The Absolute Best Gifts For Everyone You Love – olena beley.


The holidays are just around the corner and if you’re like me you’re desperate for the absolute best gifts for your favorite people!

That’s why I wanted to help you this year with my very first gift guide.

I’ve included some treats that I have and love and a few that are on my wish list this Christmas.



*Drum roll please!

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Here are some small, fun, crowd-pleasing gifts that won’t break the bank.


NYX Jumpo Eye Pencils

These NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are versatile and foolproof. You can use them as an all-over eyeshadow, to brighten the inner corner of the eye, or as an eyeliner.

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Maybelline lifter shine

These have a really luxurious texture, a beautiful shine and a great neutral palette that will please everyone.

I personally love the color Moon.
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CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara


Covergirl Lashblast Mascara

This mascara has been a staple in my beauty arsenal for at least a decade. It’s formulated to add volume, separation, and length to my pale lashes without clumping, flaking, or making me look like a raccoon all day. Bonus: It’s easy to remove with your favorite cleaner.

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NYX eyeshadow primer

NYX HD Eyeshadow Primer

Fantastic and affordable eyelid primer that will ensure your eyeshadows last all day! Even during holiday parties!

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holiday glam

Here are some glamorous makeup options for the girl in your life who likes to show her best face! 😉

Jane Iredale Bronzer in Peaches and Cream

Jane Iredale Bronzers

I can’t say enough about this beautiful product – I love it so much I have TWO. This palette is extremely versatile, you can use the colors individually or together, on eyes, cheeks, bronze, for highlighting. The shade Peaches and Cream is my favorite and I also have Roseglow.

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Charlotte Tilbury Movie Star Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Movie Star Bronze & Glow

I recently got this palette and it’s one that I keep reaching for because it looks so natural and flattering on the skin. Plus, the packaging is super luxurious! A new Youtube video is coming soon where I try this palette for the first time.

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Rephr brush set

Rephr The Essential Collection Brush Set

I just got this set because it was highly recommended by Andreea Ali, the very talented makeup artist whose work I adore. These brushes are handmade in Japan and are really soft. This set includes 3 face brushes and 5 eye brushes. They are currently 50% OFF, this is NOT an EXERCISE.

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Trinny London Eyetallics

Trinny London Eyetallics cream eye shadow

I recently received these Trinny London EYetallics in the colors Aphrodite and Harmonia and they are fabulous! Easy to apply, lasts all day and comes in beautiful colors. The pots also stack for better organization.

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Lise Watier Caviar Shade Sticks

Laura Mercier Caviar Shade Sticks

These might be my favorite eye products in a while because I love the applicator, but more than that I love the colors. I have Kiss From A Rose and Bed of Roses and they are just so pretty and really bring out my eye color. They also last all day and appear to be very water resistant. I can remove them with my cleanser without needing a separate eye makeup remover.

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For an inner glow-up

I know you already know that inner glow is the goal, so here are some really interesting and growth-enhancing books you might want to share with a book-loving friend. Click here for my updated 2021 book list.

Christmas gift guide for your book loving friend

Sapiens: Brief History of Mankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind – Yuval Noah Harari

It’s super interesting to learn about a very peculiar species of humans: Sapiens. This is us! 🙂

Can be a great gift for your curious friend!

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Mistakes were made, but not by me

Mistakes Were Made But Not by Me: Why We Justify Stupid Beliefs, Bad Choices, and Hurtful Actions – Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson

This book is mind-blowing and insightful, and one of the authors literally worked with Leon Festinger, the father of the cognitive dissonance theory. Can be a great gift for a Psychology buff.

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The courage not to be liked

The Courage Not To Be Liked: How To Break Free, Change Your Life, And Find True Happiness – Kishimi, Ichiro

A great book for people who may be feeling a little stuck or afraid to be themselves and live the way they want to live. Very empowering and easy to read; can change lives.

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Think again: The power to know what you don’t know – Adam Grant

The perfect book for the current climate to help you understand your blind spots and the blind spots of others.

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Make yourself comfortable

This is the time of year to get cozy and these gifts will help just about everyone!

coziest blanket

Wool blanket from Zara Home

Omg I can’t tell you how cozy and soft AND warm this blanket is. It comes in three neutral colors and I love snuggling in it while watching Netflix. This blanket will be a hit with everyone.

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Millie alpaca slippers

Millie alpaca slippers

I bought these for myself on Etsy last winter and they are the coziest, cutest, and warmest slippers I’ve ever had. Attention: Shipping can take a long time, but it’s worth the wait!

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the new savant candles

The new Savant candles

These candles are handmade with truly unique and beautiful scents. If you love a scent but don’t like wearing one, these can be a great option. I’ve just ordered two of these in Duvet Day and The Usual and I’m beyond excited to smell them in real life. A cozy candle can put anyone in a cozy mood. 😉

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Shine & Shine

Who doesn’t want a beautiful piece of jewelry for the holidays? I’m sharing pieces I haven’t taken off since I’ve had them – not for showering, not for swimming! Well-made jewelry is a gift that really lasts and can have memories and stories attached to it.

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Verie leia heart necklace

Verie Leia Heart Necklace

I pre-ordered this necklace when it first came out – I was on the wait list and all and have worn it ever since. You always ask me about it. This is the most extravagant gift on this list, but I’m sure it could make someone very happy! It is made of gold and Swarovski crystals. 😉

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Stackable Cable Chain Ring 10K Gold

I bought 3 of these chain rings on Etsy, two on my hands and one on my toe and I’m tempted to get another pair. They are simple, delicate and beautiful, adding just a little something to your hands. In addition, they are comfortable, well made and do not tarnish.

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The gift of skin care know-how

Maybe you have a daughter, a sister, a mother, an aunt who tried everything for clear skin and is still struggling with a skin condition. In that case, the best thing you can do is gift the knowledge of skin care and end this fight once and for all!

Skin Queen The ultimate skincare course

Skin Queen The ultimate skincare course

Skin Queen™ The Ultimate Skincare Course

Ready for things to get easier?

This course includes 6 modules designed to help you understand the how, why and what of skin health so you (or the recipient of this course) can become independent of myths and marketing and say goodbye to the struggle once and for all. You will get access to the step-by-step method that will show you how to get clear skin.

Sign up for the list here and get more information (there’s a huge Christmas sale right now!)

Pamper that skin

Maybe you have someone in your life who is hopeless when it comes to taking care of their skin (like a friend?), but you still want them to have healthy skin…Give the gift of well-formulated skincare!

Skin care guide for the holidays

Bioderma Hydrabio Gel Cream

Skin performs better when hydrated, especially with the 3-Step Moisture Method™. This is a popular moisturizer that caters to many different skin needs and can be used as a 3D step! If the person you’re gifting this to isn’t very savvy in skin care, at least tell them to apply it to damp skin for better results.

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Paula’s Choice Resist Youth Extending SPF 50

Sunscreen equals healthy skin, so help someone protect their skin better with this awesome starter sunscreen. Why do I think this is a great starter sunscreen? Because the texture is very light, it does not leave a greasy feeling, is easy to remove and does not clog pores.

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Paula’s Choice Resist Ultra Light Wrinkle Protection SPF 30+

This mineral sunscreen has a silky texture, a slight tint that evens out skin tone, and can be a great option for the low-maintenance friend of yours who doesn’t like to wear a lot of makeup or do a lot of skincare.

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Sleep & Glow pillow

That’s a bit too much for a stomach or side sleeper. Especially for maybe your elderly friend who is worried about creating sleep lines on their face.

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Okay, that’s my hopefully pretty exhaustive list of great gifts to give this holiday season! Let me know in the comments if you end up gifting these to anyone (even… yourself?).

Happy Holidays!


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