As we move towards the gifting season, many of us are looking to spread the cost by getting the shopping started early, and The Recommended are here to help.


Gifting doesn’t have to be a minefield, especially when it comes to beauty products. The beauty industry is a crowded market, and it can be hard to know where to start when looking for the perfect gift for the beauty lover in your life. Well, that’s where we come in.

We’ve rounded some of our top gifting picks for beauty lovers that are sure to be crowd-pleasers. From skincare obsessives to enthusiasts, we’ve found something for everyone, including quality gifts that won’t break the bank.

The best gifts for beauty lovers at a glance:

The best beauty gifts

Best skincare tools: Gua Sha Set

Gift some me time

best skincare tools

This set features a face roller and Gua Sha tool to help your loved ones unwind and pamper themselves

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These tools aid in facial massage, muscle tension relief, and lymphatic drainage for a soothing self-care routine. Made with quality materials, these facial tools are smooth and sturdy for pleasant and long-lasting use.

Best makeup brush gift: EcoTools Start the Day Beautifully Makeup Brush Set

Expert recommended

best makeup brush gift

When we spoke to professional makeup artist Amber Amos about which makeup brushes, she recommends, she told us, "you can’t go wrong with EcoTools”.

These makeup brushes are 100% vegan and cruelty-free and are PETA certified. Made with super-soft hypoallergenic bristles, these brushes have been carefully curated into the perfect set for everyday use.

Best makeup bag: Vavabox Drawstring Make up Bag

Practical and stylish

best makeup bag

This makeup bag is sure to become a staple in any beauty-lovers collection due to its innovative design and durable materials. We called it the best drawstring makeup bag in our guide to the best makeup bags.

It features a unique design that allows the bag to flatten completely, allowing the user to access all their items easily. The bag is made with waterproof, thickened oxford canvas and is washable for easy maintenance.

Best for skincare lovers: Garnier Sheet Mask Discovery Collection

For a brighter complexion

best for skincare lovers

This set of 5 sheet masks is the perfect gift for skincare lovers and offers five different formulations for rest and relaxation.

These sheet masks make for an affordable gift or stocking stuffer that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. With varying formulations suited to different skin concerns, these masks are made with high-quality ingredients and a fun, effective design.

Best nail care gift: Mylee Complete Professional Gel Nail Polish LED Lamp Kit

Bring the salon home

Mylee Complete Professional Gel Nail Polish LED Lamp Kit

This at-home gel manicure kit offers a cost-effective way to get long-lasting gel manicures at home.

This kit comes with everything you need for an at-home gel manicure, including 4 MYGEL polishes, a top and base coat, and a Mylee PRO Salon Series Convex Curing® LED Lamp, as well as a gel remover and prep and wipe kit.

Best beauty treatment gift: Nutronics Beauty Lash Lift Kit

Be your own beautician

best beauty treatment gift

This at-home lash lift kit delivers permed lashes in just 30 minutes.

This lash lifting kit is a cost-effective alternative to professional lash perming services. Each kit contains high-quality components offering over ten uses, equating to between 6 and 12 months of use on average.

Best haircare gift: Coco & Eve That’s A Wrap Bundle

For luscious locks

best haircare gifts

This set contains a Coco and Eve Like A Virgin Nourishing Hair Mask, a tangle tamer, and a microfibre hair towel.

This hair care bundle features Coco and Eve’s award-winning hair mask that promises to hydrate and nourish the hair while the tangle tamer reduces breakage. The microfibre towel offers a gentle alternative to traditional towels and promises to cut drying time in half.

Best hair accessories: Slip Silk Skinnie Scrunchies

For minimal breakage

best hair accessories

These high-quality silk scrunchies work to protect the hair and reduce breakage.

These versatile scrunchies are available in a variety of colourways and are available in packs of 4 or 6. These award-winning scrunchies are suitable for use on all hair types.

Best luxury gift: Slip Silk Pillowcase

Something special

best luxury gift

Slip Silk Pillowcases use only the highest grade, long fibre mulberry silk and offer a multitude of hair and skin benefits. We called it the best premium silk pillowcase in our guide to the best silk and satin pillowcases.

These pillowcases add a luxurious touch to any bedding set and are said to offer anti-ageing benefits for the skin. After third-party testing, Slip Pillowcases were shown to reduce friction by up to 43% compared to standard cotton pillowcases.

Best makeup gift: Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

Trusted quality

best makeup gift

When we spoke to celebrity makeup artist Jaz Crush for our best eyeshadow palettes article, and she recommended Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palettes for their ‘great pigmentation’ and excellent blendability.

This eyeshadow palette is vegan and cruelty-free and features 14 warm tones in various matte and shimmer finishes. This palette also features a good-sized mirror and double-ended brush, making it perfect for use on the go.


Want to read more beauty product round-ups? Check out our Cosmetics page for a full list of recommendations, including our list of the best fake tans and the best foundations recommended by professional makeup artists – and check out our guide to the best value beauty advent calendars of 2022.


Isobel NutbrownStaff Writer

Isobel Nutbrown is a Staff Writer at The Recommended and works with leading industry experts to help readers make informed decisions and shop smarter online.