Christmas is only 10 days away — can you believe it? If you’re like me, you have most of your shopping done, but still have a few hard-to-buy-for people on your list. Whether you’re heading to the mall to shop or prefer to take advantage of the expedited shipping that numerous websites offer, here are a few last-minute gift ideas for the ladies in your life.
A Seasonal Candle
There are 2 types of women: those who loves candles and those who hate them. I personally never used or liked candles until I got my own apartment and became a grownup. Now I love them! I also love to shop local and support small businesses when I can. Basemeant WRX is a pop-up shop in Montclair NJ that features items from local makers and artists, including everything from custom furniture to candles. One local business they supply is The Therapist Candles. They use 100% pure essential oils and high quality cosmetic grade fragrances in a natural soy wax base, which creates a therapeutic environment that may ease anxiety and boost your overall well-being. And they smell amazing. I have the Cranberry Spice Fusion burning as we speak.
An On-the-Go Flat Iron
As a girl with hair almost down to her butt, I can understand the importance of carrying hair tools with you 24/7. I have a brush in my desk at work and a small one in my purse, for example. For the lady in your life who loves to touch up her look on-the-go, gift her the Neuro Style Unplugged. The 1″ cordless styling iron creates smooth styles, waves, or curls. The lithium battery allows for 30 minutes to an hour of styling (depending on hair type and heat setting), and comes with both a wall and car charger for convenient charging options.
A Monthly Box of Goodies
For the friend that loves trying and testing out new products, monthly subscription boxes are a unique gift idea. I’m a new-ish subscriber to the Allure Beauty Box (I’m loving it so far), and recently received a PINCHme box of samples as well. PINCHme gives you a questionnaire to fill out to get to know you, and then sends you a box of 10+ samples of items that fit your interests. My last box had goodies ranging from SkinnyPop Popcorn to Olay body wash.
There is a monthly subscription box out there for essentially every hobby or interest. Graze is great for those who love to snack (who doesn’t?), LootCrate offers a Star Wars box, BarkBox for dog lovers, Club W for winos, and many more.