Gift Guide: Beauty Queens

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There’s so much to do this season—let us help you tackle your holiday shopping! Browse our holiday shopping guide to find the best gifts for everyone on your list—hosts, creatives, trailblazers, chocoholics and more. Find even more online at and #USQHoliday. Stay tuned through the holiday season for a deeper dive into our Union Square Holiday Guide.

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The holidays are the perfect time to get your friends festive bath bombs from Lush!

The holidays are the perfect time to get your friends festive bath bombs from Lush!

Union Square is a maven of beauty stores, spas and salons, perfect for holiday shopping and pampering. Browse these shops for gifts to refresh, enhance, empower, and hydrate this holiday season.

Blue Mercury  | 865 Broadway

Browse brands like La Mer, Moroccanoil, Diptyque, R-Co and more at this innovative retail model that has been touted in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Côte | 100 East 13th Street

All of côte’s nail polishes and treatments are free of the major toxins for a clean, safe beauty experience.

Fresh  | 872 Broadway

This beauty line all started with a homemade soap and continues with a fresh take on natural beauty products.

Innisfree | 862 Broadway

Known as the #1 Korean beauty brand that opened its first US store in Union Square in 2017, this will be the place to scope out sustainable beauty finds. Shop their eco-friendly, innovative, and reasonably-priced products for all skin, hair, and body types.

Kiehl's  | 109 Third Avenue

Following personal consultations, you can find personalized skin and hair care essentials. As an inclusive brand, find gifts here for all genders.

Lush  | 28 East 14th Street

Known for their incredible bath bombs, Lush does not disappoint in the gift giving department. If you’re looking for ethical, vegetarian, handmade, and colorful products that are animal cruelty free then this is the place to go.

MAC Cosmetics  | 853 Broadway

Calling all MACaholics! Find the new seasonal collection, plus cult faves, at MAC’s Union Square shop. While you’re looking around for glam gifts, don’t forget to sneak a peak at their ever-changing ads above the store on Union Square South that make shopping here a magical experience.

NYX Cosmetics  | 41 Union Square West

Home to glitters, glam, shimmers, and sparkles - you will find all of your bold holiday must-haves here. Check out their Master Class Series for gift giving ideas and tutorials.

Rehoboth Spa | 126 University Place  | 55 West 14th Street

This family owned spa is the perfect place to send anyone looking for a short but satisfying spa experience. A gift card here is an invitation to pause, relax, and wind down amidst a busy work day with a manicure, pedicuare, massage and more.

Rescue Spa | 29 East 19th Street

Founded by Danuta Mieloch, this local spa strives to make clients feel their best through restoration and rejuvenation. Sift through their unique offerings, like their Detox Wraps or Oxylight Facials, to find the perfect gift experience for someone on your list.

Ricky’s NYC | 830 Broadway

You won’t leave here empty handed because there’s plenty to satisfy all of your stocking stuffing needs! Peruse their affordable makeup, hair care, and skin care essentials.

Sephora | 45 East 17th Street

Shop here for all of the leading beauty brands. You can even change things up and gift one of their beauty classes where an instructor will teach topics about skincare basics or latest makeup trends. 

The Red Door | 200 Park Avenue South

Looking to gift the perfect massage, manicure, or blow-out? Look no further than this urban escape for therapeutic massages and convenient express services.