A quality hot tool — whether a blow-dryer, flatiron or curling iron — is an investment you’ll always be glad you made. Not only will it last you for years, but your hair will be easier to style and healthier than if you run any old piece of hot metal through it. But an expensive blow-dryer or straightener isn’t something we normally let ourselves buy, even though we’re worth the splurge. If you know someone who is in need of an awesome hair investment, consider gifting one of these high-quality and unique hot tools.


Cricket Ultra Smooth Professional Hair Dryer, $116

Drying hair every day can really damage it, but this new innovation from Cricket has a filter infused with argan oil and keratin protein, so you can literally blow nourishing ingredients into your hair as you dry. This dryer is also small yet mighty, weighing just 16 ounces (1 pound!) and reaching wind speeds of 59 mph, for a quick, tireless hair-drying experience.


ghd Bird of Paradise Collection Styler, $225

For anyone with thick, curly hair that’s tough to straighten, this styler will become her most prized possession — trust. ghd’s professional stylers have an auto-temperature control feature, so it heats up to the perfect temperature, but never gets to the point that hair can burn. It also has a sleep feature that kicks in after 30 minutes of being on without use, so you never have to wonder if you did or didn’t turn it off. With its contoured plates and rounded edges, this styler can be used effortlessly as both a straightener and a curling wand. The special edition color sets (there are two more amazing colors, too) come with a matching heat-resistant mat.


Instyler MAX, $100

This electronic styler has a rotating barrel, tourmaline ceramic smoothing plate and ionic bristles, which work to create both super smooth, straight strands, or soft, beachy waves. It rotates in both directions, so you can style hair away from or toward your face, and has other nifty features like a 30-second heat-up and auto safety shut-off. The brush feature makes it so your straight style doesn’t end up with that poker-straight flatness that sometimes happens when we over-iron — instead, hair’s lifted at the root, fuller, and frizz-free. Plus, since hair is constantly moving through the tool, damaging heat isn’t concentrated in one spot for too long.


Kiss Instawave Automatic Curler, $60

Know a person who always claims she just can never curl her hair right? This automatic curling iron takes all the guesswork out of how tightly to curl and how long to hold. You literally pull out a piece of hair, hold it out just touching the edge of the wand, and push the button. The curler grabs your hair and twists it into the barrel, rotating the whole time to form a perfectly shaped curl. And don’t worry —it’s not going to get caught and tangled. It actually works like a dream.

25 Days Of Beauty:

Day 23: Makeup Accessories for Kids

Day 22: Eyeshadow Palettes Under $50

Day 21: Hand Cream Gift Sets

Day 20: Gifts for the Manicure Junkie

Day 19: Best of Beauty Tools

Day 18: Classic Skincare

Day 17: Tea Gifts to Boost Skin Health

Day 16: Gifts of Gold

Day 15: Gifts For The Lash Pro

Day 14: Fruity Beauty

Day 13: Hot Tool Gifts Worth The Splurge

Day 12: Gifts For Men

Day 11: Fragrance Sets for a Sweet-Smelling 2015

Day 10: Red Nail Polish Sets

Day Nine: Makeup Sets for the Perfect Smoky Eye

Day Eight: The Best of Natural Beauty

Day Seven: Nail Wraps Under $20

Day Six: Peppermint Goodies

Day Five: Luxury Beauty Gifts

Day Four: Scented Holiday Candles

Day Three: Luxe Bathing

Day Two: Lipstick Stocking Stuffers Under $15

Day One: L’OcciBox Beauty Sample Box by L’Occitane