Daily Dose of Design: Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts for the Beauty Buff

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts for the Beauty Buff

Everyone has that friend/sister/other family member or person on our gift giving list who loses all sense of self control upon walking into Sephora or the beauty section of any given store, right?! Whether you're looking for an awesome gift set, something for the skincare guru of the friend group, grea gift under $100 or a splurge gift, I have you covered! From the classics to the newest beauty products, here's everything you need to shop for the beauty queen on your shopping list:

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1. Drybar Blowout Kit: this kit comes with every Drybar accessory you need, including hair clips and hair brush.

2. Jo Malone Discovery Set: I LOVE to gift discovery sets because then they can pick and choose which is their favorite before buying a full sized bottle of any scent.

3. Drunk Elephant Skincare Essentials: for $75, you're getting a LOT of really awesome products. Any time you spot a Drunk Elephant gift set of any kind, my suggestion would be to buy it! ;) If you're familiar with the brand, you know how awesome their products work on your skin. Anyone would love to receive this set!

4. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Gift Set: I fell in love with this scent almost two years ago and then my sister found it and came over and took my roller ball version because she loved it too! Hah! This set is a great value - it comes with four different pieces and seriously I'm a sucker for a gorgeous gift box and look at this one!

5. Fresh Face Mask Set: these face masks are the real deal! The set comes with four different masks by Fresh and there's no picking favorites here, they're all so good! This set is on sale right now so act fast!

6. Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo: I began using the Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip cleanser about two months ago and loved how it made my skin feel so I decided to splurge on the Good Genes Lactic Acid serum and now, I want to gift it all. I love it and I know every other girl who loves great skincare products will too!

7. Peter Thomas Roth Mask Set: these are another set of amazing face masks that in my opinion, everyone needs to try. They come in larger tubs but again, this is a GREAT way to figure out which one you like best and which works best for your skin. They're all amazing, but you can't go wrong with a set like this for $25!

8. First Aid Beauty Skin Summit: at just under $50, this set is an amazing deal! It's a $112 value and comes with 5 of the very best First Aid Beauty products that help with hydration - something we could all use this season!

9. Stila Liquid Eye Shadow Set: for the girl who loves to do her makeup and loves eye shadow, these shimmery eye shadows are a must have!

10. Too Faced Eye Palette Set: ok, RUN to get this because I can't believe something this good of a deal is still available! For $49, you get three palettes plus a mascara. The palettes are seriously beautiful too!

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1. Origins Plantscription Gift Set: everyone whose obsessed with great skincare products will LOVE this set!

2. Jet Lag Mask: for the travel loving beauty girl on your list, this mask is EVERYTHING. It provides such a burst of hydration and is perfect to take with you on a trip!

3. Patchology Eye Gels: your skin works to repair itself while you sleep, and these eye gels give it a much needed boost! They'd be a great stocking stuffer!

4. Drunk Elephant Marula Face Oil: this is a gift all in itself because of how truly magical it is, lol! A perfect gift for the girl obsessed with great skincare products!

5. Mini Origins Mask Set: I also included this in my gift guide for the jetsetter, because they're the perfect sizes to take with you on a trip! Another awesome stocking stuffer option or just a great set for your girlfriend who loves trying new beauty products.

6. SK-II Skincare Gift Set: the ultimate gift for the skincare guru! She will LOVE this set.

7. VitaJuwel Water Bottle: I have never seen something like this before, and now I want one! Hah! I had to add it to this list - it's basically a water bottle that has a base filled with gemstones that are meant to help energize your water to bring it to the level of pure, spring water. Beautiful skin comes from within and this is a pretty cool gift for a skincare lover!

8. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask: I live for this lip mask! I use it nightly and it's totally transformed the way my lips feel and stay hydrated throughout the day.

9. Slip Silk Eye Mask: no better non-beauty product related gift than a Silk eye mask!

10. Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment: this is a splurge but an awesome gift idea - it's a product that can (and will) totally transform your skin and if you wrap this up with a bow, you'll make whoever receives it very happy! ;)

11. Avocado Sleep Mask: another face mask, because what better to gift a skincare guru?! And if you're going to get ONE mask for anyone on your list, it has to be this avocado mask!

12. Watermelon Holiday Set: these watermelon juice products are amazing as is, and now they come in this gift set and it's a no-brainer!

13. Argan Oil Duo: another great stocking stuffer, everyone loves argan oil!

14. Fresh Frequent Flyer Set: for just under $20, this is a great gift that includes one of the best cleansers ever! It's a fun little gift and another perfect set for the traveler.

15. Jade Roller: my #1 suggestion for gift giving this season! These jade rollers have so many benefits and while there are so many varieties out there, this is the best one I've tried and it's only $11!

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1. Rose Gold Brush Set: 13 makeup brushes for $24?! Sign me up! A perfect gift!

2. Foreo Luna Cleanser: this is such a perfect under $50 gift option! It's an awesome facial cleanser and a less expensive alternative to the popular Clarisonic brushes, and it works just as well! Plus it's SO mini and perfect to take with you where ever you go.

3. Naked Smokey Palette: I highly suggest buying this ASAP because it was discontinued and it's one of the most beautiful palettes ever! It's definitely my favorite Naked palette and I'm so glad I found it so I can get another before it's even harder to find!

4. Acrylic Makeup Organizer: the chicest way to store all of your makeup! It's a much less expensive version than most we see and it's great quality. You could even fill it up with her favorite products to gift!

5. C Me Sparkle Skin Set: a perfect gift set for anyone! It's filled with the very best Vitamin-C infused skincare products out there.

6. PLAY! by Sephora Monthly Subscription: for $10 a month, you get a bag filled with some travel sized products and it's usually a mix of new arrivals and customer favorites. I've been getting one for almost a year now and I think it's such a fun little bag to receive in the mail each month! You could gift one bag, a bunch of bags at once (purchase them separately) or gift a subscription for a years worth of bags. Something different and fun!

7. Velvet Scrunchies: there's nothing better for your hair than these velvet scrunchies!

8. Rose Gold Brush Cleaning Set: everyone's favorite brush cleaner, now in the most beautiful rose gold! I LOVE gifting these!

9. False Lash Vault: This is such a fun gift and one I actually bought for my sister!

10. ABH Sultry Palette: one of my favorite palettes on the market, and maybe ever! It has such a gorgeous variety of colors and it's a great gift.

11. Bar of Gold Highlight Palette: the most beautiful highlight shades and a great travel sized palette!

12. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Body Oil Set: these shimmering body oils are seriously STUNNING and it's one of those unexpected gifts that everyone would love and use.

13. Smashbox Liquid Lip Set: I couldn't NOT add in a beautiful lip set in this guide! So many great shades that look beautiful on everyone in this gift set!

14. Tula Insta Bright Sheet Mask Set: for under $30, this set of sheet masks is such a great gift! There's 4 in this set and they're some of the best sheet masks I've ever tried.

15. Beauty Blender Set: this set of beauty blenders has a blender for just about every need, and a travel case, all for $40!

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1. Natasha Denona Eye Shadow Palette: this is kind of a crazy price to spend on an eye shadow palette, but once I saw the colors and pigmentation in person I was floored. It's SERIOUSLY beautiful!

2. Wireless & Rechargeable Hair Styler: the PERFECT travel gift - makes packing a breeze when it comes to beauty items for your hair!

3. GloPRO Microneedling Tool: a must have! Help your skin right from your own bathroom and do it as much as needed, rather than getting microneedling done!

4. Slip Silk Eye Mask & Pillow Case Duo: for just under $120, you can get this eye mask and pillow case duo - and it's the perfect gift for the beauty buff on your list.

5. Dyson AirWrap: this has been sold out in most places for a while now, but I've been noticing it come in and out of stock so if this is high on your wishlist or someone you're gifting it to, keep an eye on it! It's definitely a splurge, but an *amazing* one!

6. Tiffany & Co. Pefume Set: I'm not normally a huge perfume person, and walking through the perfume department in stores ends with me having a massive headache... So when I wear perfume, it has to be a very little bit and a scent that isn't overpowering; this is EXACTLY that scent. It's on my wishlist - wait until you smell how beautiful it is!

7. Foreo UFO: I hadn't heard of this until recently and now I'm convinced that I need one and we all need one, lol! It's basically a mini facial treatment - it works hand in hand with the Coco Chanel Perfume: such a classic and always a perfect gift!

9. Clarisonic Gift Set: the ultimate Clarisonic gift set! Such a great deal for everything included too.

10. Lighted Vanity Mirror: a must have for everyone, not just the beauty gurus!

Happy beauty shopping! ;)


  1. I LOVE beauty gift items!! The holiday sets and Sephora and Ulta are so fun both to give and receive. :)

    xoxo A

  2. Wow so many awesome beauty goodies from Sephora! One of my faves! They are the best gift ideas❤️

  3. I'll take one of everything, please and thanks! I always tell my family, "I may be a fashion blogger - but when it comes to gifts, please get me makeup and skincare products" haha!

  4. Yes to everything! I really want to get a Stila liquid eyeshadow for myself lol!

  5. I don't know that much about make up, but my niece loves getting skincare and make up as gifts. Thanks for these suggestions.

  6. Obsessed!! So many things to buy here...all for myself haha!
    xoxo Carolyn @ www.mychicobsession.com

  7. What a cheerful collection of goodies, Adriana! I love the colors in that eyeshadow palette! So many great gift ideas.

  8. Such a great gift guide for the beauty lover!! I've heard amazing things about Drunk Elephant!

    cute & little

  9. So many great gift ideas! I love Drunk Elephant, and that Drybar gift set!

  10. ahh so many great finds! I love the ski-ii masks and i bet that gift set is amazing!!

  11. I'll take one of each please!!!! Lol I really want to try the SKI-II masks; I LOVE the facial essence so much.

  12. I need all these beauty items! So many goodies here that I need to try.

  13. I love getting gift sets for people - it's such a simple way to get a lot for less! I like your picks!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  14. This is such a great collection of gifts! There are a few of my favorite products here. I love Sunday Riley!

  15. So many awesome options here! I’m obsessed with that Drunk Elephant set!

  16. These are really good options. I love how many of these can be stocking stuffers!

    Xx, Nailil

  17. I would love the blow drying kit! I discovered that short hair needs more styling than long hare and I could actually put it to good use.

  18. My goodness! This is the ultimate gift guide! I have so many products from all the guides so you did good!

  19. OMG I love every single item on your list! I wish I can have them all! If I have to pick one from each list I would pick the the Drybar set, the Origins gift set, the cosmetics organizer and the Clarisonic gift set!

  20. Face masks are definitely a great gift idea! You can never go wrong with self care.

    xx Tatyanna

  21. So many cute gift sets!!! I want them all haha! I have the Drybar set and its THE BEST!!!

    Kimberly Burke

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