11 Genius Gift Ideas For Beauty Buffs — Without Buying Them Makeup
If you clicked on this story, there's a good chance you're looking for the perfect gift for your resident beauty-lover. You know, the person who is always watching beauty tutorials; has an intense, multistep skin-care routine; and can rattle off product recommendations at the drop of a hat. At first thought, buying them a new tube of lipstick or a cool contouring set might seem like the obvious answer. But the catch? Makeup and skin-care products can be really personal — especially when your recipient knows a lot more about the beauty world than you. Ugh.
Don't worry, help is on the way. To make your holiday shopping a little easier, we found 11 perfect gifts for the beauty buff in your life, none of which include lotions, potions, or makeup. So whether they love to experiment with their hair or focus on their inner beauty, these picks are destined to enhance their rituals.
Clean Slate: Makeup Eraser 'Tis the Season MakeUp Eraser Set
Any beauty buff knows that removing their makeup at the end of the day can be the absolute worst. Fortunately, this Makeup Eraser 'Tis the Season MakeUp Eraser Set ($30) is specially designed to remove all makeup. Best of all? They can also be reused up to 1,000 items, so this present is practical and eco-friendly.
Beauty Box: Port and Polish Pill Box
There's more to beauty than slapping on a bunch of moisturizers and serums; it's an inside job, too. If your beauty-loving friend cannot stop raving about the game-changing benefits of biotin and collagen, this Port and Polish Pill Box ($20) will be the perfect place to store their go-to vitamins and supplements.
Super Foods: Ryland Peters & Small Beauty Foods Cookbook
Speaking of inner beauty, this Ryland Peters & Small Beauty Foods Cookbook ($15) is another no-brainer. Filled with a bunch of mouth-watering recipes like Super Berry Granola and Smoked Mackerel Salad, this book will have them glowing from the inside out.
Good Vibrations: Buttah Skin The Buttah Vibe Brush Facial Cleansing Device
Or if you want to give their nighttime skin-care routine some extra oomph, check out this Buttah Skin The Buttah Vibe Brush Facial Cleansing Device ($39). Not only will this silicone tool remove dirt and grim, but it'll also gently buff away dead skin cells.
Monogrammed Marvel: Cathy's Concepts Monogram Vegan Leather Cosmetics Case
Can you ever have too many places to store lipsticks, brushes, and undereye cream? No, which is why this Cathy's Concepts Monogram Vegan Leather Cosmetics Case ($60) will be a worthy addition to their collection. (Best of all? You can monogram this option with their initial, giving this pick a personal touch.)
Smooth Skin: Midnight Paloma Rose Quartz Gua Sha Face & Body Tool
The Chinese healing method of gua sha is all about stroking your skin to improve its circulation. And since the gift of glow will never go out of style, you might want to consider wowing them with the Midnight Paloma Rose Quartz Gua Sha Face & Body Tool ($22).
Get Lit: Supersense Studios Romeo Candle
What to get the beauty buff who is low-key obsessed with fragrance? This Supersense Studios Romeo Candle ($39). With notes of leather, bergamot, vetiver, and tobacco, this musky scent is the perfect thing to light during those cold, cozy months. With a 90-hour burn, this candle will last a long time but isn't as much of a commitment as, say, a mammoth bottle of perfume.
Back to School: The Company I Keep: My Life in Beauty Book
As far as we're concerned, an encyclopedic knowledge of the beauty world is the gift that keeps on giving. Enhance their industry IQ with The Company I Keep: My Life in Beauty Book ($33), penned by the legendary Leonard Lauder.
It's a Wrap: Aquis Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Wrap Towel Duo
Anyone who spends a lot of time coiffing their hair will find a lot to love about this Aquis Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Wrap Towel Duo ($39). The super-soft (and lightweight!) fabric used here will cut hair-drying time in half, boost shine, and keep frizz to a minimum. In other words, it's a hair miracle.
Brilliant Brush: Luxie Golden Glow Brush Set
When in doubt, you can't go wrong with this Luxie Golden Glow Brush Set ($45). Let's be honest, beauty buffs go through brushes fast, so you'll do them a solid by gifting them a spare. Plus, this particular set has everything they'll need for mastering a smoky eye and contouring.