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The holiday season is an exciting time of year – with sparkling, twinkling, gilded everything – and this year’s fashion and beauty finds are no exception. If you have a fashionista or makeup aficionado on your list, it may seem a bit intimidating to find the perfect gift that they’ll truly appreciate and don’t already own.
From cozy accessories to easy skincare, you can make a five-star impression by giving a gift that’s in style and on point. Whether you’re shopping in-store or online, we’ve got 12 gift ideas for the fashion and beauty lovers on your list.
Wrapped in Warmth
Cejon Color Block Cape
Whether for wearing layers on a 20-degree day or keeping their arms covered in a chilly restaurant or movie theater, women of every age appreciate having a chic wrap in their wardrobe. Cejon’s Color Block Cape features neutral colorblocking and fringe, which is both classic and on-trend. Pockets trimmed in faux leather are a luxe detail that won’t go unnoticed. An added bonus is that it’s one-size-fits-most so you don’t have to worry about selecting the right size and the garment is machine washable for easy care.
A New Day Black Stripe Scarf
From scarves to brooches to faux fur collars, fashion-forward folks know that a simple coat can be transformed with the right accessories. This striped faux fur scarf from A New Day takes a classic neck wrap and turns it on its head by featuring non-traditional colors. The unexpected combination of black, magenta and green can add an edgy look to a leather jacket when worn straight down, or elevate a basic wool coat by crossing one side through the other for a chic upgrade.
Spotlight a Sparkling Spirit
Amrita Singh Majestic Necklace
The holidays call for a little extra sparkle. Help her dress up a simple turtleneck or fill in the neckline of her favorite work suit with this beautiful necklace from Amrita Singh. The Majestic Necklace is 16.25 inches in length with a two-inch extender so she can adjust it for comfort.
While available in several colors, the peach resin stones and Austrian crystals combined with the gold-tone brass chain simply glows on any skin tone. Added bonus: If she enjoys wearing something sparkly throughout the year (hello, floral maxi dress!), this necklace is truly season-less.
Express Cubic Zirconia Oval Drop Earrings
You may see stars or you may see flowers. No matter what you see when you look at these earrings, it’s clear they were meant to be dramatic. These Cubic Zirconia Oval Drop Earrings from Express feature sparkling stones in a silver-tone brass setting that is both nickel-free and lead-free. At 2.5 inches in length, these earrings, paired with the perfect holiday dress, are sure to attract compliments.
Delight with a Gift Bag
Steve Madden Earl Small Backpack
Velvet and snakeskin have always been fall staples, but this year, they seem to be taking center stage in clothing and accessories. This perfectly sized Earl Small Backpack from Steve Madden combines both in this luxurious, hands-free style. Featuring silver-tone hardware and two flap pockets on the exterior, and one zip pocket and two slip pockets on the interior, this backpack is both fashionable and functional. Even the lining showcases sketches of the designer’s ideas for accessories!
Dooney & Bourke Tiverton Plaid Zip Zip Satchel Handbag
If a traditional handbag is more their style, this Tiverton Plaid Zip Zip Satchel Handbag from Dooney & Bourke, provides a classic silhouette with the option to use the double handles or the adjustable/removal strap for two different looks. Available in several colors to fit any wardrobe, all are paired with 100% leather trim in a warm saddle color.
Any of the options would be a classy accessory to any basic winter coat, but if you’re not sure which one to choose, the grey plaid screams iconic elegance! This easy-to-clean bag features a red interior, front-wall zip and slip pockets, two back-wall slip pockets, a key hook and feet on the bottom to protect the surface.
Ignite a Candlelit Glow
OLEHENRIKSEN12 Days of OLE Glow™ Skincare Advent Calendar
Popular Danish brand, OLEHENRIKSEN, brings the 12 Days of OLE Glow™ Skincare Advent Calendar, that features 12 numbered panels that are a modern ode to the holiday stamps of the early 1900s in Denmark. Inside each panel is a selection of skincare minis that address skin dullness, uneven texture, oiliness and dryness, and that are suitable for a variety of skin types.
From moisturizing cream to eye gel and more, this gift set lets users try multiple products to see which ones they like best, without committing to a full size. Bonus: The decorative box can be reused to store jewelry or even as a fun coffee table candy dish!
Kiehl’s Disney x Kiehl’s Hydration Essentials
Nourish skin and nourish others with this gift set from Kiehl’s. The Disney x Kiehl’s Hydration Essentials includes a five-piece selection of fan favorites designed to solve for skin dryness. From facial cleanser to hand salve to lip balm and more, this limited edition kit features Disney’s iconic Mickey Mouse on a reusable box. This gift gives twice, because each purchase of this kit helps secure 212 meals for Feeding America®.
Gift a Whiff of Wonder
Sfumato Fragrances Flight of Fragrances
The Zing blog’s hometown may be famous for cars and music, but Detroit’s earning a reputation for new and innovative products. One example is Sfumato Fragrances, the brainchild of husband and wife Kevin and Jane, who create scents from trees, flowers, herbs and spices. The Italian word “sfumato” means “turned to smoke or vapor,” which evokes what happens to a fragrance when it leaves the bottle.
Their Flight of Fragrances includes a 1mL vial of each of their signature scents: Epiphany, Gravitas, Siren Song and Survival Instinct, all of which have their own distinct notes. Depending on your budget, this flight can be purchased alone or can be upgraded to include a gift card for the recipient to use for a full-size version of their favorite sample!
Carolina Herrera Three-Piece Good Girl Gift Set
Carolina Herrera is one of the world’s most well known designers, and her fragrance line is a great way to own a piece of her couture offerings. This Three-Piece Good Girl Gift Set features sweet and fresh notes of jasmine and tonka, and includes eau de parfum spray, body lotion and a travel spray. Aside from the scent, the eye-catching high-heel shaped bottle is the perfect vanity tray accessory, especially for shoe lovers.
Make Her Face Light Up
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit
Products that create glowing skin are not just reserved for celebrities, as highlighter for face, eyes and body are becoming part of many people’s daily makeup routines. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit features a set of four metallic powder highlighters in holiday shades of Marshmallow, Gumdrop, Butterscotch and Starburst.
Your recipient can go from day to night with this kit as it has a buildable metallic luster finish and can be applied wet or dry without the unfavorable glitter residue often associated with highlighters.
Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set
There’s a reason why Huda Kattan is Instagram’s top beauty influencer, as she tends to know what women will like before it becomes mainstream. Her contoured pout has drawn in devotees from around the globe who want to have fuller lips without the use of injections.
Enter her Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set, which includes a full-size Lip Contour, mini Liquid Matte Lipstick and mini Lip Strobe, which can be used individually or together. Available in five color combinations, each shade is presented in a limited edition lip-shaped tin for a sweet gifting presentation.
While there are plenty of options and special gift sets for every taste and style, we hope this gift guide will help make the fashion and beauty world a little more navigable, so you can shop with confidence.
Where will you be shopping for fashion and beauty items this holiday season? Let us know your go-to locations and gifts in the comments below!
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