The Best Beauty Gifts to Give and Get This Holiday Season

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday Bag Set

Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:10 p.m. ET

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There was a time when girls all over the world were happy with a makeup caboodle and a hair scrunchie—that time is not now. These pretty palettes, skin care sets, and hair tools are on this year's list—trust us—we've checked it twice.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday Set

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday Bag Set

Let Marc Jacobs help you make your sister, friend, or mom a little more glam this season. His Showstopper collection includes Lash Lifter Gel Volume Mascara, Magic Marc'er Precision Pen Eyeliner, Honey EDP Mini Rollerball, plus limited-edition shades of Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl ('Kiss This'), and Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Shadow Palette ('The Star') in a patent leather bag. Everyone loves themselves some Marc!

Available at Sephora and for $89 (a $216 Value)

Chi Straight Iron Set

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Chi is known for having some of the best hair straighteners around and their new holiday sets include both a full-sized iron and a mini travel size in cute patterns like in black/white chevron, and pink and purple polka dots. Time to upgrade your basic black hot tool!

Available for $100 for a set of 2 at Target

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Drybar's Morning After Kit

Morning After Kit

Need a gift for your blowout-addicted bestie? Look no further than Drybar's Morning After Kit. This survival set comes with a shower cap and 'Detox Dry Shampoo' so she can make her gorge locks last throughout days of nonstop holiday parties.

Available for $35 at and

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Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar


ANY GIRL would be psyched to unwrap Benefit's Advent Calendar PACKED with 24 tiny beauty gems. In fact, the adult version may seriously beat out any kid's candy calendar. Just sayin'.

Available for $68 at

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Nicki Minaj Minajesty Eau de Parfum

Nicki Minaj Minajesty 30 mL bottle and carton 300 dpi

You better believe any true Nicki Minaj fan is going to have her new fragrance on their holiday wish list this year! "Minajesty" is a sultry, floral-meets-musky scent that comes in a doll bottle–can you say necessity?

Available for $50-60 at Macy's

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NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous Gift Set


NARS and famed fashion photographer Guy Bourdin have teamed up to release sexy, limited-edition makeup sets for the holidays and 'Promiscuous' is our favorite by far. The following pencil shades come in this blue lip bag: Cruella (Passionate Scarlet Red), Sex Machine (Innocent Pink Mauve), Dolce Vita (Dusty Rose), Never Say Never Mini (Pink Lilac), and New Lover (Gold Infused Strawberry Pink).

Available for $45 Starting November 1 at Sephora and

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Tarte Rare Gem Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler and Mascara

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Because curling your lashes with a non-bedazzled tool is so yesterday.

Available for $19 at

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Sephora Favorites Fragrance Sampler For Her

Sephora Favorites Fragrance Sampler For Her

Look no further than Sephora's ultimate fragrance sampler for that friend that LOVES perfume, but can tend to be super indecisive.

Available for $70 at Sephora and

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Redken Color Extend Trio Set


For the woman in your life that's ALWAYS in the salon—give the gift of color-preservation. She'll thank you—and so will her colorist.

Available for $40 at

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Too Faced Jingle All the Way Makeup Set

Jingle All the Way—Pink

Eleven lovely eye shadows, one pretty blush, one gorgeous bronzer, one limited-edition iPhone case (designed by Million Dollar Decorators' Mary McDonald no less), and a partridge in a pear tree! Okaaaaaay, maybe not the last one, but you get the point.

Available for $25 at Sephora and

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Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Look Kits

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If you know a gal that changes her mani as often as her outfits, Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Nail Look Kits are going to make her prettttty happy this holiday. We promise.

Available for $10 each at Target

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Citron, Honey & Coriander Luxury Collection

Citron, Honey & Coriander Luxury Collection—$75

Crabtree & Evelyn's Citron, Honey & Coriander Luxury Collection smells amazingly good. Like you'll be scraping the bottom of every last tube and jar good. The five-piece gift set includes: Citron Crème and Honey Lip Butter, Bath & Shower Gel, Hand Therapy, Body Soufflé, and a Body Bar. 'Tis the season to pamper yourself right?

Available for $75 starting November 4th at

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Justin Bieber Girlfriend Gift Set

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Justin Bieber's Girlfriend fragrance gift set is perfect for that teen (or adult) girl in your life that has pics of the Biebs everywhere.

Available for $30 at Target

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Alterna “Katie’s Favorites” Travel Set


Fact: Joey Potter has always has good hair. The face and co-owner of Alterna (AKA Katie Holmes) wants to make sure your locks look just as great this season with her hand-picked product faves: Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, Bamboo Smooth Kendi Pure Treatment Oil, and Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Dry Shampoo, which all come in travel-friendly sizes for the jet-set girl.

Available for $30 at, Ulta, and Fine Salons

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 12 Set

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Good news: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics' All-Star Lip Tars now come in a set of 12 minis for the holidays! Celebs and makeup artists alike are obsessed with these super-pigmented colors and this limited-edition collection includes all their best-selling shades. Scoooore!

Available for $58 at Sephora and

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Bliss 'You Butter Watch Out' Trio


Bliss' body butters have a cult following so do your friends a solid and make sure they're stocked in the moisturizer dept. this winter. The set comes with the following scents: grapefruit+aloe, lemon+sage, and blood orange+white pepper.

Available for $39 at Sephora and

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Chanel Holiday Collection


So, Chanel's holiday color collection is bound to win you a #GorgeAward at every festive soirée. Their Ombres Matelassees eyeshadow palette features matte and pearly beige and purple hues that blend impeccably together and their lipsticks are rich in color and non-drying. Did we mention the nail lacquer? It's red. Enough said.

Shadow Palette, $80; Lipstick, $34; Nail Color, $27; All Available at

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Kooba for AHAVA Limited-Edition Set

Kooba for AHAVA Gift Set

AHAVA’s three best-selling products can call this chic clutch home this holiday. Their Mineral Body Exfoliator (LADIES-this stuff is the BEST), Mineral Body Lotion and travel-sized Mineral Hand Cream fit inside a tan Kooba snakeskin bag that will double as your party purse.

Available for $45 at Nordstrom and

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Deborah Lippmann Starlight 6-Piece Mini Nail Lacquer Set


Twinkle, twinkle little we wonder all the ways we'll paint our nails this season...

Deborah Lippmann's Starlight 6-Piece Mini Nail Lacquer Set is Available for $49 at

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Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil

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Oribe's liquid gold hair oil is infused with jasmine, edelweiss flower, bergamot and argan extracts for shiny, super-luxe tresses. Sign us up.

Available for $48 at

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Dior Diorshow Backstage Hero Kit

Dior Backstage Hero Kit

Can't afford to give your lash-loving bestie a year's worth of extension appointments? Give her the next best thing—Dior's Diorshow Backstage Hero Kit. It includes Diorshow Mascara in Black, Diorshow Brow Styler, Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum & Primer, and Diorshow Iconic Overcurl aka everything she'll ever need to fake major falsies.

Available for $59 at Sephora and

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Supersmile Holiday Gift Set

985 Sonic Brush and Lg System

Supersmile's holiday gift set comes with everything you need (a Series II LS 45˚ Advanced Sonic Pulse Toothbrush, Professional Whitening Toothpaste + Accelerator) to make your sweet tooth (or teeth) whiter this season.

Available for $159 at at

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Selena Gomez for OPI Gift Sets

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Make sure every #ManicureMonday is amazing from now through New Year's! Selena Gomez inspired OPI's newest nail sets, which include a mini bottle of Gumdrops (a matte textured silver) and either Pretty in Plum (deep purple) or Scarlett (shimmery red-violet).

Available for $8 each at select CVS, Ulta, Kmart, Kroger, H-E-B, and Duane Reade locations.

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Fresh Sugar Cherry Charms


Fresh's best-selling tinted lip treatment now comes in a yummy sugar cherry flavor for the holidays! Along with this pout perfecter, their charms collection also contains the new Life Eau de Parfum Rollerball, and their Seaberry Restorative Body Cream to soothe extra-dry skin. Mom will thank ya for this one!

Available for $32 at Fresh and

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Fekkai & Jennifer Behr Hair Kit


THANK YOU Frédéric Fekkai and Jennifer Behr for teaming up. Not only do you get one of Behr's coveted bejeweled headbands in this limited-edition kit, but Fekkai's full-sized volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Did you mention all this will only set you back $30? 'Tis the season for amazing holiday hair!

Available for $30 at Target

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Nail stickers

Jamberry has the holiday nail competition beat with their huge variety of whimsical, winter-themed stickers.

Available for $15 at

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Mario Badescu’s Discovery Kit

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For any skincare aficionado (or newbie looking to explore one of best lines the market has to offer, consider Mario Badescu’s Discovery Kit. It includes his most valuable players: 1oz Drying Lotion, 2oz Enzyme Cleansing Gel, 2oz A.H.A. Botanical, Body Soap, 2oz Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, 1oz Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30, 1oz Special Hand Cream with Vitamin E; all in a super-cute tote!


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