The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Hard to Shop for People on your List !

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Nail the perfect present with these beauty deals on sale now!

Tackle even the toughest people on your list this holiday season with these Sephora Sale Picks!

Cheers! The pumpkins are carved, the babes are sugared up on candy , and the sound of Sephora cash registers are filling the air! Must mean only one thing: It’s HOLIDAY SHOPPING KICK OFF WEEKEND!

Instead of inundating you with all of my favorite clean beauty items stocked at Sephora I thought we’d have some fun! I put together a list of my favorite deals (hint: always check their gift sets during sales as they are starting with a build in value already) that make great gift ideas for the hardest to shop for people in your life! Intimidating in-law? CHECK! Youtube obsessed teenager in your life that doesn’t look up from their phone? CHECK! Stressed out coworker? CHECK! New mama who insists she doesn’t need anything except for the baby? You guessed it- CHECK! Scroll below to see the categories and let me know if I missed anyone!

Hard to shop for Challenge: Impossible to impress, soon to be or current Mother- in law

SOLUTION: Hermes Mini Jardin Fragrance Set $40 during Sephora 20% off sale

There are few things as chic & exciting to a woman of a certain age as the unmistakable orange Hermes box. No matter WHAT their interests or tastes are Hermes is sure to please! Note: this is not a clean beauty pick but it’s pure luxury at an unbeatable price. Click here to read my 80/20 beauty philosophy of when I stray sometimes from clean, green, organic picks.

Hard to shop for Challenge: YouTube / TIKTOK obsessed teen

SOLUTION: Youth to the People The Power of Three Holiday Set $36 during sale

Thank me later when the teenager in your life actually puts their phone down and squeals in delight!! This cult favorite brand, endorsed by YouTube’s (and TikTok’s) reigning King of Skincare (he literally has over a billion views) is gentle enough for the most sensitive of skin while also helping to calm easily irritated hormonal skin. The cleanser is packed with green tea, aloe, kale, and vitamin C and smell is addictive! You might just want to keep the adaptogen cream and dream mask for yourself (think prickly pear, açaí, goji berries and a dreamy shea butter base!) Valued at $62.

Hard to shop for Challenge: New Mama who insists she doesn’t need anything for herself

SOLUTION: Herbivore Exfoliate & Glow Head to Toe Self Care Set $36 during sale ($62 value)

What is it about new mamas that suddenly insist they are fine? Let me just speak up for ALL mamas out there- we are NOT FINE. We are TIRED AF, our laundry will NEVER be done, we have NO idea what’s for dinner most nights & most of us can’t remember the last time we went to the spa. Enter the Herbivore self care trio of goodies! Contains TWO full size gorgeous body scrubs (one infused with actual roses and the other genuine amethyst crystals…the mamas in your life so deserve this!) plus a mini of one of my favorite clean beauty masks that will give her back her pregnancy glow! Extra brownie points if you convince someone in their life to throw in a ftotrub with these gorgeous scrubs!

Hard to shop for Challenge: Teachers, nurses, package delivery super heros–all those people in your life that deserve a little something but you don’t quite know them well enough to know what!

SOLUTION: Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream Trio $24 value/$12 during Sephora sale

Hands down one of the absolute best hand creams I’ve ever used. My mother and I discovered this when 20 years ago she basically moved into the cancer ward with my father and her skin was SO dry from top to bottom PLUS the constant hand washing hand her cuticles splitting. It’s so nourishing without leaving behind any heavy reside plus smells divine. Anyone out there having to go through a winter of 2 million hand washings a day dealing with the public will sing your praises all season long when they use this! Makes great stocking stuffers !

Hard to shop for Challenge: Your overworked , stressed out colleague

SOLUTION: Saint Jane CBD Glow Kit – $46/ retail value $66/ Get it on sale for under $40

For the coworker who has everything , except for her sanity, grab this gorgeous luxury CBD infused gift set stat! Includes a full size luscious lip gloss in a universally flattering berry rose shade and a mini of their top selling facial oil (also infused with CBD). Help her to reach a new state of zen and calm during those crazy zoom calls.

Hard to shop for Challenge: Your preteen relative

Solution: Rare Beauty Lip & Cheek Mini Duo– $15/ Sale Price $12

What do preteens even like anymore?! If it has you scratching your head I have your answer: Selena Gomez! This just launched makeup line has sold out multiple times over on Sephora already and you’ll the holiday hero for snatching this adorable little set up for her (or yourself because it is actually quite gorgeous). Includes a mini of a super wearable liquid cheek stain and mini lip color.

Hard to shop for Challenge: Your BFF who has everything

Solution: Marc Jacobs Beauty Gift Set- The Glow Show – $34/ during sale under $30/ $118 value (!!)

She’s only hard to shop for because a) you want to buy her allll the things (there’s a reason she’s your bestie after all) and b) she already has all the coolest stuff. Knock her socks off with the best deal of the bunch on this list (over 70% off!). Includes a full size moisturizer , gorgeous gloss, liquid luminizer and face primer.


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