Beauty products make the greatest gifts. They’re perfect for the holidays, birthdays, Mother’s Day (which is coming up quick; mark your calendars for May 12!) and as lovely thank yous for friends or even for yourself when you deserve a splurge.
Here are six of our favorite giftable beauty finds, three of which are perfect for Mom.
A book always makes a great gift. So a book about beauty for someone who loves beauty is a definite win. This hardcover how-to is packed with pro tips from renowned makeup artist Jemma Kidd, including secrets for maintaining a clear complexion, favorite product picks, and tutorials on recreating iconic celebrity makeup looks, both past and present.
Give that travel and beauty obsessed friend in your life a lovely surprise with this collection of on-the-go makeup essentials. It contains everything she’ll need for her weekend summer getaways, including three eye shadows, a mini mascara, blush, bronzer, lip cream, and two application blushes. Plus, it’s all packed up inside a zip-up golden pouch, which comes complete with a mirror (of course).
Who wouldn’t want a set of super luxe mini hand creams? For Tocca lovers, this is the perfect trifecta—each moisturizing cream comes in one of the brand’s signature scents: Cleopatra (a juicy grapefruit and cucumber blend), Stella (a sweet, blood- orange aroma) and Florence (an English rose and iris root mixture).
A beautifully decorated bottle from a beloved Parisian brand will add elegance to any washroom. The liquid soap contains aloe vera to keep hands moisturized, and the lemon-citron scent (as well as the bottle’s bright colors) is perfect for any spring occasion.
Chloé fans will fall in love with this floral fragrance, which contains 22% natural rose water. The scent is light, crisp and wonderfully uplifting, and the beautiful bow-wrapped bottle makes this perfume gift-ready upon purchase.
There’s no better present for Fashion Week fanatics than this set of Dior makeup classics. Create catwalk-worthy looks with the kit’s Diorshow contents, which contains mini versions of the Iconic Overcurl Mascara and regular mascara in Black, the Brow Styler in Universal Brown, and the Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum. The sleek black carrying case makes all of these runway essentials easy to tote and organize.
by Susan Linney