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Best Beauty Gifts This Holiday Season!

By Catherine Tse, Darpan, 21 Nov, 2014
  • Best Beauty Gifts This Holiday Season!

Spread the joy this holiday season by indulging loved ones with one of these gorgeous gifts. There's something for everyone here, from teens to BFFs to grandparents. And even though it's all about the spirit of giving, rest assured you'll be richly rewarded with a mountain of thanks and admiration from those on your list.


Notoriously fussy, even the most particular teen will love receiving one of these gift sets.

Ciaté Mini Mani Manor, $72

Ciaté's gift set of 24 nail polishes and accessories comes beautifully boxed in a manor-house design with pop-out doors and windows that reveal everything a teen needs for a holiday-worthy manicure. The kit can be used as an advent calendar to reveal a little surprise for 24 days, or it can thrill with the instant gratification that comes from lots of pretty gifts all at once. Find highly pigmented polishes in cream and shimmer finishes, as well as special effect add-ons including their signature caviar pearls. Available at Sephora.

Burt's Bees, Energizing Peppermint Kit, $19.99

Give your teen a little pep with Burt's Bees natural collection of refreshing peppermint products. This holiday boxed set includes fan favourites: body wash, foot cream and lip balm. A much more pleasant variation of the candycane theme, this minty set will keep your teen smelling and feeling zippy well past the holiday season. Available at participating drug stores.


Know a girl who already has everything? These gifts will surprise, delight and impress.

Too Faced, Everything Nice Set, $56

Each holiday season, Too Faced comes out with an amazing set and this year's does not disappoint. Everything Nice is chockablock full of everything your girl will need to look polished and pretty. There are 20 eyeshadows, two blushes, one bronzer, one highlighter and three brushes, all housed in a sleek, portable case (and one external mascara). The set also includes a fun, sparkly hot pink case that can be used as a clutch or makeup bag... what else will she need after this? Available at Sephora.

Foreo, Luna, starting at $159

This gorgeous face cleansing tool from Sweden is beautifully organic and ergonomic in design, but is a powerhouse for pores. Every beauty queen knows the best face starts with clean, clear skin, and that's what Foreo delivers. It's much gentler than other mechanical cleansers on the market, yet by using transdermal sonic pulsations, this soft, silicone tool cleans skin like nothing else. Available at Sephora.


Mums, aunties, grandmas... this is for them and all the other fantastic female role models in your life. Treat them well, especially now.

Fresh, Sugar Legends, $65

Fresh's Sugar lip treatments are indeed legendary: tinted, creamy, hydrating lip balms with SPF to boot. This gift set of seven minis will keep her lips nourished and pretty all year long. The mini size means she can always keep one on hand, while multitasking with the other. Shades range from neutral to cheery bright. Available at Sephora.

Ole Henriksen, Three Little Wonders Bonus Collection, $84

Give the gift of bright, luminous skin with Ole Henriksen's little wonders that are packed with Vitamin C, essential fatty acids and alpha hydroxy acids - everything Mum needs to restore a little vitality back into her skin. This kit contains Ole Henriksen's famed skincare trio: Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Sheer Transformation Brightening Moisturizer, Invigorating Night Gel, and a bonus: African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser. Available at Sephora.

For the Boys

Brothers, uncles, boyfriends - there are plenty of special gifts to choose from this holiday season to spoil them silly.

The Body Shop, Modern Gent's Shaving Kit, $35

If your gent likes a shaving ritual, The Body Shop has a handsome set designed to make his daily chore a pleasant one. Included are a shave cream, a razor relief balm and a shaving brush. The shave cream and razor balm feature Peruvian maca root, which energizes and boosts skin vitality. The cruelty-free shaving brush will pamper his face with soft synthetic fibers and a handle made of Community Fair Trade Russian birch wood. Available at The Body Shop.

Olfactive Studio, Flash Back Eau de Parfum, starting at $165

This fragrance is technically unisex (as is the entire collection), which means it doesn't rely on any of the cliché scents to identify it as predictably "masculine". Instead, you will find a truly unique fragrance that's ground in vetiver and cedar, with opening notes of green rhubarb and hesperides. It's tangy, a little bit green, and delicately woodsy. It is designed by an incredible perfumer, through an even more incredible artistic process that
rivals performance art – making it as awesome as your man. Available at Sephora (in-store only).

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