Here at Kiehl’s, we believe the best gifts for women are the most personal, and there are few things more personal than beauty presents. That’s why we release an array of curated, holiday-exclusive gift sets each holiday season. Our goal: To simplify the process of picking out the best presents for the women in your life. All of our holiday sets are carefully curated to target specific skin concerns, such as winter dryness or unevenness. Plus, our holiday sets are priced specially for the season, with deluxe skincare and body care buys at major discounts. We also offer deals on many of our products throughout the season, meaning you won’t miss out on the savings if you prefer to shop à la carte. So, if you’re struggling to come up with the best gift ideas for women, don’t stress—we’ve got all of your gifting needs covered. Ahead, find our 2022 holiday gift guide, with skincare sets, Kiehl’s best-sellers, and other crowd-pleasing presents for every lady on your list.
For The Life-Long Friend
Hydrating Winter Wonders
She’s a staple in your life, and these products should be a staple in hers. Help her keep her skin looking (and feeling) its very best with Hydrating Winter Wonders ($99, value $181). Featuring four full-sized products and two deluxe minis, this indulgent set has everything she needs for hydrated, healthy-looking skin all winter long. Alongside Kiehl’s classics such as Ultra Facial Cleanser and Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane, she’ll get a full-sized bottle of Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptide to help keep her skin smooth and even-looking. The set also includes a travel-friendly, 40mL bottle of Milk-Peel Gentle Exfoliating Toner (great for brightening dull skin) and a 28mL jar of Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask, which she can use to help reduce blackheads for visibly clearer, more refined-looking skin.
For The Holiday-Obsessed
Amino Acid Hair Care Duo
Everyone has that one friend who gets so excited for the holidays. She listens to seasonal music out of season and can quote nearly every holiday movie. If you don’t have her, you are her. With her festive spirit, she’s sure to love receiving anything with ultra-cute holiday packaging. How about encouraging her to pamper her hair with our Amino Acid Hair Care Duo ($85, value $123). Not only is the packaging so cute you can skip the wrapping paper, but what’s inside is pretty great, too. She’ll open it up to find large, 1L bottles of Amino Acid Shampoo and Conditioner. Together, the pair with amino acids and fairly-traded coconut oil will leave her hair looking shiny and voluminous.
For The Woman On-The-Go
Ultimate Anti-Aging Essentials
Whether she’s a world traveler or simply leads a busy life, the right skincare set can ensure she’s able to take care of her skin from anywhere. Inside Ultimate Anti-Aging Essentials ($96, value $143), she’ll find a full-sized jar of Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Cream for Face and Neck, a facial moisturizer that helps improve skin texture and tone for a more youthful appearance over time. The set also includes a full-sized bottle of Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptide, which helps visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plus Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Eye Cream, a fast-absorbing gel cream with niacinamide that helps correct the visible signs of aging around the delicate eye area.
For women who prefer to keep it simple, we recommend Ultra Facial Cream Duo ($64, value $98). The two-piece set features one full-sized and one travel-sized jar of our cult-classic Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane. The lightweight formula provides up to 24-hour hydration and helps strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier for softer, healthier-looking skin over time. She can use the full-sized moisturizer at home, and keep the 50mL jar in her travel toiletry bag to help ensure her skin doesn’t suffer when she’s on the go.
For The Hardest Worker You Know
Brighten Up & Glow
If she’s all work and no play, help her get the glow she deserves with Brighten Up & Glow ($99, value $167), a holiday-exclusive set formulated to boost radiance. This gift set puts the spotlight on Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector, an efficacious serum designed to visibly reduce dark spots and discolorations, including age spots and post-blemish marks. The three-piece kit also features Powerful-Strength Dark Circle-Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum, which helps diminish dark circles and puffiness for brighter-looking eyes, plus Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane for long-lasting hydration.
For The Skincare-Obsessed
Retinol Night Serum
She spends all of her free time (and money) researching what’s what in the skincare world, which means she probably has the basics covered. That doesn’t mean you can’t buy her a skincare gift, though—you just need to get a little bit creative with it. We suggest taking the custom-gift route and treating her to a few of Kiehl’s most innovative products, such as Fast-Release Wrinkle-Reducing 0.3% Retinol Night Serum ($80). This potent nighttime serum contains our highest concentration of pure retinol at 0.3%. It works quickly to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of skin aging.
Alternatively (or additionally), snag Ferulic Brew Antioxidant Facial Treatment with Lactic Acid ($54). The antioxidant-rich facial essence contains ferulic acid, lactic acid, and squalane and helps defend against skin-aging free radicals. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types and can be used morning and night for smooth, glowing skin.
For The Multi-Tasker
Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum Duo
If she’s not one for idle hands, she’ll probably appreciate receiving our Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum Duo ($125, value $184) in her holiday gift bag. The gift set features two 75mL bottles of our Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum, which contains 12.5% vitamin C along with hyaluronic acid. The potent, water-free formula boosts radiance while helping to firm the skin. Over time, it also helps visibly minimize the appearance of large pores and fine lines and leaves the skin looking smoother. In other words, it’s a multitasker, just like her.
Another option is to get her a holiday gift for women that works its magic while she sleeps, like Midnight Must-Haves ($65, value $94). The two-piece gift set contains a full-sized bottle of Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a luxurious moisturizing face oil that helps restore the skin overnight, giving way to a more radiant, youthful appearance by morning. Alongside that, she’ll get a deluxe jar of Midnight Recovery Omega-Rich Botanical Night Cream. Formulated with a blend of botanicals and fatty acids, this lightweight whipped moisturizer helps replenish your skin’s natural lipid barrier, leaving it plumper and smoother by morning.* Bonus: The lavender-scented formula helps calm the mind for sleep, making it a great way for her to end her busy days.
*Based on a consumer study of 55 participants at 4 weeks.
For The Holiday Hostess
Hydrating Hand Care Trio
It’s an unspoken rule of party-goers everywhere: Never show up to a gathering empty-handed. Show the hostess your appreciation with Hydrating Hand Care Trio, ($35, value $48), which stars the grapefruit and lavender scents of our Richly Hydrating Scented Hand Cream. The creams smooth on with a velvety texture and leave skin feeling soft and moisturized. The set also includes Ultimate Strength Hand Salve to protect and repair severely dry hands.
Kiehl’s Tip: Have a smaller budget? Take inspiration from this set but create your own gift with one of our scented hand creams ($16 each) or a 75ML tube of hand salve ($16).
For The Self-Care Devotee
She’s known to love pampering herself with at-home spa nights and regularly participates in self-care Sunday. So, gift her Merry Masking ($40, value $60), a trio of our top-rated nature-inspired face masks. Each of the three sized-to-try masks is designed to target a different skin concern. For dullness, there’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask, which boosts brightness and promotes a healthy-looking glow. If she suffers from blackheads or oily skin, Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask helps minimize clogged pores for a clearer appearance. Finally, the refreshing Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask provides a burst of cooling hydration for skin that feels soothed and hydrated.
If her facial skincare routine is set, treat her to a body care buy, like Creme de Corps Duo ($115, value $168) instead. This crowd-pleasing pack stars our iconic Creme de Corps Body Lotion with Cocoa Butter, an indulgent yet fast-absorbing body cream made with cocoa butter and shea butter. She can smooth it on her body after she showers (or indulges in a self-care bath) for softer-feeling skin.
For The Nature Lover
Day to Night Wrinkle Reducing Duo
Being outside in nature is great, but it can leave her skin vulnerable to the damaging effects of environmental stressors, like free radicals. Over time, these stressors can contribute to visible skin concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles. While there's nothing she can do to completely prevent wrinkles (or make them disappear entirely), adding topical antioxidants to her routine may help. Enter: Day to Night Wrinkle Reducing Duo ($99, value $155). The two-piece gift set includes two anti-aging staples: Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum to help brighten and firm her skin, and Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptide to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and improve her skin’s texture. She can apply the antioxidant-rich vitamin C serum in the morning, and use the anti-aging retinol serum while completing her nighttime skincare routine.
For The Binge-Watcher
Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado Duo
Movie marathons and endless hours of TV shows, not to mention time spent scrolling on your phone, can lead to digital fatigue. That’s where our Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado Duo ($68, value $110) comes in. This holiday set includes two jars of our cult-classic Avocado Eye Cream, made with avocado oil and shea butter. The unique water-in-oil formula allows for instant and long-term hydration for the eye area. Plus, the creamy treatment also helps defend the eye area against digital fatigue caused by blue light—like the kind that emanates from her TV, phone, or tablet.
For The Party-Hopper
Ultra Facial Overnight Mask with 10.5% Squalane
She spends her holiday season hopping from party to party, rarely taking a night off. Help her care for her skin while she catches up on sleep (even if that’s only a few times a week) with Ultra Facial Overnight Mask with 10.5% Squalane ($40). Formulated with sugarcane-derived squalane, this intensely hydrating overnight mask helps stabilize the skin’s natural moisture barrier, strengthening its resilience against damaging external stressors. One overnight application helps prevent dryness for up to three days, though she can also use it as a quick ten-minute mask to help replenish her skin as needed.
Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Duo
Once you’re finished buying holiday gifts for the women on your shopping list, don’t forget to snag something for yourself. We suggest Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Duo ($130, value $178). It comes with two full-sized bottles of Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptide, which contains a precise daily micro-dose of pure retinol and helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles. It delivers visible anti-aging results with minimal dryness, redness, or discomfort, making it a great pick for retinol newbies and seasoned retinol users alike. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types and easily integrates into your existing skincare routine.
*Kiehl’s is committed to donating a minimum of $150,000 to The Trevor Project in 2022. For more information about The Trevor Project’s life-saving work please visit www.TheTrevorProject.org.