We may be biased but beauty tools — especially those that elevate our skincare routine — are our favorite gifts to give. Not only because they can be practical, but also because many beauty devices and hot tools are gifts our loved ones might not buy for themselves, making it all the more special to treat them with.
“When it comes to gifting all things beauty for the holidays, focusing on the recipient’s personality is imperative,” says esthetician Gabrielle Lawrence. “Dialing in what someone may like or may not like, as well as considering what may be fitting to their lifestyle will not only help you decipher through the social arsenal of beauty products that we have available for purchase at our fingertips but also ensure you choose the most suitable and appropriate gift during this festive season,” she adds.
According to makeup artist Jessie Maranda, the lifestyle component is ultra-important because you want to “take into consideration the recipient’s daily routine and amount of time they have.” For those who are on the busier side or are always on the go, she recommends keeping it simple with something they can easily incorporate into their daily life. As for someone who might have more time to invest in their beauty routine (or is just really excited about technology advancements) something a little more high-tech and indulgent is a great option.
Meet the Experts
Gabrielle Lawrence is an esthetician and owner of Los Angeles-based skincare salon, 'ili essentials.
Jessie Maranda is a makeup artist with over 15 years of experience in commercial, film, and television.
Whether you’re shopping for your friend who can’t be bothered with hairstyling and needs a fuss-free (and fast) way to get ready in the morning or your skincare-obsessed sibling who has an appreciation for high-tech features like red light therapy and infrared heat, we’ve got all of your gift-giving covered with our guide to the best beauty tool gifts.
The Best Beauty Tools for the Holiday Season
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