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The Best 54 Beauty Gifts of 2023

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If you’re anything like us, there’s at least one person in your life who absolutely can’t get enough of anything and everything beauty-related. You know the type—they’re the person who obsesses over the latest hair tool launches, owns 20 different red lipsticks (we get it, not all red shades are created equal), and has a skincare stash that rivals that of a Sephora. The good news when it comes time to shop for this friend/family member/S.O.? There are tons—and we mean tons—of beauty gifts to choose from. The bad news? There are tons—and we mean tons—of beauty gifts to choose from, across every category and every price point. You can go the route of big-ticket tools and devices, pick up a curated skincare set, or nab an always-giftable fragrance. The options truly are endless, so we did some of the hard work for you, rounding up a diverse array of options to fit every budget.


SWAY IN WHITE Reusable Pop-On Manicures®

Designer press-on nails are having a major moment right now—and are a low-maintenance way to achieve a polished look in minutes. This affordable set is akin to gifting a manicure and even better for the busy bees in your life who have a hard time carving out time in their schedules. Our tester called the final look “very natural and classy” and went gaga over the almond shape. (You can also get sets with rounded and square tips.)

Price at time of publish: $18

“They look very natural and classy. The shape is great, and I was able to find the perfect size for each nail.”—Vita Savenko, Product Tester

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Gift Bag Set

Definitely don’t sleep on Bath & Body Works scents—they smell incredibly luxe while still being incredibly affordable. The Eucalyptus and Spearmint fragrance is one of our favorite evergreen scents to enjoy year-round, and in this set available only during the holiday season, you’ll get a candle, body wash, body lotion, and essential oil mist in a super giftable box.

Price at time of publish: $35

Dyson Airwrap Multistyler

This is a splurge for sure, but trust us—any beauty lover will be beyond thrilled to get a Dyson hot tool. This one, in particular, is worth every penny; yes, the social media hype is real. It essentially acts as a hairbrush, curling iron, hot air brush, and more, offering an option for every hair type and texture. If budget isn’t an issue, or you really want to treat someone to a super special gift, this is it.

Price at time of publish: $659

“I was shocked by how quickly and efficiently the firm smoothing brush attachment straightened my hair—and it wasn’t the least bit flat or stuck to my head. Truly, it had the body and volume of a professional blowout.” —Tanya Akim, Product Tester


Our editors love the original NuFace for its lifting, sculpting, and toning superpowers, and the brand recently launched a travel-friendly, miniature version of the beloved-device that’s just as powerful. In this set, you get the Mini in your choice of colorway, two microcurrent stimulating skincare products to be used as a priming gel for your NuFace, plus an application brush. This is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for any skincare lover.

Price at time of publish: $245

Slip Silk Pillowcase

Silk pillowcases—which help minimize friction on both your skin and hair—are admittedly a dime a dozen these days, but we come back to this cult classic time and time again. It’s a universal fan favorite beauty gift that’s sure to please. While it’s pricier than many others, the quality is unparalleled, made of high-grade mulberry silk that washes extremely well. We also like that it comes in 10 color ways and with both envelope and zipper closures.

Price at time of publish: $88

“When I let my hair down the morning after sleeping on the silk, I noticed a marked difference in how soft and hydrated my hair still felt. I seriously could not stop touching my hair, something I usually cannot do after wash day without creating frizz.” —Caitlin Duggan, Product Tester

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Call it the crème de la crème of body creams. This pick consistently ranks as a favorite amongst our product testers. It’s an indulgent, rich, and hydrating all-over body treatment with an intoxicating scent. Plus, its price point is gifting perfection.

Price at time of publish: $22

Tarte Maneater After Dark Eyeshadow Palette

We’re calling it—this is the palette launch of the year. Tarte’s Maneater After Dark palette features a range of 24 richly-pigmented shades to carry you well through fall, winter, spring, and beyond. From warm tapiochas to cool-toned mauves, there’s something for everyone to play with, here.

Price at time of publish: $52

Armani Beauty My Way Perfume Set

On the hunt for a gift that looks super expensive but is actually a great value? It’s no question that $86 is a decent amount to spend on a gift, but this Armani Beauty fragrance (which includes a full- and travel-sized bottle) set will last for years to come.

Price at time of publish: $86


Quick biology lesson: Your skin’s intended function is to keep things out, which is great and all until you’re trying to get serums and lotions and active ingredients into your skin. Enter Droplette, a device that hardcore skincare lovers will go crazy for. It harnesses the power of physics, emitting a micro-fine mist of serum droplets that actually get smaller once they hit your skin, managing to penetrate the skin barrier for faster, better results. (FYI, you do have to use one of the brand’s proprietary serum capsules, though there are several formulas to choose from.)

Price at time of publish: $299

Key Features

“The ‘just a few days to improved skin’ thing? That certainly tracks, in my experience. About a week into my trial of a sampler pack of capsules, with no other changes to my routine, I’ve noticed a marked difference in my skin’s luminosity and hydration.” —Amanda Ross, Product Tester

pangea superfood smoothie mask

This aptly-named pick does, in fact, tout ingredients that sound more like they belong in an Erewhon smoothie than in a skincare staple—think matcha, acai, goji berry, seaweed powder, and more. The formula gently exfoliates and delivers a ton of antioxidants, leaving your complexion smoother and brighter in just 15 minutes. And we’d be remiss not to mention the entirely plastic-free aluminum packaging, which also has the added benefit of upping the sophistication/giftable factor.

Price at time of publish: $42

Key Features

“After keeping the mask on for 15 minutes, I wiped it off with a warm cloth and was left with clean, supple skin. My skin is always instantly refreshed and brighter after each use.”—Aimee Simeon

Shani Darden by Déesse PRO LED Light Mask

There’s admittedly a little sticker shock associated with this mask, but it really is worth the price for those willing to splurge. Inspired by Darden’s go-to LED treatments that she uses as part of her sought-after facials (on Hollywood A-listers such as Kristen Stewart and Jessica Alba, NBD), this is a new and improved version of her original at-home mask. It features 237 LED lights, a mix of red, blue, and infrared wavelengths that help do everything from improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles to addressing acne. It now comes with a neck attachment and silicone eye inserts and works in just 10 minutes.

Price at time of publish: $1,900

We think the best kind of gift is something you covet but might not buy for yourself. This hair removal device is a perfect splurge—and our hands-down best overall pick for at-home lasers. Recommended by the Skin Health Alliance and cleared by the FDA, it utilizes a technology called SensoAdapt that adjusts the flash intensity for your skin tone as you’re using it—making it suitable for use on most skin tones.

Price at time of publish: $349

Sephora Collection Ready to Roll Brush Set

A quality brush set is one of those products a makeup lover will use every single day. This set from Sephora Collection includes nine brushes with velvety, densely-packed bristles for smooth, blended makeup every time.

Price at time of publish: $72

54 Thrones Comorian Ylang Ylang + Egyptian Orange Blossom Beauty Butter

We know, we know, hand cream may not initially sound like the most exciting gift, but wait until you try this formula. Sweet, sultry, and floral, this ylang-ylang and orange blossom scented shea butter cream not only smells like a dream, but it’s also brimming in plant oils and butters for a formula that’s supremely nourishing. It did earn itself the title of best hand cream in our 2021 Eco Awards, after all.

Price at time of publish: $24

Nailmatic Lab DIY Kit

For those who aren’t satisfied painting their own nails, this kit is a step up. Yes, you can paint your own nails, but after you follow one of the 20 included formulas to create five polishes in different metallic and red hues. TL;DR, it’s like a grown-up science experiment for beauty lovers.

Price at time of publish: $49

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 62 Bum Bum Hair & Body Fragrance Mist

With notes of salted caramel, pistachio, and vanilla, this lightweight hair and body mist has been called addictive. Ideal for layering or spritzing on lingerie or PJs, this perfume alternative is literally one of the sweetest beauty gifts out there.

Price at time of publish: $38

What Our Editors Say

“I’m obsessed with this spritz for my hair, scarves, coat, post-gym—it’s super lightweight, so it doesn’t overwhelm, but gives the perfect fragrance pick-me-up. It’s a bag essential for sure.” — Jill Di Donato, Senior Commerce Editor

Ami Colé Lip Treatment Oil

This 3-in-1 lip treatment has gained a cult following, and for good reason. It nourishes and protects the lips while imparting gorgeous shine with a sheer tint. Best of all? It comes in one universally flattering hue, so you don’t need to stress over picking the right shade.

Price at time of publish: $20

Supreme Seed Purification Mask

This luxe face mask makes a chic addition to anyone’s medicine cabinet. Brimming with nourishing antioxidants and plant extracts, it works to restore fragile and stressed skin while gently drawing out impurities to decongest and refine. It also contains a litany of soothing ingredients, leaving the complexion smoother, brighter, and glowier.

Price at time of publish: $60

Bread Beauty Supply Hair Oil

Suitable for all hair types and textures, this silicone-free hair oil leaves the hair supremely soft, smooth, and glossy without ever looking or feeling greasy. Kakadu plums and safflower oils deeply nourish the hair, while triglycerides impart lightweight shine and silkiness. Plus, the packaging is so pretty that any beauty lover would proudly keep this one on display. The best-seller now comes in a mini size that’s great as a stocking stuffer or for any beauty lover who’s always on the go.

Price at time of publish: $24

Sisley Paris Black Rose Collection

Looking for a moment to splurge? You can never go wrong with Sisley Paris, and this Black Rose gift set featuring the brand’s cult-favorite Black Rose Cream Mask, Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream, and Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid is sure to stun any recipient.

Price at time of publish: $400

T3 Airebrush Duo

Blowout queens will go gaga for this tool, which gives standard hot air brushes a serious upgrade. The interchangeable design has two attachments (round and paddle-shaped), allowing you to create every kind of blowout. Also noteworthy: Fifteen different heat and speed settings and a negative ion generator help keep hair smooth and frizz-free.

Price at time of publish: $190

Sigma Essential Trio Brush Set

We’re all for sets that contain dozens and dozens of makeup brushes, but let’s be real—are you really going to take that with you wherever you go? Here, you get just a trio of the most often reached-for brushes—an angled face brush and two shadow brushes—in travel-friendly sizes and a convenient carrying tin.

Price at time of publish: $29

Mutha Body Like a Mutha Set Set

There’s no shortage of editors who love anything and everything that Mutha comes out with. This features two of the OG products that caught our eye: the creamy body butter and incredible body oil. Both are great picks for anyone who’s pregnant and looking for products to use on stretch marks, too. There’s also a body contouring serum and dry brush, which can be used individually or together.

Price at time of publish: $294

Guerlain Customizable Lipstick Case

If you know a lipstick lover who owns every shade imaginable, this is the one thing they probably don’t have. This Guerlain lipstick case elevates any lipstick and contains a built-in mirror for easy application on the go.

Price at time of publish: $26

Teleties 3-Pack

We have yet to meet someone who doesn’t need an extra pack of hair ties in their life, particularly when it’s these. A seriously upgraded version of the basic, they’re firm yet flexible, holding strands in place without excessive pulling that can lead to headaches (and hair breakage). The spiral shape negates the likelihood of creases, and they come in two sizes, small for thin to medium thick hair and large for thick to extra thick. Most importantly, they’re super cute, no matter whether they’re worn in your hair or on your wrist.

Nail Stickers

True story: An average of 4,000 of these adorable nail stickers are sold daily. Get in on the trend and pick up a pack to make fun nail art easier than ever. This set features playful designs that are sure to make you smile, think brightly-hued hearts, evil eyes, and more, all in easy-to-use stickers that last up to seven days.

Price at time of publish: $18

Serum Concentrates

Being impatient and being a skincare junkie can pose a tough conundrum. After all, most legit skincare products can take weeks, if not months, to deliver results. Enter these new serums, a quick complexion fix that works in, wait for it, just seven days. It’s why there are only seven single-dose ampoules in each pack—it’s all you need to give your skin a major boost. There are 10 different formulas to address an array of different needs and concerns, but when in doubt, opt for Hydra Fix, a super hydrating option that will leave anyone looking fresh and glowing.

The Bloss

Celeb makeup artist Jamie Greenberg—who works with the likes of Kaley Cuoco and Rashida Jones—created this hybrid lippie to marry the best attributes of a balm and a gloss (in case you couldn’t tell by the name). Indeed, it delivers tons of hydration, the perfect amount of non-sticky sheen, and an ideal kiss of color. To that point, there are pink, nude, and red hues available, as well as a clear variant.

Price at time of publish: $26

Shielded Face Mist

Think of this as the skincare equivalent of that 3 pm iced coffee; it’s the perfect pick-me-up when your complexion needs a little extra TLC. A proprietary combo of ingredients (silver citrate, zeolite, citric acid) offers natural antimicrobial protection, while marigold extract soothes irritation and sodium PCA hydrates. In short, it helps protect skin from pollution, imparts the perfect amount of moisture, and generally leaves you looking glowy and radiant. Plus, it works equally well under or over makeup.

Price at time of publish: $36


While this may give off bank robber-esque vibes initially, it’s actually one of the more genius beauty gadgets we’ve seen as of late. Simply pop it on over your head—it both prevents makeup from getting on your clothing and keeps clothing from messing up your makeup. File under, ‘why didn’t we think of that?’

Price at time of publish: $50

Roses de Sucre

This luxurious body butter feels velvety and rich, so much more special than your average body lotion. It combines the scents of two types of rose for a final fragrance that’s floral in the best way possible (not grandma-smelling rose, if you know what we mean). The icing on the cake? The subtle pink hue makes it a truly legit upgrade from other body creams.

Price at time of publish: $129

Rose Inc set

For anyone looking to make their beauty routine more sustainable, this option from Rosie Huntington Whitley’s brand is choice. It comes with a refillable lipstick and cream blush, plus extras of each item. Both come in a nice (though not overwhelming) amount of wearable, neutral hues that flatter all skin tones, and you also get a blending brush as part of the set, too.

BeautyStat Daily Peel

When a cosmetic chemist comes out with a skincare line, you can feel fairly confident that it’s going to feature only the most legit of ingredients and formulations. Indeed, that’s exactly the case here. Any skincare aficionado is sure to go nuts for these exfoliating peel pads, which rely on alpha and beta hydroxy acids to brighten and smooth skin but are still gentle enough that they can be used daily.

Price at time of publish: $29

Sleepy Tie

As the name suggests, this is a unique hair tie designed especially for bedtime. A must-have for blowout queens, this combines a satin-covered scrunchie with an arched shape that prevents creases, maintains volume and smoothness, and keeps tangles at bay. Also nice: It’s effective for all hair types and textures, so long as the hair is at least a few inches past shoulder length.

Price at time of publish: $30

Phlur Perfume

You may have seen this viral fragrance all over TikTok, with users saying that it does indeed evoke nostalgic emotions and thoughts of people they miss. We can’t guarantee your giftee will have the same experience, but the subtle floral mask (which combines notes of bergamot, neroli, and sandalwood, to name a few) is a surprisingly universal and foolproof fragrance gift. Bonus points for the brand’s use of sustainable ingredients and packaging.

Price at time of publish: $96

Yves Saint Laurent The Bold High Pigment Lipstick

Consider this the perfect gift for anyone who is never without lipstick. Super pigmented, it packs a punch of color in just one swipe and has a satin finish that offers just the right amount of shine. Still, despite how bold it is, it still feels amazing on lips, thanks to ingredients such as grape seed oil that keep your pout moisturized for up to 10 hours. It comes in a nice line-up of 12 shades, offering a little something for everyone, and the packaging is so high-end that you won’t even have to wrap it.

Price at time of publish: $45


Not everyone can get in to see this celebrity esthetician (who treats Hollywood stars such as Mandy Moore and Mindy Kaling), but this mask set from her eponymous skincare line is the next best thing. It comes with five sheet masks to address any and every complexion concern; give the set as one gift, or split it up into five individual ones.

Price at time of publish: $75

SolaWave Bye Acne Spot Treatment

You’ve probably seen Instagram ads for SolaWave’s viral Advanced Skincare Wand, but the brand’s LED spot treatment for acne is the latest innovation catching our eye. The Bye Acne Spot Treatment harnesses the power of blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria and calm inflammation to bring that pimple down faster.

Priced at time of publish: $99

Gilded Body Marble Body Brush

Dry brushing has exploded in popularity this year as people continue to tout the tool for its lymphatic drainage powers. The jury is still out on efficacy, but it definitely feels amazing to take the time for yourself—especially when you’re using a luxe marble tool like this paddle brush from Gilded Body.

Price at time of publish: $129

Stoney Clover Lane Customizable Makeup Bag

Stoney Clover Lane

Anything monogrammed makes it feel like you really put time and effort into a gift. Go for something classic like your loved one’s initials, or something cheeky à la the ironic Boat and Tote trend.

Price at time of publish: $78

Peter Thomas Roth Eye-Conic Gel Patches

Nothing says self-care like a luxe pair of under-eye gels, and Peter Thomas Roth makes some of our favorites. They’re cooling, de-puffing, and completely saturated with serum to nourish your under-eye area. And just in time for holiday, you can score an amazing deal on a set of three packs for less than the price of two. One jar of Peter Thomas Roth eye gels typically retails for $55, but in this Sephora set, you’ll get three for $78.

Price at time of publish: $195

Necessaire The Body Essentials

These may be essentials, but they’re certainly anything but basic.  Stock their bathroom with everything they need for smooth, hydrated skin. This trio comes with full-sized versions of the brand’s beloved lotion, scrub, and wash—the latter two of which you can select in one of three different scents: sandalwood, eucalyptus, and bergamot.

Price at time of publish: $72

KNC Beauty Mask + Chill

Courtesy of KNC Beauty

After visiting Tokyo, the company’s founder, Kristen Noel Crawley, was inspired to start her beauty line. She created the KNC Beauty line of products we use today, which are all natural and contain collagen-infused formulas designed to make you look radiant. The Mask & Chill set has everything you need to relax and give your skin some much-needed TLC. There are five lip masks, five eye masks, and three face sheet masks in this mega-mask set. Get ready to have the most chill day with this set.

Price at time of publish: $63

Tatcha Mini Favorites Set

This skincare set from Tatcha is perfect for dry skin because it provides a double dose of hydration. Get silky smooth skin quickly with a moisturizer, serum, and softening cleanser formulated with potent Japanese ingredients. Anyone can mix and match formulas in the six-piece mini set of the brand’s best-selling products to find their ideal skincare ritual.

Price at time of publish: $68

Live Tinted Huestick Multistick

Call this the magic stick of gift-giving gems! The multistick can be used as a lip and eye product, and it provides a lightweight, nourishing foundation. Available in red, orange, and pink shades, the TikTok-approved product can be easily blended to conceal dark circles or hyperpigmentation. Speaking of TikTok, you’ll quickly see how the shades truly work on all shades. Also, hyaluronic acid, squalane, and vitamins C and E are all part of the formula.

Price at time of publish: $24

Vamigas Rosa Mosqueta Chilean Rosehip Facial Oil

Vamigas Rosa Mosqueta Chilean Rosehip Facial Oil.

Vamigas is the ticket to discovering Latin American botanical wonders. The brand’s rosa mosqueta oil is high in vitamins A and C as well as Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids; it can be used as a facial oil for the face and neck or as a body serum for all areas. This Chilean serum moisturizes the skin, helps it retain its suppleness overnight and throughout the day, and absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue.

Price at time of publish: $24

Origins GinZing SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer

Courtesy of Amazon

If you’re looking for a present that can double as a skincare and makeup product, look no further than the GinZing SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer. The ginseng in its formula acts like a shot of espresso, waking up tired skin and banishing signs of dullness. Its lightweight, oil-free formula hydrates, energizes, and helps protect from UV rays.

Price at time of publish: $40

Loops Variety Face Mask Set

Loops Variety Face Mask Set.

A set of hydrating face masks is always a safe bet. This set of five is a best-seller because it has a hydro-face mask for just about any event, skin concern, or skin type. There are two masks targeting hyperpigmentation, one to purify the skin, another to boost the skin’s natural glow, and one to refresh and revitalize.

Price at time of publish: $30


Giving the gift of a facial steamer is like giving someone a spa day every day of the year. The NanoSteamer’s ionic channeling technology enhances the efficacy of skincare products like serums and masks. In addition to the humidifier and skin kit, this set also features a warming chamber for towels, making it easier to remove your makeup. The stainless steel skin kit also has a setting to remove blackheads from the skin.

Price at time of publish: $40

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Chocolate

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Chocolate .

Brown mascara, which gives the illusion of thicker, fuller lashes without the spidery effect, has become a popular beauty trend on TikTok. The brand has given the newest member of Too Faced’s “Better Than Sex” collection, “Chocolate,” a strong hip-hop aesthetic from the 1990s. Prepare to say hello to luscious, defined, and stretched to unbelievable length lashes that are intense, oversized, and multidimensional thanks to the peptide conditioning.

Price at time of publish: $28

COSRX Snail Mucin 96% Power Repairing Essence

We’re sure you’ve seen people on TikTok and dermatologists raving about the benefits of including snail mucinin their skincare routine. And if you haven’t, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered! The COSRX Snail Mucin 96% Power Repairing Essence contains a popular Korean ingredient known for its ability to prevent fine lines, brighten dull skin, and calm dry, dehydrated skin. So say hello to supple, radiant, and hydrated skin with this gem.

Price at time of publish: $30

Kaja Eye Bento Bouncy Eyeshadow Trio

This Kaja eyeshadow trio provides beautiful color payoff and, most importantly, a long-lasting shadow look, regardless of whether you use a fluffy brush or your fingers to apply. It’s flattering on a wide range of complexions, and its neutral tones make it easy to pull off a versatile eyeshadow look. Additionally, the neutral and shimmer stacks are conveniently compact and portable, making them ideal for a weekend getaway or a staple for anyone’s makeup bag.

Price at time of publish: $26

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Deep Retreat Pore-Clearing Kaolin Clay Mask

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Deep Retreat Pore-Clearing Kaolin Clay Mask.

This hydrating clay mask from Benefit is everything we dreamed it would be and more. The mineral-rich kaolin clay, sea fennel extract, and oils in this mask work to leave your skin matte for up to 12 hours. Additionally, initial skin hydration is maintained thanks to jojoba seed oil, plum kernel oil, essential fatty acids, and ceramide-like molecules. Get one for them and one for you!

Price at time of publish: $39

FaceGym Faceshot Vitamin Ampoules Refill

FaceGym Faceshot Vitamin Ampoules Refill.

This cutting-edge, high-end beauty tool uses a combination of active ingredients and gentle collagen induction therapy to promote radiant, revitalized skin. The Faceshot from FaceGym is a combination microneedling and serum treatment that provides a mild yet noticeable peel. Vitamin F and glycolic acid are included when purchasing the device to generate a soothing and immune response at the cellular level, thereby reducing inflammation and soothing the skin.

Price at time of publish: $275



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