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Your 2023 Beauty Gift Guide Is Here: Consider Your Holiday Shopping Complete


It’s self-care szn! Also known as the holidays. Here at IPSY, we’re all about the pamper and the party, and this time of year is the perfect blend of both. ’Tis the season to make your spirits bright and your skin glow. We’ve rounded up everything you need to win the holidays with beauty gifts for everyone on your list—including an IPSY gift card (we see you, last-minute shoppers!). 

Don’t forget to treat yourself, too. During the hectic holidays, remember to slow it down for a few joyful moments of self-care—pop on a sheet mask, give yourself a pedi, take a few extra minutes in the shower for some scalp scrub action—so you can take on the new year with a renewed mindset. Keep scrolling to discover the best beauty gifts for everyone on your list, including you, bestie! Then head to the IPSY Shop to score all of your favorites.

1. 8-Day Holiday Calendar: KATE SOMERVILLE

Ready to unveil beautiful skin this season, but on a tighter timeline or a stricter budget? Our limited edition 8-Day Holiday Calendar: Kate Somerville should be at the top of your list. The 8-Day Holiday Calendar collab with Kate Somerville (the clinical skincare expert) features eight best-selling skincare surprises worth more than $440 for just $99 that’ll leave your skin healthy and glowing. 

2. Limited Edition Holiday Mystery Bags

What better way to adorn yourself in holiday spirit than with one (or all!) of our Limited Edition Holiday Mystery Bags? We’ve got an assortment of seven Mystery Bags. Shop our assortment below to unveil an assortment of beauty faves all up to 80% off retail. And the best part? They’re all housed in holiday-exclusive bags that are gorgeous enough to gift—or re-gift, if these Mystery Bags are just for you. No judgment!

  • Deluxe Sample-Size Mystery Bags: five deluxe sample-size products for $14 

  • Full-Size Mystery Bags: five full-size products for $30

  • Ultra Mystery Bag: 10 full-size items for $50

  • Mega Holiday Mystery Bag: 10 full-size items + a beauty tool for $75

3. ICONIC LONDON Holiday Capsule

Forget putting together the perfect gift set for the makeup lover on your list. We did the hard work for you. Introducing our ICONIC LONDON Holiday Capsule. This thoughtfully curated set of makeup must-haves is perfect for gifting your loved ones a glam night out. Snag the ICONIC LONDON Beachside Babe Eyeshadow Palette, Dewy Glow Highlighter Palette, Enrich & Elevate Mascara, Enrich and Elevate Eyeliner in Black, and Lip Lustre Lip Oil in One to Watch (an epic $161 value!) all for just $29. 

4. FRESH Holiday Capsule

You know your friend that has a seven-step skincare routine and who saves skincare shelfies to their Pinterest board like some people pin holiday recipes? Our FRESH Holiday Capsule is for them. You can gift them a set of luxurious skincare must-haves from FRESH, including the Umbrian Clay Pore-Purifying Face Mask, Rose Deep Hydration Toner, and Soy pH-Balanced Hydrating Face Wash (a $160 value) for just $40. 

5. Healthy Hair Heroes Bundle

We get it, the holidays can be expensive. Between holiday party hairstyles, celebratory dinners out, and gifts for coworkers, friends, family, and more, we’re all for getting glam on a budget—which is where our Healthy Hair Heroes Bundle comes in. No matter what style you’re going for (or gifting) this holiday season, between the CORTEX BEAUTY The Collection 1.25" 100% Solid Ceramic Ionic & Far-Infrared Technology Flat Iron, IGK HAIR Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm, AVEDA Nutriplenish™ Styling Treatment Foam, and ETTIKA Down to Business Claw Set (worth a whopping $224.99 for just $40), we’ve got your hair covered.

6. LANEIGE Holiday Capsule

Shake off the winter chill with this $18 set of hydrating skincare essentials by LANEIGE (worth $45!). Featuring four deluxe-size LANEIGE faves, include the Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cream Moisturizer, Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Revitalizing Toner, Water Bank Blue HA Serum, and Water Bank Blue HA Eye Cream, this holiday capsule will have your skin glowing all season long. 

7. MEMOIRE ARCHIVES Holiday Capsule

Everyone knows that working from home is all about setting up the vibes, and this $29 four-piece fragrance set (worth $75!) does just that. With notes of warm cappuccino, sweet caramel, tobacco, and biscotti, this scent will have you feeling both cozy and productive. It features a perfume, body lotion, travel spray, and two-in-one body wash and shower lotion, all in this delicious scent.

8. IPSY Gift Card

If you’re looking to find the perfect, fuss-free gift for your family, friends, or fellow beauty lovers, we’ve got great news for you: Giving IPSY gift cards will help you win the holiday season. Send joy and beauty with an IPSY gift card for one month, two months, or more. Turns out, the best things do come in small packages. Visit to purchase a gift card for everyone on your list. 

Want even more beauty favorites to gift (or keep for yourself!) this holiday season? Refer your friends to earn points that you can use toward products. And don’t forget to check us out on Instagram and TikTok @IPSY for all your latest beauty news.

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Maddie Aberman
Maddie is the senior manager of editorial at IPSY. She’s been covering beauty and wellness for more than nine years. Her work has appeared in Allure, Cosmopolitan, Popsugar, Women's Health, Good Housekeeping, and Seventeen, among other publications.
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Article Last Updated October 29, 2023 12:00 AM