Holiday season is kicking in, and it’s time to start picking presents for your loved ones! But how do you choose from the tons of holiday gift sets that are out there? No sweat: here’s a breakdown of seven perfect presents for the cast of characters in your life.
FOR THE CLASSIC BEAUTY: Dior Multi-Look Palette – Face, Eyes, Lips, $85
Whatever you may consider to be classic, this set’s got it. It’s like two full face palettes in one. From a dramatic smoky eye for a night out to a soft, neutral nude look for everyday wear, Dior’s holiday palette is classic sophistication in a compact. And you just can’t go wrong with giving the gift of glam with a little Dior.
FOR THE ULTIMATE LIPPIE-LOVER: Giorgio Armani Red Lip Holiday Set, $60
For friends who can never have enough lip- sticks, glosses, stains, tints and balms in their makeup collection, this Giorgio Armani holiday set will be the perfect pop of color in their Christmas stockings. Red lips are always a standout seasonal staple. And for our lippie loving friends forever in search of the perfect neutral, this lipgloss and lipstick combo is also available in nude.
FOR THE EYESHADOW ADDICT: Urban Decay The Mother Lode, $595
This is a hard one to beat. 68 full-size Urban Decay shadows AND a four-pan Build Your Own Palette. So not only are you getting super value, but you can also tote all your favorite shades around! This monster isn’t within everyone’s holiday budget, though, so as an alternative, check out their more affordable, revamped Vice Palette 2 with 20 all-new shades.
FOR THE FRAGRANCE FANATIC: Sephora Favorites Fragrance Sampler For Her, $70
Sephora Favorites’ Fragrance Sampler is the ideal gift for anyone who is on the hunt for her signature scent – or loves to add to her fragrance wardrobe – or travels often and doesn’t want a heavy perfume bottle to weigh her down or cause her to have to check a bag. The best thing? Not only does this set offer variety with its 14 scent samples, but it is also worth the bang for your buck: it comes with a scent certificate for one full-sized fragrance of your favorite featured fragrance from the set. The kit also comes in a men’s version: Fragrance Sampler for Him.
FOR THE MANI MAVEN: Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab, $45
Mani mavens probably already have enough color in their arsenal. Help make the polish on their perfectly-lacquered fingers and toes long-lasting, without any damage. Deborah Lippmann’s Gel Lab includes a base coat and top coat which help mimic the high-gloss finish and cushiony look of a gel mani. Bringing the salon home? Always a #win.
FOR THE BEAUTY JUNKIE: Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar, $68
As a beauty junkie myself, I have to admit that adding products to my collection sometimes comes with massive guilt. With each additional product, there’s a coexistence of ecstasy and shame. We junkies definitely need help – and perhaps that help can come in the form of Benefit’s cute Countdown to Love Advent Calendar. Stocked with 21 of Benefit’s best beauty products in miniature size AND 3 additional treats, it’s a great gift for someone who likes a little taste of everything.
FOR THE HAIR HOTTIE: Drybar Blowout in a Box, $220
‘Nuff said. It’s exactly what it says it is: a blowout in a box. Another way of bringing the salon home, Drybar’s Blowout in a Box has products that let you clean, treat, and style your hair like a pro. Absolutely perfect for anyone hoping to survive the holiday party circuit without countless trips to the salon.