Gorgeous gifts and product picks galore from Natalia, our Creative Content Manager.
During the year, we always prefer “nice” over “naughty” – better karma (and an excuse to go a little overboard when it comes to holiday gifting). On that note, it feels good to give to those you love, and also great to treat yourself a little bit amidst all the holiday hustle and bustle. Our Creative Content Manager Natalia has looked near and far to bring you a curated Care 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for the people we know and adore (including ourselves): The Skincare Maven, The Sleeping Beauty, The Skincare Newbie, The Product Obsessed, The Self-Care Lover and The Shopping Expert. We hope these goodies will give you plenty of seasonal inspiration – and less stress!
The Skincare Maven
She’s got it all – or does she? There are always extra options to gift the person with lots of beauty know-how. Anine Bing makes a perfect, soft PARIS washed black sweatshirt that The Skincare Maven would love to throw on while running errands. This ESARORA Ice Roller is luxuriously soothing to use while binging on her latest Netflix obsession. Because she (secretly) wants to simplify her 10-Step regimen, The Daily Care Set with four multi-tasking products is the ultimate easy routine for healthy skin. Click here for all the Skincare Maven gifts.
The Sleeping Beauty
You must know someone who’s totally dedicated to getting good quality sleep. We’re talking phones off at a designated time, soothing music and plenty of pampering. How pretty would this bedside glass carafe look while providing nighttime hydration? (Add a few slices of lemon, too.) We’ve heard Lunya makes the best silk pillowcases which have been said to be extra gentle on skin and hair. Speaking of which, The Nightly Care Duo is what this Sleeping Beauty has been looking for: a gently transformative retinol routine with rich repair for the delicate skin around eyes and lips. Go here for the full Sleeping Beauty product wishlist.
The Skincare Newbie
It feels like a good deed to share your favorite essentials with someone who’s just getting into their skincare groove. The Fresh + Bright Duo provides much needed, glowing hydration that makes a huge difference in daily skincare. An oversized fringed scarf by COS would totally make anyone’s winter cozier and more colorful. For soothing candlelight, a unique twist from Lex Pott adds a modern touch. Find more best-in-show picks for the Skincare Newbie here.
The Product Obsessed
Have you ever seen her looking less than selfie-perfect? This “Home Edit” friend is the one who’s always got her products facing forward and lined up, her pantry beautifully organized, and her closets in rainbow order. The Authentic Home book showcases lovely dwellings all over the world and is sure to spark her interest. A CB2 Coupe Cocktail glass is just right for an Insta pic. And The Daily Radiance Set helps provide illuminating hydration and repair with or without makeup. Discover more finds for the Product Obsessed, here.
The Self-Care Lover
Your sweet friend deserves a present for all the times she’s reminded you to bring your water bottle along, take a nature walk or detox from social media. Skims makes a stunning silk robe just perfect for lounging paired with these cozy faux fur slippers. A 2022 Ludlow Soho Agenda by Smythson plans out not only appointments but “me time” too! The Reset Duo is an essential self-care set with non-irritating retinol serum that helps visibly resurface and brighten skin, paired with best-selling Deep Moisture Fix. Head here for the full shopping experience the Self-Care Lover can’t resist.
The Shopping Expert
Beauty in all shapes and forms – that’s what The Shopping Expert is all about! She’s constantly reading fashion, art and makeup blogs – and is on a first name basis with everyone at the nail salon. This limited-edition Diptique Christmas Carousel and Candle Set is just the kind of unique item she’d be all over. Or Muuñ’s beige Line bag – exactly right to hold a few purchases and a bouquet from the farmer’s market. The Beauty Editor Faves are two of Byrdie’s best picks: Soft Sweep for gentle, pore-cleansing + toning with Willow Bark plus Deep Moisture Fix, which product goddess Hallie Gould calls her “dewy skin secret.” Check out all The Shopping Expert’s future go-to’s, here.
Happy Holidays from us all!
The Care Team
Care Copywriter Bio: Michelle is a former beauty executive who loves being part of the Care Skincare Team. She’s married with two young children who have more energy than all the drinks on a Starbucks menu.