These 49 Holy-Grail Beauty Gifts Come With Our Editors' Seal of Approval

At Who What Wear UK, shopping is what we do. It's what we're good at. And if you're currently reading this, we have a hunch that you appreciate all forms of retail therapy just as much as we do. We trust, then, that the term "Christmas shopping" isn't going to make you break out into a cold sweat. So let's cut to the chase: The festive season is coming—this we know. And it makes sense to start scouting out the perfect gifts for your nearest and dearest early. And one category that always goes down well is beauty products.


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Beauty buys always make for a brilliant gift suggestion. Sure, we all have favourite products upon which we rely. Still, there's nothing quite like receiving that new cult eye-shadow palette that you couldn't justify buying for yourself or unboxing a gift set of the high-end shampoo and conditioner that make your hair look salon-styled. No matter who you're shopping for, we've done the hard work for you.


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Below, we've assembled the only beauty-centric shopping list you need this season, packed full of must-have buys across makeup, skincare, haircare and well-being, all of which Who What Wear's editors are personally coveting. Scroll ahead for the best beauty gifts we all have on our wish list in 2023.

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.