The ULTAmate Beauty Gift Guide & Christmas Wish List!

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Want to know a little secret? Before last week, I had never stepped foot into ULTA before! *gasps and disbelief* Apparently, it was totally out of self defense and knowing what it could do to my wallet because HOLY BEAUTY PRODUCTS I wanted one of everything in that store. A huge perfume and fragrance section with testers galore, a Benefit Brow Wax Bar in the center of the makeup section, shelves of all my favorite Urban Decay makeup… I nearly died.

Not only did I find a ton of amazing gifts at affordable prices in the ULTA Holiday Gift Guide, I found a ton of amazing things in the store I wanted to get! So below you will find my wish list since, after all, it’s Christmas and I know you’re looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Hopefully it will provide you with some gift ideas for loved ones on your shopping list.


philosophy season of sparkle

I love all things Philosphy. So when I spotted this neat little Season of Sparkle gift set filled with three scrumptious bath gels and it was only $26, I HAD to have it! The Season of Sparkle gift set includes a 6oz bottle of each of the following scents – White Pear, White Cherry, and White Cranberry. If you aren’t familiar with Philosophy’s 3 in 1’s, well then you need to get acquainted asap because not only do they smell fantastic, they can be used for shampoo, bubble bath, or shower gel (hence the 3 in 1 title).

Most of Philosophy’s 3 in 1’s are big 16oz bottles and retail for around $16.50. With the gift set, you get try to different scents so I often by the gift sets for my own personal use just because my kids and I love picking a different scent every time we take a bath!

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Other cute gift sets I noticed in the store were:

Fruitcake Mix ($26) – Gift set comes in a cute box and includes Vanilla Cake Mix Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, Candied Pecan Hot Salt Body Scrub, and Cranberry Medley Body Lotion. Yum!

Snow Angel Duo ($26) – Gift set includes Sweetly Fallen Snow Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath 8 oz and Body Lotion 8 oz. I haven’t had a chance to smell this one yet but it sounds divine!

The Cookie Exchange ($26) – Gift set includes Christmas Cookie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath 4 oz, Sweet Creamy Frosting Body Lotion 2 oz and Sugar Sprinkles High-Gloss, High-Flavor Lip Shine 0.4 oz and comes packed in a cute metal tin that can be reused.

ulta box

The ULTAmate gift for the ultimate fashionista! The ULTA Beauty Box Blockbuster is on sale for $19.99 (Reg $24.99) and comes in pink and red! This amazing 74 PC Collection Includes: 48 Eye Shadows, 3 Eye Primers, 6 Cream Eye Liners, 2 Dual Ended Eye Liners, 3 Brow Definers, 2 Mini Lip Gloss Shades, 2 Lipsticks, 6 Cheek Powders, 1 Shimmer Powder, 1 Bronzer. A $175 Value! This is the perfect gift for any teenager or college student on your shopping list this year! It’s affordable and they will LOVE it! I got one for my niece and I know she’s going to love it because she just adores makeup!


A flat iron is something that most of us use everyday and is a bathroom staple in most households today. So why not have one that not only delivers superior results but is cute too! The Ultra CHI Flat Iron is now available in 6 different prints/colors that include GLITTER!!! That’s what every girl wants right? The high quality flat iron normally retails for $150 but is on sale right now for just $99.99! I had a hard time selecting which color to get… Which color would you choose?!

UD palette

I am absolutely OBSESSED with Urban Decay Makeup. Admittedly, I have more UD makeup in my beauty arsenal than anything else. Of course when they come out with a new eyeshadow palette, I HAVE to have it. This one was no exception. The Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette ($59) is filled with 20 exclusive shades you won’t find in any other palette. So if you are a UD fan, this is a must-have palette. I know several people, including my primary care physician, that LOVE Urban Decay so I had to grab a couple of these!


A no-brainer gift that almost everyone on your shopping list would love and appreciate is the Clarisonic Mia 2 Skin Care Cleansing System. I couldn’t live without my Clarisonic. It’s a part of my daily routine no matter what skin care products I’m using and if I forget to use my clarisonic for a couple days, boy I notice a difference. It’s definitely one of those must-have items that is worth the “splurge” and will last you for years! I’ve had mine for almost 6 years now and it’s still going strong! :-)

free gift with purchase

The essential first step in your skin care regimen, Clarisonic goes beyond cleansing by using sonic technology to gently yet deeply cleanse pores without abrasion or harsh chemicals. Clarisonic removes six times more makeup than manual cleansing, cleansing so well that products absorb better – making skin more receptive to skincare ingredients

Right now if you head into your local ULTA, you can get a FREE GIFT with your purchase of a Clarisonic! Best of all, they are on sale for $150! (Reg $200.00)


One of the first thing I looked at when I walked into ULTA was the Tarte section! I was just about to put a single eyeliner ($19) into my bag when I noticed this Stop And Stare gift set for only $39 that included THREE eyeliners, 2 eyeshadows and a mascara! What a huge bargain! So you are essentially paying for 2 eyeliners and the rest of the products in the box are free. Seriously, this is one gift I couldn’t pass up getting and it’s ALL MINE!



Check out ULTA’s Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas!

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ULTA Beauty is not just another store for holiday shopping; it’s an exciting wonderland of beauty products that make great gifts, stocking stuffers and personal treats. This year, ULTA is filled with a dazzling variety of holiday treasures that are sure to delight your friends, family, loved ones, and even yourself!


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by ULTA Beauty via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of ULTA Beauty.

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