As someone whose love language is gifting, there's nothing I relish more than finding that one special item for someone. You know, the thing they didn't know they needed but are now elated to have in their lives. But as fun as it is to shop for others, it feels good to get myself a little something, something. Because at the end of the day, no one knows me like I do — and the deals happening at this time of year are simply too good to skip.
If you, too, are looking to treat yourself to a beauty buy this season, look no further than these editor-approved picks. Ahead, you'll find 20 products so good you'd feel a little twinge of pain wrapping them up for someone else.
The TheraFace PRO takes the brand's beloved tension-melting percussive technology and puts it in a small, face-friendly device. It comes with three heads (cone, micro-point, and flat) for variation in how your massage feels. While using the tool to massage your face, you can also add an LED light ring for collagen-boosting and anti-inflammatory benefits. You can also swap out the massage head for a silicone cleansing brush or a sculpting microcurrent device for extra definition.
L'or de Seraphine Holiday Bundle
L'or de Seraphine is my absolute favorite candle brand. The scents are always cozy and balanced, while the ceramic vessels are out-of-this-world stunning. Once you burn through the candle, you're left with the perfect new spot for pens, plant cuttings — truly anything that needs a home. The holiday bundle includes three festive scents: Garland (pine, eucalyptus, cade, cypress, clove, amber, and patchouli), Poinsettia (orange bitters, nectarine, saffron, pine, juniper, cardamom, amber, patchouli, and oakwood), and Aglow (frosted pine needles, cypress, eucalyptus, cashmere wood and cedar wood).
Homecourt Balsam Fireplace Tray Set
Last year, Homecourt released Balsam Fireplace as a limited-edition candle. It was such a hit that the brand brought the scent back and expanded it to the entire product portfolio, including hand cream, hand soap, dish soap, and more. These three items are available in this gift set, which also includes a Yamazaki Home steel tray.
LANEIGE Midnight Minis Set
Lip masks are such a fun little treat to apply before bed. They coat your lips in a veil of protection — keeping moisture in and harsh, dry air out. The masks from Laneige are among my favorites because they have such a beautiful silky texture. They're made with a blend of antioxidant-rich berries and vitamin C, along with a nourishing blend of coconut oil, shea butter, and murumuru seed butter. This set allows you to try five of the masks in the flavors berry, gummy bear, sweet candy, mint chocolate, and mango.
Hermès Ombres d'Hermès, Eye Shadow quartet, Ombres Marines
Getting ready during the holidays presents a funny dichotomy. You either want to go full glam to celebrate or keep your routine bare bones as you recover from the past year. The solution? This new palette from Hermès Beauty is perfect for impactful yet low-lift holiday eye looks. The Ombres Marines palette contains a quartet of shadows — two mattes (gray and beige) and two shimmers (champagne and blue). Use one shade for a monochrome wash of color, or pair them together for something more dynamic.
Yon Ka Paris French Beauty Holiday Set
As we head into the coldest time of year, it's time to up the hydration levels in our skin-care routines. This set from Yon Ka includes three moisture-packed products that will drench your skin. First up is Lotion Yon Ka, a pH-balancing facial toning mist that you will fall head-over-heels in love with after one refreshing spritz. Next, is the Hydra N1 Creme, a hydrating, plumping, and smoothing moisturizer. Finally, there's the Hydra N1 Masque which deeply hydrates and nourishes skin.
DIOR Addict Natural Glow Set
As a beauty editor, I rarely have to buy my own products, but if there were one makeup item I'd happily spend my own money on time and time again, it's the Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink. It's a gorgeous tinted balm that gives your lips a pretty healthy glow. This set includes that balm and a plumping gloss in the same shade. With this duo, you'll take your no-makeup-makeup looks to the next level.
Sephora Collection Holy Sheet Mask Set
Sheet masks are one of the best skincare treats. With very minimal effort, you get a relaxing and moisturizing pampering session. This Sephora set comes with 18 masks (to pamper your face, nose, eyes, hands, feet, and hair) and two packs of cleansing wipes. Note that it's only available in-store, so you'll have to grab it IRL before it's gone.
Addiction Tokyo "Unknown Familiar" Mini Lip Trio
To complement your over-the-top, sparkly holiday eye looks, you need a nice simple lip that can hold its own without competing. This set from Addiction Tokyo gives you three gorgeous options. It includes minis of the Lip Oil in Apricot Dream, the Matte Lip Liquid Bold in Dusty Ginger, and Matte Lip Liquid Sheer in Scarlet Petal.
Gisou Honey Glow Icons Bestsellers Gift Set
Treat your lips and strands to this sumptuous set from Gisou. It includes best sellers from the honey-infused beauty brand, including a hair perfume, hair oil, lip oil, and hair mask. They're all intensely hydrating and feel amazing.
Origins Gift for Me-Time Five Mini Masking Essentials
We turn to masks for two reasons — to luxuriate and target specific concerns. If you genuinely enjoy slapping a mask (or four) on your skin, you'll love this set from Origins. It includes five efficacious masks (brightening GinZing Glow, fast-acting Out of Trouble, pore-cleansing Clear Improvement, hydrating Drink Up, and smoothing Original Skin) that you can reach for any time your skin or your mood needs a boost.
Peter Thomas Roth Goodbye, Eye Baggage! 6-Pair Hydra-Gel Eye Patch Kit
Refresh your under-eyes with this set of six eye masks from Peter Thomas Roth. It includes the 24 K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm, Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud, and Cucumber De-Tox treatments to target different needs as they arise. Pro tip: Store these hydra-gel masks in the fridge so they're super soothing and de-puffing superheroes.
Burt's Bees Shea & Tropical Mango Hand & Body Butter
Although Burt's Bees is a drugstore favorite, it's hard to believe that this luxurious cream is only $13. It has a gorgeous silky texture and while the formula is quite rich, it blends in skin with ease. It's made with a mix of shea and mango butters, two nutrient-rich ingredients that will leave skin feeling hydrated and supple.
Grande Cosmetics Five-Star Favorites Set
Spoil your lashes, brows, and lips with this set from Grande Cosmetics. The star of the bunch is a limited-edition, crystal-studded GrandeLASH-MD serum that will help boost lash growth over the course of three months. It also includes minis of the brand's brow serum, conditioning mascara, lip plumper, and lip scrub.
Armani Beauty Eau de Parfum Hand Cream Duo
A great fragrance should feel like a second skin. It complements your aura while enhancing the energy you bring into a room. To ensure your fragrance is seamlessly emanating, try using it in more ways than one. This set from Armani features its beloved My Way scent in a perfume and hand cream. This floral blend of orange blossom and tuberose, grounded by woody sandalwood and sweet vanilla, is perfection.
Briogeo Scalp Soothing Solutions Set
Hair care is my least favorite form of self-care. To keep it from feeling like a chore, I need products that elevate the act from a task to a rich ritual. In this spirit, the scalp care products from Briogeo are staples in my routine. This set includes sensorial standouts from the Scalp Revival Collection, including the Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo, Cooling Hydration Scalp Mask, Scalp Treatment Drops, Dry Shampoo, and Scalp Massager.
Yang Face Vibrating Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool
Yang Face makes gorgeous facial tools rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The founder, Paige Yang, is a TCM practitioner and acupuncturist who's incredibly thoughtful in her approach, which shows in her products. This massage tool features a rose quartz head that vibrates to soothe and renew tired eyes.
Act+Acre 3% Stem Cell Peptide Treatment
Soothing scalp sprays are a forever favorite of mine. I love that they can give your scalp moisture and nutrients without clogging the follicle or weighing down your strands. This one from Act+Acre is phenomenal. It has a minty feeling that soothes on contact while delivering peptides and stem cells that support thicker, fuller, and stronger-looking hair.
Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Bijoux Brilliance
If you're ready to create a show-stopping holiday eye look, you need this palette in your arsenal. Grab Starstruck Splendor if you're more into cool tones or Jeweled Temptation if you'd prefer something warmer. Both options include nine shadows and two blushes to help you create a stunning, dynamic look.
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Magnolia
Revamp your fragrance wardrobe by gifting yourself Gucci's newest fragrance, Flora Gorgeous Magnolia. This set includes a full-size perfume as well as a travel size for refreshing on-the-go. his scent has top notes of dewberries, sweet orange, and coconut; middle notes of magnolia, jasmine sambac, lily of the valley, and Ylang ylang; and base notes of patchouli, musks, and blond woods.
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