12 Beauty Gifts for the Holiday Season

December 6, 2014 - by Shriya

This time of year is filled with family fesitivities, good food, and all the love associated with them. Gift-giving is a sweet tradition used to show your loved ones how much you really care for them, but it can be a stressful endeavor nonetheless.

The BFIW is here to help ease your holiday shopping woes with our 12 Days of Holiday Gifts Series. Every day, we'll list 12 items that can cater to a group of gift recipients. We hope it inspires you to be the best holiday shopper you can be!

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12 Beauty Gifts

1. Urban Decay's Naked on the Run at Sephora, $54

Urban Decay is famous for releasing a Naked makeup product each holiday season, but this treat came a little early for fans. This on-the-go palette features high-quality work-friendly eyeshadows, as well as night-out glittery shades, blush, bronzer, mascara, liner, and lip gloss. It's the perfect gift for a girl on the go, who needs a travel kit or a quick morning routine in her busy life.

2. Josie Maran's Winter Dreams Argan Skincare Collection at Sephora, $39

Last year, I reviewed Josie Maran's Argan Oil Collection here - and it was an amazing find! The products are naturally-derived from Moroccan argan oil, and they are lightweight and hydrating for the winter season. This kit comes with everything a winter-weary friend might need - from hand cream to a moisturizing cleanser.

3. philosophy's Pink Marshmallow Buttercream Trio at Sephora, $24

This gift is perfect for treating yourself or pampering a loved one. It comes with a luxurious shower gel, lotion, and lip shine to provide sweet-smelling comfort in cold weather. Plus, the products smell like pink marshmallow buttercream - how delicious and festive!

4. MAC Keepsakes - Red Lip Bag at Nordstrom, $39.50

Know a girl who loves a red lip? This is the perfect gift for her. The set comes with MAC's famous Ruby Woo red lipstick, as well as matching lipgloss and liner. Whether she's searching for her ideal red lip or looking to enter the bold lip scene, this gift is bound to please.

5. Crabtree & Evelyn's Big Top Twelve Hand Therapy Music Tin at Nordstrom, $60

This set of 12 ultra-moisturizing hand cremes is a great buy if you have a lot of ladies in your life you want to pamper this holiday. The lotions come in the brand's most popular fragrances, such as Pomegranate and Verbana and Lavender. They can make for excellent stocking stuffers, or you can even keep some for yourself!

6. Clarisonic's Mia Cleansing System at Nordstrom, $99

Clarisonics famous eletric cleansing brush is known for exfoliating your skin while getting cleanser deep into your pores. It's a special daily treat for anyone - whether they have skin issues they'd like to fix or just want a facial-like clean in the morning. The kit comes with the brush and a refreshing gel cleanser to use with it. It's a good choice for your mom, or anyone else you'd love to pamper with love.

7. Festive Friends Gift at Lush, $29.95

Lush's bath bombs are fabulous and fitting gifts for a friend - and this holiday box comes with four adorable bath companies to treat your friends to luxurious baths. It even includes an adorable bear and hedgehog! The box is perfect for that one friend who has everything but can never get enough lovely beauty products.

8. Rosie at Lush, $36.95 

This fancy, wrapped gift comes with rose-themed bath and beauty products. The rose-oil body wash, argan oil conditioner, and pink bath bomb make for one sweet beauty treatment. Give this gift to any girl and she'll be pleased with the subtle scent and your thoughtfullness!

9. Frosted Cranberry Tube of Treasures at The Body Shop, $15

I love The Body Shop's products - they are a versatile treatment for luxurious bathtimes and everyday wear. This holiday set features a seasonal scent, Frosted Cranberry, and comes with shower gel, body butter and polish, and a cute little red bath lily! It's an easy gift for anyone this holiday season, and it's on sale too!

10. Shea Festive Picks at The Body Shop, $15

Also easy, cheap, and bound to please, this shea bath kit comes with soap, shower cream, body butter, body scrub, and a mini cream bath lily. The Shea collection is perfect for winter since the moisture is soothing and long-lasting. Plus, this kit comes in a shimmery, decorated box so you won't even have to wrap it.

11. The Nutty Polar Bear at The Body Shop, $12

Not only does this gift come with an adorable name, but it also features moisture-rich and weather appropriate shea butter. The polar bear is made up of Shea Lip Butter and Shea Body Butter, two best-sellers that are sure to provide some deep moisture this season.

12. Holiday Limited Edition Glossybox, $40

Do you have an indecisive friend who loves trying new products but doesn't want to commit to one brand? This gift is perfect for her! Glossybox is a subscription-based beauty service that mails monthly boxes of makeup and beauty products to its customers. You can buy this limited edition holiday box containing 8 products (7 full-sized) including mascara, lip gloss, and perfume. Your friend is bound to fall in love with at least one of the products, if not all of them!

Check back soon for more 12 Days of Holiday Gifts!

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