2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty

Throughout the month of December, we’ll be highlighting amazing gifts for everyone on your list. Our first edition focuses on must-have beauty products for all of the lovely ladies in your life. Whether you’re shopping for mom, a daughter, a niece, a sister or your best friend, these fun beauty treats are sure to delight!

Tarte Glambag

This jam-packed gift set includes seven of Tarte’s best-selling and award-winning products to help your bestie, sister or mom look and feel her best all season long. The set includes:

  • EmphasEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Bronze
  • Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder with PM20
  • Natural Cheek Stain in True Love
  • Vitamin-Infused Lipgloss
  • Lights, Camera, Lashes! Clinically-Proven Natural Mascara
  • Double-Ended Eyeliner Brush
  • Faux Snakeskin Makeup Bag

($35, Sephora)


Philosophy “The Cookbook”

With four foodie-inspired scents, this “cookbook” is the perfect holiday gift for the food lovers and beauty enthusiasts in your life. The kit includes four 4 oz 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gels and bubble baths featuring these delectable scents:

  • Old Fashioned Eggnog
  • Hot Buttered Rum
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Cinnamon Buns

Give one lucky lady a gift of all four, or break the set apart to use as stocking stuffers.

($30, BeautyBar)

Benefit Cosmetics Smokin’ Eye Kit

Benefit’s Smokin’ Eye Kit allows the lucky ladies in your life to recreate gorgeous, model-perfect smokey eyes and groomed eyebrows with an easy to use kit that includes everything needed to get gorgeous. Set includes:

  • eye bright
  • pink highlight shadow
  • pewter base shadow
  • deep charcoal shadow
  • smokin’ liner
  • brow zings wax (shade: light)
  • fluff shadow/hard angle brush
  • complete beauty lesson

($36, Ulta)

Buxom Time to Shine Lip Gloss Kit

Whether you have a lip gloss junkie on your gift list or want to give several lucky ladies some amazing stocking stuffers, this six-piece lip set from Buxom is the perfect choice. The kit includes a mix of Big & Healthy Lip Polishes and Big & Healthy Lip Creams for a variety of shades and finishes that will make any makeup maven happy. Shades include:

  • White Russian (nude pink)
  • Berry Blast (vivid fuchsia)
  • Sugar (original/ rose beige)
  • Katie (pale pink)
  • April (diamond/glimmering icy pink) (TFH Fave!)
  • Gina (diamond/ glimmering hot pink)
($29, Sephora)
Deborah Lippmann Get Nailed Manicure Set
A great gift to give or receive, this impressive manicure set from Deborah Lippmann includes everything your lucky recipient needs for gorgeous nails all season long. Set contains:
  • The Stripper lavender nail lacquer remover
  • Addicted to Speed Fast Dry Topcoat
  • Ridge Filler Base Coat
  • Nail Lacquer in “It’s Raining Men” (a “Parisian” red creme)
  • Nail Lacquer in “Before He Cheats” (a pale pink)
  • Travel Case
($49, Zappos)
With these great holiday gifts, all of the beauty lovers on your list – including yourself – will be covered. Do you have any great beauty gift ideas not covered here? Share them with us in the comments!


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