7 Holiday Gift Ideas For The Night Owl On Your List

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We all have that friend who's always down to hang, the one you can text after a long, tough Monday to meet up and decompress at happy hour. They'd rather pack their weekend with plans than lay low or binge-watch TV. And while they may not be your stay-in-and-do-nothing friend, you know you can rely on them for a fun night out. They're the friend who takes forever to get ready — have to get that smoky eye just right! — but it's worth it, because we all know getting ready is the best part of going out.

This year, give your night-owl friend a gift they can put to good use. (And if you're the late-night member of the crew, consider treating yourself, too!) We've partnered with Ulta Beauty to help narrow the search and bring you gift ideas that are just as thoughtful and fun as your BFF. From gorgeous makeup palettes to a restorative sheet mask (for dealing with the inevitable consequences the next day), these are the gifts they'll appreciate for parties and after-parties to come. After all, you can plan a low-key Friday night any time. This is the season to celebrate.

Sultry Shadow Palette

Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette


With a range of berry shades like rose gold and black cherry — and of course, a mix of metallic and matte finishes — this palette will help take your friend's smoky eye to the next level.

Lash Love

Ulta Beauty Collection Mascara Wardrobe


Now, they can switch up their lash look as easily as they can switch up their outfit. This four-piece kit offers a curling-and-lengthening mascara, a volumizing formula for drama, a purple shade for a flash of color, and a gold glitter topcoat for lashes that are perfectly extra.

Blowout Essentials

Drybar Buttercup & Belles Kit


Your friend will never have to hit the blow-dry bar again with this limited-edition set on hand. It includes everything: shampoo, conditioner, mousse, the actual hair dryer, and more. Big hair, don't care!

Lip Color Library

Tarte Party Pouts Lip Set


Give them all the color with this set, which includes five full-size shades of Tarte's matte liquid lipstick. The long-wear formula will last from their first swipe to whenever they decide to snag a Lyft home.

Fun Fragrance

Viktor & Rolf BONBON Eau de Parfum


All the attention will be on the night owl when they spritz on this fragrance, a rich, warm blend of jasmine, peach, and caramel. It's so intoxicating, people will work their way through the dance floor just to find out what the aroma is.

Out-to-There Lashes

Ardell Lash Faux Mink Demi Wispies Twin Pack


If mascara alone isn't quite cutting it, NBD: Your friend can take their eyes to the next level with these luxe false lashes.

Skin Care SOS

Tula Insta Bright Energizing Sheet Mask


All fun and no sleep makes skin dull and tired. Enter these sheet masks, which not only keep the party going with a fun glitter look (perfect for Insta) but also hydrate skin and help it recover in the morning.

This post is presented by Ulta Beauty.

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