Your Beautiful Skin Gift Guide
From your BFF to your boss to your boyfriend, we have the ultimate list of must-have gifts for the skin
It's time to start holiday shopping, and what better gift to give than merrily scented lotions, festive sugar scrubs and other luxurious skincare items perfect for keeping your loved ones well-groomed through winter. Go ahead and pamper your favorite people. Here are some of the best holiday gift ideas this year.
Perfect for a Best Friend
Your beauty-obsessed bestie loves all the same products as you, which makes updates on perennial faves the perfect present. Gift her with the Philosophy Fresh Vanilla Frost Duo, an ULTA exclusive that includes the Fresh Vanilla Frost Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath (three-in-one!) and the Fresh Vanilla high-gloss lip shine. The classically yummy vanilla frost scent captures the crisp essence of the season's wintry air and will keep you in the holiday mood.
Must-Have for Mom
Mom takes all of her skincare tips from you, and she loves a good bargain. Keep her up-to-date with the latest essentials: the new Best of Boscia Kit, another ULTA exclusive that includes all the no-fuss prerequisites to start the new year with gorgeous skin: lavender blotting linens, moisturizer with SPF 15, night cream and cleansing gel.
Best for Your Boss
Your hardworking boss nearly types off her manicure each week, so help her keep her hands in great shape for the next big presentation with hydrating Bliss Glamour Glovesand Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream. It's a subtle, yet effective sucking up technique.
Cool for Your Kid
Whether she's a tween or home from college for the holidays, girls love to test out the new scented lotion. Our pick: the festive Philosophy Holiday Hugs Gift Set (an ULTA exclusive!), which includes shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath, body lotion and lip shine, all in a delish holiday-inspired berry pinwheel cookie scent that's both sweet and delicious.
Cute for a Baby
A little one's first holiday should be extra special. Preserve that infant's delicate skin with Mustela Newborn Set. It includes everything for the first bath and beyond, like foam shampoo, lotion and vitamin barrier cream, helping with issues like cradle cap and diaper rash.
Great for a Mom-to-Be
Your pregnant pal is going to be one terrific mom, but she's freaked about all the changes in her skin. Help her belly grow sans stretch marks with the luxe blend of gotu kola extract, vitamin E and collagen hydrolysates in Belli Elasticity Belly Oil. Not only is it nourishing, but the combo of lavender and sweet almond oil also may keep her calm.
Good for Your Guy
His stubble can be sexy, but help him clean up his look with The Art of Shaving's Starter Kit, which includes trial sizes of everything he needs for an old-fashioned shave: pre-shave oil, shaving cream and after-shave balm, plus a shaving brush. It even comes with a $25 gift card toward the full-size kit at The Art of Shaving shop.