Let’s face it, we are super busy. In fact, we’re so busy we’ve even forgotten to do our holiday shopping. In keeping with our fast-paced lives, it’s only on good assumption that we’ve let ourselves go, even if just for a bit. That’s why we have our boyfriends/girlfriends and husbands/wives to keep us in check.
Besides getting presents that we have on our lists, the holiday are also things that we don’t want to get for ourselves. Maybe we think it’s a splurge or unnecessary, but when a special occasion rolls around, it’s well worth it.
Let’s start with the fellas, shall we?
Gentleman, we love you. We really do, we enjoy your scruff, like taking part in your tailgating festivities (sometimes) and really, love grilling season. What we don’t love? You’re lumberjack-ness.
Yes, we get it you’re a man. You’re strong and tough and blah, blah, blah. You want a real holiday gift? No, we’re not talking about an awesome grill, or an Xbox, we’re talking about products that will pamper the hell out of you. Ever wonder why ladies love the spa? Well now, you will.
The key to a perfect smile, get the Supersmile Gift Set. It’s the most advanced toothbrush and the #1 whitening system recommended by cosmetic dentists. Sleek and comfortable to use, it’s the most powerful approach to whitening your teeth at home. The set includes an advanced sonic pulse toothbrush and the entire whitening system. Staying fresh is super sexy. http://www.supersmile.com/
A real man would have the nerve to get a facial, however, we don’t judge. Even though the feeling is so haute afterwards, we understand the idea of high maintenance might emasculate some of you. That said; why not take the facial home? With the Mia Clarisonic Skin Care System, you can get the deepest clean with its one-speed micro massaging brush, in the comfort of your own bathroom. Whether you’re prepping for a clean shave or double-checking the status of your scruff, Mia has got you covered.http://www.clarisonic.com/
This definitely isn’t frilly; in fact, it’s the key to a perfect shave. Cue the Real Shaving Company’s Evolution Collection, a four step system that will get steamed, scrubbed, shaved, and soothed in no-time. Use it on the regular for best results. What’s even better about it? You can take it on the go, as its travel sized. http://www.realshavingshop.com/
The first hint of winter is upon us is definitely chapped lips. While most men, the ones who admit it at least, use good ol’ Chap Stick, the truth is balm does it better. Jack Black’s (no relation) Balm Squad is essential for kissable lips, perfect for mistletoe-moments. The selection includes Lemon and Chamomile, Natural Mint and Shea Butter, Shea Butter and Vitamin E and Mango and Mandarin, all with SPF 25. Hurry, as its limited edition! http://www.getjackblack.com/
Now, I know it must be hard to cope with all the ideas of being well manicured, so we’ll reward you with a nice piece. Yes, that’s right—a piece of ass. Culo, brought to you by Italian photographer Rafael Mazzuco and a man who knows what he’s talking about, P.Diddy, is a fine-tuned look into the history of the derrière and all of its glory. Just so you know, the world is no longer flat. We’re already intrigued. http://culo.interscope.com/
Now, ladies, your time has come. Behold all the fabulousness that should ensue under your tree in a few days.
A beauty bash and a dance party all-in-one, the much anticipated Book of Shadows Volume IV by Urban Decay has arrived. Complete with our smart-phone-ready ‘Get the Look’ tutorials and a pocket-sized speaker, get your beauty on to your favorite beats. Book of Shadows Vol. IV features more than ever before: a pull-out drawer showcasing 16 phenomenal shadows, liner, mascara, primer and more! That’s not all, plug in the USB and be prepared for a serious fashion-forward lesson. www.sephora.com
Hailing from Columbus, OH, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will make for a perfect gift for the foodie female in your life. Score on the cookbook Jen’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home and learn to make luscious flavors like Goat Cheese and Cognac Fig, Whiskey and Pecans, or The Milkiest Chocolate in the World. If culinary skills aren’t in your repertoire, then simply order them to your door-step by collection or just choose your favorites. Either way, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the way to a woman’s heart is ice cream and no one does it like Jeni. http://www.jenisicecreams.com/
There is no one woman that doesn’t enjoy delicious spa services. Though a facial and a massage is always appreciative, why don’t you make this one a permanent service. Cue Mia Clarisonic Skin Care System. If you haven’t heard about it, you’ve been living under a rock. A perfect exfoliater,it will leave your skin pore-free and the silkiest it’s ever felt, trust. http://www.clarisonic.com/
Take a ride on the lip plumper carousel. DuWop’s Venom, the number one lip plumper on the market, is here to bring you a whopping six flavors in one compact gift set, including Original Lip Venom, Moon Venom, Pink Shimmer, Venom Flash Gold, Venom Flash Silver and our fresh newbie Blue Venom. So when you’re primping for a night out or simply a night in with your favorite person, Venom will keep you looking voluptuous and so-ready. www.sephora.com
Now, I mentioned a night in. If that night should happen to include someone special, may I introduce Booty Parlor’s massage candle. This decadent, silky formula will leave your skin oh so soft and feeling fantastic and a smell so divine, you’ll use it more than once. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. www.bootyparlor.com
Perfect for the well-dress, well-read lady, Judith Ripka by Judith, is the award-winning designer’s first-ever coffee table book. Learn the story of her success from her humble beginnings designing from her home to building a global brand combining luxury and some serious elegance. www.barnesandnoble.com
‘Glow’, Ho, Ho trio set by Bliss is essential for ladies who don’t have the time to keep up. The spa’s #1 Triple Oxygen Treatment paired with an energizing mask, cream, and refreshing eye pads make for a great start and end to a crazed holiday season. All you need is a terry cloth robe, a great Cabernet Sauvignon, and you have yourself a dream of an evening. www.sephora.com
A serious investment, the TRIA Hair Removal Laser is a great gift from you to you, ladies. Made by the same scientists who created the gold standard for in-office laser hair removal, the TRIA delivers serious results. Say goodbye to waxing, stubble, razor burn and ingrown hairs and say hello to smooth, hair-less skin in as early as 6 months! http://www.triabeauty.com/home-laser-hair-removal.