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36 Beauty Gifts for Every Kind of Friend You Have

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

best beauty gifts

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're obsessed with makeup, skincare, and all things beauty, and you want to get them something they'll actually use. 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 extra friend, that frugal friend, those makeup-loving, or fragrance-obsessed friends—they're all covered. Ahead are gifts you'll probably want to keep for yourself, but should definitely treat your girls to.

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The Most Useful
Sugar Lip Moisturizing Trio
Fresh sephora.com

The winter months bring cold weather, harsh winds, and inevitably chapped lips. This trip of Fresh's cult lip balms means you never have to make the agonizing choice of which one to buy. Kissable lips are a swipe away!

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The Body Reset
Melrose Place Eau De Parfum & Body Crème Kit
OUAI sephora.com

For anyone who needs a full spa day, this kit is that experience in a convenient package. With both a delicious-smelling body cream and a fragrance, you'll be smelling sweet from head to toe.

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The Cult Favorite
Dewy Skin Duo

Give any beauty lover some coveted Tatcha goodies and they'll love you for life. This gift set contains three of the brand's most-loved products to get her through the season with perfect skin. 

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For The Fenty Fans
Two Lil Stunnas Mini Longwear Fluid Lip Color Duo
FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna sephora.com

When it comes to picking your favorite Fenty product, it's just impossible to choose. That's why this set, which features two of her iconic lipsticks, is the perfect gift for all the Fenty fans out there.  

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For Beauty Sleep
Silk Pillowcase
Slip sephora.com

A silk pillowcase is the Holy Grail of the beauty community. They lessen the chance of breaking out, they're super luxurious, and they make bedhead a thing of the past. Any beauty lover would love to be gifted one of these.

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The Selena Gomez Stan
Mini Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick Duo
Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez sephora.com

Everyone has been raving about Selena Gomez's new beauty launch this year. For anyone who's been biding their time before trying it, this gift allows you to try two of her famous lip soufflés for a significantly lower price.

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The Ultimate Holiday Candle
Sapin de Nuit Candle

Everyone loves receiving a lovely scented candle during the holidays, but this one is the only one you ever need to buy. diptyque's holiday collection is revered by all beauty lovers, and everyone you know would love to receive this as a gift.

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The Grande Upgrade
Lash Fix-It Kit
Grande Cosmetics ulta.com

The holiday season is the time for personal growth. But why not expand that to physical growth as well? These products help lashes and brows reach their full potential, with lengthening and thickening ingredients. New year, new brows. 

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The Everyday Cleanser
Abeille Royale Cleansing Oil
Guerlain bloomingdales.com

If cleansing is a chore for anyone in your life, introduce them to Guerlain's Cleansing Oil. This product not only removes makeup and pollution, but's also infused with ethically-harvested honey. 

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The Mani Duo
Shimmer Duo Succulent Garden & Velvetine Nail Polish
Cirque Colors nordstrom.com

A nice manicure really sets the mood for the holidays. Why not gift someone in your life this holographic, glittery polish duo? After all, can you ever really have too many nail polishes?

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The Golden Dryer
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer Copper Gift Edition
Dyson bedbathandbeyond.com

Anyone obsessed with haircare has had their eye on the Dyson blowdryer, but why not make this gift extra special with this limited edition gold version? The same amazing results, with a pretty holiday makeover. 

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For On the Go
Bon Voyage Travel Kit
Glamsquad glamsquad.com

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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Best Mirror
The Mila
Fancii amazon.com
$38.99 (13% off)

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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Best for Anyone
Kitten Bliss Eye & Lip Set
STILA nordstrom.com

There's a reason why the shade "Kitten" in Stila's range is so iconic. It looks good on everyone, on the lips, eyes, and face. This trio of products is Kitten-esque in the best possible way. 

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Best Compact
Ambient™ Lighting Face Palette
Hourglass sephora.com

For the makeup lover who can't choose which Hourglass product she loves best—now she doesn't have to choose. This stunning gold compact contains the brand's most-loved products, with blushes, a bronzer, and face powders for every finish.

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Best Manicure Kit
The Studio Box
Olive & June oliveandjune.com

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: The brilliantly crafted box that allows you to use your phone as a prop for whatever your heart desires. 

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For Stress Relief
Dosist Dose Dial
calm dosist.com

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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Best Dry Hairstyling Set
Dry Styling Set

Everyone appreciates a helping hand during bad hair days. The hype around Oribe's dry shampoo is real, 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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For Clean Makeup Fans
The Holiday Set
ILIA Beauty iliabeauty.com

For the clean-makeup lover in your life, get her this bag of goodies from ILIA. Every item in this kit is a winner, from their mascara, to their lip products. Looking gorgeous doesn't have to hurt the environment! 

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For New Year, New Hair
Besties Clean Hair Discovery Kit
Briogeo dermstore.com

Go in for a hair mask, a shampoo, or a conditioner? Why choose! With this kit from Briogeo, all your hair wishes can come true, with a selection of the brand's five bestselling products. 

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The Luxury Gift
Gucci Bloom Set
Gucci ulta.com

The scent junkie in your life would love to receive this fragrance, in the iconic Gucci gift box. With one full-size perfume to put on your vanity, and a mini to throw in your purse, you'll smell delicious wherever you go.

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Best Lipstick Duo
Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Duo
NARS sephora.com

NARS' Matte Lipstick Pencils have secured a cult status for a reason. The two shades in this set will give you the perfect rosy lip. 

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For Damaged Hair
Holiday Hair Fix Kit
Olaplex Space NK

Olaplex has a cult following for a good reason. Been dying to try out their product? This kit has all the fan favorites for a reduced price. Split ends are out for the Holiday season.

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Best Glow
GlowMotions Glow Oils
Sol de Janeiro dermstore.com

Is your friend missing her yearly tropical vacation? That doesn't mean she can't still get a glow. This oil gives the body a glistening sheen that will make you look like you just landed from Aruba, minus the sun damage.

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Best Brow Set
Arches & Halos Jetsetter Brow Kit
Arches & Halos target.com

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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Most Alluring Scent
Kalan Eau de Parfum
PARFUMS DE MARLY nordstrom.com

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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Best Luxury Eyeshadows
Divine Rose II Collection
25% OFF PURCHASES UNDER $150 | 30% OFF PURCHASES OF $150+ | patmcgrath.com

 Pat McGrath eyeshadow palettes perfectly encapsulate the gift-giving conundrum: They're luxe enough to make anyone happy, but you actually really want one for yourself. Not only are the shades in this palette absolutely stunning, but they're insanely effective, too.

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Best Lip and Perfume Set
F*king Fabulous Eau de Parfum & Lip Color Set
Tom Ford nordstrom.com

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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The Hair Saver
Edge Styler
Baby Tress babytress.com

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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The Frizz-Control Towel
Lisse Luxe Hair Turban
Aquis sephora.com

For anyone who battles frizz on a daily basis, this hair towel is your cure. It's softer than regular towels so hair breakage is minimal. Plus, it soaks up water post-shower so hair dries faster and more beautifully.

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