The Best Beauty & Self Care Gifts for 2021

Looking for some of the best gifts for beauty lovers? Maybe you need some self care fun for yourself? Well listen up, ladies. I’ve got you covered! Here are some tried and true beauty products I’ve loved.

Christmas is coming!! Yay! Often times as I start shopping for Christmas presents I get overwhelmed with all of the amazing options out there.

Also, let’s be real. Women can be hard to shop for. You can check out even more gift ideas for women or keep going for some of my favorite beauty and self care products!

Woman holding Christmas gifts

I’ve tried a ton of different makeup and beauty products over the past few years. Between BirchBox, recommendations from friends and trial and error, I’ve come across a few amazing products that I love and will use for ever and ever (or at least for a couple years!). 

If you have someone on your list who is makeup obsessed or loves beauty gifts, this gift guide is for you! Check out the list below for some great beauty gifts!

Beauty + Self Care Gift Guide

22 beauty gifts

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1. The Original BeautyBlender // 2. Philip B. Peppermint Avocado Scalp Scrub // 3. Herbivore Amethyst Body Scrub // 4. Facial Roller // 5. Volcano Room Spray // 6. L’Occitane Hand Cream Set // 7. Caudalie Instant Detox Mask // 8. Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool // 9. Slip Silk Pillowcase // 10. Barrette Set // 11. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray // 12. T3 Micro Curling Wand Trio // 13. Artis Brush // 14. Weighted Eye Mask // 15. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit // 16. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask // 17. Follain Lip Balm // 18. Love 31 // 19. Glossier Boy Brow // 20. Exfoliating Foot Peel // 21. Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath // 22. Skyn Iceland Eye Gels

1. The Original BeautyBlender ($20)

The BeautyBlender is a makeup lovers best friend! They’re exactly what you need for perfectly blended makeup!

If you don’t own a BeautyBlender here’s the details. Get this little sponge wet and use it to blend just about everything – foundation, concealer, bronzer. It works like magic!

Chances are the lady on your list that you’re shopping for already owns one of these. But take a look at it….does it look old and gross? You’ll look like a boss when you gift her one and tell her you noticed that hers was looking a bit dull. 😉

BeautyBlender

The Original BeautyBlender

  • Top-selling makeup sponge
  • Super-soft, exclusive, latex-free foam quickly blends makeup for an easy application and flawless, skin-like finish.
  • Use it with foundations, powders, and any other complexion product.

2. Philip B. Peppermint Avocado Scalp Scrub

I’m always on the hunt for the best ways to get fuller hair, and a scalp scrub is a great (and luxurious feeling) way to get it. This Philip B. scrub smells amazing and feels even better. Close your eyes and you might think you’re treating yourself to a spa day.

Peppermind Avocado Scalp Scrub

Philip B. Peppermint Avocado Scalp Scrub

  • Removes dirt, oil and buildup
  • Avocado, sea salt, peppermint and eucalyptus oils exfoliate
  • Witch hazel water, arnica flower extract and aloe leaf juice cleanse
  • Vegan and cruelty-free

3. Herbivore Amethyst Body Scrub

Release stress with this indulgent body scrub, made from crushed amethyst gemstone and epsom salt. Clinical tests found it makes skin instantly softer and smooths away dryness and flakiness.

Amethyst body scrub

Herbivore Amethyst Body Scrub

  • Buffing ingredients include crushed amethyst, epsom salt and sugar
  • Scented with virgin coconut oil and jasmine sambac oil
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • 6.6 oz

4. Facial Roller ($28)

Facial rollers all the rage and I can almost guarantee you that the lady you’re shopping for has wanted to try one of these. This simple tool is easy to use — you simply roll over your face in an outward direction for a relaxing facial massage, leaving skin radiant.

I carry a ton of tension in my face so when I’m feeling stressed I roll it out with my rose quartz roller and immediately feel more relaxed!

This gift is great for oil lovers (putting a drop of an oil on this before rolling is amazing I’ve heard!) or anyone who is stressed out (haha!).

Rose quartz Roller

Rose Quartz Facial Roller

  • A skin care tool you simply roll over your face in an outward direction for a relaxing facial massage, leaving skin radiant.
  • Made with natural rose quartz

5. Volcano Room Spray

This is a great one-size-fits-all gift — you don’t have to worry about shades or sizes. If you’ve ever stepped into an Anthropologie store, you know how luxurious and calming this smells! Bring that feeling home with this Capri Blue Volcano room spray.

Blue bottle of Volcano room spray

Volcano Room Spray

  • Volcano scent: tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons and limes combine with lightly exotic mountain greens
  • 4 oz.
  • Designed in the USA

6. L’Occitane Hand Cream Set ($29)

This L’Occitane Hand Cream Set is ideal for women in cold weather locations or who always have dry hands. L’Occitane has some of the amazing hand cream. These 3 hand creams include Almond Delicious, Shea Butter and Lavendar Hand Cream.

This trio is perfect so you are never left without something to take care of dry hands! I have these tubes at my desk, in our diaper bag and in my purse so I always am within reach of good quality lotion!

My husband got this for a couple years ago and it’s one of my favorite things! This is my absolute favorite hand cream and I also love that L’Occitane employs women in Africa to give them a fair wage and a way to support their family.

3 hand screams from L'Occitane

L’Occitane Hand Cream Set

  •  Trio of hand cream favorites for soft, delicately fragranced hands anytime, anywhere.
  • Paraben-free; phthalate-free

7. Caudalie Instant Detox Mask ($39)

This mask is good for girls who are prone to breakouts (you don’t have to mention that to her, of course!) or love trying new masks.

This Caudalie Instant Detox Mask is my guilty pleasure. It’s a plant-based purifying clay mask that cleanses and tightens your pores! This mask has a light texture that feels so good.

I love doing masks because they force me to sit and chill out for a bit. Bonus is this makes your face look and feel amazing afterwards!

Caudalie detox mask

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask

  • Plant-based purifying mask
  • Great for pores, dullness and uneven texture
  • Vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, meets Clean at Sephora standards

Also check out this post for a few other masks I love!

8. Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool

I have friends who swear by this funny looking stone! The practice of Gua Sha visibly lifts and contours your face — plus it’s basically a daily facial massage! 

Green Gua Sha facial lifting tool

Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool

  • Choose from rose quartz, black obsidian, amethyst and jade
  • Shape allows for a comfortable grip
  • Relieves facial and jaw tension
  • Brightens complexion

9. Slip Silk Pillowcase

Any makeup lover would be thrilled to get this Slip Silk Pillowcase as a gift! This silk pillowcase is perfect for anyone who who has hair breakage, concerned about wrinkles or…sleeps (haha!).

I got this a few years ago and love it! There are so many benefits to silk pillowcases like less wrinkles, less hair breakage and overall feeling like a QUEEN.

Slip Silk Pillowcase

Slip Silk Pillowcase

  • Anti aging
  • Anti sleep crease
  • Anti bed head
  • Soft, durable and amazing quality

10. Barrette Set

Replace their plain bobby pins with these gorgeous gold flower barrettes! They instantly add some sweet glamour to any outfit.

2 Gold flower barettes

Barrette Set

  • Set of two
  • Recycled brass
  • 1.25″ diameter

Or you can get her pearl headbands!

11. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray $46

This Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is great for women who have fine hair or who love big, thick hair and fun hairstyles!

This is by far my favorite texturizing spray! I bought it for all of my girlfriends last year to get them obsessed as well. I’ve shared about it here if you want some additional tips!

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

  • Build volume with texture
  • Acts as a dry shampoo, absorbs oil
  • Invisible spray

12. T3 Micro Curling Wand Trio 

This T3 Micro Curling Wand Trio is a splurge but you (or whoever you’re shopping for) deserves to be splurged on, right? This is perfect for anyone who loves curling or styling their hair!

I splurged on this about a year ago and am SO glad I did. My hair looks so much better when I curl it and there’s so many things I can do with these 3 pieces.

t3 micro whirl trio

T3 Micro Curling Wand Trio 

  • 1″ straight wand barrel
  • 1 ½” straight wand barrel
  • 1 ¼” – ¾” tapered wand barrel
  • Convertible Base
  • Soft travel tote
  • Heat protectant glove

13. Artis Brush

Honestly I don’t think you can go wrong with any Artis brush but I personally own their foundation brush. I love using this brush and I feel like it allows me to use less foundation since it helps cover my face so well! It’s a splurge but that’s what Christmas is for!

This brush (or any of their other brushes) are great for anyone who loves makeup and already has a collection of brushes on their vanity!

Artis Brush

Artis Brush

  • Made with over 250,000 fibers, densely packed into a plush brush head that gives you seamless blending and flawless results.
  • Largest Artis tool for blending liquid, cream, and powder formulations
  • Can be used to apply products anywhere on the face and body.

14. Weighted Eye Mask

There is no greater self care than a good night’s sleep! This weighted eye mask blocks out light as well as providing soothing pressure to help with migraines, stress, anxiety and more. 

Weighted eye mask

Weighted Eye Mask

  • Cotton jersey and polyester
  • BPA-free polyethylene bead fill
  • 4 color options
  • Strap-free design

15. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

This Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit is perfect for anyone who travels (bronzer + highlighter in one!), loves simplicity with their products or loves to contour!

This contour kit has 5 beautiful shades that you can use for sculpting and defining features or just doing easy shading!

Each shade is removable and refillable so you can fill what you want when you want. I’ve been using these for over a year and love them!

Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

  • All-in-one contour powder kit containing 3 highlighter shades and 3 contour shades in matte and shimmer finishes.
  • Includes both cool and warm contour shades 

16. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

I picked up a jar of Laneige’s lip sleeping mask a few months ago and don’t know how I ever slept without it! It’s a super hydrating leave-on mask that both soothes and moisturizes your lips overnight.

This is the perfect stocking stuffer for your wife or a sweet little add on for your favorite babysitter.

Laneige lip sleeping mask

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

  • Moisture Wrap™ technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients
  • Allure Best of Beauty award winner
  • Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants
  • Free from parabens and phytalates

17. Follain Lip Balm

Got a natural beauty in your life who doesn’t use much more than Chapstick? Give them a little upgrade with this lip balm! It’s wonderfully creamy and all natural.

Follain lip balm

Follain Lip Balm

  • 100% clean ingredients
  • Chamomile oil nourishes chapped lips
  • Argan oil and shea butter moisturize
  • Vitamin E helps protect from free radicals

18. Love 31

I started using this earlier this year and have fallen in love with it. It smells beautiful, goes on well and my face looks and feels fresh and amazing after I put it on!

Over 90 versions went in to perfecting this produce so you know it’s made to perfection!

Maelove Love 31 face oil

Love 31

  • Infused with 31 botanical extracts and vitamins including Vitis Vinifera, Cannabis Sativa, Jojoba, Rose, Argan, Hazelnut and Baobab
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Wears well under makeup
  • Made in USA

Find even more about Maelove here!

19. Glossier Boy Brow

Groomed brows aren’t going out of style anytime soon. Boy Brow is great for anyone on your list, whether they already have a brow routine or not. It’s a simple addition to what they do or can be worn alone for quick, fuller brows.

Glossier Boy Brow

Glossier Boy Brow

  • Soft, flexible hold
  • Thickens, shapes and grooms
  • Fragrance- and alcohol-free
  • 5 shades available, including clear

20. Exfoliating Foot Peel

Give her an excuse to put her feet up! Baby Foot products are miracle workers for rough dry feet. Wear this exfoliating peel for an hour and get soft smooth feet within a week as dead skin cells peel off.

I did this (and so did my husband) this past spring and it really works! Just be warned – your feet peel for about a week so make sure she doesn’t use it right before a beach vaca!

Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peel

Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peel

  • Lavender scent
  • One-time disposable treatment
  • 2 booties included
  • Fit up to women’s size 13 and men’s size 12

21. Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath Lip Gloss

Get the plump-lip look with just a quick application of lip gloss. The Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath makes lips full, firm and moisturized. It’s great for a night out, family photos or a New Year’s Eve party!

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath

  • Inspired by media filters
  • 5 shades
  • Marine collagen refreshes and nourishes
  • Mustard sprout extract enhances and hydrates

22. Skyn Iceland Eye Gels

The quickest way to feel pampered is to take care of puffy tired eyes! These fan favorite eye gels from Skyn Iceland de-puff, soothe and brighten.

Woman wearing Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

  • 100% vegan and cruelty-free
  • Apply for 10 minutes
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • 8 pairs of eye gels

I’m crossing my fingers that Rishi picks up that weighted eye mask for me. What are you hoping is under your tree this year?

I hope this helps you find some gifts for makeup lover (or for yourself!)! Be sure to check out my Plant Lovers Gift Guide or all of my gift guides that give back!

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As always, thanks for reading!

With love,

Jen

About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

3 thoughts on “The Best Beauty & Self Care Gifts for 2021”

  1. I sometimes feel like I must be the only person in the world that can’t stand Oribe – that smell gives me gnarly migraines and the products usually just make my hair feel greasy. I’m glad it works for other people though.

    That face tension! I feel you – I think a jade roller should definitely be on my list this year!

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    • Haha! I think you’re the first person that I’ve heard hates it! Too each their own! 🙂 The jade roller has been a life saver for my face tensions though – seriously!!

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