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The Gift of Beauty: 2023 Holiday Shopping Guide

The Gift of Beauty: 2023 Holiday Shopping Guide
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Finding the perfect gift for a loved one can be difficult. With thousands of products to choose from, shopping for the holidays can seem overwhelming. We have curated a holiday gift guide to help give you some inspiration. Our holiday gift guide contains an collection of the best beauty products SkinStore has to offer. From skin care to makeup - you're sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

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The Art of Gifting Beauty

A beauty gift is one of the most thoughtful presents you can give. The right product can help to instantly boost someone’s confidence and allow them to find their next beauty must-have. With extravagant, ready-to-gift packaging and stellar savings on offer, it is no wonder why these types of gifts are so popular.

2023 has been a creative year for trends, with social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram providing us with endless beauty inspiration. The signature grunge glamour of the 90s and the fun Y2K aesthetic offered a sense of nostalgia, while the strawberry trend invited color into our makeup routines. The ‘Clean Girl’ look was inescapable; this placed the focus on minimal makeup and a skincare-heavy routine that allowed your natural features to shine.

With brands eager to keep up with consumer demand, there is a wide variety of trend-focused holiday gift sets on offer that invite us to experiment with our everyday beauty routine.

Gift Ideas for Her

NEST New York Holiday Classic Candle and Diffuser Set

The NEST New York Holiday Scent is a bestseller, infusing the abode with notes of pomegranate, mandarin orange, cloves, cinnamon and pine. Finished with vanilla and amber, the set uplifts the senses with every use.

VIRTUE Celebrate Hair Repair Full Pro Size Duo (Worth $168.00)

Create party-ready hair with this two-piece set from Virtue. The collection utilizes pioneering protein Alpha Keratin 60ku® to help add visible volume, thickness, bounce and strength, all while delivering a boost of hydration.

GRANDE Cosmetics Five Star Favorites Set

Mimicking the effects of in-salon treatments, this five-piece set from GRANDE Cosmetics works over time to transform the appearance of your brows, lashes and lips. Each formula is designed to nourish and visibly improve volume for bold results.

The Gift of Pro-Collagen Icons (Worth $178)

Starring the iconic Cleansing Balm and Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, this luxurious collection provides a sense of comfort to sensitive-feeling skin.

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Gift Ideas for Him

iS Clinical The Essentials Vitamin C Trio - $99 Value

The iS Clinical Vitamin C Trio not only protects the skin against environmental aggressors, but also encourages a smooth, radiant look. The trio of serums arrive in miniature sizes, perfect for on-the-go use and first-time buyers.

ESPA Gents Essentials

Housed in a deluxe wash bag, this set offers a four-step regimen that helps to care for the skin from top to toe, featuring a shampoo, face wash, shower gel and a moisturizer. After use, skin feels clean and refreshed.

Exuviance Smooth, Brighten & Tighten Heroes Set

Transform the appearance of lackluster skin with this three-piece set from Exuviance. The trio works in harmony to decongest the pores and purify the skin of impurities and dead surface cells, encouraging visibly clarified results.

Sunday Riley Win-Win (Good Genes) (Worth $128)

A favorite among Sunday Riley enthusiasts, the Good Genes treatment works to minimize the look of fine lines and pigmentation. The cult-favorite serum arrives in two different sizes, allowing you to stock up on the formula and take it on your travels.

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Unisex and Gender-Neutral Options

Olaplex No.3 Holiday Ornament Hair Perfector 50ml

The iconic Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector™ is dressed up for the holidays in a giftable ornament packaging.

Sunday Riley Morning Buzz (CEO Collection) (Worth $150)

Give the gift of glowing skin with Sunday Riley’s Morning Buzz set. Suitable for all genders, the trio utilizes the brightening properties of vitamin C to refresh the complexion, while delivering a firming and balancing effect.

Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Light It up Set (Worth $598.00)

A powerful collection featuring the brand’s iconic SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro mask, formulated to target visible signs of skin aging and production of collagen. The set offers professional light therapy from the comfort of your home to diminish the look of dark spots, fine lines and uneven texture, perfect for mature skin types.

Classic EGF Trio (Worth $328)

Gift this luxurious skincare set featuring the best sellers from BIOEFFECT, the EGF Serum, EGF Eye Serum and an additional refill for the EGF Eye Serum.

Budget-Friendly Options

NEOM Cosy Nights 1 Wick Candle 185g

The Cosy Nights Candle by NEOM perfectly encapsulates a cold, winter’s night spent snuggling in front of a fireplace. Sandalwood, nutmeg and frankincense envelop the living space in a fragrance perfect for the festive season.

Peter Thomas Roth Hello, Fly Eyes! Hydra-Gel Eye Patch Travel Pack (Worth $24)

Indulge in a spa-like treatment with this collection of masks from Peter Thomas Roth. Specifically made for the delicate eye area, the masks work to moisturize, de-puff and improve the look of skin elasticity.

Slip Scrunchie Ornament – Mayfair

Presented in a stylish blue colorway, the Mayfair Scrunchie collection adds a playful touch of color to your everyday look. The decorative ornament is ideal for filling a stocking or adding to your beloved Christmas tree.

Pai Double Cleanse Duo (Worth $53)

This two-piece set delivers a skin detox with two purifying products. Opening to reveal a cleansing oil and a foaming face wash, the duo work in harmony to remove all traces of the day, seeking to leave skin feeling invigorated.

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Beauty Gift Sets

The SkinStore Holiday Edit - $522.00 Value

The ultimate gift for a beauty enthusiast. This treasure set of products unites a range of cosmetic, skincare and haircare essentials that will help you feel and look your very best.

Makeup Revolution 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar

Elevate your makeup skills to the next level with Revolution’s advent calendar. One beauty treat awaits behind each door, ranging from pigmented lip liners and lipsticks to cream eyeshadows and brushes.

NuFACE Trinity+ Smart Advanced Facial Toning Routine Set (Worth $588.00)

Powered by microcurrent technology, this routine set sends low-voltage electricity to the facial muscles to tone and sculpt the skin’s appearance. The collection comes equipped with two gel activators to ensure optimal efficacy.

Peter Thomas Roth Hello Mask Obsession! 4-Piece Kit (Worth $167)

Four of the brand’s most iconic masks come together to care for the skin. Delivering nourishing, exfoliating and anti-aging benefits, the set is the perfect self-care gift.

Shop more holiday beauty gift sets at SkinStore here.

No matter who you are shopping for or what your budget may be, gifting should be a fun and easy experience. So, why not kickstart you’re shopping and express your love with SkinStore’s full collection of holiday presents.

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