Let's be honest, who wouldn't appreciate some Glossier goodies during the holidays? Our guess is no one, especially when it's a limited-edition set as special as The Lip Trio in Cranberry. Packaged in a unique embossed box, your lucky recipient will receive the seasonable, set-exclusive Cranberry shade in three variations. Swipe on the sheer, cushiony Lip Gloss for low-key vibes, the balmy, lip-tint-like Ultralip when you want more of a lipstick-like finish without any discomfort, and Generation G when you're striving for that effortless, blotted look.
If you can't decide between gifting skin care or nail care, the Nuria x Paintbox Glowing Skin & Beautiful Nails Holiday Kit combines the best of both beauty worlds. Normally priced at $40 (the price of the entire set), Paintbox's appropriately named Power Couple in the shades Like Lilac and Like Muse (magenta) are the perfect shades for a classic manicure that's not as neutral as your typical nudes and baby pinks.
Versed's Snow Day Dryness Duo + Black Headband Gift Set knows exactly what it's doing when it comes to treating dry skin — especially when you're dealing with harsh winter weather. You'll get two full-size products — Sunday Morning Antioxidant Oil-Serum and Skin Soak Rich Moisture Cream — infused with moisturizing, barrier-strengthening ingredients like squalane, hyaluronic acid, camellia oil, and vitamin E. Oh, and the cute terrycloth headband? A lovely bonus item that'll keep your second-day (and third-day) hair looking fresh.
You simply can't go wrong with a set curated by the one and only Tracee Ellis Ross. The Pattern x MAC Holy Grail Kit pairs two of her all-time favorites, Pattern Leave-In Conditioner and MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick, for a dynamic duo any of your beauty-loving friends will use on the regular.
Crown Affair's The Holiday Set is the perfect gift for those busy friends who are always on-the-go and need to keep a few hair-care accessories handy. The Comb No. 001 easily detangles hair in a pinch, while the silk Scrunchie No. 003 sweeps hair away without creating unnecessary dents and/or friction. To top it all off, there's a mini The Oil to smooth and hydrate dry, frizzy hair, and everything comes with a limited-edition Knot Bag for chic toting.
Angels' Share by Kilian Paris was one of our favorite scents of the year, as evident by its 2021 Best of Beauty Award. Spiked with notes of smooth cognac, creamy tonka bean, and earthy oak wood, this scent will transport you to a dreamy night in Paris in the matter of a few spritzes. The Angels' Share Icon Set comes with a full-size, 50-milliliter refillable perfume spray and a travel-friendly 7.5-milliliter Talisman travel spray so you won't ever be without your new signature scent.
Priced at $36 per candle, Otherland's The Gilded Collection introduces utterly unique scents into their olfactory collection. The sextet of fragrances, which has an impressive burn time of 50 hours each, include Fallen Fir, Black Velvet, Old Fashioned, Silk Pajamas, Sacred Dusk, and Moonstruck — so there's bound to be a candle that fulfills whatever mood they're in. The best part? Once they're done burning the entire candle, the jar will live on as a chic decor piece, whether it's used as a flower vase or brush holder.
You might know ManiMe as a two-time Best of Beauty Award winner, which should be an automatic "yes" in terms of gifting options. Valued at $116, The Ultimate Gift Set will only run you $80. What does it include, you ask? The main attraction is a $50 digital e-gift card so you don't have to guess which designs (of which there are…a lot) they'll actually appreciate.
Instant photos are the perfect keepsake to stash in wallets, tape onto walls, and gift to friends so the memories you share are immortalized. Fujifilm's Instax Link Wide Printer is Bluetooth-compatible and prints 3" x 5" photos on the spot. Well, after they play around with a plethora of templates, stickers, and even a QR print mode that allows them to add URLs, sounds, and messages to photos — how cool.
Let's be honest: Flowers wither away in a few days, so why not invest in something that'll keep them company for years to come? Venus et Fleur's The Classic Bundle has the perfect balance of the brand's Le Mini Rounds, Le Mini Squares, and Votive to elevate their space, both visually and sensorially. Choose between six rose colors, three candles, and two boxes for the ultimate customization.
Available in a mesmerizing cosmic blue (shown above), matte white, and matte black, Saje's Aroma (Be) Free Cordless Diffuser will upgrade their immediate surroundings, well, immediately. This attractive, abstract shape can moonlight as an accent decor piece but makes their home smell sublime and your senses more relaxed at the same time — there's no going wrong. Add a few drops of essential oil or water into the diffuser for up to four hours of whisper-quiet, continuous misting (or eight hours intermittently).
Danessa Myricks's Rose Dream Colorfix Trio is — well — a dream. While this Best of Beauty-winning, full-size trio would normally run you $54, you can snag a set for the friend who always has the most fire eye makeup. You can also amp up your very own holiday makeup with the Colorfixs in Latte (sweet pink matte) and Ballerina (pink satin metallic) — or create a "wet, glossy look" with Clear (clear glaze).
Every holiday season, Slip serves up luxurious gifting sets that'll put a twinkle — quite literally — in their eye. The silk scrunchie in the bronze, starry-sky-themed Celestial Nights Gift Set is extra gentle on their hair and adds just the right touch of sparkle to any look. And come nighttime, they'll be out like a light with the help of the matching eye mask — no matter what thoughts are clouding their mind.
During lockdown, your loved ones probably became an at-home facial expert. But it's almost 2022 and it's time to upgrade their routine. In fact, why not bring the gym home to you? We're not talking about weight machines, but the addition of a Face Ball Tension Release Tool (used right after cleansing on dry skin) can seriously improve circulation and flexibility along your cheeks and jaw. Luckily, FaceGym's Full Face Sculpt Kit also includes the Electro-Lite Energizing + Brightening Face Cleanser, Face Coach Lifting Q10 + Mastic Tree Enzymatically Activated Face Oil, and Supreme Restructure Firming EGF Collagen Boosting Moisturizer for the whole, spa-like package.
What's better than unwinding with a matcha latte? We'll be sipping on a freshly frothed cup while we try to conjure an answer. Golde's Superwhisk + Matcha Kit includes a jar of 100-percent pure, shade-grown green tea leaves from Uji, Japan that'll last you 15 to 12 lattes. The key to your recharging session, however, is the handheld, USB-rechargeable Superwhisk. All you need is two teaspoons of warm water poured over one to two teaspoons of Pure Matcha — plus whatever a touch of sweetener, like honey, if you'd like — to use it. (P.S. You save $7 as opposed to buying these two items individually.)