33 Luxury Beauty Gifts for Those Who Enjoy the Finer Things in Life

Because these pampering presents are worth the splurge.

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 Best Luxury Beauty Gifts

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Some say money can’t buy happiness, and while that may or may not be true, it most definitely can buy the finest beauty items on the market. While there are more than a few drugstore essentials that have secured spots on our must-have lists, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as indulging in a luxury skin, hair, body, or makeup product. 

Top-rated brands and designer labels offer a wide range of luxe beauty items that stand out from the rest — both in quality and price. While the cost for these lusted-after picks might seem daunting at first glance, it pales in comparison to these products’ effectiveness and quality. Not to mention, they all make impressive gifts for the beauty buff in your life.

Whether you want to treat your favorite skincare aficionado to the most lavish cleanser or want to surprise the designer devotee with a shiny silver hair brush they won’t be able to live without (spoiler: it’s from Balmain), these pampering presents have been vetted by InStyle editors so you can rest assured each one is worth every penny.

Complete with next-level skincare sets, game-changing hair tools, and holy-grail makeup products, this carefully curated list features the most luxurious items that deserve a spot in every vanity. Read on for the best luxury beauty gifts of 2022.

ISDIN Isdinceutics Melatonik Restorative Night Serum

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Isdin

You may not be able to gift a full night's rest, but you can give beauty sleep a new meaning with this productive night serum. It’s made with a three-in-one formula that works to improve the skin barrier, boost elasticity, and lighten dark spots. The effective ingredients include melatonin (yep, the natural sleep aid), bakuchiol, and vitamin C, all of which visibly help to restore skin vitality. The lightweight product instantly absorbs into skin, providing long-lasting hydration throughout the night. If you have a new mom in your life or a friend that’s perpetually tired, they’ll relish this serum.

Price at time of publish: $165

Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil

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Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil

Sephora

Anything gold in color feels super luxe, and Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil is no exception. Made with Mirsalehi honey as well as almond and coconut oils, this hydrating hair product delivers major shine. The rich honey acts as a humectant that attracts and retains moisture to give strands a glossy finish. The formula itself has a thicker consistency compared to other hair oils, which makes it ideal for medium to thick hair types. “I noticed the biggest difference in my ends after using this — they look smooth and sealed instead of rough and craggly,” Mary Honkus, InStyle’s Commerce Editor, notes. Additionally, this Gisou product can be used with hair masks to amp up hydration or it can double as an overnight treatment to deeply nourish strands. One of the best parts about this oil is that it comes in a super sleek bottle, which makes for the perfect vanity accessory.

Price at time of publish: $87

By Terry Baume De Rose Hydrating Sheet Mask

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By Terry Baume De Rose Hydrating Sheet Mask

Blue Mercury

Trust us when we tell you that this sheet mask smells exactly like a bed of roses. This could be due in part to the fact that it's made with rose oil, rose extracts, and actual rose petals. These lavish ingredients nourish and hydrate the skin from the inside out, giving every complexion a dewy glow. The product itself is lightweight, and, unlike some sheet masks, the formula is not runny or watery. Leave it for 20 minutes and watch as skin instantly becomes plump and hydrated.

Price at time of publish: $18

Tata Harper Nourishing Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser

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Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser

Tata Harper

Tata Harper is the epitome of natural, luxury skincare. The Vermont-based beauty brand has a slew of incredible products made with good-for-your-skin ingredients, with one being this nourishing makeup-removing oil. This cleanser is beloved by InStyle testers due to its ability to deeply hydrate and clean skin while breaking down makeup and dirt. Additionally, a little bit of the oil goes a long way, so while the price may seem steep for a makeup remover, it’ll last countless washes and it turns your typical face washing routine into a spa-like experience. 

Price at time of publish: $88

Away Large Toiletry Bag

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Away Large Toiletry Bag

Away

If your loved one already has an extensive collection of skincare goodies, they probably need a place to store their essentials when they travel. That’s where this large Away toiletry bag comes in: It has multiple pockets that can hold all kinds of beauty necessities like makeup brushes, cleansers, and even shampoo and conditioner bottles. The material is water-resistant and you can even wipe down the inside if a product spills or leaks. According to an InStyle tester, “This bag is perfect for anyone who needs extra organization. You’ll never have to worry about your items becoming disorganized or having little to no space to fit everything.”

Price at time of publish: $75

NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device

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Dermstore 

This microcurrent facial toning device (which is one of Jennifer Aniston’s favorites) is one of the most buzzed-about facial tools for a reason. For starters, it can firm and tighten skin, contour and lift muscles, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles thanks to the low-level electrical current that sends gentle waves throughout the skin. If that wasn’t enough, the NuFace only needs to be used five times a week for five minutes at a time, making this a must-have product for even the laziest beauty buff. Think of this tiny toning device as a one-way ticket to achieving improved texture, chiseled cheekbones, and glowing skin.

Price at time of publish: $339

La Mer The Glowing Hydration Duet

La Mer The Glowing Hydration Duet

Bluemercury

When it comes to luxury beauty brands, La Mer always comes out on top. Each of the brand’s products are worthy of splurging on, due to the high-quality ingredients and top-rated formulas. If you want to treat someone in your life to the La Mer experience, you can’t go wrong with this set of moisturizing classics. It includes The Eye Concentrate and Crème de la Mer, which are both formulated with the brand’s iconic Miracle Broth (a liquid made from hand-harvested kelp which is then fermented). Both products promise to deeply hydrate skin, improve texture, renew cells, and diminish the appearance of fine lines, which is basically all anyone could ever ask for. Warning: Once your gift recipient starts using this set, they won’t be able to stop.

Price at time of publish: $490

ghd Platinum+ Styler 1" Flat Iron

ghd Platinum+ Styler - 1" Flat Iron, Professional Performance Hair Styler

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Give the gift of good hair days with this high-end styler. The multi-tasking hot tool minimizes heat damage, preventing breakage and moisture loss. It’s safe for all hair types, can combat frizz, and even increases shine. If you really want to impress, you can personalize this lightweight styler with initials or even a sweet message — they’ll think of you every time they use it.

Price at time of publish: $279

Dermaflash Luxe Anti-Aging Dermaplaning Exfoliation Device

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Dermaflash luxe dermaplaning tool

Saks Fifth Avenue

This handheld exfoliation device doubles as an effective two-in-one tool, removing fine hairs and dead skin cells at the same time. The vibrating razor works carefully to rid the face of peach fuzz while being gentle enough to avoid nicking the skin. It also helps with product application, making the face smooth and fuzz-free, and allowing products to better absorb into skin. Since the tool is so gentle, it doesn’t cause skin redness or irritation, either. The kit comes with four blades that can be used multiple times, a mini hydrating cleanser, and a rich moisturizer that helps to protect the skin barrier.

Price at time of publish: $199

Dr. Dennis Gross DrX SpectraLite FaceWare Pro

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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro

Sephora

Treat your special someone to medical-grade skincare results in the comfort of their own home with this LED face mask that repairs cell damage, smoothes wrinkles, exfoliates skin, and kills bacteria on contact. Not to mention, it also brightens complexions, boosts collagen production, and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. It’s easy to use, only needs to be worn for three minutes, and has quick, noticeable results. Need we say more?

Price at time of publish: $435

Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite BodyWare Pro

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Sephora

Of course, Dr. Dennis Gross doesn’t just have one notable product. The DRx SpectraLite BodyWare Pro is also worthy of praise since the flexible light therapy device can be used on any part of the body (think legs, arms, and stomach). It works hard to address signs of aging, treat acne, reduce redness, and even relieve muscle pain thanks to the 148 red LED lights and 68 blue LED lights. The efficient device easily contours to the body, all while targeting multiple concerns at once. All you need is three minutes to spare if you want to address redness and signs of aging, and 14 minutes if you want to reduce inflammatory pain.

Price at time of publish: $435

Lumiere Skyn HyperGlo Skin Rejuvenation System

Lumiere Skyn HyperGlo Skin Rejuvenation System

Lumiere Skyn

If your mom, aunt, cousin, or friend has been (unsuccessfully) looking for the fountain of youth, boy, do we have just the thing for them. Meet Lumiere Skyn Rejuvenation Therapy System: This luxe device has the ability to turn back the clock on skin, targeting fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring, as well as acne and redness. The LED light therapy (which has red, yellow, and blue light) works with skin to generate cell turnover, amp up collagen production, and give skin a new, refreshed glow from the inside out. It just has to be used for about 17 to 25 minutes a day, and they’ll be able to say so long to anti-aging creams and expensive treatments.

Price at time of publish: $375 (originally $675)

SmoothSkin Pure IPL Hair Removal Device

SmoothSkin Pure IPL Hair Removal Device

SmoothSkin

If the person you’re shopping for has ever complained about their hair removal process (shaving, waxing, and lasering is a pain, after all), this impressive tool is just what they need. The SmoothSkin Pure IPL (or Intense Pulsed Light) Device stops hair growth before it starts by zapping the hair follicle with a burst of light energy. It only takes 10 minutes to cover the whole body, and the results are instant. With continual use, they’ll notice that their hairs grow slower and thinner. The best part: This handy device is FDA-cleared, meaning it’s safe and effective for at-home hair removal. (We suggest picking up one of these for yourself while you’re at it – it’s totally worth it if you struggle with constant hair growth.)

Price at time of publish: $379

FaceGym Pro Tool Kit

FaceGym Pro Tool Kit

FaceGym

FaceGym offers the ultimate face workouts that lift, brighten, and sculpt skin. Now, beauty buffs can take things into their own hands (literally) with the help of the Pro Tool Kit. It comes with everything they need to clear their complexion, detoxify skin, and contour their face in the comfort of their own home. They’ll have access to the Pure Face Lift, a non-invasive device that uses electrical muscle stimulation to strengthen and sculpt the face, the Collagen Infusion Serum, which boosts hydration and diminishes wrinkles and fine lines, as well as the Hydrating Active Roller, which is a clinical skincare and microneedling tool that deeply moisturizes the skin. Additionally, the kit also includes a face ball for massages, the stainless steel Multi-Sculpt tool which is just like a gua sha, and a headband made from a soft cotton material with a smart non-slip design.

Price at time of publish: $590

There’s nothing quite as nice as having soft, supple skin – especially during the colder months. MUTHA’s intensely hydrating body oil is here to answer any dry skin prayers with its luxurious formula that’s made with a hypoallergenic blend of botanical seed oils. This buttery oil soothes skin on contact, while also working overtime to restore the skin's natural barrier and increase elasticity. It has a light citrus scent that’s both invigorating and refreshing, which makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable. For added moisture, pair this oil with body butter or lotion.

Price at time of publish: $104

Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask

Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask

Saks Fifth Avenue

Infused with 24-karat gold and silk extracts that have antioxidant properties, it’s easy to see why this mask is nothing short of luxurious. It has powerful ingredients that hydrate, soothe, and refresh skin instantly, making it a go-to mask for dull and dry complexions. It also features blackcurrant seed oil and sunflower oil, both of which reduce redness and strengthen the skin barrier. Additionally, a rich combination of peptides works together to tone, brighten, and firm skin. To use, apply a generous layer to skin twice a week for 10 to 15 minutes. Pro tip: Use it as an overnight mask for added moisture. 

Price at time of publish: $276

Soft Services Smoothing Deluxe Gift Set

Soft Services Smoothing Deluxe Gift Set

Soft Services

Struggling with really dry skin? This set will be anyone’s saving grace. It comes with the Buffing Bar, Smoothing Solution, and Carea Cream, all of which work together to treat conditions like keratosis pilaris as well as dry, bumpy skin in general. The buffing bar exfoliates skin while targeting bumps and areas prone to ingrown hairs, and the hydrating body lotion locks in moisture and addresses discolored hair follicles, especially on legs. To make the most of this kit, use it before self-tanning and you'll notice the tan goes on more evenly and stays on skin longer.

Price at time of publish: $102

Dyson Airwrap Styler

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Dyson Airwrap

Dyson

The Dyson Airwrap has been constantly selling out ever since it went viral on TikTok last year, and we know why. "This is an incredible piece of beauty technology," celebrity hairstylist and founder of Cucinello Beauty, Paul Cucinello, previously told InStyle. "It's also super versatile, allowing every kind of styling option you can imagine without the risk of damaging the hair. Drying might take a little longer but the shiny, long-lasting results are definitely worth investing the time." The multitasking tool can dry, curl, shape, and smooth hair without the use of extreme heat, which prevents damage and breakage. Even InStyle testers rave about the product, with one saying, "compared to my typical hot air brush, it worked faster and left a glossier finish.”

Price at time of publish: $600

Balmain Silver Spa Brush Set

Balmain Silver Spa Brush Set

Sayn Beauty

This gorgeous Balmain brush not only has the sleekest silver handle, but it’s also made with coarse boar hair bristles. The exquisite structure of the bristles allows the hair’s natural oils to glide from the scalp to the end of the hair shaft, which nourishes and strengthens strands. The set also comes with Balmain’s Silk Perfume, which is a lightweight shine spray that’s made with silk protein and organic argan oil, and the Argan Moisturizing Elixir, which hydrates, moisturizes, and softens hair.

Price at time of publish: $290

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

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Sephora

Kendall Jenner loves this lip mask — which means you know it’s good. The consistency of this product is thick without being too heavy, allowing it to glide on lips like butter. Since it’s a hydrating mask, it gives lips a nice dewy glaze that can last for hours. “It's the best of both worlds between a lip jelly and a cream without being too heavy nor too light,” an InStyle tester said after trying the product. On top of that, it comes in seven delicious scents (Berry, Peppermint, Gummy Bear, Vanilla, Sweet Candy, Pumpkin Spice, and Mango), each of which is sweeter than the last. This mask is meant to be used overnight, but you can apply it at any time for all-day hydration. Name a better stocking stuffer — we’ll wait. 

Price at time of publish: $24

Shani Darden Skin Care Sculpt and Firm Anti-Aging Set

Shani Darden Skin Care Sculpt and Firm Anti-Aging Set

Sephora

Complete with six ultra-effective products, this anti-aging set revives and renews skin. It comes with the powerful facial sculpting wand as well as the Hydra Prep Gel, Intensive Eye Renewal Cream, Lactic Acid Exfoliating Serum, Retinol Reform Serum, and two different attachments. The products were made to be used together to combat wrinkles, plump skin, and target concerns like enlarged pores and dark circles. The wand just has to be used on target areas for two to five minutes a day to see results. Plus, it comes wrapped up in a luxe, travel-friendly carrying case making it a great gift for your friend that’s always on the go. 

Price at time of publish: $399 (originally $516)

SK-II Ultimate Revival Cream

SK-II Ultimate Revival Cream

Sephora

Let your loved one indulge in pure luxury with this rich cream. The nourishing lotion is made with a blend of 15 powerful ingredients that work together to enhance skin’s vitality and strengthen the moisture barrier. It provides the ultimate hydration to face skin, making it plump, supple, firm, and radiant for up to 12 hours. On top of that, this cream also targets hyperpigmentation, diminishing dark spots and scarring. Like the name suggests, skin feels totally revived every time this cream is applied.

Price at time of publish: $385

Bio Ionic 10X UltraLight Speed Dryer

Bio Ionic 10X Ultralight Speed Dryer

Sephora

Weighing less than one pound, this efficient product can dry hair in under 10 minutes. It’s safe to use on all hair types (straight, wavy, curly, and coily) as well as all textures (fine, medium, and thick), and it helps strands stay glossy, healthy, and hydrated. It’s made with Bio Ionic’s signature mineral complex, which infuses moisture into the hair and seals cuticles to enhance shine and tame frizz. It also has a 10-year warranty, meaning it’ll be a go-to dryer for decades to come.

Price at time of publish: $299

Oribe Gold Lust Repair and Restore Conditioner

Oribe Gold Lust Repair Restore Conditioner 33.8 fl. oz.

Dermstore

Give hair the treatment it deserves with this luxe conditioner. An Oribe fan favorite, it’s made with biotin, plant collagen, Mediterranean cypress extract, and the brand’s signature complex, which work together to penetrate the hair cuticle and add intense moisture to strands. It also nourishes and strengthens hair to protect it from environmental elements and future breakage. One of the most alluring things about this conditioner is that it has notes of bergamot, white butterfly jasmine, and sandalwood, meaning you can forgo perfume altogether — the smell lingers without being too overpowering.   

Price at time of publish: $52

Crown Affair Ritual Shampoo, Conditioner, and Renewal Mask Set

Crown Affair Ritual Shampoo, Conditioner, and Renewal Mask Set

Sephora

This set of vegan products contains everything needed to hydrate, cleanse, and nourish strands. The shampoo, conditioner, and mask work together to repair hair, making it stronger and healthier than before. Each product is formulated with Tsubaki seed, which adds shine, coconut-based surfactants, which cleanse strands without stripping them of their natural oils, and beetroot extract, to promote hair growth. The set also comes with a handmade wide-tooth comb that can gently detangle wet hair.

Price at time of publish: $125

Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous Eau de Perfume

Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous Eau de Perfume

Sephora

Rich, warm, and undeniably elegant, Tom Ford’s Fucking Fabulous perfume is exactly that: Fabulous. With notes of leather, tonka bean, and sage, this scent is both woody and intoxicating. One spray can last for hours, working with the skin’s natural oils to create an aroma that’s unique to each person. The matte black bottle is just as sophisticated as the scent, making for a bold accessory whether it’s displayed on a vanity or worked into home decor. 

Price at time of publish: $390

Hourglass Vegan Face and Eye Travel Brush Set

Hourglass Vegan Face and Eye Travel Brush Set

Sephora

Makeup brushes can often be an afterthought, which makes this set an impeccable gift for anyone. This Hourglass set comes with seven of the brand’s best-selling brushes, including ones for foundation, concealer, powder, and eyeshadow. The ultra-soft, vegan brushes are made from high-quality Taklon bristles that are PETA-approved and safe for all skin types. Each brush seamlessly blends makeup products into skin to create an airbrush-like finish. It comes complete with a soft, vegan leather travel case that has specific slots for each brush so everything stays organized no matter where you are.

Price at time of publish: $320

Small but mighty, this cleansing brush gently removes dirt, grime, and makeup from the face. Made with soft silicone bristles and sonic technology, this little tool massages skin with 8,000 pulsations per minute to dislodge impurities from deep within. The low-frequency pulsations also work to relax facial muscles and smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Luna 3 ultimately makes skin glow by eliminating flaky, dead skin without harming or traumatizing it. Plus, it comes in a variety of cute colors, which makes the gifting process just a bit more fun and customizable. 

Price at time of publish: $219

Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar

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Jillian Dempsey Gold Bar

Jillian Dempsey

To instantly depuff skin, there’s nothing quite as nice as using Jillian Dempsey’s sculpting bar. Made with 24-karat gold, this vibrating tool (which gives off 6,000 vibrations per minute) makes skin more toned, lifted, and contoured in seconds. It quickly revitalizes complexions, giving the face more defined features by stimulating blood flow and aiding in lymphatic drainage. It pairs well with creamy moisturizers or lightweight facial oils, and can be used on skin every day. For best results, use the bar in the morning to refresh and wake up skin.

Price at time of publish: $195

Chanel Blue de Chanel Parfum

Chanel Blue de Chanel Parfum

Chanel

Chanel is the epitome of luxury. The high-end brand knows sophistication, with its luxe perfumes, revitalizing serums, and rich moisturizers. One of the highest-rated products is the Blue de Chanel cologne, which has a deeply woody scent. The perfume’s key notes include citrus and sandalwood cedar, making it undeniably bold. It also features hints of tonka bean and vanilla that give it its earthy aroma. The best part: One spray can last for hours.

Price at time of publish: $132

Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour

Sephora

Leave it to Louboutin to create one of the most alluring lipsticks of all time. This matte lip color is ultra-hydrating, thanks to a concoction of natural oils and seed butters. It provides pouts with up to four hours of nourishment as well as a bright, full-coverage finish. The red 'Rouge Louboutin’ hue was inspired by the soles of the brand's iconic heels, making the color that much more perfect. As for the cherry on top, the lipstick itself comes in a sleek black jewelry box that is encased in a silk carrying pouch. For a perfect pout, pair this lipstick with the brand's self-sharpening lip definer.

Price at time of publish: $90

Guerlain Abeille Royale Day Cream

Guerlain Abeille Royale Day Cream

Sephora

For those looking for a lightweight daily moisturizer, the Guerlain Abeille Royale cream is all they need to give their skin a boost. Housed inside the gorgeous gold jar is a formula made with vitamin C, black bee honey, and Guerlain’s exclusive royal jelly to keep skin hydrated, supple, and smooth. The cream also works to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles as well as revitalize dull texture. It works well under makeup and can be paired with serums and oils for added moisture. 

Price at time of publish: $165

La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire

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La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire

Now, this is an eye cream that's ideal for those mornings after holiday get-togethers 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 included ceramic pearl around the eye area for a cooling de-puffing massage.

Price at time of publish: $600

Why Shop With Us

Lauren Harano has been a contributing writer for InStyle since August 2022 covering all things beauty — from the best lip glosses to hair care essentials. Her work has also appeared in both digital and print publications including Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, POPSUGAR, and Esquire. She has a passion for skin, hair, and makeup products, and often (to the dismay of her credit card), she treats herself to expensive, luxury items. For this article, Lauren used her knowledge of high-end beauty products to curate this list. She also relied on InStyle product reviews to find the best gift ideas from editors. Additionally, Lauren researched customer reviews to back up each product.

Updated by
Erin Lukas
ErinLukas

Erin is a Brooklyn-based beauty editor and has been with InStyle since 2016. She covers all facets of beauty for the site.

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