Thanksgiving is behind us, which means the holiday season just kicked into full gear. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a beauty fanatic or putting together a list of your must-haves to give your family, significant other, or office Secret Santa, we have the perfect items for your list.
1. Mini sized products.
Why give just one beauty product when you can give a whole bunch of adorable minis? You can put together your own sampler set of new-to-you (or your giftee) products, or pick up a few tried-and-true favorites for the perfect stocking stuffers.
2. Gift set of related products.
Some of our favorite haircare lines, like Redken and Pureology, offer gift sets of their most-loved products around the holidays. The great thing about these is that the products all work well together, so using them all will give you maximum results of the intended purpose of the items (for example, if they’re all volumizing or hydrating products). These gift sets are especially nice if you know you love one product in the set, but you haven’t had a chance to try the others.
3. Colorful, fun makeup.
If you’re like most people, you probably have your favorite eyeshadow, lip gloss, eyeliner, etc. that you wear over and over again. While there’s something to be said for familiarity, the new year is a perfect time to step out of your makeup comfort zone a little. Try adding palettes of bright eyeshadow colors or a cherry-red lipstick (a hot trend this winter) to your gift list.
4. The perfect bag for your favorite beauty items.
All that lovely beauty swag would be much better off tucked in its own special bag than spilling out all over your bathroom counter, no? If you have a lot of makeup, skin care, and small haircare products, consider a set of matching small bags so everything can have its proper place.
5. Gift certificate for spa services.
It’s hard to beat the luxury of enjoying a massage or mani/pedi with absolutely no guilt. For bonus points, try giving that special someone a gift certificate a little early—nothing takes away the stress of the holidays like a few hours of pampering.