This holiday season might look a little different than years past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat the ladies in your life to something special.
Shopping for your bestie who also happens to be a skincare savant? There are an array of at-home beauty tools and unique product pairings to keep her complexion in tip-top shape from the comfort of her own home. What about your self care-obsessed sister? May we suggest a carefully curated essential oil set to go with a new beautifying pillow.
We've also found maskne-banishing face masks, skin-saving hand creams, immune-boosting supplements, and all the other 2020 essentials that are sure to take care of everyone on your list. Here, a guide to the best beauty, health, and wellness gifts for the women who do it all.
BÉIS x Shani Darden Wander & Glo Kit
We’ve long been obsessed with the functionality and affordability of Shay Mitchell’s BÉIS bags, and we love them even more when they’re filled with skincare from one of favorite aestheticians, Shani Darden. Housed in a BÉIS vegan leather cosmetic case, this kit features travel-size minis of Darden's Cleansing Serum, Sake Toning Essence, and Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer, plus a full-size Retinol Reform. $138, shanidarden.com
Slip Double-Sided Silk Face Covering
It wouldn’t be a 2020 gift guide without a face covering. This super chic pleated mask from our go-to silk pillowcase maker is designed to be gentle on the skin (say ‘so long’ to maskne!). With two layers of mulberry silk, a moldable nose wire, and adjustable elasticized ear loops, she can expect a customized and comfortable wear. $39, bloomingdales.com
Saint Jane Beauty The CBD Glow Kit
Give the gift of calm with this darling duo that features a travel-friendly vial of the brand’s glow-inducing Luxury CBD Beauty Serum and a full-size Luxury Lip Shine in Tonic. The neutral gloss has just eight ingredients (including 50 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD), making it the perfect dose of shine and serenity. $46, sephora.com
FOREO Bear Facial Toning Device
Great for maintaining skin in-between professional treatments, Foreo just introduced its latest at-home tool. The microcurrent device offers full facial toning to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and prevent sagging. The sonic pulsations, meanwhile, will give her an instant complexion boost. $299, sephora.com
U Beauty x Artis Holiday Duo Limited Edition Set
The holidays always yield exciting partnerships, and this high-tech duo is no exception. U Beauty, the science-backed, streamlined skincare line, has teamed with innovative brush brand Artis to pair the Super Smart Hydrator with the Palm Brush Mini. The ergonomic tool helps to boost the moisturizing benefits of the lightweight cream that is formulated with — count ‘em — five types of hyaluronic acid. $168, theubeauty.com
The Beauty Chef Beauty & Balance
We believe beauty comes from the inside out, and this trio of is essentially edible skincare. Consumed alone or together (we suggest mixing one sachet of the Glow powder and one tablespoon of Collagen tonic in water or a smoothie), the collagen- and probiotic-rich supplements strengthen skin and nail health, ease digestion, and support immunity. $59, thedetoxmarket.com
Kulia Regenerative Face & Eye Serum
She might not be able to travel to Hawaii right now, but you can bring a piece of the Big Island to her. These formulas are made entirely of ethically sourced, Ecocert-certified oils and extracts (like Kalahari melon seed oil, royal Hawaiian sandalwood, amaranth seed oil, and açaí berry pulp oil) that firm, brighten, and hydrate the eyes, face, neck, and décolleté for a lit-from-within-glow — with or without the sun and sand. from $145, kuliaskincare.com
Nurse Jamie Beauty Bear Age Delay Pillow
This pillow takes the concept of ‘beauty sleep’ to a whole new level. Great for post-op recovery, the memory foam design (topped with a frictionless silk pillowcase) was created by the aesthetic RN to optimally support the head and neck while protecting the hair and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $79, dermstore.com
Vitruvi Uplift Kit
We could all use a little upliftment this year, right? The essential oils brand has packaged up four of its peppiest scents (fresh Pacific, juicy Boost, restorative Retreat, and spicy Clean Sweep) to brighten and refresh her space whenever she needs a pick-me-up. $48, vitruvi.com
Face Halo XO Box Skincare Bundle
She’ll never skip washing her face before bed again thanks to this eight-piece bundle. These non-toxic and reusable discs (they last up to 200 machine washes) are designed with the brand's proprietary fibers that are 100 times finer than human hair to get deep into the pores and remove makeup, dry skin, impurities, face masks, spray tans, and more. $65, facehalo.com
True Botanicals You Make Me Glow Face Care Kit
In case she doesn’t already consider skincare to be self care, this glow-enhancing set includes the Renew Nourishing Cleanser and Renew Pure Radiance Oil to prep the complexion, while the Radiance Facial Roller allows for an at-home massage that depuffs and illuminates the skin. The best part? It all comes in a reusable pouch that cuts down on excess packaging and plastic. $150, truebotanicals.com
Tower 28 Mini Juicy All The Way Lip Jelly Set
A grownup take on the glass-like glosses of her teenage years, this quartet features mini ShineOn Lip Jellies in Chill (clear), Fire (sheer orange), XOXO (sheer pink), and Fear Less (sheer berry). She’ll enjoy all the shine without the stickiness thanks to a soothing blend of five nourishing oils (apricot kernel, avocado, raspberry seed, rosehip, and castor) that was created using guidelines from the National Eczema Association to avoid unnecessary irritants. $20, sephora.com
LINNÉ Full Kit
Whether she's a skincare maven or just starting to cultivate a routine, this eight-piece set allows her to test-drive the face and body offerings from the botanical-based brand. Serums, oils, mists, balms, and more are all presented in petite (and portable!) packaging that is perfect for holiday travels. $150, linnebotanicals.com
Lano Golden Dry Skin Salve
Another 2020 essential? Hand cream. Save her overwashed hands from themselves with this multipurpose salve. The lanolin-based formula is 100 percent natural and safe for everything from diaper rash to dry skin, but we love it as an overnight treatment to revitalize chapped hands and cuticles. $18, ulta.com
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar
Help her countdown to Christmas with this cute calendar that is brimming with best-selling skincare (think: Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Super Multi-Corrective Cream, and Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado — to name a few). The latest Kiehl’s holiday collab features original artwork by French illustrator and graphic designer Maite Franchi. $98, kiehls.com
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