If there’s one thing that we love, it’s free gifts! Check out these amazing Sephora birthday gifts for 2023 that you can claim, all for free!
Sephora is a well-known one-stop shop for all things beauty, and it’s one of the most popular go-to places for people to get their beauty, skincare, fragrance, and haircare products. They carry the most highly-coveted beauty brands, ranging from luxury down to some drugstore options.
As part of the perks of their loyalty program, Sephora offers birthday gifts for all their members; Insiders, VIBs, and VIB rouge members can all get a beauty gift for absolutely free*! Plus, this year, you can also claim your birthday gift online and offline at Kohl’s.
*Sephora has announced a policy change from June 1st, 2023, detailing that clients will need to make a minimum $25 purchase to claim their free birthday gift online, but it can still be claimed for free in-store.
This year’s product lineup looks better than ever before, with Glow Recipe, OUAI, Dior & ILIA being the four core brands on offer, Farmacy Skincare available online only, and Nest New York’s gift set available for VIB and VIB rouge members. If none of these gifts appeal to you, you can also choose to add 250 Sephora bonus points to your account.
What are you waiting for if you haven’t signed up for Sephora’s rewards program yet? It’s absolutely free – sign up here!
Let’s jump into the highly anticipated 2023 Sephora birthday gifts guide without further ado!
2023 Sephora Birthday Gifts
1. Glow Recipe
First up on the list is Glow Recipe, with some of their best-selling products. The free gift includes a mini Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops (0.5 fl. oz./15 ml) & a mini Watermelon Glow Pore Tight Toner (0.84 fl. oz./ 25 ml).
The Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops are a cult skincare favorite, with over 1,000 5-star reviews on Sephora.com. The serum is a multi-use product that hydrates and reduces hyperpigmentation while giving a dewy glow throughout the day.
And with over 2,000 5-star reviews, the Watermelon Glow Pore Tight Toner is a PHA- and BHA-infused watermelon toner that works on hydrating and gently exfoliating the skin.
Ouai is a celebrity favorite, and now you can test it out yourself for free! The “Ouai of Life” Birthday set includes a mini Detox Shampoo (1 fl. oz./ 30 ml), a mini Leave-in Travel Conditioner (1.5 fl. oz./ 45 ml), a mini St. Bart’s Body Cleanser (1 fl. oz./ 30 ml) and a mini Melrose Place Eau de Parfum (0.05 fl. oz./ 1.5 ml)
The Detox Shampoo is a clarifying shampoo that contains apple cider vinegar, a remedy known to cleanse the scalp to promote healthy hair growth. The Leave-in Travel Conditione is an easy-to-apply spray bottle, also doubling as a de-tangler while protecting hair against heat and damage – perfect for the sunny summer months.
The Sephora exclusive St. Bart’s Body Cleanser features notes of dragon fruit, orange blossom, tuberose & baltic amber to transport you to a beach vacation – even if just in your own shower. Similarly deliciously smelling, the Melrose Place Eau De Parfum has notes of lychee and cedarwood.
One for the fragrance lovers, the 2023 Dior Birthday Gift Set includes not one but two fragrances. Namely, both of Dior’s most popular Eau de Parfum’s; Miss Dior (0.17 fl. oz/5 ml) & Sauvage (0.34 fl. oz./10 ml)
Miss Dior is the ultimate floral scent – dubbed by the brand as a “fragrance with a thousand flowers”. Specifically, enjoy tones of rose, lily of the valley, peony, and iris.
Sauvage is a delightfully musky scent with notes of bergamot, nutmeg, and vanilla absolute.
ILIA is the only brand returning from last year’s free birthday gifts – and this time, it’s an even better one! The Birthday Gift Set contains a Limitless Lash Mascara in shade ‘After Midnight’ (0.1 oz./ 3g) and Multi-Stick in shade ‘At Last’ (0.08 oz/ 2.5g).
The Limitless Lash Mascara in Black is not only a lengthening mascara but also contains ingredients to work wonders on your lashes to help them grow. It contains keratin, shea butter, and beeswax, which all contribute to conditioning, and, eventually, thickening lashes.
The ILIA Multi-Stick is a mauve-rose shade suited to many skin tones. The award-winning product is perfect for a minimalist routine, and is able to be used as a blusher, highlighter, and lip tint, all in a stick format for easy, mess-free application.
5. Farmacy (Online only)
Likely to be one of the most popular gift sets, the Farmacy ‘Clean Skincare’ Gift Set features 3 mini products. A Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm (0.7 fl. oz./20 ml), a Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer (0.5 fl. oz./15 ml), and a Honey Potion Plus Ceramide Hydration Mask (0.32 oz./ 9g).
Farmacy’s award-winning Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm is a face cleanser that melts away makeup, sunscreen, and dirt – perfect for long summer days. The Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer is perfect for a night-time skincare routine and is a rich formula packed with ingredients to spruce up tired-looking skin!
The Honey Potion Plus Ceramide Hydration Mask is a honey-based face mask that hydrates and nourishes the skin from the first use. Honey is this year’s hottest skincare ingredient, so this gift set is sure to go fast!
6. NEST New York (VIB & Rouge Members Only)
The NEST New York Gift Set is only available for VIB and VIB rouge members. It contains a mini Wild Poppy Eau de Parfum (0.2 fl. oz./ 6 ml), mini Madagascar Vanilla Perfume Oil (0.1 fl. oz./ 3 ml), and a mini Wild Mint and Eucalyptus Candle (0.95 oz./ 27g).
The Wild Poppy Eau de Parfum [as the name suggests] tells the story of the evolution of the poppy flower by blending it with other notes, such as jasmine and fruits, to add depth to the floral tones. The Madagascar Vanilla Perfume Oil smells as delicious as it sounds, with hints of vanilla and coconut – all blended with baobab oil to melt into your skin for a long-lasting fragrance.
The Wild Mint and Eucalyptus Candle is a fresh blench of eucalyptus with basil and ginger, a perfect scent during the day in your kitchen or office.
7. 250 Bonus Points
While Sephora’s birthday gift line-up is amazing, if you haven’t found a gift set that excites you, you can always opt for 250 bonus points added to your Beauty Insider account.
However, as 500 bonus points can be redeemed for $10 off your purchase, in our opinion, you’re better off choosing a different gift option.
How To Redeem Your Sephora Birthday Gift
Redeeming your free Sephora birthday gift is easy: You can do it both in-store and online. However, there’s a different process between the two.
You won’t need to make a purchase if you claim your Sephora birthday gift in their physical stores. However, should you claim your gift on their website, then you will have to make a purchase in order to be able to get your birthday freebie.
For online redemption, shop at Sephora’s online store, app or Kohl’s, and make sure that you’re logged into your Insider account. Add some products to your shopping cart, and then choose your birthday freebies at checkout.
Beauty Insider members are eligible to get one free birthday gift on the month of their birthday, and the gifts must be redeemed in the two weeks before or after your birth date.
How To Become A VIB / VIB Rouge Member on Sephora
Becoming a VIB Rouge at Sephora is not just about buying the most makeup; it’s about being a part of something bigger. It’s about getting access to all kinds of exciting things, like special events, exclusive perks and discounts on products you love.
It all starts with the Sephora Beauty Insider status. If you haven’t already joined, now is the time to do so! It’s free and only takes a few minutes to sign up with your email address or Facebook account. Sign up here.
To reach VIB status, you’ll need to spend $350 in one calendar year on Sephora. As a VIB, you’ll receive even more exclusive perks like free shipping on all orders (including returns), early access to sales events, and more!
And if you spend $1,000+ per year on products and services, Sephora takes it one step further: you’ll become a VIB Rouge member! With this membership, you’ll get first access to exclusive discounts and savings on everything from skincare to makeup—plus brand point multiplier events and product launches.
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