The Most Beautiful Gifts of the Year 

Alice’s Guide to Your Beauty Must Haves. 

Beauty Editor | Leslie Klein 

‘Tis the season for jolly smiles and empty pockets. Finding the perfect gift can be quite a hard task. What do you get? Which color choice? Is this gift good enough? Well, if one is in need of a last-minute gift, look no further. Below is a list of beauty products that are sure to turn everyone’s frown upside down this holiday season.  


The Gift of Glowing Skin – $30 

Being lost on what to get for a friend, family member or significant other takes joy from the holiday spirit. For an idea, check out Ulta’s kit “The Gift of Glowing Skin”. This kit contains a variety of 13 skincare products to leave you feeling almost as great as you’ll be looking. While it’s a bit pricey, it is a flawless gift that anyone could fall for. While you can get “The Gift of Glowing Skin” at any Ulta, ordering this product through the Ulta app or website may be the best way to avoid the holiday crowds.  


Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – $5 

Beauty blenders are a girl’s best friend. Shopping for someone who enjoys tuning into their creativity and picking up a brush can be hard, but they will adore a bright, clean and new makeup sponge. Real Techniques sponges have high expectations, and reach beyond them every time. These bouncy beauty blenders are affordable, present the perfect dewy finish and are easy to use. The sponges can be found online, or at most stores that sell makeup appliances. This gift would pair perfectly with a brand-new tube of mascara or concealer. Another upside about this brand is that they are completely vegan and cruelty-free.  


Original Rosebud Salve Tube Three Pack – $7 to $15 

We all have that one friend who is in a constant lip balm frenzy. For that chapstick lover in your life, try Rosebud Salve Chapstick this holiday season. Rosebud is incredibly moisturizing, smooth to the touch and has a fresh scent. It comes in a squeezable tube for when moisture is needed on the go or in a small tin can that is perfect for a bedtime wind down. If going to the store feels like a hassle, jump right over to Amazon to find endless options to scroll through until the perfect one catches your attention. 


Kiehl’s Gentle Exfoliating Body Scrub – $36 

Exfoliation is a regularly used practice for skincare, so why shouldn’t it be for everywhere else? Using Kiehl’s Body Scrub is like going to a spa, only without the fancy chairs and cucumber water. This scrub is everything dreams are made of. One quick use of this will create an aura of peace. This product is available at Kohl’s, both online and in-store. 


Cantu Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Masque – $7   

For those with crunchy or dead hair, this rejuvenating mask is here to make wishes come true. The even better news is that it works for all hair types. The low price and simplicity of receiving this item is relieving for your wallet and your friend’s hair. You can grab it at Walmart, or you can order it from various websites including Target, Walmart and Sally Beauty.  


OPI Nail Lacquer 10 Piece Mini Pack – $19.99 

A fresh coat of nail polish can make anything pop. Red, green, blue, you name it, it can bring an outfit to life. This kit includes ten separate neutral colors. They can make the perfect look for a casual day on the town or something to catch everyone’s attention on a night out. This can be purchased at JCPenney. This gift is sure to be a collection piece that comes out to play often.  


It’s about that time for the holidays to get ahead of us, but don’t let it get too far. Any beauty lover will love this list of items.  


Leslie Klein serves as our Beauty Editor. She is a sophomore majoring in English originally from Boaz, Alabama. This is her first year with Alice. Her career goal is to become a freelance editor.