We can get (happily) lost in an Ulta Beauty store for hours, perusing the aisles with our phones in hand, making wish lists for all the latest launches. And during the holidays, the wish lists expand to include limited-edition kits and deals you can’t find any other time of year. These are 12 of Ulta’s best beauty gifts to snag this season.
Editor-approved Ulta Beauty holiday gifts
Our jaw dropped when we saw this set that skin-care dreams are made of. If you have a Tula devotee in your life, they’ll forever be grateful if you gift them this. In addition to 10 of the brand’s best-selling items, including eye patches, under eye brightener, cream, cleanser, vitamin C serum, primer, repair treatment, makeup removing balm, scrub and resurfacing toner, this set features a fully functioning skin-care mini fridge to keep all the products fresh.
We’ve yet to meet someone with long hair who would not be thrilled to receive a Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler. The holidays are the perfect time to splurge on someone you love, and there are few more exciting beauty gifts than this do-it-all tool, especially in the limited-edition Blue Blush colorway.
It seems we can’t walk a city street or swipe through Instagram stories without being influenced to purchase these gorgeous Gucci perfumes, and it’s working. This set includes Flora Gorgeous Gardenia, Flora Gorgeous Jasmine and Flora Gorgeous Magnolia in pen spray, which is perfect for the chic, on-the-go girls on your list.
This recently launched limited edition palette features five new Ambient Lighting shades to help you create your personal perfect light. The packaging, which comes in three designs, created by Katie Scott, is so striking it’s essentially also home decor.
PAT McGRATH makeup is good enough for Taylor Swift, so it’s bound to be worthwhile for anyone on your list. This fun, feminine new palette features a bronzer, blush and highlighter—for a radiant winter glow.
This LolaVie kit will be there for you throughout the winter when hair care woes plague your strands. If you haven’t tried Jennifer Aniston’s NewBeauty Award-winning hair care line, this is the perfect way to try the shampoo, conditioner, detangler and leave-in. If you already love LolaVie, this is a must-have for maintaining healthy hair when traveling.
PATTERN The Heat Bundle ($195)
The curly girl in your life will rejoice after unwrapping this set from Tracee Ellis Ross’s PATTERN. The set includes the brand’s beloved NewBeauty Award winning blow dryer with four attachments alongside the Holy Grail Leave-In Conditioner to keep hair healthy and hydrated when using hot tools.
Three lash-boosting, full-size mascaras and one liner for less than the price of two? I can’t think of anyone on my list who wouldn’t want this gift. Plus, they come individually packaged inside the box, so you can gift them separately as well (they’d make great stocking stuffers!).
Up first is cult-classic Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara, which volumizes, lengthens, curls and conditions—the brand says it’s “like a push-up bra for your lashes.” Next is the new-this-year Tartelette tubing mascara, which lengthens for days and won’t smudge or flake—it also comes off easily with just water. Last but not least is super volumizing Maneater, which has 16-hour wear and a custom-molded brush with more than 500 bristles to really define the lashes.
Six of Drunk Elephant’s best-sellers in mini sizes in an adorable neon bag? Yes please! Stock your carry-on with these daytime and nighttime essentials: In the morning, apply C-Firma Fresh vitamin C serum, Protini moisturizer and Umbra Sheer SPF, and before bed, wash it all off with Beste No. 9 cleanser, apply T.L.C. Framboos glycolic serum and top it all off with Virgin Marula Facial Oil.
This is one of my favorite scents from NEST ever, and that’s a huge statement because there are many I love. The fresh and unique aromatic blend of wild mint, eucalyptus, basil and Thai ginger sends my mind to a calmer, happier place every time I burn it, and I know whoever gets this as a gift will enjoy it too.
The pandemic forever changed our handwashing and sanitizing routines, and we can’t forget to replace lost moisture with a good hand cream. This trio includes the brand’s coveted formula in its most beloved scents—almond, shea butter and lavender—so you can keep your favorite for yourself and drop the others into stockings, or throw one into each of your own handbags. We won’t tell!