One of the reasons that the holidays are known as the most stressful time of the year is the task of tackling that gift list. From figuring out exactly who you need to be shopping for this season to what in the world they’ll be happy to unwrap, we tend to spend hours walking listlessly through store aisles. This season, we’re trying to take the stress out of your holiday gift list by giving you plenty of great recommendations to scroll through before you hit the stores.
We asked some of our favorite beauty bloggers and editors to send in what they were buying for their loved ones this holiday season. From shaving kits to argan oils, there is something for everyone – and something to spoil everyone. Check out what our fave beauty gals are loving above, and let us know what you’re planning on shopping for this holiday season in the comments section below!
Click through to find out what gifts our favorite beauty gals will be giving this season!
Amber Katz, Beauty Blogging Junkie: I'm giving my BFF Lee the Fresh Sake
and Seaberry Spa Retreat because the packaging is beautiful and the
sake candle's sweet fragrance comforted me even when I used for function
instead of form during Hurricane Sandy. (Fresh Sake and Seaberry Spa Retreat, $75, Fresh.com)
Taryn Multack, Miss Lady Finger: I'm definitely going to be getting my
mom the Josie Maran Moroccan oils. They come in a kit and do wonders! (Josie Maran Moroccan Oils, $80, sephora.com)
Wendy Rodewald, Daily Makeover: I'm newly obsessed with this luxe, Asian
botanical-based skincare line, so I'll be gifting this set of oil-free
products to the family members that share my shiny skin gene (hi, Mom!). (Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Oil-Free Essentials Set, $50, sephora.com)
Dina Fierro, Eye4Style: I don't want to spoil the surprise, but Joeur's
Sparkle & Pop Holiday Crackers are the perfect Secret Santa gift.
Tucked inside the chic packaging is one of three minis from the line
along with a few festive surprises! Best of all, a pack of four is just
Sparkle & Pop Holiday Crackers, $42, jouercosmetics.com)
Bryce Gruber, The Luxury Spot: I'll be getting my husband a pair of
winter hiking boots by Crispi because he's super into all things
outdoors, the new Almond everything gift set by L'Occitane for my cousin
(who is also my best friend), Sponge Bob underwear for my 3.5 year old
son (I dunno, it's what he wants), a new pair of Therafit shoes for my
mom since she's on her feet all day, and some handmade hats for my older
brother by scouring Etsy – he's a hippie, so the more handmade they are,
the better. (L'Occitane Almond Addictive Collection, $40, beauty.com)
Aly Walansky, ALittleAlytude.com: I got my mom the Make Up For Ever Black Tango Palette.
She's very light, like me -- and this palette works great for her
complexion. It's buildable and seems to last forever (hence the name, I
suppose!) Plus, it's a limited edition, too, so it can fulfill her
not-so-secret desire to be all exclusive and stuff. (Make Up For Ever Black Tango Palette, $45, sephora.com)
Julia DiNardo, Fashion Pulse Daily: This holiday season I will
be gifting my man an assortment of dude-friendly hair waxes, tonics,
and pomades; he recently embraced a new stylish cut, and has excepted
the fact that product makes the new coif look absolutely perfect! I
think I will make his hair "tool kit" with some Aveda, Redken, and
Every Man Jack selections.
Jeannine Morris, Beauty Sweet Spot: I love searching for the perfect
gift for loved ones and when it comes to my boyfriend, I spoil him with a
stocking full of small, thoughtful items and then something special.
This year in his stocking I plan on including the Zirh Shave Basics Kit.
All year long he tests out shaving creams and a series of men's
grooming products for me to review on BeautySweetSpot and found this one
to be his favorite, but he'd never actually purchase it for himself. (Zirh Shave Basics Kit, $39, zirh.com)
Felicia Walker Benson, This That Beauty: The Agent Provocateur Solid – it's lovely, chic, super sassy (I mean...it's "Agent Provocateur"), and budget friendly at only $35. I love that it's ideal for every girl on my list from busy new moms to my beauty-obsessed best girlfriends. The on-the-go aspect makes gifting this solid a no brainer! (Agent Provocateur Solid, $35, agentprovacteur.com)