No sooner have you finished wrapping up those Christmas presents, it is time to start fretting about what to give your special one on the day dedicated to love — Valentine's Day. A lot of the days leading up to the 14th of February involve panic-scrolling through the internet, and scouring a befuddling number of online websites for last-minute gifts that go beyond the conventional exchange of roses, chocolates, and cutesy cards.
Talk about a gift-giving endeavour that demands you customise hampers for the savviest of skincare enthusiasts, hoarders of makeup, and the hopeless romantics manifesting a rom-com like plot-line IRL. It's daunting, isn't it? Crafting a medley of gifts that's as versatile as the women in your lives. But fret not; we've got you. The 14th is two weeks away, and it's time you hone your gift-giving skills, starting now. Team BB has put together hampers for every woman in your life, and we're sure you're going to love them as much as we loved putting these virtual baskets of love together.
- 01. For the work BFF
- 02. For the WFH girlfriend
- 03. For the woman who’s just started her own business
- 04. For the crystal hoarder
- 05. For the couch potato
- 06. For the hopeless romantic
- 07. For the makeup hoarder
- 08. For the best friend from school
- 09. For the adventurous soul
- 10.The skinimalist
01. For the work BFF
She’s always got you! From covering for you on days you’re running late to breaking the everyday monotony of work with her endless rants, you know she has your back. And it’s time to reserve a self-care date with her. Watch your favourite Netflix rom-com, sip on your homemade experimental cocktails, and slather on the Pond’s Bright Beauty Mineral Clay Vitamin B3 Oil Free Glow & Face Mask to treat your skin. This one contains Moroccan clay to rid your skin of dirt, oil, and other impurities as well as vitamin B3 to reinstate the brightness of your skin. Hydrate your skin with a dollop of the invigorating, butter-smooth, rose-scented Love Beauty & Planet Natural Murumuru Butter & Rose Glow Body Lotion. Oh, and don’t forget to get her the Simple Booster Serum - 3% Hyaluronic Acid + B5 30ml so she stops complaining about the dullness on her face. Really. She’s gotta stop. And you know how passionate she is about twisting her tendrils into different hairdos every day. The TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Texture Hold Level 1 Hair Spray will hold all of her elaborate updos, blowouts, and braids together for the entire day.
02. For the WFH girlfriend
Have you ever witnessed anyone station themselves in front of a laptop for so long? Just how many meetings does she have to attend every day? And she doesn’t even treat herself to enough breaks either. And, my God, she’s always complaining of pain in the neck. Gift her the roller-infused Dermalogica Neck-Fit Contour Serum to help her relieve her pain, de-stress her muscles, and firm and tone her neck and shoulder over time. Don’t forget to slip in the glow-inducing Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter, the shiny Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Lip Gloss, and the shimmery Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eyeshadow Palette - Berry Martini for her everyday Zoom calls, and watch her ace all of them with an enviable radiance.
03. For the woman who’s just started her own business
You’re proud of her for going after what she wants, aren’t you? She’s travelling back and forth ceaselessly, scheduling meetings with a bewildering number of people, and trying to meet all of her targets before time. What can she not do? She’s fierce. And what flatters her fierceness the best? A statement-making lip. Get her the Lakmé Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Colour with Argan Oil - Red Extreme along with one of her favourite shades from the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Colour range. From the pinks of Paris Hilton’s wardrobe to the browns of Kim Kardashian’s 2019 Met Gala outfit, this range has it all. Another essential is the Lakmé Lumi cream, this cream gives the benefits of makeup by adding an inner glow to the skin while also moisturising it! Amazing isn’t it? Makeup and skincare done in a jiffy. Don’t forget about the superfood-enriched Lakmé Hand and Nail Creams. These nourishing formulas moisturise the hands like no other and leave in their trail a fresh scent for when she’s on the move. And for the weekends, when she has a little time for herself, she can slough off the week-long exhaustion from her face with the St.Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub.
04. For the crystal hoarder
Got a beau who spends all their money on buying crystals and sage to align their chakras and fix the auras? Well, this Valentine’s Day, charm them with your “crystal knowledge” by gifting them skincare infused with gems and minerals. Give them the Lakmé Absolute Fresh Life Day Crème along with the Lakmé Absolute Fresh Life Night Crème. This range is infused with peridot stone extract, a rare gemstone that is rich in minerals and helps to reduce the effect of visible signs of stress on the skin and gives fresh, glowing and re-energised skin in a jiffy. Pair this with a rose quartz jade roller to amp up your gifting game. Add Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate The Gelato Collection in their favourite shades to complement their aesthetic alongside Vaseline Lip Tins - Cocoa butter because one cannot ignore good lip pampering around valentines *wink* And lastly, to complete your V-day hamper that will make your SO cry happy tears, gift them a scented candle infused with their favourite crystals.
05. For the couch potato
Ah! The much-awaited category. Well, if you saw the list above and directly clicked on it, sit back and relax like your girl and get ready to shop. But first, what do you gift someone who doesn’t like getting off the couch even if there’s an earthquake outside to salvage that five extra minutes of sleep? You gift them dual benefit self-care so their skin or body doesn’t cry out of lack of attention! Gift them the Pond’s Hydrating Sheet Mask With Vitamin B3 And 100% Natural Coconut Water that not only purifies but also ensures dewy and radiant skin! Also, gift them the Lakmé Invisible Finish Foundation that has SPF infused in it so that your bae is covered on days when she forgets sunscreen *classic!*. School her on the importance of sunscreen though! Another essential is the Dove Coconut Dry Shampoo that’s got her back in times when she skips her hair wash days. It makes her hair look good and makes it smell yummy! Finish it off with the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Lip Gloss that not only moisturises and plumps the lips but also gives a non-sticky shine to it. Well, all these gifts just prove that you can have your cake and eat it too! Oh, you can gift her a cute bento cake as well so she can snack on it while watching her Netflix *dream come true*.
06. For the hopeless romantic
Does your girl often spend her time daydreaming about her running slowly towards you in a windy open field? Well, if so then grab your credit card and get ready to shop because we got the best picks for you to gift. Start off with the Love, Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Moisturising Body Wash followed by the Love, Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Body lotion. This will ensure the romance is sealed in the form of a sweet-smelling fragrance and moisturised skin along with the roses you give her! Follow this with Vaseline Lip Tins in Rosy Lips for on the go lip care. She’ll surely thank you for this thoughtful surprise! To take the gifts a notch up, add Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Colour - Marshmallow, Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Mini Liquid Lip Colour - Pink Footprint and Lakmé Eyeconic Liquid Eyeliner so she can create her favourite rom-com inspired looks on the go!
07. For the makeup hoarder
It’s the easiest task to buy presents for makeup lovers. Someone who goes gaga over makeup will appreciate every single gift if it’s makeup! So, lucky for you (and your beloved), this beauty hamper is full of makeup bestsellers. A makeup fanatic will never have *too many* nude eyeshadows. Hence, our first item is the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow Palette - Sundowner. A perfect, peachy nude palette that she can use on a daily basis. And, the Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip - Deep Black will complete her daily look. Makeup enthusiasts always appreciate jet-black eyeliner and this one makes drawing wings mega easy. Add the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Lip Gloss - Creme Caramel to the mix and you’ve solved their everyday makeup dilemma! And after all the makeup she enjoys, she’ll need a heavy-duty makeup remover too! The Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water will take care of that. This micellar water gets rid of every trace of makeup without drying the skin. And finally, add Lakmé Forever Matte Lip Color - Red Carpet to your hamper. This beautiful red shade is all you need to add Valentine’s touch to your gift.
08. For the best friend from school
Valentine’s is the season of love but it’s not just for lovers. This month, treat the person who has been by your side through thick and thin. We’re talking about your school best friend, of course! This specially customised hamper is perfect to take a stroll down memory lane in the form of beauty.
Our first makeup love as teens was kajal. Pick the ultra-creamy Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal - Deep Black. Your BFF's eyes will thank you for this! The next product in this hamper is a finer version of our winter saviour in school. We’re talking about the Vaseline Lip Tins - Original Care that is just as nourishing as petroleum jelly but has added benefits specifically for lips. And because your dearest best friend deserves the best, we’ve specifically picked the Love Beauty & Planet Skin Moisturising Combo with murumuru butter and rose. This luxurious duo is supremely moisturising and smells absolutely divine! But that’s not all. Get her the Pond’s Vitamin Sheet Mask Pack of 5 that battle all skin concerns and come in handy for a girls night in. And ultimately, get her the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Mini Liquid Lip Color in Nude Umbrella - a gorgeous everyday nude shade in packaging as cute as her!
09. For the adventurous soul
Whether it’s participating in the most outrageous sport or getting creative with makeup indoors, nothing holds these ladies back. If you have this bodacious personality in your life, your hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift has ended.
A lot of people aren’t inclined towards bold colours when it comes to makeup. But someone who likes to experiment with makeup would definitely love our first pick. We’re talking about none other than the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow Palette - Stilettos. It comes with 12 pigmented and blendable eyeshadows, ranging from neutrals to pop of colours. Adding to the colourful theme, the next product in the hamper is the Lakmé Absolute Shine Line Eye Liner - Sparkling Olive. A fabulous deep green, liquid eyeliner that stands out in any crowd! But if that’s not vivid enough, add in the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara. A striking mascara that adds volume, length and a fabulous black tint. And after all the makeup trials and errors, your girl needs something to clean it off and get back to her masterpiece. That’s why we’ve added the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Wipes to this set so she has a mess-free option to correct her makeup blunders and add on the Lakmé 9to5 Matte Moist Clay Face Wash to help deep cleanse her face after a long day and to rejuvenate her skin’s health. Lastly, this product has to make it to this list because it was made for these risk-takers. Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Tangerine Pout - it takes a lot of oomph and sass to rock a bright orange lippy, but if someone can do it, it’s the adventurous ones.
She’s constantly on the lookout for mild formulas that don’t compromise the efficacy of her routine. She’s not big on elaborate routines but loves keeping it simple by using potent products that can nourish the skin. Let’s help her.
Gift her the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash which gently gets rid of all impurities while leaving a velvet matte finish on the skin. Don’t forget a moisturiser for her post-cleansing. Add the Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser SPF 24 PA++ to the list as well. A triple-duty product, this one evens out your skin tone, protects skin from the sun, and moisturises thoroughly with the goodness of vitamin C, peach milk, and sunscreen! But that’s not all, complete her nighttime routine as well with the Lakmé Absolute Hydra Pro Overnight Gel. A deeply nourishing moisturiser that provides 72 hours of hydration. And as a skincare lover, she will definitely fall in love with the next product on our list. Add a bottle of the Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil to this set and make her day! This incredible solution is enriched with retinol and salicylic acid to improve skin texture and banish breakouts. And how can we forget lip balm? Vaseline Lip Tins - Aloe is a must to complete this hamper! This lightweight lip balm is infused with vitamin E to keep her lips soft and healthy.