45 Best Skincare, Makeup, and Hair Gifts for Every Beauty Lover on Your List
45 Best Skincare, Makeup, and Hair Gifts for Every Beauty Lover on Your List
The best part about shopping for a beauty lover? You have so many (almost too many!) options. If they’re into skincare, there’s a vast world of serums, moisturizers, and “best of” brand kits available for their self-care needs. If makeup is their thing, there are tons of lipsticks, eyeshadows, or blushes in an endless sea of color, shimmer, and festive packaging to choose from. And for that self-proclaimed hairstylist, useful styling tools and salon-quality treatment masks may be the way to go. Plus, there are plenty of beauty advent calendars you can choose from, too!
Our best advice is to stick to what you know they like most in terms of the best beauty gifts. If they love wearing fragrances, gift them a scent from their favorite brand or pick out a fragrance sample set. If you’re in need of gifts for teen girls who spend their days watching makeup tutorials on Youtube, consider getting them a colorful eyeshadow palette—they’ll create eye makeup looks for days!
And of course, with a new year upon us, it’s the perfect time to renew everyone’s beauty routines with fresh and new products. Hot tip: make sure to get a gift receipt when buying skin care since it’s such a personal gift and everyone has different skin concerns.
To make shuffling through all of the choices easier, we dug around for the best beauty gifts to shop for this season. From a luxurious body scrub to must-try face masks to organizers they didn’t know they needed, there’s a gift for every type of beauty lover on this list (go ahead, throw in a treat for yourself while you’re at it).
Technically, you could also use this for snacks—but beauty lovers will appreciate it for products that last a bit longer or work a bit better when stored in a cool temperature, like masks and face rollers. It’s a fun addition to their collection, and you can personalize it to their taste with seven colors to choose from.
This bottle is worth all the buzz. Great for all hair types, the raved-about treatment repairs damage, strengthens and protects, improves texture, and seriously makes hair look so much healthier. It’s a bit of a splurge for the size—but they’ll appreciate every last drop.
4) One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush
This iconic styling tool has more than 100,000 ratings on Amazon. Equipped with three heat and speed settings, this is a hair dryer, styler, and volumizer in one—so they can get a salon-worthy blowout at home. For the price, it’s a cult favorite for a reason.
We could all use a heavy-duty hand cream for winter, and this one is packed with nourishing shea butter, coconut oil, and honey extract to soothe, repair, and protect dry hands and cuticles. It’s rich and non-greasy at the same time, a tough combo to find in a hand cream that actually gets the job done.
Gift them their new favorite beauty sleep companion. Made from 100% mulberry silk, this luxurious sleep mask is soft, comfy, and never too tight. Choose from eight lovely colors, but go darker if you want true light-blocking properties.
Say hello to the best scrunchies ever. They’re made with a unique elastic and silk covering to avoid tugging and creasing. This way, they’ll keep the hair in place without damaging it. Choose between a black, pink, and caramel pack, or a leopard, black, and gold pack–whatever vibe you think they’ll appreciate.
Isn’t the bottle alone so giftable? This raved about hair oil is infused with a special honey to boost the strength, softness, and shine of their strands, whether they’re pin straight or tight and coiled.
10) Hollywood Secrets Lip Vault Lipstick & Lip Gloss Set
Renew their love of lipstick after a longg time spent wearing a face mask. This limited-edition kit comes with three classic shades: a true red, a deep burgundy, and an everyday nude. Each lipstick is also paired with a matching shade of Lipglass.
Help them relieve tension in their face with this unique massager. This one simply rolls over the skin with its hexagon shape to de-puff, destress, and refresh. (Pair it with one of our favorite serums for a true spa-like experience.)
Ah, the gloss that started it all. Fenty Beauty has had quite the year—but this iconic gloss still gets as much love as it did when it first launched. It truly is universal and gives a high shine on any skin tone without the stickiness. Plus, the peachy-vanilla scent is incredible.
If you think they’d prefer a stone facial massager, introduce them to a gua sha and facial roller, which helps promote blood flow, relieves tight muscles, and reduces puffiness. It’s the perfect way to encourage them to take 10 minutes to unwind in the morning.
Splurgy? Yes. Worth it? Also yes. If you really want to go all out, Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer is the gift that will keep on giving all year. They’ll never have another bad hair day in half the time it usually takes them to get ready.
Want to give them an organizer they can’t live without? Look no further. This rotating acrylic organizer can hold it all—from skincare to foundation to nail polish. It has four large divided spaces, which can be adjusted to fit things like perfume and skincare products. The top holds makeup brushes and lipsticks. Their bathroom just got a huge upgrade.
Bring the spa to their shower with this luscious body scrub. It smells like coconut and rose petals—what more could you want on a self-care Sunday? It’s also vegan, free of harsh ingredients, and packed in a sturdy, reusable glass jar.
If they’re really into skincare, they will gush over this serum from SkinCeuticals. The brand’s products are medical grade and have real science behind them. This one is a blend of vitamin C, ferulic acid, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid to brighten, firm, and plump for a real difference in their complexion.
Bubble bath, anyone? This hand-blended tub of bath salts is free of the junk (no preservatives, perfumes, alcohol, or sketchy chemicals) and sticks to organic essential oils, aloe, vitamin E, and pure dead sea salts to soothe muscles and melt away stress.
If they’re into natural beauty, this is the product to splurge on. Enriched with various seaweeds for a boost in vitamins in minerals and hyaluronic acid to plump, this lightweight, oil-free serum absorbs quickly, minimizes redness, and reduces signs of aging without the addition of common chemicals and preservatives.
20) Your Beautiful Basics Airbrush 101 Makeup Brush Set
Makeup products are only as good as the tools they have to apply them. This starter kit comes with everything they need: a separate brush for powder, foundation, concealer, and eyeshadow. They’re also full-size with soft bristles and sturdy handles, so they’re guaranteed to last.
Anyone can appreciate a great moisturizer, and this one is it! It’s great for a range of skin types, from sensitive to acne-prone to dry. Enriched with peptides, antioxidants, and vitamin B, this cream hydrates, firms, and soothes all at once. It also has a hygienic pump, so you never have to dip your hands inside.
Another amazing deal, snag this set from Bliss. It has a little bit of everything to try from the brand, including their Pumpkin Powerhouse and Mighty Marshmallow face mask. Plus, it also comes with two pairs of foil holographic eye masks—all wrapped up in a cute, festive snow globe. A reason to de-stress this season!
Great for all hair types, this thick (but never heavy) hair mask delivers a deep condition, leaving their strands soft, shiny, bouncy, and extremely easy to manage. It’ll give them the perfect “treat yourself” moment when they take some time for self-care after a long week.
24) Mothership IX Eyeshadow Palette: Huetopian Dream
Pat McGrath’s palettes are basically impossible to find in stock around the holidays, and her newest Mothership launch is no exception. The 10-shade futuristic palette offers a little bit of everything, from superlunar nudes to glitzy pops of color—all formulated to be smooth, blendable, and ultra-pigmented.
Perfume is notoriously difficult to gift—choosing the right scent is so personal, after all. But if you’re determined to go with a fragrance, you might as well go with a classic one she’ll love displaying on her vanity. Chanel No. 5 is an iconic perfume and features notes of rose and jasmine, with a bit of vanilla and citrus. It’s feminine and fancy, what more can you ask for?
Cult-favorite brand Nécessaire has a following for a reason. The luxe packaging is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this brand. Elevate shower or bath time with this set full of body wash, body exfoliator, serum, and lotion.
This luxury caddy is designed to fit any bathtub thanks to the sliding adjustable handles. It has space for all personal necessities: There are Kindle and cell phone holders and spots to place your soap, candles, and snacks. The recipient will be forever grateful for this gift.
This set of bestsellers includes four mini-size products: a liquid silk canvas primer, a silk setting powder, a dewy skin mist, and a lip mask. It’s the ultimate set to blur pores, dryness, and dullness—for a great price, at that.
“Like freshly baked bread on a Saturday morning...my skin looks better and smells delicious after using this,” wrote one Amazon reviewer. The body butter is also made with 100% vegan ingredients and comes in four scents: coco mango, beautiful, late-night, and pink lollipop.
Who doesn't love a good scalp massage? With this brush, they can get one every time they wash their locks! Silicone bristles work their way into the scalp for an ooh-ahh feeling while stimulating blood circulation and providing a deep clean all at the same time.
For the person on your list who *always* seems to have a manicure, this 10-pack gift box is sure to be a hit. We love that there are so many vibrant color options, and that the brand’s polishes are PETA certified.
Anastasia’s eyeshadows are creamy, pigmented, and so easy to blend—and this mini gives them everything they would need to take a look from day to night. Soft neutrals work for everyday needs, while pops of shimmer and rich brown or sultry black add some drama. It’s a great size to throw in a bag, too.
Bronzy skin will always be in (at least in our beauty book). And reviewers can't stop raving about this Mented cosmetics bronzer. It's got a 4.8-star rating thanks to its highly pigmented and smooth formula. It also includes subtle hints of glitter for a natural sunkissed look.
34) Great Skin, Great Deal Set for Dry Combination Skin
This brand dishes out products full of nourishing ingredients? And, it’s a favorite of stars like Emilia Clarke and Drew Barrymore—so it has to be good. The Great Skin, Great Deal set includes a face wash, clarifying lotion, and moisturizer for a great price.
For all the beauty-obsessed gals, these are the best beauty sponges to buy for them. They’re uniquely designed to fit into the palm of the hand for seamless blending. Each carton comes with six blending eggs and they do not leave behind any color residue.
From one of the most respected skincare brands comes a gift set of luxury skincare products to cleanse, soothe, and hydrate the skin. All four products (shower foam, body scrub, body cream, and hand soap) also come wrapped in a beautiful keepsake box, making it a super easy gift idea.
37) Superfoods Apple, Matcha + Kale Replenishing Shampoo + Conditioner Duo
Enjoy professional, salon-worthy soft and shiny hair with this shampoo and conditioner duo. Formulated with yummy ingredients like matcha, kale, spinach, apple, and vitamin C, this set will work to support healthy hair and scalp with nourishment and conditioning.
These star-shaped skin care favorites flooded our Instagram feeds with eye mask selfies and we loved it! Each pack comes with five individually packaged eye masks which work to brighten, smooth, and hydrate the under-eye area for a younger, fresher appearance.
This bundle is ideal for those rocking their natural curls and coils—and if they haven’t tried Tracee Ellis Ross’ Pattern Beauty yet, it’s the perfect intro to her products. They’ll get a hydrating mist, curl gel, styling cream, and strong hold gel to ensure their natural curl pattern remains hydrated, frizz-free, and defined all day.
Help your friend create a mini spa oasis right at home with this portable facial humidifier. It runs for 10 hours continuously and releases a cool mist that keeps the skin and hair hydrated. It also features an LED light with a soft glow that acts as a gentle night light.
If you know someone who always needs the latest product, gift them a makeup subscription box like this one. Every month they'll receive a box featuring vegan and cruelty-free full size and deluxe size beauty products. It's truly a gift that keeps on giving!
Frizzy, unruly curls be gone! This four-piece haircare set comes with everything a curly-haired person will need to tame their mane. This cute sampler kit packs a moisturizing shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and curl-enhancing mousse for soft and bouncy curls.
From luxurious skincare to must-try makeup to game-changing hair products, this list has a gift for every type of beauty lover at any budget.