Beauty Lover’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Are you unsure of what to get a beauty lover this season? We came up with some inspiration to get you started.

Check out some of our favorites below.


Each season, Cargo Cosmetics journeys to a different destination to highlight the brand’s travel-friendly packaging. For the holidays, Cargo has landed in Emerald City with a limited-edition makeup collection. Inspired by the culture of Seattle, the Emerald City collection contains the below limited-edition offerings: the Emerald City Eye Shadow Palette; “Enjoy Your Journey” Travel Eye Shadow Palette; Swimmables Eye Pencil Kit; Swimmables Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick Kit; Mascara Kit; Perfect Eye Kit; Travel Gel Lip Color Kit; and Blockbuster Palette.

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A perfect gift for any mother, friend, sister or daughter is Hard Candy’s Bathing Beauties Bath & Body Collection: Caribbean Fresh Citrus & Tea Leaf. The moisturizing bath products is sure to get anyone ready to relax. And with a zesty and calming fragrance, it will feel like a tropical oasis. The kit includes hand cream, body wash, body lotion, body mist, bath fizzer and a cosmetic bag.

Available at Walmart for $14.88.


New York crusader and philanthropist Audrey Gruss recently created Hope Fragrance in honor of her mother who suffered from depression. And what better than giving back this holiday season? Gruss is donating 100% net profit from sales directly to depression research. The uplifting fragrance is a fusion of the white flowers like lily of the valley, jasmine, gardenia and tuberose. A verdant note adds a lively layer of crisp freshness.

Sold exclusively at selected Saks retail stores and online at Size 1.7fl oz/50ml for $115.


Instead of just treating yourself this holiday season, pick up Adidas Dynamic Pulse gift set for your man. Adidas is the ultimate sports brand with scents that are fresh and clean. The gift set, which includes hair, body and face shower gel, after shave, as well as body spray has a fragrance that opens with an aromatic green explosion of rosemary and cedar leaves in a watery atmosphere.

Available at Walmart for $10.99.


No matter the age, a great gift for any beauty lover is a new youthful skincare product that will keep the skin glowing. ZO Skin Health’s Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener will revolutionize any skin regimen. To get rid of aging signs like sun damage and hyperpigmentation, the brightener isn’t harsh on the skin. And if you are feeling generous, you can pair the gift with the Olluminate Intense Eye Repair to help diminish wrinkles and prevent against further skin damage.

The ZO Skin Health Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener ($120) and Ollimunate Intense Eye Repair ($130) can both be purchased at 

Natalie Dolce

Natalie Dolce’s background includes a variety of beauty and freelance work for publications including InStyle Magazine,, and She has also served as a managing editor with New York Press, an alternative weekly New York City paper and in her career, has covered a variety of beats for M magazine, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, Co-Ed magazine,,, Real Estate Forum magazine and Museums New York magazine.


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