Holiday Shopping Dilemmas...Solved!

Sarah Bernard
·Host of The Thread

There are many gift-giving philosophies out there. There’s the “If I like it, you’ll like it” concept or, my least favorite, the “I’ll just get the same generic candle/gift card/book for everyone and call it a day” option. When Thread viewer Jude emailed us for help getting her friends thoughtful gifts that would reflect their own distinct personal styles, I thought, “That’s my kind of girl!” In this episode see how we helped Jude give her three girlfriends a customized selection of beauty indulgences to keep them pampered all year long.

 

 Since every girl loves to sample new beauty indulgences, Jude loved the idea of giving different products to Tenae, Karrie, and Marina, as they have completely different tastes and sensibilities. Our friends at P&G have done some of the legwork for us. They’ve created a selection of gift packs filled with goodies according to different style “types.” The first thing we did with Jude was to discuss her friends' personal style. Marina is a flirty romantic. Tenae loves her casual cool basics, while Karrie is into classic, tailored pieces. See which pack we picked for each lucky lady.

For Tenae, the casual cool mom who is all about stylish comfort, the Smoothing Delights set is a perfect match. The selection includes a Venus Embrace razor, Satin Care shave gel, Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash and Hand & Body Lotion. We added a printed scarf to help liven up her jeans and T-shirt staples.

Banana Republic, $89.50.
Banana Republic, $89.50.
Revolve, $78.
Revolve, $78.
Urban Outfitters, 2 for $24.
Urban Outfitters, 2 for $24.












 For Marina, the flirty romantic friend who loves ruffles and flowers on her clothing almost as much as she loves great scents in her beauty products, we chose the Latina Be Beautiful gift set. Here’s what she gets: Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Shampoo, Luscious Embrace Hand & Body Lotion, Febreze Lavender-Vanilla-Scented candle, Olay Body Collections Luscious Embrace Body Bar, and Secret Scent Expressions Ooh-La-La Lavender Body Splash. Then we found an embellished headband as a finishing touch.

Asos, $67.
Asos, $67.











Jude knew that The Best in Beauty pack—filled with picks from the editors of Allure Magazine— would really make “classic, tailored” Karrie happy. This one features a Venus Embrace razor, Pantene Flat to Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, Secret Clinical Strength Original deodorant and, to top off her look, CoverGirl LashBlast mascara. We included a braided gold necklace to add some sparkle to her wardrobe.



Nordstrom, $78.
Nordstrom, $78.

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