When I do my holiday shopping, I always treat myself to a little gift or two. After all, we know what we want, right? So this year, my dream holiday wish list includes some beauty basics and some truly pampering indulgences. Dear Santa: Are you listening?
A mini spa set, a gift card to a favorite beauty shop, a trip to the nail salon or a modern gadget could make the ideal present for those of us who enjoy a moment to take care of themselves—and luckily for you, stores offer prices for every budget. So go ahead, start planning your beauty routine this holiday season!
Burt’s Bees Favorites Pomegranate Gift Set ($20) • Four essential body products are included in this captivating kit. For a low price, you get generous sizes, a wonderful fruity aroma and a delicate pouf that will awaken your senses! Burt’s Bees also has its Head to Toe Kit ($13), perfect for mamis on-the-go.
Benefit Cosmetics Let There Be Bright! ($45) • Featuring high-rated potions in a super-cute package, Benefit Cosmetics lets you put your best face forward by minimizing pores, brightening your complexion and hydrating your skin.
Carol’s Daughter Joy of Vanilla Body Indulgence Trio ($30) • Satisfy your sweet tooth with this indulgent trio of supple body creams that leave your skin silky-soft. Vanilla treats minus the calories!
L’Occitane Hand Indulgences ($28) • L’Occitane has packed its ultra-famous Shea Butter hand cream in a holiday-themed gift box, along with two limited edition picks: Marvellous Flowers and Magical Leaves. Because your paws deserve it!
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vbeauté It Kit ($165) • Take your skincare treatments anywhere with this prestigious kit from vbeauté. Not only is it visually attractive, but these five items work wonderfully for replenishing tired moms’ skin. If you ask me, the kit is totally worth the price tag.
Birchbox The Box for Women ($10/mo.) • Designed for beginners or beauty aficionadas alike, Birchbox delivers samples from top brands right to your door for the cost of a monthly subscription. Even better, you can buy full-sized products of the samples you like, and earn points with every purchase.
Votre Vu Pretty in Paris Holiday Gift Set ($34) • Channel your inner mademoiselle this party season! Votre Vu brings you a beautiful set that contains three key items from its new color line—a must-have for quick touch-ups during the day or to glam up natural makeup.
Josie Maran Josie’s Save the Planet Packables ($38) • Featuring her signature argan oil, model Josie Maran includes six favorite travel size products in a pretty Moroccan bag that will make you look and feel good while saving the world. That’s right, “green” beauty is possible, ladies!
Mineral Fusion Smoky Eye Kit ($25) • This practical kit has everything you need to achieve natural yet sexy eye makeup. Whether you’re using it in the morning to primp for the office or to spice up your look for date night, Mineral Fusion makes it easy to create versatile looks.
It Cosmetics Holiday Edition Airbrush Blush Stain Trio ($40) • Did you know a hint of color on your cheeks can give you an instant makeover? It Cosmetics does! Take advantage of this gift set that delivers high quality, fresh-looking results while nourishing your skin.
Fresh Sugar Soiree Mini Lip Collection ($65) • How about a complete stash of award-winning lip color? Fresh offers an eight-piece kit of its sugar-infused lip balms with versatile shades and moisturizing formulas—my kind of gift to fight against chapped lips this winter.
VMV Hypoallergenics Mistle Glow Kit ($35) • VMV best-selling mascara and lipstick come in a gift-ready package, very vintage glamor —a simple but fabulous pair that will please anyone, especially women with sensitive eyes and skin.
e.l.f. Essential Holiday 14-Piece Nail Cube ($10) • The ultimate present for the nail polish enthusiast, the Nail Cube features 14 nail polish colors (from vampy to neutral to glittery). Don’t be fooled by the bargain price—e.l.f.’s quality is as long lasting and rich, if not better, than some expensive brands.
Kur by Londontown Nail Treatment Set ($125) • Doing your nails can be a mood lifter when the holiday blues set in. Throw in a little luxury, and you’ll feel like you’re in heaven. Here’s when Kur by Londontown comes in, by saving and improving your hands with restorative and moisturizing formulas. Plus, all products are gluten- and cruelty-free!
Tweezerman Holiday Manicure Kit ($15) • These Christmas-themed tools allow you to get a manicure from home in the most festive way ever, not to mention that the kit’s comfortable size and price makes it just the right gift for everyone on your list.
LightStim for Wrinkles ($249) • While we can’t turn back the hands of time, we can surely help improve on what we’ve got. If you can afford this beauty gadget, let me tell you it’s a great investment to reduce fine lines or wrinkles and stimulate the appearance of your skin over time.
Modella Cosmetics Bags (prices vary) • Modella has stylish options to keep your cosmetics—and your life—under control. These functional bags are also the best last-minute gift you can find, as they are inexpensive, cute and easily available.