Holiday Gift Ideas (for Her)
It’s a tradition now for my blog. Around this time of the year I go online window shopping and I write about some beauty related products that can be gifted for the holidays, to a (girl)friend or even yourself. Again, I try to keep the €30 limit, since not everyone can afford spending hundreds in presents and also it’s easier to find gifts that cost more. Those who want to spend more, they can also get inspired by these ideas. I have to admit, though, that this year it was much harder than in the past to find good ideas within that price limit. I’m thinking that I will have to change that next year and adjust the price limit.
I have to mention, like I do every year, that the prices might surpass the €30 in some places, but I don’t think it would be much higher, only a bit. I tried my findings to be internationally available, but they can also serve as a guide.
So, what can I get her with €30 or less, this year?
I used to be able to find mascara sets from most brands under €30 around this time of the year, but not anymore. Now, most of them are just a bit over that price limit, but there are still some brands that offer mascara sets, which usually include a mascara in full size and a couple travel (or deluxe) size items. Urban Decay, Benefit, Clinique, Make Up For Ever mascara sets are some good ones for this price tag.
Makeup sets and palettes:
There are not many options within that budget, but I was able to find some good ones.
Urban Decay’s ‘Naked Basics’ (the original one and the 2nd one), Maybelline’s The Nudes, L’Oréal’s Color Riche La Palette Nude (1 and 2), some of the Sephora Collection palettes, the Sleek palettes are some good eyeshadow palettes to gift to a makeup lover, or just about anyone, from newbies to… anyone, especially a neutral palette. Also, The Body Shop offer two limited edition eyeshadow quads in their holiday collection.
Apart from the eyeshadow palettes there are also some other makeup sets that usually come with a variation of different products and offer a good chance to try out different products of the brand. Within that prize limit, you can find sets from Too Faced, Benefit, Make Up For Ever and Marc Jacobs.
H&M’s beauty department is brand new this year and you can find many good gifts under €30 there. There are some pre-made sets, but you can also combine items to customize your own present. You can get a makeup bag and 2-3 beauty items, for example. There are so many combinations! You can see some in the image below.
Or you can also get this makeup brush bag and 2-3 brushes:
There are many nail sets by most brands to choose from. O·P·I, Sephora Collection, Ciaté.
Bath and body sets:
A bath/ body set makes a good Holiday gift and if that’s what you choose to gift, The Body Shop is a good place to go. They have gift sets that start from low price and the go way over the €30 limit of this post. There are sets of various scents, from the permanent line or from the Holidays’ special edition one. My personal favorite permanent scent is Shea.
You can also find sets or you can build your own set by combining bath/ body items from Sephora Collection. Like The Body Shop, Sephora has come out with a limited edition scent, in addition to the scents from the permanent line. My personal favorite permanent scent is Monoi.
When you are building your own set, wherever it is from, you have control over the products of the sets that can be personalized accordingly, based on the receiver’s preferences.
Now, I’m mainly copying/ pasting a previous year’s post…
You can get her clothes or fashion accessories like jewelry, scarves, beanies, gloves or mittens or a handbag. Depending on the money you want to spend, you can combine two or more.
All items in the image below are from H&M and currently available.
Candles can make ideal Holliday presents for women that are not necessarily into makeup, of any age, for family, close friends or just acquaintances.
Again, there are also limited edition ones, as well as gift sets. You can also create a set by buying a candle and a candle sleeve or base, depending on the candle.
It doesn’t even have to be a candle itself, you can get an oil/ tart burner with a scent (or more) of your choice.
Some random and unisex gift ideas:
French press coffee maker, mugs, travel mugs and tumblers that can also be accompanied by a Starbucks (or any other coffee place)’s gift card or/ and a pack of coffee, cocoa powder or tea.
An alarm clock. If you are shopping for someone that has to get up early in the morning, pull all-nighters, or is late to your meetings/ dates, or you find that they can use an alarm clock, you can find some cool ones.
I don’t think any further explanation is needed here. You can find gift card from all sort of shopping places, physical or online.
Books always make great presents to anyone at any age. In case you don’t know it, Book Depository, an online bookstore, offers worldwide free shipping, a variety of genres and at good prices.
Stocking stuffers ideas:
Face masks, hand cream, false lashes and/ or lash glue (if you know the lady you are shopping for wears false lashes), lip balm (limited edition Christmas ones, or not), solid perfume, perfume atomizer, a nail polish, nail wraps or nail stickers, a nail file, hair ties, a compact mirror, a purse hook, a bar of soap, fluffy socks, candle tarts, chocolate.
Even ear buds, a USB flash drive or a memory card (you have to be sure that you are getting one that is for her appliances).
You can break gift sets that contain few items and give them to multiple persons, like for example a set of lipglosses or eyeliners or lipbalms…