Find that extra-special beauty gift to celebrate a 30th birthday, from make-up must-haves to hair styling sets

Shopping for a friend, family member or loved one turning 30? Do they also happen to be a big beauty fan? You’re in the perfect place. Reaching the big 3-0 is truly something to celebrate, so it’s safe to assume you’ll want to buy them something extra-special to mark the occasion.

Here at, we have all the beauty inspiration you need to find that perfect present. Not sure where to start your search? We’ve got you. Scroll down to find top beauty gift picks from a variety of categories. We’ve found fabulous gifts to suit a wide range of beauty lovers, depending on their particular focus and interests.

How to choose a good 30th birthday gift for a beauty fan

Ever had your mind go blank when you try to think of a great birthday gift? We have too, but it can be helpful to think of the individual and their interests and hobbies.

Do they love to experiment with make-up and cosmetics? Perhaps you could upgrade their brush collection or buy them some new treats to try. Maybe they have more of a haircare focus? We’ve rounded up innovative styling gadgets and travel-friendly hair product sets, so they can style and care for their hair with confidence.

If nothing springs immediately to mind, there are some beauty categories that work as good all-rounders, too. Fragrance gifts can make a lovely, uplifting addition to their routines, or you could opt for a pampering pack, which give them the option of a little indulgent me-time.

So read on to be inspired by our 30th birthday gift inspiration, and discover the Team Boots-approved beauty presents that are sure to delight, thrill and amaze.

Best 30th birthday make-up gifts
Try: r.e.m. beauty Yours Truly Set

• Midnight Shadows Liquid Lustrous Shadow in shade 1954, 4ml

• Interstellar Highlighter Topper in shade Honeymoon High, 8g

• On Your Collar Plumping Lip Gloss in shade Pink Razor, 8.4ml

Thrill any make-up lover with this limited-edition set from r.e.m beauty. Featuring a new longwearing liquid eyeshadow in a multichrome gold colour, new iridescent pink highlighter and a classic baby pink plumping lip gloss, it’s a fantastic addition to anyone’s make-up bag.

Try: Lancôme LASH IDÔLE Eye Routine Gift Set

• LASH IDÔLE full size mascara, 8ml

• Mini Crayon Khol Black Pencil

• Bi-facil Eye Make-up Remover, 30ml

Expand their eye collection with this trio of treats from Lancôme. They’ll love lining and defining their eyes with the travel-friendly mini khol, before fanning out their lashes to their full, feather-like potential with the iconic LASH IDÔLE mascara.

Try: Benefit Lashes for Real! They're Real Mascara Booster Set

• Size: 12.5g

• Includes full-size & mini of They’re Real! Beyond Mascara in jet black

Shopping for someone who’s always on-the-go? Cover all bases with this mascara set from Benefit. The award-winning formula lengthens, lifts and defines, without smudging. This set contains one full-size and one mini mascara, so they can keep one safely stashed in their bathroom cabinet, and another in their bag for touch-ups at any time.

Try: No7 Perfect My Base 6 Piece Brush Kit

• No7 Concealer Brush

• No7 Foundation Brush

• No7 Bronzer Brush

• No7 Powder Brush

• No7 Contour and Highlighter Brush

• No7 Blusher Brush

Give their brush collection a complete overhaul with this great-value bundle from No7, featuring all the tools they need to get a flawless base, every time. From perfectly placed concealer to a stunning contour and highlighter application, they’ll love experimenting with these new bits of kit.

Best 30th birthday perfume gifts
Try: Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal Eau De Parfum

• Size: 50ml

Light up their 30th birthday with this uplifting fragrance from Lancôme. With dazzling top notes of bergamot, mandarin and pink pepper oil, a sun-soaked heart of coconut, orange blossom and jasmine sambac absolutes, and a vibrant patchouli and vanilla base, it’s pure happiness, bottled. Plus, the beautiful bottle is designed to give off an iridescent halo as the light hits it – sure to make them smile when they spot.

Try: Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum Over Red

• Size: 90ml

Are they more of a deep, dark fragrance fan? This thrilling scent from YSL is their perfect match. It’s a playful twist on the iconic Black Opium blend, reinvigorated with a burst of red cherries for a seductive spin. The striking, jewel-like bottle ensures they’ll be captivated from the moment they unwrap it.

Try: Prada Paradoxe Eau de Parfum

• Size: 30ml

Want to empower them on their 30th birthday? This floral ambery fragrance from Prada is inspired by embracing the multiple aspects of our identities to celebrate what makes us unique and ever-changing. The blend brings together iconic ingredients, such as neroli, amber and musk, in an unexpected way.

Try: TOM FORD Black Orchid Eau de Parfum Spray

• Size: 50ml

After a unisex fragrance with real character? This sensual, spicy scent ticks every box we can think of. Modern? Check. Timeless? You bet. Starting with heady notes of black truffle, blackcurrant and bergamot, it melts into a spicy heart of orchid, rich fruit and lotus, before finishing on a base of vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood and dark chocolate. The result is an alluring experience, and a luxurious addition to any fragrance collection.

Best 30th birthday skincare gifts
Try: Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Jet Set

• Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, 50ml

• Brazilian 4 Play Shower Cream-Gel, 90ml

• Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist, 30ml

Treat globe-trotters to the ultimate holiday-ready 30th beauty gift with this Sol de Janiero set. Featuring the much-loved (and truly iconic) Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, a luscious body wash and an irresistible fragrance mist, they can envelop themselves in a head-to-toe cloud of addictive pistachio and salted caramel scent, no matter where they’re off to.

Try: No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Complete Retinol Regime

• No7 Pure Retinol 0.3% Retinol Night Concentrate, 30ml

• No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Day Cream SPF 15, 50ml

• No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Night Cream Enhanced Formula, 50ml

• No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Eye Cream, 15ml

• No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum, 30ml

Revamp their skincare routine with this extensive regime from No7. These goodies are packed with expert ingredients including hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, C and E, and Matrixyl 3000+™, No7’s next-generation age-defying active. The star of the show? A 0.3% retinol night treatment that targets seven key signs of ageing, and is a perfect introduction for first-time retinol users.

Try: Fenty Skin The Body Duo Mini Body Scrub & Moisturizer Essentials

• Fenty Buff Ryder Exfoliating Body Scrub, 57g

• Fenty Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream, 75ml

Give the gift of soft, smooth and oh-so-silky skin from top-to-toe with this pampering pair from Fenty. The exfoliating body scrub combines sugar, salt and superfine sand to slough away dead skin and leave skin feeling polished, while the deluxe moisturiser nourishes and hydrates, while leaving skin loaded with a lush tropical scent.

Try: Liz Earle Hydration Heroes 4 Piece Gift Set

• Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser, 200ml

• Liz Earle Pure Cotton Cloths x2

• Liz Earle Skin Repair™ Hydrating Serum, 30ml

• Liz Earle Skin Repair™ Light Cream, 50ml

• Liz Earle Skin Repair™ Hydrating Night Cream, 50ml

• Suitable for all skin types

Whether you’re helping them kickstart their routine or topping up much-loved essentials, Liz Earle is always a winner for a skincare fan. This set is packed full of deeply hydrating goodies, including the award-winning Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser, skin-quenching Skin Repair™ Light Cream and restorative Skin Repair™ Hydrating Night Cream. Oh, and it’s complete with two pure cotton cloths, too.

Best 30th birthday hair styling gifts
Try: Dyson Corrale™ Straightener Copper/Bright Nickel

• OLED screen

• Auto shut-off and safety lock

• Includes a heat-resistant travel pouch and charging Travel Dok™

Shopping for someone who rocks a sleek, straight style, or likes to experiment with curls and waves? Help them upgrade their hair styling routine with the cordless Dyson Corrale™ Straightener. It features flexing copper plates for enhanced control, an intelligent sensor system to maintain an even temperature, and three precise heat settings to suit all hair types.

Try: Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Effects Discovery Collection

• Elasticizer, 75ml

• Elasticizer Booster, 20ml

• Elasti-Styler, 40ml

• Daily Damage Defence, 60ml

Help them elevate their hair game with these must-have essentials from Philip Kingsley. From the award-winning pre-shampoo treatment to styling staples they’ll reach for again and again, it’s the perfect collection to give hair a serious shine and hydration boost.

Try: Revamp Progloss Hollywood Curl Automatic Rotating Hair Curler

• Ultra-fast variable heat from 150ºC to 210ºC

• Right & left-handed rotation for each side of the head

• Audible beep for looser or tighter curls

Shopping for someone who loves to experiment with different hairstyles? This innovative styling tool makes creating long-lasting, flawless curls easy. With an automatic rotating system and a Progloss™ oil-infused ceramic barrel, they’ll be able to harness their ultimate curl power, whenever they want to.

Try: OUAI Get-a-Ouai Kit

• Detox Shampoo 

• Scalp & Body Scrub St Barts 

• Hair Oil

• Suitable for all hair types

Give the gift of a great hair day that they can take on holiday too! This limited edition set features travel sizes of OUAI’s deep cleansing shampoo, formulated to remove flakes, residue and build-up, a scalp scrub with exfoliating sugar crystals and nourishing coconut oil, and a shine-boosting, frizz-busting hair oil. It’s the perfect gift for travel fans who don’t want to skimp out on their haircare, no matter where in the world they are.

Best 30th birthday skin tech gifts
Try: SENSSE Professional LED Light Therapy Face Mask

• 90 LED lights & four light programmes

• Lightweight, soft, flexible silicone

• Hand-held remote control

• Rechargeable

Make a skinvestment that they’ll truly appreciate with this LED light mask from SENSSE. LED light can help to improve a number of different skin concerns, from blood circulation and wrinkles to stimulating collagen growth. With a removeable charging cable and a hand-held remote control, it’s a super relaxing addition to any skincare routine that they’ll really look forward to using. Simply charge, apply, sit back and relax!

Try: Panasonic EH-XS01 Portable Facial Steamer with Nano-Ionic Technology (White)

• Suitable for a range of skin types, including dry, combination, oily & normal skin

If a trip to the spa is off the table, bring the spa into the comfort of their own home with this portable facial steamer from Panasonic. Using nano-sized steam particles which as 18,000 times finer than regular steam particles, it helps to hydrate skin from the inside out. The result? Skin feels more moisturised and deeply cleansed with a youthful elasticity.

Try: Magnitone LiftOff MicroCurrent Facial Toning & Lifting (Pink)

• Non-invasive & painless

• Suitable for sensitive skin

• Rechargeable

After a unique 30th birthday present idea that a skincare lover might not have tried before? Try this five-minute facial lift and skin workout tool. It uses painless, pulsed microcurrent technology to tone, lift and improve the appearance of skin.

Try: Homedics Refresh Hydradermabrasion

• Three hard nozzle & three soft nozzle attachments

• Three-year guarantee

• USB charging cable included

• Suitable for all skin types

Help them give skin a deep cleanse and detox with this handy hydrafacial gadget. It uses ionized water and vacuum technology to balance skin’s pH levels and draw out blackheads, oil, dirt and debris for a deeply clean look and feel. The result? Skin feels cleansed, hydrated and detoxified, all from the comfort of their bathroom.

Best 30th birthday pampering gifts
Try: Soap & Glory You Better Pink! Mini Gift Set

• Clean on Me™ Body Wash, 75ml

• Scrub of Your Life™ Body Scrub, 50ml

• The Righteous Butter™ Body Butter Cream, 50ml

• Bright + Beautiful™ Biodegradable Radiance Boosting Sheet Mask, 29g

Bring a little spa magic to their bathroom with these Soap & Glory goodies. It boasts four beloved products to pamper them from top-to-toe, including an indulgent body wash, super scrub, rich body butter and glow-giving sheet mask. Plus, the travel-friendly size makes them perfect to pop into their washbag for a little holiday treat.

Try: Champneys Spa Discovery Gift Set

• Champneys Treatments Firming Body Butter, 50ml

• Champneys Treatments Nourishing Foot Butter, 50ml

• Champneys Treatments Moisturising Face Mask, 37ml

They’re bound to love this Champneys gift set – who wouldn’t? It’s the ultimate invitation to unwind and take the time out for self-care. They’ll love relaxing with this moisturising face mask, or smoothing the body and foot butters over their skin to soften, smooth and lightly scent.

Try: AromaWorks London Light Range Lemongrass & Bergamot Candle

• Suitable for vegans*

You can’t go wrong with a classic candle, and this aromatherapy-inspired delight is sure to hit the spot. It features an uplifting blend of warming West Indian lemongrass, fresh Indian lime and Italian sweet mandarin to comfort, refresh and energise, so they can drift away on a cloud of wellbeing. Plus, the soy wax base is natural and non-toxic, giving a cleaner, longer-lasting burn.**

Try: Laura Mercier Serum Body Cream Néroli du Sud

• Size: 200ml

• Suitable for all skin types

This decadent body cream is sure to impress even your bougiest friend. It’s packed with skin-loving ingredients, such as French olive oil, plum seed oil and glycerin, which all help to restore skin’s elasticity. Even better, the tapioca starch helps to blur and smooth, so they can enjoy a your-skin-but-better effect. What more could you want for a 30th birthday?

*Vegan friendly products contain no animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
**Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep a burning candle out of reach of children and pets.