The holidays are just around the corner, which means that now is the time to start shopping for gifts. If you have a skincare lover on your list, it can be tough to know what to get them, especially if they’re very picky about brands they use or already own a lot of products and devices. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 12 gift ideas for skincare lovers, from luxury skincare products and creams to at-home devices:
Face masks are a smart gift choice for skincare aficionados who already have their regular routines on lockdown. That’s because face masks can be added to any skincare routine; they don’t replace existing products. Face masks come in a wide variety of products to suit multiple skin types, and they can be used for hydrating, soothing, exfoliating, brightening, and more.
Facial Sprays and Oils
Facial sprays and oils aren’t fundamental parts of a 3-step skincare routine, but they are excellent gifts for people who have mastered the basics and are looking to elevate their routines. Facial sprays are a great choice for people who have oily skin or live in humid climates and therefore need a lightweight product that soaks in fast. Facial oils are the perfect gift for people who are struggling with dry skin and need something to nourish their face.
Eye Cream or Mask
Eye creams and eye masks are luxury products that are another great gift option for skincare lovers. These products are specifically formulated to be applied to the delicate skin around the eyes and can help treat issues like puffiness and dark circles. Eye creams are meant to be applied and left on for moisturization, while eye masks are quick treatments that can brighten the eyes temporarily.
Skiancre sets with mini sizes of top-selling products are the perfect gift for the skincare fan who loves to try new brands. Some sets are designed around skin types and contain facial cleansers, serums, anti-aging creams, and other essentials to help them put together the perfect skincare routine. Other sets are focused solely on one type of product, such as a selection of different lip care products.
Fancy Hand Cream
Hand creams are great gifts year round, but there’s an especially great choice in winter when everyone’s hands get very dry. Upgrade your recipient’s drugstore hand cream with picks from premium skincare brands that make for excellent stocking stuffers. Many brands release limited edition scents around the holidays, so definitely take advantage of those if your recipient isn’t sensitive to fragrance.
If your recipient is very picky about their facial skincare products, then consider getting them some bath and body products. Buy them a pre-created set or curate your own with washes, serums, lotions, and exfoliants for the body. Like with hand creams, many brands release body care sets in seasonal fragrances for the holidays, so grab one for everyone on your list.
Why choose between a humidifier and a diffuser when you can have both? A humidifier is a must for soothing dry, cracked, flaky skin during the wintertime, especially if your recipient lives in an area with a very dry climate. Opt for an all-in-one humidifier-diffuser combo that aerosolizes essential oils into the air alongside the water. It makes the room smell amazing while giving everyone’s skin an extra glow.
You can absolutely DIY a facial steam at home with some boiling water, a bowl, and towel, but it doesn’t make for a luxurious experience. If your recipient is a big fan of at-home facial steams, then consider getting them a dedicated facial steamer that will make their bathroom feel more like a professional spa. These facial steamers ensure that the steam is the perfect temperature every time for safe and enjoyable use.
LED Light Therapy Tools
LED (light-emitting diode) therapy can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns from acne to wrinkles. At-home LED devices come in many different styles and price points. Full face masks are the quickest and most effective to use, but they cost more and are quite bulky. LED face wands require more time since you can only do one area of the face at a time, but they are more affordable and easier to pack for travel.
At-Home Microdermabrasion Device
While microdermabrasion was once only available as an in-office treatment at dermatologist offices, advances in technology have allowed skincare brands to develop portable microdermabrasion devices that are safe to use at home. Obviously, the at-home devices aren’t as powerful as in-office treatments, but they can still deliver great resurfacing results when used coincidentally over time.
Skincare Mini Fridge
A mini fridge just for skincare products is truly the ultimate gift for the skincare lover who already has it all. Skincare fridges keep products pleasantly cold and can potentially extend their shelf life as well. Look for a small fridge with a 6-can (roughly four liters) capacity, which is just small enough to fit on most bathroom counters and cabinets. For an even more impressive gift, stock it with serums and eye gel masks so that your recipient can start using it right away.
Facial rollers are reusable devices that can instantly soothe swollen, puffy faces. Some use stainless steel for the rolling implement while others use semi-precious stones. They also come in different sizes; smaller ones are better for the face while larger ones will work for the body too. Choose whichever one your recipient will prefer and add this affordable skincare gift to their stocking for the holidays.
We hope this guide helps you get started on gift shopping for the skincare lovers in your life. Do you have other great suggestions for skincare gifts that you’ve either given or received? Let us know in the comments below!