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8 Crowd-Pleasing Last-Minute Gift Ideas

8 Crowd-Pleasing Last-Minute Gift Ideas

While gift-giving is usually associated with the holidays, the winter months are by no means the only times you’ll find yourself scrambling to scoop up the “perfect” gift for your loved ones. Think about it: So many events, from birthdays to weddings to anniversaries, call for gifting. And there’s a good chance that you’ve found yourself, at one point or another, scrambling to find the “perfect” last-minute gift for someone you love. We get it. We’ve been there. And we’re here to help.

We’ve rounded up the best skincare kits (suitable for all skin types) and full-sized beauty buys to make gifting easy. So take a deep breath, release the stress, and read on for our recommendations for the best last-minute gifts you can snag at Kiehl’s all year round.

Brightening Bestsellers, $98 ($140 value)

Between work, social events, and the stresses of daily life, we all could use a little TLC once in a while. Give your loved one the tools to treat their tired skin with Brightening Bestsellers. This four-piece set contains travel-friendly containers of the calendula extract-spiked Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash and cult-classic Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, a Kiehl’s favorite since the 1960s.

The gift set also stars a full-sized bottle of Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector to help address dullness and skin discolorations, as well as a full-sized jar of our best-selling Ultra Facial Cream to nourish their skin with lasting, lightweight hydration. Instruct your giftee to use these favorites together to reveal clearer, more even-looking skin.

Daily Hydrating Duo, $48 ($64 value)

Eliminate the stress of searching for last-minute gifts with Daily Hydrating Duo. This crowd-pleasing set stars two full-sized Kiehl’s favorites suitable for all skin types. For their face, they’ll get our best-selling moisturizer, Ultra Facial Cream. It’s made with olive-derived squalane and leaves skin softer, smoother, and visibly healthier over time. The set also includes Avocado Eye Cream, a shea butter-infused eye cream clinically-demonstrated to brighten and de-puff tired-looking eyes in a single use.*

*Results based upon expert grading evaluated with the product in a four-week clinical test.

Age-Defying Essentials, $99 ($148 value)

Give your loved one the gift of youthful-looking skin with Age-Defying Essentials. This luxe skincare set contains a trio of Kiehl’s must-have anti-aging products, including a full-sized bottle of Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum and a deluxe sample of Powerful-Strength Dark Circle-Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum. Also included in this three-piece kit is a full-sized jar of Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream, a supercharged moisturizer that helps visibly reduce wrinkles, even skin tone, and improve skin’s texture within just four weeks of consistent use. Whoever you give it to, this indulgent set is sure to be a hit.

Facial Fuel for Men, $55 ($65 value)

Guys can be tricky to shop for—and those challenges only increase as your gifting deadline draws closer. Streamline your shopping with Facial Fuel For Men. This guy-friendly gift set boasts Kiehl’s most-loved men’s skincare essentials, including the menthol-infused Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash and exfoliating Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub. He’ll also get a 125mL tube of Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment, which is packed with antioxidant vitamin C and energizing caffeine and helps revitalize dull, fatigued skin. So much better than the same old tie-and-mug gift, if you ask us.

Cleanse & Hydrate Kit, $25 ($34 value)

Introduce your skincare-curious friend to Kiehl’s with Cleanse & Hydrate Kit. This duo, which clocks in at an affordable $25, contains travel-friendly versions of the cult-classic Ultra Facial Cleanser and Ultra Facial Cream, both made with olive-derived squalane. The two-piece kit is suitable for all skin types and provides an easy last-minute gift for anyone on your list. In fact, we recommend keeping one or two extras on hand for those unexpected gifting emergencies that always seem to arise at the worst possible times (if you don’t end up giving them out, hey—more for you).

Deep Pore Cleansing Kit, $56 ($84 value)

For the skincare lover in your life, snag Deep Pore Cleansing Kit. This three-piece set includes everything they need for smooth, balanced skin, including a full-sized Ultra Facial Cleanser and a 28mL jar of Ultra Facial Cream. The star, however, is the full-sized jar of our fan-favorite Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask. The award-winning formula with Amazonian white clay draws out impurities to deep-clean clogged pores. It also helps minimize shine and reduces the appearance of enlarged pores for clearer, smoother-looking skin. Best of all, everything in this set is suitable for all skin types, so it’s one of those rare gifts you can give anyone—including yourself.

Defend & Correct Duo, $70 ($96 value)

Remind the beach bum on your shopping list to protect their skin with Defend & Correct Duo. It stars full-sized bottles of Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector and Super Fluid Daily UV Defense SPF 50+. The former contains vitamin C and helps improve the appearance of skin discolorations, like sun spots, while the latter provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays (which helps prevent future sun damage). Both formulas in this pairing are suitable for all skin types and can be used daily for brighter, more even-looking skin.

SHOP NOW: E-gift Card

Bonus: E-Gift Card

Gift cards are always among the top last-minute gift ideas for a good reason. A Kiehl’s e-gift card in particular is an incredibly convenient solution when you’re stuck on what to buy the pickier people on your list (or those you don’t know quite as well). 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 buy it themselves.

An e-gift card can also save you when you’re stuck searching for an eleventh-hour gift or can’t afford to ship a hefty present to your loved ones across the country. It only takes a few seconds to buy (online!), and you can easily send it to the lucky recipient via email. Load one up with whatever amount you choose, send it along, and breathe a sigh of relief. Your last-minute gifting will now be complete.

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