We realize it's not even Halloween yet and the concept of holiday shopping seems about as alien as Miley Cyrus suddenly deciding she wants to be a nun. But, there are some sanity-saving benefits to starting this annual rigmarole early, mainly, preventing you from having a grade-A holiday meltdown on December 15 when you realize you have bought exactly zero presents. Not to mention the fact that the early bird gets the best beauty loot.
Holiday beauty gifts have started arriving in stores earlier, so instead of fighting it, why not embrace it? We're in no hurry to speed up the arrival of frigid winter temps either, but if starting now means we can avoid panic shopping in mid-December, then count us in. Plus, it's a whole lot easier to find time to shop when you're not also juggling an insane holiday-party schedule.
Starting to see the benefits of avoiding present-buying procrastination? Welcome to the club. Ahead, we've gathered 33 of the coolest, prettiest, most covet-worthy holiday beauty gifts available right now, or in the next few weeks.
This is the year you actually get your holiday shopping done early — or the year where you see so many pretty, shiny things that you stock up on gifties for yourself. Either way, seems like a win-win to us.
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Illustrated by Emily Kowzan