This holiday season I am gifting many friends and family with a variety of beauty products all in one sweet gift box. Many companies are providing Beauty Advent Calendars and I have selected a few of my favorites below. In addition, companies like Ulta have sample product boxes that are going to provide your recipient with an introduction to different products, from different makeup labels, and in most cases what has been curated is truly the best in their makeup category:

1) For luxury gift-giving Neiman Marcus has put together a lovely beauty Advent calendar for $300 which includes platinum level brands such as Elemis, Tom Ford, Jo Malone and Dior. This is a very impressive gift with the best names from luxury department stores.

2) Sephora’s Advent calendar offers several different types of beauty products at $45.00 that cover everything you need from masks to toners to makeup sponges to nail polish, and even includes two cute barrettes.

3) Ulta has a great gift which includes various products from different labels. This gives your recipient an opportunity to try something new and test a product they may not know about. At a $30.00 price point you are certainly getting a great value with brands such as Osea, Origins, Murad and Dermalogica; plus the gift includes a $5.00 coupon to spend on the product they love the most on their next visit to Ulta Beauty.

4) To gift your recipient the best of products sold at Ulta you can send them the beauty besties set which includes Laura Mercier, Clinique, IT Cosmetics and Nars. This gift box provides you with lipstick, blush, eye liner, mascara as well as skin primer – everything you need to create a full make-up look for a very easy price of $19.00.

5) Target is also offering a great selection of products for their Advent calendar at a very reasonable price of $22.49 which includes brands such as Burt’s Bees, Thayer’s, Maybelline and Nyx cosmetics.

All gift sets recommended would be a winner for any recipient who enjoys makeup and skincare. There is a price point for everyone on your list!


Rosemaria Altieri can be found on Instagram at @Rosemariabeauty

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