Written & Compiled by Phillip D. Johnson/Editorial Director
There are so much great gifts for women this year, I will be dividing the guide into two. Part one of the FASHION+LIFESTYLE 2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: GIFTS OF BEAUTY FOR WOMEN is all about what makes her beautiful. Gift sets from fragrance and beauty companies usually sells well during the end of year holiday season and there’s a very good reason for that: This allows women (and men) to sample new fragrances and beauty products without having to financially commit to a full-size bottle or said fragrance and/or lipstick and eyeshadow. The following gifts sets are at the top of my list. I also threw some potential beauty stocking stuffers as well. Enjoy.
Luxurious shadows, enchanting scents and chic packaging makes the new, ELIZABETH ARDEN HOLIDAY GIFT SETS, a must-haves this season. Every woman looking for simple solutions to reverse signs of aging would be thrilled to receive the new CERAMIDE PLUMP PERFECT ULTRA LIFT / FIRM MOISTURE HOLIDAY SET ($80.00). Complete with MOISTURE CREAM SPF 30, ULTRA RESTORATIVE CAPSULES, ALL NIGHT REPAIR & MOISTURE CREAM and EYE CREAM SPF 15, this gift set will allow her to be the absolute best she can be. For the woman who flourishes in floral, ELIZABETH ARDEN’s PRETTY HOLIDAY SET ($55.00) is the perfect stocking stuffer. Included in this fashionable package is the floral Eau de Parfum Spray and Body Lotion. Travel size items are also included in this stylish gift set.
The GREEN TEA HOLIDAY VALUE SET ($40.00 and my favorite gift set from this group) is ideal for anyone looking for a subtle scent of energy and freshness in light Spray and ultra-moisturizing Shower Gel and Body Lotion. What I liked best about this gift set is that men can also enjoy the products in this gift set. The light Spray has a floral/spicy mix that I truly loved, and the shower gel and lotion is equally unisex enough for men to try and love them. This gift set delivers revitalizing ingredients without stripping skin of natural oils.
Any dedicated Elizabeth Arden fan will appreciate –and indulge in—the new 5TH AVENUE HOLIDAY SET ($50.00). This gift set allows you to sample the company’s signature fragrance and revel in its beauty. The MOISTURIZING BODY LOTION, HYDRATING CREAM, CLEANSER AND EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY are sophisticated and modern, just like New York’s very own star studded street. Also launching just in time for holiday is the new, LIMITED EDITION EIGHT HOUR CREAM NEW YORK COLLECTION, great for holiday stocking stuffers and all the benefits of the cult favorite EIGHT HOUR CREAM women love. Available in a lip protectant, hand cream and much more. All these gifts and others from Elizabeth Arden are available online at www.elizabetharden.com, kohl’s, www.kohls.com, www.dillards.com, Dillards, www.ulta.com, Ulta Beauty Boutiques, www.amazon.com.
Classic, glamorous and elegant – just like its creator ELIZABETH TAYLOR – WHITE DIAMONDS, with its rich, multifaceted floral scent, is an iconic fragrance to treasure. The fragrance—inspired by her great passions – the lush beauty of her gardens and the brilliant glamour of the diamonds she loved—reflects the deep feminine warmth and enduring beauty of its namesake icon. . In an extravagantly beautiful golden and jeweled box, the WHITE DIAMONDS ELIZABETH TAYLOR GIFT SET is radiant and dazzlingly gorgeous and holds a gift of a fragrance that she can treasure. Offered only during the holiday season, the WHITE DIAMONDS ELIZABETH TAYLOR HOLIDAY GIFT SET (a $120 value, retails for $60) includes a 3.3 fl. oz. Eau de Toilette Spray Naturel, .5 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum Spray Naturel, 3.3 oz. Perfumed Body Cream and a 3.3 fl. oz. Gentle Moisturizing Body Wash.
If diamonds are on her list (and the budget won’t stretch), what better way to brighten her holiday than the HOLIDAY WATCH from WHITE DIAMONDS ELIZABETH TAYLOR? This special timepiece is as legendary as the fragrance itself and was inspired by Taylor’s unique jewelry collection. This year’s Holiday Watch features a rich, burnished gold face strewn with sparkling faux diamonds and complemented by a gold band. This fabulous accessory will add a touch of glitz and glamour to any wrist for holiday seasons to come. The Holiday Watch is available as a gift with purchase of any Elizabeth Taylor fragrance of $52 or more. The WHITE DIAMONDS ELIZABETH TAYLOR HOLIDAY GIFT SET and HOLIDAY WATCH is available at Macy’s and fine department stores nationwide. Offer is limited to one gift per customer, while supplies last. Continue reading