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47 Of The Best Beauty Gifts You Can Give In 2020

Think of us as elves, but with a lot of enthusiasm for palettes.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

Hey! While we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time for Christmas, shipping times are especially tricky this year and can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. Shop early and be sure to double check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for the 25th!)

1. A set of Juno & Co. velvet makeup brushes, because these'll make their beauty routine feel extra luxurious every morning. Not only are they *super* soft, but they blend and contour better than most traditional sponges — meaning, your friends suddenly owe you for their new "skills."

The blue velvet makeup sponges

They can be used wet or dry, and have three sides for different effects: its pointy top is great for contouring eyes and lips, the slanted edge for blending setting powders and covering your under-eyes, and the flat bottom for applying makeup to the larger areas of your face, like your forehead, cheeks, and chin.

Promising review: "Woah! This sponge is revolutionary. I’m a sponge snob and will never go back to any other sponge. Let’s just say, with my old brand, it would take a full pump of foundation to cover my car wrecked face. With this sponge, I tried my full pump and ended up being covered in more layers of foundation than I could count. Learned my lesson and only have to use one-quarter of a pump with this sponge, because it doesn’t soak your foundation up like other brands." —Lexi

Get a set of four from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

2. A brand-new Huda Beauty ~Naughty~ eyeshadow palette for our best friends who are almost certainly on the naughty list this year, but still deserve 18 velvety-soft, pigmented shades in a mix of metallic, marble, and matte. They can thank you the next time they conquer the perfect smoky eye.

The shimmering eyeshadow palette with label "Naughty Nude"

Promising review: "Absolutely stunning palette. The colors are hands-down the best ones Huda has put out yet. The shimmery shades are out of this world. The mattes are fabulous. Pigmentation is perfect. The color story even better. Absolutely in love with it, so glad I got it. Possibly best purchase this year." —MzFnAmAZiiNg

Get it from Sephora for $67.

3. A Slip silk pillowcase that'll not only let them *truly* get some beauty rest, but put an end to painful knotting (and frizzing) especially if they have thick, curly hair. Is it a splurge-y gift? Yes. But it'll last longer than most pillowcases (with proper care), and welcome them to a world where they can wake up to smoother, tangle-free hair.

The silk pillowcase in pink

I have two of these, and love them! I actually got them because my curly hair was getting extremely knotted from tossing and turning. Anyone who has ever tried to brush thick, knotted hair knows it's *very* painful and that you lose a lot of hair from tugging and pulling. This pillow case really, really helps — my hair isn't knotted when I wake up, and it's actually less frizzy.

Get it from Amazon for $89+ (available in two sizes and 11 colors and patterns).

4. A Biossance squalane oil so skincare enthusiasts can discover the magic of this star ingredient — you guessed it, squalane. Not only does it feel weightless, but it deeply hydrates complexions by locking in natural moisture (something everyone needs). On top of their skin feeling softer and smoother, any redness they may have will fade. Get ready for quite the thank-you note.

The squalane oil

People with sensitive skin especially love this!

Promising review: "I love this oil!. It's amazing for my skin hydration and helps balance too much of my own body oil production (I have dry spots and overly oily spots my body likes to make)." —Biossance Customer

Get it from Biossance for $32.

5. A Mented lipstick trio, because these will help anyone *kiss* flaky lips goodbye thanks to their super hydrating formula. And! They're specifically designed to complement any complexion, meaning this is the gift for your friend who can never find the right nude shade.


Mented is a Black woman-owned business that was founded by two friends who could never find the right nude lipstick. They created Mented Cosmetics so people can finally find makeup that works with their complexion — they even have a shade-finding tool! Did I mention they're included in this year's Oprah's Favorite Things?

Get it from Amazon or Mented Cosmetics for $50.

6. An adorable Too Faced ornament featuring a travel-size tube of the famous Better Than Sex mascara for anyone who can't get enough of this seriously volumizing formula. And if they haven't tried it yet — it's time you introduce them.

The swan-shaped ornament holding the mini mascara

Get it from Too Faced for $14.

7. A Mario Badescu mist set with three best-selling facial sprays: cucumber and green tea (to hydrate and tone), rosewater and herbs (to energize the complexion midday), and chamomile and lavender (to calm in the evening). Aka this'll be a skincare lover's dream come true: 24/7 pampering.,

All are infused with collagen to give your skin an easy pick-me-up! Let's take a closer look:

* Aloe, cucumber, and green tea: to wake up dull tired, skin, hydrate, tone, and reduce redness in irritated complexions. Also popular for treating breakouts throughout the day.

* Aloe, chamomile and lavender: to comfort irritated, dry skin, hydrate, overall de-stress both you and your complexion.

* Aloe herbs and rosewater: to hydrate, and treat dry, uncomfortable skin throughout the day. Also great for refreshing makeup.

Promising review: "Love, love, love each of these sprays! I actually purchased this set as a gift after using them for myself. They're so versatile, use before or after makeup, throughout the day, before bed, or whenever you need a pick-me-up!" —Sarah

Get it from Amazon for $21.

8. An adjustable, satin-lined bonnet that'll fit *just* the way they want it to, instead of dealing with their current one slipping and pulling. Plus! It's extra soft, and designed to fit over big hair, locs, and braids.

Model wearing the grey fabric bonnet
VisViva Beauty / Etsy

This is an awesome Black woman-owned business (based in LA) that makes fashionable satin-lined caps, scrub caps, satin bonnets, and hair accessories. Everything was designed to not only accommodate all types and sizes of hair, but also look stylish so you can wear it throughout the day.

Promising review: "Finally a bonnet that fits my big head!! I like braiding my hair and using it overnight to get those soft curls! 10/10 recommend!" —ambar

Get it from VisViva Beauty on Etsy for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

9. A Lapcos sheet mask set available in a slew of impressive formulas so everyone on your list can benefit from this lauded K-beauty brand. Perhaps some escargot masks for your fanciest friend, and a red wine set for your stressed bestie?

The wine, escgargot, and pearl sheet masks

They come in aloe (to soothe), aqua (to hydrate), charcoal (for pores), cica (to regenerate), collagen (to firm), escargot (to heal), honey (to nourish), milk (to moisturize), pearl (to brighten), red wine (to boost skin’s elasticity), seaweed (to clear), and vitamin C (to calm and brighten).

Promising review: "These masks are literally the best! No joke! I’ve had facial upon facial and the first time I used the escargot mask, my face was soft, smooth and my redness was gone. I’m obsessed!!" —Casey J. Little

Get a set of five from Amazon for $14 (available in 12 different formulas).

10. A set of moon phase nail tattoos, because these'll help your biggest nail art-lover keep up with the trends these days without having to go inside a salon. If they've been really missing their fun manis, you're about to win Best Elf.

Model wearing the lunar eclipse nail stickers
Tattoorary / Etsy

This is a really fun small business that not only makes impressive nail art (reviewers say they look professional), but *amazing* temporary tattoos. I've never seen anything so intricate without having to commit to the needle!

Promising review: "These stay on very well. They don't get washed off easily." —Laura Whitehorn

Get them from Tattoorary on Etsy for $4.

11. A set of gold collagen eye masks for making treating dark circles and puffy under-eyes feel more rewarding than if they actually got eight hours of sleep. Will they think you spent big bucks? Consider these fool's gold.

Model wearing the gold eye masks

Promising review: "I love that my puffiness goes away and that my under-eyes look brighter, healthier, and more awake! These would be great prior to an event, or just if you want to relax and enjoy a special spa night! I recommend putting in the fridge to chill before applying for even a more special experience. These would also make a great gift!" —Stephen Pittman

Get a set of 15 from Amazon for $14.97.

12. A bareMinerals eye and cheek palette that'll help them build glowing holiday looks and *then* use this all darn year for easy, neutral styles. But the best part — the packaging is recyclable so you can also help them cut down on waste.

Just remove the mirror, inner tray, and elastic band, then recycle the rest.

Promising review: "This is hands-down the most luscious palette bareMinerals has ever done! The eyeshadows are velvety smooth and gleaming. This bronzer in the palette is now my favorite. Please make this a permanent product! I am going to order a backup. Highly recommend!" —PaulaS

Get it from bareMinerals for $34.

13. A set of face mask brushes so you can upgrade their beauty routine with tools that'll feel like h-e-a-v-e-n on their skin *and* prevent them from wasting product, therefore cash. You are just such a good friend.

Reviewer using the silicone brush to apply face mask

Plus, their silicone bristles are easier to clean than traditional brushes and distribute product more evenly!

Promising review: "I love these silicone brushes; they helped me keep bacteria definitely to a minimum on my face, which is the goal when you don't want acne. It also makes the products that I use last way longer, because I can get everything out of the jar and I can spread the products on my face so much more evenly." —Marisol Porrata-oviedo

Get a set of two from Amazon for $3.98.

14. A Tarte ~Winter Wonderglam~ eye palette, because this'll d-e-l-i-v-e-r on glamorous gift-giving. It comes with ~24~ multi-finish shades, PLUS mascara, liner, and a shadow brush. Meaning they'll have everything they need (including both shimmering and matte shadows) to achieve a dramatic look.

BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer holding palette and wearing pink, glittery shadow
Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

It also comes in a super gift-able gold and sequined case!

My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this! She says, "Don't let the name of this product fool you, it's perfect for ANY time of year! From soft glam to bold, sultry eye looks this is my go-to. This Winter Wonderglam Luxe Eye Palette is especially perfect if you're someone who loves to sparkle, because the glitter shades are ev-er-y-thing! The pigments come out just as you would expect them to. Plus, this palette comes with a huge mirror, a double-sided brush, a mini eyeliner, and a mascara! It has everything you need for a complete (and fabulous) eye look. I especially love the various shades of golds and pinks because they're great for blending and brightening your eyes, even if you want a more neutral look."

Get it from Tarte for $33 (originally $54)

To see what else we *love* from Tarte, check out "Just 15 Beauty Products From Tarte We Swear By."

15. A Vivienne Sabó mascara for converting your favorite brand snob into a believer in lower-priced mascaras. It's a one-stop journey to thick, fanned lashes in just a bat of the eye — aka all the results they expect from high-end labels, just without the scary holiday spending.

The gold-packaged mascara

Promising review: "I have religiously used Diorshow Black mascara for the past decade. I decided that I no longer wanted to spend $30 on mascara, so I decided to venture out a find a more affordable brand. After reading the reviews on Amazon, I decided to purchase this product. The brush is small, which makes it easy to work both the top and bottom lashes. The product itself it thick enough to make a noticeable difference on my lashes, but not too thick that it looks clumpy. I have had no issues with the product running either, and I tend to rub my eyes frequently." —Denay

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in two shades and in waterproof).

16. A Fenty Beauty mini gloss set so they can enjoy never-before-seen lippies without having to splurge on full-sized, individual bottles. Each shade is irresistibly shimmery, high-shine, and needs only one swipe for a bold effect thanks to these extra-thick wands. Get ready for one glossy smooch.

The four mini lipglosses in three shades of pink and gold

Promising review: "I love this gloss more than any I’ve ever tried. The texture is decadent, it has great staying power for a gloss, the smell/taste is delicious, and the colors are gorgeous. Even the sparkly versions are a win — the glitter doesn’t end up everywhere and you can’t feel it on your lips. I have every color available and large sizes of my faves. Worth every penny." —doggirl

Get a set of four from Sephora for $36 ($46 value).

17. A CurlMix haircare set for giving them everything they'll need to soften, define, and even elongate their curls. The set comes with steps one through four to make the process super simple — did I mention they'll probably only need to do this once a week? And that the results can last up to seven days? No wonder this was an Oprah's Favorites pick this year.


They'll get a clarifying shampoo, hydrating conditioner, moisturizer, and styling gel. It works best for people with hair textures ranging from 2a to 4c. CurlMix is a Black-owned business that's cruelty-free and vegan — it's *very* loved by the curly hair community, and just scored a spot on this year's Oprah's Favorite Things.

Get it from Amazon or CurlMix for $85 (available in five scents and formulas).

18. A Phluid Project perfume, because this'll quickly become their new signature scent. First, they'll be greeted with notes of young rosebuds, mingled with spicy pink pepper and glossy-sweet cherry. Then! Comes the musky scent of cedarwood, saffron, and tonka bean. Not only does it smell amazing, but its essential oils will moisturize their skin.

Model holding the perfume
The Phluid Project

The Phluid Project was created to empower people to be themselves and feel inspired to express themselves through Phluid's gender-neutral clothing, accessories, and more. Plus! Part of their sales will be donated directly to LBGTQ+ organizations.

Get it from The Phluid Project for $65.

19. A mini beauty fridge that'll (according to reviewers) help organic or all-natural skincare last longer, and make applying their favorite products feel so. darn. refreshing. thanks to a now cooling touch (particularly great for eye cream and masks!). And what beauty lover doesn't want to hop on this trend?!

The mini fridge with two shelves containing skincare

Promising review: "Beauty supply storage: It’s compact and very lightweight. I’m in love, I have products I know would last longer and work better on my skin if stored in a cool place and this is conveniently in my bathroom vs the need to travel to the kitchen morning and night. It’s so quiet you literally have to be directly in front of it to hear the softest whisper of a fan blow, practically silent. And it cooled in three hours just like it said, and it’s as cold as my full-size fridge." —Walet Palmer

Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in six colors).

20. A SkinStore advent calendar chock-full of cult-favorite brands — we're talking travel-size hair and skincare goodies from Molton Brown, 111Skin, Erno Laszlo, Christophe Robin, and more. Its value price skyrockets at $540 — but you can score it for less than half! Feel free to keep that a secret.

The advent calendar with 12 spaces

They'll get 12 treats (a mix of skincare, body wash, candles, and haircare) — so you can gift this as a ~12 Days of Christmas~ deal...or they'll get four bonus days this Hanukkah.

Promising review: "You must buy it!! It’s far beyond the price! It includes eye treatments, renewing serums, dehydrate masks, makeup cleanser, even body and hair care products. Specifically, it contains my recommended brands — Chantecaille, Verso, and 111skin, which are pricey brands. But you can try all them out in this box with a surprising price." —Sherry

Get it from SkinStore for $125 ($544 value).

21. A powder mani starter kit so this can be the gift that just keeps on giving for nail enthusiasts. PLUS, it'll help them keep up their nail care routine without going to salons, last three to six weeks every time they use it, and look professional. They can't ask for much more.,

This kit comes with three powder jars (one is your base and finish, the other two light pink and white) and four polishes, which are numbered to tell you the order you'll need to use 'em.

Promising review: "Get this. It's sooo, sooo worth it. It comes with more than enough product to last for the foreseeable future and getting additional colors is about the same as getting a new bottle of nail polish. I personally don’t do French tip, but I has been using the base and pink color to strengthen and build my naturally peel-y and soft nails. It's sooooo much cheaper than salon visits and beyond easy to do at home if you have even a basic understanding of nail polish." —Michelle Gadbury

Get it from Amazon for $39.97.

You can also pick other colored starter kits or colored dip powders!

22. A 12-piece limited-edition brush set in the most festive wrapping of the season (yes both the below box and glittery holder are included!), because this'll be the easiest yet most rewarding gift to give. It's gorgeous, useful, and will help them achieve a ~flawless~ finish every darn day. Mission accomplished.

The white brushes in their gold holder, next to the red gift box that says "there's snow body like you"

They'll get a large powder brush, round powder brush, angled blush brush, highlight brush, dense shader brush, large shader brush, flat shader brush, large blending brush, round crease brush, blending brush, round smudge brush, and mini detail fan brush.

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $28.

23. A Facetory sheet mask subscription box with four monthly K-beauty masks for turning their living room into their very own spa, and giving their skin the benefits of skincare that's usually reserved for high-end brands. NOT ANYMORE.


Each kit comes with an insert with tips and explanations of the benefits of each mask! All the luxury of masking, zero of the "what is on my face" mystery.

Promising review: "It's fun to try out new masks that are well-reviewed by experts (I'm definitely no expert), and I love the subscription model! This weekly face mask tradition has helped banish the Sunday scaries this fall/winter." —Emily Berglund

Get a curated box from Amazon for $8.90+ ($4.96+ for the first box; includes four entry-level masks and is available in three themed subscriptions).

24. A plastic-free conditioner that'll make any environmentally-conscious beauty lover happy when this both eliminates waste ~and~ product buildup in their hair. It's great for all hair types, including thick and dry (this'll provide extra conditioning), and will infuse their tresses with the likes of shea butter, vitamin B5, and coconut oil.

The bag of solid conditioner

A queer-owned business, Otherwild's founding mission was to create a community of inspiring artists, craftspeople and designers. They are both a retail space with a curated selection of (sustainable) jewelry, ceramics, beauty, style and more, as well as a graphic design studio. You can find them IRL in both Los Angeles and New York!

Get it from Otherwild for $14.

25. An Aesthetica brow contour kit so you can meet even the most serious brow connoisseur's expectations. It has everything they'll need to take their arch game to the next level: six blendable powders, highlighting powder, full length tweezers, *five* eyebrow stencils, and more. High maintenance, meet your match.

The brow kit

It also has a cream concealer and highlighter, setting wax/pomade, and a double-ended brush with a spoolie.

Promising review: "I've had many brow kits over the years (I'm kinda obsessed with them) and this one is by far the best — definitely worth the money. My cousin always asks me how I do my eyebrows so I sent her one for the holidays. She was so grateful that she sends me a selfie almost every day raving about it!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

26. A Foreo Luna Mini 2, aka 60 seconds of the most luxurious cleansing routine they'll ever *face* to hold them over until they can once again go to the spa for a facial. In fact, this silicone cleanser will make you their number one in ~under a minute.~

Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

By the way, this pulsing miracle-worker is made up of nonporous silicone and bendable touchpoints to deter bacteria buildup and thoroughly exfoliate without irritating your skin. It even lights up and buzzes so you know when to move it to the next part of your face! AND it's totally waterproof.

Promising review: "I love this product! I've always had dry skin on my forehead that no amount of moisturizer, masks, or washes could get rid of. And within one wash this issue had disappeared and my skin was smoother. I have also noticed that the sebaceous filaments on my nose and chin are disappearing. It is gentle enough to use twice a day but does a wonderful job of exfoliating." —Audra

Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in six colors).

To learn more about why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague swears by this, check out "This 60-Second Face Cleansing Device Is A Game-Changer For Your Skin Care Routine."

27. A Lily England rose gold detangling hair brush with an ergonomic handle and extra-gentle flexible bristles, because they'll be thanking you every morning when brushing out knots is suddenly a painless process.

Model brushing her hair with the gold brush

Its handle is designed to make sure your wrist never gets tired and its ~274~ flexible bristles are strictly gentle when brushing through knots. Aka they create less friction than ordinary hairbrushes to reduce hair loss and breakage. AMAZING.

Promising review: "Listen I don't know who Lily England is, but that woman is a godsend! Being in the military also makes me plaster my hair to my head so trying to brush out my hair at the end of the day with all the product turns into another war in itself. For as long as I can remember, I have always used a normal brush. Oh my lawd, am I so thankful for this brush. The first time I used it, I decided to try after work. This thing literally told my hair that everything was going to be okay. I also used to make a rug on my floor with my hair, and I also could have made a scarf with the hair that was left on my regular brush after three days. Not this bad boy!!! Just buy it — it's shiny and nice to your hair, head, and floor." —Ashley

Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two colors).

28. A Versed skincare gift set complete with a skin-calming serum, brightening eye mask, and cooling globe for providing them with everything they'll need for *the* most relaxing at-home facials. I feel very confident in saying it's scientifically impossible not to feel soothed after using a frozen globe roller.

The blue skincare set

Both the eye mask and serum are mini!

Promising review: "I have been using the Versed dew point moisturizer for a while now. I saw an ad on Instagram for this kit and I decided to order it. I am completely taken away by the quality and the results that this kit brings. The cooling wand is a great value and is a great pairing with the serum especially when it has been refrigerated. The serum does a great job with oil control and keeping my skin free of blemishes. Thanks to this kit I have transitioned from The Ordinary brand." —Penguin97

Get it from Versed for $16.99.

29. A Haus Laboratories lipgloss (now available in 13 new shades!) that'll make Gaga fans (or any human, really) forever grateful when they get to pucker up in STYLE every darn day. Each shade boasts mirror-like shine, glides effortlessly on, and makes lips look smooth and full 💋.

The lipgloss

Promising review: "I typically hate lipgloss, but this lip gloss is not sticky at all and is actually so smooth! The color pops nicely and it makes your lips appear fuller and smoother. It also lasts ever eating and drinking. I’m usually a huge matte lipstick person, but I fell in love with this gloss." —Rachel

Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in 31 shades).

30. An organic, custom-made tinted CC cream so they can finally use makeup that *truly* matches their skin tone — in fact, it'll be formulated just for them. All you have to do is send a selfie of them with your order, and they'll customize the ingredients. Plus! You can specify whether you think they'd prefer coconut, avocado, or aloe vera oil so it best suits *their* skin.

Model holding the custom CC cream
Face The Vibes / Etsy

They prefer two selfies taken in the natural light with no makeup to truly match their complexion! It also protects them from the sun with SPF 30.

This is a very cool woman-owned, L.A.-based business that makes vegan skincare. Their products are plant-based, organic, and packaged in reusable zero waste containers.

Promising review: "Seller was very helpful and responsive with my questions and helping choose a skin tone shade. It arrived quickly and it smells amazing! I hate foundations but like to wear a tiny bit of a powder to even my skin tone and was looking for a replacement with SPF, as well. This is perfect because it doesn’t cover natural dewy skin like a powder does, AND it has good ingredients for skin health, too." —Alexa DiCarlo

Get it from Face The Vibes on Etsy for $30+ (available in two sizes).

31. A widely-loved HerStyler hair repair serum, because this'll help them take matters into their own hands when it comes to treating fried, damaged tresses. Infused with vitamin E, aloe vera, and argan oil, this bb works overtime to restore shine, flatten frizz, and overall bring that tired mane back to LIFE. And all it takes a few swipes of their fingers.

Reviewer's before-and-after with frizzy hair and then sleek hair

Promising review: "I really love this product. I tried this as a sample a while ago and fell in love with it. When I received it the mail I used it right away and could a big difference with my hair. First, it smells really good and second, my hair feels softer. It's like I have new hair, especially if you have dry-ends. This serum transforms your dead-ends and makes them look shiny and softer. But I also spread it around my hair to give it a more shiny look. I'm really happy with this product!" —Lea Carranza

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

To learn more, check out "Thousands Of People Say This Serum *Actually* Has Helped Their Dry And Frizzy Hair."

32. An I Dew Care mini mask trio in three ice cream-inspired formulas for giving them PLENTY of self-care Sundays all on your (cheap!) dime. Each mask offers its own benefits: "Berry Groovy" brightens with glycolic acid, raspberry extract, and strawberry seeds, "Matcha Mood" soothes with green tea and vitamin B3, and "Cake My Day" hydrates with rainbow sprinkles and a fun birthday cake-scented formula.

The mini ice-cream themed skincare kit

Promising review: "I didn't think these would work. I mean they are silly, you know? But I tried one last night, before my shower, and oh my God the results. I'm 17 years old, with very dry skin — my skin is usually sensitive. My nose is usually full of blackheads, the pores are always open and 'scratchy' because of the blackheads coming off. But I woke up this morning, and felt my nose and it's SMOOTH. Like...REALLY SMOOTH. And I know I sound dramatic. But for a couple years I've been trying to treat this and this is the ONLY product that has actually shown results and it's literally the first try. I am going to buy this again." —Tori Magallanes

Get a set of three from Amazon for $18.

33. A bottle of Bread hair oil that'll add impressive gloss to 3a-4c curls by using ~Australian Kakadu plum~ to make their hair softer and shinier *without* making it feel greasy. They can apply it to wet hair so it dries smooth, or even use it in between washes for an easy boost. And if that weren't enough, there's also its super gift-able packaging.


This Black-owned haircare company, Bread, is easily one of the coolest stores I've found while working on the BuzzFeed Shopping team! All of its products are made with curls, braids, or however you want to wear your natural hair, in mind. It's particularly great for anyone with 3a-4c hair — and the packaging is all amazing.

Get it from Bread for $24.

34. A three-piece cosmetic organizer so you can rescue anyone who just owns so. much. makeup and give each and every lipgloss a proper place. It has two large drawers, two middle drawers, two small drawers, and ~16~ top compartments — I wish them luck in ever losing their favorite highlighter again.

Reviewer's picture of the organizer filled with makeup and five-star Amazon caption, "The Holy Grail of Makeup Organization"

Promising review: "I've been searching for a solution to the jumbled mess of my cosmetics for quite some time and I'm so glad I waited until I saw this listed on Amazon! I'm amazed at how many items I was able to fit into this box. It holds all of my brushes and everything fits so well. The drawers hold a plethora of items and now I have no problem finding what I need. I find my stress level has subsided greatly just looking at how neatly my makeup is now. It doesn't take up much room on my vanity and overall it just plain looks great!" —Happy Nana

Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in three colors).

35. A Glossier lip balm in nine fun flavors, because this is seriously a no-brainer when it comes to good beauty stocking stuffer ideas. They're *incredibly* popular, v hydrating (hello, castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin), and give just a touch of sheer tint to puckers.

The lip balm in the flavor "birthday cake"

Promising review: "I love these balms! I have mint, mango, and now fig, and they are all delightful. The mango looks the best on me, but the fig is a nice way to bring a bit more color to my mouth, but still more subtle than lipstick. I use the mint constantly, especially under my mask to keep it feeling fresh. The fruit flavors are more like candy than the actual fruit, but I still really enjoy these products." —Katie.K

Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in nine formulas).

36. A Tony Moly skincare set featuring some serious fan favorites for upgrading their nightly routine for deceivingly little. All they have to do is follow the four steps, from cleansing to moisturizing, to achieve literally ✨glowing✨ skin.

The skincare set in an included gift box

Here's what they'll get:

Peach Punch Sweet Foam Cleanser ($13 value)

Wonder Ceramide Mocchi Toner ($23 value)

I’m Green Tea Hydro-Burst Morning Mask ($15 value)

The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream ($24.50 value)

Promising review: "Exactly as pictured. I love Tonymoly products; I got to try their products for the first time from my monthly Ipsy bag and I loved it, so I bought this. I'm beyond happy with the size, scent, and results of the products. I highly recommend buying this, it’s worth it especially for the price." —Jodi P

Get it from Amazon for $25.

37. *The* Dyson hair dryer that'll undoubtedly be their favorite gift after eyeing it for so long. It comes at a high price, but has already proven to be worth the splurge (at least according to hundreds of happy reviewers). Not only is it engineered to protect their hair from damage, but dries even thick manes quickly and easily. AND it'll promote extra shine, leaving them with slo-mo worthy, shiny locks in no time.

The hair dryer

It comes with three magnetic attachments: a styling concentrator that creates a high-velocity blade of air for easy styling, a smoothing nozzle to evenly dry hair with a sleek finish, and a diffuser with curls in mind to reduce frizz and define ringlets.

Promising review: "This is worth the high price! I have long, very thick hair that I've always struggled to style on my own. I saw a demonstration in a London department store and knew I needed this. My favorite qualities are how FAST this dries my hair. And how SMOOTH it makes my hair. I have naturally wavy hair that I've straightened with GHDs since 2001. With this dryer, it's the first time I've been happy with my natural waves. I attribute this to the fact that this dryer seems to work out all the frizzy-ness in the drying process. Love this and would buy again!" —LillacSkies

Get it from Sephora for $399 (available in three colors).

38. A set of double-sided wing stamp eyeliners (one for each eye!) so you can help your loved ones crack the most coveted code: how to make a perfect cat-eye without any actual skills.,

This miracle-worker has two sides: one is a triangle-shaped tip to create the perfect winged tip, while the other effortlessly glides to complete the look. It's even available in three sizes so you can choose the thickness of your wings!

Promising review: "Let me start by saying this isn't my first cat-eye rodeo. I've tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! So when I saw this I thought, meh, why not give it a shot. Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out....but to my surprise it was perfect. I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT-EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean, crisp line." —LadyMeow

Get a set of two (one for each eye) from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three sizes).

To learn more, check out "Hundreds Of People Swear By This Eyeliner Stamp For The Perfect Cat Eye."

39. A Birchbox+BuzzFeed Splurge-Worthy Beauty Box, because they deserve to enjoy the ultimate treat-yourself routine — this'll make it much more affordable (for everyone involved) to try out luxury products for ~high-end~ results. Their hair *and* skin will look and feel top-notch, and if they love 'em, they can later invest in the full size.

The beauty box and its included products

And! Enter our exclusive discount code BUZZFEED at checkout for an extra $10 off!

They'll get nine amazing products (that are usually much more expensive when bought individually!):

Travel-size Smashbox foundation primer ($15 retail)

Full-size First Aid Beauty hydrating mask ($32 retail)

Full-size Saturday Skin whipped moisturizer ($57 retail)

Travel-size Glamsquad finishing spray ($12 retail)

Full-size Kevyn Aucoin eyeliner ($35 retail)

Full-size Bumble and Bumble oil primer ($28 retail)

Travel-size Amika hair mask ($12 retail)

Glamglow Bubblesheet mask ($9 retail)

CoulourPop matte lipstick ($6 retail)

Get it from Birchbox for $62 ($200+ value).

To learn more, check out "The BuzzFeed X Birchbox Splurge-Worthy Beauty Box Is Here, And You Might Have To Have It."

40. A double-sided Revlon liquid eyeshadow for helping them wave their ~wands~ to deliver whatever they're in the mood for: a swipe of fun sparkle or a pigmented cream shadow. Will they consider this more important than the rest of their outfit? Of course.,

Promising review: "I ordered this after seeing one of my favorite Youtubers using it in a tutorial and seeing how pretty it looked on her. I have to say, I'm so happy I ordered it. I've never been a fan of cream shadows because they can be tough to work with and are often a creasy mess, but this one is not that way. It is easy to apply and the cream shadow dries down completely and doesn't crease or feel heavy on the lid. Also, I've never had any fall out from the glitter throughout the day. Once it dries down, the glitter stays in place. I'm very happy with my purchase and plan to order several more in different shades." —K Nichole

Get it from Amazon for $6+ (available in 10 shades).

41. A ColourPop lipstick kit in two lovely shades — a shimmery midtone pink, and a peony pink. Is this an easy gift? Yes. Is it still a must-have for anyone with a penchant for painted lips (even if it ruins their mask)? Absolutely.

The two lipglosses

Get a set of two from ColourPop for $15.

42. A Marvis toothpaste set that'll upgrade their oral heath game with mint and cinnamon flavors *and* brighten their smiles — which they'll always do when thinking of you now.

The three toothpastes with a decorative silver gift box

They'll get three travel-sized toothpastes: cinnamon, mint, and whitening.

Promising review: "I was skeptical of buying toothpaste that is this expensive. After all, it's just toothpaste, right? This is the best toothpaste I have ever tried and I will be ordering full-size tubes of strong mint and cinnamon." —P M

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $15.

43. An Ilia Beauty multi-use cream that'll help them apply the *perfect* amount of color to their complexion, whether they'd like to use it as a gloss or blush (or both!). Basically it's extremely hard to go over-the-top with this — but very easy to get creative.

Ilia Beauty

Promising review: "Can’t get enough of this color! Its terra-cotta color to be exact looks amazing on my medium skin tone and on top of it’s nontoxic. I wear this on my lips I need only a tiny bit on my cheeks." —Vajiha Q.

Get it from Ilia Beauty for $32 (available in five shades).

44. A Revlon one-step hair dryer and styler so you can bring pro-like blowouts right to their ~fingertips~ by creating sleek, frizz-free 'dos in half the time. How? Flexible tangle-free bristles smooth and style their hair as they brush, while negative ions condition and reduce static as they dry. The result: an easy peasy, perfect mane.

BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer's before-and-after of her 4C curls on the left and her hair blown out on the right
Essence Gant / BuzzFeed

It has two heat settings, plus a cool setting so you can customize it to your hair type.

Promising review: "I'm a stylist of nine years, and I've straightened many heads in my lifetime. I NEEDED THIS NINE YEARS AGO! OMG, I use it prior to performing full blowouts on clients and it helps tremendously, especially for finicky children and teens. It's great for all hair textures." —Vett Garcia

Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in two colors).

To learn more about why the above BuzzFeeder swears by this, check out "Here's The Life-Changing Blow Dryer Every Black Girl With Natural Hair Needs."

45. A Clinique customer-favorite skincare set, because this'll prove most useful for anyone looking to improve their beauty routine. Now they can start with a best-selling makeup remover that works even on waterproof mascara, a facial scrub that both moisturizes and smooths, and a beloved moisturizer that can lock in moisture for up to ~72~ hours. Win, win, and win.

The skincare kit with included green and red gift box

Let's break down what they'll get:

Jumbo Take The Day Off Makeup Remover ($27 retail)

Jumbo Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator ($70 retail)

Jumbo 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse Off Formula ($23 value)

Promising review: "This is a great deal, it's three of the best products in one package. The price is amazing." —Parva

Get it from Clinique for $78.

46. An Aquis hair towel for helping them start the day with frizz-free tresses, even if they're always sleeping in. It cuts drying time *in half* and is much gentler than traditional cotton towels, aka you'll give them a way to protect their hair from breaking and to keep hitting that snooze button.

Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed, Aquis

Promising review: "I bought my first Aquis microfiber towels decades ago for a trip to the Galapagos. I actually still have my two original towels but have since added to the collection. They remain as good today as they were back then, and I don’t wrap my wet hair up in anything but! My hair is less tangled and dries faster when I wrap it in my Aquis towel straight from the shower. The added bonus is that while it is wrapped, I can easily do makeup without stray hairs ending up in the mascara brush. Love my Aquis towels!" —Loves to Travel

Get it from Amazon for $20.49+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "This Miracle Hair Towel Actually Cuts My Hair Drying Time In Half."

47. A rose gold curling wand that'll be the last hair tool they'll ever need to achieve effortless waves. Reviewers say it actually *is* super easy to use (even if you're a rookie), and smooths frizzy hair thanks to its clever titanium barrel.

The gold hair curling wand

Promising review: "I have not gotten my hair to curl all my life! Well, when I tried curling it, anyways. This wand is amazing! I was able to achieve that messy look I’ve always been wanting. I love it so much." —Hailee

Get it from FoxyBae for $149.

Happy holidays, fellow beauty elves!


The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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