That in mind, we've set the bar high by asking a handful of our favorite beauty industry insiders about the best gifts they've given to and received from each other. Think of it as your guide to gifting beauty experts, by beauty experts.
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1. Beautyblender Founder Rea Ann Silva/Makeup Artist Troy Surratt
"Rea Ann sent me essential oils to help me relax on airplanes." —Troy Surratt
Esym Roll-On Aromatherapy Oil in Rose ($30), Eucalyptus ($28), and Lavender ($28); esym.co.
2. Makeup Artist Troy Surratt/Makeup Artist Daniel Martin
"Troy gave me a monogrammed face brush. It's so beautiful, I don't keep it in my regular kit!" —Daniel Martin
Surratt Beauty Artistique Face Brush, $230; sephora.com.
3. Makeup Artist Daniel Martin/Tatcha Founder Victoria Tsai
"When I got laryngitis, Daniel surprised me with a bag filled with honey and herbal teas." —Victoria Tsai
Kusmi Tea Ginger-Lemon Green Tea, $19/4.4 oz.; us-en.kusmitea.com.
4. Tatcha Founder Victoria Tsai/Drybar Founder Alli Webb
"This cleansing oil from Vicky's line is my favorite. It not only cleans but also leaves my skin super-hydrated." —Alli Webb
Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, $48; sephora.com.
5. Makeup Artist Daniel Martin/Honest Beauty Founder Jessica Alba
"These massage globes are so refreshing that I got Jessica a set to use before makeup." —Daniel Martin
Allegra M. France Baby Magic Globes, $32/pair; purespadirect.com.
6. Hairstylist Davy Newkirk/Honest Beauty Founder Jessica Alba
"Davy gave me this mini hair brush that's great for touching up on the go." —Jessica Alba
Harry Josh Pro Tools Mini Oval Brush, $25; dermstore.com.
7. Honest Beauty Founder Jessica Alba/Aesthetician Shani Darden
Alba knew her product-loving pal Darden could use a pair of soft cosmetics pouches for toting her skin-care faves.
Cuyana Travel Case Set, $110; cuyana.com.
8. Hairstylist Jen Atkin/Aesthetician Shani Darden
"Jen gave me the Dyson Supersonic, and now I'm obsessed. It dries my hair so fast without damaging it." —Shani Darden
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $400; dyson.com.
9. Aesthetician Shani Darden/Actress January Jones