2014 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

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The holiday season makes me all warm and fuzzy inside for a variety of reasons, one of which is gift giving (OK, receiving is pretty nice too). Who doesn’t look forward to seeing the look on your friends’ and families’ faces when you’ve surprised them with the perfect gift? We’ve sifted through the best of the best to find the top beauty gifts this season, so whether you’re browsing for your own wish list or someone else’s, happy shopping!

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Stocking Stuffers
 
Ahava Mineral Botanic Ornament

 
Hang this adorable ornament—complete with a Mineral Body Lotion and Mineral Hand Cream—on your tree until it’s time to be delivered on Christmas morning. $12, ahavaus.com

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OPI Holiday Glam’s in the Bag
 
This handpicked nail lacquer duo including Bogotá Blackberry and Funny Bunny pairs perfectly with the season’s jewel-toned fashion trends. A bonus cosmetic bag completes the set for traveling ease. $17, macys.com
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The Body Shop Candy Kisses
 
Five fun and festive lip butters in super yummy flavors including strawberry, honeymania, coconut, shea butter and Satsuma (zesty citrus). $20, thebodyshop-usa.com
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Lush Holly Golightly Bubble Bar 
 
This ultimate bath accessory is formulated with a trio of holiday-scented oils including lime, patchouli and cinnamon leaf for a spicy, hot toddy effect in the tub. $11, lushusa.com
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Eve Lom Kiss Mix Star 
 
One of the brand’s best sellers, this ultramoisturizing lip treatment is housed in a sparkly gift box that is sure to be the star of any stocking. $22, evelom.com
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Vaseline Lip Therapy Crème Brûlée
 
Decked out in fine European crystals, this mini bejeweled lip savior features 100 percent pure, triple-purified Vaseline jelly in a decadent, dessert-like scent. $45, Fred Segal Las Vegas or shopkitson.com

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StriVectin Anti-Aging Lip Tint Duo

This multitasking lip savior kit features two Clinical Corrector Anti-Aging Lip Tints SPF 20 in Pink and Plum with a refreshing hint of mint. $29, strivectin.com
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Lancome La Vie Est Belle Night Out Duo

Two date night essentials—floral gourmand La Vie Est Belle rollerball perfume and Juicy Tubes lip gloss in Hallucination—that fit perfectly in your clutch for a sweet scent and shiny lips on the go. $26, sephora.com

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Skin
 
Jan Marini Skin Research Holiday Exfoliator in Sugar Cookie 
 
This clinical-strength skin resurfacer is a go-to gift for any skin-care junkie—its limited-edition formula smells like a yummy sugar cookie you can’t get enough of and it leaves skin feeling smooth and polished. $85, janmarini.com
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Moroccanoil Body Holiday Collection

Skin can get all of the ultra moisturizing benefits Moroccanoil has to offer with their Body Holiday Collection. This limited edition set includes the Moroccanoil Treatment, Body Soufflé and Hand Cream. $72, moroccanoil.com

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Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders Bonus Collection 
 
Ideal for post-holiday skin rejuvenation, these multitasking marvels—African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser, Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Sheer Transformation Perfecting Crème and Invigorating Night Treatment—work to brighten, resurface and hydrate your complexion. $70, sephora.com
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Caudalie Instant Radiance Set 
 
Get radiant, flawess skin and a supermodel-worthy glow with this brightening duo that includes Vinoperfect Radiance Serum and Beauty Elixir. $79, sephora.com
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Jurlique GLOW Purely Age-Defying Essentials 
 
A special gift set featuring Purely Age-Defying Firming and Tightening Serum, Ultra Firm and Lift Cream, and Eye Cream, which are formulated with high-performance, anti-aging botanicals to deliver a younger looking complexion. $138, jurlique.com
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Hair
 
Fekkai Strength Sensuelle Kit 
 
A tailor-made kit for those with damaged hair (cold, winter weather can wreak havoc on strands) featuring PrX Reparatives Shampoo and Conditioner and a travel-size Crème Vanillée Hair Fragrance Mist, plus a bonus travel pouch. $30, fekkai.com
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FHI Limited Edition Red Carpet Collection Ceramic Hairstyling Iron 
 
Available in multiple sizes to suit all hair types, this high-tech flat iron with Tourmaline-infused plates also comes with the brand’s Rapid Effects Accelerating Thermal Spray and a thermal mat—everything needed to get a perfect style. $180, fhiheat.com
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Amika Blow On The Go Set 
 
We are swooning over this ultimate hair kit, perfectly packaged in a stylish travel bag. A ton of goodies are inside including Power Cloud Force Dryer, Medium-sized Cork Brush, Balancing Shampoo, Hydrate Conditioner, Bombshell Blowout Spray and Perk Up Dry Shampoo. $142, loveamika.com
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Color
 
Perricone No Makeup Skincare Collection 
 
The brand’s first holiday set—a winner in our opinion—features travel-size minis of the popular No Makeup Skincare collection including Face Finishing Moisturizer, No Foundation Foundation Serum, No Blush Blush, No Mascara Mascara and No Lipstick Lipstick. $75, perriconemd.com
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Jane Iredale Smoke & Mirrors Smoky Eye Kit 
 
This limited-edition kit that any makeup maven will adore houses eight shades and a how-to guide to create your favorite smoky eye looks from understated to sophisticated. $50 janeiredale.com
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Tarte Kiss and Belle 
 
An eight-piece, curated collector’s set of the brand’s coveted LipSurgence lip tints, matte lip tints and lip glosses in limited-edition shades. Two we love: Dreamy (cool raspberry) and Innocent (warm nude). $34, sephora.com
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Smashbox On the Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set 
 
This decked-out collection of self-sharpening liners in rich jewel tones and lush neutral shades is every girl’s best friend and lets you create any look from bold and smoky to soft and shimmery. $39, smashbox.com
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Body
 
Philosophy Sparkling White Ginger Duo 
 
This deliciously scented body-care duo features Sparkling White Ginger Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath and Body Polishing Scrub, both of which will leave your skin feeling silky smooth from head to toe. $23, philosophy.com
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Soap & Glory All the Right Smoothes 
 
This curated trio of travel-sized body butters highlights the brand’s all-time best-selling body butter formulas including The Righteous Butter, Butter Yourself, and Sugar Crush. $15, sephora.com
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Whish Body Vanilla Spice Holiday Set 
 
Pamper your skin while savoring the delectable scents of the holiday season with this gift set featuring Vanilla Spice Body Wash, Sugar Scrub and Body Butter packaged in a reusable vinyl zip bag. $20, Nordstrom.com
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Fragrance
 
Best of Clean
 
Whether she’s just getting into fragrance or she’s been a fan of the brand for years, she will not be disappointed with this limited-edition trio of Clean’s most popular eau de parfums: Warm Cotton, Skin and Cool Cotton. $59, sephora.com
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Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler 
 
Six of Sephora’s most sought-after fragrances including Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Juicy Couture Viva La Fleur, Gucci Premiere, Tory Burch, Escada Joyful and Philosophy Loveswept make up this stylish scent sampler. And when a favorite is finally found, an enclosed certificate can be redeemed for a rollerball size. $24, sephora.com
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Atelier Miniature Discovery Collection 
 
An exclusive set of five of the brand’s top-selling pure perfumes (in mini bottles) including Orange Sanguine, Cédrat Enivrant, Vanille Insensée, Rose Anonyme and Vétiver Fatal—an ideal for gift for any fine fragrance lover. $50, sephora.com
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Spa
 
Bliss Be ‘Spa’-velous! 
 
We all know a friend or family member who never makes time for herself, but deserves to. Wow her with this spa kit full of Bliss favorites such as Foot Patrol, Hot Salt Scrub, 24-‘Heaven’ Body Balm and Multi-‘Face’-eted Face Mask Sachets. $45, sephora.com
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Laura Mercier Golden Honey Musk Duet 
 
Inspired by the artisanal sweet honey of local French merchants, this ultraindulgent duo features Honey Bath and Soufflé Body Crème, both of which are scented with the sheer floral aroma of Honey Musk de Provence. $50, lauramercier.com
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H2O Plus Glow & Glisten Sea Salt Spa Trio 
 
Take a break from holiday hoopla to pamper yourself with this skin-nourishing spa set that includes Sea Salt Body Wash, Sea Salt Skin Smoother and Sea Salt Hydrating Body Butter. $30, ulta.com
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Accessories
 
Bobbi Brown Beauty Case 
 
You can never truly have enough bags to store your beauty necessities, and trust us, you want this one in your collection. Crafted in croc-inspired material that oozes luxury, this case is both pretty and practical. $135, bobbibrowncosmetics.com
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Estée Lauder Shimmering Confetti Celebration Pressed Powder Compact 
 
A gift for the girl who has everything, this “look at me” compact features the brand’s beloved Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder, which is refillable for a gift that keeps on giving. $125, esteelauder.com
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Sonia Kashuk All That Jazz 10-Piece Brush Set 
 
Inspired by the art-deco buildings and golden-age history of Miami, this elegant assortment of makeup brushes will add a mega dose of glamour to your beauty routine.
 
Brushes included: a domed powder brush, flat top multipurpose brush, angled duo fiber multipurpose brush, foundation brush, eye shadow brush, blending brush, angled duo fiber crease brush, domed pencil brush, synthetic pointed eye liner brush and lash/brow groomer. $35, target.com
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Breakups to Makeup Signature Lipstick Makeup Clutch
 
We love this durable, all-purpose canvas bag that truly makes a statement. Use it as a makeup bag, gift it to your babysitter to hold her school supplies or even carry it as a clutch for a night out. $35, breakupstomakeupshop.com
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Home
 
La Mer Candle 
 
The brand’s first-ever candle—a refreshing floral scent—is inspired by the sea and finished in emerald glass. The luxurious aroma is calming and ideal for moments of post-holiday peace and quiet. $80, cremedelamer.com
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Demeter Holiday Classics 2014 Reed Diffuser Set 
 
This three-piece, limited-edition holiday diffuser oil set will instantly create a warm, inviting atmosphere in any space with scents of Gingerbread, Snow and Christmas Tree. $45, demeterfragrance.com
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Malin+Goetz Votive Set
 
Three of the brand’s best-selling candles—Dark Rum, Tobacco and Vetiver—are packaged together in votive size for a warm, sweet and spicy–scented mix. Burn them individually or together for a rich, aromatic experience. $40, malinandgoetz.com
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Men
 
Anthony The Perfect Shave Kit 
  
Give the men in your life the tools they need to get the perfect shave every time. We love this kit, which includes Glycolic Facial Cleanser, Shave Cream, Pre-Shave Oil and After Shave Balm. And, the brand donates a portion of the proceeds to support prostate cancer research. $65, anthony.com
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Jack Black Mr. Big Set
 
Stock his shower with these luxury-size grooming goodies—Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, Beard Lube Conditioning Shave and Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20—and he will surely swoon. $85, nordstrom.com
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J. Paul Anti-Aging Daily Defense Shave Kit 
 
Four of a man’s daily essentials—Glide Shave Cream, Travel Razors, Ice Aftershave and Daily Defense Cream—come housed in a chic leather dopp kit for easy, on-the-go grooming. $89, jpaulskincare.com

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