Gift This! Everyday Beauty Gifts Every Woman Will Love

Thursday, December 05, 2013 • Permalink • 

Let’s kick off the holiday shopping season with some of my favorite giftables: beauty items for the everywoman!

I have yet to meet a woman who completely hates all beauty items; it’s just a matter of finding those items that really do appeal to everyone. That’s what inspired this gift guide. From beauty mavens who have their finger on the pulse of the industry, to tomboys whose makeup routines consist of sunscreen and chap stick, every woman will enjoy these beauty finds.

Is there someone on your “to gift” list who still doesn’t have a Clarisonic? If so, this is the year to buy! Clarisonic just introduced the Mia First, an entry-level version of their sonic facial cleaning device that comes at an entry-level price.

Not every woman thinks she needs a sonic facial cleaning brush, but every woman I’ve met who has tried it has instantly fallen in love with the deep clean feel and amazing results.

Clarisonic Mia First Facial Brush


→ Buy the Clarisonic Mia First Facial Brush, $99.00, at sephora.com.


With all of the cloying food-inspired scents and overbearing floral fragrances dominating the stores, it’s hard to find a bath and body product fragrance that is sure to appeal to a particular gift recipient. But, Philosophy’s Fresh Cream is a soft, very slightly sweet scent that will be pleasing to all but the absolute most scent-adverse.

This adorably packaged set includes both a body lotion and Philosophy’s much loved Shampoo, Shower Gel, Bubble Bath combo product.

Philosophy I Think You Are Wonderful Gift Set


→ Buy the Philosophy I Think You Are Wonderful Gift Set, $26.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


Bliss Body Butter instantly hydrates even super scratchy skin, and comes in scents that are clean, fresh, and completely unisex. This three-pack of full-size butters offers one each of their three best scents.

This is the ideal gift for women who like outdoor sports or live in particularly cold climates – they’ll thank you for introducing them to such a pleasurable way to fight off dehydrated skin!

Bliss You Butter Watch Out Body Butter Set


→ Buy the Bliss You Butter Watch Out Body Butter Set, $39.00 ($87.00 value), at sephora.com.


Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 takes care of even the most raggedy chapped lips in a hurry, without even a hint of a makeup look. This 4-piece gift set offers the original unscented Lip Balm #1, plus Cranberry, Mint, and Mango versions to add a little variety.

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Lip Balm #1 Set


→ Buy the Kiehl’s Since 1851 Lip Balm #1 Set, $30.00 ($34.00 value), at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


For women who work in an office, dry hands are a year-round battle. Between overactive central heating, harsh public restroom soaps, and the must-have jumbo size hand sanitizer, the working woman’s hands are always in need of some moisture. This Hand Cream Trio from Caudalie will come in very handy.

Caudalie Hand Cream Trio


→ Buy the Caudalie Hand Cream Trio, $25.00 ($30.00 value), at sephora.com.


Bonus Stocking Stuffer:

A purse-size tube of super-charged hand cream and ultra-softening lip balm are always useful, so this cute little Bliss set will be a welcome gift. Drop one in each stocking, or tie to a package with ribbon for a fun addition.

Bliss Mistletoe Must Haves Gift Set


→ Buy the Bliss Mistletoe Must Haves Gift Set, $12.00 ($24.00 value), at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.