The Best Beauty Gift Ideas She'll Squeal Over

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Drunk Elephant The Littles™ Night Out Skincare Set
Photo: Sephora

If you're shopping for the perfect gift for a beauty lover, the number of options may be somewhat overwhelming. The Southern Living beauty experts are here to help by sharing a complete guide to gifts for the beauty-obsessed gals you're shopping for this year. From budget-friendly to splurge- worthy, we've rounded up a list of gifts in a wide range of price points starting at just $10.

We included beauty gift sets and stand-alone products from both classic brands as well as beauty newcomers to ensure there's something for everyone. Makeup, hair products, storage solutions, nail care, fragrances, and more can be found on this comprehensive list of beauty gift ideas. Pickup one of these no-brainers for your favorite beauty this year. Plus, we guarantee you'll find a few items to add to your own Christmas list as well.

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Full Size Monsieur Big Mascara Set

Lancome Full Size Monsieur Big Mascara Set
Nordstrom

BUY IT: $29.50; nordstrom.com

Proof that Santa has been watching: Our favorite volumizing mascara is now packaged for tucking under the tree. This limited-edition set includes two full-sized tubes of Lancome's Size Monsieur Big Mascara at a bargain price.

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Chantecaille Future Skin Gel Foundation

Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation
Robbie Caponetto

BUY IT: $79;nordstrom.com

While we know this foundation has a high price tag, hear us out on this one. Available in a range of 15 shades, it's an oil-free gel foundation that uses light-reflecting pigments to ease the appearance of skin imperfections. Whether you gift this to your sister, Mama, or add it to your wish list, we promise the recipient will thank you later.

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Charlotte Tilbury The Bella Sofia Lip Kit

Charlotte Tilbury Bella Sofia Lip Lit
Charlotte Tilbury

BUY IT: $72; charlottetilbury.com

This set includes all of the items needed to create the perfect nude lip. A Lip Liner in the iconic Pillow Talk shade serves as the base, a K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink provides a pretty color, and Lip Lustre Lip Gloss will finish the look off with a shiny topcoat. Plus, you save 13% by bundling all of the products.

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Smith & Cult Nail Polish

Smith & Cult Darjeeling Darling
Dermstore

BUY IT: $18; amazon.com

This festive stocking stuffer is a no-brainer. Smith & Cult comes in hot with more than one holiday-ready nail shade worth adding to your cart. A few of our favorites are Kundalini Hustle, Darjeeling Darling (seen here), and Mannequin Moves. Plus, all formulas are vegan, 8-free, and gluten-free.

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E.L.F. Cosmetics Haute Chocolate Eyes in Sugar

e.l.f. Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette Nude Rose Gold
Target

BUY IT: $10; target.com

Try out a new wardrobe of 10 nude-toned shadows in a mix of matte, satin, and shimmer finishes. The shades can be used to create both bold and subtle looks. The made-to-layer powders blend effortlessly. E.L.F. products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

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Beautycounter Lid Glow Cream Shadow

Beauty Counter Lid Glow
Beauty Counter

BUY IT: $24 each; beautycounter.com

Get eyelids that glisten like twinkle lights thanks to buildable color with a hint of shine from Beauty Counter. Available in a range of 10 shades, the formula uses cucumber and chamomile to sooth and hydrate eyelids.

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Olaplex Bond Maintenance Hair Care Set

Olaplex Gift Set
Nordstrom

BUY IT: $84 ($126 value);nordstrom.com

The Olaplex hair care set includes three products: a full-size No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, Full-size No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, and a jumbo-size No.3 Hair Perfector. No.4 is a moisturizing and reparative shampoo while No.5 is a conditioner that helps restore, repair, and hydrate. No.3 Hair Perfector is a pre-wash treatment that will improve the look and feel of hair after just one use. Olaplex creates their products while maintaining sustainable environmental, social, and economic benefits.

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Fancii Compact Makeup Mirror

Fancii Compact Makeup Mirror
Amazon

BUY IT: $38.99; amazon.com

For drawing on the perfect red lip and checking it twice, pick this compact with dimmable lights, standard and magnifying mirrors, and a rechargeable battery.

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The Little Market Soaking Salt in Peppermint

Peppermint Soaking Salt
The Little Market

BUY IT: $22; thelittlemarket.com

Soaking salts will allow her to immerse in the season with a blend of pink Himalayan sea salts and peppermint essential oil. Each purchase helps provide job training and support for mothers in underserved communities.


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Relavel Travel Makeup Case

Cosmetics Bag
Amazon

BUY IT: $25.99; amazon.com

Beauty gurus on Amazon have given this travel makeup nearly 14,000 five-star reviews. The compartments on the inside of the case can be moved around as needed to fit different sized products and tools.

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Drunk Elephant The Littles Night Out Skincare Set

Drunk Elephant The Littles™ Night Out Skincare Set
Sephora

BUY IT: $50; sephora.com

Four best-sellers come together to resurface, visibly smooth, and hydrate skin, all while you're sleeping. Drunk Elephant products are clean, cruelty free, and the company also supports the International Elephant Foundation.

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360° Makeup Organizer

360 Makeup Organzier
Amazon

BUY IT: $20.99; amazon.com

This countertop beauty organizer will help anyone kick off a new year with a Marie Kondo mindset. The height of the shelves can be adjusted to fit makeup and skincare products perfectly, and it rotates to help her find everything you need in a flash.

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Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Ulta

BUY IT: $38; ulta.com

Briogeo founder Nancy Twine was not happy with the natural hair care on the market, so she took her grandmother's beauty recipes to a natural chemist team to create a natural hair care collection that delivered results. This hair mask is one of her creations and is clinically proven to strengthen hair and decrease breakage after just two uses.

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Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask
Sephora

BUY IT: $68; sephora.com

Skincare masks make a great gift for the recipient to be able to enjoy a spa-like treatment at home. Plus, it's a luxury they may not purchase for themself. This best-seller from Tatcha that features a violet hue is packed with vitamin C and AHAs from seven fruits to leave skin glowing after use. In addition to using clean ingredients, each purchase supports girls' education around the world.

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Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches

Mary Kay Eye Patches
Mary Kay

BUY IT: $40 for 30 pair; marykay.com

Not-so-silent nights are no match for these calming under-eye gel pads powered by moisture-locking glycerin.

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Kopari Organic Coconut Melt

Kopari Coconut Melt
Amazon

BUY IT: $21.99; amazon.com

Just one jar of Kopari's Coconut Melt delivers eight uses. It can be a hydrating hair mask, an everyday body lotion, a nourishing makeup remover, a dry shave oil, and more. All Kopari products are made in the U.S.A., are 100% organic, and are also free of sulfates, silicone, and parabens.

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Olive and June Pedi System

Olive & June Pedi System
Olive & June

BUY IT: $100; oliveandjune.com

Everything she needs to get a salon-quality pedicure at home—and with half the hassle thanks to smart tools like a patent-pending foot rest for perfect polish application, silicone toe separators, cuticle remover, nail polish remover pot, and a cuticle pusher. The kit also includes a mini buffer, foot moisturizing serum, foot file, large nail clippers, nail file, clean up brush, top coat, and six best-selling polishes.

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RMS Beauty Eternal Sunset Collection Lip and Cheek Set

ms beauty Eternal Sunset Collection Lip and Cheek Set
Sephora

BUY IT: $48; sephora.com

This limited-edition set from RMS Beauty includes tinted daily lip balm in the shade Sunset Lane, lip2cheek cream blush in the Twilight Kiss shade, and a luminizing powder in the shade Madeira Bronzer. Moisturizing ingredients help products give a sunkissed look, whether used alone or all together.

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray Collection

Mario Badescu Facial Sprays
Amazon

BUY IT: $21; amazon.com

This gift set is like giving an on-the-go spa treatment. No matter if you're in the carpool line or at a fancy party, you instantly feel refreshed and glowy after every spritz. And this set offers three different formulas to put in your purse, car, and on your vanity.

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Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in 016 Shimmer Nude

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in 016 Shimmer Nude
Dior

BUY IT: $35; sephora.com

Prepare to up her gloss game: plumper pout, 24-hour hydration, and smoother lips with each application. Volumizing spheres of hyaluronic acid help lips looks fuller, and a refreshing sensation comes from the minty scent.

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Shinery Radiance Wash

Shinery Radiance Wash
Amazon

BUY IT: $28; amazon.com

This plant-powered hand cleanser moisturizes skin while wiping away oil and buildup from rings to give your jewelry a little extra shimmer.

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Sephora Favorites Deluxe Coffret Perfume Sampler Set

Sephora Perfume Samplet Set
Sephora

BUY IT: $75;sephora.com

Valued at $148, this perfume sampler from Sephora includes a range of scents from fruity florals to sweet cool spice. The set also includes a voucher that can be redeemed for a full-sized bottle of her favorite scent from the set.

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Facial Skin Scrubber & Blackhead Remover

GUGUG Skin Scrubber Skin Spatula
Amazon

BUY IT: $19.99; amazon.com

This is the skincare tool she never knew she needed. Using high-frequency vibrations, this facial spatula cleans out pores, helps get rid of blackheads, and promotes blood circulation for plumper skin.

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GHD 1600W Professional Strength Blow Dryer

GHD Professional Hair Dryer
Amazon

BUY IT: $159.20; amazon.com

The Professional Strength Blow Dryer from GHD cuts down not only on drying time, but styling time too since it helps to eliminate frizz during the drying process. Her hair will be shinier and softer than ever before. Plus, it's quieter than other blow dryers on the market.

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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Beautifying Eye Filter

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Beautifying Eye Filter
Charlotte Tilbury

BUY IT: $29; charlottetilbury.com

The 2022 forecast is calling for fanned out lashes and smoky eyeliner. Master the look with this mascara-liner duo from Charlotte Tilbury that will deliver flawless results.

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Sigma Beauty Essential Kit

Sigma Beauty Essential Kit
Nordstrom

BUY IT: $160; nordstrom.com

The Sigma Beauty Essential Kit includes 12 professional-quality brushes to help any makeup enthusiast create a look she loves. From a foundation brush to a contour brush to an eyeliner brush and more, any type of makeup brush needed can be found in this set.

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Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Micro Tip
Stila

BUY IT: $22; amazon.com

Believe your eyes: You can get this cult-favorite liquid eyeliner on Amazon Prime, baby. This makes the perfect gift for any beauty buff. They'll already know how good it is, even if they've never used it.

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Lancôme Idôle x Monsieur Big Set

Lancôme Idôle x Monsieur Big Set
Ulta

BUY IT: $99; ulta.com

This fresh fragrance from Lancôme boasts scents of bright citrus, clean rose, spotless jasmine, white musks, and vanilla. Plus, the bottle is the thinnest fragrance bottle on the market and was designed to lay flat on the vanity. This sets pairs it with the classic Monsieur Big Mascara, known for its ability to deliver volume and drama with just a few swipes. The set also comes with a limited addition jewelry case.

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Remington Pro Curling Wand

Remington Pro ½-1” Curling Wand with Pearl Ceramic Technology
Amazon

BUY IT: $24.14; amazon.com

When it comes to hair styling tools, it's hard to find high quality at a good price. But this affordable curling iron boasts over 5,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. Five-star reviews alone! For anyone that has ever lamented about learning to curl their own hair, this handy tool will get you started without breaking the bank.

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Slip Beauty Sleep Gift Set

Slip Beauty Sleep Gift Set
Ulta

BUY IT: $122;ulta.com

Any lady you're shopping for deserves the gift of beauty sleep, and this set will help her achieve just that. Valued at $139, Slip's Beauty Sleep Gift Set includes a Slipsilk Queen Pillowcase in caramel and Slipsilk Sleep Mask in black.

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Jade Roller & Gua Sha Set

Jade Roller
Amazon

BUY IT: $18.69; amazon.com

Enter: the quickest way to depuff and contour. That jawline is going to look slimmed down and those cheekbones are going to be sharpened up—real quick. Once she adds this self-care ritual into her daily routine, she'll start seeing big results within a week or two.

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Boden Jeweled Hair Slide Set

Boden Jewelled Hair Slide Set
Boden

BUY IT: $50; bodenusa.com

Santa has something sparkly for your stocking. This trio of glitzy hair pins will add pops of color to
her New Year's Eve updo.

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Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

Clinique Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
Ulta

BUY IT: $28.90; amazon.com

This old-school department store moisturizer has been selling out for decades now, and we're happy to keep emptying jar after pretty pink jar of the stuff. Anyone who appreciates a hydrated, plumped-up face will enjoy this Amazon steal.

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T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Curling Iron Set

T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Curling Iron Set
Nordstrom

BUY IT: $325; nordstrom.com

T3 offers the ability to get three different sized barrels from one iron with this interchangeable set. From mermaid curls to beachy waves to glamour curls, you can achieve a number of hairstyles with just one curling iron. Included in the set are the base, a 1" straight barrel, a 1 1/4"–3/4" tapered barrel, and a 1 1/2" straight barrel. The iron also features a 360-degree swivel cord, five heat settings, and one-hour auto-off.

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Facial Steamer

Facial Steamer
Amazon

BUY IT: $24.99; amazon.com

File this under the "How did I not know this existed?" category. This skincare tool serves two purposes, of which you can choose your own adventure. If you're mainly interested in increasing the potency of your skincare products, the steamer will open your pores to make it easier for the products to work their magic. If you're tired of dealing with pesky blackheads, use it to open up the pores and then use the extraction tools provided. Win-win.

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FOREO LUNA 3 Normal Skin Facial Cleansing & Firming Massage Device

Foreo Luna
Nordstrom

BUY IT: $199; nordstrom.com

The Luna facial cleansing device removes dirt, oil, and makeup without irritating even the most sensitive skin, and it continues to receive glowing reviews. It has 16 different intensity settings so she can choose the one that's best for her skin. Each USB charge will last up to 650 uses.

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