The holidays are just around the corner and our calendar is already getting so full! And though shopping is one of my all time favorite activities (it’s one of my love languages- I LOVE giving gifts), each year I find it harder to come up with the perfect gift (or something extra unique) for those I care about most. This year my gifting list is well underway, thanks to the convenience of Birchbox as the perfect one stop shop for an amazing selection of products for my beauty-loving friends and family! Here’s a sneak peek at the goodies on my list so far and hopefully a bit of inspiration for those of you who are looking for similar ideas…
I’m obsessed with beauty products. Makeup, skincare, treatments- I love it all. I’m always trying out new products, so I’m usually the go-to whenever my girlfriends have beauty related questions. I’ve tested out a lot of products and even though my list is always growing and adjusting slightly, I have a core group of brands and beauty items that are in my everyday routine. This is always a great place to start when gifting. I’m always asking myself, what do I love that I can share with a friend, family member or the like that will enjoy it just as much? That’s what’s so great about Birchbox’s Holiday Gift Shop – it’s filled with many of my favorite items but in mini-versions (perfect for stocking stuffers), starter kits (great for introducing a brand), and limited edition holiday sets. Perfect for gifting!
I’m slipping my favorite Caudalie combo into my Grandmother’s stocking this year. This duo includes an anti-aging hand & nail cream and lip conditioner- a nice little beauty treat. Caudalie makes amazing products, their Beauty Elixir has been a favorite of mine for years.
Lashes! I know a thing or two about creating long, thick looking lashes. Have you ever tried Benefit’s ‘Are They Real’ Mascara? It’s amazing. I have about five mascaras that I switch between and I love this stuff. This Lashtastic gift set comes with two mascaras that I’ll be sticking in my sister’s stocking this year.
For my girlfriend who is all about looking natural, I’m gifting this Stila make-up set, which I know she’ll love. This ‘Sending My Love Gift Set’ includes an Eye Palette, Face Palette, Lip Glaze in Guava and Smudge Stick in Stingray- subtle colors that will look naturally beautiful.
Lollia makes the yummiest perfumes so when I saw this relaxation duo, I knew it would be a perfect gift for my mom. It comes with a lavender, bee blossom honey & vanilla shower gel and shea butter and macadamia nut oil hand cream. It’s little luxuries like this that make treating yourself so nice.
My mother-in-law loves skincare as much as I do, so I’m gifting her this Dr. Jart+ kit to use during the cooler weather this season. This set is filled with products for protection, restoration, hydration and nourishment, including SPF!
Kerastase offers the ultimate experience in hair treatment, so I’m giving my hair-loving girlfriend a set to take on the road with her. This stuff is what hair dreams are made of! I’ve been using it since college whenever I need to refresh my mane or add an extra glow.
I still have a ways to go with all of our gifting this holiday season, but these beauty products are a good jump-start! What are you gifting your beauty loving friends & family this year? For more holiday beauty related gifts, check out all of Birchbox’s Gift Guide. They’ve curated lists Gifts $50 & Over, Gifts Under $25, Stocking Stuffers & Gift Sets to make it easier for you to shop. Birchbox is also having an amazing Black Friday offer starting tomorrow, November 26th until December 1st. Get 25% off everything, including gift subscriptions on orders $35 & up. Use code BIGDEAL from the 26-29th and then PARTYON from the 30-1st.
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