Let’s be real—gifting is hard. And gifting beauty can be even more tricky. That’s why we’ve handpicked just the right present for every personality on your holiday shopping list, from your friend who would rather catch flights than feelings to the family member who recently learned how to pronounce hyaluronic acid. Ahead, the best beauty products that’ll surprise and delight, from brands including Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, and more.
For the One with Delta Platinum Medallion Status
It’s time to stop relying on random toiletries stocked in the hotel bathroom. This set has all the hair care products anyone would need on a trip—a strengthening shampoo, ultra-hydrating conditioner, and a smoothing serum.
Let’s have a moment of silence for all the body products lost to airport security. This travel set contains a moisturizing body oil, cleansing body polish, and exfoliating body scrub that all meet TSA requirements.
For the One Who Spent $100 on a 1 Gallon Hydro Flask Jug
This coffee table book pairs essays on health and wellness with striking images photographed by Henrik Purienne and Yana Shept.
Sporty and Rich
The best way to recover from an intense HIIT class? Soaking in the bathtub, specifically with HigherDose’s Serotonin Soak, formulated with magnesium Zechstein flakes to soothe sore muscles and relax the body so you can recover in time for your next workout session.
For the One Who Always Goes Home Early
Transform a basic shower into a spa experience with these tablets. Each is infused with essential oils, like lavender and eucalyptus, that fill the space with soothing scents.
Not only will this body lotion look great on any shelf, but it also softens the skin while locking in the fresh, green scent of tomato vines.
For the One Who Just Discovered What Hyaluronic Acid Is
This multi-tasking spray works as a toner, serum, and moisturizer, streamlining any skincare routine. Formulated with fermented birch sap, it hydrates and protects skin without stressing it out.
Inside this kit, you’ll find three hyaluronic acid-infused products that deliver an extra dose of hydration: a non-stripping cream cleanser, a plumping serum, and a rich cream. Together, this combo leaves skin glowing.
For the One Who’s Deep in PerfumeTok
This advent calendar is a fragrance lover’s dream. Not only is it travel-friendly, but it contains 12 luxury scents from brands like Byredo, D.S. & Durga, and Diptyque.
For the One Who Always Has a Fresh Manicure
TBH, this nail polish set is worth buying for the packaging alone. But in case that doesn’t do it for you, the range of shades contains perfect sheer pink, forest green, and iridescent silver.
Formulated with shea butter, this non-sticky hand cream is lightweight, absorbs quickly, and leaves behind a floral, fruity scent that isn’t overpowering.
For the One Who Has Five Lip Products on Them at All Times
Inside these tubes, you’ll find marine collagen, mustard sprout extract, peppermint extract, and coconut oil. Together, this ingredient combo softens lips, giving them a plumped look and a mirror-shine finish.
For the One Who’s an Aspiring Dinner Party Host
Thanks to the notes of pink pepper, chestnut accord, and vanilla accord, this candle fills the space with a grounding woody scent with hints of spice. It’s peak coziness. Plus, the candleholder is the next best thing to a fireplace.
From floral and spicy to rich and sweet, no matter what vibe you’re trying to set, one of the candles in this Malin + Goetz set will match it.
Malin + Goetz
Made with sweet almond oil and shea butter, this hand soap cleanses without stripping your skin and leaves behind a light, fruity scent. Plus, the design will impress any and all house guests.
For the One Who Has a Standing Bi-Weekly Hair Appointment
This lightweight and heat-resistant vented brush gently detangles and increases airflow, speeding up the drying process when used on wet hair. Plus, it adds a volume boost and root lift, giving flat hair some much-needed movement.
This classic silk bow adds just the right touch to finish off a ponytail or braid while lending a hint of whimsy.
This sleek filtered showerhead filters out everything you don’t want in your water (chlorine and heavy metals) and protects your skin from dryness and your hair from brassiness.
For the One Who Has Everything
Illustrated by artist Pietro Ruffo, these exquisitely designed candle holders are engraved with an image of the Christian Dior storefront on 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris and make for display-worthy objects long after the candles have burned.
Dior x Bernardaud
This next-level hair dryer uses infrared light, not heat, to dry hair without overdoing it, which means fewer split ends, less breakage, and smoother hair.
For the One Who Loves a No-Makeup Makeup Look
Tap this highlighter on the high points of your face—cheekbones and brow bones—for a subtle yet shimmery all-over glow.
For the One Who’s a Wannabe Derm
Skincare expert and esthetician Sofie Pavitt launched her skincare line this year, and the products are top-notch. This two-piece kit includes the Mandelic Clearing Serum, a gentle exfoliator, and the Clean Clean Cleanser, a hydrating, non-stripping cleanser.
Sofie Pavitt Face
This kit from Dr. Dennis Gross kit is the ultimate skincare gift. In addition to a limited-edition FaceWare Pro LED device, it also includes full-size products: Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream, 8 Overnight Texture Renewal Peels, and the Triple Correction Eye Serum to fully round out your skincare routine.
Dr Dennis Gross