Holiday shopping can bring on a sense of deja vu: “did I get Hailey a sweater last year, or was that Samantha?” You want to give meaningful gifts that the recipient will love, but your creativity stores become more bankrupt with each passing year. Win brownie points from the beauty junkie in your life by placing one of these highly recommended gifts under their tree.
A Pampering Session
Who said gift cards were for the unimaginative gift-giver? When the plastic buys them a much-needed spa or beauty session your mom, sister, or bestie will adore you for giving them something they’d never splurge on for themselves. Have them select from a number of options from a nearby spa: massage, facial, wrap, mani/pedi, or all of the above! Or, book an appointment with a professional makeup artist or hairstylist–it’s the perfect choice for a friend or family member who can appreciate a style makeover.
A Beauty Subscription Box
Ensure that the diva in your life stays on trend with a monthly subscription from Birchbox. A few of the latest hair, skincare, and cosmetics products will arrive at their door each month. The first box includes trusted fan-favorites, but each box after that will be personalized based on the recipient’s unique preferences.
A Must-Have Palette
If your gal pal is a true makeup aficionado, her holiday wish list certainly includes a new eyeshadow palette. For ladies who prefer a natural look, you can’t go wrong with a classic Naked palette by Urban Decay. For more risque friends, opt for an edgy yet playful choice like Kat Von D’s Saint & Sinner palette.
A Noteworthy Scent
Or, if the lady on your list isn’t a fan of perfume, help improve her glow with relaxing scents from Diptyque. These mini candle sets are a great choice for creating a soothing atmosphere as she winds down for her beauty rest.