Holiday Gift Guide: Not Your Average Beauty Gift

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If you are looking at your holiday gift list and have that one person you just can’t quite cross off because they are a tad difficult to buy for… I hear you. Loud and clear.

I swear there is always someone special that is a little high maintenance. I know a lot of people like that. In fact, I consider myself to be in that category. We are not difficult, we just have really great taste.

We don’t need super fancy or luxurious gifts, we just need gifts that aren’t so average. That’s why I created this guide for the not so average beauty gifts.

The gifts in this guide go above and beyond and will please any beauty girl on your list, no matter how picky she may be.

Holiday Gift Guide: Not Your Average Beauty Gift


bareMinerals Supernova Space Glossary
This is the ultimate boxed set for the ultimate bareMinerals makeup fan. This 12-piece set will fulfill any beauty lover’s wish list with flattering colors, decadent textures, and festive packaging. The shades are best-sellers and universally flattering and it is definitely above average. Buy it at Ulta.

n:p beautiful Vibrating Flat Iron
This flat iron is not your average flat iron, it is vibrating. That means the plates shuffle the hair back and forth to minimize tugging, slipping or pulling for an even, shiny, healthy finish as hair is styled. Buy it at Nordstrom.

Clarisonic Glowing Skin Holiday Gift Set
I recently shared how I was obsessed with the Mia Smart. Pairing it with IT Cosmetics is even smarter, as these products are AMAZING. Available exclusively at ULTA, this set includes the new Mia Smart and Daily Radiance brush head with three IT Cosmetics bestsellers—Confidence in a Cleanser, Confidence in a Cream and Confidence in an Eye Cream. Buy it at Ulta.

Dermaflash 2.0
I am personally obsessed with this facial exfoliation and peach full eliminator, so I had to put this on my list. I use this tool every week or two to get rid of all peach full and dead skin and it has made such a difference in my skin texture. Getting rid of unwanted facial hair is also a huge plus. Buy it at Sephora.

bareMinerals Stardust Deluxe Mineral Veil
This limited edition, keepsake packaging (it even includes a charm bracelet!) will delight her, for sure, but what is inside is super impressive as well. It’s a deluxe version of the best-selling Mineral Veil. It’s a weightless formula that everyone who tries it loves. Buy it at Ulta.

CHI Lava Pro Spin N Curl
The CHI Lava Pro Spin N Curl is sourced from some of the most effective heat conducting materials found on earth; volcanic lava. It is combined with the power of CHI ceramic to create bouncy, sleek results without the damaging effects of high-heat styling. It looks pretty cool and works like a charm! Hair is drawn into the heat isolating curl chamber and timed to create lively, shiny curls and waves every time! The digital temperature display offers easily adjustable temperature settings and a selection of preset temperature settings for each hair texture, creating a customizable styling experience. This is the ultimate gift for the gal who is hair obsessed. Buy it at Ulta.

Kerastase Aura Botanica Luxury Scented Candle Gift Set
This gift set is perfect for the natural-beauty enthusiast. Featuring Kérastase's first-ever natural origin collection, Aura Botanica, the gift set includes the new richly formulated shampoo, conditioner and au naturel candle. Buy it at your favorite Kerastase salon or

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Vault
I think that my favorite makeup palette launch this year has been the UD Naked Cherry Palette. I am loving it and can’t put it down. This collection of UD Naked Cherry products is the ultimate makeup collection and will delight ANY receiver — promise. It’s a limited-edition set and it features the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, three Vice Lipsticks, and two 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencils. Buy it at Sephora.