Each year you’re likely to find that somewhere on your gift list is a beauty lover. In those cases, makeup gift sets are just the ticket—they’re precurated to make shopping for a cosmetics enthusiast that much easier. Whether it’s someone who has a double-digit-step makeup routine each morning or someone who can’t decide which products to splurge on, there is a set out there to make your giftee smile.
Best Beauty Gifts
Thus, we’ve rounded up Vogue’s edit of the top makeup gift sets—from lipsticks by Dior to complexion saviors by Jones Road. And we’re not stopping there! We’ve also combed through the vast marketplace to curate the best beauty gifts to shop, spanning the makeup, skin, hair, beauty tool, and wellness categories. No matter what you choose, consider this your guide to help you check off one item (or more!) on your shopping list. And if you get lucky, it will arrive in an artfully designed box that won’t even require wrapping.
Behold, 20 beauty gifts to give (or receive) in 2023.
Makeup Gift Sets
A makeup gift set is the perfect gift for someone cosmetics-obsessed—from the in the know person who wants to try the latest launches to someone just beginning their makeup journey. For example, Merit’s aptly named Five Minute Morning set includes the makings of a minimalist makeup routine—as do options by Kosas and Jones Road. If its a glow they’re after, curated sets by Tom Ford and Glossier will leave skin dewy and fresh.
Certainly, there are makeup products not housed in limited edition sets that would make for excellent gifts. For lips, Dries Van Noten’s sculptural cases would make a chic addition to any makeup bag. If a festive eye look is on the agenda, shadow quads by Chanel and Tom Ford are always a good idea, no matter the occasion. Otherwise, to blur the look of pores and fine lines, this Hourglass set can make all the difference.
Skin Care Gifts
As we know, skin is in—so give someone on your list the essentials to promote a youthful, glowing complexion. As for skin care products that your trusted dermatologist might recommend, there are sets by SkinCeuticals and SkinMedica that promise smooth, hydrated, and protected skin. Luxe solutions by Tata Harper and 111Skin will treat any visage with care too.
Beauty Tool Gifts
In recent years, we’ve learned the importance of supplementing our beauty regimens with an efficacious tool. For skin, LED light therapy is known to combat acne and signs of aging, while microcurrent technology diminishes the look of wrinkles and promotes a sculpted appearance through consistent use of Solawave’s wand and Dr. Dennis Gross’s mask. Or for manual tools that aid in contouring and lymphatic drainage, jade rollers, gua shas, and dry brushes work wonders. If your giftee is prioritizing a hair upgrade, you truly can’t go wrong with Dyson’s beloved Airwrap styler.
There’s no denying the power of a good fragrance. The scent-obsessed person in your life would gladly receive a new perfume or cologne, whether stocking up on their signature or discovering a new favorite. There are classics by Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Dior that never go out of style or fragrance discovery sets to sample a few aromas at once.
Hair Care Gifts
Anyone would appreciate a few new products to put their best hair forward—whether they’re looking to amp up the volume, repair damaged strands, or nourish thirsty curls. If it’s hair strengthening and growth, Vegamour and Act+Acre offer solutions for those interested in healthier tresses. Meanwhile, Bread Beauty Supply and Philip B look to simplify the cluttered category with good-for-you daily wash day essentials.
Unsure what to give that person who is known to prioritize their health and well-being without fail? Enter the best wellness gifts! Whether they’re a yogi, pilates maven, or anything in between, Alo’s yoga mat is always a good idea. Or if they’re interested in improving their quality of sleep, Hatch’s alarm clock helps users to unwind before bed and wake up feeling refreshed. On the nutrition front, perhaps a Sakara meal subscription is just the ticket for healthy but flavorful dishes delivered right to their door. No matter their wellness goals though, Papier’s journal includes a multitude of prompts to track daily habits and reflect on the day.