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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 β€œ#” sign -- and don’t forget to come back each week to share your recommendations for the next batch of β€œgiftees!”

 

 

  • Week 1 (11/1-11/7) – office party picks πŸ’»
    • 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 πŸ™Œ
    • 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 πŸ§– 
    • 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  β€οΈ

  • Week 6 (12/6-12/12) – for the beauty newbie in the family πŸ‘Ό
    • 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 πŸ›€
    • 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! πŸ’β€οΈ
    • For someone who appreciates luxury product and packaging at a steal -@haleyvvvv 
    • A gift wrapped perfectly for me! β€˜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 β€œ#” symbol!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

Awww! That’s a very lovely compliment @makeitup305. I’m flattered. 😊 Thank you! I love that there are excellent skincare tools at a variety of price points to meet different budgets and appropriate level of spend for gifting. πŸ‘πŸΌ 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

@itsfi I’m dying to try the LED Mask and the Beautybio, those sound so interesting. Maybe those globes, too. What’s your favorite?

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

It's an amazing list @makeitup305 , it'll be a great shopping guide for them πŸ˜‰

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

@CynthieLuIt really is!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

I feel like buying mini/sampler sets of Tatcha products is a great intro to the brand since it's so expensive to invest in a full-size without knowing if it's going to be compatible with someone's skintype and that's how ended up falling in love with Tatcha.  Sets like the Tatcha Dewy Skin Essentials Set or the Tatcha Mini Treasure Set would make great little gifts.

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

@CookieGirl1  These look great ways to try Tatcha πŸ₯°

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

These sets were made to be sweet impressive gifts @CookieGirl1 πŸ˜ excellent choices!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

Week 5 (11/29-12/5) – for the skincare aficionado 

 

I had recently tried a sample of Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cream Sunscreen SPF 30 1.7 oz/ 50 ml and was amazed at how it calmed my skin by the end of the day.  So, I tried the Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cream Duo and had the same results.

 

I had also re-started to use Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cleanser which has also helped me since my "winter skin" has arrived early.  Honestly, this can also double as a shaving cream if your legs get itchy after shaving.  It's so concentrated that you can emulsify it with water and not use much at all per use.

 

So, all that to say, I think that Kiehl's Since 1851 Hydrating Winter Wonders would make an excellent gift for just about anybody.

 

 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

@Ispend2much6  This is an excellent product to recommend πŸ₯°

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

These are thoughtful and useful @Ispend2much6 πŸ‘Œ πŸ˜ƒ great gifting ideas!

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

For the skincare aficionado, the FOREO UFOβ„’ 2 . I think this is such a cool device and though you’re supposed to put a little sheet mask on it (that Foreo sells), I just use it over a regular sheet mask and adjust the settings. It’s perfect if someone is both into skincare and gadgets. I also have really enjoyed the FOREO LUNAβ„’ 4 Facial Cleansing & Firming Massage for Balanced Skin (I have an old predecesor) and it’s great if you want that extra clean feeling (and facial massager). If someone you know loved their Clarisonic, this is a great alternative.

 

For some acne-prone skin, the #Paula's Choice Do More For your Pores and theSkinfix Acne Away Kit + Salicylic Acid + Azelaic Acid + Niacinamide are a great option to try out some products without investing in a full size right off the bat. Paula’s Choice also has a couple of really good kits to help clear up acne and brighten skin, like the Paula's Choice Clear Skin Kit Acne Treatment Kit and Paula's Choice Complexion Clarity Kit .

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

@makeitup305  Thank you for your choices.  These will make excellent gifts πŸ˜€

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

These would all make very lovely gifts 🎁 @makeitup305 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

Week 5 (11/29-12/5) – for the skincare aficionado πŸ§– 

  • For the skincare lover who probably has all kinds of lotions and potions but maybe not all the tools 

DERMAFLASH Limited Edition DERMAPORE Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser Silver Sparkle 

 

 

  • For my friend who loves skincare, has acne-prone skin, and who loves to bounce from brand to brand 

Peace Out Salicylic Acid Acne Day Dots 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

@faeriegirl   I JUST bought this little beauty of a set for an acne prone family member. Blume Treat and Fade Kit   I have high hopes it’ll be effective! 

Is that Dermaflash a suction device?? They sound so horrifyingly cool!  

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

Week 5 (11/29-12/5) – for the skincare aficionado πŸ§–

  • For the skincare lover who probably has all kinds of lotions and potions but maybe not all the tools -@Saradestin 

           I really love  the cooling effect of this and it is uncomplicated. I can zone out and massage while watching TV πŸ˜.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Germanium Stone Facial Massager 

 

           It makes masking simpler and mess free πŸ™‚

SEPHORA COLLECTION Face Mask Applicator 

 

 

  • For my friend who loves skincare, has acne-prone skin, and who loves to bounce from brand to brand -@ather  

             They may used different brands for healing dots but can keep them all in this pouch!           

 Peace Out Salicylic Acid Acne Healing Dots Mega Pack 60 Patches  

 

              You can't go wrong with an affordable brand.

The INKEY List Back to Basics: Goodbye Acne Skincare Set 

 

 

 

  • Week 4 (11/22-11/28) – gifts of gratitude Buootiful_0-1669763419265.png

     

  • Spoiler
    Your friends that are essential workers! Especially those who have to mask up and wash up daily -@danielledanielle 
         
          6 months or a year supply of this. It's the best sanitizer spray that doesn't dry out and is not goopy.
    Touchland Power Mist Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Value Set 



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Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

@Buootiful  Dots, those papers are hard to wrangle so a pouch is greatπŸ₯°

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

@Buootiful  M’y husband loves those dots!!  They’d make a great stocking stuffer! 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

For the skincare lover who probably has all kinds of lotions and potions but maybe not all the tools 

 

well if you’ve got not budget Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectraLiteβ„’ FaceWare Pro ! If you’re looking for something a bit more reasonable, FOREO LUNAβ„’ fofo Fuchsia or SEPHORA COLLECTION Vegan Makeup Remover and Cleansing Brush 

 

 

For my friend who loves skincare, has acne-prone skin, and who loves to bounce from brand to brand 

 

best time of year for mask sets! Origins Mask This Way 5-Mask Starter Set Peter Thomas Roth Masking Minis 5-Piece Mask Kit 

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

@Kim888  DDG makes many choices πŸ₯°

Re: Holiday Gifting Challenge 2022: Week 5 - Share your best skincare gift picks!

@Kim888   I’m itching to buy something for red light therapy.   I can’t decide on which device to go for though cause there are so many options. 

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