Holiday Beauty Guide

2‘Tis the season for gift giving. It can be overwhelming to find the perfect present for a friend, colleague or family member. It can also be very rewarding when you can find something that you know they will love. One of the things I like to gift are my favourite beauty products. Something I’ve tried, enjoyed, and want to recommend. A fresh beauty product is a wonderful treat, and something they might not get for themselves. There are also lots of pretty Holiday themed boxes and limited edition packaging this time of year. For my Holiday Beauty Gift Guide, I’ve rounded up some of my hero beauty items from the year, along with some cute gift sets from my favourite brands.

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide FINAL

This Kiehls Gift Set contains two of my favourite products. Their lip balm and their classic Crème de Corps moisturizer, wrapped in a cute box and bow.

I’m a big fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lip lipsticks. They’ve launched Limited Edition packaging for many favourite shades. They’re also available in chic Gift Set.

This Lush Sleepy kit is the perfect present for someone who needs rest and relaxation over the holidays (don’t we all?) It contains their bestselling lavender-tonka scented products including a bath bomb and lotion.

One of my all time favourite fragrances is this beautiful rose scent, Rosa Rossa by Guerlain. It contains notes of lychee and blackcurrant with warmer notes of sandalwood and white musk. It’s housed in a bottle featuring their signature beehive pattern in gold.

Dior Lip Glow contained in this pretty pink case gives your lips a hint of colour and is very nourishing too. Its Color Reviver technology reacts to your lips’ moisture level, releasing active ingredients. It’s available in multiple sheer colours and smells delicious too!

Pearl Barettes from Nordstrom to add a touch of Holiday Glam to any hair do. I’ve started quite the collection. They’re cheap and cheerful, with lots of different designs available.

My all time favourite bronzer is Filmstar Bronze and Glow by Charlotte Tilbury. This holiday season it’s available in a limited edition Swarovski crystal package (for the same cost as the original!) I’ve been using this product for years, and highly recommend it.

How pretty is this  limited edition Dior Eye shadow palette?! It has all the shades to create a glitz and glam look for the Holidays and New Years.


My go to hair oil is by Kerastase. This serum is super nourishing and tames flyaways, leaving your hair super-shiny, hydrated, and healthy-looking.

I discovered Guerlain skincare last year, and I’ve been using their wonderful products ever since. The Albeit Royal is a balm-like, rich day cream formulated with black bee repair technology. This helps expand the skin’s self-regeneration. It also has vitamin C that create a radiant complexion.

More Sparkle Clips! I’m loving this trend, and it so fun to wear for a festive occasion. These Starburst are a bit more special. Designed by Amanda Judge, the are 14k gold plated with rhinestone details. Available at Nordstrom.

The moisturizer and Fresh Rose Face Mask from this collection is incredible! It is so deeply hydrating and moisturizing.

Whether they’re going on a sunny getaway or not, St Tropez Bronzing Water Face Mist gives skin the perfect sun kissed glow.

Classic pink shades in Stila Liquid Lipstick are perfect stocking stuffers. I love the consistency and cute gold packaging of each travel size products

Erno Laszlo Eye Masks are ideal for someone traveling over the holidays. It’s an all-in-one hydrogel eye mask with ingredients to help relieve dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. Available in a gift box (with really pretty packaging!)

When I mentioned how much I enjoyed Fresh’s Black Tea collection, so many of your messaged to say you loved it too! Once you try it, you’ll understand how great the line is. This Holiday season there is a Fresh Kit of their key products from the line. My favourite is the Black Tea Essence. I have been using it every time I wash my face.

A big trend in beauty is using a roller on your face. This Rose Quartz Facial Roller supports lymphatic drainage to reduce the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles. It’s also super pretty, and everyone I know who uses one loves it!

Another cute hair trend – Scrunchies are back! They are awesome keep your hair up, especially if its long. I forgot how useful they are, and tend to wear one around the house a lot. These ones are so pretty in metallic, they’re perfect to wear out too!

This is an indulgent purchase, but it is no secret that Dyson has created an incredible hair dryer. They’ve just launched their Air Wrap, which I got to try a few weeks ago and is amazing. It’s definitely on my wish list!

I was gifted this last year and it was such a great thing to receive. Saje’s Pocket Farmacy contains five of their top essential oils in roll on form. Peppermint Halo Remedy, Immune Remedy, Stress Release Remedy,  Eater’s Digest Remedy and Pain Release Remedy. It’s been so helpful to have these on hand, and is excellent idea for someone who might be hard to shop for.

  • Just went to Nordstrom yesterday and bought my mom make-up and skincare. The perfect treat & luxury!! And gah, that gift set from fresh looks amazing. Def a fave brand of mine. SO good!! xo (life + style blog)

    • Ooh yes, Nordstrom beauty depart is SO good. The Fresh collection is amazing. Feel so luxurious, but such a great price point. Hope you’re having a great start to the Holiday season! xo

  • I love giving makeup as gifts especially when I know my friends wouldn’t buy certain items but would love them. I tend not to buy perfume unless I know what they love. Thanks for sharing!
    xo Yvonne

    • Ah yes, I do exactly the same thing. It’s such a nice treat, and something they wouldn’t buy themselves. Thanks for stopping by Style Calling Yvonne xo

  • These are all great products!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Thank you Jennifer! Hope you’re having a great start to the Holiday season

  • SundayDahlias

    Great list! I love how brands come out with little kits for the holiday season, they’re perfect gifts!

    • Thank you! There are so many cute kits for Christmas. A good time to stock up on favourites too!
      Happy Holidays!

  • This is such a great list dear! Love your picks.

    Jessica |

    • Thank Jess! I always enjoy putting Holiday guides together.
      Hope you’re having a great start to the season!

  • I love fresh and Dior <3

    • Me too! That Fresh kit is sooo divine!
      Dior’s packaging is so pretty and perfect as a present. Happy Holidays!

  • Nina

    Such a great list!
    xx- Nina

  • So many great ideas! I would love to get that Dyson hair dryer!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Ah yes, it’s such a goodie! Happy Holidays Jill!