Holiday Picks for Everyone on Your List

From your haute homegirl to your elegant mom, we've got beauty treats for them all.

Nicole Marie Melton Dec, 04, 2012

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Perfect for: The friend who loves to keep her nails in check

Butter LONDON collaborated with the lifestyle website Goop to create an exclusive butter LONDON 3-free (carcinogen-free) nail lacquer set.  This limited edition set includes three shades - Hampstead Heath, Bread & Butter Pudding and Abso-bloody-lutely.

$36, available at

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Perfect for: The girlfriend who's glamorous

This girly-girl collection features an array of colors for lips and eyes in a mirrored compact. Ten eyeshadows in mix-and-match textures create shimmering, light-catching looks while four lip glosses add a glittery, high shine to lips.

$75, available at Bobbi Brown

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Perfect for: The beauty product junkie

With Birchbox, members receive a box filled with 4 to 5 curated, deluxe beauty samples each month. Every delivery is tailored to each customer's personal beauty profile. If they find a product they love, they can buy full-size versions in the Birchbox Shop (without any buyer's remorse)!

Gifting options of $30 for 3 months, $60 for 6 or $110 for a yearly membership, available at Birchbox

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Perfect for: The girl who loves timeless beauty looks

You can never go wrong with classic lip shades such as nude, wine or red. This complete kit delivers those colors and more in a purse-friendly compact. You get nine Luminous Crème Lipstick shades along with three moisturizing lip treatments—Superfruit Butter, Line and Define Lip Primer, and Sheer Balm.

$36, available at Sephora

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Perfect for: The eco-conscious queen

This set contains 12 of Osmia's Organic Bar Soaps which are hand made in batches of 33 to 40 bars at a time. Each bar contains organic oils and only botanical colorants and scents (essential oils). If you're on a budget, make your own gift set with two or more of these hydrating and luxurious bars.

$12 each or $130 for the set, available at Osmia Organics

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Perfect for: The edgy and daring style maven

This limited-edition, smudge-proof eyeliner collection offers a range of must-have shades with intense color.  You get four miniature pencils in Dark Grey 21L (dark metallic grey), Blue With Green Highlights 12L (metallic teal blue), Champagne 23L (metallic pink champagne), and Black Purple 6L (deep purple). You also receive two full-sized pencils in Matte Black 0L (black) and Pearly Brown 2L (golden brown sheen).

$36, available at Sephora

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Perfect for: The new naturalista

This four-piece Holiday Travel Kit contains everything your newly natural pal will need to start her curly journey. You get a sample-sized Come Clean Shampoo, Knot Today Conditioner, Spiral Spritz and Curling Custard in a zippered plastic case with enough room to hold your other travel essentials.

$24, available at Kinky-Curly

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Perfect for: The holiday hostess who loves to cook

Anyone who loves to cook and host holiday parties will adore this vanilla-scented set that smells good enough to eat! You get a Vanilla Bliss Shower Gel, Vanilla Bliss Body Butter, Vanilla Bliss Soap, and Vanilla Bliss Body Scrub in a glistening, reusable tin.

$20, available at The Body Shop

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Perfect for: The beauty gal who's on-the-go

The jetsetting diva will love Crabtree & Evelyn’s newest body care luxuries in convenient travel sizes. This set contains Bath & Shower Gels and Body Lotions in three scents – Citron, Honey & Coriander; Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed; and Avocado, Olive & Basil.

$28, available at Crabtree & Evelyn's

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Perfect for: The busy mom with little time for pampering

This handy kit contains all you need for a complete gel manicure that dries in 30 seconds flat! Create an at-home mani that outlasts regular nail polish and removes easily with acetone polish remover.

$29.99, available at ULTA

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Perfect for: The makeup maven who has everything

If your BFF has collected more lip liners and eyeshadows than she can count, help her get organized with this clutter-free tote. It contains three auto-open trays, a removable base divider, and a moveable picture frame mirror inside.

$79.99, available at ULTA.

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Perfect for: The busybody who needs to unwind

When it's time to slow down, your gal pal will love to run a hot bath with these blissful treats. You get three indulgent bubble baths— Oriental Opulence Bubble Heaven, Distant Shores Bubble Heaven and Mediterranean Bliss Bubble Heaven.

$24.99, available at Target

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Perfect for: The budding makeup artist

The innovative and multi-functional Make-Up-Matte and BeautyBand Headbands are ideal gifs for organizing makeup, skin care and toiletries. The Make-Up-Matte provides a clean work space to use cosmetics, but also absorbs excess particles and enables a quick, efficient cleanup while BeautyBands keep hair back when applying makeup.

$29.95, available at Make-Up Matte

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Perfect for: The pal who loves to be pampered

This candle offers a unique blend of scents that melts into massage oil. Light the candle before a bath and then drizzle the melted oil, which contains jojoba, vitamin-E, aloe and natural plant extracts, onto the skin.  It will never become too hot or burn the skin.

$29, available at Jimmyjane

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Perfect for: The pal who loves to give back

In collaboration with artist Globo Mundo, Kiehl’s will raise $200,000 for children’s causes around the world.  In the United States, 100 percent of net profits of these bath and body items will support RxArt,  a non-profit organization committed to fostering artistic expression for young patients in pediatric hospitals. 

$29.50-$75, available at Kiehl’s

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Perfect for: Your pal who loves a bone-straight blow-out

This four-piece set includes the UK’s award-winning ghd Gold Series Professional 1” styler, styler heat cover, natural bristle brush, and satin brush pouch. The flat iron is ideal for all hair types and allows you to create a number of looks.

$225, available at Sephora


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