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The 73 Best Beauty Gifts to Surprise and Delight

From culty fragrances and skincare sets to high-powered hair tools.

By Tiffany Dodson

When it comes to narrowing down the best beauty gifts, it can sometimes be tricky to surprise your favorite spa enthusiast or budding nail artist with hair, tool, skin, or makeup essentials they’ll be talking about for months. And while there are a number of excellent options available to shop, we understand that gift giving is an art form of sorts—which is why we’ve done the hard work for you and narrowed down the most in-demand product picks you'll be proud to deliver.

From versatile sets curated by popular brands like Oribe and Augustinus Bader, to hi-tech selects from Dyson, SolaWave and more, these buzzy options might have your friend or family member questioning who the real beauty lover is. And some retailers, including Ulta and Nordstrom, make the process even easier with the ability to buy online or via app for easy, in-store pick-up—which helps minimize shipping anxiety. Here, the very best beauty gifts from across the Internet that are sure to dazzle just about anyone on your shopping list.

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our top picks of the best skincare, makeup, grooming, and perfume sets to shop now.

For the Person With an Extensive Collection of French Perfumes

YSL Beauty Mon Paris Fragrance Set

Mon Paris Fragrance Set
For the Person With an Extensive Collection of French Perfumes

YSL Beauty Mon Paris Fragrance Set

$134 at Bloomingdale's
Credit: Bloomingdale's

According to senior social media editor Mariah Morrison, YSL Beauty's Mon Paris is, "One of the sexiest perfumes I own. It has berry and floral fragrance notes that aren't overwhelming because the perfume also has a bit of musk in it as well." With this trio of essentials, including two sizes of the fruity floral fragrance and a scented body lotion, your friend or family member might just be inspired to book a flight to France to collect each of the brand's enduring scents.

For the Friend Who Prefers a Matte Lip

Gucci Velvet Matte Lipstick Set

Velvet Matte Lipstick Set
For the Friend Who Prefers a Matte Lip

Gucci Velvet Matte Lipstick Set

Credit: Sephora

This gilded trio of lipsticks from Gucci Beauty is a treat to the eyes alone, and its pigmented color payoff—which stems from a creamy formula with a matte finish—is the cherry on top of a stunning gift.

For the Beauty Lover Who Likes Variety

Foreo Luna 4 Facial Cleansing & Massaging Device

Luna 4 Facial Cleansing & Massaging Device
For the Beauty Lover Who Likes Variety

Foreo Luna 4 Facial Cleansing & Massaging Device

Credit: Amazon

Part facial massager, part cleansing tool, Foreo's Luna device uses eight different intensities along with silicone touchpoints to remove dirt and oil deep in pores.

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For the Amateur Hair Stylist

Dyson Airwrap Styler

Airwrap Styler
For the Amateur Hair Stylist

Dyson Airwrap Styler

Credit: Dyson

This viral hair tool needs no introduction: not only have we previously tested it for ourselves, but this upgraded beauty classic features a range of customization options to rival your local salon.

For the Person Who Loves No Makeup-Makeup

Jones Road The 101 Set

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For the Person Who Loves No Makeup-Makeup

Jones Road The 101 Set

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This set of favorites from makeup legend Bobbi Brown's brand Jones Road includes its culty Miracle Balm, two Face Pencils to conceal, plus an ultra pigmented mascara to finish off their look.

For the Body Care Obsessee

Nécessaire The Body Trio Set

The Body Trio Set
For the Body Care Obsessee

Nécessaire The Body Trio Set

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Here's a set of Nécessaire's buzzy best-sellers, including The Body Wash, Serum, and Lotion for a complete, neck down routine.

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For the Beauty Lover Who's Always On-the-Go

Dries Van Noten Women's Tortoiseshell Leather Pouch

Women's Tortoiseshell Leather Pouch
For the Beauty Lover Who's Always On-the-Go

Dries Van Noten Women's Tortoiseshell Leather Pouch

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Part leather, part tortoise shell, this sophisticated pouch can quickly elevate their go-to toiletry bag, and includes enough space for a bottle of foundation, tube of mascara, and more.

For the Person Who Collects Stylish Perfume Bottles

La Perla Miniature Fragrance Set

Miniature Fragrance Set
For the Person Who Collects Stylish Perfume Bottles

La Perla Miniature Fragrance Set

Credit: Nordstrom

The friend who's already a fan of La Perla's timeless lingerie will appreciate this elegant set of fragrances from the brand, which features notes of ylan-ylang, iris, neroli, and amber.

For the Person Who Can Never Decide on a Polish Shade

Static Nails Pops For Champagne Velvet Effect Reusable Pop-On Manicures

Pops For Champagne Velvet Effect Reusable Pop-On Manicures
For the Person Who Can Never Decide on a Polish Shade

Static Nails Pops For Champagne Velvet Effect Reusable Pop-On Manicures

Credit: Ulta Beauty

Help a friend figure out their next manicure look with this velvet nail trend-inspired set of press-ons from Static Nails that feature an iridescent holiday shimmer.

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For the Person Who Always Wears a Scrunchie on Their Wrist

Prada Satin Scrunchie

Satin Scrunchie
For the Person Who Always Wears a Scrunchie on Their Wrist

Prada Satin Scrunchie

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This isn't an ordinary satin scrunchie, it's a bedazzled satin scrunchie. This crystal-embellished accessory from Prada adds extra glam to any look and is equal parts functional and stylish.

For the Person Who Needs to Woosah

The Nue Co. Magnesium Ease

Magnesium Ease
For the Person Who Needs to Woosah

The Nue Co. Magnesium Ease

Credit: The Nue Co.

Help a friend reset and find their center with the help of this body spray from The Nue Co., which uses a blend of magnesium chloride, lavender, and anti-inflammatory arnica oil to soothe tight muscles and encourage relaxation.

For the Friend Who's Always Asking for Lotion

54 Thrones African Beauty Butter Collection Deluxe Tin

African Beauty Butter Collection Deluxe Tin
For the Friend Who's Always Asking for Lotion

54 Thrones African Beauty Butter Collection Deluxe Tin

Credit: Sephora

They might feel like royalty after unwrapping this set of gilded body butter tubes from 54 Thrones, which each feature a blend of baobab and jojoba oils, plus shea butter, to keep skin hydrated.

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For the Rockstud Enthusiast

Valentino Donna Born In Roma Eau de Parfum

Donna Born In Roma Eau de Parfum
For the Rockstud Enthusiast

Valentino Donna Born In Roma Eau de Parfum

Credit: Macy's

Over 2,000 Sephora shoppers love this warm floral fragrance from Valentino, which feature notes of blackcurrant, jasmine grandiflorum, and bourbon vanilla.

For the K-Beauty Fanatic

The Renewing Duo

The Renewing Duo
For the K-Beauty Fanatic

The Renewing Duo

Credit: Soko Glam

Your giftee can start by using Then I Met You's Rosé Resurfacing Facial Mask once or twice per week to exfoliate and brighten, and follow up with its Renewing Rich Beauty Cream to lock in moisture with this coveted vegan skincare set.

For the Friend Who Loves Nail Art

Olive & June Nail Art Sticker Spectacular

Nail Art Sticker Spectacular
For the Friend Who Loves Nail Art

Olive & June Nail Art Sticker Spectacular

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If the nail enthusiast in your circle can't resist adding a little something extra to every manicure or pedicure, consider surprising them with this set of stickers from Olive and June. In addition to white stars and bubble letters, they can also choose between seven other decal options to customize their nail look.

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For the By Far Super Fan

By Far Someone I Knew Eau de Parfum Refill & Bracelet

Someone I Knew Eau de Parfum Refill & Bracelet
For the By Far Super Fan

By Far Someone I Knew Eau de Parfum Refill & Bracelet

Credit: SSENSE

In addition to robust notes of ambrette and jasmin absolute, plus floral chypre, and oak moss, By Far's Someone I Knew Eau de Parfum set also nicely includes a leather bracelet and refillable charm they can physically wear.

For the Oribe Devotee

Oribe Bundle for Beautiful Colour

Bundle for Beautiful Colour
For the Oribe Devotee

Oribe Bundle for Beautiful Colour

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The person who's serious about maintaining the salon look of their highlights or all-over color will enjoy unwrapping this bundle of maintenance essentials from Oribe. It features the line's Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Color, plus, vitamin C-based boosting drops, along with travel-ready color staples from the brand to pack in their carry-on.

For the Sparkliest Person You Know

Bond No. 9 Chelsea Nights Limited Edition

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Chelsea Nights Limited Edition
For the Sparkliest Person You Know

Bond No. 9 Chelsea Nights Limited Edition

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Gifting a bottle of fragrance is nice. Gifting a bottle of fragrance that's decked out with real Swarovski gems? That's holiday-worthy. This limited edition Chelsea Nights scent from Bond. No. 9 is on so many wish lists thanks to the showstopping bottle and warm, sensual saffron-and-cocoa scent.

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For the Person Who Never Wears the Same Lipstick Twice

Hermès Rouge Hermès Limited-Edition 24-Color Lipstick Piano Set

Rouge Hermès Limited-Edition 24-Color Lipstick Piano Set
For the Person Who Never Wears the Same Lipstick Twice

Hermès Rouge Hermès Limited-Edition 24-Color Lipstick Piano Set

Credit: Selfridges

They can coordinate their daily lip color with their mood with this massive, limited-edition collection of matte and satin lipsticks from Hermès.

For the Frequent Skiier

M-61 Sun+Slopes Skincare Set SPF 45

Sun+Slopes Skincare Set SPF 45
For the Frequent Skiier

M-61 Sun+Slopes Skincare Set SPF 45

Credit: Bluemercury

Before they hit the slopes, surprise your favorite skiing enthusiast with this thoughtful set of essentials, including moisturizer and SPF lip balm, plus an oil-free sunscreen to boot.

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Tiffany Dodson
Associate Beauty Commerce Editor

Tiffany Dodson is currently the associate beauty commerce editor at Harper’s Bazaar, where she specializes in trend forecasting, building relationships with major and emerging brands, and crafting shopping stories—from holiday gift guides to product road tests. Tiffany's work has previously been featured in outlets like SELF, Bustle, and Teen Vogue, and she's been quoted as a commerce and beauty expert in publications and platforms like The Business of Fashion and NPR’s Life Kit podcast.

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