Whether you’re shopping for your mom, your dad, your BFF, or your boyfriend, we’ve rounded up the best of the best holiday gifts this year — and all with a common theme: their color. But not everyone loves glistening gold or red hot hues, so here are the best blue gifts that are understated and a bit unexpected for all of your giving needs.Related:Holiday Gifts in Winter WhiteSleek Holiday Gifts for Everyone22 Gifts that GlistenRed Hot Gifts for Your Entire List
Sometimes, it’s hard to make a choice between two good options — which is why it’s always better to have both! For the first time in history. Pantone has released two colors for the year of 2016: Rose quartz (a light pink) and Serenity (periwinkle blue). Every year, the fashion and beauty industries awaits Pantone’s announcement to tip off the color trends for the seasons ahead, and it seems that we will be looking forward to pastel colors in our near future. But these aren’t nursery colors, says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone’s Color Institute: “Rose quartz is not baby pink.” While we watch out for the new color collections, here are 12 Rose quartz and Serenity-colored beauty products to get a jump on the season ahead.Related:Get the Perfect Foundation Match: Sephora and Pantone Launch Color IQHoliday Gift Guide #1: Sleek Gifts for EveryoneHoliday Gift Guide: The 15 Best Beauty Sets for Her
Actresses Lupita N’yongo and Brie Larson have rocked blue accents on the red carpet, courtesy of makeup artist Nick Barose. For Brie Larson at the Toronto International Film Festival, Barose applied a few coats of blue mascara (Barose likes YSL Volume Effect Mascara in 3 Extreme Blue, $32) combined with a blue liner pencil dotted (try Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner in Côte D’azur, $23) along her lash line to give the illusion of a blue lash base.