Gift Guide 2018: The Best Beauty Gifts of the Season

'Tis the season.

Caitlin M.
ByCaitlin M.

We know our Influensters are always on the hunt for the best products around, so that's why we've scoured your favorite beauty retailers to find the absolute best deals and holiday kits for the giving season. Whether you're shopping for that beauty lover in your life, or you're showering yourself with something pretty, we found the best beauty gifts to give—and receive. 

Check out the best beauty gifts of the holiday season. What will you be shopping for? Share your own wishlist in the comments below and don't forget to check out our Senior Editor, Caitlin's, dream wishlist too!


1. Laneige Dream and Glow Kit ($39 at, with 4% cash back)

laneige holiday
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Beauty sleep is real, Influensters! Laneige is making sure you have everything you need to treat your skin while you sleep. With the fan-favorite Water Sleeping Mask as well as the uber hydrating Water Bank Moisture Cream and pout-perfecting Lip Sleeping Mask, this kit is an absolute must for the skincare-loving napper.


2. e.l.f. Cosmetics, 50 Color Eye and Face Palette ($15 at


elf holiday palette
courtesy ELF

When it comes to getting bang for your buck, e.l.f. cosmetics always delivers, and this holiday season they're taken it to the next-level. For just $15, you get a 50-pan palette that runs the color gamut. But don't be fooled into thinking this is a strictly eye palette. In addition to the 40 eyeshadow shades, e.l.f.'s palette contains 5 blushes and 5 bronzers for all your holiday party looks. 


3. Fresh Facial on the Fly ($25 at, with 4% cash back)

fresh facial on the fly
courtesy FRESH

Jetsetters will swoon for Fresh's compact Facial on the Fly kit, which arms you with everything you need to give yourself a facial on the go. The three-piece kit contains the bestselling Soy Face Cleanser to help slough away dirt and makeup, the soothing Rose Face Mask to deliver instant hydration, and lastly, the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream for sustain moisture. Plus, the $25 price tag makes this a deal not to be missed.


4. IT Cosmetics Your Celebration Brush Set ($25 at, with 3% cash back)

It Cosmetics Your Celebration Brush Set
courtesy IT Cosmetics


What better time to stock up on glittery goods than the holidays? IT Cosmetics dropped a trio of brushes that are perfect for travel. With brushes for both your face and eyes, this is a great kit for the beauty newbie and pro alike. Not to mention glitter on glitter is always key.


5. Verb Ghosting Kit ($40 at

verb ghosting kit
courtesy Verb


This may be the only form of ghosting we approve of, Influensters. Hair lovers will adore this best-of-the-best kit from Verb. Here, you get three bestsellers that are essential for a good hair day. Score the Ghost Shampoo, Ghost Conditioner, and Ghost Oil in one handy, reusable bag. Suitable for all hair types and textures, this trio is a great way to add some extra shine this holiday season.


6.  Murad The Ultimate Glow-To's ($60 at, with 4% cash back)

murad  The Ultimate Glow-To's
courtesy murad


Perhaps you have a skincare wizard on your list. We'd venture to guess they'd adore the Ultimate Glow-To's kit from Murad. Although this quad of powerful products is valued at $111, you can shop this kit for only $60. And trust us, it's a potent pack! Consider it everything you need for a spa-worthy facial at home. There's the AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser for serious deep cleansing, the vitamin-rich Multi-Vitamin Infusion Oil, the skin-softening Nutrient-Charged Water Gel, and the daily skin savior, Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++.


7. Burt's Bees Must-Have Moisture Kit ($9.99 at, with 3% cash back)

burt's bees must have moisture kit
courtesy burt's bees


Shopping for stocking stuffers or the perfect present for your office gift exchange? Burt's Bees's trio of lip-loving balms is a fantastic option. This kit comes with the OG Beeswax Lip Balm, the invigorating Coconut & Pear Lip Balm, and the festive tinted Red Dahlia Tinted Lip Balm. Priced at $9.99, it comes in at a budget-friendly option.


8. Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette ($54 at, with 4% cash back)

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette
courtesy fenty beauty


We don't have to tell you the makeup lover in your life will want all things Fenty this holiday season. This fire-meets-ice festive palette is not for the feint of heart. Meet seven frosted versions of the fan-favorite Killawatt Foil Highlighters, all housed in one 'Grammable palette. Come to think of it, maybe you should keep this buy all to yourself.


9. First Aid Beauty Holiday Cheer Kit ($48 at, with 3% cash back)

first aid beauty holiday cheer kit
courtesy FAB


Winter is prime time for dry skin and sensitive skin to act up. Save skin with this do-it-all kit from First Aid Beauty. FAB comes in with an affordable option of sensitive skin must-haves. We're talking the superstar Ultra Repair Cream for face and body, the Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer for fighting flaky skin, the Facial Radiance Enzyme Peel for a deep exfoliation, the oh-so gentle Face Cleanser, and of course, the classic Ultra Repair Lip Therapy.


10. tarte cosmetics Sweet Escape ($49 at, with 4 % cash back)

tarte sweet escape palette
courtesy tarte



What's better than a quick getaway to the tropics for the holidays? Perhaps the deal on this special edition set from tarte! The Sweet Escape kit is less than $50 and includes 25 new Amazonian clay eyeshadow shades, four shades of blush, bronzer, and highlighter, a mini version of the classic Maneater Mascara, a mini Maneater eyeliner, and a Glide & Glow lippie. Plus, the sequin-clad vault it's housed in is absolutely the glitter packaging of your dreams.


11. Soap & Glory Mask Force 5 ($16 at, with 3% cash back)

Soap & Glory Mask Force 5
courtesy soap & glory


To mask or not to mask? Soap & Glory is making that a very simple question to answer with their Mask Force 5 kit. With a little bit of everything you need, this affordable kit is perfect for treating your special someone (or yourself) to some R&R. Here, you'll get the hydrating Speed Plump Super-Hydrating Miracle Moisture Mask, the detoxifying What a Peeling Peel-Off Mask, the pore perfecting Fab Pore Skin-Smoothing Pore-Refining Mask, the vibrant Bright + Beautiful Party Recovery Radiance-Boosting Mask, and the de-puffing Puffy Eye Attack Hydrogel Patches.


12. Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette ($65 at, with 4% cash back)

Huda Beauty Nude palette
courtesy HUDA Beauty


We're betting the latest from Huda Beauty is making a lot of wishlists this year! The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette contains 18 brand new shadows that range from everyday neutrals and basics to more vibrant and eye-catching shades. (We're talking warm berries to dusty coppers, and toned down taupes.) Plus, you get wearable and blendable mattes as well as shimmering duo chromes.

How many of these beauty buys would you add to your list? Share your picks below in the comments!

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Caitlin M.
Caitlin M.
Runner. Music lover. All things nachos. Follow me on Instagram: @caitlinsmiller
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