holiday gift guide

Good morning and happy Friday!!! I’m uber excited for the weekend to start because not only do I get to sneak away for a date night with the hubs this weekend, but we’ll be finishing our fire pit and starting to decorate for Christmas!

Today’s gift guide is one of my favorites. Giving beauty products can be so much fun! There are so many ways to go about gifting beauty products that you really can’t go wrong. Gifting the most popular beauty items is what a lot of people do, but don’t shy away from gifting products you know, use and love!

3 Easy Ways to Gift Beauty Products:

  1. Gift Your Favorites: I tend to give items that I’ve used a lot and know work well and would work well with a certain friend or family member’s skin tone.
  2. Gift Popular Products: This is a super easy way to gift beauty items if you don’t keep up with beauty products yourself. Simply go to Nordstrom or any other big department store’s website, click on their beauty tab, and they will usually have a section of their most popular items. By doing this, you at least have the gaurantee of others that the product is well liked.
  3. Gift a Gift Set: This is a super fun way to gift beauty items, too! Most department stores and beauty stores do gift sets for the holidays and it’s often a great way to try different products and brands and see what you like best before you invest in a full size. My sweet friend, Amanda from Glitter & Spice, introduced me to Sephora’s perfume set that I linked below and what’s neat about this gift set is that you try all the different samples and then the gift set comes with a voucher to redeem for a full size of your favorite scent. Pretty cool, huh?

Shop my other gift guides from 2016: for the entertainer, the basics, & stocking stuffers.


clockwise: beauty blender | clarisonic | it cosmetics bye bye under eye cream | sephora perfume sampler | sephora collector’s makeup case | TULA starter kit |  mac nude lip gloss kit | nars lip gloss | sugar lip seduction kit | viktor & rolf flowerbomb perfume

A lot of you have asked me over the past couple of months what products I consistently use for my face regimen and when I style my hair, so I’ve linked my everyday products below for you to shop or gift as well!!

my “everyday” beauty products:

my “everyday” hair products:

xx – anna