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Our Beauty Director’s Guide to Holiday Gifting

Something for everyone on your list.

Our Beauty Director’s Guide to Holiday Gifting

The holiday season is upon us which means you might be feeling a little stressed right about now thinking about the gifts you have yet to buy. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. The key to a good gift is actually quite simple: Give your loved ones something fun and luxurious that you know they wouldn’t normally get themselves. I know—easier said than done. To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of the best holiday gifts anyone would be delighted to receive. Keep reading to find the perfect present for everyone on your list.


This kit holds all the essentials to nourish and cleanse your skin. Featuring the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, Geranium Leaf Body Scrub, and Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser your giftee can hop in the most soothing shower/bath experience, ever. Consider this a must-have buy for anyone on your list.


Bo Eau de Parfum

Whenever I spritz on this fragrance, I always get asked what I’m wearing. With notes of tobacco leaves, cedar, and vanilla beans, this perfume distills a warm, woody scent into a minimalist glass bottle that looks as good as it smells. (It comes in a candle version, too.)

Liis Fragrance

Poetry Subscription

Writer Garth Greenwell referred to poetry as an “accoutrement to life.” This book subscription sends the recipient six poetry books over the course of the year, giving them beautiful and striking language to illuminate their day-to-day life.

The Song Cave

Les Ecrins Parfumés Cartier Désert Scented Candle

This candle will fill the space with an earthy aroma with floral and herbal notes sprinkled throughout. The reusable ceramic case is also the ultimate eye candy for any room.


La Sculpture Facial

We could all use a little more relaxation during the holiday season, so why not gift a facial? One of the best treatments I got this year was with New York City-based aesthetician Crystal Greene. Greene’s signature facial gives the client a soothing sculpt and an incredible glow that will last long after the treatment ends.

Crystal Greene Studio

Celestial Nirvana: Eye Shadow Palette

This Pat McGrath palette is housed in eye-catching gilded packaging but even more remarkable are the shades inside. The heart-emblazoned eyeshadow palette features five bold and shimmering hues with incredible color payoff.

Pat McGrath Beauty

Screenplay Book

For the movie buffs on your list, you can’t go wrong with this Moonlight screenplay book from A24 Films. Inside you’ll find a foreword by musician Frank Ocean, the Academy Award-winning screenplay, an essay by writer Hilton Als, and the acceptance speeches from the 2017 Oscars.


Cellular 3-Minute Peel

This peel is formulated with alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, and salicylic acid to get rid of dead skin cells without stressing out your skin. Use it consistently and you’ll notice softer skin, smoother texture, and fewer dark spots.

La Prairie

Squeaky and Cheeky Duo Holiday Gift Set

If someone on your list is partial to a fresh, minimalist makeup look, this Westman Atelier set is for them. The hydrating lip balm and vibrant cheek stick will impart a natural-looking glow all over.

Westman Atelier

Spice is Nice Skincare Set

Why choose one body product when you can have them all in this energizing body care set from Origins? The set includes a body wash, smoothing body cream, and whipped body butter for a relaxing shower routine.


Medium Pearl Drop Earrings

Sometimes the best gifts come in small packages, like this pair of drop earrings from Sophie Buhai. The smooth pearl drop earrings are the ultimate statement accessory.

Sophie Buhai

Extra Añejo

If you couldn’t tell by the gorgeous and sculptural bottle it’s housed in, this isn’t your average tequila. The brand only harvests fully ripe agave grown sustainably in Jalisco before they are cooked in stone ovens and double distilled. Then, the Extra Añejo bottle is aged for seven years resulting in a flavorful and memorable tequila drinking experience.

Patsch Tequila

Online Studio Membership

For anyone who can’t attend a Tracy Anderson Studio class in-person (studios locations include NYC, Hamptons, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Madrid, and London), the Online Studio is the next best thing. In addition to classes and a library of bonus workouts, the Online Studio membership also gives you access to recipes and the latest digital issues of Tracy Anderson Magazine.

Tracy Anderson

Solution No. 3 Eau de Parfum

This Off-White fragrance contains multitudes, just like the fashion house itself. At the heart of the fragrance is rose adding a classic touch to the scent, while notes like pink pepper and musk add depth and dimension.

Off-White Beauty

Lindy Woven Clutch

You can never go wrong with a little black clutch and this beyond chic version is perfect for the fashion-forward friend who's always dressed to the nines.

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