Gifts That Sleigh: Your 2019 Holiday Guide

By Theresa Massony

When you’re championed as a “good gift giver,” you feel the way a dog probably feels when someone calls them “the goodest boy.” You’re heralded as someone thoughtful, considerate, and who was, in fact, listening when their loved one vaguely mentioned wanting an obscure bracelet five months ago and never spoke about it again. Of course, holiday gifting gets more difficult when you’re shopping for fashion and beauty gifts, especially when your recipient didn’t specify exactly what they wanted and you’re stuck sifting through an oversaturated market of palettes, moisturizers, sweaters, and bags, wondering how TF you got here and how TF you can get it done immediately. The hassle stops here, with Elite Daily’s 2019 Gifts That Sleigh holiday gift guide.

Featuring the buzziest makeup, skincare, haircare, clothing, shoe, and accessory releases of the 2019 holiday season, this collection of the 50 best fashion and beauty gifts runs the gamut from affordable to splurge-worthy, minimalist to maximalist, and from cool to “so dope, I’m actually gonna keep this for myself.” Here, you’ll find ColourPop, Drunk Elephant, Urban Outfitters, and many more brands you and the people you’re shopping for are obsessed with. You’ll sleigh holiday gifting again this year and assume your rightful title as “the goodest gifter.” After all, you’ve earned it.


Is your giftee a quintessential Glossier girl? Or maybe they worship the ground Kim Kardashian West walks on. Either way, these nine makeup-inspired gifts will make even the pickiest beauty lover hug you faster than they’d hug Tati Westbrook herself.


The cold weather wreaks havoc on everyone’s skin in some way. With brands like Glow Recipe, Ole Henriksen, and Laneige to choose from, you can’t go wrong with any of these hydrating skincare picks.


When products from places like Drybar, Tracee Ellis Ross’ Pattern Beauty, and Slip come together, it’s like the holiday hair party of your dreams. Whether you or your giftee has a pinstraight or coily hair texture, something on this list is bound to feel like a Christmas miracle.


Gifting clothes can be a risky business, but below is a wide range of pieces, sizes, and vibes to complete any holiday ‘fit. You’ve got your Eloquii, your H&M, and your ASOS. But more importantly, you’ve got a loved one ecstatic to wear any of these picks.


If there’s anything you’re really gonna keep for yourself on this list, it’s every single pair of these shoes. There are cute and comfy lavender UGGs, sparkly gold strappy heels, and yes, there are Crocs on this list for those unafraid to talk the talk and walk the walk. So pick your fave and prepare to strut.


I consider accessories the safe house of all gift giving. When all else fails and you don’t know where to turn, you come here to find universally loved gifts by the likes of Fjallraven, Coach, and Nasty Gal, and you’re in the clear until next year.