We believe beauty gifts are the BEST gifts, but—that being said—there’s definitely some etiquette to keep in mind when giving them. For example, gifting a problem-specific product? It might end up sending an unintended message. (PSA: unless you know your giftee really, really well, step away from the acne cream!) To help you pick out the perfect present, we’ve created a no-fail guide to beauty gift-giving.
Fragrance, makeup and skincare can be tricky to gift, since all three categories are pretty personal. That’s why we’re a huge fan of gift sets and samplers! It might seem a little strange to give someone an entire jar of anti-aging cream, but as part of skincare essentials kit? Perfectly acceptable. The same goes for fragrance—scent is super subjective, so it’s best to give your giftee options. That way, if patchouli really isn’t their thing, they’re not left with an entire bottle of something they’ll never use.
The best gifts are the ones you would never buy for yourself. If your giftee is reluctant to splurge on themselves, a ridiculously indulgent present is the perfect choice. You can’t go wrong with an ultra-luxe night cream, fancy bath salts, soaps, or gorgeously packaged candles. Another no-fail gift? A glamorous new beauty gadget to play with! Elevate her makeup game with a beautiful brush set, or give her the skincare tool she never knew she needed.
Give tried and true
I know it sounds crazy, but not everyone knows as much about beauty as you do. While your vanity might be fully stocked with cult classics, your giftee might not know the miracle that is EVE LOM’s ultra-luxe cleansing balm. Sometimes, the best beauty gift is a basic—a tried and true product that everyone should have in their arsenal. Whether it’s BY TERRY’s iconic Baume de Rose or RODIN’s ultra-luxurious face oil, these cult faves are always no-fail.
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