When shopping for a gift for a woman who loves make-up, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Walking into a beauty shop is hard enough to chose a product for you when there are so many… let alone selecting something for someone else. Make-up and perfume are really personal choices, so unless she tells you the specific item she’s in need of for this season, don’t just rush to the store to buy it. Instead, buy your beauty-lover a gift she can use during self-care, like one of these.
5 Best Gifts For Beauty Lovers (that aren’t make-up)
1. New Brush Set
Chances are pretty strong that she hasn’t replaced her brushes in a while, and brushes should be replaced every 1-5 years, according to All You. I’m a fan of Sephora’s Deluxe Antibacterial Brush Set which has a $145 value, but is selling for $60. It comes with a organized pouch.
If Sephora is over-budget, or you’d rather give a few items, consider the Leegoal Makeup Brush Set with Cosmetic Bamboo Handles. This set of 11 is listed on Amazon for only $9.45 and has a 4 1/2 star rating.
While brush cleaners are available, I’ve always found Johnson’s No More Tears Baby Shampoo to do the trick when it comes time to clean my brushes. If you want to pamper her, consider Sephora’s Purifying Brush Shampoo for $7.
2. Deep Cleansing System
The Clarisonic Mia2 has been on my wish list for a few years (and I, ahem, still haven’t received it.) Clarisonic now has the Mia3 and the Pedi, as well as many different gift sets available, so this may be a more difficult gift for her if you don’t know exactly which she needs. Luckily, if you’re shopping for Mom, Clarisonic and Sephora have a Mia2 Sunwashed Peach Mothers Day Gift Set. Over budget? The Mia starts at $99 at Sephora and Clinique is offering a Mother’s Day Set with their Sonic Brush for $89.50 (also at Sephora.)
3. Hair Care
Not sure if she needs a new dryer? It’s pretty easy to tell, but use this guide to help you out. If she does need a new dryer, look for one with “Ionic,” “Ceramic,” or “Tourmaline” in the title or the label — these are more modern types and will dry her hair better. Revlon’s Tourmaline Ionic Ceramic Dryer is a best-seller and the list-price is under $25. If you’re looking for a higher-end model, I’d recommend calling her hair stylist to determine the best kind for her hair… or letting her take the lead on the purchase.
4. Travel Beauty
If she ha travel in her calendar, definitely consider a new travel beauty bag. The Vacationer is an organized option, retailing for $42.
5. Gift Certificates
But if you’d really, truly love to give her make-up (or perfume), be safe and she’ll love you for it. Get her a gift card to a favorite beauty place, like Sephora, Ulta or a local beauty boutique (salons often have these as well.) A session with a professional is always fun at a salon, too.
And rarely has a gifter failed when giving a facial, massage or mani/pedi gift certificate. Everyone needs a little time to be pampered.
What do you buy the beauty lover? What would you like to get if you love beauty products?