I cannot believe it is already time to start thinking about Christmas presents to buy for your friends and family. It really just feels like Christmas last year was just a few months ago. It is one of my most favorite holidays! If you have a beauty/makeup lover in your life this is a MUST read post, or if you just love beauty yourself and want me to make a wish list for yourself, you’ll want to read this too. I’ll be showing you all kinds of great gift ideas for the beauty lover you know. Keep reading to see my Beauty Lovers Gift Guide 2014.
Beauty Lovers Gift Guide 2014
This is a long list, so grab yourself a snack! :)
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(palettes are a great gift because they usually come with a lot, plus are a pretty good value)
1 // Too Faced Everything Nice Set: A festive, full-face makeup palette with Too Faced’s bestsellers for creating a number of looks. Comes with 20 eye shadows, 2 blushes, 1 bronzer, 1 highlighter, brushes, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and a makeup bag. | $56 ($450 value)
2 // Kat Von D Star Studded Eyeshadow Book: An expansive, limited-edition book of eye shadows with 24 vivid shades arranged into six quad color stories to help create a variety of eye looks. | $55
3 // Urban Decay Vice 3: 20 new Urban Decay shades with warm jewel toned metallics. Arranged by rows for coordinating colors. Comes with a dual ended brush. | $60
4 // NYX Butt Naked Eye Color Kit: A really great affordable option. Comes with 15 neutral shadows, 3 face powders, 4 blushes, and an applicator. | $24.99
1 // Formula X Paint The Town: A limited-edition collection of 22 mini nail polishes in bold classics, striking nudes, stunning glitters, six new and exclusive shades, and a how-to guide for four chic nail look—all housed in a reusable paint tin. | $55 ($138 value)
2 // Butter London Cutup Collection: 3 really stunning top coats that transform any nail polish. | $25
3 // Ciate Mini Mani Manor Advent Calendar: Such a clever idea…Transform your Christmas-countdown with this holiday-inspired Manor House—packed with 24 nail treats. | $60 ($199 value)
1 // Too Faced Melted Lipstick Set: 4 clutch size tubes in really stunning shades from winter. These lipsticks are super popular right now, so this is a great gift for a good value. | $25
2 // Sephora Favorites, Give Me More Lip: This is the PERFECT give for a lip product junkie! A 17-piece, must-have lip sampler set of sticks, glosses, liners, treatments, tars, liquids, balms, and creams in an irresistible array of red, pink, nude, and berry shades. | $59 ($192 value)
3 // BITE Beauty Best Bite Set: A gift-ready collection of 4 mini Bite High Pigment Pencil minis in a purse-sized tin compact. This brand is super popular right now. | $38
1 // First Aid Beauty Cheers to Fab Skin: I personally really love First Aid Beauty products and this is an amazing set. A complete kit featuring five skincare essentials for smooth, hydrated, healthy-looking skin. | $48 ($100 value)
2 // GlamGlow Gift Sexy: A trio of GLAMGLOW’s bestselling skincare treatment masks. You already know I LOVE these…see my review of the GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Mask here. | $69 ( $118 value)
3 // Dermalogica Favorites Gift Set: Achieve your best skin ever with Dermalogica’s favorite travel companions! Handpicked by the skin health experts at Dermalogica, they’ll help you cleanse, tone, hydrate, exfoliate and prime your way to healthier, glowing skin. | $35 ($64 value)
Bath and Body:
1 // Festive Friends Gift Set from Lush: I LOVE Lush products and think they make really great gifts. This comes with The Christmas Hedgehog Bubble Bar, The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar, Dashing Santa Bath Bomb, and Butterbear Bath Bomb. It’s already all wrapped up for you, so you don’t have to. | $29.95
2 // The Body Shop 4 Piece Strawberry Gift Set: Scrumptious bath time goodies. Comes with shower gel, body polish, body butter, a loofah, and a bag. | $15
3 // Soap and Glory Full Clean Ahead: I’m obsessed with Soap and Glory so I know this is a really great set for anyone who likes to smell good, and have really nourished skin. It includes a three-piece gift set filled with Soap & Glory™ bestsellers for clean, smooth skin. | $25 ($35 value)
Wooo I’m done!! So now you have a really extensive list of all kinds of beauty items the beauty lover on your list would love. There are a ton more things out there because during this time of year all the major beauty brands release tons of new cool products and this year was no different. There are so many things to pick from. I really hope this list helps you get the best gift for that beauty lover, or gives you an idea of what to ask others for! :)
What is your favorite type of Christmas gift to receive?
Lovely! Now I want to go shopping! A nail polish advent is brilliant!!
Haha I know perfect timing for Black Friday!! You are right, a nail polish advent is so clever, I love that idea!! :)
sara delaney (@notesbyastylist)
Great list – going to snaffle some of these up for my teen daughter – thanks!
Thank you!! Haha snaffle, I like that! :)
Number 3 is my fav, love nail polishes xox
Me too girl, and that is a TON of nail polish!! :)
Anna @ Fresh The Blog
I can already think of multiple people some of these would be great for! Sets are great because they have so many different goodies to sample :)
I’m big on “experience” gifts, but for Christmas, I often like to give something that’s a mix of useful and enjoyable. Makeup is a good example of that! Too functional is boring, so this is a good middle ground! Great ideas here!
Haha good, hopefully this list will help you get those gifts bought! You are right sets are good because they are usually a good variety in them so you can try many things from the brand. Yea makeup is totally functional and fun and it makes a great gift, or I really love receiving it anyway haha! Thanks so much!! :)
I love these. So simple, and who doesn’t love to receive gifts like these?! Thank you. :)
Haha I know I would most definitely love gifts like these, of course!! Thanks for stopping by! :)
Oh man, oh man! My sister would LOVE this list! I love all of the nail polish sets–they are awesome!
Oh yea, give her the link to this then…or keep it on the DL and get her something from this list for Christmas! haha! The nail polish sets do look so great, everyone knows I don’t need this! :)
brooke elise (@__brookeelise)
great post, Anna! The Too Faced and Urban Decay palette are very nice, and I plan to pick up the Give Me More Lip set this week!
Brooke // http://brookeelise-beauty.blogspot.com/
Thank you!! I gotta get the Give Me More Lip, it looks amazing! Maybe someone will get it for me! :)
Awesome ideas! I am so due for a new eye palette.
Thank you! Any of the ones I mentioned are great, or any UD Naked palette if you don’t already have that. Also the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette is amazing, I will be doing a review of it soon! Eye palettes are so fun!!
Jenna @ A Savory Feast
These are really good ideas! I am wishing for a pallette this year, maybe a Naked one. I love the holiday gift sets that you can get from Bath and Body Works or Ulta. They are an affordable and fun gift idea. I got a really cool make-up set from Ulta for my cousin last year.
Thank you! Definitely put one of the Naked Palettes on your wish list, they are really good palettes that you can get SO much use out of. Yea Bath and Body always has great sets and have since I was like in Middle School haha, and Ulta definitely does too, some of the ones I listed were from Ulta. Every time I go into Ulta this time of year I just want to buy all of these sets for myself!! Haha! :)
Daisy @ Simplicity Relished
Oh you nailed it with the beauty products!! Lately I’ve enjoyed receiving “experiences” as gifts… for my birthday, my husband took me up to the Central Coast of CA and we stayed in a yurt! It was so fun. But seriously, these are all great products, Anna!
Thank you so much!! Oh my goodness, I have been wanting to stay in a yurt for a long time now, that sounds like the best experience and a really great idea for a gift! :)
Anna! There are yurts in Asheville, NC–not too far away from you, I reckon! :)
Oooo cool, not too far at all! There are actually some closer to South GA too, but I just haven’t made the trip to stay in one. :)
I would love the NYX palette. Or ANY of the Urban Decay ones. Both have super pigmented colors! Also, I love the brand Philosophy especially around the holidays! They have awesome bath & body products!
Oh yea any of the Urban Decay palettes are really great, they all have really good colors with rich pigments. I was actually going to include Philosophy but kind of wanted to include some brands that people may not really know a lot about yet! I agree they have really great bath products, and they smell amazing!! :)
These are great ideas! Lush is one of my favorite stores. never thought of getting gifts from there!
Thank you!! Oh yea they have great gifts, way more than the 1 I listed. They have them for pretty much every Holiday too, and birthdays! So fun!! :)