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what to buy the beauty lover in your life for the holidays

The holidays are officially here and you know what that means: An excuse to spoil the beauty lovers in your life with some of the best haircare, skincare, and makeup goodies on the market. Whether they need strand saviors, beauty organizers, travel kits, or a new approach to skincare, ahead you’ll find eight of our favorite gifts for the beauty-obsessed people in your life. Check them out below.

Have someone in your life that is constantly complaining about their dull, flat hair? Give your bestie the gift of voluminous strands with this sleek sardine can packed with amika plus size perfect body mousse, 3D volume + thickening shampoo, and 3D volume + thickening conditioner.

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Every beauty lover needs a place to stash their favorite skincare, haircare, and makeup products. Instead of giving them a plain tote or case, tailor one of these cases specifically to your BFF. With dozens of patches to choose from, you can create a custom design she’s sure to love. This case also features a mirror, which is great for your friend who is constantly on the go.

Keep your blonde BFF looking bright AF with this set of anti-brass haircare. It includes our supernova blonde moisture & shine cream, bust your brass cool blonde shampoo, and bust your rrass cool blonde conditioner — all of which will rid light strands of any unwanted tones.

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beautyblender The Crown Jewels Blender Essentials ($65)

Sure, your gang loves a good hair day, but what about a fresh face, too? With this eight-piece set of beautyblender essentials (four blenders and four gemstone-shaped cleansers in limited-edition shades), you can spoil one friend or split it up into three separate stocking stuffers. Give your loved ones the gift of an evenly blended base and clean sponges!

Big city life is seriously fun but, believe it or not, it can also be pretty damaging on your strands. Instead of trying to convince your bestie to move beyond the hustle and bustle, equip them with this trio of hair reviving products. The set features amika perk up dry shampoo, amika un.done volume & texture spray, and amika vandal volume powder spray. All the essentials for your friend who is super busy and doesn't have time to always wash + style.

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If your bestie loves to travel, help them do so with their full beauty routine intact — including all their must-have makeup brushes. This set of mini travel brushes comes in a double-sided clear paneled case that has room for everyday makeup without squishing the bristles of these gorgeous brushes.

Your pal deserves to look like a million bucks wherever, whenever. To help them do so, gift them this set of amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, amika Fluxus Touchable Hairspray, and amika The Shield Anti-humidity Spray. These products will help hair look fresh and flirty, but never frizzy. What more could anyone want?!

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Don’t forget about the complexion! This custom skincare brand lets your friends and family create individual products or full routines, fully tailored to their biggest skincare woes. Simply snag them a gift card and watch them grin as their dream skincare routine comes to life.Who could want anything but the gift of awesome skin?

By Rebecca Norris, The Strand contributor

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