It’s the season to sip flutes of champagne at the holiday season, show appreciation to everyone you love, and return for thirds at family celebrations. While it’s arguably the most wonderful time of year, it’s not without stress – and a major source of that stress for many people is the giving of gifts, and the (often self-induced) pressure to choose the perfect gifts that are just good for the loved ones in their lives.
There are an overwhelming amount of options to consider buying for your favorite beauty lover (or maybe even yourself – no judgment here). To help you out, I’ve put together a very curated list of the dreamiest makeup, hair, and skincare gifts on the shelves. The hottest beauty brands’ offerings for the 2022 holiday season span a wide range of goodies, from sets of coveted perfumes to a trio of juicy lip glosses and a candle-filled advent calendar. (Don’t worry: there are also great budget freebies, with the cheapest option being $14.)
There are so many crowd pleasers that you are bound to find one that will grab the attention of your giveaway. Below, check out the 10 best-gift beauty purchases of 2022.
1. A Chic Set of Sunscreen Essentials
Sunscreen is a year-round skincare essential, and Supergoop! makes great formulas that you won’t be afraid to brush on every day. This limited-edition set includes three of the brand’s fan favorites – Mint Play Lip Balm SPF 30, Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 and Cloud 9 100% Mineral Sun Balm SPF 40 – and an adorable MZ Wallace fanny pack .
2. The most fragrant candles
This Advent calendar saves you from having to choose a single fragrance to give away. It’s home to the cutest mini candles (with cheeky names like Cuffing Season and Caked Up), so your loved one can enjoy 12 different scents.
3. A trio of beautiful blushes
TikTokers have been raving about Rare Beauty’s Soft Pinch Liquid Blushes for months. Whether you know someone who lives for BeautyTok or brand founder Selena Gomez, any makeup lover in your life would be thrilled to unbox this set.
4. Mini polish for a flawless holiday manicure
Look no further for the ultimate Christmas stocking. Essie’s nail polish set of four features chic shades – a minimalist off-white, bold silver glitter, vampy plum and deep forest green – that can be mixed and matched for a flawless finish. holiday manicure.
5. A dynamic eye duo
There’s no better time than the holiday season to pack your bags. The liquid eyeshadow in this set alone delivers a gorgeous, pigment-rich bronze hue, but when you pair it with the multi-dimensional chrome topper? It’s mind-blowing next-level.
6. A set for perfume lovers
Le Labo designs are coveted by many, but they come at premium prices. This set includes six of the brand’s most popular scents (including its famous Santal 33), so you can play around with the scent before committing to a full-size bottle.
7. Ultra-hydrating lip glosses
A trifecta of neutral lip glosses filled with hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and avocado oil will keep your pout kissable all winter long. Overall, you get a clear sheen with two beautifully flattering shades.
8. A dream team that clarifies the complexion
A skincare set that packs a punch will delight anyone lucky enough to unbox it. It comes with Versed’s easy-to-use technology dermaplaning tool, plus Just Breathe Clarifying Serum (which contains willow bark extract, niacinamideand zinc to help purify your pores and brighten your skin).
9. A set of hair heroes
Deliver strong, healthy hair this season. Briogeo’s kit comes with four of its best-selling masks: the Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Cooling Hydration Scalp Mask, Superfoods Avocado + Kiwi Mega Moisture Hair Mask, and Don’t Despair, Fix! MegaStrength + Rice Water Protein + Moisture Strengthening Treatment. For under $30, it’s a no-brainer.
10. A sparkling body wash
This multitasking shower gel doubles as a bubble bath and will fill your bathroom (or your friends’ bathroom) with holiday cheer thanks to invigorating notes of jasmine and crisp winter air.