5 Beauty Gifts Your Wife Will Love
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Happy wife, happy life? Well not if you get her an anti-wrinkle cream for Christmas!
“Not all beauty products make great holiday gifts for your wife or girlfriend, especially things like teeth whitening, acne, anti-wrinkle or cellulite creams,” says skincare expert Alana Mitchell, the creator of Alana Mitchell Skincare who has more than 15 years expericence as a licensed aesthetician and professor of advanced education classes for skincare professionals. “Instead, here are five better beauty gifts that are sure to be a hit.”
Beauty advent calendar
“A beauty advent calendar is a fun slam dunk for every type of girl. Almost every large store or beauty brand like L’Occtaine, Ulta or The Body Shop has one, so figure out her store or brand of choice and buy one, online is fast and easy! She will think of you each day she opens a box,” Mitchell said. “My husband’s advice is to put a note in the box for each day to make the gift personal.”
“A subscription box is a fun gift that keeps on giving,” she said. “You can find one for any price point and sign up for 3 months, 6 months or even a year! Some options include Allure beauty box, Birch Box, Play by Sephora, Scent Bird and even Target has a beauty box!”
A beauty device
“Clarisonic face brush or a Foreo sonic face cleaning device are universal gifts for everyone. I don’t know any woman that would be offended by these,” Mitchell said. “Devices in skincare are very trendy now for their deep cleansing and exfoliating abilities. If she already has this device, there are a ton of accessories and add-ons for travel for Clarisonic. I love my Clarisonic!”
A spa appointment
“Has your lady been stressed out as of late? Make her an appointment, at her favorite place for a massage, facial or manicure and pedicure,” Mitchell suggests. “Instead of buying a generic gift certificate, call ahead and find out what services she normally receives and the spa will be thrilled to help you. If you’re down for some pampering book a couple’s massage, or pedicures together. ‘The couple that pedicures together stays together’ that’s my motto.”
A blow out
“These hair services are super popular and popping up all over, so book her a blow out at a local salon and then take her out for lunch or dinner,” Mitchell advised. “She will love the quality time with you and feeling like a queen: drive her to the salon, serve drinks like champagne while she relaxes in the chair receiving professionals hair styling.”