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Any beauty buff will tell you that the best gifts come in the smallest packages. These petite presents are great for stuffing the stockings of your most glamorous friends and family, and may even surprise and delight far better than anything wrapped under the tree!
When you want to give the gift of beauty, but are unsure of her color preference or favorite brand, go with an option that is guaranteed to fit into her routine. Ulta's Complexion Perfection kit comes with two makeup sponges and a setting spray to help apply, blend and finish any look.
1. Complexion Perfection Kit, $14, Ulta
And while there are tons of options for getting makeup onto your face (sponges! brushes! your fingers!), Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges from Real Techniques are a great gift idea for those of us who make mistakes (i.e. all of us). The tiny sponges buff away errors in hard to reach places — like the sides of your nose and under your eyes — without removing too much makeup.
2. Real Technqiues miracle mini eraser sponges, $6, Ulta
If you're in the market for a gift option that offers a little something to smile about, consider Chateau Labiotte's Wine Lip Tint. Adorably packaged in mini wine bottles, the fancy formula includes "wine extract from France" and is available in six wine-inspired shades, like Shiraz Red and Merlot.
3. Chateau Laboitte wine lip tint rd01 shiraz red, $12, Memebox
Another festive option is YSL's complimentary engraving on their beauty products. You can scoop up her favorite lipstick or gloss shade and customize it with her initials, a sweet message or even a trending hashtag.
4. Gloss volupte, $32, YSL Beauty
Personalized gifts are always special because they're thoughtful. San Francisco-based fragrance brand Pinrose has developed swoon-worthy scents for the season that you can customize with a special image to turn your perfume into a picture frame. Just upload a photo to their site and voila; a beauty keepsake she’ll never forget.
5. Eau de parfum, $60, Pinrose
This is the perfect time of year to gift beauty with a bonus, especially if that someone on your list lusts after designer labels. Chanel, Dior and Marc Jacobs are all offering gorgeous, limited-edition palettes that come housed inside cases that could double as small clutches. It’s like two (chic) gifts in one!
6. Marc Jacobs crème lipstick collection $42, Sephora
7. Marc Jacobs face and eye palette $69, Sephora
8. Dior total matte glow nude palette for eyes & brows $62, Nordstrom
9. Dior all-in-one couture palette for face, eyes & lips $89, Nordstrom
10. Chanel mini brush set $125, Chanel