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30 Beauty Gifts for Every Type of Friend In Your Life

Warning: you'll want to keep most of these for yourself.

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Design By Morgan McMullen

We do a whole lot for our friends: literally bend over backwards to catch their best angles, stay on the phone forever for girl talk, embarrass ourselves playing wing woman, the list goes on. Every holiday season, we're also tasked with gifting our friends thoughtful things, which can be really hard, especially if they've been your friend for a really long time.

Look no further, though, because I've rounded up the best new beauty gifts for every type of friend in your life. Literally *every type*, That one extra friend, frugal friend, makeup-loving, or fragrance-obsessed friend, she's covered. Ahead are 30 gifts you'll probably want to keep for yourself, but should definitely treat your girls to.

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This DIY Manicure Kit
The Studio Box
Olive & June oliveandjune.com
$50.00

Save your girl a trip to the salon and encourage her to indulge in some self-care with this ultimate DIY manicure kit that'll make her feel so profesh in the comfort of her own home. My favorite part: This brilliantly crafted box that allows you to use your phone as a prop for whatever your heart desires. 

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These Full-Size Mascaras
1 For You, 2 For Me Mascara Set
Tarte ulta.com
$35.00

Lashes deserve all the love in the world, no? Supply your bestie with three-month's worth of full-size mascaras and she'll love you forever (not that she doesn't already, but she'll definitely love you a lil' more). 

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These Sparkly Shadows
Stars Aligned Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set
Stila ulta.com
$12.00

Sometimes, our girlfriends need a pick-me-up after a rough day, and these sparkly liquid eyeshadows will make her shine bright like a diamond. These champagne and silver shades will serve as the best reminder: you're a star! 

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This Cute Brush
Wet Brush Frozen II Detangler
Wet Brush ulta.com
$14.99

Everyone needs a Wet Brush in their life to make detangling a breeze. Your friend really needs this Frozen-themed brush because it's cheeky and too cute not to smile at. 

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This Futuristic Compact Mirror
The Mila
Fancii fancii.com
$47.00

Fact: a good friend knows how crucial good lighting is. This compact, LED-lit, magnified glass mirror will win you Friend of the Year. To top it off, the lighting adjusts from dim to bright.  

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This Dry Styling Set
Dry Styling Set
ORIBE nordstrom.com
$75.00

Everyone appreciates a helping hand during bad hair days. The hype around Oribe's dry shampoo is real, okay, so you should spread the love to your friend with this dry styling set that'll come through when she really needs it. 

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This Do-It-All Palette
PÜR Crystal Clear Ultimate Blockbuster Palette
PÜR ulta.com
$38.00

Treat your makeup-obsessed friend to a palette that'll feel like her playground. From neutral and vivid shades to matte and shimmer textures, this palette truly has it all.  

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This Adorable Lipstick Set
Mini Amuse Bouche Supercharged Lipstick Set
Bite Beauty sephora.com
$10.50

Not only are these baby lipsticks adorable and named after the most appetizing holiday treats, the colors are actually gorgeous. This insanely cheap gift will allow your friend to try before she buys the full-size shade she likes the best. 

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A Luxurious Flat Iron
Platinum and Rose Gold Gift Set
ghd ghdhair.com
$249.00

We all have that one friend who's addicted to straight hair. Equipped with high-powered technology, a rose gold finish fit for a queen, and a chic leather case, this will definitely be the flat-iron of her boujee dreams. 

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This Stress-Relieving Gift
Dosist Dose Dial
calm dosist.com
$30.00

In a perfect world, we'd be able to call our friends and vent at any given time. The way life is set up, sometimes you just need something right away to calm the jitters. This dose-controlled cannabis dissolves and instantly zens you out. 

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This Baby Gloss Bomb Gift Set
Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set
FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna sephora.com
$42.00

Your Rihanna-obsessed friend will fan-girl tf out of these baby gloss bombs. Why? Well, because Fenty Beauty is a direct reflection of RiRi and everyone wants to look like the ultimate bad gal. 

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These On-The-Go Stylers
Bon Voyage Travel Kit
Glamsquad glamsquad.com
$26.00

Unless your friend is Kim Kardashian, a stylist isn't always at her service. It's why she needs this convenient set of on-the-go stylers to keep her hair on-point at all times. She'll thank you later. 

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These Silk Scrunchies
pure silk skinny scrunchies Holiday Bauble
slip dermstore.com
$25.00

A practical gift, like pure silk skinny scrunchies, is enough to make anyone with hair on their heads happy as hell.

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This Brow Starter Kit
Jetsetter Brow Kit
Arches & Halos target.com
$29.99

The gift of good brows is always a good idea. This brow starter kit is equipped with everything your brows could ever need to live their best lives. 

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This Thoughtful Shaving Set
Holiday Shave Gift Set
Flamingo shopflamingo.com
$16.00

There's no doubt your friend will love a fancy razor and shaving cream to make her shower experience that much more enjoyable. Plus, there's a nice lotion in this set made with willow bark to provide soft exfoliation and long-lasting hydration post-shave. 

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Too Faced Christmas Party Essentials
Too Faced ulta.com
$26.00

We all want our friends to have good sex. But a mascara dubbed "Better Than Sex" sounds like a damn dream. This is one of those no-brainer gifts that'd make any beauty lover happy.

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This Fancy Floral Fragrance
Miss Dior Eau de Parfum Gift Set
Dior macys.com
$107.00

Gifting your girl a designer fragrance is like gifting her a designer bag, but on a smaller and more budget-friendly scale. Made with roses picked straight from the fields of Grasse, this fancy floral scent is opulence in a bottle. 

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This Festive Candle Set
Flora Fortune, Pine Protector, and Amber Bliss Candle Set
Diptyque nordstrom.com
$114.00

Encourage your friend to burn the stress of the day away with these luxurious candles. Known to deliver the most delicious-smelling scents, these decked out candles are a top-tier gift. 

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This Dynamic Duo
Eau de Parfum Premium Gift Set
Acqua di Parma bloomingdales.com
$319.00

Here's another iconic fragrance to add to your friends' collection. Made with top notes of bergamot, cedarwood, musk, and more this intoxicating scent will put an extra pep in anyone's step. Plus, I'm speaking from experience, this shower gel will transform a shower experience from regular to incredibly lavish. 

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This Clean Beauty Starter Kit
Discover Clean Makeup Set
ILIA sephora.com
$38.00

Spoil your clean beauty-obsessed friend with this travel-friendly bag of color cosmetics that will actually show up and show out on her face. It's hard to get "clean" makeup right, but Ilia uses thoughtful formulations that'll make you wish you made the switch to an all-natural makeup routine sooner. 

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This Alluring Scent
Kalan Eau de Parfum
PARFUMS DE MARLY nordstrom.com
$205.00

This is a fragrance fit for your badass friend who likes to own the room. The blend of black pepper, spices, blood orange, lavender, demands attention. So, you should gift it to your single friend who's on a mission to meet a man.

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This Glass Glow Lip Collection
Jewel Pop Glass Glow Mini Lip Collection
Kevyn Aucoin sephora.com
$25.00

True makeup lovers are aware of how legendary Kevyn Aucoin's products are. Not one but four shine-blinding lip glosses is like asking for a single scoop of ice cream but getting two: a blessing. 

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This Pillow Talk Set
The Gift of Pillow Talk Lips
Charlotte Tilbury net-a-porter.com
$35.00

Every celebrity and their mama talks about the iconic Pillow Talk shade created by the inimitable Charlotte Tilbury. Let your friend experience the magic with this lipstick set. 

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This Gorgeous Face Palette
Le Monochromatique Face Color Mini Palette
Lancôme nordstrom.com
$28.90

When it comes to fire holiday drops, Lancôme never dissapoints. Gift your friend this glistening, cream-to-powder palette, which is meant to glam up every area of the face and makes blending a breeze. 

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This *Extra* Fragrance
Extra Concentrated Eau de Parfum
Eau de Juice ulta.com
$55.00

You know that one girlfriend of yours who likes to go out all night? She needs this *extra* fragrance that will match her party girl ways. Packed with apple, champagne accord, praline, white patchouli, and golden amber, this was designed especially for your over-the-top friend.

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This Best Brows Ever Set
Best Brows Ever Set
Anastasia Beverly Hills nordstrom.com
$25.50

The Queen of Brows is here to bless your friend with a life-saving kit for the best-kept brows, like ever. Warning: Anastasia Beverly Hills products are addictive.  

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This Winter Nails Set
Mini Nail Polish Holiday Set
Essie macys.com
$12.99

It's not like your friend needs any more nail polishes, but four more won't hurt, right? Especially these winter hues that feel so festive and fun. 

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This Argan Oil-Infused Collection
Beauty Vault
Moroccanoil sephora.com
$45.00

Winter is here, which means staying moisturized isn't an option anymore—it's a priority.  Only bad friends allow their friends to be ashy. This argan oil-infused collection of the brand's bestsellers is the secret to staying hydrated. 

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This Limited Edition Lip and Fragrance Set
F*king Fabulous Eau de Parfum & Lip Color Set
Tom Ford nordstrom.com
$208.00

Does gifting your girlfriend Tom Ford need any explanation at all? It's Tom Ford. It's f***ing fabulous. Period. 

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This Edge Slayer
Edge Styler
Baby Tress babytress.com
$15.00

If you have a curly-haired friend, she'll thank you later for this edge slayer. Using soft boar bristles, this styler will lay and smooth down frizzy edges. They're lifesavers and you'll probably be tempted to keep it for yourself.

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