From makeup and skincare to fragrance and body care, there is so much choice when it comes to beauty products, and that can make picking a great gift for the beauty obsessive in your life pretty difficult.
But there’s no need to panic. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the most sought-after gifts that every single beauty lover will appreciate from big-name brands like Charlotte Tilbury, ghd, Elemis and many more – whatever your budget.
YSL Beauty Mascara Volume Effet Cils Eye Must Haves This is the ultimate kit for smoky eye lovers and it’s more or less gift-wrapped for you. Inside you’ll find YSL’s bestselling eye products, including Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils (which industry makeup artists love), mini Dessin du Regard Eyeliner (which glides on easily) and a Top Secrets Expert Makeup Remover to boot.
Elemis Superfood Superstars Gift Set This trio is the ideal gift for skincare lovers, especially if the aim is an enviable glow. Inside you’ll find Elemis’ Superfood Cica Calm Cleansing Foam, Facial Oil and Hydration Juice serum, which feature buzzy ingredient of the moment, cica. The collection soothes, hydrates and provides antioxidant protection thanks to the plant-based actives – a must for shielding against pollution and other environmental factors.
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lips & Killawatt Cheeks 2-Piece Lip All makeup fans will appreciate this Fenty Beauty duo. The set features the brand’s cult Stunna Lips in a flattering nude shade and Killawatt Cheeks, which can be used as a highlighter, bronzer and an eyeshadow. Even better? It’s currently half price at Boots.
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream Give the gift of good skin with Kiehl’s limited edition festive Ultra-Facial Cream. There isn’t a skin expert or beauty editor who doesn’t speak highly of its ability to smooth, soften and hydrate skin, especially in the winter months.
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette Bejewelled Eyes To Hypnotise There’s a reason why this eyeshadow palette (complete with a variety of matte and shimmer hues) is adored by makeup artists and beauty influencers alike. The shades are universally flattering while the pigments blend like a dream for an eye look that is chic and expensive, whichever colour combination you opt for.
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Bounty You can never own too many lip balms. Fact. Burt’s Bees’ handy quad includes tinted and non-tinted products which repair, protect and perfect. Chapped lips, be gone.
GHD Platinum+ Professional Styler Talk to any hairstylist and they’ll tell you that ghd’s Platinum+ is one of the very best hair straighteners on the market. The temperature is capped at 185 degrees so it makes hair smooth, sleek and glasslike in a single pass without completely frazzling ends.
Tweezerman 40th Anniversary Mini Tweezer Set With Case It’s hard to find a pair of tweezers which makes tidying up brows a seamless process without nicking skin or snapping hairs. That’s where Tweezerman comes in. Their 40th Anniversary Special Edition collection features a mini slanted and pointed pair of tweezers complete with a handy case for on-the-go touch-ups.
The Body Shop Refreshing Shower Gels Gift Box You can’t go wrong with a gift from The Body Shop, specifically this mini shower gel collection, which contains the brand’s most loved scents such as British Rose and Satsuma.
Avon Limited Edition Lisa Armstrong Lip Kit It’s all about the lips with celebrity makeup artist Lisa Armstrong’s collection for Avon. This kit contains a bold red and ’90s-inspired nude lipstick complete with a matching lip liner.
Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum 50ml The lid alone makes this perfume a masterpiece but the combination of fruity rhubarb, sweet daffodil, creamy almond milk and warm cedarwood cements its status as one of the dreamiest fragrances around.
Milk Makeup KUSH Party Pack Gift Set Milk Makeup’s Party Pack is ideal for the person who has switched to 100% vegan makeup and skincare. The set includes three lip balms in shades Green Dragon, Plushberry and Bubble, with the red shades imparting a subtle wash of colour.
By Terry Twinkle Glow Baume de Rose By Terry’s cult gloss-meets-balm softens and plumps parched lips with shea butter, vitamin E and ceramides. The bauble box makes it the cutest stocking filler.
Sol de Janeiro Carnaval Flight The tropical, coconutty scent of Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, shower gel and body spray is unforgettable. This is a super handy set for those who can’t wait to make post-lockdown holiday plans.
NARS Soft Lust Mini Lip and Blush Duo Monochrome makeup is going to be 2021’s biggest beauty trend and NARS’ Soft Lust Mini Lip and Blush Duo will help makeup lovers achieve it easily. How adorable is the little box?
Holler & Glow Love Crystal Soap Our fascination with crystals shows no sign of slowing down and these geode-inspired soaps by Holler & Glow are seriously cute. This one smells like a blooming rose garden.
Manucurist Nomad Full Kit Green Flash Gel Polish Manucurist’s gel nail kit is pretty revolutionary. Not only does the gel polish deliver a professional high-shine finish but it’s easily removable with acetone, making knackered, post-gel nails a thing of the past.
Dyson Dyson Airwrap Styler Copper Gift Edition Whether you’re buying this for yourself (lucky you) or gifting it to someone else (very lucky them), Dyson’s Supersonic Airwrap Styler Holiday Edition won’t disappoint. Hairstylists, beauty editors and influencers love it for achieving waves, curls and more. Dyson Dyson Airwrap Styler Copper Gift Edition, $, available at Boots
Benefit Party Curl Brow, Mascara, Primer & Eyeliner This tube of goodies is all about the eyes and includes benefit’s cult Roller Lash Mascara and Eyeliner, 24 Hour Brow Setter and Porefessional Face Primer.
Omorovicza Rose Quartz Roller No Sunday skincare ritual is complete without a rose quartz facial roller to de-puff skin and help it absorb the goodness in your chosen serum. Plus, it’ll look great atop any dressing table.
Glossier Body Hero Exfoliating Bar All beauty lovers will appreciate a gift from Glossier but make it their buzzy new exfoliating body bar. Not only does it smell gorgeous but it leaves skin feeling incredibly smooth.
Drunk Elephant Dewy The Polypeptide Kit For the skincare know-it-all, it has to be Drunk Elephant. This kit is chock-full of skincare must-haves, from retinol serum to a buttery cleanser. Together, they make skin gleam.
Pixi Ornamental Glow Tonic Pixi’s Glow Tonic (dermatologist-approved, no less) is a product all skincare devotees will appreciate, especially when it’s packaged as a sweet little tree decoration. The star ingredient is glycolic acid, which makes skin glow.
Q+A Natural Skincare Christmas Cracker Q+A Natural Skincare is the new The Ordinary. This Christmas cracker is the perfect stocking filler for skincare experts and novices, because everyone can benefit from a dose of hydrating hyaluronic acid.
this works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray Research shows that lavender scents are proven to aid sleep, which makes this pillow spray a must for bad snoozers. A single spritz brings a wave of calm come bedtime.
Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette Calling all Huda Beauty fans! This is a next-generation eyeshadow palette. Metallic and cream shimmer marbles make up the 18 shades. It’s almost too pretty to use. Almost.
Olaplex Holiday Hair Fix Anyone who has dyed their hair will know that Olaplex is arguably the best hair repair treatment out there. Adorned with a festive bow, this kit is packed with Olaplex must-haves, like the No.3 Hair Perfector and No.6 Bond Smoother for hair that is soft and shiny, not straw-like.
KANKAN London Starter Set º1 KANKAN London is the new indie beauty brand to know. Championing the future of refills, the liquid soap is housed in a recyclable can which can be decanted into the apothecary-style glass bottles, making any sink look cooler.
Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath Philosophy’s Cinnamon Buns body wash smells so good and lasts for months. Snap it up as a stocking filler for a loved one or gift it to yourself.
Diptyque Moonlit Fir Candle Nothing much can top Diptyque’s Christmas candles, especially when they are wrapped in a festive illustration like this one. It fills the room with a heavenly scent of pine trees, eucalyptus and peppermint.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Insta Brows Kit For the friend who loves to have picture-perfect brows, it has to be Anastasia Beverly Hills. This kit features the brand’s brilliant Brow Definer, which perfects brows in moments, and clear brow gel to keep stray hairs in place.
Morphe x Nikita Dragun Artistry Palette YouTuber, makeup artist and model Nikita Dragun has teamed up with Morphe to create one of the most sought-after eyeshadow palettes. There are 35 eye-popping shades to delve into, from neons to nudes in metallic and matte finishes.
Christian Louboutin Loubidoo Eau de Parfum Perfect for fragrance fans (and cat people, obviously), Loubidoo Eau de Parfum is one of Christian Louboutin’s debut fragrances. If the Instagram-worthy bottle doesn’t sway you, the fresh, fruity and floral notes most definitely will.
Nails Inc. Kiss My Peach Duo For the nail polish connoisseur, it has to be Nails Inc., specifically this peachy polish duo. The smart brush blankets nails in a single swipe and the staying power is second to none.
UpCircle Cinnamon and Ginger Chai Soap Bar Circular beauty brand UpCircle saves food ingredients from going to waste. This soap bar uses repurposed chai spices that were destined for landfill. Thanks to cinnamon and ginger, it smells amazing.