The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, and tis the season of fun and festive holiday shopping — and there’s no better way to get a head start on that show-stopping surprise for that special someone than to get your hands on the most wanted beauty and grooming gifts before they sell out!
And this season brings a gorgeous gathering of holiday must-haves, beauty bests, and limited sets ranging from complexion perfectors, skin-transforming treatments, most-wanted makeup palettes, got-to-give grooming essentials, and fine fragrances, all aimed to dazzle and delight, and to get her pretty and get him polished on the daily. What’s more, there’s no better way to show them how much you really care than with a personal beauty or grooming gift that will make them feel like a million bucks!
Scroll down below and check out the most wanted and wish-list worthy beauty and grooming gifts to gift your leading lady and much-loved man — and pamper them to perfection.
For the beauty lover and spa enthusiast
Peter Thomas Roth Mask-A-Holic Kit ($75, a $206 value) – prep yourself pretty or pamper your beauty-lover with this season’s standout set featuring a bevy of buzz-worthy and spa-quality skin-transforming masks. Peter Thomas Roth is a leading beauty brand that offers skincare and body care products packed with effective ingredients and powered by skin-novative technology to give real results. This holiday season, Peter Thomas Roth introduces the Mask-A-Holic Kit, the have-to-have and must-give set that’s guaranteed to bring gorgeous, glowing skin. The kit features five of Peter Thomas Roth’s most popular masks to detoxify, repair, hydrate, and polish skin. The Mask-A-Holic Kit contains:
- Cucumber Gel Extreme Detoxifying Hydrator Mask (1.7 fl. oz.)- this cooling and calming mask is packed with cucumber and botanical ingredients to soothe, hydrate, and detoxify dry, irritated, and sensitive skin
- Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask (1.7 fl. oz.)- – this age-defying mask contains cutting-edge plant biotechnology that replicates rose stem cells and renews and strengthens skin for a younger and radiant appearance
- Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (1.7 fl. oz.)- – this powerful and effective exfoliating treatment uses pumpkin enzymes and alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) to polish and reveal smooth and radiant skin
- Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask (1.7 fl. oz.)- – this purifying, decongesting, and hydrating mask contains nutrient- and antioxidant- rich Irish moor mud to deep clean and purify skin for a clear, fresh and nicely-nourished look
- 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask (1.7 fl. oz.)- – this luxurious and indulging mask features pure 24K gold, colloidal gold and caffeine to fight fines lines, reduce wrinkles and nourish skin, giving it a youthful boost and gorgeous glow
Peter Thomas Roth’s Mask-A-Holic Kit retails for $75 (a $206 value), and is available at peterthomasroth.com
For the makeup addict and color-chic
Urban Decay Vice 4 ($60)– treat yourself or spoil the makeup-lover in your life with this amazing limited edition set that has-it-all to glamourize the eyes for that gorgeous gaze and perfect party-ready look. Urban Decay’s Vice 4 features 20 gorgeous and never-before-seen eyeshadow shades along with a giant mirror and double-ended brush to complete the look — and all housed in a stunning and colorful case with its own chic and coordinating zippered bag. The Vice 4 palette is packed with mega-gorgeous and multi-dimensional shadows that are inspired by the darkly alluring hues of an oil slick — and fabulously formulated with Urban Decay’s own Pigment Infusion System which delivers rich, velvety, blendable color that stays-in-place and is long-lasting.
Beauty fanatics will jump for joy with Vice4 because it’s a posh palette that’s filled with everything needed to keep the peepers looking pretty, from a beautiful mix of smooth mattes and shimmering metallics to a gathering of glitter-laced hues, subtle shades and bold jewel tones — no matter what the mood or occasion, this holiday palette is a must-give gem this season!
The set contains 20 x 0.6 oz. eyeshadows in Bones (oyster satin with pearl), Grip (taupe matte with iridescent micro-glitter), Deadbeat (black satin with micro-glitter), Beat Down (deep metallic violet with blue micro-glitter), Pandemonium, Framed (light neutral matte-satin), Fast-ball (metallic peachy pink with micro-glitter), 1985 (metallic fuchsia with fuchsia micro-glitter), Underhand (burgundy-brown satin), Harlot (metallic lavender), Discreet (soft dusty mauve matte), Grasshopper (metallic emerald w/green micro-glitter), C-Note (frosted green with micro-glitter), Arctic (bright teal with tonal sparkle), Robbery (deep metallic brown-gunmetal), Bitter (reddish brown matte), Flame (bright orange with gold micro-glitter), Low (brown matte with iridescent micro-glitter), Crowbar (black with golden metallic pearl/micro-glitter), and Delete (deep chestnut brown matte-satin).
Urban Decay’s Vice 4 palette retails for $60, and is available at urbandecay.com.
For the skin-obsessed and luxury-lover
Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Set ($99, a $163 value) – gift your leading lady this luxurious and limited edition set that features Caudalie’s Premier Cru power couple which hold the fountain of youth to restore skin and eyes to a radiant, healthy, and youthful appearance. Caudalie’s Premier Cru Anti-Aging Set is a deluxe two-piece holiday gift that features travel size versions of Premier Cru Cream and Premier Cru Eye. This skin-perfecting pair for the face and eyes is powered by the cutting-edge cocktail of all the Caudalie patents, including Resveratrol, Oleyl, Viniferine and Polyphenols along with top-performing active ingredients to fight and correct signs of aging, making it the perfect gift for the skin-obsessed and beauty lover.
The spectacular set contains:
- Premier Cru The Cream – this luxurious “cream of the crop” is jam-packed with Caudalie’s three signature patents including, Resveratrol which boosts collagen and firms skin, Viniferine which corrects dark spots and brightens, and anti-oxidant rich grape-seed Polyphenols, delivering the ultimate anti-aging arsenal that repairs and renews skin while fighting fine lines, battling wrinkles, smoothing skin, evening skin tone and transforming its lackluster appearance to a gorgeous and glowing state
- Premier Cru The Eye Cream- this effective eye-opening formula contains Caudalie’s signature patents blended to their highest concentration to transform eyes into a radiant, renewed, nourished, firmer and youthful state
Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Set retails for $99 ($163 value) and is available at sephora.com.
For the dapper guy
Anthony for Men The Perfect Shave Kit ($65, a $100 value) – gift your guy this dashing gift that’s filled with everyday essentials needed to get your much-loved man spruced up with great skin and a perfectly shaved appearance for the holidays and beyond. The Perfect Shave Kit includes the following quartet of full-sized products:
Glycolic Facial Cleanser (8 fl. oz.)- a refreshing cleanser with Aloe Vera to soothe and prep his face for shaving, Glycolic Acid to fight fine lines, and Vitamins A, C and E to nourish skin
Pre Shave Oil (2 fl. oz.)- this luxurious blend of Olive, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Rosemary essential oils, combined with conditioning Vitamin E and healing Calendula prep his skin for shaving perfection
Shave Cream (6 oz.)- this shaving sensation soothes, heals, and nourishes his skin for a smooth complexion using Eucalyptus Oil, Aloe Vera, Squalene and Vitamins A, B5, C and E
After Shave Balm (2.5 oz.)- this comforting after shave blend of natural plant extracts with Benzocaine soothes his skin and helps relieve razor burns
Anthony’s The Perfect Shave Kit retails for $65 (a $100 value), and is available at Anthony.com.
For the luxury lover and refined gentleman
Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Supreme Leather and Polo Supreme Essences Holiday Set ($165) – pamper your much-loved man or show the style sophisticate in your life how much you really care with this supreme set that’s sure to elevate his style and delight his senses. Ralph Lauren Fragrances captivates the holiday season with the highly-coveted and wish-list worthy Polo Supreme Leather and Polo Supreme Essences Holiday Set, a remarkable set that includes a Polo Supreme Leather EDP (4.2oz) and Polo Supreme Oud EDP (1.4oz), bringing together the best of both fragrance worlds that’s sure to charm your man and wrap him with elegance and confidence. Polo Supreme Leather and Polo Supreme Oud are the distinctive new launches to the Ralph Lauren family of fragrances that bring both a rugged and refined edge that’s exceptionally masculine and luxuriously supreme. Ralph Lauren’s Polo Supreme Leather is a seductively warm blend of golden spices with an addictive leather accord, revealing a multi-faceted fragrance that’s classically refined, long-lasting and fascinating. While, Ralph Lauren’s Polo Supreme Oud is a masculine and mesmerizing blend of precious spices including pink pepper and cinnamon, Smoky Indian Oud Accord, and rich woods for a rugged yet luxurious scent that’s bold and exquisite. Both fine fragrances are elegant yet edgy, refined-yet adrenaline-rushed, sexy and bold, and sensual yet earthy — and both are worthy and sure to become your guy’s go-to and signature scents.
Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Supreme Leather and Polo Supreme Essences Holiday Set retails for $165 and includes a Polo Supreme Leather EDP (4.2oz) and Polo Supreme Oud EDP (1.4oz), all elegantly housed in a gift-ready box. Available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s.
For the sensible and avid shaver
Dollar Shave Club Subscription (starting at $3 month) – treat your well-groomed guy or bearded friend to this sensational yet sensible gift that will definitely keep him groomed and pruned on the daily. The Dollar Shave Club is a subscription-based company that will send high quality razors directly to his door for a few bucks a month — and it’s the perfect way to pamper your guy and show him how much you really care by surprising him with a shaving subscription box that you can customize and create just for him. You can personalize and fill the box with grooming essentials ranging from razors to add on products from an entire line of original grooming, skincare and hair care essentials – like Shave by Dr. Carver, Style by Boogie, and Fresh by Charlie. Some great products to consider are: the member fave 4X blades, Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter which is a dreamy shaving cream that nourishes and preps skin for a clean close shave, Boogie’s Hair Paste which is a hair-enhancing styling treatment that sets his mane in perfect place, and One Wipe Charlie’s. And it’s the gift that keeps on giving, you can sign him up to receive a box of grooming goods every month, starting at just $3 a month so that you’re much-loved man is always taken care of!
Price: $3 a month and up, Available at DollarShaveClub.com.
For the thrill-seeker and modern man
Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red Intense Two-Piece Holiday Set ($93, a $141 value) – surprise your modern man and adrenaline junkie with this powerful oriental cocktail fragrance that embodies strength, seduction and masculinity. Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red Intense Two-Piece Holiday Set is a fabulous and spirited gift that features a 2.5 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray paired with a 1 oz. Eau de Parfum Travel Spray of the Polo Red Intense fragrance, that’s perfect for your guy for home and on-the-go — and sure to become your man’s signature scent. Polo Red Intense features a higher concentration of ingredients than the original Polo Red, making it a full-bodied fragrance with staying-power featuring feel-good and bold notes. Polo Red Intense delights the senses with a spicy, sensual and earthy blend that’s sexy and bold. Its pulsating fragrance includes an adrenaline-rushed cocktail of top notes featuring fresh red grapefruit and warm red ginger, middle notes of spicy red saffron and accords of red sage, all balanced smoothly with bottom notes of deep red wood and energizing red roasted coffee — leaving behind a powerful trace filled with spirited drive and an air of sophistication. Polo Red Intense Two-Piece Holiday Set makes the perfect “scentimental” surprise for the rugged-yet-refined guy who plays hard by day but cleans up nicely at night.
Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red Intense Two-Piece Holiday Set retails for $93 (a $141 value), and is also available in Polo Original, Polo Blue, Polo Black, and Polo Red. All available at Macy’s.
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