Let’s get one thing straight — the holiday season is stressful enough as is. But when you add a meter-long shopping list with 10 different stores on it to the mix? Cue the epic holiday meltdown.
But before you spiral into an existential shopping panic, we have some good news for you. Trust us when we tell you: It’s possible to get all of your holiday shopping done at a single store.
That’s right — one trip and you can get the perfect gifts for everyone from your mom to your boyfriend to your boss.
This magical one-and-done store happens to be called… drumroll please…Sephora — your mecca since the day you learned what a smoky eye was.
But here’s the thing: Sephora isn’t just the number one source for all things makeup. Turns out that the store actually carries a ton of products — from skincare to haircare to fragrances — so versatile that I can guarantee no one on your list will be left out in the cold this holiday season.
And bonus: Sephora is the perfect place to pick up a little something for yourself as a reward for consolidating your shopping into one trip.
Now that’s a win-win if we ever heard one.
Here’s what to get for everyone on your list this holiday season:
1. For Your Mom
First on the list is obviously your mom, aka the number one lady in your life. Even though you know mom will love anything you give to her (as proven by her joy over the popsicle stick and pipe cleaner sculpture you gifted her in first grade), finding the perfect gift for her is still a priority.
Is she someone who wouldn’t be caught dead without lipstick? Then she’ll be obsessed with Bite Beauty’s The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set.
Or if she’s the type who favors glowing skin over a bold lip, I promise that the Caudalie Brightening Blockbusters combo set will be right up her alley.
2. For Your BFF
When it comes to the ~BFF gift exchange~, it’s crucial that your gift makes a statement. Your bestie deserves nothing less than an unforgettable present.
So why not help her go all-out glam-grunge with Urban Decay’s Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette or the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Eyeshadow Palette? She’ll have a ball trying out all the color options, which range from unapologetically metallic to go-with-everything neutrals.
3. For Your Dad
Dads — they’re notoriously difficult to shop for. Avoid getting him the same generic necktie or tool set that he’s received a million times and take a “self-care” approach when it comes to dad’s gift this year.
Pamper him with the First Aid Beauty Tales Of FAB Skin set. It includes everything he needs to make sure his skin is in tip-top condition.
If dad isn’t cleansing, moisturizing, and hydrating on the regular — and if he's like lots of dads, there's a good chance he's not — it’s about time he starts.
4. For Your Boss
Skip the boring bottle of wine and impress your boss while making her chuckle with the Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda.
Yes, it’s actually an agenda, but it also comes everything she needs to spruce up her look when she’s running from one meeting to the next, including bronzer, a full eyeshadow palette, and deluxe samples of Too Faced’s signature Melted lipstick and universally loved Better Than Sex mascara.
Get ready for a raise.
5. For Your Sister
The perfect gift for the sister you grew up fighting with over who gets to use the hairdryer? The Drybar Buttercup Fully Loaded set, of course!
It comes with Drybar shampoo, conditioner, detangler, clips, dry shampoo, not to mention a freakin’ blowdryer, so she can recreate that enviable I-just-came-from-a-blowout look day after day (without going into massive debt).
6. For Your Boyfriend
Even if he refuses to admit it, your BF cares about having good skin. And chances are, he also cares about doing fun stuff with his awesome GF! (That’s you.)
So get him the best of both worlds by gifting him the Sephora Collection Crazy For Clay! Face Mask set.
You guys can do ~spa night~ together, take way too many couple’s selfies, and your BF’s skin will reap all the amazing benefits of clay masks while he pretends it’s just something his “girlfriend made him do.”