Shopping for others can sometimes prove to be a bit…challenging. Your girlfriends’ tastes vary; your coworkers have different interests; your mom is traditional, whereas your sister is trendy.
With so many personalities, you may feel forced to run from store to store, spending more time on the hunt than actually enjoying this magical time of year.
Well, we may not be elves, but b-glowing staff has worked hard so you don’t have to. We’ve curated charming gift guides for absolutely everyone on your list—yes, including your man—and we’ve made shopping as easy as possible with price points, personality types, and product types, and even created exclusive holiday edits by beauty editors and industry trendsetters (Refinery29, Pretty Connected, and b-glowing).
We’ve done the hard part so you can do the fun part—spoil friends and family! Ready to shop without the hassle? Browse our gift guides here.
The holidays are a marathon, not a sprint. You’re going here, there, everywhere, and keeping plenty busy while at your destinations. You’re catching up with family and saying hello to old your friends. You’re cooking feasts, pulling together fabulous outfits, and creating beautiful looks. But these all have on thing in common: work!
The most wonderful time of year is the most exhausting, too. So when you’re in need of an hour of downtime, create a relaxing atmosphere with an at-home spa (or a wherever-you-happen-to-be spa). We’ve selected five items that will soothe and rejuvenate. Plus, all five would make an amazing, luxurious gift set.
Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite– Eiffel Tower No. 15 Bon Bon Bubbling Bath: You can’t fully relax without the perfect bubble bath; and this choice is sure to satisfy with a beautiful scent and plenty of bubbles. Because the rule is that you can’t leave the tub until the last bubble pops, right?
Bliss – Microwaveable Poetic Waxing Kit: Easy to use and gentle enough for sensitive skin. The stripless, low-heat, hard-wax hair removal system "shrink-wraps" hair without adhering to skin. Use on face or body for results without the long-lasting, tell-tale signs.
And for Ambiance…
For more gift ideas, shop our gift guide here.
We love introducing devotees to new brands and products, especially those that have a strong cult following. In our Cult Classic Beauty Picks boutiques, we've taken the guesswork out of trying new lines by hand-selecting our favorite products in Skincare, Makeup, Fragrance, Hair Care, Bath + Body, and Men's.
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