Gift Guide: Editor’s Picks

Best Beauty Gifts 2016

Christmas is just around the corner, so to help you finish crossing names off your list, I’ve gathered my favorite beauty gifts of the year. These no-fail giftable sets are sure to please any beauty lover on your list and come with my personal kiss of approval! Essentially, this is MY holiday wishlist!

From captivating fragrances to must-have makeup collections to gorgeous skincare sets, these gifts won’t let you down. But I am giving you a warning—you’re going to want to pick up a few of these goodies for yourself because they are just too good to give all of them away!

  • 1 of 10 Atelier Cologne Nécessaire Set
  • Atelier Cologne Nécessaire Set
  • Atelier Cologne Nécessaire Set, $75

    When it comes to fragrance gift sets, Atelier Cologne is hard to beat thanks to their beautifully crafted blends, gorgeous giftable tins and generous varieties of travel sized sprays. This set includes six of Atelier Cologne’s most popular colognes, curated by founders Sylvie Ganter & Christophe Cervasel, and is a fantastic way to discover the heart and soul of the brand.

    As one of my personal favourite fragrance houses, I’m always excited to gift at least one or two of these covetable sets to friends around the holidays, knowing the captivating scents inside will please even the most discerning noses.

    Available online at sephora.com.

  • 2 of 10 Bite Beauty Discovery Set
  • Bite Beauty Discovery Set
  • Bite Beauty Discovery Set, $39

    My love for Bite Beauty runs strong and not just because of the beautiful products—I had an opportunity to visit the Toronto-born brand’s factory this year and create my very own lipstick shade (ps. you can too at the new Bite Beauty Lip Lab). There’s no better way to discover Bite Beauty than with their very own Discovery Set, including four must-try lip products.

    The set includes universally-flattering shades of their incredible Amuse Bouche Lipstick and Matte Crème Lip Crayon as well as their Line & Define Lip Primer and ultra-hydrating Agave Lip Mask, all packaged perfectly in a festive (and reusable) tin.

    Available online at sephora.com..

  • 3 of 10 Living Proof Spread Cheer & Perfect Hair Kit
  • Living Proof Spread Cheer & Perfect Hair Kit
  • Living Proof Spread Cheer & Perfect Hair Kit, $25

    If you or your recipeint have yet to discover the wonders of Living Proof’s Dry Shampoo, now is the time! This set includes a full size bottle of one of the best dry shampoo formulas I’ve ever tried (seriously, I went 6 days without shampooing thanks to this baby) as well as a deluxe travel-sized shampoo and conditioner.

    I’m always a fan of gifting practical products like these because you know they’ll get used up for sure! Perfect hair days can be a reality—and that is one amazing of a gift to give!

    Available online at sephora.com.

  • 4 of 10 Sephora Stand Up and Shine Prestige Pro Brush Set
  • Sephora Stand Up and Shine Prestige Pro Brush Set
  • Sephora Stand Up and Shine Prestige Pro Brush Set, $130

    Makeup lovers new and old will always love receiving brushes to amp up their makeup game. This gorgeous set includes 12 professional-quality brushes for face, eyes and lips. The gold-plated brushes are housed in a beautiful (and convenient) self-standing case, making it perfect for everyday use at home and for travel.

    It has everything you need to create entire looks from start to finish, making it a sure-fire winner for any beauty lover this year.

    Available online at sephora.com.

  • 5 of 10 Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Candle
  • Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Candle
  • Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Candle, $60

    Candles have to be one of the best gifts to give for the holidays—it’s not as difficult as picking out a personal scent, so you have a bit more wiggle room. This one is a sure-fire winner thanks to the cult-favorite Nirvana Black fragrance infused within, available for the first time ever in candle form this season.

    The chic black vase houses the alluring blend of violet, sandalwood and vanilla for a captivating aroma that burns for over 50 hours. In case your recipient prefers the lighter, floral fragrance of Nirvana White, you can also get that one in candle form too.

    Available online at sephora.com.

  • 6 of 10 Philosophy Candy Cane 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
  • Philosophy Candy Cane 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
  • Philosophy Candy Cane 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, $18

    What do bubble baths and candy canes have in common? They’re both perfect to enjoy over the holidays! Philosophy’s iconic 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath formulas are always great to gift any time of the year, but this festive fragrance will make the holidays even more special.

    The fragrance is both sweet and refreshing to invigorate the senses and boost your mood (with a double dose of holiday cheer)!

    Available online at ulta.com.

  • 7 of 10 The Body Shop The Finest Facial Mask Duo Gift Set
  • The Body Shop The Finest Facial Mask Duo Gift Set
  • The Body Shop The Finest Facial Mask Duo Gift Set, $39

    The new face masks from The Body Shop quickly became one of my favorite launches of 2016 (and many other beauty lovers agree)! This lovely set includes two full-sized jars of my fave formulas—so I had to include it! Great for anyone who loves multimasking or just trying new skincare products, this dynamic duo will help purify and plump skin for fabulous facial experience right at home.

    The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask will detoxify the skin and draw out impurities using bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil while the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask replenishes skin with hydrating rose essence, aloe vera and real rose petals.

    Available online at thebodyshop-usa.com.

  • 8 of 10 Fresh Sugar Lip Seduction
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Seduction
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Seduction, $50

    Every year Fresh puts together these lustworthy gift sets filled with a variety of Sugar Lip Treatment minis, and every year they are on my most-loved gift sets. These iconic lip balms are incredibly addictive and this set allows you to gift seven of their beautiful, lemon-scented tinted balms to any beauty lover on your list (I’m warning you, you’re going to want to pick up a set for yourself too).

    It’s simply a great value and a sure-fire winner no matter whose stocking you’re stuffing.

    Available online at sephora.com.

  • 9 of 10 Saje Good Cheer Diffuser Blend Collection
  • Saje Good Cheer Diffuser Blend Collection
  • Saje Good Cheer Diffuser Blend Collection, $34.95

    Help spread some extra holiday cheer with this set of three diffuser oil blends, including Celebrate, a warm and spicy mélange, Peppermint Twist, a refreshing and uplifting blend and Tree Scents, a fresh and festive mix that smells like Christmas trees in a bottle.

    I can’t get enough of Saje’s oil blends to de-stress, relax and create serenity at home. They are great for anyone with an interest in natural wellness or who would love a soothing, spa-like environment. I highly recommend pairing it up with one of Saje’s beautiful diffusers for a complete gift anyone will love!

    Available online at saje.com.

  • 10 of 10 NARS x Sarah Moon Look Closer Eyeshadow Palette
  • NARS x Sarah Moon Look Closer Eyeshadow Palette
  • NARS x Sarah Moon Look Closer Eyeshadow Palette, $49

    NARS’ collab collection with Sarah Moon had me swooning the moment I saw it. It truly has something for everyone, but in particular I think this beautiful eyeshadow palette is a great place to start for anyone on your list.

    The palette features four neutral eyeshadows and a mini black eyeliner to create both subtle daytime or dramatic smokey looks. The eyeshadows are smooth, buttery and have excellent payoff while the collectable compact makes a great keepsake for any beauty aficionado.

    Available online at nordstrom.com.

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