The 10 Best Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Any Beauty Enthusiast

Rachel Krause
The 10 Best Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Any Beauty Enthusiast
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The most wonderful time of the year also happens to be synonymous with the most stressful time of the year. What with family feuds, party planning, and making sure the cat doesn't eat the Christmas tree, we can't blame you if your holiday gift shopping just sort of falls to the wayside. Suddenly, it's December 24th, and you've only got gifts for half of the people on your list. We can't speak for some of them, but for the beauty lovers in your life, well, we've got your last minute holiday gifts completely covered.

Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Holiday All That Jazz 10-Piece Brush Set ($34.99, target.com and Target stores)
Sonia Kashuk's affordable brushes are known for their impressively high quality, but it's their easy accessibility—pick them up at any Target store!—that makes them a true winner in the last-minute gifting category. This comprehensive collection includes everything from a fluffy domed powder brush to a lash and brow groomer, ensuring that all of your giftee's makeup brush needs will be completely taken care of.

MAC Cosmetics eGift Card ($15-$250, maccosmetics.com)
It doesn't get much easier than an eGift card, and this one from MAC is perfect for every single makeup lover in your life. Better still, it'll be emailed directly to her rather than shipped, and it's meant for online use, giving her the perfect excuse for online binge shopping come December 26th.

Bath and Body Works Sparkling Confetti 3-Wick Candle ($12, bathandbodyworks.com and Bath & Body Works stores)
Candles are a virtually foolproof gift, and the pretty blue and gold-striped jar makes this one a year-round winner.

Philips Sonicare Essence Series 2 Rechargeable Toothbrush ($82.99, cvs.com and CVS stores)
Lest you think a toothbrush may be an insulting gift, we think the Sonicare deserves a pass. It's not just a toothbrush—it's the best toothbrush, and it takes dental hygiene (and, duh, sparkling teeth) to the next level.

Tocca Travelette Trio ($36, anthropologie.com and Anthropologie stores)
Tocca fragrances are among our favorites: Not only are they beautifully packaged, which is half the battle, but they smell amazing, too. Each perfume spray in this set is small enough to fit in your handbag... as well as small enough for the particularly devoted to toss in all three.

Spafinder Gift Card ($25-$500, spafinder.com)
A spa trip is always a good gifting idea, but if you've got friends and family spread out all over the 50 states, it can be tough to determine which spa would be best. That issue is, well, no longer an issue with the Spafinder gift card, which caters to over 20,000 spa and wellness locations. With card amounts ranging from $25 to $500, you could technically give one to every single person on your list.

EOS A Ray of Sunshine Rachel Roy 3-Pack Lip Balm ($5.99, ulta.com and various Ulta and drugstore locations)
As far as stocking stuffers go, this one is much better than a pair of socks. We prefer our EOS lip balms to most of the higher-end options—yes, really—and just one will not suffice. Give 'em three instead, so they can keep one next to their bed, one in their purse, and one on their desk. Winter chapped lips will become a thing of the past.

Fig + Yarrow Bath Duo ($36, urbanoutfitters.com and Urban Outfitters stores)
Winter is prime time for long baths, so ensure that they'll get good use out of your gift by giving this all-natural bath duo. The Bath + Body Oil can be used in the bath or afterward for moisturized, glowing skin, and the Floral Milk Bath ensures that skin will be both soft and smelling sweet post-soak.

Beauty Army Box Subscription ($12/month, beautyarmy.com)
Beauty Army offers one thing that most other subscription gift boxes don't, and that one thing is choices. It allows you to fill out a "beauty profile" that then curates products to your specifications, and sends them monthly for the reasonable price of $12. Its brand selection is also unbeatable, with everything from Alterna Haircare to Voluspa home fragrances. Serious luxury, boxed.

L'Occitane Lavender Spa ($75, usa.loccitane.com and L'Occitane stores)
This relaxing set comes complete with everything your giftee needs for the best bath and body experience ever, with a foaming bath, hand cream, bar soap, perfumed sachet, and body lotion, all scented with the brand's luxurious, intoxicating trademark lavender scent.

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