Based on your social media questions and feedback, procrastination seems to thrive in the Style Sprinter community. If you are like me and many other Sprinters, holiday shopping is not over for you. In fact, you are still looking for last minute gift ideas that you can either order with expedited shipping or purchase in person. No worries though, I’ve got you covered. This hands-on holiday gift guide has all the best tested-and-tried beauty products that I can’t recommend enough purchasing for people on your list.
Retrouve Revitalizing Eye Concentrate // I’ve been raving about this eye product for years and for a good reason. If you know someone who constantly complaining in the crow’s feet department (or just needs the help without even saying a word), this luxurious and rich eye cream will change their life. I’ve been using it since 2016 and I absolutely adore it and can’t recommend enough!
Retrouve Skin Brilliance Priming Pads are a great introductory product to his line. Featuring an impressive list of nature-derived AHAs, these exfoliating pads are perfect especially in winter when your skin can use a power of non-abrasive exfoliator that will help all the upcoming moisturizing products to work much deeper. Oh, and did I mention that your skin will glow with radiance after each treatment?
In case you don’t know, Retrouve was created by a family of beauty visionaries whose accessors stand behind Kiehl’s Since 1851. In just a few years Retrouve, a hi-tech skincare company whose motto is to use just all the cleanest and most potent ingredients, became beauty editor’s favorite product and created a cult following. And if you are running short on time, Retrouve products are now available not only on the company’s website, but also at Net-a-Porter, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman.
Space NK Trending Now Set // Space NK holiday gift sets are generally spectacular but this particular one is my absolute favorite. Not only it features my favorite shampoo of all times, but also a moisturizer that my skin loves and dry shampoo I can’t imagine my life without. I didn’t have a chance to try the mascara and multi-stick yet, but these are definitely the products that every lady uses on a regular basis – so this gift set is a no-brainer.
Kiehl’s Collection for a Cause Set // If you are looking for a gift that gives back, definitely consider Kiehl’s. Not only they offer an entire roundup of gift sets that will be a great match for anyone on your list, but Kiehl’s holiday initiative also supports Feeling America foundation. This year, I had a chance to personally meet the people running this important charity and to hear what a tremendous work Kiehl’s is doing to support those in need so I can’t recommend enough their charity-driven gift sets. Especially this one that contains my favorite calendula toner and hydrating mask.
Fresh Beauty Black Tea Firming Flight // I already mentioned this set in a post on the best holiday gifts from Fresh and I wanted to repeat it again. Fresh has the cutest selection of universally loved skincare sets that already come in the cutest packaging – so you can just drop by your local store and pick the set that works for your budget. Because I don’t know a person who doesn’t love Fresh!
Dominique Cosmetics Berries and Cream Palette // I was not buying into the hype of the Dominique Cosmetics for the longest time and oh boy I was mistaken. This beautifully designed palette features the softest and most velvety shadows you could possibly imagine, and the color palette is so stunning. I can go for days and days with just this one palette as it offers the variety you want for both matte and shimmery looks.
Laura Mercier Pret-a-Powder Set and Magic Hour Face Illuminator Palette // This holiday season, Laura Mercier over exceeded my expectations when it comes to packaging. All the rose gold dust and new limited-edition launches really caught my attention! And as always with Laura Mercier products, I truly enjoyed the quality of the products. If you are looking for a unique and fabulous highlighter palette for someone on your list, definitely pick up this one until it’s sold out. The shades are so beautiful and universal that you can use them both on your cheeks and lids. And if you are looking for a product that so many makeup artists are obsessed with, definitely go for a best-selling loose setting powder that comes in a stunning rose gold dust design.
Claus Porto Soap Collection // We all have people on the list that you don’t know that well but still want to gift a useful present. This beautifully packaged and decorate soap set is perfect for that kind of situation. Not only the packaging of Claus Porto soaps is aesthetically pleasing, a person you giving this set to can definitely make use of these luxurious soaps.
Tocca Copenhagen Candela Candle // Every year I have the exact same thing happening to me: when the weather gets colder, I start searching for the new exciting candles to put me in a holiday spirit. And this year it’s this scent by Tocca. Not only the packaging and candle design looks very festive and cute, but the scent of this candle is also exactly what you want your house smell like during the holidays. Cedarwood with a hint of lingonberry – until recently I had no idea what type of berry it was and now I’m trying to find all the candles that feature this note – maybe I’m a bit obsessed with it!
Hair & Body Care
Molton Brown Mudded Plum Collection // I’m such a lover of the brand that I can’t miss a collection without falling in love with Molton Brown’s new scent. But this holiday season I’m completely head over heels with their latest launch. Not only I love the unique glittery look of the packaging (berry and silver, who knew it’s such a stunning combo?) but I’m also obsessed with how unique each product in the line is. For instance, the shower gel from this collection has a dark purple shade and is covered in glitter (yay!). There is also a new cool product available, scented glitter – which is a can of bio-degradable fragranced glitter you can pour over your gifts and home decorations. How unique and how cute!
Moroccanoil Ultimate Moisture Gift Set // Every time I talk about Moroccanoil on social media, I receive tons of questions – and for a good reason. A lot of people heard that it’s one of the best hair care brands out there (my favorite for sure) but they can’t decide which product to start with. While it’s hard to generalize when it comes to hair care, I feel that this moisturizing set is the best option this holiday season. Everybody’s hair can use some help when it comes to hydration and damage-control. This set also features a deluxe sample of the brand’s cult-favorite oil treatment and hand cream. Oh yes, all the products included are great for color-treated hair and don’t contain sulfates and other potentially controversial ingredients.
Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler // Gifting fragrances could be tricky as you don’t always know the taste of a person you are picking a gift for. That’s why this sampler kit is simply perfect: you can try all the mini versions of best-selling scents and use the scent certificate that comes in the package to order a full-size travel spray. How fun is that!
Viktor and Rolf Customized Perfumes // I can’t stop raving about Viktor and Rolf fragrances as their perfume customization options are simply adorable! Look at this adorable tutu dress for your scent – how can you not love it? Check out brand’s website for a full list of perfume charms and upgrade options.
Monica Vinader Riva Triple Ring // This year, my taste to jewelry started to shift dramatically. From all the colorful statement options I’m heading towards dainty, elegant styles that look timeless and so chic. One of the brands that I’m particularly inspired by is Monica Vinader, a queen of elegant dainty pieces that will fit every lady’s style. I personally love their ring and bracelet selection – and wear the ring you see in this photo every single day. Obsessed!
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When I started putting together this list, I wanted to give you just a few last-minute gift ideas. But as you see there are so many incredible options this season that it turned out to be a lengthy post. I hope it was helpful for you and you were able to find inspiration on what to gift to your friends, family, and co-workers this holiday season. Happy shopping!