November 8, 2022

2022 Clean Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re looking for clean beauty gift ideas this holiday season, I’ve got you covered. This 2022 green beauty holiday gift guide is a tight little edit of some of my favorite clean beauty gifts. This is no ginormous list for you to scroll through, I’m giving you my best-of-the-best!

Here you’ll find easy-to-gift gift sets, luxe skincare duos, unique fragrance gifts (including candles!), gifts for teens, the best skincare tools for gifting and of course clean beauty stocking stuffers. I’m including budget-friendlier as well as super-splurger options, and everywhere in between.

For each idea I’m providing any available discount scoop (some exclusive to LITHM readers!), including free shipping details – every penny counts right now, especially this time of year.  And I’ll continue to update that scoop as retailers announce sales/promotions/discounts (some haven’t released their Black Friday/Cyber Monday options quite yet), though some limited edition items may sell out so you may want to grab those with existing promotions. Full list of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals can be found here!

My favorite thing about the holidays is that it provides so many opportunities to share, whether it’s a gift, a meal or just good times together. Consider this list my gift to you, reader, and I hope that it helps you with your holiday gifting! Happy shopping, and comment below with any questions!

Gift Sets

Gifts sets just make for easy gift-giving, and you’ll find a lot of them available this time of year. It was tough to narrow it down, but these are my top picks, with prices ranging from budget-friendly to big-spender.

Clean Beauty Gift Guide - Best gift set, Kinfield

KINFIELD | Holiday Mini Bundles ($35-48)

Kinfield is the creator of one of the most magical sunscreens. And these Holiday Mini Bundles are perfect for gifting (or getting!) this holiday season. Choose from 4 different sets, each containing a mix of 3-4 deluxe minis and full-size bestselling products. PLUS you get to choose a limited edition zippered bag to create a custom holiday gift! They’ll package everything together so it arrives ready to gift.

  • I love the Sunny Days set…I have several friends with big birthdays coming up (#fiftyshmifty) that are planning beach trips this winter, and it will be the perfect gift as everything is travel-sized.
  • If you have a camper on your list, the Bug Off set is fantastic (my hubby loved the Golden Hour Mosquito Repellent Spray when he was working on his outdoor projects this past summer).
  • The Winter Hydration set is perfect for gifting some pampering, as it includes 2 bath soaks, a rich moisturizer and a FULL SIZE of their recently released lip balm (of which I’m already a huge fan!!!).
  • And of course you can’t go wrong with the Bestsellers set, which includes that magical SPF I mentioned earlier, Daily Dew!

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Kinfield’s combining Black Friday and Cyber Monday into one whole week! From November 21st – November 28th, get 20% off orders over $100, 25% orders over $150! Sign up for their newsletter to stay on top of the latest scoop, and receive 10% off your first order. All orders over $35 ship free.

clean beauty gift guide 2022 - Roen lipgloss trio

RÓEN BEAUTY | Kiss My Liquid Lip Balm Trio ($70)

These lip glosses have busted their way to the top of my lipgloss loving list. The texture is so unique…it’s definitely a balm/gloss hybrid, but with ALL the shine of a glossy gloss and none of the stickiness (magic?!). And not only are you getting color and shine, but tons of nourishment, protection and hydration from plant-based botanicals that include mango seed butter, avocado, grapeseed and coconut oils. Annnnd it’s a bit minty, which you know is always my jam.

This new trio is perfect for the lippie lover in your life! All 3 shades are friendly for many if not all skintones. Believe me, they will love you for helping them discover this fabulous lipgloss.

DISCOUNT SCOOP: First time orders from Credo Beauty receive 10% off with code CLEAN10, and free shipping for all orders over $50. BF/CM – 11/ 25  – 11/28, spend $100 and get $25 to spend in December, online or in-store (redemption period is Dec. 8 – 11).

clean beauty holiday gift guide - live botanical flora reverie gift set

LIVE BOTANICAL | Flora Reverie Gift Set (available 11/24) or build-your-own set! (starting at $14)

It’s no secret that I love me some Live Botanical. Each product is of the highest standards, but amazingly offered at a pricepoint that’s much more accessible then anything comparable in the clean beauty world. AND it’s a great line for those of us with sensitive skin. I’ve been a fan long enough that I’ve gifted my favorites several times over the past few years.

  • Flora Reverie Gift Set – This gift set is gorgeous all the way around. I mean, are you seeing that packaging (check out my unboxing vid on IG)?! And inside you’ll find 2 very special limited edition products:
  • Moonlit Jasmine Hydramist – I missed this in the spring and am super excited to finally get my hands on it! Soothing and hydrating, this hydrasol will be fantastic for calming seasonal stressors. And lordy does it smell good.

  • FloraTherapy Plant Perfume – Jasmine is at the heart of this solid perfume, but on dry down it gets a bit more earthy and comfy…I’m loving it!!!

This set is simply lovely, and one of those gifts that will definitely get the ooh’s and aah’s. It will be available beginning 11/24, kicking off Live Botanical’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday event (details below). The set is $120 (full value $136), but if you grab during BFCM it’s only $90!!!

  • Almost every product at Live Botanical is available as a mini! This makes it easy to assemble your own gift set, customizable to the needs of your giftee. Here’s a few of my favorite combos –

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Use my code, HAPPYMEDIUM, to receive 20% off of your Live Botanical order any time! Black Friday/Cyber Monday: HAPPY MEDIUM will get you 25% Off & Free Shipping site-wide, November 24th – 28th.

Clean beauty holiday gift guide - Detox Market best of green beauty box 2022

THE DETOX MARKET | Best of Green Beauty 2022 Box or Detox Box Subscription (starting at $59)

The Detox Market is one of my favorite places to shop for clean beauty. Along with having one of the largest selections of clean beauty brands, they also offer a monthly subscription box, The Detox Box, where you’ll receive a collection of favorites and/or new discoveries. But in November they launch the grandmama of clean beauty boxes, The Best of Green Beauty for the year!

  • The Best of Green Beauty 2022 Box – NOW AVAILABLE! This limited edition box contains this year’s green beauty stand-outs, best sellers and fan favorites curated by the experts at The Detox Market. I’m particularly excited about this years’ box as it contains a couple of products I know I love (like  RMS Eyelights, my favorite cream eyeshadow, Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask and the Pure Radiance Body Butter by True Botanicals…I sampled and loved it but didn’t splurge on the full size). AND it has a few items I’ve been dying to try (Three Ships Beauty – Dew Drops and Kosas – Plump & Juicy Lip Booster Buttery Treatment). And the best part….you’re getting $325 worth of products, for $149. That’s over 50% off!!
  • A subscription for The Detox Box also makes a fabulous gift. Available as a monthly, 3 month or 6 month subscription, it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving!

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Use code DETOX10 for 10% off  any order over $100. Use code freeship for free shipping on any order (cannot be combined). Black Friday/Cyber Monday deets: from 11/21 – 11/28/22, Spend $100, Save $15; Spend $200, Save $30; Spend $400, Save $80!

Splurgeworthy Skincare Super Duos

I love to gift my favorite things to my favorite people. Especially if it’s something they wouldn’t normally splurge on for themselves. So I’ve curated a few product pairings that lean to the luxe side of things, but are truly outstanding products and really make special gifts.

MARIE VERONIQUE | Barrier Restore Serum and Barrier Lipid Complex

If someone on your list has dry or dehydrated skin, or is battling any skin issues such as rosacea or perioral dermatitis, they will love you forever for gifting them this incredible duo. Literally saved my skin!

  • Barrier Restore Serum is absolutely phenomenal at hydrating and re-balancing barrier function. It’s magic in a bottle.
  • Barrier Lipid Complex is a killer of a moisturizer and was key in healing my skin’s barrier. Perfect in the winter when our skin is drier.

DISCOUNT SCOOP: First time orders from Credo Beauty receive 10% off with code CLEAN10, and free shipping for all orders over $50. BF/CM – 11/ 25  – 11/28, spend $100 and get $25 to spend in December, online or in-store (redemption period is Dec. 8 – 11).

Clean beauty gift guide - Maya Chia duo

MAYA CHIA | The Straight A and The Super Lift Vitamin C-More Serum

Maya Chia is another amazing skincare line, and you really can’t go wrong with any of their products. I did a full review of my favorite Maya Chia products here, but when it comes to gifting something special, these 2 products are really unique and truly special.

  • The Straight A is hands down the best clean retinol on the market (IMHO). Safe for sensitive skin, it is a gentle but powerfully effective, clean, plant-based retinol treatment. Fine lines and acne get the buh-bye with this miracle juice. And one bottle lasts quite a while as most won’t use every night, and less than 1 pump is needed per use.
  • The Super Lift Vitamin C-More Serum is also safe for sensitive skin (the only vitamin C serum I’ve been able to use!). All the benefits of vitamin C plus provides a nice layer of moisture beneath your moisturizer and SPF. And it really does have a lovely, immediate firming effect on the skin…it’s a genius formulation!

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Sign up for their newsletter to receive 15% off of your first order. Free carbon neutral shipping to US orders over $75. Cyber Monday – 11/28, 20% off sitewide with code MCCYBER20.

Fragrance

Whether for personal or home use, fragrance is a classic gift option. And luckily there are now many clean, nontoxic options for both perfumes and home fragrance. But listen…before you say “yawn…a candle?!”, a classic gift doesn’t have to be boring! If someone you’re buying for loves a unique scent, I’ve got some special options for both perfume and candles that make really awesome gifts. Believe me, these are not your usual scents.

CLean beauty gift guide - henry rose

HENRY ROSE | Fragrance Sets ($28-140)

Henry Rose (yep, the one founded by Michelle Pfeiffer) is one of my favorite clean fragrance lines. In fact they were the first fine fragrance line to be both EWG Verified™ and Cradle to Cradle Certified™. And they offer sampler and gift sets that are perfect for gift giving!

  • Discovery Sets – These are perfect for someone who is on the hunt for their new signature fragrance, or someone that just loves perfumes in general! You can get the Full Collection (all 11 scents) for $45, or if you know their preference, the Fresh or Warm set (6 scents in each) for $28. AND each discovery set includes a $20 code towards a full-sized bottle purchase!
  • Create Your Own Gift Set – If they already know what they like (or you’re really confident that you know what they’ll like!), this is a great deal…you get a full size bottle PLUS a travel spray! Pick the same fragrance for each, or mix-and-match: give their favorite and pick something new to try in the smaller size.

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Sign up for their newsletter to receive $20 off of your full-size scent. Free shipping on orders over $75.

  • Black Friday Weekend deal: Nov. 23 –  Nov. 27, 2022, get a FREE 10ml Mini with Any $65 Purchase
  • Cyber Monday deal: Get 2 Travel Sprays (8ml) for $40 – one day only!

Clean beauty holiday gift guide - otherland candles

OTHERLAND | Candles (starting at $36)

Otherland is definitely one of my favorite clean candle companies. Beautiful packaging, the fragrance combinations are unlike anyone elses and the scent throw is insane. Otherland candles are hand-poured using a coconut and soy blend wax with a pure cotton wick. Fragrances are composed of naturally harvested and/or safe-synthetic ingredients, and are all free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and synthetic dyes. And of course, cruelty-free.

  • The Gilded Collection is how I discovered Otherland, while shopping a few Christmases ago for a unique, clean holiday candle for a candle-loving friend. I was so intrigued by the style  and scent descriptions that I got one for myself as well, and it was love at first smell (cheesy but true). “Old Fashioned” is my top pick (plum brandy, worn leather and dried fruits…fantastic!), and “Fallen Fir” is perfect for those of us rocking an artificial Christmas tree but still love that fresh, pine tree smell. The artwork on the labels of the matte black jars make them perfect for the holidays and gorgeous gifts.
  • Gift sets and trios galore! Perfect for a big gift, but also a great way to purchase multiple gifts at once with a discount! ALL of the new Adorned Collection are talking to me so this will be a great way to purchase (at a savings!)…and with the festive labels they’ll also make fantabulous holiday party hostess gifts.
  • Build-a-Box – you can build your OWN set from any of the collections! Choose a 3-, 6- or 9-pack. I know my sniffer needs to experience a few of the other collections: Manor House Weekend (Dappled Wood, Cardamom Milk and Tapestry are on my list) and Homestead (Berkshires Granola, Woodlands and Spice It Up all sound YUM, and Sriracha Rose is super-intriguing!). If you’re buying more than 1 candle, it’s the way to go as you can grab something from difference collections AND it provides big savings!

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Sign up for their newsletter to receive 10% off. Black Friday/Cyber Monday – 11/23 – 11/29/22, up to 35% off everything!

Teens

Clean beauty gift guide - clover clean girl starter set

CLOVER | The Clean Girl Starter Set ($56)

If you haven’t heard of Clover yet, let me introduce you. You’ve seen me rave about a few products from Clove + Hallow (Lip Mask = perfection), and Clover is a sister line that focuses on bringing us clean beauty products at a more accessible price (everything is under $25!). I absolutely love this…EVERYONE should be able to have access to green beauty products, and we shouldn’t have to take out a 2nd mortgage to put on our face. While I’m listing this in ‘Teens’, this line is for anyone. But at this price point, it’s a fantastic way to get your teen clean, cool, makeup-artist-approved products without spending a small fortune.

  • This set is the perfect combo of products for a teen just getting into makeup or looking to green up their stash! It includes their concealer, lip jelly, cream blush and mascara. And the best part: you get to pick the shades for each, so you can completely customize it to their skintone and style!
  • Clover also offers other gift bundles! And did I mention that the bundles save you 20%?!
  • You can also create your own ‘set’ by grabbing a few individual items (the Plush Pigment Stick Eyeshadow is superpopular), and use my code below to save you 15%!

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Use code HAPPYMEDIUM15 for 15% off your order at Clover (doesn’t apply to bundles as they’re already discounted). Free shipping on US orders over $35. Black Friday sale: 11/22 – 11/27, 30% off sitewide! Cyber Monday: 11/28, in addition to 30% off sitewide, spend $50+ and get a FREE Maxed Out Mascara!

Clean beauty gift guide - clean beauty gifts for teens

THREE SHIPS | Clean and Bright Skincare Holiday Gift Set ($20)

I feel like Three Ships was flying under the radar until this year, and now it’s wildly popular. Women-owned, they’re on a mission to be the most effective, transparent clean beauty brand, all while being affordable. This adorable set is perfect for your green and clean teen, and it includes mini of their Purify Aloe + Amino Acid Cleanser and Radiance Grape Stem Cell + Squalane Day Cream, along with 10 reusable bamboo cosmetic rounds that are each printed with a fun or encouraging saying.

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Use code DETOX10 for 10% off  any order over $100. Use code freeship for free shipping on any order (cannot be combined). Black Friday/Cyber Monday deets: from 11/21 – 11/28/22, Spend $100, Save $15; Spend $200, Save $30; Spend $400, Save $80!

OLIVE & JUNE | Mini Mani Wonderland Set ($28)

We love Olive & June around here. Great nail polish that is 15-FREE, offering a fantastic color range and great staying power. This cute little holiday set includes 3 of their best-selling shades (Pink Sands, Lilac Shimmer and Hot Strawberry), the Super Glossy Top Coat and 2 stickers packs. Such a great deal!

I also have to recommend their press-on sets…my daughter loves her some press-ons, so I got her a set from O&J last year for her stocking. Perfect!

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Free US shipping for all orders over $45. Sign up for their Loyalty program to earn points and perks. Or join their membership for big discounts and deals! Black Friday/Cyber Monday: beginning 11/21, get 25% off sitewide with code PARTY25!

ECOTOOLS | Start the Day Beautifully Makeup Brush Set ($9)

This is a terrific set of 5 brushes plus storage case. Handcrafted with eco-friendly materials, cruelty-free and packaged with tree-free materials. And at a fantastic price point! Can’t beat a set of good brushes for under $10. Also travel-friendly! My teen picked this set out last year, and she still loves the brushes.

Tools

Clean beauty holiday gift guide - Wildling Empress Stone gua sha

WILDLING | Gua Sha Stones ($59-150)

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that’s been around for 4000 years. 4000. It took about 3998 years for it to become well-known and loved everywhere else, but boy is it having a moment now.

Gua Sha techinques have traditionally been used in healing – to relieve muscle tension, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, increase circulation and even reduce fevers.  Wildling is a lovely women-owned company that shared such helpful videos on their IG that I dove in and purchased the Empress Stone. It quickly became my go-to facial tool. Not only does it help with contouring and fine lines, it’s a HUGE help when I’m having sinus issues.

All Wildling stones are made from bian stone, a stone that is composed of a powerful blend of over 40 minerals that are known for their healing properties.

  • The Empress Stone (aka The OG) is designed to lift, tone and sculpt the face and neck. Also available in this gift set which also includes the Empress Sweetfern Hydrasoothe Face Mist and Empress Balm of Gilead Repair Oil.
  • The Aura Stone is the body version, designed to relax, smooth, and stimulate lymph flow. Also available in this gift set which also includes the Aura Sweeper (dry brush), Aura Seaweed Detox Body Mist and Aura Rose Pepper Toning Oil.
  • Or you can get both stones in the Empress and Aura Stone Duo (saves you $12)!

DISCOUNT SCOOP: LITHM readers receive 10% off at Wildling with code HAPPYMEDIUM10! Free US shipping for all orders over $75. Black Friday/Cyber Monday: beginning 11/18/22, receive 20% off your order with code SHOPWILD!

Clean beauty gift guide - jade massager

MOUNT LAI | The Jade Tension Melting Massager for Face & Neck ($72)

I have a massager like this that’s all metal, and I’m putting this jade version on my wishlist!! This beautiful two-pronged jade crystal facial massager is traditionally used in Chinese medicine practices. The unique double-balled end gently kneads skin on the face and neck to help depuff, sculpt, and relieve tension. The added benefits of healing jade make this a killer anti-aging, stress-relieving too. Plus it’s so pretty, it’s just made for gift-giving!

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Use code DETOX10 for 10% off  any order over $100. Use code freeship for free shipping on any order (cannot be combined). Black Friday/Cyber Monday deets: from 11/21 – 11/28/22, Spend $100, Save $15; Spend $200, Save $30; Spend $400, Save $80!

Gold Bar

JILLIAN DEMPSEY | Gold Bar ($195)

The Gold Bar boosts blood flow and lymphatic drainage (de-puffing), sculpts, firms and smooths the skin. From Jillian’s site: “Supporting skin circulation is the best way to prep skin, whether you’re going barefaced or full glam.” I haven’t tried this myself, but my mom has! She actually got this as part of her 50th anniversary gift (makes a fun Golden Anniversary gift!), and she loves it…says it works great on firming her jowls and is very relaxing. She recommends following the instructions and using gentle motions…the tool itself is powerful and doesn’t need additional pressure.

  • The ultimate wouldn’t-buy-it-for-themselves item, if you’re really looking to spoil someone this is the gift! And this one is the OG…Jillian discovered this big-in-Japan skincare tool in Tokyo, and spent years sourcing the perfect elements for it. It’s plated in 24K gold, and vibrates at 6000 rotations per minute.
  • Truly an effective skincare tool, the reviews for the Gold Bar are off-the-chain. Great way to give someone something gold that’s not jewelry, it’s a very unique gift!

DISCOUNT SCOOP: First time orders from Credo Beauty receive 10% off with code CLEAN10, and free shipping for all orders over $50. BF/CM – 11/ 25  – 11/28, spend $100 and get $25 to spend in December, online or in-store (redemption period is Dec. 8 – 11).

Stocking Stuffers

Bare Hands Dry Gloss Manicure

BARE HANDS | The Dry Gloss Manicure Kit ($39)

Priced to be less than the cost of one salon visit, the founder of Bare Hands created this method as an at-home, healthier way to care for your nails, giving salon results without the toxins or price tag. I’m a HUGE fan of the magical glass polisher in this kit, and the cuticle oil is top-notch. Both are housed in a chic little vegan case, making it perfect for travel, too. Definitely one of my all-time favorite clean beauty finds. My nails always look like they’re painted with clear polish, but they’re not!

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DISCOUNT SCOOP: Sign up for Violet Grey’s newsletter and receive a code for 15% off! Free shipping for all orders over $50.

Best clean beauty stocking stuffers - the detox market chill pill

THE DETOX MARKET | Super Chill Facial Pill ($12)

This will be in my daughter’s stocking this year to be sure! While my husband and I have been thoroughly entertained by her nightly dunking of her face into an ice water bath, I think this little baby will make things a little easier for her (albeit less funny for us). This reusable pill-shaped silicone ice mold can be filled with plain or essenced water. Once frozen, pop the top off and use on clean skin to “…depuff, refresh, and invigorate skin for a calm, glowing complexion”.

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Use code DETOX10 for 10% off  any order over $100. Use code freeship for free shipping on any order (cannot be combined). Black Friday/Cyber Monday deets: from 11/21 – 11/28/22, Spend $100, Save $15; Spend $200, Save $30; Spend $400, Save $80!

SAHAJAN | Lip Karma in Chai ($22)

Another one that will be in my daughter’s stocking this year (and hopefully mine too!). This isn’t one I can personally vouch for, but reviews from various sites are all thumbs’ up. Other flavors available (like Mint and Coconut) but we love us some chai tea, and how perfect for the holidays!

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Use code DETOX10 for 10% off  any order over $100. Use code freeship for free shipping on any order (cannot be combined). Black Friday/Cyber Monday deets: from 11/21 – 11/28/22, Spend $100, Save $15; Spend $200, Save $30; Spend $400, Save $80!

MAYA CHIA | Waterless Wonder Balm ($42)

Truly a multi-purpose wonder balm, it’s fantastic for anything that needs moisture locked in and healed. Wonderful on the lips, cracked heels, dry/dehydrated toenails (yes, that’s a thing), and it’s become my go-to hand ‘cream’ (so effective on dry skin and it isn’t greasy!!). It’s super concentrated so just a dab will do ya, which is why the pan will last ages (I’ve had mine for a year). Smells heavenly. I love to gift this…and it makes a great stocking stuffer!

DISCOUNT SCOOP: Sign up for their newsletter to receive 15% off of your first order. Free carbon neutral shipping to US orders over $75. Cyber Monday – 11/28, 20% off sitewide with code MCCYBER20.

Luxury Vegan Makeup Brush Soap

JENNY PATINKIN | Vegan Makeup Brush Soap ($19)

This does a great job at cleaning brushes, and makes the process super easy. Lasts forever, too! I popped this in my teenager’s stocking last year when she was just starting to get into makeup, hoping to start her off with good habits when it comes to makeup application. Makes a great yearly gift! All natural and the tin is reusable/recyclable.

DISCOUNT SCOOP: First time orders from Credo Beauty receive 10% off with code CLEAN10, and free shipping for all orders over $50. BF/CM – 11/ 25  – 11/28, spend $100 and get $25 to spend in December, online or in-store (redemption period is Dec. 8 – 11).

And that’s a wrap! Be sure to check back for updates on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!

Photo by Antoni Shkrab
Holiday Graphics by Marifdez on Freepik

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