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!


About Denise Shively

Denise Shively is the Beauty Editor for The Fashionable Housewife, and maintains her own beauty blog A Lovely You in addition to her work as Contributing Fashion Editor for A Few Goody Gumdrops.

  • http://twitter.com/darbyscloset Darby Lohrding

    I knew better than to read this article …. for now I want each of these “beauty gift sets”! My beauty gift idea to share…..”Smashbox” starts their on-line “12 Days of Christmas” tomorrow (12/04); I have no idea what their “gifts” entail, yet you can be sure, I’ll be checking them out!! ; )