As we are nearing Christmas (and last month was my birthday) I have had to sit down and write down my wishes. Usually, I have a lot of practical things on my list (and books for school are always nice!) but this year I am very fortunate because I did not immediately have anything on my mind that I absolutely wanted/needed. With that in mind it might seem strange, that I am doing this post but it occurred to me that I might not be the only person struggling to fill my list and now that I have made mine, maybe it can inspire others. I am not doing a list to show off or request things, and I do not mind if I do not get anything on my list but the list, I believe, is a great help for my relatives whom I do not see as often, as I would like. I know my grandma who loves Christmas shopping and gift giving as much as me surely appreciates it even though she rarely sticks to the list.
On top of my list are more Tom Ford Lip Colours to add to my collection. They are the best lipsticks I have tried, and I have tried a lot! The formula goes on smoothly, and the colour distributes evenly. There is no dry or cracked feeling when wearing, and they last forever. They are a little on the pricey side for lipsticks but that is what makes them a perfect gift – and they are well worth the money, I promise!
A thing that is always on my list is the Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum. It is such a stabile that I often even forget about it. Luckily I have made sure to tell everyone I know how much I love this and usually someone remembers even if it is not on my list. I am not a perfumey girl – I have my two perfumes that I switch between and that is it. This is the most extravagant of the two which makes it perfect for a gift. I just saw that they also do a soap bar in the same scent, and I must admit I am a little tempted. In my opinion, it would make a sweet little gift for someone – and it is definitely something most people would not buy for themselves.
Maria and I have both previously mentioned the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-hour Hydrator on the blog (in Danish here), and it is no secret that we both LOVE it. It saved my skin, when it was dry, cracked and nothing else was working. It would make a great gift for any woman this Christmas, especially those with a tendency to dry skin.
I have yet to try any Kiehls products but I really fell in love with their concept while travelling this year, and I would love to receive any product from them (you have to start somewhere, right?). As I am getting older, I find that my skin is becoming more normal to dry rather than normal to combination so skin care would be a great gift this year as I have a whole new area to play with. The same goes for teens moving into early adulthood or adults maturing, as our skin changes when we age. It can be tricky to buy skin care for someone else but the main thing is to keep their skin type in mind when shopping, and I am sure they will love to try something new if they are into beauty at all.
Obviously, I have many more products that I love or would like to try but these are my top picks this year. I hope it can inspire, if not someone who is gift shopping for me then someone who is writing a list for themselves. If you are unsure what to buy for someone else new products, products they love, products you love, or decorative products are always good ideas!