The best gluten-free beauty gifts that you can buy in a brick and mortar store
The holidays are fast approaching. It’s the time to sparkle and shine, and also to give gifts that make your friends and loved ones smile. If you’re a gluten-free gal who wants to glow this holiday season—or you’re buying a gift for someone who is—then check out these amazing gift ideas, all of which you can purchase in brick-and-mortar stores near you.
This brand is entirely gluten-free, and their holiday sets aren’t to be missed this year. Whether you like a simple look or prefer nearly a whole train case full of makeup to get the perfect look, Tarte has options that are great for you.
Secret Santa: Kiss & Belle Lipsurgence Lip Set ($34, Sephora) is packed full of gluten-free lip products. It includes 4 deluxe Lipsurgence lip tints, 2 deluxe Lipsurgence matte lip tints, and 2 deluxe Lipsurgence lip glosses. The set includes many colors that are universally flattering, and the deluxe sizes make them even easier to slip into a tiny clutch purse.
Super surprise: Bon Voyage Collector’s Set and Travel Bag ($59, Sephora) features an incredible array of makeup products tucked inside a beautiful lavender and gold bag. It includes a palette of 20 Amazonian clay eye shadows; deluxe sixes of Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, maracuja oil, Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder, and a limited-edition cheek stain, Muse (soft nude); and a Lipsurgence gloss and lip tint. $59 is actually a great price for all those different products.
All of Bite’s lip products are gluten-free. Their highly-pigmented lip products taste good, are good for you (no yucky ingredients here!), and can help keep your lips looking, feeling, and tasting great.
Stocking stuffer: Mix N’ Mingle Lip Minis ($12, Sephora) are a great way to try out new-to-you colors and products without splurging on the more expensive full-size versions. Bite offers several types of their lip products (Lush Fruit Lip Gloss, Matte Crème Lip Crayon, and the dual-sided Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo) in several shades, packaged in festive holiday boxes that can even double as ornaments (there’s a red ribbon on top!). I’m partial to the Maraschino matte crème lip crayon, a cheerful, long-lasting bright red.
Secret Santa: The Lip Love Kit ($36, Sephora) is the perfect way to soothe winter-weathered lips. It features deluxe sizes of 4 superb treatments, including the Agave Lip Mask to repair chapped lips, Whipped Cherry lip scrub to exfoliate, 2 Lush Lip Wipes to gently remove lip color, and a BB for Lips in the flattering Tawny shade.
Super surprise: The Mix N’ Mingle Set ($98, Sephora) is ideal for lipstick addicts. It includes 10 deluxe sizes of various Bite lip products, including 5 Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (each of those are actually 2 different lipsticks in one), 3 Matte Crème Lip Crayons, and 2 Lush Fruit Lip Glosses. This kit will give you a perfect pout through the holidays and beyond!
Many of Boscia’s skincare products are gluten-free, and they feature good-for-you ingredients to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
Stocking stuffer: Pink Peppermint Blotting Linens ($10, Sephora) are a great way to keep your skin looking fresh on the go. Just tuck the slim pack into your purse and whenever you feel a little oily, take one out and blot your skin. These sweet-smelling papers absorb your skin’s oil, leaving your face shine-free.
Secret Santa: Multi-Masking Medley ($18, Sephora) includes 4 one-time use peel-off masks that can mattify brighten, hydrate, and purify skin. It’s a great way to try a wide variety of Boscia’s masks and find your favorite one!
Super surprise: Tsubaki Secrets ($48, Sephora) fights the dry skin that Old Man Winter brings our way this time of year. This set includes a bottle of Tsubaki Beauty Oil and a bottle of Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel, plus a Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay. These gentle products are full-sized, and they can help keep your skin healthy, soft, and well-hydrated.
None of Ulta’s bath and body products contain gluten, which is wonderful because they’re all scrumptious-smelling and very reasonably priced! Their holiday products are always fun and festive—perfect for gift-giving!
Stocking stuffer: Holiday Hand Cream ($3, Ulta) in sweet scents like sugar plum, cookie, peppermint, and vanilla.
Secret Santa: Limited Edition Holiday Body Lotion ($9.50, Ulta) in Party Penguin (peppermint/coconut), Jack Frost (vanilla cream), or Rudolph Red (cranberry/citrus).
Super surprise: Limited Edition Holiday 3-in-1 Smoothie ($12.50, Ulta) in Pink Sprinkles, Peppermint Pinwheel, or Candied Caramel. These remind me a lot of Philosophy’s 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath products—but these are a few bucks cheaper.
Other fun gluten-free gifts
For him: Jack Black “The Power Pack” shave set ($49, Sephora). This kit contains 3 products to cleanse, shave, and moisturize skin. In addition to not containing gluten, it’s also cruelty-free and free of alcohol and colorants.
For her: Lipstick Queen’s Forbidden Fruit set ($34, Ulta) contains two lipsticks (Medieval, Sinner Rouge) in shades that are universally flattering and appropriate for winter.
Stocking stuffer: EOS’ A Ray of Holiday Sunshine Rachel Roy 3-Pack ($7.99, Ulta) is a fun set of 3 spherical lip balms whose flavors will make you think of a warm, sunny vacation: Aloha Hawaii Strawberry Kiwi, St. Barth’s Sunrise Pink Grapefruit, and Indian Summer Orange Blossom.
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I first posted this article on Examiner.com.