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24 Last-Minute Beauty Gifts The Hardest People To Shop For Will Actually Love

Sure, Christmas is literally just a few days away but the truth is — most of us are MAD busy! Even if you aren’t normally a procrastinator, actually finding time to go holiday shopping can be difficult, which is why so many of us leave it for the very last minute. Listen, I get it. I’ve been there. Heck, I am there! The good news is even if you didn’t get to buy half your gifts on Black Friday, there are plenty of sites that can help you do a little or a lot of last-minute shopping straight from your coach and honestly what could be better than that? But wait, it gets better. While clothes and such could be hella hard to shop for on the internet, beauty products are some of the best gifts to buy from online retailers and take it from a beauty junkie myself who gifts my loved ones with beauty gifts every year — everyone loves beauty gifts including your dad, your hubby — even your sporty tom-boy homegirl who never wears a lick of makeup. There’s something here for everyone. Get cozy on that coach, microwave some popcorn, open up your laptop and get ready to shop some of these beauty buys that the lucky people in your life would genuinely love you for!

For the girl who’s obsessed with masking

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It seems as if every woman these days is obsessed with at-home face masks but your girl takes it to another level dedicating a different one to a different skincare need different days out of the week. This skincare set includes Fresh’s best-selling masks for every skin mood you could think of from their Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask for anti-aging, to their Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask for radiant glowy skin, their Sugar Face Polish that refines and nourishes, and their Rose Face Mask infused with real rose petals for hydrating and toning — my personal fave. She’ll literally hug you for this — trust me on this one.

Fresh Mask For Miles Skincare Set, $75, available at Fresh.com

For the badass feminist in your life who struggles with oily skin

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She’s passionate about taking down the patriarchy but she’s also kept it really real with you about how her face gets shiny by mid-day. Hook her up with this adorable and limited edition peppermint blotting linens set. Seriously, what woman these days wouldn’t love this?

Boscia The Future Is Female Peppermint Blotting Linens, $7, available at Boscia.com

For the busy mom who literally has ZERO time to do face masks

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Believe it or not, not every woman has 30 or even 15 minutes to spare face-masking but she eventually has to sleep right? This refreshing gel-cream mask nourishes and repairs skin while you sleep. Perfect for stocking stuffers, these genius beauty goodies come in avocado, rose, green tea, aloe, and coconut water. At only $4 a pop, I’d recommend getting her ALL of them.

Sephora Collection Sleeping Mask in Avocado, $4, available at Sephora.com

For the girl who plans on glamming up this NYE’s

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While some of us would rather stay in and have a few friends over for dinner and vision boarding — me basically —others still enjoy a night out on the town on New Year’s Eve. Your girl already bought her dress and booked her blow out appointment, she just needs a party-perfect eyeshadow palette and this one features a great combination of soft, sultry, rich, and metallic shades perfect for any festive night.

Bobbi Brown Starlight Crystal Eyeshadow Palette, $39, available at Bobbibrowncosmetics.com

For the man in your life

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Whether it’s your dad — in my case — your bae, or your little brother, this Perfect Gent’s Grooming Kit literally is perfect and any guy will think so too. Unlike the modern shave kits of today, this one features everything you need for a nice, old-fashioned shave. It includes two Davesforth Shave Bars, one shave brush and an adorable shave dish with a lid. Even the packaging itself is impressive.

Beekman The Perfect Gent’s Grooming Kit, $69, available at Beekman1802.com

For the girl who never leaves her house without eyeliner on

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She’s all about defining and accentuating her best feature — her eyes — which is why she’d be over the roof excited if you gave her this lash and liner set that comes complete with full sizes of Superhero Elastic Stretch Volume Mascara, Superhero Liner, and a travel-sized No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner. You really can’t go wrong with this.

It Cosmetics Superhero Lash & Liner Gift Set, $72, available at Itcosmetics.com

For the pre-teen in your life who is all about her nails

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She’s young, cute, and all about her mani-pedis these days. This adorable 12-piece kit includes shades she can wear all year long regardless of the season and it will hardly cost you a thing. Sounds like a win-win situation to me.

Target Beauty Nail polish 12-Piece Collection, $10, available at Target.com

For the lash lover

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You really can’t go wrong with this faux mink lash set. It features 3 different styles with various lash lengths that basically say go big or go home. Perfect for any NYE’s party she might plan on hitting up and easy on your pocket too.

Ariel Professional Faux Mink Variety 3-Pack, $15, available at Ardellshop.com

For the girl who always rocks a bold lip

This limited-edition contour and strobe gift set features a Huda Beauty Lip Stain, Lip Strobe gloss to layer over and a pairing lip liner. The lip case itself is pretty darn cute too. 

Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Set, $25, available at Shophudabeauty.com

For the girl with combination skin

This Snow Fox Skincare Recovery Kit is perfect for the woman who struggles with dry skin on certain parts of her face that are dull, irritated and unable to retain moisture but also with oily parts that are acne-prone and frustratingly shiny. It’s formulated with cucumber, passion flower extract, rose water, and aloe water to help bring balance back and leave her with a flawless complexion.

Snow Fox Skincare Cucumber Recovery Tonic, $80, available at Snowfoxskincare.com

For the girl who swears by natural oils

We all know by now that cold-pressed natural oils are one of the best kept anti-aging secrets of all time. Nyakio’s trio of cold-pressed oils includes Marula and Neroli Brightening Oil that help to minimize discoloration, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and uneven skin tone without clogging pores — perfect for brown-skin women. It also includes Manketti and Mafura Anti-aging oil that works to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles while also adding radiance to the skin. Chances are your girl will also appreciate the fact that none of these oils were formulated with sulfates, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehyde, or butylene glycol. They’re also 100% vegan and cruelty-free which is basically a must these days.

Nyakio Cold-Pressed Oils Discovery Kit, $20, available at Ulta.com

For the girl who appreciates her sheet masks

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Sure, sheet masks are awesome but not all of them are created the same. The new Rodial Vit C Energising Sheet Masks not only brighten and hydrate skin, but the vitamin c helps to even skin tone — perfect for anyone trying to treat dark spots and post-acne manchas. Don’t just get her any sheet masks. Get her sheet masks that are actually going to transform her skin.

Rodial Fit C Energising Sheet Mask Set, $57, available at Saksfifthavenue.com

For the girl who likes to multi-task and mask

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This Bliss exclusive collaboration with POP&SUKI features three different peel-off masks. There’s one for exfoliating, detox, and brightening — all perfect for multi-masking and when you want to target different areas of the face all at the same. The price is so right too.

Bliss X POP&SUKI The Real Peel, $15, available at Target.com

For the girl who is all about that highlight

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Every time peeps see her they think “That highlight though.” She never leaves the house without J.Lo-looking sculpted and shimmering cheek bones. Trust me, she’d be obsessed with this deluxe kit that comes with Stila’s oh-so-popular Glitter Glow Highlighters that provide multi-chrome and multi-dimensional sparkle that you can see IRL —not just on her IG selfies.

Stila Aura Alight Glitter & Glow Set, $45, available at Stilacosmetics.com

For the girl who moisturizes like there’s no tomorrow

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Talk about a great stocking stuffer — the Sol De Janiero Brazilian Bum Bum Cream has become a cult favorite for a reason. It’s blended with caffeine-rich Guarana extract, cupuacu butter, açaí, and coconut oil that not only leaves skin smooth and hydrated but also firm and tight. Throw this travel-sized one in her stocking and thank me later.

Sol De Janiero Dressed Up Bum Bum Cream, $20, available at soldejaniero.com

For the girl who only uses clean beauty brands now

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There’s a reason why every skincare junkie is obsessed with Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Sukari Babyface and that’s because it leaves skin feeling silky soft and looking instantly radiant after just one use. The brand is also committed to using ONLY ingredients “that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of [their] formulations.”

T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial Midi-Sized, $28, available at Drunkelephant.com

For the Fenty beauty lover and girl boss in your life

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You really can’t go wrong with the Fenty Beauty Stunna Boss Nudes set. All the nudes will flatter her— regardless of your girl’s skin tone — and they stay put for hours. Enough said.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Boss Nudes, $72, available at Fentybeauty.com

For the girl who dreams about that Glossier pink pouch

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This set is perfect for the girl who craves a clear and healthy complexion but is looking to simplify her skincare routine. It features Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser, that works as both a makeup remover and gentle cleanser, the Priming Moisturizer, and Balm Dotcom, that works to soothe and calm dry, chafed skin. Did I mention it comes complete with the famous Glossier pink pouch too?

Glossier The Skincare Set, $40, available at Glossier.com

For the girl who is obsessed with honey hair masks

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For the days she really doesn’t have time to whip up a DIY hair concoction in her kitchen, hook her up with this 7-piece gift set that comes complete with five of the Whole Blends Creamy Single-Use Care Creams, shampoo, conditioner, and 3 free hair masks!

Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Gift Set, $10, available at Walmart.com

For the girl who loves herself a good lip stain

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Sephora’s Cream Lip Stains have become cult-favorites because they feature gorgeous colors and stay on literally for hours. I can’t think of a beauty lipstick-lover stocking stuffer than this kit that features some of their best-selling shades.

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Collection Set, $28, available at Sephora.com

For the girl who collects all things pineapple

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I don’t know what I love more those gorgeous Amazonian clay eyeshadows, the liquid eyeliner, or that adorable gold pineapple case.

Tarte Pineapple of My Eye Collector’s Set, $42, available at Tartecosmetics.com

For the girl who uses coconut oil for everything

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She won’t use any fancy serums you get her, but she’ll be all about this 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Overnight Face Oil that deeply restores and hydrates skin while she sleeps.

SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Overnight Face Oil, $10, available at SheaMoisture.com

For the girl who loves luxury beauty

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She loves a good luxury beauty product just as much as she enjoys farm-to-table restaurants which is why she’d absolutely love this Goat Milk Carton Gift Set that’s infused with botanical extracts and creamy goat milk to keep every inch of her body at it’s smoothest and most nourished. How cute is the goat milk carton packaging?

Beekman Goat Milk Carton Gift Set, $30, available at Beekman1802.com

For the dude who lives in the gym

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The Dove Men + Care Clean Comfort Dry Spray Antiperspirant is legit a game changer. It will keep him dry without the embarrassing white smudges. It’s so good he’ll forget you spent less than $10 on him — I hope!

Dove Men + Care Clean Comfort Dry Spray Antiperspirant, $6, available at Target.com