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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 2 - Share Your Fragrance Gift Picks!

For Teacher:


I think any of the VOLUSPA Holiday Mini Tin Trio Set or possibly one of the #VOLUSPA Apple Blue Clover Reed Diffuser 3.4 oz/ 100 mL Diffuser 

There are also a lot of really nice scented Hand creams sets.. 

 

For Son:

 

I purchased thisSephora Favorites Holiday Cologne Sampler for my son last year for Christmas when he was 15! He absolutely LOVED it! Makes such a great gift and he can full bottle of what cologne he likes! It really saves money and you can be sure he is getting something he likes! I purchased another one this year! We are making it a tradition! He used the little sample sizes when we traveled too! 

 

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

For my children’s teachers who love a good holiday scent - @lmaster 

 

I know this first one isn't necessarily a holiday scent, but it's my all time fave! I get compliments on it every day BURBERRY Her Eau de Parfum 

 

In more of a winter holiday spirit I would recommend the NEST New York Wild Mint & Eucalyptus Candle 

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

I love this candle it smells so good!

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

  • For the teacher

 

VOLUSPA 12 Day Advent Calendar  

 https://www.sephora.com/product/12-day-advent-calendar-P501343?skuId=2600252

 

  • For the young man

 

 Sephora Favorites Deluxe Cologne Sampler Set  

 https://www.sephora.com/product/deluxe-cologne-sampler-set-P502198?skuId=2612612

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

@shay1805 , I like the idea of the advent calendar for a teacher

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

I purchased Givenchy Interdit Rouge and Commodity Milk Bold.

they both smell divine and perfect to give as gifts.

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

Love these ideas! @Chloe1969 

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

For my children’s teachers who love a good holiday scent - @lmaster 

 

I find scents can be a bit personal, so I would go with gifts sets like these that contain a few different scents and scent related products.

 

NEST New York Festive Petite Diffuser Trio Set 

 

Sephora Favorites Self Care Sampler Set 

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

That nest set looks so nice @myxducky 

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

You are SO right - scents are super personal! I love your Nest recommendation 

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

@ChooseDior Yes! there are some scents I love in a candle, diffuser, or room spray, but not as a fragrance on myself and vice versa

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

Agreed! Or scents that I love on my friends but don't love the way it smells when I wear it 🤷‍♀️

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

Juliette Has a Gun Mini Bestselling Not A Perfume Set 

smells amazing and safe for all skin types, you just can’t go wrong at a great price point… two minis for the price of one

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

@kelley79 minis are always a great choice! enough to get a feel for the fragrance but not such a big size that you're committed for the long haul quite yet

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

I love these perfumes @kelley79 and the minis look so cute! 😍

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

Good present ideas @kelley79 😃

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

For a teenager, maybe the Versace Mini Cologne Gift Set . You could always add a note saying you'll take them to pick out the one they like the most after they get to give them a try.

 

For a teacher, depending on the budget, a candle set I think would be better than a fragrance. There's so many good mini candle sets this year! Boy Smells Mini Candle Trio Set NEST New York Festive Votive Trio Set 3 x 2 oz/ 57 g SEPHORA COLLECTION Cozy Vibes Mini Candle Set VOLUSPA Mini Decorative Tin Trio VOLUSPA Holiday Mini Tin Trio Set VOLUSPA Winter Wonder Candle Gift Set 

You could also break up sets and add a Starbucks gift card and some treats.

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

Here are 2 fragrances I think are good for fall/winter:

Big surprise fragrance #PHLUR Somebody Wood Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz / 50 mL spray , it is a cozy warm fragrance 

 

Another fragrance I am falling for is KILIAN Paris Apple Brandy Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Eau de Parfum Spray , it is a sophisticated scent perfect for holiday dinners

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

Wow @makeitup305 ! All these are so cute! I love them

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

Oh I love that idea @makeitup305,.❤️

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

@lmaster Festive holiday scents

 

  • Serge Luten's Fille en Aiguilles is a classic Christmas scent. There's pine needles but also warm amber and spice.
  • Comme des Garcon's Yoyogi actually has a bit of a green, coniferous edge that's Christmas tree like. 
  • Etat Libre's Noel au Balcon is a festive spicy fragrance with orange
  • Hiram Green's Hyde is a smoky fragrance, reminds me of the holidays in a wintery cabin
  • #Jo Malone London Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense 3.4 oz/ 100 mL Spray

 

@heartsmyface Crowdpleasing scents for a teen boy

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