If you are ever lucky enough to get me as your Secret Snowman or in the holiday gift draw, you can always expect a beauty product. Maybe it’s a really cool hairbrush you’ll be thanking me for months after, a cult-classic lip mask, or that new launch I can’t stop raving about. It’s always something you wouldn’t even think to ask for but that will make its way into your makeup collection or top shelf before we even enter next year. As a beauty editor, I know a little bit about the top beauty products to gift this year, and if you want a little insider knowledge, you’ve come to the right place.
I basically use beauty products for a living, but I still can’t put false lashes on myself. I know, I know—it’s a crime. But when I tell you Glamnetic’s magnetic lashes made it possible for me to wear false eyelashes without blocking out an extra hour of getting-ready time into my calendar, I mean it. Using a magnetic liquid eyeliner, these eyelashes apply to your lash line in a mere second—no fussing with sticky glue or pokey tweezers required. Whether your recipient likes a natural look or goes glam every so often, Glamnetic has so many options and sets. And if you don’t know what they’d love, this one, featuring a natural and bold lash, is guaranteed to get tons of wear.
If you thought the ‘90s trends couldn’t get any stronger, think again. For your most stylish friend (or the one who couldn’t stop talking about Gen Z TikTok this year), this crimping iron adds beachy waves and tons of volume. The ceramic plates heat up to 450 degrees, but the rounded plates make it safe for all hair types. Tip: Use this crimper at your roots on the bottom layers of your hair to add tons of undetectable volume.
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who couldn’t use a new lip balm, especially from the iconic Burt’s Bees (if you didn’t have at least four flavors in your backpack in high school, did you even go to high school in the 2000s?). It’s moisturizing and comes in such great flavors. This personalized option where you can add a name or a short message is bound to make its recipient squeal. “Beth’s Bees”? I want one in every single room of my house, please.
After I tried this for the first time, I immediately made a mental note to order it as a gift for every single one of my friends this year (and once they saw it on me, they hinted pretty hard at wanting it too). Although it looks clear in the tube, this oil changes to perfectly match your skin and turns into your ideal blush shade. It feels nostalgic and reminiscent of the first makeup I tried in middle school, but it’s as high quality as all the expensive blushes I have in my collection. It never looks textured, isn’t glittery, and applying it feels like a treat every single time. Oh, and it's so good for your skin, it's actually *recommended* you sleep in it.
If you’re new around here, let me count all the reasons I love NuFACE. This is the most cost-effective microcurrent device on the market that gives you spa-like results right from home, resulting in tighter, smoother, firmer, brighter skin immediately after you use it. For the price of the NuFACE Mini alone, you get the device and a full size of the brand new Aqua Gel activator—a soothing, moisturizing gel that feels like an overnight mask that you can leave on after you use the device. If a NuFACE device is on your special someone’s wishlist, do them a favor and give them this set.
Kiss straight lashes goodbye, once and for all. This heated eyelash curler (from the maker of our favorite GrandeLash Eyelash Serum) does what regular eyelash curlers can’t, acting as a curling iron for your eyelashes. It heats up just enough to not burn your eyes but keep them curled all day long.
Only a few hyped products actually make good gifts, but this tops our list. Everyone can use a brightening, hydrating serum in their skincare routine, whether you’re 15 or 50. Hyper Skin’s formula is ideal for gifting because it’s tested and approved for all skin tones and types. We love it for lightening dark spots, soothing irritation, and smoothing texture—but we’d be remiss if we didn’t bring up just how damn cute the packaging is. Pair this with a cute card and a lip balm for a perfect Secret Santa gift.
When our Chief of Sales and Marketing mentioned this in our Slack channel, I was intrigued but not sold. Then, when I saw the before and afters, I dropped everything to order one for myself. This isn’t your standard silk scrunchie. Put your hair up in a bun before bed with this, and you’ll wake up with a blowout look so good, you’ll think you just left the salon. It’s ideal for prolonging your style and keeping your hair healthy, shiny, and smooth.
The best beauty gifts save the recipient time, energy, and money in the long run—and that’s exactly what you’ll get with this IPL hair remover. I’ve been using this for a few weeks on my underarms, and I’m already noticing I have to shave less, my hair is thinner, and shaving is easier. Similar to IPL hair removal services you can get at a salon, you just run this machine over freshly shaved skin, and you’ll slowly notice thinner, less hair. This is FDA-cleared for use on your lower face and body too, but the best part is that it’s fast. I used this device all over my body in less than 10 minutes while I was just watching TV in the background.
Olive and June is the gold standard of clean nail polish that’s easy to use, available in trendy and classic shades, and affordable. For a gift that never stops giving, this set contains every single item one could need for the perfect at-home manicure—including a polish of your choice, O+J’s patented Poppy handle for applying polish more easily, a glass nail file, base and top coats, nail clippers, and more.
This post contains a sponsored inclusion of Glamnetic, INH Hair, and Burt’s Bees, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.