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The Best Holiday Gifts For Every Woman You Know


The Best Holiday Gifts For Every Woman You Know

Gift Ideas for Every Woman in Your Life

Here at Kiehl’s, we believe the best holiday gifts are the most personal, and there are few things more personal than beauty and grooming products. Every year, we release a selection of holiday-exclusive gift sets and help point you in the direction of Kiehl’s staples that make perfect presents, all in an effort to simplify the process of picking out the best gifts for women. Each set is carefully curated to target specific complexion concerns, such as dryness and dullness. Plus, they are priced specially for the season of giving, with deluxe skincare and body care buys discounted by up to 60%.

This year, we’ve teamed up with French artist Marylou Faure to create our holiday gift sets and packaging. Faure creates gutsy, cheeky characters that help curate the perfect mood for a holiday celebration. Featuring illustrations of friends and customers sharing treats at food stalls and decorating wreaths at a holiday market, the limited-edition gift boxes see New York turned into a festive block party that celebrates Kiehl’s 170 years of community spirit. As part of our mission to reduce our environmental impact, the holiday gift boxes are also 100% recyclable to help promote a cleaner, greener world.

Of course, when it comes to gifts, it’s what’s on the inside that tends to spark a purchase. We’ve compiled a holiday gift guide with gift ideas for women, from limited-edition face mask sets to year-round bundles. Ahead, check out our best Christmas and holiday gifts for women, all available at Kiehl’s this holiday season.


For The Life-Long Friend:

Ultra Hydrators or Calendula Cleanser & Toner Duo

She’s a staple in your life, and these products should be a staple in hers. Help her keep her complexion feeling healthy and hydrated with Ultra Hydrators ($30, $58 value). This travel-friendly set features our best-selling cocoa butter-infused Creme de Corps body cream to combat dry skin below the neck. The classic Ultra Facial Cream, which contains hydrating squalane to promote a radiant complexion above the neck, also makes an appearance. Avocado Eye Cream is included as well. Formulated with avocado oil and shea butter, it offers all-day hydration. Finally, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve with avocado, eucalyptus, and sesame seed oils is a must-have for rough, dry hands.

Calendula Cleanser & Toner Duo [link] ($50, $75 value) is an equally great pick for your best friend. Look out for her (as she does you) and make sure her cleansing game is on point. This set comes with Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, a formula with calendula and glycerin that deeply cleanses without stripping skin. She’ll also receive Calendula Herbal-Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, which is ideal for removing lingering impurities. Plus, it soothes, calms, and refreshes skin along with helping reduce the appearance of pores.

For The Holiday-Obsessed:

Kiehl’s Advent Calendar


Everyone has the 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 an advent calendar. And not just any holiday countdown, but one that’s packed with skincare goodies. The Kiehl’s 2021 Advent Calendar [link] ($99, $245 value) features 24 travel-sized hair, skin, and body care products, including a mini Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask. She can open up one product each day to make the lead up to the big day all the more exciting.

For The Hostess:

Healthy Hands Trio

Don’t show up to a party empty-handed, and don’t let the hostess have dry hands. Gift her Healthy Hands Trio [link] ($35, $48 value), 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 Woman On-the-Go:

Hydration Starter Kit

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 Hydration Starter Kit ($22, $34 value), you’ll find two Kiehl’s essentials in one convenient, super-portable set. It stars our #1 moisturizer, Ultra Facial Cream, as well as Ultra Facial Cleanser, which gently yet effectively cleanses without over-drying or stripping skin of its essential oils.

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 ($70, $150 value), 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 for healthy-looking skin. The four-piece kit also features the classic Ultra Facial Cleanser and Ultra Facial Cream duo. Last but not least, hydrating Avocado Eye Cream visibly reduces puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles under the eyes for a more youthful appearance.

For The Fashionista:

Micro-Dose Retinol Serum

Gift the woman who’s always the first to know about new trends the latest product from Kiehl’s. Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum With Ceramides and Peptide ($60-85) is a must; the serum with pure retinol helps visibly reduce wrinkles, firm skin, and minimize the appearance of pores. At the same time, the fast-absorbing formula is gentle on the skin.

For The Nature Lover:

Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector

Even if you’re vigilant about wearing sunscreen, excessive sun exposure can (and will) cause visible skin damage, which can appear in the form of sun spots, freckles, crow’s feet, or a standard sunburn. While you can’t completely repair these types of skin injuries, Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector ($56-$140) can help to minimize their appearance. This formula packed with antioxidant vitamin C and clarifying white birch extract works to help fade hyperpigmentation for a healthier-looking complexion. Gift it to the woman who spends her summers on the beach (and remind her of the importance of wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day).

For The Multitasker:

Midnight Recovery Concentrate Duo

If she’s not one for idle hands, she’ll probably appreciate receiving our Midnight Recovery Concentrate Duo [link] ($115, $156 value) in her holiday gift bag. The gift set features two 50ML bottles of Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil, which is made specifically to work with the body’s circadian rhythm to repair skin overnight. The formula with hydrating olive-derived squalane and soothing lavender essential oil can help her relax for a more restful night’s sleep. It absorbs quickly and delivers visible results—we suspect that’s why it’s the #1 best-selling facial oil in our catalog.

For The Exercise Enthusiast:

Creme de Corps and Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub

Frequent exercise necessitates taking a lot of showers, which can dry out the skin. Treat your cardio-crazy pal to Creme de Corps ($14-$50) to help her keep her body moisturized, despite her extracurricular activities. This body lotion features super-hydrating ingredients, including shea butter, squalane, and beta carotene, for 24-hour hydration without a heavy or greasy feel. You can also help turn her post-exercise ritual into a self-care session with our decadent Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter ($40). The formula with shea butter, jojoba butter, and honey softens skin with rich, all-day moisture while still feeling light.

Gift either body moisturizer with Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub ($36) so she can refresh her skin, too. Available in delightful grapefruit and lavender scents, it exfoliates the skin without over-drying. Skin is left feeling silky soft, velvety smooth, and primed for moisturizer.

For The Friend With The Best Hair:

Amino Acid Duo

Help her care for those gorgeous strands with the 1L Amino Acid Duo ($90, $118 value), which features jumbo bottles of our customer-favorite shampoo and conditioner. Amino Acid Shampoo cleanses and softens hair while helping add volume and Amino Acid Conditioner helps maintain hair’s natural moisture balance and leaves it shiny and healthy-looking. Both are formulated with amino acids and coconut oil and are suitable for all hair types.

For The Self-Care Devotee:

Merry Masking

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, $60 value), a trio of our top-rated nature-inspired face masks. Each of the three sized-to-try masks is designed to target a different complexion 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 Cleansing Mask helps to clear congestion for a blemish-free face. Finally, the creamy Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask softens and replenishes dehydrated complexions. She can use them separately or multi-mask to conquer all of her skincare concerns simultaneously.

For The Makeup Expert:

Kiss Me With Kiehl’s

We all know and admire a friend who wears lipstick every day. Help her pamper and prep her pout with Kiss Me With Kiehl’s ($25, $30 value), a holiday gift set starring our iconic Lip Balm #1, a Kiehl’s best-seller for nearly 60 years. This three-piece set features the original unscented balm, plus one cranberry version and another scented with mint. All three are infused with hydrating ingredients, including lanolin and vitamin E, for smooth and pillowy-soft lips.

If you know exactly which scent(s) this lucky gal wants, you can also pick out individual balms. In addition to the cranberry and mint scents, Scented Lip Balm #1 ($10) is also available in a wonderfully fresh mango scent.

For The Binge Watcher:

Avocado Eye Cream

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 Avocado Eye Cream ($32-$50) comes in. Our best-selling eye cream not only offers lasting hydration that may help prevent early visible signs of aging but also helps defend the eye area against digital fatigue caused by blue light. It’s made with avocado oil and shea butter and has a unique water-in-oil formula that allows for instant and long-term hydration.

For The Woman Who Always Gives The Best Gifts:

Custom Gifting

For a truly special holiday surprise, treat your loved one to a custom gift set filled with Kiehl’s favorites chosen specifically for her. Pick out a stylish toiletry bag and stuff it full of her go-to skincare essentials and new ones she’s yet to try (but sure to love). If she has dry skin, treat her to Ultra Facial Cleanser ($12-$22), Ultra Facial Cream ($22-$68), and Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil ($29-$125). Those who count anti-aging as a concern will appreciate Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum ($70-$110) and Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum ($50), which help address visible wrinkles and dark circles, respectively. For sensitive skin types in need of soothing, Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash ($16-$34) and Calendula Herbal-Extract Alcohol-Free Toner ($24-$62) will be perfect picks.

There’s so much to choose from, you can also check out our articles, The Best Face Mask For Your Skin Type and The Best Serums For Your Skin Type, for ideas, and of course, Kiehl’s customer representatives can help you in-store, too. Finish off your present with a handwritten card and wrapping for a unique gift with a personal touch.

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