Holiday shopping has officially begun, because why would you focus on spending a nice time with your family on Thanksgiving whilst reflecting on how lucky you are, when you could be aggressively tackling people in stores in hopes of getting the best deal? God Bless America.
For us girls, we usually are saavy and resourceful when it comes to making or buying gifts for our husbands, boyfriends, brothers and fathers. Men tend to have a more difficult time because “those two dresses look exactly the same” and “there is just so much stuff in this store.” I hear you, gentlemen. If you’re a little overwhelmed as to what to purchase for your female family members or friends, hopefully this guide will help.
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Create your Own Eyeshadow Palette ($40-$70)
Anastasia Beverly Hills has been making a name for themselves not just in the brow department, but in the cosmetic industry as a whole. Create a custom 4-well or 8-well eyeshadow palette (Yes, YOU pick the shades!) so your special girl can look extra special every day with the colors you chose for her. A personalized touch makes a gift more meaningful. Definitely but some nudes and browns in there so she can utilize the palette every day!
2. Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Repair and Lift Gift Set ($62)
If you’re shopping for a mother or grandmother, they will tell you that good skincare and moisturizer is the key to a youthful glow. The skin experts, Clinique, have this fabulous and new gift set that contains some of their best anti-aging and repair products.
3. NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette ($65)
For any girl who loves a good glow, the NARS Virtual Domination palette is a total steal. The brand’s famous Laguna bronzer is almost a full-size pot in this all-in-one palette. Tack on 3 gorgeous blushes(a powdery pink, a shimmery rose coral, and a hot coral) for any time of year and a sparkly highlighter that resembles champagne, and you have half your makeup bag in one place. This palette is limited edition, so any girl lucky enough to get this will certainly get envy from her friends months later when these babies are all gone.
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5. Josie Maran Cleanse and Nourish Argan Duo ($32)
Perfect for the winter months ahead, this argan oil duo will hydrate and love skin like no other. Josie Maran is infamous for her argan oil products, specifically her cleansing oil. Don’t be fooled – women and men with oily or combination skin can use argan oil products too. Even if your skin isn’t dry you still need to hydrate and cleanse. This duo is perfect for moms or grandmothers and really any woman who is serious about skincare.
6. Drybar Gift Certificate (any amount, but $40 gets you a blowout)
When in doubt get a giftcard, but not just any giftcard. Drybar gives its guests champagne and the royal treatment when you go in for a blowout. Give her some well-deserved pamper time – it’s what we all want.