The final days of holiday shopping are here, so it's officially crunch-time to get every last person on your list taken care of. And if you've been putting off purchasing something for certain people in your life because you weren't sure what to get them, now's when you're really in need of some inspiration. If the loved one in question happens to be a 30-something woman with classic taste, you may feel especially at a loss. What do you get her when she already knows what she likes and already has it all? The answer lies in shopping classic beauty gifts for women in their 30s — because something iconic and timeless will never disappoint.
Beauty is incredibly personal. Since it means something different to everyone, it can seem intimidating to select beauty products to gift loved ones. But if you're shopping for a woman in her 30s who loves a classic beauty aesthetic, gifting her a timeless beauty essential is a actually great way to go because the options out there are endless.
If she takes her skin care seriously and invests in quality, cult-loved products to keep her complexion healthy, gift a limited-edition version of one of her go-to's. This year, SK-II is offering a limited supply of its classic PITERA Welcome Kit designed by artist Karan Singh. The $110 kit includes the clear skin lotion, facial treatment essence, and moisturizing cream, all in travel-friendly sizes.
Super-luxe brand La Mer went a similar route, releasing a Little Miss Miracle Limited-Edition Crème de la Mer, $325 at Sephora. The classic moisturizing cream's whimsical makeover makes for a great gift for lovers of La Mer's ever-popular products.
If she's known for rocking an iconic red lip, or sporting sultry smokey eyes every chance she gets, shop gorgeous additions to her makeup bag that she'll reach for day after day. Givenchy's classic, deep red lipstick, $40, is at Sephora in a limited-edition rose gold tube that feels super special and delivers pigmented color in one swipe.
The Undersmoke Kit, $25 at Net-A-Porter, is a three-piece set of precision black gel liner, rich brown liner, and intense black mascara that can be used together to create the perfect bold eye, or separately for more subtle looks. While you're on site, grab a bottle of Christian Louboutin's luxe red nail polish, $50, so she can keep her classic red manicure on point.
When it comes to gifting a 30-something with an affinity for all things classic, it's all about finding elevated iterations of the products she already loves. Keep scrolling for more classic beauty ideas that are sure to feel special.