Beauty Holiday Gifts

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Get inspired with gift recommendations from our expert Beauty Stylists for anyone on your list—no matter your budget.


Get inspired with gift recommendations from our expert Beauty Stylists for anyone on your list—no matter your budget.


   Taryn Ronning, Pacific Center, Vancouver BC

Going to holiday parties and visiting friends is what this season is all about; but finding the perfect gift can be a real struggle, so I put together my top two gift ideas!

Spend: This is a gift that is sure to bring an ear-to-ear grin to any cosmo-savvy friend! The famous diptyque Baies candle (roses and blackcurrant leaves) comes in two sizes. Baies is the ‘scent of fashion’!

Splurge: I look toward Charlotte Tilbury, the IT girl in beauty! She definitely didn’t disappoint this season with her holiday gift sets! The one that stands out to me is The Gift of Red Carpet Skin set: it has celebrity favorites like Magic Cream, Wonderglow, Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Take It All Off Eye Makeup Remover, Supermodel Body and Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask and Balm. This set is great for all skin tones and types, it literally has everything you could want, and it will have your gift recipients’ skin red-carpet-ready in 1-2-3!



A pretty package isn’t everything. While that’s true, we can’t help wanting to be a little more on point when it comes to our appearance this time of year. Holiday parties and get-togethers provide plenty of face time with our nearest and dearest—so naturally we want to look our best. And since gift giving is also on the agenda, we want to give the best too.

Several wise and miracle-working Nordstrom beauty stylists recommended these seasonal gifts. Somehow they knew just what we wanted—to give and to receive. 

Nordstrom makeup stylists recommend holiday beauty gifts, woman holding box

Andie Cardinale, Nordstrom South Shore Plaza beauty stylist

Andie Cardinale, Nordstrom South Shore Plaza

I love these M•A•C Irresistibly Charming mini pigments & glitter sets because it’s something I’d want to receive as a gift! This collection of pigments works wet or dry for every eye color and skin tone. The nudes and warm tones are great for day, while the purple glitter adds a head-turning pop for evening. Plus, the mini size is perfect for travel.

No need to worry about frizzy, dull hair this winter: All the products in this Drybar Sparkle & Shine set give you a salon-quality blowout, leaving hair conditioned, smooth and frizz-free—and the Buttercup blow dryer has changed my life. This set makes a great gift for the girl who has everything; trust me, she’ll thank you for it!


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We’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving.

kate fannin

Kate Fannin‘s job is a girly-girl’s dream. As our Beauty Trend Editor, Kate gets paid to play with new makeup, lotions and perfumes, and hit trend shows, line launches and celebrity appearances at stores across the country. Oh, and twice a year she flies to New York Fashion Week, where she hangs out backstage with famous friends like makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury and nail guru Deborah Lippmann. But when Christmas rolls around, the down-to-earth Texan puts all her focus on gifts for her family, including 14 nieces and nephews and 3 tiny dogs.

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Stuff Their Stockings with Care

Check off everyone on your nice list, and fill their stockings to the brim. We’ve got plenty of perfectly sized beauty and grooming gifts to make Christmas Day even more cheerful. Get your gifting on with stocking stuffers for her and for him.




Heading to a festive fiesta? Don’t go empty handed! Check out our guide for holiday Hostess Gifts.

For The Hostess with The Mostess: Jo Malone ‘English Pear & Freesia’ Collection & L’Occitane ‘Delicious Almond’ Body Care Collection (Limited Edition)

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