With Love
From Kat

With Love
From Kat

Gift Guide: Best of Beauty

This gift guide is for the beauty lovers in your life and of course you! ;) It’s a roundup of my absolute favorite makeup items that I re-order time and time again from Nordstrom. These are my beauty cabinet staples, and will make perfect gifts for your loved ones. Most of them are under $100, and several are under $50 making them great stocking stuffers. PS if you love my robe you can get it here!

Beauty gifts from Nordstrom:


My favorite perfume of all time is Diptyque “Eau Duelle.” It’s got a rich vanilla bourbon smell, and I get compliments on it from men and women everytime I wear it.

For room spray, I love Diptyque “Baies.” I keep this in my bathroom, as well as our guest bathroom.

For diffusers, I can’t get enough of the Antica Farmacista Vanilla, Bourbon and Mandarin reed diffuser. It’s not overpowering and makes your entire home smell divine.


My favorite candle is by Diptyque – it’s the Vanille scent. I talk about it nonstop for a reason – it’s pure heaven.

If you’re over Diptyque, then I suggest Byredo’s Bohemia scented candle. It’s the chicest candle next to Diptyque and smells really subtle and sexy.


I am constantly re-ordering this Aesop hand + lotion duo. It smells SO good and everyone comments how much they love it when they come over. It’s earthy, and nourishing.

I recently bought the Necessaire body wash and lotion and let me tell you – it lives up to the hype. It left my skin SO soft, smells incredible, and is also a CLEAN beauty product. Win, win, win.


I’m obsessed with the Tata Harper resurfacing serum. You notice an immediate glow right after using it. Plus it’s all natural. I also love the resurfacing mask. I got the gift set for my sister!

For the woman who has everything…get the Sisley face mask. Google it and you will see the thousands of positive reviews. It instantly works, and leaves your skin feeling SO soft and supple. I’ve been using it for years.

This Indie Lee face oil is also a clean product and a great stocking stuffer. It’s only $14 and super gentle.

For the girl who is prone to breakouts and always traveling, get her this gem from Sunday Riley. I bring it on every trip and it immediately clears up a zit within minutes.

I’ve been using the Dermalogica Microfoliant 2x a week for 8 years. It’s gentle, effective and makes your skin stay bright + clear. This little gift set is perfect for the skincare junkie!

Vintner’s Daughter Serum.

Elemis Cleansing Balm.

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen.


I love the T3 ceramic curling iron!

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer.

For shampoo – I use a few, but I’m a big fan of R+Co and Alterna Caviar.

Mason Pearson hair brush.


YSL Saharienne eye palette.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.

Charlotte Tilbury highlighter and mascara.

Bobbi Brown bronzer.

Laura Mercier caviar eye sticks.

Mac lipgloss in C-Thru.

Cle de Beauté concealer.

And if you’re looking for quick, one off gifts sets from Nordstrom under $100:

I love this Bobbi Brown travel friendly kit.

This is a fancier version of my fave YSL eyeshadow palette.

A special edition BLACK Diptyque Baies candle.

Laura Mercier bath + body skincare set.

Tata Harper daily essentials set.

Diptyque mini candle + perfume set.

R + Co hair travel set.

Gift sets under $50:

Deborah Lippmman polish kit.

Laura Mercier caviar stick set.

Supergoop sunscreen kit.

Basic purity energy cleanse meditation kit.

Indie Lee discovery kit.

Fresh lip balm set (a Nordstrom Beauty exclusive!)

Be sure to shop my picks below and check out Nordstrom’s Gift With Purchase page which is full of extra goodies!
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  • Rach says:

    Beauty is always the best gift to give! I’ve been wanting to try Necessaire. And totally agree with you about Tata Harper – their stuff is AMAZING!


    December 3, 2019 | Reply
  • Lisa Autumn says:

    Beauty gifts are my fave :)

    Lisa | Lisa Autumn

    December 3, 2019 | Reply
  • Kons says:

    Hi Kat! I love ❤️ your kimono. Please share the brand! Have a lovely holiday season.

    December 6, 2019 | Reply
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