Not Just Pretty Packaging Gift Guide


As the days near to the holidays here are some awesome beauty gifts to have on your radar! Whether it’s a hostess gift or something for yourself, tis the season to spoil the ones around us! And I’m a big sucker for packaging, especially when it comes to gift giving. Here are some of my favorites for the season!

SK-II Spring Butterfly Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence is probably the most glamorous gift you can give of the season. If ever a time to splurge on the cult-favorite Facial Treatment Essence which contains the largest concentration (with over 90%!) of their signature magical ingredient, Pitera, it’s now!  The limited edition packaging features a butterfly designs inspired by Suminagashi (“floating ink”), the traditional Japanese art form of marbling. The butterfly is a symbol of elegance and metamorphosis, which is pretty much what you can expect to happen to your skin. For more on why I love this product you can read my full review HERE.

Speaking of Limited edition, Fresh is collaborating with famed astrology, guru Susan Miller to create zodiac inspired packaging on their soap. Fresh soaps make an amazing hostess gift with so many stunning scents. Gift wrapped in their blue boxes with a bow, add in the fun packaging of these soaps and it’s a full on party for our beauty loving friends. Double win if they into astrology.

For the self-tanning lover, who also travels (*hand raised*), St Tropez is partnering with Lilly Pulitzer to create the limited edition The Ultimate Escape Kit. Featuring a large and travel size of the award-winning St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse (my favorite product from them), plus applicator mitt, packed in a limited edition Lilly Pulitzer travel bag.

I feel like we should give It Cosmetics a round of applause for their All That Glitters Brush Set ($58). Exclusive to Ulta, they simply dazzle (and sparkle), featuring 5 must-have, award winning Heavenly Luxe cruelty-free brushes with silver glitter handles.

Hand creams and candles also make great gifts and Lafco is definitely a brand to have on your radar! Beyond their gorgeous packaging they offer so many exquisite scents including Rose & Elemi, Chamomile Lavender, Violet & Amber Wood, Peach & Marigold, Champagne, and on a festive note, Tree!

Chocolate is good for your skin, right? Well maybe but for any beauty that needs a little something sweet, Chocolate Bars have so many interesting flavors (many of which feature antioxidants) and have the best packaging!

Lastly, Emi Jay Ribbon Candy Hair Ties make a great stocking stuffer! They look like a small box of candies but are really 12 hair ties individually wrapped!

For more gift ideas check out my other gift guides!