We believe that everyone should be able to choose the products that suit them best while having an elevated beauty experience. That’s why we set out to make international luxuries more accessible for everyone. By staying simplistic, reducing costs from advertising, samples, and gift wrapping, we bring you prestige beauty products — skincare, haircare, cosmetics and beyond — at affordable prices, 24/7, without compromising the quality.
The holidays are finally here! We’ve created the ultimate holiday gift guide featuring our top 10 picks in luxury skincare, haircare, beauty, and beyond at fabulously affordable prices. From festive gift sets to decadent daily essentials to skincare stocking stuffers – discover something magical for everyone on your holiday list!
1. $25 & under
Thoughtful gifts come at all price ranges! We love these simple, sweet, and sophisticated holiday gifts, and they are all under $25! The best way to shop on a budget during the holiday season is to find something unique or new that creates a sense of wonder, surprise, or discovery. We are big fans of affordable skincare, haircare, bath, and body products for sensational stocking stuffers and travel essential gifts!
One of our favorite gifts under $25 this year? The Caudalie Instant Detox Mask (the name alone makes any skincare lover swoon!) is like magic to clear pores of toxins while relaxing the senses. Who doesn’t need that? The mask surges the skin with a refreshing kick and sinks right in to detox and purify the complexion. This mask is suitable for any skin type and loved by men and women.
2. $50 & under
It’s festive and fun to share the best skincare, haircare, and beauty essentials with our loved ones during the holidays! Some of the industry’s most iconic products are priced under $50 and make an elevated addition to anyone’s daily routine, which is always a delightful gift to give. Luxury brands such as Lancome, Estee Lauder, and Origins are known all around the world for being the definition of affordable luxury (especially at Akira Beauty prices!) and are a thoughtful gift for anyone interested in international favorites.
We love to share our top pick under $50! The Dior Addict Lip Glow from Christian Dior is a bestselling lip balm that beauty connoisseurs swear by. It keeps lips super smooth and hydrated while adding just a slight amount of tint for a playful, fresh look. Affordable and easy to keep on hand, this balm will be their new favorite sidekick.
3. $100 & under
Ready to discover the best beauty gifts under $100? Look no further for luxury gift sets, skincare, cosmetics, and more that make perfectly personalized gifts for anyone who enjoys elevated self-care products. These picks are full of surprise because they are thoughtful, and a decadent treat.
We love Sisley’s Black Rose Cream Mask for a myriad of reasons, from the smell to the consistency to the results. The Black Rose Cream Mask is known for it’s decadently rich formula that penetrates the skin with powerful hydration with every application. This mask is loved by beauty connoisseurs around the world because it balances the skin without drying it out, and the size allows it to be carried on a plane for in-flight moisture!
4. Gifts for Her
Holiday gifts for your mom, sister, wife, colleagues, and friends should be all about treating them to something extra special. Indulge the amazing women in your life with luxury brands and products that will make her feel and look her best. Certain luxury brands or products are likely already on her holiday wishlist!
La Mer’s famous Creme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream is a powder room staple loved by millions around the world. Creme de la Mer is known for providing top the line moisture that also improves balance and elasticity, especially for aging skin. We recommend this as a gift for any woman who loves to pamper herself and values the benefits and results of a premium product.
5. Gifts for Him
Ready to discover something special for your dad, brother, husband, and friends? Our gift ideas for men always include the best rated and top performing skincare products, haircare, shaving, and grooming essentials. The wide variety of brands from all over the world make our gift guide a digital travel paradise, simply indulge him in the products that he will most adventure in!
The Clinique For Men Post-Shave Soother has a light, clean scent and is a reliable, refreshing aftershave. Some aftershave products contain fragrance that irritates the skin, and Clinique’s Post-Shave Soother is known to be a go-to aftershave for the perfect balance of scent and hydration. It dries quickly and soothes the complexion instantly with moisture making it perfect for the gym, at home, or as they travel.
6. Prestige Skincare
Elevate your loved one’s everyday routine with luxury skincare by Chanel, Lancome, La Mer, or their existing favorite prestige brand that inspires them. Skincare is the perfect personalized gift for those who love self-care.
We recommend the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence because it is incredibly versatile. The Facial Treatment essence is widely known as “miracle water” due to the illuminating effect it has on the skin, soaking in and keeping skin bouncy and blemish free. It’s like diamonds in your pores! The Essence is non-comedogenic, meaning it does not irritate or clog pores, making it a wonderful product for combination skin. Anyone can apply the Essence in a snap, making it an easy and effective treatment at home.
7. Stocking Stuffers
Stock up on these sweet little gifts to keep the cheer going all season long! Seasonal stocking stuffers, travel-size skincare, and mini-size beauty make great last-minute gifts or thoughtful additions to care packages. Think of these products as easy sprinkles of joy that most people will enjoy as an everyday essential. Will body lotion, an eye cream, mask, or makeup be the perfect surprise?
We love the L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream because it refreshes and relaxes anyone’s day. L’Occitane is an internationally-iconic brand from France, known for its moisturizing formulas and the compact packaging that’s perfect for taking on the go. This super rich hand cream is infused with naturally nourishing ingredients and has a light, buttery scent. Simply twist off the cap, apply, and indulge!
8. Gifts for Co-Workers
Surprise your favorite colleagues with a little bit of luxury this year! Find out their favorite luxury brand or share yours with them to show that you care. Any gift will be super thoughtful, so just have fun with finding the things you think they’ll love or benefit from. Maybe they love natural products? Rose scents? Oils? Masks? The possibilities are endless!
The Lip Conditioner by Caudlie is a guaranteed hit with colleagues. Not only is it a comforting essential for everyday use, but also super compact to keep on hand on the go. The Lip Conditioner, like all Caudalie products, is infused with grapes which are full of antioxidants. Your coworkers will thank you each time they reach for relief!
9. Value Size Gifts
Stock up on the essentials they love the most! Value sizes make amazing gifts for someone who loves luxury beauty products, or is a particular brand devotee. A select amount of products are made in larger value sizes larger because they work best with daily use or overtime and are known as cult-favorite products for undeniable results! Value sizes make an impressive gift for holiday party hosts, house guests, and new friends made this year.
The iconic Body Crème from premium brand La Mer is a product that suits nearly anyone’s lifestyle and is like a real spa treatment that’s achievable at home. The Body Crème contains La Mer’s nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, a famously coveted ingredient around the world, helping break the cycle of dryness and dehydration to give skin newfound softness and suppleness. Once they experience this unmatchable body cream, they’ll never go back!
10. Skincare Gift Sets
The more, the merrier! Looking for a skincare surprise for someone special on your holiday list? Gift sets are fabulous for introducing a certain skincare collection like Chanel, La Mer, or SK-II. Luxury brand gift sets are an ideal surprise! Imagine being gifted with top performing products from one of the world’s leading skincare brands! These products were designed to work together for maximum results, and gift sets make the steps easy. We have luxury brand gift sets for both men and women, with various attributes to make them perfect for your special
The Lucky 8 Hands Kit from french luxury brand L'Occitane is 8X the joy! This pack of 8 decadent hand creams are fabulous for gifting a single person who loves high end moisturizing treatments and exploring a variety of scents. The gift set is a great option for ones you want to give glamorous options to, or for loved ones that live further away (these hand creams travel nicely in packages). The set can also be divided up and split into 8 smaller gifts or stocking stuffers!