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Splurge-Worthy Beauty Gifts
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After a few unpredictable, tumultuous years mostly spent at home in sweatpants, we deserve a little luxury in our lives.

Since the holidays only come around once a year, it's the perfect opportunity to treat someone on your list (or yourself) with a gift that's worth the splurge. And when it comes to gift-giving, it's always the thought that counts, but sometimes the finer things that make the best presents.

Making a big ticket purchase is always a major decision, but there's added pressure when you're planning to give it to someone important in your life. That's why we've done the work for you by compiling a list of the best splurge-worthy beauty gifts of the 2021 holiday season.

From decadent bath oil to the Rolls Royce of blow dryers, the following 10 luxury beauty gifts are so worth it, you'll want to keep them for yourself.

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Dyson Special Edition Super Sonic Hair Dryer

$430; ulta.com

Dyson has decked out its cult-favorite Super Sonic Hair Dryer in Prussian blue and rich copper for the 2021 holiday season. The beloved blow dryer comes with the flyaway, diffuser, styling concentrator, wide tooth comb, and gentle air attachments for endless styling possibilities and good hair days. 

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Clé de Peau Beauté Limited Edition La Crème

$550; cledepeaubeaute.com

Consider this Clé de Peau moisturizer two gifts in one: After you scoop out the last bits of the anti-aging moisturizer, repurpose the empty gorgeous turquoise and pink jar as storage for small items like rings or earrings. 

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Susanne Kaufmann Mountain Pine Bath Oil

$81; violetgrey.com

There's no better way to relax on a cold, winter day than a drawing a warm bath. This oil's seasonal scent is fresh yet cozy, thanks to pine and spruce. 

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Pat McGrath Labs Celestial Odyssey Eye & Face Duo

$110; patmcgrath.com

Pat McGrath is one of the most legendary makeup artists of all time, and her pigmented eyeshadow palettes are unparalleled. Whether you're new to makeup or love a dramatic cut crease, the MTHRSHP MEGA: Celestial Odyssey palette is chalk full of shimmer, sparkly, and shine for every makeup vibe. Finish off your look with the Divine Blush & Glow Trio. 

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Byredo Candle Box

$450; byredo.com

Choosing scented candles is serious business— the wrong fragrance can completely throw off the vibe of a room. That's why this Byredo box, inspired by founder Ben Gorham's Indian heritage and traditional Indian art, is the gift that keeps on giving. It includes four of the brand's best-selling candles to scent match every room (Cotton Poplin, Burning Rose, Bibliotheque, and Tree House), plus a box of matches and wick trimmer. 

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Cuyana Vanity Case

$95; cuyana.com

If you're like us, your makeup bag has seen better days. Elevate your product storage with a leather case by Cuyana. And while it's compact enough to stash in a tote, overnight bag, or carry-on without taking up too much real estate, it surprisingly holds a lot of products. Choose between five classic matte and shimmer colors, with the option to customize your case with engraving. 

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La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraorinaire

$570; laprairie.com

Now, this is an eye cream that's ideal for those mornings after nights that got a little too festive. Along with white caviar, the secret sauce is lumidose, which helps inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for the production of melanin. To put it plainly, the rich cream illuminates the eye area, helps reduce dark circles, and boosts firmness. Bonus: use the ceramic pearl around the eye area for a cooling de-puffing massage. 

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Prada Plex Hair Clip

$380; prada.com

Nothing screams "holidays" like a glitzy hair accessory. While this Prada clip will dress up any outfit this season, it won't look out of place post New Years Eve. What's more, it's a universal accessory that works with any hair length and texture. 

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Mutha Body Butter

$95; violetgrey.com

While gifting skincare products can be tricky, because everyone has their own needs and concerns, a rich, nourishing body butter is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. The plant-based extracts in Mutha's formula soothe dryness, moisturize, and help maintain skin's elasticity. Plus, the metallic violet jar is ridiculously chic. 

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Valdé Armor + Refillable Lip Set

$199; valdebeauty.com

Elevate your lipstick game with Valdé's customizable refillable lip system. The hand-carved armor vessel is worth the splurge alone, but the satin lipstick formula, available in 11 shades, further solidifies the investment. 

The Splurge is our recurring column dedicated to expensive beauty products that are worth it. This week, why these holiday gifts are worthy of their price tags.