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    Dec. 5, 2019

    23 Of The Best Beauty Gifts To Spoil Your Friends And Family With

    The best products for your best pals!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This velvety NARS matte lip pencil that's enriched with vitamin E will give the wearer smooth, rich colour. And unlike other matte lip products, it won't dry out their lips!

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    Because it's in pencil form, it's about 1000 times easier to apply than traditional lipstick, so your gift recipient doesn't need to have an advanced degree in ~mAkEuP aRtiStRy~ to use it. It can even double as a lip liner! And with 15 colours to choose from, you're sure to find one that'll be the perfect fit for the makeup lover in your life. If you really want to bring this one home, grab them a NARS lip pencil sharpener, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.53+ (available in 15 colours).

    2. This Boscia chia seed moisture cream is a great gift for the skincare-obsessed person you know — they're guaranteed to appreciate this rich, plant-based cream that'll protect their skin from the harshness of winter weather.

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    Chia seed oil is the star of the show in this one: It protects the skin's top layer from losing moisture even in the driest conditions, revitalizes and reinvigorates skin, and keeps it glowing all season long. If you're looking for something a bit more lightweight, try the Boscia cactus water moisturizer instead!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $50.

    3. This cult-favourite Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade is a classic for a reason, and is sure to please any makeup enthusiast on your gift list. The high-pigment formula glides on like silk, dries down quickly, and stays put for hours.

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    And if that weren't enough, it's waterproof, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23 (available in 11 shades).

    4. The Foreo LUNA Mini 2 uses deep pulsations to clean below the skin's surface. And because it has eight varying intensities and three touch-point thicknesses, it's suitable for all skin types — which is super helpful if you had no idea there even WERE skin types.

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    It tackles everything from makeup removal, unclogging pores, and even light exfoliation, and all in a compact size, too! They'll be able to toss it in their gym bag for a post-workout refresh, or pop it in their carry-on for glowing skin regardless of how many timezones they cross. Or they can put it on their bathroom counter, and proudly display this excellent gift you gave them (but this isn't about you! ...Okay, maybe a little).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $125+ (available in six colours).

    5. Cult-favourite OPI Nail Envy nail strengthener will make any manicure addict SUPER happy. All that shellac is taking a toll on their nails! This strengthener has added calcium and protein (you know, the building blocks of strong nails) that'll turn their poor, overworked nails into beautiful, lethal claws.

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    Be sure to let the gift recipient know that it can be used as a standalone treatment, or as a base coat for their favourite nail colour (because the chances of them having naked nails EVER are slim to none).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.28 (available in four other formulations).

    6. This Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 will thrill anyone in your life who changes their hair colour every five minutes. It's like an at-home salon treatment, and will restore their hair health, repair damage, and protect their hair structure (you know, when they decide to go from hot pink to inky black next week).

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    Reviewers can't get enough — it saves platinum blonds, helps repair bad dye jobs (looking at you, box dye), and adds shine and lustre to dry, dead locks.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.20.

    7. This Celeb Luxury Viral Colourwash is a colour-depositing shampoo that keeps hair looking bright and fresh. If they dye their hair, it'll slow down colour fading and extend the life of their expensive trip to the hairdresser.

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    It's best on light-coloured or lightened hair — this might not be the best choice for raven-haired beauties.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.30+ (available in ten colours).

    8. This professional-grade CHI straightening iron is a thoughtful gift for the budding hairstylist (or just anyone who wants to have great hair). It has titanium-infused ceramic plates that'll create silky soft hairstyles on all types, so this is one gift that will definitely go over smoothly.

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    It even has a one-hour shut-off, so they'll rest easy knowing they won't accidentally burn the house down if they forget to turn it off before leaving the house.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $175.47.

    9. This Silk'n Infinity epilator is the tip-top of at-home beauty care. It's quick, safe, and totally pain free. It uses light pulses to disable hair growth right at the root, so no pulling, tugging, or *ouch* hot wax. It's the ideal gift for the wimpy waxer!

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    Reviewers swear by this little wonder's ability to decrease hair density and thickness, and say it works well on all hair types and colours, so you won't have to stress about this gift not working for them.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $360.

    10. This Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose facial oil absorbs quickly, and is infused with rose and algae extracts — no mineral oils, parabens, or sulphates here! Just a few drops leave skin looking and feeling soothed, replenished, and downright dewy. And it's suitable for all skin types, too!

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    It's dry oil texture won't leave skin looking or feeling greasy, either.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $103.

    11. This luxe ORIBE Gold Lust dry shampoo is a classy (but useful!) gift to give the style maven who's always on the go. It'll extend the life of their blowout, and save them time on between-meeting touch-ups.

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    A blend of translucent powders, bamboo and rice silks, lavender, and chamomile absorb instantly into the hair (so there's no annoying white residue) while moisturizing the scalp to prevent flakiness.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.

    12. This St. Tropez self-tanning mousse will give them the golden tan of their dreams all year round, without spending $$$ on a tropical vacation.

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    Make sure you tuck an applicator mitt into their stocking, too, so they don't end up with streaky colour!

    13. This Butter London nail polish is a beautiful on-trend white crème shade, without any formaldehyde, toluene, or other chemical crap. It's sure to please any eco-conscious fashionista, and keep their fingertips looking neat, clean, and fresh.

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    The carcinogen-free formula is enriched with calcium, vitamins A, E, C, and B5 to keep nails strong and healthy without using any yucky chemicals.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19 (available in 38 shades).

    14. This Dyson Airwrap styler set will thrill anyone who likes both tech and beauty. The set includes everything they'll need to achieve perfect hair looks quickly, easily, and without extreme heat. Thank you, science!

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    It's all encased in a beautiful storage box, so they'll be able to stay organized, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $829.

    15. This ultra-rich Grown Alchemist body cream is super hydrating and scented with essential oils of rosemary leaf and mandarin orange. It'll ensure they smell aaah-mazing, and have soft and supple skin all day long.

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    The handy travel size makes it an ideal companion for the person in your life who's always jetting off to exotic locations. Airplane air can be soooo dehydrating!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.

    16. This HAUS Laboratories Eye Armour kit that comes with undetectable wingtip stickers to take the stress out of stamping the liner on themselves (or just perfecting crisp, winged eyeliner in general!). It'll make a v. v. thoughtful gift for anyone looking to start their makeup journey, while also being versatile enough to satisfy the more avant-garde makeup artists in your life.

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    Each kit includes a waterproof, felt-tip eyeliner, and two sizes (five pairs each!) of undetectable wingtip stickers.

    Get the kit on Amazon Canada for $47.

    17. This Milk Makeup Matcha cleanser and toner set is an innovative and unusual gift to give the makeup guru who has literally everything. Both the cleanser and toner come in handy, twist-up solids that are small enough to fit in their already crowded makeup bag(s). Plus, they won't leak in a bag or be tossed out at the airport!

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    They're packed with antioxidant-rich matcha green tea, are completely paraben free, and totally vegan — good for you, good for your gift recipient, and good for the earth. That's a win-win-win!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $108.99.

    18. This Smith and Cult nail lacquer is a beautiful forest green and will give their nails a holiday revamp. It's glossy and long lasting, so they won't have to worry about doing nail touch-ups during that weird week between Christmas and New Year's when we lose all sense of time.

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    The formula is also free of any bad chemicals used in traditional nail polishes. It's less damaging on nails and more eco-friendly!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24 (available in 42 colours and two packs).

    19. This NEST Fragrance reed diffuser is a wonderful, burn-free alternative to the scented candle lover in your life. It will infuse their boudoir (or just their living room) with the scent of creamy Anjou pear and crisp apple, with underlying notes of lemon leaves and peony flowers. Sounds swanky, no? They'll think so, too.

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    You can also get a similarly-scented liquid-less diffuser, if your gift recipient is the *ahem* clumsy type.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $64.

    20. This light-as-a-feather DESIGN.Me hair dust is a texturizing and volumizing product that gives texture and lift for all hair types — which makes it a great fancy stocking stuffer for your cousin, sibling, or best friends!

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    Make sure you get one for yourself, too. Trust me.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.52.

    21. This incredible Blinc mascara forms tiny, waterproof tubes around individual lashes, and lasts all day long. It's perfect for the person who goes from morning Barre class, to meetings, to after work drinks.

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    It's smudge proof and clump proof too, for perfect flake-free lashes all day long.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.50.

    22. This John Masters Organics stimulating shampoo purifies the scalp, stimulates hair growth, and leaves hair looking and feeling its best. It'll make a wonderful treat for anyone who hates shopping for themselves — or just doesn't know where to begin with hair care.

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    It has six certified organic ingredients that'll easily remove build-up from dry shampoo, mousse, or other hair products.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.90.

    23. This Rocky Mountain Barber Company sandalwood beard comb will give the bearded friend in your life a snag-free, silky-smooth, luscious beard with just a swipe. The double-sided comb works great on long or short beards, so they'll be able to use it at different stages in their facial hair journey.

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    It also smells incredible, and infuses beard hair with the earth smell of sandalwood. Plus it comes with a hard shell carrying case so they can take it on the go.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    Everyone is gonna look fancy AF:

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