The Allure Guide to Holiday Gift Ideas: 2021 Edition

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The Allure Guide to Holiday Gift Ideas: 2021 Edition

It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to find thoughtful beauty gifts during the holidays. Brands are consistently dropping more products than ever before and the options can get overwhelming. Simply knowing where to begin among endless online beauty retailers is one thing, but then actually sifting through the noise to get to the good stuff? Forget about it.

Here at Allure, however, we take pride in sorting through the seemingly endless choices for you. Our comprehensive guides are here to make finding the perfect beauty or wellness gifts for your best friend, significant other, parent, teenager, or anyone else as easy as it ought to be. This year in particular, with shipping delays more common than ever, you’ll want to get a jump on shopping before it’s too late to have these items shipped to your house. Browse the complete guide to our annual roundups and start checking those loved ones off your list.  

Be sure to come back here throughout the season to see the latest additions to each of these gift guides.

Gift Ideas for the Whole Family 

Some people are your list are perpetually harder to shop for than others. Pick your person, and then scroll these roundups for some fresh ideas that won’t leave you stumped. 

39 Unique Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has Everything

43 of the Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Mom

45 of the Best Useful Gifts for Practical, Hard-to-Shop-for People

22 Gift Ideas for Teenage Girls They’ll Actually Appreciate

The 24 Best Personalized Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Person 

29 of the Best Gifts to Give Dad This Holiday Season

Presents at all Price Points 

The 29 Best Holiday Beauty Gifts That Retail for $10 or Less

Because money doesn’t grow on trees, we’ve selected a crop of foolproof beauty gifts at the most accessible price point on the market.

31 Luxury Beauty Gifts and Gift Sets Worth the Splurge

For the person in your life with admittedly expensive taste, see our guide to buying a luxury beauty gift that pays for itself in quality.

The 31 Best Last-Minute Gifts You Still Have Time to Buy

For the procrastinators out there, this list has a little bit of everything — including instantly deliverable gift cards, stocking stuffers, and luxe sets that will still make it in time to their door by Christmas.

Gift Ideas From Your Favorite Retailers

Make your virtual rounds to each of these amazing online shops for a wide mix of gift options suited for every beauty need and budget. 

35 Best Amazon Makeup and Skin-Care Gifts for Your Beauty-Loving Friends

The 44 Best Gifts From Amazon for Everyone on Your List

Help someone on your list replenish their daily beauty essentials or send a premium present right to their door in as little as two days. 

31 Sephora Gift Sets for the Beauty Lover in Your Life 

One beauty retailer alone — especially one as big as Sephora — has a million gift options in itself. Make your holiday gift hunt a one-stopper with our list of the must-haves for every price point.

The 27 Best Ulta Beauty Gifts for the Holidays

Sephora isn’t the only massive retailer with tons of choices. Here, see our selection of gift suggestions from Ulta, at prices ranging from $14 to $199.

The 24 Best Holiday Gifts at Nordstrom for Beauty Lovers

Another one-stop shop for all things beauty, Nordstrom is rife with amazing exclusive gifts sets and holiday products — here are the best of them.

25 Beauty Gifts You Can Find at Target Right Now

You know the drill: you step foot in a Target store for one thing and leave with 10. Keep your eyes on the prize with this curated list of gifts from Target that are both budget-friendly and shoppable right from your couch.

Best Beauty Gift Ideas of 2021

Take a cue from the makeup, skin-care, and hair-care products Allure editors are buying for their family, friends — and let’s be real, themselves, too this season. 

17 Makeup Gift Sets Allure Editors Are Buying This Year

17 Brilliant Skin-Care Sets to Gift This Holiday Season

The Best Nail Polish Gift Sets to Give This Holiday Season

The Best-Smelling Fragrance Gift Sets to Give This Holiday Season

25 Best Holiday Gift Ideas From Black-Owned Beauty & Fashion Brands

Specialty Beauty Gifts

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars That Will Bring the Magic This Season

Advent calendars are a great way to both sample a new brand that’s been on their radar or a daily treat from our tried-and-true favorite brands.

24 TikTok-Viral Beauty Gifts for Your Chronically Online Friends

It’s been quite a year of discovering some amazing, Internet-famous beauty products. But there’s no need to scour social media to find out exactly which blow-dryer is changing lives at the moment. We’ve gathered up the best products that have flooded our For You Pages this year. 

The 48 Best Holiday Gifts for Every Zodiac Sign

Let the stars guide your gift-giving decisions this year with plenty of options that are sure to please every sign, from the fabulous, bold Aries to the sensual, lounge-loving Taurus.

Waiting for the holiday sales to hit? We’ve got you covered there, too.

See our running list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty and wellness sales.

In the mood for more shopping? There are plenty more giftable products to peruse: 

Now,  gather some inspiration from Madison Beer’s daily beauty routine:

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