Holiday gifts are great, but sometimes the gifts we receive cause more clutter than joy. In my experience, beauty gifts are often a pretty safe bet if you’re stumped for ideas, as long as you know the person’s tastes. In case you don’t, here are a few fail proof options.
I don’t know an adolescent girl that hasn’t caught the Bieber fever. This holiday season, give any young nieces you have the gift of Bieber with this adorable limited edition set from Macy’s. The surprising part? It actually smells pretty awesome. (Macys.com, $55)
Or, if your niece is a fan of the Queen of Pop, Britney Spears, grab this two-piece gift set from Kohl’s! (kohls.com, $27). Yep, Brit is back with another fun gift set for the holidays. Guess you could say she’s done it again.
I don’t know about you, but I always love it when my sister does my nails. At-home manis are a super fun way for sisters to bond and nail polish sets have always been one of my personal go-to items for holiday gifts. This year, get your sis a little something special and luxe with a gift set from Deborah Lippmann. One of my faves this year? The Santa Baby metallic trio. (NeimanMarcus.com, $42)
Moms work all year long doing everything for everyone else, and often neglect themselves in the process. So what better way to treat the favorite woman in your life than with a pampering gift set from philosophy? The brand is one of my faves and go-tos for holiday goodies, and this year they have a delightful and delicious set, The Cookbook, that features four festive scents of their 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel and bubble baths she’s sure to recognize from her own kitchen. Yum! (philosophy.com, $30)
Aunts often spoil their nieces, so it’s about time you give her a little bit in return this year! Give her a little touch of everything with this classy and chic gift set from Vince Camuto. For $85, you’ll gift her a 3.4 ounce Eau de Parfum Spray, a .34 ounce Eau de Parfum Pencil Spray, a 2.5 ounce Body Lotion and a bonus 2.5 ounce Bath & Shower Crème! Pretty sweet, right? (vincecamuto.com, $85)
She’s there for you through thick and thin, and now it’s the time to thank your bestie with a beauty-ful gift this holiday season! Might I suggest this amazing lift gloss set from bareMinerals? This cute compact gift features six high impact shades at a pretty low impact price. Need I say more? (bareescentuals.com, $25)
Guys don’t like to make a big deal about beauty, but we all know they like to look good. This year, gift him something beautiful that both he and you will love. Two ideas? Jack Black’s Save Face Shave and Moisture Duo (getjackblack.com, $15) and Ralph Lauren’s “Create Your Own” fragrance. (RalphLauren.com, $68) After all, don’t we all love a clean shaven, nice smelling dude? Duh.
Dating a guy and not really sure what his mom’s taste is? If you’re stopping by for a holiday party, bring a nice little hostess gift to show her you care. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive or big, just a simple candle is always a nice option. I’m betting she’ll fall in love with this Peppermint Mocha candle from Slatkin & Co. (bathandbodyworks.com, $20)