The holidays are here, and nothing says LOVE like giving the gift of beauty. This season gift your mom, sis, BFF, hubby or boyfriend treats that will make them look and feel on top of their game. Here is my Top 10 Beauty Product Holiday Gift Guide for everyone in your life.
Your mother will adore you when she opens up a Burt’s Bees Foot Care Kit ($10, Burtsbees.com) to find everything she needs to pamper her peds. A pumice stone, Coconut Foot Cream and comfy Bee Socks are all earth-friendly and totally natural.
All sibling rivalry will end when she opens up her complete smoky eye kit from yours truly. The Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy ($34.50, sallyhansennaturalbeauty.com) contains universal shades of Luminizing Face Primer, Forever Stay Eye Pencil in Deep Black, Instant Definition Eyeshadow Palette in Storm and Forever Stay Moisture Gloss in Sparkling Nude.
3. Best Friend
Tell your best friend her smile lights you up whenever you are down by getting her the Stila Holiday Lip Glaze set ($25, Stilacosmetics.com). With 8 shades that span from uber nude to berry wine, she can enhance that beautiful smile of hers and play up any mood.
Give your female boss a box of yummy smelling bath salts. Lollia In Love Sea Salt Sachets smell like apple blossom, jasmine and rose ($28, Lollialife.com) and come in the prettiest packaging. Perfect to use after a long stressful work week.
Give the hubster a proper shaving kit without breaking the bank. The Art Of Shaving has The Four Elements Of The Perfect Shave Starter Kit ($25, Theartofshaving.com), which includes pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm, and a trial size Badger Shaving Brush.
A great gift for any guy is a dopp kit packed with skincare goodies. Try the leather Dopp Kits from Billy Reid ($195, Billyreid.com), and stuff it with Kiehl’s products that are very sporty.
Help your brother feel smooth and solve a few of his skin issues along the way. Baxter of California’s Razor Bump Relief ($20, Baxterofcalifornia.com) will exfoliate his skin and get rid of ingrown hairs forever.
If Mema’s retired and cruising around (or at least wants to pretend that she is), then Tocca’s Candele Da Viaggio travel candle set ($42, Tocca.com) will be the perfect gift for her. These glorious upscale candles are inspired by the smells of far away places. Egypt, Morocco, Japan and Cuba can all be conjured up with a simple match.
A good shave at any age makes a distinguished gentleman feel amazing. Give Gramps a few bars of Lightfoot’s Pure Pine Aromatic Gentlemen’s Shave Cream Soap from London (3 for $13.50, Shoplondons.com). The smoother the cheek, the more kisses he will get!
10. Aunt or Uncle
Now this can be a hard one, so I always give a gift certficate to extended family members for a CVS or local drugstore. You have no idea how people get secretly excited to shop their own way on someone else’s dime.
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