The Holiday AEDIT 2021: 20 Beauty & Wellness Gifts For Her

‘Tis the season for silk scrunchies, superior skincare tools, scent-sational self care, and so much more.
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Written by Meg Storm
11.05.2021
The Holiday AEDIT 2021: 20 Beauty & Wellness Gifts For HerAlisa Anton/Unsplash

After a 2020 holiday season unlike any other, 2021 may mark the first time in a couple of years that you are exchanging gifts with many of the marvelous ladies in your life.

Shopping for your sister who also happens to be a skincare savant? There are an array of at-home beauty devices to keep her complexion in fine form in between professional treatments. What about your self-care-obsessed bestie? May we suggest a clinically proven supplement set or selfie-ready chagaccino kit. And what about that aunt who is always counting her steps? Look no further than a wellness tracker that doubles as jewelry.

We've also found revitalizing under-eye patches, innovative fragrances, strand-saving scrunchies, and all the other giftable goodies 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.

The Box By Dr Ava

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Whether she is a skincare savant or looking to refresh her routine, the latest edition of the quarterly subscription box curated by Beverly Hills board certified dermatologist (and AEDIT Advisory Board member!) Ava Shamban, MD, makes the perfect present. The Fall 2021 Box features BeautyStat's cult-favorite vitamin C products, tinted sunscreen from Alastin Skincare, Sarah Maxwell Beauty brow masks, and much more. from $250, theboxbydrava.com

TriPollar STOP Vx

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For the woman who has a standing appointment with her dermatologist or plastic surgeon, this at-home radiofrequency (RF) device will keep her complexion in tip-top shape between appointments. Safe for all skin tones, the multifunctional, FDA-cleared tool pairs RF technology with electronic vibration (ELV) to smooth lines and wrinkles, lift and tone the jawline, and improve overall skin texture. $629, tripollarbeauty.com

111SKIN The Jetsetter Set

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Help her revive tired eyes through the holidays and beyond with this travel-friendly kit. Inside the cute rose gold pouch is a trio of the brand’s beloved under-eye patches, including the Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask, Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask, and the Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Mask (i.e. a quick fix for every eye concern). $30, skinstore.com

Bellabeat Ivy Smart

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Form, meet function. This smart jewelry is a health and wellness tracker created for women, by women. When paired with its app, the bracelet monitors biometric data and physical and mental activity to help her feel and perform her best all day long. What’s more? The lightweight design features interchangeable straps and an eight-day battery life mean there is no excuse not to wear it. $249, bellabeat.com

Dazzle Dry Mini Kit in Stolen Kiss

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We know, an at-home nail polish system that promises up to two weeks of chip-free wear without the damage of gel and acrylics sounds too good to be true. Well, it’s not thanks to the revolutionary polymer technology found in Dazzle Dry. These mini kits, which will ensure her manicure lasts from Thanksgiving through Hanukkah or Christmas to New Years, come in dozens of colors, but we’re partial to the rich boysenberry hue that features just a hint of shimmer. Oh, and did we mention it all dries in five minutes or less? Yep, be amazed. $35, shop.dazzledry.com

Opulus Beauty Labs The Starter System

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Whether she’s a retinol devotee or just looking to dip her toe in its age-defying water, this high-tech tool will allow her to enjoy the powerhouse ingredient at peak potency. Unlike most retinol that come in tubes and jars, OBL’s formula is a solid, self-contained dose. Simply put the pod into the bottle, close it, and press the button. Et voilà! She just whipped up her very own creamy serum. Available in three concentrations (0.025, 0.05, and 0.1 percent), the system is designed to help users increase concentration overtime while minimizing retinization. $395, opulusbeautylabs.com

Goop GOOPGENES Clean Nourishing Lip Balm Trio

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She can never have too many lip balms — especially when they’re packed with nourishing ingredients like argan, castor seed, and jojoba oils, pomegranate seed extract, and shea butter. These cushiony lippies sooth chapped, cracked, and flaky lips while imparting just a hint of shine and color. In addition to the OG sheer balm, this holiday kit also features universally flattering, lip-enhancing garnet and rose tones. $42, sephora.com

MZ Skin LED 2.0 LightMAX Supercharged LED Mask

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LED light therapy is a universal crowd pleaser thanks to its ability to banish breakouts, reduce redness, impart radiance, and soften the appearance of line and wrinkles. Perhaps the best part is the fact that at-home LED masks actually rival their in-office counterparts. In fact, this FDA-cleared device delivers the same clinically proven wavelengths as professional machines in a flexible, blush pink silicone wrap that she can enjoy any time she pleases. $818, skinstore.com

Jones Road Golden Nude Kit

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The best thing about this set from celebrity makeup artist Bobbi Brown’s latest venture? It can be used to create looks that work as well for holiday parties as they do for everyday wear. Housed in a portable pouch, this foolproof kit includes the brand’s Mini Miracle Balm in Au Naturel, Just A Sec in Golden Peach, Sparkle Wash in Midas, Best Pencil in Black, Mascara, and Cool Gloss in Nude Beige. $108, jonesroadbeauty.com

Réduit Spa Gold Glow Up

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Perfect for the skincare junkie in your life, this mouse-like device employs a misting and diffusion technology that breaks through the protective barrier of the skin to help treatments absorb deeper. This set comes with the brand's Precision Shield and Pearl Diffusion pods to hydrate, protect, and brighten the complexion. $330, reduit.com

Love Seen Go Big Kit

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We love the drama of a good mascara, but some occasions call for a bit more oomph. This trio features the most glam styles from Jenna Lyons’ lash brand. The Noor has a cat-eye shape to elongate the eyes and layered lashes for stacked effect; the Axel has lots of layered volume and is longer in the center for a doe-eyed look; and the Romy features tapered fibers that are layered for volume but not density. $54, loveseen.com

The Beachwaver Co. B1 Black Glitter

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Created by celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa, the cult-favorite Beachwaver B1 is all dressed up for holiday in this limited-edition glitter finish. The one-inch, rotating ceramic barrel is all you need to style everything from beachy waves to bouncy, Old Hollywood-inspired curls. We promise it’s the most versatile hair tool she owns. $119, beachwaver.com

JSHealth Hair & Collagen Boost Bundle

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For the friend who practices beauty from the inside out, give her the gift of glowing skin and flowing hair to begin 2022 with this bundle. The Vitality X + Collagen powder works to improve skin tone and texture, while the Skin + Digestion helps prevent breakouts. The bestselling Hair + Energy formula pulls double duty by supporting healthy, strong hair growth and offering an energizing boost that lasts all day long. $95, us.jshealthvitamins.com

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Beauty Dreams & Secrets

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Help her countdown to the holidays with this limited-edition 12-piece set that features makeup and skincare favorites from the celebrity beauty guru. From travel-size versions of the Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Magic Cream, and Wonderglow to full-size lipsticks, highlighters, and eye shadow pencils, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. $200, charlottetilbury.com

D.S. & Durga I Don't Know What Fragrance Enhancer

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We know, we know… you should never gift fragrance. Well, there is nothing to fear with this shape-shifting scent. Classified as a ‘fragrance enhancer,’ the formula instantly transforms any perfume or cologne it’s paired with by adding a transparent radiance that will no doubt have people stopping to ask her what she’s wearing. $260, dsanddurga.com

ghd On The Go Limited-Edition Gift Set

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Frequent fliers, rejoice! This quartet pairs the brand’s innovative (and portable!) cordless hair dryer and styler with a travel-sized paddle brush and bestselling heat protectant spray. The best part? It’s all housed in a heat-resistant bag for the ultimate grab-and-go experience. $350, ghdhair.com

Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil Palette

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Ensure she shines bright like a diamond all season long with this radiant face and body palette. She’ll enjoy not one, not two, but three of the brand’s bestselling Gloss Bomb hues that have been reimagined into a trio of highlighter shades that are guaranteed to complement all skin tones. The innovative formula has a jelly-like consistency that is cool to the touch but melts into the skin for a flawless finish. $42, sephora.com

Renude Chagaccino Holiday Gift Bundle

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Those ’shroom-infused beverages you’ve been seeing all over social media aren’t just the ’gram. Adding these adaptogenic mushroom packets into coffee supports immunity, promotes healthy skin, and boosts your energy (without the jitters). This bundle sets her up for the perfect selfie — and day — thanks to 10-single servings of Chagaccino, a rechargeable frother, a 16-ounce glass, a rose gold metal straw, and a mushroom-shaped stress reliever. $50, drinkrenude.com

Esker Sparkling Bath Salts

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Give the gift of self care with these chic and soothing bath salts. Featuring detoxifying dead sea and epsom salts, skin-softening coconut milk powder, oat protein, and kaolin clay, and aromatic eucalyptus, juniper and lavender oils in a zero-waste refill pouch, this is a guilt-free way for her to enjoy some much deserved me-time. $75, eskerbeauty.com

Slip Paparazzi Scrunchie Bauble

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A scrunchie that looks good while doing your ’do a world of good? Sign us up! That’s exactly what these silky soft hair ties are designed for. They gently hold the hair without tugging or damaging strands, and, in four icy and golden hues, they complement virtually every hair color. $27, ulta.com

All products featured are independently selected by our editors, however, AEDIT may receive a commission on items purchased through our links.

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MEG STORMis the editorial & content director at AEDIT.

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