Our editors have spent hours finding the best beauty gift ideas to stock up on ahead of Christmas this year. So, no matter what your budget or who the recipient is, there’s something to impress anyone and everyone.
This round-up of the best Christmas beauty gift ideas has it all. Helping us all get in the festive spirit this festive gift mood board is just as exciting if you are adding to your own Christmas list or buying for a loved one. Whether it's Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law, a moody teenager or a fussy sister, this selection of the best beauty gift ideas has every family member covered and is guaranteed to spread the Christmas cheer.
We've done all the hard work for you, personally selecting and curating this list of the most beautiful, trendy, and glamorous Christmas beauty gifts so you don’t have to. So, stock up on everything from makeup to the best Jo Malone fragrances with these irresistible gift offerings, blare the Mariah Carey, and get ready for the big day with this must-have selection of the best beauty gifts for this festive season.
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Beauty gifts under £25
A lot of beauty products come in at under £25, but not all stocking-stuffers are made equal. Our beauty team has tested and approved all these little luxuries, so they're coming to you woman&home approved.
RRP: From £10
Who wouldn't love a gift card for Treatwell? The beauty booking platform that gives your lucky giftee the option to arrange any treatment they fancy, from nails to luxe facials and massages at thousands of salons. Cards start from £10 so it covers each and every budget option.
Ultra-nourishing and available in beautiful, limited-edition Christmas packaging, the L'Occitane Limited Edition Hand Cream Trio is the perfect stocking-filler for anyone who experiences skin trouble in the cold weather. The set features three gorgeous scents and a decorative box.
Featuring notes of rose, jasmine, and vetiver, Space NK's Parisian Gardens Hand Duo is brilliant value for money and super hydrating. It's one of those genuinely useful gifts that's sure to be used.
We're huge fans of Floral Street's scents, and this collection is the perfect way to try them all out. Our senior beauty editor gifted this to her friend before getting married, then surreptitiously found out her favourite before gifting her the full-sized bottle to wear for her big day. She told me it was her best wedding gift ever – personal, and a little bit sneaky. See – we told you we were good at this.
This adorable cracker contains two dry skin essentials made from tropical plant buttersa and aromatherapeutic essential oils. With a hand cream and a repairing foot balm, this would make a useful gift and delicious-smelling beauty treat all-in-one.
Let's be honest, beauty cases can get grubby pretty quickly, so just about everybody appreciates being given a shiny new one, particularly if it's as beautiful as this. It's also a clever buy – it opens out fully flat, so when you're travelling, you can open it up and see all your products – no digging around trying and failing to find your best mascara in a rush.
One of our favourite lines for glow-boosting, hydrating skincare, the Origins Ginzing cream reduces inflammation and is a brilliant morning gel cream to combat signs of fatigue. Anyone who could use a little boost to get going in the morning will love this.
The Biossance Radiantly Rose Duo features the Vitamin C Rose Oil and Rose Vegan Lip Balm - two of Biossance's top-sellers. At under £20, we think this is a perfect stocking-filler or secret Santa, and the set is perfect for travelling.
RRP: From £5
If you want to gift your loved one something practical that will save them money and give them a little treat at the same time, the Townhouse gift card will get them money off their next nail treatment.
It's super customisable so you can gift a particular service like a gel manicure or luxury pedicure, or a custom amount so that they can take some money off a treatment of their choice.
Beauty gifts under £50
Whether it's a luxury hand cream that will elevate their daily routine, or an elevated basic like a designer lipstick, we'd be delighted to find these beauty gifts under the tree.
When buying makeup as a present, we often focus the search around gift sets or huge palettes with innumerable options. But actually, one perfect piece might be far better received. Like this, a beautiful new jewel-toned liner from Victoria Beckham Beauty (a brand known for creating some of the best eyeliners in the 'biz). The texture is creamy and smudgeable but the pigment sets down and lasts incredibly well.
I'm a big fan of giving people beauty gifts that are a supersized version of something they might buy themselves. Case in point: this XXL version of the cult multitasking cream by makeup artist-founded brand Vieve. Whether your intended recipient has tried this before or not, they're guaranteed to love the dewy gleam it adds to the skin.
Would you ever spend this much on hand cream for yourself? Unlikely. But should you spend this much on hand cream for someone you love? Absolutely. This posh cream is one of the ultimate beauty gift ideas. It has a fresh herbal scent with a zingy citrus twist. Your loved ones will love using every last drop.
Founded by Idris and Sabrina Elba, the S’able Labs Essentials Discovery Kit includes the brand's Qasil Cleanser, Black Seed Toner and Baobab Moisturiser. The trio can be used by all skin types to strengthen your skin barrier and boost radiance.
If your giftee's perfume collection consists of the best flower fragrances, introduce her to the best solid perfumes. And Diptyque Do Son is the best of the best. This solid perfume will be her number-one beauty staple, with strong scents of orange blossom, tuberose, and jasmine. With the solid perfume's long-lasting formula and being half the cost, we love this version even more than the spray.
Get ready to glow into the festive season and beyond with this dreamy makeup gift set. A 12-time award winner for a reason, the Hydro Grip primer guarantees long-lasting and flawless makeup. The gift set contains a full-size Hydro Grip Primer, plus a mini Hydro Grip Refresh Setting Spray to ensure your makeup looks gorgeous from AM to PM.
One of our favourite beauty gift ideas for the main event, this is the ideal present for anyone who loves using silk hair wraps. Using the highest quality mulberry silk, these buttery soft hair bands are so gentle on hair and promise to prevent breakage and damage to your strands whilst you're wearing them.
Mirror the glamour and glow of the holiday season with this 3-in-1 Limited Edition Luxe Cheek & Highlight Palette. Want to faux your glow? Then this is one of the best highlighters for doing so as it has three shimmery shades to choose from to keep you looking radiant for every occasion this festive season.
With ornament-like packaging, the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream will make an impressive Christmas beauty gift or stocking filler for the recipient who's big on skincare. This moisturiser is packed with hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E and a BioNymph Peptide complex to give you smooth, youthful and radiant skin.
Beauty gifts under £100
Spending £50 on beauty products can treat a loved one to the sort of indulgence they'd rarely spend on themselves. From luxury fragrance to deeply nourishing skincare essentials, these options are certified winners.
With contents worth over £200, The Showtime Beauty Kit gift set by Selfridges comes with a range of our failsafe favourite products such as the Pat McGrath Labs FetishEYES Longwear Liquid Eye Shadow and the REFY Gloss Highlighter.
Perfumes are always a good idea, especially when they look this luxe. While they can be an incredibly personal purchase, this warming, luxurious perfume is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It's one of the best floral fragrances we've tried in recent years, and the gold packaging gives it an extra luxe touch.
Gift a nourishing beauty set that will provide some much needed indulgence from InLight Beauty, including their award-winning chocolate face mask.
This Night Nourishers collection comes with a Chocolate Mask, Body Butter, Night Balm and Foot Balm and Floral Tonic Samples as well as a Organic Cotton Muslin Cloth for a deluxe pre-bedtime ritual.
Our beauty writer wears an eye mask to sleep every night, so considers herself a connoisseur. This, as she is concerned, is the Rolls Royce of the eye mask world. It's made of sumptuous, nicely padded, super-soft mulberry silk. It wraps around your head without digging in, and we really like that the wide band goes all the way around.
This Glossier trio was made for the giftee who isn't big on full-glam makeup looks but is fine with a few coats of the best drugstore mascara and a little blush for colour. This makeup set includes Glossier's beloved Boy Brow gel pomade, a pigmented liquid blush, and lengthening mascara.
This travel-approved luxury set is the ultimate gift for anyone who loves to travel. Featuring six advanced face and body formulas within a stunning travel bag, this collection includes everything you need to nourish your skin away from home. Containing some of the brand's best-selling products, this skincare set will impress anyone and everyone.
This hard-working set will keep all hair types healthy and happy thanks to the three best sellers from Olaplex being included. Pre-treat with a limited travel-size No.3 Hair Perfector™, the #1 Prestige Hair Strengthening Treatment, to repair damage and leave hair stronger. Then use the full-sized bestselling shampoo and conditioner for soft, shiny, visibly healthier hair.
Featuring everything from shimmering neutrals and matte pink tones, to pops of iridescent lilac and metallic purples, each lustrous shade is powerfully pigmented to last all night long. Pop this in your best friend's stocking this Christmas to help them get ready for all the festive nights out under the disco lights.
Bring the spa to their home with one of the best skincare fridges to keep their beauty products in tip-top shape. This aesthetically pleasing Koolatron mini fridge is the ultimate beauty gift, serving as a refrigerator for skin products and a mirror you can use while applying your skincare or makeup. And its Dimmable LED lighting makes this gift even better.
Luxury beauty gifts
Christmas is for spoiling the one you love, so if you're dealing with a total beauty-lover, we know they'd be ecstatic to unwrap any of these game-changing luxury products.