23 absolutely foolproof beauty gifts
Everyone likes a beauty gift. And why shouldn’t they? Beauty gifts make their recipients feel a little happier; they always fit; crucially, they encourage much-needed moments of self-care. (And okay, sometimes, they’re just really pretty to look at.)
With this belief as our guiding principle, the editors at Rose Inc. have assembled gift ideas to surprise, delight, and make the holidays merry and bright. Here, our suggestions for everyone on your list.
Find your favorite person, let the room fill with the scent of a winter fire, and let the sparks fly. Smoky, sexy, comforting.
Great hair is the gift that keeps on giving. This cute little set has mini sizes of Ouai’s ultra-popular styling products. It’s the next best thing to booking a house call with Jen Atkin.
Sleeping on silk sounds decadent—and it most definitely is—but this pillowcase is functional, too. Made of mulberry silk, it reduces sleep creases and friction so skin and hair look their absolute best.
Known for its unconventional approach to perfumery, Parisian fragrance house Ex Nihilo has created a beautiful objet: a hexagonal case that holds travel-sized vials of perfume. Perfect for your a very, very good—and very, very glamorous—friend who’s never in the same city for long.
Everyone looks a little happier with some “sun” on her cheeks. Makeup artist Gucci Westman’s terracotta bronzer, fully free of shimmer and sparkle, brings cheek-defining warmth to dark skin tones and a weekend-in-Miami boost to fair ones.
The six shades of this vegan makeup palette allow for any level of glow, from subtle radiance to a full-on reflective sheen. Here’s another reason this gift shines: A portion of profits goes to the Nonhuman Rights Project, a group working to secure legal rights for animals.
Find your favorite person, let the room fill with the scent of a winter fire, and let the sparks fly.
Beyond the attractive packaging of these sheet masks is a gentle and hydrating formula with skin-supporting ingredients: soothing rose water and acne-fighting honey, plus brightening ingredients like niacinamide and licorice root extract. Give this set and you just might get credit for your friend’s newly flawless complexion. NBD.
Because loading a Notes app will never be as elegant as taking notes in a pocket-sized, leather-bound notebook.
Transform the mundane chore of hand-washing into a sensorially rich moment with this luxe, sustainably produced cleanser. It’s filled with Himalayan moringa oil and antimicrobial herbs from the Swiss Alps, all of which add up to one extraordinary scent.
Scented candles can come across as too fussy or cloying. (Apple pumpkin snickerdoodle, anyone?) This one, made by LA-based Boy Smells, is anything but. It’s woodsy with a hint of spice—and housed in an endlessly stylish matte red container that the lucky recipient will keep forever.
We know what you’re thinking: Hand soap is not a sexy gift. And yet, one whiff of this peppery, musky interpretation of rose and your recipient will look forward to disrobing—even if it’s only for a shower.
Working alongside some of the world’s top perfumers, renowned floral designer (and Rose Inc. fave) Eric Buterbaugh has created a collection of luxury fragrances based on different blooms. Stop to smell the bottles of roses—there are three interpretations of the scent—and the lily, jasmine, and violet, too.
Be forewarned: If you pick up this blend of rose petals, Dead Sea salt, and Himalayan sea salt, you’ll want to keep it for yourself. It’s that pretty.
These diminutive lip colors are named for Tom Ford’s most admired people, from Cardi to Kaia to Kendrick. The formulas are flawless, the packaging weighty—it’s a lot of luxe in a little package. Or, if you’re seriously splurging, there’s always the ultimate lipstick lover’s dream item: 50 lipsticks in one elegant kit.
If you can’t splurge on a trip to a private island, this beachy body scrub might just be the next best thing. Sugar, coconut, and shea butter slough away rough skin—which, short of taking an actual tropical getaway, is an easy way to combat the winter blues.
This trio of face oils—jasmine and neroli, lavender absolute, and geranium and orange blossom—has endless uses for skin, nails, and body. Plus, it’s already housed in a stylish little box, so you can skip the gift wrap.
Parisienne chic has never been easier to attain, thanks to Isabel Marant’s makeup collab. This statement red lipstick gives off equal parts whimsy, style, and boss-lady vibes.
We first spotted this makeup brush in the hands of makeup artist Patrick Ta, and it’s one of the most innovative you’ll find. Red synthetic bristles facilitate flawless foundation application, while the gel tip provides masterful stippling. Plus, its stark black and red design is stunning, and that counts for something.
Coconut, sugar, vanila, and cacao. No, it’s not a recipe for brownies (though those ingredients do make this concoction smell like a just-baked batch). Instead, this organic, natural mask gently exfoliates while leaving skin looking plump, fresh, and calm. And who doesn’t want that?
Classic glamour is always a good look, as evidenced by this boar bristle brush. Handmade in Italy, its Art Deco design hasn’t changed since 1930. And why would it need to? It’s perfect.
Makeup artist Daniel Martin works with beauties like Meghan Markle and Jessica Alba, and he’s designed a simple, stylish leather vanity case to hold only your best lipsticks and brushes. Better still, proceeds go to HEART, a charity that helps victims of childhood abuse. Daniel, you mensch.
But hand cream is a boring gift, you’re thinking. Ah, but not when it’s a deeply hydrating, cruelty-free, made-in-France hand cream. This one has Provençal shea butter and lavender and feels ultra-decadent on skin.
Le Labo anything is a good gift, but this body cream—a thick, buttery upgrade from the typical lotion—is something special indeed. Avocado and shea butter hydrate, while its warm, woody hinoki scent is reminiscent of Japanese incense. Instant relaxation, basically.