The Best Beauty Gifts for Travelers
Instagram and Snapchat have ushered in a whole new type beauty-obsessive, one that cares as much about skincare and wellness as they do about trendy colors and silky foundations | Originally appeared on Travel + Leisure | By Adeline Duff
To reflect this increased demand, there’s a seemingly never-ending supply of breakout products from brands new and old. From the super niche to the ultra luxe, everybody’s on the lookout for the next greatest innovation or trend for beauty junkies to coo over.
This year, Travel + Leisure is offering its most comprehensive gift guide ever. The goal? Make sure you can find the perfect present for everyone (yes, even your mother-in-law) on your list. Below, our top picks for the discerning beauty lover.
Tata Harper The Multi-Masking Collection
Tom Ford Lip Contour Duo
Buy It: 53; nordstrom.com
On one side of this ingenious lip pen is a liner; the other is a lipstick. With an assortment of eight different shades, there’s a color for everyone.
Creed Aventus for Her
Buy It: $405; neimanmarcus.com
The feminine counterpart to Creed’s legendary Aventus fragrance boasts notes of green apple, sandalwood, patchouli, and sweet peach. In case you’re not familiar with the brand—or wondering why someone would spend four hundred dollars on a perfume, Creed, the world's only privately held luxury fragrance dynasty, is run by a sixth-generation master perfumer (Oliver Creed) and uses only the purest, finest essences, which are scouted from all around the globe.
Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream
Buy It: From $75; amazon.com
Iconic British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury recently debuted her first fragrance, which is designed to "create an emotional pathway with someone else’s energy centers" and "ignite the senses." The packaging alone, which looks a love potion, is a reason in itself to give this to a friend or loved one.
Ralph Lauren Collection Sage Fragrance
Buy It: $240; ralphlauren.com
Ralph Lauren Collection’s stunning new fragrances come in beautiful scents for just about everyone—rose, white tea, and amber, to name a few. Our favorite has to be sage, a scent inspired by the designer’s trips to the Rocky Mountains, where he owns a ranch. The perfume boasts herbaceous notes of green fig, fir balsam, and of course, sage.
Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano
Buy It: $295; bergdorfgoodman.com
Bottega Veneta’s recently launched collection of unisex fragrances—called Parco Palladiano—come in stunning bottles and six different scents, all of which were inspired by the flora found near the Palladian villas in the brand’s native Veneto region in Italy. With such a variety of delicate, captivating scents, you’re bound to find at least one that’ll suit the person you’re shopping for.
Oozo Injectible Sheet Masks
Buy It: $22 for five; amazon.com
Sheet masks have never been more popular, and this one by Korean brand Oozoo takes things to a whole new (and much more fun) level. The brightening serum is kept in a syringe—to keep it fresh—which is injected into the front opening and then soaked up by the cotton sheet mask. This is the perfect small gift or stocking stuffer for beauty lovers.
Michael Kors Wonderlust
Victoria Beckham x Esteé Lauder Morning Aura
Buy It: $95; esteelauder.com
When Victoria Beckham launched her first-ever makeup collection with Estee Lauder, fans and fashionistas around the world rejoiced. While nearly everything in the collection is a must-have (we’re obsessed with her travel-sized lipsticks and shimmering, liquid eye foils), our favorite has to be Morning Aura, a moisturizer and illuminating primer that makes skin shimmer like pearls.
Armani Privé Bois d’Encens Candle
Buy It: $90; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
Armani Privé’s first candle collection plays up travel-inspired scents like Pivoine Sizhou, which was inspired by the majestic gardens of China. For the holidays, however, we love Bois d’Encens—a blend of ambery woods and cedar, reminiscent of wintery forest. This is also a beautiful gift to give your hostess.
Belif The True Tincture Cleansing Stick
Buy It: $28; sephora.com
Cleansing sticks are the new travel beauty must-have. We’re obsessed with this one by Belif, which is formulated with soothing chamomile tincture extracts and is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Just work it into your damp face, lather, and rinse.
Slip Silk Sleepmask
Buy It: $45; sephora.com
Slip Silk’s ultra soft, anti-aging sleep mask is the ultimate comfort while on a red-eye. It's made of mulberry silk, and comes in several pretty, neutral colors.
Pestle & Mortar Hydrate Lightweight Moisturizer
Buy It: $142; amazon.com
Skincare junkies are always on the lookout for the latest, greatest moisturizer, and we may have found this season’s. Pestle & Mortar, an insider-y brand with a growing cult following, makes one of the best serums we’ve ever tried—and their new, antioxidant-packed lightweight moisturizer is just as nice. It’s suitable for all skin types.