gifts of beauty

From the skin care fanatic friend to the #makeupoftheday selfie aficionado, there’s a beauty gift for everyone. Even better, these gift sets cost less than the actual value of the individual products, so you’re saving some dough while saving your loved ones from a #badskinday.

Story by Anna M. Park

gifts of beauty

I don’t need this, said no one ever about the brand’s (dare we say it?) iconic lip tints. With SPF 15, lip nourishing botanical oils, and in the sheerest, prettiest shades, these eight lip tints (and one lip treatment) are stashable in every bag your lucky friend owns. Fresh Sugar Lip Showcase, $77 (valued at $109), fresh.com

gifts of beauty

Make the countdown to the holidays more fun with this beauty interpretation of the 25-day advent calendar. Featuring full-size and minis of the brand’s best selling and must-have products for face and body, including their addictive Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil and Booster Detox, this little “calendar” is so cute, you may not even need to wrap it. Clarins Limited Edition 2016 Advent Calendar, $125, clarinsusa.com

GIFTS OF BEAUTY

Become the best gift-giver ever with this stylish, all-in-one makeup case with over $400 worth of eyeshadows, face colors, mascara, liner, and lip paint. Your makeup addict BFF will thank you all year long. Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case, $59, sephora.com

gifts of beauty

#Sheetmaskselfie a favorite hashtag? Gift her (or him!) this set of eight super-absorbent, 100% coconut fiber sheet masks, filled with floral essences for an aromatherapy-worthy facial. Flora*py Holiday Multi-Box Assortment, $56 (valued at $64), florapybeauty.com

gifts of beauty

Introduce your favorite Millennial to the must-have beauty line with this chic iridescent makeup bag filled with all the basics she’ll need — from dry shampoo to cream highlighter to micellar face wipe — for her multi-tasking, on-the-go life. Milk Makeup It’s All a Blur Kit, $48 (valued at $60), sephora.com

gifts of beauty

With strobing all the rage, who wouldn’t love these super-fine opalescent pressed powders in champagne gold, rose gold, and bronze gold in limited edition gold compacts? They come with individual gift boxes, so you can gift all three or separate them out for perfect stocking stuffers. Japonesque Pixelated Color Highlighting Trio, $34 (valued at $66), ulta.com

gifts of beauty

A serious value, this sheet mask kit not only includes four face sheet masks; an eye mask; three of their new, totally genius melting boosts (put one on trouble spots under your sheet mask); but a foot mask and a hand mask, for head-to-toe gorgeousness this holiday season. Karuna Flawless Skin Kit, $39 (valued at $74), karunaskin.com

gifts of beauty

Can’t escape to a Swiss chalet? Do the second best thing, and fragrance your home with the scent of a spruce forest, a crackling fire, and fresh mountain air. Lafco Feu de Bois Ski House Hand Poured Soy Candle, $60, lafco.com

gifts of beauty

Scented with soothing lavender essential oils, this hand cream and facial mist duo is perfect for calming frayed nerves during the holiday rush. Jurlique Lavender Essentials Duo, $49 (valued at $59), jurlique.com

gifts of beauty

Super picky friend? She won’t be able to complain with this customizable kit from the 100% certified natural skin care brand. Just choose from over 35 face, body, and bath travel and mini size products, ranging in price from $1.50 to $17.50, to create a set packed in a free branded cosmetic bag. Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Create-a-Kit, minimum $25 purchase required, dr.hauschka.com

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