Since we’re currently in NOLA, with no snow to christen the commencement of the holidays, it can be challenging to get into the holiday spirit in the same way we used to when we were younger. With the holidays right around the corner, what better way to get into the spirit than gift shopping or wish list-making? I’ve been scouring through every blog and website to compile the best Gen Z-approved gift ideas that will make any fashion and beauty lover fall head over heels. Whether you’re creating your wish list or looking for something for a friend, there’s something on this list for you.
Celebrities claim silk pillowcases as their beauty secret. Silk pillowcases have been all the rage recently with their assertion of anti-aging and anti-bedhead. Compared to cotton pillowcases containing harsh fibers that tug at your skin and create microtears, silk pillowcases absorb less dirt. In addition, they are hypoallergenic, making them an excellent option for those with acne. If you have curly or dry hair, it’s time to ditch your cotton pillowcase. Silk pillowcases tend to absorb less moisture, keeping your curls intact, healthy, and frizz-free.
Slip’s version comes in sixteen different patterns and colors.
This Amazon version comes in five colors and is more budget-friendly than Slip’s. Plus, it comes with a matching eye mask- how cute!
Sephora Value/Gift Set:
One of my favorite things about the holiday season is when Sephora drops its holiday gift sets. Sephora’s gift sets are a one-stop shop with hundreds of affordable value sets to choose from to check off everyone on your gift list. My current choices are staple brands and products everyone needs in their bathroom: Laneige, Olaplex, and Rare Beauty.
Monthly Jewelry Subscriptions:
For $21 a month, Rocksbox sends you three rental pieces of jewelry based on a style quiz you take. You can purchase any of the pieces with the $21 applied, and you can rent the pieces for as long as you want. Then, after selecting what you want to keep and what you wish to return, you send the jewelry back and receive new pieces!
Pajama Sets genuinely make all the difference in boosting confidence. I don’t know what it is, but wearing a pajama set to bed makes you feel so put together. Plus, who says you can’t look adorable when going to bed?
Victoria’s Secret makes a cozy but trendy satin option with dainty lace detailing. It’s ideal if you’re trying to achieve a feminine, sexy look. Also, the triangle cups and spaghetti straps make this set an excellent alternative for girls with flat chests. This set comes in eight different colors and patterns and is perfect for relaxing in over winter break.
This pajama set from Amazon is said to be incredibly soft based on the reviews, plus it is so cute!
Glossier Balm Dotcom:
This lip balm currently comes in eleven different flavors, and I seriously haven’t found one that I haven’t loved. You can get a bundle of three for $36 or one for $12. Each of their balms have different flavors and tints. I love their holiday release, which is currently trending on TikTok for their limited-edition Swiss Miss flavor that has a sheer brown tint… How festive!
Skims, known for their extensive range of colors and sizes, are vital for a campus capsule wardrobe. Ms. Kim Kardashian has outdone herself with these high-quality basics that are worth the investment. Everyone worships how their pieces hug your body in all the right places. My favorites from Skims are their classic T-shirts, bodysuits, sweats, and pajamas.
With Mardi Gras on the horizon, what’s a better gift than a pair of fun sunglasses? Here are some budget-friendly ones from Amazon:
Professional Skin Therapy:
Take your skincare routine to a whole new level with the NuDerma Skin Therapy Wand. This high-tech creation claims to enhance skin blood flow and control blemishes- an ideal gift for the skincare fanatic.
This facial toning device gained popularity from its miraculous ability to give you a face life in 5 minutes. This petite skin tool is beloved by many celebrities for its ability to tone, lift, and contour facial muscles while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The NuFACE is a special present for any skincare lover because it stimulates the larger surface areas of your face and neck with microcurrent. The starter kit comes with the NuFACE device, a charger, and an Aqua Gel Activator to conduct microcurrent down to the facial muscle and hydrate skin for up to 24 hours.
For me, personalized gifts are so thoughtful and memorable. My favorite personalized gift is undoubtedly jewelry. I have worn my “E” necklace every day since I was gifted it. Here are some options that fit every price range.
The customizable 18 K Gold Plated full-name necklace from Amazon has fantastic reviews and is affordable.
Lined with luxe Cubic Zirconia stones and gold letters, this customizable tennis bracelet from BaubleBar is an excellent gift for anyone looking to enter the bracelet lovers’ realm.
This initial necklace from Anthropologie is so simple yet such a statement piece. It’s perfect for layering jewelry or merely wearing it alone.
Featured Image via British GQ.