It’s hard to believe it’s already the holiday season and it’s time to start shopping! I love creating these gift guides, not only because I know they’re helpful, but also because I personally love all of these products and love sharing what I love with y’all. And, I am very proud of myself that I’ve already started to knock out some holiday shopping. With Thanksgiving so late in the month, that means there are 9 fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas than usual and I would really love to enjoy the holidays and spending time with those I love, rather than feeling frazzled about finding gifts. Below is what I’m buying for my favorite peeps from the Beautycounter holiday sets.
Their products make gifting easy since I know they’re high-quality, the packaging is beautiful and people love being treated to nice products they wouldn’t buy for themselves. (If you’re not familiar with Beautycounter, this post explains what makes their products different and better than conventional beauty products.)
Beautycounter Holiday Gift Guide
For my mom & MIL
I’m buying the moms in my life the Counter+ Skin Care Favorites set. This set has three of my must-have products (overnight peel, mask, face oil) + one new product (cleansing stick). These are all products they’ll love but wouldn’t buy them for themselves and that’s my favorite kind of gift to give! Plus, both my mom and mother-in-law live in dry, cold climates and the cleansing stick and face oil will be perfect for that!
For my friends
I LOVE Pout Perfecter Lip Care set personally and I know my girlfriends will too. This set includes a gloss, balm and lip polish, which is a must for dry, flaky lips that are more common in the winter. Most of my friends aren’t into a lot of makeup so this makes more sense for them vs. the new eyeshadow palette. (I am giving that to one of my sister-in-laws though! And, I got an extra to keep for myself since it’s SO pretty.)
The Transforming Duo is another GREAT option for girlfriends (and yourself!). It adjusts to your lip tone to give you the perfect natural color and is seriously so flattering on everyone.
For my hair stylist, dog walker, esthetician, etc.
Since these are people you trust and love, but they’re likely not your very best friend, it can be hard to find an appropriate gift that’s thoughtful but not too personal. Enter the Hand Cream Trio — there are three scents and they’re perfect for throwing in a purse. This is a great option for coworkers too. (It’s what I gave to my bosses in Corporate America in previous years.)
For my nieces
My nieces are going to LOVE the Jellies from this Beautycounter holiday set. Do you remember those lip jellies from the 90s and 2000s? These take me straight back to middle school. These are sweetened with stevia and the set comes with five sheer shades and flavors. They’re all so tasty and you don’t have to worry about ingesting nasty ingredients with Beautycounter products. They also make a perfect stocking stuffer for little girls in your house.
For my dad & brothers
What man in your life enjoys buying shampoo and body wash? None? The Counterman Carry-On set is the perfect gift for these guys. It has all the essentials and I bet you anything they’re going to LOVE the smell. My dad doesn’t travel much but I know he’ll love having these nicer products in his shower. The man never treats himself – he loves to spoil his kids – so I’m going to give him some nice products to enjoy. I love the black packaging too! And my father-in-law could use a set for his golf trips.
You can read a Counterman review from one of my favorite guys here!
I’m getting myself the Bright Eyes Treatment. This set includes the Countertime eye cream, which is the only eye cream I’ve ever purchased more than once. I brand hopped for years (including trying other Beautycounter ones) but was never sold on an eye cream. NOW I AM. It’s the best.
The set also comes with cooling eye masks, which I love to use when I get back from long travel days or the morning after a very fun holiday party. They de-puff, brighten and make me look alive after one glass of wine or one cocktail makes me look dead. (Aging is funnnnnn.)
And I’ll be honest, I already gifted myself the jellies from the Beautycounter holiday set. I’ve been using them daily for a couple weeks now and love them!
Quick tip to save money: if you’re spending more than $50, sign up for Band of Beauty at the same time. It’s like Amazon Prime & Nordstrom Rewards combined and a very good deal if you’ll order more than once. You’ll get 10% product credit to use on future order and free shipping on orders over $100. Plus, during November, you’ll get a free full-size Overnight Resurfacing Peel, which normally costs $63 so it’s a no brainer. So you shop for others AND get a gift for yourself! 🙂 The peel is one of my must-have products – you can read my review here. And you can see my full skincare and makeup routine here!
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