Beauty Gifts That Are Totally Worth The Splurge
The holidays only come around once a year, so why not go bold when it comes to gift-giving? Although some of beauty items on this list may cost more than your cable bill, the fact that they all work (and do their job well) make these highly-coveted products worth every single penny.
From Mason Pearson's cult-favorite boar bristle hairbrush to Hourglass' lipstick vault, we’ve rounded up the holiday beauty gifts that are worthy of splurging on.
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Dyson Blown-A-Ouai Set
What do you get when you combine the Roll Royce of blow dryers and everyone's favorite celebrity hairstylist's haircare line? A gift set that's guaranteed to provide the tools to make every day a good hair day. Unlike any of its predecessors, Dyson’s dryer is equipped with a 13 blades in its motor which takes its sound frequency above human range, and a powerful airflow that cuts drying time in half—without damaging your hair. Included along for the ride are mini editions of four of Ouai's best-selling products.
Slip Silk Pillowcase
This soft silk pillowcase will not only guarantee its recipient a good night’s rest, it also prevents waking up to a bad hair day because it prevents hair from dragging, pulling, and creasing as you sleep.
Chanel La Crème Main Texture Riche
To keep hands soft this weekend, cracking open Chanel's egg-shaped hand lotion is your best pet. The quick-to-absorb lotion has a velvety texture, but doesn't leave hands feeling greasy. In fact, it even minimizes dark spots thanks to brightening iris pallida.
Clive Christian 1872 Women's Pure Perfume Spray
If you really want to express your feelings through a holiday gift, Clive Christian’s fragrance is a solid option. The hero note of this scent is rose de mai, which is often associated with the presence of an angel.
Mason Pearson Popular Mix Brush
There's a reason this extremely expensive brush can be found in every celebrity hairstylist's kit. Its boar bristles distribute natural oils from the scalp and down the hair shaft to condition strands while simultaneously removing all the gross stuff from your hair. The brush's rubber base also forms to the contours of your head as you use it so you don't experience any tugging or pulling.
La Mer The Spa Collection
Yes, this gift set costs three figures, but you can't put a price on great skin. It includes La Mer's cult-favorite Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, plus the brand's anti-aging lotion, mask, and serum.
NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Vault
Need lipstick options? How about 10 of them. NARS took every fan-favorite shade of its Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil and put them together to create this giftable vault. Usually, dry winter lips and matte lipsticks don't mix. That's why NARS included vitamin E and emollients in these pencils' formula so that regardless of the season, your lips will look hydrated.
The Body Shop 25 Days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar
The reason you're canceling all of your plans this winter? The Body Shop's 25 day advent calendar. This year, the brand took its fan-favorite gift to the next level by stocking the calendar with 14 full-size, best-selling products. With enough body, makeup, haircare, and skincare products to last you long after the holiday season, it's no wonder you want to stay in.
And while the calender makes an amazing gift for anyone who makes time for regular self-care, you're also helping out a great cause, too. This year, The Body Shop is donating $1 for every holiday gift sold to the National Parks Conservation Association. The nonpartisan membership organization works to protect wildlife, keep water clean, and maintain sustainable energy in the nation's national parks.
Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner
With so many lash serums on the market, it can be tough to figure out which ones actually work without trying them first. Save your friend some time (and money) from test-driving duds by gifting this cult-favorite, Meghan Markle-approved formula. It's formulated with peptides, biotin, and botanicals that strengthen lashes so they grow stronger and are less likely to break. And hey, if it's good enough for a Duchess, chances are Revitalash won't be a gift that's going to get returned.
Jo Malone London Body Crème Set
This trio of body creams makes moisturizing dry winter skin feel like a luxurious task. Choose from Jo Malone's fan-favorite scents: the crisp English Pear & Freesia, citrus Grapefruit, and floral Wild Bluebell.
BeautyBio GloPro Microneedling Regeneration Tool Set
Microneedling might sound terrifying thanks to the word "needle" in the treatment's name, but we promise it really isn't that scary when you have the right at-home tool. Case in point: the GloPro face and eye set. It includes the best-selling tool with lip attachment, plus skincare products to use before and after running the GloPro over your face.
So, why should you gift someone a tool that punctures tiny holes into their skin? The procedure does wonders for a number of skincare struggles like fine lines and wrinkles because it builds collagen and thickens the skin.
Diptyque Feu de Bois Candle
In the case of fancy candles, bigger is always better. Skeptical? Just look at Diptyque's giant limited-edition holiday 2018 candle. Encased in a gold jar, the scent is a warm, toasty mix of rare wood essences. Considering its large enough to have five (!!!) wicks, this winter candle isn't one that's burned on "special occasions" only.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Exquisite Ritual
There's luxury skincare, and then there's La Prairie's product range. Powered by pure caviar extract, this three-step routine includes an essence, serum, and moisturizer that lifts and firms skin.