Holiday Gift Ideas From Your Favorite Beauty Brands

Sometimes the best gift idea is sticking to a tried-and-true gift that you know your loved one will enjoy. Every year for Christmas my father-in-law receives a Duluth Trading Co. gift card. Every year he is as excited to see it as the last. Some might think it sounds monotonous, but the truth is that we humans tend to like the familiar. Plus, a favorite gift is a favorite gift, no matter how many times it's received.

However, even if your loved one enjoys receiving the same gift year after year, you might get tired of giving it! To maximize everyone's holiday joy, why not stick with the familiar and try something new? This holiday season, look to the new products from your recipient's favorite skin care and makeup brands to create a gift you'll both love!

To inspire gift ideas of your own, here are some new beauty care products from a few of my favorite brands:

Trifix Acne Clearing Kit by Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
Dr. Dennis Gross is a renowned leader in the skin care industry, and the creator of the Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel, one of my all-time favorite products. His acne skin care products are exceptional at clarifying the complexion while caring for the skin as a whole, resulting in healthy skin. The travel-friendly Trifix Acne Clearing Kit includes a cleanser, lotion, concealing spot treatment, and a set of free Alpha Beta Daily Face Peels; a $ 58 value for only $ 35!

Mystikol Powder Eyeliner and Highlighter by Jane Iredale
From the skin care makeup maven herself, Mystikol Powder Eyeliner and Highlighter is a dual-ended wand featuring richly pigmented mineral formulas designed to enhance, illuminate, and accentuate the eyes. Within each cap is a smudge- and crease-proof eye color that boasts a hypoallergenic composition. Simply open either end to reveal a pre-dipped brush and apply to create a gorgeous look worthy of any holiday party. Available in five rich color combinations, including Malachite, a moss green and rich beige duo.

Rx Series Protein Booster Skin Serum by Jack Black
A perfect gift for him, Rx Series Protein Booster Skin Serum by the men's skin care line Jack Black Promoters clearer and younger-looking skin with a blend of peptides, antioxidants, fatty acids, and botanical extracts. Protein Booster Skin Serum works at a cellular level to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other forms of visible signs of aging, resulting in a more youthful tone and texture.

Pressed Illuminating Pearl Powder by Colorescence
Created by leading mineral makeup line Colorescence, Pressed Illuminating Pearl Powder is a brightening and illuminating pressed powder designed to create a warm radiance on the face or body. Perfect for applying to the "high points" of your face, like the cheekphones, to "areas of interest" such as the decollete, Pressed Illuminating Pearl Powder is the perfect way to add a bit of holiday wonder to your look. Available in Champagne Kiss and Bronze Kiss, and packaged in a mirrored compact with application brush.

Beach Tint and Eye Tint by Becca Cosmetics
This two-in-one feature highlights new shades of Becca Cosmetics' popular (and wonderful) Beach Tint and Eye Tint cream makeup formulas. Beach Tint is designed to supply a dose of natural-looking color to the lips and cheeks, while Eye Tint provides a crease-proof wash of rich, creamy pigment. Both set to a non-greasy, powder-like, and water-resistant finish, and each boasts a lightweight formulation that lasts all day long and well into the night.

Beach Tint is now available in Fig, a rosy-nude shade, and Eye Tint in Pewter, a neutral-gray that will add a romantically dramatic view to your look.