The 42 Best Beauty Gifts to Surprise and Delight

From deeply hydrating skincare sets to high-powered hair tools.

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Choosing the perfect holiday gift for a tried-and-true beauty lover—the person whose bare nails you've rarely seen without polish or someone who can't fall asleep without applying their multi-step skincare first—isn't always easy. With what seems like endless options available, and even less time to shop them thanks to brand and retailer shipping deadlines, it's more important than ever to secure the best beauty gifts that bring a smile to the faces of the people you care about most.

For a little inspiration to get your presents wrapped even faster, we've pulled together some expertly curated advent calendars, gift sets, high-tech beauty tools and more your resident beauty enthusiast will be talking about for months on end. These gifts from coveted luxe brands like Augustinus Bader and Diptyque are ideal for upgrading their go-to product rotation, while selects from buzzy, emerging ones like Merit and Rose Inc, can help introduce them to a few new favorite essentials. Here, 42 of the best beauty gifts from across the Internet that are a worthy addition to any beauty lover's long list of holy-grail staples.

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1 Gold Lust Liter Set

Here's a super-sized set of Oribe's culty Gold Lust shampoo and conditioner that's housed in a limited-edition collectable box created by Parisian artist Antoinette Poisson.

2 The Heroes Kit
Pai Skincare
Pai Skincare

Give them the gift of glow with this five-piece skincare set featuring some of Pai Skincare's best-sellers, like the Rosehip Seed and Fruit Universal Facial Oil and hydrating Camellia and Rose Gentle Cream Cleanser.

3 One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer

$59.99 $29.99

You can still snag this best-selling hair tool gem—which currently has over 326,000 Amazon shopper reviews with close to a five-star rating—on sale for 50 percent off right now.

4 The Modern Essentials Edit
Rose Inc
Rose Inc

This three-piece bundle—featuring a few of supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's daily essentials—contains her brand Rose Inc's best-selling Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer, Divine Radiant Cheek and Lip Color, and Brow Renew Enriched Tinted Shaping Gel. 

5 NoMad Eau de Parfum with Swarovski Crystals
Bond No.9
Bond No. 9

They'll get two gifts in one with this elegant and Swarovski-studded bottle of Bond No.9's signature NoMad Eau de Parfum that's adorned with 74 individual crystals.

6 Alchemist Garden Hand Cream Set

The person whose signature fragrances are made exclusively by Gucci Beauty will get plenty of use out of this trio of limited-edition hand creams this winter from the brand's Alchemist Garden collection.

7 Rouge Hermès Limited-Edition 24-Color Lipstick Set

They can coordinate their daily lip color with their mood with this massive, limited-edition collection of matte and satin lipsticks from Hermès. 

8 The Winter Kit
Violet Grey
Dr. Barbara Sturm

Keep their skin feeling supple and deeply hydrated all season long with this cold weather edit of some of Dr. Barbara Sturm's most nourishing face products.

9 Obon Tray

A friend or family member can keep their most-loved products at the ready with this streamlined and stylish gold leaf tray.

10 The Playground Set
Henry Rose
Henry Rose

This vibrant collection of fragrances from Henry Rose includes travel-sized versions of the brand's most popular perfumes, including the fresh and woody Queens and Monsters, clean and musky Jake's House, and floral Last Light.

11 Medium Train Case

Help a friend keep their beauty favorites neat and tidy while on-the-go with this charming leather beauty case that can be customized with their initials for an extra-special touch. 

Editor's note: This case can be monogrammed with initials for extra $10 fee, hand painted for an extra $40 fee, or embossed for an extra $80.

Barbiere Yellow Razor, Brush and Stand Set
Acqua di Parma

Just add shaving cream to this ergonomic and barbershop-quality razor, brush, and stand set for a thoughtful grooming gift the clean shaven man in your life can appreciate. 

13 Monochromes and Milky Oil Duo

$34 $30

This two-piece set features Glossier's refillable compact that contains one matte, satin, and metallic eyeshadow, plus and the brand's gentle Milky Oil that's opthamologist-tested and safe for sensitive eyes.

14 Antique Marble Perfume Diffuser

Here's an elegant French marble diffuser that could easily double as an art piece, and uses an aluminum cup and stone sphere to subtly dispense your home fragrance of choice. 

12 Days to Your Healthiest Skin Advent Calendar

Treat a skincare-obsessed friend to this clean beauty advent calendar that includes 12 miniature versions of Biossance's beloved products (including their coveted Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil) that they can open individually or all at once.

16 Precision Skincare System

Our editors have raved about using this high-tech skincare device, which uses a pigmented serum (with 5 percent niacinamide) to minimize the appearance of dark spots.

17 The Beauty Fridge

Help them keep their face masks, jade rollers, and other skincare go-tos supremely cool with this multi-shelved beauty fridge, which provides even more storage space on the back of its door. 

18 Black-Owned Beauty Set
Sephora Favorites

Here's an exclusive Sephora collection of hair, makeup, and skincare favorites from Black-owned beauty brands like Pat McGrath Labs and stylist-beloved Adwoa Beauty.

19 Healthy Hair Essentials
Violet Grey

Fans of Olaplex's culty No.3 Hair Perfector (which is currently available in a larger, limited-edition bonus size) will love receiving this four-piece set that also includes the brand's Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Conditioner, plus its No.7 Bonding Oil.

20 Brighten and Glow Facial
Tata Harper
Tata Harper

Upgrade their day-to-day skin care routine with this collection of brightening products from Tata Harper featuring two types of cleansers, an essence, a serum, an eye cream, and more, to minimize discoloration and signs of aging. 

21 The Comb No. 001
Crown Affair
Crown Affair

Anyone who prefers their beauty tools to look artisanal will appreciate receiving this handsome tortoiseshell comb that's made entirely of plant-based, biodegradable materials. 

22 Airwrap Complete Styler

This high-powered hair tool from Dyson uses minimal heat and air on damp hair to create beachy waves, Old Hollywood curls, and more. The styler includes a range of barrel and brush attachments to give them celebrity-level glam from the comfort of home.

23 Five Minute Morning Collection
Merit Beauty

This five-minute makeup set makes it easy for a family member to get ready for a Zoom call in a flash, or touch up their beauty look if they're running late to an event.

24 The Rich Cream, The Cream & The Body Cream
Augustinus Bader
Augustinus Bader

The friend who's serious about their hydration will be excited to receive this luxe skincare bundle from Augustinus Bader that includes three different creams for face and body.

25 Silk Pillowcase and Sleep Mask Set

$119 $59.50

Gift this pillowcase and mask set to a friend who takes getting at least eight hours of sleep seriously. 

26 Backstage Case
Balmain Paris Hair Couture

$220 $154

Consider gifting the friend or family member who loves fashion almost as much as beauty with this limited-edition case of hair products from Balmain that includes a texturizing salt spray, Argan oil shine serum, and mini detangling brush. 

27 Toothpaste Flavor Collection Gift Set

Amazon shoppers and dental enthusiasts alike are raving about his fun collection of flavored mint toothpastes from Marvis, which has garnered close to five-stars and over 1,700 customer reviews to date.

28 The Winter Mani Box
Olive & June
Olive & June

Your favorite nail expert can update their color of choice without choosing from "the wall" with this winter beauty box that includes nine polish shades and a top coat, plus essentials like a file, remover, and clippers.

29 Rose Prick Eau de Parfum & Lip Color Set
Tom Ford

They'll get a tube of Tom Ford's Night Mauve lipstick in this gift set, plus a bottle of the brand's warm, floral-noted Rose Prick fragrance—which is inspired by the designer's private rose garden. 

30 The Undercover(s) Set: Cheat Sheet + Sugarcoat
Oui the People
Oui the People

$102 $90

For the friend who always chooses shaving over waxing, this bundle featuring Oui the People's gel-to-milk shave cream and resurfacing body serum can help leave their skin feeling extra supple once they're done.

31 Grand Bon Bon Box
Saks Fifth Avenue
Bond No.9 New York

You might mistake this vibrant beauty gift for a package of tasty holiday candies, but it's actually a travel-friendly selection of the brand's best-selling fragrances—including Astor Place, Bleeker Street, and Bond No.9 Signature—each spun in eye-catching, colorful foil.  

32 Bath Brush
Parachute Home

Here's a spa-ready bath brush with an extra-long handle that comes in handy to exfoliate hard-to-reach areas while in the tub or shower.

33 Glow to Go Mask Set
Thirteen Lune
Joanna Vargas

They'll enjoy five different sheet masks from celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas's namesake brand in this set, which addresses skin dullness, signs of aging, and hydration.

34 Skincare Brush Set
Sigma Beauty

$55 $46.75

They can apply their holy grail skincare products without getting their fingers dirty with this six-piece brush collection—that's designed to mimic actual fingertips—from the brush experts at Sigma Beauty.  

35 Celestial Odyssey Everything Kit
Pat McGrath Labs
Pat McGrath Labs

The beauty lover who lives for a pigmented cut crease will get plenty of use out of this Everything Kit from Pat McGrath Labs. Aside from its 18-shade mega-palette, the collection also contains the brand's Skin Fetish: Sublime Skin Highlighter, two eye shadow quads, and two blush and highlighter sets for plenty of shade options.

36 Polish Box of Five

You can choose up to five different nail colors for the friend who's transitioning to cleaner beauty picks with this 10-free polish kit from Sundays. 

37 Panthère de Cartier 5-Piece Fragrance Set
Saks Fifth Avenue

The perfume lover in your family will be thrilled to receive this five-piece set featuring iterations of Cartier's floral-noted Panthère de Cartier Eau fragrance, including an eau de parfum, purse and body sprays, hand cream, and travel-sized fragrance.

38 Akari Gold Massager

Your friend can opt to use this 24-karat gold massager either hot or cold to help reduce puffiness, or just for a nice relaxing facial massage.

39 Personal 8-Brush Set and Plate
Rae Morris

They can quickly apply masterful makeup looks with this maple, cherrywood, and steel brush set and plate from makeup artist Rae Morris that's crafted in Japan.

40 8-Inch Round Sensor Makeup Mirror

$199.99 $159.99

Help a family member get their liner application a little more precise with this stainless steel mirror that uses a built-in sensor to simulate natural light and automatically adjust its settings.

41 Holy Grail Kit
Pattern Beauty
Pattern x MAC

$44 $35

This two-piece kit featuring MAC's Ruby Woo lipstick and Pattern Beauty's leave-in conditioner is ideal for the product minimalist who still likes to make a statement with their beauty look.

42 Aesop: The Book

Here's a thoughtful beauty-adjacent gift for the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash devotee that looks great on any coffee table and chronicles the inner workings of Aesop's three-decade-plus company journey.

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