By: Jamie Wigginton
The Holidays are getting closer and closer. Just when you thought you still had month left to get your shopping done you blink your eyes and that month has turned into a week. Below is a list of go-to gifts for the lovely lady in your life. Or, if you’re not too sure what to ask for, this may come in handy when handing out your wish list.
Make Up Brush Set: Every woman frequently needs new make up brushes in her life. Not only can brushes wear out quickly from every day use but they also can house bacteria and dead skin cells. Refresh your brush set for next year! A great package that comes highly recommended in the Dior brush set. This brush set includes quality brushes for powder, blush, eye shadow, eyeliner and lips and is encased in a convenient zippered holder.
J. Crew Sleep Wear: Who doesn’t love J. Crew? It’s Classic, beautiful and affordable. I just love their sleepwear sets for the holidays and sleepwear is just the quintessential gift for giving. My favorite is the flannel set in gingham. It’s bound to fit any taste and will definitely keep you warm on cold nights!
Nail Color: It’s official—nail color is in. Women all over are changing up and rocking bright colors and patterns are yearlong. Nail color makes a great stocking stuffer and is a safe bet with just about any of your female friends or family members. My advice is to go with one that is high quality. Invest in a great nail color and the user is sure to be satisfied at their color no longer chipping away. My suggestion is the Chanel Nail colors for $25 a bottle. The best thing is you can personalize the color based their style!
Bobbi Brown Ultimate Party Palette: Have someone in your life that loves to dress up and go out? Who doesn’t really? Bobbi Brown makes a party palette that is perfect for the party girl in your life. It has a range of colors for every occasion and at an affordable price it is the complete gift exchange item.
Archipelago Signature Soy Candle: This is my absolute favorite candle. They have numerous scents to choose from and I swear I have tried them all. The scent is unbelievable as it is not overwhelming but carries throughout your entire house. My favorite scent is the Bergamot Tobacco. I like a masculine smell and this one smells like your grandfather sitting by a warm fire smoking his pipe. However, the scents range from floral to fresh cut wood and once you have a whiff, you will agree there’s nothing quite like them.
MyYogaLoop: For the work out fiend in your group of friends MyYogaLoop is a hot new brand of the MyYogaLoop strap, an innovative strap designed to get best out of your yoga work out. MyYogaLoop can be used as a strap to wrap and carry your mat. With the easy-to-slide buckles, MyYogaLoop can be adjusted to a length that is a comfortable fit on your shoulder. It is also used as a prop to assist when hands are not able to grasp each other and to loop your feet, allowing you to hold the pose longer so that you can feel the healing effects.
Jewels: Jewelry will always be a gift that no woman will say no to, it’s an universal likeness that brings us all together. This year you can surprise your pal with a customized and personal nameplate necklace. Jane Basch makes a gorgeous ‘Name it Claim it’, name plate necklace that can be customized every which way. A unique thing to do is get their child’s name instead of their own! If you are shopping for your mom or family member and are looking for something especially wonderful I am in love with A. Jaron Fine Jewelry’s lapis bon bon earrings. They’re classically gorgeous and anyone would be thrilled to have them.
Queen Helen Mint Julep Masque 12 oz. Jar: I do not know a woman who has used this is does not love it. This is especially great if you have oily skin and need a way to shrink up your pores. I use this every other night and it leaves my skin feeling silky-smooth and refreshed. The best thing about it is that it lasts forever and it’s incredibly inexpensive at about $5.95 for a 12 oz. jar!
Spa Package: I’ve always thought that a spa visit is the ultimate gift for the holidays. During the holiday season many people find themselves stressed out and spread too thin. That’s why a spa package gives that special person in your life the perfect opportunity to relax and treat their selves. Spa packages can run on the pricey side so this is not a gift you give lightly. However, when given to the right person it really can mean a lot!
Damage Control Hair Product: This is a great gift for a friend you may know has brittle and tired hair. They will not take offense at your offer to help them. Instead they’ll rejoice in your presenting of these moisturizing hair healers. Bumble and Bumble make The Live Richly Box and it is a fantastic gift that comes at a great price!
Casual Garb: If you have seen the recent movie, ‘Our Idiot Brother’ starring Paul Rudd you probably feel like you know someone like that in your life you need to do some shopping for. They may be sweet and loving—but they definitely don the hippie vibe. A great gift may be their favorite rock band on a tie-dye tee. Tie Dye Mania makes all the 60s and 70s rock band tie-dye tees that the rocker in your life will be proud to wear.