The 2020 Gift Guide

There’s no doubt about it: 2020 has been a year to remember. (For better or for worse.) And while getting to the end of it can probably feel—for many of us—like a gift in itself, we feel like everyone deserves a little something special to cap things off. Enter our official 2020 Gift Guide. We chose these items to reflect the things that have emerged as important this year: think less glitz and glamour and more time to take care of yourself and the people you love. And yes, please take that as permission to include yourself on your gift list if you haven’t already! You deserve it.

The TLC We All Need

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: if you’re not using a hair mask, you should be. Think of masks as a sort of multivitamin for your hair, created to fill the nourishment gaps that your daily haircare routine might not cover. They also help address any concerns you might be dealing with, including frizz, dehydration, and damage. And one upside of 2020? Between cutting out commutes and spending more time at home, most of us have the extra 5–7 minutes these masks need to work their magic.

A Ready-Made Haircare Routine

What with this year being decidedly light on blowouts and makeup, more than a few of us have probably reevaluated our skin and haircare routines. Our 2020 holiday gift sets are perfect for jump-starting a new routine or fine-tuning an existing one. Available in four options—Hydration, Repair, Volume, and Smooth—each ones contains a shampoo, conditioner, and mask to help you meet your hair goals, plus a free travel-sized Moroccanoil Treatment. They also come in a hanging cosmetic case, perfect for keeping things organized now (and for traveling later—fingers crossed).

Head-to-Toe Glow

While we’re on the subject of routines, let’s talk skincare. Faces tend to get the majority of the attention (for good reason—they are the first thing most people see, after all!), but we’re here to remind you not to forget the rest of your body. Effective body skincare starts with a few essentials: try a gentle daily cleanser that gets the job done without stripping your skin, an exfoliator to use a few times a week, and a seasonally appropriate moisturizer or body oil to keep skin nourished. Savvy skincare lovers are sure to appreciate Night Body Serum, which is packed with high-powered ingredients (think Vitamin C, argan and tsubaki oils, and Holy Basil extract) to firm, smooth, and nourish while you sleep. Check a few items off this list to give the gift of silky soft skin—and keep the holiday glow going all season long.  

Time to Shine

Another 2020 lesson? Sometimes, it’s all about the little things. Our All-Stars Set celebrates two of the things that are most central to our brand: the iconic Moroccanoil Treatment and Fragrance Originale, our cult favorite signature scent featuring holiday-friendly notes of spicy amber and sweet florals. The stocking stuffer-ready duo includes a travel-sized version of the former, plus a mini candle in Fragrance Originale. (It’s also a wallet-friendly $20.)

A Different Kind of Dry Shampoo

Who among us doesn’t love dry shampoo? From prolonging a look you’re loving to instantly zhooshing up your hair when you need a lift, it never lets you down. We particularly love ours for two reasons: first the absolutely divine scent (see above). And second, the fact that it comes in two versions to complement your hair color. Dry Shampoo Dark Tones breaks down instantly without leaving a dull residue to help maintain the natural richness of dark, brunette tones, and Dry Shampoo Light Tones contains subtle violet undertones to balance brassiness in blonde hair.

A Hair Tool They Don’t Have

As discussed, most of us have probably seen less of our hot tools than in previous years. But if there’s one we on Team Moroccanoil find ourselves reaching for frequently to handle quick fixes and easy touch-ups, it’s the Smooth Style Ceramic Heated Brush. Whether you remember five minutes before a Zoom meeting that it’s a cameras-on situation or just need to jolt yourself back into feeling like your polished, pre-pandemic self, this does the trick in a pinch. It’s designed for use on dry hair and essentially combines the smoothing powers of a flat iron with the convenience of a paddle brush, with heated edges to smooth those hard-to-reach spots near the root.