Buying gifts for ladies in your life, whether you are male or female, can be a minefield. It’s mainly affected by how well you know that person and your relationship with them, as well as their likes and dislikes.
Here are a few simple tips to help steer you in the right direction, keep everyone smiling on Christmas day and earn you extra brownie points.
Beautician or Spa Voucher
Pretty much a fail-safe, you can pick how much you want to spend on the lucky recipient of your gift and they can choose exactly what treatment they want to use it on and when they want to visit. If it’s a practical lady, she might like to spend it on ‘essential’ grooming like waxing or eyebrow shaping; other options include manicures or pedicures, pampering treatments like hot stone massages or luxury facials.
Each season usually sees a new color trend fresh off the runway, a new range launch from a cult beauty brand or a new product from a top end luxury beauty brand. If you know someone who is into their lip color, this might be the perfect treat.
Potentially a tricky one, as everyone has their personal preferences, but smellies come in many shapes, sizes and aromas. How about a gorgeous luxury candle, all rustic, multi-wicked and just perfect for adding a warm glow to a home during the cozy dark nights? Or a gift basket of natural organic goodies like body oils, bath salts and bath bombs? Classic smells include vanilla, fragrant herbs and softly scented fruit fragrances.
High End Beauty Case
For a lady that’s always jumping on planes and trains for work and weekends away, how about a beautiful travel make-up case and toiletry organizer? Luxurious and practical at the same time, choose something with lots of different types of multi-purpose storage compartments so she can make the beauty case work hard to meet her individual needs.
Nail treats are another brilliant gift, from a set of stylish varnishes, to manicure sets, to nail polishing tools. There’s also UV lamps for the semi-pro and nail art kits for creative types.
Arm candy comes in many forms and bracelets make great gifts for a wide range of female recipients. Again available at lots of different price points and styles, it’s a good idea to know if your giftee tends to prefer gold or silver and if they tend to be traditional or modern in their taste. Choose from beads, leather wraps, simple chains, charms and semi-precious stones – there’s a huge range out there.
Bag a Cute Clutch
Cute clutch bags are great little token of affection, from plain and simple to pops of statement color.
Another classic, present your loved one with a beautifully packaged body lotion set from one of their favorite brands. Perhaps you know what perfume they wear? The accompanying body lotion would be sure to be a hit. Or something from a luxury brand that they might not normally treat themselves to?
An incredibly thoughtful gift if you know the lady a little better. There’s a lot of choices out there, like necklaces engraved with their partner’s or children’s initial, names or birth dates – perhaps a place of significance to them or the map coordinate to that location?
With something for everyone and available in a multitude of colors, finishes and brands, pretty eye and cheek palettes are often a hit.