Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Girls Who Have Everything

December 11, 2017

Holiday Gifts for Girls Who Have Everything

I’m wrapping up my holiday gift guides this week! Today’s roundup includes gift ideas for girls who seem to have everything aka the hard-to-shop-for. If you have friends who are like me and seem like they have all the latest and greatest in makeup there are still plenty of options for gifts. Products like a nice hand cream, luxe lip balm, luxury candle or sheet masks are great ideas because they’ll get used and with winter weather their skin will appreciate it. Even if they already have them!

  1. Space NK x Nordstrom Holiday Heros Silver Edition ($99, valued at $225) great value set with Space NK’s classics, also available direct from Space NK in a different variation.
  2. By Terry Baume de Rose ($60) a classic balm that you really cannot go wrong with, it’s hydrating and luxurious with a super smooth feel. It also comes in a tube version but the pot gives you more product.
  3. Original Beauty Box Deluxe Size ($159) is one of my best beauty buys to organize my makeup, I own several of these although I only have one with me at the moment (the others are in storage). The image above is one filled with my own products to show height and what fits. You can see them displayed in my San Diego Home Loft Tour post as well to get a better idea of what other items will fit inside.
  4. Diptyque Mini Candle Collection ($150) has 10 miniature candles, this is the best way to sample multiple scents without having to buy the full size.
  5. Byredo Hand Cream ($35) comes in multiple scent options, it’s one of the most luxurious scented hand creams I’ve tried, my favorite of the moment is Mojave Ghost.
  6. Bobbi Brown Beauty Case ($160) a beautiful deep red beauty case, review here and last year’s shown here.
  7. Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Throw ($147) O-M-G this is the softest throw I’ve ever felt! I bought one and it was supposed to be a gift but after touching it I’ve decided to keep it. It’s so soft I want to wear it everywhere. Luckily they have an entire line of sweaters and I will be ordering some for myself.
  8. Boy Smells Candle Trio ($44) I’ve bought a few of the Boy Smells candles and they have incredible throw at a more affordable price compared to Diptyque, Byredo or Cire Trudon.
  9. Glamcor Riki Skinny Mirror from Beautylish ($195) is an amazing mirror that lights up with different light intensities with daylight lighting. It has a magnetic clip where you can mount a magnified mirror or iPhone holder. It’s large enough to see your entire face!
  10. Oribe Dry Styling Collection ($75) you can’t go wrong with this gift set, I think every girl I know would love this regardless of hair type or length, even if they already own these I’m sure they wouldn’t mind having a back up!
  11. Antica Farmacista 12 Days of Antica ($175) this is the best advent calendar I’ve seen this year, it’s already sold out at a number of places so I’d recommend you order soon if you are interested. Antica Farmacista is one of the most elegant home fragrance lines I’ve tried to date and EVERYTHING is beautiful. This one is still available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Barney’s New York.
  12. Chanel La Creme Main ($50) is one of the most uniquely packaged hand creams I’ve ever seen. It has a soft velvety finish so there’s no greasy feel. I like that it’s nicely hydrating but not heavy. Review on this one here.
  13. simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro ($249.99) is the best mirror I’ve tried, the magnification and lighting is just phenomenal.
  14. Antica Farmacista Lush Palm Diffuser ($26) is one of the best fresh clean scents I’ve ever smelled, I’ve since used up a few of these over the past months and it’s a nice way to add home scents if you can’t burn candles where you are (ie traveling or in any building with restrictions).
  15. Tatcha Camellia Kisses Trio ($85) is a beautiful tinted lip balm trio in Red Camellia, Cherry Blossom Camellia, and Plum Blossom Camellia, review and swatches in this post here.
  16. Glamboxes Glamboard ($59.99) is a great display tray made of good quality acrylic. Each section expands or collapses so you can change the size depending on your counter space.

If you have someone super hard to shop for hope this gives you some ideas! For me when in doubt, I can never go wrong with any kind of face masks, sheet masks, hand creams or nice lip balms. Gift cards also work! What do you usually gift to those who are hard to shop for?

Press samples featured include the Glamcor Mirror, Antica Farmacista 12 Days of Antica, Tatcha Camellia Kisses Trio.


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  • Glenda

    “Boy smells” lol. It has a certain appeal, I’ll give ’em that.
    I love diffusers, I’ll look into this one you suggest here!

    Oh, also, love the gift guides. πŸ™‚

    • I think it’s so clever! Glad you like the gift guides!

  • nic

    I AM the hard to shop for person. I like what you listed, especially the candles and the balm trio which I have and LOVE. My fiance looked at me last night and has fallen in love as well with Diptyque. Poor man. Thank you, Fig and Firewood combo! May I ask you, what is your absolute favorite candle line? I am so unbelievably broke this Christmas and want a small treat. Of course, my Space.NK points need to be used this week as well! What’s your absolute, can’t live without favorites? This new line, is it a must try?! I am now addicted to these home fragrances. WHY?!!

    • Hi Nic – candle line fav is SO hard for me right now because there are so many good ones. My heart belongs to Diptyque.

      Last year I discovered Antica Farmacista and Nest. Both are more affordable but still lovely – the Nest holiday scents are so good (you can find them at Neimans, Nordstrom, etc).


      And yes home scents are addicting because it makes the home so much better!

  • Kate Cippele

    I LOVE the By Terry Baume De Rose – I definitely wouldn’t be mad if I got that for Christmas πŸ™‚

    Kate |

  • Laurence

    Great gift ideas. I see a few I would like. 😍

  • Rossio

    Dreamy gifts.. I need to show my boyfriend this!! πŸ’˜πŸ’˜

  • Aracely Torres

    Ok. You have the best gift recommendations ever. Hands down. Truth be told, I want every single thing for myself lol. Merry Christmas!

  • Catherine Climaco

    That Diptyque candle collection is making me swoon!! I’ve always wanted to try out a bunch of their scents. Maybe this is the perfect way. Thanks for the find!

  • LuxBubs

    I want it all 😍😍 the simplehuman mirror looks & sounds so dreamy though. Thank you for some amazing ideas

  • Jenn E

    So many awesome gift ideas! The simplehuman sensor mirror would be such an awesome gift for any makeup lover. It’s definitely on my wish list!

  • Stacey

    I need more organizers and love the look of this one, but I also need a better vanity set-up in general

  • Ashley

    I just discovered your blog and this post is so helpful! Thank you for including a wide range of prices for any budget πŸ™‚

  • Erin

    So excited to try the antica advent calendar – what a great way to get exposed to the brand!

  • Joo

    I love the ideas especially the Diptyque candle set! They are great for the holiday mood.

  • Valerie Manke

    Oh how I would love to receive the Antica Farmacista advent!

  • Shilpa Shetty

    I want everything πŸ™‚ Need to bug my hubby for these πŸ™‚

  • inkchick

    This pretty well saves me the effort of writing out my own Xmas list. Oh my stars. I want it all!

  • Sena

    The diptyque candle set is such a dream! I’ve only bought for others as a gift and never for myself

  • Anne Capitant

    The Diptyque set and the Bobbi Brown train case are goals. Though we are in the midst of a bit of a crisis with one of our cats (most is already done with, and he’s out of the woods, but now he has a bunch of tooth pain so I’m frantically trying to get him in for that ASAP as he’s miserable) so that’s our Christmas/New Year’s money gone, but he is a better gift than anything I could buy so no regrets on that front. But I will have to look out for the Diptique set next year and see if Bobbi Brown continues their train case tradition as well.

  • Jennb

    I love the diptyque set! Diptyque always has some serious holiday sets. By Terry baume is amazing I personally love using it. I really like your choices of holiday gifts

  • Whitney Lau

    Love these ideas!

  • nina

    The Diptyque set, and the beauty box are gooooals !! I’ve always been a huge Diptyque fan… and my stack of eye shadows and blushes keeps falling every time I take something… I need so much the Beauty box !

  • Karen E Young

    I own 3 Barefoot Dreams sweaters and have gifted a few. They are so soft and keep you so warm. Now I’m going to have to try a blanket/throw.

  • Jessica

    The Space NK & Nordstrom set looks great! A great way to try out new things

  • Everything looks great!

    x Mariya

  • Katie

    I’ve been eyeing the Beauty Box for a while now, maybe it’s time to take the plunge (or rather give my husband a hint ;))

  • Mary

    Yes! I would be over the moon with any one of these items! I’ve been told I’m hard to shop for so I should just forward this list to everyone I know!!! πŸ˜‰

  • Lauren Costello

    I’ve had that throw since college but couldn’t remember the brand- can’t wait to pick up more now!

  • Laura Schmaltz

    I have been wanting that Space NK gift set – so many awesome things!

  • Lyse Davitt

    Beautiful. I wish By Terry was more accessible in Canada.

  • Kate Rebmann

    I think I will have to drop someone a hint with this page! I think the Bobbi Brown make up case is a wonderful gift for the girl who has everything

  • Amy K

    Great suggestions! I went with candles and sheet masks for my hard-to-shop-for sisters.

  • Catherine Shi

    I love this gift guide and that you included a few home items. I have a few friends that fall into this category (and I’m pretty sure they would consider me to fall here as well πŸ˜‚). I’ve been on the hunt for good non scratchy throws for most of this year and it’s been really challenging!! I’ll definitely have to check out the one you recommended as well as their sweaters 😍

    • Hi Catherine, glad you liked the roundup! The Barefoot Dreams is definitely not scratchy at all and I totally feel you on finding good ones that don’t look ugly lol.

  • Megan Harrington

    This is an AMAZING gift guide. I would die for the Diptyque candle set. So beautiful!!

  • cpbebe

    fun round up! I love these picks

  • Justine R

    I love the mirror with the magnetic clip. Time to start saving up!

  • I tend to gift nice beauty products that are easy to use up or regift like sheet masks or hand creams, too. I also tend to give candles, chocolate or other sweets, etc.

  • Katy

    Love those Diptyque candles!

  • I’ve been wanting that beauty box for quite some time now and only issue i have is that I have no room. Sucks! Also want to try the Byterry balm so badly. I’m a sucker for lip balms!!! This post is making me want to do damage hahahahaha 😝😝😝

  • satelliteoflove

    Ugh, I can NOT let myself do any more Diptyque shopping this year, after getting the big and little holiday sets and being extremely disappointed by the throw (except for the green Unicorn, which is my least favorite, but has excellent throw).

  • Amanda Jimenez

    I love gifting candles. Especially for yankee swaps and secret santas. With the right scent they can be unisex too. But I’m a sucker for warm and cozy items like the throw mentioned above. Socks are good too!

  • Melissa.rva

    I have to buy this simplehuman mirror for me =)

  • Alyssa Marron

    So obsessed with the diptyque mini candle set!

  • Ellemomo

    It’s well past time for me to have gotten one of those acrylic beauty boxes! πŸ™‚

    • They’re really good in quality. Spendy but functional so you can see everything!

  • Alix

    I love the Bobbi Brown case!

  • Nicolle Camargo

    In love with the Bobbi Brown case!

  • A friend of mine hates the Simple Human mirror so I’ve never bought it, I wonder if it’s worth a try though…or maybe the Glamcor Skinny mirror is a good alternative!

    • Oh no! Why does she hate it? I love mine! My brother saw it liked it so much he bought one for himself lol.

      • I actually think hers wasn’t working correctly! It kept malfunctioning. I need a mirror like that though and Simple Human consistently gets great reviews so I’ve put it on my wishlist. Your brother liking it so much he got one himself is a convincing recommendation :).

  • Faith

    Such a luxe and chic collection – I’d go for the byredo hand cream as a gift, I’ve heard great things ☺️

  • tasa

    I’ve never tried the Boy Smells candles before but I’ll give them a shot, thank you for the recommendation!

  • lbtcouture

    Another great roundup! I’m dying to try the Chanel hand cream and the Boy Smells candles. Have you ever tried Windle and Moody hair products? I’ve heard good things!!

  • anna

    hah, I got that mini diptyque set not realizing it was the teeny tiny ones, but still nice.

  • pinksuzanne

    This was a great variety of products for gifts to give and I loved a lot of your suggestions. The Diptyque Mini Candle Collection and Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Throw will be perfect for my daughter.

    • Awww that’s so sweet! I’m just so obsessed with the Barefoot Dreams, it’s like what I’d imagine a cloud to feel like.

  • Estie

    great list! i’ve been wanting to check several of these out, including the Boy Smells candles and the organizers!

  • Ruth Preminger

    Love a good hand cream! Who can resist that Chanel?

  • MBAMommy

    I love how you use the Diptyque candles for makeup brush holders and have been wanting to try them anyways. The mini sampler looks perfect – I might be wrapping up that one for myself! πŸ˜†

  • anejka

    The BB Beauty Case is just beautiful. Guess IΒ΄m not exatly easy to buy for πŸ˜€

  • Carly

    This is so very helpful! Thank you for the lovely post πŸ™‚

  • Lisa Vandersniff

    Thanks so much for all the great ideas! It is hard to believe that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away!

  • Yi Qiao

    Thanks for the great recommendations!

  • Deirdre Carlson

    Love all the Oribe products! Great gift guide!

  • Jeska Gorman Harris

    Hoping to get some of these items for Christmas!! Such beautiful products!

  • Ha H.

    Great list! I love reading your blog and your recommendations!

  • The Glamboard looks great! And it really is a great gift for someone who has everything… because there’s always things to store and organize!

  • Christine Lasko

    Love the Space NK x Nordstrom bag, great way to try out some amazing products!

  • Amy L.

    The bobbi brown beauty case looks soo gorgeous but I would be too careless with it while I travel. lol

  • Lauren

    The space NK set looks like it has a lot nice cult items. I love Good Genes.

  • nelle

    The candle set would be a lovely gift to give to many family members!

  • Liz

    This is my wishlist! haha…

  • Cinnamon Tea

    I don’t know anyone who has everything, so thanks for the recommendations. By Terry Baume de Rose suits anyone in a pinch.