By: Lynnette Hernandez
One of the best things about the holiday season is finding the perfect gift for your loved ones. It’s great to see the looks on their faces as they open up their gifts (provided you do a good job). You don’t have to dig deep into your wallet to give a great gift — the best and most useful gifts involve more thought than money. Here are five makeup must-haves that anyone will enjoy — beauty buff or not!
1. A Brush Bouquet
Makeup brushes are a must in every beauty bag. Whether they’re for applying eye shadows, blushes or powders, the right brush can help perfect any makeup application. Wrap up a couple brushes in a bow for a fun holiday brush bouquet.
2. Lip Balm and Exfoliator
Everyone loves a soft, kissable pout. Wrap up your favourite lipsticks and lip balms along with a homemade lip scrub made from honey and brown sugar for a personalized gift. Package the set in a small jar or container from a craft store for an even more personal touch. The key is giving these two gifts together. If you feel so inclined (or if the recipient needs some direction), provide instructions on how to exfoliate and moisturize lips.
3. Eye Shadow Set
Gifting an eye shadow set is a great way to simplify someone’s eye makeup routine. Whether your gift recipient loves her smoky eye or prefers a more natural look, there is an eye shadow set out there for her.
4. Nourishing Body Lotion
The cold winter weather leaves everyone’s skin feeling parched. Having a hydrating body lotion on hand is the perfect remedy. Wrap up your go-to lotion for seasonal dryness and add in a pair of socks. Then, attach a card with instructions on how to soothe and replenish their skin. (Hint: Suggest a 10-minute foot soak before bed, followed by applying the lotion and immediately covering with socks — their feet will thank them in the morning.)
5. Holiday Sets
Are you still having a hard time choosing? Why not try a pre-packaged holiday beauty set? These sets give your recipient the opportunity to try out something you haven’t, or to try something that you swear by!
What beauty gift are you giving this season?
Lynnette writes Style Maeve, a fashion blog dedicated to finding the latest styles, celebrity looks and weekly features that help you get the look you want without breaking the bank.