Gift Guide: 5 Beauty Gifts So Pretty, They Don’t Need Wrapping

Alle Connell

When it comes to our holiday gifting game, we all want to give—and receive—really pretty beauty presents. Our commitment to elegant packaging is so serious that in years gone by, we’ve spent a small fortune on fancy wrapping paper and ribbons to further beautify our presents…until now. Here are 5 holiday beauty gifts that are so gorgeous, they don’t even need wrapping.

Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector’s Set and Portable Palette ($49, Ulta)
Ok, we admit that we’re swooning over this beautiful pink and gold sequin-encrusted case—but if you can believe it, what’s on the inside is even better. Lift the beyond-sparkly lid to reveal a huge mirror and find three complete eyeshadow and cheek palettes housed in shimmery water-resistant packaging. Pull out the lower drawer to find miniature versions of Tarte’s classic LipSurgence Lip Creme in Flashy (a sheer warm pink) and Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara. And the best part? Store the palettes in your makeup bag and the sequined case becomes a perfect jewellery box.

Mission Grove Rollerball Oils ($24 each, Anthropologie)
Shopping for scents can sometimes feel like an impossible task—until now. Mission Grove has released a line of six rollerball oils formulated with all-natural essential oils that stimulate your senses and calm your mind (all while making you smell absolutely amazing). The fact that each comes in a uniquely patterened box only makes us love these oils even more. Our favorite is probably Sakura, a fresh combination of citrus and heliotrope that makes us dream of spring—but for snowy days by the fire, we can’t pass up Peppermint & Sea Salt—made with genuine peppermint extract for that authentically fresh candy cane fragrance.

Too Faced La Petite Maison ($39, Ulta)
If you loved paper dolls as a child, prepare to fall in love. Hidden inside this chic turquoise box (designed to look like a Parisian salon) is the ultimate holiday beauty experience: a full Too Faced eyeshadow palette with 12 versatile shades, a miniature tube of their aptly named Better Than Sex mascara and a book that tells you exactly how to create 3 gorgeous holiday-ready looks. Amazing eyeshadow and a beauty lesson in the most delightful package—can life get any better?

Kiehl’s x Costello TagliaPietra Hydration Essentials ($45, Kiehl’s)
If you’re looking for the most unique, artistic packaging this holiday season, you’ve officially found it—Costello Tagliapietra’s Kiehl’s collaboration features gorgeous boxes covered in CP’s signature illustrations that are like the most fun, chic wrapping paper ever. And what’s inside the box is even better; Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser and Cream, their cult classic Creme de Corps, Hand Lotion and Lip Balm—perfect for anyone, male or female, struggling in the drying grip of winter. But the best part? 100% of the net profits from these gift sets go to Feeding America. Beautiful products that do beautiful things; this buy is a no-brainer.

JINsoon Chinoiserie Chic Set ($42, SpaceNK)
Superstar manicurist Jin Soon Choi’s signature nail polish line is the gold standard for the industry—so it only makes sense that she’d knock it out of the park with her holiday gift set. Packaged in a chic red box with gold lettering, it’s luxurious and festive all at once. Inside you get three of Jin’s classic nail lacquers: Opulence (shimmering red), Cachet (light shimmery gold) and Glace (gold-silver-blue glitter) which you’ll be wearing all year long.

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