The Best Holiday Gifts, According to Hollywood Beauty Insiders – The Hollywood Reporter

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Hollywood glam squads have unequalled entry to a few of the starriest tresses and faces on this planet — and because of this, a few of the most modern magnificence merchandise and coolest visage devices will be discovered their magnificence kits. But the make-up, hair and skincare departments aren’t their solely areas of experience. Working with the wealthy and well-known — and even becoming a member of their ranks — additionally means having a lot of life’s luxuries inside arm’s attain.
That’s why we polled a handful of Hollywood magnificence insiders to spill on the items that they love to give and obtain. For Cassandra Grey, founding father of the star-loved Los Angeles magnificence boutique Violet Grey, Ladurée macarons and new skincare model Eighth Day’s “miracle serum” are her go-tos for gifting. And when it comes to what they actually need to unwrap for the vacations, magnificence specialists together with make-up artist Kate Synnott (shoppers embody Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning), board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shereen Idriss (who works with Ashley Graham and Paloma Elsesser) and A-list facialist Joanna Vargas (Elisabeth Moss, Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore are in her care) are amongst those that are wishing for extra high quality time.

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Makeup artist Kate Synnott (Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid are amongst clientele), starry hairstylist Chris Appleton (shoppers embody Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa and Jennifer Lopez) additionally revealed their favourite trendy presents. Ahead, learn on for a few of the high magnificence items that Hollywood insiders advocate and what they’re hoping to get this season, plus a few of our personal picks impressed by their stylish recommendations.
The Non-Beauty Gifts That Hollywood Glam Squad Insiders Love to Give
Ladurée Macarons
“I usually present Ladurée French cookies. I as soon as despatched one in a field that performed music while you opened it.  Charming, no?” — Cassandra Grey, Violet Grey founder

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Barefoot Dreams Robe or Blanket
“A gentle and plush throw blanket or gown from Barefoot Dreams is all the time an incredible present concept. The material is so heat and opulent, which is ideal for the winter season!” — Kate Synnott, make-up artist (Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Ashley Graham and Emma Chamberlain are amongst shoppers)

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Hobonichi Techo Cousin Book
“My favourite present is definitely this lovely Japanese planner referred to as the Hobonichi. The paper is skinny however ink or paints don’t bleed by way of. I really like artwork journaling and portray to loosen up, so this plus a cool set of watercolors has develop into my signature present.” — Joanna Vargas, facialist (shoppers embody Naomi Watts, Sofia Coppola and Julianne Moore)

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Little Black of Chanel by Emma Baxter-Wright
“The finest present to me for the vacations is my entire household being collectively, that’s crucial factor to me. Also, I really like a great old style ebook, I’m all the time impressed by the previous and how one can affect that and convey it into the long run. I really like the Little Book of Chanel!” — Chris Appleton, hairstylist (shoppers embody Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa and Jennifer Lopez)

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HoMedics Total Recline Shiatsu Massage Cushion
“Massage instruments are that one merchandise that nobody is disillusioned to obtain. HoMedics has an unimaginable choice, from budget-conscious to whole splurge! You can’t go flawed with this present! My favourite is the Total Recline Shiatsu Massage Cushion. Amazing after a protracted, laborious day of labor!” — Erin Parsons, make-up artist (Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Karlie Kloss are amongst shoppers)

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Luxurious Pajamas
“My go-to non-beauty merchandise to present for the vacations is 100% a pleasant pajama set. And the fancier, the higher; as a result of I’d by no means purchase it for myself. A extremely attractive set may also double as an exquisite outfit to put on out. And belief, I’ve accomplished it! Some of my favourite manufacturers are Morgan Lane, Olivia Von Halle and even Averie sleepwear and Eberjey as extra inexpensive [but still luxe] choices.” — Dr. Shereene Idriss, board-certified dermatologist and founding father of Idriss Dermatology and host of #PillowTalkDerm Instagram collection (shoppers embody Ashley Graham, Emily Ratajkowski and Paloma Elsesser)

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Eberjey Gisele Shortie Short PJ Set


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Olivia Von Halle Lila Odile Silk Satin Pajama Set


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The Top Holiday Beauty Gifts of Hollywood Glam Squad Insiders
Eight Day Regenerative Serum
“Eighth Day’s Regenerative Serum ($325) is my newest skincare staple and what I will probably be gifting to my employees, mentors and mentees. It is a Violet Grey best-seller and miracle serum formulated by Dr. Anthony Nakhla utilizing his proprietary Peptide-Rich Plasma. It is clinically confirmed to work along with your physique’s pure features to create plump, youthful pores and skin, which I feel any beauty-obsessed individual would need. Plus, the samples we acquired have been so standard, they by no means even made it to the VG swag closet for all our staffers to take dwelling.” — Cassandra Grey, Violet Grey founder

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Diptyque Candles
“I’m an enormous fan of Diptyque and love to present these candles as a result of they odor so wonderful and are good for a calming night time in, particularly after a protracted day.” — Chris Appleton, hairstylist

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Joanna Vargas Magic Glow Wand
“My personal Magic Glow Wand. It’s luxe and provides somebody an actual framework to that good self-care second at dwelling.” — Joanna Vargas, facialist

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Joovv The Go 2.0 Handheld Red Light Therapy Device
“A Joovv is a enjoyable vacation present I’d give to somebody. They have a handheld gentle remedy machine that delivers crimson and near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths to assist along with your total pores and skin well being and wellness. It’s good for self-care on the go as you may take it mainly in every single place with you.” — Dr. Shereene Idriss, board-certified dermatologist

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Pampering Bath Products
“I feel everybody, regardless of gender or character, enjoys pampering bathtub merchandise so I usually purchase bathtub soaks and salts, physique oils, physique scrubs. My favourite soaks are from Elemis. They have unimaginable aching muscle soaks that are good for the workaholic or work-outaholic.
Salts from Senseurs D’Orient and L’Objet odor completely divine! Kopari makes unimaginable coconut sugar scrubs which odor candy but in addition nourish the pores and skin with pure oils. And lastly my favourite physique oils, which you may also add to the tub, are Osea and Costa Brazil. All pure and the fragrances are completely lavish!” — Erin Parsons, make-up artist

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Senteurs d’Orient Jasmine of Arabia Bath Salts



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L’Objet Côté Maquis Bath Salts at Net-A-Porter


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Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub at Sephora


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Osea Undaria Algae Body Oil


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Costa Brasil Sol Sunlight Body Oil


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Le Labo Santal 26 Cement Candle
“The Le Labo Santal 26 Cement Candle is the proper present in your boss or your investor, or whoever is ensuring your payments are paid. It’s good as a result of the nice and cozy and complicated signature scent is manufactured from the best components, making it distinctive and inimitable. The concrete vessel is so refined, becoming that Axel Vervoordt aesthetic made so sizzling proper now by Kim and Kanye, and is ideal due to its massive-yet-minimal, four-wick measurement. This will final the recipient all winter and every time they see it or odor it, they’ll consider you fondly, remembering your beautiful, tasteful gift-giving skill, due to this fact reminding them of their worthy funding in you. Trust me on this one – will probably be the very best $485 you’ve ever spent.” Cassandra Grey, Violet Grey founder

La Labo Santal 26 Cement Candle at Violet Grey


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Róen Elixir Restorative Face Oil
“Róen’s Elixir Restorative Face Oil is nice for all pores and skin varieties, which makes it the proper vacation present. It’s loaded with extremely nourishing components like rosehip oil and jojoba seed oil that depart you with firmer, plumper pores and skin and a surprising lit-from-within glow.” — Kate Synnott, make-up artist

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What Beauty Insiders Really Want for the Holidays
Los Angeles Apparel Tees & Rimowa Luggage
“Since I’m a hairstylist, I all the time want L.A. Apparel t-shirts — that are priceless. An ultra-luxe present that I’d love to obtain since I do journey a good quantity for work is Rimowa baggage.  It’s light-weight however constructed to final, good for when I’m touring with all of my instruments, hair, et cetera.” — Chris Appleton, hairstylist

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Rimowa Original Cabin Luggage


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Charitable Donation (or Anything Celine)
“PC reply: A donation to KIPP Schools in my honor. The fact: Celine.” — Cassandra Grey, Violet Grey founder

Celine Small 16 Bag In Natural Calfskin at 24S


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Vintage Treasures
“Rare classic items. I solely ever need classic hats, equipment, wigs, attire and particularly make-up! I really like figural compacts or lipsticks, however after all I do know that is fairly a distinct segment market and I’m not the typical shopper!” — Erin Parsons, make-up artist

Find one-of-a-kind classic items — akin to this Sixties Yves Saint Laurent turban — for your self or your favourite treasure lover at on-line consignment boutique 1st Dibs.
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Yves Saint Laurent Sixties Polka Dot Turban at 1st Dibs


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The Luxury of Quality Time Off
“It’s truly a little bit of each, and that’s two days to simply totally disconnect! Time off is the brand new luxurious it appears and this yr it’s undoubtedly a lot wanted. And that really is the present I’d love to obtain this vacation.” — Dr. Shereene Idriss, board-certified dermatologist

You don’t want to lay our a fortune on methods to cross your valuable time — this 1,000-piece puzzle illustrated by London-based designer Charlotte Taylor and 3D-modelled by Victor Roussel will carry you calm.
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Slowdown Studio Adobe Poolside Puzzle at Mr. Porter


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“I truthfully assume high quality time with my household is the largest present for the vacations. My son is away at college all yr, so when Christmas break comes round all of us spend time making Christmas cookies and watching traditional Christmas motion pictures. It’s our household ritual on Christmas Eve, and it beats all the pieces! That and getting an incredible photograph of my youngsters of their Christmas PJs.” — Joanna Vargas, facialist

Make vacation snacking simpler with a candy supply straight to the doorstep from Harry & David.
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Harry & David Big Book of Christmas Cookies


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The Best Holiday Gifts That Beauty Insiders Have Received
Versace Robe
“The finest present ever acquired may be my Versace gown which was gifted to me by Donatella Versace… it’s tremendous cozy and everybody loves a little bit of consolation.” — Chris Appleton, hairstylist

Versace I Love Baroque Bathrobe


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Apple TV
“Gigi Hadid purchased me an Apple TV a few years in the past. We’re each film buffs, however she’s additionally a documentary professional! It was the proper present!” — Erin Parsons, make-up artist


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A Love Song
“Jules, my 6-year-old, wrote and recorded a love tune with Samantha [Ronson] in her studio and gave it to me. That’s undoubtedly the very best present I’ve ever acquired.” — Cassandra Grey, Violet Grey founder

Musically-inclined youngsters will love singing their hearts out to the tune of their favourite songs with this Bluetooth karaoke microphone and speaker, which might play music out of your smartphone and different gadgets.
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Wireless Express Sing-Along Pro Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone & Speaker


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Family Recipe Book
“One yr for Christmas my cousins gave me an exquisite clean ebook full of household recipes from our childhood. My kitchen fills with smells I by no means thought I may have once more due to that ebook and on the coronary heart of it was my lovely grandma. It stays the very best present I’ve ever acquired.” — Joanna Vargas, facialist

Keep your loved ones’s well-known dishes close to with this customizable cookbook, which comes with sufficient pages for over 80 recipes and images.
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Custom My Family Cookbook


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Quality Time
“Life will be chaotic and busy at instances, so I’m actually trying ahead to spending some high quality time with my husband and son and simply enjoyable and hanging out with them.” — Kate Synnott, make-up artist

Perfect for household recreation nights, this luxurious version of traditional Scrabble is manufactured from a rotating picket cupboard that’s completed with gold foil stamping.
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Scrabble Luxury Edition Board Game



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A Big Business Move
“Last December I acquired the very best and presumably the scariest vacation present: the ultimate model of the lease on my observe. It was a fruits level in my profession, and due to this fact tremendous significant. The lawyer clearly knew this as effectively and really delivered it to me on Christmas Eve. It was a celebration I’ll all the time bear in mind.” — Dr. Shereene Idriss, board-certified dermatologist

Commemorate massive moments — whether or not in images or paperwork — with customized framing by Artifact Uprising, which affords canvas prints, floating frames and different customized keepsakes.
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