Shopping the beauty aisles to find the perfect gift for your beauty-obsessed friend, relative, or that special someone in your life could become a harrowing experience if you're new on the skincare or makeup block. The holiday season is fast approaching, and so is New Year's Eve. Although New Year's celebrations may look a little different this year, it just means there's an extra reason to make the holiday a bit more special. To make browsing the shelves at your local department store a smoother experience, we've rounded up our favorite beauty gift ideas that's sure to make them swoon.
But before you start the search and narrow down your favorite(s) beauty gifts, knowing the answers to a few questions will help you personalize it as much as possible. Do they love bold colors, the shimmers, and the glitters? Or do you often find them sticking to soft, neutral looks? Is their beauty obsession so crazy that you catch them doing final touches while they travel or indulging in re-touches every hour? Whatever be their style or taste, these beauty products we have carefully curated will have you longing to shop not just for them but yourself as well. Without further ado, let's dive in.
Herbivore - Natural Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist
If your friend or lover is eco-conscious, this sustainable beauty gift option will have them beaming ear to ear. With a base of coconut water and infused with hibiscus and Bulgarian rose extracts, this face mist is a must-try beauty product. Plus, it's paraben, alcohol, sulfate, and cruelty-free! You just cannot go wrong with this lovely mist for your dear one this New Year's.
Jersey Slumber Silk Sleep Mask
There is no beauty without a good night's rest. A perfect addition to their luxe kit, this high-quality silk sleep mask will reduce skin friction (and resulting irritations), cut off the distracting light, and bring so much peace to your sleeping beauty as they retire to bed every night. It has a soft and rich feel to it that is one of the best that you could ever lay your hands on.
L'Occitane Holiday 5-Piece Hand Cream
Sanitizing frequently has taken a toll on their baby soft hands? Here's a perfect solution to the flaky hand skin woes. This premium five-tube holiday pack of hand creams is packed with the goodness of shea butter in the brand's most popular scents like lavender, cherry blossom, and almond. They'll absolutely love it! (Who doesn't adore a hand cream?!)
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette
A limited edition for your special someone on New Year's, this complete face palette is a one-stop solution to the gorgeous glow they've always wished to achieve. One highlighter, one bronzer, three eye shadows, and two blushes; all in everyday wearable shades, you mustn't let go of this gem of a product on your gift list!
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Haute Holiday Mini Lip Gloss Set
With winters round the corner, a moisturizing lip gloss is a savior. It's hard to lay your hands off this incredible beauty gift for New Year's. An assortment of 4 all-new lip gloss shades, the weightless formula glides on the lips like a dream! You'll only need a little to keep those beautiful pair of lips soft and supple. It's also long-lasting and an absolute statement maker with any OOTD.
Smith & Cult Nail Polish
If you're stumped over what to give, this could be your ultimate answer. The high-performing lacquer formula comes in one of the prettiest nail paint packages— short cute glass bottles with gold tops. Available in such a huge variety of shades, you'll be spoiled. What's best— the bottle is so eye-catching, you'll want to display it on your vanity as a rare piece of art.
NuFACE Petite Facial Toning Device + Hydrating Skin Care
An elevated version of a skin roller, this toning device can mimic a professional facial massage. Great for reducing the fine lines and giving an instant facial lift, it's a brilliant product for an overall toned appearance that can take a few years off the face with regular use. What's more? This kit comes with a gel primer that packs a double punch—a serum and a water mask. The result? A revitalized and hydrated skin they've wished for!
Savannah Bee Company Royal Jelly Body Butter
As the product description goes, "a nutrient-rich and protective formula that's fit for a queen", this set is an absolute splurge-worthy indulgence this New Year's. An ultra-delicate formula made for sensitive skin beauties, the divinely smelling myrrh and chamomile fragrances will leave them intoxicated and those around too! A unique combination of royal jelly, beauty essential oils, and thirst-quenching varieties of body butter, let your special one unwind this holiday luxuriously.
e.l.f. Jet Set Hydration Kit
If long travels have left them neglecting their dry skin woes, this kit could be just the solution they've been looking for. The perfect travel-size skincare set for your loved one who is forever on the move; this hydration set contains a cleanser, balm, moisturizer, eye cream, and night cream. Made with toxin-free and vegan ingredients, it's packed with skin-loving ingredients like aloe, shea butter, vitamin E, jojoba oil that's a match for everyone— beauties of all skin types.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau de Toilette Spray
A fruity floral fragrance that's light and fresh, layered in keynotes of jasmine, coconut water, musks grapefruit, blackberry, and litchi— it's nothing short of magic. Perfect for the slow seductress, this masterpiece from the house of Marc Jacobs will envelop those around in a captivating olfactory experience. A true reminder of a lush field of blooming daisies, this fragrance smells so good; it also looks cute sitting on her vanity.
New Year’s Eve will arrive sooner than we would expect. So, having your wish beauty products list sorted early will save you the last-minute rush. Though there are plenty of options available, these gift sets are a major bang for your buck and definitely something unique for everyone this New Year's - yes, you too!
Ramya Karamsetti is a contributor to StyleCraze. She loves writing articles on beauty, health, and wellness and advocates using natural remedies to solve everyday skin and hair issues. When she is not writing, she loves traveling and going on adventure trips.