Don’t panic! We have beauty presents to wow them all.
If you’ve procrastinated on holiday shopping, Sephora has something for everyone on your list—from the It Girl to the Skincare Starlet. In addition, our golden gift packaging will make it look like you put in more work than you really did (but don’t worry, we’ll never tell). Below, we outline the best beauty gifts to pick up in one swoop, so you still have time for some figgy pudding.
The Natural Stunner
Luckily, a laid-back, nature-loving gal most likely won’t be bothered that you’ve procrastinated on her gift. But she probably won’t be as easygoing when it comes to seeing results from her skincare. On the eve of your gift exchange, rush over and pick up the Resurfacing Mask from Vermont-based Tata Harper. Because she can wear it to bed, it’s the perfect ’twas-the-night-before-Christmas mask. The morning of, she can wash her face with NUDE Skincare’s Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder (it’s filled with Mother Nature’s finest ingredients, like açai berries and coconut oil) and reveal glowing skin on the big day.
The Skincare Starlet
She could win a spelling bee if the words were hyaluronic acid or benzoyl peroxide, and she can recite the benefits of retinol in her sleep. So, if you really want to impress this skincare expert, get her a doctor-designed present. Dr. Dennis Gross’s Universal Daily Peel Pads reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—and who doesn’t want to reverse time when it’s so close to the New Year? And while she has her skincare routine on lock, she may be neglecting the most sensitive area: the lips. Kaplan MD’s mask set includes one for your mouth that exfoliates and plumps, as well as a radiance-inducing face mask and essence.
The It Girl
An It Girl always has her eyes on the latest and greatest to hit the industry. She might seem like a hard person to shop for, but really, it’s all about tickling her inner discoverer. Our up-and-coming indie brands will do the trick. Luxurious Japanese line Tatcha has a Luminous Dewy Skin Mist that she can use to counter winter dryness in a single spritz. Another notable brand, Drunk Elephant, is winning awards for its top-notch skincare products, and its JuJu Bar reinvents the traditional bar soap since it’s infused with hydrating oils.
The Gadget Go-Getter
This girl lives to press the “on” button, and we have a gift in mind that will definitely be her new daily pick-me-up. CLINIQUE’s Sonic System massages in sculpting creams to visually firm skin and boost radiance in one. That combined with the NuFACE LBD Mini Facial Toning Device (which promotes antiaging benefits) will turn her tech-savvy passion into a skincare superpower.
The Mane Maven
Have you ever seen her have a bad hair day? We doubt it. So, here’s a trio of gifts that will have her flipping out almost as much as she flips her hair. First, have her unwrap the Drybar Mudslide Nourishing Mask—it promotes strength and shine. Then, her mane will be ready for some styling. If she’s prone to change her ’do on the reg, T3’s Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand lets her change out the barrels for different types of coils—from Polished Curls to Loose Waves.