The holiday countdown is officially on, and that means it's time to take care of everyone on your list. Save time by browsing through our holiday gift guide picks for this year. Whether you're shopping for your mom or your gym buddy, we've got you covered.
For Your Mom
Your mom deserves to feel like a queen. What better way to pamper her than with a set of Tatcha's greatest hits? Mom will especially love The Deep Cleanse, a purifying cleanser she can use daily and The Water Cream, which is known for being a hydrating and moisturizing powerhouse. The Water Cream is also Megan Markle approved.
For Your Sister
The best palettes provide a multitude of looks that will work at the office and holiday parties. Thanks to its mix of matte and metallic shade ranges, Flame-Boyant is one of those palettes. With deep plums, bright peaches, and rosy pinks, this palette allows your sister to easily transition from subtle to dramatic with a few swipes.
For Your Work Wife
She's always been there for you through your work drama, so why not treat her with something she needs? The stressful holiday season probably has her craving some downtime, and the Origins Relaxation Duo can help. She can kick-back with the Hello Calm Relaxing and Hydrating Face Mask while she uses the Peace of Mind Rollerball (with soothing scents like rose and eucalyptus) on pressure points like her temples.
For Your Gym Buddy
She makes running a 10K bearable and spots your bench presses. In other words, your workouts wouldn't be the same without her. Our pores can take a beating after a sweat session, which is where Mario Badescu's Take it to Glow comes in. She'll use the Enzyme Cleanser —infused with Papaya and Grapefruit — to give her face some post-workout TLC. The Facial Spray helps retain moisture and provides a refreshing rose scented mist.
For Your Friend Who Loves a Bold Lip
She's the type of person who feels incomplete without a dash of color on her lips, but she probably wishes her go-to lipstick was more hydrating. Every 3:27 Matte Liquid Lipstick provides full-coverage color and is infused with moisturizing plant-based ingredients her lips will thank her for. The Berry Bundle includes three long-wear liquid lipsticks that last all day: Queen Me, Love Crimes and Choosy Lover. Queen Me is a dark purple shade, while Love Crimes is a flattering red with blue undertones. Last but not least, Choosy Lover is a berry shade with subtle shimmer.
For Your Friend Who’s Always Traveling
Not only do long flights give you cabin fever but they also dehydrate your skin. Friends don't let friends have dehydrated skin so gift this nutrient-rich kit — full of ingredients like kale and sunflower oil — to your friend. The product that takes the cake is the Water Sleeping Mask, an overnight one-step treatment that will leave her skin dewy in the morning. It's also travel-friendly and TSA approved.
For Your Friend Who Loves a Good DIY Manicure
This year, OPI has chosen to revive one of its most loved collections just in time for the holiday season. This mini set brings together old favorites and new colors she'll love. If she has an extensive nail polish collection, she probably wants another bottle of "Let's Be Friends," a cotton candy pink from the first collection that debuted in 2016. The golden "Many Celebrations To Go" and silver "Isn't She Iconic" will take her holiday manicures to the next level.
For Your Friend Who’s Obsessed With Perfume
Give her the gift of luxurious scents with this Nordstrom exclusive. You probably know Diptyque for its iconic and chic candles, but the Parisian brand actually started out as a perfume house in 1961. She'll be able to enjoy this set at home and on-the-go since it includes each floral scent in candle and eau de toilette form.
For Your Friend Who Loves Body Care
Laura Mercier makes fantastic makeup products, but don't sleep on her skincare and hand creams. The Tres Riche Set is a limited-edition collection of four velvety hand and body creams. With scents like Ambre Vanillé, Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûlée and Tarte au Citron, this set will keep your friend moisturized from head to toe.
Yes, the holidays are a season of giving but you should also treat yourself to something nice! Listen, it's been a long year, and you deserve to have a radiant post-vacay glow whenever you feel like it. If you still haven't picked up Fenty Beauty's Body Lava, now is the time. Rihanna recently released a travel size version of "Who Needs Clothes?!," a universally flattering rose gold body luminizer. Body Lava leaves your skin with a high-shine finish, which will give your holiday looks an extra oomph.
By Vanessa V.