the ultimate beauty & self-care gift giving guide
It’s almost the holidays, and you know what that means… 2020 is almost over (yay)! In all seriousness and given the uncertain times, we’re sticking to what we know - beauty and self-care! With that in mind, we’ve curated the ultimate gift-giving guide for this year that is sure to please almost everyone on your shopping list! It includes everything from self-care and beauty products to cozy must-haves and indulgences you’ll want to make a part of your daily routine. Keep reading to spoil your loved ones this year!
dual-action jade roller
There’s something about facial tools that just feels luxurious, which makes this the perfect gift for someone that appreciates a good skincare routine. This dual-action jade roller (Detox Market, $44) promotes the appearance of bright, de-puffed, and smooth skin as it helps increase blood flow throughout the face. This can be chilled in the fridge added to a morning routine to reduce swelling or used at night to massage in facial oil.
bali bath soak
We love the Wyld Skincare Magnesium Bali Bath Soak with Coconut Milk and Lemongrass (Detox Market, $24) because when we close our eyes, we can almost hear the Balinese ocean waves. This product makes us feel like we’re on a tropical vacation and we appreciate that, especially in these times. The magnesium helps to soothe any aches and pains and promotes cellular turnover for glowing skin while lemongrass and coconut improve skin's hydration and make for a dreamy scent. If someone on your list loves taking baths, this is the product for them!
coffee body scrub
The Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub (Frank Body, $16.95) has been a go-to of ours for a while because it leaves our skin so soft and smooth every time! The coffee and vitamin E blend help to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, while the antioxidant-rich oils leave your skin extra supple. Using this every once in a while in the shower is a nice treat to ourselves and we’re sure anyone else you gift this to would agree!
laneige lip sleeping mask
We have put many of our friends onto this product and every one of them swears by it. Trust us, you can’t go wrong with the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (Sephora, $26). Even in the winter, this lip mask leaves our lips feeling like silk and does wonders for hydration. If you use this every night before bed, you can kiss chapped lips goodbye for good. This lip mask is a must and makes for a perfect stocking stuffer!
jouer blush & bloom cheek + lip duo
When we first saw the Jouer Blush & Bloom Cheek + Lip Duo (Sephora, $42), we thought this product was too good to be true. Simply swipe one end across your cheekbone and the other on your lips and you’re left with is a super subtle and natural glow! It’s perfect for those early morning Zoom calls when you need something to make you look a little more awake. The product blends out smoothly with a sponge and leaves a beautiful dewy look!
dior backstage glow palette
The Dior Backstage Glow Palette (Sephora, $55) will make any look pop and gifting someone Dior is such a luxury. Our make-up artists swear by this product, as it’s customizable for any skin tone and adds a beautiful shimmer. You can use it sparsely on a natural face or more intensely for a glam make-up look by wetting the brush! This product is perfect for anyone that likes to be a little extra, whatever the occasion.
kotn turtleneck sweater
You can’t go wrong with gifting someone a sweater for the holidays! We live for the sweaters at Kotn and love that it’s a Toronto-based company. Gift that special someone their Turtleneck Sweater (Kotn, $120) to add to their work-from-home uniform, or keep it more casual with a crewneck style. The knit is made from ethically sourced cotton, so whoever the gifted is, they'll be 100% cozy!
faux fur slippers
Pamper their feet this year with ultra-soft faux fur slippers (Indigo, $29.50). These slippers are great because you can easily slip them on right out of bed or the bath. Before COVID, we never used to be slipper people, but now we live in them. You won’t catch us taking these off anytime this winter.
in-home spa experience
Give that special someone the gift they won’t forget - an in-home spa experience with Primped! It’s one thing to gift someone a self-care item, but to gift them an entire in-home self-care experience is much more memorable. Though Primped services are currently closed due to lockdown, once lockdown is lifted again, they'll be able to book in-home manicures, pedicures, blow-dries, spray tanning and lash services with their gift card! You can purchase a Primped e-gift card in denominations of $25 and $50, which can be delivered to your gifted’s inbox instantly or on any date scheduled by you! One thing to keep in mind is that the gifted needs to reside in Toronto/the GTA and travel fees may apply for some further GTA regions. You can purchase a Primped e-gift card here.