Playing Santa can be both a fulfilling yet difficult process. You love surprising your loved ones with gifts, yet the pressure to gift something meaningful is real. That is why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to curate a definitive holiday beauty gift guide for the women in your life.

Here, we sussed out five personalities and gifts that would tickle their fancy. First, we have The Aesthetics Lover — we know at least one of them in our lives. The Aesthetics Lover is the one who prioritises the packaging before the product; they are the ones that willingly fall prey to the cutest and prettiest makeup packaging in the market. Luckily for them, the holiday season usually sees plenty of makeup collaborations, which gives rise to cute, limited edition collections.

Next, we have the Hair Maven, who prizes her crowning glory above all else. She only goes to a specific hair stylist because only they would know how to handle her hair. Her bathroom is filled with a multitude of hair products: four different types of hair conditioners, a different type of hair masque for each week, shampoos catered to different hair colours, and more. While other girls collect makeup brushes, her tools of the trade are hair brushes and hot styling tools. We’ve got the perfect gifts for her.

The third on our list is the Fragrance Fanatic. She probably already has a whole glass cabinet filled with perfume bottles, but she is still adding on to her collection. Make her day with these new fragrances to hit the market, with a mix of pretty bottles and unique scents.

Then, there’s the Makeup Magpie who is never seen bare-faced. Her love for makeup runs so deep that makeup to her is no longer about creating a pretty face, but tools to create a work of art on her face. Surprise her with these limited-edition holiday products ranging from lip colours to eye shadow palettes.

Finally, we move on to the girls with the Good Skin Comes First mantra. They take pride in their skin and work hard at providing the best sort of nourishment, because good skin will always radiate beauty. Help them with their cause with these star skincare products and coffrets.

Ready to begin your Christmas shopping? Click next to view our holiday beauty gift guide, and don’t forget to click the (+) button to see where you can purchase these items.

Photographer: Soon Lau (Awesome Image Studio)