Feel-Better, Look-Better Gift Ideas for the Beauty & Wellness Buff — 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? If the answer is someone you need to buy a gift for, it probably seems nearly impossible to sift through the endless beauty products out there on the market. Heck, it’s hard enough to find products for yourself that you love, let alone as a gift for someone else. So we’ve done the homework for you. From the ultimate nail polish collection to hip electric toothbrushes and activated charcoals that detoxify, the recipient of any of these gifts will be well on their way to looking and feeling even better than ever.

Looking to get that special someone a gift of beauty but not sure what products they love? This subscription service will send samples of beauty surprises right to their door—in adorably chic and artistic boxes to boot.

Aside from having a really cute name that sounds like it has nothing to do with beauty and wellness, this cruelty free brand focus on clean, clinical ingredients that balance pH levels and toxicity for your skin. This gift set includes a jelly cleanser, hydrating gel, vitamin C-filled serum, and an SPF 30 sunscreen.

Essential oils are all the rage now, and they’re even better in a beautiful white marble-like diffuser. Aromatherapy and design therapy all in one.

Head, shoulder, knees and toes…okayactually, just some of those. If you’re looking to pamper someone in your life this holiday season, this wellness set has you covered with nourishing treatments for hair, nails and toes. Soothing botanical essences, olive oil, shea butter—it all sounds so yummy and luxurious.

Activated charcoal is really good for your skin, purging all the toxins and gently exfoliating thanks to its composition of coconut shells. This bar of soap also has moisturizing shea butter and coconut oil, so it won’t dry out your skin. And, it’s not exactly a candy cane, but the fresh fragrance of peppermint signals that winter is coming.

Because why settle for only one jewel when you can have all of the gems in the collection? Butter London’s juicy-hued lacquers, with bonus nail treatments, will make her feel like a queen for approximately 30 manicures.

Sure, it would be nice if you gave someone a heads up that there’s food in their teeth or their makeup is smudged, but you shouldn’t have to. Give them this adorable pink compact mirror that can fit inside a purse or pocket and you’ll be off the hook.

For another total-care-from-head-to-toe approach, check out this modern-psychedelic take on social psychology experiments from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s (read more about this on the Aesop site). This kit includes a body cleanser containing rose petal oil and black pepper, a hydrating hand balm with mandarin rind, and a plant-based face moisturizer, all in super smart packaging. Groovy.

We all know dry shampoo is a life saver. But this kit takes it up a notch with Drybar’s Triple Sec 3-in-1 formula for volume and texture, along with other hair-rescuing essentials like their iconic Buttercup blow dryer and straightening iron, round brush, a detangler and shine cream.

It turns out that not all electric toothbrushes are created equally. The Electric Set from Quip is set up for oral success—delivering fresh new supplies when bristles are ready to be replaced, guiding you in good brushing practices, and even providing the right kind of fluoride toothpaste. You probably already love their smile—why not help keep it that way.

But believe it or not, it’s just not teeth that need brushing—this silicone facial-cleansing brush, with T-Sonic technology, comes in a variety of fun colors and will help purify and rejuvenate the skin too.

These will yield seriously soft lips in no time with SPF 15 to protect from the sun. The collection is the perfect combination for daytime or nighttime looks, in clear Original, pinky Petal and Bloom, and a bolder Rosé.

This stellar concoction of herbs, plants and minerals—meant to be added to coffee, tea, nut milk or smoothies—is said to enhance beauty, brains, body, sleep and spirit. Consider it a gift from the cosmos.

Everyone uses their hands every day, so they deserve some love. One hand cream is luxurious enough, but three in modern mini tubes with the essence of fig, sweet almond milk, vanilla praline and green tea, are even better.

The minimalist packaging of Herbivore is so irresistible. Between the hydrating mist, body polish and lip conditioner, there’s plenty of moisturizing, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory qualities to go around. The blush, white and palm-green palette makes it extra special.

These masks are made with volcanic ash clay, tea tree leaf oil, walnut shell powder, kiwi ginger clay, carbonated bubbly clay and blueberries. It’s a good thing it has the volcanic ash clay or else these sound good enough to eat instead of smothering your face with them.

Now that you’ve given all of these beauty products as gifts, you’re friend or loved one will need a place to store them. This pretty-in-pink waxed canvas hard toiletry case will do the trick!

Made mostly with pure organic essential oils, fair trade organic cocoa butter and coconut oil, these lip balms by small-batch skincare company Meow Meow Tweet allow for guilt-free moisturizing, as they refrain from using animal-derived ingredients. Plus, the brand gives back to organizations like PETA and several farm sanctuaries, so yours will be the gift that keeps on giving.

Based on Ayurvedic principles, these botanic-based wellness oils promote good energy and relaxation and help calm ailments. So this might be the best gift for the holiday hostess who deserves to decompress when the guests go home.

Parachute is known for its collection of bedding, but the clear winner is their set of Wool Dryer Balls, which keep linens soft and fresh in lieu of dryer sheets. Wrapped in a cute little muslin bag, they’re made of natural, nontoxic wool and majorly cut down on drying time. Throw in a few bottles of yummy smelling essential oils to go the extra mile.


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