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.
SK-II KARAN Limited Edition PITERA™ Welcome Kit
A travel-sized kit that's ideal for skincare lovers who are devotees to the brand or have yet to try the much-loved line.
La Mer Little Miss Miracle Limited-Edition Crème de la Mer
It's a classic cream for a reason: it works. This rich creme is made extra special with limited-edition packaging.
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Undersmoke Kit
All the tools you need to nail a classically sultry smokey eye.
Givenchy Le Rouge - Grenat Initie
This iconic red shade from Givenchy comes in a limited-edition rose gold tube. When the lipstick runs out, she can keep the limited-edition cover to use with her other Givenchy lipstick shades.
Christian Louboutin Beauty Nail Color in Rouge Louboutin
Classic red nail polish in the most luxe packaging makes the perfect gift.
Cartier Must de Cartier Eau de Parfum, 1.7 oz./ 50 mL
A classic, feminine fragrance with a bold bottle, this alluring scent is a foolproof gift for perfume lovers.
Filmstar Bronze & Glow
A polished, sculpted complexion is made easy with this cult-fave palette. She can create a classic bronzed goddess look or go more subtle with just a touch of glowy highlight.
Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask
This rich, hydrating mask uses pure honey to deliver nourishing moisture to skin for immediate results — there's a reason this one is a top-rated product.
Cle de Peau Beaute Eye and Cheek Palette Set
If she loves to go from subtle to bold — but still stay classic — this palette is the perfect pick. Plus, when she's done with it, the pans in this palette can be refilled with new shades.