The winter holidays are coming, and this means one thing: it’s time for gift and shopping! If you haven’t gotten around to buying gifts for your family, friends and significant others then it’s about high time you get on that.
However, not everyone has the same tastes in gifts. What is more, it sometimes doesn’t matter how well you know a person, buying them a gift will still be hard.
The difficult thing about buying gifts for a lot of people at the same time is that each person has different tastes when it comes to anything from makeup and clothes to shower gels and candles.
Nevertheless, with a little bit of attention to details and a lot of research done beforehand, you can easily buy the perfect gift for every special person in your life.
Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones with Beauty Products
Now that you’ve decided to start shopping for gifts, you will need a few suggestions to inspire you. Here are the ten best gift item ideas to get your loved ones for Christmas 2017. Yea, maximum are beauty products.
Beauty advent calendars are the number one trendy gift this Christmas, perfect for the avid makeup collector in our lives. The entire appeal behind them lies in the fact that you can get a gift per day leading up to December 25th. Who wouldn’t love that?
They also come in all price ranges, which is good if you’re on a budget. You can get more affordable beauty advent calendars from Primark, The Body Shop or Soap and Glory, but you can also venture out and spend a bit more on luxury ones from brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Bare Minerals or Benefit.
No matter who you’re buying this for, you can’t go wrong with a skin care set for Christmas 2017. You know that those hearty Christmas dinners leave you looking for the best natural acne face wash year after year. Heavy meals can take their toll on your skin, so just about anyone can appreciate a good skin care set during the holiday season.
When it comes to skincare, premium brands such as Clarins, Tatcha or Clarisonic are a great choice for someone who values their skincare routine. But, if you’re on a budget, the drugstore also offers great cost-effective options such as Nivea or Garnier. Just make sure that the set you get suits their skin type and all is well.
Perfume is a timeless classic gift for any occasion, including Christmas. However, it’s a good idea to buy it only for someone who you know well, such as your significant other or your mother. Tastes in perfume are very personal to every one of us, so unless you specifically know what they like in this category, maybe choose something else on this list.
Still, if you feel like perfume would make a great gift for someone else but are unsure what scent they would prefer, big beauty stores such as Sephora generally have holiday perfume sample sets for sale.
What is more, such a set usually offers a discount coupon for one full-size perfume in the set. This means that if your friend or relative likes one of the scents in particular, they can buy it in the full bottle for a smaller price, which is great.
Another very trendy gift idea is scented candles. Lighting up a pleasant candle in the comfort of your home not only makes your entire living space smell good, it can also influence your mood.
For example, scents such as lemon, jasmine or cinnamon are great for increasing productivity, while lavender is notorious for inducing relaxation and sleep.
Many companies, such as Yankee Candles or House of Fraser, also offer scented candle gift sets that contain mini sizes of their best holiday scents. These make a perfect gift for just about anyone in your life, not just someone that is into home décor.
Whether your friend or relative prefers showering or bathing, a good shower gel, lotion and shampoo set is still a great and useful gift. And there are plenty of size, scent and content options to choose from too.
Such gift sets can be found in stores such as Bath and Bodyworks, The Body Shop and many others. Moreover, they make a great present for both men and women, which is a huge plus. Just make sure to pick out the right scents for each person.
If you want to buy a gift with someone that is just starting their makeup collection, a multifunctional palette is a good way to go. These types of palettes generally contain different rows or drawers with everything from eyeshadow and lipstick to powder, mascara, and eyeliner.
These palettes come in all shapes and sizes with varying designs on the front and so on. You also need to consider these factors when choosing the right one.
For example, some brands have elegant and sleek designs for these palettes which might be unfit for a younger person. On the same note, fun and cheerful designs might not be suitable for someone like your mother or aunt.
Once you’ve decided what your loved one would like, a multifunctional palette is a pretty failsafe gift for a makeup lover. And most brands carry such an item during the holidays, so it’s easy to find one in your price range.
Buying a gift for the fashion lover in your close circle of friends and family can be tricky. Just like with perfume, fashion tastes and choices are very dear and personal to each of us. Thus, even though you might think your friend or relative might enjoy that blouse you picked out for them, chances are they might not.
However, you can’t go wrong with some classic winter accessories. A matching cap, scarf, and gloves set in trendy winter colors such as burgundy, forest green or even, oddly enough, dusty pink make a great gift for your fashionista friend.
And when in doubt, always choose black because it’s classy, timeless and goes with anything.
The year 2017 is all about lipstick as far as makeup preferences are concerned. Therefore, a lip kit, lipstick set or even a lipstick vault is an amazing gift idea for the lipstick lover in your life.
Many brands that carry lipsticks put out gift sets for the holidays, and Sephora even has a great value for money lipstick vault with all their best-selling products in this category.
Likewise, metallic lips are a huge trend this year, so a metallic lip set can be a great gift for a friend or significant other that likes to get bold with their makeup. Whatever your choice might be, the lipstick friend in your life is sure to love it.
Depending on the brand you choose, eye kits might come in the form of simple eyeshadow palettes with an included brush, or they can go all out and have eye primers, mascaras and even glitters thrown in. Depending on your budget, you can choose either the former or the latter.
And for your star-struck friend, celebrities such as Rihanna and Kylie Jenner have come out with special edition holiday palettes, so make sure to grab one for them. They can be a bit more expensive due to the celebrity name behind time, but if you’ve got the budget for it, then your loved one will surely appreciate this gift.
No Christmas gift list is complete without a few good stocking stuffer ideas. And the best part is that all the aforementioned sets and kits can be broken into individual bits and pieces to put in stockings this Christmas. Just choose which product is best for which person and you’ve got yourself plenty of stocking stuffers to go around.
Time to Start Shopping
Now that you’ve read this short guide on what to buy your loved ones this Christmas while taking their tastes into account, it’s time to start shopping. Set a budget for all the gifts you plan on getting so that you don’t go overboard, but remember to have fun with it. The people in your life will surely love whatever you’re getting them, so don’t be afraid to step outside of the box and be creative. Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!
Written By – Mike Jones. Having grown up in an all-female family, Mike Jones has always been surrounded by beauty products and he became pretty good at understanding the differences between a highlighter and a blush. His articles on soundbodylife.com focus on healthy skin care routine.