We haven’t even started our holiday shopping yet, and we’re already a little stressed about it. Because as much as we love shopping, holiday shopping is a whole other story; think: hopping from one department store or boutique to another, often without a clue of what we’re going to buy for our friends and family. So this year, we’re pledging to make it easier on ourselves by making Clinique our destination for holiday shopping. Why? The iconic skincare brand — (they’re #1 in Canada, by the way) “ has always been known for its super-effective, customized skincare regimens, so they know a thing or two about curating thoughtful beauty gifts. Clinique’s holiday gift sets offer a little something for everyone, with boxes filled with a variety of beauty goodies, from trusted skincare favourites, to new makeup and skincare we’ve always wanted to try. Trust us: There’s something for every beauty lover on your holiday list.
For: The Skincare Newbie
We all know someone in our lives who desperately needs to get their skincare routine in check (or even get started on a routine going to begin with!). The Clinique 3-Step skincare system is a classic regimen that will get your friend on the path to healthy glowing skin, with products that cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize. They’re super simple to use and available for Normal/Combination and Oily skin types. The set includes both full size and travel size products, so she (or he) will have great skin both at home and on the go. Retail: $85 (Value: $130)
For: The Dewy Skin Devotee
For the skincare savvy, glowing, radiant skin is the ultimate #lifegoal. Enter: the Moisture Surge Set, which includes everything she needs to get her glow on with products that give essential hydration for face, eyes and lips. Loaded with skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief is a lush gel cream that keeps skin hydrated for 24 hours, while the Moisture Surge Overnight Mask nourishes skin all night long for glowing skin by morning. All About Eyes diminishes puffiness and dark circles; and a tinted lip balm moisturizes with mango and shea butters. In short, it’s like a spa-at-home in a box. Retail: $55 (Value: $82)
For: The Lipstick Lover
You can never have too many lipsticks, so for the lippie lovers on your list, this curated selection of six mini Clinique PopTM Lip Colours + Primer in bold, saturated shades will brighten her holiday. With six vibrant shades (from fuchsia to coral red and deep berry), this set offers a different colour for nearly every day of the week. Plus, it’s all packaged in a beautiful purple tin. Retail: $39 (Value: $85)
For: The Mover & Shaker
The jetsetter on your list will covet the Merry & Bright gift set, which includes just about everything to create a full-face of makeup and look great while on the go. This colourful kit comes packaged in a pretty pink pouch and includes a neutral eyeshadow palette, mascara and eye liner, lip and cheek colour, along with a super-hydrating face moisturizer “ all the essentials she needs to look her best, no matter where she has to go. Retail: $55 (Value: $148)
For: The Fragrance Fanatic
Fragrance lovers typically have a scent wardrobe with a rotating roster of perfumes to wear depending on their mood. Add to her collection with A Little Happiness, a gift set with a trio of mini perfume sprays including the bright and citrusy Clinique Happy, warm floral Happy Heart, and the sparkling Happy in Bloom. Retail: $25 (Value: $38)
This post was sponsored by Clinique Canada.