While the holiday season is supposed to be about sparking joy with family and friends, it can also be stressful. You’re juggling party invites, getting work done before time off, and — of course — brainstorming the “perfect” gifts. We get it. We’ve been there. What we can help you with is finding holiday presents that are sure to delight everyone on your list. Even if you’ve cut it down to the wire and need to make decisions on last-minute gifts, we’re sharing crowd-pleasing gift ideas that serve as the perfect, go-to presents in a pinch.
We’ve rounded up everything from ultra-luxe hand creams and lip balms to all-in-one skincare sets for women and men. So take a deep breath, release the stress, and read on to discover last-minute gift ideas at every price point.
Last-Minute Gifts Under $50
Last-minute gifting doesn’t have to break the bank. Below, find some of the best beauty gifts under the $50 mark to snag at Kiehl’s this season.
($25, value $39)
Your search for last-minute holiday gifts (or anyone looking to upgrade their skincare routine) is simplified with this hydration-packed skincare duo. This two-piece kit features the iconic Ultra Facial Cleanser and Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane, both of which are among Kiehl’s longest-standing and best-selling skincare products. The cleanser helps remove dirt, oil, and other debris without over-drying the skin, while the moisturizer provides up to 72-hour hydration for soft, healthy-looking skin.
($30, value $36)
This sweet trio features our iconic Lip Balm #1, a Kiehl’s favorite since the 1960s. It’s our top-selling remedy for dry, chapped lips because of its formula full of hydrating ingredients, including squalane and rich lanolin. The set includes 3 full-sized fragrance-free balms. Gift it to a friend or coworker, or snag it as a great last-minute stocking stuffer for a special someone.
($36, value $71)
The four-piece gift set stars a deluxe-sized version of our Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane and a travel-friendly bottle of Creme de Corps Body Lotion with Cocoa Butter, an iconic formula beloved by Kiehl’s customers for more than 40 years. The seasonal set also includes a jar of Avocado Eye Cream, which helps brighten and de-puff the under-eye area as it hydrates, as well as the Ultimate Strength Hand Salve for soothing and nourishing dry, chapped hands.
($42, value $58)
If you’re looking for a last-minute holiday gift that you can give anyone on your list — from your work bestie to your always-on-time babysitter — allow us to introduce you to Richly Hydrating Hand Care Trio. The three-piece gift set boasts a travel-friendly tube of our classic Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, plus two tubes of the pampering, vitamin E-infused Richly Hydrating Hand Cream (one with a grapefruit scent, the other, lavender). All of the moisturizing formulas are suitable for all skin types and can be used as often as needed for soft, touchable hands.
($47, value $60)
Finding last-minute gifts for men can be challenging, especially if the guy in question isn’t vocal about what he wants. This year, instead of the standard ties and mugs, treat him to a stockpile of the “Ultimate Man” Body Scrub Soap. This exfoliating bar soap bar buffs dead skin cells as it cleans for smoother, softer, energized skin. The set is a trio, so it’s sure to keep him stocked up for the holidays and new year.
($47, value $70)
Being stuck inside due to winter weather provides the perfect opportunity for a day of self-care. Treat your friends to a little pampering with the Merry Masking gift set, a trio of Kiehl’s best-selling face masks. It includes the purifying Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask, which is ideal for oily skin, the Ultra Facial Overnight Mask to help strengthen the skin barrier and hydrate, and the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask, which exfoliates the skin to help bring a brighter, more even appearance. Your giftee can use the three masks individually or multi-mask to conquer all of their skin concerns at once.
Last-Minute Gifts Under $100
If you want to treat your loved one to something a bit more indulgent, we’ve got you covered on that front, too. Here, find some Kiehl’s holiday gift sets for less than $100.
($72, value $105)
There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep, but in reality, catching a solid eight hours isn’t always possible. You may not be able to help with that but you can help your loved one make the most of the shut-eye they do get with this giftable duo that stars a full-sized bottle of the classic Midnight Recovery Concentrate Moisturizing Face Oil, a luxurious face oil made with a blend of botanicals to strengthen the skin barrier and treat dryness. Also included in the set is a deluxe jar of Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Botanical Night Cream, a cloud-light facial moisturizer designed for nighttime use. Together, these two face care favorites help restore the skin to reveal a more supple, radiant appearance come morning.
($82, value $115)
Gift your loved one a set of skincare basics with this holiday trio from Kiehl’s. Included in the bundle is the classic Ultra Facial Cleanser, as well as full-sized jars of Age Defender Cream Moisturizer and Age Defender Eye Repair. The former gently exfoliates while helping to visibly lift and firm the skin, while the latter instantly brightens the eye area and helps diminish the appearance of dark circles, crow’s feet and under-eye wrinkles.
($127, value $188)
Friends don’t let friends have dry, dull skin, and this bodycare set is just the kind of last-minute gift to kick winter dryness to the curb. This set includes a one liter size bottle of Creme de Corps Body Lotion with Cocoa Butter— the largest size of the Kiehl’s best-selling body lotion with a pump for easy application. To keep your loved one stocked up, the duo is complete with an extra Creme de Corps Body Lotion with Cocoa Butter in a pouch for easy refilling, which helps eliminate unnecessary waste.
($97, value $141)
Give the priceless gift of good hair days with this wash-day duo that contains a pair of the Amino Acid Shampoo and Amino Acid Conditioner. This couple stars amino acids to help strengthen brittle hair, plus coconut oil to nourish and soften dry, damaged strands. Get it for that friend who is always trying something new with their mane, so they can start the new year with sleek, healthy and shiny strands.
($124, value $201)
Help your loved one target visible signs of aging with this trio of Kiehl’s best products for fending off fine lines, wrinkles and other age-related skin concerns. You’ll get full-sized versions of the Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptide, which contains pure retinol and is suitable for all skin types, and the Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Cream For Face and Neck, which moisturizes and help to smooth and firm the skin. Also included is a sized-to-try tube of Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Eye Cream, which helps brighten, lift and de-puff the eye area for a more youthful appearance.
($108, value $170)
Score two Kiehl’s favorites with the Day-to-Night Wrinkle-Reducing Duo, which features full-sized bottles of the Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum and the Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Serum with Ceramides and Peptide. Instruct your giftee to use the potent, water-free vitamin C serum in the daytime to help boost radiance and firm their skin. Then, at night, they can use the retinol serum to help encourage gentle skin surface turnover for a smoother, more youthful appearance over time. Trust us when we say this anti-aging gift set is so good, you may want to grab an extra one for yourself.
($93, value $158)
Brighter-looking skin is within reach with this potent radiance-boosting set, which stars the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector. Our efficacious brightening serum features activated C (a stabilized form of vitamin C) to help visibly even skin tone and boost radiance. The set also includes a bottle of yet another vitamin C favorite, the Powerful-Strength Dark Circle-Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum, to help reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles. Top it all off with the included Ultra Facial Cream and enjoy your newfound glow.
Splurge-Worthy Gift Ideas
The price of a gift isn’t indicative of how great a gift it is, but sometimes, it’s fun to splurge on your loved ones. Here, find some Kiehl’s favorites that’ll knock it out of the park.
($134, value $184)
Retinol newbies and experienced retinol users alike will be delighted to receive the Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Duo this holiday season. The luxe set includes two full-sized bottles of the ultra-effective Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Serum with Ceramides and Peptide, which is clinically-demonstrated to firm the skin and visibly reduce wrinkles with minimal dryness, redness, or peeling. In addition to its wrinkle-fighting benefits, this creamy serum helps even skin tone and texture, giving way to a more youthful appearance over time. Wrap it in your best wrapping paper and rest assured that your gift is sure to be a hit, no matter who you’re giving it to.
($125, value $227)
Gift a start to finish skincare routine with this five-piece gift set stacked with Kiehl’s best-sellers. It includes the Ultra Facial Cleanser, a gentle cleanser that removes dirt and oils without stripping the skin, the Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Clay Mask, a clarifying mask that helps to minimize pores and reduce excess oils, and the Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptide, a potent retinol serum that evens skin tone and smooths skin texture. the set is completed with the Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum, a brightening eye serum that helps reduce dark circles, and the Ultra Facial Cream, a Kiehl’s fan-favorite that helps to boost and retain skin moisture.
Gift cards are always among the top last-second gift ideas for a good reason: They’re convenient. A Kiehl’s e-gift card can nix the struggle when you’re stuck searching for an eleventh-hour holiday gift. After all, there’s no better way to ensure your child’s favorite teacher or your particular brother-in-law loves their present than to let them choose it themselves. It only takes a few seconds to buy, and you can easily send it to the lucky recipient via email. Load one with whatever amount you choose, hit send, and breathe a sigh of relief: Your last-minute gifting is now, mercifully, complete.