There’s a time and a place for everything. The holidays are a time for making someone other than yourself feel warm and fuzzy inside. However, this task isn’t always an easy feat. To put a smile on someone’s face, with all the options and unknowns can seem overwhelming, but taking the time to find that perfect gift is well worth the effort.
That is why I consider gift giving a true art form. Ultimately, you aren’t buying someone something that they cannot buy for themselves, but something that they simply WOULDN’T. Great gifts are rarely about necessity but rather a gesture stemming from thought. We would all agree that the crucial part of gift giving is the element of surprise which is almost as important as the gift itself.
So, before men go for the kill and buy us something on impulse, they need to listen to us intently. We drop hints more often than we think. As women, we need to teach our men to start picking up what we are putting down, like we do for them. So without further ado, the following are 5 of 10 of my chic and sassy picks to put on your “hint” list this year.
If it takes you longer than 30 minutes to calm your unruly hair, you haven’t tried keratin. Some think that it will flatten your hair, others find it too pricey. The truth is, keratin is the greatest thing since sliced bread and it IS affordable. Whether your hair is curly or straight, keratin will make your hair 95% less frizzy. Take it from a former Amazon woman; this is a perfect gift that will last for months. And you are in luck, because many salons are slashing their prices and are offering this treatment for as little as $150.
This gift is great because it is as much for the man as it is for the woman. We love to look and feel sexy and men can’t resist us when we do. You also don’t have to spend a fortune to look amazing. There are higher-priced brands like La Perla, Natori and Cosabella which are absolutely fabulous both in design and in fit. But to be honest, I have never seen a woman turn down a pretty pink box from Victoria’s Secret. Victoria’s Secret has something for every age and makes us feel like a kid in a candy store. And like candy, beautiful lingerie makes us melt like chocolate. My advice for shopping for the more upscale brands is to check out sites like Ruelala.com where the same styles that are selling for hundreds of dollars in department stores are way more reasonable. Sites like Ruelala.com make the “hint” dropping easy.
3. Veuve Clicquot Rosé + Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This pick is one of my favorites. Although it may not last you as long as one of your tangible gifts, the packaging of the Sakura Collection Veuve Clicquot Rosé paired with the deliciousness of Chocolate Covered Strawberries is heavenly. When this perfect duo materializes for the holidays you will have no choice but to stop and smell the Rosé. A gift like this really makes you appreciate the little things in, can be enjoyed together.
Makeup plays an important role in a woman’s life. Whether you wear a lot of it or very little, choosing the right brand helps you achieve a flawless look. I suggest this brand because it truly is the best. And you will fall in love with the racy names they’ve come up with. With items like orgasm, sex-appeal and desire, how can anyone resist getting their hands on some? Their transparent pigments can give your face a soft and sheer look or that extra pop of color. I would highly recommend their luscious eye shadows and blushes. The hues glide onto your skin exactly as they appear in the compact, which is a rare find in makeup. You get exactly what you see and you will absolutely love their products on your skin.
5. Pair of Christian Louboutin Shoes
Forget about diamonds. Shoes are a girl’s new best friend. If you want a friendship that lasts a lifetime, you need to invest in a pair of red heeled shoes. When you slip into these gorgeous works or art, I promise you, it will be love at first sight. Christian Louboutin does not disappoint. His shoes are timeless so you will never have to part with them and the good new is, they become more comfy with every wear. I have to admit, their price can be a bit steep, so drop hints early so he can treat you in time for the holiday parties. You won’t regret it!
Holidays are creeping up, so happy shopping, or should I say hinting and don’t miss my final 5 picks in next week’s blog.
….to be continued