As the weather gets colder and as I’ve begun to notice the Christmas lights in store windows and decorations on the streets, I can hardly hold back my excitement for the holiday season! Thankfully, Thanksgiving is drawing near providing me an excuse to jump the gun, adding a little bit of holiday spirit to my home and gifts to my shopping list. If you’re anything like me and find crowded stores and the present shopping extravaganza a week before Christmas a bit overwhelming, I’d highly recommend getting an early start. Most people start thinking about Christmas shopping around Black Friday, which I think is a good starting point since who doesn’t want to save a little bit of money when going into this season of indulgence. But lets be honest here, Black Friday shopping is a frantic, crazy event that just seems to make me incredibly anxious. Thankfully, we have the internet to make our lives easier, so that’s where I’ll be spending my Friday morning, all snuggled up in PJs, drinking hot chocolate, not running through department stores.
In honor of enjoying Black Friday shopping from the comfort of home, I’ve decided to put together this Nordstrom Luxury Gift Guide. These are some of my top gift choices that I think are safe bets for any lovely lady friends; I’d love to receive any of these goodies. Below are a mixture of my beauty, home, and fashion picks.
Naturally, I’m going to start with beauty! I’m one of those beauty lovers that takes any present giving opportunity as a way of sharing my favorite products or giving mini makeovers to the people I love. So here are my top beauty gifts!
1.) Sigma Eyes on the Go’ Brush Set ($45): I think that makeup brushes are an absolute essential to every woman’s beauty collection. When ever someone asks me for makeup advice, I always start with brushes because I believe that your makeup is only as good as your tools. For anyone interested in makeup, whether it be a teenager’s first makeup kit, someone wanting to experiment a little more, or anyone just looking to breathe some new life into their brush collection, these Sigma eye brushes are some of my essentials.
2.) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Surreal Light Palette ($80): This would be the next on my list because I think it would be a wonderful gift for women of all ages. Hourglass is well known for their beautiful powders that make the skin glow without emphasizing pores, discoloration, fine lines, or wrinkles. With a face powder, highlighter, bronzer, and two blushes, this palette would be a welcome addition to anyone’s makeup bag.
3.) Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Mini Lipstick Trio ($39): First of all, how cute are these mini lipsticks! Charlotte Tilbury has released these little guys again, but has incorporated some of their other popular colors. Looking at the color range, these cuties would be an awesome present for any woman. Also, they’d be great stocking stuffers!
4.) diptyque Holiday Candle Trio: If you’re looking for a more sophisticated present that anyone would love this holiday season, definitely go for these beautiful candles. Diptyque is renowned for their gorgeous packaging and elegant fragrances, so if you’re looking for a housewarming/Christmas gift or a present for someone more difficult, like a mother in law perhaps, definitely check these beauties out!
Here are some of my more fashion forward gift ideas that’ll make a great present for any woman. From fashionistas to DIY masters, and from techies to women on the go, here are my top picks.
5.) Chloe ‘Mini Drew’ Leather Shoulder Bag: If you’re looking for something really extravagant for a special fashionista in your life, I’d definitely take a look at this beautiful handbag. The perfect size for everyday wear and coming in countless colors, this “it-bag” would make any girl’s dream come true!
6.) Rebecca Minkoff Asymmetrical Fringed Scarf ($98): If you’re lucky enough to be able to experience a White Christmas, then winter accessories are a great go-to gift that anyone would appreciate. This scarf in particular is in the most beautiful wine, burgundy shade with gorgeous tassel details, making it really unique. Perfect for those people in your life that are a bit more challenging to buy for.
7.) Emily Schuman ‘Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home’ Book ($19.95): This would be a great present for so many women. Ranging from party planning to interior designing, and beauty tips to bar carts, this book would be a perfect present for any lovely lady who’s looking for some inspiration. A DIY fan or someone looking for some tips to beautifully customize their living space would really enjoy this read.
8.) Kate Spade New York cedar street iPhone 6/6s leather wristlet ($118): If you’re looking for something a little more practical for a smartphone user, this wristlet holds everything important. Perfect for busy ladies, who want a no fuss grab-and-go option to keep all their essentials. Plus, this grainy durable leather will last the test of time, a necessity for daily use.
I hope you enjoyed this list of my top gift ideas for this Christmas season. Hopefully it helped make your shopping list a bit more manageable. Make sure to get a head start on your holiday shopping this Black Friday, but take a lesson from my lazy side, and shop online from the comfort of home!
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