Who doesn’t love a beauty gift during the holiday season? Beauty gifts are fun, they let us feel pampered, and they can save us money at the salon.
Best Beauty Gifts for the Holiday Season
Best Blow dryer for Women with Thick Hair
One of the best beauty products you can give a woman with thick hair is an ionic hair dryer. I was skeptical when I first purchased one of these, the Vidal Sassoon Ionic Styler Dryer. It does dry hair faster and there is a cool button, to cool off scalp.
It’s a little large, so it’s not the best travel blow dryer, unless you are taking a weekend or road trip by car. This is also a good beauty gift for women who are crunched for time, but need to dry their washed hair every morning.
Flat Iron for Women with Medium to Long Hair
There are many flat irons on the market, and women who like to keep up with beauty trends need to have a flat iron in their hair care arsenal. The Sedu Ionic Ceramic Tourmaline is a solid flat iron for most women. It has a variable temperature, not found on all flat irons.
On the flip side of the straight coin, women who keep up with trends or like to change their look for a night also need a good curling iron. Opt for a wide-barreled curling iron with variable heat. The Hot Tools Curling Iron Spring Grip 1 1/4 is a good choice, and unlike some curling irons, it will not come apart easily.
Mini Make-up Brush Sets
Any mini make-up brush set is an ideal gift for women who like to wear make up. It’s also a good gift for women who find themselves freshening their make up on the go, between work and going out for dinner. The Sephora Brand Moroccan Brush Set is a useful set of makeup brushes for non-professional make up artists.
The mini make-up brush set will give women a good reason to get rid of old make up brushes that no longer serve their purpose.
This is a beauty gift that you can give to someone close to you. Create a scent for them, based on their likes and the scents you think work for them. Or, purchase a gift certificate from a local personalized perfume maker and invite them to make their own perfume. Make it a date, if it’s for someone you are involved with, and create the perfume together. You can also do this online at Scentcrafters.com.
What Not to Buy
Eye Shadow Suitcases
Please skip the suitcase of rainbow colored eye shadows when giving a beauty gift. These seem like popular gifts for tween girls and teens, but nobody should be walking around with rainbow eye shadow, unless they are going to an ’80s costume party.
Baskets of Stinky Lotions
Be careful when you purchase a pre-made basket of beauty products. Unless you know for a fact that the recipient loves the brand, the products or the scents, find something else.