Is everyone ready to get their Black Friday on? Or are you more the Cyber Monday type? Yes, it can be hectic and stressful but I love this time of year. I love giving gifts; it forces me to take the time to think about what each of my family members and friends would really love.
I love giving beauty gifts because they are both indulgent and practical. Most people hate to spend money on themselves, especially for items that can seem unnecessary. An amazing makeup palette or a rich, beautifully scented body cream, for example, are splurges for most people. The guilt leads us to think, “I’ll just use my old makeup and pick up some lotion from the drugstore…” But, deep down, we want the splurge. Am I right?
Though these types of gifts feel decadent, they are not wasteful. They will be used, probably frequently. Some have additional benefits like healthier skin or hair, others may just be fun to play with. You don’t have to worry if they will fit and because most of these items eventually need to be replaced, you don’t have to fret over whether the recipient already has one. For all these reasons, beauty gifts are a joy to give or receive.
My 2014 picks for beauty gifts and stocking stuffers for the women and girls in your life along with a few shopping tips are after the jump. Continue readingby