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Hey, everyone! Today we are focusing on gifts for her. If you’re confused on what to by for your mom, sister, best friend, girlfriend or any other woman in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few gift ideas that could be a hit on Christmas Day.
Drunk Elephant Duo Kits
I’m a big fan of skincare and have heard nothing but wonderful things about this company in the past. They are committed to using a mixture of natural and clinical ingredients, all of which are safe and produce results. Just scrolling through their reviews on Sephora and Amazon, it seems as though their products do just that, create results. With that said, I recommend that you consider giving Drunk Elephant Duos. The nighttime duo contains the T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum & Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil and their daytime duo contains C-Firma Day Serum & B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel.
Recently, I discovered the Korean skincare method and the benefits that can be seen by using their 10-step skincare process. While I may never make all 10 steps a part of my skincare ritual, I think learning about each step and how it can benefit your skin is a great idea. If you head over to Soko Glam, you can do just that, and while you’re there you can browse some of the best products in Korean skincare. While you browse, look out for the label that says “Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty Award Winner.” I would highly recommend you gift anything on that list. All of those products are amazing and whoever uses them are bound to see results. Some of my favorite products and ones that I highly recommend gifting are the Missha Time Revolution The First Intensive Moist Treatment Essence, Neogen Dermalogy Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Foam, and Clean It Zero. You can give them individually, together, or you can pair a mixture of these items with other basic skincare items like cotton pads, makeup remover wipes, exfoliating clothes, etc., and give it to them as a basket/package gift. But also, on Soko Glam they have skincare sets on their site. One set that I love is their 5-step dry skin set, and I don’t even have dry skin. Anyway, there are plenty of sets to choose from, but depending on how well you know who you’re giving to and how much you want to spend, you may just want to make your own kit.
There are few makeup brands making as much noise in the beauty industry as Glossier is right now. From launching Boy Brow (their brow gel), to cloud paints (their cream blushes), and now they have a fragrance that everyone is raving about, whoever you’re gifting to will be elated to receive Glossier, even if they’ve never heard of them. All of the items I mentioned above are worth giving, but I want to highlight one of my favorites. It’s so simple, yet very wearable, and that is the beauty of giving it as a gift. It’s the birthday balm dotcom, lip balm. It’s not like the typical matte lip balm that people use just for cold weather. It gives you a “your lips but better,” look. It’s shiny, but not too shiny, and has the tiniest specks of glitter, but don’t make you look like you found a kids beauty product. Basically, it’s hard to explain, but it’s wonderful, and I highly recommend that you try and gift it this Christmas. You can give a combination of these gifts as well.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
I’ve raved about this before and I’ll do it again. This may be one of the best if not the best vitamin C serums on the market. If the person you’re giving to loves skincare, more specifically brightening skincare products, then this is the one. Truth Serum is not exactly cheap, but it works. I use this daily and really couldn’t imagine a day without it. Whoever you’re giving this to will surely thank you for the glowy skin you’ve gifted them. While The Truth serum alone may be mistaken for a stocking stuffer, you can always buy the Three Little Wonders Mini Set from Sephora, which will give them the opportunity to try the serum along with two other Ole Henriksen products.
Essential Oils & Diffuser
As mentioned in past posts, I will get around to making a blog post dedicated to essential oils, but long story short, they are way more than just good smelling oils. They have healing qualities among many other benefits that make them so useful. So this Christmas give the gift of good smell and many other benefits by gifting a diffuser and essential oils. There are so many essential oil brands to choose from, and some are better than others. But one brand that I’ve found to be priced pretty reasonable given the quality of their oils is Plant Therapy, and you can buy their Plant Therapy Essential Oils Sampler. Also, while essential oils by themselves can do wonders for people, using them in a diffuser is where the magic happens. Though diffusers can be expensive, Amazon has some awesome ones for around $25 or less. The InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser is the one I picked out, and it’s a higher end diffuser that is currently on sale for just over $25.
Yes, candles, but not just any kind of candles, Nest Candles. If you don’t know about Nest, it’s a high-end candle that smells amazing! Well, they all smell amazing because of course, they don’t just produce one scent. Their scents are definitely a treat and often haven’t been snift by the noses of many. I think this is a great individual gift or as mentioned before, you can pair it with something else. Regardless, you can’t go wrong with a Nest candle as a Christmas present. Here’s the link to their 8.1 oz and 21.2 oz Holiday candle scent which smells divine!
I have one of these, and I find it to be extremely useful. Whether your friend loves to take selfies, only takes pictures with pristine lighting, or is a blogger and needs this case to light her/his product shorts, I think the Lumee Case can do it all. While they don’t have a case out for the iPhone X, there are Lumi cases available for every other version of the iPhone, as well as the Samsung Galaxy s6 and s7. You can find the case here.
Mobile Picture Printer
There are many different versions of this, and while I do not have one myself, the mobile printer that I will suggest is the HP Sprocket. On the same trend of picture taking, if your friend likes taking pictures and likes posting or displaying pictures around their room, locker and other spaces, the Sprocket is a great gift. Who needs a Polaroid camera when your mobile phone takes great pictures? The only thing you’re missing is the printer and here is the solution.
Depending on how well you know someone you might feel comfortable enough to get the PJs, and I think that’s a wonderful gift. Honestly, I really appreciate a good pair of PJs but am reluctant to get a pair for myself because I feel like there are so many other things I could be spending my money on. I think a lot of people are in the same boat. They appreciate a good pair of pajamas but won’t go out and buy them for themselves. Here are a few great brands of PJ sets that I think people will love and that won’t break the bank.
I hope this blog post was helpful for you guys and at least jumpstarted your thought process on gift giving for the ladies in your life. There are three other gift guides on the way: gifts for him, the fit person in your life, and secret Santa/ white elephant gifts.
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Until next time get up get moving and live your best life. Happy Holidays!
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