There's something for everyone.
The options are practically endless when it comes to the best beauty gifts for your bestie, aunt, or sister. Whether they're just trying to develop a serious skincare routine or they're a full on beauty guru who does your hair and makeup before every important date, beauty gifts are foolproof, affordable presents anyone will appreciate, love and actually use.
But, with so many options to choose from, it’s too easy to spend a whole day browsing Sephora, Ulta, Amazon and all of your favorite influencer’s tagged products. Our advice: Figure out what they like to do most, whether that's spending a day at the spa, trying out new hairstyles, or experimenting with makeup in front of their ring light.
From little stocking stuffers of new product launches to splurge-worthy sets, these are the beauty gifts any makeup, skincare, or haircare lover will obsess over.
Your friend just started toning and moisturizing–now it's time for them to level up. One way to do that is by adding in a targeted serum. This set of four from YSL Beauty can be mixed and matched depending on what your skin asks for, whether it's brightening, boosting, or smoothing fine lines.
Just like lip balms and candles, hand cream is a useful gift that never gets old. This set of three from French luxury skincare brand L'Occitane is a no-brainer that can be kept together or broken up so you've got stocking stuffers galore.
Tatcha ranks high on our list of must-know brands for every skincare junkie. This gift set highlights some of the brand's most coveted products, such as the Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder (a royalty-approved exfoliator).
PSA: Charlotte Tilbury's "pillow talk" shade has a serious cult-following for being the *ultimate* shade of nude for a wide range of skin tones. This set includes a lipstick, liner, and two types of gloss—a $71 value for just $49.
Whether she has decided to "green" up her entire lifestyle or is just dipping her toes into the ever-evolving clean beauty space, this set of Ilia favorites will introduce her to an all-natural, non-toxic routine.
Absolutely anyone would appreciate the gift of good hair. These skinny silk bands are a great alternative for those who aren't on board with the retro look of a regular scrunchie. Plus, the fabric is gentle enough on strands to protect any style or blowout without creating any dents.
Need a housewarming gift? Gift them this set of vegan soaps that look—and feel—beautiful in any powder room.
You know that friend: The one who's got hair like Rapunzel that keeps growing and growing. If they've got a lot of hair, it takes ages to blow dry–save them time with this round brush that dries and styles at the same time.
Know someone who loves taking care of their face but also has reactive, sensitive skin? Present them with this Day-to-Night Treatment Gift Set, which includes Fresh's cult-favorite products including the Sugar Lip Treatment to smooth their pout and their luxe Rose Face Mask to truly make them glow.
You know that beauty-loving friend who's always obsessing over ingredients labels? Whether you know it or not, Dermstore is likely their best beauty friend. This kit includes all of Dermstore's favorites, hand-picked by their team of experts.
Keep your someone special stocked with this full skincare ritual in box. Inspired by Indian royalty, Ranavat's luxe masks, oils, serums, and tonics will make them feel like the Queen they are.
If you know someone who gets all their beauty tips from TikTok, or is giving them out themselves, this kit featuring Glow Recipe's TikTok-famous items make the perfect gift. Bonus: they look gorgeous on any vanity.
This kit is bound to get a laugh out of your booty-obsessed friend: whether you just find the puns on these butt sheet masks hilarious or you know they actually value some serious butt-care, they're totally going to love using these.
Nothing beats a facial at the spa with all the high-quality serums and skin-plumping masks you could ever want. But who has time to go every week? This 100 percent natural, vegan, and cruelty-free plumping trio featuring broccoli seed oil, hyaluronic acid, and bakuchiol is made to plump, hydrate, and soften skin.
Considering the affordable price tag, you should probably get one for yourself, too.
Sure, super bold makeup is very *in* right now, but so is a clean, minimalist look. If your friend likes to keep it on the simple side, this jelly lip duo is perfect for them. One will give them a lil bit of color and the other a bit of shine, both without being over-the-top.
These luxe, gold under eye patches have a serious cult-following for how hydrating and brightening they are. Infused with aloe juice and jojoba seed extract, the skincare lover in your life will never feel more glam than when they wear these.
You can never have too many lip glosses—it's a beauty fact. Which is why this set of tubes is a gift everyone will love. It includes four lip products that come in wow-worthy shades.
If your friend is super in to clean beauty, it's time to show them there's nothing cleaner than Ayurvedic skincare—a centuries-old Indian practice. This ultra clean cleansing oil and toner duo is either going to spark their curiosity or deepen their appreciation.
So, your friend who takes annual vacations to Paris couldn't make the visit in 2021. Bring a whiff of the city's romance and sophistication to them in this gorgeous gift set featuring Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum. Along with a full-sized bottle, it comes with a TSA-friendly lipstick-shaped mini bottle that twists to open (hey, they can save it for future travels!).
This easy palette of highly pigmented neutral shades has everything your pal needs to nail everything from a subtle one-shade look to a dramatic smoky eye.
Makeup brushes don't get any better than these luxe diamond-encrusted ones in a gift-ready glam pouch. They blend foundations, eyeshadows, blushes, and more so your skin looks totally airbrush-perfect.
The ~flushed~ just-had-sex look will always be a classic. This Nars set includes an uber shiny gloss and balm in the brand's signature Orgasm shade. All your BFF has to do is swipe on the products and they'll have the pink-hued pucker they've always wanted.
This kit is exactly what your outdoorsy friend needs. Inside, you'll find all the TSA-friendly essentials: face wash, face balm, deodorant, face tonic, and face wipes.
This highly coveted hair styler comes with attachments for drying, curling, straightening, and adding volume. It's well worth the investment!
There's a reason red lipstick is always in style and Dior's classic 999 red flatters all skin tones. They'll feel fabulous after swiping it on every time.
Got a friend who's absolutely obsessed with all the makeup looks in Euphoria? Great.
This brand new 10-shade eyeshadow palette has all they need to experiment with dazzling eye looks. With a mix of mattes and look-at-me shimmers, the possibilities are endless.
The aging process is something to embrace and enjoy, your friend who prefers to stop fine lines in their tracks can ease their worries by amping up their skincare routine with Charlotte Tilbury's goods like the Magic Lip Oil and Magic Serum to soften and smooth any uneven texture.
Since your curly-haired friend already doesn't wash their hair every day (which is a good thing!), that just means that they've got to make their wash days count. The best way to do so? With this *full-size* Bread Beauty Supply kit.
It includes a shampoo, conditioner, and hair oil specifically designed for and by curly hair.
This serum from clean beauty brand Last Skincare combines some of the best plant extracts and essential oils in the world from wild-growing trees and local plantations in Somalia, Etiopia, Vietnam and India.
The aromatherapy and acupressure elements combine for this tiny serum to make a fully immersive experience that'll totally impress even the most knowledgeable skincare nerd in your life.
Know someone who always knows her angles and always finds the best lighting for the photo-op? Gift this Fenty Beauty lip kit with major payoff to really make them look bomb in those close-ups.
Get ready to glow. Pamper your BFF with cult-favorite Drunk Elephant products like the multivitamin eye cream, hydration serum, and more goodies that will leave her radiant for days.
While the most some of us could do with our hair is twist it up into a struggle bun, your friend can French braid, curl, and create all the updos like a pro.
This Oribe kit is stocked with the brand's cult-favorite Dry Texturizing Spray, as well as shampoo and conditioner minis so she could keep her hair pristine—even on a weekend trip.
This serum-moisturizer duo by beauty Queen Victoria Beckham herself works wonders on skin, making it look plump, luminous, and healthy. Save it for the posh (get it?) friend you know who never puts on a stitch of foundation—and looks incredible while doing so.
Got a curly-haired beauty lover to buy for this year? Try gifting them this Pattern Beauty mini On-the-Go kit. In it they'll find a shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in cream designed specifically by actress Tracee Ellis Ross herself for those with a set of curls.
This kit of iconic brow shapers, pencils, and gels have everything you need to get those arches in tip-top shape.
This full-size kit is perfect for keeping skin dewy all day long. The pack includes a toning botanical oil, a brightening serum, and toning mist, so your BFF has enough in her toolkit to keep her face looking ~wet~ as long as she needs.
She has enough on her plate–let her baby's care routine be one less thing to worry about. This kit is a must-have for any new mom, since it has safe products like balms and lotions to use on the new bundle of joy.
If you've got a beauty lover who's obsessed with getting their skin to ~glow~, this nighttime set will be perfect for them. In it, they'll get super hydrating face mist and a face oil that'll leave their skin looking veeery plump when they wake up.
It's never okay to skip on SPF. That's what makes these Shimmershade eyeshadows by Supergoop! pretty much perfect. Available in four hues, they'll make sure your friend has UV protection around the eyes while still giving them glimmer and sparkle.
You just can't go wrong with this tweezer trio set. Whether your friend's brows are in constant need of touch-ups, they're always getting ingrowns, or they hate all other forms of hair removal, this tweeze set will last them super long. Plus, since these are mini, they can stash them basically anywhere.
Got a friend who can't make plans on hair wash day? If so, this hair mask and scalp revival set from Sudtana is veeery ideal.
Whoever gets one of these chic turban-like shower caps will be endlessly grateful you helped them save their hair another day. It doesn't let a drop of water in. This comes in a pack of three, so gift one to a few of your blowout-loving friends.
When it comes to organic skincare, Tata Harper is the cream of the crop. This set of travel-friendly minis is perfect for testing out the brand's most popular products without having to fully commit (although, we're warning you—you'll get hooked).
The environmentalist in your life will appreciate that this body wash is housed in a refillable glass bottle. After they use up the 16oz. bottle they can head to a Bathing Culture retailer to fill it back up for $1.33/oz. The wash itself is also eco-friendly as it's made using organic, Rainforest Alliance certified and sustainably Wild Harvested ingredients.
And if all that still wasn't enough for their green loving heart, the brand also plants a native plant or tree for every five gallons of soap they make.
Beautyblenders are the foolproof makeup brush that make you feel like you have the skills of a makeup artist. And while they last forever, you'll def need to make sure that you're keeping yours clean.