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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 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

For all our essential workers, my favorite hand cream Skinfix Hand Repair Cream 3 oz/ 89 mL which also comes in a set with a great deal on face cream, perfect after wearing a mask all day Skinfix Your Barrier Protectors Kit . Also, the Prima Unwind Bath Gem Relaxing Bath Soak with Epsom Salt + Moisturizing Oils 4 pack for some self care.

 

For a great neighbor, L'Occitane Holiday Crackers Mini L'Occitane Bestsellers Set or a little goodie bag with Kate McLeod Forest Stone Solid Refillable Body Moisturizer 3.5 oz / 100 g Refill and some treats.

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

Skinfix is a lovely brand and so highly adored @makeitup305 great choices for gifting!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

For the essential worker (and their poor hands from all the washing and antibac):  Capri Blue Volcano Hand Lotion Cream 100 mL/ 3.4 oz 54 Thrones African Beauty Butter Mini Gift Set SEPHORA COLLECTION Face Mask Magic Set Caudalie Grape Water Moisturizing Face Mist (to help with dryness from wearing a mask - I know I get really dry for some reason).

 

For the helpful neighbor: VOLUSPA Winter Wonder Candle Duo NEST New York Wall Diffuser Festive Set NEST New York Festive Petite Diffuser Trio Set 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

I've never heard of Capri Blue @niki172 it looks really good @niki172 🤩

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

The Capri Blue Volcano Hand Lotion Cream 100 mL/ 3.4 oz  (and all their products) smell so good!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

##VOLUSPA Mini Decorative Tin Tri  

 

##Rosebud Perfume Co. Minted Rose Lip Balm Minted Rose Lip Balm 

 

@itsfi 

 

@danielledanielle 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

Oh, these are very pretty @LinaraGaliyeva , they would be excellent for gifting 🎁 🥰

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

@LinaraGaliyeva  Oh gosh I used to have a tiny of that rose balm everywhere!  It’s fabulous!   

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

@danielledanielle I'm sorry, I don't know why all those links showed up, but any of them would make nice gifts, I think.

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

No worries & they sure do @thecatsmeow .  Also, I didn't know Ole made a hand cream 🥰, and I'm am essential worker, so 👍🏼👍🏼

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

For the essential workers, I would suggest NEST New York Grapefruit Hand Soap 10 oz/ 300 mL, paired with OLEHENRIKSEN Stay in Touch Restorative Hand Crème 2.5 oz / 75 mL, with a personal note thanking them for all they do and how what they do has personally helped you and your family. 

 

 

For the nice lady in the neighborhood, show her your true appreciation with a pampering gift set, such as the fresh Rose Deep Hydration Skincare Set, also accompanied by a note telling them how much you appreciate their efforts and share what their efforts have personally done for you. 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

@TeamBIC I've been unwell with the flu for the past couple weeks and couldn't get on here as much, but I still wanted to share what I got my hostess for Week 3! I was in London and ordered this Urban Apothecary candle from Sephora UK for my landlady. She is the sweetest and most tidy human being! Her organization skills are truly top-notch; I could learn a thing or two from her 🙈😜 but I think that's also what makes her place so welcoming. I love coming home to the little fairy lights she has when you step in the door and she usually has a candle lit too that makes the place so cozy! This is also where I drew my inspiration from for the gift haha. I can't wait to gift it to her!

 

From Sephora UK's website:  Urban Apothecary London Rose Voile Luxury Travel Candle - comforting and nostalgic. Breathe in the exquisite aroma of a thousand petals peeping through a crisp, cotton voile - the scented impression of a rose behind a veil. The powdery personalities of iris and heliotrope lovingly embrace this queen of flowers. Lily of the valley’s liveliness keeps all the rosy tones dancing in the air and feather-light vanilla brings a fresh wave of cosy.  NOTES Top: Rose Middle: Heliotrope, Lily of the Valley Base: Iris, VanillaFrom Sephora UK's website: Urban Apothecary London Rose Voile Luxury Travel Candle - comforting and nostalgic. Breathe in the exquisite aroma of a thousand petals peeping through a crisp, cotton voile - the scented impression of a rose behind a veil. The powdery personalities of iris and heliotrope lovingly embrace this queen of flowers. Lily of the valley’s liveliness keeps all the rosy tones dancing in the air and feather-light vanilla brings a fresh wave of cosy. NOTES Top: Rose Middle: Heliotrope, Lily of the Valley Base: Iris, Vanilla

My landlady's fairy lights & candlesMy landlady's fairy lights & candles

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

Glad you're feeling better! How did you find Sephora UK @Guessgal ? 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

@Nahnom Sephora UK is pretty good - quick delivery and they offer £5 off voucher when you spend £75, which isn't hard to do at Sephora (oops) 🙈 I find that they have quite random sales on certain products, but don't advertise them for some reason. For example, they had the Too Faced Lip Injection Maximum Plump Extra Strength Hydrating Lip Plumper Blueberry Buzz and other shades from this line on sale for half off for like 2 days and then it went back to full price. I debated getting it so missed out, but I guess I can always get it in Canada (maybe during the December sale starting this week 😉)

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

LOL @Guessgal I hardly every spend more than $50 at Sephora unless I'm doing a big re-stock (once every 1.5yrs) or happen to restock fragrance there. So the voucher doesn't impress me. I also find Sephora UK prices ridiculous compared to the same brands at other UK beauty retailers (Harrods, Selfridge, John Lewis, etc) and nothing offered there makes it unique compared to other retailers in the UK.

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

@Nahnom Oh, maybe I'm an anomaly with my beauty spending at Sephora! I'm not sure what you mean about Sephora UK prices being different from other retailers there. I mean, I don't really browse the other retailers much, but I was stalking the Dolce & Gabanna makeup line and for that I definitely compared across UK retailers and they were all the same.

 

Also, not sure if this is unique to them or not, but one nice thing about Sephora UK is that I think because they took over the Feel Unique website, they also took over their community page so it's like a little Sephora community similar to the one we have here with a variety of threads (challenges, looks, different topics) and users interacting with each other.

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

I'm glad you're feeling better, @Guessgal

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

@curlychiquita Thank you so much for your positivity! 🤗 I'm so relieved that the illness is behind me now; I was coughing so hard before that I thought I would cough my throat out!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 4 - Share gift ideas for those you're grateful for!

Here are my gift ideas for the holiday gifting challenge.

For friends that are essential workers! Especially those who have to mask up and wash up daily i would recommend the Summer Fridays On Cloud Nine Set so they can sit back and relax after a long day. 

 

For the the sweet woman who voluntarily keeps the neighbourhood tidied up all year round you could do the Briogeo Superfoods Leave-In Conditioner & Hair Mask Gift Set to help hydrate the hair during the winter months.

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