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Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 9 - Share how you're treating yourself!

Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022

 

It’s officially holiday season here at Sephora, and we’re celebrating with all of our Community friends the best way we know how – by sharing beauty recommendations, of course! 🎁 The Beauty Insider Community always seems to have the best beauty buy, trick, or tip for just about any occasion, and now we’re truly putting you all to the test with a Holiday Gifting Challenge!

 

Here’s how it works: we polled our Community Ambassadors and had them come up with different hard-to-shop-for people (some of them real, some hypothetical… all very relatable) and turned them into weekly prompts to challenge our Community to brainstorm the perfect gift ideas for each. Each prompt will include two different people or gifts that fit under that overall category -- you can reply with different ideas for both recipients within that prompt, or share ideas for just one of them, or however you feel inspired to participate in this ultimate present-picking challenge. In your replies, be sure to tag those products using the “#” sign -- and don’t forget to come back each week to share your recommendations for the next batch of “giftees!”

 

 

  • Week 1 (11/1-11/7) – office party picks 💻
    • White Elephant giftee for an office party - @Buootiful 
    • For the coworker who’s perpetually stressed out - @Mochapj 

 

  • Week 2 (11/8-11/14) – scent-sational gifts 🌺
    • For my children’s teachers who love a good holiday scent - @lmaster 
    • For the teen boy who’s ready try something nicer than drugstore body spray - @heartsmyface 

 

  • Week 3 (11/15-11/21) – hosts (and hostesses) with the most 🏠
    • For your hostess who has the coziest house that makes you feel like your home away from home - @Guessgal 
    • First-time gifts that dazzle your new in-laws celebrating your first Christmas together - @niki172 

 

  • Week 4 (11/22-11/28) – gifts of gratitude 🙌
    • Your friends that are essential workers! Especially those who have to mask up and wash up daily -@danielledanielle 
    • The sweet woman who voluntarily keeps the neighborhood tidied up all year round -@itsfi 

 

  • Week 5 (11/29-12/5) – for the skincare aficionado 🧖 
    • For the skincare lover who probably has all kinds of lotions and potions but maybe not all the tools -@Saradestin 
    • For my friend who loves skincare, has acne-prone skin, and who loves to bounce from brand to brand -@ather  ‍️

  • Week 6 (12/6-12/12) – for the beauty newbie in the family 👼
    • For my teen family member just getting into makeup and building a collection - @Kim888 
    • A teenage boy who started getting acne but doesn’t like to put anything on his face - @fatimamummy  

 

  • Week 7 (12/13-12/19) – presents that pamper 🛀
    • For my mom who I love to spoil every holiday with beautiful gift sets -@Missnur 
    • The person who could use a confidence boost or be reminded of their self-worth -@Samtian 

 

  • Week 8 (12/20-12/26) – travel-ready 🧳
    • For the international traveler who’s always on the next flight -@CookieGirl1 
    • For my sister-in-law who is always on the go -@SportyGirly125 

 

  • Week 9 (12/27-1/2) – treat yourself! 💁‍️
    • For someone who appreciates luxury product and packaging at a steal -@haleyvvvv 
    • A gift wrapped perfectly for me! ‘Cause we deserve to get something too! -@missjeanie 


Happy gifting season! Hit reply to share your present picks for the challenge at hand, tagging products using the “#” symbol!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

Nice gift ideas @faeriegirl I think they make beautiful candles that are perfect gifts 🎁 and the Sampler Set is soo good and a great deal! 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

Host with the most 

keys Sage and oat milk Candle

 

Parents/Inlaws 

Joe Malone trio set

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

Sweet ideas @shay1805 💚

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

For the hostess gift I want something a little more luxe maybe like the Slip Silk Pillowcase - Standard/Queen Pink or maybe a higher end candle like Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Candle or VOLUSPA Sparkling Cuvee Glass Jar Candle 

 

For the in laws I think it's going to decide on what they like. For example if they happen to love candles I really like the Sephora Favorites Mini Candle Sampler Set that way they can pick out their own fragrance. Or if you have an in law that loves fragrance (like mine does) Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler is always a hit. She loves playing with the different perfumes plus she can order a full bottle online instead of having to go into the store as well which is a plus. For a more neutral gift I think the L'Occitane Nourishing Shea Butter Hand & Body Cream Duo or the 54 Thrones African Beauty Butter Collection Deluxe Tin may be a great way to go especially if you live in a colder part of the country.

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

@niki172 oh yes to the slip silk pillow case.  That is so lux and a definite pleaser. 

Great ideas!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

For a hostess, I think you couldn’t go wrong with a nice fluffy blanket that goes with their decor like the ones from Barefoot Dreams. Maybe a comfy robe and slippers?  You can’t go wrong with a decked out gift basket, either, especially if you assemble it yourself with all their favorite treats and drinks. A VOLUSPA Ultrasonic Diffuser Device with some oils is also a great homey gift.

 

For in-laws, maybe a gift card to an expensive restaurant, especially if they don’t live nearby. That way they’ll think of you when they go. If they’re big into coffee or tea, I recommend the Ember Mug. You can set it up for them (it needs an app before the first use) and they can enjoy a hot beverage all winter long. I have mine and love it. 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

That's a great host/tess gift idea @makeitup305 

Very nice!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

Puns 🤣 nice!

Good picks @danielledanielle I personally love diffusers. Candles are great and give the lighting and relaxation but there's something about diffusers that is just so nice!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

@danielledanielle have you tried that sleep mist? I own the This Works sleep mist but if there's something better on the market I'm more than happy to give it a try.

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

@niki172 , sorry I haven't, it just looks nice and luxe.  I have the same sleep mist (this stuff works), which I do like.

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

For the hostess, I think a nice gift would be the # Nest New York Pumpkin Chai hand soap and their candle, NEST New York Holiday Candle . I'm sorry. I'm still fairly new to the community and I don't know why the hand soap did not link. I also hope I'm on the right thread. 

If your hosts host a lot of gatherings that you attend, maybe splurge a bit more with the 

 

#Maison Louis Marie No. 04 reed diffuser. That is a lovely, unique scent. I couldn't get that one to link no matter what I did. I apologize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

Lovely ideas! 😍 @thecatsmeow 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

@thecatsmeow  tagging on the boards can sometimes be a little touchy, but great suggestions.  You can also add products on  your computer/mobile (at the bottom of the post "add products"), when tagging doesn't go the way you want.

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

@danielledanielle Thank you!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 3 - Share Gift Picks for Your Favorite Party Host!

Thank you. 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 2 - Share Your Fragrance Gift Picks!

VOLUSPA Holiday Mini Tin Trio Set  can’t go wrong with a good candle set for a teacher. 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 2 - Share Your Fragrance Gift Picks!

I think your right @GG84 they'd love it!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 2 - Share Your Fragrance Gift Picks!

@GG84 totally agree.  They're so luxe!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 2 - Share Your Fragrance Gift Picks!

For the teacher who loves a good holiday sent, you need to make sure that you are giving something that is suitable for a wide range of people. You also need to make sure that you are not giving something too expensive or too cheap. Not all teachers (especially preschool teachers) where perfume   of cologne as it can bother the students, so make sure the gift is something the teacher will like. If you don't know what they would like, you can ask you child if there teacher wears any sent and if so, what type of sent (if it is fruity, or woody), this will help get a sense of what fragrance type is best to bye. In my opinion some perfect gift ideas are

image.png NEST New York Mini Wellness Candle Duo  

 

image.png Valentino Mini Born In Roma Perfume Set 

 

image.png Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Penspray Trio Set 

 

image.png VOLUSPA French Cade & Lavender Home Diffuser 3.4 oz/ 100 mL 

image.png VOLUSPA Santal Vanille Home Diffuser 

For the teen boy who’s ready to try something nicer than drugstore body spray, they may not know what sents they like so a sample set or a minis set would be great. Here are some sets that i think would be great.

image.png Commodity Discovery Set 

 

image.png Sephora Favorites Deluxe Cologne Sampler Set 

 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 2 - Share Your Fragrance Gift Picks!

Great ideas @EmilyManaba 

I think the VOLUSPA Santal Vanille Home Diffuser looks so lovely and would smell so good 😄

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