If there's one thing to be learned from the time your S.O.'s mom gave you a handheld vacuum for Hanukkah, it's that holiday gifts can serve as backhanded disses hidden behind a veneer of seasonal cheer and reindeer-printed wrapping paper. Cleaning supplies say "you're a slob with dusty floors," a sonic toothbrush says "your oral hygiene needs some work," and nothing says "sorry you're getting old" quite like handing someone a jar that literally has the words "anti-aging" on it.So how do you gift skin care without making enemies of your nearest and dearest by indirectly sending the message that their blackheads are out of control and their fine lines aren't so fine anymore? With great caution, of course. First, be absolutely certain that the recipient wants skin care in the first place — if your brother-in-law asks for an Italian cigar knife and you get him a Tatcha starter set, for example, chances are that everyone will leave the situation unhappy.The real secret, then, is to choose a gift that's at once personal and non-judgmental; effective, but not skin issue-specific. These sets should do the trick of pleasing the skin-care lover in your life without offending, so it'll be abundantly clear that you're giving them a gift — not a thinly-veiled insult.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Nyakio Facial Oils Discovery KitA sampler of imported olive oils is always a nice housewarming gift, but this trio of facial oils sourced from South Africa and Brazil will do your host one better. Not only will their skin be glowing by night's end, but they'll be grateful for an excuse to step out of the kitchen and Doordash for a change.Nyakio nyakio Cold Pressed Oils Discovery Kit - 0.45 fl oz, $, available at TargetBiossance Moisturizing Dry Skin Basics Set You don't need everyone on your holiday Zoom party seeing just how little sleep you've been getting. Luckily, they don't have to thanks to this squalane-rich gift set. Cocktail the night serum, moisturizer, and rose oil (in that order), and no one will ever guess you spent the night before bingeing Grand Army.Biossance Moisturizing Dry Skin Basics Set, $, available at BiossanceTatcha The Starter Ritual Set for Normal to Dry SkinA simple yet luxurious skin-care ritual is a surefire winner — not even the snobs in your life will be able to resist this travel-sized lineup of cleansing oil, exfoliating polish, essence, and silky face cream inspired by classic Japanese beauty secrets.Tatcha The Starter Ritual Set Nourishing for Normal to Dry Skin, $, available at TatchaShani Darden Skin Cafre Shani's Daily EssentialsThe next best thing to a luxe facial with Hollywood's most in-demand esthetician, this cleanser, toner, and moisturizer are the solid foundation for healthy skin. The set even comes with a bottle of Texture Reform for erasing dark spots and scars — in case that foundation came a little too late.Shani Darden Skin Care Shani's Daily Essentials, $, available at Ayond High West Skincare SetFor many people, the holidays go hand-in-hand with travel. Sometimes it's the fun, island-hopping kind; other times it's more like, Grandma doesn't drive anymore so we have to go to her. Whether you're spending the last week of the year in the desert wilds of New Mexico (which this clean skin-care brand was inspired by) or an Econo-Lodge next to your cousin's house in Nebraska, this luxe to-go set — complete with a cleansing balm, face serum, day cream, and oil — will have you covered in all climates.AYOND High West Skincare Set, $, available at AYONDVersed The Big Chill Winter Unwind Gift SetIf you've survived this year unscathed, congratulations: You deserve a tension-relieving face roller... and could probably use two serums for clarifying and calming a complexion that's as tired as you are.Versed The Big Chill, $, available at VersedLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Fragrance Gifts For Difficult PeopleThe Best Cheap Alternatives To Pricey Skin BuysThese Self-Love Gifts Are Exactly What You Need RN
How many presents have you received that you never end up putting to use? This year, make a real difference in your loved one's lives with gifts that will make all aspects of their life easier. Stocking stuffers and novel gifts are fun and all, but sometimes they don't really serve a real purpose. From kitchen gadets that will be thier favorite sous chef to cool gadgets and planners, these gifts will optimize your loved one's lvives. Instead of giving someone an item that's just going to sit in their closet, give them something practical that they'll actually use and appreciate. Make your loved one's lives easier with these 22 gifts. - Additional reporting by India Yaffe and Nicole Yi Related: The 77 Hottest Gifts on Amazon For 2020
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The holidays can feel like a gluttonous time of year when everything is all about gifts, food, and even more gifts. But what if you had the opportunity to buy something for someone else that also helped save the planet, change a child's life, or give back in another charitable way? This season, you can do just that by shopping from beauty companies that donate a portion of proceeds from your purchase to great causes across the country. Whether their passion is animals, feeding those in need, or planting more trees on our beautiful planet, there are gift options out there that will make everyone on your list feel good. Gifts with a charitable component have the power of making both the giver and the receiver feel like they're making a difference - it's the definition of gifts that keep on giving. Keep reading to find out which brands are giving back, so you can touch more than one person's life this holiday season.
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When shopping for a beauty gift this season, Sephora's got plenty of options in all sizes and budgets from stocking stuffers to jam-packed beauty sets. And, what better time than the holidays to treat a loved one to something you know they'd love and that they may not splurge on for themselves? Whether they're more into a Tatcha kit with a whole new self-care ritual inside, or prefer a Christian Louboutin nail polish that's almost too pretty to use, this list has something for them. We picked out beauty present ideas from iconic labels including Gucci, Dior, Burberry, and Chanel, along with skin-care treats from luxe beauty brands like Dr. Barbara Sturm, La Mer, and more. Read on for the indulgent beauty gifts that are worth every single penny. Related: The Ultimate Zodiac Gift Guide For the Beauty-Lovers in Your Life
What's great about gifting clean beauty products to your friends around the holidays is that it's a two-in-one win. Not only are you giving them a face mask you can rest assured won't break them out (because it's made up of superfoods), but the sentiment itself says, "Thanks for being a non-toxic friend." That's some meaningful subliminal messaging. If you're looking to cross a few names off your list over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, you're in luck, because we have your foolproof natural-beauty gift guide ahead. Whatever your budget — and whether you're looking for skin care, hair products, makeup, or nail polish — you'll find a chic and conscious gift set for every single one of your supportive (and very much non-toxic) friends, ahead. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Tata Harper Ageless Skin SetYes, this Tata Harper gift box is definitely a splurge, but the peptide-packed elixir and rich face cream duo will give your best friend the brightest, plumpest skin of her life, which kind of gives you lifetime clout.Tata Harper Tata Harper Ageless Skin Set, $, available at Tata HarperHerbivore Coco Rose Luxe Hydration TrioAt a much lower price point, you can score this petal-pink Herbivore Botanicals trio — a rosewater face mist, body scrub, and lip balm — all of which all double as chic bathroom decor.Herbivore Botanicals Herbivore Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio, $, available at Herbivore Botanicals— PAID —Diptyque Best of Baies SetWhen she can't get away on a trip to the great outdoors, take her there with this trio of fresh, fruity, and floral home fragrances.Diptyque Best of Baies Set, $, available at NordstromBriogeo Merry Multi-Masking KitA clean and hydrating hair-mask set for your friend who loves her long hair — and complaining about its split ends.Briogeo Briogeo Merry Multi-Masking, $, available at BriogeoGrown Alchemist Hand Care KitYou truly can't go wrong gifting hand soap in the year 2020. When it comes in a sleek silver bottle alongside a hand cream, you've gone above and beyond.Grown Alchemist Grown Alchemist Grown Alchemist Hand Care Kit, $, available at VerishopWestman Atelier Le BoxA curated assortment of clean makeup for your friend who keeps fashion books on her coffee table and watched all of Emily in Paris in a single day. Westman Atelier Westman Atelier Le Box, $, available at Westman AtelierGolde Superfood Masks KitIf she orders matcha, she'll appreciate the green — and very Instagrammable — aesthetic of these powder-to-gel face masks packed with superfoods.Golde Golde Superfood Masks Kit, $, available at goldeMischo Beauty Nail Lacquer SetEveryone's leaning into the at-home manicure this winter, which makes grabbing this 10-free polish set by Mischo Beauty — including a neutral cool pink and a high-gloss top coat — a no-brainer.Mischo Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer Set in Unbothered + Top Coat, $, available at MischoTower 28 Mini Lip Jelly SetWho says clean and all-natural makeup can't be fun? This Tower28 gift set holds a Clean At Sephora label and, if you haven't heard, the brand's jelly lip gloss is the best around.Tower 28 Tower 28 Juicy All The Way - Mini Lip Jelly Set, $, available at Tower 28Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Cutest Ulta Stocking Stuffers All Under $40Target & Ulta Announce A Strategic PartnershipHow To Shop Ulta Beauty's Gorgeous Hair Event