For those who are not that interested in makeup but are still interested in other types of beauty products, this post is for you! Nail polish? Check! Makeup Brushes? Check! Body care? Check! Hair care? Mini check! If you need a gift for someone who may not be that into makeup, or perhaps someone you do not know terribly well, like a co-worker, a secret Santa or maybe a hostess gift, these might be worth considering. Here are some of favorite non-makeup beauty gifts – all approved by Mini Mrs. Claus (yes, the cat’s name is Mini and no, she did not
approve of being dressed up for Christmas – I hate to admit that it was hilariously fun!).
Josie Maran Moroccan Bazaar Argan Skin & Hair Bestsellers is a great way to sample the wonders of Argan oil. It’s great for the skin care lover in your life and will get your face, hair and body in shape! The set includes a mini Argan Cleansing Oil, a mini 100% Pure Argan Oil, a mini Argan Oil Hair Serum, a mini Argan Daily Moisturizer, a mini Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot and a mini Argan Balm. The set costs $39.00 and is available exclusively from Sephora.
For the avid bather in your life, there’s the Soap & Glory Shower Trip Set
for $36.00. Tucked inside a travel toiletry bag are flight-friendly editions of some of the best of Soap & Glory. Included is a mini Clean on Me Shower Gel, a mini Righteous Butter Body Butter, a mini The Scrub of Your Life Body Buffer, a mini Hand Food Hand Cream, a Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Lip Gloss in the exclusive shade “Punch Bowl” and a pretty pink Shower Puff. All are scented with Soap & Glory’s delicious signature “Pink” scent.
An amazing deal
for the nail polish lover in your life is the Butter London Fall Collection Best Sellers Trio with Matte Finish
from QVC. At only $28.00 it is a steal since just 1 polish retails for $14.00! In this set you receive 3 full size nail lacquers in the shades “All Hail the Queen”, “Wallis” and “Rosie Lee”, plus a full size Matte Finish Top Coat! Any aspiring manicurist would be thrilled with this set!
For a more traditional colored nail set, check out the Deborah Lippmann Colleen 4 Piece Nail Lacquer Kit
on HSN. For $33.50 you receive 4 mini Deborah Lippmann polishes in shades of red, pink, nude and neutral. The shades included are: “Daytripper” (one of my favorites), “Honey Bee”, “Someone Like You” and “Stop and Stare”. A great way to sample a variety of very wearable shades from Deborah Lippmann who’s polishes retail for $16 and up normally!
A great nail gift is from Zoya
. It is the new Dream Box
. You receive a lovely gift box filled with 3 full-sized Zoya Nail Polishes. You can choose from a number of pre-selected shade trios or you can actually create your own trio from any of Zoya’s over 400 shades! Both versions of the Dream Box retail for $24.00 and they all ship for free
! Zoya polishes are amazing and the Dream Boxes are packaged so beautifully that anyone would be thrilled to receive one!
If you are seeking some great Chanuka colors, try “Ibiza” – a blackened indigo-blue with metallic blue shimmer, “Trixie” – a light silver metallic foil, and “Gaia” – white with a subtle golden shimmer. Beautiful shades that would be lovely this Holiday season.
Some great colors for Christmas would include “Ziv” – a yellow-toned metallic gold, “Holly” – a holly green with a metallic finish, and “Blaze” – a mulberry red with very fine holographic glitter. All very pretty and perfect for the festivities!
Another great Deborah Lippmann set for the bolder manicurist is the Deborah Lippmann Mini Nail Lacquer Duo in “Ray of Light” & “Sweet Dreams”
. The duo retails for $19.00 on HSN and includes two mini limited edition shades filled with holographic flaky glitter! “Ray of Light” is a bold bluish-purple, while “Sweet Dreams” is a bright pink. A really nice set for the young and the young at heart!
For someone seeking a great set of nail essentials, or for the person for whom it is impossible to pick a color, take a peek at the Deborah Lippmann Fast Track Manicure Essentials Set
for $32.50 on HSN – the best price I’ve seen for this set and it also includes the “Smooth Operator” nail buffer which many other versions leave out. This kit contains 5 mini essentials for the perfect manicure! It includes Cuticle Oil, Cuticle Remover, 2-Second Nail Primer, Fast Girls Quick-Dry Base Coat, Addicted to Speed Top Coat and the Smooth Operator nail buffer. A great way to sample Deborah Lippmann’s products for a great price!
If all these sets are a bit too steep for your budget, for only $10.00, you can still get a great gift for the manicurist in your life! It’s the e.l.f. Nail Polish Cube
and comes loaded with 14 different nail polishes! The shades range from neutral to classic to bold and also include a few fun glitters. Perfect for any polish lover!
Of course no girl’s makeup collection is complete without great brushes. The Mrs. Bunny Travel Kit
from Sigma Beauty is not only a great vegan brush set, but it’s adorable too! For $65.00 you receive a travel container filled with 7 Sigmax HD brushes for face and eyes. This is the only way to buy a number of these brushes with the Sigmax fibers! The brushes included are: Foundation (F60), Large Angled Contour (F40), Large Powder (F30), Small Angle (E65), Eye Shading (E55), Tapered Blending (E40) and Pencil (E30). These brushes are incredibly soft and are a joy to use!
If you want to really splash out, there is also the Mrs. Bunny Essential Kit
for $120.00. It includes the travel case and brushes above plus: Concealer (F70), Duo Fibre (F50), Medium Angled Shading (E70), Large Shader (E60), and Eye Liner (E05). Everything a girl needs for a full face of makeup!
Another really great brush maker with a great full face set is the Bdellium Tools Professional Makeup Green Bambu Complete 15 Piece Brush Set with Roll-up Pouch.
These brushes are made from 100% Synthetic vegan fibers and are eco-friendly! The handles are made of sustainable bamboo and the 20-pocket roll-up pouch is crafted from linen and also includes 4 side pockets for small or loose items. The brushes included in this set are: #980 Powder, #964 AP Blusher, #955 Duet Fiber Finishing, #949 Pointed Foundation, #947 Small Foundation, #936 Concealer, #785 Tapered Blending, #780 Pencil, #775 Duet Fiber Shader, #772 Small Shader, #740 Sponge Applicator, #733 Lash, #762 Small Angle, #710 Eye Liner and #542 Bold Lip. The set retails for $89.10 and would be an amazing gift for any makeup lover because the brushes are amazing!
Of course single brushes from either Sigma or Bdellium Tools would also make great stocking stuffers, or you could break up a set and wrap up each brush individually. If you are considering individual brushes from Sigma and vegan bristles are important to you or the recipient, not all brushes outside of the Mrs. Bunny sets are vegan. The following link will direct you to all the vegan Sigma brushes. From Bdellium Tools, the Green Bambu and the Yellow Bambu use entirely vegan bristles.
Something else I should mention that’s not a gift, but more of a rewards program is Ebates. Simply sign up for free on their website and head to your favorite sites like Sephora, J Crew, Bath & Body Works, Nordstrom, Amazon, and on and on and on through the Ebates links and, in return, you will earn a percentage of your total purchase price back as either a check, or a deposit into your PayPal account. Refer friends for even more cash back. A perfect site this time of year because you actually do receive cash back for spending money!!! So a gift for someone else really does translate into a gift for you!
I guess that wraps up my non-makeup beauty gifts. I hope this was helpful and definitely look for discounts on sites like RetailMeNot for codes that can save you some money both online and with printable in-store coupons.
For some of my favorite Makeup Palettes & Sets OVER $15, check out my post here.
For some of my favorite Beauty Gifts UNDER $15, check out my post here.
For Everything Else, check out my ideas here.
For a variety of Websites for great gifts, check out my picks here.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned in this post, nor have I been compensated in any way. This post does contain some referral links.