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15 Cruelty-Free Beauty Gifts For the Conscious Shopper on Your List

flora 1761 nail polish

Holiday shopping is in full swing, and these days many factors influence why and how we shop. Lifestyle and beliefs are primary driving factors for many people, especially those who try to consume cruelty-free items. The good news is there are many beauty and wellness options to shop this season for the animal lover in your life. Ahead, we rounded up our top cruelty-free picks to make holiday shopping easier.

wax buffalo candle kit
Wax Buffalo Pour Your Own Candle Lab $62.00

Candles are a great addition to a daily relaxation ritual—especially during the holidays. This one takes lighting a candle a step further and creates an immersive experience that allows your giftee to melt and pour their own soy-based formula into a chic gold jar. It’s a cruelty-free option that’s also interactive, making it a great gift to unwrap during the holidays.

elf holiday brush set
e.l.f Snow Globe Blend & Brush Gift Set $15.00

This kit has six pieces for a flawless face despite your makeup skill level, so it’s perfect for the beauty novice or expert in your life. Bonus: All brushes are made with high-performing synthetic bristles, so you don’t have to skimp on gorgeous results.

fable and mane gift set
Fable & Mane HoliRoots Hair Oil and SahaScalp Serum Set $53.00

Though hair is a very personal category, it doesn’t mean you have to avoid it when gifting. You can opt for a kit like this one, which includes Fable and Mane’s two hero items: HoliRoots Pre-wash Hair Treatment Oil and SahaScalp Amla Soothing Serum, both of which are suitable for all hair types.

flora 1761 midnight garden trio
Flora 1761 Midnight Garden Trio $54.00

The Midnight Garden Trio from Flora 1761 is a beauty stocking stuffer perfect for your conscious beauty lover. Each formula is free of potentially harmful ingredients, all while being cruelty-free and really darn good. This kit comes with three bestselling hues, also great vampy shades for winter.

kvd liner duo
KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Duo Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Set $19.00

For potent eyeliner pigment that won’t budge for hours, pick up this KVD Beauty kit with two of the brand’s bestselling Tattoo Liquid Eyeliners.

ten over ten hand care set
Ten Over Ten The Hand Care Set $32.00

You can’t go wrong with gifting a good hand cream that’ll go everywhere with your best friend. We like this set, in particular, because it includes a softening hand lotion and a serum to take the quest for soft, sexy hands a step further.

the body shop gift set
The Body Shop Bloom & Glow British Rose Treats $10.00

Inside this mini Body Shop kit is a travel-sized shower gel and body butter to help keep your skin feeling luxurious on the go. Plus it’s only ten bucks so you can pick up a few for everyone on your list.

rare beauty blush
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush $20.00

This blush has gone viral on TikTok for a good reason—it’s pigmented, versatile, and lasts for hours. It’s also a great stocking stuffer for the cruelty-free shopper.

hanahana beauty shea butter set
Hanahana Beauty Shea Body Butter Mini Set $30.00

These mini shea butter lotions are TSA-friendly so that you can toss them in your toiletry bags for upcoming travel. The hard part will be choosing between the three jars, which come in unscented, lavender, and amber-scented formulas.

bobbi brown lip trio
Bobbi Brown Festive Ready Mini Crushed Lip Trio $30.00

Everything you need for a juicy holiday lip lives in this mini kit, which features Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Color in Cranberry, which you can use as your base, and layer on the liquid lip and gloss option for potent, shiny color.

herbivore botanicals skincare set
Herbivore Botanicals Plumping Hydration Set $41.00 $36.00

If you’re shopping for a skincare enthusiast, it’s worth giving this kit a look. Inside you’ll find the brand’s cult-favorite Cloud cleanser, serum, and moisture cream for bouncy, dewy skin after every use.

milk makeup hydrgrip set
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip MVPs Gift Set $37.00

For the friend who adds every viral TikTok product to their cart, get this set with Milk Makeup’s Hydrogrip primer and setting spray for makeup that lasts all day.

native skincare set
Native Moisturizing Skincare Set $45.00

Whether your skin type is oily or dry, you’ll love how soft and hydrated your skin feels after using the three-step system in this set. Each product also has Native’s yummy coconut vanilla scent to perk up your senses while you’re at it.

briogeo hair set
Briogeo Scalp Revival Shampoo & Don’t Despair, Repair! Hair Mask Gift Set $57.00

Wash day gets a soothing upgrade with Briogeo’s Scalp Revival Shampoo, which exfoliates and cleanses at the same time. Follow up with the brand’s best-selling conditioning mask, which works exceptionally well on curls and coils.

gxve lip set
GXVE by Gwen Stefani Mini Originals Lip Set $25.00

A good red lipstick is a holiday-season requisite, and this set comes with three mini options of Gwen Stefani’s iconic red lip. All of Stefani’s GXVE lip formulas are vegan and cruelty-free, but don’t skip out on color payoff and lasting power.


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