This is my favorite time of the year….not just because of the holidays, but because I’m a firm believer in self-gifting. There are so many fabulous deals on your favorite beauty and fragrance items so splurging for yourself is actually a good idea. I also like to stock up on hostess gifts or for that unexpected moment when you are scrambling for a quick gift. And, I always check my favorite brands to see what they have for the holidays. Here are my favorites.
Located inside Christ Church, the Good News Shop is the perfect place to buy holiday and hostess gifts–they even will wrap! This is just the most pleasant place to shop–delightful employees and away from the hustle and bustle of the mall.
A Myers Park institution, the Buttercup is a great place to buy a great little surprise (and they have hilarious cards). Here’s just a sample of what they have in store this season.
Need something totally luxurious and decadent? Head to Neiman’s for some really special beauty gifts.
Storey Home, one of our “secret weapons” tucked in next to the East Blvd Harris Teeter, has a great selection of gifts of all types, beauty & indulgence plus many other goodies.
Not just the place for Charlotte’s most beautiful, quality linens and bedding (which it is) Bedside Manor in the Specialty Shops on Morrison Blvd. has an amazing assortment of gifts, sleepwear, scents, decor, jewelry and beauty. If you’re shopping for an elegant and unique gift, this store must be on your list.
DYSON Blown-A-OUAI Noir Set $399
I’m a huge fan of Dyson vacuums, so when this hair dryer came out I was intrigued. I finally splurged on this kit when I couldn’t pass up all the extras from another favorite brand Ouai for the same price as just the dryer itself. It’s not cheap for sure, but the clever design keeps your hair from being sucked into the dryer and it has cut minutes from my routine.
Tarte Cosmetics always does a great kit that is both wearable and a great value. This one is perfect for any makeup lover on your gift list.
Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip Kit $47
This kit is packed full of prestige brands to try–perfect for the lip color lover who wants lots of variety without splurging on the full-sized items. What sold me was the Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl lipstick included in this kit–a great shade for this time of the year.
This is the gift that keeps on giving–each month you receive 5 makeup products, plus tips, tricks, and passes for makeup lessons in-store. I’m secretly hoping someone will get me this one.
Makeup brushes are an investment but they make all the difference–this kit has everything you need in a handy storage roll.