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26 Beauty-Themed Valentine’s Day Gifts for Everyone on Your List


Valentine’s Day tends to conjure up images of chocolate truffles, bouquets of flowers, and maybe an adorable fuzzy teddy bear for most of us—but if you're looking to gift your loved ones something other than the usual cliché V-Day gifts, we’ve got a few ideas. Why not surprise your partner, best friend, parent, or sibling to a luxe beauty product instead? Even for those who aren’t beauty fanatics already, the right skincare set or tool kit can end up becoming a new daily essential that will switch up their routine for the better. Plus, beauty products are a great excuse to dedicate time to self-care—and that’s something we could all use more of.

To help you find the perfect thoughtful gift for everyone on your list, we've compiled a comprehensive gift guide featuring 26 of the best Valentine's Day gifts for everyone from makeup experts to skincare newbies. Just make sure to snag a little something yourself too!

1. COMPLEX CULTURE Easy Eyes Brush Collection + Travel Case

COMPLEX CULTURE Easy Eyes Brush Collection + Travel Case

Many of us have been wearing more face masks and less makeup recently, but the good news is that this collection can help make your eyes the star of the show when you're out and about. This three-piece brush set is perfect for the person in your life who loves experimenting with bold eyeshadow looks, as the all-over shader brush, precision eyelid brush, and crease definer will help them take their skills to the next level. Bonus: Each brush is made up of COMPLEX CULTURE's trademarked Syn-Tech vegan bristles, which include both straight and wavy fibers for a seamless blending experience.

2. ITEM BEAUTY Lid Glaze


Got an Addison Rae mega-fan in your life? Treat them to a goodie from the TikTok star's new clean beauty line, ITEM BEAUTY. One beauty product we're particularly fond of is this hydrating jelly eyeshadow, a luminous, liquid eye color that comes in a range of shades and can be built up to be as bold or as subtle as you’d like. It glides right on without slipping, sliding, or glooping, making it one of the easiest liquid eye colors we’ve tried to date.

3. ABOUT-FACE The Riders Bundle

ABOUT-FACE The Riders Bundle
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Whether you have friends who are mainstays in the makeup game or are still learning the ropes, they'll love this set from Halsey's beauty line, about-face. Tucked inside this holographic cosmetic bag are two daily essentials your Valentine is sure to love: a matte setting spray and an innovative blending tool. Use the fingertip pocket on the velvety blending tool to expertly apply makeup all over your face, then finish your makeup routine with a spritz of the setting spray, which not only locks everything in place but also helps to keep your pores clean and clear with its antimicrobial formula.

4. IPSY Glam Bag Subscription

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Meet the Valentine's Day gift that keeps on giving. If you have a loved one who usually runs around trying to sample every beauty product they can get their hands on, they’re sure to love our monthly Glam Bag, monthly Glam Bag Plus, or quarterly Glam Bag X upgrade. A Glam Bag subscription delivers five personalized deluxe-size beauty products directly to your door every month, while a Glam Bag Plus subscription delivers five personalized full-size products. Glam Bag X (which is only available with an active monthly Glam Bag or Glam Bag Plus membership) delivers seven to eight personalized full-size products curated by beauty’s biggest celebs. Whichever Glam Bag you choose to get, one thing’s for sure: It's the best way to discover new favorites, seamlessly restock your beauty cabinet, and connect with other beauty lovers. Head here for all the details on how to buy a Glam Bag subscription for someone else.

5. KIEHL'S Facial Fuel For Men

KIEHL'S Facial Fuel For Men
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If you have a dad, partner, or friend whose skincare routine is basically nonexistent (and let’s be real, we all have one of those), this gift set is the perfect way to help them kick start their journey to healthier skin. The three-piece set includes an energizing cleanser, a gentle facial scrub (pro tip: This one’s great for exfoliating, cleansing, and softening facial hair), and a non-greasy moisturizer that keeps the skin strong, soft, and resilient.

6. OUAI Hand Crème

OUAI Hand Crème
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What do you get when you combine dry winter weather with a year of major hand sanitizing and handwashing? You guessed it: Dry, cracked, dehydrated skin. So there’s really no better time than now to gift this rich, creamy hand balm from OUAI to someone special in your life. The formula is packed with ingredients like murumuru seed butter, shea butter, and coconut oil to quickly restore moisture to the skin, and it features one of OUAI's most heavenly scents, Rue St. Honoré—an intoxicating floral blend of violet, gardenia, ylang-ylang, and white musk.

7. GLOSSIER The Makeup Set

GLOSSIER The Makeup Set
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If you're a GLOSSIER superfan who's always trying to get more friends to join the club, save this makeup set for your nearest and dearest. It’s packed with three GLOSSIER bestsellers: Boy Brow (a cult-fave brow pomade), Cloud Paint (a cream-gel blush), and Lash Slick (a staple black mascara). They're easy additions to any makeup routine, but they can also create a perfect no-makeup makeup look all on their own.

8. DRUNK ELEPHANT Time to Wake Up Duo

DRUNK ELEPHANT Time to Wake Up Duo

Know a friend who's been dying to try DRUNK ELEPHANT but has a hard time splurging on skincare? This duo was made for them. This gift set includes two mini bestsellers: the C-Firma™ Day Serum, a vitamin C serum packed with antioxidants to help brighten the skin, and the B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum, a moisturizing serum that replenishes the complexion to help improve the look of skin texture and tone. These formulas can be used solo or blended together for brighter, firmer, and super hydrated skin.

9. SUPERGOOP! Ready.Set.Play! Kit

SUPERGOOP! Ready.Set.Play! Kit
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SPF is a must for everyone, but especially the outdoorsy people in your life. That’s why you’ll want to grab this set of four SPF-packed essentials that can be used on both the face and body. They all provide broad-spectrum protection that hydrates and nourishes the skin without leaving a chalky cast behind, making them daily staples you’ll actually look forward to wearing.

10. HUDA BEAUTY Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

HUDA BEAUTY Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
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Can you ever really go wrong with a nude-toned eye look? When in doubt, a neutral eyeshadow palette is a great gift that just about everyone can use. We're particularly fond of this pick from HUDA BEAUTY that features a mix of warm brown and rose gold shades with both matte and shimmer finishes that can be mixed and matched to suit every skin tone, and can be used to create anything from a super minimal makeup look to a soft, smoky eye.

11. GLOW RECIPE Glow Baby Glow Kit

GLOW RECIPE Glow Baby Glow Kit
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This face mask kit from GLOW RECIPE includes two sleeping masks that will make all those nights spent at home a little more fun. The Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask is a gentle and effective formula that uses retinol and exfoliating PHA to reveal smoother skin. The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid and pore-refining AHAs to gently exfoliate and clarify. Both can be left on overnight as restorative treatments or can be rinsed off and used as daily treatments.

12. LUSH Love Locket Bath Bomb

LUSH Love Locket Bath Bomb
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Share joy and warm-fuzzies by treating your crew to a festive vegan bath bomb that will seriously up all of their self-care routines. Drop this all-natural, heart-shaped bath bomb into the tub and watch as the water transforms into a stunning swirl of pink and yellow. Subtle notes of bergamot, blackcurrant, and cypress scent will waft into the air to upgrade your bath into a total sensory experience.

13. MALIN + GOETZ Fragrance Discovery Kit

MALIN + GOETZ Fragrance Discovery Kit
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Perfumes can sometimes be a tricky gift idea, but a discovery set like this makes it easy to introduce a new signature scent to your special someone. This gender-neutral set of six mini eau de parfums is inspired by traditional apothecary ingredients, and each scent is elevated, expertly balanced, and perfect for everyday wear. The fragrance fan in your life is sure to find their ideal match—and you get to pat yourself on the back for playing Cupid.

14. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE Protect the Planet Refillable Minis Kit

YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE Protect the Planet Refillable Minis Kit

This luxurious, mindful set was made with your most eco-conscious friend in mind. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE is all about using vegan, plant-based ingredients to create powerful formulas for the skin, and this set of minis includes five skincare essentials to cleanse, resurface, soothe, hydrate, and boost glow. Best of all, each new fave comes in a refillable glass container to help you reduce your environmental impact, and the set even includes a reusable tote made from organic cotton.

15. KOSAS The Mini Wet Set

KOSAS The Mini Wet Set
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KOSAS' innovative lip oil gloss is a hybrid lip treatment that combines the hydration of an oil with the subtle sheen of a gloss, and we’ve never believed in the phrase “the best of both worlds” more. The formula is packed with clean, hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, shea butter, and natural oils, and this set of minis features three shades: Jellyfish, a clear gloss; Dip, a bikini nude; and Jaws, a hot blood red. When you’re not sure what lip products to give as a gift, this is the set to snag—the plumping, protective formula is universally loved.

16. SUNDAYS Buff Mani Essentials

SUNDAYS Buff Mani Essentials
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If a trip to the nail salon is off the table for the foreseeable future, bring the salon to you. This 11-piece bundle from wellness-focused nail care brand SUNDAYS includes everything you need to create a professional-looking manicure at home. It even includes a self-care love letter that encourages you to write down a few words of appreciation to yourself. Gifts (for others and for yourself) don’t get much more thoughtful than this.

17. TARTE Must-Try Mascara Travel-Size Trio

TARTE Must-Try Mascara Travel-Size Trio
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Not sure if a volumizing, lengthening, or curling mascara will suit you best? This trio of bestselling mascaras is an easy way to discover your perfect match. It includes TARTE's Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara, Maneater™ Mascara, and Big Ego™ Mascara. And while these formulas all look a little bit different, they’ll be equally gorgeous on the eyes. Plus, like everything from TARTE, these formulas are made without suspicious ingredients like parabens or phthalates.

18. MILK MAKEUP Lip + Cheek


This clean, multi-use product doubles as a sheer blush and hydrating lip tint—making it a must-have for the makeup minimalist in your life or the jet-setter who needs as many TSA-friendly products as possible. The vegan formula starts subtle but builds to bold payoff, and the vegan and cruelty-free formula is made with nourishing ingredients like mango butter and avocado oil to help the product blend seamlessly into the skin.

19. R+CO Cassette Curl Shampoo + Conditioner Superseed Oil Complex Set

R+CO Cassette Curl Shampoo + Conditioner Superseed Oil Complex Set
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Treat your favorite curly-haired friend to a major hair care upgrade. This curl-enhancing shampoo and conditioner set is specially formulated to gently cleanse the hair without stripping it of too much oil (essential for this delicate hair type!). It tames frizz, adds shine, and keeps the curls light and bouncy—so if you know someone who’s still trying to create their perfect curly-hair hair care routine, they're gonna love you for this V-Day gift.

20. BIOSSANCE 100% Squalane Oil

BIOSSANCE 100% Squalane Oil
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Head-to-toe hydration is something everyone in your life will appreciate. This clean, sugarcane-derived squalane oil can be used as a non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog pores) face oil, body oil, or even hair oil. The men in your life will especially love this formula, as the multi-use oil can be massaged into facial hair to soften scruff, boost shine, and keep the skin underneath soothed and hydrated.

21. URBAN DECAY Stay Naked Threesome Bronzer, Highlighter, and Blush

URBAN DECAY Stay Naked Threesome Bronzer, Highlighter, and Blush
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This vegan trio blends bronzer, highlighter, and blush into one seamless compact. Use each of the super-blendable powders solo to emphasize your features, or swirl your brush around the entire compact and lightly dust all over for a sun-kissed radiant glow. When it comes to versatile makeup essentials, this baby fits flawlessly in anyone's kit.



When you’ve got sensitive skin, playing around with new beauty products isn’t always easy. So if you know someone who loves beauty but has skin that gets irritated easily, treat them to this set from FIRST AID BEAUTY, a brand that is made specifically for those with skin sensitivities. They’ll feel fabulous with this five-piece set of new products they can test out worry-free, choosing from a mix of full- and travel-sized bestsellers that cleanse, hydrate, exfoliate, and prime.

23. AĒSOP Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash

AĒSOP Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash
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Now that we're washing our hands approximately 20 times a day, we can say this for certain: Not all soaps are created equal. This iconic soap from AĒSOP includes oils from oranges, rosemary, and lavender to thoroughly cleanse your hands of germs without drying them out—and that really feels like a gift in and of itself. Plus, when a soap smells this amazing, handwashing might just become a highlight of your day.

24. BAN.DŌ Jelly Claw Hair Clip

BAN.DŌ Jelly Claw Hair Clip
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These days, most of our hairstyling routines consist of brushing out major tangles so we can throw everything up into a ponytail or a messy bun. But if you feel like elevating your WFH look without adding extra effort, trade in your hair tie for this multicolored hair clip. It's a fun, functional accessory that doubles as a statement piece—and we’re all about maximum cuteness with minimal effort.

25. SUNDAY RILEY Jewel Box Set

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Where there’s a skincare stan, there’s SUNDAY RILEY. This three-piece travel-size set is the perfect way to sample three of the popular brand’s bestselling skincare products: Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, which uses lactic acid to exfoliate and smooth the skin's texture; C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum, which visibly brightens and minimizes the appearance of dark spots; and cult-favorite Luna Sleeping Night Oil, which promotes visibly younger-looking skin while you sleep. These luxury picks are a special treat that’s sure to please even the pickiest of recipients.

26. THE BROW GAL DIY Better Brows Forever Essential Tool Kit

THE BROW GAL DIY Better Brows Forever Essential Tool Kit
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If there's one beauty trend that we know will never go out of style, it's gorgeous brows that perfectly frame your face. That’s what makes this tool kit such a timeless gift; it’s packed with everything you need to shape, style, and fill in your brows, from clear gel to a brow brush to tweezer sharpeners to keep your tweezers in tip-top shape.

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a little bit of self-love, right? Treat yourself to all the newest beauty products delivered directly to your door by signing up for an IPSY Glam Bag. Take our Beauty Quiz now to get started. Already an Ipster? Refer your friends to earn points, which you can use toward products. Either way, don’t forget to check us out on Instagram and Twitter @IPSY.

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About the author
Cortney Clift
Cortney is a New York-based freelance writer who has written about beauty and wellness for more than six years. She was previously the senior writer and special projects editor at Brit + Co where she covered a wide range of news and lifestyle topics.
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Article Last Updated February 8, 2021 12:00 AM