It’s the holiday season again, thank god, an excuse to snuggle up under blankets, tie pretty bows and drink lots of hot chocolate! One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is spoiling all the important females in my life. Buying for women is an art-form, below I’ve created a list of fool-proof gifts to help you navigate the season and give gifts that will be remembered. This post focuses on products you can get the girls in your life who can’t get enough beauty products.
Bath treats from Lush are a no-brainer gift for me. Lush is a company that makes natural, hand-made, adorable bath goods. They’re high quality, reasonably priced and unique and fun enough to make an incredible gift. Plus, Lush makes your life easier by assembling tons of holiday themed gift sets ranging in price that are all pre-wrapped and ready to go. The perfect last minute gift. The Christmas Star box shown above is one of the mid-sized gift boxes it includes 7 seasonal bath items and retails for $39.95. The Cinders bath bomb (that orange ball on the top right) is cult favorite among Lush fans. It’s meant to emulate a crackling fire, it turns your bathwater a warm gold, smells of cinnamon and moisturizes your skin. Plus the red bit on top is made of pop-rocks so your bath crackles like a real fire when you drop it in! Incredible.
If you have a lot of ladies to buy for, or can’t afford to drop $40 bucks on bath melts, Lush still has you covered. The adorable Secret Santa Box above sells for only $9.95. It includes snowcake soap and a bathbomb that smells like fig pudding!
LUSH wrapped gift sets starting at $9.95
Deluxe Fragrance Sampler by Sephora
A signature scent is something every woman should have, but it’s something that’s incredibly difficult to find. I’ve stuck with the same scent since 7th grade for the sole reason that I dread sampling department store perfumes with all the pushy saleswomen chatting me up. Plus there’s no way to really know how a perfume will smell on your skin by sampling it on those strips of paper. That’s why this Sephora sampler is perfect. The set includes 12 sample size (probably good for about 10 days of wear) of popular and high end perfumes. The set doesn’t cheap out, it has scents from Marc Jacobs, Versace, Prada, Gucci, Givenchy and more. After you’ve experimented with the scents, smelled how they wear and picked a favorite, the sets include a voucher to get a full size of any sample you picked. What an incredible value. Let’s say you picked Daisy, my favorite scent from the collection. For the cost of the $50 sampler you’d get a full size of Daisy (which retails for $62) plus all 11 other samples. The packaging on this set is beautiful, what girl wouldn’t want to open something pink and shiny that smells delicious!
Deluxe Fragrance Sampler $50 at Sephora
Butter London Polishes
Spoil your girlfriends with polishes by Butter London. Their polishes are free from formaldehyde, toluene and DBP so they’re safe for all us nail biters. Most of all, they come in the most beautiful colors. Their sparkly nude called All Hail The Queen (pictured above) is one of my personal all time favorites. Other must-haves are British Racing Green, and Rosie Lee.
Butter London Polishes $14.00