Audacity is at an all-time high this year, and time has been the biggest offender. Yes, I'm talking about actual hours, days, weeks, and months. They're flying by so fast that it's harder than ever to get a handle on anything let alone holiday shopping. And if you're shopping for a beauty lover or two, then the challenge of locating the perfect gift is all that more real. As we rapidly approach mid-December, the race is officially on.
Don't worry. The situation isn't dire… yet. But judging by time's complete lack of chill this year, I'd recommend getting on top of this situation before you wake up in a cold sweat on December 24 wishing you'd heeded this warning. Even though some of our favorite beauty retailers like Nordstrom, Sephora, and Violet Grey offer exceptionally fast shipping (and don't even get us started on Amazon), there's still not that much time to sort out a game plan.
To help you out, here are 31 last-minute beauty gifts, from skincare sets to bougie fragrances and all the tools your loved ones could want, that you can still get in time for Christmas. They're all so great and thoughtful that no one will know you waited this long to buy. Happy scrolling.
Beauty sleep is a real thing, and this silk pillowcase will help keep your hair smooth and frizz-free through the night. Plus, the coordinating eye mask is perfect for fostering the ideal level of zen to achieve optimal rest.
Though most travels are still on hold, giving this incredible gift set will get your special recipient excited at the prospect of packing again… someday. It comes with some beloved hair, skin, and makeup favorites from cult-favorite brands like Embryolisse, Oribe, and KNC, all housed in a chic cosmetic case from Shay Mitchell's luggage brand Beis.
It's an actual miracle that this seasonal box from Violet Grey is even available still, but it is, and if you want to gift it to a loved one (or to yourself), you'd better act fast. Get a deep dive into its contents here.
The skincare device lover in your life will be so stoked to unwrap this duo of tools. They'll be able to carry out a salon-level microdermabrasion treatment followed by a soothing facial massage for the ultimate spa day.
This newly launched tool was developed by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's facialist Shani Darden. It makes total sense that she would come out with her own tool since a session with the renowned skin expert often involves various toning devices and light masks in addition to deep cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration. If you know anyone who's already a fan of her eponymous skincare line, this is the perfect gift.
Since launching her own beauty line last year, Victoria Beckham has been releasing a steady stream of beautiful products that we truly love. The latest are these lipsticks, and they're just as gorgeous as you'd expect.
The mini eye shadow palettes from Huda Beauty are perfect for the makeup savant in your life since they each include expertly coordinated shades that help you create the most dynamic eye looks. This holiday season, grab one (or a few!) of these sets that come with a palette and a gorgeous mini liquid lipstick.
We love Chantecaille's clean formulations, like its holy-grail Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara ($72), but these creamy, pearlescent eye shadows showcase the brand's deeper mission to raise awareness about endangered animals in Africa. Chantecaille supports six charities across the continent to help create a better future for these vulnerable species.