BY EMILY M. HARWOOD
Receiving a gift of beauty is one of life’s greatest joys. These are the gifts that we probably won’t buy for ourselves but would love to have. This year has been full of remarkable product launches, including luxurious skincare advancements, creative makeup developments, lavish hair enhancements and easy, do-it-yourself nail creations. To help you navigate through all the glitz and glam, we have narrowed down a few exciting gifts any beautyholic would gush over. So, scratch that insignificant gift card this holiday season and choose a smile-generating offer from some of these fabulous gift sets!
3-Pc. Shiny Pretty Things Lip Set from MAC, created for Macy’s, includes three lively lipsticks, all dressed up for a wild night out. Shades include Russian Red (intense bluish-red, matte finish), Kinda Sexy (neutral pinky-rose, matte finish) and Flat Out Fabulous (bright plum matte, retro matte finish).
Juice Beauty Beautiful Body Gift Set is a skincare set rich in brightening vitamin C and firming peptides. These luxurious hand and body products cleanse, brighten and help even skin tone for a glowing complexion. Juice Beauty’s GREEN APPLE® Body Cleanser and GREEN APPLE® Cleansing Bar are for all skin types and especially beneficial for normal, dry or mature skin. The GREEN APPLE® Firming Body Moisturizer and GREEN APPLE® Age Defy Hand Cream are designed for all skin types except sensitive skin.
Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler gift box has 15 samples of Sephora’s most sought-after fragrances for a trial experience. Even better, a voucher is included which can be exchanged for a free full-size featured fragrance.
Estée Lauder Protect + Hydrate for Healthy, Youthful-Looking Skin includes gentle foaming cleanser, soothing gel eye cream, lightweight moisturizer and for nighttime, an anti-aging serum. This gift provides a total at-home spa experience.
Huda Beauty Obsessions Precious Stones Eyeshadow Palette adds sparkle to your holiday gift with beautiful Precious Stones Collection palettes from Huda Beauty. Available in bright jewel tones from amethyst to sapphire, each is equipped with nine richly pigmented shadows in coordinating colors.
Birchbox x Oribe gift set gives the gift of perfect hair, with a limited-edition collaboration from Birchbox and Oribe. The set features a 10th anniversary bottle of the iconic Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, along with 10 other samples of best-selling hair products from the brand.
Ulta beauty How Sweet It Is 4 Piece Nail Collection is a sweet holiday surprise with four mini nail polishes, all in pretty, pink shades. Colors include Merry Cherry, Sprinkles, Red Velvet and Pink Sugar.
Burt’s Bees Men’s Gift Set includes five natural products in a gift style tin. The set contains men’s body wash, with natural moisturizers including coconut oil and soy proteins that leaves skin soft and has an energizing woodsy aroma. It is an all-natural shaving cream and aftershave with calendula, chamomile and linden extracts that hydrate for touchingly smooth skin. Burt’s Bees Original Beeswax Moisturizing Lip Balm and Burt’s Bees Beeswax Hand Salve are also included to restore dry hands and lips.