Top Gift Ideas for Her
During the holidays, we strive to find the perfect gift for our loved ones. While they say that men buy and women shop, it’s undeniable that it can be a bit difficult to shop for the ladies in your life.
Being a practical lady myself, I have to say that I love gifts that are not only fashion-forward, trendy and fun but, I adore gifts that are above all else–useful.
Since you are here to shop for her, you can stop thinking, “What do I get my wife for Christmas?” or ‘What do I get my girlfriend for her birthday?’
Check out the top gift ideas for her below, these are gifts that she is guaranteed to love!
1. Kitchen aid stand mixer
Seriously, you cannot go wrong with a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. Whether you have a seasoned baker or someone who dabbles, it’s always great to have one on hand.
The 4.5-quart stainless steel mixing bowl and 10 speeds easily mixes, kneads and whips your favourite ingredients. For even more versatility, the power hub is designed to use the motor’s power to operate optional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more.
2. Fujimax Mini LiPlay
It shoots and develops pictures all in one go. It’s similar to the super-popular Instax Mini but has the added bonus of a screen on the back that they can use for editing and adding stickers.
3. Morphe Make-Up Palettes
The Morphe eye shadow palettes are perfect for those who love quality and value. The palette contains 35 matte and shimmering shadows – from palest ivory to darkest chocolate. It’s no wonder that this creamy eye shadow is the favourite of many make-up artists.
I love that you can use the colours to create a sultry smoky eye or a light day time look.
Find Your Look
What I loved about this palette was the pigmentation. It has shades to help your main shadow look brighter and they are highly pigmented. The shade I used almost has a foiled look.
It’s long-lasting and true to its colour. I find that it doesn’t take long to develop the colour, which speaks volumes about pigmentation. I was able to create this look using the Morphe palette, Morphe Brushes, Wunderbrow and Colourpop ‘Are N Be’ matte lipstick.
More About Morphe Eye shadow:
Astonishingly good value, Morphe Brushes’ 35-pan palette contains an array of wearable shades for achieving a spectrum of subtle to smoldering make up effects. The sleek, slimline palette is a favourite of professional make up artists, while the buttery powders blend together beautifully to achieve a seamless, photo-ready finish.
4. Morphe Brushes
Apply make-up like a pro! I travel often and bringing my brushes with me can be a chore. I often have a whole separate bag for them. The Morphe Brushes 701 7 Piece Rose Brush Set is a stylish collection of makeup tools that comes in a cute and sleek leatherette case.
Perfect to bring with you whenever you travel or to display in your vanity! The set contains everything from deluxe powder and blusher brushes to essential eye brushes and is loved by professional makeup artists.
I love the size and the feel of them.
They aren’t rough and they help you to develop your looks much easier.
- Faux leather cylinder hard case (diameter: 3″, height: 7 3/8″)
- Tapered Powder Brush 6″
- Angel Blush Brush 6″
- Flat Foundation Brush 5.5″
- Oval Fluff Brush 5.5″
- Chisel Angel Brush 5.75″
- Pointed Crease Brush 5.25″
- Small Shadow Brush 5.375″
The brushes go hand in hand with the Morphe palettes and you can pick them up individually or in the travel pack like aforementioned. They are perfect for the person in your life who wants to take their make-up game to the next level.
5. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip
I am a huge fan of lipsticks and especially matte lips. I’ve heard of ColourPop before and I have always wanted to give it a try to to see how it really stands up against other options. I have heard that ColourPop is a quality product at a price that is affordable for everyone! So, having heard great things, you know I had to try it for myself!
Let’s See That Pout
I tried out the ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in “Are N Be” which is a gorgeous shade. A play on violet with pinks, it’s actually a shade that I love. Then again, I love bold colours just as much as dainty ones. The ColourPop lipstick goes on glossy and dries matte.
More About Are N Be:
ARE you ready to BE fabulous in this Rich mauve plum.
- Finish: Ultra Matte (goes on glossy, dries matte)
- Shade: Violets
- Never tested on animals
- Made in Los Angeles, US
As you can see, I am loving this shade of ColourPop and I cannot wait to try even more shades. This one in particular, though, is perfect for my skin tone! It’s actually very simple to apply and by following a couple of simple instructions, you’ll have a perfect kisser!
The colour is similar to the tube and goes on smooth and glossy. It dries matte and it dried a bit more purple than I thought. But, I gotta tell you–I dig it!
When it dried matte, you can experience a bit of a feeling of tightness but, I did not experience any cracking and it lasted all day and after going out to eat. So, it withstood my napkin of doom!
Also, I find that it changes colour depending on the lighting. In the light, it appears pinker and in the absence of light, it appears dark purple.
How to Apply:
1: Make sure your lips are bare and dry!
2: Apply a matching lip pencil for a precise and perfected application.
3: Apply Ultra Matte Lip with the applicator or your favourite lip brush. **For smoothest finish always exfoliate your lips first! This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips smoothly and leaves SUPER intense pigment-rich colour with a bold, ultra-matte look. It’s very long-wearing and completely kiss proof! We suggest storing these babies upright and shaking before application!
If you know someone who is crazy over lipstick, these ColourPop shades are the perfect ones for them. They are made well and to top it off, they are affordable. They make perfect gifts or stocking stuffers, believe me, they will not be disappointed!
If you or your loved one is into make-up, you know all about Wunderbrow. It’s something that my make-up junkie self has wanted to try for a long time because eyebrows are life.
You know, eyebrows over everything! One thing is for sure though, no matter what you use, whether it is gel, pencil or pomade–they don’t stay on all day!
Also depending on how you apply them, they can look unnatural and you have to be careful not to rub them off. Some people have even got them tattooed on with less than satisfactory results.
It isn’t for everyone.
When it comes to products for brows, it should be easy and most of all, it should be long-lasting!
Wunderbrow contains an exclusive blend of hair-like fibers, combined with specifically treated pigments designed to fasten onto skin and hair. This hair fiber complex is then fused into our PermaFix Gel to create a flexible matrix, locking the natural color and hairs onto our brows. The results are natural looking, perfectly shaped eyebrows that last for days.
- Long lasting-stays on until you decide to take it off.
- Transfer-proof-will no transfer onto your clothes.
- Budge-proof-will not smudge if you rub.
- Water-proof-shower, swim, workout, wunderbrow stays put.
- Hair fibers-fill in sparse areas for a natural look.
- Includes (1) Wunderbrow in selected colour.
This is perfect for the make-up lover and something that they will love to find in their stockings this holiday season! I loved how it left my eyebrows and how natural it looks. Best of all, it lasts! It lasts, my friends! To remove, I used a make-up remover and cotton ball and it came off. Otherwise, it can withstand and last all day.
Time to Shop!
There you have it, now you are armed with quite a few gift ideas for the wonderful ladies in your life. Heck, you might even find something you can add to your own wish lists.
Which item do you think the lady in your life would love?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.