Holiday Gift Guide 2013
If you’re hyper-organized, you might already be considering what gifts to select for the holiday 2013 shopping season. Once upon a time, I was like you too! Rarely was I unprepared for Christmas or Hanukkah, and generally I was already done with my shopping by October! I’ll be continually updating this gift guide as fabulous gift ideas continue to cross my desk, so be sure to check back when you’re in search of the perfect present!
Gift Ideas for Her
Gift Ideas For Your Teenaged Daughter
MAC’s Dazzlesphere collection offers adorable little snow-globe inspired containers filled with beauty goodies! Each ornamental container is filled with MAC’s addictive glosses or pigments in a wide variety of shades… proof that good things come in small packages!
Retail prices from $25.50 – $32.50. Available at MACCosmetics.com.
Luxe Gift Ideas for Mom
Estee Lauder’s holiday compacts are an annual beauty tradition. This year’s lineup is more incredible than ever, adorned with decorative cabochon-styled stones that look positively rich. The collection features names of the very things you will wish for a loved one in the New Year: Luck, Success, Love, Peace and Happiness. Each compact contains a universally translucent pressed powder that is refillable.
Retail price is $65. Available at EsteeLauder.com.
Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Mom
Carol’s Daughter offers the most amazing gift collections–at money saving price points–for the holiday season. The Favorite Fragrances Bubbly Body Washes set contains three heavenly scented body washes: Almond Cookie Body Cleansing Gel, Orange Ambrosia Body Cleansing Gel and Goddess Flower Body Cleansing Cream. An included loofah means Mom can luxuriate in a fragrant, bubbly shower that gives the skin some TLC.
Retail price is $30. Available at CarolsDaughter.com.
Luxe Gift Ideas for Wife
When it comes to ”luxe” holiday beauty gifts, Make Up For Ever never fails to impress. This year’s holiday gift idea for the woman who has everything should surely be Make Up For Ever’s Wild & Chic Aqua Cream Premium Set. A giftable tin holds 10 shades of Make Up For Ever’s legendary Aqua Cream in the most fitting eyeshadow shades of the season. The included eye shadow brush #5n ensures a professional-quality application.
Retail price is $175. Available at Sephora.com.
Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Wife
tarte LipSurgence is certainly a crowd pleaser! The LipSurgence formula is shiny and moisturizing, and also delivers gorgeous color. For Holiday 2012, tarte is offering a limited-edition gift set with five festive shades in hollywood starlet inspired shades. The usual retail price for one LipSurgence lip tint is $24, so this value set is quite the steal!
Retail price is $29. Available at TarteCosmetics.com.
Gift Ideas for Best Friend
If you’re a fan of Make Up For Ever, you can introduce your “bestie” to the best-selling staple products the brand has to offer with the Best Of Make Up For Ever Kit! From HD Microperfecting Primer to Smoky Lash Mascara, this gift box contains beauty products that are useful and effective from start to finish of makeup application.
Retail price $55. Available at Sephora.com.
Gift Ideas for Sister
Selecting the perfect gift for your sister can be tough. If you’re looking for an idea both luxe and practical, grab one of the Joico Luxe Holiday Duos the next time you’re in the salon. Joico’s Moisture Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner leave hair feeling soft and silky, and the formula smells simply divine! Also included in the set is Joico’s cult-favorite K-Pak Revitaluxe deep conditioning treatment, the perfect 3-5 minute escape for sister.
Retail price $19.95. Check out the Joico website to find a retailer near you.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas
The I Love… Cosmetics brand is new on the scene here in the USA. If you’re looking for a fantastic budget-gift idea, do check the shelves of your local drugstore for these deliciously-scented bath and body treats. The Super Soft Hand Lotion is a fantastic stocking stuffer. It’s a fast-absorbing pampering skin treat for hard-working hands, available in a variety of fun scents.
Retail price is $5.99. Available at local drugstores.
Gift Ideas for Teacher
Crabtree & Evelyn’s triple milled soaps are each a gift on their own, wrapped in colorful paper with a old-world parchment feel. The Heritage Soap Collection contains fragrant soaps that leave the skin feeling soft. Ordinarily, these incredible soaps retail for $10 a piece, so this collection is also a fantastic deal. Any teacher would love to receive this collection of soaps as a gift!
Retail price is $38. Available at CrabtreeandEvelyn.com.
Gift Ideas for Hostess
When someone opens their home to you during the holiday season, you should never show up empty-handed. Selecting a hostess gift is tricky, however. A fabulous idea is a L’Occitane Home Diffuser. From the L’Occitane Holiday Delice des Fruits Collection, this home diffuser allows for careful control over how much scent is released into the air. A wide variety of scents are available to fill the diffuser. I’m personally smitten with Fig Tree Leaf. It’s fresh, subtle and somewhat fruity. It’s a real crowd-pleaser, just like your hostess!
Retail price is $16 for the Delice des Fruits Home Diffuser, and $16 for a Perfume Refill. Available at LOccitane.com.
Gift Ideas for Someone Who Has EVERYTHING
We all have that one person on our list that is simply impossible to shop for. A Spa Week gift card is a wonderful gift idea for anyone in need of a little pampering! The GC is accepted at over 4,500 spas nationwide (so they can use it in their home town, or carry it along on a vacation).
A $100 Spa gift card is only $89.99, and ships in a free gift box for the ultimate holiday presentation. Sold at SpaWeek.com.
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