I can always count on Nordstrom to have my back. I placed an order this morning for all my friends and family and I didn’t have to pay for rush shipping to get them in time for Christmas! Any other last-minute shoppers out there? If so, you’re in luck because Nordstrom is guaranteeing delivery on orders placed by noon on December 22!

Thank you, Nordstrom, for sponsoring today’s post! All items were purchased and all opinions are my own.


Today, I wanted to highlight a few beauty gifts I think make great gift sets this holiday season. I love to gift beauty to my Mom and friends because you don’t have to worry about sizing or particular fashion taste! I always gift my Mom a few beauty items each year because she won’t spend the money on herself. I usually treat her to our favorite everyday lipstick and usually a good face moisturizer. If you’re looking for more beauty gift ideas, keep reading to see my top picks!

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signature scent

This perfume set is a great value for a full-sized fragrance and chic travel spray bottle. This is my everyday signature scent and is perfect for the girl who wants a little Chanel in her life (which.. don’t we all?!)

volumizing hair set

This shampoo and conditioning set is such a good value! It’s perfect for your friends with fine hair who need a little help in the volume department (like me!) I noticed an instant difference in my fine hair when I switched to this shampoo. It definitely helps to lift at the root, plus I feel like my hair is cleaner and can go longer between washes. I think volumizing shampoos work a little better because they’re trying to lift your hair.

travel makeup mirror

I’m so impressed with this mirror! This is perfect for the girl who travels. I actually bought it because it holds your phone for tutorials, lights up, and it fit easily in my suitcase for NYC. I’m thankful I brought it with me on my last trip because borrowing mirror space when staying with other girls can be challenging when you’re rushing to get ready :) It’s been sold out since Black Friday but it was restocked today just in time for Christmas!

la mer set

This is perfect for the girl who loves the finer things in life. I’ve always wanted to try La Mer moisturizer, but have never splurged on it. This is the first time I’ve seen a gift set under $100!

hand and body creme

I always look for sets like this to break up and give to friends in sets. These are the perfect size to keep in your purse to keep your hands moisturized throughout winter. My personal favorite scent is ambre vanille (how fancy!).

clean beauty hair set

This detoxifying gift set is perfect for the girl who is cautious with the ingredients in the products she uses. Not to mention, this salt scrub is a miracle worker on my scalp. I use the Salt Scrub shampoo once a week to detox my scalp and it helps with dryness this time of year and leaves my hair silky smooth. Also.. it smells SO good!

new makeup brushes

If she has a lot of beauty and you’re not sure what she already has in her collection, these makeup brushes would be a safe option! I was blown away by the demonstration when I met the Artis team in NYC, and the quality is truly stand out compared to other makeup brushes. It’s saved in my NYC highlight on Instagram if you missed it and it’s worth a view! If you just want to gift one brush, this would be my recommendation. She can use it for her foundation, powder, blush, and bronzer.. and even with her skincare routine! This is a good well rounded set of three brushes, or you can go all out and get all 10 in this set!

everyday curling iron

If your shopping for someone who curls their hair almost daily, they would appreciate an upgrade in their hair tool to prevent their hair from damage! I’ve used this T3 curling iron for the last five years. If you think they may want multiple size options, go for this set that has three different sized barrels. It’s perfect for the traveler too because it has dual voltage and can be used overseas. They are currently on sale!

gifts for the guys

I didn’t want to leave out the guys still on your list! I get this cologne for Tim every year. I purchased this dopp kit and beard set for my brother who is 20 because I knew he could use it. I thought this would be a great gift set if you’re not sure what cologne he may like. I’ve heard amazing things about this brand but it’s pricy, so it’s nice to have them try them before buying a full-sized bottle.

Those are my top recommendations if you’re still looking for last-minute beauty gifts! It’s now or never to get those Christmas gifts in time!

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xo Amanda

Thank you again to Nordstrom for sponsoring today’s post! All items were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.



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