11 of the Best Cruelty-Free Beauty Gifts
Delectable Online Only Such Sweetness Gift Set ($30)
This one's great for the girly girl in your life. The super-sweet set of body care products boasts a lemon and cream-scented bodywash, strawberries-and-cream body lotion, a coconut cream shine mist for hair and body, and a limited edition mint-and-cream hand lotion.
Nudestix #BerryNudeLips Mini Set ($35)
Nudestix is one of our favourite cool-girl brands, and anyone at Byrdie HQ would be thrilled to receive this limited edition gift set. The holiday trio comes with mini lip and cheek pencils in cream, gel, and matte formulas. These products glide on like butter, last forever, and are incredibly versatile.
Too Faced Merry Kissmas The Ultimate Liquified Lipstick Set ($40)
Any Too Faced fans in the house? You couldn't ask for a better gift (at a better price) than this four-piece set, featuring not minis, but deluxe sizes of the brand's beloved Melted Liquified Lipsticks in original, chocolate, and matte formulations.
Lano Hand Cream Trio ($20)
This just-launched trio of lemon and rose hand creams is incredibly luxe. They smell incredible and hydrate your hands for hours without feeling greasy. Plus, they're 98% natural and free of artificial fragrances, parabens, petrolatum, PEG's, mineral oil, palm oil, and sulfates.
Starling Project Candle ($75)
This sophisticated line of candles is not only cruelty-free but it also actively gives back. The brand works with philanthropic organisations like UNICEF so that each candle purchased helps to provide solar energy (and thus, access to electricity, clean water, safety, health, education, and more) to under-resourced countries around the world.
The candles themselves are also very chic and come in four incredible scents: Juniper and saffron, vanilla and hemlock, orange flower and amber, and currant and rosewood.
Rahua Rainforest Shower Set ($125)
At Byrdie, Rahua is one of our favourite natural haircare brands, and we are simply giddy over this gift set. The kit includes Rahua's voluminous shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel, all of which smell like the rainforest and make your skin and hair feel insanely soft.
Drybar 'The Big Hair Blowout' ($285)
Personally, I would flip out if I received this as a gift. This hair kit for the jet setter in your life includes a travel-size Southern Belle Volumising Mousse, round brush, rollers, a Triple Sec Texturiser, and a Buttercup Blow dryer worthy of a professional. Not to mention the packaging, which is so cute, your giftee might just ask you to marry her.
Gloss Moderne Vegan Leather Boxed Collection ($245)
If you give this as a gift this year, you'll pretty much win the holidays. Gloss Moderne is the luxury natural haircare brand on the rise. Its products are free of all icky ingredients that can be damaging to the hair or environment, but they also feel incredibly high-end. This sophisticated set comes with a high-gloss shampoo, conditioner, serum, and mask in two sizes, all of which smell like a tropical vacation. Better yet, they come in this sleek vegan leather case. So classy.
The holidays are a joyful time of family bonding, sleeping in, and eating way too many helpings of mashed potatoes. But you know what really puts a damper on the holiday spirit? Knowing the beauty gifts you gave all your friends and family members were tested on animals. (Yikes, yes, we went there.) How much fun can you really have on the last night of Hanukkah when you know some bunny somewhere is dealing with an eyeful of painful chemicals?
OK, I know, it's the holidays, let's not talk about animal torture. Instead, let's all make a pact to buy only cruelty-free gifts this year. If you do it, we'll do it!
This challenge actually isn't hard at all, because so many of your favourite cruelty-free cosmetic brands came out with bomb gift sets this year. We're talking adorable makeup kits from Too Faced, sparkly nail polish duos from Deborah Lippmann, luxurious skincare sets from Drunk Elephant, and more.
So let's not waste our time with beauty gifts that test on animals, deal? Just keep scrolling for 11 awesome cruelty-free beauty gifts for every budget!