If you’re looking to go above and beyond this holiday season for a special beauty lover in your life, why not give them their very own beauty gift basket?! A beauty gift basket makes an amazing gift for someone because it not only contains many handpicked gifts, but also makes the receiver feel like they’re receiving a well thought out, high end gift!
And the best part about a beauty gift basket? They don’t have to be super expensive! Baskets can be stuffed with many smaller, inexpensive items to create an overall more “expensive” feel! In this beauty gift basket ideas below, I offer both expensive and inexpensive suggestions for creating the perfect gift basket for 3 different types of women.
First, you have your “Spa Beauty Gift Basket” perfect for someone who loves to spend their free time relaxing while treating themselves to a pampering experience. Next, you’ll read about the “Makeup Junkie Beauty Gift Basket”, a clear and obvious choice for a special makeup lover in your life, this basket will offer both expensive and inexpensive cosmetic products as options to stuff your basket with! And lastly, you’ll find the “Lovely Locks Beauty Gift Basket” which is a perfect choice for those who take special pride in their hair.
Feel free to mix and match suggestions from all 3 basket choices to create the “Ultimate Beauty Gift Basket” for someone who truly appreciates all things beauty! And if you’re on a budget, fret not! There are plenty of basket sizes available, from large to medium, to small, so don’t feel pressured to fill a huge basket! Just don’t forget your crinkle cut paper to fill the bottom of the basket and give it some cushion!
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Now, let’s get into the beauty gift basket ideas….
The ultimate bit of indulgence, this basket contains products that will help to truly treat someone to a spa-like experience. This is a perfect gift for someone who lives a busy and hectic lifestyle with little time to devout to pampering themselves! Those who have demanding jobs and busy moms alike will appreciate this basket especially!
Jade rolling has been HUGE in 2017, with just about every celebrity and beauty blogger talking about it! Jade rollers are dual sided with different sized jade stones that are perfectly smooth for rolling over the face. Use the larger stone for areas like the forehead, cheeks, and neck, and the small stone for the delicate areas around the eyes.
In the world of Chinese medicine, jade has a long history of being associated with balancing one’s chi and warding off negative energy. From a more modern perspective, jade rolling is associated with helping aid circulation in the face which ultimately leads to less fine lines and wrinkles as well as an instant boost in radiance!
This tool is the perfect morning ritual to adapt because it’s quick, easy, and leaves you feeling refreshed and energized and most importantly, ready to conquer your day!
Is there truly anything else that is more relaxing than a nice warm bubble bath? This Allure “Best of Beauty” winning product from Laura Mercier (available on Amazon and at Sephora) will not only create super decadent bubbles, but will also soften skin with it’s moisturizing properties! Oh and did I mention it smells like honey and includes notes of warm caramel, sugar spun, and French vanilla bean?! Yes please!
Looking to save? Check out this Deep Steep Bubble Bath instead!
Just because sandal season may be behind us, doesn’t mean any woman wants to have scaly, calloused feet! Include this easy to use cult favorite foot filer (available on Amazon and at Target) in the gift basket to show you really thought of everything!
Looking to save? Opt for this manual foot filer instead that achieves similar results, but requires a little but of elbow grease.
This indulgent all natural body scrub from Herbivore (available on Amazon and at Sephora) is a blend of virgin coconut oil and Moroccan rose. A gentle exfoliant, this scrub is also moisturizing and leaves skin feeling and looking smoother, brighter, and nourished!
Looking to save? Check out this awesome Pure Himalayan Salt Body Scrub instead!
Although pricey, The Mia 1 by Clarisonic (available on Amazon and at Sephora) has long been hailed as the superior way to care for your skin with it’s brush head that cleans skin SIX TIMES better than hands alone! This Mia 1 uses 300 micro-massage movements every 1 second to effectively sweep away dirt, sweat, oil, and makeup. Put this in your gift basket if you’re really looking to spoil someone!
Does the person you plan to give this basket to take special care of her nails? If so, then consider throwing in this nail enhancer by by NAILS INC. Containing the perfect trifecta of sweet almond oil, rose hip oil, and organ oil, this product helps strengthen nails and nourish cuticles. Using a product like this is crucial for ensuring your manicure lasts as long as possible.
Looking to save? Consider this Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil instead!
Sticking with the nail theme, I recommend throwing a bottle or two of great nail polish in the beauty gift baskets of those who love painting their nails! Painting your nails can actually be a really relaxing and therapeutic practice for those of us who do it regularly. In terms of what nail polish to go with, I personally love the brand Essie (Available at Ulta) because I find their color selection to be unparalleled!
And if you want to offer something a little but more generous, considering grabbing Essie’s award winning Gel Couture line instead! These polishes are ultra shiny and last longer than the original formulation above. However, If you go this route I definitely recommend throwing in the top coat as well.
Most people struggle to completely clean their back in the shower, which is why this long-handled brush from Pretty See is the perfect gift! Add this to your beauty gift basket to boost the shower/bath experience of the recipient and ensure they feel squeaky clean.
I would definitely recommend adding massage oil into the baskets of those who have a significant other! Massage oils are not only pampering to one’s skin, but a great way to add a little spice to their relationship as well! This massage oil from bath and body works is a cult favorite because of it’s nourishing blend of essential oils and uplifting spearmint aroma.
It’s hard to look like you just had the ultimate relaxing spa session if you have tired looking under eyes! I recommend Throwing a pack of under eye masks in your beauty gift basket like these Allure “Best of Beauty” winning ones (available on Amazon and at Sephora) by Shiseido! Using pure retinol and powerful plant extracts like chlorella, these masks hydrate, brighten, and dramatically reduce under eye lines and wrinkles.
Looking to save? Try these Deluxe Collagen Eye Masks which are a #1 seller on Amazon!
This basket is for the makeup hoarder in your life, because we all have one! Filled with limited edition gift sets and individual pieces, this basket is sure to impress any cosmetic connoisseur. And with pieces at a variety of price points, you’ll be in total control of your wallet while customizing this basket!
An absolute steal this blush palette contains EIGHT of Tarte’s long lasting, bestselling Amazonian Clay blushes and two highlighters for a meager $44. With a wide range of cool and warm colors, whomever you give this to is sure to find at least a few shades they love.
Looking to save? This eyeshadow palette (available on Amazon and at Ulta) from Morphe practically broke the internet when it came out earlier this year.
Every makeup lover can agree, beauty blenders are AWESOME. These magical little sponges make applying makeup a breeze because they create a flawless finish on the skin. However, it seems you can never own too many beauty blenders as they tend to wear down with use over time! Get your makeup lover a backup sponge and cleaner (available on Amazon and at Sephora) to keep her going!
Any Makeup junkie is surely to be a makeup brush junkie by default. At some point, brushes need cleaning, but not just with any regular old soap! Gift your makeup lover with this best selling brush cleaner (available on Amazon and at Sigma Beauty) by Sigma Beauty to ensure their brushes stay in pristine condition.
This brush holder is the perfect product to have on hand for traveling! Large enough to hold 10-15 large round brushes, this holder also stores brushes and can open up and sit on flat surfaces for display.
Talk about a steal! Four deluxe lipsticks from Bite Beauty’s best selling Amuse Bouche formula for only $25! With a nude, a pink, a red, and plum, there’s a lipstick for any occasion and any mood. Lipstick lovers will love the color range, comfortability of the satin formula, and cute limited edition tin they come in.
This mini highlighter duo contains both pressed powder and liquid versions of some of Becca’s best selling highlighters. Although small, these minis pack a powerful punch because they’re super pigmented with a little bit of product going a long way.
Although not for everyone and definitely an investment, this lash book contains 12 of House of Lashes’ best selling false eyelashes that will seriously impress anyone who loves false eyelashes. These lashes are the highest of quality, cruelty free, and can be worn many times if properly cared for. This book will store lashes for a lifetime and truly makes a generous and impressive gift.
If you need a cheaper eyeshadow option than the one above, check out these brand spankin’ new eyeshadow palettes by Huda Beauty! With 4 gorgeous color schemes to choose from and a mix of mattes and shimmers, this palette can effortlessly transform your makeup from day to night. And with a huge built in mirror, this palette is great for travel and touchups on-the-go.
Any makeup lover will tell you the importance of a good foundation brush, many of us own multiple! This foundation brush by Mieoko is great because not only is it free (you just pay shipping & handling) but it’s an almost exact dupe for the cult favorite Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki brush (available on Amazon and at Sigma Beauty).
Check out my full review on this free foundation brush because I go over everything you need to know! I also talk about the 18 piece brush set I chose to add on as well!
Another great choice from Tarte, this set contains everything you need (minus foundation) for a full face of makeup! With a massive 25-piece eyeshadow palette, 2 blushes, a highlighter, a bronzer, mascara, eyeliner, matte lipstick, and lipgloss. On top of the amazing value of this set, the packaging is absolutely stunning. Don’t sleep on this one!
This basket makes the perfect gift for a hairdresser or anyone who takes special pride in their hair! With a mix of tools and products, you’ll be able to customize this basket to suit the needs of your recipient.
A great tool to have on hand, this brush (available on Amazon and at Ulta) has the power of a flat iron built directly into it! This styling brush features ionic technology in the tips of the bristles that eliminate frizz, smooth and straighten hair, and allow close styling to the root without fear of burning. You can now style hair quickly and efficiently with just a single hand.
Looking to save? Try this Phoebe Hair Straightening Brush instead.
I’m willing to bet even your hairdresser friends don’t have a shower cap this sophisticated! Using antibacterial, water proof, humidity-defying, and quick drying fabric, this shower cap (available at Sephora) extends the life of a blowout, locks in moisture, reduce frizz, and maintain volume with a special no-mark grip. Plus, with a range of fashionable prints, there’s something everyone will love!
Looking to save? Try this reversible shower cap instead!
It’s no secret that sleeping on cotton ages us by pulling on and drying out skin creating fine lines and wrinkles! But did you know sleeping on cotton also damages hair?! Gift these silk pillowcases by SLIP (available on Amazon and in Standard/Queen and King sizes on Sephora) to loved ones and they’ll be sure to get the best beauty sleep ever!
Looking to save? Check out these top rated silk pillowcases!
A MUST HAVE for anyone with long hair or who uses a hairbrush, this rake-like tool (available at Sephora) effortless cleans hairbrushes by removing product build up and hair!
Looking to save? Check out this Denman Hair Brush Cleaner instead!
Whether you use dry shampoo on yourself or on clients, it’s definitely a must-have for any haircare junkie! Not only does this dry shampoo by Amika (available on Amazon and at Sephora) freshens hair and instantly absorb oils, it also adds volume.
Aside from hairstylists, makes a great gift for busy moms and career women who could really benefit from the time they’d save not washing their hair everyday!
Looking to save? Try this popular dry shampoo by Batiste instead!
Those who love their hair are probably accustomed to taking great care of it from an external perspective, but what are they doing to make sure their hair is strong from the inside out? Gift these vitamins from Hum Nutrition (available on Amazon and at Sephora) that are chock full of healthy hair vitamins like zinc, biotin, and more to anyone who takes their hair’s health serious.
Regardless of whether you use a ton of product in your hair or not, everyone accumulates gunk over time. Whether it’s buildup from hair spray, natural oils, styling products, or hard water minerals, this shampoo from Bumble and Bumble (available on Amazon and at Sephora) will remove it! This shampoo is meant to be used once a week and will leave hair more vibrant and healthier all around.
If you really want to spoil someone, I highly recommend this hairdryer by Dyson! This product (available on Amazon and at Ulta) launched earlier this year and sent hair fanatics into a total tailspin over just how amazing it is. This hairdryer dries hair super fast and doesn’t damage it with heat. Hair is left looking shiny, styled, frizz free, and super soft. With a motor in the handle, you can expect holding this dryer is also super convenient and comfortable.
This amazing leave in hair treatment from Kenra (available on Amazon and at Ulta) fights all TEN signs of aging in hair! With so many benefits, this single product eliminates the need to use much else on hair! Those who color their hair frequently will especially appreciate the life this product will bring back to their strands.
Every once in awhile you come across a product and think to yourself “Why didn’t I think of that?”…this is one of those products! This holster (available on Amazon) is specifically designed to hold heat styling tools while they heat up, eliminating clutter on your counter so you can continue getting ready.
With a special rubber, this product eliminates the likelihood of getting burned by safely storing the styling tool until you’re ready to use it. This holster also works on glue guns, electric gadgets, and essentially any small tool under 20 pounds.
Hopefully with such a long list of suggestions I’ve given you at least one idea you can work with this holiday season! I personally have my eye on the jade roller and silk pillowcases! What were your favorite items on the list? Let me know in the comments below!
Hi there Pretty! I’m Shelby, the creator of Pretty Primp! I believe that beauty is a form of art and we should all be confident and educated enough to be our own artist!