Men who claim that women are difficult to shop for need a serious fact check. We love many things — books, jewellery, food (all kinds!) and even potted plants (for the plant moms)! But the one thing that is capable of bringing a smile on literally every woman on planet earth has to do with beauty. Yes, a creamy lotion or potent serum as a present shows that you care about her wellbeing while being totally cute about getting them skincare stuff.
This is why we went ahead and put together some lovely beauty hampers that you can gift your significant other this Valentine's Day. To make your life a bit easier, we customized the products to suit the kind of woman you have in your life; taking into consideration their unique quirks and beauty needs so that you ace the gifting bit for extra brownie points!
- 01. The Makeup Maven
- 02. The Workaholic
- 03. The Skincare Buff
- 04. The Fitness Freak
- 05. The Party Gal
- 06. The travel freak
01. The Makeup Maven
If you have ever seen bae doing her makeup in front of a ring light and camera stand, trust us when we say that makeup is her true passion! Your girl knows how to paint a gorgeous face and deserves a collection of presents to honour that talent. We recommend the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eyeshadow Palette - Smokin Glam for her to create stunning eye looks. To complement the perfectly blended eyeshadow, she will need the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Artist Eye Liner and the Lakmé Eyeconic Blue Mascara for a dramatic update. Complete the set with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick highlighter for a complete glow-for-the-gods makeup look.
02. The Workaholic
A workaholic bae might feel like someone who is difficult to buy gifts for, but fret not — we know just what she needs. The lady needs to put on her boss babe face for her many zoom meetings through the day and we have put together some fabulous essentials for her. Starting off with the Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 50 to protect her lovely skin from hours of blue light exposure. Next, for a quick makeup look, she will need the Lakmé 9 to 5 CC Complexion Care Cream for an instant cover-up, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Lip and Cheek Color to warm up her complexion, and the Lakme Absolute Micro Brow Perfecter to tame those unruly brows!
03. The Skincare Buff
There is a reason why your girl’s skin always looks so damn good — she takes super good care of it. Skincare buffs are so easy to shop for, simply get them some amazing lotions and potions and they’ll be happy. Some of our picks for a V-day present are the Pond’s Serum Sheet Mask range to hydrate the skin, the Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub with Kiwi Seeds and Cool Aloe for a spa night at home, the Dermalogica Biolumin-c Vitamin C Serum to keep the skin looking bright and lovely and the Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose Aroma Delicious Glow Body Lotion for nourished skin that smells heavenly.
04. The Fitness Freak
If your bae is a ‘bruh’ girl, chances are that skincare takes the bottom spot on her list of priorities. Show her you care by gifting her some pre and post-workout skin essentials. The Pond’s High Performance Skin Fit range being the perfect gift for her. From potent SPFs to cooling gels that will help calm her adrenaline-pumped skin post-shower — this one is a winner!
05. The Party Gal
Even though party girls will have to settle for a more intimate date night in 2021, doesn’t mean they can’t still deck out as if they’re off to the club. Some of the key essentials for a party girl is makeup and hair that stays in place on the dance floor and we have compiled them for her. Gift her this fabulous haul - the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation, the Lakmé Cushion Matte - Red Ruby for a bold pout, a hairstyling helper with the TIGI Bed Head Manipulator Styling and quick fixes with the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Matte Dry Shampoo.
06. The travel freak
If your bae is struck with a serious case of wanderlust, she will always need some skincare helpers to travel with. One of our personal hacks is to pick cutesy minis from Dermalogica, which will keep her skin game top-notch while she explores the world. Our top picks are the Special Cleansing Gel, the Daily Microfoliant Exfoliant, the Antioxidant Hydramist Toner and the Skin Smoothing Cream Moisturiser.