Quirky and unique holiday presents are always fun to give, but don't underestimate the power of a gift with long-lasting appeal. I'd much rather get a great nail polish in a versatile color as opposed to something wacky that will only work during certain seasons. That's why in my 10 holidays picks, you'll find classic presents with a modern twist for everyone on your list!
Just because it's not summer, doesn't mean you can't rock a gorgeous golden look. This face palette ($55, bloomingdales.com) will give anyone the perfect winter glow with fine pearl shimmers in pink and gold. Plus, the red and gold art-deco case is so stunning you won't even need to wrap it!
This eyeshadow trio ($45, narscosmetics.com) is a glam girl's dream come true. The three highly pigmented colors make a knockout statement when used altogether, or even on their own. Great for a friend who loves to dress up, this limited edition set will make sure her eyes are dressed to the nines.
There's a reason Tom Ford's new makeup collection sold a whopping $52,000 worth of products the day it launched, and this gorgeous polish is just one reason why. The nail lacquer in "Bitter Bitch" ($30, bergdorfgoodman.com) is a timeless shade of velvety mocha that'll look great on anyone from your grandma to your younger sister!
Need a gift for the fashionista in your life? Nicole Richie's House of Harlow 1960 brand is full of coveted accessories that look like vintage gems. This long chain purse ($148, nordstrom.com) has a velvet exterior and embellished metal ironwork for an old fashioned look that'll stay in style long after the holiday season is over.
For the friend who's always on the go, it's hard for them to be bothered with beauty touch-ups throughout the day. This lip sheen ($22, sephora.com) offers just a hint of color, while keeping lips moisturized all day long. The "floriculture" shade is perfect for adding just a touch of drama with a sheer magenta color.
Smashbox's primer and finishing powder kit ($39, smashbox.com) is perfect for just about anyone on your list. Both products are super lightweight and help to achieve a flawless face. Not to mention, the award-winning primer is oil free and the finishing powder has SPF 15.
Six argan oil-infused Josie Maran products make up this travel-sized kit ($39, sephora.com). Great for a neighbor or co-worker, it includes products for head-to-toe including body butter, cleansing facial oil and hair serum.
A cool pair of shades that'll look good in the winter summer? These "Classic 301" sunglasses ($145, nordstrom.com) are the perfect gift that'll last all year long. Consider them Ray-Ban's cool, new aviator cousin.
I first fell in love with this mascara ($25, lancome-usa.com) when I saw the wonders it worked backstage at the Chris Benz NYFW SS'12 show. It stays true to its name by giving any set of normal lashes a voluminous, doll-like look--perfect for a stocking stuffer!