I do some of my best work under pressure – which is why I wait to do all of my holiday shopping until the week before Christmas.
Of course, I have those clarifying moments where I realize I could have saved myself a lot of time, energy, and stress if I had simply started my shopping earlier.
But that will probably never happen. So if you’re looking for gift ideas for that friend, roommate or sister – then look no further! Whether she’s a beauty lover, a bookworm , a party girl, or a fashionista, she’s bound to love many of the recommendations I’ve listed. Most of the gifts I’ve chosen are pretty universal – and can be enjoyed by anyone on your list.
Let’s get inspired!
If your best friend adores makeup, she’s probably pretty particular about what she likes. You’d have to think about what colors she likes, her skin tone, what products she already has, and what her favorite brands are.
Instead, consider purchasing her cute tools she can use every day that make the makeup application process easier. A cute cosmetics bag she can use on-the-go, or a new set of brushes, a vanity organizer, or perhaps a cute mug she can store her brushes in.
My bestie always uses my makeup products, which used to drive me crazy. I decided to get her the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb, and Rosewater – its something of mine she always uses – and she’s happy that she has her own.
I try to think of things my friends want but wouldn’t necessarily purchase for themselves. For example, my friend loves fake eyelashes but she goes through them so fast, so I got her this pair of cruelty-free, reusable lashes from Icona Lashes.
Who doesn’t love a good face mask? Target sells a variety of Que Bella face masks for only about $2.50 each. It’s such such a cute, easy gifting idea – add some spa gloves or fuzzy socks, some tea, a candle, and an adult coloring book – and you’ve got the perfect relaxing night planned!
That brings up another great gift idea – books! Poetry books such as The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur make reading truly enjoyable for anyone – even people who wouldn’t normally consider themselves ‘readers’. The book is filled with uplifting, relatable poetry that celebrate themes of self-discovery and growth.
What are some of your favorite gifts to give and receive?