Food-inspired beauty gifts almost good enough to eat

The best food-inspired gifts for beauty lovers.

Gastronomy has officially gone glam. From fragrance to skincare to makeup and more, food-inspired beauty products are on trend – as are beauty-inspired food creations, like the delicious, easy recipes we fell in love with from Meredith Youngson’s Super Tonics: 75 Adaptogen-Packed Recipes for Sleep, Beauty, and Wellness cookbook, released earlier this year.

We’ve put together a buffet of our favourite foodie beauty products ahead of the gifting season. After all, who wouldn’t want to smell like pistachio gelato?

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Mini Popcorn Balls Eyeshadow Palette,
Too Faced

This limited-edition holiday palette by Too Faced is inspired by sweet and salty popcorn balls (it even smells like them). It includes eight multi-finish shades, from the burnt-orange “Butter Me Up” to the sparkly pink “Sticky & Sweet.”


A green pouch and three matching perfume bottles over a cream-coloured circle graphic

Yum Pistachio Gelato Travel Kit,

This dessert-inspired fragrance, by Huda Beauty’s sister brand Kayali, is a sweet blend of pistachio, whipped cream, roasted hazelnut, sweet rum, marshmallow and cotton candy. This gift-able set includes a travel spray, atomizer, 50ml bottle and quilted case.


A white bottle with a black cap inside a red circle

Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath,

Few things say “Christmas” like candy canes. This award-winning 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath is a seasonal release that’s moisturizing and gentle enough for everyday use, so you can smell like sweet peppermint all season long.

A makeup sponge and small brown egg carton over a cream-coloured circle
Organic Eggs Beauty Sponges,
Beauty Bakerie

Any makeup lover could always use more blending sponges. All of Beauty Bakerie’s products are inspired by baking ingredients, including this carton of six washable non-latex sponge ‘eggs’. Choose between three colour combinations.

$28 U.S.

Cookie Tin Creative Beauty Palette,
Kara Beauty

This eyeshadow palette is inspired by vintage cookie tins – and the universal experience of finding sewing supplies in them. This one has 14 colourful shades, a push-pin beauty blender and two mini brushes.

$32 U.S.

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Baking Spirits Bright Nail Polish Gift Set,
Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel nail colour is a 2-step gel-like system manicure with no UV lamp needed. This seasonal gingerbread-house-themed set comes with a bright, sparkly red-pink shade and a top coat.

Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Pore Detox Face Mask – Mint Chocolate Chip Edition,
Fenty Skin

This limited-edition, nondrying whipped-clay mask has charcoal that cleans pores, improves skin’s texture and fights shine. The mint green shade is a seasonal release, but the mask is one of Fenty Skin’s most popular products.


A pink book in a light purple circle

Super Tonics: 75 Adaptogen-Packed Recipes for Sleep, Beauty, and Wellness,
Meredith Youngson

Meredith Youngson, the Canadian owner of Lake & Oak Tea Co., released a book this year filled with easy, healthy recipes designed to boost wellness, improve sleep, and beautify with adaptogen-packed ingredients.


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Hot Coco Coconut Oil Body Scrub,

The cult-favourite Coco Rose sugar scrub from Herbivore is now available in two sweet seasonal scents. Hot Coco combines the scrub’s classic coconut smell with rich chocolate, and Coco Mint introduces classic peppermint candies.


Drybar Haircare Products,

Whatever your drink order – or hair type – Drybar has an alcohol-inspired hair product that will bring out its best. For example, the Gin Twist shampoo is made for curly hair, while the Blonde Ale formula brightens blonde manes.

From $16.50

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Nourishing Avocado Duo,

This festive gift set from Kiehl’s includes the brand’s popular Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mark, as well as their soothing Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (and an adorable holiday gift bag to take wrapping off your hands).


Ere Perez

Australia-based natural skincare brand Ere Perez has a line of moisturizing face products with some notable food-inspired formulas, like the Wild Tomato Riche day-night crème and a soothing body balm called Papaya SOS Marmalade.

From $23.50

Berry Christmas Gift Set,
Lush Cosmetics

Lush’s seasonal Berry Berry Christmas Shower Gel is made with blueberry and cranberry juices, while the Once Upon A Time Body Lotion features apple juice and organic jojoba oil. This gift set comes with both in a wrapped box.


Soulfood Nourishing Mask,

This conditioning mask is meant to be soul food for your hair: comforting, nourishing and indulgent. Jojoba seed oil provides hair with antioxidants and vitamins, while sea buckthorn brings elasticity-promoting omega 7.


Food-Inspired Haircare Products,
Sauce Beauty

Indie brand Sauce Beauty has a whole line of yummy hair products, including the ‘Hot Sauce’ heat protectant spray (with  aloe, cayenne and argan oil) and the crème-brulee-scented Curl Custard.

From $5

A small package decorated like bubble tea in a red circle

Boba Milk Hydrating Face Mask,

Do you know someone who loves bubble tea? Almost definitely. This hydrating sheet mask from LA-based Smoko makes a great stocking stuffer, and it comes in two other scents (Orange and Peach).


A plastic container shaped like an egg in a sparkly black circle

Smooth Egg Skin Peeling Gel,
Holika Holika

Korean cosmetic and skincare line Holika Holika formulated this facial peeling gel with egg shell powder and egg yolk extract, among other ingredients. It moisturizes skin, minimizes pores – and comes in a cute egg-shaped container.


Two lip glosses and a box in a cream-coloured circle

Lip Drip Cookie Butter Lip Gloss Set,
Tower 28 Beauty

This limited-edition holiday gift set from Tower 28 Beauty includes two cookie-butter-inspired lip glosses. The brand’s bestselling shade Chill is one, while the other is a limited edition hue called Chestnut.


A pink lip gloss in a sparkly black circle

Butter Lip Gloss Candy Swirl,
NYX Professional Makeup

NYX’s bestselling Butter Glosses are known for their non-sticky shine and buildable colour. They’ve gotten a holiday makeover with the introduction of new limited-edition shades, including this vibrant pink shade “Sprinkle.”


Three yellow-gold skincare products in a cream-coloured circle

Turmeric Brightening Trio,
Kora Organics

Miranda Kerr’s skincare brand has a line of products that use organic turmeric to brighten skin and help it glow. This gift set includes a foaming cleanser, moisturizer and brightening & exfoliating mask. The gold packaging is incidentally festive.


A small package shaped like a jar with celery sticks in it in a light purple circle

Celery + Hyaluronic Acid Fresh-Pressed Sheet Mask,
Sweet Chef

Celery is rich in vitamins A, K, C, which can help moisturize skin, while hyaluronic acid helps skin stretch and flex (and reduces skin wrinkles and lines). This sheet mask is also made of 100% biodegradable fibres.


Three small white bottles and a yellow box in a red circle

Honey Infused 3-Step Hydration Essentials Gift Set,

This holiday gift set from Gisou – an Amsterdam-based company founded by beekeeper Negin Mirsalehi – includes three of the brand’s moisturizing honey-infused hair products: a hair wash, conditioner and leave-in conditioner.


Two light orange perfumes in a light purple circle

Apricot Privée Eau de Parfum,

Apricot Privée is a rich, fruity scent with notes of apricot (of course), plum, cardamom, peony and jasmine. It was created by master perfumer Jerome Epinette for Texas-based fragrance brand Phlur, and it’s available in a full-sized bottle and travel spray.


A yellow tiered lip product in a cream-coloured circle

Piña Colada Balmy Bento Lip Balm + Scrub,

K-beauty brand Kaja created this two-in-one stacked lip care set, which includes an exfoliating pineapple lip scrub and hydrating coconut lip balm. If you’re shopping for more of a wine lover, grab the Strawberry Rosé version.


A brown bottle of perfume with a black-and-white striped bow as well as a gift box in a light purple circle

Ginger Biscuit Cologne,
Jo Malone London

Jo Malone London’s world-famous fragrances make a luxurious gift – particularly the new holiday release Ginger Biscuit Cologne, which combines warm notes of ginger, roasted hazelnut and just a hint of Tonka bean.


A red-and-pink checkered sock with a small package in a cream-coloured circle

Holiday Coconut Foot Mask,
Sephora Collection

Sephora’s limited-edition holiday foot masks are made for providing maximum hydration during the chilly months. It promises to leave feet feeling soft and smooth in 20 minutes, and it’s made with 92% natural ingredients.

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