tis is the season for some of the best deals on skin care, hair care, and makeup. In honor of this year’s holidays, brands have put together some seriously drool-worthy gifts at every price point, which helps you get the best gifts for every lipstick and skin-care lover on your list at the click of a button. Scroll through for some of the most sought-after holiday beauty gifts of the season, and go ahead and treat yourself to a little something to celebrate the fact that for once, you got your shopping done early.

Under $25

1. Bread Snac Pack, $24

Bread Beauty’s “Snac Pack” offers a tiny taste of the brand’s beloved wash day essentials, and comes in a cute carrying case the recipient will want to tote around everywhere.

Shop now: Bread Snac Pack, $24

2. Kitsch Satin Pillow Case, $19

Allow your loved one to leave hair breakage in 2020 with this satin pillowcase, which protects strands while they sleep.

Shop now: Kitsch Satin Pillow Case, $19

3. KNC Beauty All-Natural Infused Lip Mask- 5 Pack, $25

Keep lips healthy and hydrated with these masks, which work to hydrate and plump while you wear them, thanks to hyaluronic acid and rose flower oil.

Shop now: KNC Beauty All-Natural Infused Lip Mask- 5 Pack, $25

4. Voluspa Mini Candle Trio Nissho-Soleil, Baltic Amber, French Cade & Lavender, $24

These three winter home fragrances are perfect for the holiday season, and there’s not a whiff of pine in sight.

Shop now: Voluspa Mini Candle Trio Nissho-Soleil, Baltic Amber, French Cade & Lavender, $24

5. Phlur Fragrance Discovery Set, $18

It’s nearly impossible to choose a favorite scent from Phlur’s line of fragrances, and this set lets you sample them all. Consider this the perfect starting point for any perfume wardrobes.

Shop now: Phlur Fragrance Discovery Set, $18

6. Tower 28 Juicy All The Way Mini Jelly Lip Set, $20

Tower 28’s jelly lip glosses have quickly become cult-faves, thanks to their slick, non-sticky, formulations and this set will let you try four of the brand’s best-selling shades.

Shop now: Tower 28 Juicy All The Way Mini Jelly Lip Set, $20

7. Mario Badescu Dewy Skin Delights 4-Piece Set, $15

The perfect four product for anyone on the go, this kit includes an aloe-infused facial spray, vitamin E hand cream, lip balm, and a hyaluronic acid moisturizer.

Shop now: Mario Badescu Dewy Skin Delights 4-Piece Set, $15

8. Dieux Skin Forever Eye Mask, $25

The concept behind this first-of-its-kind eye mask is cool: Apply your favorite serum, then pop on the gels (ideally fresh from the fridge) to help it absorb more deeply. You can use them over and over, so you don’t have to worry about creating excess waste every time you need to de-puff.

Shop now: Dieux Skin Forever Eye Mask, $25

Under $50

1. Woo Skin Essentials Revitalizing Body Moisturizer, $40

This double-duty lotion gently exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time, making it the perfect pick for dry, winter skin. It’s got green tea extract, moisturizing ceramides, and healing vitamin E, plus it delivers all-day nourishment from the neck down.

Shop now: Woo Skin Essentials Revitalizing Body Moisturizer, $40

2. Fresh Sugar Lip Bestsellers Tin, $45

Our beauty editors swear by Fresh’s lip balms, and now you can score six of the brand’s best-selling shades in a single set. They’ll give lips the perfect combination of hydration and color, and there’s a tint for every occasion.

Shop now: Fresh Sugar Lip Bestsellers Tin, $45

3. Kosas Ready In 5 Set, $48

When you’ve only got a few minutes to look put together for a Zoom call, this three-product kit is perfect for getting the job in five-minutes flat. It’s got concealer, lip gloss, and a blush-highlighter duo to help you fake the appearance of looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in even the earliest Monday a.m. meetings.

Shop now: Kosas Ready In 5 Set, $48

4. Hey Dewy Portable Face Humidifier, $39

This time of year, dry air both outside and indoors is a recipe for severe skin dehydration. Help your loved one fend it off with this portable humidifier—the perfect addition to any WFH setup.

Shop now: Hey Dewy Portable Face Humidifier, $39

5. Maison Margiela ‘REPLICA’ Mini Discovery Set, $35

Replica’s scents are inspired by real-life moments—like beach walks, nights at a jazz club, or lazy Sunday mornings—and this 10-piece sample kit offers a fragrance to match any experience.

Shop now: Maison Margiela ‘REPLICA’ Mini Discovery Set, $35

6. Soon Skincare Get Handsy Hand Mask & Manicure Kit Set, $38

Everyone’s hands could use a little extra TLC right now (20-second hand washing ad nauseam), and this kit includes moisturizing masks plus everything the recipient will need to master the art of the at-home mani.

Shop now: Soon Skincare Get Handsy Hand Mask & Manicure Kit Set, $38

7. Fenty Skin Start’r Set, $30

Fenty’s new skin-care line was one of the year’s most anticipated new beauty launches, and this mini-sized set allows for a sampling of the brand’s three hero products: a cleanser, a niacinamide-infused toner, and an SPF moisturizer.

Shop now: Fenty Skin Start’r Set, $30

8. Boy Smells Slow Burn Candle, $39

Created in partnership with singer Kacey Musgraves, there’s a reason why this candle has been all over your Instagram feed this year. It smells like incense, black pepper, elemi, guaiac, raspberry, tonka, amber, and smoked papyrus, and looks decidedly cool with any decor.

Shop now: Boy Smells Slow Burn Candle, $39

Under-$100

1. Crown Affair The Holiday Kit, $98

With two combs, a scrunchie, and Crown Affair’s signature hair oil, this kit is sure to inspire Marcia Brady-levels of hair care come 2021.

Shop now:  Crown Affair The Holiday Kit, $98

Give the gift of healthy, lustrous hair with this six-piece kit, which includes all of Oribe’s best-selling (and best smelling) strand smoothers.

Shop now: Dermstore X Oribe Exclusive Golden Routine Kit, $80

3. D.S. & Durga Concrete After Lightning Candle, $65

The notes of this candle are described as, “electric crackle, downpour, panic grass, sizzling asphalt steam.” In other words? It’s a major departure from the usual fruits and florals that dominate most home fragrances and is something anyone will love.

Shop now: D.S. & Durga Concrete After Lightning Candle, $65

4. Sunday Riley Wake Up With Me Complete Morning Skincare Routine, $95

For a skin-care collection refresh, try Sunday Riley’s morning skin kit, which features six of the brand’s best-selling products—yes, even Good Genes.

Shop now: Sunday Riley Wake Up With Me Complete Morning Skincare Routine, $95

5. Uoma Beauty Party Pop Femme Fatale, $79

Upgrade anyone’s makeup bag with this selection of best-sellers from Uoma Beauty, featuring lip liner, mascara, brow gel, two lipsticks, and the only bold palette you’ll want to grace your eyelids with throughout 2021.

Shop now: Uoma Beauty Party Pop Femme Fatale, $79

6. Kate Mcleod Dawn ‘Til Dusk Set, $80

Kate Mcleod’s body stones are beloved by our editors (even the ones who hate wearing lotion) and this duo will moisturize your skin and help ground you in the morning and at night.

Shop now: Kate Mcleod Dawn ‘Til Dusk Set, $80

7. Byredo Rose Hand Wash, $65

Make all of those hand washes feel like a true luxury experience with this rose-scented sudser, guaranteed to add an element of countertop glam.

Shop now: Byredo Rose Hand Wash, $65

8. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil & Lip Color Set, $80

While actual vacations aren’t happening this holiday season, this shimmering body oil and bold coral lipstick are all anyone will need to imagine they’re lounging on the beaches of St. Tropez.

Shop now: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil & Lip Color Set, $80

Splurge

1. Bathing Culture Gourmet Bather Set, $149

Make bath time into a true experience with Bathing Culture’s bath salts, body oil, sponge, and scrubber, then finish it off by snuggling up in the happiest-looking plush towel the world has ever seen.

Shop now: Bathing Culture Gourmet Bather Set, $149

2. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All Is Bright Kit, $435

With this kit, it’s as if all of the best brightening products on the market came together and had one giant skin-saving party. Dr. Dennis Gross’s mask, peel pads, eye serum, and retinol solution are truly the créme de la créme, and this gift’s got them all.

Shop now: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All Is Bright Kit, $435

3. Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler, $549

Nothing says “I love you” quite like the Dyson Airwrap, which has held its place as the best-in-class high-tech heat styler for yet another year. It comes with five attachments that work to dry and curl all hair types.

Shop now: Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler, $549

4. Drunk Elephant The Trunk 4.0, $450

What’s better than getting 10 of Drunk Elephant’s best-selling skin-care products? Getting 10 of Drunk Elephant’s best-selling skin-care products in an adorable carry-on suitcase. Whoever had this idea deserves a medal.

Shop now: Drunk Elephant The Trunk 4.0, $450

5. Valdé Armor and Lip Set, $199

Consider this the gift that keeps on giving: The “lipstick armor” can be refilled time and time again with different shades. The kit also includes a display box and velvet carrying case.

Shop now: Valdé Armor and Lip Set, $199

6. La Prairie Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Cream, $1,525

At $1,525 a pop, this cream addresses “five key rejuvenation processes in the skin,” including skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and elasticity. Plus, the bottle is so beautiful, it will look like a piece of art in any bathroom it graces.

Shop now: La Prairie Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Cream, $1,525

7. Nuface Break The Ice 2-Piece Collection, $299

Nuface’s take on the 2020 holiday season is a glitter-ified version of its iconic face sculpting device, and needless to say, we’re in love.

Shop now: Nuface Break The Ice 2-Piece Collection, $299

8. Dior Prestige Exceptional Regenerating & Perfecting Ritual 4-Piece Set, $465

“Fancy” doesn’t even begin to describe this bougie product routine. It’s got a serum, essence, and moisturizer, and will leave skin feeling as soft as the rose petals that went into making it.

Shop now: Dior Prestige Exceptional Regenerating & Perfecting Ritual 4-Piece Set, $465

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