How to choose an emergency gift for her

If you are having to ransack the beauty sections of Boots and Superdrug at the last minute; you’ll be in a panic, guaranteed! You know you shouldn’t have left it this late to buy a gift, but it’s a bit late us telling you that now! The trouble is, when you go Christmas shopping so late in the day, all the handy gift sets are gone, so you’ll need to think on your feet. You can’t let another year go by without a decent gift, so let’s get it sorted! 

Think about the colours she wears… 
Think about the kind of lipstick and eyeshadow you have seen her wearing in the past. If you think along those lines, you will soon see tonnes of things in the makeup aisle that will suit your lady. Eyeshadow palettes are a great option as you can’t really go wrong with them, and a nice lippy in one of her preferred colours will go a long way to getting you in her good books. 

Take a note of her favourite perfume… 
Getting the same perfume every year can be a bore, but if you know what her favourite one is, you can get someone in a fragrance shop to help you choose a new one. You can choose one with similar undertones and scents, and pick her the perfect new perfume. This will be a wonderful surprise and it will really show you thought about her, well, it shows we thought about her at the very least! 

Make use of those around you…
The staff on makeup counters will be more than willing to help you, especially at this time of the year. They wouldn’t want to see someone go without a present, so they will be putting in the effort to help find your lady the perfect gift. If you can find someone about the same age to ask, or someone with a similar hair colour and skin tone – even better! They will know what will suit the beautiful lady in your life and be able to hone in on just what she needs.

Don’t…  
Go for a gift set – they just look like you forgot. Gift sets can look pretty and festive, but if you really want to impress her, make sure you go all out on the products. Don’t forget to wrap it! Places like Boots and Superdrug tend to have bags and wrapping paper around, and if you are in a department store there will be a tonne of stuff available to you, and maybe even someone to wrap it!