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Best Beauty Gifts to Give (and Receive)

My go-to gifts for women during the holiday season are always beauty related! I often find that most people don’t treat themselves, and something like a luxury lotion or the latest in makeup is greatly appreciated. In my experience, there’s nothing like seeing someone open up a gift with a new beauty product and immediately wanting to try it.

The other perk of beauty gifts during the holidays? Stores like Sephora and Nordstrom put together sets with mini versions of popular products someone may be wanting to try. This makes the gift feel more robust without being super expensive. These sets are a great “bang for your buck” and come in at fairly affordable price point, most being under $50.

Sephora Savings Event Gift Guide

The Sephora Savings Event is a great chance to get more value for your money: not only do you have the sets but also a discount on top depending on your level!

From gifts to others to gifts for yourself, check my personal choices below. You can click either on the image or linked copy to start shopping.

Sephora Savings Event: Best Holiday Beauty Gift Sets

Moisturizing Hand Cream

This beautiful set of hand masks and hand creams are perfect for pampering our hands during the cold winter months. They’re formulated without parabens, sulfates, silicone, petroleum & phthalates. Free of all animal products and cruelty-free.

Under $50: Sparkly Clean Makeup Set

Hurry & shop this set while it’s in stock! Featuring only clean beauty products, it has a little bit of it all for her to try from some of my favorite brands.

Olaplex Vibrant Shine Healthy Hair Kit

I use these products all the time on my hair and would recommend them to anyone! This makes a great gift though as it’s something she may not splurge on herself but would be fun to try.

Perfume Discovery Set

While everyone has their own personal fragrances they like, it is always a treat to try new ones! This discovery set lets them do just that.

Sephora Savings Event: Best Holiday Beauty Gifts

Farmacy Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

This is a sure winner for any beauty lover. Even if she already has something she uses, this cleasing balm will still go to use. It’s my favorite clean one I’ve tried to take off my makeup! It can even remove long-lasting waterproof mascara and won’t strip or dry out your skin.

Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment

I use this lip mask every night and love it. I use several Ilia products and really love the brand. Cruelty-fee and clean beauty is always at the top of my list.

FOREO Luna™ 4 Face Cleanser

This enhanced sonic facial cleaner has 8 adjustable intensities and two different-sized brushes for a customizable clean for all skin types. This would be a great gift for the younger ladies on your list who may be blemish-prone or “less committed”:” to taking the time that’s necessary to really clean their faces at night.

Naked 2 Basic Eyeshadow Palette

I’m a huge fan of this Naked palette. I try other sets often but always come back into this one because they’re all matte and the perfect set of neutrals.

NuFace Kit

This facial toning device and line smoother device is an FDA approved, non-invasive device that is reported to lift and tone the muscles of the face and neck.

T3 Featherweight StyleMax Hair Dryer

Not quite ready to splurge on the Dyson? This T3 Hair Dryer is a great option! great It will dry your hair quickly with less damage than most lower-priced options.

My Favorite Beauty Products to Gift from Amazon

Anti-Aging Moisturizing Lotion

I shared in this post that I moisturize every day and night, and this affordable lotion will wow anyone. The best part? It has 62k+ rave reviews so you know it’s good!

RevitaLash RevitaBrow Eyebrow Conditioner

This eyebrow conditioner truly delivers! My sparse eyebrows have all grown back in, to the point that I no longer need to use a pencil! Several of you have also tried it and reported back similar results. If you have a gal on your list who has thin brows, and most of us do, treat them to this Revitabrow. It’s a real game-changer plus it is ophthalmologist formulated, dermatologist reviewed, hypoallergenic, Non-irritating, oil-free, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and works!!

Nail & Cuticle Oil

This nail & cuticle oil would make a great stocking stuffer or even an experience gift if you pair it with a manicure! It helps keep your cuticles and hands super soft year-round.

Ultra Whitening Electric Toothbrush

This toothbrush not only cleans your teeth but also polishes them which will remove surface stains and safely whiten teeth over time.

Jade Roller & Gua Sha Set

This set both offer a facial massage and can help with fine lines and wrinkles, de-puffing, and all over-tightening of the skin. I use my roller at night just to decompress after I’ve gotten into bed. It’s cool to the touch and soothing to roll over my jawline and cheeks.

Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Kit

Using these products with the included cotton gloves will leave your hands soft and conditioned. This beeswax hand cream, has been a favorite of mine for years!

Makeup Brush Set

Who wouldn’t benefit from a new set of makeup brushes? This set includes the following: 1) Angled Foundation Brush, (1) Blurring Brush, (1) Define Crease Brush, (1) Angled Liner Brush, (1) Full Blush Brush, and (1) Storage Tray.

Braun Silk-épil 9 9-890 Hair Removal

If you know of someone that hates having to shave all of the time, this gift is for them! I use this on my legs and underarms about once a month or so and that’s it.  I never have to take a razor when I travel or worry about nicking my knees again. When the hair grows in it’s so soft I barely notice.

This article has been updated on October 2023 to showcase the best beauty gifts for her in 2023. It was first published on November 2022.


  1. Thanks for all of these wonderful ideas, both for gifts and myself. However, in Canada, Amazon apparently doesn’t have the Revita Brow and doesn’t know when/if they’ll get a supply. Is there somewhere else that I could buy it. Thanks Jennifer, I just love your posts.

  2. Re: Shopping for gifts on Amazon. They can only be returned unopened and unused. I made that mistake on Prime Day. I ordered the Olaplex shampoo and conditioner. I used it once and had much more hair than normal come out in the drain and it left my thin fine hair too soft. Cannot return. $$ literally down the drain.

  3. Thank you Jennifer! Just great ideas, you rock!

    It seems that you had posted a good hand cream to deal with aging hands, can you reminds me again please.

    Thank you!

    1. I use a lot of hand lotions but most are body moisturizers too. Do you remember what it had in it?

  4. Thanks for the great info! My daughter’s and daughters in law would definitely enjoy any of the gift sets as would I.

  5. Can’t wait to try some of your recommendations! They are always a hit!

  6. I totally enjoyed all of these suggestions.
    Thanks for the finds.

  7. I don’t usually give beauty products as gifts; maybe just hand creams.
    But, I love to “gift” them to myself! Just ordered the IT Cosmetics gift set! Can’t wait to try it.
    Wouldn’t have known about it if I wasn’t reading your blog!
    May try a few of the other things as well.
    Thanks Jennifer!

  8. This is a great list Jennifer, as were your others. I have added a few things to my wish list. 🙂 It’s a shame that Nordstrom Canada doesn’t sell all the same products as in the U.S. We just don’t have the same great selection.

  9. So many good ideas, Jennifer. I have the Revlon hairdryer and loved it so much I bought one for my daughter. I also use the Luna Sonic face cleaner. It works well and feels nice on my face. I must admit I’m lazy when it comes to my nighttime routine so this fits in well. I think I’ll try the Revitabrow and see if it works on my overly plucked eyebrows. Why did we think that was a good idea?

    1. LOL, I can’t imagine what we were thinking:) Let me know how it goes. It took me several weeks to see results so give it time.

  10. I’m curious as to the Revitabrow conditioner durability. Is one full treatment enough or is this a commitment? If stopped, do you find your brows eventually go back to the way they were? I remember you did a post about it but can’t find it. Thanks!

    1. My tube lasts several months so it ends up to be less costly than I thought. I assume if you stop using it, your brows with return to their thin state. It take a second to use each night. I often use it every other night now but I don’t plan to stop, I’m so happy with the results.

    2. Catherine says:

      I use Olaplex on a regular basis and love the idea of buying the assortment you recommended for gifts. It’s a great way to try the product without a big investment. In reading the reviews on Amazon, many question the authenticity of the ones Amazon sell. Have you noticed any difference? Thanks for all the gift ideas.

      1. I love all my Olaplex! No, I’ve not noticed a difference in smell, feel or consistency. If I did I would certainly return it.

  11. Wow! What a wonderful list of gifts. My daughter’s and daughters in law would love any of these gifts. I really love the candles! Thanks Jennifer I will keep these in mind.

    1. Happy Wednesday, Rose. Those candies are so nice.

      1. Great gift ideas. Thank you!

      2. I’m glad you like these. I know I’d love to get them 🙂

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