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If you clicked on this story, there’s a good chance you’re looking for the perfect gift for your resident beauty-lover. You know, the person who is always watching beauty tutorials; has an intense, multistep skin-care routine; and can rattle off product recommendations at the drop of a hat. At first thought, buying them a new tube of lipstick or a cool contouring set might seem like the obvious answer. But the catch? Makeup and skin-care products can be really personal — especially when your recipient knows a lot more about the beauty world than you. Ugh.
Don’t worry, help is on the way. To make your holiday shopping a little easier, we found 11 perfect gifts for the beauty buff in your life, none of which include lotions, potions, or makeup. So whether they love to experiment with their hair or focus on their inner beauty, these picks are destined to enhance their rituals.