Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gift Guide: For Her

I'm very excited to be starting my Christmas Gift Guides posts, and I'm kicking off this little mini series on my blog with a Gift Guide for her. The word 'her' can cover a lot of ground, when it comes to the women in your life, but all of these gifts should be suitable for the range that it covers. This is also going to cover a range of prices. I'm hoping to get the for him one up before Black Friday as well.

First it's no secret that most women love Disney, and especially Cinderella, so anything from the Cinderella Collection at Sephora is absolutely perfect. I especially like the idea of giving a significant other the perfume, so aptly named So This Is Love. But if that idea doesn't work for you there's also a nail polish collection, a lipstick set and an eyeshadow palette.

Keeping in the beauty range of things, Sephora really does have a plethora of options, my personal favorite is the Fragrance Sampler for Her. This is perfect for the girl that loves perfumes, because you get .05 ounce samples of perfume and you also get a voucher for a full size fragrance. It's sort of like 2 gifts in one. Bonus this year they're including a beauty bag with it.

If she's a bit eyeshadow obsessed you could give her either the Naked Palette or the Naked 2 Palette. These palettes have achieved cult status for a reason, the shadows are absolutely lovely, and very blend-able. Or there's the Stila Snow Angel Palette which is not only lovely for the makeup obsessed but also the makeup beginner because it also comes with several blushes and a mini mascara. Or if she likes Glitter and Glitz, there's the Sephora Favorites Glitz and Glam Party Sampler which is a kit of several glittery items including a nail polish, an eyeshadow, an eyeliner, several other products and a metallic clutch.

In the more Luxe range of products there's the Lancome In Love with Red Duo, which contains a lipstick from the Rouge in Love collection and a Nail Polish from the Vernis in Love collection. Both of them are lovely wearable shades of red. Or there's the Yves Saint Laurent Holiday Set, which contains the Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara, Touche Eclat Radient Touch Highlighter, Golden Gloss Shimmering Lip Gloss in Golden Peony, Dessin Du Regard Waterproof Long-Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in 1 Black In. The YSL set is definitely a luxary gift, as YSL is not only lovely to use, but their packaging is amazing. This set definitely ranks high on my christmas wishlist. I have a review of the mascara coming up soon.

In the bath and body range of things Philosophy has some lovely gift sets such as their High Tea Tidings set, Snowflake Wonderland Set, Sweet Rendezvous Set or Toast of the Town Set to name a few. It really depends on scent preferences and how much you want to pay for the gift. Then of course L''Occitane has some absolutely lovely giftsets right now ranging from $15 to $95 usd. There is the Hugs and Kisses set, the Pretty As Peonies set, Hand Indulgences Set, Hand Cream Confections Kit, and the Hand Cream Confections Bouquet . These sets are perfect for a woman who works with her hands a lot. Lush also has some amazing Gift Sets, but my favorites are the Mrs. Frosty Gift and Mr. Frosty Gift sets, which I think would be an adorable couple gift for a newlyweds. I'm also really fond of the With Love from Santa and the Snow Fairy Gift set

Next up the perfect gift for the bookworm in your life is definitely a Nook or Kindle. I personally own this NOOK and I adore it, and I do think it's better than the Kindle, but unfortunately is only any good if you live in the States since Barnes and Noble is only based in America, but the Kindle is from Amazon and works everywhere. If your favorite bookworm already own a Nook or Kindle there are a bunch of accessories that go with it such as covers, lights ans screen protectors. Or if they're anti e-reader there's always a gift card to their favorite bookshop.

Then if she's a candle lover Yankee Candle has some wonderful Holiday Scents, including an entire line based on the song A few of My Favorite Things. Personally my favorite holiday scent is Home for the Holidays.

Of course Victoria Secret also does a lovely line of Pajama's which I adore and right now include a pair of slippers with purchase. If you've followed my blog for awhile you know I adore Victoria Secrets Pajama's and they're my favorite gift every year.

If she's a Techy sort of girl you can get her a customized case for her favorite gadget from Caseable.com, and Kate Spade has some wonderful Blackberry, Laptop, Tablet and Iphone cases. Marc by Marc Jacobs have some lovely cases for either the Iphone or Tablet as well as Laptop cases. Also both Kate Spade and Marc by Marc Jacobs have some lovely Headphones.

So that's it for my gift guide for her this year. I'm going to get to work on my gift guide for him and hopefully I'll have that up for tomorrow's post.